Monday Message

From the desk of Dr. Harrell

January 11, 2021

The challenge involved in providing an excellent educational experience for the many, varied students in our district is a challenge that requires dedication and creativity in the best of times. The year 2020, however, was not the best of times.

This past year required an unusual combination of skills and talents from district leaders. Unexpected circumstances resulted in changes in laws and regulations, and those statewide changes required adaptability, quick problem solving, teamwork, and leadership at the district level.

Navigating through unfamiliar waters became a daily task, complicated by various constituents' differing opinions and desires. These uncertain and sometimes demanding circumstances created challenges for even the most seasoned among us. However, our district's Board of Trustees provided a steady hand.

When we needed them most this year, our trustees came through, charting a course that protected our most vulnerable while ensuring that academic progress could continue for all students. It was a daunting situation, but they navigated to success with unfailing determination.

That is why Uvalde CISD will join school districts throughout Texas to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month.

Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district, all without pay. Their goal is focused on the future success of the children in our district. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for their commitment and dedication.

School board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. The Uvalde CISD board is responsible for over 4,000 students, 750 employees, and eight campuses. In Uvalde CISD, the Board consists of seven elected community members with backgrounds in areas such as collegiate administration, health care provider, current/former educators, and more. These individuals bring their personal expertise with a shared vision of excellence for children to their role as Uvalde CISD trustees.

The men and women serving Uvalde CISD are Anabel White, President; Luis Fernandez, Vice President; Rob Fowler, Secretary; Javier Flores, Trustee; Laura Perez, Trustee; Elissa Gonzalez, Trustee; and Cal Lambert, Trustee.

Please join me in thanking our School Board Trustees!

I Believe in ‘U’!

Dr. Harrell

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Anthon Elementary

Virtual Morning Circles.....

Anthon Elementary Scholars are sticking to their morning routine with Morning Circles. As our district is 100% virtual at this time our scholars are tuned in and ready to participate. It is such a joy to see their smiling faces and have them participate virtually!

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Dalton Elementary

Schoology in Action at Dalton...

Dalton Elementary parents and students began the transition to Schoology this past week and engaged in virtual learning from home. Our students experienced great highlights as they work hard on their instructional assignments.

Flores Elementary

Featuring Zoey Collins...

Flores Elementary student, Zoey Collins, has completed two different novels, 'Drama and The Hate U Give'! Soon she plans on giving a book review/book talk with hopes that her peers would enjoy reading the books as well! We are extremely proud of Zoey. Way to shine Zoey!

Morales JH

Catch the Latest Morales Mingle...
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Robb Elementary

The ROCK Club...

The ROCK Club at Robb Elementary is an opportunity for students to develop leadership and character with a heart for service through Biblical History. Students can join the ROCK Club using Google Classroom. A learning environment has been created to allow students to explore The Introductions, The Gospel, The Bible Story, Family and Activities. Students are then able to submit their reflections and e-learning. The latest lesson was “Mary Did You Know.” Students viewed a video and interacted with Mrs. Contreras to discuss the content. This is a great opportunity for students provided by our community partners!

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Uvalde High School

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Uvalde High Coyote Country News Segment Monday, January 11, 2021...
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KVOU District Update

On Thursday, January 7th, our district was represented on Coyote Country 104.9 KVOU by Julie Mize RN BSN and Dr. Harrell. The interview segment included an update on keeping safe during this pandemic, encouraging UHS Seniors to enter the Superintendent’s Scholarship Drawing, and the possibility of virtual learning extending with teachers teaching from their classrooms. It was a great opportunity for us to share district information.
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Coyote Pact

We have a shared responsibility to take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections on our campuses. Every member of our Coyote and Lobo community – including you – must do their part.

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Honey Bowl Guidelines

Visit the Honey Bowl Guidelines for information on events, safety, and health protocols.

Have eNews or an event to share? Please use the Submit eNews or an Event form to submit eNews or events.

Use this form to brag about the awesome activities going on in your school, classroom, organization or department. News stories may be published in any of the following areas Dr. Harrell's Monday Message, campus webpage, District Facebook, District App or in various district publications. News stories may include opportunities for student involvement, highlights of significant student achievement, events, programs, and much more!

Please fill in this form with all the details necessary to create a story. The pictures to accompany this submission should be uploaded to Google Drive using the link provided in this form. If you have any questions please contact Anne Marie Espinoza by email at, or by phone at 830-278-6655 Ext. 1075.

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