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NHS Hosts Thanksgiving Luncheon
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
All NHS Officers and Members will host a luncheon for the Faculty and Staff during A and B Lunch in the Office.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!



Thanksgiving Holidays!
08:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Be Thankful for all of your Blessings!



Thanksgiving Holidays!
08:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Be Thankful for all of your Blessings!



Thanksgiving Holidays!
08:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Be Thankful for all of your Blessings!
CHS Office Staff

Cotulla High School Office Team

Joe Reyes, Principal

Francisco Guerra, Assistant Principal 

Bobbie Jo Mendez, Principal Secretary

Marlene Costley-Maldonado, Counselor

Diane T. Gonzalez, Attendance Clerk

Rashell Sanchez, PEIMS Clerk

Phone: 830-879-2374



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Mon - Sunny. High: 69 Low: 42
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Congratulations to our Cotulla High School Cowgirls!

District, Bi-District and Area Champions!


Cotulla District 30 3A Honors

Co-MVP: Carrie Saldivar

Offensive Player of Year: DJ Ramon

New Comer of Year: Celisia Cruz

1st Team All District

Karina Pena

Nyssa Rodriguez

Brenda Rodriguez

2nd Team

Adilem Perez

Wyomi Aguilar

Alicia Zamudio

Season Record: 25-6

District Record: 9-0


Bi-District Champions!

 The Cowboys beat the Santa Gertrudis Lions 21-14!

Area Playoff Game

Cowboys VS East Bernard

Friday, November 21, 2014

at 7:30 pm

Rutledge Stadium in Converse, Texas




The essay topics for Apply Texas are listed below: 

  • Essay A: Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours. Address your initial feelings, and how those feelings were or were not changed by this experience.
  • Essay B: Describe a circumstance, obstacle or conflict in your life, and the skills and resources you used to resolve it. Did it change you? If so, how?
  • Essay C: Considering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extra-curricular activities might help you achieve your goals.

The essays should be at least 1 page long.  Save your essays on a USB and then you can copy and paste them to your application. Please make sure that you meet the application deadlines.  If you received an ACT or SAT fee waiver, then you are eligible to receive ACT or SAT application fee waivers.  Just come by Mrs. Maldonado's office. Visit for additional information.



Gates Millenium Scholarship is due January 14th.  Visit http://ttps:// for the online application. Gates Millennium Scholarship – eligible applicants African American, American Indian/Alaska native, Asian Pacific or Hispanic American, US citizen or legal permanent resident, GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale, and demonstrate community service.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund website is

Questbridge College Match - Offers an opportunity for academically outstanding low-income high school seniors to admission and full four year scholarships.

Horatio Alger Scholarship - enrollment full time as a high school senior, with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation; a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States; critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred, if higher explanation must be provided); involvement in co-curricular and community activities; demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and a United States Citizenship.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award - Open to students enrolled in grades 5-12.

Dr Pepper Tuition Scholarship - Create a sixy second video telling us how you will make an impact on society for your chance to win a college tuition from Dr. Pepper.  Must be a resident and must be 18 years old.

University of Texas at Austin - Students who are interested in attending UT-Austin must apply for admissions and submit a scholarship application.  Scholarship application is available via the Apply Texas Application at  

University of Texas-Pan American, Excellence AwardMost are available to all majors with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5 and full-time enrollment status

  • Available to Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • Most require US citizenship or legal permanent resident status. However, International students are still encouraged to apply.
  • Awards vary depending on funds. 
  • Recipients are selected on a competitive basis.
  • Scholarships are not automatically renewable; students must re-apply each year
  • Priority is given to students who have not received an institutional scholarship

Harvard University Financial Aid Initiative - Announced in December of 2007, Harvard has dramatically reduced the amount expected by families to contribute to the cost of their student's education.  For more information,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT - At MIT, we award all our aid based on financial need.  For more information go to

Texas A&M University Music Scholarship - Music Scholarships are based upon talent displayed through a music scholarship audition.  Audition at A&M Kingsville campus by contacting the Music Department.

Terry Foundation Scholarship - The Terry Foundation has been extended to 8 universities, Texas State, Texas A&M College Station, UT Austin, University of Houston, University of Texas San Antonio, Texas Tech University, University of Texas - Dallas, and University of Texas North Texas - Denton.

Al's Formal Wear - This year two $1,00 college scholarships will be offered.  Entries are accepted October 15, 2014 through May 31, 2015.     

Helpful Websites

College Prowler

Apply Texas

Fast Web

College and Finance

Scholarship Hunter

Scholarship Experts

Scholarship Experts.Com

Hispanic Scholarship Fund




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District Calendar
Check out these announcements!
SAT Test is December 6th!

The SAT test is Saturday, December 6, 2014. 

Register at 

Don't forget your SAT Registration Ticket and ID.


ACT Test is December 13th!

ACT test on Saturday, December 13th!

Report to the testing center at 7:45 am


Don't forget your ACT Registration Ticket and ID.


3rd Six Weeks Progress Reports!

Parents will recieve a copy of their child's 3rd Six Weeks Progress Report on Monday, December 1, 2014. 

Parents can check grades online via Parent Portal on the web.


3rd Six Weeks Grading Period Ends!

The end of the 3rd six weeks is Friday, December 19, 2014.


FFA Monthly Meetings

The FFA monthly meetings in the Cafetorium!

Wednesdays at 6 pm

  • December 3rd
  • January 7th
  • February 4th
  • March 4th
  • April 1st


STAAR Assessment Requirements

Students are required to pass the following State Assessments for graduation.

STAAR Retest Dates:

English I (Test date: Dec. 1st)

Algebra I (Test date - Dec. 2nd)

US History (Test date - Dec. 2nd)

English II (Test date - Dec. 3rd)

Biology (Test date - Dec. 4th)

Make-ups on Dec. 5th


Need Scholarships? Get a Fastweb Account

All students and parents should create a FASTWEB account by visiting


College Applications

Seniors are encouraged to continue to work on their College Applications!


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