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Campus Highlights

Roma ISD Students Perform Well at Starr County Fair

F.J. Scott Elementary Named "National Title I Distinguished School"

   

Roma ISD is pleased to announce that F.J. Scott Elementary has been selected for the Distinguished Performance Award by the National Association of State Title I Directors (NASTID)! The award will officially be bestowed at the National Title I Conference in February 2017 in Long Beach, California.

To be eligible for the award, a school must have met the following very rigorous criteria including be a Title I, Part A campus in School Year 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016; have 85 percent or more low income students in 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016; “Met Standard” in state accountability system ratings in 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016; met system safeguards from 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016; campus is “High Performance Reward” in 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016; and have the highest three-year passing rate for all students in reading and math.

“Roma ISD is very proud to have F.J. Scott Elementary to represent the state of Texas as one of the highest rated Title I Distinguished Schools,” said Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “We would like to congratulate the school administration under the leadership of Principal Diana Salinas, the faculty, students, parents and community. F.J. Scott Elementary has consistently demonstrated their commitment to developing and maintaining a rigorous and high-quality educational program. Roma ISD is very proud to have F.J. Scott Elementary stepping forward to earn this prestigious award.”

The National Title I Association has been selecting examples of superior Title I school programs for national recognition through the National Title I Distinguished Schools program since 1996. These schools demonstrate a wide array of strengths, including team approaches to teaching and learning, focused professional development opportunities for staff, individualized programs for student success and strong partnerships between the school, parents and the community. What makes National Title I Distinguished Schools’ stories especially powerful are the documented student achievement gains that have resulted from their innovations.

 

 
       

Congratulations to the F.J. Scott Elementary School Administration who accepted their recognition in California as a Distinguished National Title 1 School!!

Roma High Senior Ahren Trevino Honored by Border Patrol

The U.S. Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector saluted Roma High School senior Ahren Trevino as part of its Head of the Class Program. Border Patrol officials annually recognize the academic excellence of high achieving seniors at high schools across the RGV. Students are nominated by their schools and selected by a committee. The are honored for being well-rounded students, who are involved in their school and communities, as well as excelling in academics and promoting a drug-free lifestyle. Congratulations to Ahren on all his many accomplishments, including currently being the top ranked student in his senior class; being an accomplished member of the Roma High School Swim Team, which has earned him a variety of gold, silver and bronze medals; serving as a summer swim instructor to help little Gladiators learn to swim and inspiring them to reach their athletic and academic potential; recently earning 1st Place in UIL Biology, 4th in Overall Science and 5th in Computer Applications; and being a member of the Roma ISD Orchestra Guitar Ensemble, among many other accomplishments. The Gladiator Nation is very proud of you! (Photos courtesy Lori Trevino.)

Roma Middle School Symphonic Winds Band Earns Sweepstakes Trophy at UIL Competition

By: Eden Gonzalez, Director of Roma Middle School Symphonic Winds Band

The Roma Middle School Symphonic Winds Band under the direction of Eden Gonzalez earned the coveted sweepstakes award at the University Interscholastic League Contest & Sight Reading Contest in La Joya on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The band received Division 1 Scores from all judges in both concert and sight reading for its award in which 74 bands participated. The band performed three concert pieces in front of judges before the sight reading segment. In preparation for the event, the band participated at the La Joya ISD Pre-UIL Festival on February 22, 2017 and spent many hours a week working on their music. The pre-UIL festival was the first competition for over 80 percent of the students in the band. They received a Division One overall and placed 2nd in their division. The students' dedication and determination to their band has risen the bar for future generations and has kept the tradition of excellence alive. All of the Roma ISD band directors are extremely proud of these students and all the work they have done.

Ramiro Barrera Middle School Symphonic Band Earns Sweepstakes Award at UIL Competition

By: Rebecca Cannon, Director of Ramiro Barrera Middle School Symphonic Winds Band

On Thursday, March 9, 2017 the Ramiro Barrera Middle School Symphonic Band traveled to La Joya where they competed in their annual middle school UIL. Concert and Sight Reading Contest. Under the direction of Rebecca M. Cannon, the band earned a division 1 superior rating in both the concert portion and the sight reading portion which earned them a Sweepstakes Award. Prior to this event, the band participated in a Pre UIL. Festival where they earned a division 1 rating and placed 3rd in their division. At that competition, the band received very helpful comments from three judges to help them better prepare for their UIL. Concert and Sight reading Contest. The students and teachers have been working throughout the year to develop their skills on their instruments so that they can perform their three concert selections and a sight reading selection at a superior level. The band will continue the rest of the year working towards their Spring Concert in May. Thank you to all the students and directors for your commitment to make music education the best it possibly can be at Roma ISD.

