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Campus Updates: April 16 -22

Buckalew Elementary
Each week students have the opportunity to be nominated as a “Student of the Week” when they demonstrate any of the 7 Keys To Success we teach at Buckalew. Students nominated receive a special certificate to take home. They are then entered into a weekly drawing. The winners are on the announcements and are presented a “Principal’s Medallion”. One student per grade level is drawn weekly. Congratulations to the following students: Kate Murphy, Ava Borne, Colton Cooper, Andree Vasile, and Addison Guthrie.


Our second grade students will celebrate Earth Day Friday, April 21. This is always a fun informative day for all.


Collins Intermediate
Thank you to everyone who donated their spare change during the Collins Book Fair we raised over $225 for the Montgomery County Youth Services’ All for Books drive. This money will go to purchasing books for children in Montgomery County who without these generous donations would not get books. Thank you so much for your help.


Congratulations to all of the fifth grade band participants in the fifth grade Band Solo & Ensemble Contest at College Park High School. Everyone did an amazing job!


Kendra Scott will host a Collins Spirit Night on April 28. Please stop by and support Collins.


Congratulations to fifth grader Natalia Cantu, whose painting titled, “The Nye Ranch, San Antonio,” won first place in the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts student art competition.


An awards ceremony will be held April 23 at 4 p.m. at The Centrum (Cypress Creek Christian Church auditorium). The art will be on display at the museum from April 1 – April 23.

Cox Intermediate
Timberwolf teachers are Recognizing Our Committed Kids. Teachers are keeping their eyes out for students who are making great choices in behavior. Congratulations to the following students who rock: Ethan Beam, Stefan Turon, Kylee Hankins, Olivia Uno, Mason Wright, Tyrique Medlock, Daniel Lewis, Skye Eastridge, Christopher Garrison, Savannah Davis, Jade King, Giselle Garcia, Hannah Smith, Catalina Latigo, Liam Holan, Jada Suarez, Cohen Nowak, Briannah Flores, Roan Brawley, Carson Spoon, Orien Pierce, Austin Soniat, Avary Hund, Gabrielle Johnson, Ahmad Hulays, Ethan Cheema, Noah Minichiello, Kaylea Gatlin, Caden King, Callie Cantu, Jacob Anderson, Mackenzie Wetzig, Jessica Pickering, Alessandro Cabezas, Gabe Aguilar, Ehren Schoppe, Audrey Jennings, Sam Rickman, Drew Ricker, Taher Haji, Jayden Thompson, Haley Meek, Kauai Suda, Aspen Presswood, Santiago Amieva, Chris Hanes, Isai Sanchez, Logan Finch, Logan Irving, Brendon Villarreal and Grayson Smith.


Creighton Elementary
Wednesday, April 19, half of the fourth grade students will visit The Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville. Thursday, April 20 the other half of the students will go.


Thursday, April 20, Pre-K will have a Family Engagement Night from 5-6 p.m. Parents will learn ways to support their student’s learning benchmarks with community support and tools to extend and enhance learning.


Field Day is Friday, April 21, for Pre-K through fourth grade.

David Elementary
David Elementary first grade students will perform their program, “Walking on Sunshine” on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. The first grade students have been working hard to prepare several songs about sunshine.


The annual David’s Dream Run will be held Saturday, April 29 at Woodforest Stadium. The event is held to honor David Vetter’s dream to “run barefoot in the grass.” All proceeds from the one mile and 5K run/walk go to the David Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. For more information about registering to participate in the run, please contact David Elementary.

Giesinger Elementary
Giesinger “Dudes” and their Eagles are invited for donuts, juice, and coffee from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. in the cafeteria on April 19. When you leave the cafeteria, don’t forget to stop by the book fair!


The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library April 17-21. Monday through Wednesday the book fair will be open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday the hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., and Friday the hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 20, our first graders will be performing their musical, “Ole McDonald’s Farm” at 7 p.m.


Hailey Elementary
Attendance counts for every child every day. Congratulations to Mrs. Closson’s, Mrs. Heffner’s, Mrs. Hayes’, and Mrs. Butler’s classes for achieving 10 Attendance Rockets for the whole class being on time and staying at school all day!


On Thursday, April 20, our Family Night at the Book Fair will be open at 5-7 p.m., our Parent Teacher Association meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., and our Fine Arts Night will be held from 6-7 p.m. Make plans now to attend this fun-filled family evening at our school and see all the exciting things your child is involved in each day.


Students can bring aluminum cans, foil, pans, and aluminum computer parts for recycling every Friday morning for our Cash for Cans program, which helps support our school. Please deliver recyclables to the front porch when arriving at school.


Houser Elementary
On Tuesday, April 18 there will be a fourth grade Parent Meeting at Vogel Intermediate at 6 pm.


On Wednesday, April 19, the Tooth Fairy is coming to visit our Pre-K and kindergarten students!


Join us on Thursday evening, April 20, for a PTO Spirit Night at Spring Creek BBQ!


