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10th Anniversary Logo Design Contest
Posted on 10/02/2017
We are in search for a well-designed, well-executed logo that represents our 10th year as South Texas Independent School District’s first junior high school.  Read more about 10th Anniversary Logo Design Contest
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Travel to Peru
Posted on 09/07/2017
Do you want to travel to Peru next summer? Then come and join us! This will be a nine-day trip from July 6 to 14, 2018.   Read more about Travel to Peru
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Required Summer Reading List
Posted on 05/29/2017
Seventh and eighth grade students are required to read the designated book. After reading, they will take the Accelerated Reader test and work on an assignment.   Read more about Required Summer Reading List
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Rising 8th Grade STEM Camp at UTRGV
Posted on 04/12/2017
The UTRGV South Texas ISD STEM Camp is a oneweek, academic, residential camp that emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science skills while introducing rising 8th graders to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path!  Read more about Rising 8th Grade STEM Camp at UTRGV
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STPA Student Wins Letters to Authors Writing Contest
Posted on 04/10/2017
In December, over forty students submitted entries in the Letters to Authors Writing Contest sponsored by the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.. Out of 2,037 essays received from the state of Texas, thirty-five semi-finalists made it to the next round on March 3rd.  Read more about STPA Student Wins Letters to Authors Writing Contest
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Rising 9th Graders STEM Camp at the Texas A & M University
Posted on 03/31/2017
This weeklong residential camp is organized to provide activities, experiments and projects for rising 9th-grade STISD students. The camp will focus introducing them to college life and promoting Science, Agriculture, Education, Business, and Medicine subjects as a potential career path.  Read more about Rising 9th Graders STEM Camp at the Texas A & M University
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STPA Spartans Shine at Region X Chess Tournament
Posted on 01/30/2017
Twenty-four members of the South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) chess team competed at the Region X Chess Tournament at Edinburg High School, Jan. 28-29.   Read more about STPA Spartans Shine at Region X Chess Tournament
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STISD and Campuses Rank Among the Best in State and Nation in Niche Lists for Third Year in a Row
Posted on 01/09/2017
This year, South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) in Edinburg ranked 2nd in the state out of 1,625, and 18th in the nation out of 15,412 in the Best Public Middle Schools list, and the campus received an A+ overall Niche grade.   Read more about STISD and Campuses Rank Among the Best in State and Nation in Niche Lists for Third Year in a Row
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STPA Celebrates Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/14/2016
We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Below is the theme for this year's celebration.  Read more about STPA Celebrates Red Ribbon Week
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Mother-Daughter Program at UTPA
Posted on 10/05/2016
The focus of Mother-Daughter program is based on improving mother/daughter relationships  Read more about Mother-Daughter Program at UTPA
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Father-Son Program at UTPA
Posted on 10/05/2016
The Father-Son Project (FSP) is focused on improving the father-son dynamic, offering participants the opportunity to strengthen their father/son bond and to engage in activities to boost self-esteem and shared learning.  Read more about Father-Son Program at UTPA
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STAAR Testing Dates
Posted on 09/12/2016
The following is the STAAR testing calendar for STPA.  Read more about STAAR Testing Dates
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PSTO Meeting
Posted on 09/09/2016
The first PSTO meeting is on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in Gateway to the World Library conference room.  Read more about PSTO Meeting
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STPA Team Wins Regional VEX Robotics Competition
Posted on 03/04/2016
Congratulations to the 3 STPA Robotics teams for representing our school well during the 2016 Regional Vex Robotics Competition on February 6, 2016.  Read more about STPA Team Wins Regional VEX Robotics Competition
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STPA promotes wellness and raises funds for local ACES3 organization through second annual Spartan Olympics Day
Posted on 12/01/2015
South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) and its Parent-Student-Teacher-Organization (PSTO) held the second annual Spartan Olympics Day on Nov. 23.  Read more about STPA promotes wellness and raises funds for local ACES3 organization through second annual Spartan Olympics Day
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STISD and Campuses Rank Among the Best in the State and Nation in Niche 2016 K-12 Rankings
Posted on 11/20/2015
For the second year in a row, South Texas Independent School District (STISD) and five of its campuses were ranked among the best in the state and nation in the Niche Best K-12 Schools lists.   Read more about STISD and Campuses Rank Among the Best in the State and Nation in Niche 2016 K-12 Rankings
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STPA Students to Compete in Innovation Challenge in Austin
Posted on 10/01/2015
