The Texas Education Agency recently revealed its new proposed A-F system for accountability for school districts. McAllen ISD outperformed many of its peers in both the region and state. “I am pleased to report that McAllen ISD has received some of the best ratings in our area (highest among Class 6A schools in Hidalgo County:
In a Dual Language classroom, elementary students engage their teacher and each other in English or Spanish. They study their subjects and lessons like any other class, however, they learn to do it functionally in two languages. Welcome to the Dual Language classroom. It takes students beyond bilingualism into biliteracy. The McAllen ISD Dual Language
The annual Fourth Grade Writing Awards ceremony honored 12 students from McAllen ISD schools December 15, 2016. Their essays were judged the best in the contest sponsored by Watermill Express and H-E-B.
McALLEN — Valley native and aspiring fashion designer David Saldaña is collecting materials in the area for his first fashion show slated for later this year and his collection’s pop-up shop in early February in San Antonio. Saldaña graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Prior to that, Saldaña attended
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
McAllen ISD students will receive unique training as part of a global phenomenon this week. The head of the Choose 2 Matter movement will visit McAllen ISD and train students from elementary, middle school and high school about becoming Choose 2 Matter Ambassadors. Students from each elementary and middle school that feeds into McAllen High
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
If you were not able to participate in the McAllen ISD Town Hall meetings held Dec. 7-8, here is another opportunity to let us hear from you. Please take a few minutes to share your opinion in this informative survey on McAllen ISD’s school buildings. The survey is multiple choice and leaves room for comments.
Some of the top Technology-industry leaders in the country came away amazed with what they saw in McAllen ISD recently. Along with representatives from entities across the region, they visited McAllen ISD schools Dec. 6 to learn about some of the phenomenal things the district is doing regarding technology. “I’m very impressed,” Dell Vice President
Abigail Castillo (seated), a senior at McAllen Memorial, took first place in her division at the World Association of Bench Press & Dead Lift held Nov. 20 in Las Vegas. Castillo bench pressed 181 pounds and dead lifted 330. This is the second straight year a Mustang has won at this international event. In 2015, Misty