Parent and Family Engagement Conference

The annual McAllen ISD Parent and Family Engagement Conference will be Saturday, January 21, at McAllen High (2021 La Vista Ave.). Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. with sessions starting at 8:45 a.m. Sessions will cover topics like parenting, health and nutrition, discipline, college and career readiness, McAllen ISD programs, community safety programs and more. Call 956-971-1113 for

8th grader organizes picnic for homeless

Katie Blackwell likes to help others. The 13-year old organized a picnic Wednesday, December 7 to help feed those in need. An 8th grader at Homer J. Morris Middle School, she arranged for meals, care packages and medical attention for those who are less fortunate. “It’s a group effort,” Blackwell said. “My parents have always taught

McAllen ISD creates community award

The McAllen Independent School District honored Dora Brown, IBC Bank senior vice president and marketing manager, for her continued support of the “minitropolis” efforts at six elementary schools. The initiative began at Houston Elementary 20 years ago and is designed to teach children how a city functions. Teachers and students coordinate elections and run the

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