District News

  • EPISD breaks ground on MacArthur/Bonham consolidation

    The MacArthur and Bonham communities joined together Wednesday to break ground on the $18.4 million bond project that unites the two campuses in 2021.

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  • No Excuses University honors Lincoln principal

    Congrats to Lincoln Middle principal Haidi Appel who received No Excuses University's highest honor this weekend at its annual conference.

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  • EPISD JROTC Fall Drill shows off cadet talent

    Cadets from every corner of the District participated in the EPISD JROTC Fall Drill Team Competition at Franklin High School earlier this month, showing their impressive skills and commitment to the program.

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  • EPISD earns college readiness award

    EPISD's efforts to get high-school juniors ready for the transition to college were recognized today by the Council of Great City Schools, a consortium of the largest urban school districts in the United States. Students in EPISD now qualify for thousands of dollars in scholarships from the College Board.

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  • The Bard's Horror: Austin and UTEP theater groups stage Shakespeare-theme haunted house

    The public is invited to witness the result of a collaboration between the Austin High School and UTEP theater departments in their staging of “Shakespeare Asylum,” a haunted house that combines acting, stage design lighting and costuming. Perfect for Halloween!

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  • Herrera librarian wins national literacy advocacy award

    After creating one of the first Free Little Libraries in the world, Herrera Elementary librarian Liza Lopez is one of the first recipients of the Todd H. Bol Award for Outstanding Achievement in literacy advocacy. Congratulations!

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  • Wiggs students wear heels to fight domestic violence

    Six Wiggs Middle School students last week joined hundreds of El Paso men in the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event that asks men to raise funds for the fight against domestic violence by marching through Downtown in red high heels.

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  • TMECHS principal is Region 19 top school admin

    TMECHS Principal Barbara Brinkley-Lopez and Franklin Assistant Principal Laron Sharp were named the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Region 19 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year. They will represent the area at the state level. Good luck!

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  • Construction on modernization of Jefferson/Silva begins

    Work on the $32-million modernization of Jefferson/Silva High School officially began on Tuesday after an exciting groundbreaking ceremony. The Bond 2016 project will include the construction of a new three-story building that will connect Jefferson and Silva in a 21st century learning facility.

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  • EPISD Art Space and Gallery opens in Downtown El Paso

    The District’s latest venture to promote fine arts, the EPISD Art Space and Gallery, opened this week in the building that was vacated by the relocation of Raymond Telles Academy. The space on South Campbell Street will be the hub of visual arts in the District.

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  • Jeff/Silva honors breast cancer survivors

    The students, staff and community at Jefferson/Silva High School this week reinforced their commitment to bring awareness to breast cancer research during the annual Pink Foxes Pep Rally.

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  • Young philanthropist donates art kits to MacArthur

    A young New York student traveled to MacArthur to share her passion for art with students from MacArthur Intermediate following the Aug. 3 attacks on El Paso. The art kits she donated will help students pursue their creativity.

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  • New active-learning furniture arrives in EPISD

    More than 50 schools that are not part of the Bond 2016 modernization program this week began receiving new desks, chairs and other furniture designed to meet the 21st century needs of students and teachers. The furniture looks amazing!

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  • TFCU launches High School Spirit Debit Cards

    TFCU account holders can now show off their EPISD high-school spirit and help raise funds for their favorite campus. The credit union on Tuesday launched its High School Spirit Debit Cards program that gives each EPISD high school its own card design and gives them a bi-annual donation depending on usage.

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  • EPISD earns highest fiscal accountability rating in Texas

    EPISD's financial management and reporting systems received the highest rating from the Texas Education Agency. District officials this week announced EPISD's FIRST rating of Superior Achievement is among the highest in Texas.

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  • Rebote bounces into EPISD high schools

    Rebote, or wall ball, is spreading throughout EPISD. Several schools are using the fast-paced sport to give students a healthy outlet and tournaments are credited with increasing attendance at campuses.

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  • Austin, El Paso High JROTC cadets participate in U.S. Army race

    JROTC cadets from two EPISD high schools were the only ones from El Paso to participate in this weekend’s U.S. Army Ten-Miler, one of the largest military runs in the world. Cadets from El Paso High and Austin traveled to Washington to run the race. HOOAH!

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  • Principals named for two EPISD elementary schools

    EPISD Superintendent Juan E. Cabrera today announced the appointment of principals at two district elementary schools. Christina Chapa is the new principal at Paul C. Moreno Elementary School and Michelle Corral is the new principal at Clardy Elementary School.

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  • Irvin student wins 2020 Census writing contest

    Jimena Esqueda, a student at Irvin High School, won the 2020 Census Spoken Word Poetry Contest and read her poem during the opening ceremonies of the U.S. Census office in El Paso this week. Her work focused on the importance of having an accurate count on a community like El Paso. Congratulations!

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  • Pumped Up Kicks: Rotarians provide new shoes for students at 3 EPISD schools

    The Camino Real Rotary Club, with the help of San Antonio lawyer Cesar Ornelas delivered more than 200 pairs of new tennis shoes to students at Aoy, Hart and Lamar elementary schools this week as part of their #ElPasoStrong efforts.

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