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Inside Aldine
Vol. 30, No. 3
Discover News, Information and More about Aldine ISD’s Schools
AISD FFA students eclipse $174,000 mark at 49th Annual Livestock Show
For the third consecutive year, a new sales record was established at
the 49th annual Aldine ISD FFA Livestock Show and Country Fair, held
Feb. 8 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center. Members of the Aldine community pledged $174,479 for various projects, eclipsing last
year’s amount by $54,000. The money raised by the students is theirs
to use for college scholarships or to fund future FFA projects during the
2008-09 school year. Pictured at right is Ashlee Palermo and her grand
Read the story on page 3
champion steer.
A.W. Jones, Nadine Kujawa honored
by Aldine ISD for their years of service
Marine Jones passed the gavel to Steve Mead as he assumed leadership of the Board
of Education in December of
2007. Dr. Viola M. Garcia will
serve as vice-president, Dr.
Alton Smith will serve as secretary and Rose Avalos will
serve as assistant secretary.
Rick Ogden, Merlin Griggs
and Marine Jones will serve
as members.
Im p o rt a n t E v e n t s
12 Children’s Music Festival
13-19National Library Week
15 School Board Meeting
26 Magnet School Lottery, MOC
School Board Meeting
Memorial Day Holiday
Last Day of School
Graduation Ceremonies:
Lane School, 5:30 p.m.
MacArthur Sr. High, 7:30 p.m.
Graduation Ceremonies:
Nimitz Sr. High, 8 a.m.
Carver High, 10:30 a.m.
Aldine Sr. High, 12:30 p.m.
Hall Night High, 3 p.m.
Eisenhower Sr. High, 5 p.m.
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77032-3099
2 Inclement Weather Day
10 School Board Meeting
Former Aldine ISD Board Member A.W. Jones and former Superintendent Nadine
Kujawa were honored for their decades of service to the district when the Board
of Education unanimously voted to name education centers after them during
the Feb. 12 board meeting.
Jones, who served as a trustee for
30 years, will have the Forest Point
Early Childhood/Pre-K School
and Lee Road Elementary School
named in his honor, while Kujawa,
who served the district for 42 years
as a teacher, assistant principal,
principal, personnel administrator,
deputy superintendent and for six
years as superintendent, will have
the Fallbrook Early Childhood/ECPre-K School and Aldine Elementary School named in her honor.
The two schools in each center will
bear the honorees’ names. The new
Early Childhood/EC-Pre-K Schools
and the elementary school on Lee
Road will all open at the start of the
2008-09 school year.
Jones is a lifelong resident of Aldine and served as a trustee from
1976, when he was appointed to
the board to fill the unexpired
term of Ray Shotwell, until his
retirement from the board in December of 2006. During his 30
years of service, Jones held all
four board offices and chaired
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Nadine Kujawa and her husband Harry.
A.W. Jones and his wife Bettie.
AISD holds annual State of the District breakfast
Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. Wanda Bamberg addressed business and community
leaders as she took a look back at the 2006-07 school year during the annual State of
the District breakfast, held Friday, Jan. 11 at the Sheraton North Houston Hotel.
Close to 350 business partners,
community members and Aldine
ISD personnel attended the event.
This was Dr. Bamberg’s first State
of the District breakfast as superintendent. In December of 2006, she
was selected by the AISD Board of
Education to succeed Nadine Kujawa as superintendent upon Kujawa’s retirement in May.
The audience was reminded by Dr.
Bamberg that the district’s vision
remains the same, to produce the
nation’s best students, to help students earn the best scholarships,
and to help AISD students land the
best jobs possible.
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Aldine ISD named
a finalist for
H-E-B’s Excellence
in Education Award
Aldine ISD has been notified that it is one of five
finalists for H-E-B’s Excellence in Education Award.
If chosen as the overall winner in the
large district category, the district will
receive $100,000 from H-E-B.
Joining Aldine ISD as large district
finalists are Round Rock ISD, Kerrville ISD, Aransas County ISD and
McAllen ISD.
A site visit by officials from H-E-B was
held on March 11. During the site
visit, H-E-B officials, and members
of the Aldine community received
an overview of the district by Superintendent Dr. Wanda Bamberg.
Additionally, the group visited two
secondary campuses, one low performing campus and a campus of
the district’s choosing. The purpose
of the site visit was to determine
the systemic capacity of the district
to deliver high quality education in
terms of its organization, processes
and curriculum.
