For one week, students all over Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District wore red to support a great cause. HCISD celebrated Red Ribbon Week (RRW), which is dedicated to promoting a drug-free lifestyle to students and families.


"This week is about teaching our students the importance of the RRW campaign," said Traci Gonzalez, principal at Rodriguez. "They learn how to be healthy and happy while remaining drug-free. It is a great learning opportunity for everyone involved."


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Person of the week: Garza stays curious for science




Tina Garza spends much of her free time outdoors, but it's not for the fresh air. It's for the inspiration she gets for creating science

related activities.


"When I was young, my parents always let me go out on the farm to explore," Garza said. "It made me stay curious.


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 Gutierrez students get crash course in robotics




Sixth grade students at Gutierrez Middle School are getting in on the Robot Week action by taking a crash course in computer programming on Oct. 24.


Twenty-six students participated in the activity, which allowed them to program a small robot while following the instructions of Kevin Moreno, University of Texas - Brownsville ambassador for computer science information and former GMS student.

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HHS and HHSS Marching Bands compete in UIL Area Marching Contest


The Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South Marching Bands continue their quest for the state title at the UIL Area Marching Contest on
Oct. 27.


The Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex in Laredo will host the event.


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Meet HHSS' robot SOLVM



SOLVM is the robot created by the seven members on the robotics team at Harlingen High School South.


SOLVM stands for South's Original Latching Vertical Motion Machine, and has mastered object transportation with the help of a robotic claw.


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Meet HHS' robot Gravitron



Gravitron is the product of the 7 members of the Harlingen High School robotics team.


Named after the task of simulating gravity on a space elevator, Gravitron's design was inspired by elevators and any other vehicle with the ability to traverse up and down, said Austin Wright, junior at HHS and president of the engineering club.


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Meet ECHS' robot 
Neil 2.0



Neil 2.0 is the creation of the more than 30 students participating in the robotics team from Early College

High School.


Named after astronaut Neil Armstrong and their team number, Neil 2.0 is a climbing machine with the latest in spool technology.


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Middle and high school students awarded positions in Region Orchestra



Orchestra students from the middle and high school campuses had a strong showing at the Region Orchestra Auditions on Oct. 20 and Oct. 22.


Students across the Rio Grande Valley competed for a spot in Region Orchestra.


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Bonham students receive visit from ECHS robotics team


The students at Bonham Elementary School patiently held their hands in the air as they waited for their questions to be answered by the Early College High School robotics team on
Oct 19.
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Red Ribbon Week 2012 Gallery


All excitement was captured on HCISD's Red Ribbon Week. Special guests and students encouraged all campuses to remain drug free. HCISD will continue to celebrate RRW until Oct. 31.



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