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Telephone (830) 778-4000 October 18, 2018



For Immediate Release


 Del Rio Middle School Students Will Represent School and Community at National Event

Students and educators from Del Rio Middle School are among an elite group selected to present to hundreds of attendees at the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) conference – PLTW Summit – in San Antonio later this month. They are one of just eight groups from across the country chosen to present; PLTW selected them based on the school’s exceptional implementation of their PLTW programs.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers, partnering with 11,500 schools across the U.S. to deliver hands-on programs in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Del Rio Middle School offers PTLW Gateway.

“This is a true honor and an amazing way to showcase the talent of the students we have at Del Rio Middle school and SFDRCISD. I feel that we have students with just as much talent and skills as any other city. PLTW provides them with more opportunities, 21st century skills and the ability to solve real world issues,” said John Reed, Del Rio Middle School GTT Teacher.

PLTW Summit, sponsored by Chevron, is the premier gathering for individuals dedicated to preparing students with the in-demand and transportable skills they need to succeed in college and careers. Guests will include PreK-12 educators, students, university leaders, and business and industry leaders.

Del Rio Middle School students will present on the main General Session stage on Monday, Oct. 29 to a crowd of more than 500 guests.They will also have the opportunity to network with PLTW alumni and leaders from businesses and higher education institutions interested in students with STEM skills.

“Del Rio Middle School is a true champion of PLTW’s relevant, engaging approach to learning, teaching, and community engagement,” said PLTW Senior Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer David Dimmett. “We’ve invited them to share their stories to inspire attendees and provide best practices that can be taken back to other communities to benefit students across the country. We are thrilled to have PLTW students and teachers from Del Rio Middle School join us at PLTW Summit.”

In addition to PLTW Summit San Antonio, there are three other PLTW Summit experiences taking place this school year:

  • PLTW Summit Kansas City, Nov. 14-16, 2018
  • PLTW Summit Anaheim, Feb. 1-3, 2019
  • PLTW Summit Indianapolis, Feb. 17-19

For more information or to register to attend, visit