Monday, August 8, 2022

Welcome Back to School 2022


I hope everyone is rested, spent time with family and vacationed hard! 

The beginning of this school year for 2022-2023 will begin with spectacular news on the academic standing of Tidehaven ISD.  Tidehaven is the strongest academic school district in Matagorda County.  We will be sharing lots of this good news during convocation at the in-service training in August.

Pay raise for all employees: The Tidehaven ISD Board of Trustees approved the yearly step for all employees plus a 3% raise for every employee in the district.  The Board of Trustees has been very strong and generous in their support of all employees, and they will be present on Friday, August 5, 2022 for the School Board Appreciation Luncheon.

Tidehaven will begin the school year with an enrollment of more than 1,000 students district wide.  I remember when we passed the bond in 2012, the school district had approximately 740 students.  The cause of our growth in enrollment initially was the new facilities.  What has generated the growth in enrollment since basically 2017 has been the positive culture and high expectations that Tidehaven has created.  We are strong academically, we have high expectations of ourselves and also our students.

New teachers join our staff each year and the feedback we receive is this: 1) They feel supported, empowered and in control of their classrooms, and 2) They feel rejuvenated because of the strong supports we have in place for academics, behavior and success, 3) They feel welcomed by fellow teachers and administrators.  Tidehaven ISD is truly a very special place to work.

The greatest treasure Tidehaven ISD possesses is our children.  The greatest resource Tidehaven ISD possesses is the employees.  Every single employee plays a part in our combined successes.  Together we accomplish so much more than we do as individuals.

For the kids,

Andrew Seigrist