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Elementary Principal's Message

Welcome to Rising Star Elementary where we take LEARNING to heart! We are proud to haveyou visit and appreciate your interest in our school.  We are truly a family of learners at Rising Star Elementary and enjoy our partnership of parents, community, and school in the education of our students.

Our mission is to prepare our students to be productive citizens in the increasingly technological world in which they live.  We strive to use today's technology in students' mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills.  Promethean boards are utilized in every classroom.  iPods, iPads, a modern computer lab, and netbooks enrich instruction and provide a variety of learning opportunities.

Along with academic achievement, we are developing the character, social skills, team work, and work ethic to be successful, lifelong learners.  Our campus provides a variety of learning experiences.  Field trips outside the classroom bring concepts to life and enrich student learning along with being just plain fun!  Students are encouraged to read for pleasure as well as information, and they read an amazing number of books each year.  The Scholastic Book Fair is enjoyed by students and provides an opportunity for families to build a home library while helping our school library acquire more books.

We are proud of the achievements of our students both in the classroom and extracurricular activities.  Our students were recognized as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School.  We were District UIL Academic Champions 2005-2011 and Runner Up in 2012 and 2013.  Our students continue to amaze me with their desire to rise above even our highest expectations.

I am truly blessed to be the principal of Rising Star Elementary.  As a school family, we are looking forward to the 2017-2018 school year and all the challenges that change brings.  With the caring and supportive faculty and staff of Rising Star Elementary, we will have another great year helping our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their dreams.

Most sincerely,

Barbara Long, Principal