Thank you to the 47 colleges, universities and military branches that made the Sept. 30 Seguin High School annual College Fair a success!
Seguin High School Student Council is attending the TASC District 18 Fall Convention at Steele High School. The theme is Lead-Olympics and our outstanding students are there to hone in on their leaderships skills and learn new activities to bring back to SHS!
Seguin ISD's very own, Teresa Cuevas, Homeless & Foster Care Liaison, recently presented at the Texas Annual Conference on Ending Homelessness 2016 sponsored by the Texas Homeless Network. She presented alongside other liaisons and their presentation was called, "Just a Fantasy? Homeless Students Achieve the Dream of College" . The panel explored how Homeless Liaisons creatively motivate and support the dream of a college education for students in homeless situations.
Mrs. Wells' fifth grade technology students at Rodriguez Elementary used the web-based 3D design application Tinkercad to create 3D products that represent fall. They printed them on the new 3D printers that every elementary campus received thanks to a GVEC technology grant.
Erskine Health Science Academy and HOSA recently hosted the first of six blood drives for the 2016-2017 school year. Students, faculty and community members donated approximately 47 units of blood.
Ball Early Childhood Center Pre-K students visited Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin's Cultural Arts Center for the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Passing Traditions to the Next Generation Field Trip. Students enjoyed learning How to Make a Piñata, Zarape Construction, had a Lesson in Spanish and learned what Gardens and Trees Do For Kids! Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Gorordo, was on hand to learn and join in on the fun activities.
Troy DePalermo, campus technologist at Weinert Elementary, received a warm send off from students and staff during a surprise Temporary Goodbye Party on Sept. 23. Troy, or Mr. D as he's known to his students, is a reservist and has received deployment orders. The students were relieved to hear that Mr. D will return to Weinert before the end of the 2016-17 school year. Best wishes Mr. D and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Seguin ISD librarians (r-l) Jackie Silvius of Rodriguez Elementary, Koennecke Elementary's Michelle Kuempel and Christy Holt of Briesemeister Middle School represented Seguin as presenters at the Library Resource Roundup in San Antonio on Sept. 23. Not pictured but also presenting were Sarah Hall, Patlan Elementary and Janet Wolber, Vogel Elementary.
The Seguin High School Matador Band Drumline competed in the Dripping Springs Invitational Drumline Competition on Sept. 17. The Matadors earned first place in the 5A division along with outstanding snare line, outstanding tenor line and outstanding front ensemble awards. The musicians also earned the eighth highest score among all 5A and 6A drumlines that competed in the contest. Please congratulate all the percussion students for their hard work and success. Craig Turner serves as the Seguin High School percussion director while Stan Mauldin is the Seguin High School director of bands.