January is School Board Appreciation Month and the entire Conroe ISD community salutes the seven dedicated individuals who volunteer to lead our schools to ensure all students are given the opportunity to achieve and succeed. These leaders put in long hours, work for no pay, and are dedicated public servants who strive each day to ensure that all students graduate with confidence and competence.
Members of the Board commended for their commitment and care regarding the future of every child enrolled in Conroe ISD schools are: Dr. Mel Brown, President; Mr. John Husbands, First Vice President; Dr. Ann Snyder, Second Vice President-Past President; Mr. Ray Sanders, Secretary; Mr. Joe Michels, Assistant Secretary; Mrs. Lynda Sasser, Past President; and Mrs. C.J. Haynes, Immediate Past President.
The Montgomery County Teen Book Festival will be held at College Park High School on January 21, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Austin Elementary School
The Robotics Team competed at the First Lego League Regional Championship for South Texas presenting their research project on the prevention of food contamination. The team competed against 60 area teams, ages 10-13 years old, and received a handsome medal for their fantastic achievement Team members are Laura Bass, Robert Bass, Alyssa Brown, Jade Browning, Jenna Cassard, Kaylyn Davis, Danny Harrison, and Sarah Kerr.
Broadway Elementary School
Students and staff members are thankful for the nursing staff of Montgomery County Hospital, in Conroe. They sent seven of their nursing staff to talk with fourth grade students about blood pressure and even took every student’s pressure.
Buckalew Elementary School
First graders will enjoy reading during Reading Restaurant the week of January 24-28.
Class photos will be taken on Friday, January 27.
Bush Elementary School
Third and fourth grade parents are invited to a Parent Information Night on January 23 at 6:30 p.m. Principal Judy Mills and Assistant Principal Christina Reichelt will share information regarding the new State Assessment, STAAR
Conroe High School
The Theatre Department will present the political farce, We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! by Dario Fo, translated by R.G. Davis, February 2, 3, 4, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m. in the Conroe High School Black Box Theatre. The production is double-cast, which means that the first weekend’s performances of the play and the second weekend’s performances will be presented by different casts. Both casts include Cheyenne James and Courtney Makinson (Antonia), Meghan Lansford and Lauren Felton (Margherita), Adonis Pickett and Tommy Swaim (Giovanni), Walter Carter and Bryan Boykin (Luigi), and Carl Marshall and Jacob Brewster (playing multiple roles of a policeman, lieutenant, an undertaker, and an old man). Tickets are $6 and, due to limited seating, should be purchased in advance at www.seatyourself.biz/conroe. Any seats still available on performance nights may be purchased at the door. For more information, call CHS Theatre at 936-709-5847.
A new incentive program for current freshmen called PAWS (People Acting Wisely at School) encourages students to earn a PAWS pass to read to a specially trained dog. Victor Sheffield and Breanna Smith recently got to read to Edd.
Congratulations to Senior Melissa Newhouse who has been named to the All-State Mixed choir, ranking second chair in the Soprano 2 section.
January 30, is Academic Night. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., information regarding the STAAR test and EOC Exams will be presented to this year's eighth and ninth grade students. This presentation will be hosted by Jeff Stichler, Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction. Other academic information and festivities will begin at 6 p.m.
A College and Career Information Night will be held on Tuesday, January 17, from 6-8 p.m. Course offerings from the Career and Technology Education Department will be discussed, some of which include cosmetology, law enforcement, auto collision & repair, culinary arts, construction, industrial technology, welding and many more. For more information call Sandra Young at 936-709-5761 or Flo Lisembee at 936-709-5692. Refreshments will be served.
Cox Intermediate School
Congratulations to the following students who have been named Committed Kids by their teachers: Logan Miller, Kristen Mercer, Quincy Savala, Tyler Yasa, Kylee Pedigo , Josh Nelson, Emi Exito, Nolan Hayden, Dominic Newton, Hailey Futscher, Zen Enos, Beatriz Lobo, Michael Lamb, Tommy Kays, Jessica Thow, Javon Macklin, Fabian Del Toro, Xitali Gonzalez, Nathaniel Giles, John Picazo, Katelyn Morales, Maddi Schwarzer, Christian Lotz, Austin Klimpel, Awees Mabrook, Josh Gumero, Dillon Smith, Victoria Bermudez, Jordan Thompson and Alyssa Lockwood.
Timberwolf art students fared well at the District’s annual Livestock & Rodeo Art Show. The following students earned a First Place award: Nick Traylor, Alex Truong, Raven Angelettis, Natalie Schepceoff, and Johnathan Hill. Second Place awards went to Jessica Thow, Kaylee Trahan, and Jacob Mackey.
Creighton Elementary School
Students and staff are thankful for all parent volunteers and WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students).
