PEARCE PRIMARY STUDENTS ENJOY A SUCCESSFUL CAREER DAY
Pearce held Career Day on Friday, November 15. Organizer, Counselor Tamera Wicker said, “We were honored to have many speakers from the community to give our students the opportunity to ask questions about different job fields of interest to them.” Among our participants were the San Antonio Police Department officers Carlos Guillen, Vince Tristan, and Brandon Guillen. HEB Truck Driver Steve Sawyer shared information about his job, District 2 Fire Rescue was also there, Our Lady of the Lake Biology Professor Dr. Susan Murphy, WOAI News Jacqueline Ortiz (SHS alumna). Mrs. Ortiz was thanked for recognizing the Pearce students and staff on the News 4 Saturday newscast, Southside Baptist Church Pastor Albert Byrom, Art Pace, Pearce Teacher Francisco Cortes for Photography, Nurse DeeDee Perez RN, Express Energy Oilfield Services, and McNay Museum Educator Rosemary Hickman.
In picture: News4 San Antonio, Jackie Ortiz with Pearce staff and students
BPA AND ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB REPRESENT SISD AT RAUL JIMENEZ THANKSGIVING
Students from Southside High School's BPA (Business Professionals of America) and Environmental Clubs spent several hours during their break to decorate the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center for the 34th Annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner. According to event organizers, “This event continues to provide senior citizens and less fortunate a place to enjoy a hot and nutritious turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day.” Also, “The event invites seniors to dine at a community dinner table, celebrate the holiday with their peers, as they enjoy live music and entertainment."
Pictured L to R: Nick Casillas, Priscilla Serrato, Maria Sanchez, Meranda Zapata, Stephanie Raz, and Matthew Thibault
GALLARDO ELEMENTARY STUDENTS REAP THE HARVEST
The Gallardo Elementary garden is in full bloom! Fourth grade students are learning about plant and growth cycles in science. Gallardo teacher, Mrs. Jacquelyn Rosales stated, “The radishes were started from seed, weeded, watered and harvested by our Gallardo fourth graders.”
The students are very proud of their home grown vegetables.
In picture from left to right: Gallardo 4th grade students Haylee Lamothe, Devon Lott, Guadalupe Perez, Rain Roque and Rebecca Ferniz
SOUTHSIDE ISD RECOGNIZES NATIONAL HONOR STUDENTS
Southside’s National Honor Society held its Annual Induction Ceremony on Nov. 6th. The theme for this year’s ceremony was, “Celebrating 60 years of Community Service.” The NHS chapter was established in 1953 and since then, it has been the commitment of this organization to give back in community service. Special Guest speakers, included Interim Superintendent, Ricardo Vela, Southside High School’s Principal, Hector Esquivel, and Southside High School’s 2008 Salutatorian Sarah Castillo. It was an evening of celebration as students were honored for their high achievement in leadership, scholar, community service, and scholarship.
SOUTHSIDE WINS BIG AT AREA 20 BOWLING COMPETITION
A spirited group of 36 Southside ISD students represented our district at the Special Olympics Area 20 Bowling Competition. The event was highlighted by Southside students bringing home 12 gold medals and 7 silver medals. Weeks of dedication and practice led to their success. These students now begin to focus on the next event, the Basketball Individual Skills competition.
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL BAND STUDENTS SELECTED FOR HONORS ENSEMBLE
Recently, Southside had 12 students selected to perform regularly with the San Antonio Youth Wind Ensemble. Students auditioned for the right to be a part of this local honors group, competing against other high school and college students from the San Antonio area. Congratulations to Southside High School’s band students.
Pictured left to right: Nik Casillas, William Rodriguez, Jesse Esparza, Adrianna Menchaca, Erica Acosta, Kristiana Talamantez, Anna Casillas, Sirena Nunez, John Gonzales, Ryan Erfurth, (front) Jesse Howton. Not pictured: Taylor Ochoa
LOSOYA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND STAFF HONOR VETERANS AT SPECIAL EVENT
Under the direction of Losoya History teacher, Dwight Zeigler, the Losoya students and staff honored Veterans at the 4th Annual Veterans Day Program held on November 8. The program started with the Presentation of Colors by Southside High School's JRAFROTC, National Anthem sung by Losoya's Assistant Principal, Joey Martinez and Losoya's choir presentations and guest speaker presentations.
