Tuesday, May 31, 2016

EPISD High School Summer Program

EPISD HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM




Late Registration for EPISD High School Summer Program
Monday, June 6th - Friday, June 10
CC Winn Cafeteria.
8:30am -11:30am and 1:00pm - 3:00pm






First day of high school summer program
Wednesday, June 15
CC Winn High School
265 Foster Maldonado Blvd.





For more information call CC Winn  at (830) 757-0828

Monday, May 30, 2016

Silverline Shares their SILLY

Red Nose Day is the day in the U.S. annually and every two years in the UK, when people across the land can get together and do something funny for money at home, school and work. Red Nose Day is a special day for Americans to come together to have fun and make a difference for kids in need. CC Winn Silverline Dance Team decided to join in on the "fun"-raising and celebrated Red Nose Day Thursday, May 26th. The girls and guys contributed to the cause at Walgreens. 
Co-Captain Adriana Ayala said, "This is a cool thing to do because people don't realize that we have kids going through this in our own school, so of course we want to help out." To which Captain, Mar Corral responded, "Our sponsors have taught us that as a member of Silverline we are are more than just dancers. We are ROLE MODELS, so it is our responsibility to do as much community service as we can. There is more than just dancing in our program." 
Keep up the great work ladies and way to be a role model to all our district!

Eagle Pass ISD Summer Food Service

The Eagle Pass Independent School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and time as follows.


JUNE 15 - JULY 15, 2016
11:45 AM until 12:55 PM
CC WINN HIGH SCHOOL
265 Foster Maldonado


JUNE 6 - JUNE 26, 2016
11:30 AM until 12:40 PM
KENNEDY HALL CENTER
1610 Del Rio Blvd

JUNE 6 - JUNE 24, 2016
11:45 AM until 12:55 PM
MEMORIAL JR. HIGH
1800 Lewis St.

11:30AM until 12:40 PM
RAY DARR ELEMENTARY
841 Memo Robinson

11:30 AM until 12:40 PM
SAN LUIS ELEMENTARY
2090 Brazos & Williams

11:30 AM until 12:40 PM
LIBERTY ELEMENTARY
2268 Mondragon Rd.


"To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (1-800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

Eagle Pass Independent School District's Summer Schedule


EPISD Crisis and Trauma Team

Eagle Pass Independent School District’s Crisis and Trauma team was recently recognized at their last meeting for their continued commitment and outstanding efforts. The purpose of the District Crisis and Trauma team is to to provide campuses with additional counseling services in the event of traumatic events. Traumatic events can cause a sort of disruption and challenge within a school system. During this time of distress it is beneficial for all those involved to process the tragedy and try to aid the school to a state of normalcy. This team is a critical component in providing a helpful direction towards the healing process. The Eagle Pass ISD Crisis and Trauma team is led by Ms. Martha Nino. Team members include: Mrs. Armandina Mata, Mr. Fernando Perez, Mrs. Dora Cumpian, Mrs. Kimberly Clark-Ballesteros, Mrs. Maria Soto, Mr. Israel Rocha, Mrs. Ana Morales, and Ms. Ambar Gonzalez.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Graves Elementary and Pennies for Patients

Graves Elementary has been an active contributor to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society over the past years.  The funds raised by Graves students will be used by the Leukemia Society to complete research and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  LLS goals include, curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.  With this activity teachers at Graves Elementary take the opportunity to teach COMPASSION and CARING, which are major components of our character education program in our district.  This year, leading the "Pennies for Patients Drive" was 3rd grader Rodolfo Espinoza.  Rudy Espinoza was not only a big contributor, but also helped promote the penny drive throughout the campus and inform everyone of the importance of helping those in need.  The "Pennies of Patients" donation has been a success due to the teacher's and parent's support.  Graves Elementary is proud to announce the total donation to date is $7,423.34.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Gabriella Marines Represents at STATE UIL

Gabriella Marines is currently a junior at Eagle Pass High School. She is an exemplary scholar and role model for the students in our district. Gabriella is a member of the National Honor Society at EPHS, GEO Force and a participant in UIL Academics Journalism Writing. Gabriella upholds her integrity with her actions at EPHS and continues to strive for success.
This school year, Gabriella placed 1st in Editorial Writing at the district competition and qualified for Regionals. At the regional competition Gabriella placed 2nd in Editorial Writing and qualified for the UIL Academic State Competition in May.  Gabriella competed and won 3rd place in Editorial Writing at State.

