Debbi Hester, Top Producer for ERA Sellers, Buyers, & Associates, has been appointed to the Education Foundation Council for The College of Education at the University of Texas in Austin which is ranked the #1 Public College of Education in the United States. Hester serves on the Development Committee and attended the Spring Semester meeting 2/24/12 where the Council presented the $1 million Manuel Justiz Endowed Chair in Math, Science, and Technology in Teacher Education to Dean Justiz.
President of EPISD presents letter addressing attendance Policies
Dori FenenbockAugust 28 at 7:31am
I have received several Questions about EPISD Attendance Policies. I’ve attached the following for clarification:
The state has not adopted a new mandate attendance policy. The minimum attendance for class credit or final grade is codified in Texas Education Code section 25.092. It requires a student to be in attendance 90% of the days a class is offered in order to receive class credit or final grade. All absences count whether excused or unexcused according to TEA and the Attorney General.
School related absences count towards the 90% rule if the class is still being offered to other students, for example, an athletic trip versus a class field trip.
A student who is in attendance for at least 75 percent but less than 90 percent of the days a class is offered may be given credit or a final grade by completing a plan approved by the school’s principal.
Read the full letter
NEW!! 2014-2015 EPISD Instructional Calendar CLICK HERE to download PDF.
UTEP AMONG NATION’S BESTDear Friends,I’m pleased to share with you the exciting news that UTEP was just ranked among the best universities in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine. As you can see, at #12 overall, we’re in fine company among America’s top colleges and universities.
This ranking adds to UTEP’s reputation for making a big difference in the lives of our students, the El Paso region and our nation. In fact, in terms of social mobility, UTEP was recognized as #1 among all U.S. universities for success in enabling students to achieve the American Dream through our affordable and high quality academic programs.
You can find more information about this important new validation of UTEP’s success at Washington Monthly. Thank you for all you do to support our efforts to enable UTEP students to achieve their highest aspirations.
President Diana Natalicio
Dates and Times
|Kindergarten||Monday, Aug. 13|| 8:30 – 11
1 – 3:30
|1st Grade||Tuesday, Aug. 14||8:30 – 11
1 – 3:30
|2nd Grade||Wednesday, Aug. 15||8:30 – 11
1 – 3:30
|3rd Grade||Thursday, Aug. 16||8:30 – 11
1 – 3:30
|4th Grade||Tuesday, Aug. 21||8:30 – 11
1 – 3:30
|5th Grade||Wednesday, Aug. 22||8:30 – 11
1 – 3:30
Every week, about 5,100 children visit the El Paso Public Library system to have fun, learn and discover.
The library — including its 12 branches — has become so popular that it has obtained national recognition. It was rated the sixth-best library for children by Livability.com.
Debbi is a Great Pumpkin Sponsor for the Lundy Elementary Fall Festival being held on Saturday, October 22nd.
With home prices falling, buyers are looking for a neighborhood that has a greater likelihood of holding its value over the long term. But how do you know what neighborhood is doomed and which will appreciate over time?
A recent article at Bankrate.com says judging a neighborhood’s worth over the long haul comes down to two main factors: Jobs and access to amenities. click here for the full article
Support Lundy’s Kindness Program
[kahynd-nis] noun – 1. helpfulness towards some one in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the helper himself, but for that of the person helped
for West Texas Food Bank
Help our community by bringing in food donations!
Bring your canned and other non-perishable foods to your classroom. Each day, the class with the most food donated will have Leo the Lion the next day.
Parents: If you would prefer to send in a monetary donation, this will count toward your child’s class total. Every $1.00 donated will count as the equivalent of 2 cans.
All food collected will go to West Texas Food Bank.
Food Items Most Needed:
- Canned Meat (ham, tuna, meat spread)
- Peanut Butter in non-glass jars
- Chunky Soups & Beef Stew
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Dry Cereal & Oatmeal
- Rice, and Dry & Canned Beans
- Canned Vegetables & Fruits
- 100% Fruit Juice (Cans or plastic bottles)
- “Sugar Free,” “Low Sodium,” & “No Salt” Items
No Fresh Fruits & Vegetables.
No Glass Containers.
Non-perishable Items only.
We have compiled an excellent Guide to the El Paso Independent School District and Area Private Schools with additional information on El Paso’s History, Culture, Activities and the Arts.
At a glance:
- El Paso Preschools – 351
- El Paso Elementary Schools – 207
- El Paso Middle Schools – 111
- El Paso High Schools – 90
- El Paso Public Schools – 214
- El Paso Private Schools – 266
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El Paso School Guide (Allow time for download, 5M PDF)