District News

  • Para Padres de los estudiantes que participan en Harlingen CISD:

    Bajo la ley Que Ningún Nino Se Quede Atrás (NCLB) de 2001, la agencia local de la educación (local education agency, LEA) o distrito escolar que recibe fondos del Título I, parte A, que no muestre el progreso anual adecuado (Adequate Yearly Progress, AYP) por dos o más años consecutivos en el mismo indicador (lectura, matemáticas, porcentaje de la asistencia, o porcentaje de la graduación) será sujeto a reunir los requisitos de mejora de escuelas (School Improvement Requirements, SIP).

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  • To the Parents of Students attending Harlingen CISD

    Under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, a Title I, Part A-funded local education agency (LEA), or school district, that has not met adequate yearly progress (AYP) for two or more consecutive years in the same indicator (reading, mathematics, attendance rate, or graduation rate) is subject to Title I School Improvement Requirements.

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  • HCISD and the Harlingen community celebrate Texas Parents Day

    Members of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District community gathered at Pendelton Park to celebrate Texas Parents Day 2012 on Aug. 24.The event provided games and refreshments to welcome parents and students to the new school year, and gave parents the unique opportunity to get to know HCISD administration and staff in a family-friendly environment.

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  • HCISD begins a new school year

    The classrooms were filled with excited students as the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District opened its doors for the 2012- 2013 school year on Monday. “Our administrators, faculty and staff came ready today,” said Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores. “ We came ready to welcome back our over 18,000 students into our district, and prepared to help continue them towards a prosperous future and to start our best school year ever at HCISD.”

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  • HCISD kicks-off the new school year

    The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District celebrated the start of a new year with the help of 21st century technology. HCISD hosted its first digitally distributed kick-off celebration on Thursday for half of its 28 campuses, the kick-off will continue throughout Friday for the remaining schools.

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  • Muñiz Pharmacy donates school, nutrition supplies to students

    Families attending Meet the Teacher Day at Treasure Hills Elementary were treated to bags with school and nutritional supplies from Robert and Bobby Muñiz of Muñiz Pharmacy. The backpacks included crayons, markers and other stationary supplies based on grade level supplies lists, said Bobby, a former student at Treasure Hills Elementary.

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  • Marching bands get ready for football and competition

    Braving the hot summer days, the Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South marching bands committed to honing their routines as both programs pursue a state championship, both band directors said.Both campuses have been practicing since the middle of July to be ready for the start of football season this coming week.

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  • HCISD partners with Valley Morning Star

    Valley Morning Star readers will be treated to more stories about Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District students, staff and schools.HCISD is proud to announce its new partnership with the Valley Morning Star, which will include an HCISD page in the publication every Monday.

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  • Person of the week: Lee prepares facilities for the school year

    When you pass or walk in any Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District campus or facility, the work of Ken Lee is displayed. Lee, The Maintenance Director for HCISD, has been with the district for two years and oversees a vast majority of the landscaping and repair requests for the district. His department ensures that the campuses remain presentable for the community.

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  • ACE Coordinator receives state award

    Ace Coordinator Roxana Kozem received state honors when she was named Top Site Coordinator for cycle 6 earlier this month at the Ace Convention in Austin. Kozem, the coordinator for Gutierrez Middle School, was one of two individuals to be awarded from her cycle. A total of six individuals were selected from the state of Texas. The award is given to individuals that display excellent leadership skills; produce innovative ideas for an active program that will draw kids in while making sure their campus activities are meeting grand objectives.

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  • Travis Elementary gathers for seminar

    Administrators and teachers from Travis Elementary School gathered today to begin their three-day seminar entitled “Leader in Me”. The “Leader in Me” initiative is a school-wide model that focuses on an environment of student empowerment, and helps reveal each students optimal potential. By applying the multiple aspects of the model, teachers, students and parents cultivate leadership qualities that help develop the skills students need for success in the 21st century.

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  • Benefit raises $14,000 for the Harlingen Area Education Foundation

    Using style to help support educational programs, Dare 2 Be Different (D2BD) held its 4th annual “Stride with Pride” fashion benefit to raise a total of $14,000 for the Harlingen Area Educational Foundation (HAEF). A total of 227 members of the business, professional and education community attended the black tie event held at The Reese.

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  • Registration brings excitement for new Memorial Middle School

    Registration for the new Memorial Middle School began with much excitement yesterday. Students and teachers will be starting the school year in a completely new campus facility that is to open its doors on August 27.