Roma High School Mariachi Program Students Advanced to State Competition

 

Congratulations to the Roma ISD Mariachi Program on a stellar showing at the TAME Area Competition on Thursday, January 12, 2017! All three competing Roma ISD mariachi groups from Roma Middle School, Ramiro Barrera Middle School and Roma High School earned straight 1st Division Ratings from all three judges at the competition! The Roma High School group now advances to the state-level competition in San Antonio.

"Congratulations to these students, their directors Eloy Garza, Abiel Hinojosa and Dominga Garza, and their proud parents," said Roma ISD Performing Arts Director Dr. Adrian Guerra. "We are so fortunate to have an awesome team of individuals working together for the success of this program. These students work so hard to maintain their academics, as well as their instrumental and vocal skills. They are also involved in programs like sports and academic UIL. It is always amazing to me that they are able to accomplish so much at such young ages, but it would not be possible without that Roma-style ambition and the support of our Gladiator Nation. We are so proud of their hard work and look forward to supporting the Roma High School students at the state competition!"

 

Roma High JROTC Cadets Take Home Top Prize from La Copa Raider Challenge

By: Roma High School Senior Army Instructor LTC(R) Luis Barrera 


Over 200 High School JROTC Cadets attended the La Copa Wolfpack Raider Challenge, sponsored by the Ed Rachel Foundation and the McAllen Recruiting Station in late February.  Under the leadership of Mr. Silva (LTC, USA Retired) and Mr. Escamilla (USA MSG Retired), one of the largest Raider events in the Rio Grande Valley took place and the best part was that the Ed Rachel Foundation pick up the tab for transportation and meals for the participants.

 Under the direction of Roma High School Senior Army Instructor LTC(R) Luis Barrera and Army Instructor 1SG(R) Juan Cruz the Roma High School Army JROTC beat out 21 other valley schools to earn the Overall Trophy for the annual event. The Roma High Army JROTC Gladiator Battalion also placed first in the Jacobs Latter and Obstacle Course. The other events were the Equipment Carry, Physical Fitness Test, Log Jam and the Crawl Gauntlet, Tomahawk Bridge and Tug-of-War.

The Copa Ranch Raider continues to lead the way in showcasing many of the finest, most hard working Army/Air Force JROTC Raider teams in the Rio Grande Valley. The best of the best Army JROTC programs compete against the best Raider teams in the Valley. The Army JROTC La Copa “Raider” serves as the unofficial Rio Grande Valley Championship for the top Raider program. This event couldn’t take place without the generosity of the Ed Rachel Foundation, the dedication of the U.S. Army McAllen Recruiting Station Soldiers and senior ROTC cadets/staff from UT-RGV. 

Congratulations to the excellence exemplified by the Roma High young cadets that participated and everyone looks forward for more great things from them in the future!

Roma Middle, Ramiro Barrera Mariachi Students Continuing Bringing Home Pride & Wins to Roma ISD Community

Congratulations to the Roma ISD Middle School Mariachi Program students who participated in the Amigo Mariachi Festival in Brownsville, TX recently. Roma Middle School Mariachi Escandon earned 1st Place and Ramiro Barrera Middle School Mariachi Juvenil Santander earned 3rd Place in their division.  Alexia Aguillon earned 2nd Place in the Vocal Competition in the Middle School Division. Congratulations to these students musicians, their directors Mr. Abiel Hinojosa and Miss Dominga Garza, and their proud parents!

Roma ISD Showcases Student Talent at Spring Show

Congratulations to all the students who had the bravery to showcase their skills at this year's Roma ISD Talent Show! You did a wonderful job! Extra kudos to those who placed at this year's competition. The winners include:

High School Division: 
1st Place - Perla A. Hernandez 
2nd Place - Valeria Salinas
And tied for 3rd Place - Karla Romero, Alberto Ramos, Karen Romero and Carlos Garza

Middle School Division:
1st Place - Adrianna Martinez & Francisco J. Garcia​​​​ Jr.
2nd Place - Alexia Aguillon 
3rd Place - Mayli M. Salinas

Elementary Division:
1st Place - Chanel Ramirez 
2nd Place - Emma Escobar 
3rd Place - Dayanara Desiree Salinas

Roma High Carpentry Students Saw their Way Through to State Competition

Congratulations to our Roma High School Carpentry Program students who participated in the SkillsUSA District 13 Competition at Texas State Technical College in Harlingen, Texas recently. The students spent countless hours working on their projects and will be advancing to the SkillsUSA State Competition, which will take place in Corpus Christi, Texas from April 6th to 9th. Congratulations to the following state qualifiers including Anahissa Alfaro, Vivian Ramirez, Robert Ramirez, Diana Cano, Zayvi Hernandez, Monica Barrera, Shelly Hernandez, Briana Escobar and Oscar Romero. Way to go Gladiators!

