Michael Derry
The opposing teams have cancelled the basketball games scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, November 23rd and 24th.
5 days ago, Michael Derry
Julia Mazurek
From Ms. Reyes and the UISD cafeteria: Thursday we will be serving a Thanksgiving meal to students and staff only (due to Covid restrictions). On the menu: Turkey Ham Cornbread Stuffing Cranberry Sauce Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy Green Beans Dinner Roll Pie
10 days ago, Julia Mazurek
Christine Chamness
Floral design will have flower arrangements and centerpieces available for Thanksgiving. They will range from $30.00 - $50.00 depending on the size. Pictures will be posted on Wednesday and Thursday.
11 days ago, Christine Chamness
Christine Chamness
Meat Up
11 days ago, Christine Chamness
Julia Mazurek
Regarding Jr High basketball in Rocksprings 11/12: Rocksprings is only allowing 100 Utopia fans (pay at the gate). Please bring a mask. Go Buffalos!
15 days ago, Julia Mazurek
Julia Mazurek
Reminder: Utopia ISD Veterans Day program is Wednesday, Nov 11 @ 8:30. Come help us honor our Utopia veterans. Masks are required.
17 days ago, Julia Mazurek
Ashleigh Kay
CONGRATULATIONS Cherish on taking the gold at the Regional Cross Country meet today in Corpus Christi. We're SUPER proud of our lady buff! #stateherewecome
18 days ago, Ashleigh Kay
Christine Chamness
Regional Semifinal Playoffs
18 days ago, Christine Chamness
Michael Derry
The Utopia ISD Varsity Boy's Basketball game scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th has been moved to Thursday November 12th at 4:30 PM.
18 days ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
ALL TICKETS FOR TUESDAY NIGHT'S VOLLEYBALL GAME MUST BE BOUGHT ONLINE PRIOR TO THE GAME! If you wish to attend the volleyball game in Karnes City on Tuesday night you MUST purchase your tickets online ahead of time. There will NOT be anyone at the door to sell tickets! Tickets can be found on the home page of KC Athletics, www.kcbadgers.com where about halfway down the page there is an orange button to the right that says “TICKETS”. Spectators MUST sit in the section where they purchase from. Masks will be required to be worn and temperature checks will be done at the gate. A concession stand will be available
18 days ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Utopia ISD happenings this week! Monday, November 9 - Utopia boys and girls Cross Country compete at the Regional meet in Corpus Christi Tuesday, November 10 - Regional Simi-Finals Volleyball Utopia vs. Fayetteville in Karnes City at 6:00 PM. Wednesday, November 11 - Veteran's Day celebration Program in the Gym at 8:30 AM. Thursday, November 12 - Junior High Basketball at Rocksprings. Friday, November 13 - JVB/VG/VB Basketball vs Bracketville @ Home
19 days ago, Michael Derry
Julia Mazurek
Lady Buffs Volleyball for the win over San Perlita! Congrats Ladies!
21 days ago, Julia Mazurek
Michael Derry
We are happy to announce that Rio Sports Live will be broadcasting the Regional Quarter Final Volleyball playoff game between Utopia and San Perlita on Friday night. Those wishing to view the game using Rio Sports Live can find their page on Facebook. Go Lady Buffalos!!
22 days ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Everyone in Utopia is so proud of our Varsity Girl's Volleyball team for being the Area Champions! To allow students, parents, faculty, and staff time to travel to the Regional Quarter Final game in Three Rivers, Utopia ISD will release school early this Friday. Students will be released and buses will run at 1:46 PM. Please make arrangement to pick up your student for the adjusted time either at the school or at their normal bus pick up location. GO LADY BUFFALOS!!!!
23 days ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Here Ye!, Here Ye!....The Utopia Lady Buffalos will be taking on the San Perlita Lady Trojans on Friday, November 6th at 6:00 PM in the Three Rivers High School Gymnasium! A "Fan Bus" is planned. The cost will be $5 for the bus ride there and back. Individuals will need to pay for entry into the game as well as bringing money for food and other incidentals. Due to the distance to Three Rivers a minimum of 20 riders must have permission slips and paid by the end of school Thursday, November 5th. Community members are welcome to ride as well. We will just need payment by the same date and time.
23 days ago, Michael Derry
Christine Chamness
Playoff Game at Three Rivers
23 days ago, Christine Chamness
Christine Chamness
Good Luck to our Cross Country team at Regionals
25 days ago, Christine Chamness
Christine Chamness
Fan Bus to Volleyball Game Utopia vs Tilden Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Departing at 4:30 $3.00 to ride, pay the driver when boarding the bus. Admission to the game $2.00 students/$4.00 adult The bus will stop at fast food restaurant after the game.
