Are you interested in our students' well-being? In their safety? In helping them develop positive relationships? Join us in learning about the new "Matagorda County Schools Community Partnership for Student well-being" on Feb 18th, 20th or 21st. Free food, babysitting & prizes!  Flyer in English   Flyer in Spanish
The Palacios High School robotics team Cyber Sharks became co-champions of their league last weekend.
The First Technology Challenge – Houston South League championships were held at Palacios High School on Sat. Feb 2. The Cyber Sharks & Brazoswood Robotics were crowned co-champions, and are two of the teams to advance to the SE Texas Regionals which will be Feb 23 at San Jacinto College.
The PHS team Bionic Sharks were awarded the Design Award. A special thanks to Tenaris for their donation of $5,000 to PHS Robotics.
These students participated in their Region Band Concert this Saturday and did a fantastic job! In order to make it, they participated in a contest mid December and competed against all other Junior high students in Region 13. Over 70 students competed in each different section and these students prevailed.  Sam, Isaac, Andrew, and Juliana were the top in each of their sections, securing 1st chair in the top band. Abigail and Gabriel took 1st chair in their sections in the Concert Band. Please congratulate these students on a job well done! �
Source: Junior High
Front row: Julian Carrillo, Davie Sosa, Miriam Serna, Zane Ortiz Back row: Aayden Marin, Elainna West, Elvira Khaleel, Levi Sanders  
School Board Recognition Month Gives Community a Chance to Say Thank You Palacios—January is School Board Recognition Month and Palacios ISD will join the Texas Association of School Boards and other districts across the state to honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for Texas schoolchildren and public schools. The men and women serving Palacios ISD and their years of service are: Steve Stuhrenberg, 24 years; Peter Zamarripa, 14 years; Fabian Marroquin, 5 years; Peter Estraca, 4 years; Rob Kessler, 4 years; Brandon Bowers, 3 years; and Lisa Harrison, 2 years. 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,” he said.
At the January 14th school board meeting, Dr. Missy Glenn signed a contract, effective February 18th, as the new superintendent of Palacios Independent School District.  Dr. Glenn has been the Deputy Superintendent of Kennedale ISD since 2016.  Prior to 2016, Dr. Glenn was Director of Finance for Birdville ISD.  
On the evening of January 13th, Palacios ISD was made aware of an alleged threat to the school that was posted on social media using a photo of a rifle. The student and the parent of the student met with the Palacios ISD Police chief and the Palacios City Police officers. It was determined the photo was altered by someone else without permission and re-posted on social media. The owner of the original photo had made no threat to the school. Palacios ISD Police along with the Palacios Police department will continue to investigate further. At this time there is no immediate threat to our school or students. All classes will remain on regular schedule. The Palacios Independent School District takes any comments that involve the schools or students seriously and will take any action necessary to keep our students and staff safe. We continue to encourage our community to stay vigilant and remember if they “See Something, Say Something”.
Palacios ISD is committed to the safety and security of our students and staff.  PISD holds at least one “Lock Down” drill per quarter, one “Perimeter Lock” drill per semester, along with monthly fire drills in order to be prepared in case of an actual emergency.   Beginning the spring semester, campuses will begin having unannounced “Lock Down” and “Perimeter Lock” Drills.  During an unannounced drill, signs will be posted on the campus doors to alert parents that a drill is being held. Thank you for your understanding of the importance of these drills. If you have any questions about these practice drills, contact your child's school.
Boys Resourcing Technology at East Side Intermediate met with their mentor for lunch

Members of the Palacios FFA chapter traveled to Victoria on Wednesday, to compete in the Gulf Coast District FFA Leadership Development Events.

 Students competed in different events which focus on creating situations for members to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication and their knowledge of agriculture and the FFA organization.

 Brooke Vandenbergh. - Interview Skills : 5th place

 Jodie Ging, Reagan Ramirez, Marissa Roemer - Public Relations : 10th place

 Josh Post, Maren Seaman, Cecilia Rodriguez, Matthew Aparicio : Ag Advocacy - 4th place

 Lanae Tucker, Meagan Ramirez, Brooke Vandenbergh - Radio Broadcasting : 7th place

 Hailey Fuentes, Christian Cordero, Slone Greaves, Kolby Wilson - Senior Quiz: 11th Place

 The Texas FFA is one of the nation’s largest state FFA Associations with more than 119,000 members. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions. We are extremely proud of these students and all that they have accomplished. Our district is not easy to compete in with a total of 16 very competitive schools. Please be sure to congratulate them on all their hard work!