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  • PHOTO GALLERIES: Deer Park High School Graduation 2019

    Posted by Matthew Lucas on 5/24/2019

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  • PHOTO GALLERIES: Fairmont Elementary kindergarten graduation

    Posted by Matthew Lucas on 5/24/2019

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  • PHOTO GALLERIES: Dabbs Elementary Senior Walk 2019!

    Posted by Matthew Lucas on 5/24/2019

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  • PHOTO GALLERIES: ECC pre-kindergarten graduation (2 p.m. on May 21, 2019) - Butterfras, Malone, Burgess, Bennet

    Posted by Matthew Lucas on 5/22/2019

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  • Dow donates frogs for BJH dissection day

    Posted by Matthew Lucas on 5/10/2019

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    Thanks to a donation from The Dow Chemical Company’s Deer Park facility, seventh-grade students at Bonnette Junior High were able to experience a time-honored tradition in science labs across the country: frog dissection day.

     

    “We received a grant from them to purchase our frogs, and Dow volunteers were here all day helping us with the dissection,” BJH Science Department Chairperson Mandy Addicks said.  Dow provided 70 frogs and gloves for students, who worked in small groups.  Company volunteers Renan De Amorim, Dana Buse, Mayra Cochran, Antonio Marroquin, Aaron Lopez, and Krystian Perez visited the school and assisted students during the lesson.

     

    Predictably, the experience resulted in a variety of responses by students, from curiosity to disgust to concern.  “Taking out the heart and the stomach was my favorite part,” student Gabriel Lopez said.  “I didn’t know that they had eggs everywhere inside, and they had another liver.”

     

    Teacher Kelsey Swor overheard her students discussing the possibility of one day becoming surgeons.  “There are tons of careers in the medical field, and the people in those jobs started off as seventh-graders in a science class doing something like this,” Swor told her students. “So, if you were really into this, maybe that’s a field that you would want to push toward.”

     

    Dow volunteer Lopez, a Dow civil structural engineer, said these are the kind of activities that Dow enjoys supporting as part of the company's global mission to engage the community.  “We’re partnering with the schools for a variety of activities,” he said.  “Our employee resource group said, ‘Let’s go do some volunteering.  Let’s do something really good in the community.’ At the beginning of the year, we talked with the teachers about how we can help.  This frog dissection day was one of those discussions."

     

    The BJH Parent Teacher Organization also provided several volunteers to help with the lesson.

     

     

     

     

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  • Parkwood Elementary kindergartners use Bloxels to code-build games

    Posted by Jose Perez on 5/8/2019

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    As Parkwood Elementary kindergartners use Bloxels to code-build games, they become the writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive stories. Bloxels purchased from a grant from the Deer Park Education Foundation.

     

     

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  • DPHS Waggoner Hall of Honor inducts 2019 honorees

    Posted by Matthew Lucas on 4/13/2019

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    Congratulations to the 2019 Felton F. Waggoner Hall of Honor honorees, who were inducted into the hall tonight during a ceremony at Deer Park High School-South Campus. 

     

    The inductees included Christina Aubry-Monson, class of 1995, Blake Boudreaux, class of 2002, Corey Pullig, class of 1992, and Laura Howell-Sweeney, class of 1977. 

     

    The hall recognizes DPHS graduates who have made an exceptional contribution to their chosen career or to their community. The hall was named for the longest-serving principal in DPHS history. 

     

    The induction dinner was presented by the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the hall, go to:

     

    https://www.deerparkchamber.org/content/hall-of-honor/7308

     

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    Pictured are Aubry-Monson, Boudreaux, Scott Pullig, who accepted on behalf of his brother, Corey, and Michael Sweeney, who accepted on behalf of his wife, Laura. 

     

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