By being named a finalist, Aldine
ISD was presented with a check for
$5,000, which was presented to Dr.
Bamberg during the site visit.
Created in 2002, the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards are designed to honor outstanding public
school systems and professionals
and to thank them for their dedication and commitment. Through this
program, H-E-B seeks to pay tribute
to those educators, administrators
and districts who go the extra mile
each and every day to serve their
students and their communities and
who inspire others to do the same.
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Schools & Community
U.S. Congressman
Gene Green
reads to a group
of students
at Stephens
Elementary School.
AISD holds annual State of the District breakfast
Dear Parents:
The 2007-2008 school year is almost
over, and our staff members have been
working diligently to do everything
possible to ensure student success.
Our preliminary test results are positive. On the first administration of the
Reading portion of the TAKS test, our
third grade students scored 91%, our
fifth graders scored 77% and the eighth
grade students scored 92%. This is the
first year that our eighth graders have
to pass the Reading and Math TAKS
tests to be promoted to the 9th grade,
and we are very pleased with the first
test results.
Principals and teachers are working
with students to prepare them for
the second administration of the
reading test, and most students who
need a second opportunity to take
the test will be successful. Congratulations to our students, and congratulations to the hard-working staff
and dedicated parents who assisted
our students in doing their best.
In January, the district was announced as one of five large-district
finalists for the HEB District of Excellence award. The winner will be
announced in early May, and the
winning district will receive a cash
prize of $100,000.
On April 2nd, Aldine was named as
one of five national finalists for the
2008 Broad Prize for Urban Education. The Broad Prize honors urban
school districts that demonstrate the
greatest overall performance and
improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement
gaps among student groups and
gaps between high-and-low income
students. As a finalist, the district
will receive $125,000 for student
scholarships and the winning district, which will be announced in
October, will receive $500,000 for
scholarships. This recognition is affirmation of each Aldine employee’s
efforts to provide a quality education for all of our students.
We always enjoy the opportunity to
celebrate the successes of our students
and staff and two of our campuses
have good news to share with you.
MacArthur High School was recently
named as a National Center for Urban
School Transformation (NCUST) identified high school. They will present at
the NCUST conference in San Diego.
Carver HS, a finalist for the award, and
the district have also been asked to
present at the same conference.
Carver High School has received a
Tommy Tunes award for Best Orchestra in the Excellence in Musical Theater category. Students and staff will
be recognized at an awards ceremony
on April 22nd, and two of Carver’s
students will participate in the opening musical number. Congratulations
to these two high schools for their
outstanding accomplishments in academics and the arts!
None of the student success that we
celebrate is possible without your support and dedication. Please continue
to encourage your student to do his/
her best in the last two months of instruction. We are in the home stretch
of the school year, and we want each
student to finish the year successfully.
Wanda Bamberg Ed. D
Superintendent of Schools
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She added the district’s mission remains the same as well, which is to
prepare each student academically
and socially to be a critical thinker,
problem solver and responsible and
productive citizen.
Dr. Bamberg also shared demographic data with the audience. The
district has a current enrollment of
more than 60,000 students, 79.7
of whom are economically disadvantaged. The district is 64 percent Hispanic, 30.5 percent African
American, 3.6 percent Anglo, 1.8
percent Asian and 0.1 percent Native American.
Although Aldine’s student makeup
looks far different than the rest
of the state, its students exceed
or are on par with the rest of the
state when it comes to academics.
Dr. Bamberg provided detailed test
scores in reading, mathematics, science, social studies and writing.
She also provided the audience with
a host of academic highlights from
the 2006-07 school year, which included having eight AISD campuses
earning an Exemplary rating from
the Texas Education Agency (TEA)
while 29 others earned a Recognized rating. Twelve of the district’s
Magnet schools were recognized for
having exemplary Magnet programs.
Additionally, four other Magnet
schools were named Magnet Schools
of Excellence and 11 were named
Magnet Schools of Distinction. She
also shared with the audience that
two AISD campuses, Aldine Elementary and Eisenhower Senior High
School, were authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization as IB World Schools.
Other academic highlights included
•16 Aldine schools made Texas
Monthly’s “Best Schools List,”
•A study conducted by Texas A&M
University, Prairie View A&M University and Beloit College rated
AISD as the second best large
school district in the state for
educating African American students and the third best for educating Latino students, and
•Four campuses (Anderson Academy, Mendel Elementary, Oleson
Elementary and Stephens Elementary) were named to the Just
For The Kids honor roll.
