The Sam Houston Elementary chess team won the state co-championship in last weekend's tournament in Dallas, earning a spot in the national chess tournament next month in Nashville, Tenn. The nine-student team included Ingrid Banda, third grade; Joshua Escobedo, third grade; Jacob Fox, second grade; Ernesto Garcia, second grade; Mikayla Garza, third grade; Domynick Jaure, fourth grade; Alex Mejia, second grade; Gabriella Serrano, third grade; and Ashley Young, third grade.
Students at Sam Houston placed 3rd at the Regional Competition for chess. HCISD would like to give a big congrats to all of the students that participated in this event. Sponsor Mr. George Rohrer said " It was a pleasant surprise that in the five short months, the students had to practice and learn chess, that they were able to place third place."
Konnichiwa! Students from Sam Houston, Ben Milam, and Treasure Hills enjoyed a multicultural experience when visiting the Sam Houston library. Librarian, Ana Cavazos, introduced the Japanese culture, by stories written by Allan Say, and creating art projects in observance of Japanese holidays, which were displayed throughout the library.
Written by: Dave Ralph, TSTC communications writerNancy Garcia, an Education & Training graduate from TSTC who did student teaching in second grade at Sam Houston Elementary School in Harlingen en route to a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was selected to attend a summer science, technology, engineering and math institute with NASA in Houston.
The state's largest monetary rewards program for educators named Vanessa Rincones of Sam Houston Elementary a finalist in the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards contest.Rincones, a first grade teacher, was one of 40 finalists selected in Texas. She received a check for $1,000, as well as a surprise visit from H-E-Buddy during a TAKS pep rally Thursday morning. Sam Houston received $1,000 as a result of Rincones recognition.
Pre-kinder and kindergarten students at Sam Houston Elementary gathered in the library earlier this week for free copies of "The Snowy Day," a children's book by Ezra Jack Keats.