Irons Junior High
This week Mrs. Willeford would like to honor and express her pride and appreciation for the dedication, hard work, and talents of the Irons Art Club: Kylie Weeks, Kimberly McGhee, Jennifer Berg, Abigail Daley, Mereiedi Dunn, Jillian Duong and Hope Regester.


A special thank you to our Ms. Clayton, Ms. Daugherty, and the Weeks Family for your support and painting talents!

Kaufman Elementary
Thursday, April 20 will be Spirit Night at Panera Bread from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come out and support the Kaufman Cougars.


Mitchell Intermediate
The Community Service Club will host a Kendra Scott night to support the Mitchell Scholarship Fund at the store on Market Street from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, April 17.


Please join the Mitchell staff at the annual Mitchell Volunteer Brunch on Tuesday, April 18 starting at 9 a.m. We would like to take this opportunity to thank so many parents for their time, support, and dedication to helping make Mitchell Intermediate so wonderful.


There will be a Parent Teacher Organization general meeting on Tuesday, April 18 beginning at 11:30 a.m.


The Community Service Club will host an Orange Leaf Spirit Night to support the Mitchell Scholarship Fund from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.


LC 3 will present their Wax Museum projects in the Mitchell Commons on Tuesday, April 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m.


The fifth grade Field Day will be held on Friday, April 21.


Thanks to everyone who came out to support our Passionately Pink Teachers at the 10 annual Paint the Path Pink walk/run on Saturday, April 1. They raised over $35,000 which will support their participation in the Houston Avon Walk to end Breast Cancer on April 22 and 23.

Oak Ridge High School
Congratulations to our students who were nominated for HOBY and Boys/Girls State for 2017. The students who have been chosen will represent Oak Ridge High School among some of the best students across the state of Texas. This opportunity will give them a chance to attend camps this summer that focus on strengthening their leadership skills and character. Students who have attended HOBY and Boys/Girls State in the past have gone on to do great things after leaving Oak Ridge. These students were nominated by faculty and staff and we are proud to be sending worthy students that will benefit greatly from their experience: HOBY – Jacob Martin and Marino Thomas; Girl’s State – Julia Koppelman and Jennifer Nguyen; Alternate – Elizabeth Brown and Melanie Marulanda; Boy’s State – Trevor Croteau, Charles (Stephen) Saxe III, Nathaniel Krueger, Benjamin Greaves, Zach Zurita and Jonathan Gumero.


On Saturday, March 25, the ORHS AFJROTC competed at the Caney Creek Top Gun meet against 13 area schools. Our team took home 1st in the grueling Ruck Sack Race, 2nd in Academics, and 3rd in the demanding combat fitness challenge.


On March 24, 25, and 26 our Astronomy teacher, Ms. Koenig accompanied students to NASA Johnson Space Center to compete in the International Space Settlement Design Competition. The goal of the Space Settlement Design Competition this year was to design a sustainable, mobile settlement on the planet Mercury. Over 200 students from Texas and Iowa were divided into four companies. Each company planned and presented their design, which was created during this very intense weekend at NASA. Select members of the winning company were asked to attend the International competition at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Oak Ridge students who participated were: Lindsey Brown, Jodie Lu, Pierce Phillips, Ian Sloat (member of the winning team), Preston Bornchell and Rhett Lee.


Powell Elementary
The Parent Teacher Organization will meet April 18 at 10 a.m. in the Activity Room. All parents are invited to attend.


Second Grade students will have a musical performance in the auditorium April 20 at 6 p.m. Families are invited to attend. Students should arrive at 5:45 p.m. and wear country or prairie-look clothing.


Powell Elementary Spring Carnival is set for Friday, April 21, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Tickets ordered online will be delivered in your child’s MOOSE folder April 13-20. There are also opportunities to sponsor games and inflatables or send in 2-liter sodas and full-size candy bars as donations for prizes! Please visit for more information. We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Reaves Elementary
Reaves’ Spring fundraiser with Back in Time Popcorn ends Monday, April 17. See your child’s folder for details.


A visit from Kona Ice truck is Wednesday, April 19. Please bring $3 for recess to enjoy a treat.


We are celebrating National Poetry month by reading poems with partners this week.

Rice Elementary
The Rice PTO will sponsor a Mother/Son Dance on Friday, April 15 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.


Rice Way lunches will be held Tuesday, April 19.


Our annual STAAR Pep Rally will be held on Friday, May 5 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Travis Intermediate
Congratulations to the following students for auditioning and being chosen for the Conroe Independent School District Honor Choir: Diamond Berry, Angela Covarrubias, Alexa Perez, Stephanie Maravilla, Yesenia Bejarano, Jazmin Galdamez, David Giron, Yuliza Nunez, Anthony Sunun, Avione Taylor, Junior Garcia, Melanie Gallegos, Melanie Galvez, Khalil Willis, and Belen Rangel.


Everyone is invited to the Travis Parent Teacher Organization Garage and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. We hope to see you there!


Mark your calendar for the Travis Father/Daughter Dance on Thursday, April 27 5:30-7 p.m. Information will be sent home with students for this special evening.


Kona Ice will be coming on Friday, April 28 from 1-3 p.m.