Beginning Monday, January 27, 2020, there will be a PILOT change to the District Dress Code. Number 12 of the district dress code document currently reads:
  1. Boys’ hair shall fall no longer on the back and sides than the top of a shirt collar. Facial hair including beard and mustache is not permitted.
This shall be changed to read:
  1. Facial hair including beard and mustache is not permitted.
This change will take effect at all Palacios ISD campuses.  This is a pilot change for the Spring 2020 semester only.  Discipline, attendance, and student achievement will be monitored for the Spring semester, before making a decision on adopting this as a permanent change.  
My name is Truc Nguyen. I am a 17 year old senior at Palacios High School.  I am the son of Khai Nguyen and Hang Vu.  I am a member of NHS, WIT, Band, and participate in UIL academics such as Mathematics, Science, Film, and Calculator Application.   Hi, my name is Samantha Otto and I am the proud daughter of Arlan and Anna Otto. I am involved with UIL one act play and impromptu speaking.   I am also participating in Miss Palacios. After high school, I plan to go to UHV for my basics then transfer to a larger university to complete my secondary education degree in biology life science.
Attention Juniors and Seniors. Do you need to take the SAT? Great news!!! We will be offering the SAT here on campus! Please pay careful attention to the following deadlines, no late registrations will be accepted. To register, bring your test fee to Counselor Garcia by the following date. SAT no Writing - Deadline to Register: 4:00 pm on Friday, January 24th. Cost: $47.50 Test Date: 8:00 am Wednesday, March 4th.  ****Please note that this is a student holiday.   Click HERE for a printable flyer.
The Superintendent Student Advisory Council representing Junior High and High School students held their second meeting in the Palacios ISD board room. After a delicious meal of pizza, salad, and cookies, Dr. Missy Glenn expressed appreciation to the group for the work they have done as liaisons between the students of Palacios ISD and the superintendent / school board. She highlighted some of the action items at recent school board meetings which were a direct result of the suggestions from the SSAC.  A lively discussion followed with topics focused on school budget, bullying, and teachers. Students noted outstanding teachers in our district who have impacted their education.  Dr. Glenn invited students to the next board meeting to see the board act on some of the suggestions from the SSAC. Students representing their campuses are Orlando Carrillo, Emily Chapman, Julian Diaz, Bailey Engel, Kate Frenzel, Gisselle Garza, Jason Gatica, Abby Glenn, Ayla Glenn, Gabriel Hernandez, Hector Hernandez, Ansley Kubecka, Damian Manrriquez, Ingrid Martinez, Nathan Nguyen, Haydn Nieto, Alison Pacheco, Maria Pham, Cara Polk, Eric Rynchek, Tatiana Sanchez, Madison Solis, and Carla Whitwell.
Palacios ISD board members were recognized at the board meeting last night with praises and tokens of appreciation. “Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district, all without pay. Their goal is always focused on the future success of the children in our district,” Dr. Glenn said. “Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.”
Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. The Palacios ISD board is responsible for an annual budget of over $14 million, over 1380 students, over 200 staff, and four campuses. Board members serving Palacios ISD are: Steve Stuhrenberg, 25 years; Peter Zamarripa, 15 years; Fabian Marroquin, 6 years; Peter Estraca, 5 years; Rob Kessler, 5 years; Brandon Bowers, 4 years; and Lisa Harrison, 3 years. “It’s more important than ever before that communities support public education so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. Please take a moment and tell school board members ‘thanks for caring about our children and giving so much to our community.’ Let them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated,” Dr. Glenn said.
Palacios ISD is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link: http://www.palaciosisd.org or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at: https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Federal_Report_Card/. For more information, click on the following links for parent letters in ENGLISH and SPANISH.
The Palacios ISD 2018-2019 School Report Cards for each campus are now available on the Palacios ISD website or by clicking on this LINK.  The school report card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.  The school report card definitions, updated each year, explain several of the terms used in the SRC. The school report card definitions are also available in Spanish. Individuals who wish to have paper copies of the the School Report Card can request those at the campus office.
Substitute Training for Palacios ISD -  A training for new substitutes interested in becoming a sub for Palacios ISD will be held on Thursday January 23, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Palacios ISD board room.  A High School diploma is required.  Anyone interested in becoming a substitute is required to attend. Substitutes who have previously attended the sub training for Palacios ISD are not required to attend. New substitutes must submit an online application at http://www.palaciosisd.org, bring their photo ID, and social security card. Please bring your HS diploma, college transcript, or proof of your highest degree earned. After the orientation, those interested in substituting will have an opportunity to visit each campus and speak with the campus administrators. If you have any questions, please contact Jenni Frenzel at 361-972-5491 ext. 1003.
On Monday, January 6, Palacios ISD students enjoyed one more day of Winter Break while the PISD staff attended professional development focusing on student achievement and the safety and security of our students and staff. Representatives from the Assessment Division of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) traveled to Palacios to train PISD staff on the newly-developed STAAR Interim Assessments.  These are free, optional online tools for school districts.  PISD uses the STAAR Interim Assessments to monitor progress and predict student performance on the STAAR test.  Administrators and educators learned more about the value of the interim assessments and how they can be used for benchmarking at the campus and district level. They also received in-depth technical instruction on how to use the online reporting suite to leverage the tool for the benefit of PISD students. Not only was the training attended by all PISD campus administrators and teachers of the tested areas, but representatives from Tidehaven ISD joined the morning session. This summer, Governor Greg Abbott signed a law requiring all Texas public school personnel to participate in Stop the Bleed training.  It also mandates that schools install bleeding control kits in easily accessible areas of the campus.  PISD staff attended this training and were provided opportunities to practice using components of the bleeding control kits.
My name is Slone Greaves. My parents are Ray and Kristi Greaves. I play Palacios Shark Baseball and Basketball, both at the varsity level. I am also the President of NHS, the Vice President of FFA, and the Secretary of WIT. After high school, I plan to attend Texas A&M University and major in chemical engineering.   Tracy Trinh is the daughter of Tao Trinh and Trang Nguyen. She is involved with FCCLA, Scrub Club, manager for the girls varsity basketball team and varsity baseball. She also volunteers at central and daycare. After high school, she plans to go to Wharton County Junior College and become an ultrasound technician.