Malayna Medina, a PreK 4 student at Ball Early Childhood Center, received the elementary Superintendent's Student of the Month Award from Dr. Gutierrez during the Nov. 16 school board meeting. Her teacher, Alissa Rangel, notes that Malayna is a great role model for her classmates. She has a positive attitude, shows initiative, and displays good citizenship. She works hard and often takes on a leadership role in the classroom. When she is not working independently she is encouraging her classmates and working with friends who need extra assistance. Malayna received a yard sign and bumper stickers for her achievement. Her mother is Melissa Madla.
Briesemeister Middle School seventh grade student Josue Parra received the middle school Superintendent's Student of the Month Award from Dr. Gutierrez during the Nov. 16 school board meeting. According to his teachers, he believes in himself and expects his best in everything he does. He is committed to academics, supportive of his peers, gracious, and all around positive. Most importantly, he often encourages students in his classes and activities to do their best. He enters each class with a smile and is ready to work. He is active in fine arts and is ready to meet the challenge of every assignment that comes his way. Josue received a yard sign and bumper stickers for his achievement. His parents are Krystal and Josue Parra.
Deana Henk, veteran administrator with Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, is the recipient of the November 2021 Superintendent's Apple Award presented by Dr. Gutierrez during the Nov. 16 school board meeting. Deana works closely with hospital and medical staff on a variety of issues, including helping providers with COVID issues. For the past 21 months, she has been instrumental in providing guidance and support to Seguin ISD to help maximize COVID safety protocols in our schools, buses and district buildings. Deana is also the proud parent of a Seguin ISD student!
Audrey Davila, Seguin High School senior, received the high school Superintendent's Student of the Month Award from Dr. Gutierrez during the Nov. 16 school board meeting. She is currently ranked in the top 15% of her class. When Audrey is not absorbed in her rigorous studies, which involves primarily Dual Credit and AP courses, she exhibits her leadership as captain of the award winning Seguin High School Cheer squad. She is also active in the Seguin High School chapter of Health Occupations Students of America. Her teachers and coaches all agree that Audrey’s attitude makes every day a great day to be a Matador! Audrey received a yard sign and bumper stickers for her achievement. Her parents are Carmen and Edward Davila.
Ball Early Childhood students and families came out in droves to make the recent Reading Night a success! Congratulations to the students who won books as part of the raffle. #1Heart1Seguin
Cutline: Seguin ISD community members recently donated their time on a Friday and Saturday to assist with the creation of a new strategic plan for the district. Opportunities like these abound for business, industry and community organizations interested in supporting schools or the district through the Adopt-a-School/Adopt-the-District program.
Troy Falgout, Seguin High School senior, received the elementary Superintendent's Student of the Month Award from Dr. Gutierrez during the Oct. 26 school board meeting. He is currently ranked in the Top 10% of his class. When Troy is not absorbed in his rigorous studies, which involve primarily all dual credit courses and making the all "A" honor roll, he is serving as the captain and quarterback for the Seguin High School Varsity Football team. As a student and an athlete, he is a leader and a role model. His teachers and coaches all agree that Troy's attitude makes every day a great day to be a Matador! Troy received a yard sign and bumper stickers for his achievement. His parents are Robert & Sandy Falgout.
Eliana Pesina, a first grade student at Patlan Elementary School, received the elementary Superintendent's Student of the Month Award from Dr. Gutierrez during the Oct. 26 school board meeting. Her teacher, Suzanne Rodriguez, is very proud of Eliana for always doing her best each day. Eliana serves as a prime example of a student who sticks to the Patlan Pledge and exemplifies it. She works hard and never gives up! Eliana received a yard sign and bumper stickers for her achievement. Her parents are Jesus & Veronica Pesina.
Each month the Superintendent's Teacher Communication Council (TCC) meets to provide feedback to Dr. Gutierrez and receive information on programs, initiatives and other pertinent news from the district. The council is composed of educator representatives from each campus. For years, and this year is no exception, TCC will be instrumental in the creation of a student-focused instructional calendar for the 2022-23 school year.
Michelle Avalos, Seguin High School flexible school day coordinator and student council advisor, is the recipient of the October 2021 Superintendent's Apple Award presented by Dr. Gutierrez during the Oct. 26 school board meeting. Michelle is the consummate team player due to her willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of her students and staff on the Seguin High School campus. For the past couple of years, she has helped facilitate the dream of completing high school for many of our most at-risk students in our Flexible School Day program. Her students claim that she never gives up on them and that her support is the reason they graduate from high school. When she is not busy making sure Flexible School Day students graduate, she is building school spirit through her work as Student Council Sponsor. She tells Dr. Esquivel that she is involved with student groups because she wants our students to have amazing experiences at Seguin High School. The students, teachers, and staff of Seguin High School know that Michelle is one of the reasons why it’s always a great day to be a Matador!
Barnes Middle School eighth grade student Jacob Plasencia received the middle school Superintendent's Student of the Month Award from Dr. Gutierrez during the Oct. 26 school board meeting. Jacob’s teachers report that he goes above and beyond for his school and is an amazing student. As a first period office aide, one of his tasks is to provide tours to new students. He does this job with skill and grace, making his new colleagues feel comfortable and welcome, often eating lunch with them, and ensuring their smooth transition into their new school. He is a great listener and is extremely empathetic, which helps him in his role as an ambassador for Barnes. Jacob received a yard sign and bumper stickers for his achievement. His parents are Mercedes Rodriguez and Jose Gonzalez.
The annual Seguin ISD New Teacher Welcome Wagon took place on Oct. 15, with members of the Human Resources Department, the Seguin Education Foundation (SEF) and Seguin ISD School Board delivering welcome bags to our new teachers. Each bag contained a crisp, new $50 bill for each teacher courtesy of SEF!
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