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May

Patriot Pen contest winner

Dallin Galindo, 6th grader, won first place in the Patriot Pen essay contest. The contest was put on by the Veterans of Foreign War Cuero Chapter. Each year more than 131,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300 to 400 word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. This year’s theme was Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.

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Tue
24
May

KTB awards Christi Fuchs

Christi Fuchs, a fourth grade science teacher at Cuero Intermediate School, has received Keep Texas Beautiful’s Sadie Graff Educator’s Award.

Keep Cuero Beautiful nominated Christi Fuchs for the Sadie Graff Educator’s Award. Fuchs placed second in this category in 2010. She was awarded the IBAT Financial Literacy Award in December 2015 for her work with students and the classroom token economy system. In 2016, she received the Excellence in Education Grant from the Cuero Education Foundation for a science learning museum to be established at CIS. 

She uses the Wast in Place curriculum. She attends the conferences and brings home valuable lessons for her students. She takes her students to the Recycling Center to see first hand how materials are crushed, baled and mulched. Her classes assist after school at the Texas Clean Waterways at the lake and along the pavilions. 

Tue
24
May

Life Skills students honored

Thursday’s (May 19) weather might have brought in black skies and a torrential down pour but even that couldn’t dampen the happiness and excitement at the Cuero Park Club House. As the rain poured down, the lighting struck and the thunder rolled, the Special Education Department was celebrating the achievements of it’s life skills students and honoring it’s 2016 graduates.

As students, parents, and community business members ran in from the rain, they were greeted with a beautiful slide show that highlighted this school year’s happenings. Everyone talked about the exciting year we have had. Hugs were exchanged and there were smiles for miles!

Tue
24
May

Education Foundation presents over $63K

The Cuero ISD Education Foundation was pleased to award $63,250 in scholarships to graduating seniors at Cuero High School’s Awards Day on Tuesday, May 17. Scholarships were awarded as follows:

The Andrew J. Creighton Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Alexis Lopez in the amount of $500.

The Lawrence Dietze Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Parker Goebel in the amount of $500.

The Serendipity Scholarship was awarded to Jade Cuellar in the amount of $750.

The Kay Reese Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jocee Bennett in the amount of $1,500.

The Frederick W. Fischer “Helping Hands” Scholarship was awarded to Cody Bishop, Chelsea Fuchs, Parker Goebel, Alexis Lopez, Colton Oglesby and Linsey Von Haefen in the amount of $10,000 each.

The Foundation’s board of directors would like to congratulate these students on their accomplishments and thank the Foundation’s generous donors for their support.

Tue
24
May

BGCDC attends national conference

Kelvin Washington, Executive Director of the Dewitt County Boys and Girls Club, Board President, Laurie Pokluda, Vice President, Robin Sumners, and their spouses attended the 110th Annual Conference of the Boys and Girls Club of America in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 11-13.

The theme of the conference was Imagine the Possibilities: You, Your Club, Your Community. The three days and evenings were full of guests speakers, including: Alison Levine, leader of the American Women’s Everest Exposition; New York Times Best Selling Author, Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore; and Dr. Robert D. Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, and author of 14 books including:Bowling Alone, Making Democracy Work and most recently, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, on the growing class gap among American young people.

Tue
24
May

2016 Cuero High School awards ceremony

Cuero High School held their annual awards day on Tuesday, May 17 at the high school girls gym. Chelsea Fuch is the Salutatorian of the 2015-2016 class, and Cody Bishop is the Valedictorian.

2016 honor graduates are Cody Bishop, Chelsea Fuchs, Taylor Magee, Colton Oglesby, Alexis Anders, Pratima Bhakta, Laura Davis, Parker Goebel, Mia Kentig, Phillip Thamm, Gabriella Alaniz, Jocee Bennett, Alexandria Brannan, William Bryant, Adrian Carmody-Dreier, Jade Cuellar, Colten Frink, Elysa-Maria Gonzales, Raylynn Hendrick, Jaryn Jarmon, Mary Kate Krueger, Brendan McLeod, Elex Martinez, Vanessa Melgoza, Dawson Miller, Matthew Muschalek, Cody Nerada, Charlie Orch, Kaelen Sievers, Duncan Stewart, Kerstin Timpone, Micah Thomas, Nolen Watson, Linsey Von Haefen and Madison Yearwood.

Following are the awards recepients.

Eric Afflerbach Memorial Scholarship awarded to Jocee Bennett.

Benavidez Memorial Foundation Scholarship awarded to Ashley Liendo and Kamron Mathis.

Tue
24
May

DCSO offers home security

Since home burglaries tend to increase during vacation periods, the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office offers home security checks for vacationers. If you plan on being away this summer or any time, you can contact our office and enroll in this program. They will place your residence on a watch list and DeWitt County Sheriff’s Deputies will make frequent security checks of your home while you are away. 

Should the unfortunate happen and your property is burglarized or vandalized, the program will assist us in locating the time frame of the offense. The program is free and will help give you some peace of mind while you are away on your vacation. You may contact the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office at 361-275- 5734 to be added to our list or for more information.

Tue
24
May

Safe Sitter Program June 4

Babysitting is important business and good babysitters are always in demand! Safe Sitters gain the skills needed to do the job well and earn parents’ trust. Students who complete the medically-accurate, up-to-date program gain confidence and learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. They are taught how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business. Students also learn how to perform infant and child choking rescue. They even learn CPR. Students must be at least 11 years old.

To enroll in the Safe Sitter® course scheduled for June 4, please call Denise Goebel, CEA-FCS Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 361-275-0816. The Class will be limited to the first six youth to register and pre-pay by June 2.

Tue
24
May

Cuero VFW 50th anniversary

The Cuero Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Their Charter was issued on May 12, 1966 with original Charter members being Alice Bosart, Viola Buchhorn, Vera Friedrichs, Lillie Garza, Eunice Gibbs, Bethel Green, Elorine Grunder, Elorine Hartman, Evelyn Hartman,

Hilda Hingst, Cristobel Kirkpatrick, Marilyn Korth, Gladys Laake, Lena Leist, Sophie Newman, Justine Osterloh, Elvira Perez, Isabelle Schaffner, and Lucille Wagner.

Some of the objects of the Auxiliary are to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America and fidelity to its Constitution and Laws, to foster true patriotism, to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom and equal rights and justice to all men and women, and to preserve and defend the USA from all her enemies.

Tue
24
May

CCH to host CDC meeting

The June Community Leaders’ Meeting will be on Friday, June 3 at 7:30 a.m. at the Cuero Community Hospital-Education Classroom, 2550 N. Esplanade. There will be an introduction of the new physicians along with a tour of the hospital. Please RSVP to ssolis@cityofcuero.com or call the CDC at 361-275-8178 for more info.

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