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County Attorneys Help Children Get Sneakers

Thanks to the generosity of the Women’s Law Section of the Cameron County Bar Association, 82 needy Los Fresnos CISD students will get some help for new shoes. As part of its Sneakers for Students program, the attorneys got help from fellow attorneys and judges to raise more than $5,000 for the project. “Somehow, we […]

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Election Returns Canvassed; Castillo, Treviño Re-Elected to Board of Trustees

The Los Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees canvassed results of the Nov. 5 election, showing that Martin Castillo and Ruben Treviño had been re-elected to the board. Both were sworn into office for three-year terms by Justice of the Peace Bennie Ochoa. Trustees also voted unanimously to keep the current officers: Sandra Garcia, President; Darlene […]

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Los Fresnos CISD Students Have Chance to Become EMTs

Gualberto Bennett III is making the most of an opportunity to continue a family tradition of serving in emergency medical care. The Los Fresnos High School senior is among dozens of students in the medical programs who have a chance to do something few others can – get certified as an Emergency Medical Technician while […]

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Trustees Approve Plans for Community Safe Room/Gym at LFU

Los Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees took a major step toward a project that will benefit the school district and community by approving architectural plans for the Community Shelter in Connection with the Texas Safe Shelter Initiative. The plans submitted by the firm Gomez, Mendez, Saenz required approval of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The […]

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Report Shows that 100 Percent of Teachers  Meet “Highly Qualified” Standards

Trustees received a report from administrators that showed that 100 percent of Los Fresnos CISD Teachers are Highly Qualified to teach core academic subjects. The federal government’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires that school districts publicly report the annual progress of the and each campus served in meeting the state’s measurable […]

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POPULARITY OF WELDING PROGRAM LEADS TO EXPANSION

Welding is one of the “hottest” programs in the Career and Technical Education program at Los Fresnos High School, and expansion plans are underway. Students get hands-on training in the welding program, which is part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources division of CTE. It has been a popular program and teacher Edwin Rivera […]

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Incumbents Re-Elected to School Board

Castillo Wins with 61%, Trevino 100%, Texas Voters Approve Nine Constitutional Amendments Voters went to the polls to elect two Los Fresnos CISD Trustees and to decide on nine State of Texas propositions on election day, Nov.7 In the Los Fresnos School Board election for position 1, Incumbent Martin Castillo defeated Janice Metsker-Galarza 360-229. Position […]

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Los Fresnos High School Receives Prestigious Award

Los Fresnos High School, which received the Inspiration Award from The College Board in May, was formally recognized at The College Board Forum Oct. 23-25. The event was held at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan. Hundreds of education professionals from around the country attended. Representatives of The College Board came to Los Fresnos […]

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Students, Parents Take Advantage of Afterschool Centers for Education Program

Learning continues at Las Yescas Elementary, Laureles Elementary and Los Fresnos Elementary until 6 p.m. four days a week Students at three Los Fresnos CISD schools are enjoying the benefits of the AfterSchool Centers for Education (ACE) program, which assists students in core subjects after school hours. Learning continues at Las Yescas Elementary, Laureles Elementary […]

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LEADER IN ME GRANTS ASSIST STUDENTS AT TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Successful grant applications have resulted in two Los Fresnos CISD elementary schools – Palmer-Laakso Elementary and Dora Romero Elementary – adopting The Leader In Me program for 2013-14. The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model based on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” a best-selling book by Stephen Covey. The Leader in […]

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