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Marfa Robohorns finish season in style

April 7th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The Marfa ISD robotics teams wrapped up their seasons with competitions in Wolfforth and Lubbock.

MHS Robohorns

Marfa High School Robohorns (MISD team photos)

Ten students, Robotics teacher Rob Crowley, and Superintendent Andrew Peters made the trip to the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Hub City Regional in Lubbock. …

Presidio native, experienced educator Laura Portillo hired by PISD

March 31st, 2016

(Photo courtesy of LAURA PORTILLO)Dr. Laura Portillo, second from left, with from left, her son Joe Portillo III, daughter Eliana Yvonne, and husband Joe Portillo Jr. at Eliana’s graduation from Texas Tech University, December 2015.

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — Presidio High School graduate Dr. Laura Portillo began her teaching career working in her …

Presidio ISD school board to form education foundation

March 31st, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — The Presidio Independent School District Board approved Thursday the formation of an education foundation to fund programs and services for the district and its students.

The foundation will be established by the PISD school board but will operate independently, according to PISD Superintendent Dennis McEntire. As a 501c3 not-for-profit …

Marfa students advance to regionals at UIL academics meet

March 31st, 2016

(Marfa ISD photo by MARY MOIS)From left, Dillon Orr, Amber Olvera, Gisselle Lujan, Georgina Brugette, and Anthony Landin.

FORT DAVIS, MARFA – Three Marfa High School students advanced to the UIL regional competition level after the district meet on Thursday, March 24 in Fort Davis.

Amber Olvera placed second in headline writing and third …

Presidio ISD rocketry team has a blast

March 24th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)A Presidio High School rocketry student prepares her rocket for launch.

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — On a dry, hot late afternoon in Presidio, a group of students huddle in the shade of a mini-van’s hatchback in a field near the high school. Only one or two others venture out …

Trustees adopt vision statement

March 24th, 2016

MARFA – ‘Marfa: one team, one dream, excellence every day’ was adopted as the Marfa ISD vision statement by school board members Tuesday night.

The district’s declaration of its objectives is intended to guide its internal decision-making process.

It came after several sessions with school board members and aneducation service center consultant to set …

After some digging, Marfa ISD to address flooring

March 24th, 2016

(staff photos by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Superintendent Andrew Peters shows the Marfa ISD board members what needs to be fixed with the floors.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Deferred maintenance can no longer wait as Superintendent Andrew Peters showed the Marfa school board members a new set of problems with the floor at the …

Junior high students, sign up for STEM+ Art Fiesta

March 3rd, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

EL PASO – Workforce Solutions Borderplex is recruiting local junior high students to participate in the third annual STEM+ Art Fiesta on April 7 in El Paso.

The half-day event promotes exhibits and workshops that promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and art.

Some activities include watching a robotics …

Deferred maintenance projects off the backburner at Marfa ISD

March 3rd, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The Marfa ISD board of trustees gave its blessing to start the first phase of a campus improvement plan at the February 16 meeting. President of Owners Building Resource Robert Gadbois did a complete walkthrough of the MISD campus and prioritized what needs to be fixed. To completely …

Marfa ISD starts initiative promoting Montesorri program

February 25th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa ISD Principal Oscar Aguero and Superintendent Andrew Peters are solidifying plans to expand the Montessori program at Marfa ISD next school year.

Aguero explained at the February 16 meeting the two goals to enroll more students into the program: recruit 12 upcoming fifth- and sixth-graders and establish …

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