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Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s early college initiatives were featured recently by The Boston Globe, in a story published on December 7, 2015.
As a way to pay tribute to retiring theater director Gilbert Zepeda, PSJA North Early College High School students, staff and former thespians will be having a special final performance of the school’s children show Seussical, Jr. and ending the festivities with a retirement dinner on Saturday, Dec. 19.
PSJA T. Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School Senior Jessica Zamarripa and PSJA Memorial Early College High School Senior Deyanira Verdeja were two of 18 recipients of the 2015 Rio Grande Valley Regional Hispanic Heritage Youth Award.
More than 50,000 free books were given to Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD students and staff thanks to a partnership with the school district, American Federation of Teachers (AFT), PSJA AFT and non-profit organization First Book on Saturday, Dec. 12.
In an effort to spread joy this holiday season, a group of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) students at Raul Yzaguirre Middle School donated approximately 30 handmade scarves to elderly residents at the San Juan Nursing Home (SJNH) on Friday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m.
Project Blue Elf visits Dan Ramirez Elementary!
FIRST-RGV, the City of Pharr and its partners are proud to announce that the University Interscholastic League (UIL) has selected FIRST programs to be one of its robotics partners for UIL's inaugural robotics pilot program, which begins during the 2015-2016 school year.
Twenty High School students and Middle School Students will receive custom patches for their senior jackets.
During the centennial festivities, PSJA school district officials, current and former staff members, alumni of all ages and teachers celebrated and reminisced on the past and shared their future goals. In addition, attendees toured the campus and viewed special alumni memorabilia on display.
To commemorate this occasion, the district will host a re-dedication ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 9 am and will conclude the festivities with a Centennial Ball that evening.
More than 400 parents in the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District took the Volunteer Oath during the National Parent Engagement Day 2015 ceremony held Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the City of Pharr’s Pepe Salinas Convention Center.
As part of Generation Texas (GenTX) week events, about 40 seniors at three Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD high schools received on-the-spot admissions and 34 of them were awarded scholarships from St. Mary’s University on Monday, Nov. 16.
Thanks to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, hundreds of students at the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Buell Central DAEP High School will be reading new library books purchased with a $3,000 Youth Literacy Grant awarded on Sept. 17, 2015.
More than 450 educators and school administrators from around the nation learned about the implementation of early college programs during Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s 2nd Annual “College For All” Conference this week, held Nov. 4-6 at the McAllen Convention Center.
As part of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD pre-conference events during the 2nd Annual PSJA "College for All" Conference, leaders of the Greater Texas Foundation held a meeting to discuss the importance of helping ensure that all Texas students are prepared and have access to a postsecondary education. The meeting was held at the PSJA's LBJ Middle School Library on Nov. 4.
This year’s live musical theater productions at all four district comprehensive high schools include Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., High School Musical Jr., Rodger & Hammerstein's Cinderella and Seussical Jr.
Two Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD schools received $2,000 grants from the Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program sponsored by Voya Financial Inc. The grants will be used to fund innovative class projects by Angelica Guzman at Doedyns Elementary in San Juan and Anacita Sugalan at Kennedy Middle School in Pharr.
In preparation for the South Texas Theatre Auditions (STTA) in November, theDepartment of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) held an Audition Workshop open for all high school students in the Rio Grande Valley at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD).
PSJA High School versus Brownsville Porter High School
Canceled due to rain.
PSJA ISD honored the memory of Geraldine Palmer, a beloved longtime staff member of the district with a ribbon cutting ceremony held Wednesday, Oct. 21 at what is now the new Geraldine Palmer Elementary School campus on Hall Acres Rd.
Students at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD schools will be learning science concepts through the addition of butterfly gardens to their school thanks to a $3.3 million grant allocated to The National Butterfly Center in Mission, a PSJA ISD partner.
According to the American Cancer Society, each day nearly 3,000 kids under the age of 18 try their first cigarette and almost 700 become regular smokers.
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD along with other partners representing Hidalgo County pledged their support of the Promesas del Valle Initiative
The panel discussion featuring the Honorable Duncan and Dr. Daniel King, PSJA ISD Superintendent, was part of the Student Leadership Day events held Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.
. As part of this event, PSJA students took a tour of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s College of Engineering and also visited several local plants showcasing modern technology including Universal Metal Products, Gutierrez Engineering and Humanetics.
This summer the first cohort of PSJA ISD staff to participate in the district’s Developing Our Own Leaders program graduated with a Master’s of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Texas-Pan American.
The PSJA ISD Child Nutrition Program received a Single Event and Multi-Sites Nutrition Education Award from the Texas Association for School Nutrition (TASN)
In preparation for the UIL Pigskin Marching Contest, 24 high school marching bands will compete at the PSJA ISD Tri-City Classic Marching Festival. The festival will be held at PSJA Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.
