May 2007

New Members Inducted into the N.T.H.S.

Thirteen students from Trinity and Bell High Schools were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Students were selected for this honor based on academic performance in Career and Technical classes as well as core subject areas, and leadership skill in the youth organizations associated with Career and Tech Education. Dr. Buinger and Dr. Beaulieu presented the students with their certificates and honor cords; challenging them to apply the knowledge and skill they have learned as they graduate and enter college or the workforce.


Gearing up for Book Blast '07!

A group of HEB ISD librarians and teachers were joined for dinner Wednesday night by two of the authors scheduled to present at the district's first annual Book Blast! literary festival Friday, May 4th at the Pat May Center.  Kate McMullan, author of "I Stink" and over 100 other titles is shown with several elementary librarians.  Chris Crutcher (photo) who has written nine young adult novels including "Whale Talk" and "Ironman" explains how he gets his inspiration.


West Hurst Butterfly Release

West Hurst Elementary 2nd graders recently studied the actual metamorphosis of larva turning into butterflies. Once the larva matured into butterflies in the classroom setting, the students took them to be released in the West Hurst courtyard where special flowers and plants, attractive to butterflies, had been planted. The students continued their lesson by learning about the plants and flowers and why they were perfect for butterflies. More photos.


Hats-on for Reading at Midway Park Elementary

In conjunction with the recent HEB Book Blast!, all students and teachers were encouraged to decorate a hat to represent a book found in the Midway Park library. Judges looked for clever representations as well as good artistic work. Twenty-eight students (four per grade) won prizes for creating fabulous hats. All the wonderful hats created can be seen on the Midway Park Library Scrapbook page.


THS Girls Lacrosse Win State Championship!

Trinity High School girls lacrosse team won the state championship May 6 in Dallas. They beat The Woodlands in the semifinals, 15-10, May 5 and went on to beat the defending champions, Kingwood, 9-8 . Before the tournament, Trinity was ranked second and Kingwood was ranked first in the state. The lacrosse coach is Lauren Smeds of Harwood Junior High School.


Walmart Teacher of the Year Recognized!

The Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market recently recognized Meadow Creek's Jeisa Ceballos (Spanish Immersion) with a surprise visit, honoring her as a Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year. Ms. Ceballos was nominated by parents of her class at the store. As a recipient of this award Ms. Ceballos received a $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card, plaque and Teacher-of-the-Year shirt. Meadow Creek will receive $1,000 donation from Wal-Mart in her honor. Shown from left: Mr. Wagner, Mrs. Thomas, Ms. Ceballos , Mike Estrada and Wendell Goode.


2007 VIPS & AAS Luncheon

River Trails volunteers gather around G.B. Racer (aka Dr. Gene Buinger), host of this year's volunteer and adopter luncheon, "Speeding to Success." The luncheon honored business adopters, all volunteers, including those earning gold pins for 1,000+ hours of service, and campus volunteer awards.

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THS Students Attend "Body Worlds"

The Anatomy and Physiology classes of Trinity attended the "Body Worlds" exhibit at Dallas Fair Park. By attending the exhibit late in the school year, students were able to understand more of what they were viewing having completed studies on most of the systems of the human body. Anatomy and Physiology is an elective level course that is offered for both honors and regular level juniors and seniors interested in the pre-health fields. The course introduces students to all the human systems and the interaction of these systems to each other.


KEYS Students Tapped for Artistic Talent!

ARTSNET recently hosted an art show at KEYS High School. Artist Tendaris Walling taught water color and oil painting classes to approximately 20 students. The art show was attended by many community leaders. Chef Tracy Parsinen provided hors d'œuvres. Tracy is a Cordon Bleu chef who also taught cooking and nutrition classes to teen mothers at KEYS. Both programs are a part of K.E.Y.S. to Art (Knowledge, Education, Youth, Success!)