Dear Eagle Family,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! As I look back on these past four years as Principal of this magnificent school, I can’t help but get excited about what the future still hold for us. In the last four years we have experienced our town become a city, three state UIL championships, millions of dollars in scholarship monies and a boost in the number of graduates attending college. Looking forward, I see our students bringing home even more trophies, recognitions, and awards. I am confident due to the commitment and support of our wonderful SEHS team!
As we continue our vision to become a college & career readiness institution we are raising the bar even higher this year. Students will be challenged in a wide variety of AP, DC and CTE courses. For example, we added on site dual credit pre-calculus and dual credit anthropology to our master schedule.
We are proud of our 9th grade center (SE9) which set a record 93% passing rate on the Algebra EOC test, which was one of the highest in Region 19. The class of 2016 broke a record $10,000,000 in scholarship monies. Our cross country team repeated as UIL State Champions and will be the heavy favorites for a 3-peat this year! Our philosophy is to support our students as if they were our very own. We are a campus that believes in a “hugging culture” which means that we care about one another. All our teachers and staff show up every day for one reason and that’s to make a difference in student’s lives.
On another note, we have broken ground on our new field house, culinary arts facilities, STEM classrooms, and cosmetology labs. Students will be ready to move in and enjoy those facilities next summer. As I begin my 5th year leading this campus, I assure you that I am just as committed as day #1 when I got here July 12, 2012. I hope to see you at one of our athletic events, concerts, or student performances. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @MaribelMguillen for highlights and updates on our school!
Mrs. Maribel Guillen, M Ed.
Principal of San Elizario High School