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Socorro ISD high schools gear up to celebrate 2019 homecoming

Socorro Independent School District officials announced that their seven high schools are set to start homecoming celebrations with an assortment of events and activities this month.

Students, teachers, staff and alumni will celebrate a week of festivities at their respective schools, including dress ups for spirit week, parades, the big homecoming games and cleverly themed dances.

The 2019 homecoming schedule is as follows:

El Dorado High School
El Dorado High School’s festivities will be from Sept. 9 to 14. The Aztecs will be pulling their theme right out of a Disney movie with “Can I Have This Dance” from “High School Musical.” Dress up days will include “The Boys are Back – Wear Baseball Tees” and “Waka Wednesday – Dress Hawaiian.”

The parade will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 followed by the Birth of the Aztec Sun ceremony in the football field. A pep rally will be during eighth period Sept. 12 followed by the El Dorado vs. Andress homecoming game at 6:30 p.m. at the SAC. The homecoming dance will be from 8 to 11:45 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Empire.

Pebble Hills High School
The Pebble Hills Spartans also will celebrate their homecoming Sept. 9 to 14 with their theme “Don’t Stop the Music,” a tribute to music festivals. Dress up days through the week will range from “Gnarly Neon,” “School of Rock,” “Coachella Vibes,” and “Nostalgic Nineties.” Activities throughout the week will include window decorating for student organizations on Sept. 9, Movie Under the Stars at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, and the homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Sept. 11.

A homecoming volleyball game will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 against Carlsbad High School. The homecoming pep rally will be Sept. 13 during eighth period followed by the Pebble Hills vs. Chapin High School homecoming football game at 7:30 p.m. at the SAC.

The homecoming dance will be from 8 p.m. to midnight Sept. 14 in the Pebble Hill’s courtyard.

Socorro High School
The Socorro High School Bulldog’s theme for this year’s homecoming is In the Heart of Texas, which will be celebrated Sept. 16-21. Dress up days will include Tex-Mex Day, celebrating the beautiful influence of Mexico on our culture; Country Livin’, students will gear up in their cowboy attire; and Texas Sports Day, students may wear their favorite Texas sports team jersey.

Homecoming events throughout the week will include a Texas State Fair with food, games, music and fun from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Bulldog Championship Park. The homecoming parade on Alameda Ave. will begin at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 19 and the pep rally will follow at Mad Dog Field at 7 p.m., where the homecoming king and queen winners will be announced.

The homecoming game will be against Burges High School at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Socorro High School. The homecoming dance will be from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Pit.

Mission Early College
Mission Early College High School will celebrate homecoming week Sept. 16 to 21 with a pep rally Sept. 20 and the homecoming dance Sept. 21. Check back for more details soon.

Eastlake High School
The Eastlake High School Falcons will be celebrating their homecoming the week of Sept. 23 to 28 with the theme Around the World. Dress up days will include Tourist day, Cartoon Day, Western Day, Spirit Day, and Jersey Day.

Activities for the week include decorating classroom doors, a parade and a community pep rally Sept. 25 with games and performances to which attendees are encouraged to wear purple and orange. The homecoming football game against Pebble Hills will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the SAC.

There will be a volleyball tournament against Ysleta at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and the homecoming dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 26 in the main foyer of Eastlake High School.

Montwood High School
Montwood High School homecoming will be Sept. 23 to 28 at the home of the Rams with this year’s theme of Rams Take Over the World. Students will be able to dress up in fun outfits throughout the week with theme days like Show your American Pride and Dress as a Tourist.

The school will be showing the movie “The Lorax” at 6 p.m. (or at sunset) Sept. 24 on the school football field. The parade and carnival will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the school.

The homecoming football game against Eastwood will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the SAC and the dance will be 8 p.m. to midnight Sept. 28 in the school gym.

Americas High School
Americas High School will celebrate homecoming week Oct. 21 to 26 with the theme of New York State of Mind. Check back for more details soon.

Socorro High School Mariachi Group earns Superior Rating at State UIL Contest

The Socorro High School mariachi group, Los Gavilanes de Socorro, received a Division 1 superior rating, the highest rating possible, at the 2019 UIL State Mariachi Festival in the Performing Arts Complex at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas.

Socorro ISD had three of the four mariachi groups in the region to advance to the UIL state competition. Eastlake and Americas high schools also competed in the contest.

