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Monday, January 22, 2018


UISD Youth of the Month January

Courtesy Jorge Meza, (Laredo, Texas)-Four United I.S.D. students were among those celebrated as Youths of the Month for January 2018.  The monthly program honors local high school students who excel in academics and volunteer in their community. Teacher and counselors nominate students for this recognition. This month’s ceremony took place at Martin High School.  Some of the sponsors for Youth of the Month are: The U.S. Border

Alexander High School Hosts Never Be Absent Event 

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Alexander High School held a Never Be Absent (NBA) event this afternoon. Students with perfect attendance were invited to the exclusive event. This type of event is hosted at the end of every nine week period and only students with perfect attendance are able to attend. The fun filled event includes

KGNS Hosts Final Magic of Storytelling Event at Prada Elementary

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Students at Prada Elementary were in for a real treat this morning when none other than KGNS Meteorologist Jessica Fernandez was introduced as the guest reader for the final Magic of Storytelling event of the school year.  Fernandez read Squirrel’s New Years Resolution, by Ember Kathi. The book was selected to coincide with

John B. Alexander High School Band Competes at the Anual Texas Music Educator’s Association

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-It has been a long-standing tradition for Alexander High School students to excel not only during marching season, but also in the spring where students compete at the annual Texas Music Educator’s Association (TMEA) Area G Regional Competition. Over the weekend, students traveled to Corpus Christi to attend the competition being

Alexander High School Student Earns All State Musician title for a Second Time

Alexander High School Student Earns All State Musician title for a Second TimeCourtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-John B. Alexander High School bassoonist KiHoon Rim took 1st chair as an All State Musician during the Texas Music Educator’s Association Area G Contest on January 13, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas. This accomplishment marks the second time that KiHoon Rim has

United ISD High School Students Win Big for Perfect Attendance

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Student Activity Coordinators at each of United ISD’s four High Schools hosted a Never Be Absent Student Assembly where students who have not been absent during the 2nd Nine Week Period were entered in a drawing for prizes. High School students who had Perfect Attendance received an exclusive invite to the

Trautmann Middle School Student Reaches for the Final Round of State-Wide Video Contest

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Trautmann Middle School student Oziel Gonzalez has been announced as 1 of 6 middle school finalists in the second round of the Take Care of Texas Video Contest. The top three videos from the middle school category will proceed to the final round of the state-wide competition. Oziel hopes that his community

United ISD Students To Offer Free Tax Preparation Services To Public

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-United ISD will be providing free income tax preparation services for low to moderate income families who earn under $66,000. These free services will be offered at all United Independent School District high schools. The services are part of United ISD VITA Program which the district has been hosting for the

What’s Your Super Power?  Centeno Pre-K Recycle Heroes Are In Full Force

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Educational opportunities arise daily at campuses throughout United ISD. It’s what our educators make of them that makes the biggest impact on our students. Pre-Kinder teachers Isela Garza and Della Garcia have taken real life world experiences and created the most unique and perfect teachable moments at Centeno Elementary. As part

Lady Longhorn Volleyball Player Signs Western Nebraska Community College Scholarship

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Recently,United High School senior Gabriela Canavati was joined by her family, teammates and coaches as she signed a volleyball scholarship to play at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. While at United High School, Ms. Canavati has  earned the title of District 29-6A Most Valuable Player. In addition, Ms. Canavati was named as

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