Week of May 16
Battle of the Books
On Friday, May 20, the San Marcos CISD Office of Academics hosted their annual Battle of the Books event. 5 SMCISD elementary campuses participated and we are incredibly proud of each student participant and their campus librarian. To prepare for this event, students had to read 20 pieces of literature and everyone in attendance was blown away by their comprehension skills! Shoutout to MC, Mr. Nevarez, and the staff that helped judge and make this event possible. Congratulations to Mendez for winning the 2022 Battle of the Books competition.
Geared Up for Success
Crockett Book donations
On Monday, April 23, the San Marcos Band invited family, staff and the community to indulge in a night of music. Congratulations to Mr. Knight, Mr. Rolfe and each performer on a great show!
Distinguished Scholars 2022
Congratulations to the following students who passed the Microsoft Office Word certification exam in Business Information Management I.
San Marcos High School Students Competing in DC
This year, 11 SMHS students competed at the TAFE Area 3 conference in Killeen, TX, 10 of those students advanced to the TAFE Teach Tomorrow Summit in Dallas, TX. Three students advanced to the Educators Rising National Conference & Competition in Washington, D.C. The SMHS TAFE chapter received the Outstanding Chapter Award for the 3rd year in a row at the Teach Tomorrow Summit.
Marcella Smith advanced to Nationals in Lesson Plan and Delivery-STEM where she created and presented a lesson on how to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in your home.
Marcella has also served as the Area 3 Vice President, President, and State Vice President during her time in the chapter. Sadie Helgeson & Kaya Jensen advanced to Nationals in Teacher Created Materials with their activity Find that Rhyme Bingo. Carmen Bley advanced to the State Competition in Children's Literature PreK with her short story teaching students to choose healthy meals. She will be serving as the Area 3 Historian for the 2022-2023 school year.
Best of luck at Nationals! SMCISD is so proud of your successes, thus far.
Kaya Jenson, Sadie Hegelson, Ms. Emily Buchtien, Marcella Smith, and Carmen Bley.
SMHS Fashion Show
On Thursday, May 19, the SMHS Fashion Design and Cosmetology programs hosted a fashion show during lunch! Congratulations to each designer, artist and model — your hard work, style and skills are impressive!
On Friday, May 20, the Rattler Football Program wrapped up the spring season with the annual purple and white varsity game! During halftime our middle school programs flexed their skills as they played 7-on-7 games. Overall, the white team ended up victorious but, we look forward to the fall season as our boys get the opportunity to strike as ONE every Friday. Thank you to the community for coming out and showing your support!
Congratulations to our freshman-juniors on your successes this academic year. SMHS hosted Honors and Awards ceremonies on Thursday, May 19, to honor the students for their academic achievements.
Splashin' and Striking
To celebrate the end of testing, Mendez Elementary turned on the water slides for students to enjoy a day out in the sun.
SMCISD Shoutout – On the Climb
All three Lady Rattlers made the podium for the last race of the mountain bike season at Sacket Ranch! Congrats to Maureena Lucio for 5th place freshman girls, Annabella Wagner for 4th in JV2 girls, and Marcella Smith for 3rd place in freshman girls!!That wraps up this years season! If your Rattler is interested in joining the mountain biking team, please contact Coach Mike Smith.
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