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Elementary Principal's Message

Welcome Rising Star ISD Students and Families to the 2020-2021 school year!
It is with great pleasure that I write to welcome you back for what I know will be a great school year.  I am the new principal for both the elementary campus and secondary campus. My wife Misty will be the Special Education teacher and my twin boys will be in kindergarten. We have been in Rising Star since the middle of June and have felt very welcomed by you all. We are excited to be a part of the Wildcat family!


I hope that your summer has been filled with fun family activities while enjoying the wonderful sunshine and that you are eager to get back to school. This is always one of my favorite times of the year and I love the excitement of beginning each new school year. I readily await meeting our students and forming a positive relationship with them all.  I’m thrilled to be part of a team comprised of teachers, staff, parents and students who want to achieve great things! Our faculty and staff are looking forward to a new school year and are working hard to see that your child’s learning experience at Rising Star ISD is a successful and happy one. I know that going in to this year there are a lot of changes and adjustments we have had to make, but please know we are doing everything we can to create the best learning environment for students while doing our best to ensure their safety and health.


Your partnership and support are key elements to ensuring that we are able to maximize each student’s educational and personal development.  If you have not yet, I encourage you to visit the Rising Star ISD website to read up on the Return to Learn Plan as well as to check for other important information. I will do my best to keep the website updated with any changes throughout the year. As the people you have entrusted with the education and safety of your children, we have developed a strong educational program that addresses each child’s social, emotional and academic needs either in-person or online.  We promote an educational environment that engages the students in meaningful work so that they develop the critical skills necessary to become independent, responsible, and productive citizens.


The staff and I are eagerly waiting to welcome you to a wonderful school year and look forward to seeing students! If you have any questions please call me at (254)643-3521 or (254)643-2431 or contact me by email at aabshire@risingstar.esc14.net. We wish you the best for a successful and rewarding school year!



Albert Abshire