CISD weekly campus briefs: Feb. 24-March 2
Conroe Independent School District
Weekly Campus News
Week 25 February 24-March 2, 2010
Numerous Conroe ISD students have participated in science fair activities hosted by the Education for Tomorrow Alliance and called SCI://TECH. This science fair is one of the largest in the State. The conclusion and final rounds of SCI://TECH 2010 will be held at Lone Star College Montgomery on Saturday, February 27. Volunteer judges will meet with students to evaluate their entries, provide encouragement, and give valuable feedback. The awards ceremonies will follow at 4:30 p.m. at The Woodlands College Park High School. Top student entries will advance to the Science Engineering Fair in Houston and beyond. School administrators, faculty members, community members and parents are extremely proud of the students who participated in all of the SCI://TECH events and wish the best to those who advance in the competition.
The school recently celebrated Go Texan day with students and staff dressing up in their best western wear. The third grade class performed a music program entitled Deep in the Heart of Texas." Students also enjoyed square dancing during specials classes.
Birnham Woods Elementary
Fourth grade students participated in a Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Writing practice with an Olympic opening ceremony. Dr. Christine Butler, Principal opened the ceremony with thoughtful and encouraging words for the Olympic writers. Each week students practiced writing, revising, and editing a composition. The closing ceremonies will include a gold medal for each student.
The recent Family Math and Science Evening brought families together to view projects and experiments created by students and provided time for them to participate in science and math activities together.
Second grade students will be presenting their program "Interplanetary Jammin" on Thursday, February 25. The performances will be at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The Broadway Choir will be singing at the Houston Aeros Hockey game on March 21. Tickets are on sale to participate in the event.
Second graders will have Math Olympics on February 26.
The fourth grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Writing Test will be administered on March 3.
Friday, March 5, students will participate in Walk for Diabetes. In addition to walking, students will learn about diabetes and the importance of making healthy choices including eating nutritional foods and exercising every day.
Caney Creek HS
Future Farmers of America (FFA) members won the coveted "Grand Marshall Award" trophy in the Montgomery County Go Texan Parade. Over 40 students were on the float and horseback Saturday with the project involving nearly 300 students, junior FFA members and parents over the last few weeks. The organization is also celebrating National FFA Week.
College Park HS
Students from the Japanese Language class competed in the Houston Region Japanese Speech Contest. Seven students from Ms. Nana Suzumura's class participated in the contest. An Tran and Makenzie Branco became Division 1 Poem Recitation finalists. Makenzie Branco won second place in this division and she will compete in the state competition in March.
A group of students had the opportunity to further their education by taking a trip to Washington with the Close-Up Program. Along with their teacher, Mr. Jason Sweeney, students were grouped with others from around the country, and toured historical monuments, listened to speakers, and participate in debates. For many, the highlight of the trip was "Capitol Hill Day," where students gained a better understanding of the inner workings of Washington. They were able to hear a case argued before the Supreme Court, meet with congressional aides, and watch the House of Representatives in action. The group also visited many of the museums including the Museum of Natural History, the Air and Space Museum, and the National Holocaust Museum.
Students enrolled in the German Language Class competed against twenty five other schools in "Houstonfest," the regional German contest. Ms. Laura Braun's students qualified to move on to the State level German contest in Austin on February 27. In over all competition, TWCP placed fifth out of twenty five. Congratulations to the following students: Kate Jones, first place Culture Two Test; Jeff Bowers, second place Culture Four Test; Abby Follis, third place Culture One Test, fourth place Needlework, and sixth place Poetry Memory; Lina Piprek, third place Extemporaneous Speaking and fourth place Poetry Memory; Bella Shweiky, third place Sight Reading 3; Valerie Fischer, fourth place Prose Memory; and Andrea Malaluan, fifth place Vocal Solo. Students also placed in these group events: fourth place Polka Band, fifth place Classical Instrumental Ensemble and fifth place Pass Auf! (German trivia).
The spring fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 4-7:30 p.m. Families will be able to participate in games, a silent auction, kid's raffle and a spaghetti dinner. All proceeds will benefit David Elementary School.
The second grade music program is scheduled for Thursday, February 25 at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Cup Stacking Club recently competed in the Conroe ISD Cup Stacking tournament. Grades first through fourth competed in the individual and relay competitions. The relay team results follow: First grade girls- first place, First grade boys- first place, Second grade girls - second place, Second grade boys second place, Third grade girls first place, Third grade boys first place, Fourth grade girls fourth place, Fourth grade boys Second place. Congratulations to all teams.
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) invites all parents to eat at the Chili's at Indian Springs the evening of March 2. Chili's will donate a portion of the proceeds from that night to the PTO.
Students are looking forward to teaching others to make telescopes, and taking breaks to explore other cool experiments at the SCI://TECH Expo at Lone Star College on Saturday, February 27.
Kindergarten students will visit the Mobile Dairy Unit at the Good Shepherd Learning Center next door on February 25.
The stars and stripes will fly all over as students learn more about Texas Flag Day, and Texas Independence Day. Students will be commemorating Texas, and symbols of our state, including bluebonnets, pecan trees, and chili!
Author and illustrator Vuthy Kuon will be visiting students on Friday, February 26. Students have been learning about Cambodia, Mr. Kuon's native country, and reading his books to prepare for his visit.
Students explored the world of energy when the Mobile Offshore Learning Units (MOLU) came to visit. The learning units and consist of six stations with activities and experiments for students to learn about offshore drilling for oil, research being done to find new sources of energy, and ways to conserve energy. The program was sponsored in part by British Petroleum Energy.
Congratulations to Claire Hammond, Third Grader, and Mrs. Sara Moons, Hailey Art Teacher. Their work was chosen to represent Conroe ISD at the annual Youth Art Month Capitol Exhibit. The event is sponsored by The Texas Art Education Association. The exhibit will represent artwork from fifty school districts across the state. An awards ceremony will be held in the capitol building at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 7 to honor the artists.
February 26 is Go Texan Day" at Hailey. Students are encouraged to dress in their favorite western clothes that day. Third grade students and teachers will participate in their annual chili cook-off that afternoon.
Lamar Elementary will be hosting Donuts with Dudes on Friday Feb 6 from 7-8 a.m. Students are invited to bring their fathers or other important men in their lives.
Pajama Night is scheduled for Thursday, February 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your favorite books to this event.
The Woodlands High School
Cadets from the Air Force JROTC recently competed at the Cy Springs JROTC Drill meet and Physical Training Competition in Cypress, Texas. Here are the results: Color Guard Female (commanded by Alyssa Morrison), first place; Best Commander Female Color Guard, Alyssa Morrison; Color Guard Male (commanded by Randall Douty), first place; Best Commander Male Color Guard, Randall Douty; Novice Unarmed team (commanded by sophomore Emma Crandall), first place; Unarmed Regulation (commanded by Jennifer Burson), first place; Unarmed Exhibition (commanded by Jennifer Bur on), second place; Armed Exhibition (commanded by Braden Walters), second place; Knockout, third place, Landon Howes; Knockout, second place, Jennifer Burson; and PT team, first place.
Six members of the Kitty Hawk Air Society (KHAS) from The Woodlands High School Air Force JROTC will be going to Washington DC in April to compete in the National JROTC Academic Bowl. The following cadets will participate at the competition: David Chui, Anna Ciufo, Braden Walters, Austin Cantwell, Rob Owen and Connor Taylor.
In other KHAS news, the cadets gathered over 1800 books and magazines for donation to the Juvenile Detention Center in Houston. This donation will be used to kick off two new libraries in the new detention facility.
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