25 days ago, Christine Chamness
Ashleigh Kay
Dangerous Teen Trends Zoom Presentation by Samantha Beard Monday, November 2nd, 2020 @ 6 pm Specialist, School Safety : Drugs + Human Trafficking This one hour session will provide an overview of current school age trends including drugs, alcohol, and internet safety. Learn what to look out for, red flag behavior, and what to do when a child becomes involved. Mrs. Kay will send the zoom link Monday morning if you are on her sign up list. Please email her if you wish to be added. akay@utopiaisd.net
28 days ago, Ashleigh Kay
Michael Derry
Tomorrow parade participants and vehicles will stage at the water plant at 10:45 AM. The parade will begin at 11:00 AM and proceed down highway 187 (Main Street). The parade will then turn around at the at the Church of Christ and proceed all the way back through town and back to the water plant. Parade vehicles and participants are not to stop or get off at school street. An officer will be posted at the intersection of School Street and 187 (Main Street) to make sure parade traffic continues all the way back to the water plant.
28 days ago, Michael Derry
Julia Mazurek
School picture order forms are due to Miss Patti by Nov. 3rd.
29 days ago, Julia Mazurek
Julia Mazurek
Please read below for an important message from Kim Reyes, Food Services Director: As we navigate this unprecedented time and the struggles it has presented to many in our town and community, Utopia ISD will continue to support our students and families in every way possible. I am excited to inform you that free meals will be provided to all of our enrolled students as well as any children in the community ages 1 through 18 for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. No application is necessary for enrolled students to receive free meals. Please contact Ms. Kim Reyes by phone 830-966-1926 or email kreyes@utopiaisd.net with any questions you may have.
29 days ago, Julia Mazurek
Julia Mazurek
Lunch menu change for Friday 10/30: Hamburgers w/ cheese Tater Tots Hamburger Salad Sliced Peaches Milk
29 days ago, Julia Mazurek
Michael Derry
Come support the Utopia ISD volleyball team at the Area playoffs!! The game will be held at Devine High School. Tickets will be sold at the gate on a first come-first served basis. Utopia will be the "visiting" team and will have approximately 150 seats available. This is the COVID capacity of fifty percent on the visitors side. Please come support our girls during the playoffs. Go Lady Buffalos!!
29 days ago, Michael Derry
Julia Mazurek
Utopia ISD would like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone for supporting our Utopia School Library during the book fair last week! Special thanks to our volunteers that make it all possible: Joy Davenport, Nancy Feller, Ann Jones & Teicher Whelcher. And a big shout out to Ms Tess Loman for working so hard for our students! UISD Library is A+!
29 days ago, Julia Mazurek
Michael Derry
Congratulations to the Utopia Junior High Cross Country teams! The boys team placed first overall. (Taylor Wiekamp - 1st, Jaxon Lopez - 5th, Vijay Villy 6th, Jett Smothers - 7th, Bradon Long - 14th, and Andy McNeil - 18th). Although the girls did not have enough team members to have a team individual results were awesome! (Kinsley Cox - 3rd, Bailey McBeth - 7th, Addison Bougin - 11th, and Chloe Matocha - 26th). Way to go Buffalos!
29 days ago, Michael Derry
Ashleigh Kay
District 31A Cross country meet was held this morning at Deer Creek Camp in Medina. Congratulations to Cherish Dunlap- 1st place girls Kyler Keeney- 8th place boys Will Massa- 10th place boys (All three runners will advance to the regional meet) 2nd place varsity boys team- advancing to regional meet.
about 1 month ago, Ashleigh Kay
Michael Derry
Utopia ISD Red Ribbon Week! 10/27- 10/30 UPDATED THEMES Tuesday - Pajama Day (Follow Your Dreams!) Wednesday - Western Day (Boot Out Drugs) Thursday - Senior Citizen Day (Live Longer, Don’t Do Drugs!) Friday - Spooky Day (Spook out Drugs)
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
FALL FESTIVAL
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Utopia ISD plans to resume normal school activities Tuesday morning October 27th. The buses will run as normal and the cross country team will participate at the District 31-A meet in Medina Tuesday morning.
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Good morning everyone! I realize the decision to close school Thursday afternoon and suspend all school activities until Tuesday morning came to everyone unexpectedly. However, the safety of the children in Utopia will always be our greatest priority. By closing we allowed the custodial staff to perform a very complete and thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the entire campus and hopefully prevent any possibility of the virus spreading. As they say in show business though, “the show must go on”. Therefore, we have rescheduled the fall festival for Saturday, October 31. To prevent any conflict with the normal Halloween activities in the Utopia community, Buffalo Backers and Utopia ISD have cooperatively put together a slightly adjusted schedule of activities. The parade will begin promptly at 11:00 A.M. The carnival will begin at approximately 11:30 A.M. following the parade. The meal served by the junior class that normally occurs in the evening will be rescheduled to begin at 11:30 A.M. The senior cake auction will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. This will allow time for all of the normal Utopia community Halloween festivities in the evening. Please join us for a great day of fun and revelry.
