Posted Date: 02/27/2020
On Tuesday February 26, 2020, The Elementary Education Department held its 4thAnnual La Joya I.S.D. Family NASA Night: Exploring Earth and Space at the Palmview High School Gymnasium from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. The event was opened to the La Joya ISD community and showcased all 23 elementary schools from La Joya I.S.D. Additionally, community partners, The Rocket Launchers from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Dr. Wendy Williams from South Texas College, partnered up with the Elementary Education Department to provide S.T.E.M-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning opportunities for elementary students.
Palmview High School students also shared their learning with their younger elementary peers. This annual event is one of many opportunities La Joya ISD provides to its community in an effort to continuously foster S.T.E.M.-based learning experiences for its students. “Once again our teachers and staff, and even Palmview High School students, did an amazing job in planning, coordinating and following through with great age-appropriate activities for our great kids,” said Mr. Alejandro Carranza, La Joya ISD’s Elementary Science Coordinator. “This is an annual event that continues to grow because the interest is there. Our job, as an educator-community is to foster that interest. We have great teachers, administrators, and most importantly awesome students that embrace each opportunity provided to them,” Carranza added.
The event promised and delivered a night filled with fun and learning, and it did just that. Mr. Alejandro Carranza encourages parents and students to take advantage of innovative learning opportunities and educational choices La Joya ISD provides. “I want to encourage parent to stay tune to the 2021 5thAnnual La Joya I.S.D. Family NASA Night. Equally important, I encourage them to seek the best learning opportunity the district has to offer for their children because we are a district that provides an array of choices” stated Carranza. Currently, La Joya ISD has 4STEAM, 4 STEM, 2 Fine Arts, 4 Technology, 1 Media Arts & Communication and 2 Leadership desiganted compus and growing.