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COVID-19: TAFE Conference At Risk

The Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) chapter at Carter is dealing with the uncertainty of this year’s state competition due to COVID-19. Schools around the state are currently closed down, and classes being hosted remotely, which leads to whether there will be any competitions.

Regional Secretary Vanessa Brown and the regional committee are planning to host the regional conference.

“Just based on where we are in the region, we have seven counties in our region with very high numbers, our goal is for us to do it online,” Brown said. “But because the state hasn’t given us any guidance, we have to plan for both cases.”

During the regional conference, members can run and campaign for a regional officer to represent the whole region and have the opportunity to run for State Officer.

“The campaigning is really what we see in our national election, some ads and some emails going out,” Brown said. “It really does give our officers more of an opportunity to campaign because before they could only campaign the day of the regional conference.”

Current TAFE Regional Vice-president Susan Silva is willing to keep everyone safe and plan accordingly.

“Plans can change. I can assure you we are working for everybody’s best interest, and that we are ensuring that through all the panic and unknown, we are hoping to achieve everybody’s comfort and satisfaction,” Silva said.

The regional committee will follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines if the events are hosted in-person to keep every individual safe.

“Some of the things we talked about, this leadership team I’m very impressed with, the group we have running the region, we are very much believers in science,” Brown said. “We very much believe if the CDC has proposed these guidelines, then those are the guidelines we are going to follow.


TAFE will continue to recruit members and hoping to expand the organization. Both current and new members are still expecting this year to be as equally as productive as last year.

“As a new TAFE member, I would like to have the same experience as other students. I would like to have an insight into how future teachers are learning new skills,” Joselyn Ibarra said.


TAFE does expect to receive more updates on regional events and hopes to hear from the state committee for the 37th Annual Teach Tomorrow Summit hosted in Round Rock, Texas. As well as keep up with the COVID-19 situation throughout the state.

Attention La Joya ISD Family

⚠️ Attention La Joya ISD Family⚠️
La Joya ISD will remain 100% on its Remote Learning Model for the first 8 weeks of school. The first day of school continues to be September 8, 2020.🍎📅
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⚠️ Atención Familia de La Joya ISD
La Joya ISD permanecerá 100% en su Modelo de aprendizaje virtual durante las primeras 8 semanas. El primer día de clases sigue siendo el 8 de septiembre del 2020. 🍎

⚠️ Attention La Joya ISD Family⚠️

⚠️ Attention La Joya ISD Family⚠️


Today La Joya ISD School Board of Trustees approved a recommendation made by our Administration Team for La Joya ISD to delay the start of the 2020 – 2021 Academic School Year. This recommendation was made to ensure the safety of our students, parents and community given the significant number of active COVID-19 cases in our county. Our new First Day of School will now be September 8, 2020. This new start date will not only ensure the safety of our students, employees and community but will give our district the opportunity to ensure our online program is stronger and highly effective as we begin our 100% online Remote Learning Model on September 8th.
Together or Apart We Will Shine Bright at La Joya ISD!


⚠️ Atención Familia de La Joya ISD ⚠️
Hoy, la Mesa Directiva de La Joya ISD aprobó una recomendación hecha por nuestro Equipo de Administración para que La Joya ISD retrasara el inicio del año escolar académico 2020-2021. Esta recomendación se hizo para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, padres y comunidad dada la cantidad significativa de casos activos de COVID-19 en nuestro condado. Nuestro primer día de clases será ahora el 8 de septiembre del 2020. Esta nueva fecha de inicio no solo garantizará la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, empleados y comunidad, sino que también le dará a nuestro distrito la oportunidad de garantizar que nuestro programa en línea sea más sólido y altamente efectivo al comienzo de nuestro modelo de aprendizaje 100% remoto el 8 de septiembre.
¡Juntos a La Distancia Brillaremos en La Joya ISD!

⚠️ Attention La Joya ISD Family⚠️

⚠️ Attention La Joya ISD Family⚠️


Today La Joya ISD School Board of Trustees approved a recommendation made by our Administration Team for La Joya ISD to delay the start of the 2020 – 2021 Academic School Year. This recommendation was made to ensure the safety of our students, parents and community given the significant number of active COVID-19 cases in our county. Our new First Day of School will now be September 8, 2020. This new start date will not only ensure the safety of our students, employees and community but will give our district the opportunity to ensure our online program is stronger and highly effective as we begin our 100% online Remote Learning Model on September 8th.
Together or Apart We Will Shine Bright at La Joya ISD!


⚠️ Atención Familia de La Joya ISD ⚠️
Hoy, la Mesa Directiva de La Joya ISD aprobó una recomendación hecha por nuestro Equipo de Administración para que La Joya ISD retrasara el inicio del año escolar académico 2020-2021. Esta recomendación se hizo para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, padres y comunidad dada la cantidad significativa de casos activos de COVID-19 en nuestro condado. Nuestro primer día de clases será ahora el 8 de septiembre del 2020. Esta nueva fecha de inicio no solo garantizará la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, empleados y comunidad, sino que también le dará a nuestro distrito la oportunidad de garantizar que nuestro programa en línea sea más sólido y altamente efectivo al comienzo de nuestro modelo de aprendizaje 100% remoto el 8 de septiembre.
¡Juntos a La Distancia Brillaremos en La Joya ISD!

