FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA COMPETE AND ADVANCE
We are excited and very proud to share with you our students’ success at the Area 7 FBLA Competition that was on January 11, 2020. Students who placed first – fourth qualified for state and will compete in Galveston March 25-27, 2020. If you see any of these students, please congratulate them! Advisers are Julie Fisher, Tracy Gillespie, and Saleta Thomas.
Marketing Team: 1st Place - Yessenia Rivera Cruz, Juan Ruiz, Chris Salazar
Digital Video Production: 2nd Place - Francisco Caldera and Ton'e Griffith
Broadcast Journalism: 3rd Place - Valerie Alvarado, Eva Pinales and Nadya Benkhaya
Introduction to Business Presentation: 3rd Place - Devin Brager and Anthony Ocegueda
Impromptu Speaking: 4th Place -Michael Adeyemo
Health Care Administration: 4th Place - Isabel Quiroz
Advertising: 5th Place - Jonathan Quirino
Publication Design: 5th Place - Paola Godinez and A’janae Young
STUDENTS FIGHT FOR CHANGE IN THE WORLD
The SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism) chapter participated in the FWISD's District SOAR Showcase on January 22, 2020. The students were accompanied by their sponsor, Erika Davis.
Participating students included: Calip Brewer,Jairo Lozano, Valeria Luna, A'zaria Matthews, Alize Salas and Mark Torres.
MAYBE A RENOIR IN THE MAKING?
On Jan. 16, 2020,Art Teacher Anne Peirce took her class to the Kimbell Art Museum to experience Imagination Celebration Kimbell Renoir-The Body, the Senses.
"Scorpion artists are fabulous," said Peirce. "They did South Hills proud."
What a terrific field trip! Thank you, Ms. Peirce for enriching your students' lives.
PROM FASHION SHOW
On January 24, the Senior Class put on the annual Prom Fashion Show spotlighting the latest fashions and the Senior Class. It also featured staff models such as Rocky Buchanan, Phyllis King, Jon Olansen and Miriam Rodriguez. Thank you, Mrs. Tackett and Mrs. Smith for organizing it.
"STOP THE BLEED" SAFETY TRAINING
HB 496 amended the Education Code (section 38.030) to make it a requirement that schools have “bleeding control stations and equipment to deal with a traumatic injury involving blood loss.
In response to this law, the district provided training on January 23rd on how to access bleeding control equipment to all security personnel, all SROs and “all other district or school personnel who may be reasonably expected to use a bleeding control station. These staff members were trained by nurses from Cook Children’s Injury Prevention Program.
2020 CAMPUS TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Mrs. Theresa (Tracy) Gillespie was selected as the 2019-2020 Campus Teacher of the Year. She is in her 10th year at South Hills and her 38th overall.
Mrs. Gillespie is a CTE teacher who also coaches Volleyball and Girls Basketball. She sponsors the Yearbook, FBLA and UIL Academics.
Congratulations to Mrs. Gillespie!
OUR DANCERS ARE KINDA A BIG D.E.A.L.
Our DEAL participants earned a Division I rating on Wednesday, January 29th!!! This is the first time any schools in Forth Worth ISD have participated in DEAL and we are so proud that our dancers received the TOP RATING! D.E.A.L. stands for Dance Educators Assessment of Learning. Congrats to their teacher, Sara Kercho!
What is the D.E.A.L? The Dance 1 students have 15 minutes to learn a combination from the instructor, then they have 15 mins with their dance teacher, and then they perform the dance for adjudicators, two minutes to practice on their own and perform it one more time.
CONGRATS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS: Vanessa Beltran, Noeli Castillo, Jasmine Castro, Crystal Cavazos, Sydney Diaz, Alexandria Fernandez, Briasia Guillory, Tomy Lopez, Giselle Quesada, Cristina Sosa, Danielle Taff, Pamela Vasquez, Selena Velazquez de la Cruz and Ximena Zumaya.
LADY SCORPIONS SUPPORT THE LADY FROGS
The Girls' Basketball Team travelled to Schollmaier Arena on January 8th to watch the TCU Women's Basketball Team take on Texas Tech. They not only had a front row seat, next to the player bench, but several players were chosen to be part of the half-time entertainment! They were accompanied by their coaches: Rhakira Williams, Clonisha Stewart and Tracy Gillespie.
Sara Kercho, Andrea Martinez, Tracy Gillespie, Anne Peirce