District News

  • EPISD Student Spotlight: Chris DiDonna, El Paso High

    In this edition of the EPISD Student Spotlight we speak with El Paso High senior Chris DiDonna, a pilot in training who took to the skies for an inventive way to ask his girlfriend to the homecoming dance.

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  • Department of Defense grant helps expand strength and conditioning program in EPISD

    A $1.5-million Department of Defense Education Activity grant will help expand the popular Raise Up the Bar strength and conditioning program from the three middle schools offering it today to 15 more military-connected campuses.

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  • EPISD Student Spotlight: Irving Henry Benoit, Silva Health Magnet

    In this edition of the EPISD Student Spotlight we speak with Silva Health Magnet High School's Irving Henry Benoit, a senior pharmacology student who recently was selected to the pre-selection squad for the Mexican national hockey team.

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  • EPISD expands Community Schools program to Jefferson feeder pattern

    EPISD's Community Schools Program, an innovative system that aims to bring educational and public services to students and their families, has expanded to campuses in the Jefferson feeder pattern. The program began in the Bowie feeder pattern and has proven successful at increasing participation among students and their families.

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  • University of Texas System Chancellor’s Centurions recognizes 10 EPISD teachers

    The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Centurions awarded 10 EPISD teachers with a $500 gift card to Office Depot for classroom supplies this week. The teachers are among 40 other educators receiving the Educator’s Torch Award in El Paso.

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  • EPISD is Best of El Paso

    El Pasoans voted, and EPISD is clearly among the Best of El Paso according to El Paso Inc. EPISD placed in 12 education categories.

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  • State gives EPISD highest financial rating

    The District on Tuesday announced that it received a rating of Superior Achievement on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for the 2020 fiscal year. This is the 18th year the District has earned the highest rating given by the state to school districts.

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  • New mural at Guillen track honors Bowie grad who ran in the Olympics

    Javier Montez, one of El Paso's first Olympians who participated in the 1952 Helsinki Games, was honored on Tuesday with a mural at Guillen Middle School. The Bowie graduate and state track champion will welcome athletes to his beloved Segundo Barrio.

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  • Open Houses give insight into EPISD High School Option Programs

    EPISD's high-school magnet and specialty programs will have open houses starting this month to help El Paso County eighth-graders gather information about which high school they want to attend starting next school year. Check out all the amazing programs EPISD has to offer!

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  • EPISD Student Spotlight: Christian Lomarquez, Coronado High

    In this edition of the EPISD Student Spotlight we continue our conversations with EPISD's five 2021 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Today, we talk with Coronado High senior Christian Lomarquez, who has spent his entire high school career preparing for college by taking IB and AP courses.

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  • Guillen soccer standout earns spot with El Paso Locomotive U15 Team

    Guillen Middle and Segundo Barrio Futbol Club standout Alex Galindo is already a star soccer player among his peers. Now, he’s taking his skills to the next level this year, having earned a spot on the Locomotive FC under 15 team.

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  • EPISD marching bands earn top marks

    EPISD marching bands performed at amazing levels with Andress, Burges, Chapin, Coronado, El Paso High, Franklin, Irvin and Jefferson/Silva high schools receiving Division 1 at the regional UIL marching competition – the highest rating given. These bands now qualify to march and compete in the UIL Area Marching Contest.

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  • EPISD Student Spotlight: Minseo Kim, Coronado High

    In this edition of the EPISD Student Spotlight we continue our conversations with EPISD's five 2021 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Today, we talk with Coronado High senior Minseo Kim, a math and physics whiz who also is a student athlete and cellist with a near-perfect SAT score.

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  • EPISD FAFSA Nights

    Experts will help graduating seniors and their parents fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, that is a new requirement for graduation in Texas.

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  • More than 8,000 students participate in high impact tutoring

    More than 8,000 EPISD students took advantage of the fall intersession’s high-impact tutoring program, which began today and runs through Friday.

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  • Mask mandate update in EPISD

    At its meeting on October 4, 2021, the Board of Trustees voted to suspend the district’s current mask mandate and continue to follow Local Health Authority Orders, to the extent they are in effect.

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  • Richardson Middle earns Purple Star for service to military families

    Richardson Middle joined nine other EPISD schools in receiving the designation of Purple Star Campus from the Texas Education Agency in recognition to their commitment and service to military students and their families. EPISD is a proud partner with Fort Bliss and the military-connected families that form part of our District.

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  • EPISD Student Spotlight: Samuel Licón Kligman

    In this edition of the EPISD Student Spotlight we continue our conversations with EPISD's five 2021 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Today, we talk with Coronado High senior Samuel L. Kligman, a nationally-recognized debater whose social justice beliefs have lead him to form organizations designed to help others.

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  • Burges ribbon cutting celebrates new Bond upgrades

    Burges students, alumni, faculty and even a slew of former principals came together on Friday to officially open the EPISD Bond transformation of the 66-year-old school into a state-of-the-art modern campus.

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  • EPISD names new principals at Burges, Richardson & Guillen

    EPISD this week announced the appointment of new principals to take the helm at Burges High School and Nolan Richardson and Guillen middle schools. Interim Superintendent Vince Sheffield said the appointment of Jason Yturralde at Burges, Christine Miles at Richardson and Maribel Ruiz at Guillen.

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