Congratulations to the Matadors for their 66-21 district and homecoming win against Marble Falls on Friday night. The Matadors travel Oct. 28 to face the Antlers of Kerrville Tivy. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Tenth grade Early College High School students in the Career Ready pathway had the opportunity to attend the St. Philip's College (SPC) Southwest Campus annual Monster Tech Fest. This festival allows students to participate in hands-on activities related to the programs and certificates offered at the SPC Southwest Campus. The students participated in activities such as a simulated welding demo, an automotive collision virtual sprayer demo, and a tour of the manufacturing technology lab.
Seguin High School is sending six students to All-Region Choir including, from second left, Charlotte De Leon and Chris Incocencio performing in Mixed Choir. Additionally, Cassidy Simmons, Danielle Croll and Julia Montgomery, along with Ginger Bowles (not pictured), earned All-Region Treble Choir honors. Seguin High School Choir Director Leo Garcia, far left and Superintendent Stetson Roane, far right, were on hand for the photo.
Seguin High School seniors gathered for the traditional Burning of the M during the Homecoming Pep Rally on Oct. 20. The event capped an evening of Matador spirit and comradery that started with the annual Homecoming Parade. Support Seguin High School as the Matadors host Marble Falls at Matador Stadium Oct. 21!
Seguin ISD bus drivers have a tremendous responsibility to safely transport students across the district's 365 square miles day in and day out. In honor of National School Bus Safety Month, Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union generously donated breakfast tacos for bus driver and other members of the Seguin ISD Transportation Team. Thank you Randolph Brooks and thank you Transportation!
Congratulations to Brianna Steans for advancing to Regionals in Cross Country. The Regional meet will be held Oct. 29 at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Brianna is a member of the Matador Varsity Girls Cross Country Team and a freshman at Seguin High School. She is coached by Marisela Galeana, head Coach and Guy Nowlin, assistant coach.
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.
We are grateful for the knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring Seguin ISD Principals who lead our schools! Thank you for all you do!