Eagle Pass High school and EPISD congratulate Gabriella in her accomplishments and wishes her the very best in her future!!! We all know she will come back with a STATE championship next year! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

EAGLE PASS HEROES HOST FREE TRAINING FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

Local organization, Eagle Pass HEROES, hosted a free training for parents of children with autism Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  The training was conducted by Any Baby Can, a non-profit agency from San Antonio which serves families with children and youth facing serious health or developmental challenges in Bexar County and surrounding areas.

Eagle Pass HEROES was formed by a local group of individuals who were interested in improving access to resources for children with special needs in our community.  A major component of Eagle Pass HEROES mission is to educate parents so that they can foster the development of their children.

The training covered topics related to the care and development of children with autism, including interventions, make and take resources and basic information related to autism.

Eagle Pass HEROES would like to thank their community partners, Doris Salinas-Sanchez and Realty Executives and Rodee’s Fried Chicken for sponsoring the event.

Thank you Eagle Pass HEROES for you dedication to educating our community and it's growing needs.


For more information about the training or Eagle Pass HEROES, please contact Wendy Maurer at (830) 776-3991.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Falcon Book Club Takes Flight


         The students of Nellie Mae Glass are becoming true trailblazers. In a world so overcome with television, video games, etc it is breathtaking to see students want to go back to the basics of curling up with a good book. The Falcon Book club is promoting writing, literacy, and the wonderful experience of students being able to write and publish their own books. Falcon Book club would like to thank Dr. Claudia Rodriguez-Wright and Dr. Martin Guevara Urbina whom shared their personal experiences as authors and served as inspirational role models. Their task was to instill a message of dedication, motivation, and of course following your dreams to the students. A Sul Ross student, Aracely Pina, also spoke highly on the importance of continuing in your education and going to college. In turn Sul Ross would also like to thank the Falcon Book club and their sponsors for a beautiful and inspired event. Falcon Book Club sponsors are Ariana Celedon, Diana Saucedo, and Maria Soto. The unveiling of the book club books will be May 31st and we know the world cannot wait to read them!

Monday, May 16, 2016

National Police Week

This week we honor those that protect our schools daily. Thank you, EPISD Police Department, for everything that you do to keep our school district a safe and secure place to be.

National Police Week: Honoring Courage, Saluting Sacrifice

Eagle Pass FFA Back on the Road



FFA Wintergarden District
Speaking Development Events and Area X FFA Convention
On May 6, the Eagle Pass FFA traveled to Poteet to compete in the Wintergarden District Speaking Development Events (SDEs). A student must prepare a 6 to 8 minute speech on a topic related to agriculture. Students who competed were Eduardo De La Garza, Shawnee Betancourt, Karina Garcia, Daniela Molina, Yakelyn Mascorro, Karyna Mejia, Tonya Rodriguez, Jesse J Dena, Andrea Flores, Orlando Nava, Sebastian Adan, Gerardo Molina, and Jasmine Guerra. Below are those advancing to Area: Congratulations and Good Luck!!
On May 11,  Eagle Pass FFA Chapter traveled to Robstown to compete and participate in the Annual Area X Texas FFA Convention.  The incumbent Area X FFA Sentinel Officer Alexis De La Garza represented Eagle Pass FFA and the Wintergarden District this 2015-2016 year. Congratulations to our new representative Karina Garcia who was elected Treasurer of the Area X Texas FFA for the 2016-2017 year. 

Senior Prepared
Ag Policy
Senior Prepared
Agribusiness
Senior Prepared
Agriscience
Senior Prepared
Animal Science
Shawnee Betancourt
Karyna Mejia
Sebastian Adan
Jazmine Guerra

Senior Prepared
Natural Resources
Junior Prepared
Extemporaneous
Soil Stewardship
Orlando Nava
Daniela Molina
Jazmine Guerra
Eduardo De La Garza (Advanced to State)

RVLA Life Skills End of the Year Celebration

Mr. Melendrez, Miss Barrientos & Mr. Hernandez's Life Skills Unit celebrated the culmination of the 2015-2016 school year at Rosita Valley Literacy Academy with a Spectacular Family Night Party for students and families. A Superhero theme was carried throughout the night. All enjoyed capes, jumping castles, games, and a feast deemed for Superheroes; pizza and brisket with all the trimmings. The evening ended with awards given to all students in attendance. Mr. Melendrez and Staff are very proud of their students for their hard work and dedication they have accomplished throughout the school year.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Superintendent Gonzalez Wants Everyone to Make an #IMPACT

