Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Seco Mines Basketball Beauties

Congratulations to Seco Mines Elementary's Youth Basketball League “The Owls” who have won Eagle Pass Parks and Recreation's Division 3 Girls Basketball Championship!
The girls took home the gold on February 27th after a close 17 - 16 game against the Wolverines Alpes from Piedras Negras.
Congratulations to Coach Sandra Salinas and her amazing team!

Division III Champs

Janelly Villarreal - 6th Grade

Amy Quinones - 6th Grade

Viviana Galindo - 6th Grade

Vallery Aguirre - 6th Grade

Ashley Caballero - 6th Grade

Paola Sesatty - 6th Grade

Valeria Salinas - 6th Grade

Ismari Longoria - 6th Grade

Dora Jimenez - 6th Grade

Chloe Rodriguez - 5th Grade

Mr. and Miss Pete Gallego Elementary

Royalty was recently announced at Pete Gallego Elementary. On Valentine's Day, Pete Gallego crowned two sets of Mr. and Miss Pete Gallego.
Little Mr. and Miss Pete Gallego were from the 1st - 3rd grade pool and Mr. and Miss Pete Gallego were pulled from the 4th - 6th graders.
Congratulations to all the beautiful winners! Way to go Lobos!

Kennedy Hall is Crazy for Seuss

February 27th, students at Kennedy Hall began their Dr. Seuss Week celebration!
The Hawks rang in Monday with Crazy Hair Day!
This week promises to be fun-filled with activities with their counselor and P.E. teacher!
Oh, the places you will go Hawks! And we can't wait to see them all!

Monday, February 27, 2017

RVLA Celebrates 1st Semester Perfect Attendance

At Rosita Valley Literacy Academy, attendance is important! That is why recently RVLA decided to celebrate those students that come each and every day to learn!
Over 100 students joined the party with a special dance, popcorn and  T- shirt  for having perfect attendance the first semester.  
2 bikes and a tablet were raffled as well!  
Success is always Sweet at RVLA!

EPHS Spreads Random Acts of Kindness

EPHS celebrated Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week during February 12-18, 2017 by asking everyone on campus to become a RAKtivist. 

What is a RAKtivist you ask?
Well, ‘RAKtivist’ is short for ‘Random Acts of Kindness activist’. Think of RAKtivists like kindness ambassadors who, like all ambassadors are a part of an active, global community.

RAKtivists are everywhere. 
The student who stops to hold the door open for a teacher with her hands full? 
That person is a RAKtivist. 
The commuter who offers their bus seat to an elderly passenger? 
That person is a RAKtivist too. 
Anyone who believes kindness can change the world, who reminds everyone around them how much love there is in the world, who inspires hope and generosity with their actions as much as their words...
they’re a RAKtivist. 

Help the world become a better place by by being nice and kind ALL YEAR LONG!

RVLA Honors Counselor

February was filled with fun  and exciting celebrations at RVLA! 
Mrs. Monica Hernandez was celebrated for being a wonderful and dedicated counselor to her students and staff at RVLA.
A delicious breakfast and a wonderful gift was given to her to in gratitude for all she does! 

EPHS UIL Brings Home Trophy

On Saturday, February 25th, Eagle Pass High School's UIL team took 3rd place at Laredo Alexander's UIL Academic meet. 
Congratulations to all the participants and their coaches for a job well done!

WHS Winter Guard Rises Up

Saturday, February 25th, C. C. Winn High School's Striking Silver Guard traveled to San Antonio, Texas to compete at Madison High School's Festival of Colors Winterguard Competition. 
The Guard received 1st place in the Scholastic Regional A Division with their show entitled “Rise Up”. 
This win proves that Mavs wil always "RISE" to any occasion!
Way to go Silver Guard!

Striking Silver Winter Guard 
Jose Morales - Captain
Anissa Gonzalez - Captain
Vianney Gonzalez - Captain
Ariana Barrientos
Bianca Benavides
Lyzbeth Escamilla
Carina Galvan
Corina Garcia
Stefanie Garcia
Brandon Guerra
Alondra Herrera
Sandra Ortiz
Susy Perez
Bernice Polendo
Wendy Riojas
Laura Rivera
Cesar Rodriguez
Daniela Rodriguez

EPISD Police Department Officer of the Week - Lead Officer Gume Guevara

EPISD Police Department is pleased to announce their Officer of the Week – EPISD PD Lead Officer Gume Guevara.

Gume Guevara began his career in law enforcement in 2001 after graduating the Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy in May. That same year he began work with Eagle Pass’ Police Department as a Telecommunications Operator and Reserve Officer. In July of 2002, Guevara was hired as a Peace Officer for the City of Eagle Pass and in 2013 he accepted a full time peace officer position with Eagle Pass ISD Police Department. Guevara holds certificates as a Master Peace Officer, SWAT Operator, Basic Instructor, Field Training Officer, and School Based Law Enforcement. He also regularly attends active shooter response trainings and once served as one of four K-9 handlers for the Eagle Pass Police Department. 
As a police officer for EPISD, Guevara has served the district and community in the following areas: Memorial Junior High School, D.A.E.P. and currently resides as the Lead Officer for the Eagle Pass High School.

