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GALLARDO ELEMENTARY’S PERCUSSION GROUP WILL PERFORM MAY 30TH
Gallardo percussion group led by Mr. Christopher Barratachea will perform at Southside High School’s auditorium on May 30th, starting at 6pm. Please come and support these talented students.
There will also be a surprise guest performer and a group performance. All are welcome to attend!
SISD OFFERS FREE ZUMBA, KICKBOXING AND A KIDS’ FIT PROGRAM
PROGRAM STARTS THURSDAY, MAY 23 AND ENDS AUGUST 8, 2013
Registration will take place at the beginning of each fitness event. Anyone can join at any time (Adults and Children)
WHAT: FREE ZUMBA, KICKBOXING AND KIDS’ FITNESS
WHEN: EVERY THURSDAY FROM 5:30-7:00 P.M.
WHERE: 9TH GRADE ACADEMY GYM AND CAFETERIA
1460 MARTINEZ-LOSOYA RD., SAN ANTONIO 78221
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 210-882-1600, EXT. 5125
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SELECTED FOR THE SAN ANTONIO ALL-STAR GAME
Juan Avila, senior football player for the Southside Cardinals, has been selected to play in the 35th annual San Antonio Area Football All-Star game. Juan adds this honor to a lengthy list of athletic and academic accomplishments: First team all-district football, National Honor Society, top 15% of his class and area qualifier in track, just to name a few accomplishments throughout his high school career. The game will be played at Heroes Stadium on Saturday, May 25th at 7:00 pm. Congratulations to Juan on this great accomplishment!
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J.L. MATTHEY 7TH AND 8TH GRADE TRACK TEAMS FINISH STRONG
The J.L. Matthey Lady Cardinal Track teams, representing Southside ISD, completed an excellent track season. The 7th grade team won four meets before competing in the “Big 16 Conference Championship Meet”. They held on and placed second by overcoming injuries suffered in the meet. The coaches are extremely proud of their performance and the way the athletes excelled. The 8th Grade team ended their season with a perfect record. While breaking several middle school records, their season ended with a bang! They are the “2013 Undefeated Big 16 Conference Champions”. These young ladies are to be commended on their outstanding performance throughout the season. Coach Brenda Carden congratulates J.L. Matthey Lady Cardinals for an excellent track season. Carden said, “You are the reason for our successful middle school athletic program.”
In picture: 7th and 8th Grade athletes and their coaches
SISD POLICE OFFICER NOMINATED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT YEAR AWARD
Southside ISD Police Department Officer, Melisa Arredondo, was nominated for the Local Law Enforcement of the Year Award. All nominees were recognized at a Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon at Oak Hills Country Club, and presented with a plaque to honor them. On behalf of the Southside ISD Police Department, Chief Richard Palomo, congratulates Officer Arredondo on her nomination and contribution to the SISD community. Pictured: Mr. James Glowacki, (ASIS), SISD Officer Melisa Arredondo, and Susan Pamerleau, (Sheriff, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office).
ALAMO COLLEGES EXPLORE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SOUTHSIDE ISD REPRESENTS
“The Alamo Colleges' Board of Trustees and Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie recently hosted a dinner and discussion with trustees and superintendents from public school and charter school districts across the Alamo Colleges' eight-county service area. The dinner and discussion was the first time K-12 and Alamo Colleges' leaders have come together in one place to focus on developing strategies to increase students' success as they transition from high school to college. Read more...
Read article from the Alamo Colleges Roundup Newsletter below: (Picture, courtesy of Alamo Colleges)
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS RECOGNIZED AT COLLEGE DECISION DAY
This is the day when Southside High School seniors make the decision about their post-secondary education or training plans. According to SHS Pre-College and Career Counselor Charlie Gallardo, “The goal of this event is to have all the choice institutions represented." Staff, SHS juniors, parents and community members were present at this event. Senior, Chaze Lovan, is a student that will be attending Sul Ross University. His brother Alex Lovan is an SHS student who currently attends the same university and that’s part of the several reasons Chaze chose this university. Chaze plans to major in Business Administrative Systems. He has attended school in the SISD since first grade. He said, “I enjoy the small community feel of this district and I love the fact that I have developed so many great friends throughout the years.” Lovan plans to try out for football at Sul Ross, located in Alpine, Texas.