In picture: Sgt. Major Rick Guymon speaks to audience about military operations and why we honor our Country and our Veterans
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL AFJROTC CADETS WELCOME USA CONGRESSMAN
Congressman Pete Gallego visited the AFJROTC Cadets on Thursday, November 7. Leader Cadets welcomed the Congressman, Board Trustee Alma Guzman, parents, Interim Superintendent and district staff. In picture: AFJROTC Cadets, Congressman Pete Gallego, Interim Superintendent Ricardo Vela, Board member Alma Guzman, CMSgt (Ret) Jim Stadler, Major Edward Bustle, and AFJROTC booster parents Read more...
SISD POLICE EXPLORERS RECOGNIZED DURING REGULAR BOARD MEETING Read more...
On Saturday, October 19 the Southside ISD Police Explorers competed in the 6th Annual Alamo Area Law Enforcement Explorer Competition. With over 90 teams from every corner of the state, this is the largest Explorer competition in the state of Texas.
The Explorers were recognized during a regular school Board meeting.
In picture: SISD Interim Superintendent of Schools Ricardo Vela, Board President Loren Brewer, Police Explorers and their Instructors.
WATCH THEIR COMPETITION VIDEO HERE
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIANS AWARDED GRANT
Members of the Southside High School Texas Future Music Educators chapter were recently awarded $175 in grant money in order to be able to attend the Texas Music Education Association convention in February. Congratulations to these students and their music directors for this great accomplishment!
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL BEATS MCCOLLUM 10-7 THIS WEEKEND
Last week, Southside High School played a strong game against the Harlandale Indians. This Friday, the Southside High School's Mighty Cardinal football team beat McCollum 10-7 with Johnny Trevino's 2 yard touchdown with five seconds left in the game. Way to Go Cardinals! Come out and support the Mighty Cardinals at this Friday's last game of the season. It's also Parent Night. See you at the home vs Floresville game-7 p.m. Read more...
J.L. MATTHEY WELCOMES STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOE FARIAS AND GUESTS ON ARBOR DAY
Principal Michelle Hickman and AVID students from J.L. Matthey welcomed State Representative Joe Farias and other guests to assist in planting trees on Texas Arbor Day. With the support of State Representative Farias, a new bill was passed to celebrate Texas Arbor Day on November 1st of each year.In picture L to R front row: Samantha Lopez, Yilen Pena, Tommy Santana, Kiana Garcia, Jesus Ibarra and Miranda Ramirez
Back Row L to R: Tom Boggus Tx. A&M Forrest Service, Mary Jones, Megan Peralez, Jacob Hernandez, Andrea De La Garza, Hunter Baker, State Representative Joe Farias and J.L. Matthey Principal Michelle Hickman Read more...
GALLARDO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CELEBRATES READING WITH A STORYBOOK PARADE
Gallardo Elementary recently celebrated with a Storybook Parade. Students and Staff dressed as their favorite storybook character. They paraded around the school with a book of their special story character.
In picture from L to R: M. Lecompte (Art), C. Barrratachea (Music), A. Lopez (Asst. Coach), Coach Twilligear and second grade student in Eric Gonzalez in the middle
HERITAGE ELEMENTARY RECEIVES FLAG FROM FAMILY OF A MILITARY MAN Read more...
Nancy Tshirhart-Brooks, former Heritage Counselor, donated a family flag to Heritage Elementary. Mrs. Tshirhart-Brook’s father in-law, John Valentine Stager, served our country with honor, dignity and courage. This flag was presented to his family upon his death and the Tshirhart-Brooks family wished to share his legacy with the children of Southside. In picture L to R: Heritage Principal Donna Wong and former counselor Nancy Tshirhart-Brooks
PEARCE PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY ATTEND THE ANNUAL BOO BASH!