A team of four students from South Texas Independent School District’s (STISD) South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) campus in Edinburg will compete in the 2015 Innovation Challenge on Saturday as part of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)/Texas Associatio  Read more about STPA Students to Compete in Innovation Challenge in Austin
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2015-2016 Tutorial and Regular Bus Schedule
Posted on 08/21/2015
STPA will use the following bus schedule for school year 2015-2016. Tutorial routes will begin on September 8, 2015.  Read more about 2015-2016 Tutorial and Regular Bus Schedule
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STPA 8th Grader Wins Second Place in National Writing Contest
Posted on 04/27/2015
Xi Hui Ooi, an eighth-grader from Mission, Texas and an 8th grade student at South Texas Preparatory Academy in Edinburg, Texas, has been named second-place winner in the 2015 Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life Essay Contest sponsored by Major League Baseball and Scholastic Inc.  Read more about STPA 8th Grader Wins Second Place in National Writing Contest
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STPA Donates $5,000 to Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Clinic
Posted on 02/09/2015
South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) and Parent-Student-Teacher-Organization (PSTO) recently donated $5,000 raised through a campus event to the local Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Clinic in McAllen.   Read more about STPA Donates $5,000 to Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Clinic
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STISD’s South Texas Preparatory Academy Nominated for 2015 National Blue Ribbon Recognition
Posted on 02/06/2015
South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) in Edinburg is one of 26 schools in Texas and three schools in the Rio Grande Valley to be nominated for the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools recognition.   Read more about STISD’s South Texas Preparatory Academy Nominated for 2015 National Blue Ribbon Recognition
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All STISD Campuses Ranked Among the Best in the State
Posted on 12/19/2014
South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) in Edinburg ranked 11th in the Best Public Middle Schools in Texas list.  Read more about All STISD Campuses Ranked Among the Best in the State
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Students Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day
Posted on 10/16/2014
Gateway to the World Library and South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) hosted the first ever South Texas Independent School District (STISD) ‘Star Wars Reads Day’ on Friday, Oct. 10, in conjunction with the international event promoting reading and literacy.  Read more about Students Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day
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Student Emails will Switch to Office 365
Posted on 10/06/2014
Starting on October 8, 2014, student emails are moving to Office 365 and will be linked to MySTISD logons.  Read more about Student Emails will Switch to Office 365
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STPA Principal Named Finalist for H-E-B Excellence in Education Award
Posted on 03/24/2014
Ana Castro was named a finalist in H-E-B's Excellence in Education Award last week in a surprise rally in her honor.  Read more about STPA Principal Named Finalist for H-E-B Excellence in Education Award
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Valley Author Visits STISD
Posted on 02/14/2014
South Texas Independent School District (STISD) welcomed authors Jennifer Brown and Viola Canales in January to speak with students about the novel-writing process and shed some light on what exactly inspired their creativity.  Read more about Valley Author Visits STISD
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STPA Robotics Team Wins Big
Posted on 02/10/2014
BROWNSVILLE—Two of STPA’s robotics teams—724A and 724B—competed in the Rio Grande Valley VEX competition on Saturday, February 8, 2014.  Read more about STPA Robotics Team Wins Big
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STPA Student Wins Essay Contest
Posted on 11/07/2013
South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) 8th-grader Hanxing Kuang had never really given much thought to hunger. He had never known a time when he or any of his friends ever went hungry.   Read more about STPA Student Wins Essay Contest
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STISD Welcomes Inspirational Speaker Alexis Jones
Posted on 10/21/2013
South Texas Independent School District’s South Texas Business, Education, & Technology Academy (BETA) and South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) will welcome renowned media personality, motivational speaker, and author Alexis Jones to speak regarding female empowerment and healthy choices on Oct. 24 and 25.  Read more about STISD Welcomes Inspirational Speaker Alexis Jones
The Santa Maria Head start students were welcomed by Santa Claus and then Edinburg’s National Honor Society from South Texas Preparatory Academy showed up to their classroom with bags of toys.
Santa Maria’s Head Start Receives Gifts from Edinburg National Honor Society Students
Posted on 12/17/2012
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STPA Students Win Sixth Place at National Chess Scholastic Tournament
Posted on 12/03/2012
EDINBURG – The chess team of South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) placed at the 2012 U.S. Chess Federation National K-12 Scholastic Chess Championships, held in Orlando, Florida ...  Read more about STPA Students Win Sixth Place at National Chess Scholastic Tournament
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Welcome
Posted on 12/01/2012
Welcome to our new website!   Read more about Welcome