Mrs. Zamarripa’s 2nd grade class celebrated Dr. Seuss’ Read Across America by transforming their classroom into Camp Read A Lot. They learned how to use recycled sheets to build tents and paper for fire and other camp necessities. Night time animal sounds and the crackling sound of a real fire from a video (Thankful for the technology!) aid in making it feel just like the outdoors. After the campsite was completed, students had a blast reading “under the stars” using their flashlights. They also had a friendly competition to see how many books each was able to read during their time at camp. They ended camp with a S’mores Making Party! This was a phenomenal way to increase students’ interest in reading and motivate them to read more.
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Early voting begins Monday, April 22nd at the Palacios ISD Administration Building located at 1209 Twelfth Street. Polls will be open from 8:00am - 4:30pm. The date of the bond election is Saturday, May 4, 2019. The following documents provide addition information for voters: English Brochure, Spanish Brochure, Vietnamese Brochure.
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. Â 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!Â
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”.