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EHS teachers back and working hard

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    Science teachers, such as Mark Ledesma (left) and Clay Hill (right), collaborate on virtual labs and assignments for their students
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    Elgin High School administrators. Front center: principal Ricardo Reyes. Second row, left to right: assistant principal Michael Arthur, ECHS principal Robert Block. Third row: testing coordinator Carol Morris, associate principal Kelsey Jones. Last row: assistant principals Jesse Perez and Arthur Martinez.
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    This year's high school cheer team, led by Head Captain Mia Lopez (first row) and assistant captains Selina Ramirez and Madison Courtney (second row).
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    Head cheer coach Marissa Marx (back) and assistant coach Terri Prihoda.
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    The Elgin High School's custodial staff are the silent heroes on campus, working tirelessly to ensure the campus is disinfected multiple times per day. Front, left to right: Gloria Simmons, Juny Rodriguez, Terri Navejas (custodial director), Maria Jaimes. Back: Maria Torres, Gap Cantu, Maria Castillo, Martina Pena.
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    The English II team works hard and helps a student teacher to become an EHS teacher one day. Top row, left to right: Terri Prihoda, Eliabeth Ivey, Molly Whiting. Bottom row: Cheyenne Martinez, student teacher Ariel Edmon.
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    The high school's fine arts teachers. Back row: art teacher Mandissa Martinez, dance teacher Ashley Sengsouvanh, band teacher Armando Martinez, choir teacher Cherisa Cromer. Front: theater teacher Amanda Miller, band teacher Alyson Kellar.
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    The ag teachers do their best to plan for their students to continue with their courses. Top row, left to right: Becky Maass, Tara Barton, Dawn Stratton, Brittany Rivera, Josh Warner.
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    The EHS band pre-COVID, led by Armando Martinez, Alyson Kellar and Christopher Montemayor.
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    The biology team, from left to right: Holly Zafian, Heather Kalenak, Brennan Duran
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    The counseling team works hard to create schedules for students, help guide them to choose career pathways and check on them daily to ensure they have academic and emotional support. Front row, left to right: Melisa Perez (counselors' admin. asst.), Randall Orris (ECHS Counselor), Laurie Morris (EHS C). Second row: Gina Farmer (EHS C), Angela Gaspar (ECHS admin. asst.). Top row: Shameika Harper (College & Career Counselor), Sky Perkins (College & Career admin. asst.), Brittany Griffin (EHS C).
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    English I teachers, from top to bottom: Ryn Miller, Ryan Morris (instructional specialist), Stephanie Evans, Heather Clapper.
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    A group of math teachers working virtually to create lessons for their students. Top row, left to right: Marissa Marx, Hector Garcia, Esau Gaona. Second row: Katie Horn (math and science instructional specialist), Jesus Macias, Jane Worswick. Bottom row: Lucas Quintero.
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    Hardworking paraprofessionals. Bottom, left to right: Royal Hawthorne, Chantel Ruzicka, Kasshundra Carr (Paraprofessional of the year), Cynthia Gruetzner. Top: Daniela Ignal, Melissa Hardi, Gabriel Perez.
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    The 2020-21 Purple Diamonds team, directed by Ashley Sengsouvanh and Lauren David.
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    Science teacher Andrey Vanduren (left) and science department head Mark Ledesma (right).
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    SPED department, back row, left to right: Anthony Harper, Heather Lovett, Louis Villalobos, Cheryl Smith. Front row: Angela Rocha, Megan Ross, Kelsey Gipson, Maria Kirkpatrick.
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    SPED inclusion teachers: Ryan Gonzales, Pat Roberts, Sahara Bragner, Terri Prihoda.
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    The U.S. History team works virtually to create lessons for their students. Top row, left to right: Top row, Stanley DeCusatis, social studies department head Kristy Birch. Bottom: Michelle Zwick.

Elgin ISD teachers, including those at Elgin High School, reported back on August 3 and have been working hard for their students. According to the school, teachers are participating in virtual meetings, trainings and planning sessions to learn the most up-to-date technology and create lessons for their students. In addition, administrators and counselors are working with teachers and students to ensure their success. The custodial staff is also working hard to keep the campus safe and clean.

School began remotely for all Elgin ISD students on August 24, and some students are scheduled to return to campus starting September 21. Elgin football and volleyball programs were allowed to begin practices starting this week.

Photos courtesy of Elgin High School