The following students had art work in the Western Art Show: Keiana Contreras, Daniel Rosales, Jose Manuel, Raelyn Peddy, Alondra Velazquez, Nevaeh Contreras, and Amy Barrera.
David Elementary School
Student winners of the District Western Art Show were: Sarah Clevenger, Ava Rabago, Vianne Dorak, Gracie Leal, Kaylan Shinke, Gavin Duarte and Hillary Samford.
Galatas Elementary School
Galatas will host a presentation regarding the new STAAR testing program for parents in The Woodlands High School attendance zone at 9:30 a.m. on January 19. William Kelley, CISD Testing Coordinator, will explain the evolution of the state assessments and focus on the skills students need to be successful on the test.
The school is collecting gently used socks and shoes for needy families in Montgomery County. There is a bin in the front office for donations, and collections will be accepted through January 31.
Houston Elementary School
Fourth grade students serving in the safety patrol for January 2 – 12 were Kailey Beneda, Anthony Theragood, Kaylee Gordon, Jada Scott, MiKavious Dennis, Jose Zecaida, Porshia Obryant, Estefani Sanchez, DaKerric Hobbs, Angelina Jimenez, Grace Clifford, and Adan Ramos.
Knox Junior High School
The Speech and Debate Team competed in the Klein Oak Tournament and came home with Third Place Sweepstakes. Individual winners were: Alex Serafini, third place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Top Speaker; Syed Moiz, third place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Venkatesh Muppaneni, second place Oratory and Cara Ellison, first place in Prose Reading.
Manny Figueredo, seventh grade student, was chosen as the District winner for the Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. He was recognized at a recent Lion’s Club luncheon.
McCullough Junior High School
The school will host informational meetings for parents of incoming seventh grade students of 2012-2013 on January 24 at 6 p.m. and again on January 25 at 9:30 a.m.
There will be a PTA meeting on January 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Bock Auditorium.
Students interested in trying out for the 2012–2013 McCullough cheerleading squad must attend the informational meeting on Monday, February 6 in the Bock Auditorium at 6 p.m. Parents or guardians should accompany the student. Packets and forms received at this meeting must be completed and returned to the McCullough front office by 4 p.m. on February 21.
Moorhead Junior High School
The following students are being recognized for their academic or social achievements: Jorge Gonzalez, Seventh Grade Science; Stacy Taylor, Johnny Trujillo, Jenifer Lopez, Jacob Brandon, and Colton Lang, Seventh Grade Math; Caitlin Cangemi, Colten Lang, Sara McClellan, Stanley Cook, Kailob Moore, Seventh Grade History; Paige Brown, Seventh Grade Language Arts; Jessica Moore, Giovanni Escutia, Katie Gray, Michelle Chavez and Adrian Gutierrez, Eight Grade History; Nathan Benitez and Kathia Avila, Eight Grade Language Arts; Danielle Segrest and Lauren Toddy, Yearbook; and Lauren Lindgram, Dazzler of the Week.
Reaves Elementary School
Congratulations to these winners at the Western Art Show: Abby Jo Ackley and Arutro Martinez, Second Place; Jason Bussey, Feliciano Alcocer, Aldo Sanchez, and Kyle McKinney, First Place; and Delana Uebe and Joshua Berger, Finalist.
Rice Elementary School
The Library is pleased to welcome Mr. Willy Claflin on Monday, January 23. Books are available for purchase and opportunity to get autographed from Mr. Claflin.
Tough K-6 School
The famous author Greg Tang will present to fifth and sixth graders on Wednesday, January 19 at 8:20 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Willie Claflin, storyteller, will entertain students on Friday January 27.
The following students' art work was exhibited at the Western Art show: Caroline Denbigh, Dylan Turnball, Isabella Gutierrez, Chris Terni, John Arriaga, Santi Aceves, Janine Fleming, Brescia Aceves, Erin Nieto, Kelly Berndt, Annuar Abud, Katie Parke, Carlos Aguilar, and Sofia Gonzalez.
Woodlands College Park High School
Austin Rabon, a member of the Cavalier Choir will perform with the Texas All-State Mixed Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, February 11, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2012 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. He was chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region and Area levels.
Jenny Durkin was a Gold Medal Winner at the Conroe Western Art Show. Her artwork will be on display and in competition with other area high school students at the Hayloft Gallery during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Congratulations to these twenty freshmen who placed during the Freshmen Region Band auditions: Cody Arnold, Andrew Cahill, Ali Celia, Mykala Cude, Jack Dimpel, Preston Dupree, Horatia Fang, Hayley Helton, David Houston, Dillon Jefferies, Chelsea Journee, Austin Lignieres, Sarah Meidel, Martin Rocha-Perez, Hunter Rudy, Meredith Tempio, Haleigh Tompkins, Natalie Weisenburger, Arron Westfall and Abbie Williams.