Spring UIL Elementary Meet a Success

Roma ISD's Spring UIL Elementary Meet is done and all the participants did an awesome job preparing and representing their school with honor and pride! A big thanks to all the district UIL coaches and staff for your hard work to help prepare the students and put the event together. ​

Spring UIL Elementary Meet a Success

Roma High GTN Students Cut Through Tape and Head to State

The Roma High School Gladiator Television Network Program continues to show its dominance in preparing students for video and multimedia production with another highly successful showing at the regional SkillsUSA competition. Congratulations to several students whose work has secured them high rankings, advancing them to state competition, including in Video Production Projects (Superior Rating): Miguel Guillen, Marco Guillen, Abel Cerda, Julian Gonzalez, Tanya Guerra, Dania Yáñez, Ashley Mandujano, Karol Davila, Joshua Canales, Eleazar Serna, Vanessa Salinas, Juan Barrera, Josie Villarreal and Noe L. Muniz; in TV Video Production ( District Champions & State Qualifiers) Miguel A. Guillen and Eleazar Serna; in Digital Cinema (3rd Place State Qualifiers) Abel Cerda and Aylin Garza.

Roma Middle School Student Council Continues to Learn, Lead

The Roma Middle School Student Council attended the Texas Say What Action Summit in McAllen, TX on February 18th, 2017. Students learned about the effects of smoking and how it can also affect the environment. They helped clean up West Side Park, making it a cleaner place for younger children to enjoy. They also visited the IMAS Museum and learned new information about space, biology and art. Thank you parents and students for making the day of learning activities successful. (Council President: Andrik Garcia, Vice President: Roberto Muniz III, Secretary: Julian Barrera, and Parliamentarian: Valeria Ramirez, Advisors: Anakaren Lopez, Karina Eliserio and Jose R. Ramirez. Photos and information courtesy Anakaren Lopez.)

Roma ISD School Board Recognized Students

Roma ISD Announces February 2017 Gladiator Wall of Fame Honorees 

  

Roma ISD’s Gladiator Wall of Fame P rogram shines the light on exemplary students, who are selected for the honor based on citizenship, leadership, academics and extracurricular activities. The February 2017 Roma ISD Gladiator Wall of Fame hon orees were highlighted at a called school board meeting held February 23, 2017. The honorees include Karyme Garcia and Sophia L. Pena of Emma Vera Elementary School; Jackeline Garcia, Valeria Garza and Stephanie Rios of F.J. Scott Elementary School; Areldy Gonzalez and Cipriano Torres of R. & C. Saenz Elementary School; Luisa Barrera and Miguel Angel De La Garza of R.T. Barrera Elementary School; Samuel Garza, Mia Olivares and Helen Recio of Veterans Memorial Elementary School; Edirieth A. Alaniz and Isabella Karol Gonzalez of Y.B. Escobar Elementary School; Jessalyn Moreno of Ramiro Barrera Middle School; Danelo I. Gonzalez III and Priscilla A. Herrera of Roma Middle School; and Cristobal Barrera, Felipe O. Hinojosa and Manuel Tello of Roma High School. Congratulations to all students!  

 

 

Roma Middle School Boy's Soccer Team Honored

 

  

Congratulations to the Roma Middle School Soccer Team on your District Championship!

 

 

Roma High School Swim Team Honored

 

   

Congratulations to the excellent student athletes from the Roma High School Swim Team on another amazing record setting season! The Girl's Team are District 31 5-A Champions!!

 

 

Congratulations to Roma High School Junior student and District Swimmer of the Year Isabella Gonzalez!!

 

  

Congratulations to Roma High School Senior Manuel Tello on being a state finalist and making the All-Valley Swim Team!!

 

Welcome to Roma ISD

Located on the Texas-Mexico border in the heart of Starr County, Roma ISD is a leading provider of Pre-Kinder to 12th Grade education for more than 6,000 students.  With its headquarters in Roma, Texas, Roma ISD is comprised of 10 campuses including six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one alternative learning center.  Students are provided a full range of services, educational options and extracurricular activities to meet their diverse needs.

 

 

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Nondiscrimination Statement: It is the policy of Roma I.S.D. not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

 
 Es norma de Roma I.S.D. el no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según la enmienda.