APRIL STUDENT OF THE MONTHMeraly Flores has been selected as KEYS Academy's Student of the Month for April. Meraly is a junior whose favorite subject is Science. Meraly would like to attend Stanford University and become either a heart surgeon or an athletic trainer. Great plans, Meraly! Student of the Month selections are based on the 3As: Academics, Attendance, and Attitude.AWARD OF EXCELLENCEAbel Meza was recognized at the HCISD Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 14 and was presented the PTA Reflections Award of Excellence. This is only one of the many awards Abel has received for his artwork during his high school career. Congratulations, Abel! We look forward to seeing more of your amazing masterpieces in the future!MARCH STUDENT OF THE MONTHAbigail Jaime has been selected as KEYS Academy's Student of the Month for March. Abigail is a recent graduate who never failed to exemplify the 3As: Academics, Attendance, and Attitude while she attended KEYS Academy. Congratulations on your graduation and for being selected Student of the Month for March, Abigail!2nd ANNUAL WALK/RUNHundreds of community runners, walkers, and volunteers made an early appearance the morning of Saturday, March 28th to participate in the 2nd Annual Child Abuse Awareness Walk/Run. The event was coordinated by Prevent Child Abuse Texas and the HCISD Teen Parenting Program to promote child abuse awareness. To read the Valley Morning Star's article on the walk click here, or to see a slideshow of the day's event, click here.
2015 RGV LIVESTOCK SHOWAbel Meza, received the honor of Best in Show Reserve Grand Champion in the High School Art Division at the 76th Annual Rio Grande Livestock Show held March 13 - 22. Abel's artwork entitled, Jefe de Jefes was completed using Prismacolor pencils. Congratulations, Abel! To view a slideshow which includes Abel's artwork along with other entries, click here.GLADYS PORTER ZOO FIELD TRIPOn March 12, ACP students ventured on an educational field trip to the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. Students were given a behind the scenes look of daily zoo activities and were given the opportunity to pet and even feed some of the animals. A fun AND educational time was had by all! Click on the slideshow above to check out the day's adventures.FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTHSasha Salinas was selected as KEYS Academy's Student of the Month for February. Sasha graduated on February 17th and already has plans to attend college this summer! Way to go, Sasha! Student of the Month selections are based on the 3As: Academics, Attendance, and Attitude. Congratulations, Sasha!HARLINGEN POLICE OFFICERS EDUCATE STUDENTSOn Friday, February 6th, Commander Miriam Anderson and Officers Banda, Gonzalez, and Martinez from the Harlingen Police Department visited with students to discuss Internet and Cell Phone Safety and the laws that govern appropriate use of each. Students watched videos, participated in group activities, and were able to ask the officers questions related to the topic. KEYS Academy would like the to thank the Harlingen Police Department for taking the time to help educate the youth of our community.
JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTHSyrenna Martinez was selected as KEYS Academy's Student of the Month for January. Syrenna is a Senior and will be graduating early in February. Student of the Month selections are based on the 3As: Academics, Attendance, and Attitude. Congratulations, Syrenna!HARLINGEN 5K WALK/RUN 4 KIDSClick on the YouTube video above to listen to "Valley Matters" with Sergio Sanchez on KURV 710 AM and learn how the Harlingen 5K Walk/Run 4 Kids got started. Guests on the show include Mark and Kathy Dittman, who share their story about their daughter Maggie, and Brenda Garcia, Teen Parenting Coordinator for Harlingen CISD. The Harlingen 5K Walk/Run 4 Children is an awareness fundraising event to benefit Prevent Child Abuse Texas. To register for this year's event click here.FIRE PREVENTION POSTER CONTESTCongratulations to Abel Meza for placing 1st for 11th grade and 2nd in the High School division for the City of Harlingen Fire Prevention Poster Contest. His poster will advance to the District level where it will compete against entries from the entire Rio Grande Valley! Congratulations, Abel and good luck in the District competition!NATIONAL READ-A-THON DAY 2015The Student Council participated in the Reading Party at Vela Middle School on Saturday, January 24th. The party gave readers of all ages the opportunity to gather and enjoy some time with a good book along with some hot cocoa, cookies, prizes, book swaps, and even the chance to meet some therapy dogs! Student Council members are pictured above with HCISD Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos. Click here to see a collage of pics of the event.COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTSKEYS Academy students participated in the annual community service projects at Valley Baptist Medical Center's Children's Ward and La Familia Adult Day Care. Santa and his elves sang Christmas carols, and even provided treats and activities for everyone! Great job, students! