|Grulla High School||Grulla Middle School||Ringgold Middle School||Veterans Middle School|
Rio Grande City CISD (C1:Grulla HS; C2:Grulla MS; C3:Ringgold MS; C4:Veterans MS) Cycle 10 Spring 2020
The 21st century community learning center's program is now known as the Texas After School Center in Education (ACE) and is intended to improve the following outcomes for students:
- Academic Performance
These objectives are specifically aligned with the grant of Texas Education Agency (TEA) to ensure that all students are college and career ready and to assist them. The ACE program will help contribute to students’ academic needs in order to meet their career crosswalk pathway.
ACE – Lights-On Afterschool Traditional
Celebration Highlighted by Mum Making Activity
This year, close to 600 students from the four ACE (After School Centers in Education) grant schools created a homecoming mum with their mom, father / guardian to celebrate the affect afterschool has in the community of Rio Grande City & Grulla, Texas. The mum making events were held At Ringgold Middle School cafeteria from 5-7 p.m. on October 9th, at Grulla Middle School Cafeteria from 5-7p.m. on October 15, at Grulla High School from 5-7 pm on October 16 and on October 17 @ Veterans Middle School from 5:00- 7:00p.m. All the schools had their respective principals as guest speakers and the ACE staff spoke about the dangers of vaping especially this month being Safe and Drug Free School & Communities Awareness Month. The family engagement specialist, Mrs. Maribel Villarreal, had different samples and all the supplies to assist in the great mum / garter event for the ACE community members and parents. Everyone enjoyed the history that is typically only known in Texas, where the tradition of the mum involves an exchange between a boy and a girl who go to homecoming together. The boy gives it to the girl that should wear it pinned on her left side. The girl can then present her date with a smaller mum attached to an elastic garter that he wears on the upper part on one arm.The parents were very appreciative as well as the community of the 20th anniversary of Lights-On Aft erschool Celebration in Texas. The rural community of Starr County is very appreciative of the ACE grant that is now in effect in four schools of the district. Special thanks to the Food services director Mrs. Patsy Ramirez, and all the new principals and ACE site coordinators and ACE staff for making this event another success.
If you have an activity in mind other than the ones listed here, please email your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org. We might consider the activity for ACE.