     Superintendent Mr. Gilberto Gonzalez supports CC Winn High School's IMPACT Movement. Winn's anti-bullying campaign has taken the town by storm and is educating everyone on the different types of bullying done in today's society. IMPACT week celebrates the awareness of LGBTQ tolerance, suicide prevention, and physical and cyber bullying. Programs like these are helping move EPISD to the fore-front of education systems by creating thoughtful and empathetic students who can work harmoniously together without fear of judgment. 
 Your Life has PURPOSE.
Your Story is IMPORTANT.
Your Dreams COUNT.
Your Voice MATTERS.
You were born to make an #IMPACT
-C.C. WINN HIGH SCHOOL

Mrs. Vera Sumpter Honored by Texas Music Educators Association

EPISD and Memorial Junior High Band would like to congratulate MJH principal, Ms. Vera Sumpter, on receiving the Texas Music Educators Association Distinguished Administrator award! This award is presented to a Texas public school administrator that actively supports the band program.  Only a few administrators throughout the state of Texas received this award and Ms. Sumpter was one of the few!  Thank you for your continued support of the band program!

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role educators provide in life-altering treatment. EPISD would like to thank all our Teachers, Aides, and Speech Pathologists for the continuing dedication they have to our students! 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Congratulations to Mrs. Elsa Recio: May Teacher of the Month

Eagle Pass Independent School District has partnered with local businesses throughout our city to highlight the Teacher of the Month program, which honors educators who have made a difference in our community.  The program recognizes outstanding kindergarten, elementary, junior high, and high school teachers in Eagle Pass, Texas.


Mrs. Elsa Recio, of Robert E. Lee Elementary has been selected as May Teacher of the month. She is a dedicated educator who for many years has demonstrated passion for her chosen profession. Her motivational strategies are ongoing. She motivates her students in the classroom, motivates all the students in rallies, and uplifts her colleagues and parents alike by being proactive and positive. She is a leader on her campus and in the district.  Going the extra mile is synonymous with her name. She is often found staying afterschool, creating additional activities with her team to further promote success for the students. She has a strong connection with her students and parents through consistent communication.  Often times, she goes beyond by talking to parents in the evening after work to facilitate conferences for them.   Mrs. Recio’s students admire and respect her. She wears many hats that help her students identify with her. She is a teacher, a counselor, a friend, and most of all, a leader to them. She instills leadership roles with her students. She is very giving and instills these traits by motivating her students to participate in Candles for Life, Pennies for Patients, Piggy Grams for the Stockshow, and Food/Toy Drives. Her academic expectations are at a 100% at all times. She is a multi-tasker that utilizes strategies that are customized for her students.  Such strategies include, but are not limited to, Total Physical Response, Chanting, Chunking, District Initiatives, Use of Charts and Graphs, Hands-On, etc.  Optimal success in the classroom and in society are Mrs. Recio’s goals. “Help yourself and help others” is her motto.  Mrs. Recio’s positive outlook is contagious. She emits positive energy and is always smiling and giving of herself. She can be seen on Ivision and Facebook motivating students at rallies.  She instills problem-solving, promotes technology and commitment to tasks. Robert E. Lee Elementary and EPISD salute Mrs. Recio for her dedication and determination for student success!  

A segment will appear on iVision throughout the month of May detailing many more accomplishments of Mrs. Recio.  This month she will also appear on community media, news publications and the EPISD website throughout February 2016.  
Each T.O.M is receiving a “V.I.T (Very Important Teacher) Parking Pass”, a jean voucher for a month, 20 free meals at the Campus CafĂ©, and Class Cash to purchase class room supplies. Additionally, each “Teacher of the Month” will receive donations from local businesses, Ancira Ford–Eagle Pass, Ashley Furniture, and Bath and Body Works.   

