Place your order at the high school office by noon on Friday, August 25th.
Central Elementary and East Side Intermediate will hold “Meet the Teacher Night” on Tuesday, August 22nd.  The Central Elementary campus will be open from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.   The East Side campus will be open from 5:30 – 6:45.  Students will have an opportunity to meet their teachers and tour the campuses. Palacios Junior High and Palacios High staff will greet their students and families on Thursday, August 17th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Secondary Cafeteria. Classes for all students will begin on Wednesday, August 23rd.
May has been a busy month for the Palacios High School POWER SET group. On May 4th, members attended STP’s Career Event where members from many of the local POWER SET and WIT groups were able to collaborate to build a Rubes Goldberg machine and then were given the opportunity to meet with STP employees from many different areas to discuss their careers.
Montseratt Garcia Bailey-Grones
Then, on May 10th, POWER SET members visited the very new Phillips 66 corporate office in Houston where they learned about their college recruiting program and career opportunities within many divisions of the company. Mrs. Jane Gasdaska, the GM for  US Product Supply & Distribution at Phillips 66 took time from her day to speak to the group about building their personal brands to be successful. To end the day’s events, 6 female employees from 6 different areas at corporate held a career panel for POWER SET.
Palacios WIT group picture at WCJC, Bay City, TX Under the Nuclear Power Technology associates degree program available at WCJC, student learned about the different paths they could take to achieve the degree including Professor and Department Head of the Nuclear Power Technology Program gave the students tours of all the different hands-on training labs that WCJC has to offer.
Palacios WIT students traveled to Wharton County Junior College in Bay City to tour their facility and to learn about the different types of programs that are available for students. Under the Nuclear Power Technology associates degree program available at WCJC, student learned about the different paths they could take to achieve the degree including: Non-Licensed Operator, Electrical Technician, Instrumentation & Control Technician, and Mechanical Technician. Professor and Department Head of the Nuclear Power Technology Program, Rudolph Henry, took the students through the different paths and talked about what it takes to achieve these degrees. He also gave the students tours of all the different hands-on training labs that WCJC has to offer. Overall, it was a very interesting and informative trip.  
Clayton Stuhrenberg & Dean Kamen (Founder of FIRST)
Clayton Stuhrenberg & Dean Kamen (Founder of FIRST)
Edward Serna III, Lisa Nguyen (Co-Captain), Jordan Nguyen, Jessica Nguyen (Captain), Noah Zamarripa, Justin Vu, Jamie Gatica Front – An Nguyen Not Pictured: Omar Muniz
Edward Serna III, Lisa Nguyen (Co-Captain), Jordan Nguyen, Jessica Nguyen (Captain), Noah Zamarripa, Justin Vu, Jamie Gatica
Front – An Nguyen
Not Pictured: Omar Muniz
The CyberSharks, team #6510, are excited to announce that they received the first place “Think” Award at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in Houston, Texas. This award is given to the team that has the best shows their process of the build of the robot in the Engineering Notebook. This award is equivalent to 7th place overall. There were 128 total teams from 18 different countries. The team had to go through an interview and then played in the arena for nine matches. We finished the arena portion of the tournament with four wins and five losses with a rank of 39th, but due to the quality of their notebook and interview their placement rose to 7th. “It’s amazing that we can come to this level and compete, it really says a lot about the quality of our students.” Said Christopher Page – Palacios ISD Robotics Coordinator. In addition to the CyberSharks competing, Clayton Stuhrenberg, a junior and captain of RoboSharks team #4641 was also recognized for being a Dean’s List student. This is an award that honors him and his achievements as a student. While the team has already competed at World Championship, their season is not over yet. All three teams have been invited to compete at the UIL State Championship in Austin, TX on May 20th. All three teams are coached by Christopher Page, Marilyn King, and Michele Stuhrenberg.
Congratulations to Audry Kessler for her phenomenal performance at the Academic State UIL competition held this past weekend at The University of Texas, Austin. Audry beat out hundreds of students and competed in two journalism events, placing in each one. Audry placed 4th in Feature Writing and 5th in News Writing. She placed 5th overall as a team of 1 in the Journalism contest due to the number of points she earned. This is quite an accomplishment and Audry is deserving of congratulations when you see her. Audry represented PHS well this weekend. Again, congratulations to all involved.