In picture: Board President Loren Brewer, SHS senior Chaze Lovan and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Juan Antonio Jasso
SOUTHSIDE ISD’S NEWLY ELECTED BOARD OF TRUSTEES
At recent regular board meeting, SISD was joined by members of the community and families in celebrating the Administering of the Oath of Office to the district’s newly elected board members. Dr. Juan Antonio Jasso, SISD Superintendent of Schools states, “A willingness to serve the community in a capacity of board member is admirable and it is a sacrifice of time with family. We wish them Congratulations.”
In picture L to R new Board members: Loren Brewer, Tony E. Luna and Norberto Chavez
Following is the new slate of board officers:
Southside I.S.D. Board of Trustees
Loren Brewer, President
Norberto Chavez, Vice-President
Frank H. Cannon, Secretary
Alma R. Guzman, Trustee
Craig Knapp, Trustee
Tony E. Luna, Trustee
Raul G. Martinez, Trustee
MAY IS HEARING AND SPEECH MONTH. PLEASE THANK A SPEECH THERAPIST TODAY!
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ART TO BE DISPLAYED AT THE US CAPITAL
Every year, each congressional district in the US sponsors an art competition. The winners of each district have their artwork hang in the Capital for a year. The winner is also given 2 airline tickets to attend the opening ceremony this summer. Pete Gallardo, Congressman for the 23rd district presented SHS senior, April Rodriguez, as this year’s winner. Congratulations to our Mighty Cardinal April!
J.L. MATTHEY ROBOTICS STUDENTS PARTNERS UP WITH NASA Read more...
This year, Matthey's after school robotics club has been selected to participate in the 1st annual ROME challenge, sponsored by San Jacinto College and NASA. There are only 16 schools in Texas selected for this competition. R.O.M.E. stands for Robotic Ocean Microgravity Explorers and lets the students explore the structures, vehicles and training needed for ocean and space exploration.
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PRODUCE STAAR VIDEO
SHS juniors produced their first STAAR video production. The cast and actors are students and staff from Heritage Elementary school, including their principal Mrs. Donna Wong.
The students and staff are excited and ready to tackle the test. Other district schools have also participated in various pep-rally events and activities to get students prepared and excited about the STAAR test. SISD WISHES THE BEST TO ALL DISTRICT STUDENTS TESTING FOR THE STAAR!
In picture L to R: Junior students Joseph Vowell, Alex Garza, Robert Rodriguez, Ryan Cortez and Danielle Arreguin
HERITAGE STAAR VIDEO
LADY CARDINALS VICTORIOUS AT DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
The Southside Lady Cardinals are the 2013 District 29 - 4A Champions. Leading the team was senior Lindsey Garcia. It was a team effort with freshman Rachel Fuentes improving ten strokes from her first day score to secure the fourteenth district title for the Lady Cardinals. The thirty-six hole tournament was held at Pleasanton Country Club. Congratulations to the Lady Cardinals!
L to R: Lindsey Garcia, Sierra Hernandez, Summer Gonzales, Linda Mutz, Alexis Uriegas, Alyssa Garza, Rachel Fuentes Read more...
GALLARDO ELEMENTARY STUDENTS PICK VEGETABLES FROM THEIR OWN CROP
Gallardo students 3rd grade Charlize Moreno and 4th grade Amanda Tapia harvest their first crop of lettuce, broccoli and cabbage from the school's community garden. The students plan to prepare the vegetables and serve them for lunch in the school’s cafeteria. Their teachers are Mrs. Margaret McDaniel and Mrs. Jacqueline Rosales. Gallardo’s Student Council is responsible for the garden, but all grade levels have a bed in the garden where they can plant their own fruits or vegetables. It is through a generous donation from The Knights of Columbus, Lowes, and Oak Island Nursery that the garden beds were built. It is a goal of the Student Council to donate the end of the year harvest to the St. Vincent DePaul food bank here in the Southside.
