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PTO News
Feb 21, 2022


In this issue



Important Upcoming Dates

  • Feb 25 - End of Cycle 4 Grading Period
  • Mar 02 - SAT exam (Grade 11)
  • Mar 04 - Report Card Day
  • Mar 05 - Silent Sky UIL One-Act Play @ Madison HS (learn more)
  • Mar 11 - Field Day
  • Mar 13 - Class of 2025 Student Movie Night (learn more)
  • Mar 14-16 - Camp Spark
  • Mar 23 - Financial Aid Mythbusters
  • Mar 23-26 - Silent Sky One-Act Play @ DeBakey HS (learn more)
  • Jun 11 - DeBakey Graduation, 4PM @ Barnett Stadium

Class of 2025 Movie Night Event - Sun. March 13


2022 DeBakey High School Winter Ball "Scarlet Soiree"


The 2022 DeBakey High School Winter Ball "Scarlet Soiree" turned out to be a magical night and the students had an amazing time. The 2022 Winter Ball Royal Court was crowned and we want to congratulate them all!

Class of 2022 King and Queen:

Raul Rosa Negron & Kennedi Lockhart

 

Class of 2023 Prince and Princess:

Tamia Bobadilla & Shams Al Faisal

 

Class of 2024 Duke and Duchess:

Eugene Noel & Hannah Murray

 

Class of 2025 Baron and Baroness:

Madeline Yeh & Xandrei Enano

Thank you to Houston Orthodontic Specialists for sponsoring the photo booth!! We truly appreciate the support!

Thank you to everyone who donated supplies for the dance and to those who volunteered the night of the event, the night could not have gone as well without you all!

Lastly, but not least, we thank the administrators, teachers, and office staff for your support. Thanks to the 12th grade liaisons, the members of the Student Council, and DeBakey's PTO for your assistance!

 

Winter Ball Chairs,

Nireasha Murray and Cindy Martinez-Charles

Boy's Basketball Update




Congratulations to our boys basketball team and their 2nd place finish this season!



Paris: City Stay - Spring Break 2023


Exciting news! Your student is invited to join a once-in-a-lifetime international travel experience with their peers to Paris in Spring Break 2023!
 
Educational travel exposes students to new people, places, and cultures which in turn expands their knowledge of the world and their knowledge of themselves. It motivates them to learn new languages and excites them about the future. That’s why I’m thrilled to bring this opportunity to your family and our community.


This trip will fill up fast, so please join my informational meeting to learn:
  • How this opportunity will benefit your child
  • What we’ll see and do on our trip
  • Everything that’s included in this experience
  • How your child can earn academic credit
  • How we’re keeping this safe and affordable
  • How to enroll on this trip (before it fills up!)
Our meeting will be held on March 3, 2022 at 7 PM - there are limited spots available so don’t miss your opportunity to reserve your seat. One parent must be in attendance.
 
So that I can alert you of any changes to this meeting, you must register using this link: https://bit.ly/3LkcMW0

 
Can’t make the meeting but want more information? Register and select “No but send info.”
 
Can't wait to see you there!

Cheers,
 
Pulchérie Gueneau, PhD
French, Spanish & AP Capstone teacher
DeBakey High School for Health Professions
2545 Pressler st
Houston TX 77030 -USA
 
Email : cgueneau@houstonisd.org

A special message from Superintendent Millard House II



 

Dear HISD Community,

Click or tap to watch video
Video: Superintendent House discusses
HISD's strategic plan

Today, I shared with the Board of Trustees the Six Foundational Commitments HISD is making to the Houston community as part of our strategic plan, and I am beyond excited to share those details with you.

Thousands of you have shared your hopes, fears, and aspirations for our students, our schools, and our district. You were candid in your input, and your insights have paved the way for the road ahead in HISD.

For the first time in many years, HISD has much more to offer you moving forward. The details can be found in the video above, but I wanted to emphasize a few of the strategic commitments with you directly:

  • We will work to rebuild trust with families, HISD staff, and the community.
  • We will create a baseline of expectations for student experiences by defining and funding essential positions/functions that guarantee a basic standard for student health, safety, and well-being at every campus. All schools will have counselors, social workers, librarians or media specialists, nurses, fine arts, co-curricular activities, and athletics.
  • We will provide every family with a consistently high-quality school in their neighborhood, and we will create an equitable and more accessible process for enrolling in our magnet and specialty schools.
  • We will provide consistent teaching and learning to students from pre-K to graduation, including a new, high-quality reading and math curriculum, 22 new pre-K classrooms in the first year alone, and expanded AP and other advanced coursework options.
  • We will implement high-quality systems and services that will increase achievement for students with specialized needs, including students with disabilities.

You will be hearing much more about this strategic plan in the days, weeks, and months ahead. But our work to transform this district begins now. It won't be easy, but nothing worth doing ever is.

Thank you for your partnership and commitment to HISD.

I can't wait for the road ahead – let's get to work!

Viper Theatre News


Silent Sky is the UIL One Act Play this year. Silent Sky is based on the true story of female astronomer Henrietta Leavitt who, in 1900, made a discovery that led to our ability to map our universe. Our first contest is on March 5th at Madison HS, and we will have public performances at DeBakey March 23-26th at 7pm.

We are officially opening Ad sales/Sponsorships for Spring Semester programs buy an Ad and become a sponsor!

Silent Sky Tickets >>


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