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Elkhart Independent School District Administration -- "Academic Excellence Through Innovative Instruction"

Dr. Lamont Smith - Superintendent

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Kay Chapman - Special Programs Director
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Tammie Pyeatt - Secretary to the Superintendent

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Elkhart I.S.D., 301 East Parker, Elkhart, TX 75839,

Phone 903.764.2952



Aug 12, Mon    MEET THE TEACHERS - 5:30 pm-- 7:00 pm
Aug 12, Mon    "Meet the Elks" -- High School Gym -- 7:30 pm
Sept 2, Mon    Labor Day - Holiday
Sept 7, Sat    Elkhart Community Festival & Car Show
Sept 20    End of 1st Six Weeks
Sept 23, Mon    In-Service Workday
Oct 14, Mon    Holiday, Columbus Day
Oct 15, Tues    In-Service Work Day
Oct 31st    End of 2nd Six Weeks
Nov 1st, Fri    In-Service Workday
Nov 25-26, Mon-Tues    In-Servie Comp Day
Nov 27-29    Thanksgiving - Holiday
Dec 19    Early Release Day
Dec 20    Early Release Day
Dec 20    End of 3rd Six weeks & First Semester
Dec 23=Jan 3    Christmas - Holiday
Jan 7, Tues    Second Semester begins
Jan 20, Mon    Student Holiday (MLK Day)
Feb 17, Mon    Bad Weather Makeup Day
Feb 13    End of 4th Six Weeks
Mar 16-20    Spring Break
Apr 10, Fri    Easter Holiday
May 25    Memorial Day - Holiday
May 28, Thur    Early Release Day
May 29, Fri    Early Release Day, End of 6th Six Weeks
May 29, Fri    HS GRADUATION

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Camille Symmank, Elkhart Elementary student, wins entry in 'Don't Mess With Texas' art contest
Art to be featured in 2016 Calendar

(Press Release from Keep Texas Beautiful)
AUSTIN — Keep Texas Beautiful and The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have selected artwork by Camille Symmank of Elkhart Elementary in Elkhart to appear in the 2016 Don’t mess with Texas® Calendar as one of 13 winning entries from across the state in the annual Don’t mess with Texas® Elementary School Art Contest.

TxDOT and Keep Texas Beautiful organize the contest as a way to motivate young Texans to help keep the state beautiful by not littering and by encouraging others to protect Texas roadways and its environment from unsightly trash. The contest was open to Texas elementary school students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade and sponsored by H-E-B and Central Market. Students submitted their best designs that promoted the Don’t mess with Texas® or Keep Texas Beautiful litter prevention slogans.

“It’s incredible how much we can learn from the thought and creativity of students” said De J. Lozada, Travel Information Division Director at TxDOT. “We’re proud that this contest calendar highlights the talent of these bright young Texans while encouraging us all to do our part to ensure that our beautiful state also continues to shine.”

Symmank’s entry was one of 8,228 entries received by Keep Texas Beautiful and TxDOT from elementary schools from across the state. Each winning artwork is assigned to a month and will be placed in the 2016 Don’t mess with Texas® calendar. Each winner also will receive an iDeaUSA 8 tablet donated by H-E-B and Central Market.

“I am always amazed at the artistic talent demonstrated by some of our state’s youngest residents,” said Cathie Gail, executive director of Keep Texas Beautiful. “We had a tough time narrowing the entries down to just 13 winning designs. Their hard work on these beautiful entries helps us remind all Texans about the importance of putting litter where it belongs—in a trash can—and not along our roadsides.”

All student winners will be showcased on the Don’t mess with Texas® and Keep Texas Beautiful websites and at the 2015 Keep Texas Beautiful annual conference. Teachers representing students who produce the top 13 designs will win a $100 H-E-B and Central Market gift card.


School Board

At the school board meeting of the Elkhart ISD, board members voted