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Summertime is not break time for incoming Canutillo High School junior Valentina Carrillo. The busy student recently was the only El Pasoan to be invited to attend the 2024 Dell Medical School Health Sciences Summer Camp – an opportunity only extended to 50 students in the state. 
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Congressman Silvestre & Carolina Reyes Elementary School and Northwest Early College High School in the Canutillo Independent School District were named to the Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll list for their work in academically preparing students for the future workforce.

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This summer, Sebastian Esparza has no plans to sleep in late or relax by the pool. The Northwest Early College High School student known for his quiet determination and passion for social change is headed to the nation’s capital to help create solutions to real-life problems facing our nation.

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The Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a change to the current school calendar that will move the last day of classes in the District from Thursday, May 30, to Wednesday, May 29. The change will accommodate those families and staff members who wish to attend or participate in the Canutillo High School graduation ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 30 at the Don Haskins Center.

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Finalists for Gates Scholarship

The ability to pay for college right out the Gates is within grasp for a trio of Canutillo Independent School District seniors.

Angel Rodriguez and Evelyn Gesualdo-Lopez from Canutillo High School and Mykohl Arellano from Northwest Early College High School have been named finalists for the prestigious Gates Scholarship.

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 Garcia Elementary School Hosts Talent Showcase To Highlight After School Programming

When the school bell rings, the fun begins. Last night, parents got a chance to catch a glimpse of all the engaging activities their kids are participating in when the school day ends. The Garcia Elementary Texas ACE program students dazzled the audience with their incredible talents in cheerleading, dance and ballet at the “Cheer up and Dance” talent showcase held at the Canutillo High School auditorium.

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The Valentine’s Day Stories Of Canutillo's Enduring Love

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Canutillo ISD spoke to three couples who trace their romantic roots to our schools. They shared their stories and spoke about the impact CISD had in establishing their love. Read on to hear the Canutillo Love Stories of Ricardo & Carmen Castañeda, Jorge & Maleny Marquez and Juan & Vanessa Cervantes — the high-school sweethearts whose love stories continue to inspire and endure.

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Middle School Student Doing Math

CREEED today announced a $450,000 grant to the Canutillo Independent School District (Canutillo ISD) as part of a partnership between the two organizations to improve student outcomes in both Algebra and English I programs. The grant provides funding for eighth grade students to receive accelerated and intensive instruction in Algebra and English.

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Photo of RES students & teachers decorating Christmas tree for State Capitol

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches! This year, the holiday tree’s branches decking the halls of the Texas House Chamber will be even lovelier thanks to the creativity of students at Congressman Silvestre and Carolina Reyes Elementary school.

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A trip to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX to compete at the Fall Fandango Math Meet added up to major success for the Canutillo High School math team. The group took home first place in the Calculator Applications category.

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Canutillo Independent School District Trustee Armando “Mando” Rodriguez earlier this month was sworn in as president of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) – the largest and most influential organization for elected school board members in the state – during a special ceremony in Dallas.

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Students at Canutillo Middle and Alderete Middle schools got versed in the proper prose and purpose of writing.
AMS and CMS collaborated to bring visiting authors and educators Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger to help students understand the purpose and value of writing in the classroom.

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Read More about Worldwide traveling authors provide writing clinics for Canutillo & Alderete middle school students
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Four Canutillo High School students have claimed seats at the congressional table.They will be joining other high school students from throughout the region in the Texas 16th Congressional District’s Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) organized by Congresswoman Veronica Escobar.

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Canutillo ISD is ready to proceed with the vision of its constituents to usher in a new era for the District. The Board of Trustees recently adopted a new mission, vision and core beliefs as prescribed by the joint efforts of District leaders, staff, parents, students and members of the Canutillo community who worked to develop the District’s five-year strategic plan.

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The Canutillo ISD Finance Department team has another notch on their belts when it comes to excellence in financial integrity and transparency. The District has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) as a result of the group’s efforts.

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Reyes Elementary School is once again being honored for its commitment to serving those who serve. For the second consecutive year, the campus has earned the Outstanding Unit award through the Fort Bliss Partners in Education program for the close partnership and collaboration with the 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion 11th Corps Signal Brigade from Fort Bliss.

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The Holdsworth Center, an Austin-based nonprofit focused on leadership in public education, has selected the Canutillo Independent School District to join the Holdsworth Leadership Collaborative, an 18-month program that will help Canutillo build a strong bench of aspiring principals who are ready to step into school leadership positions when they arise.

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The Northwest Early College High School Student Council members have once again shown they are worth their weight in gold. They have been recognized as a 2023 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Student Council (NatStuCo) for their exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that improve the school and community.

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Elisa & James Pavia hugging and holding a heart

It’s Valentine’s Day and to celebrate this most romantic of holidays we bring you a love story between two Canutillo High School sweethearts who met in the 1980s and remain committed to each other … and the District.

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