In picture left to right: Charlize Moreno and Amanda Tapia harvesting their first crop
KENS5 AND SAN ANTONIO CREDIT UNION SURPRISES LOSOYA'S TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Losoya Intermediate School’s teacher, Consuelo Vela, received a surprise visit from KENS5 and the San Antonio Credit Union to acknowledge her for her excellence in education. Mrs. Vela grew up in San Antonio and is a 5th and 6th Grade Social Studies teacher at Losoya Intermediate school. Vela’s outstanding teaching skills and dynamic rapport with students and colleagues have been impressive qualities to her leaders. Congratulations to Mrs. Vela for being the recipient of this year’s KENS5 Excel Award.
In picture: KENS5 News, Mrs. Consuelo Vela, Principal Christopher Roche and SACU representative
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE KENS5 VIDEO STORY
GALLARDO TEACHER AND STUDENTS RAISE BIG BUCKS
First grade teacher, Kathleen DeLeon, and her class raised $324.52 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The entire school raised $2,091.31. The pennies for pasta drive was sponsored by Gallardo’s Student Council.
In picture: First grade teacher, Kathleen DeLeon
RUGER, THE SOUTHSIDE POLICE DOG, AND HIS BOSS OFFICER CHRISTOPHER THOMAS IN A RECENT EXPRESS NEWS ARTICLE
The San Antonio Express News quoted, “Officer Christopher Thomas' trusted teammate of nine years is nearing retirement. Ruger, an 11-year-old Labrador retriever and one half of Southside Independent School District's K-9 unit, has been a constant at Thomas' side, sharing his home and their work conducting drug searches. “He's my partner,” Thomas said. “We consider him part of the force.’”
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J.L. MATTHEY STUDENTS MAKE GENEROUS DONATION TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION
The J. L. Matthey Middle School Student Council presented a check for $500.00 to Ms. Sarah Conner of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas, which grants the wishes of seriously ill children. For the past four years, the Student Council, with the help of the entire faculty and student body of Matthey, has raised money through various games and competitions to send to Make-A-Wish as a charitable donation. Ms. Conner applauded and thanked the school and the Council for their efforts to help sick children and their families. The sponsors, Mrs. Root, Mrs. Unger-Robles, Mrs. Nobles, and Ms. Lujan are proud of the work of the 2012-2013 Student Council.
In picture: Make-A-Wish Foundation representative, Sarah Conner and J.L. Matthey student council members
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR USES SKILLS TO SAVE CO-WORKER’S LIFE Read more...
Southside High School senior Indy Diumano remembers her teacher saying , “you really never know when you will need to use these skills”, as she was receiving her CPR/AED/First Aid certification training during her junior year. She had taken the Health Science (Medical Assistant) class where as part of the curriculum she spent weeks learning about first aid and how to respond and then was led through the American Red Cross certification process where with her successful completion she earned her two year certification.
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL BAND STUDENT OBTAINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
SHS student, Adrian Esquivel, recently competed at Area auditions earning a position in the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band. Adrian participated in a three day rehearsal followed by performance concerts, directed by nationally -recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic at the San Antonio Convention Center. Read more...
TWO GREAT MINDS AND TWO MAJOR INSTITUTIONS LECTURE AT SISD Read more...
Southside ISD partnered with the Texas A&M University-San Antonio to teach an Administration of Special Programs course. This is a Master’s degree class in educational leadership for those who are pursuing a leadership position in Education.
CLICK HERE FOR SA EXPRESS NEWS STORY
SHS CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENTS EARN TOP SCORES
The Southside High School’s Criminal Justice Program recently participated in the Texas Public Service Association Competition, Central West Region. This is the second year Southside High School hosts this competition. The Criminal Justice Program students competed in several different categories and placed in many of them.
J.L. MATTHEY FOOD SERVICE EMPLOYEES RECEIVE PERFECT SCORE
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Southside ISD’s Matthey Middle School Food Service received a perfect score on their bi-annual health inspection in the month of January. The Food Service Employees are always ensuring their kitchens are clean and that safe food is served. Congratulations to these wonderful employees!
In picture employees are listed from left: Vicki Sanchez, Rita Sanchez, Nora Hernandez, Stacey Barker (Supervisor), Belia Rodriguez, and Maria Hernandez. Joann Rodriguez is not pictured.