As students unload for drop off at the front lawn of Fannin Elementary, they are greeted by a bright, colorful alphabet painted on the sidewalk which leads into a welcoming, family environment that extends throughout the campus and into each classroom. This unique campus has built a culture which inspires students and staff to work together to set goals and celebrate achievement. In this week's campus spotlight, Charge into Fannin Elementary.
San Angelo ISD School Board Trustees were recognized at the San Angelo City Council Meeting on the morning of Tuesday, January 18, 2022 with a special proclamation by Mayor Brenda Gunter declaring January 2022, as “School Board Recognition Month” in San Angelo.
"I, Brenda Gunter, Mayor of the City of San Angelo, Texas, on behalf of the City Council, declare our appreciation to the members of the San Angelo Independent School Board and proclaim the month of January 2022, as ‘SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH’ in San Angelo, Texas and urge all citizens to join us in recognizing the dedication and hard work of local school board members and in working with them to mold an education system that meets the needs of both today’s and tomorrow’s children." Read the full proclamation here.
A colorful red, yellow and blue wallpaper of photographs showcases Fort Concho Elementary students dressed imaginatively as their future selves: One child sports a white lab coat and a microscope, another clutches a microphone confidently standing before a performing arts center to rival Carnegie Hall, while another proudly wears a shiny police badge while holding the keys to a patrol car in the background. This special wall tells a story both of the school and individual students, each photograph complete with bold white letters stating the students’ chosen future aspirations, which range from “Future Chef” to “Future Geologist” to “Future Computer Programmer” to “Future Military Officer” to “Future Actor” and everything in between. In this week’s San Angelo ISD Campus Spotlight, we invite you to learn more about the superpowers of our Fort Concho Superheroes, and how Principal Lori Barton and team support growing the hopes and dreams of their students with customizable enrichment opportunities while fostering a family community.
Due to staffing considerations, including allocation of limited substitutes, and the health and wellness of our community, San Angelo ISD will temporarily close our high school campuses (Central High School, Central High School on Oakes, Lake View High School, PAYS, and Carver) for instruction this Friday, January 14, 2022. Classes will resume in-person on Tuesday, January 18th. High school teachers and staff will continue to report to campuses for work and be available to support students through online support.
San Angelo ISD proudly celebrates our Board Trustee Ami Mizell-Flint for her selection by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) for the Leadership TASB class of 2022, a year-long education leadership study program. Class members are selected for demonstrated leadership in their local district and communities, and for their representation of the diversity of Texas school districts. Mrs. Mizell-Flint is now in her 10th year of servant leadership on the SAISD School Board. As part of the TASB leadership program, throughout the year she will join 35 other school board members from across Texas in working toward earning Master Trustee status - the highest designation recognized by TASB.
The San Angelo Schools Foundation awarded over $76,500 in grants to San Angelo ISD educators and campuses as part of their Grants to Teachers program in November 2021, and the Foundation members were formally recognized for their hard work, commitment and generosity at the December SAISD School Board Meeting. The San Angelo Schools Foundation was established in 1989 with the goal to support innovative academic opportunities for children of San Angelo ISD. Each year, the Schools Foundation focuses efforts on their two major projects: Grants to Teachers and Scholarships to Students.
The Grants to Teachers program works to support SAISD educators by providing classroom grants and all-campus grants with the hope of enriching the education of SAISD students. The Schools Foundation began awarding teacher grants in 1989, and as of this November has now awarded a total of over $723,000 since its inception. This school year, the Schools Foundation awarded 64 grants to 98 teachers as well as 7 All-Campus grants impacting 24 campuses.