Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, April 2016

| April 1, 2016

The Katy area Woodlands Elite Level 5 – Co-Ed A Cheer Squad.

The Katy area Woodlands Elite Level 5 – Co-Ed A Cheer Squad.

MCMEANS JUNIOR HIGH SYMPHONIC BAND INVITED TO NATIONAL FESTIVAL

The McMeans Junior High Symphonic Band will travel to Indianapolis to perform during the National Middle School Concert Band Festival at the Music for All National Festival at Butler University March 9-12.

McMeans Junior High Symphonic Band members will perform for nationally recognized evaluators and clinicians at the festival. They will also participate in master classes, leadership sessions and other development opportunities.

Supporters are invited to attend the Music for All Send-Off Concert on Monday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Taylor High School.

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KATY ISD ART STUDENTS RECEIVE 93 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS

Katy ISD students had 93 pieces of art selected for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Of these, 48 were Gold Key recipients and 45 were Silver Key recipients. Gold Key artworks have advanced to national judging, where renowned artists, art professionals and arts educators review Gold Key works from across the country and select national medalists.

Each year around 300,000 works of art and writing are submitted for local competitions held around the U.S. Art is judged on originality, technical skill and emergence of a personal vision or voice. Approximately 5 to 7 percent are selected for Gold Keys and seven to 10 percent receive Silver Keys.

A full list of Katy ISD Gold and Silver Key winners is available at katyisd.org.

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St. John Paul II art students pose with their winning works from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Student Art Contest.

St. John Paul II art students pose with their winning works from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Student Art Contest.

JOHN PAUL II SCHOOL NEWS

This spring, the St. John Paul II Saints (SJPII) are busier than ever, whether they are creating prize-winning artwork, competing in robotics competitions or helping families afford a Catholic education, St. John Paul II Catholic School is shining.

SJPII artists had an extremely successful showing this year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Student Art Contest. For the fifth year in a row, SPJII received only second-place ribbons or better on their entries. This year, they earned more “Finalist” ribbons, (higher than first-place blue ribbon), than the sum total for the prior 12 years.

“I am extremely proud of our St. John Paul II art students as they continue to exceed way beyond expectations in the statistical performance of ribbon awards at this prestigious art event,” said Ronda Stieber, art teacher at SJPII.

First Lego League AWEBOTS and RoboKids, robotics teams from the school’s “Stretch” program, which offers challenging opportunities for exceptional students, competed in the league’s Gold Championship on Feb. 20. The fourth grade AWEBOTS earned a personal best, scoring 15th out of 73 teams in Robot Games. The middle school RoboKids won trophies for first place in Robot Performance and second in Robot Programming. In addition to their supportive coaches and mentors, five SJPII alumni cheered on their former team while volunteering at the event.

During Catholic Schools Week, the students were busy celebrating Catholic education with a pep rally, a teacher/student volleyball game, a Religion Jeopardy game, and a talent show. A volunteer mass and breakfast was held in thanksgiving for the many people who help make SJPII successful. School tours and an open house rounded out the week. More than a hundred prospective families came to see the school and learned about the school’s commitment to affordable education by an offer of not only sibling discounts, but also employee discounts for all Archdiocesan employees.

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SIX KATY ISD STUDENTS SELECTED FOR STATE ART EXHIBIT

Six Katy ISD art students are among 100 students from across the state to be selected for the Texas Art Education’s Youth Art Month Capitol Celebration. The exhibit showcases Pre-K -12 works of art from approximately 50 school districts. Katy ISD students selected include Garret Cuzzocreo, Woodcreek Junior High – “Contour Objects”; Giovanni Giron, Woodcreek Junior High – “Color Madness”;

Ananya Pasunuri, Keiko Davidson Elementary – “The Quilted Farm”; Sri Varanasi, Seven Lakes High School – “I Wish I Were Smaller”; Isabelle Weng, Morton Ranch Junior High – “Taken Apart”; Preston Wingate, Ray and Jaime Wolman Elemen­tary – “Into the Dragon’s Soul”.

