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Monday, August 29, 2016


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HEB Plus Sampling Showcase, A Success!

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-To help kick off the new school year, H-E-B Plus recently held a Sampling Showcase to benefit the District. Participants who attended the event had a chance to sample H-E-B foods that were at various stations set up throughout the store. At the end, H-E-B donated $5,000 to United I.S.D. The

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L.E.D. Lighting to Cut Energy Costs at United ISD

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-United ISD is anticipating big energy savings following a district-wide switch to L.E.D. lighting during the summer break. The District’s replacement of fluorescent lighting with L.E.D. at all of its campuses and facilities is expected to yield savings estimated at one million dollars per year. Modern L.E.D. fixtures require less power


Reinforced Security Stations at Seven UISD Elementary Schools

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-With the completion of  build-out  plans for reinforced security stations at seven of its elementary schools, United ISD  has finished a portion of projects funded by Bond 2013. The new stations (located at the front entrance of each campus), provide an additional layer of security, and allow for improved monitoring of all visitors. Security guards who monitor the stations

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Coach Kaleb Canales Serves as Honorary Coach at Basketball Hoops Camp

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-This years’ Assist13 basketball Hoops Camp was attended by hundreds of eager young athletes from our community. The camp encompassed numerous sessions at the Alexander high school gymnasium over a three day period. Alexander alumni and United ISD League of Legends inductee Kaleb Canales directed the camps with some assistance from


New and Returning Student Registration Resumes At United ISD Campuses

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-For new and returning students, registration will resume at all United ISD Schools.  At the elementary level, parents are asked to contact their child’s neighborhood school to schedule their registration appointment.  At the middle and high school levels, appointments are not necessary. Dates, hours and times for middle and high school


Dr. Monte Allen Scholarship Awarded

  Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)- Mrs. Amy Allen​ ​and Dr. Elsa S. Canales ​recently ​presented the first “Dr. Monte D. Allen Memorial Scholarship” at a social gathering​. This year, the scholarship was given to Kathryn E. Lopez, a 2016 graduate from J.B. Alexander High School. Lopez will attend the University of Texas A&M this

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Academy Sports and Outdoors Helps United ISD Students Dress for Success

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Academy Sports and Outdoors on San Bernardo Avenue,  once again stepped up to help prepare United ISD students for the 2016-2017 school year. After a brief press conference at the store, 25 students from Cuellar elementary school were given complimentary vouchers for the purchase of school uniforms. Store personnel, district administrators and employees helped the students


United ISD To Host Uniform Voucher Assistance Event

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-United ISD will host a uniform voucher drive for parents in need of a school uniform for their child. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday July 28 and again MondayAugust 1 and Tuesday 2 at the Student Activity Complex (rooms 1 and 2) located

Cynthia Caballero

New Principal for United ISD’s Nye Elementary Announced

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The United Independent School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Roberto J. Santos are proud to announce that Cynthia Caballero has been promoted to the position of Principal at Nye elementary school. Ms. Caballero has been serving the campus as an Assistant Principal since 2004. A sampling of her accomplishments and

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