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   The Millennium



-There were world wide celebrations marking the arrival of the new millennium.  

-George W. Bush is elected President in an election that was so close the results had to be upheld by the Supreme Court

-The "I Love You" virus swept through the network computers of banks, securities firms, and Web companies in the United States.

-The summer Olympics are held in Sydney Australia. The U.S. Olympic team brings home 97 medals: 40 Gold, 24 Silver & 33 Bronze.

-the Kursk, a Russian nuclear submarine sinks to the bottom of the Barents Sea. All 118 crew members are found dead.

-San Francisco’s wide receiver, Terrell Owens sets a new league record of 20 catches in a single game during a 17-0 victory by the San Francisco 49ers over the Chicago Bears.


-Enron files for bankruptcy amid financial scandal.

  -The U.S. Congress Passed the $1.35 Trillion tax cut proposed by President Bush. The tax cuts are set to expire in 2010.

-Dreamworks releases Shrek - its most successful film to date.

-Al-Qaeda terrorists attack the World Trade Center and the U.S. Pentagon.

-The U.S. and Britain attack The Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

-The U.S. and Britain invade Iraq.

2001 - The Commitment to Excellence Awards replace the awards formerly known as the Golden Buffalo.   They are given to employee's who have achieved a level of excellence in their position that surpasses all others.

2001 - The Community and the nation react to terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington D.C.  SCUCISD devotes the construction of two new elementary schools to America's resolve to rebuild and recover from September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the U.S. Pentagon. (Green Valley Elementary and Norma Paschal Elementary)

2001 - The District introduces The Norma Paschal Commitment to Children Award. This award goes to the person who most exemplifies Norma Paschal's devotion to improving the lives of our children.  The award recognizes considerable dedication above and beyond the call of duty. The winner is chosen each year from the Commitment to Excellence Award winners.  It is the highest honor an SCUCISD employee can receive from the District. 

2001 - The Toby Conner Agriculture Complex is named to honor the man’s 37 year career at SCUCISD and his achievements and success on behalf of his students. 


 -Former President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development”.

-Kelly Clarkson wins Season One of American Idol in a live television broadcast.

-The New England Patriots take home their first Super Bowl victory by defeating the heavily favored St. Louis Rams, 20-17.

-Release of electronic game America’s Army. It was created by Lt. Col. Casey Wardynski, U.S. Army. The game, maintained & managed by the U.S. Army, received positive reviews for its realistic depiction of a soldier's experiences. Millions of registered users contributed to the game's success since its release.

-The Euro is adopted, replacing the currency of 12 European Nations.

-The Herb Rehmann Auxiliary Services Complex is dedicated.


 -The “Terminator” becomes the “Governator”. Actor and former bodybuilding Champion, Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as the 38th governor of California.

 -The space shuttle Columbia breaks up during re-entry over Texas. All seven crew members were killed.





2003 - Norma J. Paschal Elementary is completed. It is named for a lifelong nurse and teacher who dedicated more than 30 years to the enrichment of the children of S.C.U.C.I.S.D.  and is one of two elementary schools dedicated in the wake of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks, as a symbol of America's resolve to rebuild and recover. To learn more about Norma Paschal click here.

 -Claudette crashes into Texas coast, moving inland through Texas, it causes major damage and kills two people. Claudette dumped eight inches of rain and set off destructive twisters before dispersing.

-Power failures in Northern Ohio resulted in a blackout throughout most of the Northeast. It took over 24 hours to restore power to the region. Despite the hardship New Yorkers and other people of region worked to help each other. There was very little civil disruption.

2003 - Green Valley Elementary  was dedicated in 2003.  Green Valley Elementary is one of two elementary schools dedicated in 2001 as a symbol of America's resolve to rebuild and recover from the September 11th terrorist attacks.  It receives it's name in tribute to those who created the foundation for education in our community by the establishment of the original Green Valley Elementary.   The site of the school on Green Valley Road is just a few miles from the site of the original Green Valley Elementary School built in 1887. 


-Devastation and an estimated 230,000 deaths along the Indian Ocean coastline were caused by a tsunami that was set off by an earthqueke off the coast of Indonesia

-Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died after a long illness. Reagan was a popular president known for restoring American confidence after the problems of the 1970s and helping to defeat communism.

-Martha Stewart served five months in prison for obstruction of justice. She is a television host, author, publisher, merchandiser & founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. In 2001 she was named the third most powerful woman in America by Ladies Home Journal; and in 2005 she was named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people. She still enjoys fame and success.

-The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918, finally vanquishing the bad luck "Curse of the Bambino" years.

-Final episode of Friends airs.

-Oprah Winfrey gives a Pontiac G-6 sedan to each member of her studio audience, 276 cars in all.


-April 2, Pope John Paul II died. His service as Supreme Pontiff & Soverign of Vatican City began October 16, 1978.   He was born Karol Józef Wojtyla May 1920

-U.S. Gulf Coast is slammed by a series of powerful Hurricanes: Katrina, Double Slam Rita Double Slam the Gulf Coast.

2005 - The first students attended the District's newest high school,  Byron P. Steele II High School. It is located at 1300 F.M. 1103 in Cibolo. Who is Byron P. Steele II? 

2005 - The Clarence T. Shelton  Athletics Complex was dedicated. The complex is at 1088 Elbel Road, Schertz, Texas.


