Congressman Vicente Gonzalez TX-34, with 1st place winner of Congressional App Challenge District 34, and SA teacher

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-34) visited South Texas Independent School District’s (STISD) Mercedes complex last week to present awards to the top 10 winners of the annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC) competition for the 34th Congressional District of Texas. This year, all top 10 winners are students at STISD Science Academy in Mercedes.

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Lindsey Clayborn, Assistant Principal of Rising Scholars Academy in South Texas ISD, has been named the 2024 Region 1 Assistant Principal of the Year by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). The peer-based award recognizes assistant principals from the 20 TEPSA Regions across the state for their commitment to student learning as evidenced by exceptional school leadership.

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Understanding Dyslexia Feb 5 Virtual Session English flyer

On Monday, Feb. 5, the STISD Special Programs department will host a virtual session for STISD parents and families focused on “Understanding Dyslexia: How Does It Work in School?”
Dr. Brenda De La Garza, STISD Special Programs Director, will present on STISD’s Dyslexia Program, evaluations, and support services available for students with Dyslexia. Spanish translation will be available.

  • Dyslexia
  • Special Programs
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The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as part of a national recognition program have designated STISD Rising Scholars Academy as a Texas School to Watch. Rising Scholars joins approximately 60 other campuses across the state with this distinction and honor.

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In Frame -  David Hovey | Senior at South Texas ISD Science Academy

There’s a sense of joy and fulfillment when it comes to mathematics and science for Science Academy senior, David Hovey, and he’s got the accolades and to prove it.

Never did the modest two-time Science Olympiad Semifinalist, American Invitational Mathematics Examination competitor and more think he’d ever see himself picking up creating writing or European history, but the art of learning and problem solving keeps this mathematician humbled and on the path of self-growth in all academia, and he has this teachers and family to thank for that mindset.

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