Briesemeister Middle School faculty, staff and students celebrated Unity Day on Oct. 19 by wearing orange and showing that they are collectively against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
The Seguin ISD Open Chess Tournament was held Oct. 17 at Koennecke Elementary. First through sixth place finishers (front l-r) were Benjamin Rodriguez, Raymond Saldana, Gracyn George, Jadyn Drury, Ian Crume and Jadelynn Barrientos. Additional participants (back l-r) were Aedus Tobias, Conner Kopplin, Gibson Douglas, Matthew Koehler, Ryker Riley, and Kyra Casey. Gifted and Talented Teacher Dawn Krause oversees the Seguin ISD Chess program.
Eighth grade students from a Barnes Middle School Career and College Readiness class took a field trip to the Caterpillar plant on Oct. 13. Teacher Monica Dozier said that the students--all female--are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). During the visit they received information from women in the field and also toured the plant.
On Oct. 12, students and families from McQueeney Elementary School participated in the Kayaking for Kindness event on the Guadalupe River. Principal Yomeida Guerra reports that turnout was fantastic as her staff promoted parental involvement, physical fitness and acts of kindness and positive behavior.
The Matador Band competed at the USBands Yamaha Cup Marching Contest held in Converse on Oct. 15. The contest is unique because bands compete by band size, not school size.
In the Class V Open Preliminary round, the Matador Band placed second and won Best Percussion and Best Music.
Out of 32 bands, the Matadors were one of 14 that advanced to finals competition to compete for the grand prize. In the finals, the Matador Band placed third overall and was the highest placing 5A band in Music, Visual, Percussion and Colorguard.
The last full marching band contest of the year is Saturday, Oct. 22 at NEISD Heroes Stadium in San Antonio. The community is invited to support the band during their 3 p.m. performance.
Matadors set their sights on the SHS Homecoming game against Marble Falls on Fri. Oct. 21 7:30pm Matador Stadium.
Mercer-Blumberg Learning Center recognized four new graduates on Oct. 14. Earning a diploma was Luis Rosas, Devyn Wright, Summer Conaway and Todd Morin. Superintendent Roane was on hand to congratulate the graduates. Thanks to all of the parents, family members and MBLC students who helped make the graduation walk and awards ceremony a success.
Seguin ISD staff, board members and the Seguin Education Foundation collectively formed the Welcome Wagon on Oct. 14. The group went to schools to provide new employees with a hearty welcome to Seguin, a goodie bag and $50 to be used in the classroom. Special thanks to Seguin Education Foundation for providing the $50 gift and to the Seguin ISD board members who participated.
Students from Seguin High School's Advanced Construction courses are installing new plant boxes at Ball Early Childhood Center. They built and stained the boxes in the shop and installed them on Oct. 14. Kurt Griewahn serves as
construction technology instructor at Seguin High School.
Linda Duncan from KWED 1580AM interviewed students from SHS Student Council for the Wingstop Halftime Show. Be sure to tune in to KWED or online at www.seguintoday.com during the Matador Football game.
At Rodriguez Elemenary, Mr. Rodriguez's fifth grade students participated in a collaborative, interactive lab to measure the mass of different objects using the triple beam balance. The students utilized personal science journals to record their notes, observations and analyze data after testing their predictions during the lesson on the physical properties of matter.
Oct. 12 is Texas Education Human Resources Day. Superintendent Roane presented a resolution recognizing Seguin ISD Human Resources staff for their professionalism and dedication to the education of our community's children.
We are grateful for the knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring Seguin ISD Principals who lead our schools! Thank you for all you do!