No School Friday, September 21

posted Sep 19, 2018, 11:55 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 11:55 AM ]

Dear parents,

We received notice earlier today that the water pressure in the district would be diminishing tomorrow. However, we negotiated with both Knippa Water Supply and their subcontractor and advocated for the work to be pushed back until Friday. Based on what we believe to be best for our students, there will not be any school on Friday, September 21, 2018. At this time, we do not anticipate making up the day. School will resume Monday, September 24 at regular time. If you have any questions, please contact

Tressa Reading American Open 2018

posted Sep 19, 2018, 6:55 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 6:56 AM ]

Tressa Reading recently competed in the American Open 3 weightlifting competition in Las Vegas, NV.  Through other sanctioned weightlifting meets, Tressa qualified to compete at the American Open.  She Snatched 64kg (138.6 lb), then Clean and Jerked 176kg (176 lb).  Her total was 143kg.  She came in 6th place in her weight and age division.  

Tressa has been competing in weightlifting for 3 years under the coach Jodi Vaughn of Vaughn Weightlifting of Temple, TX.  Tressa trains at Knippa High School and Shotgun CrossFit.


Knippa Boys of Summer

posted Aug 27, 2018, 5:02 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 5:03 AM ]

Front Row: Sutton King- San Antonio Marucci Elite 9U (Austin Turf Wars 6 Champions,  Austin Spring Break Rumble Champions, San Antonio Railyard Brawl Champions, San Antonio Let’s play 2 champions, Austin Super NIT tournament champions, Uvalde Little League runner up), Cameron Santos- 11U Uvalde All-Star (Regional Runner-Ups), Easton King-San Antonio Marucci Elite 10U and 11U/Uvalde 11U All-Star(Runner up in the Boerne Brawl, Rawlings Global NIT, Houstion 11U Dick’s Sporting Goods Young Sluggers Tournament. Tournament Champions in Austin Let’s Play 2 tournament, San Antonio Summer fest, Hill Country Slugfest. Uvalde All-Star Regional Runner ups) Ryan Santos- 12U All-Star, Robert Benavides- 10U All-Stars (Regional Runner ups), Tyler Suarez- 10U All-Stars (Regional Runner ups)
Back Row: Cameron Santos- Uvalde Senior League Champion, Robert Zamora-Uvalde Senior League Champion, Landon Cox-Uvalde Senior League Champion, Preston Steven-Uvalde Senior League Champion, Nathan Perez- Uvalde Senior League Champion, Matthew Santos-Uvalde Senior League Champion, Joey Garcia- 11U All-Star (Regional Runner-up), Wyatt Hughes- 11U All-Star (Regional Runner-Up)

Soft Lockdown

posted Aug 23, 2018, 12:07 PM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 12:11 PM ]

Dear parents,

This letter is to inform you about a lockdown that was held this morning. Knippa ISD is committed to the safety of all of our students and we want to clearly communicate with our parents about safety issues should they arise.

This morning, we received notification from local Border Patrol agents regarding the search for an individual north of the campus. Border patrol agents advised us to go into lockdown until the individual was located and apprehended. All faculty and staff immediately implemented lockdown procedures. We remained in lockdown for 30 minutes until we were notified by local law enforcement that we were safe to resume normal school activities.

We, Knippa ISD, feel that open and clear communication with parents is important to enhance our safety efforts and wanted you to know about this incident. Please feel free to call me at (830) 934-2176 or email me at


Melissa Garza


posted Jun 22, 2018, 2:49 PM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 2:52 PM ]

Parents please view this video on how to read and interpret your student’s STAAR Report Card and for further information visit, 

Jr. High Uvalde Tournament Results

posted Apr 30, 2018, 7:41 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 7:43 AM ]

Knippa JH Team Tennis participated in a Tournament in Uvalde this past weekend.
Knippa beat the Uvalde "B" team 10-0. They also beat the Hondo "B" team 10-4 as well as the Hondo "A" team 10-5. The only loss was to the Uvalde "A" team 4-10. Their efforts earned them 2nd place in the tournament. 
The "silver medal" team is as follows:
John Dong
Landon Cox
Arlon Allee
Zach Patino
Carlos Quiroga
Dylan Harris 
Cody Foster 
Miguel Bueno
Kennedy Thompson
Kadyn Jones
Kayleigh Griffin
Sophia Garcia
Brooklyn Ramsey
Zoe Faust
Mia Reyes
Tiffany Casey
Kaylie Esser
This event marks the end of the Junior High tennis season. Coaches Speer and Alejandro are very proud of the improvement that all of our tennis players have made this season.

Tennis Regional Results

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:28 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 7:44 AM ]

