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Friday, July 28, 2017


Laura Gonzalez-Vasquez named Principal for Gutierrez Elementary School

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas) The United Independent School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Roberto J. Santos named Ms. Laura Gonzalez -Vasquez as the new Principal for Gutierrez elementary school. The formal announcement was made at UISD’s March 19, 2017 Board Meeting. Ms. Gonzalez-Vasquez is replacing former Principal Ms. Claudia C. Dovalina -Guzman, who

United ISD STAAR Assessment Test Results for 2016-2017

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The recent State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR),results indicate that United ISD is leading both the state and the region in the areas of Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies in all grade levels tested.  United ISD trails the state by only 1 point in Reading / English Language


Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-If your children have any gently used school uniforms they may have outgrown or no longer use, the United Independent School District asks that you consider donating them to help students in need. Beginning now until school starts on August 21, 2017, UISD will have nine convenient locations to drop off

United ISD Names New Director for Special Education Department

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, LAREDO, TEXAS – The United Independent School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Roberto J. Santos are pleased to announce Claudia C. Dovalina-Guzman as the new director of the District’s Special Education Department. Dovalina-Guzman is currently the principal at Gutierrez Elementary School, where she has been since 2005. She previously served as

United High School Junior Selected for NASA Summer Internship

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Cassandra Martinez, a junior at United High School, was selected to attend an all-expenses paid summer internship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as part of the High School Aerospace Scholars program (HAS). Martinez will tour NASA facilities and spend a week participating in team projects and briefings directed by NASA engineers and

State Representative Richard Raymond Announces Support for Teacher Pay Raises

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-State Representative Richard Peña Raymond held a press conference at the UISD Boardroom to announce that he will introduce a bill during the upcoming Special Legislative Session of the Texas Legislature providing Texas Public School Teachers with a $1000 annual pay raise. Rep.Raymond was joined by UISD Trustees Juan Robert Ramirez,

United ISD To Hold Community Job Fair

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-Are you interested in being part of an innovative school district that’s making a difference in the lives of children each day? If so, then United ISD is looking for you. Interested individuals are invited to attend the United ISD Job Fair from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June

Constable Devally Pitches In For The Alexander Bulldog Baseball Program

Courtesy Carme;n Rendon, Laredo, Texas-United ISD: Webb County Constable Harold Devally of Precinct 4, in support of the local schools in his precinct, donates $600.00 to the J.B. Alexander Baseball Program. The funds are donated through Constable’s Devally nonprofit organization, Badge of Heart Foundation, where throughout the year the constable fundraises to help the constituents

Safety Awards Presented by UISD Risk Management Department

    Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-On June 5, 2017 the UISD Risk Management Department Dept. and District Safety Committee held its annual awards ceremony to recognize departments for “Safety Performance Excellence”“ and “Commendable Safety Records”. Seven  departments were recognized  for their exceptional safety records. UISD Community Service Awards were presented to officers from Constable Harold Devally’s

United ISD High School Students Complete College Course via UT OnRamps Program

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, LAREDO, TX– Fifty-two United ISD students completed a course in the new and innovative dual-enrollment program done in conjunction with the University of Texas at Austin. The program, called OnRamps, is designed to help students be more successful in college by exposing them to a rigorous, high-quality, college-level course. The OnRamps Pre-Calculus

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