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June 02, 2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Finals Schedule (Grade 9-11)
    Students will take two exams each day through Tuesday, June 7th. The first exam will run from 8 AM to 10 AM, and the second exam will run from 10:10 AM to 12:10 PM. Lunch will be provided from 12:10 PM to 12:40 PM. Buses will be available to take students home after exams. Buses will depart each day at 12:45 PM.
    • June 2 - A1 & A2
    • June 3 - A3 & A4
    • June 6 - B1 & B2
    • June 7 - B3 & B4
  • Jun 07 - Last Day of School for Students
  • Jun 11 - DeBakey Graduation, 4PM @ Barnett Stadium
  • Jun 13 - July 7 - Summer School - Credit Recovery
  • Jun 13 - June 30 - Bridge Camp - Entering 9th Graders (Math and Reading)
  • Jun 15 - Report Cards

Help DeBakey HSHP Retain Title I Funding

The purpose of this annual survey is to see how well your child’s school partners with you and encourages your family’s engagement in your child’s education. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Parents and guardians with multiple children in HISD are asked to fill out a survey for each school their children currently attend. Feedback is anonymous.  Deadline extended to June 3, 2022.  
2021 – 2022 Title I Parent and Family Engagement Survey links:

Important Notes for Senior Students and Parents

  • Thursday, June 2nd, at 10 AM, an awards program celebrating seniors will be held in the gym
  • Friday, June 3rd, seniors will travel to Fiesta Texas. Seniors need to turn in permission slips tomorrow.
  • Monday, June 6th, is Movie Day and Cap and Gown pick-up in the gym.
  • Tuesday, June 7th, is the last day of school. Graduation practice for seniors will begin at 9 Am and end at 11 AM.
  • June 2nd through June 7th, seniors must attend school until 12:10 PM daily. Lunch will be served until 12:40 each day, and buses will pick students up at 12:45 PM. 
  • Saturday, June 11th, is Graduation Day at Barnett Fieldhouse, 6800 Fairway Dr, Houston, TX 77087. The ceremony begins at 4pm. Students must arrive at 2:45. 

June 1st New Principal Meet and Greet

Principal HerreraThank you to Principal Jesse Herrera for meeting with parents to answer our questions and concerns about his plans for the school.

Learn more about Principal Herrera >>

For those that could not attend, we've included some excerpts from his presentation (Thank you to Nichole Ake):
Student Focus:
  •  Increase Tier I College Admissions
  • Increase SAT/ACT scores
  • Increase student interventions and enrichments
  • Increase student internships
  • Increase student scholarships
  • Increase student field opportunities and experiences
  • Increase student volunteer opportunities
90-Day Plan
  • June (Month 01)
    • Meet with Principal Perry on Transition Plan
    • Meet with SSO Ms. Lim
    • Meet with PTO/Parents
    • Meet with Teachers/Staff who are available
    • Meet with students who are available
    • Meet with Administration/Counselors
      • Review and complete Master Schedule
      • Review of social and emotional student supports
      • Review of Summer Instruction Plan
      • Establish Communication Plan
      • Attend Professional Learning Series with Leadership Team
      • Fill any pending school vacancies
    • Meet with SDMC
  • July (Month 02)
    • Review student and faculty handbooks
    • Review of completion of of Summer School Courses
    • Review of school resources (budget, human capital, instructional, technology)
    • Rview PD Plan for the Year
  • August (Month 03)
    • Meet with incoming 9th Graders
    • Present Teacher PD
    • Review opening of school procedures
    • Meet with teachers and staff

Purdue University - Machine Learning Virtual Short Summer Course

Purdue Engineering is offering a virtual short course this summer for advanced students in grades 9-12 who have had algebra and are interested in machine learning.  The program runs from June 6-10th
  • Machine Learning for High School & Undergraduate Students
  • Dates: June 6-10, 2022
  • Time:  8:00am-11:00am (EDT), Synchronous Instructor:  Dr. Stanley Chan
  • Cost:  $200.00 per registrant
Designed for advanced students in high school grades 10-12 and Year 1-2 college students with an interest in machine learning, this course will present and practice introductory concepts in machine learning.  The course will be delivered synchronously with time built-in for practice, questions, and review.  Students will learn how to write Python programs and some mathematical concepts that are used universally in machine learning.  Topics to cover include: Evaluating functions, reading and writing images, matrices and vectors, fitting data with a line, minimizing a loss function, extracting features from images, and how classification works.  Pre-requisite: High School Algebra 2

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HOSA International Conference - Donations Needed

HOSA's International Leadership Conference will be held from June 22-26 in Nashville, TN. DeBakey HSHP has several students who have qualified to attend the conference, however, they are requesting assistance to pay for airfare to Tennessee.

Donations are currently being accepted in SchoolPay. Donations of any amount are welcome. If you would like to make a donation, please log into school pay and search for '2022 HOSA International Conference June 22-26, Nashville, TN'

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