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Larga Vista Community Center Back to School Jamaica

Event Dates and Times

7/20/2016 - Starts: 10:00 AM
Laredo, Texas
School Supplies and Backpack giveaway
Larga Vista Community Center 5401 Cisneros St.
Laredo, Texas 78043 (956)523-5085

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Alexander High School Flag Retirement Ceremony

Event Dates and Times

4/28/2016 - Starts: 9:00 AM
Alexander High School 3600 E. Del Mar Blvd.
WHAT: Alexander High School Flag Retirement Ceremony

WHERE: Alexander High School, 3600 E. Del Mar Blvd.

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
The Alexander High School JROTC will retire a total of 9 flags. Guests will include several distinguished community members.
For more information, please call Sgt. Garcia or Sgt. Martinez at 473-5978.

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United I.S.D.'s 5th Annual Anti-Gang Poster and Multimedia Contest Winners Ceremony

Event Dates and Times

4/22/2016 - Starts: 1:30 PM
Bill Johnson Student Activity Center Complex, Room #2 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane
WHO: United I.S.D. Student Relations/Discipline Mgmt. Dept.
Annette O. Perez, Director

WHAT: Department Awards Ceremony for:

- Annual Anti-Gang Poster Contest
- Annual Anti-Bullying/Gang or Positive Outlook on Life Video/ Multimedia Contest

WHERE: Bill Johnson Student Activity Center Complex, Room #2, 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane

WHEN: Friday, April 22, 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
All contest participants are middle and high school students who attend United I.S.D. schools. There will be 3rd, 2nd and 1st place winners.
For more information, please call the United I.S.D. Student Relations/Discipline Management Department at 473-6460.

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Fasken Elementary Marks its "Decade of Excellence"

Event Dates and Times

4/15/2016 - Starts: 9:15 AM
Fasken Elementary 11111 Atlanta Drive
WHO: Fasken Elementary School

WHAT: Fasken Elementary Marks its "Decade of Excellence"

WHERE: Fasken Elementary, 11111 Atlanta Drive

WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2015 @ 9:15 a.m.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Fasken Elementary School will host a ceremony to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the campus. United ISD Board Members, Superintendent Roberto J. Santos, former principals and a representative of the Fasken family will be present to receive a plaque of appreciation for their contributions to United ISD. The Fasken Elementary Choir will provide musical entertainment, and a short reception will follow the ceremony.
For more information, please call Melba I Gutierrez @ 473-4702.

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Newman Elementary announces Spring Choir Concert

Event Dates and Times

5/12/2016 - Starts: 6:00 PM
Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex (S.A.C.) Auditorium 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane
WHO: Newman Elementary School Choir
Stephanie Galindo, Choir Director

WHAT: Newman Elementary Show Choir Presents " Popular Music Awards" Musical Presentations

WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex (S.A.C.) Auditorium, 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane

ADDITIONAL:
This year’s Show Choir consists of 149 Newman elementary singers from all grade levels. The students have worked very hard to learn a vast list of songs. The show also includes theatrics and costumes that create a truly entertaining and fun experience. Admission is free.
For more information, please call Stephanie Galindo at 473-3811

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LISD Chess Club to host tournament

Event Dates and Times

3/19/2016 - Starts: 8:00 AM
Laredo Civic Center
Laredo Independent School District’s Advanced Academic Program Chess Club is hosting a chess tournament for all scholastic chess players in kinder through 12th grades. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, at the Laredo Civic Center from 8:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m.

The five round Swiss Style tournament is open to all scholastic chess players. The contest will include United States Chess Federation (USFC) rated division and beginners non-rated division each with primary, elementary 4th, elementary 5th, middle, and high school sections.

Registration deadline is Monday, March 14. Registration is not available on the day of the tournament. Check-in is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. The tournament is free to all LISD participants and $7 for all non-LISD participants.

An awards ceremony will be held immediately after the tabulation of the fifth round. Members of the Laredo Chess Club will direct the tournament.
For more information please contact Mrs. Patricia Cisneros at 273-1744 or pcisneros@laredoisd.org.

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UISD Students To Provide Free Income Tax Preparation Services

Event Dates and Times

1/20/2016 - Starts: 10:00 AM
UISD Student Activity Complex Foyer 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
WHAT:
Press conference to announce free income tax preparation services that will be offered by IRS certified high school students

WHO:

• IRS certified high school students from each UISD high school and their teacher

• VITA Income Service Representatives

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Second Annual Literacy Rally

Event Dates and Times

12/17/2015 - Starts: 10:00 AM
George Washington Middle School Library 10306 Riverbank Road
WHO: George Washington Middle School

WHAT: Second Annual Literacy Rally

WHEN: December 17, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: George Washington Middle School library, 10306 Riverbank Road

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
George Washington Middle School (GWMS), will hold their 2nd annual Literacy Rally for students who have met their 1st and 2nd six weeks reading challenges. The goal was for students to read a minimum of two fiction books and one non-fiction book per six week period.

