Deer Park ISD sixth and seventh-grade students participated in the District Science FairPosted by Jose Perez on 1/31/2019
Deer Park ISD sixth and seventh-grade students participated in the District Science Fair, during which students showcased their talents and presented their projects to teachers about the information they researched.
Students show off STEM skills at showcasePosted by Matthew Lucas on 1/30/2019
Deer Park ISD hosted its STEM Showcase at Fairmont Junior High on Saturday, and over 500 students, parents, volunteers, and community members showed up to witness science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in action. Highlights of the Showcase included elementary robotics, junior high robotics, a science fair, elementary and secondary maker spaces, and high school computer science courses.
The event ended with the official District robotics competition, which included three areas of competition: Molecule Mania, Inventions, and Battle Bots. Molecule Mania is a programming competition for which students program robots to manipulate objects on a board. Inventions allows students to create and present an invention of their own using Lego bricks and robotics kits. Students are judged on their created prototype, computer program, research data, presentation skills and much more. Battle Bots features two robots going head-to-head against each other in the arena with students using an iPad-based remote control of their design. The object is to either flip or pin the opposing robot against the wall for 10 seconds.
All competitions were a great success showcasing the many talents and skills of elementary robotics students across the District. Winning Teams included:
1st place –Lil’Tech, Carpenter Elementary
2nd place – I Like Turtles, Carpenter Elementary
3rd place –Noodles, Carpenter Elementary
1st place – Fantastic Four, Deer Park Elementary
2nd place – Texas Tech, Deer Park Elementary
3rd place – Teletubbies, Deer Park Elementary
1st place – Rolex, Carpenter Elementary
2nd place – Noodles, Carpenter Elementary
3rd place – I Like Turtles, Carpenter Elementary
DPISD junior high robotics competed in the First Lego League Into Orbit competition for the first time this year. The three categories were board, project, and core values. Teams had to work together to compete, present, and solve problems in these three different categories.
Junior high Robotics winners were:
1st place – Pirates, Deepwater Junior High
2nd place – Titan Moon, Bonnette Junior High
3rd place – The Nerd Herd, Deer Park Junior High
4th place – Planet 9, Fairmont Junior High
Deer Park Elementary Sock Hop event
Deer Park Elementary students and teachers dressed in 50s attire for their Sock Hop event.
DPHS Choir places four singers and one alternate in All-State Choir
The Deer Park High School Choir took eight students to the area audition and placed four students in the All-State Choir as well as one alternate. The DPHS All-State Choir members are: Brendon Buffaloe, Jerren Kennedy, Miriam Manzano, Sebastian Pineda, and alternate Jasmin Campos. Buffaloe and Manzano are two-time All-State Choir members.
“They have been working on this music since last July and have gone through four auditions and competed against over 15,000 vocalists during the process,” DPHS-South Campus Choir Director Anita Ladd said. All-State Choir members will perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio in February.
Congratulations to these students for being recognized for their dedication and hard work!
DPHS All-State Choir Members (from left) Jerren Kennedy, Miriam Manzano, Brendon Buffaloe, and Sebastian Pineda
DPHS All-State Choir Alternate Jasmin Campos
Counselor Connections: Nail Club
Nail Club is one of several clubs at DPJH that increase student engagement. This club has been run by counselors at the school for 11 years. It is a place for students to socialize and develop relationships with peers and their counselor. Any girl is welcome to join!
The contributions of counselors and counseling programs toward student development and the overall educational mission of the district are many and varied. The culture and climate of the campus and the social emotional wellbeing of the students are priorities in Deer Park ISD.
The Counselor Connection initiative highlights the implementation of programs which increase student engagement while at the same time strengthens the student’s sense of self and social development. #teamdp
Carpenter Elementary recently held a Prompt & Perfect Attendance Assembly
Carpenter Elementary recently held a Prompt & Perfect Attendance Assembly! The students competed in an Epic Fornite Dance Battle between all the grade levels.
DWE celebrates literacy night
Deepwater Elementary’s students and staff celebrated the theme, “First they were books…DWE Literacy goes to the Movies,” during yesterday’s literacy night. The school rolled out the red carpet and focused on books that became movies with staff members and the evening’s guest speaker, author/screenwriter Michael Anthony Steele. Paparazzi captured all the stars as they learned about amazing things to do with reading and writing.