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Marfa ISD volunteer reading program a success

June 23rd, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – A pilot program that brought volunteer readers into Marfa Elementary School class-rooms has been deemed a success.

“It was really well-done,” said Marfa ISD Superintendent Andrew Peters.

Peters gave a hat’s off to teacher Adamina Morlock and community member Ann Marie Nafziger for their leadership in the program …

Presidio student earns Master’s degree from UNT

June 23rd, 2016

Elvira Hermosillo Lara, center, with her friends, from left, Christine Pallarez, Ana Saenz Tovar and Amy Carrasco at the UNT commencement ceremony in May.

PRESIDIO — Presidio native Elvira Hermosillo Lara finished a graduate program at the University of North Texas in Denton in May.

Lara earned a master’s degree in design research.

Lara’s …

Standardized test blunders delay scores; student promotion not affected

June 16th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – “Kids in the classroom should never suffer from mistakes made by adults,” Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath said in response to the ongoing reporting issues with the standardized test scores from Educational Testing Service (ETS) testing vendor.

As a result, students won’t face consequences for failing scores, …

Judith Pardo-Alferez and Arturo Alferez depart Presidio schools

June 9th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD
cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO  — Two Presidio educators will be absent from the Presidio Independent School District in the fall. Judith Pardo-Alferez and Arturo Alferez have both resigned from the district.

Judith Pardo-Alferez left her position as a district curriculum administrator to take up the mantel of Alpine Elementary School principal.

Arturo Alferez resigned …

Presidio band makes 20th appearance at state contest, Max Ferguson earns gold

June 2nd, 2016

Presidio High School band students who competed at state solo and ensemble contest.

PRESIDIO – The Presidio High School Band celebrated its 20th consecutive trip to the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest with a gold medal performance (1st division rating) on a tuba solo by Maxwell “Max” Ferguson.

Max Ferguson

Performing movements 1 …

Marfa Live Arts’ brings La Banda music workshop to MISD’s Camp Summer Shake-Up

June 2nd, 2016

Juan T Martinez

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts presents the workshop La Banda that will be taught by local musicians including Juan Tarango Martinez, David Beebe, Primo Carrasco, and others as part of MISD’s Camp Summer Shake-Up, the week of June 6 through 9.

Martinez will be leading the workshop. Martinez plays in his …

Marfa ISD and Chinati present: 3-D Summer Shake Up

June 2nd, 2016

MARFA — All pre-k through 8th grade students are invited to cast plaster and concrete, sculpt clay, and construct wood and wire sculptures during this year’s 3-D Summer Shake-Up! Partnering with Marfa ISD, Chinati’s annual summer art classes begin June 6 and run through June 30.

Students begin each week in the Chamberlain building, …

Bishop is valedictorian, Galliete is salutatorian as the PHS class of 2016 graduates Saturday

May 26th, 2016

Valedictorian Asa J. Bishop and Salutatorian Mace A. Galliete

Grads are first from Soza Early College High School

PRESIDIO — The Presidio High School class of 2016 will receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies at Manuel O. Hernandez Stadium on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm.

Asa J. Bishop is this year’s valedictorian. The son of …

Presidio rocketry club best dressed at national competition

Presidio rocketry club best dressed at national competition

May 19th, 2016

Presidio Rocketry and Robotics Club members Azmeyda Tavarez, Ivye Dolino, Milo Garcia, Luis Peraza, Jose Saenz, Jonathan Almuina, Liza Barron, Gaspar Piña, Beatriz Valles, Leslie Mendoza and Raul Leon.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Presidio Rocketry and Robotics Club brought home a “best costumes” award from the national Team America Rocketry Challenge in Arlington, Virginia …

Judge Ferguson gives Marfa seniors a civics lesson

May 12th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The six-member jury is sworn into service by 394th State Judicial District Court Judge Roy Ferguson. Ferguson gave the Marfa High School seniors a civics lesson through a mock jury selection.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – 394th State Judicial District Court Judge Roy Ferguson asked the young …

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