Trinity ISD Board of Trustees recognize students and staff

The Trinity I.S.D. Board of Trustees recognized a number of students and staff at their last meeting.

 The meeting began with recognition of students of the month, starting with Trinity Middle School (TMS) students Fidencio Ruiz and Peyton Robb.

 TMS Principal Brittaney Cassidy introduced the students, noting that it was difficult to choose only two students from the school.

 “I chose Peyton [Robb] to represent TMS this month because of her good character,” Cassidy said. “Not only is Peyton very involved in everything – she is just top of the line when it comes to character.”

 Robb, Cassidy said, is an eighth grader who enjoys sports, her friends, and fishing. Robb is involved in several sports at school, in addition playing the French horn and trumpet in the marching band.

 “I love coming to school and I appreciate everything that the school teaches, administrators and school board members, to make Trinity I.S.D. a great school,” Robb said.

 “I chose Fidencio [Ruiz] to represent TMS this month because of his good character as well,” Cassidy said. “He’s an honor roll student, he’s always prepared for class and has a smile on his face, and he’s just an all-around good kid – very friendly to everybody.”

Ruiz is a bilingual seventh grader who enjoys sports and building activities, and is an honor student who participates in the Beta Club and Choir. Ruiz is interested in attending Texas State University to become an engineer.

 Next the Board recognized the Superintendent’s Advisory Council, which Superintendent Dr. John Kaufman meets with three times per semester to have lunch and hear suggestions from the students concerning campus improvement.

 “These kids come up with some very great, great ideas,” Dr. Kaufman said.

 Some of the ideas incorporated over the past year per the council’s suggestions were: adding microwaves in the high school cafeteria for students to warm their lunches, and replacing the hand sanitation mixture in the fifth-grade wing with soap in restrooms. The Board is currently looking into one student’s suggestions to replace the sign at Lansberry Elementary.

 Students on the council were recognized for their work and given plaques and T-shirts to remember the experience. Students include: Peyton Leftwich, Laura Garcia, Lainey Jones, Jordan Barnes, Braxton Ratliff, and Kayla Kembro.

 Following the advisory council, employees of the month were recognized and given certificates and $25 each.

Amber Currie was recognized as professional of the month, Dot Paske was recognized as paraprofessional of the month, and Melissa Garcia was recognized as support staff of the month.

The Trinity I.S.D. Board of Trustees meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. for their regular meetings in the Board Room of the Administration Building.