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SISD participating in Speak Up Survey

Sharyland Independent School District is one of many school districts currently participating in a Speak Up survey. The survey, sponsored by Project Tomorrow, gives individuals the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues. Students, parents and educators can participate in the survey.

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Football and FCCLA, a natural combination

20121123 FCCLA-groupFCCLA isn’t what it used to be. The program offers a lot more to students than most expect.

Sharyland High School FCCLA advisor Mary Jo Brisnahan has been involved in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America for more than three decades and has witnessed the changes.

She was a member of the student chapter in Raymondville High School in the 1970s when it was known as Future Homemakers of America. Now Brisnahan is a family and consumer science teacher (FCS) at Sharyland High School and advises a new generation of young people.

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Mission men aid refugees in Kurdistan

Steve Chung of Mission looked up to see a truckload of cold, wet families entering the refugee camp. He had been showing refugees from the Syrian civil war how to use the water filters he brought for them. Many in the Domiz Refugee Camp, just outside the city of Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan, suffer from diarrhea. Chung’s filters are vital to the prevention of the condition.

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Thousands flee war-torn Syria to refugee camp in Kurdistan

She looked exhausted with the dirt on her face from when she slipped in the mud while crossing the border—her baby asleep in her arms. Her two older boys stood quietly beside her as her husband, carrying their fourth child, spoke with officials. After losing his father, a brother and an uncle in the fighting in Syria, he made the decision to escape. His family’s safety was more important than protecting their house in Dargecit, Syria. And so they walked into the Domiz Refugee Camp only an hour before.

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Hap and Pam Parsons share Missionary experience

20121114 SISD Parsons SpeakerSeries 0006Hap and Pamela Parsons share their experience serving a mission trip in New Guinea when Pamela was a child. The Parsons and others shared their experiences with Sharyland High School students this month as part of a speakers series.MISSION – This year’s Speakers Series held at Sharyland High School features guests with interesting stories to tell. Herman “Hap” Parsons and his daughter Pamela Parsons, a Sharyland Independent School District psychologist, shared one such story this week with SHS students.

Pamela spent most of her childhood in New Guinea while her family served a mission to area villages. Except for one brief stay in the United States and a year in Australia, she was in New Guinea from about 18 months of age to just before high school.

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SISD approves nearly $3 million agreement

MISSION – Sharyland Independent School District approved a letter of credit for nearly $3 million for public improvements at the district’s proposed new high school site. The letter issued to the City of McAllen guarantees the district will be paying for certain improvements to the area where the new high school will be built, much as a new developer pays when developing a new shopping mall or subdivision.

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