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PTO News
May 26, 2022

In this issue

Important Upcoming Dates

  • May 25-27, 31 - Senior Final Exams
  • June 01 - Meet the New Principal (learn more)
  • Finals Schedule (Grade 9-11)
    • 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

Meet the New Principal - June 1st

Jesse HerreraMr. Jesse Herrera has been appointed as thee new principal of DeBakey High School. Principal Herrera joins Debakey HSHP after serving as principal of Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk.

A meet-and-greet will be held on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 at 5:30PM at DeBakey HSHP.

Learn more about Mr. Herrera >>

HOSA National 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'

Don't Forget to register your new account!

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In June, the DeBakey PTO will be switching completely to the Membership Toolkit Platform. If you would like to continue receiving newsletters and other important updates from us, please be sure register a new account at; our current list of parents and email addresses will NOT be carried over. 

Whether you are a parent, teacher, alumni or have any other affiliation with the school, please register for an account.

For any questions about the move, please contact

Complete the 2021–2022 HISD Title I, Part A Parent and Family Engagement Survey

HISD parents and guardians are invited to complete the 2021–2022 HISD Title I, Part A Parent and Family Engagement Survey.

The purpose of this annual survey is to see how well schools are partnering with parents and guardians and encouraging family engagement.

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.

The deadline to complete the survey is May 27, 2022.


Welcome, Class of 2026 Families!

Be sure to visit the DeBakey HSHP Class of 2026 web page for resources such as freshman orientation presentations, important dates and more!

Important upcoming dates
  • May 27th - Online Enrollment Registration DUE

    All students are REQUIRED to complete enrollment through the HISD Connect Portal. Click on how to complete the process.

  • June 10th - Documents required

    Parents drop off Final 8th Grade report card and forms (TBD)

  • August 15-19th-Laptop Distribution

    Students will pick up laptops.

    By appointment only. Link to register coming soon.

  • August 3rd & 4th - Fish Camp

    2 day In-Person Freshman Viper Camp from 8:30am-3:00pm

    Registration is required. Link to register coming soon.

Summer 2022 HISD Fine Arts Intensives

learn more >>

Attention Class of 2023! Texas Tech Application Workshops


As Fall 2023 college applications begin to open, Texas Tech University will be hosting workshops throughout the summer to help your students prepare for the application process with an inside look at college applications, best practices and tips, and resources available to help them navigate applying to college successfully! During the sessions, we will be previewing the ApplyTexas application and Common App. Please note that the ApplyTexas application opens July 1, 2022 and the Common App opens August 1, 2022.

Application Workshops will be hosted virtually and in-person across the state of Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Elliot Savoie
Admissions Counselor
Texas Tech University
(806) 834-7721

We Want Your Feedback! DeBakey 50th Anniversary Celebration

We are thrilled to inform you that 2022 is the 50th Anniversary for our beloved school. We want to celebrate this milestone with a celebration that you ALL are invited to attend. DeBakey HSHP will host a 50th Celebration 2-day event, October 28-29, 2022. The festivities will be held at the school's beautiful new building located in the Houston Medical Center as well as the Health Museum in the museum district. 

We have created a google form for you to fill out that will help us plan this special event. This form will be collecting information until May 31, 2022. Here is the link to the google form:
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