Pilot Program: Rapid response COVID-19 tests roll out at HCISD

“This is one added tool to assist us in dealing with this COVID pandemic,” SAID ALICIA Noyola. HARLINGEN — The Harlingen school district has just...

HCISD picked for virus testing program

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen school district feels privileged to be part of a pilot program using COVID tests which offer up quick results. “Harlingen CISD...

School district holds groundbreaking ceremony for life skills house

HARLINGEN — Meredith Brownell thanked everyone for building a house where her son and his classmates can learn skills of everyday living. “He’s a life...

Students have mixed reactions to face-to-face learning

HARLINGEN — Yarely Aguilar is excited about returning to in-person school. “I like that I can talk to the teachers, ask them questions,” said Yarely,...

Harlingen schools now offering in-person instruction

HARLINGEN — It’s ready. They’ve been stuck at home for months, logging in to class amidst the distractions and isolation of their separate environs. Now Harlingen...

Lifting spirits: Teacher sings parody to live COVID-19 blues

HARLINGEN — “You say quarantine is draining and you can’t go onnnnnnnn!” A grieving “King George,” a.k.a Alfonso Gonzalez, pouts, puts his hand up and...

School board approves tax cut; Reduction comes as property values increase

HARLINGEN — In the time of COVID-19, every penny counts — and the Harlingen School Board of Trustees knows it. At its monthly meeting this...

Home school: Teachers, students start school year in virtual time

HARLINGEN – Zaida Rodriguez moved quickly about her classroom, speaking excitedly about her third graders returning today, albeit remotely from their homes. “We are getting...

School district begins device distribution

HARLINGEN — Alicia Vargas walked out with her new digital device, a smile spreading across the face behind her mask. “I am grateful,” said Alicia,...

Harlingen school district releases new plan for school year

HARLINGEN — It’s time to get plugged in. When teachers and students in the Harlingen school district begin the 2020-2021 school year Sept. 8, they’ll...

HCISD asks for parents’ feedback

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen school district is sending parents surveys asking what kind of instructional model they’d like for their children this school year. “ We’re...

Harlingen High School grads walk the stage

HARLINGEN — It’s been a memorable year. Angela Berry seemed to feel privileged to have experienced a virtual graduation last month. Not everyone can say...

HCISD principal named top performer in state

HARLINGEN — She’s the best of the best in the Lone Star State. Irma Davis, principal at Dishman Elementary School, is in the news again....

Class of 2020 to graduate in virtual time

HARLINGEN — Adjust, adapt, overcome. Those three words describe Harlingen’s Class of 2020, which has demonstrated its capacity for innovation in the midst of the...

HCISD to hold ‘virtual’ graduation ceremonies

High school seniors from the Class of 2020 have missed out on prom, school events and to many the most important - their graduation...

HCISD coaches develop a way to keep kids active

Jaime Davalos is enjoying P.E. class. “ The P.E. coaches are very fun and they bring a lot of enthusiasm,” said Jaime, 10, a fourth grader...