ESC14 Hosting BlockFest for Kids 8 Months to 8 Years

Region 14 is hosting a BlockFest on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Region 14 in our Nolan Room.  This is a FREE event for families with children from 8 months to 8 years of age.  The best part is that parents and children participate together! There will be several bilingual workers at the event, so we want ELL families to feel welcome and join us! 

Sweetwater High School FCCLA Students Host Blood Drive

On March 27th Sweetwater High Schools' FCCLA chapter hosted their second blood drive of the year. It gives students and staff members the opportunity to participate and give back to others. FCCLA will continue to host our semi-annual blood drive, and continue to encourage student and community involvement.
 
"We think the blood drives are important because you really can save a life. Those people who have been in an accident and lost blood depend on donors to help them survive. We will continue to encourage our student body to donate and help save lives." Payton Moore- FCCLA Member, STAR Event Competitor 

Heather Holsey Named Southeast STAR of the Week

Southeast Elementary Principal Peggy Elliott announced this week that Mrs. Heather Holsey has been named STAR Staff of the week. Mrs. Elliott said, "Mrs. Holsey does an outstanding job serving as the Paraprofessional for the Visually Impaired Paraprofessional at Southeast Elementary."

Southeast PTO Announces Box Top Contest Winners

Southeast Elementary PTO recognized Mrs. Hernandez's Kindergarten class and Mrs. Kidd's 1st grade class for bringing the most box tops recently. The winning classes will have a Bingo party with prizes as a reward. The Southeast PTO rewards classes for bringing Box Tops to school which earn money for the organization.

Mrs. Hernandez's Kindergarten Class

Mrs. Hernandez's Kindergarten Class

Mrs. Kidd's 1st Grade Class

Mrs. Kidd's 1st Grade Class

Amy Cortez Receives Southeast Elementary's STAR Staff Award

School Principal Peggy Elliott just announced that Mrs. Amy Cortez was chosen to be Southeast Elementary's STAR Staff of the week. Mrs Elliot said that, "Mrs. Cortez loves her Kindergarten students and has a superior attitude."

Champions for Kids SIMPLE Giving Program Begins March 22

From March 22 to April 7, Sweetwater community members shopping at Walmart will have a chance to donate oral care items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), and breakfast foods (from April 22 – May 5) to students in the Sweetwater Independent School District as a part of Champions for Kids' SIMPLE Giving program. The Sweetwater Walmart is located at 407 NE Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX 79556.

Additionally, Champions for Kids will provide $10,000 and $1,000 awards to the school districts who collect the most donations from a single Walmart store in each geographic region from March 22 – April 7. This money can go toward providing additional oral care treatment, education, and items in the Sweetwater school district.

If anyone has questions or needs more information, please contact SISD at 325-235-8601.

Sweetwater Intermediate's DI Team Going to State Competition

Sweetwater Intermediate School took four teams of 4th and 5th grade SEEK students to the Destination Imagination Regional Tournament in Lubbock last weekend.  The team participating in the scientific challenge placed third.  The three teams that participated in the structural challenge placed first, second, and third.

The first place team will now compete at the state tournament in Austin. Team members going to State are:  Jackie Arellano, Kimberly Arpin, Ethan Cortez, Danner Foust, and Jazzy Villa.

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