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Monday, September 25, 2017


United Independent School District Board of Trustees Unanimously Approved Naming of Middle School

Courtesy Rocio Moore, (Laredo, Texas)-The Elias R. Herrera Middle School, will be the future home of the mighty Hawks. The school was named posthumously in his honor. United ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the renaming of the existing Trautmann Middle School to the Elias R. Herrera Middle School at the general meeting this month.  “The

Freedom Elementary Celebrates First A.R. Program and New Library

Courtesy Rocio Moore, (Laredo, Texas)-The new Freedom Elementary School kicked off their first Accelerated Reader (A.R.), program with a visit from Clown Bolitas. The beloved entertainer energized students with interactive games that included the participation of teachers and faculty members. Bolitas intertwined the fun and frolic with the message that reading everyday means fun everyday.

It was an under the sea adventure at United ISD’s Prada Elementary

Courtesy Rocio Moore, (Laredo, Tx)-First Grade students of Prada Elementary were treated like Disney royalty during KGNS’s Magic of Storytelling Event. Every detail was carefully thought out and perfectly executed. Everything from the colorful faux water dripping from the ceiling to The Little Mermaid music playing as students entered the Library created the perfect environment for today’s

Trautmann Middle School Honors Band Tops in National Wind Band Projects

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The Foundation for Music Education announced that the Trautmann Middle School (TMS),Honors Band, directed by Jorge Luis Garcia, has been selected as a National Winner in the 2017 Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors Project. The Mark of Excellence consists of the National Wind Band Honors, National Choral Honors, National Orchestra

Mighty Trautmann Texans Reach Out to Help Hurricane Victims

Courtesy Alex Meyer,  (Laredo, Texas)-We’ve been seeing all week how people across the state and country have been pitching in to help out those affected by the catastrophic flooding in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. Trautmann elementary students decided that they too wanted to help their fellow Texans with a campus-wide food and supply drive. 

Killam Elementary Hosts AR Kick Off Pep-Rally & Disney’s Magic of Story Telling Event

Courtesy Rocio Moore, (Laredo, Texas)-Students at Killam Elementary rocked out in style this morning during a Reading Pep-Rally hosted to kick off United ISD’s Accelerated Reading Program.  The Accelerated Reading Program, or AR as it’s known to students, is an online tool educators use to motivate, monitor and manage independent reading to accelerate reading growth.

Disney’s Magic of Storytelling at Perez Elementary School

Courtesy Rocio Moore, Students at Perez Elementary along with KGNS News Anchor Richard Noriega kicked off Disney’s Magic of Storytelling Event this morning in a fun filled read event in the campus Library. Campus Librarian Perla Cantu hosted a Disney Cars themed reading event that was sure to make even Walt Disney proud. The students

Lyndon B. Johnson Students Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The Lyndon B. Johnson United for Texas Hurricane Aid Drive began when students in Robert Czar’s global business class expressed their desire help Houstonians who continue to struggle with the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Mr. Czar told his students that they could render the needed assistance if they organized a drive to

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