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SISD plans groundbreaking for second high school

20121214 Sharyland New HSMISSION—After months of securing necessary approvals from the City of McAllen and other entities, Sharyland Independent School District is ready to break ground for their second high school. The groundbreaking is set for Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. The new high school will be located at 6 ½ Mile N. Shary Road.

After SISD received bids higher than their budgeted amount for the second high school, SISD went with the lowest bidder, Texas Descon (with a bid of $45 million), who assured the district, they could get them below the budgeted amount of $42 million. It took a month for the school district’s engineer, architect, Texas Descon and administration members to negotiate that amount to just over $41 million for the over 345,000-square-foot facility.

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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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