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Friday, September 30, 2016



Nye Elementary Accelerated Reader Kickoff Parade

Courtesy Alex Meyer,      (Laredo, Texas)-Reading Is Fun was the theme set for this year’s Accelerated Reading  (A.R.) kickoff event at Nye Elementary. Friday, September 23 began with a parade that was well attended by parents. The atmosphere was perfect  for a festive display that featured students, teachers and staff parading through the campus hallways dressed as famous book


Arndt Elementary Thanks School Supply Donors

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Last week Arndt Elementary Principal Juanita Zepeda and Counselor Adriana L. Ommen thanked the ADK Sorority of Educators, United Day School parents and students and Ms. Misty Vasquez for their donation of school supplies and backpacks. Thanks to their efforts, many Arndt elementary students had the tools they needed for for


Centeno Elementary Library Kick-Off Day

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Clown Bolitas dropped by Centeno elementary to get students motivated for this year’s Accelerated Reader (A.R.) program and the opening of the campus library. Students were energized by their special guest, who engaged them in games and learning activities.  Last year, Centeno elementary school circulated over 50,000 books, and is projecting

United ISD Youths of the Month for September 2016

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Four United I.S.D. students were among those celebrated as Youths of the Month for September 2016. The monthly program honors local high school students who excel in academics and volunteer in their community. All students are nominated for the recognition by their teachers and counselors.This month’s ceremo ny and luncheon was


Arndt Elem. Celebrates New Classroom Wing Addition & Other Improvement Projects

Courtesy Ver​onica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-Arndt Elementary School held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today to formally dedicate the new classroom wing addition that will now house 4th and 5th grade students. Untied ISD Board Trustees Ricardo Molina, Sr., Ramiro Veliz, III, were in attendance with Superintendent Roberto J. Santos and UISD Administrators. They are standing with


AHS Student Martinez Selected To Go To LULAC Youth Leadership Seminar In Washington DC

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-Lulac National Education Service Centers and LULAC are proud to announce that Alexander High School Senior Priscilla Martinez has been selected to participate in the 2016 Youth Leadership Seminar that is annually held in the nation’s capital. This year’s seminar promises to be full of exciting and educational events planned for


KGNS-TV Donates Books To Finley Elementary Students

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-This past summer, KGNS-TV hosted a social media campaign entitled “The Magic of Storytelling.” The campaign encouraged local youth to text a photo of themselves reading a book to “#selfie.”  For each photo received, KGNS pledged to donate a book to a United ISD student. This morning, KGNS news anchors Jerry


Alexander High School’s Performing Arts Building Agricultural Science Building and Athletic Project official Groundbreaking

Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-United ISD began a new chapter today with a formal groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the construction for John B. Alexander High School Performing Arts Building, Agricultural Science Building FFA Complex and numerous Athletic Projects. Leading the groundbreaking was United ISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent, Mr. Roberto J. Santos


United ISD High Schools Prepare to Rock The Vote!

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Election Day is on the horizon, and  United ISD is pleased to announce Rock the Vote registration drives on Thursday, September 29. 2016. Young people can have a positive impact on the future of our country, so United ISD encourages them to learn about the issues, the election process, and their right to vote.



Photo Courtesy of Jackie L. Ramos, Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-Several news outlets, that included radio, television, online media publications and newspaper, were named to the United I.S.D. 2016 Media Honor Roll on September 5, 2016. The program recognizes local media entities for their support of public school education. “As we begin a new school

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