Teacher Spotlight: Whitney Weddel, East Central ISD
Her students are more like family, and she’ll do anything for family even buy them a tablet and internet to get class work done. Hear the story of this week’s teacher helping educate the next generation of health professions by showing what compassion looks like.
Former East Central booster club treasurer faces money laundering, felony theft charges
The former treasurer of an East Central Independent School District booster club was indicted this week on multiple felony charges after investigators said she took tens of thousands of dollars from the club over an 18-month period.
Suspected fraudster now accused of stealing funds from East Central booster club
The woman, Ashlee Ring, had been serving as treasurer of the district’s FFA/agriculture booster club, despite being under indictment in an unrelated felony fraud case, public records confirm. Ring has not been formally charged in the booster club case. “The booster club neglected to follow best practices in accounting procedures, such as requiring two signatures for every transaction. ECISD police records show the alleged booster club theft is being investigated as a misapplication of fiduciary property between $2,500 and $30,000, a state jail felony. Oliver said via email that because the booster club is its own organization, a criminal background check was not required for its members.
Great Graduates 2020: Mitchel Martinez
Years later he’s ready to graduate and cross the stage to receive his diploma from East Central High School as an exemplarily student. After recovering, he used his determination and work ethic to make himself a standout student at East Central High School. “He is the model of what we want for every student at Central,” Shane McKay, principal of East Central High School said. Mitchel Martinez, great graduate 2020 image. “I have to thank the high school and the Alamo academies and my step mom, my dad, everyone that supported me,” Mitchel said.
This is what a hybrid graduation looks like in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – East Central High School held its hybrid graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 early Saturday morning. “It has been very nerve-wracking not knowing what to expect going into (graduation), and of course, next year,” Gutiérrez said. “Overall, it’s an exciting process.”He said the time in quarantine with his family has shown him anything is possible. As students crossed the outdoor stage to the beat of “Pomp & Circumstance,” friends, family and parents stayed behind inside their vehicle. East Central High School seniors were able to snap a socially-distanced picture alongside Superintendent Roland Toscano to commemorate their big day.
East Central High School Class of 2020 chooses drive-thru option for graduation ceremony
SAN ANTONIO – After facing the challenges of online learning and social distancing, the East Central High School Class of 2020 graduates and their families won’t miss out on pomp and circumstance. The school decided that a drive-thru option would be the best way to honor the graduates in these challenging times. Here are the class of 2020 graduation plans for San Antonio-area high schoolsPrincipal Shane McKay said graduates will be in a parade of cars with their family members. Upload your Class of 2020 graduation photo! The ceremony on May 30 will feature the largest class in school history, with 792 seniors graduation.
Rodeo Spotlight: Labor of love
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. SAN ANTONIO – When it comes to showing animals, students must put in hard work and dedication in hopes of getting a scholarship. Jen Tobias-Struski met with some East Central High School students on what it takes to raise animals and place in the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. “It takes a lot of leadership and good character to do this because you’re not just working with animals, you’re working with your friends and family and ag teachers," said a junior at East Central High School. For more Rodeo Spotlight features, visit ksat.com/topic/rodeo.
HS Basketball Highlights: February 11th
SAN ANTONIO – History was made around the San Antonio area basketball community on Tuesday night, as East Central standout Stan Bonewitz Jr. was honored pre-game for his induction into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, O’Connor sophomore Carleigh Wenzel broke the 1,000 point barrier in the Panthers’ win over Stevens, and Karnes City girls basketball head coach Burke Braun coached the final home game of his illustrious 32-year career.