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PTO News
Apr 28, 2022

In this issue

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Apr 28 - Free Orchestra Concert @ 7PM (learn more)
  • May 03 - Belize 2023 - Virtual Information Session (learn more)
  • May 05 - PTO Uniform Store @ DeBakey
  • May 05 - 07 - VEX Robotics World Championship (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
  • Jun 11 - DeBakey Graduation, 4PM @ Barnett Stadium
  • Jun 15 - Report Cards

Carnegie Vanguard and DeBakey High School for Health Professions lead the report card among best in US for 2022


HOUSTON, Texas -- Two Houston high schools are at the head of their class when it comes to the best public high schools in the U.S.

New rankings from U.S. News & World Report put Houston ISD's Carnegie Vanguard High School at No. 40 nationally (up from No. 42 last year) and DeBakey High School for Health Professions No. 43 nationally among the best STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) high schools and No. 18 nationally among the best magnet high schools.

Topping the national list is Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Arlington, Virginia.

(source: ABC13)

COVID-19 Vaccination Cards and Onsite Testing

Please send in a copy of your child’s Covid vaccination and booster information to the school Nurse by May 5, 2022, so that the information can be added into your child’s immunization records.

A copy can be hand delivered or e-mailed to

Onsite Testing

Our next scheduled Covid – 19 onsite testing dates are

  • May 2, 2022
  • May 16, 2022
  • May 27, 2022

Please email Ms. Whiting if you would like to schedule your student to have a Covid 19 test.

If you would like to have a Covid -19 test done on campus and you have not registered, please contact Fulgent Genetics and complete your profile before you schedule your appointment with Ms. Whiting. Contact information follows.

Fulgent Genetics
(346) 803-5828, option 2

Student Volunteers Needed! - May 21 

Student Volunteers needed to welcome the Class of 2026 at the May 21 DeBakey HSHP Open House.

Sign up is located in the HUB!

Volunteers needed for the following sessions:
  • 7:45AM - 12PM
  • 12:45PM - 5PM
Save the Date!

PTO Meeting - May 10 - 6:30PM

DeBakey Orchestra - Free Concert - Tonight!

RSVP Here:

Snack Donations Still Needed - Robotics

If you are able, please consider donating snacks for our participating students competing the Robotics World Championship in Dallas on May 5-7.
  • If you would like to donate snacks for the competitors (boxes of chips, fruit, granola, crackers, etc...), drop off any donations to the front office and mark them 'Robotics Competition'.
  • If you would like to make a monetary donation to help support the robotics competitors, visit our general donation form and enter 'Robotics Competition' in the notes.

Senior Signing Day - Donations Needed

The Senior will have College Signing Day on May 20. College Counselor, Mr. Rosa, has planned multiple activities during lunch for the students. We will have cookies, DJ and photo backdrop for kids to take selfies. 

Any Senior that has declared and evidenced that they received a scholarship award to Mr. Rosa receives a raffle ticket for prizes at the event.  There will be awards for the most scholarships and the largest amount of a singular scholarship in addition to others awards.

We are asking for parent donations for the college experience gift table.

Below are some suggested college related items. Items will be sent to the school for collection & display before the event on May 20.

Adventure Awaits to Belize - Spring 2023

Learn more about an upcoming adventure to Belize!

Find out about what to see and do, travel logistics, how to earn high school/college credit and more.

Info session - Tuesday, May 3 @ 6PM - Sign up to learn more

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