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WEHS Accounting Team takes winning season to State
ARNOLD YBARRA

The Weslaco East High School Accounting Team finished a winning season at the State UIL Academic Meet recently.

The Weslaco East High School Accounting Team finished a winning season at the State UIL Academic Meet recently.  The team finished in third place and Kayler Fajardo won the silver medal individually among all 6A students.

The team had already collected the 2017 District 32- 6A and Regional championship trophies winning first place at all the invitational meet against Sharyland, La Joya, and La Feria high schools.  This marks the 5th consecutive year that the WEHS UIL Accounting Team is undefeated at all invitational meets attended.  This is also the school’s 8th consecutive District championship and the 2nd consecutive Regional championship. 

Kayler received special recognition during the state meet for his individual perfect scores at the Donna North Invitational and Regional meet. The UIL Accounting coach is Gumecindo Laurel.

Congratulations on a tradition of excellence!

 

District organizes hurricane relief efforts
ARNOLD YBARRA

Students, parents and staff across the district are joining efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Students, parents and staff across the district are joining efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“It could have happened to us,” Ashley Hernandez, a junior at South Palm Gardens High School said.  Student organizations representing their elementary, middle and high school campuses are helping to collect different types of items ranging from non-perishable to toiletries. 

“They need help, and one day you’d want them to help,” SPGHS sophomore Anahy Cano, said.

By raising funds and collecting donations, students are learning about community service and the importance of reaching out to fellow students across the state of Texas.

North Bridge students helping in hurricane relief

Security Training
ARNOLD YBARRA

WISD’s Safety and Security team has built a strong solid partnership with all local law enforcement.

Rules, laws and regulations were on the agenda during the 2017 Weslaco ISD Safety and Security Training held this week.  In preparation for the new school year, the safety and security officers reviewed district policy pertaining to customer service, sexual harassment, bullying and cyber bullying. They also studied current state, local and district policy during the seminar hosted by attorney Ivan Perez.

“All our officers receive state-mandated training to ensure that our students are in a safe environment,” Melissa Escalon, Safety and Security Director said.  “Our guards are also certified to provide first aid should the need arise.”

All school district security officers are certified in CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) and have met crisis prevention intervention requirements.  Throughout the school year, all officers maintain essential skills with workshops in defensive driving, active shooter, first responder and fire alarm and fire extinguisher training. 

WISD’s Safety and Security team has built a strong solid partnership with all local law enforcement and emergency agencies to keep the WISD family safe and secure.

Free Meals
ARNOLD YBARRA

Weslaco ISD School Breakfast Program for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Weslaco Independent School District is pleased to announce that it will continue its policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program for the 2017-2018 school year.  All children enrolled at the Weslaco ISD will continue to receive a meal at no charge unless otherwise notified.  Be assured that your child/children will receive a free nutritious lunch and breakfast regardless of your income or family size.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audio tape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. 

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independent Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  If we can be of any further assistance, please contact the Food Service Director Dora Peña at (956) 969-6593.

Elementary Training
ARNOLD YBARRA

The “Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.” helped celebrate the beginning of a new school year at Weslaco ISD

The “Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.” helped celebrate the beginning of a new school year at Weslaco ISD during a training held at the Performing Arts Center.  With the singular goal of bringing joy back to education, Danny Brassell uses humor and comedy to honor the unheralded efforts of teachers and administrators.  Staff members from Airport, Cleckler-Heald, Margo, Memorial, North Bridge, Sam Houston, Silva and Ybarra elementary schools attended this session.

Brassell has served as a teacher and administrator in some of the most under-resourced areas in America over the past 20 years. He is a recognized authority on leadership development, reading, motivation and communication skills. Last year alone, he spoke to over 100 different audiences worldwide in education, business and government.  Brassell is also the author of 15 popular and top-selling books, including Read, Lead & Succeed.

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