Kayla Sanchez is currently attending the University of Texas at San Antonio and majoring in Public Health. She has shared the following insight into her Early College High School experience at Seguin High School.
The type of impact the ECHS had on me as a current college student came with prior guidance to help introduce me to college. However this previous semester came with a lot of self-guidance along with trial and error. The ECHS benefits students by helping them to learn and become comfortable with the concept of college. While college can seem intimidating, anything is possible as long you put effort and dedication into your studies. The ECHS readily offered encouragement, resources, tutorials and guidance. The program wants the best for students and will help resolve any predicaments or issues that students may be facing. The training wheels definitely came off when I came to college. Although resources are available, it is up to the student to take charge of their own learning, solve their own dilemmas and become independently responsible for their own actions. The ECHS impacted me by introducing what college has to offer to students at the high school level.
One of the most valuable lessons I learned at Seguin ECHS is hard work! You need to work hard and keep your goals in mind. Let your goals be the fire that drives you to succeed in life. You need to be able to put your wants aside for your needs. There will be times where it can be hard or difficult, but please remember it's not impossible! Turn your impossible to "I'm possible." You can do it! I believe in every student that takes on this wonderful opportunity.
An inspirational moment for me as an ECHS student was when I walked the stage to receive my college diploma for the associate degree before my high school diploma. It is not common to hear that, so it was inspiring to think that I made it. It fueled my drive to attain additional successes in and made me think of all the opportunities I can open for myself if I put forth the effort.
My advice for current ECHS students is to keep going! Believe in yourself! Believe in your capabilities! While it is hard work, it makes the moment when you finish so much better!
The benefits to being an ECHS student is that you are making a long term investment into your future. Before you know it, you won't be an eighth grader but instead, a high school graduate. Time will fly by in a blink of an eye, so start thinking ahead as to what your dreams are. Take that step to make that dream closer to a reality.
My long term goal after I finish my degree is to go to dental school to become a pediatric dentist ultimately open my own practice.
The Seguin ISD will present the MLK Seguin ISD Fine Arts Showcase on Friday, January 18, at 7 p.m. in the Seguin High School Performing Arts Center. Elementary and middle school music students, as well as middle school theatre students, will present performances that embody the message of Dr. King and the theme of empathy.
The event is free and open to the public. The event is one of several events planned by the MLK Seguin committee for the holiday weekend.
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This morning it was reported to administration that a Mercer-Blumberg Learning Center (MBLC) student was in possession of a rifle in his vehicle parked in the MBLC lot. Seguin Police Department was immediately notified. The student was pulled over on College St., having left MBLC to presumably take the rifle home. Seguin Police found a second weapon in the trunk of the vehicle.
The student was arrested for possession of weapons in a prohibited place. Seguin ISD administration and the Seguin Police Department are collaborating as the investigation continues.
The safety of our students and staff is our primary focus and responsibility. At this point we believe that our MBLC students and staff are safe. We applaud the student who reported this as well as the quick response from the Seguin Police Department.
We encourage our Seguin ISD families, students and staff to report any potential safety issues to a teacher, administrator or law enforcement officer. Please remember that if you see something, say something.
The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees is attending a parent night and hosting a board workshop on January 15. You can find the agendas / notices at the links below:
LiiNK Parent Night
Seguin ISD staff will host a parent information night for the LiiNK program on Jan. 15, 5-6 p.m., at the administrative office located at 1221 E. Kingsbury St.
The LiiNK Project, which stands for Let’s Inspire Innovation N’ Kids, is a TCU based program designed to develop the whole child through increased recess and character development.
Dr. Matthew Gutierrez, Seguin ISD superintendent, implemented LiiNK for kindergarten and first grade students at Jefferson and McQueeney elementaries last fall.
The program will be expanded to Patlan, Rodriguez and Vogel elementaries for kindergarten and first grade in the fall of 2019 and will also include kindergarten, first and second grade students at Jefferson and McQueeney.
“I encourage all parents and guardians of Seguin ISD elementary students to attend this informative meeting to learn more about LiiNK and what the program has to offer for our students, especially as we expand LiiNK to additional campuses this fall,” Gutierrez said.
For more information, contact Pete Silvius, Seguin ISD director of the whole child, at 830-372-5771, ext. 60653.
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