Southside High School
1460 Martinez Losoya Road
San Antonio, TX 78221
Principal: Mr. Hector Esquivel
Academic Dean: Mr. James Diaz
Theresa Aguilar, Manuel Campos, Carveth Hall,
Maria Faqier, Paul Haberer
The faculty and staff at Southside High School will support and promote our school motto, "SHS equals Student Success." It is therefore our responsibility to work collaboratively to prepare students academically, socially, and technologically as they become contributing members of society.
Congratulations to Mr. Omar Chavez
Southside High School
Teacher of the Year
SHS WELCOMES NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
SHS is proud to announce the newest member of the Administration. Ms. Maria Faqier is a 9 year veteran of our campus in her former role as a science teacher. She understands the needs of our students and teachers. The ALPHA team is extremely excited to work with her in order to make SHS the best place possible.
LADY CARDINAL GOLF NEWS UPDATE
The Lady Cardinals won their latest tournament at Devine. Sophomore Summer Gonzales sunk a 20 foot putt to lead the team to their 2nd consecutive tournament win. Linda Mutz won a Bronze Medal in Individual Competition.
Pictured: Summer Gonzales, Lauren Mercado, Linda Mutz, Alyssa Garza, Amanda Esparza, Saide Hernandez
UIL COMPETITION RESULTS
Congratulations to the following UIL members who competed and placed at the McCollum invitational.
Editorial Writing -- Gabriela Ochoa
Science - Carmen Rodriguez
Feature Writing - Gabriela Ochoa
Spelling - Carmen Rodriguez
Math - Kyle Garza
Current Events - Jesse Esparza and Gabriella Cruz
Social Studies - Gabriella Cruz
ATPI CONTEST RESULTS
Do you have what it takes to survive the Cropping Tool? School are limited to two students per school. Students will be given an assignment, a required element and a specific amount of time to capture 1 image. After a critique from the judges, half of the students are cropped from the group (similar to the Food Channel's Chopped cooking show).
Congratulations to Megan Peralez for winning 3rd place in the contest!
SKILLS USA COMPETITION RESULTS
Congratulations to the following students for the awards at this competition. They will both be attending the State Level Skills USA competition in March.
Megan Peralez -- 1st place in Photography
Hilda Maya -- 4th place in Advertising Design
SHS TEACHER TAKES ON PROJECT REPRESENTING SISD
Spanish teacher Rebecca Torres recently received an invitation to transcribe and translate lyrics of songs (“corridos”) that talk about history and how it was viewed by the Mexican American community.
In picture L to R:
Museum Manager, Elizabeth Delgado
Board of Directors of the Texas Music Museum of Austin, Sergio Guerrero
President of the LBJ Museum of San Marcos, Dr. Ed Mihalkanin
Spanish teacher, Rebecca P. Torres
POLICE EXPLORER NEWS
The Police Explorers, part of the Criminal Science program led by teacher Nelly Garza, competed in the annual TPSA competition recently. Winners and awards are listed below:
1. Disturbance Call: Nydia Nunez 1st Place
2. Traffic Stop: Blaine Hand 1st Place
3. Brain Bowl: D’Anna Trevino, Joe Rodriguez, Zwillma De La Cruz, Adolfo Herrera 3rd Place
4. SWAT/Hostage Negotiation: David Naranjo, Jose White, Cristina Guerra, Blaine Hand, Andre Castillo, Joel Morales 2nd Place
5. Felony Traffic Stop: Cristina Guerra and Robert Matthey 1st Place
6. Building Search: Robert Matthey, Joel Morales, Franklin Alcala 1st Place
7. Prepared Bulletin Board: Nydia Nunez 2nd Place
8. Opening Statement: Desiree Rodriguez 1st Place
9. Foot Pursuit: Franklin Alcala 1st Place
10. Foot Pursuit: Andre Castillo 2nd Place
11. Foot Pursuit: David Naranjo 3rd Place
12. Inmate Processing: Joseandres Vasquez 2nd Place
**Congratulations to the following Lady Cardinal basketball players who were selected to the All-District team this year. The All-District teams consists of players selected by the district basketball coaches from all teams.
1st team All-District:
Sabrina Guzman, Senior
Desiree Rodriguez, Senior
2nd team All-District:
Mayra Sendejo, Sophomore
Honorable Mention All-District:
Aimee Wood, Senior
Brianna Wood, Senior
Stephanie Nino, Senior
**Congratulations to Senior Drevon Brown for being selected to the 1st team All-District in Basketball.
Diego Avila, Francisco Solis, and Matt Willeford were selected as Honorable Mention for the All-District team.
Southside HS and SISD goes public! Public schools are great!
For more information, visit the website http://www.wegopublic.com/
AUTO MECHANICS NEWS
Auto mechanics students recently competed in the "Mobile Electronics Installation Contest". The following students were winners and will be representing SHS at the Skills USA contest on March 27th.
Edward Arrendando - 1st Place
Brittany Villarreal - 2nd Place
The SHS Library is now open to our community. Students, parents, and community members may now visit our SHS library and access high speed internet on our comoputers. SHS library books may be read on-site. Only district issued devices for students and staff will have Wi-Fi accessiblity on-site. No Wi-Fi is available for outside devices is possible at this time.
Tuesday - Friday: 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
POWERLIFTING BOYS WIN 1ST PLACE
The SHS boys powerlifting team recently won their 2nd meet in a row as a team. They won their meet with the following awards:
Juan Chapa & Kade Lopez taking 1st @ 2nd place in the 132 lb weight class,
Albert Terrazas taking 1st in the 148 lb weight class,
Alex Diaz & Sergio Zuniga taking 2nd in the 165 & 181 lb weight classes,
Quentin Lazo taking 3rd in the 198 lb weight class,
David Moyet, Gilbert Garza, & Hector Valadez taking 1st in the 220, 242, & 275 lb weight classes respectively.
Congratulations to the Powerlifting team.
SHS WELCOMES NEW FOOTBALL COACH
Mr. Ricky Lock comes from Gonzales ISD where he has been a Head Coach and Athletic Director for the past 5 years. Coach Lock has been a head coach for 18 years, with a winning record of 43-16 while at Gonzales ISD. His team was a State Quarter Finalist twice. Mr. Lock graduated from Sam Houston State University.
SHS AWARDED EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL DESIGNATION
Attention Matthey Middle School 8th Graders
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, Southside High School will be designated as an Early College High School by the Texas Education Agency.
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