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    Sharyland Independent School District’s School board unanimously named Robert O’Connor, Ph.D., as the lone finalist for superintendent at its Thursday meeting. O’Connor is superintendent at Marble Falls ISD. SISD contracted Waterford School Services to c

    sharyland-logo-copy-1Sharyland Independent School District’s School board unanimously named Robert O’Connor, Ph.D., as the lone finalist for superintendent at its Thursday meeting.

    O’Connor is superintendent at Marble Falls ISD.

    SISD contracted Waterford School Services to conduct a search after then-Superintendent Virginia Richter resigned last year. The district received 44 applications. The school board held two rounds of interviews and scheduled a visit to O’Connor’s district, according to a news release.

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    Sharyland ISD principal named TASSP Region Outstanding Principal of the Year

    20150417 SISD Principal-of-the-year Lori-Ann-GarzaLori Ann Garza, Principal of B. L. Gray Junior High in Mission has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Region One Outstanding Secondary School Principal of the Year.

    TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions. Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership.

    Lori Ann Garza attended the University of Texas – Pan American and was awarded a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership in 2005. She became an assistant principal at B.L. Gray Junior High, and has been credited with numerous achievements including TASSP Outstanding Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year in 2010. Working together with her staff, B.L. Gray was selected by the United States Department of Education as one of the highly prestigious Blue Ribbon Schools in 2011.

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    Second annual Super Slither Dash 5K/1mi Fun Run rescheduled for May 23

    sisd-education-foundationDue to forecasted inclement weather for April 18th, the Sharyland ISD Education Foundation second annual Super Slither Dash 5K/1mi Fun Run has been rescheduled for May 23 at 8 a.m. at Sharyland’s Richard Thompson Stadium, 106 N. Shary Road in Mission.

    The Sharyland ISD Education Foundation invites the community to register. The entry fee for the 5K/1mi fun run is $10 students and $20 adults. This year’s theme is “Into the 80s.” Participants will receive a shirt if they register online at www.sharylandisd.org; register at any Sharyland ISD campus; or mail-in registration form to 1106 N. Shary Road Mission, TX 78572 Sharyland ISD/Education Foundation - Curriculum & Instruction Department Attn: Karina Garcia. Registered participants may pick up packets on May 21 and May 22 at the Sharyland Administration Annex from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration deadline is May 15; late registration available on-site will start at 7 a.m. and end at 7:45 a.m. at Sharyland’s Richard Thompson Stadium.

    Read more: Second annual Super Slither Dash 5K/1mi Fun Run rescheduled for May 23

    Former Rio Grande City mayor sets sights on Congress

    20150417 Ruben-VillarrealAs Basilio Villarreal slowly died of cancer in 1995, he reminded his son of all the things he’d taught him over the years – chivalry, honesty, being a good role model and good fiscal management.

    “He started reminding me of the lessons that I needed to learn when I got into government, and I kept telling him I’m not getting into government. He said, ‘Yes, you are,” Ruben Villarreal said.

    Having recently announced his candidacy for the 15th Congressional District of Texas, Villarreal said his dad must have seen something in him that he didn’t at the time.

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    High school raises funds in memory of student

    20150417 SISD Cystic-Fibrosis-fundraiser 7244Principal James Heath stood with his head through a cardboard cutout as a student ambled toward him with a pie in hand. With one turn of the wrist, the Pioneer High administrator was covered in coconut cream pie, while students and staff cheered on.

    Six other staff members at Pioneer High School also had students flinging pies at them on Monday to end a month-long cystic fibrosis fundraiser. The Diamondbacks raised more than $650 for the cause through a combination of campus fundraisers in memory of a former classmate.

    Sharyland student Israel Sanchez lost his battle with cystic fibrosis in 2011. CF is a genetic disease that attacks the lungs and digestive system. Carriers have a defective gene that produces thicker than usual mucus, causing clogs and infections.

    Read more: High school raises funds in memory of student

    More Articles...

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    3. Video Game Tournament being held to Help Feed Hunger
    4. Investigators make arrest in theft cases
    5. Galligan named interim city attorney
    6. Hidalgo County DA announces appointments to his team
    7. Rep. Cuellar announces reimbursement opportunity for those affected by border humanitarian crisis
    8. Mission police post prescription drop-off box
    9. Rattlers solidify first place standing
    10. SISD curriculum leader hires attorney, contract not extended
    11. Teen volunteer finalist for award
    12. Superintendent search: board interviews applicants
    13. Mission’s city attorney resigns
    14. Never Say Never Fest: a starting ground
    15. America Ferrera part of UTPA’s Distinguished Speaker Series
    16. Mariachi 7 Leguas Noche de Estrellas Concert scheduled for April 4 in McAllen
    17. SISD discusses construction following lawsuit
    18. Women’s History Month: Sharyland High staff tells their stories
    19. Youngs find love and a daughter in what was once a warzone
    20. Healthcare bill rises from ashes of hospital district

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