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Ysleta ISD Expands “Supper Program” To 8 Schools Starting Monday

As part of its continuing efforts to support the wellness, health, and development of students, the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) will expand its after-school “supper program” to eight campuses in the 2018-19 school year, beginning Monday, September 10.

Via a news release, YISD officials say, “Given the numerous high-school students who stay on campus after school for sports, theater, band, or other clubs, the supper program gives students access to a nutritional meal in the cafeteria before rehearsal or practice.”

The supper program, which provides free and nutritious meals to active students who remain on campus after school for extracurricular activities, will be offered at the following campuses:

Bel Air High School
Del Valle High School
Hanks High School
Parkland High School
Riverside High School
Ysleta High School
Eastwood Middle School
Young Women’s Leadership Academy

The supper meals are being offered at various times depending on the campus, but generally begin about 4 p.m. The meals are free of charge to children 18 years and younger, and are available for purchase by adults.

The supper program was first piloted in January 2017 at Ysleta High School, and expanded to include four schools by September 2017.

This program is part of YISD’s overall efforts to increase student access to healthy meals – this includes free breakfast for all students at all YISD campuses throughout the year.

The supper program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Ysleta ISD Names Celina Muñoz as New Director of Guidance and Counseling

On Thursday, officials with Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) announced the appointment of Celina Muñoz as the new Director of Guidance and Counseling.

Via a news release, YISD officials shared, “Muñoz’s immeasurable knowledge in guidance and counseling, social emotional development, and course catalog – among other vital attributes – will help her lead YISD’s Guidance and Counseling Department toward a higher level of success.”

Muñoz, an assistant principal at Eastwood Middle School, began her career in education in 1999 as a teacher at YISD’s Scotsdale Elementary School. She later went on to serve as an elementary school counselor, as well as an assistant principal at the elementary-, middle-, and high-school levels.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), where she also earned the required hours for certification in Educational Administration.

Muñoz new position is effective Monday, September 3.

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