Education

Victoria ISD announces changes to meal distribution service for remote students

New schedule begins Monday November 30

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria Independent School District announced Wednesday that the district's meal distribution service for remote students will be changing. In a statement sent to Crossroads Today, Shawna Currie, the Communications Director for VISD, explained that beginning Monday, November…

University of Houston-Victoria postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies

Students will be notified with updates

VICTORIA, Texas- The University of Houston-Victoria announced Tuesday in a statement n their website that they are planning to postpone their fall 2020 commencement ceremonies, due to the uptick in COIVD-19 cases in Texas. UHV said the ceremonies that were…

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: Honda and Yamaha Motorcycle Wars

The following article is provided by Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. There is an interesting business school case study that is quickly becoming imminently applicable to Education as this pandemic endures. If you have never heard of the…

Victoria ISD Bond Planning Task Force seeks community input

Feedback can be shared virtually through the end of the month

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria Independent School District announced Tuesday the Bond Planning Task Force is seeking community input in deciding the best way forward for the district regarding a potential bond. The Bond Planning Task Force was established in 2019 as…

A word from Victoria I.S.D. Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: Rapid Testing in Victoria

The following article was written by Supt. Quintin Shepherd: Throughout the state of Texas, there has been much discussion around providing COVID-19 testing on school campuses. Recently, TEA announced a program in partnership with TDEM (Texas Department of Emergency Management)…

Victoria East celebrates Veterans Day

High schoolers at Victoria East celebrated Veterans Day in a socially distanced way this year.

VICTORIA, Texas - Students at Victoria East held a web conversation with vets at the Veterans Center celebrating this occasion. Dan Pooley, current principal shared his experiences about the disciplinary lifestyle, service, and military training. Many students learned the…

UHV announces more than $13M raised in eight-year fundraising campaign

Many achievements shared at the 2019-2020 Annual Report virtual event

VICTORIA, Texas- The University of Houston-Victoria hosted the President’s Annual Report virtually Tuesday at noon to update the community on milestones achieved by the University between 2019-2020. UHV President Bob Glenn and some of his colleagues shared various accomplishments over…

Victoria College performs an outdoor concert

VICTORIA, Texas - On Saturday, students from the Victoria College choir and civic chorus hosted an outdoor concert. Choir members opened by singing the song Tonight from the popular musical, West Side Story. Other songs sang were Taylor Swift's Fifteen,…

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the V.I.S.D.

Closing Thoughts: Fighting COVID-19

The following is an article provided by Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) forecast “indicates an uncertain trend in new COVID-19 cases reported over the next four weeks and predicts that…

Trinity Episcopal school performs annual mock trial

Every year, the eighth graders of Trinity Episcopal School perform a mock trial at the Municipal court.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Thursday, the eighth grade class of Trinity Episcopal School performed their mock trial case at the Municipal Court in downtown. Usually, they perform in front…

Victoria ISD temporarily closes DeLeon Elementary following spike in COVID-19 cases

Students will move to online learning for two weeks

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria Independent School District announced Tuesday that DeLeon Elementary School will temporarily transition to online learning following a spike in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of November. Victoria ISD reports five staff members who have tested positive…

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: Halloween safety

The following article is provided by Supt. Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. Halloween is this week. Trick-or-treating, parties, gatherings, and socializing are traditionally part of the festivities. Like so much else this year, Halloween will be disrupted by the…

Victoria ISD to host series of elementary parent information nights

Video series designed to provide social and emotional support for students and families

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria Independent School District stated Monday that they have partnered with Rethink Ed to provide parents with access to videos and activities to support parents' and their child(ren)'s social and emotional well being. A press release from…