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[16 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Centeno Elementary Students and TAMIU Student Athletes Celebrate National School Lunch Week

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,
Laredo, Texas:  Centeno Elementary School students invited Texas A&M International University student athletes to join them as they recognized National School Lunch Week.  This year’s theme was “Get in the Game with School Lunch.” The event emphasized the importance of eating healthy foods that are offered daily for free at all UISD campuses. 
  “If you work hard, listen to your teachers, and live a healthy style, you will accomplish your goals,” said Kayla Merriman at Centeno Elementary School event.  Merriman is a TAMIU softball athlete who is …


[13 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Judge Ramiro Veliz Urges Regular Class Attendance

Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Tx)-On the morning of October 10, 2014, Judge Ramiro Veliz Jr. took time from his demanding schedule to talk to Los Obispos middle school students in the campus library. During the course of his 20 minute discussion,Veliz highlighted the importance of daily class attendance and detailed the consequences of tardiness and truancy. The judge also urged students to stay away from gangs and unlawful activities.
“Accept the responsibility to make good decisions for yourself and you will achieve great things”, said Veliz at the conclusion of his presentation. …


[8 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Courtesy Carmen Rendon,
(Laredo, Tx)-Washington Middle School marked the debut of the school’s new marquee sign with a special ceremony. The sign will be used for the posting of school related messages such as sporting events, fundraisers, concerts, celebrations, and other activities important to the students, parents, and community.
Principal Beth Porter recognized Board member Juan Roberto Ramirez for his assistance in approving discretionary funds necessary for the purchase of the new marquee.


[7 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
UISD Notice of Student Holiday

 Courtesy Veronica Cantu,

 (Laredo, Tx)-Due to a Districtwide Professional Development Day, classes will not be in session for students on Monday, October 13, 2014. However, all United Independent School District campuses and administrative offices will be open during normal business hours. Additionally, the UISD Tax Office located at 3501 E. Saunders will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Taxes can also be paid online at www.uisd.net. All United Independent School District classes will resume their regular schedule on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.


[3 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Photo Recap:  Choice Bus Visits Los Obispos Middle School

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,
(Laredo, Tx)-Earlier this week, the Choice Bus visited students at Los Obispos Middle School.  The special designed bus offered students, through a 25-minute interactive presentation, the relevance of education with regards to career paths and lifetime income potential. 
After the presentation by Lead Presenter Chet Pennock, a full scale replica of a prison cell was revealed to students.  The visit of the Choir Bus was made possible by the Mattie C. Smith Foundation, State Farm, and Communities in Schools of Laredo.


[30 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
United ISD Marching Band Festival To Take Place

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,

 The United ISD Fine Arts Department will be hosting a high school band Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 4th at the Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex-Stadium located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane. 
This festival is open to the public, admission is $7.00 per person, all tickets general admission.  Tickets may be purchased on Saturday October 4th, starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Stadium ticket window.
 This event will feature all four UISD high school marching bands, United, United South, Alexander and LBJ, plus LISD bands, including Freer and …


[27 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,
(Laredo, Tx)-Gooooo Jaguars!  Prada Elementary School kicked-off their Accelerated Reader Program today with a Reading Jamaica in the school’s gym.  The Accerlated Reader, or AR program, promotes the importance and love for reading. 
Each day students read a book where they are then assessed, through the assistance of an online program, and receive immediate results.  Principal Gilbert Castro says students get excited and motivated when they see their progress.  
At the Jamaica, the students visited a variety of booths targeting different reading activities and skills. 


[26 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
McDonald’s Hosts “McTeacher’s Night” for UISD Schools

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,

(Laredo, Tx)-Trautmann Elementary School was one of the many UISD elementary campuses who participated in “McTeachers Night” that was held on Sept. 23 at various McDonald’s locations.  
Teachers and administrators donned their aprons to “work,” greeting parents and students, taking orders and serving food.  The event is a collaborative effort in which McDonald’s contributes 20% of the sales back to campuses. 
The event encourages that importance of having dinner with family and offers an additional opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and principal.  Trautmann Elementary School had their …


[22 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Accelerated Reader Program for 2014-2015 Launched at DeLlano Elementary

Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Tx)-Each year, DeLlano elementary school holds an Accelerated Reader (A.R.), student rally to energize students for the new school year.
The celebration was held on September 22, 2014, and was highlighted by a performance featuring the De Llano Dolphin dancers. Special guests included UISD Lead Librarian Carmen Escamilla, the Alexander and United high school mascots, and H.E. Buddy. The A.R. program is designed to help students develop a love of reading and reach their A.R. goals.


[22 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Photo Recap: Gonzalez Middle School Pumas 8th Grade Football Team


(Laredo, Tx)-The Gonzalez Middle School Pumas played and defeated the United Middle School Mavericks 8th grade team this past Saturday Morning at a game played at the U.I.S.D. Student Activity Center.