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[28 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Prominent Motivational Speaker “The Cuban Guy” Inspires UISD Students

Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Tx)-Andres Lara, also known as the Cuban Guy, is a highly esteemed motivational speaker who at 16 years of age left Cuba without his parents to come to the United States. Upon arrival he was homeless and had no money or English speaking skills, yet managed to become a millionaire by the time he reached his early 20’s. Over a short period of time, Lara became an internationally respected motivational speaker, author and CEO of his own company. UISD Trustee Pat Campos invited Lara
to share his principles …

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[27 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Newman Elementary Students Pledge to Remain Drug-Free!

Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Tx)-In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, Newman Elementary students renewed their vows to stay away from drugs by reciting a pledge before visiting judge Oscar R. Liendo. The pledge ceremony was followed by a parade around the perimeter of the campus, during which the students displayed their “say no to drugs” banners and signs. Students were led by teachers, faculty, staff, UISD Police and members of the District’s K-9 unit.
This year’s Red Ribbon Parade was held on October 27. Red Ribbon Week (October 20-28), is the oldest …

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[23 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Toys “R” Us Donates to UISD’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Courtesy Carmen Rendon,
(Laredo, Tx)-To help bring holiday joy to some of United ISD’s under privileged children, Toys“R”Us has donated toys for UISD’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive.  “We are eager to find ways to give back to those less fortunate and be a part of their Christmas joy,” Said Pete Lugo, Store Manager.  
 
 

 

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[23 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
“National School Bus Safety Week”

Courtesy Carmen Rendon,
 (Laredo, Tx)-The United Independent School District Transportation Department observed “National School Bus Safety Week” with LISD by participating in a bus parade that started at United ISD’s Student Activity Complex (SAC)and concluded at the LISD Civic Center. Each District transported students from their respective Districts to attend proclamation honors in the auditorium.
County Judge Danny Valdez and CountyCommissioner Cindy Liendo read the proclamation before an audience that included Superintendents from both Districts and state and local law enforcement officials. A big “thank you” goes out our bus drivers …

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[23 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,
(Laredo, Tx)-Three United ISD High Schools won a Superior Rating at the Music Region XIV UIL Marching Contest that was held on Saturday at the Student Activity Complex. The campuses that received a 1st Division or Superior Rating were: United South, Alexander, and United High Schools.  The Lyndon B. Johnson High School band won a 2nd Division Rating or Excellent Rating. Pictured with their 1st Division awards are UISD bands directors: Francisco J. Sosa, USHS; Jose Valenzuela, AHS; and John J. Mallon, UHS. These schools will advance to …

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[20 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
United ISD Hosted Jail & Bail for annual Christmas toy drive…

Courtesy Carmen Rendon,

 (Laredo, Tx)-Employees of United ISD complied with “warrants,” executed by United ISD Police Department in efforts to raise money for annual Christmas toy drive.   Employees were served with a “warrant,” taken to the “UISD Jail House,” and stood before the “judge” to declare their innocence. 
All “Jail & Bail Arrests” were made and a grand total of  $11,400.00“bail” was collected!  United ISD Would like to thank all whom participated and helped make this event possible.  A Special thanks to the UISD Police Department for hosting the 2nd Annual …

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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 …

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[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. …

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[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.

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[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.