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Presidio ISD District-wide Educational Improvement Council elects first student chairperson

January 16th, 2015

April Crowder

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – When Presidio ISD Superintendent Dennis McEntire suggested four years ago that the District-wide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC) include student representatives as members, he might never have thought it would come this far. Last week, April Crowder – a senior at Presidio ISD high school – was elected …

Presidio ISD tuba player selected for all-state honors

January 16th, 2015

Max Ferguson

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – To some, he is known as FullyMaxxed, the 15-year-old masked DJ, who performs electronic music beneath the guise of a neon orange jumpsuit and cardboard headdress. To his peers, he is simply Max Ferguson, a Presidio ISD sophomore. But no matter the moniker, Ferguson is making …

Marfa High School students now using Industrial Arts building

January 15th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Industrial arts teacher Josh Steinburg, second from right, talks to his shop students in their new building.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – This is Josh Steinburg’s first year as a teacher and so far, he loves his job, despite a big hurdle with his Industrial Arts shop. Ever …

Marfa High School robotics team trains in El Paso

January 8th, 2015

(MARFA ISD photo)Marfa robotics team members learn about the electronic portion of their robot from University of Texas at El Paso Professor Dr. Virgilio Gonzalez during a robotics competition kickoff last week in El Paso.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Several Marfa High School students spent part of their Christmas vacation in El …

Dollar General donates $40,000 to Presidio ISD elementary school

December 17th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Dollar General surprised Presidio Elementary School with a donation of $40,000 to promote reading and literacy programs within the school.

Presidio ISD elementary students and faculty assembled in the school library last Thursday morning to meet with representatives from the bargain retail chain, who read stories to the attentive youths.

Following a …

Marfa ISD bolsters staff

December 11th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa ISD board of trustees added more teachers to the roster at their meeting Monday night.

The board voted to hire Aidi Wong as a Spanish teacher, in addition to last month’s hiring of Oscar N. Aguero as the new MISD curriculum director and Crystal Garcia for fifth- and sixth-grade math.

Wong …

Marfa kids join nation in Hour of Code

December 11th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Hatch Marfa’s Emily Keeton, left, leads Marfa students during The Hour of Code Monday afternoon at the Crowley Theater.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Students from Marfa ISD and Marfa International School participated in the nation-wide Hour of Code this week.

Hour of Code is a weeklong event that …

Marfa cheerleaders host food fundraiser Sunday

December 11th, 2014

MARFA – The Marfa junior high and high school cheerleaders will host an asado plate fundraiser on Sunday to help with their uniform costs.

From 11am to 2pm Sunday at Robinson Cafeteria, there will be delicious asado, rice, beans, salad, corn or flour tortillas, a dessert, and iced tea for a $10 donation.

Presidio ISD earbook holiday sale through December

November 26th, 2014

PRESIDIO – The 2014-2015 yearbook staff is having a holiday sale. Those who wish to can purchas a year book at a reduced price of $45. The sale will take place for the remainder of November and all of December, after which the price will increase. The yearbook staff is also offering a package deal …

Sul Ross Symposium addresses cyber-security

Sul Ross Symposium addresses cyber-security

November 26th, 2014

Elbert Bassham of Marfa speaks at the Cyber Security symposium.

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University’s CSI – Computer Science Initiative – addressed cyber-security during a Nov. 13 symposium at the Gallego Center.

The symposium, which featured experts from Washington, D.C. and California, addressed the “Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education” designation …

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