The Literacy Rally will be hosted by deejay C-LO from Radio 106.1 f.m., and will feature a relay race between grade levels and giveaways. Several local business and community mascots will also be in attendance. Former GWMS Bobcat coach Omar Canizalez will be the featured guest speaker.
For more information, please contact Laura Gonzalez-Ortiz at 473-7615.

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United South High School To Dedicate Cheer and Dance Studio

Event Dates and Times

12/15/2015 - Starts: 10:00 AM
United South High School 4001 Ave. Los Presidentes
United South High School To Dedicate Cheer and Dance Studio

WHO:
UISD Board of Trustees
UISD Superintendent Roberto J. Santos
United South High School Students, Faculty and Staff

WHAT:
Formal dedication of the Crista J. Benavides Cheer and Dance Studio @ United South High School

WHEN:
December 15, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
United South High School located at 4001 Ave. Los Presidentes (Cheer and Dance studio)

ADDITIONAL:
Crista J. Benavides was a cheerleader at United South High School. She was a member of the Class of 2003 and passed away that same year from cancer. The building will be dedicated to her memory.

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Salvador Garcia Middle School To Host Annual Career Day Event

Event Dates and Times

12/11/2015 - Starts: 10:00 AM
Salvador Garcia Middle School 499 Peña Drive (in Rio Bravo)
WHO:
Salvador Garcia Middle School students
Special guest speakers

WHAT:
Annual Career Day Event

WHEN:
December 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to noon

WHERE:
Salvador Garcia Middle School located at 499 Peña Drive (in Rio Bravo)

ADDITIONAL:
On site contact person will be Principal Cleo Gamez.

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UISD To Host District Elementary Choir Concert, Elementary Art Winners To Be Announced

Event Dates and Times

12/3/2015 - Starts: 7:00 PM
Student Activity Complex 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
UISD To Host District Elementary Choir Concert, Elementary Art Winners To Be Announced

WHO:
UISD Elementary Honors Choir Concert and Elementary Art Contest Winners

WHAT:
District wide elementary choir students will perform holiday music and winners of the elementary art contest will be announced

WHEN:
Thursday,December 3, 2015 7:00 PM

WHERE:
Student Activity Complex located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane. Free admission and open to general public.

ADDITIONAL:
On-site contact will be Javier R. Vera, Director of Fine Arts and Leticia Leal, Fine Arts Coordinator
Phone: (956) 473-7121

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Alexander and United High School Choirs, Alexander High School Orchestra To Perform Holiday Concert

Event Dates and Times

12/5/2015 - Starts: 6:00 PM
Student Activity Complex 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
Alexander and United High School Choirs, Alexander High School Orchestra To Perform Holiday Concert

WHO:
AHS and UHS Choirs
AHS Orchestra

WHAT:
Holiday Concert

WHEN:
December 5, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Student Activity Complex located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane

ADDITIONAL:
Admission is $5.00. Tickets will be sold by each performing group.
For more information contact Michael Guzman, AHS Choir teacher at 473-5800.

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Newman Elementary Choir Presents Magical Christmas

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2015 - Starts: 6:00 PM
UISD Student Activity Center 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
Newman Elementary Choir Presents Magical Christmas

What: The Newman Elementary Show Choir Presents “Newman’s Magical Christmas”

When: Thursday, December 9, 2015 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: UISD Student Activity Center located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane

Who: Newman Elementary Show Choir

Why: Holiday Choir Concert

This year’s Show Choir consists of a group of students who have all shown an overwhelming interest in singing and performing. Currently, there are 55 - 3rd grade students, 40 - 4th grade students, and 42 - 5th grade students actively enrolled in the choir, totaling 137 singers in all.

All the students have been working very hard for the past 5 months learning a vast repertoire of holiday tunes such as Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child, There’s Someone in the Chimney, Santa is the Man and many more. The students have also had the wonderful opportunity to experience the magic that occurs when music, theatrics, costumes and dance are brought together as one.

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Meet in the Middle event

Event Dates and Times

11/19/2015 - Starts: 9:00 AM
Alexander High School 3600 E. Del Mar Blvd.
Alexander High School To Stomp Out the "R" Word With Meet in the Middle Event

WHO:
Alexander High School Students

WHAT:
Pep Parade

WHEN & WHERE:
November 19, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. @ Alexander High School located at 3600 E. Del Mar Blvd.

ADDITIONAL:
This is a “Meet in the Middle” student initiative, a program designed to promote acceptance and inclusion among students with and without intellectual disabilities.

On-site contact person will be Carmen Escamilla, AHS school librarian.

