Memorial High School

Campus Newsletter-updated 10/29/21

Principal Message

I hope this message finds each of you in good health and good spirits. On Monday, November 1st, we will begin the 3rd six week of the first semester. We want to remind parents that students grades will be available through Schoology. You can find more information on how to access grades at Schoology for Parents (smore.com) You can also receive support from our counseling team or assistant principals.


Our Class of 2022 counselor, Ms. Elizondo, will be completing her senior transcript meetings. Any student in the Class of 2022 who has not visited with Ms. Elizondo, should follow up with Ms. Elizondo. Parents, you can reach out to Ms. Elizondo, pelizondo@eisd.net, if you would like to discuss graduation requirements and the graduation status of your child.


Recently, a new counselor joined our counseling team. We are super excited to welcome Ms. Maldonado to Memorial. Now that we have 5 counselors, we have decided to adjust our counseling support for all students. Beginning November 1st, the Class of 2023, 2024, and 2025 will be supported based on your last name. The following is the Counselor Alphabet assignment for the remainder of the year:



  • Ms. Elizondo: Class of 2022/Seniors
  • Ms. Eads: 9th-11th A ā€“ Garza

  • Ms. Fisher: 9th-11th Gil ā€“ Ortiz-Orellano
  • Ms. Maldonado 9th-11th Osorio ā€“ Z
  • Dewberry: all students


Beginning on November 3rd, all students in the Class of 2023/Juniors will meet with their counselors to discuss their transcript. Parents, if you have any questions about your child's academic progress you can email your counselor at tfisher@eisd.net, carla.eads@eisd.net, or victoria.maldonado@eisd.net to set up a conference.


In addition to our counselor adjustment, we have made an adjustment to our administration support. The following is the breakdown of support for our administration:


  • Ms. Rodriguez: Class of 2022/Seniors and Early College HS
  • Ms. Stewart: 9th-11th A-Lopez
  • Ms. Guzman: 9th-11th Lozano-Z


Next week we are celebrating Salsa Bow Week. Our staff is excited to join our students in celebrating a fun filled week, as we prepare to play our football game against Kennedy High School. We want to remind our students that this a long standing tradition that is intended to bring together our Edgewood community in a fun and safe environment.


Finally, we want to remind all students who have not passed one or more of your End of Course exams, that we will be testing on the week of December 6th. In order to graduate from high school, you must pass all your End of Course exams. We will be providing students numerous opportunities to receive tutoring prior to testing. Parents, please reach out to your child's counselor if you have any questions about testing and/or tutoring.


I'm honored to serve our Memorial community, where our Mission is to graduate all of our students to be productive citizens who are college and career ready. 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 8:30, 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.


Our administrative and counseling team is here to support you. Below you will see contact information for your child's assistant principal and counselor.


I look forward to meeting you and supporting your family through out the year. Please fill free to contact me if you need assistance. I can be reached at 210-898-4110 x 8301 or at miguel.elizondo@eisd.net . Blessings to each of you and your families.


Respectfully,


Mr. Elizondo

Important Dates

Week of 11/1/21: Salsa Bowl Week

Week of 11/22/21: Thanksgiving Break

Week of 12/6/21: EOC State Assessments

11/13/21: Saturday School

12/17/21: Last day of the 3rd six weeks and 1st Semester

12/20/21-12/31/21: Winter Break

Week of January 3rd: Intersession

1/10/21: Beginning of 4th six weeks and second semester

9/28/21: Coffee with the Principal (Parent Meeting)


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Teacher and Staff Member of the Month


Congratulations to Ms. Ramirez de Lopez who was voted Teacher of the Month, and to Ms. Herrera who was voted Staff Member of the Month.
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Counselors-Red Ribbon Week

Social Emotional Learning Counselor-Ms. Dewberry

My name is Kristeena Dewberry and I am the new SEL Counselor at Memorial High School. Iā€™m excited to join the Minutemen team and look forward to providing services to students, staff, and the community. SEL stands for social emotional learning, so these services will be focused on meeting the social and emotional needs of the campus. Examples of the type of services I will be providing include: 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. I look forward to learning more about this amazing community.

Communities in Schools-Mr. Martinez

My name is Juan Martinez and I am a Site Coordinator with Communities In Schools of San Antonio. This coming school year will be my 3rd year, and Communities In Schools 28th year at Memorial HS. Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA) serves students in over 146 schools locally. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support and empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS-SA provides integrated student support services through: Supportive Guidance & Counseling, Health & Human Services, Parent & Family Engagement, College & Career Readiness, Enrichment Activities, and Academic Support. In the past year, CIS-SA has provided Memorial HS families with food, water, and clothing during the height of the pandemic and winter storm. We will continue to support our families in this time of need. For more information about our program or to connect with Memorial High Schools CIS-SA Site Coordinator, contact (210) 898-4110 Ext: 3730

Athletics

Tennis Team is Undefeated District Champs!

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Career and Technology

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