Latest News from Ybarra Elementary

Ybarra Bluebonnet Celebration

Ybarra students in 3rd - 5th grades, who read five or more 2018-2019 Texas Bluebonnet Books, participated in our annual celebration at Ybarra Library. The students engaged in book talks as they reviewed and discussed each book. They then voted for their favorite book using paper ballots. After they participated in the activities, they enjoyed cookies and juice. Thank you to each Ybarra student who was a part of this exciting experience! 



Ybarra Elementary wins "Battle of the Books"

Ten schools, five books and hundreds of pages later, the PFC Mario Ybarra Elementary team emerged as repeat champions of the Elementary Battle of the Books. Teams representing all WISD elementary schools faced off at the Weslaco East High School Library answering questions from selected books.

“The students did such a great job,” Renee Dyer, WEHS Librarian and Battle of Books moderator said.  “This is such a fun way to promote reading.” The Battle of Books is one of the many programs that reinforce the district’s focus on literacy.  

The selected books were: “The Bicycle Spy,” by Yona Zeldis McDonough; “Stef Soto, Taco Queen,” by Jennifer Torres; “Me and Marvin Gardens,” by Amy Sarig King; “Hello, Universe,” by Erin Entrada Kelly; “The Harlem Charade,” by Natasha Tarpley.

battle of the bands winners

Elementary Battle of the Books Champions are from left, Ethan Garza, Tristan Treviño, Sean Gutierrez, Edgar Lopez, Alexis Lopez, and Coach Ruby Garza.

Spelling Bee Winners

We are proud to announce our Campus Spelling Bee winners! The top three students will advance to compete in the District Spelling Bee and will compete against students from all over Weslaco ISD.

Our winners are as follows: 

Student Place
Alexis Lopez 1st
Jose Almazan  2nd
Kailey Gongora 3rd
Madison Zamora 1st Alternate
Aaden Pequeño 2nd Alternate


District UIL Results

We are proud to announce that the following students from Ybarra Elementary placed at the District UIL Meet. We are so proud of each participant's hard work and grateful to our UIL coaches for the time they invested in preparing our students for this competition. 

Event Place Name
Chess Puzzles 2nd/3rd Grade 3rd Jesse Montanez
Chess Puzzles 2nd/3rd Grade 4th Israel Chairez
Chess Puzzles 4th/5th Grade 1st Sean Gutierrez
Chess Puzzles 4th/5th Grade 2nd Ethan Garza
Chess Puzzles 4th/5th Grade 3rd Tristan Trevino
Number Sense 4th Grade 1st Nathaniel Balderas
Number Sense 5th Grade 2nd Nahomy Ibarra
Spelling 3rd Grade 2nd Edgar Lopez
Spelling 3rd Grade 2nd  Sebastian De La Torre
Spelling 5th Grade 2nd Alexis Lopez
Spelling 5th Grade 5th Kaily Gongora
Oral Reading 5th Grade 6th April Ambriz


WISD Literacy Fiesta

WISD and the Weslaco Public Library invite you to a Literacy Fiesta on Tuesday, September 25th from 5 pm to 7 pm. Please stop by to experience special guest Authors, music performances, and giveaways! We hope to see you there!