February 2020

Deer Park Junior High school seal     San Jacinto Elementary school seal     Fairmont Junior High school seal     South Campus school seal     Wolters Campus school seal


The Board of Trustees welcomed a number of students and employees as special guests at recent School Board meetings.



Eight DPISD art students earned a Gold Medal, Best of Show, or Special Merit award during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Contest.  Several students attended the Feb. 17 Board Meeting, including Best of Show winners Dalton Burke, Loren Burke, and Sofia Perez and Special Merit winner Bianca Curry-Naguit.  They were joined by art teachers Amanda Baker, Kate Harrel, Gloria Zuniga, Victoria Ramos and Viviana Guzman. (Gold Medal winners Zoe Aubin , Celeste Flores, Lizeth Garcia, and Samuel Teekel were unable to attend the meeting.)


Rodeo Art contest winners




Deer Park High School Choir took seven students to participate in state competition at Ridge Point High School, with three being named alternates and two earning a place in the All-State Choir.  Over 20,000 students began this process in September, and Deer Park is proud to have two vocalists who made it all the way through the four-audition process.  Braden and Sebastian performed with the All-State Choir at the Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio.


All-State Choir Members:

Braden Buffaloe - Junior  #8  Men’s Choir

Sebastian Pineda - Senior #3 Mixed Choir


All-State Alternates:

Brianna Alvarado - Junior 1st alternate

Jackson Baggett - Senior 1st alternate

Aryssa Kemp – Sophomore 2nd alternate


They were joined at the meeting by choir directors Jason Dove, Anita Ladd, Stacy Nissen, and Tommy Van Sickle.


All-state choir members




At the Jan. 20 Board Meeting, Deer Park Junior High Principal Tiffany Regan was recognized on behalf of her staff because DPJH has been honored for the second time as an Apple Distinguished School for 2019-2022.  DPJH is one of only five Apple Distinguished Schools in the greater Houston area.  These schools are noted centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. Being named an Apple Distinguished School also means the school’s students and staff will benefit from exciting learning and collaborative opportunities. Dr. Regan also serves on the national Apple Distinguished Schools Advisory Board and has had the opportunity to share ideas with schools around the world and tell DPJH’s story of success on a global stage.


Deer Park Junior High apple distinguished school



Deer Park High School-South Campus students Elijah Joy, Haley Matusek, and Bryan Ceron led the opening exercises at the Jan. 20 Board Meeting.


January 2020 opening exercises



DPHS-Wolters Campus students Rebeca Salas, Alyna Khan, and Valerie Correa led the opening exercises for the Feb. 17 meeting.


February 2020 opening exercises students



In honor of School Board Recognition Month, Texas State Senator Carol Alvarado visited the Board to thank Trustees for their service to the students and community of Deer Park ISD.


Senator Alvarado thanks school board members 


Carpenter Elementary school seal

Jan. 30, 2020: Carpenter students move into the new school


Carpenter Elementary students and team members officially moved into their newly-constructed school today!  Students arrived at the old school, and each class walked to the new building. Members of the Deer Park High School PALS and the Bonnette Junior High Band, cheerleaders, and athletics teams joined the celebration!


Thanks to the voters of the Deer Park ISD community for overwhelmingly supporting the 2017 Bond Election, which funded the new campus, and to cre8 Architects and Durotech for designing and constructing the 142,440 square foot school.  


In spite of the excitement and occasional interruptions, the day went very well!  As one student said near the end of the school day, “This school is cool!”


It's not every day that we open a brand new campus, so we are excited to share hundreds of photos showing the day's events.

Carpenter Elementary school seal
Jan. 20, 2020 - Carpenter Elementary teachers moved into their classrooms in the newly-constructed school.