⚠️ Attention La Joya ISD Family⚠️


Today La Joya ISD School Board of Trustees approved a recommendation made by our Administration Team for La Joya ISD to delay the start of the 2020 – 2021 Academic School Year. This recommendation was made to ensure the safety of our students, parents and community given the significant number of active COVID-19 cases in our county. Our new First Day of School will now be September 8, 2020. This new start date will not only ensure the safety of our students, employees and community but will give our district the opportunity to ensure our online program is stronger and highly effective as we begin our 100% online Remote Learning Model on September 8th.
Together or Apart We Will Shine Bright at La Joya ISD!


⚠️ Atención Familia de La Joya ISD ⚠️
Hoy, la Mesa Directiva de La Joya ISD aprobó una recomendación hecha por nuestro Equipo de Administración para que La Joya ISD retrasara el inicio del año escolar académico 2020-2021. Esta recomendación se hizo para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, padres y comunidad dada la cantidad significativa de casos activos de COVID-19 en nuestro condado. Nuestro primer día de clases será ahora el 8 de septiembre del 2020. Esta nueva fecha de inicio no solo garantizará la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, empleados y comunidad, sino que también le dará a nuestro distrito la oportunidad de garantizar que nuestro programa en línea sea más sólido y altamente efectivo al comienzo de nuestro modelo de aprendizaje 100% remoto el 8 de septiembre.
¡Juntos a La Distancia Brillaremos en La Joya ISD!

⚠️IMPORTANT NOTICE⚠️🎓🐾

LA JOYA ISD CLASS OF 2020 GRADUATION CEREMONIES 🎓🐾

While La Joya ISD was anticipating to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020, ALL graduation ceremonies have been postponed due to inclement weather. We will be working to celebrate the La Joya ISD Class of 2020 with In-Person graduations as soon as weather permits. To our graduates and their families we apologize for the postponement and inconvenience as the safety of our students, parents, staff and community remains our number one priority.


⚠️Attention La Joya ISD Class of 2020⚠️
We are excited to celebrate your accomplishments, our graduations will continue as scheduled. Should there be a change of date or time on any of the graduations due to inclement weather, we will notify you though our social media platforms and district website. 🎓🐾

Hey 2020 Graduate

Hey 2020 Graduate

ATTENTION: SENIORS–Class of 2020 with the outdoor in-person Commencement Ceremonies we will be hosting, the safety of our community, employees, students, and guests remain a top priority for the La Joya ISD. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to our employees and guests, we are conducting a simple guest screening questionnaire. Graduate and guest participation is vital to help us take precautionary measures to protect you and everyone in our facilities. Screening is one of several guidelines required to host outdoor in-person graduation ceremonies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduates and guests must complete a questionnaire. Below is the link to the form that you must submit to receive your entrance tickets to the ceremony. You have up to 4 tickets with assigned seating.

Example: If you are taking all four guests than you will submit the form 5 times, 1 for you and 1 for each guest.

Please let us know if you have any questions

https://bit.ly/covidgrad

Now What?

The past few weeks have been hectique, I’ve worked extremely hard, have studied, and pushed through the hardships trying to get through all I want to accomplish. I’ve done my homework, quizzes and have been able to keep my grades up. As well as getting prepared and working on phase two of running for an Area officer position. This Monday I had my last two interviews after turning my two speeches in on Friday after making it to phase two of the process of becoming an Area officer.

 Wednesday I found out that I will not be becoming one of the Area officers. The advisor thankfully let us have the chance to turn off our audio and cameras on the zoom call as she announced the results which would be a God sent. As she called out the 7 officers from each district, my district was left to be announced to the end and my nerves grew stronger and stronger and as my name didn’t get called tears fell down my face. I cried not because I’m selfish, or jealous. I cried because of all the hard work, dedication on time that I put into this because I truly have a passion to serve and wanted to be part of the team. I cried because I wanted to be part of this amazing opportunity to be part of a team which helped others grow through the organization and help grow the next generation of leaders and I won’t be able to be that for my Area. But I know my worth and I know that everything happens for a reason, so I know I will overcome this loss and be strong. 

After the announcements as tears fell down my face I had to announce to everyone who helped me through the process of running and who have been there by my side and who have guided me and encouraged me along the way. These words helped me calm down and have faith in the future, and in myself.

 I plan on doing something big this year, with all this new time that I have I don’t know what it will be yet, maybe  I will create my own blog, a business, possibly I’ll get into photograph I’m not sure but i do know I want to work on doing something, maybe get my grades better and focus more on school and what my future endeavors hold. 

