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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mission Chamber Ribbon Cutting for Unique Closet

The +The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting, today, for a new member, Unique Closet Bazaar. The Unique Bazaar is located at 3009 N Inspiration Road in Mission, Texas. 

The Unique Bazaar has a variety of quality new and pre-owned items. The store sells items on consignment, or rents floor space to vendors who need the benefit of a storefront, but do not need a full retail location. The end result is a wide selection of unique items that are perfect for personal shopping or gifts. 















Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mission HS JROTC Fighting Eagle Battalion places in top three


The Mission High School (MHS) JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp) Fighting Eagle Battalion recently had 29 cadets participate in the Zapata High School JROTC Invitational Skills Meet. The battalion competed against ten other groups from the area, including Laredo. Overall, the Fighting Eagle Battalion placed third in the competition.
Their performance at this competition no only led to an invitation to return next year, but also an invitation to participate in the JROTC Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge that will be held in June 2013 near San Antonio with 15 other high schools from throughout South Texas.
In addition to the third place finish for the battalion, the group also earned the following: first place in the shuttle run, second place in a cadet challenge combining three events, second place in Dizzy Lizzy, third place in volleyball, and third place in the unarmed drill team competition.
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Craig Verley
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Mission CISD
1201 Bryce Drive
Mission, TX 78572
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Mission High School toy drive helps Mission Boys and Girls Club

Pictured are: Claudia Cavazos, Adry Salazar, Alyssa Flores, Imelda Becho (junior class sponsor), Sara Stubbs, Krystal Lucero, Xavier Sanchez (assistant principal), Anayansi Cuellar, Rocio Redon.

By: Rocio Rendon

Christmas cheer spreads across the air in room N-3. Mission High School (MHS) students fill the room from each corner, enclosing happiness inside festive wrapping paper. From trucks to dolls and even an iPod, they tape together the presents that MHS students and staff donated.

The 20 th Annual Toy Drive, sponsored by the junior class, collected over 400 toys. They were delivered to the Boys and Girls Club of Mission on December 15. Spanish teacher and junior class sponsor, Imelda Becho, continues the tradition she began.

“I take part in this toy drive because I remember the excitement of opening up a brand new toy on Christmas morning. Knowing that I can help give a child that same joy is reason enough,” said Sara Stubbs, junior class president.

The toy drive isn’t just about giving presents to children in the community. It’s about getting together as a family to cherish what one has and give to someone else, says Stubbs. “That’s what the Christmas holiday is all about for those participating in the toy drive, giving to others without expecting anything in return,” Stubbs said.

Not only were the kids delivered toys, but also goodie bags prepared by the junior class. They were given out the same day while the children were playing.

“The finest thing in life is sharing the little that we have,” Becho said.

Mission CISD Early Release


Greetings,

Before the day slips away from me, as the last day before a holiday break seems to, just a quick email wishing y’all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you get some time with family and/or close friends at some point during the next few weeks. Pausing in the middle of all the hectic running around for work and home is important for you and your loved ones. Make sure you take that time every now and then!

Today is an early release day for our students and staff. Elementary schools release at noon. Jr. high and high schools release at 1:00 p.m. Central office will close at 1:00 p.m. as well. We will be closed until January 7th. Students return on January 8th.

Unless I happen to bump into some of y’all during the break, see you next year!

Craig Verley
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Mission CISD
1201 Bryce Drive
Mission, TX 78572
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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Honors Mission VMHS Student


Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) senior Kivani Sanchez has received a Hispanic Heritage Youth Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. She was named an ExxonMobil Scholar for her engineering and math achievements at a recent awards ceremony held in Houston, TX.

The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards program offers educational grants to Hispanic high school seniors chosen by regional selection committees, based on their academic achievement, leadership, community service, their category focus, and an essay about the important role their heritage has played in their success.

Pictured is Sanchez, right, as she is congratulated by Mario Chavez, department manager, ExxonMobil during the recent awards presentations. Sanchez is one of 15 regional recipients. As the silver medalist in the Engineering and Math category, Sanchez was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to support her plans to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.

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Craig Verley
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Office: 956-323-5530
cverley@mcisd.org
1201 Bryce Drive
Mission, Texas 78572-4399
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Monday, December 03, 2012

Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce invites the public to stop by between 8:30 am and 7 pm on Friday, December 14, 2012 to visit with the Staff and Members.

Last year's Holiday Open House was a great success, and an opportunity for the community to learn more about the Mission Chamber.

The event is open to everybody in the community, including visitors. The Chamber will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the day.

4th Annual Welcome Home Winter Texan Party This Weekend



The 4th Annual Welcome Home Winter Texan Party is this Saturday at the Leo Peña Placita Park in Mission, Texas (look for Rotary Park on Google Maps).

The party is scheduled from 1 pm to 4 pm, with free food, entertainment, and admission. The Mission, Texas community welcomes our Winter visitors every year at this event.