Chisum Construction

Construction workers work on top of a new classroom that will double as a tornado shelter at Chisum Elementary School. The school is getting four new shelter-grade classrooms as part of the last of the 2016 bond money.

Chisum Independent School District, students, faculty and staff and voting taxpayers continually prepare for success. In May 2016, our community said “Yes” to our students and rewarded the faculty and staff for taking care of our schools by passing a $26,940,000 bond package.

This bond package embodies the vision of our school district: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s World. Our bond package is district and community orientated, meaning each campus and every student benefits. This month saw the beginning construction on the last facility, the 550 seat Performing Arts Center. Chisum ISD would like to invite all community members, tax payers and parents out to visit all of our new facilities along with our newly remodeled existing facilities.  

Our students participate or volunteer in a variety of activities, clubs, groups, organizations and events throughout the school year. The Chisum staff is dedicated and committed to serving as role models for students to emulate, while providing the best education and experiences possible.

Academic excellence and success is a tradition at Chisum ISD. Our middle school has won the Academic UIL meet 22 consecutive years. Winning championships has evolved into a long-lasting tradition at our middle school.

Our elementary also is on a championship winning streak. This year, elementary students captured their seventh consecutive district academic championship.

Our high school academic team just completed its district championship run where our students scored a record number of points, 578, and also sent a record number of participants to the Regional Academic meet in Tyler. Of the 38 students representing Chisum ISD, our science team, social studies team, number sense team, and editorial writing and news writing individuals will all advance to state. All total, 14 students are advancing to the State Academic UIL meet later this month. Chisum High School Beta Club will send multiple students to the National Beta Club Convention this summer in June with competitors in a variety of categories.

Along with our students, we have had several outstanding educators recognized during the 2018-19 school year. Elementary teacher Shelbi Keenum was voted as our Elementary Teacher of the Year and Lori Hindman was voted our Secondary Teacher of the Year. Both teachers will represent Chisum ISD throughout the summer months by participating in the Regional competition and the Texas Rural Educators Association.

In closing, Chisum students and staff continue to represent our school and community with pride during school year. From our elementary school, to the middle school and high school, we have had a very productive year while all of our students receive a quality education. As we continue to grow and strive for excellence, Chisum faculty and staff are committed to “preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world.”

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