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PSJA Southwest High School wins U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge at HESTEC 2015

PSJA Southwest High School wins U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge at HESTEC 2015

By Jennifer L. Berghom EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 9, 2015 – Lessons learned at last year’s HESTEC led the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Southwest High School team to victory in the fifth annual U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge, held Friday, Oct. 9, at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week. The team […]

Local middle schools begin tobacco prevention curriculum

Local middle schools begin tobacco prevention curriculum

With a new school year in full effect the Tobacco Prevention Specialists Quincy Bonilla and Rafael Cepeda from the UNIDAD Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition at Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas are looking forward to implementing Project Towards No Tobacco Use (Project TNT), an evidence-based curriculum, at La Joya ISD and PSJA ISD middle […]

PSJA Dropout Recovery walk finds 500

PSJA Dropout Recovery walk finds 500

More than 500 students returned to school after being visited during this year’s 9th Annual Countdown to Zero Dropout Recovery Walk held Sept. 5, 11 and 19. Over the course of the three weeks, more than 550 volunteers ranging from PSJA employees, administrators and community members went door-to-door encouraging students to return to school. “We […]

PSJA: The Go-to District after Launching its College3 Initiative

PSJA: The Go-to District after Launching its College3 Initiative

The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, or PSJA as it is most commonly known, has rapidly become the go-to district at the state and national levels after launching its College3 initiative (All students: College Ready, College Connected and College Complete.™) four years ago. This initiative reflects the district’s educational philosophy and goal of scaling up […]

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