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MHS recognized by NFL for contributing to Super Bowl history three times

MHS recognized by NFL for contributing to Super Bowl history three times

Mission High School (MHS) has been recognized by the National Football League for contributing to Super Bowl history, not just once; not just twice; but now three times. MHS has been named to the NFL Super Bowl High School Honor Roll. Mission, Texas- Mission High School (MHS) has been recognized by the National Football League […]

Mission CISD crowns the district’s top spellers

Mission CISD crowns the district’s top spellers

After starting with a field of 32 competitors, it took about an hour to whittle that number down to one person, who is this year’s top speller in Mission CISD (Consolidated Independent School District). Kitana Garza, an eighth grader from Mission Jr. High School, won this year’s annual district spelling bee. Mission, Texas – After […]

Brownsville ISD implements Reybotics Engineering and Aerospace CAMP

Brownsville ISD implements Reybotics Engineering and Aerospace CAMP

“We are launching a K-12 Aerospace Initiative designed to insipre and motivate students towards space-related careers, ” said Bertha Pena, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. “These programs of study will prepare students to meet the increasing demand for engineers and the emerging science fields.” During the summer ENCORE worked with Brownsville ISD to implement […]

Elementary students get their first lesson in robotics

Elementary students get their first lesson in robotics

By Raul Garcia Jr. A total of 100 Mercedes ISD migrant students from Kennedy, North, Travis and Hinojosa Elementary were given a presentation on Wednesday about robotics and aerospace engineering by local robotics expert, Heriberto Reynoso. “It was really good and we learned a lot about robots,” said Michael Carrion, Kennedy Elementary fifth grader. “I […]

University Student Tour 2015

University Student Tour 2015

By Adriana V. Lopez Excitement was high as 46 students representing eleven school districts from across the Rio Grande Valley prepared to fly to Boston for the Texas Graduate Center’s (TGC) first-ever Student University Tour. The tour was exclusive to MATHTEACH Collaborative partners who currently support a math teacher in TGC’s Math for Teaching graduate […]

Roundtable talk on Immigration held at UTB

Roundtable talk on Immigration held at UTB

  By Raul Garcia Jr. The Texas Tribune’s high powered news journalism made a stop in Brownsville to talk immigration politics with local legislators, leaders in education and the community to get a sense of what is really going on in the Rio Grande Valley and to get the immigration conversation going. “They brought up […]

Dr. Roland Arriola named Leader in Education

Dr. Roland Arriola named Leader in Education

Mercedes Chamber Recognizes Dr. Roland Arriola As Leader in Education at Annual Awards Banquet By Raul Garcia Jr. The Texas Valley Communities Foundation President Dr. Roland Arriola added another award to his long list of accomplishments and well-deserved accolades. Mercedes leaders honored Dr. Arriola with the Leader in Education Award for his college and career […]

Edinburg CISD math teachers accepted into Texas Graduate Center

Edinburg CISD math teachers  accepted into Texas Graduate Center

Edinburg High School Mathematics teachers, Jorge Ibanez and Daniel Lara, have been accepted into Mathematics for Teaching Graduate Program through the Harvard Extension School. This opportunity to pursue a Master of Liberal Arts Degree through the prestigious program is offered in partnership with the Texas Graduate Center, which is a component of the Texas Valley […]

NASA shows students Mars with space satellite

NASA shows students Mars with space satellite

By Raul Garcia Jr. Twitter: @rgarcia_LE Area students were given a huge surprise during the breakout session with NASA at the ENCORE Convocation held at UTPA. “We’re going to target our camera at Mars now,” said Sheri Klug Boonstra, ASU director of the Mars Education Program. “Every two hours we go around Mars and this […]

ENCORE Convocation: Scholars meet at UTPA for career and college student experience

ENCORE Convocation: Scholars meet at UTPA for career and college student experience

Students came in by the bus load from all over the Rio Grande Valley to spend a day on the University of Texas -Pan American campus to learn new things in STEM from Boeing, NASA and university student groups. “ENCORE is very important for the valley every time a student gets on the campus and […]

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