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Carnegie Hall, a name synonymous with musical excellence, is the new ambition for middle school musicians at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District. This quest to p[...]
Eighth-grade students at Coakley Middle School recently tested out Newton’s Laws of Motion by designing race cars and competing in a race car challenge. “We had to use what we lear[...]
The Vela Middle School Percussion Ensemble has cadenced their way to the top once again. The ensemble, which consists of both seventh and eighth graders, took 1st place in the midd[...]
This February, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District celebrates their outstanding middle schools by showcasing each campus’ programs and achievements during its an[...]
Giving students an early opportunity to solidify their academic choices, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District will be holding pre-registration sessions for fifth [...]
As eighth grade students at HCISD get ready to start their first year at the Dr. Abraham P. Cano Freshman Academy, they share their selections for the career pathway they will focu[...]
  HCISD middle school bands competed in the UIL Competition in Donna, Tx this past Thursday and Friday. Memorial Middle School’s 7th and 8th grade band received all 1’s in concert [...]
Gutierrez Middle School students showed off their ability to paint a picture with words during the school’s Poetry Jam on Feb. 21. A total of 38 students showed off their literary [...]
Reading each note and keeping their rhythms in sync, Gutierrez Middle School students Nathan Bauer and Albert SantaMaria are preparing to compete for the school’s 10th sweepstakes [...]
Cara Ingram, sixth grade student, from Vela Middle School is already an accomplished writer earning multiple awards for her thoughtful essays, and this spring she has added one mor[...]
In Mary Frances Sesler classroom, one of the most important things she can do as a teacher is support her students and let them know that she cares. “It’s important to build a rela[...]
Colin Giloon sits at his desk each day with his mind set that after he graduates from high school that he’d like to attend the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and study[...]
Looking back at her high school years, Sherry Solis can remember sitting in her Texas Association of Future Teachers (TAFE) class and thinking to herself that this is what she want[...]
Wearing her pink shirt with pride eighth grade student Alyssa Santillana enters the halls of Memorial Middle School to see student after student wearing the exact same shirt. It ma[...]
Harlingen Consolidated School District took their Middle School students to the stage of Vela Middle School to boast their spelling skills on Feb. 6. Students competed at the distr[...]
Eighth grade English Language Arts teacher Bianca Rodriguez walks the halls of Gutierrez Middle School each morning with the hope of hearing her students ask the question “why?” “E[...]
With blue saturating the hallways and cougar artwork proudly displayed on every corner you turn, tradition is something that Coakley Middle School strives to uphold each year. The [...]
This February, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District celebrates their outstanding middle schools by showcasing each campus’ programs and achievements during [...]
While walking down the band hall at Vernon Middle School the sound of beautiful music may fill your ears as the Orchestra students are hard at work developing their musical talents[...]
Seventh grade Gutierrez Middle School student Matthew Garcia draws his bow over his viola to create beautiful music, and recently, his talents were recognized by one of the most pr[...]
Nicole Flores will have to amend her Christmas list after winning her top gift request by attending school. Now, the seventh grade student at Coakley Middle School can’t wait to st[...]
At Gutierrez Middle School, putting your best foot forward is always rewarded, and this year, they’ve implemented a new program to further emphasize this belief on campus. The camp[...]
With a sea of red throughout the halls of more than 28 campuses at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, students are coming together to support the importance of[...]
Seventh grade student Andrea Susa is sharing her passion for the arts with Coakley Middle School by recreating classic masterpieces. Susa, who found her passion through the study o[...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Magda Gonzalez as the Principal at Austin Elementary and Tony Gonzales as the Princi[...]
On July 2, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved Mike Reyes for the position of principal of Gutierrez Middle School. Reyes is a graduat[...]
  When superintendents and administrators walked into the classrooms of Sam Houston Elementary teacher Roxanna Shimotsu and Vernon Middle School Head Band Director Keith Di Sa[...]
The Vernon Middle School Pentathlon Teams found success at the Region 1 Texas Academic Pentathlon competition in Alice, Texas on April 27. Both seventh and eighth grade teams earne[...]
Honor Bands at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District middle schools are tuning up for a special performance. The Honor Band recordings and Concert will be hosted a[...]
Choirs and bands from across the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District hit the right notes at the 2013 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sight-readin[...]
In the middle schools at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, the mentality of “success in groups” can be seen as you walk the halls or enter any classroom. “I l[...]
“It’s a great feeling to know I helped students,” said Michaela Garza-Keyes, eighth grade student at Coakley Middle School. “I have always wanted to give back to the community beca[...]
Schools from the Harlingen Consolidated School District earned top marks for their problem solving skills in the Cameron County Math Contest on March 28. Houston Elementary, Long E[...]
  Sitting in a classroom at Gutierrez Middle School, a group of about 30 students sat at desks with their minds and ears open to new career paths during an after school progra[...]
  “I want to go to Schreiner University,” said Samantha Zapata, eighth grade student at Vela Middle School. “ I want to be a lawyer. They have a great law program.” Zapata, li[...]
The Afterschool Centers on Education lip dub class at Gutierrez Middle School can show off their homework to fellow classmates this month. Students created a musical video to showc[...]
  Students at Vela Middle School are using technology to advance their education beyond the ordinary classroom setting by the use of a new online program. KHAN Academy is an o[...]
For students at Memorial Middle School, they can walk through the halls with their head held high, because they are working with teachers and administration to take a stand against[...]
  The Memorial Middle School seventh and eighth grade Jazz band had an outstanding performance at the University of Houston jazz competition on Feb. 23. The MMS Jazz I and II [...]
The Vernon Middle School MathCounts students showed off their problem solving skills at the Region 1 MathCounts competition on Feb. 8. Students competed against 15 other teams in t[...]
Middle school students from the Harlingen Consolidated School District took to the Memorial Middle School stage to show off their spelling skills on Feb. 5. Students competed at th[...]
Students from Coakley Middle School continued its tradition for excellence by earning its 37th consecutive district championship. At their most recent meet, Coakley blew away the c[...]
  Ande Beasley, eighth grade student at Coakley Middle School, will be one of the few students from across the nation to take part in the Presidential Inauguration this month.[...]
  The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District is teaming up with RGV LEAD, Texas State Technical College and The University of Texas – Pan American to host the dist[...]
  The Abrams Brothers Band perform at HCISD’s Gutierrez Middle School.[...]
  Students at Gutierrez Middle School and Dishman Elementary School opened their ears to a bluegrass experience on Jan. 11. The Abrams Brothers, a bluegrass trio from Canada, [...]
  The students in Adriana Diaz’s sixth grade pre-ap math class at Vernon Middle School spent their afternoons solving problems. They weren’t solving riddles or puzzles, but wo[...]
  Coakley MS band 2012 Christmas concert.[...]
  School board members, administrators, teachers and students came together to celebrate a monumental year for Coakley Middle School on Dec. 18. The 2012 – 2013 school year ma[...]
  The Coakley Middle School’s Orchestra showed off their talents to the elementary school students of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District on Dec. 13. Thirty[...]