BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HOUSTON 2017 TEXAS STATE SOCCER CHAMPIONS
The British International School of Houston (BISH) varsity boys’ soccer team played an impressive game March 8 and won the 2017 TAPPS Texas Division III State Soccer Championship title against Dallas Covenant with a final score of 5-2. The team notably played 21 matches over four months before winning this coveted title. Over the last six years the BIS teams have been district champions four times and state champions twice.
TAPPS, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), has a membership of 230 schools throughout Texas who regularly compete with one another in athletic events. TAPPS commits to building leadership, fellowship, fair play and sportsmanship of students enrolled in the organization’s member schools in the areas of academics, athletics and fine arts by providing wholesome competition for young men and women.
BISH Principal Andrew Derry commented, “I am extremely proud of our team and our students’ success, which was achieved through determination and resilience, epitomizing our core values of unity, respect and pride. At BISH we believe all children are ambitious by nature and can achieve their greatest aspirations with support and access to an exemplary global education.”
The British International School is located off the Katy Freeway at N. Westgreen Blvd.
KILPATRICK ELEMENTARY NAMES TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary School recently named third-grade teacher Ashley Mayzer “Teacher of the Year.” The award is bestowed on an outstanding teacher by her peers. Ashley will advance to compete for Katy ISD District-Wide Teacher of the Year.
Ashley has been teaching at OKE for three years and is a graduate of Seven Lakes High School and Texas A&M University. She is currently pursuing certification to become a principal.
TAYLOR HS VARSITY CHEERLEADER TO CELEBRATE 18TH BIRTHDAY
Jordyn Chanelle McCullough, the Taylor High School Varsity Cheer choreographer, Mustang Athletic Leadership Council Cheer Representative, and UCA Staff Invitational and UCA All-American cheerleader will be celebrating her 18th birthday on April 4.
Her parents, Andre and Laura McCullough, and all her school friends wish her Happy Birthday! This will be Jordyn’s last birthday celebrated in high school. She is in the process of deciding which college to attend in the fall.
JOHN PAUL II MIDDLE SCHOOLERS SCORE BIG AT ST. PIUS X MIDDLE SCHOOL ACADEMIC RALLY
St. John Paul II Catholic School (StJPII) has announced that its middle school students won in all categories of the recent St. Pius X High School Middle School Academic Rally (MSAR), sponsored by the Del Sarto Chapter of the National Honor Society. StJPII’s Analiese Carlile was named top 6th grader (out of 292 6th graders) and Andrew Thampoe was named top 8th grader (out of 317 8th graders) at the two-day rally. In addition, a team of StJPII students – of Isabela Cardenas, Zach Rehfeld and Andrew Thampoe – won second place in the Significa! Tournament, the culmination event for the MSAR.
This year, 23 new members were inducted. Selection is based not only on academics, but also on the ideals of service, leadership, citizenship, and character. The 23 new members include: Isabela Alcazar, Carlos Caldentey, Katelyn Clark, Gabriela Clinton, Kate Conti, Meyer Jane Davis, Bridget Dick, Bella Forkner, Robert Garrity, Sally Hall, Sophie Ibanez-Flores, Laura Merlina, Kristen Mohan, Alexandra Nabors, Emma Nguyen, Zach Rehfeld, Macey Saenz, Allie Scott, Nhat Tong, Carolina Weiland, Ivy Yeung, Heather Yeung and Hannah Yohr.
PATTISON ELEMENTARY PTA EARNS “VOICE FOR EVERY CHILD” AWARD
Texas PTA President Lisa Holbrook recently visited Pattison Elementary, one of six Katy Independent School District (KISD) schools whose Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) were awarded the 2015/2016 Voice for Every Child Award.
Texas PTA’s most prestigious membership award, the Voice for Every Child Award, honors PTAs that strive to have one voice (one member) for every child on campus. The Pattison Elementary PTA was recognized at the Platinum level for recruiting at least one member per enrolled student, or 100 percent of student enrollment. The PTAs at Alexander Elementary, Holland Elementary, Kilpatrick Elementary, Rylander Elementary and Stanley Elementary were also recognized.
During Holbrook’s visit and tour of Pattison Elementary, she lauded the PTA for being the “lifeblood of the campus.”
“On behalf of Texas PTA – thank you,” said Holbrook. “We truly appreciate all you do to support and engage the teachers, staff, students and their families, and the community as a whole.”
The Pattison Elementary PTA also is a recipient of Texas PTA’s 2015/2016 Head Start Award, Golden Apple Award, Men Are Really Super Award and Student Membership Award.
For more information on Pattison Elementary’s PTA, visit pattisonpta.org.
THE JOHN LENNON TOUR BUS ARRIVES IN KATY ISD
On March 6, Katy ISD hosted the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus for a special one-day event. The tour bus is a state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility. It allows students to write, record and produce songs, music videos and documentaries among other digital media projects. Selected students from the Miller Career & Technology Center had the opportunity to create an original student project, while they also remembered the legendary singer-songwriter, John Lennon.