Jenke hired to be Lytle High School Principal for new school year

Matthew C. Jenke, M.Ed

Lytle Independent School District is pleased to announce Matthew C. Jenke, M.Ed., as the new principal of Lytle High School for the 2024-25 school year. Mr. Jenke is a native of nearby Somerset with over a decade of educational leadership experience. He most recently served as the Assistant Principal of Somerset High School, where he demonstrated exceptional abilities in instructional leadership, student achievement growth, and campus safety. His career in…

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Devine school board makes big move on salaries

By Anton Riecher
A starting salary of $54,450 for new teachers joining the Devine school district was approved unanimously by the Devine school board Monday night. Current teachers salaries will be adjusted to this new table as well and can anticipate salary boosts ranging from $3,200 to $6,750, while all other staff members will receive raises equivalent to 5% of their midpoint.
On a motion by Chris Davis, seconded by Ali Buvinghausen, the board approved the starting salary effective during the 2024-2025 school year. That increase includes step increases within the established salary range of $300, $400 and $500.
Shannon Ramirez, district director of finance, thanked the board for taking action.
“Thank you so much,” she told the board. “This is huge. To have…

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Lytle ISD Voters to decide on $20,650,000 Bond Election

At the January 22, 2024, Lytle Independent School District School Board meeting, the LISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously in support of a May 2024 Bond Election to address growth, renovations, new construction, and further supports academic opportunities for our Lytle community.
Major projects included in the proposed bond:
-Addition of 16 Classroom Spaces at Primary
-Gym Addition at Primary
-Parking Addition/…

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Two big props for Natalia ISD voters, includes bonds for classroom and athletic facilities

Voters in Natalia ISD will decide on two propositions. Natalia ISD will start Early Voting on April22 running through April 30th. Election Day will be May 4th. Here is a little about the two bonds totaling approximately $23 million.
Prop A is a $17,465,000 bond which will provide additions and updates to the Elementary some of which include new…

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New mural in town!

This new mural at the old Devine Vol. Fire Station, now occupied by NAPA Auto Parts, is full of Warhorse and Arabian pride. The beauitufl new mural was completed by art students at Devine High School. It is the most recent of many murals around town, which began with the mural painted on the side of Sherry’s Flowers in downtown Devine. Art Club students building Devine’s mural painting tradition pictured above are: Madeline Hein, Ximena Rendon, Adam Moreno, Ian Rendon, Isabella Ramos, Miranda Delgado, Deisy Ramirez, and Jayden George.

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DHS senior parties begin with Current Events Ice Cream Social April 10

As DHS Seniors of 2024 conclude their public education, various community groups are celebrating their success with parties in their honor. Wednesday, April 10, begins the festivities with an after-school ice cream social hosted by the Current Events Club at 302 W. Benton Avenue.

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DHS senior parties begin with Current Events Ice Cream Social April 10

As DHS Seniors of 2024 conclude their public education, various community groups are celebrating their success with parties in their honor. Wednesday, April 10, begins the festivities with an after-school ice cream social hosted by the Current Events Club at 302 W. Benton Avenue.

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Annual Head Start/Pre-K Enrollment and Registration

Ciavarra Elementary
112 N. Bentson Dr.
Devine, TX 78016
Date & Time: April 16, 2024 (4:00 pm – 5:30 pm)
April 17, 2024 (9:00 am – 11:00 am)
Required Documents: Immunization Record (shot record)
Official Birth Certificate
Proof of Residency within the boundaries of Devine ISD

  • Rental Agreement or
  • Lease Agreement or
  • Property Tax Receipt/Mortgage Agreement
    Copy of Custodial Parent/Guardian’s Valid Driver’s License or
    other Approved Photo Id
    Headstart: Proof of Income/SNAP Benefit Letter/Federal Assistance
    Please note the child MUST be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2024 in order to Register for Head Start/Pre-K.