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MPISD – News

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Back row, Michelle Calderon and Rosario Antolin

Front Row, Jenny Flores, and Arlette DeJesus

Contact: Kelly Cowan

MPHS TxPSTA elects officers

The Mount Pleasant High School chapter of the TxPSTA has selected its officers for the 2020-2021 school year. Leading the organization are President Michelle Calderon, Vice-President Rosario Antolin, Secretary Jenny Flores, and Sergeant at Arms Arlette DeJesus.

TxPSTA is a student organization geared toward public service, emphasizing law enforcement, forensics, fire services, and emergency medical services. The club meets every Monday after school to train on burglary of a building, fingerprinting, traffic stop, felony traffic stop, and domestic dispute. Club members react to real-world scenarios and put what they have learned about public safety to the test at Georgetown’s annual competition in November. The advisors for TxPSTA are SaDonna Parker in Forensics and Firefighting, and Ricky Chamness in Law Enforcement.


Aleshia Rivera

Contact: Kelly Cowan

MPHS Cosmetology teacher appointed to Presiding Officer position

Mount Pleasant High School Cosmetology teacher, Aleshia Rivera, has been appointed Presiding Officer of the Cosmetology Advisory Board with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).  

The TDLR provides oversight for a broad range of occupations, businesses, facilities, and equipment. The agency protects the health and safety of Texans and ensures qualified professionals serve them. The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation appoints the Chair of the Advisory Board on Cosmetology. The Advisory Board Chair is responsible for conducting board meetings and keeping members on the topic during the session. The Chair also appoints members of any working groups that are needed.

Rivera has served on the Cosmetology Advisory Board for six years and has taught Cosmetology classes at MPHS for 16 years. Her students overwhelmingly pass their licensure exams at the end of the school year. They go on to work in and own their salons, both locally and across the state.