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ivana Muza to attend Young Yale Scholars Program

C C WINN High School is proud to announce that Ivana Muza, 11th grade GEAR UP student has been selected to participate in the Young Yale Global Scholars program with paid tuition, room and board, hosted at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.
The Young Yale Global Scholars offer interdisciplinary and pre-collegiate sessions. Participants will live and work together as a community in an environment and curriculum tailored especially for high achieving high school students like Ivana.
Admission is very selective. For example, for summer 2015 Young Yale Global Scholars accepted around 27% of all applications for its three sessions. In Ivana’s case, she competed for a spot with around 115 applicants from 115 countries and at least one applicant from all 50 USA states.  
Ivana Muza applied for the Sustainability, Energy and Environment session hosted from July 26th – August 8th 2016; in which she will be able to analyze and discuss how people have influenced the environment and what effects it has had in present day society. Emphasis will be given to issues arising in agriculture, food security, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable development, evolutionary patterns and migration.
Ivana’s application essay spotlighted on the fact that living near the Rio Grande River and living in one of the poorest counties in the U.S.  Has given her a perspective of the climate and the environment that not many have.
Ivana’s application consisted of one main essay, three short responses, a resume, two recommendation letters, as well as financial aid application.
Due to this recognition, GEAR UP IV will be providing with additional costs such as transportation and meals so that Ivana may attend.

CC Winn High School Administration, GEAR UP IV, and EPISD
would like to congratulate Ivana for a job well done.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

EPJ Wins Most Well Maintained/Clean School Ground Campus

Inspections have been conducted on a daily/weekly basis on how well EPISD school grounds have been maintained. There have been visitations to not only school campuses, but district buildings as well. We would like to honor these facilities on a monthly basis for the most well maintained/clean school grounds campuses. This month’s recommendation goes out to Eagle Pass Junior High on their merits for an outstanding job on maintaining the school grounds clean and safe.  EPJ would like to dedicate this honor to their custodians for their hard work and contribution to improving and beautifying their grounds every week and Mrs. Irma Romero’s Science club for their involvement in the beautification of EPJ’S campus grounds. On Earth Day, for the last 6 years the Science Club has been planting trees and flowers donated by Wal-Mart and Lowes. Mr. Escobar and all of Eagle Pass Junior High would like to also mention how much they appreciate the Go Green squad and all they have done for their school and our district. 

Congratulations EPJ! 
EPJ Custodial Staff:
Greg Perez - Head Custodian
Esteban Campirano
Mario Cortez
Eduardo Felan
Raul Lopez
Atanacio Gomez
Rolando Ramirez
Alejandro Ruiz


EPHS Cheer Champs Once Again

They Cheer. They Stunt. They Tumble. They WIN!
Eagle Pass High School cheerleaders competed on Sunday, April 17 in San Antonio at Fiesta Texas. They placed 1st in their category, winning the championship award. They also won the High Point Award, by scoring the highest points overall out of all the high schools that participated. These young ladies are extremely hard working and fully dedicated to always bettering themselves in cheerleading and in the classroom. They are proud Eagles and representatives of Eagle Pass High School. 

EPHS CHEER:
Alexia Saucedo - Captain
Chelsea Alvarez - Co-Captain
Jenny Snyder - Co-Captain
Erica Aguirre
Anissa Cardona
Ariana Cardona
Ariana Cisneros
Martha De La Cerda
Maira Escobedo
Vanity Fuentes
April Gonzalez
Elizabeth Lopez
Meah Martinez
Miranda Martinez
Emily Mata
Alexandra Mendoza
Samantha Vielma

Monday, May 9, 2016

2016 Graduation Tips and Procedures



TIP 1:
With close to 500 seniors graduating from both high schools traffic can become over-whelming. This is why we are highly suggesting for guests to use the alternate route to the Student Activity Center.
Taking Loop 480 to 277 will help break up traffic in front of the Student Activity Center and help the process of allowing vehicles in and out of the parking lot.

TIP 2:
Dress Code! All students participating in the graduation ceremonies must be compliant with school dress code policy. Any student not in compliance will not be allowed to participate. This includes no markings, messages, or labels on the cap or the gown. And finally, high heels are absolutely not allowed on the field! Girls may only wear flat-footed shoes. 

Tip 3:
Certain items are absolutely not allowed on the field! Backpacks, purses, sacs, or bags of any kind cannot be brought in by the graduate. No foreign objects like beach balls, balloons, air horns etc are allowed on the field. If you are caught with one you will be dismissed and may cause for the entire ceremony to be cancelled! And of course TELECOMMUNICATION devices like phones and cameras are prohibited infield during graduation ceremony.

Tip 4:
All students must line up on the field already in cap and gown for procession. Every student is expected to behave appropriately and act respectfully towards all the people there to honor them. If behavior becomes an issue the student will be dismissed from the ceremony and they will have to pick up their diploma on the next business day at their home campus.