Students and community members enjoyed a great evening at the annual Pearce Primary School Boo Bash this month. The children had an opportunity to wear their costumes having a great evening with friends, staff and family. The community flavored great food, had an evening of fun and participated in a hay ride.
In picture: Pearce Primary School 4th Grade Student Healie Contreras Bravo
FREEDOM ELEMENTARY AND DISTRICT SCHOOLS CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK
Freedom Elementary is celebrating Red Ribbon Week with a door decorating contest.
The many creative doors send a positive message to kids about staying away from drugs.
Check out the Freedom homepage to see more!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW FREEDOM'S DOOR DECORATING CONTEST PICS
J.L. MATTHEY FOOTBALL ATHLETES FINISH UNDEFEATED
Congratulations to the J.L. Matthey Cardinals on their perfect season. Both the 8th grade "RED" and "WHITE" teams went undefeated this year, earning them the BIG 16 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP title. This team had a total record of 29-1-2, which included this year and their 7th grade year-Conference Champions 2 years in a row. Their Coach John Davis and the staff at J.L. Matthey are very proud of them. Go Cardinals!
STUDENTS AND PARENTS ENJOY AN EVENING OF LEARNING AT LOSOYA INTERMEDIATE
Students and parents were invited to attend a Math and Science Night at Losoya Intermediate. Parents and students enjoyed activities that included Math Bingo, Multiplication War, Be a Cloud and experiments on chemical changes. The parents had an opportunity to see what their children learn in class. Losoya thanks parents and students for attending and the staff who assisted in making this event a great success!
SHS BOYS GOLF TEAM SCORES BIG
The Southside Cardinal TEAM RED led by Obed Alvarado's score of 75 took first place at the Stevens High School Invitational held at Devine G.C. Alvarado also took top medalist honors. Ryan Erfurth led TEAM BLACK to a third place finish with a score of 81. Erfurth also captured third place in the Medalist Division. Congratulations Cardinals!
PHOTO BACK ROW (Standing) L to R:
TEAM RED: Joe Sanchez, Anthony Perez, Michael Garcia, Obed Alvarado, Devin Erfurth
FRONT ROW TEAM BLACK: Jesse Esparza, Ryan Erfurth, Pedro Diaz, Jarod Mercado
SHS LADY GOLF ATHLETES ONCE AGAIN RANK HIGH
Congratulations to Sophomore Alyssa Garza on taking 1st Place in the Medalist Division at the Brennan High School Invitational held at Riverside Golf Course!
Also, congratulations to the Lady Cardinal Team RED who took 2nd Place at the Steele High School Invitational held at Northcliffe Golf Course. The Lady Cardinals were led by Linda Mutz and Alexis Uriegas.
In picture: SHS Sophomore Alyssa Garza holding her 1st Place Award
GO LADY CARDINALS!
Mon, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 3
Monday, January 6
STAFF DEV/STUDENT HOLIDAY
Monday, January 20
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
BR -- Student Parent Announcement FLYER.pdf
SOUTHSIDE ISD EARNS GOLD LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY
Congratulations to SISD for its success in implementing financial transparency and receiving a 1st Year Leadership Circle Award. Read more...
KARATE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN OF AGES 5 AND UP
SISD offers Karate classes on Mondays from 6:00-6:45 p.m. at Pearce Primary Gym
Each session has a fee of $10.00
For additional questions, please contact Mr. Henderson at 210-639-3226
Transportation Questions or missed the bus? CALL 210-882-1624, Option 3
CARDINALS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
After School Program Registration Rev 8-16-2013.pdf
This program is tuition based, any PreK-6th grade student may join the program.
The times are from 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. Mon. - Fri. Read more...
COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES:
GED classes will no longer be housed at Southside ISD
They will be housed at Frank Tejeda Academy-Please call 210-989-4921
ESL Classes will be offered at Southside ISD from 8:30 a.m.-12 noon and from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
ESL classes are currently closed. Read more...
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