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ULA donates $4,000 to elementary STEM

ULA donates $4,000 to elementary STEM

The United Launch Alliance presented the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District with a check in the amount of $4,000 to help fund Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs at the elementary level. With robotics now being a UIL-sanctioned activity HCISD’s objective is to bring robotics to scale by introducing the program to early adopters […]

MHS student film advancing in state UIL Young Filmmakers contest

MHS student film advancing in state UIL Young Filmmakers contest

A short film written and produced by Mission High School students is advancing in the state UIL Young Filmmakers competition. As of today, the film titled “Lilith” has made the quarter-finals. State semi-finalists will be announced on February 9, and state finalists on February 18. Mission, Texas- A short film written and produced by Mission […]

Bright minds spark during HESTEC 2015 Middle School Challenge

Bright minds spark during HESTEC 2015 Middle School Challenge

By Karen Perez EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 7, 2015 – Marco Botello, an eighth-grade student from Elias Longoria Middle School in Edinburg, was given the challenge of building a rocket using three items: an index card, a single straw and a piece of clay. He only needed the latter two, though. Using the straw and […]

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 […]

STC recognized in Washington as an Example of Excelencia for dual enrollment program

STC recognized in Washington as an Example of Excelencia for dual enrollment program

McALLEN — South Texas College is being recognized in Washington Tuesday for its service to Hispanic youth in the Rio Grande Valley through early college high school programs. The college was named an Example of Excelencia in the Associate Level by the Excelencia in Education, a non-profit aiming to identify and recognize evidence-based programs that […]

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 […]

ECISD attend National Leadership Council in DC

ECISD attend National Leadership Council in DC

EHS Senior- Marco Trevino & EHS Instructor & HOSA Advisor- Mrs. Lisa De Leon attending HOSA Washington DC National Leadership Conference! Marco is a State Officer with Texas HOSA and Mrs. De Leon is President Elect with Texas Board of Directors.

Bailey honors the past, sees bright future for UTRGV and the Valley

Bailey honors the past, sees bright future for UTRGV and the Valley

By Gail Fagan BROWNSVILLE & EDINBURG, TEXAS – AUG. 12, 2015 – A spirited drumline and cheerleaders clad in sparkly new uniforms greeted students, faculty and staff of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as they arrived to hear an address on the Edinburg Campus by the university’s founding president, Guy Bailey. Bailey, who […]

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 […]

Girls Engaged in Mathematics

Girls Engaged in Mathematics

By Adriana V. Lopez The Texas Graduate Center, in partnership with La Joya ISD, and The Organization of Women Executives, launched GEM Camp for a second year this summer. Girls Engaged in Mathematics is a math camp focused on improving girls’ ability and confidence in math. Dr. Alda Benavides, La Joya ISD superintendent, initiated the […]

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