Serving the Educational Communities of El Paso and Hudspeth Counties

  • Texas Roadtrip

    Posted by Sean Christmas at 5/19/2017

    Texas Roadtrip


    Hey, Texas high school students: discover what's out there on a free road trip through your region of the state!


    Apply by July 3rd, 2017


    We’re Roadtrip Nation, and we send people on road trips in our green RV to talk to their heroes, job crushes, and anyone who’s doing generally awesome stuff. We film it all and turn it into a show to inspire people to pursue their interests!


    This time, fueled by Texas OnCourse, we’re sending high school students from Texas on road trips to talk to inspiring post-secondary students and working professionals throughout their region of the state.


    If you’re a high schooler in Texas, it might seem like you’re facing an insane number of choices right now—it’s time to choose adventure. Hit the road with us, and get excited for what’s to come!


    Essential Details

    • Individuals who are currently enrolled in high school in the state of Texas may apply.
    • Applicants must have parental consent to submit this application.
    • Applicants must be available to commit to several days of travel in October/November 2017. If chosen, you’ll get to travel in one of the Roadtrip Nation RVs, exploring college and career pathways throughout your region of Texas. We will work with your schedule, but you may have to miss a few days of school.
    • Individuals who are chosen will help plan the trip around their interests, preferred areas of study, and career aspirations. This means you’ll be helping Roadtrip Nation research and book interviews with the people that you want to talk to!
    • This is for a documentary, so you’ll be filmed, and the footage may be shared on public television and other video platforms.
    • All travel expenses, plus a daily stipend for food, are paid for by Roadtrip Nation.
    • Students will be accompanied by a Roadtrip Nation chaperone.
    • Questions? Contact roadtrips(at)
    • Click here to learn more about how to make this page accessible.

    To apply, please click here

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  • The Traveling Mural Project

    Posted by Sean Christmas at 5/19/2017



    During the summer of 2016, ESC Region 19 had the great pleasure and opportunity to work with students from within our Migrant Program, during our TSI Bootcamp. The students worked together to paint a large mural that is displayed in the Media Hallway at ESC Region 19. The mural reflects all of the school districts that the service center works with. However, it now shows something that is a little extra special.

     Dr. Aguire and Art Students


    In collaboration with Dr. Aguirre–the Executive Director of ESC Region 19, Mr. Saucedo–A gifted Art teacher at Del Valle High School, Matt Christmas­–Marketing coordinator at ESC Region 19, plus talented students from the Art Club at Del Valle High School, they teamed up to create additional details to this already wonderful mural.



    The vision for the details was led by Mr. Saucedo and his students. They asked for pictures of some of the students who created the mural originally. They wanted to pay homage to them by including several portraits of them to said mural.  The end result is stunning. This mural is a wonderful representation of our mantra: We Are Region 19, #Wer19.



    Thank you to Mr. Saucedo and his students at Del Valle High School.


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  • Bail Juan Out of Jail!

    Posted by Sean Christmas at 5/18/2017

    Juan Jail  

    I have some news to share. I'm going to be doing a little bit of time behind bars. Yes, that's right — me, in the slammer. Here's the low-down.


    I'm doing a little time to do a lot of good for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the families it supports. I'm getting "locked up" to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility. The day this happens is Thursday, June 8th, but I'm raising bail before I go to jail!  Come and get your cameras ready!  I will be escorted out of the Sped Dept. and off to jail I will go!


    The critical dollars raised will support MDA's lifesaving mission to give individuals — and the families who love them — strength, independence and life.


    So, how can you help? Please make a tax-deductible donation today to help me break out of jail and, more importantly, to support MDA. Your gift will help more than 3,800 kids receive the best week of the year at no charge to their families at MDA Summer Camp. MDA hosts nearly 75 summer camps across the country annually.




    Thanks in advance for your help. Don't hesitate to call or email me with questions.

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  • UTEP's Rookie Entrepreneur Program is about to kick off!

    Posted by Sean Christmas at 5/10/2017

    UTEP Rookie Program

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  • Educational Summit of the Americas

    Posted by Sean Christmas at 5/5/2017

    Educational Summit of the Americas

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  • Fabens High School student makes history placing 1st at Texas Civic Conversation Contest

    Posted by Sean Christmas at 5/2/2017

    Making History


    Fabens HS senior Rodrigo Estrada successfully represented the El Paso Region at the Texas Citizen Bee State Contest this past weekend at Austin, TX. Rodrigo surpassed the competition placing 1st in the entire state with a near perfect score, earning him a $1,500 scholarship from the State Bar of Texas.


    The Texas Citizen Bee is a law related contest organized by the State Bar of Texas where contestants are expected to have a wide and varying knowledge of historical documents, key figures, landmark court cases, and current events. The top 4 scorers then advance to the final round, known as the Civic Conversation Contest, where contestants synthesize several historical documents to apply them to pressing issues and propose a solution. This rigorous contest was held at the Texas State Capitol and the Texas Law Center where attorneys and political science professors acted as judges and proctors.


    Students from all 20 Educational Service Center Regions across the state participated in this contest and this is the first time a student from the El Paso & Hudspeth counties has taken the state title. In addition, Rodrigo also made contest history by placing 1st in both the Citizen Bee and Civic Conversation Contest. This is a historic achievement for El Paso.

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  • Texas Tech Raider Road Show

    Posted by Sean Christmas at 4/3/2017

    Texas Tech Raider Roadshow


    We're bringing deans, professors and staff representing over 100 academic majors and student services to meet you and discuss your academic goals. You'll meet current students and hear firsthand what makes Texas Tech so special. We look forward to meeting you!


    El Paso | Convention Center

    Monday, April 10, 2017


    For more information please visti:



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  • April is Autism Awareness Month

    Posted by Katherine Wellborn at 3/30/2017

    Autism Awareness Month  


    Education Service Center-Region 19’s Program on Autism Spectrum Disorders is committed: 

    • To teaching evidence-based strategies that are accessible to school personnel and parents across grade levels and environments.
    • To providing learning opportunities to parents and educators with immediate application into the classroom and home.
    • To assisting districts implementing programs using best practices designed for students with ASD.

    Face to face trainings are offered at ESC-Region 19 as well as over 40 On-Line Courses that are offered through TSLAT Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training.


    Visit our web page on Autism for details and valuable resources!



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  • YISD Career Expo

    Posted by Sean Christmas at 3/23/2017

    YISD Career Expo


    The Career and Technical Education department in conjunction with Borderplex Workforce Solutions would like to invite you to our first Educational and Career Expo event.


    We strive to provide our students with deep, meaningful, educational experiences that stimulate learning and motivate them to continue their education beyond high school. In view of students aspiring to go to college and/or entering a career, we are inviting professionals, from various career paths, to share their educational background and professional experiences with our students.


    This event will take place on Saturday March 25, 2017 at Ysleta ISD Central Office from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


    For more information please visit:

    YISD Career Expo Info Page


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  • YISD offers free dinner to students

    Posted by Sean Christmas at 2/17/2017

    YISD dinner program

    YISD Offers free supper to students


    "In a bid to help support the wellness, health, and development of students, the Ysleta Independent School District has launched a new “supper program” at three high schools, primarily to provide free and nutritious meals to active students who remain on campus after school for extracurricular activities.


    The supper meals are being offered from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. on school days at Del Valle, Hanks, and Ysleta high school. The meals are free of charge to children 18 years and younger, but are also available for purchase by adults. The supper program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program."



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