Welcome to the 2013-14 school year! I am pleased to share with you some great news: Construction on Phase 2 of our new building is almost complete. Students in preK-1st grade will be moving in to the new building in November or December of 2013. Secondly, in the new Texas Education Agency Accountability System, Katherine Smith Elementary not only “Met Standard” in the indices required for STAAR by the state, but we also earned 2 out of the 3 possible Distinction Designations: Academic Achievement in Mathematics and Top 25 Percent Student Progress. Our total number of Indicators Met was 30 out of 32 or 94%. Although we did well on STAAR last year, we still have work to do in all grade levels to achieve our goals. I am confident that our teachers and students will continue to strive for excellence this year and with the help of our parents we can guarantee every child’s success. It is going to be a GREAT year! Together, We Will!