The JEHS Migrant Program held the first migrant parent meeting of the year on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Mr. Anthony Garza welcomed the parents. Mrs. Alejos introduced her migrant staff and the Sky’s the Limit Migrant Club officers. The migrant club members sang the migrant club song and then stayed for the meeting. Fourteen migrant club members brought their parents to the migrant parent meeting. The parents had the opportunity to sign up to form the school’s first migrant parent booster club. Like the students, the parents will wear a migrant club shirt to their meetings. The objective of the migrant parent booster club is to help the migrant club raise funds for scholarships and the end of the year fieldtrip.
There were approximately 22 parents who attended the meeting. The topics of discussion included: Services Offered by the migrant program, End of Course Exams, TAKS, ACT/SAT/THEA, AP exams, Sky’s the Limit Migrant Club activities, migrant senior workshop, CAMP, Red Bag, Credit Accrual, Parental Involvement, tutorials, how to access information on the JEHS website and more.
ECISD Migrant Students Visit the St. Edward's University and
the State Capitol
Edinburg C.I.S.D. Migrant Education Program recently sent migrant students from all four high schools including Edinburg High School, Edinburg North High School, J.G. Economedes High School, and Robert Vela High School to Austin, Texas to visit Saint Edward’s University. The students were given a comprehensive tour of St. Edward’s and were given in-depth information on the (CAMP) College Assistance Migrant Program which each of these migrant students may apply for as they begin to file for their college/university admissions process applications. Former ECISD migrant high school students were in attendance to travel in and around the university at St. Edward’s. Students then continued their tour to the Texas State Capitol where they got to see first-hand experience in the states various agencies and legislative offices including those from our district level legislators. Traveling with the students were the ECISD four migrant high school counselors, Mr. Roberto V. Garcia, EHS, Ms. Nora Gonzalez, ENHS, Mrs. Diana Alejos, J.G. Economedes High School, and Mr. Osiel Salinas, Robert Vela High School. Also accompanying the group was Ms. Delia Ramirez, Co-Producer of the ECISD KATS TV Station.
Adopt an Angel
The students in the Sky's the Limit Migrant Club and the Yearbook Club adopted Ana Cardena's Life-Skills class and Rene Estrada's Vocational training class this year. They took Christmas presents and sang Christmas carols to the students, parents and the staff. Since 2008, the Adopt an Angel has become a tradition with the Sky's the Limit Migrant Club. Last year, the Yearbook Club joined in this celebration and now students from both clubs, together, bring joy and good cheer through the Adopt an Angel celebration making it more meaningful to more students wishing to bring happiness and smiles to other JEHS students' faces.
Sky's the Limit Migrant Club
"El Moscas y Los Pesticidas"
Performed by: The JEHS Sky's the Limit Migrant Club members
Albert Garza, Jr. Performing Arts Center
Proud Moment - In Memory of Jesus Arias (Far Right)
We will hold you dear in our hearts. You will always be our sweeet angel.
Over 1,500 Migrant Students From Rio Grande Valley Districts Got to See the Play Live
(Front) Belinda Velazquez
(Back L to R) Jeniffer Cuevas, Mayra Ramirez, Arael Meza, Adilene Rivera, Naheily (Pinky) Garcia, Maria Castillo & Evenlyn Saenz
The Sky's the Limit Migrant Club members were sponored by Migrants in Action (MIA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to perform the "El Moscas" y Los Pesticidas play . This is an interactive play designed to increase safety awareness for families and individuals who work in areas that are treated with pesticides and to broaden their understanding of the eminent dangers in handling or coming in contact with pesticiades.
Meet the Play Crew
(L to R) Arael Meza, Perla Ramirez,Vanessa Corral Castillo, Adilene Rivera,
Nahiely "Pinky" Garcia, Belinda Velazquez, Maria Castillo, Evelyn Saenz
and Hilda Rivera
(L to R) Evelyn Saenz, Mayra Ramirez, Edgar Zapata, and Adilene Rivera
King - Edgar Zapata (Club Secretary)
Queen - Mayra Ramirez (Member)
Princess - Adilene Rivera (Member)
Princess - Evelyn Saenz (Historian)
The Sky's the Limit Migrant Club introduced for the first time the election of the Royal Court of Honor for the upcoming homecoming parade. Students nominated their candidates for King, Queen and two princesses. The migrant club members nominated seniors of the Sky's the Limit Migrant Club to run for King and Queen and elected members in the ninth, tenth and eleventh grades as princesses. The Royal Court of Honor will be required to participate in the homecoming parade to represent the Sky's the Limit Migrant Club and the members will follow as their subjects. The purpose of the Royal Court of Honor is to help create ownership of the Sky's the Limit Migrant Club, develop leadership and decision making skills and to motivate club members. The secret ballot election of the Royal Court of Honor took place during the October 10th club meeting.
The Migrant Club Social was held at Fountain Park on Thursday,May 23, 2013.
All migrant club members were invited to attend from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
End of the Year Field-trip
The Sky's the Limit Migrant Club members, for the end of the year fieldtrip, went to Sea Turtle Inc., a turtle rescue center, then to Schlitterbahn and finally to Golden Corral in Harlingen. The students earned points for participation in club activities, attending the club meetings, wearing the migrant club shirt and doing community service. This year, the members were invited by Migrants in Action to take part in educating the public on the harmful effects of pesticides. The students met many hours after school and on Saturdays to perfect their role in the play called, "El Moscas y los Pesticidas" by Naftali de Leon. The students performed in front of their peers at their school and culminated by performing at the Harvest to Harvard Leadership Conference at the Pharr Events Center on May 26th in front of over 1,000 migrant students from throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Club members who were not able to go on this trip are invited to participate next year and are encouraged to get involved in the migrant club and to never forget - "Si se puede!