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United South Middle School To Hold Veterans Day Event

Event Dates and Times

United South Middle School 3707 Ave. Los Presidentes
United South Middle School To Hold Veterans Day Event

WHO:
United South Middle School students, faculty and staff
Local veterans

WHAT:
Veterans Day Program

WHEN:
November 10, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
United South Middle School located at 3707 Ave. Los Presidentes

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Reading on The Roof/Book Giveaway

Event Dates and Times

11/13/2015 - Starts: 10:00 AM
United Middle School 700 East Del Mar Blvd.
WHAT: Reading on The Roof/Book Giveaway

WHEN: Friday, November 13, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

WHERE: United Middle School, 700 East Del Mar Blvd. (front area of campus)

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Ms. Rebecca Morales, Principal at United Middle School (UMS), has challenged students to read for a minimum of 900 minutes, turn in a book review, along with literary element questions on a book that they read for the first 6 weeks period of school. Students that have met the goal will be allowed to join her as she reads excerpts from Diary of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney from the rooftop of the UMS campus. 25 copies of the book will be given away at the conclusion of the event.
For more information, please call Selika Salinas @ 473-7316

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Kazen Elementary School, IBC Set To Open IBC Bank in Kazenopolis

Event Dates and Times

11/2/2015 - Starts: 9:30 AM
Kazen Elementary School 9620 Albany Drive
WHAT:
Grand opening event of IBC Bank in the City of Kazenopolis (Kazen Elementary School)

WHO:
All Kazen Elementary School students, faculty and staff
IBC Bank volunteers

WHEN:
November 2, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Kazen Elementary School located 9620 Albany Drive

ADDITIONAL:
Sponsored by IBC Bank, Kazenopolis provides students with a glimpse of the “real world” by turning the school into a “micro-community.” At Kazenopolis, one will find a City Hall, complete with the Mayor and City Council members, shopping stores, a Kinder Café, the IRS and of course, IBC Bank. Each student at the campus learns the roles and responsibilities of living in a community.

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Miss Texas U.S.A. set to visit Fasken Elementary School

Event Dates and Times

10/29/2015 - Starts: 1:30 PM
Fasken Elementary School 11111 Atlanta Drive
WHAT: Miss Texas U.S.A. set to visit Fasken Elementary School

WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fasken Elementary School, 11111 Atlanta Drive

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Laredo native Daniella Rodriguez, who is also the newly crowned Miss Texas U.S.A., will present Fasken Elementary students (3rd,4th and 5th graders), with a motivational speech about the value of education and hard work.
Please contact Julian Tijerina for more information @ 473-4711

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United ISD To Host Annual Marching Festival

Event Dates and Times

10/3/2015 - Starts: 3:00 PM
Student Activity Complex Stadium 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
United ISD To Host Annual Marching Festival

Anyone who loves to see a great music arts competition is invited to attend the United ISD Annual Marching Band Festival. The event will be held on Saturday, October 3 at the Student Activity Complex Stadium located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane. Gates open at 3:00 p.m.

The schedule of performances will be as follows:
• 4:00 p.m. La Joya High School
• 5:45 p.m. Donna High School
• 6:00 p.m. Cigarroa High School
• 6:15 p.m. Martin High School
• 6:30 p.m. Lyndon B. Johnson High School
• 6:45 p.m. Alexander High School
• 7:00 p.m. United South High School
• 7:15 p.m. United High School

The award ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

“We invite the community to this event and enjoy an afternoon of great music,” said United ISD Fine Arts Director Javier Vera. “Each band works so hard to perfect their shows. They all do an outstanding job.”
Admission is $7.00 per person and children five and under will have free admission. All seats are general admission and may be purchased at the gate on the day of the event.
For additional information contact the United ISD Fine Arts Department at (956) 473-7121.

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Middle and High School Students Selected for Difference Maker Summit

Event Dates and Times

10/1/2015 - Starts: 9:00 AM
Student Activity Complex 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
Middle and High School Students Selected for Difference Maker Summit-Program To Teach Student To Celebrate a School Culture that Values Students With and Without Disabilities.

WHO:
Selected student leaders from United ISD’s middle and high schools
Special Olympics Representatives
Carmen Escamilla, United ISD Lead Librarian

WHAT:
Leadership Summit for Students

WHEN:
October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Student Activity Complex located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane

ADDITIONAL:
At the summit, students will teach students to understand that being an effective leader is about more than producing dances, rallies, or theme days. The summit will teach them the importance of their position and how they can use campus activities to improve student life.
On-site contact will be United ISD Lead Librarian Carmen Escamilla.

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Dyslexia Awareness Sessions for Parents

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2015 - Starts: 7:30 AM
UISD SAC Rooms 1 & 2 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane
WHAT: Dyslexia Awareness Sessions for Parents


WHERE: UISD SAC Rooms 1 & 2, 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane


WHEN: Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Difficulty learning to speak, trouble learning letters and their sounds, difficulty organizing writing and spoken language, trouble memorizing number facts, difficulty reading quickly enough to comprehend, trouble persisting with and comprehending longer reading assignments, and correctly doing math operations, are tasks students with Dyslexia experience on a daily basis. And in an effort to understand and help students with Dyslexia, the United Independent School District will be hosting their annual Dyslexia Awareness Sessions for parents. The free event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex, Rooms 1 & 2 located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane.

