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3 Ysleta ISD Schools Earn spot on Prestigious Texas Honor Roll

Three campuses in the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) were among 727 in the state to be named to the 2016 Texas Honor Roll after demonstrating high levels of academic achievement and reductions in achievement gaps during state testing last spring.

The honor-roll campuses are Ramona and Eastwood Heights elementary schools, and Valle Verde Early College High School (VVECHS). Earlier this year, VVECHS was nominated for the 2017 national Blue Ribbon award, and is the top-ranked public school in El Paso, according to two national publications.

The Texas Honor Roll, compiled by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE), analyzes data from the Texas Academic Performance Report to identify public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. For high schools, the Honor Roll recognition includes measures of college readiness.

The Honor Roll is comprised of two different awards, the Star Schools Award and Scholar Schools Award. All three YISD schools were recognized as Star Schools, or those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time.

“The Honor Roll proves that all schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success,” said Jim Lanich, President and Chief Executive Officer of ERP. “School and school district leaders have a great opportunity to find out what’s working at these Honor Roll schools and replicate it.”

Honor Roll researchers say they have identified a common set of success factors in higher performing schools, which include:

 Clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness, along with evidence-based instructional practices;

 Establishing a system-wide mission of college and career readiness for all students;

 Investing in human capital;

 Maintaining data and assessment systems to monitor school and student performance; and

 Deploying resources and guidance to support schools’ efforts to prepare all students for college and career.

Honor Roll schools will receive a banner to display on their campuses and be featured on the ERP website, where educators and policymakers seek out high-performing schools so they can replicate success.

A full list of the Honor Roll schools, districts, and the STEM awardees can be found HERE.

Ysleta ISD Students, Staff head to Austin for Capitol Schoolhouse

The Ysleta Independent School District is among 11 districts in the state invited to participate in the Texas Capitol Schoolhouse, an annual event that brings students and staff to the state Capitol to show legislators how technology is being used in the classroom to prepare students for the 21 st century.

The Schoolhouse event takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the Texas Capitol Basement Rotunda in Austin. Representing YISD at the event this year is Parkland Middle School, which will send teacher Raquel Kuker and students Rebecca Enriquez, Jesus Garcia, Abraham Haggerty and Marvin Parker to participate in the event.

YISD Director of Innovative Learning Micha Villarreal is also scheduled to be on hand.

As part of the event, Parkland Middle School students and staff will join other invited participants in setting up a temporary classroom at the Capitol at 8 a.m., and conducting class as they normally would at their home schools. Throughout the day, state legislators and invited guests have the opportunity to venture through these temporary classrooms to observe and experience how state-of- the-art educational technology is integrated into students’ daily learning environment.

“We bring the schools together to show our legislators the wonderful things their technology funding has done for Texas classrooms,” said Schoolhouse organizer and Executive Director Dr. Deborah Jolly. “Each time the event becomes more and more impressive as the technology use becomes more and more sophisticated.”

This year, students will be working with video & sound editing, robotics, online virtual learning environments, and 1-to- 1 laptop computing, as well as full video production, developing educational gaming lessons, and robotics. All of these districts are using forms of blended technology, games and simulations, and personal learning environments.

“These students are eager to show their Representatives and Senators how these tools are used in the educational process and how much they benefit from their use,” Jolly said.

This year’s Schoolhouse participants include the Texas School for the Deaf and the following independent school districts: Coleman, Coppell, Deer Parks, Denton, Klein, New Braunfels, Pasadena, San Saba, Temple, and Ysleta.

Border Patrol Agents help Deliver Baby

Thanks to the quick action of Border Patrol agents, a migrant from El Salvador safely delivered a baby shortly after crossing into the US.

According to U.S. Border Patrol officials, while patrolling the border earlier this month, agents from Ysleta observed 11 migrants cross the international boundary four miles west of the Ysleta Port of Entry. Agents captured the group and they were transported to the Ysleta station for processing.

After arriving at the station, a 34-year- old female from El Salvador informed Agents that she was in her third trimester of pregnancy. While in custody, she began to complain of stomach pain. A female Border Patrol Agent quickly recognized that she was in fact experiencing labor pains, and sprang into action.

The Agent immediately began to comfort the expectant mother through breathing and relaxation techniques and EMS was contacted. The Agent gathered towels to prepare for the birth. Minutes later, a baby boy was delivered with the assistance of El Paso Fire and EMS personnel, who had arrived to the scene.

Both mother and child were then transported to Sierra Providence East Hospital for further medical care and evaluation.

On December 6, the mother and newborn were discharged from the hospital, and transported to the Temporary Holding Facility in Tornillo-Texas pending an immigration determination. The following morning, the new mom alerted agents at the facility that her newborn child appeared to be ill, and required medical attention.

Agents summoned EMS and subsequently transported the mother and child to El Paso Children’s Hospital, where the infant was admitted. The infant was treated and was released by the attending physician and is currently doing well.

Officials with the Border Patrol add that once they were deemed fit for travel, the baby and her mother were released from U.S. Border Patrol custody, pending an immigration hearing.

Story in Many Pics: HS Football Week 4 – Del Valle vs Ysleta | Eastlake vs Riverside

Week 4 was a hard-hitting week for the teams in action, as rivalries and memories were rekindled and re-formed. We chose Del Valle vs Ysleta and Eastlake vs Riverside because of the intensity of the play shown by all four teams.

Enjoy Andres Acosta’s view of the high school football action from week 4!

Eastlake at Riverside / Ranger Stadium
Eastlake at Riverside / Ranger Stadium
Del Valle at Ysleta / Hutchins Stadium
Del Valle at Ysleta / Hutchins Stadium

 

Ysleta ISD: Season Tickets to be Sold for all HS Football Home Games

For the first time ever, the public will be able to buy 2016 season tickets with reserved VIP seating for home football games at all seven high schools in the Ysleta Independent School District, thanks to generous underwriting from Viva Auto Group.

Football season tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, Aug. 15, in the business office at each of the seven YISD high school campuses. The season tickets are good only for admission to the home football games at the school where the tickets were purchased.

Ticket prices are $40 per person at schools with five home games – Del Valle, Eastwood, Hanks, Parkland, Riverside, and Ysleta – and $32 per person at Bel Air High School, which has only four home football games this year. Season tickets must be paid by cash or check only.

Thanks to its partnership with Viva Auto Group, season ticketholders will be able to watch home football games from the comfort of individual stadium seats that include sturdy chair backs.

This reserved VIP seating will also be located in a prime viewing area of the stadium.

In addition, YISD officials said 2016 season ticketholders will have the option to purchase seats in this reserved VIP area for home football playoff games (prices may vary). They will also receive the first opportunity to renew their season tickets in 2017.

Ysleta ISD to Announce deal with Nike for District’s Sports Teams

On Thursday, Ysleta ISD officials are announcing a new exclusive partnership with Nike and BSN. According to a release by district official, the new agreement will provide significant discounts on Nike products for all district high school and middle school athletic teams.

The five-year agreement will offer certain sports teams exclusive pricing and rewards programs to purchase game uniforms, practice uniforms, equipment, and accessories.

The total value of the discounts will benefit the district more than $1 million over the five-year contract.

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