Coyotes & Lobos
September 26, 2022
I hope each of you has had a good Monday. I also hope your weekend was restful and you found time to enjoy and have some “Me” time. We have moved into the Fall season, and hopefully, we will see and feel more comfortable weather. It will be enjoyed.
I was in San Antonio this weekend with some school board members for the TASA/TASB conference. At one of the general sessions, Jon Gordon, author of the Energy Bus and several other books, was the speaker. He was easy to listen to and made several points I knew I needed to be reminded of and put into practice.
Jon Gordon challenged and encouraged the audience to adjust to begin their day, which is to find one word or phrase to guide us for this school year and to anchor ourselves for the school year. I feel it is doable and has the potential to be profound as we move forward. This word/phrase should also tie into our purpose as educators and how we prepare and approach our classes, school day or position each day. Gordon says we need to focus and reflect on our chosen words or phrases for 5-10 minutes each day as we prepare for the day ahead.
We are in our fourth week of school and will keep working diligently for our students and community. Have a wonderful week.
Remember, I believe in U, I will Pray for U, Stay Loyal and True, and together we are Uvalde Strong!
There are 3 Open Houses scheduled this week.
Morales JH: Sept. 27th from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Flores: (5th Grade) Sept. 28th from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Flores: (6th Grade) Sept. 29th from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Featuring the 1st episode of the Crossroads Academy podcast
The Pedagogy of Perpetual Love
Episode 1- Ready, set, go!
Thank you to all supporters and volunteers who made Bikes for Uvalde a reality! It was a pleasant morning to ride a bike to school and look at those great smiles. We greatly appreciate the generosity and support of this campaign providing the resources for children in Uvalde to Get Out on a bike for positive mental, emotional and physical wellness impact. This group of coyotes are ready for a day of learning.
5th grade students at Flores Elementary in Mrs.Bustamante and Mr.Valadez classes were engaged in predicting, observing, and recording the changes in the state of matter. Students experimented with the causes of heating or cooling water and ice. Observations of ice becoming liquid or condensation forming on the outside of a bottle of ice water were great topics of discussion in the Science Lab.
Super 5th grade Scientists investigate physical properties of matter at Flores Elementary with Science lab rotation teachers Mr.Valadez and Mrs.Bustamante. Students are learning how to classify objects by finding the mass, relative density, magnetism, physical state, solubility and determining if it is a conductor or insulator of heat and electricity. Science brings equals smiling faces!
Morales Junior High
Canvas Parent Night #1 for our campus was a success to say the least! We are so excited for our parents and students, this is the first step to a successful year.
Joffrey Ballet School
The Joffrey Ballet School visited Uvalde Elementary on Friday to teach dance and promote love. The Uvalde Elementary cafeteria was transformed into an area of laughter and dance. The experience was truly enjoyed by all who participated and witness the pure joy in our students. This was a wonderful way to end the week of school. We are thankful to the Joffrey Ballet School for visiting and sharing their love of dance.
100 Book Challenge
Uvalde CISD Dual Language Academy launched the 100 Book Challenge last week promoting a love for reading. The challenge is for students to have read or have been read to 500 books by the end of the school year in May. The week was celebrated with a different theme each day promoting the challenge. The students are ready to take on the challenge and achieve 500 books read by May!
Ms. Strecker who teaches AP Biology and Mr. Rogers who teaches Astronomy joined by Mr. Saldana as a chaperone took 14 Uvalde High School students on a field trip to Rocksprings this past Saturday. Students observed a million Mexican free-tail bats emerge from Devil's Sinkhole, for over an hour. After the impressive flight of bats, students then got to view Jupiter, Saturn, Andromeda Galaxy, Trifid Nebula, both globular and open star clusters, and a planetary nebula through various types of telescopes. Major stars and constellations were identified to the students along with looking at one of the spiral arms of our very own Milky Way Galaxy. This is an experience that will always be remembered on a clear night!
Uvalde High School cheerleaders hosted their annual Cheerfest September 10.
Over 100 students registered to participate. The students were taught several cheers, chants, jumps, and a dance routine. The participants were able to take pictures with the cheerleaders.
There were two sessions available. The morning session began at 9 am and was for students in Pre-K through second grade. The afternoon session which began at 1 pm was for third through sixth grade students.
Students were able to participate to be named Little Miss Varsity or Little Miss JV. Students were able to fundraise on their own. There were four contestants for the running of the title. The winners were announced at the end of the afternoon session. Layna Frietag was named Little Miss JV and Ambrielle Ramirez was named Little Miss Varsity.
Layna will be able to join the JV cheer team at home games and Ambrielle will be able to join Varsity during their home games during the second quarter of each game. Along with getting to cheer with the squad Ambrielle will be given an entrance for the Homecoming parade. Both Ambrielle and Layna will be given new cheer uniforms. Aubree Rodriguez and Mila Guzman also participated for Little Miss Varsity. They were given personalized megaphones for their participation. On September 23 all participants are invited to come cheer during the first half of the game.
We would like to thank the parents that helped to donate snacks and door prizes for the event. We would also like to thank the cheerleaders from Morales Jr High for volunteering their time to help. All of these people helped to make this event extremely success.
The Uvalde FFA students have begun to work pig pens. There is so much work that goes into raising pigs, however like all projects a good foundation is necessary for success. The leveling of the ground is the first step in building pig pens. We are looking forward to a great season!
You are invited to the October Uvalde CISD PTO Meeting!
Tuesday, October 18
Uvalde CISD Dual Language Academy
This is a closed meeting to media.
Home | Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation
Building a Brighter Future In the wake of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School, the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation was established to help collect funding for the construction of a new elementary campus in the Uvalde CISD.