UISD invites parents to attend this event so they can receive the tools and information necessary to help their children in school and in life. Parents can make a big difference in improving the life of a child who has been identified with Dyslexia or a related disorder.Parents will be provided with information in English and Spanish, which will include information on the following: characteristics of Dyslexia and related disorders; assessment and identification of Dyslexia, effective strategies to support students with Dyslexia at home; and information on UISD’s Scottish Rite Reading Program. It is important to note that not all students who have difficulties with the skills listed above are Dyslexic. Formal assessment of reading, language, and writing skills is the only way to confirm an identification of suspected Dyslexia.
For more information about UISD's free Dyslexia Awareness Sessions, please contact Brenda Benavides at (956) 473-5246.

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United ISD to recognize Laredo Diploma Plus Foundation for nebulizer grant

Event Dates and Times

9/23/2015 - Starts: 2:00 PM
United ISD Central Office Boardroom 201 Lindenwood Drive
WHO:
United ISD Board of Trustees
Roberto J. Santos, Superintendent
Mike Garza, Assistant Superintendent for Administration/Support Services
Dr. Edie Landeck, Director of Grants
Irene Rosales, Director of Health Services
Laredo Diploma Plus Foundation Representatives

WHAT:
Press conference to announce nebulizers that were given to each campus in the District as a result of the grant

WHEN:
September 23, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:
United ISD Central Office Boardroom located at 201 Lindenwood Drive

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United ISD To Host 1st Golf Tournament “FORE” the Students

Event Dates and Times

9/26/2015 - Starts: 8:30 AM
The Max Golf Course 2770 FM 1472
WHO:
United ISD Athletic Department
30 Adult Golf Teams (three person scramble format)

WHAT:
United ISD’s 1st Golf Tournament “FORE” Our Students

WHEN:
September 26, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. (tee-off) to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
The Max Golf Course located at 2770 FM 1472

ADDITIONAL:
This is the first year United ISD will host a golf tournament in which proceeds will benefit students with scholarships to college and assist with the yearly toy charity drive. The tournament format will be three person scramble with 30 teams playing in the event. Powell Watson Motors is the official title sponsor for the tournament.

On site contact person at the event will be United ISD Athletic Director Bobby Cruz.

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UISD To Hold Dedication Ceremony For Veterans Memorial Elementary School

Event Dates and Times

5909 St. Luke Blvd
WHO:
Students, faculty, and staff at Veterans Memorial Elementary School
Veterans from all branches of the military

WHAT:
School dedication ceremony for the District’s newest campus, Veterans Memorial Elementary School

WHEN:
September 24, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:
5909 St. Luke Blvd.

ADDITIONAL:

Veterans Memorial Elementary School, United ISD’s newest elementary school is located in South Laredo, directly across Lamar Bruni Vergara Middle School. It is the 27th elementary school to be built in United ISD and was constructed with bond monies that were approved by voters in 2013. The name for the campus was determined by a volunteer committee that consisted of students, parent volunteers, district-wide administrators and citizens at large from the boundary areas of Prada, Perez and Roosevelt Elementary Schools. It serves as powerful reminder of sacrifices made by men and women who heeded the call to defend America here and abroad.

The new campus is under the direction of Gilberto Castro who previously served as the principal at Prada Elementary School. The campus proudly serves over 650 students but has the capacity to accommodate up to 960 students. The school has state of the art computer labs, fully equipped science classrooms, special education classrooms, a spacious cafeteria, an outdoor amphitheater and courtyard for instructional purposes.

The school colors are hunter green camouflage, and the school mascot is the bears.

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McDonald’s to Host “McTeacher’s Night” for UISD Schools

Event Dates and Times

10/6/2015 - Starts: 5:00 PM
Events happening at the following McDonald’s locations: • Del Mar & IH-35 (Gutierrez Elementary) • Mines Rd (Kazen Elementary) • Hwy 83 & Zacatecas (Salinas Elementary) • WalMart Loop 20 & Clark Blvd. (Ruiz Elementary) • Hwy 83 @ Sierra Vista (Prada Elementary) • Jacaman Road (Trautmann Elementary) • Walmart on Hwy 83 (Centeno Elementary) • Walmart on International Blvd. (Matias Elementary) • Mall Del Norte (Clark Elementary)
WHO:
McDonald’s Restaurants
UISD Elementary Campuses: Gutierrez, Kazen, Salinas, Ruiz, Prada, Trautmann, Centeno, Matias De Llano, and Clark

WHAT:
McTeacher’s Night Events

WHEN:
October 6, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Events happening at the following McDonald’s locations:

• Del Mar & IH-35 (Gutierrez Elementary)
• Mines Rd (Kazen Elementary)
• Hwy 83 & Zacatecas (Salinas Elementary)
• WalMart Loop 20 & Clark Blvd. (Ruiz Elementary)
• Hwy 83 @ Sierra Vista (Prada Elementary)
• Jacaman Road (Trautmann Elementary)
• Walmart on Hwy 83 (Centeno Elementary)
• Walmart on International Blvd. (Matias Elementary)
• Mall Del Norte (Clark Elementary)

ADDITIONAL:
From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on October 6, McDonald’s will host “McTeacher’s Night” where 20% of the sales will be contributed back the respective schools that are indicated above. Students, parents, school staff and faculty will at each location hoping to raise funds for their respective campus.

