Mrs. Ginn's Principal Newsletter - The Mustang Minute
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DMS Art Student Succeed in State-wide Art Contest
Dahlstrom Middle School recently had 15 students compete with 18 artworks in the Jr. VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) state-wide art competition. All 18 works of art scored the highest rating of 4/Excellent and will receive gold medals. In addition, four DMS students’ works were judged to be in the top 10 percent of entries across the state, and those students will also receive Platinum medals.
Gold Medal winners include: Miren Armendariz, Cyann Baese, Maggie Brannock, Julianna Castellanos, Jordyn Huskey, Elizabeth Rose Leal, Morgan McCallum, Cara Morriss, Cash Ramsey, Starlett Robinson, Deanna Saenz, Drew Shelton, Kyra Vieser, Makenzie Waller, and Hyla Zamora. Platinum medal winners include: Julianna Castellanos, Elizabeth Rose Leal, Cara Morriss, and Deanna Saenz.
The student artwork will be showcased at the PAC (Performing Arts Center) later this month, and Platinum winners will have their work featured on the TAEA (Texas Art Educators Association) website. Click here to see photos of student artwork.
Jr. Vase is a TAEA-sponsored visual arts event recognizing exemplary, intermediate, middle school, and junior high student artwork. The mission of the TAEA Junior Visual Arts Scholastic Event is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing art students a program with a standard of excellence in which to achieve.
Gold Medal winners (top photo):
(from top left): Cara Morriss, Kyra Vieser, Miren Armendariz, Elizabeth Rose Leal, Cash Ramsey
(middle row from left): Morgan McCallum (not pictured), Cyann Baese, Deanna Saenz, Drew Shelton, Jordyn Huskey, Julianna Castellanos (not pictured)
(bottom row from left): Maggie Brannock, Hyla Zamora, Makenzie Waller, Starlett Robinson
Platinum Medal winners (bottom photo):
(from left): Cara Morriss, Deanna Saenz, Elizabeth Rose Leal, Julianna Castellanos (not pictured)
Applications for free or reduced price meals will be mailed out to all families each year. A self-addressed, stamped envelope will be provided for the return of the application form. You may also complete the application online in English or Spanish! Click headline to access additional information & the online application.
Hays CISD Maintenance and Operations Department is hosting an online public auction of district surplus items through Lemons Auctioneers on Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 23, 2021. An auction preview day is scheduled for Monday, June 21 at the Maintenance Department located at 155 Beacon Hill Rd., Buda, TX 78610 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - by appointment only. If you would like to schedule a preview appointment, please contact Cathy Williams at 512-268-8442, ext. 46106. Click headline above or "Read More" to access auction website.
At the June 2, 2021, board meeting, the Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Board of Trustees approved hiring longtime Hays CISD educator Joanne Lytle as the new principal for Wallace Middle School. Lytle has worked Hays CISD for more than a decade. “I’m very happy to announce our selection of Joanne Lytle as the new Wallace principal,” said Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright. “She is a valued part of the Hays CISD family; and, during her years of experience as an administrator, she has developed a strong sense of leadership, high expectations for student success, and a talent for bringing out the best in her staff.”
We will celebrate the rich history of Juneteenth and how its significance illustrates the hard-fought battle for equality and justice for African Americans. Click headline above to read additional details and to register for the celebration webinar!
Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright is pleased to announce the selection of Tom Westerberg as the district’s first, full-time athletic director. The Hays CISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved hiring Westerberg at its meeting on May 24, 2021. He has 34 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and athletic director. And, he has five state football championships on his record.