2015 Frontier Bowl/Playoff Information


2015 Frontier Bowl/Playoff Information
Week of November 9, 2015
2015 Frontier Bowl/Playoff Information
Harlandale and McCollum battled for the 52nd time on
Friday, November 6 in front of a crowd of over 9,000.
In a matchup of two playoff-bound teams, Harlandale
outscored the Cowboys 34-7 to win the 2015 Frontier
Playoff Information
Harlandale will take on San Marcos on Friday,
November 13 at Harlandale Memorial Stadium. Tickets
are on sale at the Harlandale ISD Athletics Office.
Ticket information for the game:
Reserved tickets- $8
General Admission tickets- $7
Student tickets- $4
McCollum will take on Kerville Tivy on Friday, November 13 at the Alamodome. Tickets are on sale at
the Harlandale ISD Athletics Office.
Ticket information for the game:
General Admission-$10
Student Tickets- $6
Tickets purchased on the day of the game at the Alamodome will be $12. Parking at the Alamodome
will be $15.
Harlandale ISD Hall of Fame
Harlandale ISD also introduced the five new members of the HISD Hall of Fame prior to the 2015
Frontier Bowl. The inductees introduced from Harlandale High School were Mr. Jerry King and Ms.
Esperanza M. Mitchell. The two inductees from McCollum High School included Mr. Adolf Martinez
Jr. and Mr. Scott Hermes. The community member introduced was Mr. Gaston Tesson. The inductees
were inducted into the Harlandale ISD Hall of Fame during a Hall of Fame banquet that took place the
Wednesday before the Frontier Bowl.
Harlandale and McCollum team-up
To kick-off the 2015 Frontier Bowl, the Harlandale and McCollum choirs teamed up to perform a
remarkable joint performance of the National Anthem.
Gillette Elementary celebrates Family Night
Students and families gathered at Gillette Elementary on November 5 to
celebrate Family Night in a very special and fun-filled way.
With colorful decorations, the school was transformed into a three-ring
circus to highlight the three major components of the evening: a Reading/
Social Studies Fair, a Scholastic Book Fair and a Technology Information
As part of the Reading/Social Studies Fair, students in all grade levels
created a storyboard. Students were given the opportunity to visit each
grade level in order to receive a stamp on their card. In turn, students could redeem a free brand new book.
Along with the Reading/Social Studies Fair, the school library hosted a Scholastic Book Fair to give families
an opportunity to purchase books for their children.
In addition to the two fairs, the academic technology team shared with parents how they could log on to
educational websites to increase learning at home.
Communities In Schools-San Antonio to host STEM Family Night
STEM Family Night to offer hands-on activities for all ages
involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The first STEM Family Night will take place on Monday,
November 16 at Leal Middle School. Terrell Wells Middle
School will host a second STEM Family Night on Tuesday,
November 17.
Both events will begin at 3:50 pm and will run until 6:00 pm.
Families are invited to join beginning at 4:30 pm. Refreshments and raffle prizes will be available to those in attendance.
The two family nights are being hosted by Communities In Schools-San Antonio in partnership with Harlandale ISD.
Student artwork displayed in the heart of San Antonio
Students from Harlandale High School took a trip downtown to explore some
of San Antonio’s finest artwork. Full of colors and themes, the Harlandale
students visited the Art Pace and San Antonio’s legendary Mercado. During
their visit through the Mercado the students would find their artwork besides
some of the city’s most creative and decorative pieces of art.
In the heart of the Mercado, there stood an altar created by the Harlandale
students that read, “Harlandale: Once an Indian, Always an Indian.”
Leal football finishes the season undefeated
Taking part in San Antonio’s Big 16 Conference, Leal
Middle School’s 8th grade “A” team completed their
season undefeated. Finishing the season 7-0, the
Apaches defeated unbeaten Scobee Middle School 1312 to earn themselves a spot in the championship game.
The championship game between Leal and Matthey
Middle School was cancelled due to rain. The Apaches
completed their season as the 2015 Big 16 Zone 1
Congratulations to the team on a great season!
Student wellness initiatives recognized by the NFL
As part of the NFL’s Play 60 campaign and Harlandale ISD’s partnership with
Dairy Max, over a dozen students attended the Dallas Cowboys/Philadelphia
Eagles game inside AT&T Stadium on November 8.
To go along with Kids School Health Advisory Council’s (KSHAC) initiative to
keep students active and healthy, the students that voluntarily took part in the
campaign reaped more than just healthy lifestyle benefits.