For more information, contact Sabrina Teeters at McDonald’s at (956) 724-6110.
For more information, contact Sabrina Teeters at McDonald’s at (956) 724-6110.

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Clark Elementary School To Host Grandparents Day Program

Event Dates and Times

9/18/2015 - Starts: 1:30 PM
Clark Elementary School 500 W. Hillside Road
Clark Elementary School To Host Grandparents Day Program

WHO:
Clark Elementary School Students
Clark Elementary School Music Teacher Eleonor Coronado
Proud Clark Elementary School Grandparents

WHAT:
Choir presentation and student presentations to honor Grandparents

WHEN:
September 18th from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Clark Elementary School located at 500 W. Hillside Road

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/321768862.html | 321768862

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LISD 2015 Summer Commencement Ceremony

Event Dates and Times

8/14/2015 - Starts: 6:00 PM
Laredo Civic Center Auditorium
The LISD class of 2015 will receive their high school diplomas Friday, August 14, during commencement ceremonies held at Laredo Civic Center Auditorium.

The commencement ceremony is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. The procession of graduates will begin 5 minutes prior to the ceremony.
Students from Martin High, Nixon High, and Cigarroa High Schools who completed their high school requirements over the summer will participate in tomorrow’s ceremony.
For additional information please contact the Office of Communications at 273-1730.

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Back to School Safety Press Conference

Event Dates and Times

Nixon High School (2000 Plum St., Main entry)
What: Back to School Safety Press Conference

When: Thursday, August 13, at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Nixon High School (2000 Plum St., Main entry)

Why: Laredo ISD and United ISD, along with local law enforcement officials, will be reminding the public to slow down and refrain from using cell phones in our school zones beginning on Monday, August 24, the first day of class for public schools.

Who: LISD Police Department, UISD Police Department, Sheriffs Department, City of Laredo Police Department.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/320784101.html | 320784101

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Back to School Supply Drive

Event Dates and Times

8/22/2015 - Starts: 10:00 AM
J's Party Town 6516 McPherson Rd. Laredo, Texas 78041
District Attorney Isidro "Chilo" Alaniz and J's Party Town invite you to a school supply drive! Show your receipt of school supplies and redeem it towards riding go-karts and paintball.
Yanira de Leon 956.523.4944

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LISD Elementary Campuses to host Meet the Teacher Night

Event Dates and Times

8/20/2015 - Starts: 4:00 PM
LISD Elementary Campuses
Laredo Independent School District will be hosting Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, August 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at each of their elementary campuses. Schools are inviting parents to visit their children’s classrooms during Meet the Teacher Nights. Parents and children are welcome to attend.

All elementary school campuses will open their doors to parents for a firsthand look into the learning their children will receive on a daily basis. Parents have the opportunity to meet their children’s teachers and learn what expectations they have set for their classes during the school year. Parents are advised to come prepared with a list of questions on their child’s education.

“Parents will have an opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and ask questions prior to the first day of school,” said Myrtala Ramirez, LISD Director of Elementary Education. “This will also be a good opportunity to bring their child’s labeled school supplies.”

The first day of school for LISD students is Monday, August 24.
For more information please contact the Office of Communication at 273-1730.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/320612742.html | 320612742

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COSTCO OF LAREDO TO DONATE BACKPACKS TO UNITED ISD STUDENTS

Event Dates and Times

8/14/2015 - Starts: 3:00 PM
Cuellar Elementary School 6431 Casa Del Sol Blvd. (Library)
Who:
United ISD Board of Trustees
Superintendent Roberto J. Santos
CostCo Wholesale Depot General Manager Eric Brynteson
Cuellar Elementary School Students

What:
Press conference announcement and photo opportunity with CostCo Wholesale Depot reps. They will present a donation of backpacks, filled with starter supplies, to United ISD students.

Where &
When:
August 14, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Cuellar Elementary School located at 6431 Casa Del Sol Blvd. (Library)

Additional:
CostCo Wholesale Depot is pleased to donate backpacks filled with starter supplies to United ISD students. Inside each backpack will be a zippered pencil pouch, 2 pocket style folders, 12” ruler, eraser, and children’s scissors. CostCo has been a generous donor of United ISD for many years.

