Conroe ISD District News


Campus Updates:  October 5-11, 2011


From the Office of Communications
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Friday, September 30, 2011

District News
Conroe ISD is hosting several "Youth Activity Fairs," offering one-stop shopping for families and community members to learn about and/or sign up for activities like sports teams, recreational activities, service clubs and activities related to the fine arts of dancing, music, and drama.  Fairs are planned October 4 at Cox Intermediate, October 6 at Cryar Intermediate, October 10 at Wilkerson Intermediate, October 11 at Mitchell Intermediate, and October 13 at Grangerland Intermediate.  Details are available at
It is "Generation Texas!" week October 3-7.  This is a statewide initiative to organize and mobilize entire communities to help Texas students and their families pursue the path to college and career education beyond high school.

Austin Elementary School
Kindergarten students are busy learning properties of matter and studying shapes, colors, textures, size, and mass. Students are "Reading for a Better Life" through the Accelerated Reader program. Students are reading books and taking comprehension quizzes to earn points towards their nine week goal.

Birnham Woods Elementary School
Bulldogs will have a pep rally on October 5 to kick off the Boosterthon Fun Run Fall Fundraiser.
Thursday, October 6 is Read for the Record Day. Llama Llama Red Pajama will be read during announcements.

Broadway Elementary School
Students and staff will celebrate "Generation Texas" week by wearing favorite college shirts and sharing about the importance of continuing their education.
Janitor Appreciation is this week and the students and staff will recognize the custodial staff, especially Mr. Jose.
Wednesday, October 5, is "Walk to School" day.  Physical Education teachers, Mrs. Deanna Mays and Mr. Jonah Lambright, will meet students at the entrance to "Spring Trails" subdivision to walk to school.

Buckalew Elementary School
The school will be collecting lightly or new used coats, jackets or sweaters during the CISD Coat Drive on October 3-21.
October 7 is scheduled for Walk to School Day and the Fall into Fitness Program.  Students and parents are encouraged to walk, bike, roller-blade, or ride a scooter to school that day.  During the school day students will explore the world of fitness and healthy eating.

Bush Elementary School
October 7 is scheduled for students to participate in a School Walk for Diabetes benefitting the American Diabetes Association. In the United States, more than 215,000 children have diabetes and more than 19,000 are diagnosed each year. For more information please visit Ms. Kristin Averill's website.

Caney Creek High School
The following students advanced to the next level of the Texas Music Educators Association regional auditions: Starr Colom, Jacqueline Skinner, Juan Benitez, Austin Brown, Alejandra Gamboa, Michelle Deaton, Ashley Daniels, Juan Rincon, Trey Trott and Kenya Harrison.
Picture retakes are Wednesday, November 2.
President Dana Gibson of Sam Houston State University has congratulated Denise Coroiescu on her acceptance to the University.  Denise is the first student from the class of 2012 to have received her letter of college acceptance.
LC91 wishes to congratulate the following students for being picked as students of the month: Cheryl Meredith and Antonio Uribe.

Collins Intermediate School
The "Collins Stampede" is rolling into town on Oct.22 from 3-6 p.m. This fundraising event will feature laser tag, a gaming van, inflatable games, a disc jockey, and much more.

Creighton Elementary School
Back to Your Future Day was celebrated on October 4. Student wore their favorite college t-shirt to support higher education.
October 11 is College Informational Night at Lone Star Convention Center beginning at 6 p.m.
The Fall Festival is November 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Discounted tickets are on sell now in the front office.

David Elementary School
This week, students and staff are participating in "Generation Texas Week." Each day students are learning about furthering their education, such as career opportunities and ways to pay for college.

Ford Elementary School
The preview for the Scholastic Book Fair will be October 5-7. Books will be available for purchase October 10-14. Family night for the book fair is Tuesday, October 11 until 6 p.m.
The PTO meeting is Friday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Galatas Elementary School
Reading week and the Book Fair are scheduled October 10-14. The theme this year is "To the Book Fair and beyond! Reading is out of this world!" There will be reading challenges, prizes and theme days throughout the week to celebrate and encourage reading.

Glen Loch Elementary School
Gators will be walking, biking, and skateboarding to school on October 6 in support of I Walk to school day.

Grangerland Intermediate School
Congratulations to these fifth grade students who received a Golden Referral for displaying outstanding character: Alexandra Deleon, Destiny Espinoza, Jonathan Jessup, Angelica Maldonado and Mikey Zabrycki. Ms. D'Agrella's and Ms. Hampton's homerooms also received a Golden Referral for their excellent behavior in the cafeteria. The following students were chosen for the 2011-2012 Honor Choir:Yuliana Aguilar, Shaylin Ardoin, James Baewer, Amanda Blanchard, Annie Bolton, Joseph Briggs, Grace Burch, Brenda Calderon, Xena Compean, Jordan Figge, Katelyn Finley, Cheyenne Goodall, Lauren Gruver, Tiffany Guevara, Danielle Hernandez, Chloe Hodges, Cady Jimenez, George Juarez, Kristin Krasney, Likzy Limon, Brianna McBane, Tori McVey, Angelica Maldonado, Madison Martines, Julia Massey, Amanda Mendiola, Felix Morin, Dorothy Murr, Cheyenne Neal, Kylie Perry, Kaili Philen, Jacquelin Preston, Nancy Ramirez, Lillye Rogers, Salma Rubio, Caitlyn Rutland, Ricky Seyer, Dylan Shipp, Glaysia Sivil, Rose Sivil, Angel R. Smith, Kaitlyn Thomson, Krista Tyler, Angelica Urena, Jesse Vargas, Hayley Vyoral, Samantha Warren, Alyssa Welch, Cameron Watterson, and Mitchell Zillmer.

