Sheldon ISD Superintendent - Dr. King R. Davis
Dear Sheldon ISD students, teachers, parents, partners and community members:
We have many things to celebrate as we enter into the 2019-20 school year. I am pleased to report that our three major 2016 bond projects are all coming to fruition. Sheldon Lake Elementary, our sixth elementary campus, as well as the new 10,000-seat Sheldon ISD Panther Stadium are both scheduled to open at the beginning of the school year. In addition, our new 560,000 sq. ft. C. E. King High School facility is set to open in January 2020.
I am also very excited to announce the addition of our Compass Schools program this school year at each of our six elementary campuses. The program, which is currently offered to incoming first graders, was designed to allow students and parents to choose a specialty program that best fits the interests and/or needs of their child. Garrett Elementary and Sheldon Lake Elementary will specialize in Performing and Visual Arts; Carroll Elementary and Sheldon Elementary will have an emphasis in STEM; and Monahan Elementary and Royalwood Elementary will focus on Technology. Plans are to expand the Compass Schools program each year until all elementary grade levels are addressed.
At the middle school level, our STEM academies at both C. E. King Middle School and Michael R. Null Middle School are now well-established programs as they are entering their third year. The purpose of the STEM academies is to allow students to be exposed to higher concentrated areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Once the new C. E. King High School opens its doors in January 2020, it will have six different academies for students to choose from: Business and Industry Academy (culinary arts, business); Human Services Academy (health sciences, nursing, pharmacy technician, cosmetology); Public Services Academy (criminal justice, teaching); Agriculture, Manufacturing and Construction Academy (agriculture, HVAC, welding, auto technology, process technology); STEAM Academy (technology, STEM, fine arts); and the Early College High School Academy.
In conclusion, Sheldon ISD will continue to focus on its mission, which is to “provide personalized learning opportunities to ensure all students graduate college and career ready.”
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about our District. I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming school activity and/or athletic event.
King R. Davis, Ed.D.
Sheldon Independent School District