The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its monthly membership meeting at the SFDRCISD Administration Building on March 3, 2016.
A membership plaque was presented to Genaly’s Filipino Food to welcome this business to the Chamber. Owners Genalyn and Rupert Harmon, spoke to the group about their business and thanked the chamber for its support.
Belinda Reyes, a member of the board of directors of the Education Foundation, spoke about the work of the Foundation and the fund raising activities that the organization conducts to fund grants to teachers for student projects. A sample of one of the various projects produced as a result of funding made available by the Foundation was shared with those in attendance. The Foundation, is doing an excellent job of supporting teacher/student creativity to reach beyond the regular curriculum. Those present at the meeting were invited to join in this endeavor that ultimately benefits everyone.
School Superintendent Dr. Carlos Rios spoke of the many instructional and infrastructure projects in progress throughout the school district. The different structures under construction and/or renovation have been carefully planned and designed to facilitate, enhance and promote the learning experiences of all students. Students can qualify for dual credit courses and graduate high school with enough college credits to complete the first two years of their college careers and save the expense of two years of college!
To most families this represents one half of the cost of a college education! Students who choose the world of work immediately after high school graduation are offered training in various business or trades skills to ready them for immediate integration into the work place. Opportunities abound if students are up for the challenge.