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PTO News
May 16, 2022

In this issue

Important Upcoming Dates

  • May 16 - Senior Student/Parent Virtual Meeting @6PM
  • May 21 - Rising 9th Grader Open House (Volunteers needed! learn more)
  • May 25-27, 31 - Senior Final Exams
  • 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

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Whether you are a parent, teacher, alumni or have any other affiliation with the school, please register for an account. There are no membership fees to join!

For any questions about the move, please contact

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. Gift cards of any denomination will be great gifts for the upcoming graduates!

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

Senior Spirit Week

This week we are honoring seniors with Senior Spirit Week. Seniors have a host of activities they have planned to celebrate their accomplishments. Senior week activities are only for seniors. All other classes should attend school in uniform each day this week.

There are certain parameters we want seniors to keep in mind. Only current DeBakey students are allowed on campus during school hours and afterwards, unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.  
  • Animals must remain at home.
  • Items that resemble weapons must remain at home.
  • Practical jokes and pranks are not allowed. Students must consider the safety and well being of all students and property and must not interfere with the academic school day. In short, please make good choices.
  • The clothes you choose must be school appropriate. Make sure your clothing is comfortable enough for you to last the whole school day on Monday. Bring a change of clothes and shoes just in case. Crop-tops and short-shorts must remain at home.
Hopefully, things will go well Monday. If not, Spirit Week will be cancelled for the remainder of the week.

If you are unsure about anything you plan to do, ask Ms. Perry, Ms. Goudeau or Mr. Saldivar.

Parent Volunteers Still Needed!

May 21 - 'Open House for INCOMING 9th GRADERS ONLY' Spirit Wear Sale

Attention DeBakey Parents and DeBakey Students!

Would you like to help raise funds for our school? Please consider volunteering at our upcoming INCOMING 9th GRADERS ONLY DeBakey Spirit Wear Sale on Saturday, May 21st during Freshman Parent Orientation!

Our DeBakey PTO Store is one of the largest revenue generators we have. Please consider volunteering today! See the link below.

Revolution Prep - May 10th - May 19th Webinars

Student Athletes & the College Search | Tuesday, May 10 at 10 PM
Making the High School Transition | Wednesday, May 11 at 7 PM
Next week...

Japan/Australia Trip

Exciting news! Your student is invited to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime international travel experience with their peers to Japan and Australia in Summer 2023! (Japan 2022 trip is now rescheduled to Summer 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. 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 May 25, 2022 at 6 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:

Can’t make the meeting but want more information? Register and select “No but send info.”

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: Link to form

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