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TWC awards $325K grant to Elkhart ISD for career training Featured Photo

TWC awards $325K grant to Elkhart ISD for career training

Elkhart Independent School District leaders and state officials display a check of $325,850 for purchase of educational equipment for the high school agriculture department through the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Award. Pictured from left, Elkhart Superintendent Lamont Smith, High School Principal Jason Ives, Texas Workforce Commissioner Aaron Demerson, State Rep. Cody Harris (R-Palestine), Elkhart FFA President Landry Langley and Elkhart Director of Special Programs Tana Herring.

PHOTO BY LISA TANG | Palestine Herald-Press
Elkhart I.S.D. develops new teachers with TCLAS grant Featured Photo

Elkhart I.S.D. develops new teachers with TCLAS grant

From left: Kristen Sparkman, Marcie Smith, and Ashley Stuart are in the first group of Elkhart Independent School District employees seeking certification with help from the Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports grant.

PHOTO BY LISA TANG | Palestine Herald-Press
Elkhart Schools Teach Character Through Charitable Activities Featured Photo

Elkhart Schools Teach Character Through Charitable Activities

Elkhart Middle School Principal Roger May with National Junior Honor Society Members Secretary Colton King, President Korbyn Lee, Vice President Madison Perry, and the club’s sponsor, Sixth-grade teacher Katie Philips.

PHOTO BY LISA TANG | Special to the Herald-Press
EISD breaks ground on ag building project Featured Photo

EISD breaks ground on ag building project

Elkhart School Board Trustees broke ground on a new agriculture barn construction site Monday. From left are board members Tracy Tidrow, Joe Estes, Charles McShan, Superintendent Lamont Smith, EdD, and board members Stephen Ham, Chad Steely, and Harold Holloway.

Not pictured: Board Member Aimee Quick Johnson.

Lisa Tang Special to the Herald-Press

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Superintendent's Message

Elkhart Community,

The Elkhart community has a rich history of providing an exceptional education for students.  I am proud of our schools and the academic and social achievements that reflect our core values.  We meet children where they are, expose them to a rigorous curriculum, and challenge their limits in a loving, caring and nurturing environment.  At EISD, our students are not mere numbers; every student counts!  They are our most prized possessions; therefore, we surpass common practice to model positive character traits, provide sound choices, and extend unique learning opportunities to build for a bright future.  Our high school students are offered the opportunity to earn college credits and certifications, and they are supported in developing firm plans for success in the military, the general workforce, or in higher education.  When students graduate from EISD, they are prepared for life and have choices and opportunities.
As superintendent of schools, I am proud to say that our staff consists of quality educators who go beyond the norm to reach all children.  Our staff members are positive upbeat individuals who proudly maintain their well-established reputation for being the best in the area.  Our students are held to high standards of accountability, discipline, and good citizenship.  These factors ensure a safe and secure learning environment where “Excellence” thrives.    Elkhart ISD believes in the “ELKS” (Excellence, Leadership, Knowledge equals Success).  Our school district is supported by parents, community leaders and ministries.  Together we strive for excellence!
Dr. Lamont Smith
Superintendent of Schools
“Excellence Every Day in Every Way”

Mission Statement

In partnership and collaboration with parents and community members, Elkhart Independent School District dedicates its efforts and resources to the benefit of all students by providing an integrated educational program of quality, equity, challenge, and Academic Excellence Through Innovative Instruction.