A total of 69 mariachi high school groups from the state competed over the weekend. Los Gavilanes de Socorro were one of 17 Texas schools to earn the superior rating for their performance. In addition, 15 of the 18 students in the Socorro High School group earned Outstanding Individual Musicianship Awards.

“We have been working for this rating for a long time,” said Roger Rosales, mariachi instructor. “We practiced so much, and we were constantly looking at how to get better. There were so many good groups out there, but we were confident that our kids would do very well!”

The group performed two songs; “Gavilanes Popurri,” a song done in the son jalisciense musical style, and “El Rey de Huasteca,” to the style Huapango.

“These were very technical songs,” Rosales said. “They are fast and very hard to play but our kids were prepared. They really deserve this!”

The teams were judged on instrumentation, attire and stage presence. Judges also looked at the bands’ pitch, rhythm and tone.

Socorro High School freshman Joceyln Betancourt won one of the Outstanding Individual Musicianship Awards.

The violin player said she was surprised and honored at their achievement, and it was significant for her as a first-year member of the group.

“It was great to know that the hard work paid off, especially because it is easy to get distracted, but we kept going,” Betancourt said. “Since this is my first year, this is something I will never forget. We learned a lot, like how to support each other.”

Community Invited to Socorro ISD’s Fine Arts Madrigal Dinner

The Socorro Independent School District’s Fine Arts Department invites the community to its 2017 Madrigal Dinner “The Midwinter’s Dream Knight” December 1-3.

The annual dinner and theatre presentation will feature performances by the Eastlake and Socorro High School choir groups. The show, which is set in medieval times, will immerse attendees in an exciting experience through an interactive performance.

Participants will be treated to a renaissance-inspired meal prepared by the culinary arts students at Pebble Hills and Socorro high schools. In addition, guests will enjoy a special performance by the Socorro High School dance team and Eastlake High School orchestra.

The cost to attend is $30 per person or $20 for student groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SISD Education Center, 12300 Eastlake Dr. or at the door the day of the event.

For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department at 937-0435 or at 937-0438.

What:             2017 SISD Fine Arts Madrigal Dinner “Midwinter’s Dream Knight”

Who:               Eastlake, Socorro, Pebble Hills culinary arts, choir, orchestra, dance students; SISD Fine Arts Department; parents; and community members

Where:           Eastlake High School theatre, 13000 Emerald Pass

When:             6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

                        6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

                        5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

Story in Many Pics: Montwood Shoots Down Socorro 37-14

It was a Socorro ISD showdown in the SAC Thursday night as the district’s namesake school – Socorro High – took on their north-of-the-freeway rivals (and 1st ‘new’ high school added to the growing district in 1989.)

As always, the fight between the teams was intense, with the Montwood Rams’ defense forcing six turnovers en route to the 37 to 14 win over the Bulldogs.  You can listen to the replay of the game by clicking HERE.

Our very own Andres Acosta was there and brings you his view of the game in tonight’s story in many pics.

Story in Many Pics: El Dorado Rallies to Beat Socorro 6-5

As has become a tradition, area high school baseball teams get a taste of the pros, as they’re able to play a game at Southwest University Park, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Thursday night, Socorro took on El Dorado and our very own Andres Acosta was there to capture all the action.

Socorro vs El Dorado, Chihuahuas High School Baseball Series, April 13, 2017
Socorro vs El Dorado, Chihuahuas High School Baseball Series, April 13, 2017
Socorro vs El Dorado, Chihuahuas High School Baseball Series, April 13, 2017
Socorro vs El Dorado, Chihuahuas High School Baseball Series, April 13, 2017

Community Support Key to Help Socorro High win $60k in Contest

Socorro High School is in the running to be considered one of the most innovative schools and they need community support to win $60,000.

Earlier this year, the Bulldogs entered the Follett Challenge, a program created by Follett to find and reward schools for their work applying technology, content and creativity in ways that engage students, foster literacy and promote critical thinking.

As part of the competition, the school created a short video about what makes their program unique.  Area residents can support Socorro by viewing the video and voting for the submission HERE.

Socorro High officials, via a news release said, “By casting your vote, you’ll help us to spread the word about all the exciting activities going on in our school…your vote could make the difference in helping our school be crowned the Follett Challenge champion!”

Twenty percent of the school’s total score is based on how students spread the word about their video and earn votes. Residents can cast one vote per day January 23–27, 2017. 

