Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, December 2016

| December 1, 2016

September “Outbackers” are (l-r) teacher Rhonda Miller with students Edward Barbee, Grayson Sanchez, Declan Hoeferlin, Racheet Bedi, Caroline MacLellan , Tyler Cline and volunteer Felicia Schubert.

September “Outbackers” are (l-r) teacher Rhonda Miller with students Edward Barbee, Grayson Sanchez, Declan Hoeferlin, Racheet Bedi, Caroline MacLellan , Tyler Cline and volunteer Felicia Schubert.

KILPATRICK ELEMENTARY NAMES “OUTBACKER OF THE MONTH”

“Outbacker of the Month” is Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary’s most prestigious award. Kilpatrick Outbackers exhibit “Koalaty” character: they always lend a helping hand, have a smile on their face, serve as role models and go above and beyond to make OKE an exem­p­lary school. Each month, one student from each grade level, a staff member and a volunteer are selected as “Outbacker of the Month.”

The students are chosen by their grade level teachers, and the teacher and the volunteer are chosen by the staff. They are announced on morning announcements at the end of each month. Principal Malynn Rodriguez presents each Out­backer a certificate and a boomerang which the teacher or staff have inscribed with a message highlighting the honorees’ positive qualities.

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CINCO RANCH HIGH SCHOOL SCARES AWAY HUNGER

On Oct. 28, the Cinco Ranch High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) got together for their annual Halloween Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) Can Drive.

While Halloween commonly holds the American tradition of people of all ages receiving candy and joy from others, the Cinco Ranch Chapter of FBLA decided to take a refreshing reverse and give to others rather than receive. Members spent six hours placing flyers on their neighbors’ doors, then returning the next day to collect cans to donate to KCM.

With the combined effort of hardworking and generous members, the Cinco Ranch Chapter of FBLA was able to collect a grand total of 1,316 cans, with Daniel Gaw donating the most — an impressive 325 cans.

Following the collection, the students had a spooky social decked out with all kinds of creative costumes including teabags, snapchat filters, zombies, magicians and more. After dinner, the members gathered to participate in a costume contest. The contest winner was Haylee Giang.

The group extended a special thanks to PDQ for providing FBLA with a location and food for this year’s “Scare Away Hunger” can drive, and to Abby Rooney’s father for providing a large truck to transport all 1,316 cans to KCM.

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Cinco Ranch High School Varsity Cheerleaders, (l-r): Brooke Nicholson, Brooke Dumas, Sydney Rinderknecht, Lauren Villarreal, Mandi Lee, Sarah Harvey, Rachel Henderson, Kaitlyn Buffa, Addi Russo, Emma Pitcock, Ava Rinderknecht, Alyssa Wessels, Karli Knott, Maddie Biello; (middle): Alexis Kramer.

Cinco Ranch High School Varsity Cheerleaders, (l-r): Brooke Nicholson, Brooke Dumas, Sydney Rinderknecht, Lauren Villarreal, Mandi Lee, Sarah Harvey, Rachel Henderson, Kaitlyn Buffa, Addi Russo, Emma Pitcock, Ava Rinderknecht, Alyssa Wessels, Karli Knott, Maddie Biello; (middle): Alexis Kramer.

Cinco Ranch High School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders (l-r):Makaylah Gracia, Cami Wagner, Ariel Grace, Michelle Graham, Bre Rowland, Kate Ober, Reece Van Slyke, Maddie Willey, Caroline Green, Hailey Bruegger, Bianca Wilson, Sarah Jeffries; (middle): Hadley Flessner and Nicole Bourgeois.

Cinco Ranch High School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders (l-r):Makaylah Gracia, Cami Wagner, Ariel Grace, Michelle Graham, Bre Rowland, Kate Ober, Reece Van Slyke, Maddie Willey, Caroline Green, Hailey Bruegger, Bianca Wilson, Sarah Jeffries; (middle): Hadley Flessner and Nicole Bourgeois.

CINCO RANCH HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS PARTICIPATE IN “PINK OUT”

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Cinco Ranch High School Cheerleaders took part in the largest “Pink Out” event in Katy ISD’s history. The event raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer awareness and prevention.

The cheerleaders from Cinco Ranch sported pink in some form at their football games throughout the month of October, such as pink socks, bows, or pompons. In addition, the high school encouraged all students, staff and community members to show their support for breast cancer awareness and prevention by wearing pink and purchasing their limited edition “Pink Out” t-shirts. They donated the proceeds from the T-shirt sales to The Rose, a nonprofit organization aimed at diagnosis and care for women including mammograms and bone density testing as well as assisting women and families with early detection, treatment and support. More information can be found at the-rose.org.

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(Back row, l-r:) District Assistant Athletic Director Todd McVey; Tompkins Athletic Coordinator Tony Tademy; 12th grade Principal Shalonda Dumas; Assistant Volleyball Coach Reagan Smith; Head Volleyball Coach Allison Merrell; sister Abigail Roalson; Assistant Volleyball Coach Bethany Braun and campus Principal Mark Grisdale. (Front row:) father, John Roalson; Hannah Roalson; and mother, Paula Roalson.

