From the Desk - August 2017

From The Desk of Rick DeMasters August 2017 Welcome Back!  It is my pleasure to welcome our students, parents, faculty, staff, and school board members back for the 2017-2018 school year.  My hope is that all of you were able to spend quality time with your families and are recharged and ready to take on this new year.

It is an exciting time for not only our district, but for the North Texas corridor, as predicted, the growth that we have previously discussed is becoming a reality, especially when you see the multitude of commercial developments that are underway in neighboring districts.  Celina ISD will be opening two new campuses this year, and construction projects are in full swing at Celina High School to include the addition of a new academic wing and concessions for the high school athletic field.

Last year, community members, teachers, administrators, and city leaders met and established the CISD Strategic Plan, which ties together our mission, motto, and vision with our strategic priorities, objectives, and measures.  A review was conducted of the action steps taken within the foundational components of the plan.  These action steps are subject to constant review, correction, and enhancement in order to optimize positive growth in the targeted areas of Community, Excellence, Innovation, Leadership, and Stewardship. Throughout the year, I will be updating all of you on our progress as we begin year two of our Strategic Plan.

Our theme for the new school year is “ONE.” With the amount of growth that is now becoming evident throughout our area, our theme for the 2017-2018 school year may be just a word, but it epitomizes not only our school district, but our community as well.



Welcome Back and Together, we will make this year the best ONE yet!