The Region IV- IA Tennis Championships took place at East View High School in Georgetown April 19 th
and 20th . Knippa’s qualifiers included Ryan Cox, Carlos Koehl, Jason Samarripa, Diego Esquivel, Candace
Suarez, McKaia Barnes, Gabby Menchaca and Bethany Keeney.
The tournament kicked off with boy’s singles at 8am on Thursday morning. Carlos was our first to play
and defeated Seth Read from Chester 6-0, 6-1. He would then move on to the quarters. Ryan had a bye
first round so his first match began around 11:30am. Ryan defeated Blankenship from Spurger 6-
2, 6-2 to move on to the semis where he would meet Garcia from Bynum. He swept Garcia with
a score of 6-3, 6-0 which moved Ryan into the finals. Carlos was set to play Acker from McMullen
and stomped him 6-1, 6-1. Ryan and Carlos played each other in the finals on Friday morning at 8:30am.
The Knippa seniors battled out their match but Ryan finished with a score of 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 to take the
gold! Carlos would then have a playback against Connor Garcia for second place. Carlos lost the first set
against Garcia 6-4 but came roaring back with a 6-3, 6-4 win!! These two boys have had a great last
season and we could not be more proud!!
In girls’ singles, McKaia played her first round against Yarbrough from Martinsville and took the
win with a 6-1, 6-1 score. Meanwhile, Candace was due to play Spaulding from Chester in the
quarters. She swept her match with a 6-0, 6-0 win. Candace continued to win her next match in the
semis against Ramirez from Runge 6-2, 6-3 which would advance her into the finals. McKaia
played hard against Miller from Spurger but took a loss of 6-0, 6-1 in the quarters. Suarez and
Miller were set to play in the finals. Suarez lost the first set 6-4, but came back to take the lead and win
the next two 6-0, 6-2 finishing with the gold!
In boys’ doubles, Jason Samarripa and Diego Esquivel blew through their first match against Garcia and
Warren from Prairie Lee 6-2, 6-1. They would then play Turner and Blaha from McMullen in the semis
finishing with a 6-2, 6-2 win. In the finals, Esquivel and Samarripa met up with DeLosSantos and
Gutierrez from Runge. The Knippa boys battled hard but took a loss of 6-3, 6-1 to the Runge team.
Esquivel and Samarripa then had a playback against Manis and Skelton from Utopia. The final score was
6-4, 6-0 with our Knippa team taking second at regionals!
In girls’ doubles, Bethany Keeney and Gabby Menchaca swept their first match against Grissom and Ellis
from Spurger 6-1, 6-0 in the quarters. The Knippa team dominated Schuenemann and Wilson from
Nordheim 6-0, 6-1 in the semis. Keeney and Menchaca would face Gonzales and Ruiz from Utopia in the
finals. The Knippa girls took the lead and won 6-2, 7-5 and finished with the gold!
Ryan, Carlos, Gabby, Bethany, Candace, McKaia, Jason, and Diego have had an awesome season, and it’s
not over yet. They have worked very hard to get where they are. Regionals was very exciting and Knippa
has seven out of the eight qualifiers going to State. The State tournament will be held at the Mitchell
Tennis Center and Omar Smith Instructional Tennis Courts at Texas A&M University on May 17 th and 18 th .
Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro have thoroughly enjoyed being with these kids all year! The hours
these kids spend on the court truly has its rewards!



2018 Jr. High District Tennis Results

posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:59 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 9:00 AM ]

Our Junior High Tennis Team took to the courts last Monday April 9 in Uvalde for District Tennis.  We had a lot of good tennis play with the following results:

John Dong placed 1st in "A" boy's singles.
Landon Cox placed 2nd in "A" boy's singles.
Kadyn Jones placed 3rd in "A" girl's singles.
Carlos Quiroga and Zack Patino earned Consolation in "A" boy's doubles.
Kennedy Thompson and Kayleigh Griffin remained undefeated for the season placing 1st in "A" girl's doubles.

Brooklyn Ramsey placed 1st in "B" girl's singles.
Sophia Garcia placed 3rd in "B" girl's singles.
Mia Reyes and Lauren Haughey placed 1st in "B" girl's doubles.
Kaylie Esser and Tiffany Casey placed 2nd in "B" girl's doubles.
Catherine Vasquez and Clarissa Ortiz placed 3rd in "B" girl's doubles.
Zoe Faust and Cody Foster won 1st in "B" mixed doubles.

Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are proud of the season in Junior High Tennis and look forward to one more event as the Junior High Team looks to defend their Team Tennis Title from last year in Uvalde on April 27 & 28.

Knippa Track Athletes Compete In Uvalde Area Qualifiers Meet

posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:48 AM by Joe Cordova

On Monday 16, April 2018 Knippa Track Athletes traveled to Uvalde to compete in the Area Qualifiers Meet. The results are as followed:

Andrew Rowland
1st - High Jump
6th - 800 Meter Run
6th - Triple Jump

Toby Minor
4th - 1600 Meter Run
3rd - 3200 Meter Run

Deigo Esquivel
3rd - 1600 Meter Run
2nd - 3200 Meter Run

Luis Hernandez, Dade Turner, Ernest Garza and Jordan Lara
4th - 4x200 Relay

Jordan Lara
4th - Shot Put

Avery Willis
5th - 800 Meter Run

Elizabeth Kimble
3rd - 3200 Meter Run
3rd - 1600 Meter Run

Andrew, Toby, Diego, Luis, Dade, Ernest, Jordan and Elizabeth advanced to Regionals which will be held at Sam Houston April 27 - 28. Great Job to all track athletes, coach Willis is very proud of all of you! way to be a Rockcrusher!

Knippa Baseball Team Beat Utopia 13 -10

posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:15 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 8:15 AM ]

Congrats to the Knippa Baseball team. They beat Utopia 13 - 10 on Friday, 13 April 2018. Larry Allen hit a 3 run home run over the center field wall. Being the only the second player to accomplish this in school history. Matthew Santos was the winning pitcher of the game. The game ended with Santos at short starting the 6 - 4 - 3 double play. The first 6 - 4 - 3 double play in Knippa Baseball history.

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