Southside ISD Parade Highlights the District’s Pride

Southside ISD’s Cardinal Nation came together for the second ever Lighting of the S & Parade!

Southside ISD Lighting of the S
Southside ISD JROTC

Happy parents, family members, and students filled Southside Stadium, making the Lighting of the S one of Southside ISD’s signature events. From Menchaca Early Childhood Center’s pre-K3 to the Southside High School Class of 2023, dozens of students represented every campus and so many clubs during a parade leading up to the big event. Students in the parade cheered and jumped, some yelling, “We are Cardinals,” as they walked passed the stands. Family members cheered back yelling, “Go Cardinals!” 

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Lighting of the S
Southside ISD Teachers of the Year

The event idea came from Superintendent Rolando Ramirez who sees a direct correlation between student pride, student behavior, and academic performance. While so many of the groups in the parade showed enormous spirit, the group of judges from Amerigroup, selected the Mighty Cardinal Band as the 2022 spirit winners. “We had such a great time seeing all of the students,” said Amerigroup’s Erika Salazar. “Southside ISD is such a warm place and we’re proud to be a part of the District’s success.”

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