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Students gain hands-on insight into STEM career possibilities during HESTEC 2015

Students gain hands-on insight into STEM career possibilities during HESTEC 2015

By Cheryl Taylor EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 6, 2015 – Rudy De La Torre, Anthony Garcia, Isaiah Ray and Odette Banda were among the Weslaco High School GEAR UP students who spent the day at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during HESTEC Student Leadership Day on Tuesday, Oct. 6. After breakfast in the […]

High school graduate publishes children’s book

High school graduate publishes children’s book

Local Weslaco resident Victoria Moreno published her first children’s book, “Arbez the Friendly Zebra” this year. The story is about a zebra trying to make friends on a farm. Her brother Leroy Moreno Jr illustrated the book. By Raul Garcia Jr. Most people will never write a book in their lifetime. One recent high school […]

Weslaco Superintendent on Embracing Digital Learning

Weslaco Superintendent on Embracing Digital Learning

By Dr. Ruben Alejandro Weslaco ISD is located in deep South Texas, just a few miles from the Rio Grande River and a 45-minute drive from the Gulf of Mexico. Situated in Hidalgo County, our location plays a significant role in the characteristics of our community and student population. Hidalgo County has a 35% poverty […]

Weslaco ISD implements tech-savvy reading program

Weslaco ISD implements tech-savvy reading program

From the moment Superintendent Dr. Ruben Alejandro saw a young mother hand her smart phone to quiet down her two year-old at the grocery store, he knew he had to harness the power of technology and somehow use those smart phones for instruction rather than distraction. He watched as the two year-old quickly opened his […]

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