Dr. Bamberg also shared with the
audience the district’s plan to improve student behavior. The frame-
Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. Wanda Bamberg makes a point
during her first State of the District address in January at the
Sheraton North Houston Hotel.
work was developed during the
2006-07 school year and had a successful start. The district saw a six
percent decrease in total incidents
and a 20 percent decrease in disruption of class incidents. Dr. Bamberg
said there is still work to be done,
but she was pleased with the gains
the district made in the first year of
the plan.
She said she was also proud of the
district’s objective to improve parent/community relations by creating a welcoming environment at
all campuses and support facilities.
Thanks to the district’s Parent Advisory Group, the district produced
a portrait of an engaged parent in
Dr. Bamberg also provided a financial overview of the district. The district has the seventh lowest tax rate
among the 22 largest school districts
in Harris County. She also went over
how the district acquires funding at
the local, state and federal level.
The audience also received a snapshot of how the district distributes its
financial resources. Close to 70 percent (68.4 percent) of the district’s
actual expenditures go to instruction, while 13.6 percent are dedicated to operations, 6.3 percent to student support, 6.2 percent to school
administrators and 2.7 percent to
central office administration.
Dr. Bamberg concluded her presentation by looking to the future. She
thanked the community for helping
to pass the $365 million bond referendum in May of 2007. The bonds
will allow the district to build four
early childhood/Pre-K Centers, two
elementary schools, two intermediate schools, two middle schools,
one ninth grade school and one
high school. The schools will open
between 2008 and 2013.
Additionally, the bonds will allow
Aldine ISD to construct a transportation facility on the north side of
the district, renovate several facilities including Magnet schools, cafeterias, science labs, band and choir
halls and art classrooms throughout
the district.
The bond referendum was needed
in large part to deal with the growth
the district projects, especially on
its north side, in the coming years,
Dr. Bamberg said. By 2010, the district is expected to have more than
63,000 students and by 2013 the
district will have 80 campuses.
She added the district is ready to
meet its challenges of the future,
which include meeting the educational needs of each child in Aldine
ISD, providing a quality education
within its funding structure and to
meet the needs of a growing and
changing population.
A.W. Jones, Nadine
Kujawa honored by
Aldine ISD for their
years of service
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numerous committees, more than
once. He has also been a long-time
community leader and public servant, has been the recipient of numerous service awards and has been
recognized for his work with those
who are less fortunate. Mr. Jones is
a graduate of Aldine’s Carver High
School and all seven of his children
are AISD grads, having earned diplomas from MacArthur and Nimitz Senior High Schools. Mr. Jones and his
wife Bettie have left their footprints
in the Aldine community as business
owners, role models and outstanding citizens.
“You have bestowed a great honor on
me and my family,” Mr. Jones said. “I
didn’t come on the board to have a
school named after me, but it is certainly nice.”
Mrs. Kujawa is also an Aldine product
and became the first-ever female superintendent in Aldine ISD when she
was named to succeed former Superintendent M.B. “Sonny” Donaldson
upon his retirement in June of 2001.
She was also the first AISD graduate
(she graduated from Aldine High
School) to become superintendent.
During her 42 years with the district,
Mrs. Kujawa served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, personnel
administrator, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent before being named superintendent. In
2006, she was selected Region 4 Superintendent of the Year from among
54 superintendents in the Houston
area and was one of five state finalists
for Texas Superintendent of the Year.
Mrs. Kujawa and her husband Harry
have supported Aldine’s students at
many sporting and extracurricular
events, and the two have invested a
great deal of their time, money and
heart in the lives of Aldine’s students
and staff.
“This is certainly an honor and a
surprise,” Mrs. Kujawa said. “I want
to thank the board and the three
superintendents (W.W. Thorne, M.O.
Campbell and M.B. “Sonny” Donaldson) I worked for during my years in
Aldine and our current superintendent Dr. Bamberg who I worked with
for so many years. This is something
my family and I will cherish and be
proud of for a very long time.”
Four former Aldine ISD superintendents joined current
Superintendent Dr. Wanda
Bamberg, left, at the Feb. 12
Board of Education meeting
to help honor former board
member A.W. Jones and former superintendent Nadine
Kujawa. Joining Dr. Bamberg
at the meeting were (l-r):
W.W. Thorne, who served the
district from 1958-73, M.O.
