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College and Career readiness is about preparing students for post-secondary success. Vela MS is providing a college-like atmosphere throughout campus and empowering students with t[...]
Over 30 middle-school musicians represented the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District at the Donna High School during the All-Region Band Clinic and Concert held on Ja[...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District will be holding pre-registration sessions for secondary students for the 2017 -2018 school year. Pre-registration dates are a[...]
  Vela Middle School wastes no time in getting kids excited about college and careers. From university banners in the halls to the names of academic teams to the nickname – Ve[...]
Parent Night for upcoming 9th graders @ Cano Freshman Academy Jan. 11, 2106—Parent night at Cano Freshman Academy for student from Vela and Coakley Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Jan. [...]
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[...]
Staying on beat the Harlingen High School, Harlingen High School South, Gutierrez Middle School, Vela Middle School, and Vernon Middle School Jazz Ensembles competed in the 48th an[...]
Whether she’s playing her clarinet or acting, Anell McDaniel, eighth grade student at Vela Middle School, feels she is where she belongs each time she takes the stage. At first, Mc[...]
  When Cara Cash enrolled at Vela Middle School, she never imagined that she would have the opportunity to be part of several extracurricular activities at a time. As an activ[...]
This February, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District celebrates their outstanding middle schools by showcasing each campus’ programs and achievements during its an[...]
The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) recently awarded $5,858.50 in instructional support grants to HCISD Middle School music programs for the purchase of full-ensemble conc[...]
Beautiful sounds will be heard on Tuesday, November 25 at 6:00 P.M. at the Performing Arts Center as middle school band members from across the district take the stage in an All-Ci[...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Nelda Ann Alonzo as the Assistant Principal at Vela Middle School and Felicia Garcia[...]
Vela Middle School Indoor Percussion Ensemble and Dr. John Wooton, director of percussion studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Wooton served as a clinician at the[...]
This Fall, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District will open the Harlingen School of Health Professions (HSHP). The campus aims to challenge and develop the future m[...]
  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 [...]
Alejandro Zavala opens the doors to his classroom each day at 6:30 a.m. and shuts them at about 6:00 p.m. It’s a schedule he is happy to keep, because he knows that he arrives and [...]
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[...]
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[...]
With both parents and students looking forward to the start of a new school year, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District is hosting an evening to give the community[...]
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[...]
Students at Crockett Elementary were in for a surprise visitor on May 1. Congressman Filemon Vela visited the students at Crockett. He spoke to students on the importance of receiv[...]
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[...]
  “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[...]
To show appreciation to those dedicated to the education of all children in the Rio Grande Valley, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District joined forces with Valley [...]
  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[...]
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[...]
  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[...]
  Vela’s 2012 Christmas band concert.[...]
On any weekday, hundreds of middle school students can be heard playing anything from Mozart to Coldplay on something that isn’t their iPod. In place of their musical devices, stud[...]
The middle school band students of Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District left their mark at the middle school All City Band Auditions. A total of 94 chairs were awarde[...]
The HCISD middle school choirs earned top marks at the Solo and Ensemble Competition on Oct. 20. Coakley Middle School had a total of 18 soloists receive a First Division rating. S[...]
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