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Four SAISD Campuses Receive Purple Star Designation in Recognition of Commitment to Military-Connected Students

San Angelo ISD is proud to announce four of our campuses have received the distinction of being named a Texas Education Agency (TEA) Purple Star Designation campus, an award in recognition of schools that excel in meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families. Congratulations to Central High School, Glenn Middle School, Glenmore Elementary, and Belaire Elementary for your dedication to our families at Goodfellow Air Force Base and in the military community. SAISD is home to approximately 750 military-connected students, and is honored to support the children of our military servicemen and women. 

These campuses work to provide extra support systems for military-connected students including a program connecting civilian students with newly enrolled military children to ease the transition of being the “new kid” at school. Together, they tour the campus, eat lunch together, and answer questions that come with moving to a new place. These campuses exemplify the characteristics within our SAISD Educator Profile through their commitment to our students by providing each student with an inspiring educational experience which prepares them to be future-ready, whatever that future may be.

“As the Goodfellow Air Force Base School Liaison I take great pride in our local community and the education we are providing our preschool through 12th grade students. The distinguished state honor of Purple Star campuses showcases the incredible partnership initiatives between San Angelo ISD and Goodfellow AFB,” said Goodfellow School Liaison Theresa Goodwin. “The continued commitment of advocacy,  support, and scholastic exploration widens the local academic opportunities for all SAISD students to include military-connected students. This vested partnership is creating foundational building blocks for lasting educational success!” 

Mr. Michael Kalnbach, Principal at Glenn Middle School, reflected on the importance of our military families in our community. “Year after year we are amazed at how our military families serve and immerse themselves in our community even in the short period of time they are with us, and often while they face difficult circumstances of their own. Their selfless commitment to all those around them is an excellent example to our students. We are proud of their service to our country, and blessed to have them as an important part of our Glenn team.” 

We extend a heartfelt congratulations to Central High School, Glenn Middle School, Glenmore Elementary, and Belaire Elementary on this well-deserved honor, and we look forward to seeing your continued support of our Goodfellow Air Force Base students and families. To stay up-to-date on San Angelo ISD, please visit the SAISD website at www.saisd.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.