-Hamden vs Rumsfeld - The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3 decision that detainees at Guatanimo Bay were entitled to be tried either under the rules of a military trail or rules approved by Congress. The ruling also stated that the Geneva Accords on prisoners apply to terrorist as well.

-University of Texas quarterback Vince Young makes an eight-yard touchdown run on fourth down with 19 seconds left in the game, capping one of the best individual performances in college football history, leading his team to a Rose Bowl victory and a national championship title over USC.

2006/07 - Since the turn of the century, Schertz-Cibolo communities are experiencing extraordinary growth.  The districts enrollment has rocketed to 9,611 reported in the spring of the 2006/2007 school year.  We face new challenges with each year as school officials predict rapid growth to continue to the end of the first decade.


-The U.S. is struck by natural disasters:

  • One of the largest and deadliest fires in US history rages in Southern California destroying 400,000 acres and 2,000 homes.
  • Violent thunderstorms roar through parts of Alabama and three other U.S. states in the region.
  • Blizzards and severe snowstorms sweep through the heart of the country.
  • One of the deadliest tornadoes in Kansas history destroys the town of Greensburg with 200 mph winds.
  • -The I35W Bridge over the the Mississippi river collapses. Cars dropped 50ft into the river. 13 people lost their lives in the tragedy.


-Six miners are trapped and lost in a collapsed mine in Utah and the tragedy worsened when 3 rescue workers are also lost in the tragedy.





-Barack Obama was elected the first African-American President of the United States.

-Struggling General Motors offers buyouts to 74,000 hourly workers in the workers in the U.S. re- presented by the UAW in an attempt to cut costs.

-General Motors receives government bailouts.

-Officials order the evacuation of Galveston as Hurricane Ike delivers its storm surge along the Texas Coast.


2008 - Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Education Foundation is created.  It's mission is to partner with the community to provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning and maximize innovative opportunities for all students in the SCUCISD.  

2008 - S.C.U.C.I.S.D. Board of Trustees is recognized by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) as a 2008 Regional Honor Board

2008 - February 21st - The Lower Valley School house, moved to its new site on the Campus of Northeast Lakeview College, where it is slated to become a living history museum.

2008 - O.G. Wiederstein Elementary School replacement campus is dedicated (171 Borgfeld Road, Cibolo). More than 600 students were enrolled in grades pre-kindergarten through Fourth in the 2008-09 school year at Wiederstein Elementary.

2008 - John A. Sippel Elementary School is dedicated for students in grades pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. To learn about John A. Sippel, click here



-Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi, the man convicted (in 2001) of perpetraing the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scottland was released from a Scottish prison and returned home to Libya.  The Scottish government claimed their decision was based on claims that Megrahi was terminally ill and near death. At the time of this writing, Megrahi still lives in freedom in his homeland and is treated as a celebrity there. 

-U.S. President Barack Obama receives the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”.

-U.S. President Barack Obama ordered 30,000 additional  troops to Afghanistan. The President explained that his policy included “regaining the initiative against the Taliban, training more Afghani troops and working with Pakistan”.

-The Chief Executive of General Motors (GM), resigns at the request of the Obama administration.

-June 1, General Motors, the largest US automaker declared bankruptcy on June 1, 2009.

2009 - Schertz Elementary School replacement campus is dedicated.  The replacement campus is adjacent to the site of the original Schertz Elementary School buildings at 701 Curtiss Avenue, Schertz.  Nearly all of the original construction that began in 1952 has been demolished.

2009 - Dedication of the Ray D. Corbett Junior High School replacement campus. This campus is in a rural area near the intersection of Lower Seguin Road and F.M. 1518. Corbett Junior High opened its doors to more than 700 7th and 8th graders.

2009 - Elaine S. Schlather Intermediate School is dedicated. It is dedicated as the District's third intermediate school for student's in the fifth and sixth grades.  Click here to learn about Elaine S. Schlather.

2009 - The Robert and Glenda Lenholf Stadium was dedicated.

2009 - In December 2009 The Marion Dolford Learning Center was dedicated at the site of the old Wiederstein Elementary on Schlather Street in downtown Cibolo.  The Marion Dolford Learning Center houses the Cibolo Center Alternative Program and the District's Adult & Community Education Classes


-The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (BP Oil Spill) is a massive ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history.The spill stems from the explosion of the Deepwater Horison drilling rig on April 20th. The explosion killed 11 platform workers and injured 17 others.

-“To Kill a Mockingbird," the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel by Harper Lee turns 50 in 2010. Over 30 million copies of the book have been sold.

-General McChrystal resigned as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan after a controversial magazine profile. He was replaced by General David Petraeus, the man credited with crafting the Army’s successful counterinsurgency strategy and the surge of U.S. forces into Iraq in 2007.

-A catastrophic earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 shook Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. Roughly 230,000 people lost their lives in the disaster.

2010 -The Allison L. Steele Enhanced Learning Center was re-dedicated at 204 Wright Avenue, Schertz in a building that was part of the old Corbett Jr High on October 27th, 2010. 

2010 - Today SCUCISD boundaries extend over a 73 square mile area. We have 16 campuses serving an enrollment of 11,700 and employ approximately 1600.





by C Cielencki 2010

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Below are links to other timelines that might interest you.


S.C.U.C.I.S.D. Construction Timeline 


Texas Timeline - Key Events in Early Texas


1832 th 2010 S.C.U.C.I.S.D.


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