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.
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.
We are grateful for the knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring Seguin ISD Principals who lead our schools! Thank you for all you do!