Campbell, who served from
1973-86, Kujawa, who served
from 2001-07 and M.B. “Sonny” Donaldson, who served
from 1986-2001.
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State and Aldine ISD
graduation and
promotion requirements
Aldine ISD wants to make sure
parents and guardians are kept
informed of what is required of
their children to graduate and be
able to participate (walk) in their
respective graduation ceremonies. Additionally, they also need
to be informed of promotion requirements from one grade level
to the next.
With that in mind, Inside Aldine
will publish those requirements
in each edition beginning with the
Back To School edition.
High School Level
Below are the state and district
requirements AISD seniors must
meet to graduate (receive a diploma) and participate (walk) in
graduation ceremonies.
To receive a diploma in Aldine
ISD, students must:
• Complete all the necessary
coursework for graduation.
• Earn the required number of
• Pass ALL parts of the exit level
Texas Assessment of Knowledge
and Skills (TAKS) test.
The exit level TAKS includes four
subject areas: English language
arts, math, science and social
studies. The exit level TAKS test is
given in the spring of the students’
junior year (11th grade) of high
school. The students will be given
multiple chances to pass all parts
of the test. When the students pass
all parts of the test, they will have
fulfilled the testing requirement
for graduation. A complete list of
graduation requirements can be
found in the High School Planning
Guide or in the counseling office
at the high school campus.
Elementary School Level
In order for students to be promoted at the elementary level,
students must meet all of the following criteria:
• Students must complete the
requirements for reading and
math with an average of 70 or
• Students in third grade must
pass the Reading part of the
TAKS test.
Intermediate and
Middle School Level
In order for students to be promoted at the intermediate and
middle school levels, students
must meet all of the following criteria:
• Students must achieve an overall average of 70 or better in
each of the following courses:
English, reading, math, science
and social studies.
• Students in fifth and eighth
grades must pass the Reading
and Math parts of the TAKS
Aldine’s Vision
Produce the Nation’s Best
Our Mission
We exist to prepare each student
academically and socially to be a:
• critical thinker;
• problem solver; and
• responsible and productive
Schools & Community
Teague student
Destine Holmes will
have her artwork
displayed at Texas
Children’s Hospital.
AISD’s MacArthur High named NEUEA winner
Aldine ISD’s MacArthur Senior High School was recently named one of 11 National
Excellence in Urban Education Award (NEUEA) winners.
The award, sponsored by the National Center for Urban School
Transformation (NCUST) at San
Diego State University, recognizes
middle schools’ and high schools’
commitment to high quality urban
Seventy middle schools and high
schools throughout the United
States applied for the award and
that number was paired down to
20 finalists earlier this year. Following a site visit by members
of NCUST, the 11 winners were
named. MacArthur Senior and the
other 10 winners will be honored
at NCUST’s third Annual Symposium, May 8-9, in San Diego.
In order to be eligible to compete
for the award, MacArthur Senior
was required to meet 11 rigorous
criteria, including proficiency rates
on state assessment that exceeded
state averages, high achievement
for all of the demographic groups
served, high attendance rates, low
suspension and expulsion rates
for all demographic served, high
graduation rates, the attainment of
NCLB (No Child Left Behind) adequate yearly progress, and other
indicators of academic excellence.
Additionally, the majority of the
students served at MacArthur Senior had to meet low-income criteria, and it had to prove it has a
non-selective admissions policy.
“This recognition is a reflection of
the campus, our vertical team and
the district working together as one
unit. We believe students will be
successful,” said MacArthur Senior
High principal Nancy Blackwell.
“Everything is important when
working with students. Objectivebased, interactive instruction occurs across the curriculum. We
watch data and utilize higher-level
thinking skills routinely. Academics, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, an organized environment and a supportive community
are essential as we come together
to move students from one level to
the next. There is also much room
for more to be accomplished.”
MacArthur Senior will receive
$1,000 and a large banner, as well
as a commemorative photo album,
a profile on NCUST’s web site and
complimentary travel and registration for two people to the symposium. Representatives from MacArthur Senior will present their strategies for success at the symposium
in May.
Aldine ISD’s Carver High School
was one of 20 finalists for the
award and also received a site visit
from NCUST personnel.
For more information visit www. on the Internet.
AISD’s PIO office brings home Texas gold, best of category honors
Aldine ISD’s public information office earned one Best of Category award, six gold
stars and two silver stars at the 46th annual Texas School Public Relations Association Conference, held Feb. 18-20 at the Galleria Westin Hotel.