Eagle Pass Independent School District’s Police Department strives to provide the best service possible while maintaining a safe environment for teachers to teach and students to learn. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

CC Winn Impact Week

CC Winn High School's Student Council has set the calendar for the upcoming Impact Week.
Monday, students and staff are encouraged to wear purple to raise awareness against LGBTQ Bullying. 
Tuesday will be Verbal and Physical Bullying Awareness and students and staff are encouraged to wear Red. 
Wednesday, Mavericks will wear blue for Cyber Bullying Awareness.
Thursday is yellow for Suicide Awareness.
Friday, Mavericks stand together and wear their favorite Spirit shirt. 
Bullying is something we strive to eliminate every day, however, it is important to show our support and make the change contagious so that we can have a bully-free environment. 
Go Mavericks!

Peter Piper Pizza Donates Dictionaries

Peter Piper Pizza is already known for their delicious pizza, but for the students at Graves Elementary they are now known for their giving hearts!
Friday, February 24th, Peter Piper Pizza General Manager Alma Torralba and one of her exceptional staff members donated dictionaries for the Tigers!
The 3rd graders were definitely happy campers as these will surely come in handy with the upcoming STAAR exam!
Thank you Peter Piper and Go Tigers!

Graves Gifts Students for Participation

On Friday, February 24th, Graves Elementary's SAR, Mrs. Maria Munt. surprised a few very lucky students!
Mrs. Munt personally thanked the students whose parents attended the Migrant PAC meeting that was held February 22nd.
The Tigers were so excited to receive their NED yo-yos!
Way to go Tigers!

Seco Mines Ventures Across Time and Space

On February 17th, Seco Mines Elementary's 3rd and 4th grade Migrant Students had an awesome time visiting Texas A&M International University in Laredo,Texas.
They were very fortunate to experience all the wonders of the Lamar Bruni Planetarium.
The students learned about the planets and what space really looks like.
It truly was an experience that no one would forget!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Winn Student Nominated for EP Citizen of the Year

CC Winn High School is proud to announce that one of their most outstanding students, Pablo Garcia, has been nominated for Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year award. 
Pablo is one of the six exceptional individuals who are up for such distinguished honor. 
He is a selfless, driven young man who loves his community and takes any opportunity to ensure that those around him feel appreciated and comfortable. 
He is a natural leader and excellent role model for his peers and community. 
The decision as to who will win the Citizen of the Year award will be announced on Friday, February 24th, at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet. 
Good luck Pablo!
Congratulations on this tremendous feat and for making your district proud!

Winn NHS & StuCo Gift School Staff

At CC Winn High School, they are all one big Maverick family. 
All adults, teachers, parents, aides, police officers, administrators, secretaries, nurses, counselors, etc. work extremely hard every day to ensure that their students have the best educational environment possible. 
This is precisely why CC Winn National Honor Society and Student Council partnered up to purchase a microwave for their hardworking staff. 
It is in these gestures of kindness and friendship that their character as Mavericks is portrayed. 
Great Job Mavericks!

CC Winn Gets Presidential!

Monday, February 20, 2017 Student Council members and sponsors took the time to wish all the presidents and leaders at CC Winn High School a Happy Presidents' Day. 
All class presidents received a certificate for their dedication and hard work into making their school a fun-filled environment. 
These students have taken an extremely important leadership role in their class and have gone above and beyond to ensure their class members are well represented and that their voices are heard. 
Go Mavs!

Graves Pillars of Character

Graves Elementary is focusing on creating and nurturing strong, well-rounded individuals. Every week their counselor, Mrs. Morales, treats the students to a Character Education class!
This month the classes have been focused on Caring, which is only one of the many Pillars of Tiger Character Traits.

MJH Dives Into US Constitution

Wednesday, February 22nd Memorial Junior High 7th grade Social Studies classes began to fill their brains with knowledge of our U.S. Constitution.
The Mighty Mavs are putting together the Preamble of this important document and then analyzing it's meaning. 
Work like this is what makes our students effective future leaders! Way to go Mavs! 

Glass Elementary Takes City Hall

After reading a story about a young boy who expressed his ideas and concerns to his city council in an effort to have them pass a city ordinance, Glass Elementary's 5th grade Falcons discussed our most recent city ordinance on plastic bag bags. 
The students had some serious concerns and ideas in order to make the ordinance more citizen and consumer "friendly". 
They decided their voices needed to be heard in an effort to improve this ordinance. Students were asked to write a letter to the mayor expressing their concerns and ideas about this new city ordinance. 
They practiced one of our civic duties and were surprised with a personal response from our mayor.
The Falcons have already begun practice as committed and involved citizens and they are all grateful for their visit from the mayor.
Way to go Falcons!

