This week’s Heritage Staff Spotlight is one of our amazing Special Education Paraprofessionals, Mrs. Leticia Rodriguez. She joined us from another campus a few weeks into the school year, but has made her presence known. She is a quiet, gentle addition to our campus. Mrs. Rodriguez has excellent attendance and is very dedicated to her students. Because she has worked hard building relationships with them, they respect her and follow her lead. Fellow staff members also enjoy working with Mrs. Rodriguez because of her easy going attitude and teamwork mentality. Thank you for all your hard work and congratulations!
Cardinal Spotlight 2/27/2023
The Heritage Staff Spotlight this week is our Science Lab Paraprofessional, Jasper Gonzales. Mrs. Gonzales is a new employee to the district, but not new in any sense of the word. She has been involved at Heritage for many years as the leader of our PTO. We are so happy to have her join our team full time this year. She works hard to maintain an organized Science Lab and assists with the classes that come through for labs. Mrs. Gonzales also helps out in one of the 5th grade classrooms with small group instruction. Students are happy to be greeted with her smile in the mornings and as they leave in the afternoons. Congratulations on being our employee spotlight for the week! We are fortunate to have this wonderful employee as part of our team!
Read Across America Week
Join us for a fun Dr. Seuss inspired Spirit Week!
Read Across America Week-English
Overnight Field Trip for Some Lucky 5th Graders
On February 9 some of our 5th grade students joined other Southside students for a Science Field Trip to Baumberger Ranch Nature Preserve in Johnson City, Texas. The program is called the Natural Conservation Experience. The purpose of the program is to give students a hands on experience to learn about preserving nature, understand ecosystems, learn about the geographic timeline, and how sedimentary rocks are formed. In the Ecology classroom students learned about different soil types and their ability to retain water and effectiveness. Other things students experienced were how to measure the health of a pond ecosystem, astronomy, the Edwards Aquifer and limestone, natural springs, fossil collecting, and skulls. They even played a game called “Oh dear, oh dear”, a habitat game. For more pictures, visit our Heritage Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SISDHeritageElem
Family Valentine’s Dinner & Dance
We have hired a DJ and are preparing the menu for our Valentine’s Dinner & Dance. This is a family event on Thursday, Feb. 9. Please get your tickets now so we are sure to prepare enough food. Students should have brought home this pink form. If not, please send your money with a note and we’ll take care of the rest. UPDATE: Students in Elementary or younger will eat and dance for free. Middle School and High School will be $10.
Cardinal Spotlight 1/30/2023
Our Staff Cardinal Spotlight this week is Edward Anthony Gomez. Mr. Gomez is the new Instructional Coach for Heritage. Mr. Gomez was a 3rd grade teacher at Gallardo prior to joining the Heritage team in January. Mr. Gomez hit the ground running on his first day at Heritage. He has a passion for helping others be successful. He truly has a servant leadership mindset. Mr. Gomez has done incredible work in the short time he has been here. Thank you for joining our team and making a difference.
|Ashley E. Martinez is a respectful and diligent 5th grade student at Heritage. Observant and cooperative, her favorite thing to do is learn. She especially enjoys Math, her favorite subject. At home, she also enjoys jumping on the trampoline. As a 5th grader, Ashley is most looking forward to being on the same campus with her older sister. However, she will miss her Heritage teachers. We will miss her, too!|