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Back to school event

Event Dates and Times

8/1/2015 - Starts: 9:00 AM
Laredo Northside Market 10202 International Blvd.
Laredo Families of Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
to Gather for First-Ever ‘Navigate Life Day’

WHAT: The Task Force for Children with Special Needs (TFCSN), the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), and Texas Parent to Parent are organizing the first-ever “Navigate Life Day” on Aug. 1 to celebrate and support families who have children with disabilities and special health care needs. This awareness day is part of a month-long education campaign designed to help families connect with each other and learn about a new state website, NavigateLifeTexas.org (or AvancemosJuntosTexas.org in Spanish). The website is the first of its kind in the country and provides comprehensive and relevant information about how to care for children with disabilities and special health care needs. During the month of August, nonprofit organizations and many other groups will participate in Navigate Life Day events in communities across Texas.

WHEN/WHERE:
Back to School Event
Aug.1, 2015
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Laredo Northside Market
10202 International Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041

KEY VISUALS/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Media are invited to meet with and interview event attendees.

WHY: These events are part of a larger grassroots movement to inform and educate Texans about the new website and its offerings. Prior to NavigateLifeTexas.org, it was difficult to obtain reliable and relevant information for children with disabilities and special health care needs. Also, families had no single source they could use for research and support. The new website streamlines the process for those seeking help.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/305479991.html | 305479991

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Newman Elementary School to host Kinder Graduation Ceremony

Event Dates and Times

6/2/2015 - Starts: 6:00 PM
United I.S.D. Student Activity Complex 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
Newman Elementary School To Host Kinder Graduation Ceremony

WHAT:
Annual Kinder Graduation Ceremony

WHO:
Kinder classes of Newman Elementary School

WHEN:
June 2, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:
The United I.S.D. Student Activity Complex located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/304418901.html | 304418901

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Nixon High School Junior Achievement in a Day Event

Event Dates and Times

5/21/2015 - Starts: 9:30 AM
Tarver Elementary School 3200 Tilden Ave.
What: Nixon High School Junior Achievement in a Day Event

When: Thursday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Tarver Elementary School (3200 Tilden Ave.)

Why: Nixon High School students, in association with Junior Achievement (JA), will volunteer for the day to teach and mentor students at Tarver Elementary School the JA curriculum. The students will teach the basics of economics, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship during the Tarver Elementary JA in a Day event.

Who: Nixon High School students, Tarver Elementary School students, Junior Achievement representatives.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/301922791.html | 301922791

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Cuellar Elementary To Host 1st Leader in ME Leadership Day

Event Dates and Times

5/6/2015 - Starts: 8:30 AM
Cuellar Elementary School 6431 Casa Del Sol Blvd.
WHO:
Cuellar Elementary School students, faculty, and staff

WHAT:
1st Leader in ME Leadership Day @ Cuellar Elementary School

WHEN:
May 6th from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Cuellar Elementary School located at 6431 Casa Del Sol Blvd.

ADDITIONAL:
This is the first “Leader in ME Leadership Day” at Dr. Henry Cuellar Elementary School. Cuellar Elementary is one of the first schools in UISD to implement the Franklin Covey 7 Habits of Happy Kids (Ruiz Elementary School was the first). The goal of the Leader in Me program is to achieve transformational results and to qualify for Lighthouse School status by meeting a set of rigorous requirements.

Guests who attend the event will have a better understanding of the 7 Habits and how they are incorporated into our daily learning, witness student achievement through data notebooks and discover the joys of being a Leader in Me school.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/296209521.html | 296209521

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Light it Up Blue Ceremony

Event Dates and Times

4/2/2015 - Starts: 7:30 PM
LISD Student Performance Center 2400 San Bernardo
Come and honor individuals diagnosed with Autism. Please wear blue
Ramon Orduno 956-763-6044 rorduno@stx.rr.com

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/279454342.html | 279454342

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National School Bus Safety Week

Event Dates and Times

10/20/2014 - Starts: 9:30 AM
Laredo Civic Center 2400 San Bernardo Avenue SAC Auditorium 5208 San Bernardo Avenue
UISD Transportation Department to Recognize National School Bus Safety Week

WHO:
UISD Board of Trustees

UISD Superintendent Robert J. Santos

UISD Bus Drivers, Dispatchers, Route Specialists, Mechanics and other employee occupations of the District’s Transportation Department

WHAT:
Annual Bus Parade

WHEN:
October 20 starting at 9:30 a.m. and taking off from the UISD Student Activity Complex and ending at the Laredo Civic Center with a formal program inside the auditorium @ around 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Laredo Civic Center (at 9:30 a.m.) located at 2400 San Bernardo Avenue

SAC Auditorium (at approximately 10:30 a.m.) located at the 5208 San Bernardo Avenue

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/274939681.html | 274939681

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McDonald’s to Host “McTeacher’s Night” for UISD Schools