The department’s calendar/planner was judged Best in Category
(best in the State of Texas) among
school districts with 30,000 or
more students.
Gold star awards were won in
the booklet category (Umbrella); poster category (Aldine ISD
Schoolhouse Bond Election poster
and Schoolhouse Bond Election:
Aldine ISD Voting Locations); non-
English speaking audience category (Guia Informativa Del Rederendum Sobre Los Bonos Escolares
and Rederendum Sobre Los Bonos
Escolares: Ubicacion de las urnas
en Aldine); and calendar/planner
category (Aldine ISD 2006-07 Calendar of Events).
The silver stars were won in the
booklet category (Bond Referendum
Information Guide) and the annual
report category (AISD 2005-06 Annual Performance Report).
Aldine ISD’s public information
department consists of Ben Wilson, assistant superintendent of
community and governmental
relations; Mike Keeney, director
of public information; Leticia Fehling, assistant director of public
information; Chris Labod, graphic
artist; and Lori Losoya, secretary.
Aldine ISD’s 49th annual livestock show
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“We just can’t thank our Aldine community enough for the strong support they showed to our students’
projects,” said Franklin Higgins,
AISD director of career and technical education. “Every year our community steps up to the plate and
exceeds what they have contributed
the year before. This year’s results
are just remarkable. We had another
successful show because so many
people and groups made a special
effort to support our students as
Grand Champion
Ashlee Palermo Steer
Amanda Ruscher Goat
Ashlee Palermo Lamb
Jennifer Weikel Turkey Hen
Keely Culp
Adrianne Alewine Fryer Rabbit
Scholarship Cake
First Construction Group
Superintendent’s Group
W.G. Burchfield & Bro.
Nimitz Vertical Group
AXA Equitable
UBS Financial Services
Nimitz Vertical Group
Evelyn Manning Pig
Scholarship Cake
Eisenhower Vertical Group
Josten’s-The Houston Team
Kristie Rocha
Cody Cloniger Turkey Tom Aldine Buyer’s Group
Horticulture Aldine Buyer’s Group
Reserve Grand Champion
Blake Clement
Blake Clement
Breanna Wade Lamb
Superintendent’s Group
Turkey Tom First Southwest Company
Horticulture Kidd Pipeline & Specialties, Inc. $3,000
Chris Viser
Eisenhower Vertical Group
Rhoyal Pickersgill Pig
Nimitz Vertical group
Devin Miller Turkey Hen Beasley Tire Service Inc.
Lorenia Rodriguez Goat
AXA Equitable
Hanna Eilan
Republic Central Realty, Inc.
school year calendar
Aldine ISD Trustees approved the
school calendar for the 2008-09
school year during their Feb. 12
board meeting.
Below is a listing of all key dates
for the 2008-09 school year.
• Aug. 15 (Friday)
staff development day
• Aug. 18-22 (Monday-Friday)
staff development day
• Aug. 25 (Monday)
first day of instruction
• Sep. 1 (Monday)
Labor Day holiday
• Oct. 10 (Friday)
staff development day
(student holiday)
• Oct. 13 (Monday)
Columbus Day holiday
• Nov. 26-28 (Wed.-Fri.)
Thanksgiving holiday
• Dec. 22-Jan. 2 (Mon.-Fri.)
Midwinter break
• Jan. 15 (Thursday)
end of first semester
(95 instructional days)
• Jan. 16 (Friday)
staff development day
(student holiday)
• Jan. 19 (Monday)
Martin Luther King holiday
• Jan. 20 (Tuesday)
beginning of second semester
• Feb. 16 (Monday)
President’s Day holiday
• March 16-20 (Mon.-Fri.)
spring break
• April 10 (Friday)
Good Friday holiday
• April 13 (Monday)
staff development day
(student holiday)
• May 25 (Monday)
Memorial Day holiday
• June 4 (Thursday)
last day of instruction
• June 5 (Friday)
staff development
Should inclement weather force
the postponement of schools,
those days would be made up on
November 26, December 22, February 16 and June 5.
The Aldine Independent School District offers
career and technology education in agriculture
science, business education, career orientation,
family and consumer science, health science
technology, hospitality services, marketing education, technology education and trade and
industrial technology. Admission to these programs is based on ability, aptitude, interest, grade
level and class size. It is the policy of the Aldine
Indepen­dent School District not to discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
or handicap in its vocational programs, services,
or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972; and Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. It is the policy of the Aldine Indepen­dent
School District not to discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap,
or age in its employment practices as required
by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as
amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments
of 1972; the Age Dis­crimination Act of 1975, as
amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973, as amended. Aldine Independent
School District will take steps to ensure that lack
of English language skills will not be a barrier to
admission and participation in all educational
and vocational programs.
