the 2019 National Red Ribbon Week theme is "Send a Message. Stay Drug Free." The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. The theme is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future. Palacios ISD campuses have planned daily themes with the interest of the students in mind. See flyer for details.
Join Palacios ISD in recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Order your t-shirt today! THERE WILL NOT BE A DATE OR IMAGE ON THE BACK OF THE SHIRT. Orders are due October 18th at noon to the PISD Administration Building and take approximately a week for printing. Click here for the form.
Palacios High School Senior, Kaleb Mikeska has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 national Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scores of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
The FIN Award was created to encourage students, staff, parents and community members to recognize Palacios ISD employees for the positive things they do for our students and the district. Thank you for submitting a nomination for a FIN Award. Nominees can be any PISD employee. Click here for the nomination form.
Palacios and Tidehaven FFA would like to thank everyone who assisted in collecting non-perishable items and school supplies for our 15th annual "Stock the Stock Trailer" competition. Palacios FFA collected 2,986 items and Tidehaven FFA collected 1,611 items for a total of 4,597 items. All of the items will be donated to the food pantries that services the Palacios and Tidhaven school districts.
As part of the Palacios school district’s continuing commitment to ensuring students and staff are prepared to quickly make their way to safety in the event of an emergency situation, East Side Intermediate conducted an unannounced lockdown drill at 8:50a.m. on Friday, September 13th. State regulations require that school districts hold these drills to practice their ability to secure school buildings and grounds in the event of a threatening incident in or around the building. Students and staff are instructed to clear hallways, lock doors and take positions out of sight until law enforcement can arrive (or, in this case, school administrators release them). The drill lasted approximately 11 minutes. The drill was a collaboration between the PISD Police, PISD administrators, Palacios Police Department, Matagorda County Sheriff's Department, and Tx Game Wardens Association.
The Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Cooperation (NDF) and Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) held a two-day conference in Miharu, Japan from Aug. 2 through Aug. 3. This was the third year for the event and it was themed - Joshikai Fukushima Mentoring Workshop for Future Scientists. Director General William Magwood , NEA, was a keynote speaker. The purpose of the workshop was to bring more women into Japan's workforce by encouraging Japanese high school students to explore opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers. This year marked the first year Palacios and Boling POWERSET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready in Science, Engineering, and Technology) students were invited by Director General Magwood to participate and represent the United States. Caitlin Rodgers and Patricia Castanon, both Palacios High School Students, were chosen to attend the workshop along with two other students from Boling High School. The students presented information on topics like school, families, extracurricular activities, future college, and career goals. (They did an amazing job during their presentation!) The event provided the U.S. students a rare opportunity to interact with highly accomplished female mentors and to share future career opportunities in Science and Engineering. The mentors also exchanged their real-life experiences and shared valuable advice with the U.S. students. The Texas POWERSET girls were able to interact and exchange contact information with the Japanese students as well as make valuable connections with their mentors. This was an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity and the girls will be collaborating again in the future on a writing assignment for the NEA publication. Picture from left, Caitlin Rodgers, Palacios High School, Yatziri Ramirez, Boling High School, Director General William Magwood, NEA, Maria Gonzalez, Boling High School and Patricia Castanon, Palacios High School.