Event Dates and Times

9/23/2014 - Starts: 5:00 PM
Clark Elem @ San Bernardo Gutierrez Elem @ Del Mar/IH 35 Salinas Elem @ Hwy 83 @ Zacatecas Prada Elem @ Sierra Vista Trautmann & Zaffirini @ Jacaman Arndt Elem @ Walmart Hwy 83 Finley Elem @ Mines Road
WHO:
McDonald’s
UISD Elementary Campuses: Clark, Gutierrez, Salinas, Prada, Trautmann, Zaffirini, Arndt and Finely

WHAT:
McTeacher’s Night Event

WHEN:
September 23, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Clark Elem @ San Bernardo
Gutierrez Elem @ Del Mar/IH 35
Salinas Elem @ Hwy 83 @ Zacatecas
Prada Elem @ Sierra Vista
Trautmann & Zaffirini @ Jacaman
Arndt Elem @ Walmart Hwy 83
Finley Elem @ Mines Road

ADDITIONAL:
From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on September 23, McDonald’s will host “McTeacher’s Night” were 20 percent of the sales will be contributed back the respective schools indicated above. Students, parents, school staff and faculty will all be in attendance at each location.
For more information, contact Sabrina Teeters at McDonald’s at (956) 724-6110.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/274665321.html | 274665321

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TAMIU Presentation Commemorates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Event Dates and Times

Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, room 101 TAMIU
The U.S. Constitution will be the focus of a presentation at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) commemorating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The presentation, organized by TAMIU’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter, will take place from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, room 101. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Lisa Paul, TAMIU associate vice president for Compliance, and Douglas Ferrier, TAMIU Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library director, will make presentations and lead discussions about the U.S. Constitution.

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on Sept. 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, recognizing all who are born in the United States or by naturalization, have become U.S. citizens.

The law establishing the present holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd to the Omnibus Spending Bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as “Citizenship Day.” The commemoration originated in 1940, with designation for this day as “I am an American Day.”

In addition to renaming the holiday “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” the Act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions and all federal agencies provide educational programming on the history of the U.S. Constitution on that day.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. It is a global network comprised of the best and brightest from all academic disciplines – a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for future generations.
For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Haruna, TAMIU associate professor of Public Administration, at 326.2613, e-mail pharuna@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Dr. F.M. Canseco Hall, room 313J. University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/263655211.html | 263655211

Dovalina Elementary School Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Event Dates and Times

6/23/2014 - Starts: 10:00 AM
Dovalina Elementary School 1700 W Anna Ave
Dovalina Elementary School will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new playground on Monday, June 23, at 10:00 am.

The Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club, who constructed the playground, will be present at the ceremony.

Dovalina Elementary School
1700 W Anna Ave

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/259791201.html | 259791201

Migrant Scholarship Awards and life Management Skills Retreat

Event Dates and Times

5/23/2014 - Starts: 9:00 AM
IBC Lago Del Rio off Mines Rd.
WHO:

U.I.S.D. Federal & State Compensatory Programs

Elia M. Juarez, Executive Director

WHAT:

Migrant Scholarship Awards and life Management Skills Retreat for students in grades 8 to 12

WHERE:

IBC Lago Del Rio off Mines Rd.

WHEN:

Friday, May 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Program Schedule:

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Keith Davis Presentation

12:00 noon– 1:00 p.m. – Scholarships Award Ceremony

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – The Champions Within Conclusion


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The International Bank of Commerce (I.B.C.) and Laredo C.A.R.E.S. community will be granting scholarship letters for students who qualify and enroll in post secondary education classes at TAMIU or LCC. Ex-NFL football player Keith Smith will be the guest motivational speaker with his presentation entitled No One is Born a Winner or Loser, But Everyone is a Chooser. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by I.B.C.
For additional information, please call Ms. Elia Juarez at 473-6422.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/258291201.html | 258291201

Radkids Assembly at Bonnie Garcia Elementary

Event Dates and Times

5/21/2014 - Starts: 1:00 PM
Bonnie Garcia Elementary School Gymnasium 1453 Concord Hills Blvd.
WHO: Bonnie Garcia Elementary School

Dr. Cordelia Nava, Principal

WHAT: Radkids Assembly

WHEN: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

WHERE: Bonnie Garcia Elementary School Gymnasium, 1453 Concord Hills Blvd.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

This event will be a celebration and congratulations for Bonnie Garcia Elementary for becoming the first elementary school inTexas to implement the RadKids program, a personal empowerment safety education program for students, schoolwide. (Bonnie Garcia successfully trained 711 Radkids grades 1-5). The event will celebrate Bonnie Garcia Radkids instructors, sdministration teachers and students for their efforts to become a school where no one gets hurt and everyone is special because they are there. Joining the celebration will be Radkids founder and CEO Steve M. Daley, who will be accompanied by Representatives from laredo’s Child Advocacy Center, The District Attorney’s Office, Webb County Attorney’s Office, Webb County Sheriff’s Department and UISD Administration.
For more information, please call Lisa Habercorn at 473-7134 or 285-2498.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/255547131.html | 255547131

Communities in schools to host scholarship in Escrow event

Event Dates and Times

4/28/2014 - Starts: 6:45 PM
Texas A&M International University (Student Center Ballroom, 2nd Floor) 5201 University Blvd.
Communities in Schools To Host Scholarship in Escrow Event

WHO:
Communities in School Board of Directors and Scholarship Recipients

WHAT:
Scholarship in Escrow Class of 2014 Presentation

WHEN:
April 28, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.