For information about your rights or grievance
procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Dr.
Archie Blanson, deputy superintendent, 14910
Aldine West­field Road, at (281) 985-6315,
and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Charlotte J.
Davis, director of guidance and counseling and
at-risk students, 14909 Aldine Westfield Road, at
(281) 985-6403.
Aldine Independent School District does not discriminate against persons because of race, creed,
national origin, age, sex, disabilities, economic
status or language disability in employment,
promotion or educational programming.
Any complaints or grievances that cannot be
solved at the campus level through the principal
may be submitted in writing to Dr. Archie Blanson,
deputy super­in­ten­dent, 14910 Aldine Westfield
Rd., Houston, TX 77032.
Inside Aldine / Noticias de Aldine, June 12, 2007,
is published quarterly by Aldine Independent School
District, 14910 Aldine Westfield Road, Houston, TX
77032-3099, Issue Vol. 29, No. 4, Spring 2007.
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Schools & Community
UIL realignment reunites Aldine ISD, Humble ISD
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) realigned the state’s districts earlier this year.
The UIL’s move reunited Aldine ISD
and Humble ISD, as the two longtime rival districts will comprise a
new look District 19-5A beginning
with the 2008-09 school year. The
new look District 19-5A will be
comprised of Aldine Senior High,
Eisenhower Senior High, MacArthur
Senior High, Nimitz Senior High,
Humble High, Kingwood High and
Atascocita High.
This marks the first time since the
1999-2000 school year that Aldine
ISD and Humble ISD schools will
compete in extra curricular activities.
Spring Branch ISD, which was Aldine ISD’s sister district for eight
years, was moved into District 18-5A,
along with three schools from Alief
ISD and Strake Jesuit.
Aldine HS
Aldine Senior High School players who signed were: Daniel
Campbell (University of Southern California), Darron Thomas
(Oregon University), Demitrius Dugur (Northwestern University), Tyson Williams (West Texas A&M), Anthony Lewis (University of Houston), Denarius Marshall (West Texas A&M), Patrick
Hebert (Ventura (CA) Junior College) and Dominic Tate (Ventura
(CA) Junior College).
For the second straight year the Nimitz Senior High School cheerleading squad brought
home the national title from the CheerUSA
National Competition, held recently in Galveston. The squad competed in the varsity division and scored 658 points out of a possible
700 points. In addition to the overall national
title, the team finished first in the choreography competition.
Eisenhower HS
Eisenhower Senior High players who signed on national signing day were: Chris Dennis (Cornell University), Darius Willis
(University of Buffalo), C. Dunn (Grambling College), Willie
Hubbard (Edward Waters College), Evan Cotter (Edward Waters
College), Brandon Owens (Texas A&M-Kingsville), and Rod Davis (Texas A&M University), who was a member of the Houston
Chronicle’s Top 100 list.
Director of athletics Deon Samuel presented
swimmer Karson Applin with a certificate for
placing seventh at the Class 5A State Swim
Meet in Austin in February. Applin competed in
the 100-meter breaststroke. He attends Carver
High School and swims for the Eisenhower
Senior High swim team. Pictured with the two
are Eisenhower Senior High swim coach Lois
Marsh and Applin’s mother, Loretta Applin.
Six AISD basketball teams earn playoff spots
Three boys teams and three girls teams from Aldine ISD earned playoff spots during
the 2007-08 basketball season.
mon Gomez (11.3 ppg). Top hands
for the Cougars were Gary Cox
(14.7 ppg), Ellante Jackson (14.5
ppg), Dailon Wilson (14.4 ppg),
Grice Marion (14.2 ppg), Delfonte
Damond (13.6 ppg) and Kerry McClanahan (11.7 ppg). Key contributors for the Mustangs were Brandon
Williams (17.9 ppg), Donald Boston
(15.1 ppg), David Boston (14.2
ppg), Isiah Archie (13.6 ppg), and
Benjamin Neal (12.8 ppg).
