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[19 Jun 2015 | Comments Off | ]
IBC Hosts 3rd Annual Migrant Scholarships Ceremony

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,

     (Laredo, Texas)-The UISD Office of Federal and State Compensatory Programs, in conjunction with the Laredo Children Advocates Raising Education Standards for Migrant Students (C.A.R.E.S.) committee, awarded scholarships to 19 Migrant Education Program students during a luncheon/awards ceremony hosted by IBC on June 16, 2015. Laredo C.A.R.E.S committeee sponsors include Mr. Renato Zapata, CEO and Chairman of The Board for International Bank of Commerce in Zapata, Texas, Ing. Humberto Gonzalez Bentancourt from G.E. Electric and A.A. Lic. Eduardo A. Garza Robles from Uni-Trade. The migrant student scholarship …

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[17 Jun 2015 | Comments Off | ]
United High School Chess Team Takes National Honors At Competition

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Courtesy Veronica Cantu,

(Laredo, Texas)-On February 14, 2015 the United High school Chess team traveled to Kingsville, Texas to compete at the Region 7 Scholastic Chess Tournament.  The UHS Team placed 2nd and went on to compete at the 2015 Texas High School Chess Championships, held in March 28 and 29at the McAllen Convention Center.  There the team came back with 5 individual trophies, all in the top twenty category, and the 1st Place Team Trophy in the Junior Varsity Division. 
On April 8, the Chess players traveled to …

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[10 Jun 2015 | Comments Off | ]
UISD Purchasing Department Plans Ebid Portal for Vendors and Bidders

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Texas)-On July 1, 2015, the United Independent School District (UISD), will launch a time saving, safe, on-line procurement portal that will greatly improve communication between the Districts’ Purchasing Department and its vendors and bidders. 
This new portal, called  E-bid, will enhance UISD’s ability to maintain accurate and up-to date information on the goods and services that vendors wish to sell to the District. In addition, E-bid will electronically notify registered vendors of bid opportunities for their goods and services.
It will also allow interested vendors to …

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[5 Jun 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Sames Prepares To Give New Car To Perfect Attendance Student

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Courtesy Veronica Cantu,

 
(Laredo, Texas)-The dream of owning a brand new car is closer to becoming a reality for one lucky high school student from the United Independent School District.  That’s because Sames Auto Group will be giving away a brand new 2015 Kia Soul at 5:30 pm on June 5 at the Laredo Energy Arena, just before the Alexander High School graduation ceremony.  This event is the culmination of the UISD and Sames “Kia in the Klassroom” Program, which promoted the importance of daily school attendance throughout …

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[3 Jun 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Killam Elementary School Exceeds MDA Fundraiser Goals

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Texas)-Congratulations to the Killam Elementary School second grade students for raising a total of $962.22 during this years’ M.D.A. fundraising effort. The money was raised by way of various Hop-A Thon activities which were held at the Killam elementary campus between
May 11 and May 15. This years’ sum represents the most money raised by any elementary campus in UISD. Ms. Maria Dominguez was also cited as this years’ top MDA fundraising teacher in the District.”The students enjoy knowing that they are helping others, and …

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[29 May 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Malakoff Elementary Presents Their Robotics Team

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Courtesy Veronica Cantu,
(Laredo, Texas)-Dr. M.E. Malakoff Elementary School’s Armored Knights Robotics team, displayed their hard work at this years Gifted and Talented Showcase which was recently held at the United I.S.D. Student Activity Center.
The team incorporated the use of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) with the young minds to step up to this year’s first Lego League “2014 World Class Learning Unleashed” challenge. These students in collaboration with UETM Robotics members and their sponsor, Laura Rodriguez, used the LEGO NXT Mindstorms Robotic Kit and Software, to …

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[29 May 2015 | Comments Off | ]
United Independent School District’s Community Role Models for May 2015

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Texas) – On May 28, 2015 , the Webb County Sheriff’s Office and the Elysian Social Club honored Community Role Models from Laredo’s public and private high schools with an awards ceremony and lunch at Salon Chapa.
Four UISD students were among the honorees who received the monthly recognition, which is based on extra-curricular activities and volunteer work above and beyond the classroom setting. Additional sponsors of the Community Role Model Awards include KGNS-TV, ABC network affiliate NGNS (ABC), and Telemundo Laredo. All  honorees received a $500.00 scholarship, courtesy of the Elysian Social Club.
Receiving the honors were Jordy …

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[28 May 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Three More United High School Students Sign Scholarships

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Texas)-On May 27, 2015 United High School (UHS),hosted a triple scholarship press conference for three graduating seniors who signed letters of intent to play college level sports. Dulce Garcia, Rodrigo Zuniga,and Eileen Gallegos,accompanied by their parents, signed their full ride scholarships in front of an audience that included fellow students, athletes UHS coaches and campus staff.
Dulce Garcia, daughter of Juan and Elizabeth Garcia, signed to play softball for Laredo Community College (LCC). Garcia has been an All-District player at UHS for the past four …

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[26 May 2015 | Comments Off | ]
UISD Police Department Hosts 1st Annual K9 Competition

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Courtesy Veronica Cantu,
 
The United ISD Police Department hosted the inaugural “K-9” Team Competition on May 20th​at the Laredo Coliseum.  A total of 32 local and out of town law enforcement canine (K-9) teams were competing to be “top dog” in the areas of accurate, timed searches for narcotics.  

Each K-9 team searched an area that contained between 50 to 75 articles for three minutes.
Some articles contain two types of drugs, marijuana and cocaine. The handlers would call an alert if the canine indicated drugs present in a particular article.
Teams were judged based on a points-scoring system:  Marijuana was worth 50 points and cocaine was worth 100 points. 
The canine handlers had to strive to accumulate points as they tried to beat the clock. If an alert was called …

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[25 May 2015 | Comments Off | ]
United ISD Police Department Presents End of Year Preventive Measures

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Courtesy, Clemente Camarillo Chief of Police UISD Police Department
The UISD Police department requests the assistance of all parents as this school year comes to a close to practice all preventative measures.  Parents can help ease their own concerns by being extra vigilant about what your children bring to school on their person, in backpacks and/or in their vehicles. Please remind your children about what items are considered acceptable to bring to school.  Objects such as, toy guns, toy knives, and lighters are prohibited and will be taken seriously. All …