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Sunday, December 11th, 2011

SMHS adds AP scholars, national merit semi-finalist

San Marcos High School students Carlie Porterfied and Tatanka Castro are “advanced placement scholars,” according to SMHS Advanced Academics Coordinator Cecily Moore.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Winner of middle school ‘geographic bee’ to compete at state

Goodnight Middle School student Felix Aguon won first place in his school's “geographic bee.”

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

SMA JROTC receives elite designation

San Marcos Academy’s JROTC Bear Battalion was named an “JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction,” which is awarded to only about 10 percent of all JROTC units in the nation in any given year.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

SMA Bears place nine on all-district football teams

Nine San Marcos Academy Bears football players were selected for the All-District Team in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Division II-District 3, Coach Les Davis announced this week.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

High school students gather 102 pints of blood

San Marcos High School students conducted a blood drive that gathered enough blood for 204 recipients, according to a school district spokesperson.

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

SMCISD dog reading program garners statewide attention

Texas School Business magazine announced today that San Marcos CISD’s Animal Reading Friends program is one of 12 initiatives to be honored in the magazine’s Fifth Annual Bragging Rights 2011-2012 special issue.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

San Marcos teacher receives statewide award

San Marcos High School teacher Chris Cooper has received the 2011 Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award from Humanities Texas. Cooper will receive a $5,000 cash award, with an additional $500 for San Marcos High School to...

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

SMCISD kids win honors for geography posters

In anticipation of Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 13-19), students at six San Marcos CISD elementary schools and one middle school participated in the 2011 Poster Contest sponsored by the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Miller Middle School hosts ‘Science Night’

Texas State University science education students and various organizations sponsored a Science Night at Miller Middle School for ESL (English as a second language) parents and students.

Monday, November 14th, 2011

SMA grant honoring fallen soldier goes to Germer

Last week, San Marcos Academy presented the Captain Paul W. Peña Memorial Scholarship for the second consecutive year to SMA junior Chris Germer.

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