Sinton ISD District Newsletter February 1, 2018

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Upcoming Activities

Yearbook Information

Changes are coming!!! Welder PTA has signed a Yearbook contract with Balfour! We will be sending information home soon! This new way of ordering yearbooks, creating yearbook pages, “love” notes and uploading candid photos is so easy and exciting! We are joining the “digital” world to bring you a better quality yearbook and are excited to see the finished products!

Please download the Balfour IS (Image Share) Ap! You will need to create a log in and in the section marked “Project Number” enter: 812212. Continue following the steps. Once you’ve registered and created your user ID, you will be good to go! This is where we want to see your candid photos! It allows you to identify the students in the photos and give a brief description. Please include grade levels, teachers and names... this is just a start to the many new things coming to the Welder yearbooks!!

Yearbook ads are now for sale for Welder Elementary. Please check your students back pack or pick up a form at the PTA bulletin board.
Second Graders Reece Ellis and Waylon Black initiated and organized a bookmark fundraiser to benefit Cheryl Pleasant a paraprofessional at Welder Elementary who is currently battling breast cancer. They gathered friends, Jack Gandara, James Arroyo and Cameron Southern to help make and sell the bookmarks. Family members joined in to help as well. They presented her with the funds they raised when she returned to work this week. This was a great learning opportunity to show how our little ones can have a huge impact.
Welder would like to give our music teacher a high five! Ms. Veronica Lopez recently earned funding at DonorsChoose.org for a classroom project called, "Mallet Madness!" Welder received a 6-piece Orff Instrument Set valued at $1,699.99 and Ms. Lopez already has the brand new xylophones and metallophones in the hands of our students. We admire her efforts to foster an environment where students learn to love and appreciate music.
Welder honored Carol Reagan and Sam Lankford on Friday, January 19. All grade level students took part in showing their appreciation of our school board members. Pre-K provided the autographed banner, "Soaring to Success Above All the Rest!", kinder supplied the table decorations, first graders presented them with classroom cards and our second graders provided the lunch entertainment. Our students enjoyed eating lunch with our honorees and always have entertaining stories to share with the board members during each grade level lunch. A huge, "Thank You!" to all our school members for their time, dedication and commitment to SISD.
Students at Welder Elementary enjoyed some silly songs while learning about some serious science from Lucas Miller, The Singing Zoologist. Mrs. Stevens, Welder's amazing librarian, organized this entertaining and instructional presentation, "Animals Rock." First grade students from Holly Black's classroom immediately went back to class and wrote some persuasive reviews of the performance and shared them with Mr. Miller before he left.
Welder Elementary hosted their 8th Annual Art Extravaganza Tuesday, January 23. The artwork of our first and second grade students was on exhibit in our Welder Cafeteria. A number of students from each grade level have been selected to advance to the 2018 Visionarios Art Contest held by the Art Museum of South Texas. These entries will be on display at the Art Museum from February 25-April 15. The first grade students advancing include Gabrielle Hundley, Jadon Garcia, Elaina Delgado, Jett Gonzalez, Madelyn Eernisse, Madison Garza, Lorelai Hahn, Shyanne Guartuche, Laurisa Encinia, Jason Chavez, Quinton Janota, and Lynnalia Davis. Our second graders advancing are Carolina Rios, Krissa Cantu, Manuel Garza, Isaias Ochoa, Esmie Balboa, Breannah Villarreal, Alexandra Vera, Emma Garcia, Melody Castillo, Syncere Vega, Walker Roach, Ryan Garcia, Aiden Blasingame, Bella Sanchez, Reese Ellis, and Azalea Garza.

AVID Elementary at Welder

Welder students are learning what AVID is all about by using movements to understand the meaning and mission of Advancement Via Individual Determination.

Welder students displaying the movement for each letter in AVID

This flag was made around Veteran's Day with the a hand from all Welder students pledging to be 'college bound'

Sinton Elementary

Yearbook Information

Yearbook Ads are do February 2, 2018.
You can also add Love "Love Notes" that will be displayed throughout the yearbook.

Smith Middle School


We are proud to announce that we are going to be selling yearbooks this year. Our wonderful Art classes are competing in the design of the cover and back cover. The price for the yearbook will be $25 if you pre-order before March 1st and $30 thereafter. Please click on the following link to print the Yearbook Form:https://goo.gl/YyfvJA

See Smith Middle School Maurders Facebook page for the dance dress code.

