We have a dedicated team of teachers, para-professionals, and support staff who are waiting to share their excitement for learning with your child to make sure he or she has the best learning experience possible. Join us in visiting our school, volunteering, and chatting with administrators, teachers and staff to help us deliver the instruction your child deserves. Parents and friends of DCISD are always welcome to come by to see learning in action. This year promises to be one of focus and achievement. We invite parents, guardians, community members, and friends of DCISD to become active participants on our dedicated team increasing learning opportunities for everyone in our school community.
Dell City ISD has received an “A” grade – a rating of “outstanding” or “superior” – for its financial management, in an annual review by the Texas Education Agency. At left, Dell City ISD Business Manager Rita Archuleta was honored by Supt. Ruben Cervantes, at a school board meeting Nov. 29. Cervantes said the “A” rating was all due to Archuleta's hard work.
There will be casino-themed games and prizes, and hot chocolate and other refreshments, when the Dell City School hosts “Family Math Night” Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cougar Gym. All students, families and community members are invited to attend.
DCISDl is committed to preparing students for college, a career or the military. As part of that commitment, the school will begin offering dual-credit college courses to some high-school students next semester, and the school will expand opportunities in the years to come.
Dell City ISD held a sale of surplus property Dec. 8. The sale capped off a six-week-long effort at the school, involving school staff – and a few students. The school's former elementary building – which had turned into an all-purpose storage area for discarded items – can now be used for tutoring, extracurriculars and other activities central to the school's mission.
Dell City ISD is moving forward with a “school guardian” program. The program involves training and arming school staff members – as a means of response in the event of a school shooting. School officials were planning to interview staff who have expressed a willingness to serve as armed guardians on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Along with Supt. Ruben Cervantes and Principal Carlos A. Contreras, DPS Trooper Mike Schulze and Hudspeth Sheriff's Deputy Nick Hanshaw were expected to conduct the interviews.
Adriana Sanchez, who has worked at Dell City ISD since 2014, has a new role as of Nov. 26. She's now serving as ESL instructional aide, working with ESL students in middle and high school and insuring that these students have the opportunity to succeed.
The Dell City School has launched a new program of “instructional rounds.” Teachers, along with school administrators, visit one another's classrooms – and then share feedback with their peers. The program is designed to help teachers learn from one another and to grow in the “art and science” of teaching.
Carlos A. Contreras joined Dell City ISD this year. As principal, he's the public face of the school, charged with setting strategic goals, monitoring student achievement, encouraging parental involvement and overseeing day-to-day school operations. Contreras said that, amidst all those duties, his role is that of a “coach,” keeping staff and students focused on the goal of academic achievement.
Nataneal Rodriguez teaches Dell City ISD's fourth- and fifth-graders. It's his first year of teaching, and he's striving to insure that his students integrate what they've learned in elementary, and are equipped for the next phase.
It’s a new initiative at Dell City ISD, with a new teacher in the lead. Berenice Mora joined the district this year as its early-education teacher, and she’s providing pre-K instruction to 3- and 4-year-olds. The foundation laid in early education, Mora said, can have a profound effect on students’ long-term academic success.
Currently pursuing a PhD in STEM education, Mehmet Ozer is Dell City ISD's special-education teacher and robotics program leader.
Erika Gamez joined Dell City ISD this year as the district’s kindergarten and first-grade teacher, and she’s dedicated to giving the elementary school’s youngest students the academic, social and emotional fundamentals.
Chuck Wilson is Dell City ISD’s new Ag science teacher and FFA coordinator. He’s also an assistant coach. In a community built on agriculture, and a school with a proud FFA history, Wilson brings years of experience, and he hopes he can share his passion for teaching and coaching with Dell City students for years to come.