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FCCLA promotes anti-bullying

20121207 FCCLA IMG 5393MISSION – Sharyland High School Family and Community Service class members visited district schools last month to promote anti-bullying. Members presented skits to fourth grade students showing them the difference between bullying and anti-bullying. The presentations are part of STOP the Violence National Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Program.

Class members showed O. Garza Elementary students how to be a buddy, not a bully. They divided into two groups to present skits to the students. The groups shared their ideas in the skits to show two distinct perspectives of bullying.

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FCCLA students assist in distracted driver study

20121207 FCCLA IMG 0065MISSION – Sharyland High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) assisted the Allstate Foundation in collecting information this week as part of a study on distracted driving. The members conducted a Roadwatch to look for distracted student drivers as they were leaving the school for the day.

FCCLA members looked for student drivers who were texting, talking on their cell phone, eating or drinking, putting on makeup, tuning the radio or had a high volume radio, were distracted by passengers, or any other distractions that could take the driver’s focus off of the road. They were also asked to provide any additional insights, details or thoughts about the distractions.

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Sharyland students may use wireless devices in classroom

20121207 BYODAccording to a recent news release, Sharyland Independent School District is in the final phases of preparation to implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative. The policy change would allow students to use their own Internet-capable devices, including smart phones, iPads and tablet devices, in the classroom.

The district is looking at BYOD as a cost-effective means of introducing technology and Internet-based resources into the classroom. The cost of providing devices, such as iPads to all students, would be cost prohibitive. McAllen Independent School District budgeted $20 million this year on iPads and iPod devices for students.

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'Warrior Singer'

When Cpl. Herman “Hap” Parsons went to bed in his barracks located just a mile up from Pearl Harbor in the wee hours of Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, it was the end of a very good weekend.

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SISD to purchase iPad Mini’s for special education

20121130 iPad mini inHand Wht iOS6 PRINTMISSION – Sharyland Independent School District Board approved the purchase of over 100 Apple iPad Mini’s during this week’s board meeting. The iPads will be used by district students that have reading disabilities.

Sharyland Independent School District is using the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Formula special federal fund grant to purchase 177 iPad Mini’s for the district. The district receives just over $1 million in federal funds that are to be devoted to special education, including teacher and other personnel salaries and other supplies and services for special education students.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings more than a show to the stage

201211226 SHS Beauty-and-the-Beast CAB 0017MISSION – Sharyland High School auditorium is all abuzz. One can hear the buzzing sounds of cutting wood for props, the buzzing of young thespians warming up, going over their lines. These young theater students are buzzing with excitement as they prepare for their first performance of a major play – “Beauty and the Beast.”

The students and volunteers all have a job to do to pull this production together. Carpenters have been busy building props, artists have skillfully painted scenes, lighting and sound technicians have been working closely with the director and actors to create the proper effects with precision timing.

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