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    H-E-B donates to Sharyland ISD

    20150130 SISD-fundraiserThe three Sharyland high schools have an extra $2,500 to share between them after H-E-B awarded the district a check Jan. 21, following a food-sampling showcase. The grocery store on the corner of Shary Road and Expressway 83 hosted a fundraiser for Sharyland Independent School District that required H-E-B customer participation.

    When visitors entered the store, they were given a food-sampling passport and had to travel through the grocery to visit six food stations. For every passport that was stamped at each of the food stations, H-E-B donated $10 to Sharyland ISD, with a cap of $2,500. The district was able to get 501 passports stamped and meet the maximum donation amount.

    The cheerleaders, dance team and drumline performed, while the Academy read to children and mascots posed for photos around the store. From end to end, the H-E-B was decked out in Sharyland red and white.

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    Sharyland ISD recognizes January as School Board Recognition Month

    sharyland-logo-copy-1January is School Board Recognition Month and Sharyland ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools.

    “School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child,” said Filomena Leo, SISD Interim Superintendent.

    In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students.

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    SISD students explore earth with the space station

    20150130 SISD Earthkam 5451Fifth- and third-graders traveled through space with the international space station from their Sharyland classroom Wednesday.

    With the Sally Ride EarthKAM, a NASA outreach program, the students and general public are able to view the globe on the same software used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and request photos from the future.

    Bentsen Elementary teacher Nora Luna has used EarthKAM as a teaching tool for her fifth-grade science class since 2012. Although the software program looks similar to a digital map of the earth from space, students can actually follow the path of the shuttle while it’s on missions and have high-quality photos taken of the planet.

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    Mission resident hopes to slim down in H-E-B showdown

    20150125 MISSION HEB-Slimdown 2459McALLEN–Santos Segovia Jr. needed no prompting Tuesday morning as he followed an H-E-B dietician around a grocery store. While Andie Gonzalez lectured on the importance of balancing veggies with proteins and carbohydrates, Segovia loaded a shopping cart with things like strawberries, oranges and cauliflower.

    A Mission resident, Segovia is one 35 contestants in H-E-B’s 2015 Slim Down Showdown, a 16-week contest encouraging participants to lose weight and live healthier lifestyles. Segovia, who works at the Palmview store, is eligible for a $10,000 grand prize and a $5,000 Healthy Hero prize.

    Tuesday, Dietitian Gonzalez took McAllen-area contestants, fresh from a weeklong fit camp, on a tour of a McAllen H-E-B with a $100 gift card.

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    Mission christens youth soccer fields

    20150124 MISSION Soccer-field-opens 2356Four teams of young soccer players took to two new fields at Hollis Rutledge Park off Inspiration Road after a Saturday morning ribbon cutting ceremony.

    The junior-sized fields were made possible through the city of Mission’s partnership with Mondelēz International and H-E-B and a $50,000 investment. The new fields include goals, bleachers and irrigation.

    “Its interesting that the road behind us is called Inspiration because I really feel that this park, these two fields, are going to be an inspiration to a lot of children as they get out here and they learn competition, which is what life is about, they learn teamwork, and they learn how to have a passion for something,” said Twyla Bailey, regional director of retail for Mondelēz International.

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