Join the Ysleta Independent School District at the
    2019-2020 Teacher and Support Employee of the Year
    Masquerade Ball

    Friday, May 3, 2019
    Centennial Banquet and Conference Center
    Ft. Bliss, Texas
    (map and driving directions below-please note entrance regulations)

    Outside doors open at 5:30 p.m.
    Ballroom doors open at 6 p.m.
    Dinner and awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m.


    Seating is reserved by campus.
    Attire is semi-formal.

Event Agenda

  • 5:30 p.m. Outside doors open, registration begins
    Only the teachers and support employees of the year will need to check in at the registration tables, located outside the ballroom.

    6 p.m. Ballroom doors open

    7 p.m. Program begins

    Master of Ceremonies
    Denise Olivas, former KVIA TX reporter
    Allen Haynes, 2017-18 Secondary Teacher of the Year

    Dinner Served

    Presentation of the 2019 -2020 Support Employees of the Year
    Announcement of the Top Five Support Employees of the Year
    Announcement of the YISD Support Employee of the Year

    Presentation of the 2019 -2020 Campus Teachers of the Year
    Presentation of the Top Ten Teachers of the Year
    Announcement of the YISD Elementary & Secondary Teacher of the Year

Dinner Menu

  • Tomato Bruschetta w/Crostini

    Chicken Piccata served over angel hair pasta with lemon butter sauce.
    Blend of carrots, zucchini, and yellow squash.

    Fresh fruit parfait or orange dream parfait.

    Iced tea, water, or coffee.

Dietary Requests

  • Dietary requests (coconut allergies or vegetarian) must be made prior to the event by informing Public Relations at 915-434-0695. A notation will be made on your ticket which will need to be presented to your waiter. We cannot change menu during the banquet.

Photo Booth

  • Teacher of the Year photo
    To record your gala memories, a complimentary photo booth, courtesy of El Paso Photo Booth by Coach K, will be available in the lobby hallway beginning at 5:30 pm. A designated 
    "selfie booth" will be located inside the ballroom. Take individual, couple or group photos using the fun props. The booth will be open before and immediately following the event. Both photo booths will close when the awards ceremony begins.


Event attire

  • Guests are encouraged to embrace this year's "Venetian Masquerade Ball" on their own in the outfits and accessories they choose to wear that evening. We will NOT be providing complimentary masks for any guests at the event. Please keep in mind dress is semi formal.

The Centennial Club

  • Important Driving Directions to the Centennial Club

    Entrance to East Fort Bliss is quite easy. Guests should enter thru Sgt. Pena gate (off Airport Rd. and Fred Wilson Blvd.). Every person in the car will need to present their ticket or invitation, along with a picture ID at the Military Police guard post for access to Fort Bliss between 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Drivers are reminded they must have their driver’s license and proof of current automobile insurance in case they are stopped on post.

    Centennial map


    Important driving directions when the event is over.
    Guests may exit through the Sgt. Pena gate upon conclusion of the event.

Seating Chart

  • Seating Chart

    Seating is reserved by campus. Guests must be seated according to campus listed on back of ticket. Please note that tables may be shared with another campus. It would be best if your campus can discuss seating arrangements prior to the event. We thank you for your cooperation.

    Click here for a pdf version of the seating chart.

    Teacher of the Year seating chart