Hailey Elementary School
The Hailey Dads' Club is hosting Donuts with Dad this week! Students in grades Pre K, K, 1, and 2 will have donuts with dad on Thursday, October 6 and students in grades 3 and 4 will have donuts with dad on Friday, October 7.

Houser Elementary School
Houser Elementary will be celebrating Generation Texas! Week October 3-7, 2011. Each day the students will be introduced to the importance of going to college and furthering their education after high school. The students will learn about different careers that they may be interested in pursuing after college and what it will take to become successful adults.

Houston Elementary School
Second grade students spotlighted well-known Hispanic role models during Hispanic Heritage month. Staff member, Lupe Lacayo, choreographed a dance performed by kindergarten through third grade students.

Knox Junior High School
To promote the "Read for a Better Life" campaign, the library hosted a Stop, Drop and Read lock-in. Students brought pillows, bean bags chair and books and enjoyed an afternoon of reading. Students were treated to pizza and door prizes.
Student Council members recently participated in the Interfaith Special Olympic event.
"Knox Knitters" is a new club with the first meeting scheduled for Monday, October 3.  Beginning and experienced knitters are welcome to attend.

McCullough Junior High School
The school’s Charity League is sponsoring a "Coats for Kids" coat drive. Please bring new or gently used coats and jackets to the front office collection box October 1-26.

Milam Elementary School
Students and staff will celebrate "Generation Texas Week" with students and staff wearing shirts representing favorite colleges and universities.

Mitchell Intermediate School
The Book Fair is scheduled October 7- 21.
Congratulations to the following students for being recognized by Principal Paula Klapesky for their positive character traits at the "Mitchell Lunch Bunch." These students are Hailey Persac, Gracyn Wren, Aliyah Hale, Katlynn Fischer, Brady Nichols, Dawson Jones, Nico Corsico, Sarah Bonfonti, Christian Perry Danny Rohaly, Sam Snowden, Teresa O'Connor, and Katie Jackson.

Moorhead Junior High School
Congratulations to the 2010-2011 Yearbook Staff for receiving the Distinguished Merit Award and has been nominated for the next round of judging for the STAR competition from the Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC). The Yearbook Staff from 2010-2011 include Natalie Wilson, Chase Pattison, Zackary Biles, Caleb Fairbanks, Christian Fairbanks, Devin Harper, Kelsey Brown, Lillian Jimenez, Amber Avila, Emily McCarty, Blake Lewis, Jennipher Coral, Jordan Likens, and Jazmin Ramirez.
The school will be collecting new and or gently used coats and sweaters through Oct. 26 for the 9th Annual Coats for Kids Drive through October 26th. A decorated box for the coats is in the front office.
The following students are to be congratulated for their academic or social achievements:  Nathanial Salinas and Samantha Boettcher, seventh grade science; Elizabeth Wheeler, Sandra Lozano, Jerry Wingard, and Justin Moore, seventh grade math;  Ethan Harris, Cynthia Hernandez, Francisco Castillo, Blanca Roberto, and Savannah McKee, seventh grade history; Shane Chields, eight grade science; Kiera Cosby, Allyson Salinas, Mariana Lozano, and Linda Bratcher, eighth grade math;  Amanda Ariza and Bryan Foster, eight grade history; Jewell Sudduth, Guadalupe Lopez and Sophia Perez, eight grade language arts; Cierra Heflin-Torres, Yearbook; Matthew Gay and Natalie Garza, band;  and Samantha McCoy, Shelby Roch and Penny Cone, drill team.
The seventh grade football teams won 2 of 3 games against Lynn Lucas Middle School. The C team came out victorious by the score of 20-0, led by running back Israel Flores. The defense played stellar for 4 quarters not giving up many yards. The B team also came away with a win by the score of 19-0. They were led offensively by Colby Ludwig and on defense by Freddie Jones and Keagan Cegelski. The A team played hard but came up short on the scoreboard. They were lead by Larry Lytton and Mason Rey on defense.
The seventh grade B Volleyball team defeated Lynn Lucas. Outstanding players were Mckensie Beauchamp and Brianna Maxwell. Paige Brown is also a star player from the A team.

Rice Elementary School
Individual Pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, October 5.

Tough K-6 School
Walk to School Day is Friday October 14. The Woodlands Township will be out with a few familiar Woodlands mascots to greet the walkers to school that morning. Also, that same Friday is the tenth annual Fall Fest scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Washington Junior High School
Congratulations to art student, Brenda Ostiguin and art teacher, Jayme Tadlock. Brenda's artwork has will be on display at the Texas Association of School Board and School Administrator Conference in Austin.

York Junior High School
The seventh grade boys cross country team finished in second place at the Knox meet. The eight grade boys finished in first place. Seventh grade individual winners included Berry King and Clay Mildren. Eight grade boys were Gustavo Sanchez and Juan Alvarez.
Students in computer applications have been creating poster about their favorite university to promote attending college.