September 28, 2013

Engaged Community           

Operation Graduation 2013      

Operation Graduation 2013

Roquemore Elementary Instructional Coach Trina Silmon is on the front line of learning - helping struggling students get back on track. On Sept. 14, she was on a different sort of front line with the Operation Graduation Walk, seeing first hand the effects of what happens when struggling students give up on school. | Shackelford Junior High Principal Andy Hagman and Nichols Junior High teacher Ada Eigbobo prepare for the day.

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Inspired Learners                

Carr at Carter    

The last time Brandon Carr was at an AISD school for an NFL Play 60 Challenge event he wooed and wowed students by merely walking into the gym. Talk about loud. Then the Dallas Cowboys star cornerback nearly silenced them with these dreaded words: no fast food. | Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr spoke to Carter Junior High students about eating healthy and staying active.

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Inspired Learners            

Warriors for West  

When a massive fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas, last April, the town's middle, intermediate and high schools were damaged beyond repair. The main football field became a triage center where many of the more than 200 injured people were taken. | The Martin High School junior class officers stopped in West during a recent trip to San Antonio.

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Engaged Community           

Venture Volunteer  

When Beverley McReynolds arrived at Venture High School, one of the first things she learned about the school was the community of volunteers committed to serving in it. Then she learned of Tom Andress. | Venture High School volunteer Tom Andress helps junior Stephany R. with math.

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News Briefs
State Board of Education Testimony
Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos recently testified before the State Board of Education regarding graduation requirements under House Bill 5.
Read the testimony
Dean Corey Marching Extravaganza
The 31st annual Dean Corey Marching Extravaganza is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8.
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Upcoming Events
Oct. 3: School board meeting
Oct. 4: Seguin HS Homecoming
Oct. 11: Bowie HS & Martin HS Homecomings
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