Robotics teams compete – floresville isd


FSE Robotics teams competed in a VEX IQ Ringmaster Challenge. During this challenge, two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge that include driving skills and programming skills. In addition to the Ringmaster Challenge, students completed a STEM project and presented it to a panel of judges (Volunteers from Valero). 
Original article and list  of winners, located here.

Library’s “invention museum”,Northside ISD


First graders at Ott ES investigated artifacts from the past in the library’s “Invention Museum.” To prepare for their visit, students studied Thomas Edison and his contributions. At the library, the students were guided through various inventions such as a 1930’s rotary phone, a 1901 Underwood typewriter, and a 1950’s television. Previously only seen in photographs, the items brought history to life for the students. 
Original article located here.

Celebrating cultures -south san isd

Féria Mundial event held at Shepard Middle School, showcased culture from foreign countries around the world. After much research, students participated in demonstrations of food, music, and dance.  The community, students, and staff created a festive learning experience that celebrates the unique qualities found in each country, culture, and people. 

cyberpatriot teams compete-lackland isd


The competition puts teams of high school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six-hour period. The operating systems that they might tackle include Windows 7, 8, 10, Windows Server,  or Linux Ubuntu 14.

This is the tenth year of CyberPatriot. The high school division has over 4500 teams registered in ‘open’ and ‘service’ categories. There are also over 1100 teams registered in the middle school category.

The Stacey teams would like to thank mentors MSgt David Sorensen and A1C Ray Hamelin for sharing their time and knowledge about cybersecurity.
​Original, full article located here.

Culinary talent in ft. sam houston isd


More than 55 students from 15 schools such as Alamo Heights, Brandeis, Memorial and Lanier were there going head to head with Cole students. But before the day was over, our very own Eldred Brinson received 3rd place for his Peach Cobbler Cupcake. 
Culinary students’ busy weekend continued because the next day they served dinner to 130 guests at the Best Medic Competition. This event consisted of two weeks of planning, coordination and finally food preparation. For 5 days,  the students worked on the spaghetti dinner, perfecting the sauce, rolling and decorating sugar cookies, boiling noodles, and baking bread. After loading everything onto the bus, they were on their way to set up. After a few setbacks (forgetting silverware and the sweet tea container), the night went smoothly as speakers gave their presentations and medics got second spaghetti plates. 
The following week, two students competed in the St. Philips College Fall Invitational Cake Decorating Challenge.  Eldred Brinson and Catherine Nichols each prepared a 3-tier decorated Thanksgiving theme cake.  Catherine Nichols’ cake was awarded the 3rd Place trophy and students learned the value of detailed planning and experienced the stress of transporting a large cake across town!  These successful projects were made possible with the help of our brand new 20 quart commercial mixer!  
Overall, the students had some busy weeks filled with wins and laughter. Special thanks to Mrs. Skidmore for all the hard work she has put in and for guiding these students.
Article submitted by Cole Senior Brielle Cooper

southside isd Artwork-New Fiesta Medal


​This special assignment is a fun tradition now at SISD. It is a district wide competition during “Freedom” week and “Constitution” week. Each student is asked to draw an image that captures the meaning of freedom, independence and patriotism for our country, state, city or school. The district winner this year is 3rd grader Luzelena Saucedo, from Pearce Primary. This image will be the official 2018 Southside ISD Fiesta medal. Fiesta medals will be on sale in the spring. For information on medals, call Central Office.  Original article in the Southside Newsletter here.

Postcards come to roosevelt el. edgewood ISd

State championship special olympians- judson isd


Flag Football competition is one of the newest officially recognized sports of the 22 sports offered by Special Olympic competition and it’s growing in Texas.  Early in December the San Antonio STAR Soccer Complex hosted the Special Olympics Texas State Flag Football Championship and JISD sent two teams to the competition. Both the Patriots and the Thunder-Rockets came out of the Region 20 competition with silver medals.  This time around at the state level they were among 25 teams…including two from Chicago that took the field.

These JISD teams showed they were well coached and disciplined playing well on both sides of the ball.  These athletes mowed through the competition, including the invaders from Chicago! They played JISD football and won the Special Olympics Flag Football State Championship. Patriots and Thunder-Rockets one football family, one State Championship! Congratulations to these Special Olympians.

Original article in the Judson Post here.

Family stem night – harlandale isd


Families gathered at Carroll Bell Elementary School Thursday evening to engage in a number of activities for the school’s annual STEM Family Night. Students and parents experienced up to 15 different hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math located in several classrooms, library and gym. Teachers were on hand to help guide parents and students through every challenge as they rotated from station to station. Together, they had the opportunity to create and launch “Straw Rockets,” “Build a Boat” and keep it afloat, and use their problem solving skills to build the “Tallest Tower.”
Families were also able to see their children’s science projects displayed in the school’s hallways. Pre-K through second grade students worked on a classroom project together, while third, fourth and fifth grade students created their own science project individually such as “How to make penny shinier” and “What affects a plant’s growth.”
Original article in Harlandale’s January 8th newsletter

aviation club at bob hope el. swisd


Aviation Club has been at Bob Hope Elementary since 2016 in an effort to encourage students to discover aviation. The club opens students’ minds through education and hands-on experiences. The club guides students to learn about the possibilities in aviation degrees and career paths. Aviation Club works with Palo Alto College where students are able to experience a flight simulator, and learn about ground control and weather.  
Originally featured as a KSAT SA Live Cool School in September.