In girls’ play, Nimitz and Eisenhower
tied for the 19-5A title with identical
13-1 league records. Nimitz was 28-7
for the season, while Eisenhower finished with a 24-7 overall record. MacArthur finished third in the league
with a 9-5 record (15-11 for the sea-
son). Nimitz won its first-round playoff game before being eliminated in
the second round, while Eisenhower
and MacArthur were eliminated in
the first round of the playoffs.
Key contributors for the Lady Cougars were Brittany Griner (27.9
ppg), Chrishauna Parker (13.1
ppg), and Jessica Diamond (12.8
ppg). Key performers for the Lady
Eagles were Clarissa Moore (16.4
ppg), Chuynna Turner (13.5 ppg),
Ueronica Cleveland (13.4 ppg) and
Anjelica Markray (11.6 ppg). Key
contributors for the Lady Generals were Shandara Hampton (14.2
ppg), Denise Duplechin (13.5 ppg),
Sharolander Ellis (12.4 ppg) and
Darrylneisha Thomas (12.4 ppg).
MacArthur HS
Eisenhower, Nimitz and Aldine
boys’ teams earned post-season
berths, while Nimitz, Eisenhower
and MacArthur girls’ teams qualified
for post-season play.
The Eisenhower boys team won
the 19-5A title with a 14-0 league
record (30-4 season mark), while
Nimitz finished second with a 10-4
league record (16-10 for the season)
and Aldine placed third with a 10-4
league mark (20-9 for the season).
All three teams were eliminated in
the first round of the playoffs.
Key contributors for the Eagles were
Ella Ellis (15.3 points per game
(ppg)), Christopher McDuffie (15.2
ppg), Darius Goff (14.5 ppg), Jazmon Reynolds (13.3 ppg) and Ry-
MacArthur Senior High players who signed were: Jarvis
McQueen (West Texas A&M) and Vital Osegueda (Henderson
State (Ark.)).
Ray Evans named head football coach at Eisenhower High
The Aldine ISD Board of Education recently named Ray Evans as head football coach
at Eisenhower Senior High School.
Nimitz HS
Nimitz Senior High players who signed were: Michael Thomas (Stanford University), Michael Ogbevoen (Murray State),
Ray’Anthony Long (University of Buffalo), Marshall Lloyd (University of Central Arkansas) and Thaddeus Wesley (Prairie View
A&M University).
Evans served as the team’s defensive
coordinator before being elevated
to head coach.
The Texas A&I (now Texas A&MKingsville) graduate has 30 years of
coaching experience. He previously
served as a head coach at Lee High
School in HISD from 1994-2000
and at Yates High School from
During his coaching tenure, Evans
has served as an assistant coach at
Bellaire High School, Lamar High
School, Westbury High School, West
Oso High School (Corpus Christi)
and Corpus Christi Moody High
In 2004, Evans was named the Houston Texans’ High School Coach of
the Year and the Coach
of the Year. Additionally, in 2002
and 2003, he was named the District 17-5A Coach of the Year. Evans
is a member of the Greater Houston
Coaches Association and served as
the organization’s director from
2002 to 2003.
“I appreciate the board’s confidence
in me and am looking forward to
leading a fine group of young men,”
Evans said. “We have high expectations for the upcoming season and
we are looking forward to defending our District 19-5A title.”
Eisenhower high school’s new
head coach, Ray Evans.
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Business Partnerships
Join our current
business partners
A-1 Glass & Mirror
ABC 13
Abitibi Recycling Corp
Academic Enrichment Learning
Academy North Freeway
Academy Willowbrook
Acres Home Center
Acres Home Public Library
Adams Sites
AIG Valic
Airline Improvement District
Airport Express
Alaskan Snow Cones
Aldine Bender Auto
Aldine Child Development Center
Aldine Pathfinder Scouting District
Aldine Public Library
Aldine Y.O.U.T.H
All Awards
AMC 24 Deerbrook
American Bureau of Shipping
Anti-Smoking Campaign
Art Institute of Boston
Atascazoo Animal Hospital
Autozone Bingle
B&M Trash Hauling
Baker Blackie Machine Works
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Barnes and Noble Champions
Be An Angel Fund Inc.
Beasley Tire Service
Bell Towing
Best Buy West Road
Better Business Bureau
Education Foundation
Bill Miller / Personal
Boy Scouts of
Boys and
Girls Scouts Explorer
Memorial Park
Brother’s Pizza
Burger King
Little York @
Hwy. 59
Burger King W.
