Center ISD Mid Year News from Superintendent Hockenberry

December 20, 2018 - Greetings! Center ISD brings news as we close the first half of the school year.

Academic Program

Our primary objective is to focus on literacy, with a targeted emphasis on reading. Specifically, we are working to have every student reading on or above grade level by the third grade and each student make at least a year’s worth of academic growth in reading. Our local indicators show that we are making great progress toward our goal. Other subjects and programs are advancing as well.

College and Career Readiness

Did you know that Center High School offers many Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs that lead to career and college readiness? We are continuously improving and expanding programs to provide our students the best experiences possible during their time in high school. For example, Center High School will begin EMT certification classes this spring. A full list of CTE courses, 54 total, are available upon request. Below are some, not all, of our flagship programs:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Agriculture Science
  • Advanced Art Graphics and Design
  • Veterinary Technician Certification Programs
  • Nursing and Phlebotomy Programs

In addition to the programs above, Center High School also provides and funds the tuition for dual-credit college classes. We have several college partners and a comprehensive list of available courses. It is not uncommon for a student to possess 30 or more college hours upon graduation. 

Bond/Construction Program

Thank you for supporting the May 2018 Bond! Construction has started. The Center Elementary School driveway and parking expansion project is underway, and the targeted completion date is January 2019, weather permitting. The FLM campus expansion project will begin in January. The multi-purpose event center is in the conceptual/design phase. It will be an amazing, beautiful, and accommodating facility. We hope to “break ground” this Spring! Center High School will see HVAC improvements beginning this summer. The other projects will start after that. In all, the entire building program will take three years. 

Your District

Enrollment – 2,629

Extracurricular Activities

  • UIL District 9 4A Division II - Football
  • UIL District 19 4A - Soccer
  • UIL District 20 4A - Academics, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 21st
Early Release – 3 hours early
Boys BB vs. Liberty Eylau at 4:30 pm (home)
Girls BB vs. Grace Comm at 5pm (away)

Thursday, December 27th – Saturday, December 29th
Boys BB - Whataburger Tournament (Ft. Worth)
Girls BB – Hallsville Tournament (Hallsville)

Wednesday, January 2nd
Boys BB vs. Pineywood Christian at 10am (home)

Friday, January 4th
Boys BB vs. Chapel Hill at 4:30 pm (away)
Girls BB vs. Jasper at 4:30 pm (home)

In 2019, please visit our schools to get a firsthand experience of our programs, students, and staff.

Center ISD wishes you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!