What's going on this week in Scorpion Country - Jan 22, 2023
Good evening Scorpion Families,
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
We are are proud of our Scorpions' achievements and love celebrating our students. Here are just a few ways we celebrated our Scorpions last week:
- Daily coupon giveaway to grade levels who had 100% attendance
- Awards for our Scorpions who achieved A, A-B, and B Honor Roll, and Perfect Attendance
- Elementary STAR Student and Middle Super Scorpion awards ceremonies
- Sweet treats for our Honor Roll Scorpions
We will continue to celebrate and applaud our Scorpions for all their achievements! We hope to celebrate even more of our Scorpions during upcoming events! Thank you parents for your continued support and for ensuring that our Scorpions are here every day and ready to learn!
Here is a look at some of our upcoming events:
Monday, Jan 23rd- Teacher Job Fair @ SISD DSC
Wednesday, Jan 25th- Scorpion boys and Lady Scorpions Basketball
Friday, Jan 27th- Food & Nutrition Class hosted at Bill Sybert
Saturday, Jan 28th- Robocom competition @ UTEP
Monday, Jan 30th- VSP Pre-K – 6th Track & Field Parent Information Night
Tuesday, Jan 31st- 100th Day of School
Saturday, Feb 4th- Mother-Daughter Conference 6th-12th grade girls only
We are always a phone call or email away if you need anything! Have an great week!!
PK- 4th grade
5th- 8th grade
Our Scorpions #BandTogether because...WE are FAMILY! ❤️
Scorpion Shout-outs!! 👏👏👏
GREAT Job to Wascar Diaz Perez who performed this past Saturday in the 2023 TMEA Middle School All Region Choir! Scorpion Country is very proud of you! 🎉
Congratulations to our Scorpion basketball teams!
Sybert Scorpions 7A 36-23 Slider Stallions 7A - Congratulations 🎉
Sybert Scorpions 7B 29-30 Slider Stallions 7B- So close! ✨
Good luck to all our teams as they face Ernesto Serna on Wednesday!
Scorpions STING the TELPAS Test! 🦂
We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a Saturday TELPAS camp for our Emergent Bilingual students in grades 3-8. If your child is an emergent bilingual student in these grade levels, they will receive a special invitation to attend!
TELPAS is an assessment program for students in Texas public schools who are learning the English language. The letters in TELPAS stand for the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System. If you child is an emergent bilingual student in grades 2nd- 3rd grade, your child will be scheduled to take the TELPAS computerized assessment (our 2nd graders will be receiving portions of this camp during the instructional day).
Please be on the lookout for an invitation from your child’s teacher. While we understand that there are many events occurring during the weekend, please know that this is a worthwhile investment and opportunity for your child to be successful on this state assessment.
For more information regarding the TELPAS assessment, please click on the link below the flyer or contact our TELPAS testing coordinator, Ms. Jimenez at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
A, A-B, and B Honor Roll Celebrations! 🎉🍦
On Friday, January 20th, students who achieved A, A-B, or B Honor Roll for marking period 2 received a sweet treat during lunch time. We love to celebrate our students for their achievements, and we believe that they deserve it! We hope to celebrate more students at the end of MP3!! 🧁🍧
3rd 9 weeks Attendance Incentive! 🎉
We will continue to raffle off more amazing prizes for perfect attendance. Please ensure that your child attends daily to qualify for raffles! I have also been awarding randomly selected students from grade levels that have 100% attendance for the day!
Our next raffle will be for 3rd nine weeks perfect attendance! Not only with these Scorpions receive awards, an invitation to a pizza party, and free dress coupons, but also entered into a raffle for toys, gift cards, bikes, parties, and much more!
Keep showing up Scorpions! We love to see you at school everyday!! ❤️
8TH Grade Options for Advanced Academies and Early Colleges 👩🎓👨🏽🎓📝
• Health Professions Academy (HPA) – Socorro HS
• Synergi4 STEM Academy – Montwood HS
• Libertas Academy for Law, Government and Public Administration – Americas HS
• Aztec Architecture Academy (AAA) – El Dorado HS
• School for Advanced Technical Applications TSTEM (SATA) – Eastlake HS
• Sparta Business Academy (SBA) – Pebble Hills High School
• International Baccalaureate (IB) – El Dorado HS
• Mission Early College High School (MECHS) • Fire Science Academy/EMT Cohort – Socorro HS • Empire P-TECH- El Dorado HS
• Falcon P-TECH - Eastlake HS
• Sparta P-TECH- Pebble Hills HS
• Montwood P-TECH
Advanced Academies Timeline - Please Read 8th Grade
Thursday, December 1st, 2022 – Friday, January 13th, 2023
Advanced Academy Application window open for students to apply.
