Pirate Press

January 2020

New Staff Member

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Coach Rubio

Jesse Rubio is the new middle school history teacher. He joined our staff this school year. He graduated from Leakey High School and attended college at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He has been teaching for 15 years. He has always liked helping young people gain knowledge and apply this to real world issues and problems. Outside of school, he enjoys being outdoors, fishing and being on the Frio River.

New Years Resolutions for 2020

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My Livestock show Experience 2020

By: Nayelie Swicker

Showing goats to lambs to pigs and even steers can be really hard work but the overall experience is amazing. I have been showing for 6 years and each year teaches me something different.

On January 15th-18th, we had our annual County and District show including the auction that takes place after district. I showed my 2 goats and my lamb. This year was my first year showing a lamb, and I have to say that my first year showing a lamb went pretty well. On the 15th I moved my lamb in the barn and kept him there. On the 16th and 17th were county and District. I placed 4th, 5th and 7th at county but I got sifted at district which is understandable because it is the fifth largest show behind all the major shows. I saw fellow Center Point kids showing their livestock and I want to give a shout out to them. Lastly, was the auction. I was sad to give away my goats and I even cried about it because my goats Charlie B and Big Tex are basically family to me. We enjoyed our year together and been through things, including many trips to the vet but It was time to say goodbye.

Sports Updates

Middle School Basketball

The Center Point Middle School Pirates picked up the split in their two games with San Saba.

The 7th grade won 28-20, behind strong defense and a balanced effort. Juan Alvarado and Mauricio Gallegos led the scoring with nine points a piece. Jose Gallegos added five. Dominick Rodriguez finished with three and Kole Blackledge had two points.

The 8th grade battled to the end, but fell just short 32-29. Jaron Cooper and Rene Rodriguez led the way with eight points apiece. Jeremyah Vela and Mario Bryan contributed with strong defensive efforts.

Every game, every day, the Pirates continue to improve.

The middle school Pirates won two of three games in Harper. The opening act picked up an 18-8 win with Misael Valadez leading the way with six points. The 7th grade improved their record to 4-1 with a 31-19 win. Jose Gallegos scored 12 points while Mauricio Gallegos added nine. The 8th grade battled to the end, giving their best effort, but fell short 28-24. Jaron Cooper led the way with eight while Clayton Thomas finished with seven.

We’re very proud of the effort and improvement for these guys. Go Pirates!

High School Basketball

The Varsity boys lost to Mason on Friday. The Pirates led at the end of the first quarter 18-4 but lost in the end 46-35. Cade Crawley had 9 points, Kolten Kitchens and Jr. Bustamante each had 8 points and Joseph Carmouche had 7 points. The pirates will take on the Harper Longhorns on Tuesday.

JV boys picked up a win against Mason Friday 24-20. Derrick Dominguez led with 9 points and Logan Burley with 8. Alex Hernandez, Christian Martinez and Omar Martinez battled hard inside collecting double digit rebounds each.

Power Lifting

Pirate powerlifting began the season over the break and did exceptionally well. The girls placed 4th, and the boys brought home 3rd place trophy the following lifters placed at the Natalia strong invitational.


Estasia Wilson-3rd, Karina Longoria-3rd, Lizzy Bustamante-3rd, Cesi Ramirez 5th, Madison Steele-3rd, Chasity Holt-2nd, Teresa Valadez-3rd.


Derek Valadez-1st, Tyler Willams-2nd, Eladio Arreola-4th, Sammy Bustamante-2nd, Haiden Hass-2nd, Abel Bustamante-4th, Jake Laque-4th, Alexis Hernandez-5th, Kevin Ceniceros-5th, Mike San Miguel-2nd.

Powerlifting competed at the Coyote classic over the weekend. The boys brought home their 2nd consecutive trophy.

Derek Valadez-1st, Haiden Hass-2nd, Tyler Williams-3rd, Jake Laque-3rd, Austin Lyman-4th ,Abel Bustamante-5th

Chasity Holt-2nd, Teresa Valadez-2nd, Ally Marlowe-3rd, Karina Longoria-5th

pirates will compete in the Bulldog Invitational in Somerset on Saturday.

Cross Country

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Vanessa Fernandez Signs with Jacksonville Community College

Vanessa Fernandez is a Senior in Center Point High School. Coach Crawley is one of the best coaches she has had and has helped her get where she is today. Vanessa said, “I love her as she was my second Mother.” She signed to do Cross Country for Jacksonville Community College on January 14, 2020.The signing happened in the Board Room at CPISD. In great honor and recognition for all her hard work. She picked Jacksonville because she said that the coaches and student athletes have the most positive attitude, also when she showed up to the campus she felt like home, just like Center Point. She is very EXCITED to join the team and make new friends. She started Cross Country her Freshman year went on to Junior and Senior year she did not run her Sophomore year to focus on her grades that year. She ran a total of 3 years in her High School Career. Her main focus was on her form and technique, it was very hard at first but she managed. Her training consisted of 400s and 800s, but most of all she kept a positive attitude. Vanessa said, “Positive attitude gets you far in life.”.The awards she received in CC was A Regional and State qualifier, Placed 6th in district, 21st in regionals and qualified for State and ran a personal best of 13:11.

Elementary Annual Talent Show

January 29, 2020

Wednesday January 29, Center Point Elementary had their Annual Talent Show. The show began at 6pm and was loaded up on talent.

The Elementary P.A.T. sponsored the event, and they would like to thank all the talented and courageous students who performed. Second grader Audrey Garcia hosted the show. She did an awesome job. Below is the list of talent we were able to enjoy.

Upcoming Events

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Yearbook 2020 order time!!!