For Gonzalo Espinoza, it all started when he wanted to start boxing. What he discovered instead was his love of running.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Xavier De La Torre has won a 2022 Difference Maker award, a nationwide recognition of his bold leadership and the significant difference he’s made at the YISD throughout his eight-year tenure.
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Eastwood Heights Elementary School is nestled in the beautiful and established Eastwood area of El Paso. Built in 1969, Eastwood Heights was the first in Ysleta Independent School District to launch the Dual Language Program in 1993. Our school has a distinguished reputation for providing an exemplary education to children. We have been honored for our consistent and high-level academic performance, receiving the highest ratings bestowed by the state of Texas. Eastwood Heights’ success reflects the dedication of students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration working toward a common goal which is the safety and academic success of all our students.
Eastwood Heights takes pride in cultivating young minds to be passionate about STEM. The mission of the STEM Academy is to prepare students to be college and/or career ready and place them on a track to become future engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. Our STEM program at EHES provides students with opportunities to take risks, develop strong communication skills, and solve problems in real-world contexts.
STEM lessons are tailored to increase student engagement and problem-solving. For all students, this means strengthening their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through enrichment activities. In addition, the engineering design process is integrated within each lesson help students think critically, accelerate their learning, and tie in real-world applications across content areas.
En nuestra escuela, nos enorgullece inculcar en los estudiantes el amor y la pasión por STEM. La misión de la Academia de STEM es preparar a los estudiantes para la universidad y/o una carrera en ingeniería, matemáticas y ciencias. Nuestro programa prove a los estudiantes oportunidades donde se pueden desarrollar en Espanol y Inglés y donde pueden resolver problemas en contextos del mundo real.
Las lecciones de STEM en nuestra escuela están diseñadas para aumentar la colaboración entre los estudiantesde, y reducir el regreso causado por COVID. Para nuestra población de estudiantes del idioma inglés, SPED y GT, esto significa fortalecer el desarollo de sus lenguaje, atraves de actividades de enriquecimiento. Además, el proceso de diseño de ingeniería está integrado dentro cada leccion que ayuda a los estudiantes a pensar de manera crítica, y acelerar su aprendizaje.
Through our, Ysleta District Engage Me Initiative and our school’s dedication to continuing fostering 21st-century skills, our students in grades PreK- 6th have a device accessible to them for 24/7 access. The device is used in the classroom to help integrate technology into the daily curriculum. All our classrooms also have an interactive board that helps engage students throughout the lessons.
Eastwood Heights also offers a Pre-K program where children’s knowledge and skills in all developmental areas— cognitive, social/emotional, physical, and aesthetic-are fostered. Our Pre-K classrooms are furnished with 21st-century equipment that includes flexible seating, iPads, Chromebooks, and an Interactive Board.
We continue to work hard at achieving a culture where we cultivate a student who has cognitive, personal, and interpersonal competencies rooted in Grit, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking. We value all three of these competencies, where we know our students will be college-ready and prepared for the real world.