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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.

 

Roma High's Mariachi Nuevo Santander Secures Fourth Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza National Championship Title

 

 

Congratulations to Roma High School's Mariachi Nuevo Santander, which secured it's fourth national championship title as the Best High School Mariachi in the United States at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Competition in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 2, 2016. 

Student winners include Alexa Posas, Julian Fernandez, Aaron Sepulveda, Jesus Saenz, Jackelyn Barrera, Cindy Salinas, Osvaldo Grimaldo, Arely Molina, Luis Donaldo Cantu, Andres Barrientos, Luis Rosalez, Homer Flores, Felipe Hinojosa, Juan Luis Gonzalez, and Hector Zuñiga.

"We are tremendously proud of these students who work tirelessly at their musical craft to perfect their skills and ensure they are ready to showcase the talent of Roma at its finest," expressed Dr. Adrian Guerra, Roma ISD Performing Arts Director. "They come from a long tradition of performing arts excellence and so it is no easy feat to come into this program with that kind of pressure and perform to this caliber of precision every time. As someone who was myself a student musician, I am continually impressed with the dedication and poise of our students and the passion they show. I am so proud of the work they have done to earn this recognition and I very grateful to their teachers and parents for their endless support to the program and district to make their students' dreams a reality, and this teamwork is what truly sets Roma ISD apart - working collaboratively for student success. Congratulations students on a very well deserved award!

 

Roma ISD Participates in Annual HEB Feast of Sharing

A big thanks to all the Roma ISD students and staff that participated in the annual HEB Feast of Sharing in Rio Grande City on Dec. 1, 2016.  The Roma High School Choir, Roma High School Ballet Folkloric Dance Group, Roma High School Conjunto Los Cardenales, and Veterans Memorial Elementary School Jedi Music Masters all lent their performing arts talents to help entertain attendees at the event.  Also, staff from different departments and schools volunteered at the event.  A big thanks to HEB for providing this opportunity to citizens of Roma and all of Starr County!

Valley JROTCs Show Their Grit at Roma High JROTC Gladiator Raider Comp.

Roma High School’s JROTC Program hosted its second annual Gladiator Raider Challenge on Dec. 10, 2016. Despite the heavy drizzle and temperatures dipping below the 50’s, the 400 cadet students were excited to participate and the event went on as planned.  With a total of 28 teams, including Boys, Girls and Co-Ed teams, 13 different high schools were represented at the event from Roma, Pharr Valley View, Edinburg Vela, PSJA North, McAllen High, Weslaco High, Brownsville Porter, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, Zapata High, Laredo Nixon, Laredo Cigarroa, Laredo Martin and Laredo Alexander.

The Roma High School JROTC Raider Challenge continues to lead the way in showcasing many of the finest, most hard working JROTC Raider teams in South Texas. The event annually attracts many of the best male, female and Co-Ed Army, Marine, and Air Force Raider teams in South Texas. The events in the competition include the Military Rope Bridge, Hummer Pull, 4-K Cross Country Run, Cross Country Team Rescue, Ammo Box Shuttle Run and 16-Obstacle Course.

“This event continues to give the Roma High School JROTC and our Valley community a big spotlight on what we can do when we all come together for a good cause,” said Lt. Col. Luis Barrera, who leads the Roma High JROTC Program. “We had the support of the City of Roma Police for the Hummer Pull Event and Fire Department for the CC Litter Carry; the 229th District Attorney’s Office cooked the lunch meal for all participants; the UT-RGV ROTC for the Obstacle Course; the Air Force Recruiter and Roma High JROTC Alumni for our Shuttle Run and Rope Bridge - it was a real community effort. I’m so proud of everyone who pitched in to make this possible, and especially proud of the kids who showed that they are so committed to JROTC and showing they have what it takes to make it in such a demanding program. I know that in the Rio Grande Valley we have some of the best cadets in the entire state of Texas!”

All the teams were winners for participating, but there were top prizes for the top point earners. In the Boys Teams, First place went to Laredo Martin, Second place to Laredo Alexander, and Third place to Roma 1. In the Girls Teams, First Place went to Roma 1, Second place to PSJA North, and Third place to Laredo Alexander. In the Co-Ed Teams, First Place went to Brownsville Memorial, Second place to Laredo Martin 1, and Third place to Weslaco.

Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman Named to TEA Rural School Support Task Force

Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman has been named to Texas Education Agency’s new Rural School Support Task Force, which was developed to help identify the priorities of Texas rural schools and make recommendations on how to best support these schools. The task force, which first met last week in Austin, will assess the current state of progress and opportunities for innovation in in several areas including teacher recruitment and retention; use of technology; family and community engagement; and resource allocation.  