To view and vote, click HERE.

Socorro High Students learn the Importance of Voting

Socorro High School students took part in a mock presidential election this week giving them a hands-on experience and awareness of the nation’s voting process.

The event gave the Bulldogs a chance to understand what it means to exercise your right to vote and get a feel for what will happen when they turn 18 and can register.

Socorro students learn to vote1“I now know that my vote matters,” said 17-year-old Miranda Contreras, who voted in the mock election. “It’s exciting. In a few months, I will be able to register and really vote during an election. It’s a big responsibility.”

More than 100 students exercised their right at Socorro’s mock election. The school used real voting booths borrowed from the El Paso County Election office. Voting occurred during the school’s two lunch hours.

“We had a good turnout,” said Elizabeth Duran, Socorro High School’s student activities director. “We wanted to do this to make sure students understand how it works and not be afraid to vote. We wanted to show them it’s easy and very important.”

In addition to the mock election, the county set up a table to register those students who had already turned or were about to turn 18 in theSocorro students learn to vote3 next month.

Registering was a huge step for Miguel Zamarripa, who will turn 18 in October. The senior has been patiently waiting for his time.

“I feel like I have a say on my future,” Zamarripa said, after filling out the registration card. “My vote counts.”

Anyone 17 year olds may register and vote in primary elections if they turn 18 before the next general election, according to www.usa.gov

Forbes, Quintanilla Inducted Into Socorro Wall of Honor

The Socorro High School Baseball Program is hosted a Wall of Honor Ceremony at Chris Forbes Field on the campus of Socorro High School.  The ceremony featured former Head Coach Chris Forbes and graduate Omar Quintanilla as they had  their Jersey numbers retired into the Wall of Honor.

About Head Coach Chris Forbes #4,  El Paso native  was named Head coach at Socorro high school in 1986 coached nearly 40 years including youth and summer leagues. During his career he has lead Socorro to 16 district titles, 19 Bi- District Titles, Nine Area Championships, Six Regional Quarter Final Championships, Four Regional Semi-Final Championships, One Regional Final Championship and One State Championship.

In 2009, Forbes Coached Socorro High school to its first ever Class 5A State Championship. Has earned Eight El Paso High School Coach of the Year Awards and 2009 named Texas High School State “Coach of the Year” for the 5A classification. Coach Forbes has been inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Baseball Hall of Fame ’13, and both the El Paso Athletic and Baseball Hall of Fame’s.

Under Forbes, seventeen of his players have been named to Texas High School All State Teams, eighteen of his players have played professionally.

Coach Forbes is the All Time El Paso High School leader in wins as a Head Coach with 577 wins.SHS Wall Of Honor-156

Omar Quintanilla #24 Socorro Class of 2000, Four- Time District and Bi-District champion, also led the City of El Paso in Home Runs and RBI’s.

Named the All–City Most Valuable Player and was also named to the Texas High School All-State Team. Received a Scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin where he was named the Big XII conference Freshman Player of the Year. NCAA College World Series winner and 2002 All College World Series Team selection.

Professionally, Quintanilla was drafted in the first round (33rd overall) by the Oakland Athletics in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. Quintanilla made his Major League debut in 2005 for the Colorado Rockies and won a National League Championship in 2007. Omar also played with the 2011 Texas Rangers and won an American League Championship. Other teams that Quintanilla has played for are the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles

In attendance at the ceremony included  SISD board of Trustee Gary Gandra, City of Socorro Mayor Jesus Ruiz, City of Socorro Manager Adriana Rodarte and  former Socorro Stand-out Cory Falvey , (2009 Texas State High School Baseball player of the year),  presented  Coach Forbes into the Wall of Honor.

Here are some of the highlights of the event.

