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SHS athletes donate $2,500 in shoes to migrant students

20181218 SISDShoeDonationWith the Christmas season approaching, athletes with the Sharyland High School Boys Basketball Program ensured that a group of students in their district received some holiday cheer.

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, students with the SHS Boys Basketball Program met with all the 55 elementary migrant students in the district to present each of them with a new pair of basketball shoes.

Jose D. Moran, head boys basketball coach, spearheaded the idea after discussing it with a former player, Moran said Tuesday.

Read more: SHS athletes donate $2,500 in shoes to migrant students

Sharyland school board discusses projected attendance

Sharyland-LogoDespite 345 students from outside the district transferring into Sharyland, the school district is still losing a large amount of students.

That’s according to a Student Transfers Report for the 2017-2018 school year provided by the TEA.

The report said that 345 students, most of them coming in from the McAllen and Mission school districts, transferred to Sharyland.

Read more: Sharyland school board discusses projected attendance

Sharyland receives “superior” rating in state accountability report

New-SISD-logoFor the fifth year in a row, the Sharyland Independent School District received an “A” rating in the annual financial accountability report from the Texas Education Agency.

At a presentation last week, the Sharyland Board of Trustees heard from Jaime Ortega-the district’s finance director, of this achievement.

He informed the board this was the fifth straight year the district scored a perfect 100, or a “superior” rating as a result of the state Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas.

Read more: Sharyland receives “superior” rating in state accountability report

Sharyland ISD takes first step toward District of Innovation plans

Sharyland-LogoThe Sharyland ISD Board of Trustees voted to have one of their own committees look into the possibility of receiving an exemption from the state to begin school earlier than state law requires.

At their Monday meeting, school board trustees held a hearing to discuss the benefits of receiving a District of Innovation designation.

The District of Innovation designation was created by the Texas Legislature in 2015 as a way to give independent school districts some of the flexibility that charters schools have under state law, according to the Texas Education Agency website.

Read more: Sharyland ISD takes first step toward District of Innovation plans

Pioneer HS students take advantage of volunteering opportunities during Thanksgiving break

20181120 AngelsWith most high school students enjoying their Thanksgiving break by spending time with family, 150 students from Pioneer High School spent their break volunteering.

Last week, students from several clubs and organizations in the campus volunteered at the Palm Valley Animal Shelter in McAllen and completed the Christmas shopping for 250 children from low-income families in the Valley.

On Monday, Nov. 19, a total of 150 students showed up to the Walmart Supercenter on 2800 W Nolana Ave. to participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.

Read more: Pioneer HS students take advantage of volunteering opportunities during Thanksgiving break

Sharyland ISD to hold public hearing on District of Innovation designation

Sharyland-LogoThe Sharyland ISD Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing next Monday to discuss the possibility of receiving an exemption from the state to begin school a week earlier than state law requires.

The hearing, set for Monday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sharyland High School auditorium, will be followed by a regular school board meeting where the board will be asked to appoint a committee to put a plan in place for the district to be designated as a District of Innovation.

The District of Innovation designation was created by the Texas Legislature in 2015 to give independent school districts some of the flexibility that charters schools have under state law, according to the Texas Education Agency website.

Read more: Sharyland ISD to hold public hearing on District of Innovation designation