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time!DECEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTHAdrian Garza has been selected as KEYS Academy's Student of the Month for December. Adrian's favorite subject is math, but he is also interested in Criminal Justice and plans to attend college to become a teacher and coach. His goals also include becoming a part of the Hidalgo Vipers basketball team. Good luck in your future endeavors, Adrian! Student of the Month selections are based on the 3As: Academics, Attendance, and Attitude.ACP FIELD TRIP TO IMASACP students visited the International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen on Tuesday, November 25th. The museum provides a unique opportunity for visitors to participate in hands-on science exhibits and to learn original works of art while encouraging creativity and innovation. It was a fun learning experience for everyone!'TIS THE SEASONStudent Council members kicked off the holiday season on Friday, December 5th by assisting The Salvation Army with bell ringing during their Red Kettle Christmas Campaign at the Sam's Club in Harlingen. The Campaign enables The Salvation Army to provide food, toys and clothing to over 6 million people during the Christmas season and helps more than 34 million Americans recovering from all kinds of personal disasters nationwide. Many thanks to the students for contributing their time to this worthwhile project!THANKFUL PAWSStudent Council members represented KEYS Academy at the Humane Society of Harlingen's "Thankful Paws" event on Saturday, November 22nd. Each of the students went above and beyond while volunteering their time to help care for sheltered animals. Great job, students!FEAST OF SHARINGKEYS Academy students put on aprons, hairnets and gloves to volunteer at the annual HEB Feast of Sharing on Friday, November 21st. The volunteers, which included Student Council members, ACP, and UCP students, helped set tables, served food and drinks, and even assisted with the clean-up! Thousands attended the event filled with music, entertainment, hot meals, and fellowship. Many thanks to our student volunteers who helped spread the spirit of the holidays by providing a service to their community. Click on the image above to view a picture slideshow.PERFECT ATTENDANCEStudents who had perfect attendance during the first quarter were recognized on Thursday, November 20th. Nicklas DeBrooke was the lucky winner of the drawing for an iPad mini; Rey Torres and Jose Carrera both received runner-up prizes. Congratulations to all of the students for their Perfect Attendance achievement! Keep it up!NOVEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTHLuis Villafana has been selected as KEYS Academy's Student of the Month for November. Luis's favorite subject is math because he likes "working with numbers and solving problems that there's only one answer to." Luis is only a few days away from graduation, plans to attend college and hopes to have a business of his own someday. Student of the Month selections are based on the 3As: Academics, Attendance, and Attitude. Congratulations, Luis!PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT DAYParental Involvement Day was celebrated throughout the District on Thursday, November 13th. Parents and guardians were invited to visit their child's school to sign the "Parental Involvement Pledge" confirming their commitment to their child's education. Research shows that parental involvement is considered to be the key to a child's educational success. We would like to thank the parents who came to join us at KEYS Academy to sign the pledge and commit to their child's education. THANK YOU!VETERANS DAY CELEBRATIONKEYS Academy's students and staff came together on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to honor the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Special thanks to the Student Council and their sponsor, Mrs. Guerra, who helped make this event possible. Please enjoy the slideshow above of veterans who are teachers, former students, or family members of KEYS Academy students and staff. We appreciate your service to our country.
"HALL" - O - WEEN STROLL Children from the Garden Daycare at KEYS Academy took their annual trick-or-treating "HALL"-O-WEEN stroll down the hallways on October 31st. KEYS students lined the hallways and greeted the little ones with smiles and treats. Everyone had a "SPOOK"-TACULAR time!!!OCTOBER STUDENT OF THE MONTHAbel Meza was selected as KEYS Academy's Student of the Month for October. Abel's favorite subject is art because of his love for drawing. He is a very creative individual and can make his drawings "come to life." Abel's plans are to attend college to obtain degrees in Culinary Arts, Business, and Auto Body Collision so that he can one day own a restaurant and mechanic shop. Sounds like a great plan, Abel! Student of the Month selections are based on the 3As: Academics, Attendance, and Attitude. Congratulations, Abel!