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Velasquez’ Berdou a finalist in Excellence in Education

Pamela Berdou, center in glasses, poses with her family after being surprised in her classroom.

She was born to be in a classroom. That’s what Velasquez 5th-grade reading teacher Pamela Berdou said while explaining her path to being nominated as a finalist in the HEB 2014 Excellence in Education Awards program. The 24-year veteran – the daughter and granddaughter of teachers – is among one of only five teachers still […]

Public hearing on Texas economic development and manufacturing set for May 1

The Economic & Small Business Development committee of the Texas House of Representatives will hold a public hearing at Houston Community College Central from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 1. The committee is meeting to receive testimony regarding economic development, manufacturing and workforce development in the Houston area. The location for the public hearing […]

FBISD police officers are two-time winners in Spaghetti Cook-Off

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Fort Bend ISD Police Officers are two-time champions in the Annual Sugar Land Exchange Club’s Spaghetti Cook-Off. The officers won the Best Presentation award this year for dressing and performing as The Village People during the cook-off. Last year, the officers received the Best Presentation award for dressing as the cast of Duck Dynasty. The […]

Hodges Bend MS joins campaign to “Block Out Violence” 

Eighth grade student Andy Doan was a walking bill board during the campaign.

To demonstrate their commitment to promoting non-violence, anti-bullying, and acceptance of others, students and staff at Hodges Bend Middle School are taking part in The D12 Foundation’s “Block Out Violence” campaign. Sponsored by Houston Rockets Player Dwight Howard, the campaign invites secondary schools to launch school-wide campaigns with the goal of creating safe campuses and […]

Old shoes making a difference

Volunteers – Amy Haussmann and Merce Willard-LaCosta with the collection box.

Shared Dreams is a Fort Bend ISD program that provides adequate clothing and toiletries to FBISD students. Last year, Shared Dreams assisted over 3,000 FBISD students. This year, Shared Dreams lost the vendor who donated 1,000 pairs of new shoes to the program, the director of Shared Dreams found a new way to raise funds […]

FBISD Board President Jim Rice attends program on community engagement

FBISD Board President Jim Rice

Jim Rice, Fort Bend ISD Board President, was among a group of school board members gathering in Corpus Christi, February 27-March 1, to learn the latest on 21st century challenges to leadership and the implications of those trends for educators. Session theme for this, the third of five training sessions of Leadership TASB (LTASB), was […]

HCC Invites public to attend open house at Missouri City Campus

Houston Community College Open House representatives will answer questions about enrollment, financial aid, testing, the High School Dual Credit Program and counseling and advising. This open house will be held Thursday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the HCC Missouri City Campus, 5855 Sienna Springs Way. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend […]

LCISD forming Bond Advisory Committee

During its March meeting, the Lamar CISD Board of Trustees agreed to move forward with planning for a potential 2014 school bond election. As part of the planning cycle, a Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee will be formed to develop a recommendation for a 2014 Bond Referendum to be given to the Board of Trustees—Trustees will […]

Austin HS Tri-M Music Honor Society to host benefit concert

Austin High School’s Tri-M Music Honor Society will host a Benefit Concert featuring performances by the school’s band, choir and orchestra students on Friday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. on the campus, 3434 Pheasant Creek Dr., Sugar Land. The cost is $5 (in advance) and $7 at the door. Tickets may be purchased from any […]

Helping parents increase desired behaviors

Lamar CISD invites parents to attend “Increasing Desired Behaviors,” a workshop to be held April 2, in the Brazos Crossing Administration Building, from 4 to 5 p.m. This workshop will provide parents with easy to follow activities to increase desired behaviors, then discuss the dreaded certain times of the day, or certain activities, when children […]

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