Central Elementary and East Side Intermediate will hold “Meet the Teacher Night” on Tuesday, August 22nd. The Central Elementary campus will be open from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. The East Side campus will be open from 5:30 – 6:45. Students will have an opportunity to meet their teachers and tour the campuses. Palacios Junior High and Palacios High staff will greet their students and families on Thursday, August 17th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Secondary Cafeteria. Classes for all students will begin on Wednesday, August 23rd.
East Side is excited to welcome Lupita Reyes to our campus! Lupita graduated from Palacios High School in 2011 was part of the PISD “Grow Your Own” program. During college, she worked for the Boys and Girls Club of Palacios and the Victoria YMCA. She completed her student teaching in 2nd & 5th grade at FW Gross in Victoria. Her teaching certification is EC-6th and she is working on her ESL and Bilingual certifications. Her focus will be working with the 4th grade ESL and Bilingual students with the emphasis on building their vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.
To the Parents and Community of Palacios, At approximately 11:18 am, our East Side Intermediate Campus went into a Perimeter Lock for approximately 5 minutes as a precautionary measure due to Palacios Police related activity near our campus. A Perimeter Lock is a recently added level of campus safety and security in which all the entry points to the campus are locked and secured while operations and instruction continue on as normal inside. Both PISD Police and Administration took immediate action and worked closely with Palacios Police to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff. At no time do we believe any of our students or staff members were in any danger. Perimeter Lock was lifted once Palacios Police concluded their investigation and determined the grounds around the school were safe once again. Please rest assured that the safety and security of our students and staff will always remain our number one priority. Thank you for your time and attention. Sincerely, PISD Administration
Texas Floating Classroom The Archimedes is a floating classroom based out of Corpus Christi and the Fifth Grade students recently explored the bay and the creatures that call it home. The boat has a capacity of 30 passengers plus crew and is equipped with a full complement of scientific equipment for accurate observation of the marine environment and collection of specimens for on board study, including plankton nets, microscopes, a ponar dredge, sieves, touch tank and much more. Students examined the life forms caught, which included jellyfish, shrimp and many different fish species. Captain Whitney even explained how to tell the male shrimp from the female shrimp. A bottle nose dolphin also made an appearance following the boat into the docks. Many students also got to kiss the fish in the touch tank, which turned into a popular photo shoot. The Coast Guard even made a surprised inspection visit and the Archimedes passed with flying colors making the students feel even safer than before. This was a great opportunity to show students in a hands on way the diversity we have in the bay that’s right around them. About ¼ of the kids had never been on a boat before, so this was a great boat experience with the added education experiences.
East Side Intermediate - All students will be dropped off in front of the school on 2nd street. Fourth graders will be picked up in the back of the campus on 3rd street. 5th and 6th graders will be picked up in the front of the office on 2nd Street. For the safety of your child, please drop off and pick up your child at the designated area, not along the streets.
In order to provide the best possible safety of all children, we will ensure the following guidelines are adhered to at all varsity foot-ball home games: 1. No child under the age of 14 will be allowed into the game unless accompanied by an adult. 2. Children and students must remain in the stands or under their parent/guardian’s supervision at all times. 3. Once a student leaves the game, they will not be allowed back into the game. 4. Students who do not abide by the Student code of Conduct or these guidelines will be escorted from the game immediately. Palacios ISD would like to thank all parents, students, adults, and community members for their cooperation in keeping these events a safe place for all of our children and students.
Congratulations to Adriana Whitwell for being named East Side Intermediate administrative assistant. We look forward to working with her for a productive 2016-2017 school year!