Tag Archives: McAllen ISD

McAllen ISD Hosts Dyslexia Conference

The McAllen ISD inaugural Dyslexia Conference takes place Oct. 19 at McAllen High School. Here, parents can increase their knowledge about dyslexia while also learning strategies for home and school. The free event takes place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. McAllen High is at 2021 La Vista Ave. Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. Dyslexia affects different people in varying degrees.…

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McAllen ISD Hosts Educator Event


McAllen ISD will be at the center of the fifth annual TECHnovate Aug. 9. The all-day event for educators focuses on creativity, social collaboration and engagement. It also explores compelling ways schools integrate technology into their classrooms. The event is open to all teachers, not just McAllen ISD. There will be presentations on 100 topics. This includes15 Tools for Digital Readers, Deepening Learning with Digital Portfolios and Promoting Engagement and Classroom Culture through…

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Q&A With The RGV Matters

The RGV Matters founding members and youth volunteers Alyssa Yarritu, Mia Aleman, Briana Pedraza, Dagoberto Gutierrez, Sydney Ramon, Yasmeen Medrano, Jonah Riojas and Mariella Vela. (Courtesy Ray Pedraza)

The Rio Grande Valley is a growing and thriving region of Texas and the United States. For many years, though, the area and the people of the RGV have not always gotten the positive recognition they deserve. Seventeen-year-old Sydney Ramon set out to change that. Ramon founded The RGV Matters in 2017. She is a recent graduate of McAllen ISD who will be attending Texas A&M College Station in the…

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Christmas in July Supports McAllen ISD

Christmas in July

The “Shopping Event of the Year” takes place July 27 at Lamar Academy, 1009 N. 10th Street in McAllen. Christmas in July at IB Festive Market is bringing in close to 100 local vendors and local service providers focused on mind, body and spirit. The event is a win-win for shoppers and McAllen ISD students. Student organizations benefit financially from the market while shoppers receive free admission to a one-stop local shop.…

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McAllen Students Win National Awards

Students from McAllen ISD’s Video Production course at the Student Television Network National Contest held March 27-31. KMAC won two first-place awards and one fourth-place prize.

McAllen ISD’s KMAC, the video production students at McAllen ISD, recently returned from Seattle, Wash., with three awards from a national competition. Nineteen KMAC students were in competition with approximately 3,500 other students at the annual Student Television Network National Contest. Here, students from across the country competed in multiple film and journalism categories. Each category had 60 or more teams competing. Awards going to McAllen ISD students returning with awards are…

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STEP UP Expands Teacher Training in Area

On Aug. 9, STEP UP and McAllen ISD celebrated the new partnership with a meet-and-greet function. (Courtesy photo)

Teacher candidates from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley now have a two new homes for training with experienced cooperating teachers, With the upcoming fall semester, those in the university’s Student Teacher Education Preparation University Partnership will be joining classrooms in both McAllen and Los Fresnos ISD. As part of STEP UP‘s goal in expanding and assisting future teachers in the Valley, teacher candidates will work with experienced teachers also to learn and…

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Local Teacher is LifeChanger Nominee

Vivian Tamez

Vivian Tamez, a foreign language teacher in the International Baccalaureate Programme at Lamar Academy, has been nominated for LifeChanger of the Year. The community is asked to support Tamez by voting for her via online commenting on the LifeChanger website. Tamez’s nomination comes from her principal Cindy Pena. “She continuously searches for new, innovative ideas to help students achieve their utmost potential.  She encourages students to become advocates for others…

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