8:00 AM - 8:30 AM NO SCHOOL Memorial Day
2:15 PM - 2:55 PM 5A Day (Awards for Academics, Attendance, Athletics, Activities)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PK and Kender Graduation
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Last Day, Early Release
7:45 AM - 9:45 AM CHECK-IN WITH R19
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's Teachers of the Year were announced last week at the school board's monthly meeting. Erika Gamez, the district's kinder and first-grade teacher, was named the elementary teacher of the year, and math teacher Paula Walston is teacher of the year for secondary.
Homer Scrimshire Jr. – “JR” – has been recognized for the outstanding contribution he's making to the Dell City School. The district's maintenance staffer, Scrimshire is a “craftsman,” and, with his fine workmanship, he's helped create a new and improved atmosphere for our students and staff.
It's been a busy year of renovations to the Dell City School campus – and the work continues. Air-conditioning units are being installed in the cafeteria and gym, a new Ag shop is in the works, and a school greenhouse is under construction. And it's almost time to open new playground equipment up to students for playtime.
The “school guardian” program – in which several district staffers carry concealed firearms, to deter, or respond to, a mass shooting – is now in effect at Dell City ISD.
The Dell City ISD school board voted at its March 28 meeting to approve a new “District of Innovation” plan. The plan gives Dell City ISD increased flexibility in a range of areas – including an exemption from certain teacher certification requirements, and in school schedule. School leaders believe the plan will help address the unique challenges faced by this remote, rural district.
It's been a vibrant spring season for Dell City School student-athletes, with members of the tennis and track programs pulling in a haul of medals at district meets in Fort Davis and Alpine last week. And several students are headed to regional and area competitions next week.
Catrina Wilson joined Dell City ISD earlier this year, but, at her desk in the main office, she's already found her place at the heart of the campus. Wilson is the school's registrar and she's the clerk for “PEIMS” – the Public Education Information Management System. She's also the school's events coordinator and sponsor for the cheerleading program.
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.
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.