by Coy Holcombe.
First, a reminder that our basketball teams will be in district action tonight against Kemp. The games will be played here and will start at 4:30.
At the January board meeting, the EISD Board of Trustees officially adopted the school calendar for the 2009-2010 school year. Overall, the calendar is very similar to this year’s calendar. The major difference is that in next year’s calendar the district has gone back to ending the first semester before the Christmas holidays. The current calendar had the first semester ending about two weeks after we returned from the holidays.
With the semester ending prior to Christmas, the first semester will be somewhat shorter than the second. The first semester will have 80 days and the second semester will have 100 days. Since there are many more activities in the second semester, the extra days will help in this regard.
A quick overview of the calendar: