The dedication plaque has been installed at the entry of the new Career and Technology Building.
This dedication is unique in that it is inclusive of community members and trustees who made these projects a reality for students in S-TISD.
Dr. Belmarez, Skidmore-Tynan ISD superintendent of schools, said, “It is very rewarding for our students, staff members, parents and community members to have worked together to produce spacious, new facilities in which fantastic academic results are being generated.
“The district received funding from the state to cover a large part of this expense, and future building programs in S-TISD can be approached with this same quest for state-level matching funds, thus reducing the impact for the tax-paying community.”
S-TISD junior Kristen Gonzales loves the new look at the high school. Kristin said “the new Career and Technology Building is much larger than the old one.
“We use to share computers and space, now since the new building has opened we have all the room we need, which I think helps us learn better.”
S-TISD junior Hollis Stubenthal thinks the new agriculture department is the best.
“I have been to many ag contests at area high schools and our new ag department is better than all of them. Skidmore’s ag program has always been top-notch, but now with all the new technology, equipment, lighting and space we are going to be even better,” Stubenthal said.
“We have shop heaters so we don’t freeze to death doing our winter projects, and the way the building looks makes us want to take good care of it,” he added.
“Many of my former students and their parents have nothing but positive remarks about the new look,” said Robin Thomas, special programs director.
“Not only are parents and students beaming with pride about the great things going on inside their school; they now take great pride in how their school looks as well.”
“The desire is out there for updated educational facilities for the students of S-TISD, especially when you have buildings that are 50 plus years old,” Thomas said.