But I will take my own advice as I said in my canaduate speech. I will not fear the ups and downs but embrace them, because they are part of my journey in the organization and now life. I will continue to take the advice I have preached through the years and take them into my everyday life, I’m glad I have got to take part in this experience and although the end result wasn’t the one I hoped for it was a ride  that was impactful, memorable, and one I wouldn’t  mind  to experience again. 

AP Season is Here, What Now?

In a couple of days, the enduring hazy blue late nights spent looking over Newton’s fundamental laws of motion and the peppy chirpy lectures of Mr. Greg Jacobs will be brought to a close. A 45-minute blank white test will hurl the concepts of torque, kinematics, energy, and dynamics my way– all in two simple seperate questions.

I’ve always liked physics and naively ignored all the demeaning discredit many gave it. I thought: “Physics is literally just math— the actual love of my life— but applied to real world situations.” My soft impression of physics was just Math 2.0; little did I know a whole rocky, asteriod belt of complex physics questions moving faster than the speed of light would try to knock my determination to learn down. 

I now realize that even though—  at a glance— Physics uses many elements of Mathematics, they are as related as I am to my neighbor’s second cousin’s brother. Maybe I’m being a little exaggerated— just a tad bit irrational— but after studying seven heavy units of AP Physics, I, disappointingly, did little to no math while doing Physics problems. Physics had now become an even stepper mountain to climb— yet it wasn’t a complete hopeless ride. 

The conceptual questions on the Physics test always vary. Finding a small answer can take you as quick as a finger snap, or I’ll take staring at the empty computer screen for a good five minutes until that glorious “aha” moment hits. 

I talk from experience when I say that you have to carefully– and I cannot stress this enough– slowly, read the question being asked. Skimming over questions isn’t the best approach to AP; you could potentially miss a crucial component or detail given that is essential to solving the problem. From Mr. Joshua Beck’s calm and collected instructions, keeping your cool is the best way to go. Yes, AP gives more stress than a small orange fish in a sea of raging sharks, however, AP tests are not impossible to ace. That five is achievable; if—  along with the late night study sessions— you secure strong unwithering perseverance to successfully pass. 

Passing the Physics test is the top goal on my lengthy to do list. I spent a good 2-hour FaceTime call with my astonishingly crazy smart Physics buddy from Palmview to answer some free response questions. From that moment on, I grew increasingly confident in potentially passing this grueling test. All because I realized one thing— I wasn’t alone. 

Plenty of stressed out high schoolers across the nation are in your position. Whether it’s struggling with drastically different classes like AP World History or AP Macroeconomics, on the inside we’re all the same—  we want to pass. AP Season is here. What went from being eight long months away has now zoomed to the top of our calendars. The iridescent, stunning opportunity for well earned college hours is knocking on our door. The only question is: “Are we going to run the full tiresome mile to open it?”

Feeling rushed

This week has felt so rushed and stressful since AP tests are coming up. I finished writing my 5-page research paper, and I’ve never felt so relieved. I was apprehensive that I would not be able to turn in my assignments on time, and I am currently doing some at the moment as well. Eventually, I studied some old AP exam questions, and I had placed a timer to help me manage my time with each item. I taught myself to remain calm under pressure, and I’ve been improving quite a bit; I hope to get at least a three on the physics exam. Also, I’ve been finishing the long assignments before deadlines and complete the short ones for later, leaving off with extra days just to chill. Hopefully, my hotspot remains to have stable and fast wifi for the rest of the week. I am with my dad up north, and shockingly, the local people in this small town are not wearing any masks or anything. Only the cashiers were wearing them, and I felt a sense of tension and awkwardness when my mom and I were the only ones protected. On the other hand, it’s been very chilly here, and I was able to spend time with my whole family. My dad brought us to where he works, what he specialized in, and what types of things he does daily. It made me feel closer to him knowing how it’s not an easy job in my point of view, but it is also hazardous since there are many rattlesnakes, scorpions, and wild boars roaming around. On the other hand, I’ve been distracting myself with social media, and I’m also studying so much that I figured out how easy physics and math can be once you get the hang of it. I would always hesitate and give up once I’d see a long word problem or equation, but I’ve taught myself to try and engage in solving the problem, and I’ve returned to loving math now. I still stumble on remembering formulas and forgetting to put the decimal in the correct spot. Again, I understand lessons better than before, instead of immediately asking for my friends if they knew how to do it. Alth

ough, I still may be slacking off from time to time because I’m still not used to doing school online, and I honestly really don’t like it. I texted my old best friend who’s homeschooled, and she’s been giving me some advice like; don’t work on your bed or have your phone with you when doing so, and it’s been beneficial. I haven’t been texting all of my friends always, but I do check up on them once in a while. But, yeah, I heard there were giant deadly hornets which are fresh and very scary, of course. Other than that, I have been safe and protected, and everyone in my family hasn’t been sick with the pandemic, and hopefully, they and everyone in the world continue to stay safe during the quarantine.

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