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
The date for Tuesday is October 27th, not October 28th.
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
October 22, 2020 Dear parents and community members, Utopia ISD has been notified of a positive case of COVID-19 within the community. The individual was on the Utopia campus for a Volleyball game. For the safety and well-being of the students, faculty, and community and in an effort to prevent any spread of the virus we will be closing school and suspending ALL school activities beginning today at 2:45 PM. Normal activities will resume on Tuesday, October 28th, 2020. School buses will run at their normal time that morning. This afternoon school buses will run at 3:00. If parents are unavailable to pick up their children at that time at school or when the bus drops them off administration will be staying at the school to facilitate a late pickup. The fall festival will be postponed until Saturday, October 31st, 2020. Other details concerning other school activities including sporting events will be forwarded as soon as they are available. While school is not in session custodial staff will perform a deep and thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all areas. If you have any questions please contact Superintendent Michael Derry via email at mderry@utopiaisd.net or phone at 830-966-1928. Thank you again for your understanding! Michael Derry Superintendent Utopia Independent School District
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Christine Chamness
The Junior High Cross Country meet that is scheduled for this afternoon has been postponed until Wednesday, October 28th.
about 1 month ago, Christine Chamness
Christine Chamness
Fall Festival Schedule
about 1 month ago, Christine Chamness
Christine Chamness
No School Monday, October 26, 2020.
about 1 month ago, Christine Chamness
Michael Derry
VETERANS' DAY AT UTOPIA ISD
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Medina will be hosting the Junior High Cross Country Meet this year at Deer Creek Camp on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The girl’s race will begin at 5:00 PM and the Boy’s race will begin at 5:30 PM. Awards will be given under the pavilion at 6:00 PM. Awards will not begin until all coaches have had time to look over the results. Jr High Girls and Jr. High Boys will run 1.5 miles on a fan friendly course. The boy’s race will not start until 5:30pm. There are only 2 races and we won’t rush too much and will allow the scorers to make sure results are correct before posting for coaches to see first. Results will then be announced once all coaches have had time to review them. A concession stand will NOT be available at the Jr. High District Cross Country Meet. Awards will be given at the end of the meet for individuals and teams under the pavilion closest to the Starting Line. Deer Creek Camp is a great host and a great place and they ask that everyone stay off of the equipment found throughout the camp. Everyone is encouraged to peruse the visitors center and the camp store. Attendees are asked to please wear masks and/or face coverings. All Buses will turn into the first open gate after the river crossing. All Cars and spectators will go in the main entrance and turn right on the first road in the camp. There will be someone there to direct parking. Please show up and support our Junior High Cross-Country runners!!
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
This evening the Utopia chapter of the National Honor Society will conduct its annual induction ceremony. This is a huge honor for our students and we would like to invite any community members that can possibly attend. Please come out and support our students! The ceremony will be held in the school cafeteria at 6:30 PM on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Good morning everyone! Currently Uvalde County has met the requirement to rescind the State of Texas mandatory mask mandate, therefore the mask mandate is no longer in effect within the county. The official stance of Utopia ISD is that students, faculty, staff, and visitors are still highly encouraged to wear masks, but the wearing of masks is not required. Social distancing and good hygiene practices are also encouraged. As a precautionary measure, water fountains on campus will remain turned off and hand sanitizer will still be made available. The custodial staff will continue to use effective sanitizing procedures throughout the campus on a daily basis. Thank you, Michael
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
CHANGE IN UTOPIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHEDULE
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
WOW!!! A health inspection was performed at the Utopia ISD school cafeteria and it passed with a perfect score of 100! All credit goes to the wonderful staff that prepares breakfast and lunch for all of our students every day of school! Thank you Mrs. Theresa-Maria, Mrs. Mendoza, Mrs. Reyes, and Mrs. Prest for all the hard work you put in.
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
All tax collections and billings are now performed through the Bandera Tax Assessor/Collector's office. If you have any issues or concerns please contact that office at (830) 796-3731. The physical address is 403 12th Street, Bandera, Texas 78003. Thank you,
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
A bus will leave Utopia ISD at 4:15 PM for any 9th - 12th grade students that would like to attend the Fields of Faith event at Medina High School. Students need to bring money to eat at Sonic or Burger King afterwards. Mrs. Kay has permission slips available for anyone wishing to attend. The bus is expected to return to Utopia about 9:00 PM.
