School Board Recognition Month
January is School Board Recognition Month, and Yoakum I.S.D. is celebrating its trustees for their dedication and commitment to the district and its students.
The theme of this year's School Board Recognition Month is "Forward, Together", which highlights the collaboration among school leadership, teachers, and parents on behalf of students.
"Recognizing the efforts of our volunteer school board is so important because of all the hard work trustees put in to making our district a success," Superintendent Tom Kelley said.
"Texas school boards are critical to the success of students and the future of Texas," Dan Troxell, executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards, said. "Boards lead their districts in the right direction, providing oversight, setting goals, overseeing the budget, and selecting and evaluating the superintendent. These volunteers serve for the betterment of their local schools and communities."
Board members serving Yoakum I.S.D. are as follows: Glen Kusak, President; Terry Boening, Vice-President; Darlene Renken, Secretary; Amanda Fling, Asst. Secretary; Rodney Svec, Trustee; Donnetta Sherrer, Trustee; and Gary Colman, Trustee.
Learn more about school board service at www.tasb.org.
Mid-Coast Family Services FAYS & Youth Department Presents: "Talk About It Tuesdays"
Parents, join the FAYS & Youth Department in discussing a wide range of relevant parenting and substance abuse prevention topics! Children are welcome; activities provided by trained staff.
Bi-Weekly Meetings will be held at YISD Administration Building - Classroom, 315 E Gonzales St., Yoakum, Texas 77995 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:
January 24 - February 7 - February 21
Refreshments provided; must be present to enter and win a raffle prize. Raffle prizes include: gift cards, stationery items, school supplies, etc.
ESSER III Funds
ESSER III Funds Survey
In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act, also know as the ARP Act, was signed into law, dedicating funds for K-12 schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) III funds. As a result, YISD is eligible to receive one-time federal funds through the ESSER III program to be spent prior to September 30, 2024 to address expenses and learning loss associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic. YISD is seeking input on how to utilize the funds to best meet the needs of YISD students and families. Please click on the following link to complete the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOcerQdxvXABkn8CIMEUR_vp0aSFAs4ku407Dy_AXj5w_ydA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Yoakum ISD Use of ESSER Funds Plan
Yoakum ISD RIPICS Plan
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, YISD upgraded to the newest version of Renaissance, which includes AR and STAR. The URL for Home Connect has changed, and you will need to enter your e-mail address again if you wish to receive notifications when your child takes AR tests.
Yoakum ISD Athletic Pictures Needed
Yoakum ISD is in the process of updating team championship pictures as well as pictures of former Yoakum High School graduates who attended college and continued their athletic careers. The pictures are being digitally uploaded and eventually will be viewed on the screen in the new Bulldog Gym foyer.
Pictures of team championships (district through state) from the fall of 2013 thru current year, as well as any 2013-2018 Yoakum High School graduate who went on to play in college are needed. No particular pose is necessary; typically, the athlete is pictured in their college uniform and any listings of their accomplishments included.
Pictures and information can be turned in to the Yoakum ISD Administration Office at 315 East Gonzales Street.
Please note: Pictures will not be returned.
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