May 2024 BoardBits

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This e-newsletter highlights important news from the May 28 regular meeting of the STISD Board of Directors and other recent and upcoming district and campus happenings.


 

STISD hosts 2nd Annual STISD Fun Fest Staff Appreciation Event

STISD hosted its 2nd Annual STISD Fun Fest staff appreciation event on Friday, May 24. Employees from across the district came together for a day full of competition, camaraderie and fun! See some highlights here!
 

 

Staff members cheer from the bleachers
Group of staff singing on stage during talent show
STISD 2024 Campus Teachers of the Year posing with their awards on stage
Judges look on and smile during talent show
Campus cook-off team preparing their entries
Staff members hold up their trophy in crowd

 

Congratulations, STISD District Teacher of the Year: Cindy Key of the Science Academy

Watch the video to learn more about Ms. Key and this honor.

STISD is proud to announce the 2024 STISD District Teacher of the Year, Cindy Key of STISD Science Academy.

An educator for 25 years, Key has worked in middle and high schools across the country, including in Florida, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Texas. She has also held administrative roles as an assistant principal with IDEA Public Schools and a Partnerships Coordinator with STISD. Now at the Science Academy, Key is currently the English Department’s Chair, an Advanced Placement (AP) instructor, and a dual enrollment instructor with South Texas College. She was a semi-finalist last year for the H-E-B Teaching Excellence in Education Award and was recently invited by the College Board’s AP English Chief Reader to assist with the sample selection process for the AP English Language and Composition reading.

Congratulations, Ms. Key! Thank you for all you do.


 

Other Board actions

  • The Board approved a resolution appointing members to the South Texas ISD Public Facility Corporation Board of Directors, calling a meeting of the South Texas ISD Public Facility Corporation Board of Directors on June 18, 2024 and approving other matters related thereto. The two new members appointed to the PFC are Dr. Noel Garza and Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez.
     
  • The board approved the use of funds from the MacKenzie Scott donation for a new Advanced Clinical Research Internship with DHR.
     
  • The board approved an update to Policy DNB (LOCAL) to reflect the tool used for campus administrators’ appraisals. Board action is required and adoption notification is needed prior to publishing on the District’s online policy manual.
     

  • The Board approved a resolution calling for elections on Nov. 5 for the following seats on the STISD Board of Directors: Hidalgo County Commissioner Precincts 1 and 3, Cameron County Commissioner Precincts 2 and 4, and Willacy County Commissioner Precincts 2 and 3. For additional information on Board elections, visit the Elections 2024 page.

  • The Board named a new delegate and alternate for the TASA|TASB txEdCON24 Annual Convention, to be held September 28, 2024, in San Antonio. Israel Quintanilla was named delegate, and Abiel Cantu alternate.
     

  • The Board approved the following new Non-Professional positions for the 2024-2025 school year and the Announcement of Vacancies: Child Nutrition Workers (6) – District-Wide, Classroom Aide (1) – World Scholars.


 

STISD serving free meals for community this summer

Student getting plate in school lunch line

STISD will serve free breakfast and lunch meals to children 18 years old and younger from our local communities and enrolled students up to 21 years old with disabilities this summer from May 27 through June 27.

The meals will be served via dine-in only at the cafeterias of four different STISD campuses. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday through June 27. These meals will be provided at no cost to the family, and children do not have to be enrolled within STISD to receive meals.

Meal locations include:

  • Edinburg: South Texas ISD Preparatory Academy/World Scholars Cafeteria (510 S. Sugar Rd., Edinburg)
  • Mercedes: South Texas ISD Health Professions Cafeteria (700 Med High Drive, Mercedes) 
  • Olmito: South Texas ISD Medical Professions Cafeteria (10650 N Expressway 77/83, Olmito)
  • San Benito: South Texas ISD Rising Scholars Academy Cafeteria (151 S. Helen Moore Rd., San Benito)

Click here to read the full story


 

Required student registration for 2024-2025 now open through Skyward Family Access

Woman working on laptop

Student registration is required each year for all new and returning students. For your convenience, this year’s STISD student registration process will be completed electronically through Skyward, our student information system. Electronic registration packets are now available for parents/guardians to complete through Skyward Family Access. Please log in and complete your child’s electronic registration packet at your earliest convenience.

Campuses will hold “Schedule Pick-up” events in early August according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, August 6: Schedule Pick-up for 6th, 9th, and 10th grade levels 
  • Wednesday, August 7: Schedule Pick-up for 7th, 11th, and 12th grade levels 
  • Thursday, August 8: Schedule Pick-up for 8th grade and those unable to attend scheduled date

These dates apply to all campuses. Campuses will share event times and other important information in the coming weeks. Please note that you must complete your child’s electronic registration packet in its entirety before your child’s schedule for the 2024-2025 school year will be released to you. 

Click here for instructions on how to complete your child’s electronic registration packet within the Skyward Family Access.

Parents will receive an email from "Skyward Qmlativ" sharing with them the credentials to use to log into the site. If you already have an active account, please disregard. If you have never logged into Skyward Family Access, please complete the process.

If you have any questions, you may reach out to your child's campus for assistance.


 

Log In & Learn More: Texas Assessment STAAR & EOC results available this month

Your child's unique code can be accessed through the Texas Assessments section within Skyward Family Access.


 

Tell your friends + family: STISD is hiring for 2024-2025

Teacher holds notebooks while addressing his class

Work with the best school district in the RGV and #2 in Texas! Positions are available across the RGV.

STISD is hiring for:
- School Nurse (Preparatory Academy in Edinburg)
- Assistant Principals (Health Professions in Mercedes and World Scholars in Edinburg)
- CTE Teacher - Welding (Science Academy in Mercedes)
- CTE Teacher - Engineering (Science Academy in Mercedes)
- and more

👉🏻 Apply now and join the best team: https://www.stisd.net/employment


 

STISD High School Graduation Ceremony Recordings

Science Academy Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony

Medical Professions Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony

Health Professions Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony

World Scholars Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony


 

Inside STISD Video Highlights

STISD Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony Highlight

World Scholars UIL Wins First District Title in School History


 

Upcoming Events

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  • South Texas ISD