Memorial High School

Campus Newsletter-updated 3/17/23

Principal Message

I hope this message finds each of you in good health and good spirits. The 4th six weeks of school are over, and we are now beginning our fifth six weeks of the school year.

During the 5th six weeks, our teachers will be focusing on preparing our students for STAAR End of Course assessments. This year testing begins on the week of April 17. You can see the specific EOC testing dates under important dates in this newsletter. Reminder to our parents that these exams are very important, as students are required to pass them to graduate from high school. In addition, this year there will be adjustments on the EOC exams that students will be preparing for during our EOC countdown lessons. We ask that you support you child by making sure he or she is here in school every day, and in their classes every period. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about our STAAR End of Course exams and plans to support your child.

I want to conclude my letter by thanking our parents for talking to your kids about the importance of attendance and behaving in school. Our campus has seen an improvement in attendance and behavior over the last year, and we want to acknowledge everyone for contributing to this effort. Together, we will continue to improve our learning environment for our students by having a safe learning environment and quality instruction in every classroom.

Our Memorial staff is committed to supporting each student and family we serve, so please reach out to us if you need any assistance. In collaboration with our families, we ask that parents support their child by:

- Making sure your child is in school by 8:10 and remind your child to attend all classes.

- Communicating with our staff when your child will be absent.

- Having your child join a club or organization.

- Checking in on your child's academic progress and communicating with our staff if assistance is needed.

I look forward to meeting you and supporting your family throughout the year. Please feel free to contact me if you need assistance. I can be reached at 210-898-4110 x 8301 or at . Blessings to each of you and your families.


Mr. Elizondo

Mensaje del Director

Estimados padres,

Espero que este mensaje encuentre a cada uno de ustedes en buena salud y buen ánimo. Las cuarta seis semanas de clases han terminado, y ahora estamos comenzando la quinta seis semanas del año escolar.

Durante las 5ª seis semanas, nuestros maestros se centrarán en preparar a nuestros estudiantes para los examines de fin de curso de STAAR. Este año las pruebas estatales comienzan en la semana del 17 de abril. Puede ver las fechas específicas de las pruebas de EOC en mi boletín en línea. Recordatorio a nuestros padres que estos exámenes son muy importantes, ya que los estudiantes deben aprobarlos para graduarse de high school. Además, este año el examen estatal de EOC va ser un poco diferente, solo que es muy importante que so hijo/hija esten prensente durante nuestras lecciones preparand a nuestros estudiantes para los examines de EOC. Le pedimos que apoye a su hijo/hija asegurándose de que esté aquí en la escuela todos los días y en sus clases cada período. Comuníquese con nosotros si tiene alguna pregunta sobre nuestros exámenes de fin de curso STAAR y los planes para apoyar a su hijo/hija.

Quiero concluir mi carta agradeciendo a nuestros padres por hablar con sus hijos sobre la importancia de asistir a la escuela y comportarse bien en la escuela. Nuestra facultad ha visto mejorar la asistencia y el comportamiento de los estudiantes durante el último año, y queremos reconocer a todos los padres por contribuir a este esfuerzo. Juntos, continuaremos mejorando nuestro entorno de aprendizaje para nuestros estudiantes al tener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro e instrucción de calidad en cada aula.

Nuestro personal de Memorial está comprometido a apoyar a cada estudiante y familia a la que servimos, así que comuníquese con nosotros si necesita ayuda. En colaboración con nuestras familias, pedimos que los padres apoyen a sus hijos mediante:

- Asegúrese de que su hijo/a esté en la escuela antes de las 8:10 y recuérdele que asista a todas las clases.

- Comuniqunsen con nuestro personal cuando su hijo/a estará ausente.

- Apoye a que su hijo/a se una a un club o organización de la escuela.

- Verifique el progreso académico de su hijo y comunicarse con nuestro personal si se necesita ayuda.

Espero conocer a cada uno de uds. y apoyar a sus familias durante todo el año. Por favor, ponganse en contacto conmigo si necesitan ayuda. Me pueden contactar al 210-898-4110 x 8301 o al Bendiciones para cada uno de ustedes y sus familias.


Sr. Elizondo


Student Support Services

Counselors Corner

The counseling department hopes everyone enjoyed Spring Break! We want to thank all of our junior parents who attended our parent conference transcript checks.

Now, it’s time to get back to work. For the next few weeks, the counselors will be working with 9th and then 10th graders to review grades, attendance, and courses needed for graduation. If you are a junior or senior parent and did not get the chance to meet with your child’s counselor, please contact the counseling department to schedule a meeting. Let’s work together to help your child graduate on time.

Carla Eads (last names A through Garces, and PTECH)

Oralia Gomez (last names Garcia through Ochoa)

Renee Michale Reyes (last names Ojeda through Z)

Theresa Fisher (Lead counselor and Early College High School students)

Kristeena Dewberry (SEL counselor)

Gloria Borrego (Counseling Assistant)

We want to remind students and parents that our mission is to provide exceptional support and guidance that fosters success in post-secondary employment, academic, and military readiness, along with personal/social development that prepares students for success in life. Our values statement is "We HELP without exception!"

Please reach out to us if you need any assistance. If you have any questions about your child's academic progress you can contact our counselors at 210-898-4110 x 3742, or email them to set up a conference.


Ms. Fisher

Lead Counselor

Social Emotional Learning Counselor-Ms. Dewberry

Thank you to the parents that attended the Tuesday Tea in February. It was a success! We look forward to our next Tuesday Tea on March 28th at 10:00am. I was fortunate to be able to work with some CTE students during our recent Health Fair by providing additional information and activities to the student’s mental health booth. Students were able to practice breathing activities and try meditation in VR. In the future, Mr. Valadez, the CIS coordinator, and myself will be providing a workshop to seniors called, “Demystifying Mental Health.” We hope to make mental health less of a barrier to new college students by explaining what a typical therapy session will look like and where to access these types of student support services on a college campus.

I want to remind students and families that I am available to provide the following support: individual and group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, and training/education to staff and caregivers on the importance of social emotional wellness for themselves and their students. Please reach out to me to if you need any assistance or have any questions about the support I offer. You can reach me by email at or by calling 210-898-4110 X 3742.

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Important Dates

School Calendar Items

2/27/23: Beginning of 5th 6 weeks

2/28/23: Tuesday Tea with Ms. D and counselors

3/1/23: 11th grade SAT

3/4/23: Saturday School, 9 AM-12 PM

3/7,8,9/23: Junior Transcript Check Parent Conferences all day

3/9/23: Advanced Academic Night for students and parents

3/13/23-3/17/23: Spring Break

3/28/23: Senior Gear Up Night

3/28/23: Tuesday Tea with Ms. D and counselors

4/1/23: Saturday School, 9 AM-12 PM

4/7/23: Holiday-No School

4/15/23: Saturday School, 9 AM-12 PM

4/18/23: ELA EOC Testing starts

4/21/23: Last day of 5th 6 weeks

4/24/23: Beginning of 6th 6 weeks

4/25/23: Biology EOC

4/26/23: US History EOC

4/26/23: Senior Gear Up Night

4/28/23: Holiday-No School

5/1/23: Algebra 1 EOC

5/1/23-5/5/23: Teacher Appreciation Week

5/1/23-5/12/23: AP Testing

Seeking Parent Volunteers/Padres Voluntarios

Staff Recognition

Teacher of the Year, Ms. Bermudez

Congratulations to Ms. Bermudez, our 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Bermudez for winning our first attendance raffle!

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