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First Multi-Millionaire for La Joya ISD
La Joya ISD Public Information Department
October 01, 2013

PALMVIEW, TX. La Joya Independent School District
and Palmview High School are proud to announce
their first multi-millionaire of the year.  Luis
Bocanegra a junior at Palmview High School has
taken 18 AR quizzes so far this school year to
attain a word count of 2,010,094 as of Monday,
September 23rd.  Books that Bocanegra has read
and that helped him become a reading millionaire
would be some titles like, Beautiful Creatures,
Beautiful Chaos, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful
Redemption, by Kami Garcia. Others include
Tiger's Quest, Tiger's Voyage, Tiger's Destiny by
Colleen Houck, Incarceron and Sapphique a Series
by Catherine Fisher “These books really capture
my interest I found myself cheering, squealing
and biting my nails--all within a few pages.”
stated Luis Bocanegra,11.  La Joya ISD is proud
to announce our first multi-millionaire reader in
the span of five weeks since classes have resumed
for this 2013-2014 school year.  Congrats Luis
and keep up the good work, Go Lobos!

College Drive
La Joya ISD Public Information Department
October 15, 2013

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, La Joya ISD held its
ribbon cutting ceremony for newly named College
Drive! Student representatives from district
middle schools, high schools, and alternative
centers made their way to the dedication
ceremony, numbering to over 200 student
participants.  In addition to La Joya ISD
students, over 100 community members also
participated, which included representatives from
South Texas College and The University of Texas
Pan-American.  Students began the morning with a
9:00 A.M. breakfast student/guest mixer with
school mascots and Bucky the Bronc, mascot for
UTPA. Following the mixer, guests moved to a
dedicatory ceremony where Dr. Benavides,
Superintendent of La Joya ISD, addressed them, in
addition to Dr. S. Reed, President of STC, who
spoke about their partnership with La Joya ISD,
and Dr. R. Nelsen, President of UTPA who spoke
about the new RGV Medical School. After the
ceremony, students moved to Thelma Salinas STEM
Early College High School, and Jimmy Carter Early
College High School, where high school students
prepared presentations for middle school students
about the importance of a college education and
what steps they must take in order to achieve
their college bound goal. La Joya ISD is firm on
its commitment to transform La Joya ISD into a
College Bound Community!

Top Row: Roberto Cortina, Jose A. Perez, Benito Garza and Lidia Romo Bottom Row: Carnia Munoz, Joel Trevino, and Eva Alcocer

La Joya ISD Office of Business Earns the Certificate of Excellence Award for Consecutive Year
La Joya ISD Public Information Department
September 10, 2013

LA JOYA TX. La Joya Independent School District
received the Association of School
Business Officials International’s (ASBO)
Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
award for having met or exceeded the program’s
high standards for financial reporting and

The district was recognized for its Comprehensive
Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending

Sponsored by VALIC, the Certificate of Excellence
(COE) award confirms the school
business office’s commitment to financial
accountability and transparency. Recognition
through the COE program can help strengthen a
district’s presentation for bond issuance
statements and promotes a high level of financial

“This award is important to the district and our
community because it validates the fact that La
Joya ISD goes above and beyond the requirements
imposed by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by
providing additional information which is not
required in the regular audit report, stated Joel
Treviño La Joya ISD Executive Director for

Being awarded in this particular area gives the
district of La Joya ISD and its community a form
of confidence in providing high quality financial
reporting and its commitment to fiscal integrity.
In addition, La Joya ISD is being transparent by
sharing information above and beyondGenerally
Accepted Accounting Principles.