The Stafford Middle School 7th grade boys have made school history! After the 7th grade A-team Football team went undefeated, the Boys’ A and B Basketball teams turned in undefeated seasons as well! This marks the first time in school history that there was an undefeated Football and Basketball season for the same grade and same year in the middle school. According to their coaches, the athletes have started their pursuit to win district in track and are pushing hard to continue their success for many years to come. Congratulations to some of the hardest working 7th Grade athletes in the State of Texas! Go Mighty Spartans!
The Stafford Middle School Family Science Night was a huge success last night! The event provided students an opportunity to shine by showing off their science fair projects. Parents also received a brief overview of what their children have been doing in class and what they can do at home to encourage academic success. The event was well attended and the new cafeteria was filled with creative and interesting projects from 7th and 8th graders. Go Mighty Spartans!
Schlumberger has awarded Stafford Middle School Science Department $3,000! The funding will be used for students to travel to Fiesta Texas and enjoy hands-on activities demonstrating TEKS based mathematical and scientific concepts. The event called “Outdoor Classroom Days” turns the amusement park into a gigantic learning lab.
Stafford Elementary School is celebrating “Go Texan Day” on Friday, February 24. Students may wear western style clothes (cowboy boots, hats, vests, shirts, jeans, bandanas, etc. but no guns, please) to show off our Texas heritage.
The Stafford High School Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team is in the play-offs! To prepare for district, the team is playing Hardin Jefferson at East Chambers High School tomorrow. Go Mighty Spartans!
In addition to featuring the band, cheerleaders, soccer and basketball teams, next Friday’s high school pep rally includes a competition of “man verses machine!” The Robotics Club’s robot built for the upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition will shoot hoops against head basketball coach Torrence Botts. May the best “man” win?
Representatives from Comerica Bank taught 102 middle school math students about Financial Literacy! Making presentations were Larry Baker, Yvonne Hancock, Chad Stephenson, and Brent Harraman. According to teacher Paul Roberts, the students listened carefully and asked many relevant questions about checking and savings accounts, credit, credit cards, lending, the Federal Reserve, principal, interest, and all aspects of personal finances. Vanessa T. Reed, Comerica Bank’s Corporate Compliance and Public Affairs CRA Manager of South Texas, along with SMSD Career Bridge Counselor, Cherise Roberts, coordinated this event. Thank you Comerica Bank!
All Stafford Schools will host Open House on Thursday, March 8. The theme is “Imagine, Explore, Discover”. Elementary campuses will welcome parents and visitors from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Secondary Campuses from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. In addition, all SMSD libraries will host a Book Fair.
Fort Bend County Libraries provide Stafford students of all ages numerous FREE on-line services including live homework support, tutoring, skills building, GED test preparation and U.S. Citizenship Test preparation! Log onto www.fortbend.lib.tx.us to learn more.
The Houston Downtown Aquarium is hosting an SMSD Appreciation Day during the spring break holidays on Tuesday March 13th! An All Day Pass is $11.00 and gives each individual unlimited access to all exhibits and rides. Employees and students showing a badge or report card can buy as many discounted tickets as they would like for themselves, family and friends. A flyer is attached.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council and a consortium of community partners received a $3.75 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development for the 13-County Houston-Galveston Region. The Regional Plan for Sustainable Development will be a high-level, long-range plan for enhancing the region’s quality of life and economic opportunity for residents. This effort is being led by a partnership of 24 organizations, including H-GAC member governments, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and other partners. To learn more about the plan, take a survey, and provide ideas, go to www.ourregion.org.