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

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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PTA Apex Fun Run is Coming!
Join the PTA and APEX in raising money while teaching leadership skills and encouraging fitness. With your help, the PTA can fund amazing programs and make a difference in students’ lives. Event kicks off on October 16.
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It's Red Ribbon Week!
Let's pledge to be drug free! Red Ribbon Week is October 21-25. Click "Read More" for details.
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Family Fun!
Join us on October 25 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm for an evening of food, games, and music sponsored by the PTA.
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Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day
November 4 is a student holiday (no school). Classes will resume their normal schedule on Tuesday, November 5.
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District Headlines

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LISD Board Briefs: Oct. 17, 2019
10/17/2019
Should Leander ISD prominently place the state accountability system in its district improvement plan? The Board of Trustees discussed its goals, approved a new evaluation tool for bus service to students living within two miles of their school, and took action on construction projects tied to the 2017 bond referendum.
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Announcing Elaine Cogburn as Chief Financial Officer
Leander ISD taps experienced school finance leader as new CFO
10/03/2019
Leander ISD picked an experienced school finance expert Elaine Cogburn for its top business role, leading the budget, finance, payroll, and purchasing teams. Trustees approved the hiring of Cogburn as the new chief financial officer during the Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting. She will be joining Leander ISD starting Nov. 4, replacing former CFO Lucas Janda, who joined a privately owned financial firm in July 2019.
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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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