Artwork was exhibited in two Austin locations: the South Gallery at the State Capitol, through March 5, and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, through April 3.

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FULSHEAR HIGH CHARGERS ADD LOGO TO THEIR IDENTITY

Fulshear High School Principal Daniel Ward waited until noon, Feb. 19, before revealing the logo for the newest Lamar CISD high school—Fulshear High School, Home of the Chargers.

“We wanted something different from the other District mascots,” Ward said. “I think we’ve hit the mark.”

The new logo will set an identity for the campuses, he said, noting that Leaman Junior High will have the same mascot.

“From grades six through 12, these kids will be Chargers,” Ward said. “We are one. Once a Charger, always a Charger.”

The logo, featuring a fierce horse, with a body that tails off into a lightning bolt, was designed by a graphic artists. Ward, Leaman Principal Mike Semmler, Oschler Flemming, Fulshear High’s athletic coordinator and Socorro Torres, Ward’s administrative assistant, took part in the process of finalizing the logo.

“This is actually the fifth or sixth version,” he said. “But this one really pops!” Ward said spirit wear will be available in May.

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(Top row, l-r): Head Girls Soccer coach Elise Karlowicz; Head Tennis coach Amber Allen; Head Baseball coach Patrick Pederson; MCHS Principal Dr. Cazilda Steele; Head Softball coach Jill Voss; MCHS Campus Athletic Coordinator and Head Football coach Mike Rabe; KISD Assistant Athletic Director Charlie Stevens; (bottom row): Adaliz Alvarez (Soccer-Texas A&M International University); Brandon Patterson (Tennis-Howard Payne University); Owen Wilson (Baseball-Fort Scott Community College); Ashley Kriesel (Softball-Galveston College); Alex Brookins(Football-A&M Prairie View (preferred walk-on)); and Jaylen Brown (Football-Western Michigan University).

(Top row, l-r): Head Girls Soccer coach Elise Karlowicz; Head Tennis coach Amber Allen; Head Baseball coach Patrick Pederson; MCHS Principal Dr. Cazilda Steele; Head Softball coach Jill Voss; MCHS Campus Athletic Coordinator and Head Football coach Mike Rabe; KISD Assistant Athletic Director Charlie Stevens; (bottom row): Adaliz Alvarez (Soccer-Texas A&M International University); Brandon Patterson (Tennis-Howard Payne University); Owen Wilson (Baseball-Fort Scott Community College); Ashley Kriesel (Softball-Galveston College); Alex Brookins(Football-A&M Prairie View (preferred walk-on)); and Jaylen Brown (Football-Western Michigan University).

MAYDE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES COLLEGE SIGNINGS

Recently, a celebration was held at Mayde Creek High School to honor the students athletes who were awarded college scholarships. The mock signing was held in Mayde Creek High School’s Library. Approximately 50 parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, teammates and the Martinettes drill team attended to celebrate these student-athlete’s accomplishments, along with coaching staff, principals and teachers. Cake and refreshments were served in a festive atmosphere.

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Coach Willis (far left) with players Marcus Daniels, Casey Shorter, Jordan Daniels, Luke St. Julien, Hayden Conner, Anthony Pelzer, Jake Perry, Jacob Arnold, Caleb Hart, Alec Gables and Jayden McCullough.

Coach Willis (far left) with players Marcus Daniels, Casey Shorter, Jordan Daniels, Luke St. Julien, Hayden Conner, Anthony Pelzer, Jake Perry, Jacob Arnold, Caleb Hart, Alec Gables and Jayden McCullough.

MEMORIAL PARKWAY 7TH GRADE BASKETBALL A TEAM WINS DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP

On Feb. 13, Memorial Parkway Junior High School’s 7th grade A-Team defended their 8-0 season as Divisional Champs by winning the District game vs. McMeans. With an ending score of 57-36, the MPJH boys showed their determination and hard work to get that title posted in their gymnasium. Led by Coach Willis, these 11 young gentlemen had everyone watching them.


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