The Alamo Palms RV Resort awarded $1,000 scholarships to 22 PSJA Memorial Early College HS seniors as part of their scholarship drive to help local students continue their studies.
This year, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) teamed up with the City of Pharr for the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, sponsored by H-E-B, which started at the beginning of the year and will run until March 29. As part of the challenge, PSJA ISD has provided a variety of free fitness classes every week, encouraging staff and parents to take part in healthy activities.
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s Game Design program was recently featured as the main story of the March edition of Texas Lone Star magazine, a publication of the Texas Association of School Boards. PSJA Memorial Early College High School Teacher Douglas Gregory, authored the piece, “Mastering the Game, Unique PSJA Courses Let Students Design Games of the Future,” describing how one of the most popular courses on campus started seven years ago.
Nathaniel Herrera, PSJA Early College High School Senior signed a letter of intent to play football with Texas Wesleyan University, May 9 surrounded by his family, friends and coaches.
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD high school students in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) recently competed at the HOSA Spring Leadership regional competition in McAllen. A total of 17 students advanced to the State Competition that will be held in Corpus Christi, later this month.
The PSJA Memorial Early College High School Film Team was recently named the 2017 State Champions in the UIL Young Filmmakers Documentary Division II category for their tribute documentary For Gomez. The film was inspired by the legacy of longtime theatre director Robert Gomez, Jr. who passed away from cancer in September of 2016.
PSJA Memorial Early College High School's Technology Club was recently awarded a $5,000 prize after winning the 2017 Ford STEM High School Community Challenge, geared for students to create solutions based on regional issues. The team submitted a video proposing the Community IT Engagment Center in the tri-city area. They were one of only six schools across the nation to receive this prize.
The United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is currently offering free tax income tax preparation assistance services in two locations at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) to families earning less than $54,000 a year.
SAN JUAN – Five students in the PSJA Early College High School Auto Tech Club recently competed at the Skills USA District Competition and advanced to the 2017 SkillsUSA Texas Championships to be held in Corpus Christi, April 6-9.
For the last six years, our PSJA ISD Library Services Department led by Coordinator Nora Galvan and our campus librarians have hosted a friendly district competition to encourage the love of reading. For the last four years, this competition has been funded by the PSJA Education Foundation to support the district’s literacy initiatives.
Out of the 48 swimmers that participated at the District meet, 44 qualified for the Region 8-6A Championship in Brownsville, that’s 92% of our athletes.
An experiment designed by a team of 11th grade students at PSJA T. Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School got selected as a finalist for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 11 to the International Space Station (ISS). Their experiment, which is one of four selected from Texas and the only one from the Rio Grande Valley, is expected to launch in early August from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Starting with the Class of 2015, the PSJA ISD Public Relations Department created a recognition program to highlight seniors who demonstrate excellence in academics, athletics, fine arts and community service.
More than 150 community members attended the 5th Annual PSJA Track of Hope Cancer Awareness Walk hosted by PSJA ISD’s Student Councils on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the PSJA Stadium. During the event, students awarded seven community members battling cancer with $1,000 checks to help fund their medical expenses