WHERE:
Texas A&M International University (Student Center Ballroom, 2nd Floor)
5201 University Blvd.

ADDITIONAL:
This is the 3rd Annual Scholarship in Escrow Night. On site contact will be CIS Executive Director Rosaura Rodriguez.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/254891351.html | 254891351

Zaffirini Elementary School To Host Earth Day Ceremony

Event Dates and Times

4/29/2014 - Starts: 8:30 AM
Zaffirini Elementary School 5210 Santa Claudia Lane
WHO:
Zaffirini Elementary School students and teachers

WHAT:
School Earth Awareness Day Event

WHEN:
April 29, 2014 from 8:30 to 10:00 am

WHERE:
Zaffirini Elementary School located at 5210 Santa Claudia Lane

ADDITIONAL:
The event agenda will be as follows:

8:30-9:00 am: Video presentation in gym by the Rio Grande International Study Center
9:00-9:20 am: Announce winners of Earth Day Awareness contests
9:20 am: School Earth Day Parade
On-site contacts will be school administrators Robert Garcia or Lisa Valadez.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/253195901.html | 253195901

Ronald McDonald to give McTeacher night proceeds to schools

Event Dates and Times

4/11/2014 - Starts: 11:00 AM
United ISD Boardroom 201 Lindenwood Drive
WHO:
McDonald’s Restaurants of Laredo, with a special guest appearance from Ronald McDonald

Salinas Elementary School Reps
Nye Elementary School Reps
Fasken Elementary School Reps
Trautmann Middle School Reps
Perez Elementary School Reps
Newman Elementary School Reps
Arndt Elementary School Reps
Borchers Elementary School Reps

WHAT:
Ronald to give McTeacher Night proceeds to schools

WHEN:
April 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
United ISD Boardroom located at 201 Lindenwood Drive

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/248401951.html | 248401951

UISD Texas Public Schools Week Open House

Event Dates and Times

3/6/2014 - Starts: 8:00 AM
All UISD campuses
All the proud parents of Laredo have an opportunity to get a better look at their children's achievements.

The United Independent School District will have Open House events at all campuses for parents in honor of Texas Public Schools Week. These events will take place on March 5 and 6 at elementary and secondary schools respectively. The schedule for the open house events is as follows:

March 5, 2014:
Middle Schools: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
High Schools: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

March 6, 2014
Elementary Schools: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Texas Public Schools Week was established to recognize contributions made by the state’s free system of education. Each year, the event has grown and continues to be a meaningful way to showcase and illustrate the many educational opportunities given to more than four million students attending Texas Public Schools.

The event also proves to be a recipe for success as members of the community, parents, and teachers come together across the state of Texas to demonstrate the importance of education especially when young adults make the transition from high school to college.

Educators cannot accomplish this task alone as parent involvement and community support are essential for the success of students across the state.
For more information, contact your child's school campus.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/248401341.html | 248401341

UISD Texas Public Schools Week Open House

Event Dates and Times

3/5/2014
10:30am
All UISD campuses
All the proud parents of Laredo have an opportunity to get a better look at their children's achievements.

The United Independent School District will have Open House events at all campuses for parents in honor of Texas Public Schools Week. These events will take place on March 5 and 6 at elementary and secondary schools respectively. The schedule for the open house events is as follows:

March 5, 2014:
Middle Schools: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
High Schools: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

March 6, 2014
Elementary Schools: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Texas Public Schools Week was established to recognize contributions made by the state’s free system of education. Each year, the event has grown and continues to be a meaningful way to showcase and illustrate the many educational opportunities given to more than four million students attending Texas Public Schools.

The event also proves to be a recipe for success as members of the community, parents, and teachers come together across the state of Texas to demonstrate the importance of education especially when young adults make the transition from high school to college.

Educators cannot accomplish this task alone as parent involvement and community support are essential for the success of students across the state.
For more information about Texas Public Schools Week, contact your child’s campus.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/247609821.html | 247609821

United I.S.D. 26th Annual Science Fair

Event Dates and Times

3/7/2014 - Starts: 8:00 AM
U.I.S.D. Student Activity Center Rooms #1 and #2 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane
Middle school and high school students from United I.S.D. will have their Science projects on display for judging. In addition, high school students will be competing for the title of Grand Champion. The Grand Champion will represent United I.S.D. at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles on May 11-16, 2014.

For more information, please call Lucille Gonzalez at 473-5243 or 473-2022.

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