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Elkins HS’s Ruhika Roy was recognized for science project

Ruhika Roy

Ruhika Roy, a senior at Elkins High School was invited to a Scholarships Awards Night on June 4, at the HESS Club,  Houston by Instrument Society of America( ISA) to present her spectacular science project “A novel sensor & microcontroller for vibration detection” in front of  professional engineers and students. Instrument Society of America (ISA) […]

Students take part in Cultural Celebration

As part of their summer learning experience, students enrolled in Bilingual/English as a Second Language classes at Mission West Elementary School took part in a multicultural festival to recognize and celebrate the diverse population represented in the summer program. Students in 21 classrooms joined school staff and parents in the celebration that featured cultural artifacts […]

Burton Elementary Summer School celebrates Independence Day

An Independence Day celebration came early for students enrolled in the Bilingual and English as a Second Language summer school program at Burton Elementary School. During the week of June 23, the students completed activities focusing on the importance of Independence Day and what it means to be a proud American. To commemorate their studies, […]

FBISD names Steve Shiels as Director of College and Career Readiness

Steve Shiels has been named the Director of College and Career Readiness for Fort Bend ISD.  Most recently, Shiels served as the College and Career Readiness Director in Pflugerville ISD.  Prior to that, he was a high school lead counselor in Pflugerville ISD and a middle school lead counselor in Austin ISD. He also served […]

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

Photo submitted by Mission Glen Elementary School
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 […]

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