Several students and employees were recently recognized by the Board of Trustees for accomplishments.
SHELL SCIENCE LAB REGIONAL CHALLENGE
Three Deer Park ISD science teachers were named regional winners in the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge. This program provides funding for a school science lab makeover to winners who have found innovative ways to deliver quality lab experiences with limited school and laboratory resources.
The challenge is sponsored by Shell Oil Company and administered by the National Science Teachers Association. San Jacinto Elementary teacher Jennifer Coughran received $10,000, Deepwater Junior High teacher Jayme Richey received $10,000, and Deer Park High School-South Campus teacher Arbia Khalil received $15,000.
STUDENT SILENT SERVANT AWARD
Earlier this year, DPHS-South Campus student Ryley Stuttz provided 24 backpacks containing school supplies for DPHS-North Campus and DPHS-South Campus, which he paid for out of his own pocket. When asked why he did it, Ryley said that he wanted to do something nice for others during “all of this horrible stuff going on in the world.” DPHS-SC Assistant Principal Kim Edwards submitted Riley’s name to the Peter Marsh Foundation for consideration of its Student Silent Servant Award, and he won. Ryley received a plaque and a $500 check.
The Peter R. Marsh Foundation recognizes students who unselfishly provide voluntary service in their communities, possess above average social/emotional intelligence, are more empathetic towards others, live more-peaceful lives, achieve greater-than-average academic success, graduate high school and typically attend college. In adult life these students often become competent parents and valuable members of their communities.
IMAGINE NATION SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
Imagine Learning empowers schools with personalized learning through a problem-solving digital platform. The platform includes a distinguished motivational program engaging student learning anywhere and at any time students can log into the Imagine Learning applications.
Four DPISD campuses---Carpenter Elementary, Deepwater Junior High, Fairmont Elementary, and San Jacinto Elementary---were named Imagine Learning Schools of Excellence, Imagine Math Facts winners. Principals Blanca Galvan (WAC), Rosa Ramos (DWJH), Lea Ann Boswell (FE), and Robin Evans (SJE) represented their school staffs at the Board meeting.
Dabbs Elementary students McKayla Bridges, Madison Fiedler, and Zane Hanna led the opening exercises at the October regular Board meeting.
The Deer Park High School choirs presented a concert Wednesday in the school’s Performing Arts Center. Due to safety guidelines relating to the pandemic, attendance at the performance was limited, but it was filmed and will be available for viewing by choir parents soon.
#tbt Relive the first day that students in all grade levels returned to Carpenter Elementary classrooms!