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Roma High School JROTC Program Earns Gold Star on Accreditation
The program earned its first ever Gold Star - the highest rating ever achieved for the program during its accreditation process from the U.S. Army!! The Gladiator Battalion merited 96.2 points on a 100 point scale.
The program would like to extend it thanks to the extremely hard working cadets, school administration, school board members, alumni and parents for their endless support, which made this possible. The Gladiator Nation is so very proud of what you have accomplished!! Way to go!!!
Roma High Swim Team Excels at District Meet
Lady Gladiators Visit UT-Austin
|On Jan. 29, 2017, the Roma High School Girls Basketball Program traveled to The University of Texas at Austin to allow the students to experience college life on campus and a basketball game between the Texas Longhorns and the West Virginia Mountaineers. Head Coach Romeo Rios Jr., Coach E. Vasquez, and Coach T. Garcia were the chaperones for the trip, along with Oscar Ramirez Jr. and Orlan Paulson who gave a helping hand in transportation. Also, a big thank you goes to Roma High College and Readiness Counselor, Eva M. Garza for providing Longhorn T-Shirts for plenty of Roma girls. Congrats to Lady Longhorns for Defeating West Virginia 69-54! We hope the Roma High students were positively impacted to see what their future can hold if they are committed to their academics and hard work on and off the court! (Photos and information courtesy Coach Romeo Rios Jr.)|
Roma High School Business Professionals of America Students Advance to State Competition
Congratulations to the Roma High School Business Professionals of America Team and their coaches for outstanding performances at their recent regional competition at South Texas College! Leo D. Peña, earned 1st Place in PC Servicing & Troubleshooting. Marco Guillen, Lesly Hinojosa, Sofia Guerra and Miguel Guillen earned 1st Place in Broadcast News Production Team. Gerardo Garcia earned 1st Place in Computer Programming Concepts. Leo D. Peña earned 2nd Place in Information Technology Concepts. Gerardo Garcia earned 3rd Place in Java Programming. Monica Garcia earned 3rd Place in Medical Office Procedures. Jose R. Reyes earned 5th Place in Extemporaneous Speech. Leo D. Peña earned 6th Place in Administrative Support Concepts. All of these students go on to state competition. Great job Gladiators! We are very proud of you! (Photos courtesy Abigail Ortega.)
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.
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.|