Tip 5:
The last bit of information is in case of inclement of weather. If there is rain on graduation day, the EPHS' ceremony will be moved to 10:00 am Saturday and for Winn it would be moved to Sunday June 5th. So, if it is raining the day of your assigned graduation please tune into your local radio station, watch channel 16 or call your campus to receive further details.


Graduation is an important time in all our lives and if we follow all these tips and procedures the class of 2016’s graduation is sure to be one for record books! 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy National Nurses Day



Eagle Pass Independent School District would like to thank all our nurses for everything they do for our campuses day in and day out! May all the care and kindness you give to others come back to warm your heart!

Happy Nurses Day!


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Alejandra Martinez Honored by HEB



Memorial Junior High has reason to celebrate again and it is because of February 2015 Teacher of the Month, Alejandra Martinez. Ms. Martinez was selected as a Semi-Finalist during the preliminary judging of the 2016 HEB Excellence in Education Awards.  Of the 1,400 applications that were received from all over Texas, 150 teachers, 50 principals, 18 districts, 24 early childhood providers and 13 school boards were selected as semi-finalists.  Ms. Martinez received a certificate from HEB Chairman, Charles Butt, and $250 in HEB cards to thank her for everything she does to inspire and enlighten young minds.
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Congratulations Ms. Martinez and thank you for all you continue to do for our students!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Benavides Elementary Science Academy

     On April 29th, Benavides Elementary held a Science Academy to help aide their 5th grade students with their Science TEKS. The students were able to conduct cool and exciting experiments with the help of Eagle Pass High School teacher Tanya Tijerina and her Environmental Club students. The academy consisted of labs and centers where EPHS Environmental Club and Benavides Elementary 5th graders worked together in common goal to achieve scientific success.  


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Eagle Pass FFA Represent at State Competition

     The month of April was filled with fun and excitement for Eagle Pass' FFA chapter. Five different competition teams traveled across Texas and brought home multiple awards.    
     On April 21st, the Milk Quality and Products team traveled to Stephenville, Texas for the State Milk Quality and Products competition. Milk Quality and Products requires students to identify various dairy and cheese products. The team comprised of Pearl Jimenez, Sebastian Adan, Eduardo De la Garza and Thaliza Martinez placed 33rd overall in the State of Texas.
     A short two days later on April 23, the Plant ID and Agronomy team traveled to Lubbock to compete in the State Plant ID and Agronomy competition. Plant ID involves students to identify various types of grasses and other native plants found in Texas. The team placed 5th in the state. Agronomy involves students to identify seeds, insects, soils, and crops; they must also demonstrate knowledge of agronomic management to solve practical problems.  The team placed 19th at the State Level. The Plant ID and Agronomy team comprised of Eduardo De la Garza, Sebastian Adan, Monica Adan, and Jazmine Guerra.
     
     April 29th found the Farm Business Management and Forage teams in Huntsville competing at the State Career Development Events Competition. Farm Business Management involves mathematics in economics where students must know and be able to solve problems. The Farm Business Management team composed of Naila Telles, Karina Garcia, Julieta Leija De Leon, and Hanna Wauson. Forage involves students to be able to identify grasses and other plants eaten by animals. The team was composed of Thaliza Martinez, Chris Aza, Orlando Nava, and Shawnee Betancourt. Forage and FBM placed 36th  and 41st respectfully at the State Level.
     Finally on the last day of travel and competition, April 30, the Meats team traveled to College Station to compete at the State Level for the first time since 2010. Meats competition involves students to identify and place various cuts of meat from beef cattle. Team members included Sebastian Adan, Karina Garcia, and Eduardo De La Garza who placed 48th at the State Level. 

Congratulations FFA! Way to show Texas what EPISD is made of!

