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Four SAISD Campuses Receive Purple Star Designation in Recognition of Commitment toMilitary-Connect



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.

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