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  • The welcome continues for new HCISD employees

    The welcome for new teachers to the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District continued at the luncheon for new professionals held at Harlingen High School. The Mayor of Harlingen and members of the school board, administration and chamber of commerce were present to hear speeches of hospitality and predictions of success for the professionals first year in the district. Many of the individuals present were teachers preparing for their first year in the classroom.

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  • Board approves new principals and assistant principals

    The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Cynthia Castillo as the Long Elementary School principal, Luis Garcia as the principal at Sam Houston Elementary, Joy Hoeflinger as the assistant principal for Harlingen High School South and Elizabeth Lopez as the assistant principal at Dishman Elementary during its regular meeting Tuesday night. Castillo served as assistant principal for Long for seven years, and prior as a teacher at Gutierrez Middle School. She holds her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Texas A&M University and a master’s in education administration from the University of Texas-Brownsville.

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  • Harlingen High School South graduate receives international honor

    Faith Castillo was named Leo of the Year By Lions Club International for the 2011-2012 year earlier this month in Kerrville, Texas. Castillo, a recent Harlingen High School South graduate, was one of 20 individuals chosen internationally to receive the award. Recipients are chosen based on merit, leadership skills, community service and outside school activities

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  • HCISD welcomes new teachers to the district

    The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District began its orientation for new teachers to the district today. The teachers were welcomed by presentations given by Administrators and school board members to introduce themselves, and were paired up with a mentor to answer any questions they may have. They were also given social breaks to encourage socializing between their new colleagues. The two-day long event will serve as a great start to a successful school year.

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  • Stuart Place Elementary student honored with state award

    Cara Ingram, a student at Stuart Place Elementary, received a state level Award of Excellence for her Parent-Teacher Association Reflections entry in the category of Literature. A total of 56,000 students entered the competition with 1,700 students advancing to the state level. Ingram was one of 47 fourth grade students to be selected in her category, and the only student to be awarded from the Rio Grande Valley. The Award of Excellence is given to recognize entries that best utilize creativity and incorporation of the year’s theme, which was “Diversity Means…”

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  • Administrators meet to discuss upcoming school year

    Members of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District school board and administration met to kick-off the school year at its yearly administration meeting. Administration discussed the district's plan of transformation with presentations on the new ventures for fall. The opening of the new Memorial Middle School and the Dual Language Academy were mentioned along with the introduction of the Digital Classrooms program. These initiatives were implemented with the goal to benefit students in their higher education and career endeavors.

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  • Board, community celebrate ground breaking ceremonies at Ninth Grade Academy

    A year away from its scheduled opening, members of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District school board, administration and community celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ninth Grade Academy. The campus will open August 2013 and service students who are currently in eighth grade. The campus, 1701 Lozano Road, will hold between 1,200 and 1,300 students. Voters approved the new facility in May 2010 as part of the $98.6 million bond initiative.

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  • Summer Reading Program hosts celebration to reward participants

    The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Summer Reading Program marked its completion with a celebration to recognize students that participated in the program. Out of a total of 79 participants, three students were awarded with Kindle Fires in appreciation of the number of hours they read. The recipients were Alexander Castillo from Lamar Elementary, Grant Burbach from Gutierrez Middle School and Amanda Medina from Harlingen High School South.

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  • Harlingen football coaches discuss upcoming season

    Harlingen High School South football coach Lanny Wilson and Harlingen High School football coach Manny Gomez served as guest speakers for the Harlingen Rotary Club during its weekly meeting. The coaches discussed their expectations for their season, and a plan of action to be successful. Each presented a methodology that differed from each other, but were in consensus on a single matter.

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  • Schools raise $27,349 for cancer research

    Coming together to support a great cause, 13 Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District schools raised a total of $27,349 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society last school year.The schools participated in Pennies for Patients, which is an organization that since 1994 has collected money to fund cancer research through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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  • HCISD wins 3 Valley Morning Star Readers' Choice Awards

    Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District swept the Valley Morning Star Readers' Choice Awards earning the best school awards for best high school, middle school and elementary school.Harlingen High School South, Coakley Middle School and Treasure Hills Elementary School all received awards, which were based on voting by VMS readers.

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  • Board approves new Coakley principal, other administrators and professional staff

    The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Pedro Sanchez as the new Coakley Middle School principal, Adriana Arellano as the assistant principal at Bowie Elementary School, Maria Teresa Martinez as the Director for Payroll Accounting and Maritza Gallaga as the Writer/Videographer during a special meeting Tuesday night.

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