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PTO News
May 05, 2022

In this issue

Important Upcoming Dates

  • May 05 - 07 - VEX Robotics World Championship
  • 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

PTO Meeting - May 10 @ 6:30PM

Join us on MS Teams!

  • Welcome - DeBakey PTO
  • State of the School - Principal Perry
  • Title 1 Update - Dean Shargey
  • Principal search update - Ms. Lim
  • PTO Business election of 2022/23 officers
  • Special activities HOSA/Robotics/Senior Signing Day/Athletic Banquet

HISD launches ESSER funds transparency dashboard

Dear HISD Community,

A core commitment of our strategic plan is building trust and reliability for our families and community. I believe that being fully transparent with how the district is spending public dollars is a big step toward that goal.

With that in mind, we have launched the ESSER transparency dashboard that allows you to see how the district is spending its Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds.

In total, the district received $1.16 billion from the federal government, which must be used by September 30, 2024.

To date, HISD has allocated $607 million and spent or encumbered $319 million. The money is being used to address the near and long-term impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the district and our students.

To view the ESSER transparency dashboard, visit the district's External Funding website.

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

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 TODAY, 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 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

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.

Planet Fitness offering free workouts for teens this summer

Planet Fitness is helping teenagers stay physically and mentally fit this summer, providing a way to exercise for free while school is out.

The High School Summer Pass allows high schoolers age 14-19 to work out at any Planet Fitness location at no cost from May 16 though Aug. 31.

The program, which used to be called the Teen Summer Challenge, first launched in 2019, when more than 900,000 teens signed up. Teens can pre-register for the program this summer now at There are more than 2,200 Planet Fitness locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Learn more >>

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