The Transportation Department at Southside ISD always views safety for our students as their number one priority. That’s why Transportation Director, Jesse Berlanda and Bus Driver Trainer, Corina Speer took a trip to Menchaca Early Childhood Center (MECC) to give a “Bus Safety” presentation to all PK3, PK4, and Kinder students. Students were able to learn about bus safety, emergency exits, and even did a practice evacuation. Students were able to board school buses to practice expectations on the bus: how to sit in the seats, buckling and unbuckling seat belts, voice levels, and more. The drivers, who are all trained in bus evacuation practices, showed the students how each exit can be opened and explained the importance of staying calm and following directions in the event of an emergency. “Of course, we hope our students never have to put any of those skills into practice, but it was a great experience for students who are usually car riders and have never been on the bus before,” said Brittany Vincent, Instructional Coach at MECC.
An initiative of both the Superintendent and the Southside ISD Education Foundation (SEF) is an incentive to honor outgoing students from each campus. This initiative has become a tradition for students, and they will each receive a computer as recognition for this academic achievement. The computers are purchased through fundraising efforts by SEF. Academic growth has been evident across all spectrums at SISD since this initiative was started.
During the May board meeting, Southside ISD recognized these students and gave them their new computers. Congratulations to each of these students for their continued hard work and dedication!
Menchaca ECC Top Students: Aubrey Rubio & Ivy Miller
Gallardo Elementary Top Students: George Villarreal & Sebastian Rosales
Pearce Elementary Top Students: Beau Payton & Jeremiah Verdin
Heritage Elementary Top Students: Jorge Hernandez & Yareli Nunez
Freedom Elementary Top Students: Haylee Faz & Makayla Ramos
Losoya Middle School Top Students: Jeremiah Garcia & Talia Ybarra
Matthey Middle School Top Students: Tyler Cheathom & Shelby Smith
Southside High School Top Students: Alan Andrade – Valedictorian & Nikolas Ramirez – Salutatorian
Join us for student performances, games, food, and more! This event is FREE and open to the public.
(San Antonio, TX) – Santa came for a return visit to say hello to all the good boys and girls of Southside this week. But, this time he had a surprise partner, Mrs. Claus! Mrs. Claus joined her partner for a tour around the district visiting every elementary and Menchaca Early Childhood Center during the last week of school before winter break. All PreK3 and Prek4 students got a gift bag along with all 1st and 2nd graders here at Cardinal Nation. They were greeted with smiling faces and happy laughter. You could also hear a student sneaking in a wish or two while they got their picture taken with the celebrity couple. For a video on the fun event click the link.
Enjoy these fun photos from each campus!