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Lyndon B. Johnson H.OS.A. Hosts Health Fair

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The Lyndon B. Johnson (L.B.J.), high school chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America (H.O.S.A.), hosted their annual Health fair for H.O.S.A. students, their families, and L.B.J. students and staff. The three hour event offered free blood pressure screenings, glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride testing along with informative literature about healthy diets lifestyle habits and exercise. L.B.J. high school currently has a roster of almost 80 students enrolled in its H.O.S.A. program. Health Science and H.O.S.A. adviser Rosa Villarreal said that the health fairs are an ideal launching pad for students interested in medical careers.  

Special thanks to all of the following sponsors who contributed to the Health Fair:

• Doctor’s Hospital

• Texas A&M International University 

• Kool Smiles                                              


• City of Laredo                                          

• South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

• PILLAR                                                    

• Michelle Silva, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas    

• SCAN                                                      

• Laredo Medical Center

• Mercy Ministries                                      

• Laredo Community College

• Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center   


Killam Elementary 2nd graders Flag Football Champions!

Monday, November 28th, 2016


United South vs SA Churchill

Monday, November 21st, 2016


United vs Austin Westlake

Monday, November 21st, 2016


Roosevelt Elementary Honor Society Delivers Thanksgiving Joy to 12 Families

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS), students at Roosevelt elementary school held a Thanksgiving meal fundraiser from  Nov. 1 -11, 2016. The drive, which enjoyed the full support of  the faculty, staff, and fellow students,was the initial step taken to provide 12 Roosevelt elementary families with the necessary supplies for a proper Thanksgiving meal. Donations of $1.00 were collected during the drive, and donor names were written on turkey certificates, which were then prominently displayed throughout the campus. After reaching their financial goal,  Honor Society members decorated a dozen tote bags, and filled each with assorted goodies, paper products, and a voucher for a turkey. Special thanks to the NEHS students for their effort to assist families during this season of giving. 


Muller Elementary Students Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 17th, 2016


An important message to parents

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

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School Psychology Awareness Week

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016


Holiday Schedule for UISD

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016


United South vs. San Benito

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016


United vs. Harlingen

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016


UISD Invites the Community to Participate in Upcoming 5K Run/Walk & Zumba Master Class

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

United ISD is preparing for its 6th annual“Run Wild For Scholars 5K Run/Walk and Untamed Zumba Master Class.” They are two events on two separate occasions for the same cause. The 5K Run/Walk will honor First Responders, Military and the memory of two educatorsAdriana Rodriguez and Karina Villarreal.

Adriana Rodriguez taught 2nd grade at Ruiz Elementary School And Karina Villarreal taught at St. Augustine Elementary School, however started her career in education as a teacher-aide at Clark Middle School.  They were both passionate runners and we will continue to honor their legacy at this district event.

We at United ISD, honor, celebrate, and support our First Responders and Military, as we owe a debt of gratitude to them as they selflessly put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Prior year’s events have been huge successes, which have raised over $22,000 including a $10,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield.  This year, our goal is to reach 900 participants.

The Run Wild For Scholars 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Student Activity Complex located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane. On-Site registration will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Run/Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Pre-Registration fee may be paid at the United ISD Central Office located at 201 Lindenwood Drive, or on-site on the day of the event.  Pre-Registration is $20 from November 12-December16, 2016 and after December 16th and On-Site is $25.  United ISD Student fee is $10.  Fee includes T-shirt, certificate and medal for division winners. 

The health fair will include various community and non-profit organizations that will give out items and offer health screenings to participants.

The Untamed Zumba Master Class will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the United 9th Grade Gym located at 8800 McPherson Road.  Registration for the Zumba Master Class is $20 and can also be paid at the United ISD Central Office, UISD Website or On-site on the day of event. The Zumba Master class will be conducted by well-known local elite instructors from 9:00-11:00 a.m. doors will open at 8:00 a.m.  

Proceeds from both events will benefit United ISD students with scholarships to college. Paid registration for each of these events includes a t-shirt and goody bag and ticket for door prize giveaway.  Information about both events can be found at the District’s website at For questions call, (956) 473-6201.


Students Proudly Participate in the City’s Annual Veteran’s Day Parade

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The United Independent School District was proudly represented at the City’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade held in beautiful historic downtown Laredo.  The Trautmann Middle School Band performed and the United High School Cheerleaders,Larriettes, and Air Force JROTC also took part in the parade that began at St. Peter’s Plaza and ended with a patriotic program at San Augustin Plaza.

Parade goers enjoyed hearing and seeing the young group of talented students march with pride and honor as they paid tribute to all veterans in the Laredo and surrounding communities.

United ISD would especially like to thank Patty Sepesi, Lupita Contreras, Major J. Loya, Chief Master Sgt. R. Martinez, Sgt. C.Blakeney and Trautmann Middle School Band directors Jorge Garcia and Cris Lira.  

United ISD proudly salutes all Veterans. We are grateful for your service.


United ISD Receives Generous Book Donation from the Molina Foundation

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Thanks to the Molina Foundation of California, the United Independent School District received books that will be given to students. The distribution effort, titled Launch into Learning for Laredo (Lanza de Libros para Laredo), is part of their family literacy campaign to give children a “learning boost” during the holiday season. Other surrounding school districts also received books courtesy of the Foundation.

“On behalf of our Board of Trustees and Superintendent, we are so thankful for this wonderful donation of books,” said UnitedISD Lead Librarian Carmen Escamilla. “There’s a great variety of titles and authors that I know our students and their families will enjoy.”

Collectively, Webb and Zapata Counties had the largest allotment of books.

The schools will use their allotments in various ways. In many instances, the books will go to students to build their home libraries and promote reading activities. In some cases, they will be handed out at campus events or cafeteria, or packaged as part of gift backpacks and school rewards.

“We care deeply about helping children in their academic and personal achievement,” said Foundation President and Founder Dr. Martha Bernadett about the Laredo campaign. “And we know that with the aid of supportive business partners like L&F Distributors and Molina Healthcare of Texas, and help from community volunteers, giving out learning materials can have a wonderfully positive impact on the kids and their families.”

Volunteers from Laredo Community College and Texas A&M International University worked in the L&F Distribution Warehouse to separate books for the schools. Finley Library Media Specialist Jackie Ramos worked with Foundation members to help secure books for United ISD schools.

The United ISD libraries that received books from the Molina Foundation were the following:

  • Alicia Ruiz Elem School, 925
  • Antonio Gonzalez Middle School, 2,431
  • Clark Elem School, 550
  • Dr. M.E. Malakoff Elem School, 584
  • Dr. S. Perez Elem School, 798
  • F.D. Roosevelt Elem School, 375
  • Finley Elem School, 560
  • George Washington Middle School, 1,385
  • Juarez Lincoln Elem School, 750
  • Kennedy Zapata Elem School, 475
  • O. Salinas Elem School, 800
  • Paciano Prada Elem School, 725
  • Rodolfo Centeno Elem School, 850
  • Trautmann Elem School, 860

The Molina Foundation, a national nonprofit organization based Long Beach, CA, is dedicated to the mission of reducing disparities in access to education and health. Since its inception in 2004, the Foundation has worked with more than 2,000 organizations and schools towards this end, donating more than 4 million books and hosting hundreds of workshops and programs for educators and low-income families.  Molina Healthcare is a major corporate supporter of The Molina Foundation.


United vs McAllen Memorial

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016