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Monday morning Utopia ISD will have its six weeks breakfast recognizing Junior High and High School perfect attendance, all "A", and "AB" honor roll students. Please remind all qualifying students to attend! This event is for students only. Elementary awards will occur at 2:00 PM in gym "B". Parents are welcome to attend the elementary awards. Notes were sent home in backpacks on Friday to parents of all qualifying students.
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
The book fair at Utopia ISD will be happening October 19-24! Bring the kids and pick up some great new reading material!
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Check out the six weeks awards assembly.
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Utopia ISD is pleased to be able to offer a presentation by the Region 20 Educational Service Center entitled "Dangerous Teen Trends". Everyone thinks "It will not happen to my child", until it does. This session will provide an overview of current school age trends including drugs, alcohol, and internet safety. Learn what to look for , red flag behavior, and what to do when a child becomes involved. Please email Mrs. Kay at akay@utopiaisd.net to reserve your spot. This is a remote Zoom presentation, but we must have a minimum of 30 sign up to be able to host the presentation.
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Parents, We are getting some vehicle congestion in front of the school during pick up and drop off times. We ask that when picking up or dropping off students please only use the circle drive if you intend to stay in your vehicle and immediately leave. If you plan to get out or park please use one of the parking spaces in the parking lot. This will help us keep our students safe and expedite the pick up and drop off process. Thank you so much for your help!
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Thanks to Mrs. Kay the Mobil Exploration Lab will be available to students at Utopia ISD. This summer Utopia ISD counselor Ashleigh Kay wrote a grant to have the Mobil Exploration Lab come to Utopia and present students with the opportunity to investigate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) subjects. We are happy to announce that the eighteen wheeler containing the equipment arrived on campus this week! On October 8th & 9th the kindergarten through eighth grade students will be tour the various stations. Utopia ISD is the only school district in Region 20 to receive this grant! Please let Mrs. Kay know how much you appreciate all of her hard work!
about 1 month ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
NOTICE
2 months ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Utopia ISD yearbooks are on sale through Mr. Berner. A variety of years are available. Prices vary depending on the year. 2020 - $45 2019 - $20 2018 - $10 2017 through 1997 - $5 each or 3 for $10 Please contact Mr. Berner at fberner@utopiaisd.net to set up an appointment.
2 months ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Yesterday Utopia ISD student volunteers did a great job helping with the local Pop Up food pantry. They were complimented on their hard work and great attitudes! We are so proud of all of our students here at Utopia ISD!
2 months ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Calling all parents and guardians of Utopia ISD students, please help your your child remember to bring a water bottle to school each day. All of the water fountains on campus are closed, but water bottle fill stations are available.
2 months ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Don't forget "See you at the pole" tomorrow morning. Everyone will begin gathering around 7:30 AM and the activities will begin at 7:40 AM.
2 months ago, Michael Derry
Christine Chamness
Congratulations to Payton Deichler, Celsey Sheedy, and Ansleigh Davis on receiving their letterman jacket.
2 months ago, Christine Chamness
Christine Chamness
Congratulate our September students of the month, Taya Bohannon and William Cassin and our teacher of the month Mrs. Brady Williams.
2 months ago, Christine Chamness
Michael Derry
At its regular September meeting the Utopia ISD School Board approved a change to the 2020-2021 district calendar. The annual Fall Festival date has been moved from October 31st to October 24th. Consequently, the Monday school holiday following the Fall Festival has been moved from November 2nd to October 26th.
2 months ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
The Utopia School Bus pick up and drop off location in Knippa for transfer students has moved. The new location will be at Henry Penny Mobil Home Sales at 11641 East Hwy 90, Knippa, Texas 78870. The new location is approximately 1/4 of a mile closer to Utopia on Hwy 90 and is on the same side of the highway as before. If you have any questions please call the school at 830-966-1939.
2 months ago, Michael Derry
Michael Derry
Beginning Monday, September 14th all meals for all students at Utopia ISD will be served free of charge. This service is being offered through the United States Department of Agriculture. The program will remain in effect until December 31st 2020 or until the funds have been exhausted, whichever occurs first. When the program is over prices will revert to the costs currently in effect. We will do everything we can to give everyone as much advanced notice before the program ends. Please be sure to tell our Food Service Coordinator, Kim Reyes, “Thank You!” for all of her hard work in getting Utopia ISD enrolled in this program!
3 months ago, Michael Derry
David Carter
“Applications for Transfer Students were mailded out today. You can also visit our website and download the application if needed. Please return by June 24th, 2020. You can fax to 830-966-6162, scan to bhernandez@utoipaisd.net, or just stop by.”
6 months ago, David Carter
David Carter
Students, remember to turn in computers by 3pm Friday the 15th!!
7 months ago, David Carter