News and Announcements

2nd Annual College Fair 10/9/19

PPAS students and students from surrounding school districts had an opportunity to get on the right college/career path at our 2nd annual College Fair held on Wednesday, October 9. With about 20 colleges and organizations participating and students from 8 different high schools attending, the event was a huge success!
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International Banquet 9/27/19

Students, faculty, staff and our Board of Trustees gathered on Friday, September 27 for the International Banquet. Each year this event celebrates the heritage of our diverse student body and gives students a unique opportunity to learn about the cultural traditions of their classmates. Attendees enjoyed delicious food, great entertainment from our students (in traditional dress) and a wonderful evening of learning and enriched friendships.
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Sharing Cultural Experiences

Our students have unique opportunities to share experiences and to learn about different cultures from their classmates who are from different countries. During lunch on September 12, Liman (Jacob), Bifeng, Biyun and Shing Kwan gave a wonderful and informative presentation about the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is celebrated in their country. And, all students were treated to mooncakes, a Chinese delicacy which is offered between friends or during family gatherings when the festival is celebrated. Just one more example of why Pan Am is such a special place!
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"Splashing" into the 2019-2020 School Year

Each year, the Campus Ministry Council kicks off the school year with a community-bonding “SPLASH” event to help our students gets acquainted with each other in a fun setting. Although it was hot outside on Saturday, August 17, students enjoyed the inflatable water slides and playing various “cool” games around campus. Students were randomly assigned to 10 different “family” groups for the activities, and then everyone joined together for a pool party after dinner.
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Opening Convocation Ceremony - 8/9/2019

In a special opening Convocation service on Friday, August 9 in the chapel, new students were presented with a bilingual Bible containing their native language in one column and English parallel to it. Students will use these Bibles throughout their years at Pan Am - in the classroom, in worship, and in their time of personal reflection. We were honored to have two special guests join us today – Mr. Bert Alvarez, who worked at Pan Am from 1983-1986, and Esteban Gonzalez, PPAS Class of 2019, who will be attending TAMUK in the fall. Both shared encouraging words and advice with our students, and we are grateful for their participation and support.
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Admission Team Members Attend 2019 Student Visa Intergovernmental Symposium

We are working hard to form partnerships with various agencies to ensure a smooth transition for our families from Mexico. As part of this effort, PPAS Admissions Team members attended the 2019 Student Visa Intergovernmental Symposium on May 22 at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley-Brownsville. They had the pleasure of visiting with Samantha Lopez, the UTRGV International & Student Services Director; Rafael Hernandez, the U.S. Consular Officer in Matamoros representing the U.S. Department of State; Mario Campbell, HSI Supervisor; and Maria Kishore, Assistant Port Director for the Office of Field Operations Port of Brownsville U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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Prom 2019 - "Memories are Forever"

Who doesn't remember their high school prom? At Pan Am, we strive to expose our international study body to experiences, like pep rallies, homecoming, and the prom, that give them a taste of U.S. culture. However, unlike traditional public schools where the prom is primarily an event for juniors and seniors, our prom is open to students from all grade levels.

Each year, the junior class works hard months in advance to plan the event, as a tribute to the graduating seniors. This year, the "Memories are Forever" themed prom, held on Saturday, April 27, did not disappoint. Prom King and Queen, David Araujo and Allison Cabanzo, and their friends and classmates will certainly cherish the memories forever!
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