The CHS Gear Up students had an amazing time visiting Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas. Students toured the campus and spoke with faculty and students from the Animal Science, Music, and Criminal Justice Colleges.
Recruitment day at VMT!
Congratulations to the Mighty Tigers for their win against the Nixon High School Mustangs! Final score: MHS 21 - NHS 15
Valdez High School will be hosting a Toy Drive! Starting October 31st through November 19th. *Students will receive community service hours for every toy they bring* See flyer for more information.
‼️ATTENTION JUNIORS AND SENIORS‼️ Applications for the Society of Martha Washington Patriot Scholarship are now open! Deadline is November 14th. See flyer for more information! Link to scholarship: smwscholarship.com
Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts had a successful Hispanic Festival!
The Martin High School Spanish Department presented the "La Catrina" Award to LISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sylvia Rios during their Dia de los Muertos celebration. The recognition plaque was inscribed with a poem written by MHS Master Teacher, Homero Tijerina.
Nixon vs Martin tickets – limited number of tickets available. GoFan Online ticket purchase is recommended to facilitate entrance and guarantee a ticket. Game is scheduled for Saturday November 5, 2022 – kickoff is at 7pm
LISD bands competed at the Region 14 UIL Marching Band Contest. Cigarroa (5A), Martin (5A), and Nixon High Schools (5A) all earned "Superior" 1st Division Ratings in marching and playing. Congratulations to LISD bands on a successful marching season!
The Fine Arts Department held its first LISD Chess Tournament invitational. All elementary, middle, and high schools participated in four exciting rounds of chess in both the rated and non-rated divisions. Congratulations to the coaches and sponsors for a wonderful event!
LISD Specialty Schools open application process Students interested in attending any of Laredo Independent School District’s early college academies/high schools, magnet campus, and specialty schools can now apply for admission for the 2023-2024 school year. Applications must be completed online and returned before Friday, December 2. To initiate the application process, students can apply by scanning the QR code located on the LISD website at www.laredoisd.org LISD will be hosting its annual Specialty Schools Open House at each campus for eighth grade students and their parents on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The six specialty schools will open their doors to the community and invite eighth grade students to tour the campus and apply for admission for the 2023-2024 school year. The event is aimed at recruiting students who may be interested in attending any of LISD’s early college academies/high schools, magnet campus, and specialty schools. The five early college high schools and magnet school include the Business, Industry, and Public Services Early College Academy at Nixon High School, Sabas Perez STEM Early College High School at Cigarroa High School, Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Health Science Early College High School at Martin High School, Hector J. Garcia Early College High School located at Texas A&M International University, Pathways to Technology Early College High School at Cigarroa High School, and the Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts Magnet School. Students, counselors, and administrators from the specialty schools will be on hand to share their experiences and to answer any questions concerning the admissions and application process with prospective incoming freshman. Each program is unique and will provide students with the skills and experience essential to their career path. “LISD wants to provide students every opportunity to gain the skills needed for today’s workforce and to pursue a higher education in the field of their choice,” said Cindy Dominguez, LISD College, Career and Military Readiness Coordinator. “The recruitment events will give our middle school students and their parents the opportunity to consider their academic futures.” The Business, Industry, and Public Services Early College Academy located at Nixon High School offers students the opportunity to earn up to 60 college hours and/or an associates degree with a concentration in Law Enforcement, Education, Cosmetology, Welding, Accounting, Distribution and Logistics, and Auto Collision Repair from Laredo College. Students looking for a career in Science and Math field can attend the Sabas Perez STEM Early College High School at Cigarroa High School. The STEM Early College High School allows students to prepare for careers in the field of engineering design, robotics, mobile application design, animation, game design, and cybersecurity and computer science. Students gain practical experience in engineering practices and design using 3-D printers to create working models of their designs. Students will earn their high school diplomas while earning up to 60 college hours and/or an associates degree from Laredo College. For those students wanting a career in the medical field, the Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Early College High School at Martin High School provides an opportunity to explore careers and gain hands-on experience in nursing, emergency medical technician, and dental assistance. Students graduate with up to 60 hours of college credit, an associates degree from Laredo College and certification programs allowing them to work either full-time or part-time while they are pursuing advanced degrees and certifications in the medical field. The Hector J. Garcia Early College High School allows students to finish high school and their first two years of college simultaneously while accumulating college hours at Texas A & M International University. Many GECHS graduates finish high school with more than 60 hours of university credit. Students choose a college major and begin taking required coursework towards completing their degree while fulfilling high school graduation requirements with tuition and books provided by LISD. The GECHS was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2017. U.S. News and World Report also ranks it among the nation’s top high schools. The Dr. Leo G. Cigarroa Pathway-to-Technology Early College High School prepares students for the workforce with a hand-on approach in Heating/Ventilation/Air-Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing, Welding, Electrical, and Architecture with an emphasis on Auto Cad. Students have an opportunity to acquire an associate degree with up to 60 college hours or technical industry certificate from Laredo College, which will prepare them for the construction industry of the 21st century. Students interested in the Arts can apply to the Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts. VMT provides students an opportunity for comprehensive course study in communications and fine arts with an emphasis on creative development and artistic performance in communications, dance, music, theater arts, and visual arts. The school also provides a rigorous academic instructional program that complements and supports all visual and performing arts. Students can earn up to 21 college hours from Laredo College. The Texas Cultural Trust named the Trevino Magnet School as the recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts in 2018. LISD provides transportation for students to all Specialty Schools. For more information, please contact LISD College, Career and Military Readiness Coordinators, Cindy Dominguez at 956-273-1864 or Mayra Garcia at 956-273-1863.