Winn Leaders Gather in Celebration



The club leaders of C.C. Winn High School gathered on April 20th for the annual Student Leadership Luncheon in honor of National Student Leadership Week.
Every year Winn Student Council hosts a luncheon for all the presidents/captains of the school's organizations and teams as an acknowledgement for the hard work they do all year long. The luncheon consisted of a catered lunch and speeches from Eagle Pass Independent School District Superintendent Gilberto Gonzalez and C.C. Winn High School Principal Jesus Diaz-Wever.
            These individuals have worked tirelessly their whole lives to be the best leader of their respective groups. That same determination will follow them into their future.
            “I am always very proud of the accomplishments the students bring to C.C. Winn High School,” Diaz said. “Every leader in this room has made a difference in our clubs, organizations and overall school pride.”
Not only does C.C. Winn contain great student leadership, they have a great staff that is always thinking of new ways to reinvent the norm.
“Winn StuCo has always tried to be a trend-setter within our school district. Amongst the many events that we have established at our school is the Student Leadership Luncheon. The gathering celebrates all group leaders in conjunction with National Student Leadership Week, which is held every year in April,” Student Council Sponsor, Juan Jose Olivares said. “Everyone says that our teenagers are the leaders of tomorrow...well, we believe these Mavericks are excellent leaders today.”
In his closing remarks, Superintendent Gonzalez emphasized a key characteristic of the best kind of leader, something all the individuals can take home and apply to their own responsibilities.
“A good leader holds a steady eye on their vision whereas a great leader focuses on the nurturing of his peers,” Gonzalez said. “With nurtured peers a leader will have an army of support to tackle his vision.”


Written by Aylin Garcia

Monday, May 2, 2016

Seco Mines GT Engineering Science Fair






Seco Mines Elementary's GT students held their Engineering Science Fair Wednesday, April 13th, 2016. The 1st and 2nd grade GT students have been studying force and motion, so they presented wall marble mazes, a Keynote presentation and catapults.  

3rd and 4th grade studied Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion,  aerodynamics, force and motion, friction,  rolling resistance,  wheel and axle, car engineering and design.  
For their first car construction, the students had a $700 budget in which they could only use the items provided by the teacher which included mints, straws, Popsicle sticks, paper clips, and note cards. This car was tested on the floor, on a ramp, jumping from a ramps, and also tested for accidents. The cars had to roll without any resistance. 
For the second car, the GT students had to use recycled materials only. In addition to the aforementioned tests, they also had to make sure that the car could carry a marble without the marble flying out. This required the car to have to pass a safety test, which prompted the GT students to create some kind of a seat belt for the marble.

Lastly, the 5th and 6th grade GT students presented amusement park-type engineering and design. They had roller coasters, water slides, and  a Ferris wheel.  They all needed to be able to explain how their project worked using physics vocabulary terms.

The Seco Mines Elementary students and teachers truly enjoyed the presentations and projects.

Falcon Divas take Cheer Championship






Congratulations to the Nellie Mae Glass Elementary Falcon Divas for a stellar competition season! The Divas won a 1st Place championship in the Large Elementary School category at the Fun Cheer Nationals on March 5&6, a 2nd place at Texas Cheerleader Competition on November 6, 2015, and a stellar 3rd place finish at the annual Eagle Pass City Cheer Competition on November 13, 2015.
Falcon Cheer Divas:
Mia Ochoa - Captain
Jo Ann Mynar - Co-Captain
Larissa Jacquez - Co-Captain
Karyme Flores
Edith Gonzalez
Bianey Villasana
Angelique Fuentes
Arylu Gonzalez
Lexi Gonzalez
Deidra Kuri
Edna Mandell
Ella Pitts
Janel Ramos
Celeste Perez
Lynsey Rodriguez
Ximena Castillo
Briana de la Cerda
Sofia Ochoa
Marcela Robledo
Ximena Salazar
Renata Bruno-Rodriguez
Sky Caballero
Karissa Gomez
Sponsors: Marisela Rodriguez and Cindy Sanchez
Coaches: Claudia Cano-Villa, Ericka Diaz-Gonzalez, and Bruno Reyes 

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2nd - 6th marks Teacher Appreciation Week! As a district, we are so thankful to have the best teachers in the state of Texas. Thank you for all the outstanding work you have done with our students!

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. 
-Brad Henry

Robert E. Lee Starlets Shoot for the Stars Again!



 The Robert E. Lee Starlets, previously recognized as the first Eagle Pass City Dance Competition High Point Grand Champions, once again, have made their school proud.  This past Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Starlets competed in the Sea World Nationals in San Antonio and came out victorious in multiple categories. 
The team placed 1st in Youth Jazz Division, High Point Grand Champion, Best Turn Award. 
Additionally several girls brought home individual titles as well.
1st place Analiah Aguilera mini jazz division 
1st place Jessica Carrillo mini lyrical  division 
1st place Gina Carrillo and Vielka Perez youth jazz duet division 
1st place Megan Rodriguez youth lyrical division. 
Congratulations!  We are proud of our STARLETS!!!