From Left to Right: Socorro Mayor Jesus Ruiz, Coach Chris Forbes, SISD Trustee Gary Gandara , Omar Quintanilla, Socorro Head Coach Joe Alvarez
From Left to Right: Socorro Mayor Jesus Ruiz, Coach Chris Forbes, SISD Trustee Gary Gandara , Omar Quintanilla, Socorro Head Coach Joe Alvarez
Chris Forbes speaking during the Socorro Wall of Honor
Chris Forbes speaking during the Socorro Wall of Honor
Omar Quintanilla speaking during the Wall of Honor.
Omar Quintanilla speaking during the Wall of Honor.
Chris Forbes holding up his Wall of Honor Award
Chris Forbes holding up his Wall of Honor Award
Omar Quintanilla holding up his Wall of Honor Award
Omar Quintanilla holding up his Wall of Honor Award
The Stage for the Socorro Wall of Honor Ceremony
The Stage for the Socorro Wall of Honor Ceremony
Quintailla's Wall of Honor Award
Quintanilla’s Wall of Honor Award
Chris Forbes (Left) celebrates with Omar Quintanilla (Right) during the Wall of Honor Ceremony at Socorro High
Chris Forbes (Left) celebrates with Omar Quintanilla (Right) during the Wall of Honor Ceremony at Socorro High
Socorro High Principal Jesse Teran
Socorro High Principal Jesse Teran
Socorro Mayor Jesus Riz
Socorro Mayor Jesus Ruiz
Former Socorro Stand-out Cory Falvey
Former Socorro Stand-out Cory Falvey

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Coach Forbes and Omar Quintanilla sharing a hug during the Wall of Honor Ceremony
Coach Forbes and Omar Quintanilla sharing a hug during the Wall of Honor Ceremony
Coach Chris Forbes signing a baseball during the Wall of Honor
Coach Chris Forbes signing a baseball during the Wall of Honor

 

Coach Forbes and Omar Quintanilla taking a picture with the Socorro High Cheerleaders
Coach Forbes and Omar Quintanilla taking a picture with the Socorro High Cheer leaders
Coach Chris Forbes along side his Mother
Coach Chris Forbes along side his Mother Barbara Forbes
Former Socorro Pitcher Jesse Estrada chatting with Coach Forbes
Former Socorro Pitcher Jesse Estrada chatting with Coach Forbes
Omar Quintanilla signing autograph during the Wall of Honor
Omar Quintanilla signing autograph during the Wall of Honor
Omar Quintanilla exchanging a high-five with a young fan during the Socorro Wall of Honor
Omar Quintanilla exchanging a high-five with a young fan during the Socorro Wall of Honor
Forbes and Quintanilla Retired jersey numbers
Forbes and Quintanilla Retired jersey numbers
2016 Socorro Wall of Honor Inductees, Chris Forbes (Left) and Omar Quintanilla (Right)
2016 Socorro Wall of Honor Inductees, Chris Forbes (Left) and Omar Quintanilla (Right)

Socorro High School will have alumni game, retire baseball jerseys

The Socorro High School baseball program, which won the state championship in 2009, will have two events on Feb. 20.

The first will be a 2:30 p.m. ceremony to honor and retire the jersey numbers of Coach Chris Forbes and Omar Quintanilla, who graduated from the school in 2000.

Following the ceremony, the third annual alumni game, featuring many former baseball players, will begin at 3 p.m. All events will be held at the Chris Forbes Field. Money raised at the events will benefit the Socorro High School baseball program.

What: Socorro High School will host its 3rd annual alumni baseball game and the retirement of former coach Chris Forbes’s and player Omar Quintanilla’s uniform numbers.

Who: Former players, students, administrators, staff and parents

Where: Chris Forbes Field at Socorro High School 10150 Alameda Ave.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2016 2:30 p.m.

Story in Six Pics: Americas sweeps Socorro in 1-6A Volleyball

It was an intra-ISD matchup as Americas took on Socorro in a Tuesday night 1-6a battle. Our Andres Acosta was there, check out the game in this Story in Six Pics (plus a couple more)

Game One –     Game Two       Game Three
AHS- 25              AHS- 25             AHS- 25
SHS- 13               SHS- 16               SHS- 7

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Americas Julissa Mitchell #1 serve attempt vs Socorro
Dogs at Blazers VB-29
Socorro’s Ivanna Garcia #2 directing her team vs Americas
Dogs at Blazers VB-20
Americas during the timeout
Dogs at Blazers VB-13
Americas #2 Charlene Rodriguez jumps for the attack on the ball
Dogs at Blazers VB-12
Socorro defenders drive for the ball
Dogs at Blazers VB-8 (1)
Socorro’s Keke Hawthorne goes for the Block
Dogs at Blazers VB-59
Trailblazers Stephanie Monarrez with the spike attemp
Dogs at Blazers VB-55
Americas Savannah Gonzalez #14 attempts to block the Bulldogs hit
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