Macdonell Elementary School received a special visit from the U.S. Customs Border and Protection and learned to say NO to Drugs!
LISD to host middle school football championship games The Laredo Independent School District Athletic Office is proud to announce the LISD Middle School Championship football games featuring M.B. Lamar Middle and L.J. Christen Middle Schools at Shirley Field. On Saturday, November 29, the Lamar Middle School seventh grade team will take on Christen Middle School’s seventh grade team with kick-off set for 6:00 p.m. The winner of the game will be crowned the LISD seventh grade Champions. Immediately following the seventh grade championship game, Christen Middle School’s eighth grade team will take on Lamar Middle School’s eighth grade team at 7:30 p.m. The winner of the game will be crowned the LISD eighth grade Champions. All general admission tickets will be sold online beginning Friday, October 28. General admission adult tickets will be sold for $4.00, while student tickets will be sold for $3.00. However, free admission for all LISD students with a valid school ID. Anyone two years of age and older will need to purchase a ticket for general admission seats. To purchase e-tickets go to the GoFan mobile app or log on to the district website at www.laredoisd.org and click on Athletic Games Ticket Purchase. Once there, search and click for your favorite school, select events, and purchase tickets. After you buy your tickets, use your mobile device to view tickets and present at the gate. Also, the seventh and eighth grade football teams from Memorial Middle and Cigarroa Middle Schools will play in the runner-up games for third and fourth place on Saturday, October 29. The Memorial Middle School seventh grade team will take on Cigarroa Middle School’s seventh grade team with kick-off set for 8:30 a.m. Immediately following the seventh grade game, Memorial Middle School’s eighth grade team will take on Cigarroa Middle School’s eighth grade team at 10:00 a.m. The ticket booth will open on gameday. A limited number of general admission and student tickets will be sold at the gate. The LISD Gold Card for Senior Citizens, Laredo ISD Veterans Card, and UIL passes will also be accepted at the gate. Lamar Lion fans are asked to wear Lion Green, Christen Cubs fans are asked to wear Cub Blue, Cigarroa Bulldog fans are asked to wear Bulldog Red, and Memorial Middle School fans are asked to wear Eagle Red. For more information, please contact the LISD Athletic Office at 273-1220.
The LISD Child Nutrition Department held the first Elementary Menu Advisory Committee (EMAC) Meeting this week at the Sanchez/Ochoa Elementary School Cafeteria. LISD elementary students from all campuses who are members of the EMAC taste tested and rated several new menu items that will be considered for next year’s school menu. Some of the menu items that 138 students sampled included ultra-bean and chorizo burrito, blueberry muffin, breakfast pizza, pop tarts, boneless chicken chunks, nacho chips with cheese sauce, graham cracker snack, flavored popsicles, and much more. During the year the students will assist with evaluating food items, discuss cafeteria dining issues, advocate for their peers, and help plan menus. Earlier this month LISD secondary students participated in the Secondary Menu Advisory Committee (SMAC) Meeting at the Trevino Magnet School cafeteria.
Halloween is Monday, October 31. Visit your campus website for costume details.
The LISD Police Department hosted its annual Trunk-or-Treat at J.C. Martin Elementary School. Second grade students with perfect attendance were able to enjoy watching Hotel Transylvania and some sweets!
The Vidal M. Treviño Ballet Folklórico, under the direction of Mrs. Mckinnis, had the opportunity to meet with the professional Ballet Nepantha members at Texas A&M International University.
The Pride of South Laredo had a victorious weekend claiming the first win of the Legacy Bowl Series! Congratulations, Toros! Final Score: CHS - 42 NHS - 14
The LISD Transportation Department held a School Bus Safety Parade! In honor of School Bus Safety Week, the department lead their way to Sanchez-Ochoa Elementary School this morning!
In honor of Unity Day, Laredo ISD has pledged to #ChooseKindness. During the Superintendent's Leadership meeting, LISD leaders and students were part of a Choose Kindness Proclamation Ceremony.