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Page 4B Education Hays Free Press March 1, 2017 + A wildly applauding audience greeted and cheered on Lehman and Hays high school performers at the 7th Annual Foundational Learning Talent Show. Performers from both schools convened at the Burdine Johnson Theater at Hays High School for a ~o~ filled with singing, dancing and i!la~emonstrations in this annual Show featuring their talents. COURTESY PHOTO New School Continued from pg. 3B which featured a total cost savings of roughly $28,000. The properties of matter studio featured a Lego bricks, magnetic andVelcro wall, as well as cloud shaped artwork on the ceiling. It also featured the words rain, sleet, snow and haft spelled out. The room centered on cur- riculum within the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). In the outdoor learn- ing spaces, a mural of the United States was to be painted. Orosco said Feb. 20 she loved the idea, but was concerned that approving the studio could send the wrong message to con- cemed residents who have complained about exces- sive building costs. Trustee Sandra Bryant said going with the studio would tell concerned community members "we didn't hear you." Trustee Merideth Keller said she supported the science labs and outdoor learning, but opposed spending "25-year bonds on a sign that says rain." "That seems extrava- gant to me," Keller said. "I feel like I might have been led down the primrose path. These drawings are shocking to me." Keller also opposed the Spanish tile roof at the PHOTO COURTESY OFTHE HAYS CISD Above is an aerial photo rendering of the proposed 14th el- ementary school in the district. campus, citing the need is why she voted against for the district to maintain the design. She said the consistency for finishes, district could form a com- The district decided to use mittee in the future to get a metal roof for the school, experts who can provide For Orosco, the high feedback to the district to cost of the school has been bring cost down. a point of contention for But she also was "disap- the board, which she said pointed" cost sa ngs from they've worked to try and eliminated design ele- lower, ments was so low. While she supported the "We need to reel in bond, she felt the district those costs and I think we could do "more in getting can do a little better to do the cost down," which that," Orosco said. See all your local news 24/7 at ? www. 5 rgg .com Breaking News I cr ne Updates ] Rebel and Lobo Sports Community Photos I Buda and l(yle City Couctl Briefs Limon: Lehman grad honored Continued from pg. 3B and I love the work that to watch siblings while happens with CIS." their parents are at work," A new national report said Suki Steinhauser, from CIS chronicles the Chief Executive Officer at barriers faced by 14.5 mil- Communities In Schools lion children in the U.S. of Central Texas. 'At CIS, who are living in poverty, we are on campus full The report also high- time supporting children lights success the organi- with the individualized zation has achieved over services they need so that the last 40 years to keep they have fewer distrac- students on a path toward tions and can focus on graduation, being a student." "Many students come Currently, CIS of to school with barriers Central Texas serves 63 to learning, whether it's schools with the support unmet mental health of community partners, needs, lack of food, lack AmeriCorps members, of adequate health care, and more than 500 volun- or having to stay home teers. Hays CISD: More training... Continued from pg. 3B classes, bers. The PBMAS District Then, after the TE/ s Leadership Team, which visit from Feb. 6-10, the consists of district admin- committee met again istrators and teachers, met on Feb. 16 to review and ]an. 12 to review the data revise the plan based upon that led to stage two and suggestions and remarks four scores. The com- from TEA and others. mittee submitted a draft The revised improve- targeted improvement ment plan was discussed plan based on the district at the Feb. 20 board of improvement plan. trustees meeting before its After the board of approval Feb. 27. trustees directed admin- Additionally, the Hays istration to include more CISD Board of Trustees teachers and parents, approved the early hiring the committee met Jan. of five bilingual teachers 31 to revise the plan and who will be absorbed into include additional input campus allocations for the from committee mem- 2017-2018 school year. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m. Feb. 10, 12 noon fifth grade class care for the 201 7-I 8 Find out more by attending one o of our upcoming sessions.