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Attention DE Students

Fall 2020: Dual Credit Blackboard Orientation

ALL dual credit students (new and returning) must successfully complete the mandatory Online Student Blackboard Orientation

  • Orientation will be available on the students Blackboard Platform (only the student will have access)
    • Students must use your STC credentials to log in (same username and password as JagNet)
  • Orientation course will be available on Monday, August 24th
  • Deadline to complete the Orientation is Friday, August 28th
  • Orientation has 5 modules and will take approximately 2 hours to complete
    • You do not have to complete in one sitting.
La Joya ISD Class of 2020 Commencement Schedules are as follows 🎓

La Joya ISD Class of 2020 Commencement Schedules are as follows 🎓


Location: La Joya ISD Stadium
Date: Saturday, May 30
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Your graduation date has been announced. Please be mindful our district will be following CDC social distancing guidelines and you will only have 4 tickets for your family/guests. Ticket distribution will be forthcoming. 

Brenda Trevino Recognized as Jimmy Carter ECHS Teacher of the Year

We would like to congratulate Ms. Brenda Treviño, our Biology instructor, for representing Jimmy Carter as Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. During Teacher Appreciation Week, we would like to thank her and all of our Jimmy Carter and La Joya ISD Faculty who provide exceptional instruction day-in and day-out for our students. Thank you! #ThankATeacher#TeacherAppreciationWeek2020#LJISDShineBright#RedWolfPride

Dear Jimmy Carter Teacher, A Message To All Educators-Thank You

At first, I didn’t know whether to start with a thank you or an apology. There’s something about teaching an ocean of hormonally imbalanced teenagers that doesn’t sound too appealing to me. Nonetheless, here you are. Repeating a lecture seven times a day, speaking so passionately, others are sure to confuse your lesson with a sermon. All for what? For that one bratty kid in every period to step all over your dauntless discourse? (Seriously, though, if you have the answer, please email me.)

Anyway, there’s a reason I believe the journey between a student and a teacher is forever. You see, whatever us students amount to, become in life, it is because of you. Like sponges, we soak up a lot of what’s taught to us. Learning your mannerisms is the easiest, though. At this point, hearing “chispas” out in the halls was inevitable. So, expect a couple of years from now for me to become a lawyer and say something witty following the victory of my first case–I know Mr. Silva would do the same.

Not only do we learn a surplus of academic skills and idiosyncrasy, but we also learn impacting life lessons. Whether it be taught directly from you or an obstacle in life, you make us know that you’re there for us. Not many have the option to confide in their teachers. Yet, you make it available to us without an expectation of a return. As a student, I’m inspired by this, and it makes me cherish the relationship between student and teacher evermore.
Let me take on a more personal note. I’d like to thank my freshman year teachers for helping me showcase my inner child phase. Sophomore teachers Thank You for being there for me through my toughest phase, my junior year teachers, for cheering me on in my comeback phase. And to my senior teachers, well for what’s to come. Each and every one of you makes the difference in who we are and who we aspire to be. Just as I know we matter in your lives, please take note that you matter in ours too.
I’m sorry, and thank you.

Glenda Villanueva earns Gold Medal at Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) State competition


Junior Glenda Villanueva competed at the 2020 VASE State Event and was awarded a State Medal, alongside the Gold Seal Medal, a unique distinction given to select few art pieces.

Glenda’s photograph is named “Timeless” and showcases her grandfather. Congratulations Glenda! #LJISDShineBright #RedWolfPride #lajoyaisd

Sophomore Rebekah Guerra has won the 2020 Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Student Contest in Poetry

Jimmy Carter is proud to announce Sophomore Rebekah Guerra has won the 2020 Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Student Contest in Poetry! Rebekah won the statewide poetry contest today and will be awarded $500.

A big thank you to our English teacher, Ms. Marybelle Salinas, for helping and guiding Rebekah through the process. This is the second year in a row a Jimmy Carter student had won one of the prizes from the Texas Holocaust Commission. Congratulations Rebekah and thank you, Ms. Salinas. Go Red Wolves!

LJISDShineBright #lajoyaisd #RedWolfPride

Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

To our RedWolves

To our RedWolves

Everyone at Carter is deeply saddened we cannot finish the 2019-2020 school year in person.

Please know every Carter Administrator, Faculty Member, and Staff Member has you in their thoughts and prayers.

We miss you. We worry about you. We miss our interactions together.

Like you, we miss our campus. Know that we will find a way to finish the 2019-2020 school year together—together, but apart.

Be strong. Be brave. Be a proud Red Wolf.

You got this.

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