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YISD early college high schools to host information sessions

November 9, 2017 by KFOX El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — The Ysleta Independent School District's three early college high schools will be hosting information sessions for students and families to learn more about the schools and the application process. These meetings are ...

YISD Early College High Schools Host Information Sessions

November 8, 2017 by El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (blog)

El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (blog)In August, YISD and El Paso Community College opened Parkland Early College High School and Ysleta High School Early College Academy as the district's second and third early college high schools. The “school within a school” model at Parkland and ...

Crime of the Week: Answers sought in unsolved killing of Ysleta High student

October 28, 2017 by El Paso Times

El Paso TimesEl Paso police detectives are asking for information from the public regarding the fatal shooting of an Ysleta High School student earlier this month. The unsolved homicide of Juan Manuel "Jay" Cervantes Jr. is the focus of Crime Stoppers of El Paso's ...

Slain Ysleta teenager lived with grandparents

October 20, 2017 by KVIA El Paso

KVIA El PasoSlain Ysleta teenager lived with grandparents ... EL PASO, Texas - Police tell ABC-7 the search for the gunman or gunmen who fatally shot 17-year-old Juan Cervantes continues. Police say the shooting happened around 9:15 pm Wednesday, ... ABC-7 has ...

Police ask for information in fatal shooting of teen Wednesday in Lower Valley

October 20, 2017 by El Paso Times

El Paso TimesEl Paso police found Juan Manuel Cervantes, 17, with a gunshot wound to his upper torso along the 8400 block of Hughes Circle in the Pendale neighborhood shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. He was taken to Del Sol Medical Center, where he ...

Police identify teen killed in Lower Valley shooting

October 19, 2017 by KVIA El Paso

KVIA El PasoEL PASO, Texas - El Paso police has identified the victim of a deadly shooting in the Lower Valley Wednesday night. Police said 17-year-old Juan Manuel Cervantes was ... The Ysleta school district emailed ABC-7 the following statement: "It is with deep ...

Ysleta Elementary holds TEA Distinction Designations rally

September 26, 2017 by KVIA El Paso

KVIA El PasoEL PASO, Texas - Tuesday, Ysleta Elementary school celebrated the six "distinction designations" recently awarded by the Texas Education Agency. Staff, faculty and students along with the district superintendent and YISD administrators were on hand for ...

Ysleta ISD resumes classes Monday morning

August 28, 2017 by KVIA El Paso

KVIA El PasoEL PASO, Texas - The Ysleta Independent School District, one of the largest in El Paso County, begins classes Monday morning. ... Ysleta High School was one of only two high schools in the El Paso region to earn every designation available to the school.

5 inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

August 21, 2017 by El Paso Inc.

El Paso Inc.Lonnie Dugger: former Eastwood High all-district pitcher who attended Arizona Western College and was signed to a contract by the California Angels. He pitched for the El Paso Diablos in 1980. • Rene Quinones: a former Eastwood High pitcher who played ...

Lower Valley park renamed after fallen police officer

June 14, 2017 by KFOX El Paso

KFOX El PasoOfficer Ortiz graduated from Ysleta High School in 1989. He served with the El Paso Police Department for nine years, assigned to the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center. He had also previously served with the Horizon and Socorro Police Department.

Ysleta High School to receive physical fitness grant from Dallas Cowboys

June 8, 2017 by KVIA El Paso

Ysleta High School is going to receive $8,000 for physical fitness equipment, programs, and other initiatives courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Lottery. The Cowboys partnered with the Texas Lottery to create the "Funds for Fitness" grant, which ...

Potential improvements could be coming to Ysleta High School crosswalk amid safety concern

May 10, 2017 by KFOX El Paso

KFOX El PasoNow the district is working with the city of El Paso to prevent more accidents. The city will install lights to alert drivers when someone is crossing. O'Neill described it as being similar to a traffic light, but will only be activated when it is ...

YISD, EPCC Announce Two New Early College High Schools

April 27, 2017 by El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (blog)

The Ysleta Independent School District and El Paso Community College (EPCC) announced the designation of two new early college high school programs by the Texas Education Agency during a press conference Thursday morning. Parkland Early College ...

YISD successes highlighted at State of the District Address

April 27, 2017 by El Paso Inc.

El Paso Inc.He showed how Ysleta ISD is outperforming other large school districts in El Paso in the areas of the STAAR testing, end-of-course examinations, and college and career readiness. Most noteworthy, he emphasized the fact that Del Valle and Parkland high ...

Lansing Lugnuts ace Justin Maese is humble, hungry

April 8, 2017 by Lansing State Journal

Lansing State JournalHis older brother Carlos is seven years older and held nearly every football and baseball record at Ysleta High School in El Paso, Texas. He had big shoes to fill. Plus, he was tired of hearing his brother boast at home. “He struck out 136 batters one ...

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