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Page 4B Education Hays Free Press September 6, 2017 PHOTOS BYJIMCULLEN Hemphill Elementary Tuesday opened its doors as the school held the first Grandparents Day event in the district this year. During the event, grandparents of Hays CISDstudents were allowed to visit. Visitors included one great-grandmother, as well as several morns. Hemphill's pre-k, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades held festivities Tuesday, with the remaining grades to follow. " ,, , , Aquatic Complex: Approved by trustees Continued from pg. 3B on the importance of the program and how it instills confidence and leadership in the students who participate. "I'm overwhelmingly excited," Stewart said, after the vote was made. "I'm very excited to tell the kids." The discussion on a natatorium came as Hays CISD's high school swimming programs ate gaining popularity. Currently, the Hays and Lehman High swim teams share four lanes at the Hays Communities YMCA in Buda. However, with 20 to 30 kids in each program, coaches and students were concerned swimmers would be "swimming over each ' other" during practices. The now accepted natatorium would provide ten lanes in the morning and evening to allow ample time and space for the swim teams. Fuentes Mural: Honors school's namesake Continued from pg. 3B I 3310 B FM 967, Ste #Al10 I Buda, TeXas 78610 ' Near the corner of FM 1626 and 967 512-523-8680- Iongortho'com two Fuentes Elementary 5th grade Star artists, as- sisted in the creation of the mural, beginning the week after school let out in ]une. The mural was completed during the first week of August. Hays CISD Public Information Officer Tim Savoy said the artists sought input from stu- dents, staff and commu- nity members regarding the subject of the mural. As the concept evolved, the school decided to involve two additional kindergarteners to assist with the artwork. Savoy said the mural was done on a volunteer basis, so there was no financial compensation for any of the artists in- volved. However, it gave students Hernandez and Lara, active members in the campus art club, another project to test skills. .Savoy said the inspira- tion behind the mural was the Kyle community and the spirit of family in the town. It also included the likeness of Fuentes, who for 27 years volunteered her time at Kyle Elemen- tary School to help stu- dents from kindergarten to 6th grade. Fuentes, whose maiden name was Teno- rio, was born in Kyle on March 8, 1926. During her time at Kyle Elemen- tary, Fuentes helped teachers by copying pa- pers and making bulletin boards, while also as- sisting with playground duty and the lunchroom, according to Fuentes Elemetnary website. For 16 years, Fuentes worked at Marbridge Ranch near Manchaca on the weekends. Fuen- tes passed away in 2008 at the age of 81. "The goal was to celebrate art, the cam- HAYS FREE PRESSFILE PHOTO The new mural honors the late Susie Fuentes, Hays CISD Iongtime volunteer and employee and school namesake. "The goal was to celebrate art, the campus, the community and the schools namesake ... It turned an empty wall in the school's cafeteria into a point of pride for the campus." -Tim Savoy, HaYs CISD Public. Info'rrnation Officer pus, the community and the school's namesake," Savoy said. "It turned an empty wall in the school's cafeteria into a point of pride for the campus." As for other Hays CISD campuses sporting unique murals, Savoy said there are currently no plans for any other murals at this time. However, he said the possibility of local art- work at other campuses could be open. "Ifa proposal is made, it would be Savoy said. considered," Amazon is now hiring full-time warehouse associates in San Marcos. We're looking for people who are ready to work hard, have fun, and make history. Discover at[ the things to love about working at Amazon. Benefits include: . Health care benefits on day 1 Tuition assistance program . 401(k) with company match - Stock awards program Employee discount I ........... Appty now I; '1, Amazon is an Equat Opportunity*Affirmatlve Action Employer -- Minority / Female I Disability / Veteran I Gender Ident~ / Sexual OrientaUon Hill Country Conservancy is a community nonprofit dedicated to helping private Co landowners and other stakeholders U N T RY preserve the water, wildlife, and FOREVER I i I J i i:ti i [I