Please congratulate the following students on their successes at the UIL Regional Meet this past weekend. These students now move on to compete at the State contest next Friday.  Feature Writing 2nd place Regional – Audry Kessler (state qualifier) News Writing 3rd place Regional – Audry Kessler (state qualifier)  Computer Science 4th place Regional – Tim Nguyen (state alternate) and Krystal Figueroa (state alternate)
This past week, 45 students from Palacios High School competed in the District 28AAA Academic UIL meet over the course of 3 days. Please congratulate these students for their academic success. Results are as follows: Current Events: 1st Place Team -Karina Garcia-1st Individual -Jackson Engel-4th Individual -Tim Kessler -Garrison Kelley Computer Applications: -Montserrat Garcia-4th Computer Science: 1st Place Team -Tim Nguyen- 1st Individual -Krystal Figueroa- 2nd Individual -Clayton Stuhrenberg- 3rd Individual -JJ Figueroa- 4th Individual District Journalism Champions (this means we beat our rivals, Industrial) (Audry Kessler, Milca Rodriguez, Brittany Guerrero, Kaitlyn Marroquin, Brook Wright, Jake Carr, Steven Nevarez, Brooke Potts) Editorial Writing: -Audry Kessler-4th -Brittany Guerrero-5th Feature Writing: -Aurdy Kessler-1st -Milca Rodriguez-4th Headline Writing: -Steven Nevarez-2nd -Jake Carr-5th News Writing: -Audry Kessler-2nd -Brooke Wright-4th -Brittany Guerrero-5th Informative Speaking: -Thomas Garcia-2nd Lincoln-Douglas Debate: -Brooke Potts-2nd Literary Criticism: -Steven Nevarez-5th Number Sense: -Daniel Castanon-6th Persuasive Speaking: -Brooke Potts-3rd Prose: -Brenda Mancera-2nd Ready Writing: -Kaitlyn Marroquin-4th Overall Science: 2nd Place Team -Krystal Figueroa: 3rd Individual -Mady Ferretiz -JJ Figueroa -Karina Garcia -Tyson Nguyen -Lili Vu Social Studies: 1st Place Team -Karina Garcia-2nd Individual -Jackson Engel-3rd Individual -Tim Kessler-4th Individual -Garrison Kelley *Attached are some of the students who placed at the District Competition. We have 13 students who move on to compete in multiple events at the Region Competition next weekend. From Left to Right: Daniel Castanon, Tim Kessler, Karina Garcia, Clayton Stuhrenberg, Krystal Figueroa, Kaitlyn Marroquin, Brenda Mancera, Montserrat Garcia, Tim Nguyen, Audry Kessler, Chasity Nguyen, Jake Carr, Tim Nguyen, and Jackson Engel
This past week, March 23rd – March 25th, the CyberSharks of the Palacios High School Robotics team met and competed against seventy-two other teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Texas was the most represented state with a total of sixteen teams competing. Even though CyberSharks are not going on to compete at the World Championship in Houston, Texas on April 19th – April 22nd they still were able to meet some wonderful people and make connections throughout the south. It was an exciting trip to say the least. The students were able to tour the University of Georgia and historical downtown Athens in their spare time with their sponsors. Clayton Stuhrenberg will go on to World to compete for the prestigious Dean’s List Award. This award is given to those who represent what FIRST means. Dean’s List nominee finalists are student leaders who have led their Teams and communities to an increased awareness for FIRST and its mission. The finalists have also achieved personal technical expertise and accomplishment. It is the intention and hope of FIRST that these individuals will continue on, post-Awards, as great leaders, student alumni, and advocates of FIRST. We would like to congratulate Clayton and wish him the best of luck at the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas on April 21st.
The shark lifter made it to Abilene but had for the most part a tuff day in the rack. Tyler competed in the 123 pound weight class.  He accomplished the hard task of making weight but struggled throughout the day and ended not completing a lift in the dead lift event. Cesar Jimenez competed in the 220 pound weight class.  He too struggled through the day and ended his day on the bench press with the lack of completing a bench press lift. Dominic Garcia competed in the 181 pound weight class and placed 10th 1300 pound composite. Danny Rodriguez competed in the 198 pound weight class and placed 3rd.  He hit his personal best on squat with 625 pounds, bench pressed 295 and dead lifted 520 for his best total of the year at 1440 pounds.  His last dead lift of 520 pounds was a must have lift and even though he had failed at the weight on his previous attempt Danny pulled it and put himself in a 3 way tie for 3rd in which he was the lighter body weight and won due to tie breaker being lighter body weight. 7 seniors will be graduating soon and they have left the bar high.  These seniors have had their hands in three consecutive regional championships and a State Championship.  The underclassman have some big shoes to fill.