If you ask a student on one of the chess teams at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District what their favorite phrase is, their response will most likely be, "check mate."

The HCISD chess teams have been hard at work since the beginning of the year to prepare for their competitive season, and that hard work has paid off. The teams have collectively been awarded more than 25 team and individual awards from valley-wide chess tournaments.


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 Person of the Week: Rohrer helps HCISD students outsmart the competition


George Rohrer isn't your average chess player. While most people play one on one, he can play one on 10, 15 or even 20.


Rohrer is a chess volunteer at Sam Houston Elementary. After hours on any given school day, you can find him tutoring the students involved in the school's chess team, and preparing them for upcoming tournaments

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HHSS Softball players continue their athletic careers


Two Harlingen High School South seniors, Stephanie Lugo and Priscilla Loa, have decided to pursue a higher education and athletic career.


Lugo and Loa signed their letters of intent to play softball at the collegiate level on March 8.

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Bowie students raise $2,877 for cancer research


Bowie Elementary School is helping find the cure for cancer by raising 2,877.49 dollars to further the research of blood cancers.


Bowie's Student Council choose the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser as their second community service project for the 2012-2013 school year.

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KEYS students earn prizes for artwork at livestock show

The art students at KEYS Academy were awarded for their hard work and artwork at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Art Contest held March 11.


Under the instruction of Keys Academy Art teacher, Oneida Trevino, eleven students participated in the competition with four having high success.

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HCISD comes together with Raise Your Hand Texas for Texas Public Education


Members of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District administration and board of trustees came together with leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley to bring awareness to public education issues during an informational event hosted by Raise Your Hand Texas on March 18.


 The event was aimed at informing the business and education community about the public education policies that can effectively lead change in Texas Public Schools

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HHSS FBLA soars above during state competition


The Harlingen High School South Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) Chapter soared about the competition at the State competition held in Dallas, Texas on March 8.


Future Business Leaders of America is an education association, which prepares students for careers in business and business-related fields by competing in areas of technology, public speaking, business, finance, and management.

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Seniors invited to attend assembly for Graduation Celebration



High school seniors are invited to attend Senior Assembly on March 20.


The assembly will begin for HHS at 8:30am and HHSS at 10:30am. Both meetings will be hosted in the campus cafeteria. Early College and Keys Academy are welcome to either assembly.

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Stuart Place student uses technology to bring history to life

For Jimi Abbott, fourth grade student at Stuart Place Elementary, learning Texas history is not just about reading a textbook but an overall interactive experience.


Every year, fourth grade students participate in a Texas Revolution project. During the project students research Texas heroes, and important events which occurred in the state.

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Valley Baptist Medical Center President visits Lee Means during Teach for America Week


To show appreciation to those dedicated to the education of all children in the Rio Grande Valley, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District joined forces with Valley Baptist Health System President and CEO Manny Vela during Teach For America Week.


 Vela served as a guest teacher at Lee Means Elementary School on March 20.

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