“I am extremely honored to be selected for this task force, and to sit alongside esteemed colleagues from across the state and share ideas that we feel can bring about real change for Texas schools is something that I am very proud and humbled to be tasked with,” expressed Guzman. “I feel that Roma ISD has been setting the bar high for ourselves, challenging our students and community to do more with less and at every turn we have risen to the occasion. We can share our lessons, but also take ideas from others and come up with new strategies that can be implemented state-wide to benefit all rural school districts. I’m very excited about what will come from the work of this task force.”

Guzman was selected to participate on the task force based on Roma ISD's outstanding achievement in academics, financial management and willingness to innovate. He is joined by one superintendent from each of the 20 regions of the state, as well as statewide advocates of rural schools.

“Rural school districts across our state are committed to successful student outcomes, but face many educational challenges unique to their size and region,” said Commissioner Morath. “The Texas Rural Schools Task Force will provide an opportunity to identify common issues, exchange strategies for success and provide an avenue to share innovative practices that can strengthen educational opportunities for all students.” 

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, Texas has more than 2,000 campuses classified as being in rural areas. Nationally, Texas has more schools in rural areas than any other state. More than 20 percent of campuses in Texas are in rural areas.

Texas Rural Schools Task Force members will meet four times in Austin over the next five months. In addition, the task force will host four regional forums in January 2017. Those forums are scheduled to take place in Abilene, Waco, Corpus Christi and Kilgore.

From its meetings and input from the regional forums, task force members will develop final recommendations to be shared with Commissioner Morath in March

Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman has been named to Texas Education Agency’s new Rural School Support Task Force, which was developed to help identify the priorities of Texas rural schools and make recommendations on how to best support these schools. The task force, which first met last week in Austin, will assess the current state of progress and opportunities for innovation in in several areas including teacher recruitment and retention; use of technology; family and community engagement; and resource allocation.  

“I am extremely honored to be selected for this task force, and to sit alongside esteemed colleagues from across the state and share ideas that we feel can bring about real change for Texas schools is something that I am very proud and humbled to be tasked with,” expressed Guzman. “I feel that Roma ISD has been setting the bar high for ourselves, challenging our students and community to do more with less and at every turn we have risen to the occasion. We can share our lessons, but also take ideas from others and come up with new strategies that can be implemented state-wide to benefit all rural school districts. I’m very excited about what will come from the work of this task force.”

Guzman was selected to participate on the task force based on Roma ISD's outstanding achievement in academics, financial management and willingness to innovate. He is joined by one superintendent from each of the 20 regions of the state, as well as statewide advocates of rural schools.

“Rural school districts across our state are committed to successful student outcomes, but face many educational challenges unique to their size and region,” said Commissioner Morath. “The Texas Rural Schools Task Force will provide an opportunity to identify common issues, exchange strategies for success and provide an avenue to share innovative practices that can strengthen educational opportunities for all students.”

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, Texas has more than 2,000 campuses classified as being in rural areas. Nationally, Texas has more schools in rural areas than any other state. More than 20 percent of campuses in Texas are in rural areas.

Texas Rural Schools Task Force members will meet four times in Austin over the next five months. In addition, the task force will host four regional forums in January 2017. Those forums are scheduled to take place in Abilene, Waco, Corpus Christi and Kilgore.

From its meetings and input from the regional forums, task force members will develop final recommendations to be shared with Commissioner Morath in March.

 

 

Roma ISD Distinction Designations

Roma ISD is excited to announce that its campuses earned 40 distinction designations from the Texas Education Agency for STAAR testing and academic performance during the 2015-2016 school year! Way to go Gladiator Nation!!

These results continue to solidify Roma ISD as one of the top academic performing school districts in the Valley and state.

Distinction designations are awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in academic areas in addition to those evaluated under state accountability.

Roma ISD’s Business & Finance Division Earns Award for Financial Reporting for Second Consecutive Year

Once again the Roma ISD Business and Finance Division led by Business Manager Alfonso Perez has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The team earned the certificate for the second year in a row for its comprehensive financial report. According to the GFOA, this is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by Roma ISD and its management.

“I salute Mr. Perez for the work of him and his team to earn this award. He has set a great expectation for Roma ISD and we hope to continue seeing this result for many years to come,” said Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “We thank him and all the folks that work in the Business Division for their hard work to keep our finances in top shape.”

“We thank you Mr. Guzman and the entire school board and administration for your support,” said Alfonso Perez. “It is an honor to get this award, but it does not just belong to my team, but to all of Roma ISD. Thank you again for always being so supportive of all we do for Roma ISD.”

For more information on the award program visit http://www.gfoa.org/coa.

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.