Principal Corner

Principal Matthew CalkinsPrincipal
Matthew Calkins

Email: matthew.calkins@leanderisd.org
Phone: (512) 570-6300

Welcome to Deer Creek Elementary!  I’m honored to serve this community as campus principal and am truly excited about the 2019-2020 school year.   

Our mission statement is:  “Through positive relationships, we create a community where everyone is a learner who recognizes, respects, develops, and shares greatness within.”  I look forward to celebrating your child’s #greatnesswithin in 2019-2020!   I hope that you’ll follow us on Twitter (@DCEgreatnesswithin1)

News & Announcements

Joust - 4th & 5th Grade Musical Production
Calling all 4th and 5th Graders! Auditions this Week! Click "Read More" for full details.
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Wanted - Crossing Guards!
Join the DCE Team for 2019-20 as a Crossing Guard. $10.00/hour. Contact lavenda.elmer@leanderisd.org
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Kinder "Beginning of a Journey" Picture Day
Friday, September 20, 8:00 am is Kindergarten Picture Day - special keepsake photos (not yearbook).
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Texas PTA's Kids First Program
On Wednesday, September 25th, Second Grade will take a moment to focus on the importance of including people of all abilities. Click "Read More" for details.
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September 25 is an Early Release Day
Dismissal Times: Kinder & 1st at 11:39 am, 2nd & 3rd at 11:42 am, 4th & 5th at 11:45 pm. Lunch, Recess and Specials operate on an altered schedule this day.
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District Headlines

Parent Notification of the Student Success Initiative
Parent Notification of the Student Success Initiative
09/10/2019
The Student Success Initiative (SSI) was created by the Texas Legislature to ensure that all students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in mathematics and reading.
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online registration introducing a new online registration process for new and returning students.
Student Information System, High School Schedules Update
08/16/2019
As of Aug. 16, eSchoolPLUS functionality and availability have greatly improved. Staff will begin using the system throughout the district on Aug. 19. Once we have verified the continued performance stability of the system, we will release the Home Access Center for all parents and students later in the week.
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TEA Releases 2019 Accountability Ratings
Students, schools continue to excel on state accountability
08/15/2019
Leander ISD maintained a 95 percent overall score, according to Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings released Aug. 15.
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