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Posted Date: 05/20/2024



It is hard to believe that this is the last week of the school year. This has been a successful year and one that we should be proud of. A few accomplishments that come to mind are:

  • 14 elementary students placed at the UIL meet
  • 51 junior high students placed at the UIL meet
  • The junior high band received a 1 in sight-reading
  • We had 45 high school students compete at the UIL meet and 5 students advanced to the regional meet
  • Multiple high school students received industry-based certifications this year
  • Our OAP advanced to the regional competition
  • Our high school band received straight 1s at the marching contest and advanced to area
  • 10 students made the all-region band
  • 8 students advanced to state in solo/ensemble
  • 10 students placed at the FFA District LDE contest with 2 students advancing to area and one student making it to state
  • The 8th grade football team went 9-0 for the season
  • The JV team went 8-0 for the season
  • The Elks were 14-1 for the season and played in the state semi-finals.
  • The Lady Elks sent an individual to the state cross country meet
  • The JV Lady Elks were the basketball district champs (21-3 for the season)
  • The Lady Elks basketball team won district and were 21-8 for the season
  • The JV Lady Elks were district champs in track
  • The JV Elks won the district track meet
  • The Elks varsity 4x200 relay set a new school record
  • The Lady Elks won the district golf meet and advanced to the regional meet
  • The Elks advanced, as a team, to the regional golf meet
  • The entire Lady Elks basketball team were named to the Academic All-District team

Please take a moment to think about the successes that your children have had this year. Many of our youngest children came to school without knowing how to read, but over the course of the school year learned this skill that will open the world for them. So many of our students have overcome obstacles and gained confidence this year and these are skills that will serve them well after they leave school. Friendships have also been formed over the year that will serve our students well in the future. Our teams have had successes and our teams have had failures this year (the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat). The lessons learned in the losses are just as important as those that come with the victories. Has it been a perfect year? Absolutely not. I have made mistakes over the year and our staff members have made mistakes. These are things we will learn from and SISD will be better because of these learning opportunities. As I reflect on this school year, I am proud of what our students and staff have accomplished and I hope you are as well.


Congratulations to the Class of 2024 and I know we will hear good things about you as you forge your path after graduation. I hope all of you have a great summer and we will see you in August.


Paul Uttley