Over 1,300 students and parents met with more than 50 in-state and out-of-state university representatives and community organizations during the event.
Over 500 volunteers participated in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s 9th Annual Countdown to Zero 2015 Dropout Recovery Walk.
The PSJA Education Foundation raised $175,000 at the organization’s third annual fundraiser held Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 at the Boggus Events Center in Pharr. Proceeds benefit students and faculty in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD.
Students at John Doedyns Elementary read more than 18 million minutes this summer, ranking it as No. 2 in the world for the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Click here for more.
The two librarians received $7,000 grants from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.
Klarisa Espinosa and Alyssa Medrano were part of the first cohort of students to participate in the Early College Initiative and are one of the first alums to work for PSJA ISD. Click here for more info.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics announced the launch of the “Bright Spots in Hispanic Education National Online Catalog”, including Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s 'College Cube' initiative, which gives students the opportunity to graduate College Ready, College Connected and College Complete.
Prepares for 2015 fundraiser concert set for Sept. 17, sponsorships available
The Pharr Community Theater After-School Program in the Arts, known as “ON-STAGE and MORE” is accepting registrations. Click here to find out more.
The Rio Grande Guardian recently published an article about the district's innovating Parent Engagement Program.
The story focused on the district’s partnership with South Texas College to jointly dramatically increase the number of college graduates in the region.
All of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District’s schools have met state standards for the 2014-2015 school year, as per a recent listing released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
July 27-31 at PSJA Early College HS (805 W. Ridge Rd. in San Juan) - Click here for details.
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Alamo, Austin, Jaime Escalante, Kennedy, Liberty Middle, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Murphy Middle Schools will join the 200 schools across the United States and Ireland who are part of the CFES program.
PSJA ISD students and staff can now download Microsoft Office at no cost. Click here for details.
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD has been designated a 2015 Best Communities for Music Education across the United States for its outstanding commitment to music education.
Yolanda Castillo, Principal at Graciela Garcia Elementary in South Pharr was surprised this morning with a $1,000 check for her and $2,500 for her school, as part of the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. She is one of five finalist for the Elementary Principal category.
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Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD is the recipient of the 2014 Platinum Leadership Circle Award from the Texas Comptroller’s Office for financial transparency. This is the first time that the Comptroller’s Office awards the new Platinum designation to entities that meet an even higher standard of financial transparency.
EDINBURG - Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD in collaboration with Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR), South Texas College, Region One ESC and South Texas ISD have announced a new pilot program starting this spring to provide students interested in a nursing career the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing through a nursing dual enrollment pilot program, the first of its kind in the nation.
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD students now have access to a new clinic opened just for them through a partnership between the school district and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR). The PSJA ISD School Based Health Center located at 700 W. Ridge Rd. in San Juan across from PSJA Early College High School, serves PSJA students ages 3 to 18 and pre-school aged siblings.
Boston-based organization Jobs for the Future (JFF) unveiled a new publication during the National Early College Conference in Dallas Dec. 9, highlighting the work of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD.
PSJA ISD Librarian Lisa Hernandez was recently awarded the South Texas Literacy Coalition Literary Excellence Award for School Librarians at their annual gala at the Valencia Events Center Oct. 11. Marcia R. Garza Elementary Librarian Amy Marquez was also honored as a finalist.
Over 250 educators from both PK-12 and institutions of higher education were part of this first conference held at the McAllen Convention Center Oct. 23 and 24.
ALAMO – Joan Cepeda, a senior at PSJA T. Jefferson T-STEM Early College HS and athlete for the PSJA Memorial Wolverines signed a letter of intent to be part of the Sam Houston State University track & field team Nov. 12 at PSJA Memorial’s library accompanied by her family, friends and district staff.
Blog featuring PSJA ISD's Parental Engagement Program
PSJA ISD has partnered with the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and the Cities of Pharr, San Juan and Alamo to bring a part of nature back to the Rio Grande Valley.
PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM ECHS Senior Josue Cuellar and PSJA HS Senior Antonio Hernandez are the recipients of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which will pay their entire university career and post-graduate education.
Magdalena Ramirez, PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM ECHS Senior and PSJA North Early College HS Senior Jaime Lopez are the recipients of the Dell Scholarship. Dell Scholars receive $20,000 each to complete higher education over the course of six years.
Congratulations to Celena Miller, 5th grade Science teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary in Pharr, winner of the H-E-B Excellence in Education 2014 Rising Star Elementary Award.
ALAMO – PSJA ISD, in partnership with AVANCE and the City of Alamo, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today, Wednesday, April 30 at the Bowie Parent/Community Education Center to commemorate the partnership that is providing continuing education to Alamo residents.
ALAMO – Teachers and staff from the new John "Jack" McKeever Elementary in Alamo welcomed their students Monday in their new state of the art facility. This new building located at 1310 W. Ridge Rd. replaces James Bowie Elementary.