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May 13th, 2010
San Marcos CISD volunteers honored

051210group1Honorees pose with San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees. Front, left to right:  Jeanne Davis, Brandy Sullivan, Trish Perez, Martha Moore, Linda Delgado, Marion Bonner, Val Ford, Corina Lopez, Ariana Ruiz, Mona Ibarra, San Marcos CISD Superintendent Patty Shafer. Photo by Iris Campbell.


Through late April and all of May, San Marcos CISD is celebrating National Volunteer month with a series of events honoring the district volunteers, including honorarium lunches and recognition by the board of trustees.

At a recent ceremony with the board, Director of Parenting and Community Partnerships Rosina Valle presented small tokens of appreciation to the volunteers.

“These individuals are making a difference and have been instrumental in making the parent centers at each campus a place for increased parental involvement and volunteer engagement that provide school information and community resources for our families,” said Valle.

The volunteers being honored each exceeded 100 hours of work at the campuses for a total of 6,732 combined hours through April, with about a month still left in the school year. Volunteers do a variety of tasks, such as laminating, coping, acting as greeters or mentors, working book fairs, picture days, prom nights, field trips and more.

The honorees from Bowie Elementary School were Trish Perez and Brandy Sullivan. For Crockett Elementary School, the honored volunteers were  Marion Bonner and Val Ford. De Zavala Elementary School’s honorees were Corina Lopez and Cindy Robinson.  Ida Beltram and Molly Stillwell were honored for their work at Mendez Elementary School. Travis Elementary School’s honorees were Jeanne Davie and Heather Fissel.

Goodnight Middle School’s Mona Ibarra and Jeanne Davis were honored, as were Miller Middle School’s Aurelia Newton and Laura Pratt. San Marcos High School volunteers Linda Delgado and Martha Moore also were honored.

Parent liasons were asked to stand an be recognized for their part in coordinating with the volunteers. The liasons are Kristen Robles of Bowie Elementary, Gracie Campos of Crockett Elementary, Rosie Ivarra of De Zavala Elementary, Tina Till of Goodnight Middle School, Maria Day of Hernandez Elementary, Diana Lopez of SMHS, Gina Lombardo of Mendez Elementary, Kelly Blanks of Miller Middle School, and Connie Perez of Travis Elementary.

The theme of National Volunteer month is “Volunteers Build a Better World.” At the ceremony, Valle read a quote from anthropologist Margaret Mead, which echoed the theme: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

051210group2San Marcos CISD volunteer honorees pose with the board of trustees. Front, left to right: Aurelia Newton, Molly Stillwell, Ida Beltran, Heather Fissel, Laura Pratt. Jeanne Davis, San Marcos CISD Superintendent Patty Shafer. Photo by Iris Campbell.

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