“The Cowboys game was an innovative incentive that allowed our students
to attend a NFL game while sharing best practices to other leading school Districts, Wellness groups, and
Doctors about KSHAC,” said Lead Wellness & Physical Education Facilitator Dolly Armstrong.
Students became eligible to win tickets to the game by staying active for at least 60 minutes a day and by
tracking their healthy habits on FuelUptoPlay60.com. The contest ran through the months of September and
October and students were chosen during a random drawing hosted by Dairy Max.
“We look forward to continuing to help our schools create an environment that is fun, innovative, and
engaging,” said Armstrong.
Veterans honored during Scheh Center’s annual ceremony
On November 11, the students and staff of Harlandale ISD’s Scheh Center held
a beautiful ceremony to honor all current and former members of the US Armed
Forces for their service and dedication to our country.
The annual Veteran’s Day ceremony included words from Retired Lt. Col. Hector
V. Villarreal, City Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, and Judge Ciro Rodriguez.
Under the direction of Msgt. Mendoza, USAF (Retired), the students of the
Scheh Center prepared a special ceremony that included the posting of colors
and a reading of a poem titled, “Thank a Veteran.” The event was also emceed
by several Scheh students dressed in uniform.
To conclude the ceremony, Scheh Center employee Estevan Salinas provided the Scheh Center and their principal
Andrew Dominguez with a United States flag. The flag Salinas provided to the Scheh Center was flown over the
battle grounds during the War in Afghanistan, where Salinas and other veterans battled for our freedom.
HISD parents complete Parenting Wisely class and earn congratulatory gifts
A group of Harlandale ISD parents completed the first Parenting Wisely
for Young Children class at College Café and the Esteban Sosa Parent
Education Center this past week. The classes were held once a week for
seven weeks with the curriculum conducted in English and in Spanish. Each
parent received a Certificate of Completion and a nice congratulatory gift.
The group of parents completed 10.5 hours of Parent Education Training in
areas such as praise, active listening, managing sibling conflict, supervision
and monitoring, school and homework monitoring.
The program was made possible through a partnership between HISD and BCFS Health and Human
The next set of Parenting Wisely classes will begin in January 2016. The class will be for parents and
caregivers of teens between the ages of 10-17. Classes will be available in English and in Spanish. For
more information, you may contact Ruth Zambrano, 210-989-4482.
Vote for Gilbert Elementary in the Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest
The Gilbert Elementary Kindergarten Red Ribbon Week photo has made it
to the final voting in the Red Ribbon Contest. Voting began November 4th
and ends on November 18th at 11:59 EST.
Head over to Harlandale.net to see how you can vote for Gilbert Elementary
Red Ribbon Week photo.
Here is some important information about how voting works:
Voting will be limited to ten votes per entry per 24 hour period per IP address,
so if someone votes at 7am on Monday, they will have to wait until 7:01am on Tuesday to vote again.
Please note that some schools and businesses share an IP address, which means if someone at your school
already voted for your entry ten times, there is a chance that everyone else using a computer at the same
school may be blocked from voting for 24 hours, or be asked to “Log In” to Wizehive. You do not need to log
in to vote. Simply try voting from your home computer.
Harlandale HS introduces new program
Mr. Buckley, the Harlandale High School Law Enforcement teacher, has
teamed up with members from the San Antonio Fire Department to bring a
Fire and Emergency Services Exploring program to Indianland.
“The program is a youth development program centered on fire and
emergency service careers. Students will visit the fire school, enter into fire
competitions, first aid skills competitions, and community disaster programs,”
said Harlandale teacher Donald Buckley.
The program is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their
community. Students will have the opportunity to learn and train alongside professionals from the field.
If you are between the ages of 14 and 20 and are interested in obtaining more information on the program,
please contact Mr. Buckley at Harlandale High School. Students under the age of 18 must have parental
approval to join.
Students celebrate EveryArtist Live!
Harlandale ISD students spent multiple days the week of October 26
celebrating the arts. “EveryArtist Live!”, compared to Earth Day, was
celebrated throughout several elementary schools with students and
taking time practicing different mediums of art.
“When students are making art, they not only have to utilize their critical
thinking skills to make decisions, but it also exposes them to different
opportunities and various ways of thinking and processing,” said Fine Arts
Coordinator Monica Ruiz-Mills. “Art also allows them to take what they’ve
learned and express themselves verbally and emotionally.”
Founded by artist Brendan O’Connell, Everyartist is dedicated to fostering creativity in kids by encouraging
the creation, presentation, and sharing of art. O’Connell spent time this week visiting students nationwide
and took the time to visit with several Harlandale ISD students.