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PTO News
Feb 17, 2022


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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Feb 21 - Teacher Professional Development Day
                  [Students - no school]
  • 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 14-16 - Camp Spark
  • Mar 23 - Financial Aid Mythbusters (learn more)
  • Mar 23-26 - Silent Sky One-Act Play @ DeBakey HS (learn more)
  • Jun 11 - DeBakey Graduation, 4PM @ Barnett Stadium

Class of 2022 and 2023 Dues

 
ATTN: Juniors and Seniors!

Please be sure to pay your class dues.  Class Dues help fund Prom, graduation and senior trips!

The deadline for Class of 2022 dues is Feb 18


 



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

 

Congratulations to our Men's Gymnastics Team. They won 3rd place overall at the Kingwood meet on Valentine's Day. The banner will be displayed in the gymnastics area.

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 >>





 

DeBakey Running Club is Participating in the Houston Rockets Run


DeBakey Runners are running the Rocket 5k Run on Saturday, February 19th. Thank you Mr. Cotton for organizing this run. Cheers to all the runners!

If you would like to register, visit nba.com/rockets/rockets-run >>


DeBakey Orchestra Program


The DeBakey Orchestra program is indeed active and growing, attracting new members that may not realize we have a full music program. Students that are currently practicing a traditional orchestral, or band instrument, may wish to audition to be part of the DeBakey Symphony Orchestra, or Instrumental Ensemble.

If you have a student that may be interested in joining, please urge them to visit room 507, or email jordan.stewart@houstonsid.org.



Wraparound Services at DeBakey with Miss Ortiz


At Tuesday night's PTO meeting, Miss Ortiz joined on as a guest speaker to discuss wraparound services that are available to all DeBakey students and their families.  A wraparound resource specialist can provide students and their families with non-academic community resources. These resources include mental health, physical, health, basic needs, etc.

How can your kids ask for help?
  1. Fill out the SAF (Student Assistance Form): Houstonisd.org/SAFhelp
  2. Miss Ortiz will reach out to you or the student within 24 hours of receiving the form to receive more information. The form will take no more than 5 minutes to fill out.
HISD Service Categories:
  • Legal Support 
  • Extra-Curricular Enrichment 
  • Emotional and Mental Health
  • Basic Needs 
  • Educational and Vocational 
  • Life Events/ Stressors 
  • Health 
  • Teacher Support & Professional Development Family Engagement

Contact information:
Miss Ortiz
Email:
Miranda.ortiz@houstonisd.org
Office #: (713) 746-5211 ext. 026110
Office located in the counselors suite
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