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Joaquin Salazar’s Life Celebrated at Olmito Elementary School

Joaquin Salazar loved attending Olmito Elementary School. His smile was contagious, and everyone could easily see that he was a very happy four-year-old. His seat is now empty in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Joaquin was born with critical congenital heart disease on July 9, 2009. He had his first heart surgery at seven days old, the […]

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Go GREEN Initiative Hits Los Fresnos Schools

The Los Fresnos CISD Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Initiative is going strong, thanks in large part to teachers who are enhancing their instructional styles by incorporating technology. Goodbye pen and paper. Hello mobile phones and mobile tablets. The Go Green initiative is here. At the Los Fresnos United Ninth Grade Campus, World Geography teachers […]

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Teachers Gain Skills by Experiencing the “Real World”

City of Los Fresnos Participates in the innovative ExCEL Educator Program That  Allows Teachers to Externship at Local Businesses by MBWright, LFN Editor Ten area businesses and twenty Los Fresnos educators are working together on an innovative new pilot program designed by the school district to understand and experience how school learning relates to the […]

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Resaca Eighth Grader Chosen  Jack Kent Cooke Scholar

Gerardo Segura may be one of the most soft-spoken students at Resaca Middle School, but even his academic achievements speak volumes. Segura was notified that he is a Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar, one of 62 students chosen nationally for the prestigious award. More than 2,000 eighth grade students across the country applied. The Jack […]

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Los Fresnos Schools Celebrate Constitution Week

Las Yescas Elementary Brings Out the Red, White and Blue to Educate Their Students Last Tuesday was Constitution Day around the United States, and at least one school in the Los Fresnos CISD. At Las Yescas Elementary, each class worked on posters on display in the hallways to create awareness of Constitution Week. Patriotic music […]

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Thirteen Teachers Recognized for Receiving Master’s Degrees

Thirteen teachers were recognized for receiving master’s degrees at the Los Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday. Out of 661 teachers in the Los Fresnos CISD, there are now 182 teachers with advanced degrees, which equals 27.5 percent. Thirteen Teachers Recognized for Receiving Master’s Degrees The teachers received their master’s degrees in May or […]

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LCISD Elementary Schools Observe Back-to-School Night

Back-to-School Night is held each year early in the semester as an opportunity for parents to meet teachers of their children. Schools that hosted Back-to-School Night included Las Yescas Elementary, Laureles Elementary, Lopez-Riggins Elementary, Los Fresnos Elementary, Olmito Elementary, Palmer-Laakso Elementary, Rancho Verde Elementary, Dora Romero Elementary, and Villareal Elementary. Middle school and high school […]

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Trustees Approve $104 Million Budget, Tax Rate Remains the Same

Trustees adopted the Los Fresnos CISD budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, and also approved setting the same tax rate as last year. Chief Financial Officer David Young presented the board with the proposed $104.2 million budget. Young said the total, which is $2 million less than the amended 2012-13 budget, could increase slightly with […]

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Band, Cheerleaders, Stars Train Through Summer

by Audrey Urbis Los Fresnos High School The Los Fresnos High School Band, Color Guard, Stars Dance Team, and Cheerleading Squad have been practicing diligently throughout the summer. Members of each of these groups have experienced early mornings, profuse sweat, and the unrelenting heat – elements typically associated with the Falcon football- training regimen. With […]

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SIX LOS FRESNOS CISD SCHOOLS EARN TRIPLE DISTINCTION

Six Los Fresnos CISD schools – 43 percent of all campuses – achieved the rating of Met Standard in three areas in a report released by the Texas Education Agency. Under the state accountability system, campuses in Texas that achieve the rating of Met Standard can also earn distinction designations in the following three areas: […]

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