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Harlandale Insider May 6-10

Harlandale ISD honors Teachers of the Year

Harlandale ISD kicked off National Teacher Appreciation Week with its annual Teacher of the Year Banquet held at Paseo Real Hall on May 6.

The special dinner honored 23 outstanding educators, who were selected as their campus Teacher of the Year for their dedication and excellence in education.

Harlandale ISD welcomes new board members and announces reorganization

Harlandale ISD welcomes new board members and announces reorganization

Harlandale ISD welcomed new board members Elaine Anaya-Ortiz, District 5, and Elizabeth F. Limon, District 6. The district also welcomed incumbent District 7 Ricardo Moreno.

Surrounded by friends, families and supporters, Anaya-Ortiz, Limon and Moreno, were sworn in during a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees held at Harlandale ISD Central Office on May 7.

McCollum HS celebrates annual College Decision Day

McCollum HS celebrates annual College Decision Day

More than 270 McCollum High School seniors proudly proclaimed their higher education plans during the school’s annual College Decision Day on May 8.

Administrators, teachers, family and friends filled the Main Gym to cheer on all the college-bound seniors.

Harlandale ISD honors dedicated parents

Harlandale ISD honors dedicated parents

Harlandale ISD honored all the hard working parents who participated in the ACE and LEAP extended day programs this year with a special VIP (Very Important Parent) celebration at the Sosa Parent Center on May 10.

Each parent received a certificate of appreciation, a gift bag filled with summer family activities and a yard sign to display that they are “Proudly RootEd in Harlandale ISD!”

Adams Elementary teachers receive taco surprise

Adams Elementary teachers receive taco surprise

Fox 29/35 KABB San Antonio’s Ernie Zuniga, Breanna Barrs and Brad Sowder visited Adams Elementary Tuesday morning to surprise Pre-K Michelle Hawkins and Fifth-grade Teacher Sonia Prosser with four dozens of Taco Cabana tacos.

Parents nominated the teachers through social media as part of Fox’s “Teacher Taco Tuesday” segment, where every week a teacher is nominated for making a difference in the classroom, school and community.

Congratulations, Ms. Hawkins and Ms. Prosser!

MHS student completes land stewardship program

MHS student completes land stewardship program

McCollum High School sophomore Elena Garza recently completed a Land Stewardship Ambassadors Program sponsored by The Witte Museum and The East Foundation. The internship took place from Jan. 27 through May 5.

Elena was one of 15 students from the San Antonio area, and the only one from Harlandale ISD, selected by a committee of Witte and East representatives.

Video Features

Happy Teacher appreciation week!

Congratulations to the Harlandale ISD Teacher of the Year Ms. Olivia Robinson! Your work and your impact on students doesn't go unnoticed. We appreciate you!

We'd also like to thank the amazing Harlandale ISD teachers in our district who ignite, inspire, motivate and challenge our students each and every day! You all are TEACHER-IFFIC!

Harlandale Highlights

Harlandale Highlights

Congratulations to Harlandale High School senior Jose Calderon on signing his letter of intent to play football at Sul Ross State University!
Schulze Elementary second-graders had the opportunity to learn and perfect their cake decorating skills just in time for Mother's Day! Great job, Roadrunners!
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Bellaire Elementary teachers and staff enjoyed a Painting with a Twist event! Pre-K Bilingual AVANCE Teacher Gloria De Alba cut wood in pencil shapes and brought to Bellaire for teachers and staff to paint! Everyone had a blast being creative and enjoyed each other’s company!
Frank Tejeda Academy students recently participated in a presentation facilitated by San Antonio Police Department Spokesperson Doug Greene. The presentation titled “Success through Respect” is a presentation developed by SAPD to build a relationship and establish mutual trust with today's generation. A special thank you to Teen Parenting Teacher Ms. Zapata-Garcia for bringing the presentation to the FTA campus!
Gilbert Elementary was treated to a delicious barbecue party today for having the highest average donation weighted by the percentage of participation during this year’s HEF Employee Fund Drive!
Columbia Heights students Victoria Murillo and Ava Abundis created beautiful colorful impressionistic drawings of flowers to honor their mothers on Mother's Day! Every student at Columbia Heights, from Pre-K to 5th grade, did oil pastel drawings to honor our loving mothers this Sunday.
Congratulations to the 44 Harlandale ISD students who competed in the first annual citywide Battle of the Books held at Edgewood ISD’s Perales Elementary this past Saturday! Our students competed against SAISD, East Central and Edgewood ISD! All of our Harlandale teams did awesome! Carroll Bell Elementary earned second place, while Gilbert Elementary and Morrill Elementary tied with a school from SAISD for third place! Way to go, students!

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