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We are very proud to announce that we are "Unlocking Dreams" here at Alton Memorial Jr. High. Yesterday we competed at the annual UTRGV - Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Robotics Day Competition at the Texas Southmost College Campus - Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville, TX. We are excited to announce that our Alton Memorial Jr. High Green ROBO-RANGERS were crowned the 2016 HESTEC Robotics Day - "Grand Champions." This was another stellar performance and was four years in the making after a 2013 - Final Four finish, 2014 - 3rd Place Overall finish, and in 2015 - 3rd Place Overall finish.
Each year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) releases accountability ratings for schools and districts, as well as some additional honors that schools can earn called Distinctions.
Junior high schools can earn a total of 7 distinctions in: academic achievement in Reading/ELA, academic achievement in Math, academic achievement in Science, academic achievement in Social Studies, top 25% student progress, top 25% closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness.
Our school, AMJHS, received 4 distinctions.
Congratulations on another successful year of robotics at Alton Memorial Junior High School, and for your inspiration and vision to bridge teams into Mission High School! You, your coaches and teams have really put Mission CISD on the map in robotics.
AMJH ROBO-Rangers do wonderful at TCEA competition Sat., Jan. 23, 2016
Mission, Texas- Last school year, Mission CISD (Consolidated Independent School District) schools led the way in participation in the Code the Town project headed by the Mission EDC. This year, Mission CISD plans to build on the growing interest by focusing on computer coding once again during Computer Science Education week (December 7-13) by participating in the global Hour of Code movement, www.hourofcode.com. The Hour of Code is designed to give students a one-hour introduction to computer sciences and to demystify computer coding by showing that anyone can learn the basics. Another resource being used for the Hour of Code is www.code.org.
School traditions were thrown out the window by students during this year’s Homecoming dance at Alton Memorial Jr. High School in a very kindhearted way. The event started like those of the past. This year, Jannelle Marroquin was selected as Homecoming Queen in the school’s Homecoming Court election. At the dance, Marroquin was officially crowned the Homecoming Queen. This is where the students had a few surprises of their own.
Upon receiving her crown and sash, Marroquin thanked the student body for selecting her. She then turned around and presented her crown and sash to Diana Trejo. Marroquin proceeded to explain to everyone at the dance how deserving of the honor Diana Trejo was and how brave, courageous, and strong Diana Trejo has been during her recent battle with cancer. The Homecoming Court twists don’t end there.
The twin sister of Diana Trejo, Keyla, then stepped up to the microphone, praised her sister for being a positive role model for all students. Keyla also said her sister was beautiful inside and out, and expressed her opinion that all the Homecoming Queen candidates were winners and beautiful. At that point, Keyla gave each of the 15 Homecoming Queen candidates their own crown.
For the first time, AMJH had 15 beautiful Homecoming Queens.
We are very proud to announce that once again that ... "We are Leading the Way" .... The Alton Memorial ROBO-RANGERS had a very strong performance at this year's HESTEC Robotics Day Competition.