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Articles from December 2015

High School Interns Get a Head Start

Offering students “real-world” challenges (while still in high school) makes secondary education a lot more meaningful for today’s youth. At La Joya ISD, students interested in a career in broadcast journalism are given a chance of becoming student …

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Changing Perspectives

The Academies at La Joya ISD have already begun transforming the secondary education experience at each of the high schools. Each week, presenters have been invited to speak to the first-year academy students about their careers and opportunities …

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Success at Inaugural LJISD Back to School Bash

With the beginning of every school year, people everywhere scramble to prepare for that first day of school. For many families though, this time of year simply means struggling to find the money or resources to provide for …

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Operation Lone Star Returns to South Texas

Once a year (and for an entire week) the Texas State Guard, Texas Department of Human Services, and hundreds of local service groups and volunteers, joined forces to bring free medical services to communities in our region. This annual opportunity, known as Operation …

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La Joya ISD Superintendent Earns Coveted Honor

The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has named La Joya ISD’s, Dr. Alda T. Benavides, as the recipient of the 2015 Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award for Region 1. “The SOTY program recognizes exemplary superintendents for their strong leadership skills, dedication …

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When Math Makes Summer Fun

The Math Department at La Joya ISD has been busy this summer offering meaningful camps and classes to students of all ages. The summer Math Enhancement Program is a new initiative designed to build confidence and skills in mathematics for students in …

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Discovering Our School District’s Past

La Joya ISD’s Migrant and Social Studies departments teamed up this summer and gathered elementary migrant students to enhance their knowledge of the district’s rich history. While making the connection with social studies TEKS, activities entailed a tour of the central administration building, …

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Migrant Students Take Advantage of Summer Camp

School is out and summer is upon us, but that doesn’t mean that learning stops for students at La Joya ISD. The Migrant Department, in conjunction with the College 1st Program, offered students the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities that revolve around …

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