When superintendents and administrators walked into the classrooms of Sam Houston Elementary teacher Roxanna Shimotsu and Vernon Middle School Head Band Director Keith Di Santis, they had no clue they were about to receive one of the highest honors for an educator at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District.


Shimotsu and Di Santis were named HCISD's Teachers of the Year (TOY) on May 9. Shimotsu, who teaches bilingual second grade, was named TOY for elementary campuses, and Di Santis was awarded for the title for secondary campuses.


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Person of the Week: Lugo and Munoz support students inside and outside the classroom



Best friends for almost ten years, Rosemary Lugo and Ninfa Munoz have dedicated their days to cheering on the students of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District both inside and outside the classroom.

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Future filmmakers awarded at 2013 Student Film Awards

With the golden statues polished, actors, actresses, directors and producers from across the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District gathered to spend an evening celebrating their efforts in the area of film production in April.


These high school students attended the Second Annual Student Film Awards (SFA).

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Lady Hawks Softball advances to next round in playoffs


The girls' softball team at Harlingen High School South continues their dominant season in the playoffs this May.


The Lady Hawks soared over the Edinburg Bobcats, previously ranked number one in the Rio Grande Valley, with a score of 5-2.

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HCISD holds Trustee Election


The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District will hold its Trustee Election on May 11.


Polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for voting in the Trustee Election, to elect Place 3 and Place 7 trustees for three years.


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HCISD honors former campus during plaque unveiling ceremony

To recognize Harlingen's past, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District honored the Booker T. Washington School during a plaque unveiling ceremony on May 4.


The ceremony honored the campus, which served African-American students until the community's schools became integrated during the 1956 - 1957 school year.


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HHSS athletes continue athletic careers

Gabby Cavazos, Jackie Martinez, Justin Kitten, Frank Jimenez, and Austin Lambert, seniors at Harlingen High School South, have made the choice to continue their dedication to academics and athletics after they graduate this May.


Cavazos, Jimenez and Lambert signed their letters of intent to play ball at the collegiate level on May 7.

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HHSS JROTC earns Distinguished Unit Award with Merit


The Harlingen High School South Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets are continuing its tradition for excellence this year.


The HHSS JROTC recently earned the title of Distinguished Unit Award with Merit.To earn this prestigious title, cadets were nominated after receiving a rating of excellence in a number of categories while being evaluated earlier this year.

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Elementary schools meet challenges at district academic compeititon

Elementary schools at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District met the challenges of the first University Interscholastic League (UIL) District Meet as part of the district's Competitive Edge Initiative on May 4.


Fifth grade students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitions at a UIL regulation modeled event hosted by Memorial Middle School.

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Harlingen "The Way to Happiness" JROTC Scholarship Competition Winners Announced


On April 11th, the winners of the sixth annual JROTC The Way to Happiness Program and Scholarship Competition were announced at the award presentation held at the offices of Harlingen Family Dentistry.The yearly competition is sponsored by Harlingen Family Dentistry which awards $6,000 to the three winners upon registration in an institution of higher learning of their choice.

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