Students reach for the STAARs

HERALD photo/Anna Gutierrez Big Spring Intermediate had a “Reach for the STAARs” balloon launch on Monday, prior to beginning STAAR exams. All the students gathered on the East side of the building, listened to “You’re a Shining Star” by earth, Wind and Fire, and released balloons. Parents were encouraged to attend and wish all the students “good luck” on their test.
Anna Gutierrez
Staff Writer

Third grade students from Washington Elementary and fourth graders from Goliad Elementary will be participating in the First Pre-STAAR Celebration Pep Rally Friday, May 10 at 2:30 p.m.
“We’ve got the Steer Band performing, along with cheerleaders from both the high school and junior high,” says BSISD Elementary Counselor Richard Cypert. “Joe Bright Basketball will entertain and be speaking to the kids. Ms. Sanchez, principal at Big Spring Intermediate, is also scheduled to speak. Mr. McWilliams will attend if he doesn’t have any scheduling conflicts, but we’re hoping to get someone else, a local celebrity if you will, to also come speak to and encourage the students.”
Some very special guests just announced that will be performing are Debra Garcia, who is a nurse, and Edward Vasquez, who is a music teacher. They are better known as Eddie Austin and the Texas Silhouettes.

For the complete story, see Friday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.