Campus Highlights


    Fifth Grade Good Citizen of the Month
    (Sponsored by Fairway Mortgage)

    Student of the Month
    - OCTOBER -
    Miguel Gutierrez


    Student of the Month


    Alexa Encinia

    Student of the Month
    Jorge Alvarez


    Student of the Month
    - JANUARY -
    Victoria Abundiz

     Student of the Month
     Student of the Month
     - MARCH-
     Stuart Place Elementary - 1st Place Harlingen Proud Phone Book recycling contest.Phone books  
    Congratulations to Stuart Place Elementary for earning first place in the Harlingen Proud
    Phone Book Recycling contest.  Shown are the top phone book collectors with Mrs. Elledge
    (4th grade teacher and campus organizer), Principal Lara, Assistant Principal Burbach, and Harlingen Proud representative
    Nick Consiglio.  Through the efforts of the students and community, Stuart Place was awarded a check for $300.  Thank you to all the Thunderbirds who contributed to the phone book drive. (25April2014)
    On Friday, April 25, 2014, Stuart Place Elementary PTA donated 16 new Dell laptops to the Thunderbird Library.
    In addition to the laptops, PTA purchased $6,000 worth of Accelerated Reader (AR) books.  Earlier in the year PTA
    purchased new canopies for the playground area.
    Thank you PTA for all that you for our Thunderbirds!
     PTA DonationsPTA2014
    2013-2014 PTA President Vento are Principal Lara and Assistant Principal Burbach.
    Shown are VP Reza, Treasurer Garcia, Secretary Marez, Parlimentarian Watson, and Historian Alvarado.
    Kids Care Club
    Kids Care Club give back
    On Thursday, April 17th, members of the Kids Care Club sang songs to members of the Veranda Nursing Home.
    Students and members also had a wonderful time playing board games.

    American Military Support
    "Love Our Troops Campaign"


     Thank you to the students, staff, and community for your contributions to AMS.  This non-profit organization sends care packages to Rio Grande Valley military men and women serving overseas.  They also provide coffee and snacks two times a week at the Harlingen VA Clinic.

    Mrs. Matamoros, Love Our Troops coordinator and Principal Lara receive a thank you plaque from AMS Board Member Mrs. Emma Alvarado. (3-21-2014)


    Miss Moreno's first grade class collected the most monetary donations.  They earned a class trophy and patriotic caps.


    Mrs. Elledge's fourth grade class placed 2nd and earned a class trophy and USA dog tags.


    Mrs. O'Donohue's second grade class placed 3rd and earned a class trophy and patriotic wrist bands.

    Harlingen City-Wide PTA Reflection Awardees

    Primary Visual Arts
    Award of Excellence...... Ruth Nieto.... 2nd grade... Believe, Dream, Inspire
    Honorable Mention....Jaylynn Sanchez..2nd grade.. Dreaming of a Blue Bird

    Primary Literature
    Award of Excellence........... Ruth Nieto.....2nd grade... I Believe in my family

    Intermediate Literature (Grade 3,4,5)
    Award of Merit.......... Patricia Garza............... Inspired to teach... 4th grade
    Honorable Mention... Anjanette Aguado... My gymnastics team... 4th grade
    Honorable Mention........ Celinda Burbach....... Celinda's dream.... 4th grade

    Intermediate Film Production (Grade 3,4,5)
    Award of Merit........ Brianna Galarza...... Friends forever... 4th grade
    Award of Merit.... Jasmine Ortiz.... Bother and sister love... 4th grade
    Winners were announced at the City-wide PTA  Meeting held at the Performance Arts Center on February 10, 2014 @ 6:30pm.  Congratulations to our mighty Thunderbirds!
     GiveDogABone  GIVE A DOG A BONE (Jan 27-31, 2014)

     Chandra Phillips, Harlingen Humane Society BoardMember, accepted a $1,300 check from the annualGive a Dog a Bone fundraiser.  The Kids Care Club students helped to promote theevent. (photo Ms. Luna)


    Stuart Place Elementary placed 2nd Place overall in Large School Division.

    The competition was held at Memorial Middle School in Harlingen on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
     Elementary UIL Academic Team 2014
    UIL Team 2014
     Mrs. Salazar - Music MemorySalazar
    Thank you to all the coaches and students for your time and energy to prepare for the event.

     Mrs. Elledge - Spellingelledge

    1st Place - Kaitlyn
    2nd place - Austin
    5th place - Kylie



     Dr. Sandra Nieto, former Assistant Principal at Stuart Place Elementary was hired at TSTC in Harlingen as the Vice President of College Readiness and Advancement.  Her first day at TSTC began on Monday, February 3, 2014.


    Click link to read entire Valley Morning Star article.




    The mission of the College Readiness and Advancement Division is to increase TSTC’s partnerships and collaboration with schools, community-based organizations, local workforce and government agencies to ensure students are college-ready.

    The College Readiness and Advancement Division has more than 20 outreach programs that secure grant money from the local, state and federal government every year.

    Some of the initiatives include the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Texas Pre Engineering Program (TexPREP) and the Migrant Academic Achievement Residential Summer Program (MAARS).


    - Mrs. Janie Guetzow -
     4th Grade Teacher
    Click link to read article by HSCISD (Photo HCISD)



    PTA Reflection Contest
    Stuart PlaceElementary students advance to City-level competition
    *Visual Arts
    *Film Production

    These are the results from the
    PTA Reflections Program for
    Stuart Place Elementary.
    The winners entries showed so much creativity and imagination.
    Thank you students for sharing your talents!
    We wish all our participantsgood luck at the City level.

    Primary grade level
    1st Place.....Ruth Nieto
    2nd Place....Cora White
    3rd Place....Kyra Riebeling
    4th Place....Yezenia Perez
    5th Place....Aaron Gamboa
    6th Place....Sophia Simha

    Intermediate Level

    1st Place…….Mia Olivarez

    2nd Place……Patricia Garza

    3rd Place……..Celinda Burbach

    4th Place……..Anjanette Aguado

    5th Place……..AlexisMorrisey

    6th Place……..Lucas Gonzalez
    Visual Arts -
    Primary grade level

    1st Place……..Cort Orgera

    2nd Place…….RuthNieto

    3rd Place…….Jaylynn Sanchez

    4th Place…….AdriannaRodriguez

    Visual Arts - colors
    Intermediate grade

    1st Place……..JorgeAlvarez

    2nd Place…….DevinCortinas

    3rd Place……..AlyssaDavila

    4th Place……..MiaOlivarez

    5th Place……..IsabellaFletcher

    Film Production

    1st Place……BriannaGalarza

    2nd Place…..Jasmine Ortiz


    1st Place…….Anjanette Aguado


    New Principal

    New Principal