Kennedy Hall Gives Students Tools to Weather Any Storm

The week of February 20th - 24th, Kennedy Hall is exploring the world of meteorology and detailing what tools are necessary to measure weather.  
The Hawks have been discussing the thermometer and windsock and on February 22nd the students in Mrs. Ramos' class created a windsock in their classroom.
The class made predictions, conclusions, and tested their hypothesis outside like real scientists! 
Way to go Hawks!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Graves Character Education and Drug Awareness

Diana L Sanchez, Prevention Specialist from South Texas Rural  Health Services, Inc has been coming to give lessons to Graves Elementary 6th graders on Character Education and Drug Awareness.
The theme of this project is, "Too Good for Drugs" and is centered around the 6th grade Tigers.
This is a great opportunity for the students to learn life-long lesson!
Way to go Tigers!

Seco Mines Valentine Royalty

​On February 14th, Seco Mines heralded in the holiday with the announcement of their newest campus royalty!
Seco Mines  Elementary Administration and staff would like to congratulate their court!
Congratulations to all the beautiful winners!
Also, a special thanks to all the first grade teachers who helped with this grand event!

Seco Mines Valentine's Day Court:
Mr. Seco Mines King - Angel Salazar
Miss. Seco Mines Queen - Camila Herrera

1st Grade Teachers:
Angie Ramon
Bertha Gonzalez
Jessica Astrid Garza
Elsa Esquivel

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Kennedy Hall Teaches All How to Care!

Tuesday, February 21st, Kennedy Hall hosted a terrific event in efforts to spread awareness of the importance of caring for one's self.
"Caring for Your Heart" Zumba event is to promote caring for yourself through exercise, safety, and nutrition.  
The Hawks had a spectacular time learning all the ways to make their life better and healthier.
Kennedy Hall would like to thank to Lisa Cain, LC Power House Zumba Divas, E.P.P.D. Detective Hazel Diaz, HEB Buddy, and finally Melissa Rendon and Diana Jimenez from HEB.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Way to go Hawks!

Duke University Talent Search Awards Seco Mines Miners

A hearty congratulations are in order for a group of 5th graders at Seco Mines Elementary. These magnificent Miners have recently received their awards from Duke University's Talent Search program!
Congratulations to these students for their efforts, dedication to their studies, and outstanding performance!

Sharing is Caring at Graves Elementary

Monday, February 20th, Graves Elementary's Counselor, Mrs. Ana Morales, witnessed something magical. She saw students sharing and working in complete harmony.
2nd grade Tiger, Brandon Alvar, was happily sharing with his fellow classmate and because of this good deed, Mrs. Morales rewarded him with a small gift of appreciation.
Brandon was super excited!
Tigers know that good deeds do not go unnoticed!

Monday, February 20, 2017

EPISD Police Department Officer of the Week - D.A.R.E. Officer Michael Torralba

EPISD Police Department is pleased to announce their Officer of the Week – D.A.R.E. Officer Michael Torralba.

Michael Torralba began his career in law enforcement after graduating from Del Rio Police Academy in 1996. Torralba was hired by the Maverick County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 and in 2003 he accepted a position with EPISD PD as a full time peace officer. Torralba holds certificates in Advanced Peace Officer, Sexual Assault/Family Violence Investigations, Basic Instructor, Field Training Officer, and School Based Law Enforcement. He also regularly attends active shooter response training and once served as the department’s K-9 Handler. 
As a police officer for EPISD, Torralba has served the district and community in the following areas: Eagle Pass High School, D.A.E.P., and CC Winn High School. He currently resides as EPISD Police Department's D.A.R.E. Officer.

Eagle Pass Independent School District’s Police Department strives to provide the best service possible while maintaining a safe environment for teachers to teach and students to learn. 

Graves Third Grade Moon Projects

Monday, February 20th, Graves Elementary's 3rd grade Tigers culminated their Moon Week with a colossal "Phases of the Moon" project. 
The Tigers keyed into their creativity and came up with great projects!
All the students did a fabulous job and learned so much!
Way to go Tigers!

MJH Hosts Book Tasting

On Valentine's Day, 8th grade Language Arts teacher, Jenilee Dunn, organized a "Book Tasting" in the library for her students. 
The kids enjoyed the cute decor and were able to "taste" different types of genres. 
This was a great opportunity for the students to open their taste buds and cleanse their palates!
Way to be innovative Mavs!

Oh Whata' Eagle Night!

Lady Eagles Softball Boosters are hosting "Oh Whata Night" in conjunction with Whataburger on Tuesday, February 21st from 5 - 8.
So, everyone come out and support your Lady Eagles!

Graves Elementary Annual Book Fair

Everyone is invited to Graves Elementary's  Book Fair to be held February 27th - March 2nd!

Benavides Elementary Blasts Off!

On February 17th, several of Benavides Elementary's 3rd and 4th grade migrant students went on a field trip to Texas A&M International University's Lamar Bruni  Planterium in Laredo, TX.
2nd grade teacher, Mr. Raul Picon, accompanied the students on this field trip and all had a tremendous time!
It was a remarkable learning experience!