The Texas Education Agency announced recently, that more than 400 schools statewide achieved a Met Standard rating in the 2016 state accountability reports and also earned all distinction designations applicable to their individual school. PSJA ISD congratulated five of its campuses for being part of this select group: Austin Middle School, Sorensen Elementary, Escobar Elementary, Livas Elementary and Dr. Long Elementary.
Adrian J. Rivera, a 2016 graduate of PSJA North Early College High School and current freshman at Yale University, was awarded the John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship by the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators and State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa.
More than 800 middle school Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD students took the College for Every Student Pledge during the 2nd Annual kickoff event held Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the PSJA ISD Auditorium.
Four Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Water Polo Club members recently participated in the first phase of the USA Olympic Development Program Camp (USA ODP) at Palo Alto College in San Antonio on Sept. 17. They will be evaluated in the upcoming months in hopes of joining the USA Water Polo Zone Team.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD a $211,213 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the school district purchase and install equipment to provide students with training to prepare for careers as emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The official check presentation was held Oct. 17, at the PSJA Southwest Early College High School library.
Sergio G. Barrera, a PSJA High School Class of 2010 alumnus and current doctoral student at the University of Michigan, encouraged students and parents in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) to take advantage of the district’s Dual Language Enrichment Program as he visited his former school Liberty Middle School in Pharr on Oct. 13.