Sacrifice & Reflection

Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo community,

Next week is Fat Tuesday or “Mardi Gras,” a tradition started in medieval Europe in the 17th century. Today we celebrate with colorful parades and revelry while indulging in food and fun to kick off Lent and the Easter season.
Often during Lent, as a show of sacrifice, many give up something for 40 days. It is a time of deep personal reflection. May we all take the time to pause during the day to day hustle and be mindful of our blessings.

Our Canutillo High School Boys Basketball Team are 5A Bi-District champions advancing to play at the 5A Area Championship at Andrews High School. Congratulations to the hardworking team of players and coaches who always shoot for victory. Congratulations and good luck, Eagles!

Our Communications Department is seeing gold. The team took home 10 Gold Star Awards for an array of communications, including writing, videography, graphic design, marketing, branding and original art at the 2021 Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) Star Awards. Congratulations to our communications team for always helping us shine so bright!

I want to encourage our District community and the greater Canutillo community to donate blood this coming Tuesday, March 1 at the Canutillo ISD sponsored American Red Cross blood drive at our Central Office 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. There is a national blood shortage, the worst in over the past 10 years. Our community has always been ready when called upon to lend a helping hand and we can all help build up the blood supply and save some lives. Click on the link to register:

CAFÉ Scholarship
Calling all seniors at Northwest Early College High School and Canutillo High School! Don’t forget to apply for a  Canutillo Alumni Foundation for Education (CAFÉ) scholarship and get a head start on college. Click here to apply and learn more about eligibility requirements and submit your application before April 29, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Intersession & Spring Break
Intersession and spring break is around the corner. Students will be out from March 7 thru March 18 except for Northwest Early College High School where students will be out for spring break March 14 thru March 18.

COVID-19 Updates
We continue to offer free COVID-19 antigen (rapid) and molecular (PCR) testing to staff, students and family members. Testing is offered at the Lone Star Building Rec Center Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 am - 11:30 am. This is a free service available to staff, students and family members. Please bring a copy of your insurance card or a Social Security Number if they do not have insurance information. This is a service provided by the outside entities Q Med and ChemGiant for our Canutillo ISD community and their families.
I wish you all a happy and safe Mardi Gras!

Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools