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Board Approves 2018-19 Academic Calendar

Sherman ISD's Board of Trustees approved the district's 2018-2019 academic calendar Monday night, opting to start school on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and ending school May 23, before Memorial Day weekend.

“One of the most favorable features of our calendar was the flexibility we have to start earlier and end before Memorial Day,” Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tamy Smalskas said.

The calendar, which will close schools for winter break from Dec. 24 through Jan. 7, and spring break from March 11 through 15, was developed with feedback from staff and the community.

“It was important for our community that we aligned with neighboring districts on our holiday breaks, so we worked closely with other districts to make that happen,” Smalskas said.”

Calendar priorities included:

  • Instruction and academic achievement
  • Distributed professional development
  • Preparation and planning for teachers
  • Alignment with other districts, Grayson and Austin Colleges.

Additionally, students would have two days off for a "Mini Fall Break" on Oct. 19 and 22, and a "Spring Holiday" on April 19, 2019.


2018-19 Academic Calendar