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Roma High Swim Team Excels at District Meet

Lady Gladiators Earn District Awards for Basketball Skills

 
Congratulations to the Mighty Lady Gladiator's Basketball Team on their All-District Awards!!!

Jeselle Guerra - 1st Team All-District
Alexandra Gonzalez - 2nd Team All-District 
Regina Rodriguez - All-Defensive Team 
Estefany Ramos - Honorable Mention
Valeria Gordillo - Honorable Mention

Way to go Lady Gladiators!!!

(Photo and information courtesy Romeo Rios Jr.)


 

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 High School Art Club Students Showcase Skills for School Board Appreciation Month

A big thanks to all the wonderful students that helped make our annual Roma ISD School Board Appreciation Dinner a success. Our school board members serve because they care deeply about the success and well being of the youth of our community. The students did a tremendous job in all facets showcasing their talents, especially our Roma High School Art Club students who painted portraits of the school board members on old Roma High School roof tiles. The roof tiles were a remembrance of the old roof that the board members voted to replace with a new roof. The students did a tremendous job with paintings, creating them in just one week showcasing their awesome skills! Also, a thank you to the staff at R. & C. Saenz Elementary for hosting the event and showing off their awesome hospitality!

Roma ISD Pre-K Teachers Attend Workshop at Region 1

By: Joe Martinez, Roma ISD Section 504/Testing Director

Roma ISD Pre-K teachers recently had the opportunity to expand their instructional strategies and teaching resources. The teachers attended the 2-Day Circle Pre-Foundations Training at Region 1 in Edinburg, Texas on Jan. 30 and 31, 2017. The extensive and interactive session provided fun, engaging and hands-on activities which teachers could immediately take back and implement in their classrooms. Each participant received training on activities and were provided innovative resources to help develop early language, math and literacy skills in young children. This training is an initiative through the Pre-Kinder Grant that Roma ISD received for the 2016-2017 school year.

Roma ISD teachers that attended the training included Mirella Benitez, Jennifer Polanco and Michell Ramon from Emma Vera Elementary; Efrain Gonzalez, Melinda Gonzalez, Mirella Benitez, Mirella Martinez and Maria Vela from F.J. Scott Elementary; Margarita Garcia, Brenda Lopez, Carlos Lozano and Rosa Ramirez from R. & C. Saenz Elementary; Jose Cantu, Marianela Lopez and Janet Resendez from Y.B. Escobar Elementary; Melba Canales, Norma Gonzalez, Melissa Medrano, Ana Ramos, Carmina Saenz and Eduardo Serna from Veterans Memorial Elementary; and Fabiola Garcia, Daniel Garza Jr. and Yesenia Guerrero from R.T. Barrera Elementary.

Thank you to Region 1 Consultants Roel Garza and Nancy Macias for providing an excellent, interactive workshop that will surely enhance the learning of our Pre-Kindergarten students throughout the district.

Roma High School JROTC Program Takes Home 3rd Place from Edinburg 10K

Congratulations to our Roma High School JROTC Raider Battalion on bringing home 3rd Place in the ROTC category at the Edinburg 10K Race this weekend! These students show tremendous leadership not just in our Roma community, but across Starr County and the entire Rio Grande Valley by participating in a variety of events and activities to show their skills and team work, including the cleanup of veterans cemeteries, visiting veterans at retirement homes, hosting and participating in physical day-long competitions, and presenting colors at a variety of events, just to name a few activities. We are so proud of all your accomplishments this year! We salute Lt. Col. Luis Barrera and his staff for their dedication to building the Roma High JROTC Program. Keep working hard and showing everyone your Gladiator Nation Pride!!! (Photos courtesy Lt. Col. Luis Barrera.)

Roma ISD School Board Recognized Students

 Roma ISD School Board Honors 19 All-State Band Members

Congratulations to the 19 members of the Roma High School Band on being named as TMEA All-State Band Members! Roma ISD had more TMEA All-State Band Members than any other 5A high school in the state! Awesome job to all students, their teachers and their parents! The students named as All-State include Sheyla Ruiz, Lesly Hinojosa, Raul Ramirez, Manfredo Guerra, Margil Guerra, Jr., Jorge Lopez, Angelica Treviño, Roberto Campos, Sonia Vela, Naylea Resendez, Alejandro Moreno, Eliseo Moreno, Alexia Rios, Kailey Lopez, Jesus Reyna, Daniel Treviño, Sara Centeno, Edgar Moreno and Jose C. Martinez.  

 

7th Grade Girls B Basketball Team 

  

Congratulations to the Roma Middle School 7th Grade Girls B Basketball Team on their District Championship!

 

8th Grade Girls A Basketball Team

  

Congratulations to the Roma Middle School 8th Grade Girls A Basketball Team on their District Championship!

Roma ISD Staff Hosts Successful Strings Camp

         

By: Allan Mayne & Photo courtesy Nancy Cuellar

The third annual Super Saturday String Camp was held on Saturday, January 21st at Veterans Memorial Elementary, Roma ISD.  Assisted by UTRGV music professors Drs. Tido Janssen and Diana Seitz and six college students, sixty-five Roma ISD string students gathered to have fun and focus on honing their skills on violin, viola, cello, bass and guitar.  The string camp was organized by the Roma ISD Orchestra department, the Veterans Memorial Elementary Masters of Music program, and the UTRGV String department.

This year’s string camp featured visiting clinician, Dr. James McWhorter, acclaimed musician, teacher and educator from Medford, Oregon.  Dr. James McWhorter’s visit to Roma was generously sponsored by Southwest Strings. Thank You Southwest Strings, Roma ISD and UTRGV for helping our students excel!

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!"

 

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 ISD Holds District UIL Elementary Meet

Congratulations to all the Roma ISD students who competed in Oral and Written Competitions during Roma ISD's Elementary School Meet! Hundreds of students looked amazing and were so well-prepared for their sections. They were all very impressive. A big salute to the students on their preparation for the events, as well as their coaches and families for the support they provided to their students. Also another big thanks to R.T. Barrera Elementary School for hosting the event. The staff at the school went out of their way to make the entire district feel at home and ensure the students from across the Gladiator Nation were welcomed and at ease for their competitions. It was truly an excellent showing of spirit, teamwork and pride by all participants!

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.