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Cactus Trails Elementary community meets at open house

Cactus Trails community at open house  

Socorro Independent School District’s newest elementary campus, Cactus Trails, had an open house meeting to prepare for July 29, the first day of the 2019-2020 school year.

Cactus Trails, home of the Diamondbacks, will serve some 900 students from Pre-K to 5th grade in the Pebble Hills feeder area.

“Our Cactus Trails open house was a huge success,” said Leslie Thomas, the school principal. “The Pebble Hills auditorium was filled, and the energy and excitement from our families was certainly contagious. I can’t wait to open the doors of our new state of the art facility!”

The Cactus Trails community was happy to meet faculty and staff, and eager to explore their new campus through a virtual tour. Parents and students were able to see the school’s flexible and collaborative learning spaces, its unique safety features, and the outside learning amphitheater.

“We’ve seen the school being built from the ground up and we are definitely excited about what is to come,” said Gabriela Holguin, a future Cactus Trails parent. “I like the goals that are set in place, and the standards. We are also excited about all the programs the new school will have to offer. I’m looking forward to my daughter participating in sports, in reading and math activities, and in art class, too.”

The meeting provided parents information about special programs, transportation, child nutrition services, and more. In addition, future Diamondbacks debuted the school uniforms with a fashion show.

“The feeling in here is very electric,” said Ziolet Estinoze, a special education teacher. “I know it is going to be an amazing campus. The teachers are great and you can tell that everyone is very excited about getting to know each other.”

To learn more about Cactus Trails Elementary, visit the school website at

Cactus Trails open house event photos

Published June 27, 2019

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