CAST STEM HS Advanced Manufacturing – SWISD

Southwest ISD’s upcoming CAST STEM High School’s Advanced Manufacturing curriculum track features hands-on learning using machines, robots, circuits and more. Incoming 9th graders can apply now to be a part of the Fall 2018 class and earn 2 years of college credit. Learn more here

Ingenium Engineering Fair with harlandale isd


Harlandale ISD hosted its fourth annual Ingenium Engineering Fair at Palo Alto Community College on Dec. 18-19. This engineering fair provided students the opportunity to create projects based on the world around them and their special interests. Both elementary and middle school competitors were encouraged to infuse their interests into this thematic competition designed to develop the critical thinking ability in students, as well as their ability to communicate their ideas to a panel of judges. Along with informational poster boards covered with research, statistics, and even scaled drawings, students were encouraged to create a model or prototype of their idea or solution to end their problem. Anthony Khosravi, GT/STEM Coordinator for Harlandale ISD, envisioned creating a competition where students could demonstrate their ideas and discoveries. “We wanted to give our GT students an opportunity to show off their minds and ideas,” Khosravi said. “It’s beautiful how they think and question the world around them.” When students were not being judged, they would go through activities dealing with Snapology and recycling. Sea World, SAWS and the Boys and Girls Club were also there educating students in a fun and creative way.
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Nhs members pathway to success – judson isd


Military-connected and civilian National Honor Society students from Judson, Wagner and Judson Early College Academy participated in a “Chance of a Life Time Post-Secondary Planning” experience at Our Lady of the Lady University. The volunteer opportunity was held during the Alamo Area College Access and Completion Consortium’s Third Annual Summit. This year’s theme was Hand in Hand: Preparing Students for a Seamless Pathway to Success! The consortium provided professionals from school districts throughout Texas with sharing practices, tools and resources to support and prepare students to engage in their learning by guiding them to seek opportunities and paths that support their interest and passions.

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edgewood isd’s community cares program


Learning goes beyond the classroom when it comes to teaching our students about community service and compassion for their fellow students and their families. This defines the Edgewood Cares Community Outreach Program comprised of students, staff and community members. In this most recent project, a home where four of our students reside with a grandmother, her two adult daughters, and a newborn, was painted and minor repairs were made. The John F. Kennedy High School Random Acts of Kindness Club and the Memorial High School National Honor Society contributed to the project. Furniture and other supplies were donated by FAMSA Furniture, Dittmar Lumber Co. and Allen and Allen Co. Lumber & Hardware. Edgewood Cares Program Going Strong One hundred students from Cisneros Elementary School earned a bike after keeping up their grades, having good attendance, and putting in several hours of learning about bike safety and internet safety. The students built their bikes with volunteers from Earn-A-Bike. The non-profit organization partnered with Google Fiber for the bike donations. 
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