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Presidential Scholars Program offers students unique educational opportunity

WCJC Academic Advisor Catherine Shoppa is coordinating the Presidential Scholars Program, a new initiative that will allow WCJC students to share one-on-one time with the college president, meet foreign dignitaries and take educational trips.

From one-on-one meetings with the college president to educational trips out of state, the Wharton County Junior College Presidential Scholars Program is sure to be an opportunity unlike any other. WCJC Academic Advisor Catherine Shoppa, coordinator of the new program, is hoping to reach students in a whole new way. “They’re going to do things […]

Homeless war veteran finds success through HCC Southwest

The road to recovery has been a long one for Houstonian and U.S. Navy veteran, John Gay. In 2012, the Vietnam veteran found himself homeless, bankrupt and abandoned. Thanks to Gay’s determination, coupled with the Houston Community College Foundation and its Veteran’s Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), one of our heroes is on his way to […]

Terry’s Fields named tops in hoops coaches

Melissa Fields named the 2014 4-A Outstanding Coach in Texas.

Melissa Fields, coach of the Terry High Lady Rangers basketball team, is the 2014 4A Outstanding Coach of the Year in Texas. Fields received the Dean Weese Outstanding Coach Award from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches May 16 at the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Annual Clinic. The award is named for Texas basketball […]

Fort Bend ISD administrative offices & campuses will be closed through July 4

Fort Bend ISD Administrative offices and campuses will be closed this week through July 4. The District will resume its summer four-day schedule (Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.) on Monday, July 7. This schedule will be in operation through the week of July 28 (August 1 being the last Friday they are closed). […]

Fort ISD seeks parents to serve on campus Language Proficiency Assessment Committees

Fort Bend ISD is seeking qualified parents to serve on its Language Proficiency Assessment Committees (LPAC) for the 2014-2015 school year. Serving on the committee gives parents the unique opportunity to offer input regarding placement, review, assessment and end-of-year decisions concerning students who are English Language Learners (ELLs). To qualify, you must be a parent […]

Math Gains earn Mission Glen ES Student Academy Award

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Pictured with award honoree Eric Martinez are: (from left to right) Assistant Principal Melissa Mehall, Special Education Teacher Chastity Gonzalez and Principal Kari Bruhn.

Mission Glen Elementary School (MGE) third-grader, Eric Martinez, received a 2014 Academy Star Student award as a “runner up” in the awards program sponsored by EPS Literacy and Intervention’s Academy of Math. The award honors students who have overcome significant challenges to build proficiency in math, as well as teachers who go above and beyond […]

Lori Craig named new principal of Sugar Mill Elementary School

Lori Craig has been named the new principal of Sugar Mill Elementary School.  Most recently, Craig served as principal of FBISD’s Armstrong Elementary School, which she opened in 2011.  Prior to that role, she served as an assistant principal, a summer school principal and summer school facilitator. “Lori is a dedicated leader who already has […]

FBISD names Kristi Corbitt as Director of Elementary Curriculum

Kristi Corbitt has been named Fort Bend ISD’s Director of Elementary Curriculum. She began her career in education 10 years ago as a teacher at Seven Hills Elementary in Northwest ISD. In 2009, she was named assistant principal at Walker Station Elementary School and also served in that position at Burton Elementary School prior to […]

Karissa Ogle named new principal of Quail Valley Middle School

Fort Bend ISD recently named Karissa Ogle as the new principal of Quail Valley Middle School.  Prior to coming to FBISD, Ogle served as associate principal of Houston ISD’s Hogg Middle School. During her 14-year career in education, Ogle has served as a Dean of Instruction, Magnet Coordinator/Campus Leader, Summer School Principal, and science teacher.  […]

Brian Gibson named to lead Velasquez Elementary

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At its regular June meeting, the Lamar CISD Board of Trustees approved Brian Gibson as the new principal of Velasquez Elementary. Prior to becoming principal at Velasquez, Gibson served as an assistant principal at Edgar Glover Jr. and Sugar Mill elementary schools in Fort Bend ISD. He also taught 2nd and 4th grades, and served […]

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