Monitor that all students select programs or opt out.
Saturday, January 14th – Friday, January 27th, 2023
Program Coordinators will check eligibility status and get principal approval.
As per TEA, Early Colleges, SATA, and Synergi will continue to use a blind lottery.
Saturday, January 28th – Friday, February 17th, 2023
Lottery opens on January 28th at 5:00 pm.
Students are offered positions through the lottery.
Students select or reject the programs that they are offered.
Once there are no students left to accept an offer, the lottery is over.
Target date for lottery closure is February 17th at 8:00 am.
Friday, February 24th, 2023
By February 24th, program coordinators and directors will send students a letter of congratulations with information on important next steps.
Monday, March 6th – Friday, March 17th, 2023
Spring ECHS Bridge camps
TSIA2 Preparation Camps for interested students
Edgenuity College Prep. TSIA2, ELA Part 1 to be completed prior to bridge camp.
Monday, April 3rd, 2023
Deadline for middle schools to code all Advanced Academy/ECHS students to their appropriate high school.
Monday, April 3rd, 2023
Final student lists must be emailed to Enrique Herrera.
Monday, May 1st, 2023
Deadline for electronic transfer process for parents.
Monday, June 12th, 2023 – Friday, June 16th, 2023
Advanced Academy Bridge camps
*** Timelines are subject to change.
8TH GRADE SAVE THE DATE - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2023
ALL 8TH GRADERS WILL BE TAKING THE TSIA2 NEXT MONTH. THIS ASSESSMENT IS TO DETERMINE READINESS FOR DUAL CREDIT (COLLEGE LEVEL) COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOL. PLEASE VISIT THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS ASSESSMENT. A POWER POINT PRESENTATION HAS BEEN SENT TO STUDENT AND PARENT EMAIL. ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 AND FRIDAY, JANUARY 6TH I PRESENTED THIS INFORMATION TO STUDENTS AND MOST STUDENTS CREATED A FREE ACCUPLACER ACCOUNT WITH PRACTICE TESTS/QUESTIONS FOR THE TSIA2. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
Community events and opportunities
Food & Nutrition Classes 🍇🍅🍑🍴🥗
We will be collecting donations of non- perishable food, gently used clothing, and toiletries during the month of January. Please feel free to send items with your child or drop them off in person (there will be a collection box by our front receptionist's desk). All donations will support non profit organizations in our area. Thank you in advance for your assistance!
SISD Mother-Daughter Conference
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Eastlake High School
13000 Emerald Pass Ave., El Paso, TX 79928
Districtwide Mother-Daughter Conference 6th-12th grade girls only
Registration/Continental Breakfast: 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Conference: 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items will be accepted. These items will be distributed to families in need in the Socorro community.
Comfortable clothing is recommended as there will be some physical activity in some sessions.
Teacher Job Fair 👩🏻🏫👨🏽🏫🏫
Attendance- Let's Be at School EVERYDAY!
School success begins with attendance! There have been some changes to our incentives:
- Each STUDENT with perfect attendance for 3rd 9 weeks will be invited to attend a pizza party, a one- week free dress bracelet, and be entered into a raffle to win toys, gift cards, coupons, parties, and bikes!
- Each CLASS with 97% attendance or above for the week will earn a popcorn party on the Friday of the week they have reached that goal!
- Each GRADE LEVEL that meets or exceeds our 97% school-wide goal each 9 weeks will have a party of their choice!
We are currently calling and meeting with parents of students who are not meeting the 90% school year requirement to obtain class credit or have excessive absences. Please understand that we are calling in order to provide support and assistance to assure our students receive the best education possible.
Parents, in order to maximize our student’s instructional time, we ask that your child attend school daily and on time.
Lunch detention for students will be imposed for students who:
Arrive after 7:45am for 2nd- 8th grade students
Arrive late to class during transition (middle school students)
It is extremely important for students to learn responsibility and is expected to report to lunch detention. If student does not report to lunch detention, student will serve after school detention the following day.
A student is tardy if he/she is not inside the classroom or at the assigned area for class at the designated time, unless he or she has an authorized excuse (counselor, nurse, etc). Tardies may count against a student’s perfect attendance if the school’s School Improvement Team (SIT) adopts this as policy.
Please remind your child not to download any apps/games on school issued device is for educational use only.
Downloaded apps/games can interfere with district apps. If this the case, there can be a $40 charge.
Lost or stolen device-$100.00 plus incident report
Access to a device is very important and necessary for your child. If your child does not have a device, please email email@example.com to discuss available options.