Some lucky Smith Middle School Choir Students were able to attend a performance of CANTUSat the Jones Auditorium on the TAMUK Campus recently.
SMS 7th grade boys A team competed in the Annual Sinton ISD Middle School A-Team Tournament on January 20th and came out victorious after defeating Ingleside and Rockport. They played outstanding team basketball and showed perseverance by weathering a furious rally from Rockport in the champion game. Congratulations!
SMS 7th and 8th grade A&B football teams finished their season undefeated and undisputed district champions! Congratulations

Congratulations Smith Middle School

Smith Middle School won the Blue Santa Volleyball tournament in early December!

Smith Middle School AVID Class


Smith Middle School AVID students will have a college field trip to UTSA on February 23, 2018

Career day is Friday, March 9, 2018

Pictures from the AVID classroom

Students showing off the college memorabilia they received
More college memorabilia received
AVID students engaging in the tutorial process
AVID students listening intently to a guest speaker: Lynn Frasier

AVID students doing group and team building activities

College themed present wrapping contest and ornaments

Sinton High School

SHS Robotics

First-place robotics team members (from left) Anthony Villasana, Cameron DeLaFuente, Angelica Villasana, Tracy Tannehill and Joshua Gonzalez display their trophy after taking the top spot at the "Austin In The Zone 2" competition in December. This win qualified Sinton for the regional competition February 24, 2018 in Friendswood, alon with the April 4th, U.S. Open in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Congratulation and may you be as successful next time as you were this time!

December 2017 Robotics Tournament Champions Team 311y. The entire team received a judges award for overall sportsmanship and collaboration.
These great Sinton Pirates proudly represented Sinton High School at the State Cheer competition in Ft. Worth.
Sintin Pirates finished 1st in pool play. Kameron Castillo was selected to All Tourney Team! Great job Pirates!
SLPBB defeated LaVernia for the Championship of Silver Bracket. All Tournament selections were Emma Thomas and Anna Thomas. Congratulations Lady Pirates!
Sinton Pirate Choir Concert, December
Sinton High School Band Concert
National Honor Society

Sinton High School Awarded Grant for Garden

Sinton High School has been awarded a $2,915 grant from Lowe’s to expand a garden located on campus. The grant is funded through the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program which is part of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF). Now in its 12th year of helping build better schools and communities, the Lowe's Toolbox for Education program has provided over $54 million to more than 12,000 schools across the country.

The Sinton High School garden was created in September 2017 through a generous donation of raised beds, soil, and mulch by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The grant from Lowe’s will be used to build a fence around the garden, build more raised vegetable beds, and help create an educational outreach program for Welder Elementary students. If you have any questions or you would like additional information, you may contact Ashley Cox at acox@sintonisd.net or 361-364-6650.

Pictured from left to right: Teacher Ashley Cox and students: Kallie Duke, Rees Flinn, and Tyler Fairchild. The students helped Ms. Cox with the garden and the grant writing as well. Great job and congratulations!

Sinton High School FFA

The Sinton FFA chapter has had a very busy year and it is going to continue to get busier with spring events just around the corner. In November, Sinton FFA members competed in various LDE competitions. The chapter had 3 teams advance to area, Greenhand Radio Broadcasting, Ag Advocacy, and Job interview. In December, the Sinton FFA officer team hosted a barn tour for the Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students from Welder Elementary. In January, the Sinton FFA was represented by Chapter President Allison Bailey in the 2018 San Patricio and Aransas County Queens Contest. She represented Sinton well and won First runner up, in a very tough competition. The Sinton FFA is very excited to participate in the Fort Worth Livestock show. The tractor tech team took 5th at the Brazos tractor tech contests. Soon they will be traveling to the area contest to earn a spot in the state contest at the Houston Stock show in March. Now the Sinton FFA is excitedly anticipating the upcoming San Patricio and Aransas County Livestock show. The Chapter will have approximately 85 members competing in the show. The hard work of raising animals, welding projects and home making will soon be on full display. Then in February, Sinton FFA will be sending multiple exhibitors and competition teams to compete in the San Antonio LIvestock Show. The chapter will be sending an Agrobotics team, a Dairy Cattle Judging Team, a Horse Judging Team, and Poultry Judging Teams. Also in San Antonio the Sinton FFA members will be participating in leading school tours. Each year the San Antonio Livestock show has elementary student come and tour the livestock show, FFA members lead these students thru the exhibits explaining then to the urban youth the importance of agriculture. Exhibitors will also be participating in the San Angelo Livestock show this February. Then in March Sinton FFA exhibitors will be attending the Houston livestock show. Along with the Houston Stock show March is the beging of the judging or CDE season for FFA members. April 2nd the Sinton FFA chapter will hold chapter officer elections. Finally on May 7th we will host the Sinton FFA Banquet where officer positions will be announced. Stay up to date with Sinton FFA on the facebook page.

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