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Dec 20, 2021

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Holiday Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Thank you so much PTO members for being so supportive for the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Holiday Luncheon.  The teachers and staff were very appreciative and really enjoyed the meal and the wonderful gifts.  Each person received a hot meal, pound cake, and an insulated lunch kit with "Michael E. DeBakey, High School For Health Professions, 2022, 50 Years Strong" on it. The lunch kit also contained Christmas cookies, and candy.

Because of your generosity every person who works at the school was able to receive a meal and gift.  Thank you again to all those who helped either by donating or volunteering your time or both. 

Special Thanks To:
  • Nichole Ake
  • Marie Anstead
  • Mansi Arora
  • Holly Chen
  • Marcela Davis
  • Vineet Dhingra
  • Meg Droste
  • Abhijit Gangopadhyay
  • Mahhavi Gavini
  • Maria Irshad
  • Safia Jafri
  • Ranjana Kaur
  • Shy Kottal
  • Praveen Kudithipudi
  • Sangeetha Kumar
  • Wendy Magid
  • David Meckley
  • Hong Messina
  • Lilibeth Moreno
  • Pedro Nufio
  • Michelle Pilkington
  • Sathya Pitchaiyan
  • Parimal Prakash
  • Melanie Roberts
  • Mark & Grace Rosanes
  • Dawn Satterwhite
  • Lisa Shamoo
  • Stephanie Trammell

Andrea Simon & Vivian Yeh

Submit a Student Assistance Form

HISD Wraparound Services provides students with the non-academic supports necessary to be successful in school, including: access to mental and physical health professionals, food, housing, and more.

In need of assistance with any of the following?
  • Clothing/Uniforms
  • Rental Assistance
  • Homeless Assistance
  • School Supplies
  • Mental Health
  • Adult Education
  • Healthcare
  • Job Assistance

HOSA - Spring Leadership Conference 2022

HOSA needs your help!

We are going to the HOSA Area competition in Pearland on 1/14 and 15th.  About 90 students will be participating in the competition and we would like to ask your assistance on both being a chaperone and donating some snacks for our students. Please sign up on the following link for either to be a chaperone or to donate some snacks and drinks for the participants. All of the chaperones need to be VIPS certified and it does not have to be a parent for HOSA students. 

The chaperone can be going directly to the Robert Turner Career and Technology High School in Pearland (4717 Bailey Rd, Pearland, TX 77584). We are needing chaperones on 1/14 (Fri) from 4:00-9:30pm(?) since all of the teachers need to work for an event. recommend bringing your own chair just in case. We probably are sitting down on the floor.

Details of the event can be found here. 

Snack Donations can be dropped off at school by the end of Thursday (1/13) at the front office with HOSA and their name on them. If they are coming as a chaperone, they can bring them to the competition. Thank you so much! Happy Holidays!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (

HISD Spotlight: DeBakey Senior, Paul Daniel



Running Club - Request for Snacks and Volunteers

Our running club is requesting assistance with snacks (bars, fruit and drinks) for their weekly runs. If you would like to provide these refreshments, they can be left at the front desk. Please label them to be set aside for 'Running Club'.

They also need  2 parent volunteers to help support them for the We Are Houston 5K on January 15th (day before Chevron Houston Marathon). Club sponsor, Mr. Cotton, is expecting 13 runners to participate.

Parent Volunteers and Participants Needed

If you would like help with planning or support, please reach out to our committee leads for the following:

REMINDER: Volleyball Serving Clinic - Dec 20 @ 10:30AM

10:30a-1:30p @ 5811 Chimney Rock

REMINDER: DeBakey Science Symposium - Feb 11, 2022

Parents and alumni

DHSHP will host its 2022 Virtual Scientific Symposium on Friday, February 11, 2022.
  • Session #1: 8:35 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Session #2: 10:10 AM to 11:45 AM
Welcome presentations in all areas of medicine and STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.

If you are interested to present VIRTUALLY at both sessions or either session, please contact:


Our Fundraising team has been hard at work planning and creating new ways to increase donor participation so that we provide additional enrichment and activities for our students and teachers.
Learn more about how you can help spread the word or how you can donate time or money for our PTO.
Business Sponsorship
  • Sponsor Directory ($150/$250) – learn more
    Have your business listed in our sponsor directory for $150.  Become a Featured Sponsor for $250 and your directory listing will be highlighted in blue and your information emphasized to stand out among all the businesses. 
Benefactor Wall – learn more
Donate $500 to become benefactor. Of this $500, $64 will be used to create your name plate (in blue or silver), and $436 will go towards the PTO funding.
Make a General Donation to the PTO or Donate to a Specific Event – 
learn more
Whether you choose to make a general donation or give directly to an upcoming event, all proceeds will help fund events for our kids and appreciation gifts for the amazing DeBakey teachers.
Volunteer Your Time!
DeBakey PTO will be hosting events throughout the school year.  If you would like to be involved, please contact
Do you have other ideas or knowledge you can share with the PTO regarding fundraising ideas and opportunities?  If so, please contact  We would love to hear from you!
Andrea Simon      Vivian Yeh
713.553.8346     832.341.1738

DeBakey PTO Fundraising Chairs (2021/2022)
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