• January 25, 2022

Tags : Ysleta ISD

2020-21 Ysleta ISD Virtual Secondary Science Fair winners honored

On Thursday, Ysleta ISD announced the winners of its 2020-2021 YISD Virtual Secondary Science Fair, with dozens of students from 10 middle  schools/high schools capturing the top two awards in their categories and moving on to compete in the regional virtual science fair later this month. Five students also won Sweepstakes awards in the categories […]Read More

3 Ysleta ISD schools named Blue Ribbon nominees

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced Thursday that three campuses in the Ysleta Independent School District – Vista Hills, Ramona, and South Loop elementary schools – were among 26 schools in the state to be nominated for the 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools award. “Today’s nominations are an affirmation of the hard work, focus, and […]Read More

Ysleta ISD Science Teacher receives STEM Science Grant

Del Valle High School science teacher Ramon Benavides, a , was one of 100 middle- and high-school science educators in the U.S. to receive a STEM research kit worth about $1,000 to help students conduct scientific research outside the classroom from the Society for Science and the Public. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, […]Read More

17 Ysleta ISD schools named to Texas Honor Roll

Seventeen campuses in the Ysleta Independent School District have been named to the 2019- 2020 Texas Honor Roll for their high levels of student achievement, academic progress over time, college readiness, or reductions in achievement gaps among student populations. YISD had the most campuses of any school district in the El Paso region named to […]Read More

Ysleta ISD names new Director of Safety and Security

Officials with Ysleta ISD announced Friday that they have appointed Rodney Liston, a 21-year El Paso Police Department (EPPD) veteran and current insurance field  investigator, as its new Director of Safety and Security. Liston began his professional career in law enforcement with EPPD in 1994 as a police officer, and later served as a patrol officer, […]Read More

Ysleta ISD, El Paso Public Library team up for e-book

Thursday morning, officials with the Ysleta Independent School District and the El Paso Public Library announced the kick off a new literacy partnership that places the digital reading resources of the public library at students’ fingertips through the district’s new reading app, Sora. “We are incredibly grateful to the El Paso Public Library for partnering […]Read More

Ysleta ISD teachers, staff to return to campuses January 19

Officials with the Ysleta Independent School District announced Thursday that, in order to prepare for the return of students to campuses for in-person instruction, all teachers, staff, and full-time employees are required to report to their campuses and departments to resume their normal workday schedules beginning Tuesday, January 19. “The district has not yet set […]Read More

Ysleta ISD classes to remain online under latest health department

The Ysleta Independent School District will follow the latest guidance from the City of El Paso Department of Public Health to continue online learning. Monday morning, Dr. Hector Ocaranza issued an updated recommendation for local school districts to delay in-person, face- to-face learning. This delay will diminish the spread of COVID-19 after the recent holidays. […]Read More

Ysleta ISD teacher wins 2021 NEA Foundation excellence award

Michelle Sandoval Villegas, a Parkland Pre-Engineering Middle School math teacher and 2020 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year, has been named a winner of the prestigious 2021 National Education Association (NEA) Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. Villegas, a 13-year teaching veteran at the Ysleta Independent School District, was honored during a virtual awards ceremony Friday […]Read More

Texas education group taps Ysleta ISD principal to serve on

Charlie Garcia, principal of Bel Air High School in the Ysleta Independent School District, has been selected to serve on the Legislative Committee of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP), a statewide organization committed to raising awareness about the critical problems facing educational leadership. Garcia – the only El Paso-area educator on the […]Read More