Two Valley Schools Are In Line For A $75 Thousand Dollar Classroom Makeover
POSTED: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 12:21pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 3:41pm
Find out who they are and how you can help them win!
LA JOYA - Oscar Garcia teachers 7th grade math at Dr. Javier Saenz Middle School in La Joya. Earlier in the year, he got an email about a contest where kids could win $75 thousand for their classroom. So he decided to see if his students wanted to compete.
"I introduced it to the kids, and the kids got excited. and they actually wanted to do it, and they were the ones pushing me," said Garcia, teacher.
To compete the students had to make a video using a song they rewrote the lyrics to or they could make up a song themselves.
"We chose party rockers, and because it is fun, and because it had shuffling in it, and most of the kids knew how to shuffle," said Ashley Campos, student.
And whether it was the shuffling or the creative editing, the judges liked what they saw. The students have been placed in the top five of all middle schools in the country.
But to win, they must also receive support from voters.
To vote visit: http://2011classroommakeover.shycast.com/
To vote for Dr. Javier Saenz Middle, click on the "eRevolution DJSMS La Joya ISD
" video. Voting ends December 5th, 2011.
And while you are voting for Dr. Javier Saenz Middle, also vote for Olmito Elementary in Brownsville. They have made the top five in the country for Elementary schools. Their video is "eInstruction, Rescue Me!"