(Back row, l-r:) District Assistant Athletic Director Todd McVey; Tompkins Athletic Coordinator Tony Tademy; 12th grade Principal Shalonda Dumas; Assistant Volleyball Coach Reagan Smith; Head Volleyball Coach Allison Merrell; sister Abigail Roalson; Assistant Volleyball Coach Bethany Braun and campus Principal Mark Grisdale. (Front row:) father, John Roalson; Hannah Roalson; and mother, Paula Roalson.

TOMPKINS STUDENT SIGNS TO TEXAS LUTHERAN

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Hannah Roalson signed to Texas Lutheran University for volleyball. Hannah is a 3-year letterman and played Right side and Middle Blocker for Tompkins High School.

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Brownie Troop 152022 members and their parents with staff at Houston Methodist ECC at Cinco Ranch.

Brownie Troop 152022 members and their parents with staff at Houston Methodist ECC at Cinco Ranch.

LOCAL BROWNIE TROOP ENGAGES IN HANDS-ON MEDICAL EMERGENCY LESSONS

Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center at Cinco Ranch hosted 10 girl scouts from Brownie Troop 152022, nine parent chaperones and six of the troop members’ siblings on Oct. 11.

The scouts had the opportunity to tour the facility and receive hands-on lessons regarding orthopedic splinting, basic first aid, vital signs, various pediatric treatments and other emergency services. The emergency care center staff even performed a demonstration of an X-ray and CT scan.

“We enjoy offering this unique, hands-on experience to the youth of our community,” said Ike Akanu, nurse manager of the emergency care center. “It’s important for our neighbors in Cinco Ranch, who trust in our care, to know that we are an active and involved community partner.”

The First Aid Badge was awarded to the girls for this visit, and each took home a Houston Methodist lunchbox and an unforgettable experience.

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(L-R): Left to right: Valeria Patino, Cooper Campbell, Kaleb Thompson and Camille Conner.

(L-R): Left to right: Valeria Patino, Cooper Campbell, Kaleb Thompson and Camille Conner.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY AT SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL

Four Seven Lakes High School student athletes signed letters of intent on Nov. 9 to play sports at the next level. Surrounded by family, friends and coaches, the athletes signed their letters on (Early Period) National Signing Day, officially accepting athletic scholarships offered to them by a college or university. The four athletes and their colleges/universities are: Valeria Patino – Idaho University, golf; Cooper Campbell – University of Oklahoma, track & field; Kaleb Thompson – Ranger College, baseball; and Camille Conner – Texas A&M University, volleyball.

The district offered congratulations to the student athletes and their families.

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BACKPACK BUDDY PROGRAM FEEDS STUDENTS OVER THE WEEKEND

Katy ISD has partnered with the Houston Food Bank Backpack Buddy Program and Members Choice Credit Union to fill backpacks with food and distribute to families in need. This program works to fill the gap for chronically hungry children by providing nutritious food for students to take home over the weekend.

On Oct. 7, volunteers at Schmalz Elemen­tary stuffed more than 35 backpacks to feed nearly 35 families.

“We are excited to see kids that are going home on the weekend with backpacks that have food,” said Principal Jaime Ship­ley. “We know they are being taken care of, and they’ll be back on Monday ready to learn.”

So far this year, the Backpack Buddy Program has distributed 362,258 backpacks to 603 schools across Southeast Texas. Thanks to their partnership with various school districts the Houston Food Bank serves approximately 12,500 students a week.

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(Front row, l-r): Brooke Murski and Lauren Fecht; (mid­dle row): Jordyn McCullough, Hannah McKinley and Tayelor Miller; (back row): Chloe King, Gabi Chalker, Madi Newman, Brooke Evans and Bren Hefty.

(Front row, l-r): Brooke Murski and Lauren Fecht; (mid­dle row): Jordyn McCullough, Hannah McKinley and Tayelor Miller; (back row): Chloe King, Gabi Chalker, Madi Newman, Brooke Evans and Bren Hefty.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY CHEERLEADERS HOLIDAY MOTIVATION 2016

Taylor HS Varsity Cheerleaders are spreading their cheer this season by taking part in their selected volunteer services. Some of the girls will divide their time to this year’s most coveted charity, Crafts for a Cause. The items are donated to the children’s wing at Texas Children’s Hosp­ital Katy, their churches, NCL and neighborhood charities.

Crafts for a Cause is an organization created by some of the cheerleaders in which they make crafts such as key chains, pillows, necklaces, earrings, etc.

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Boy Scout Forrest Steele on the site of his Eagle Scout project.

Boy Scout Forrest Steele on the site of his Eagle Scout project.

TROOP 209 ANNOUNCES NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT

Boy Scout Troop 209 congratulates Forrest Steele for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. In addition to his Eagle Award, Forrest has earned 50 Merit Badges, attended National Youth Leadership Training, also earned the God and Church in 2015 and the God and Life in 2016, the World Conservation Award, and the 50-mile Hiker Award. He will be earning his 50-mile Paddling Award after he attends Northern Tier in Canada in the summer of 2017. He will then complete the Triple Crown Award for attending all three Boy Scout High Adventures (Philmont, Sea Base and Northern Tier).

For his Eagle Scout Project he wanted a challenging project that would make a large impact. He replaced and enlarged the turkey coop at the Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center in Katy. The project took more than 450 volunteer hours. His coop will last a long time and benefit many Katy school children and others who visit the Learning Center. Forrest currently serves as Troop 209’s Senior Patrol Leader and attends James E. Taylor High School.


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