Cajun Stuff
Candy Land Day
Canino Produce
Capital One
Aldine Westfield
Capital One Bank
Career Educators
Carrington Tours
Catalyst Rx, a
Healthextras Company
Catholic Charities
CCD Ventures
Cellular Unlimited Talk
CEVA Logistics
Eis Edveuryconae’stBuisoinenss
Becoming a
Business Partner
Tell me about Aldine ISD.
Aldine ISD has approximately 59,000 students. Eighty-one
percent are economically disadvantaged and 24 percent (mobility rate) move from one campus to another or to another district
during the course of the school year.
Tell me about the quality of Aldine’s education
Aldine was the winner of the 2006 Texas Award for Performance
Excellence and has earned seven Recognized ratings
for academic achievement from the Texas Education
Agency, and was one of five national finalists for the
Broad Prize for Urban Education in 2004 and 2005.
Considering the demographics and quality of
Aldine’s educational program, is there a need
for business partnerships?
Absolutely. Aldine needs additional assistance to help all of
our students perform at the same academic levels as students from more affluent communities. Business partners
help Aldine neutralize the impact of poverty and mobility.
From Aldine’s point of view, education is everyone’s business.
How can businesses help Aldine ISD remain a
high performing school district and continue
to improve in the delivery of educational services?
Many campuses express the need for mentors, tutors, assistance with special projects, Texas Scholars and Career Day
presenters, and assistance with school supplies.
How can our company get involved?
Contact any principal or Ben G. Wilson, assistant superintendent of community and governmental relations, at
281-985-6202 or send an E-mail to [email protected].
Dr. Wanda Bamberg
Aldine ISD
Superintendent of Schools
Chase Bank Downtown
Chase Bank W. Little York
Chic-Fil-A Deerbrook
Chick-Fil-A Spring
Chick-Fil-A Willowbrook
Children’s Museum of Houston
Churches Chicken W. Little York
Cici’s Pizza FM1960 @ Jones
CiCi’s Pizza Greenspoint Mall
CiCi’s Pizza Hwy 249 @ Antoine
City of Houston
Collision King Auto Center
Columbus College of Art
Comfort Inn & Suites
Community of Christ Church
Compass Bank Atascocita
Component Sales and Service
Continental Airlines
Cracker Barrel North Freeway
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Dairy Queen Aldine Bender
Davis Food City
Deerbrook Forest Chrysler Jeep
Denny’s West Road
Discount Tires Eastex Freeway
Doctor’s Hospital (Parkway)
Dollar General Greens Road
Dollar Tree West Road
Domino’s Pizza Greenspoint
Double Tree Hotel IAH
Downtown Aquarium
Dream Starters
Dreamzone365, Inc.
Driscoll Place Apartments
E. F. & Associates
Eagle Global Logistics
Eagle Tire & Auto Service
Early Initiatives Group
East Aldine Management District
El Paso Corp.
Empress Shipping
EMRJ Marketing, LLC
Enterprise Products
Eraser Dust
Euphone DJ Services
Exxon Mobil
EZ Party
Fallbrook Church
Family Dollar
Famsa Furniture Store
Farmer’s Insurance Carlos Diaz Agency
Farmers Insurance A.T. Turner Agency
Fiesta Mart #11
Fiesta Mart #28
Fiesta Mart #41
Fiesta Mart #9
Financial Capital Mortgage
Firestone Humble
Firestone W. Little York
Firestone West Rd.
First Service Credit Union
First Southwest Company
First Stop
Fluor Corporation Foundation
FMA Alliance, Ltd.
FMC Technologies
Food City Aldine Mail Route
Frost Bank
Fry’s 10241
Future Group World Cricket Premiere
G. Ian Smith III, CPA
G. Pillai - CPA
Gallery Furniture
Garnett Aviation
Gayla Corporation
GEN X Uniforms
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Genesys Works
GFI Leasing CityView
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
GleanKing Janitoral Services
Gloria Jean’s Coffee
Go Go Gomez
Godfathers Pizza
Gotcha Kovered
Great Time Skate
Greater Commission Missonary
Baptist Church
Greater Inwood Partnership
Greenspoint Mall
Greenspoint Management District
Grimes Bakery
Gulf States Financial Services
Gulf States Toyota
H.E.B. Treschwig
H.E.B. Windfern
Harris County ESD #1
Harris County Library (Aldine Branch)
Harris County Sheriff’s Department
HBB Piano Studio
Hess Corporation
High Meadows Branch Library
Hilda’s Deccoraciones
Holiday Inn Houston IAH
Holy Bears Inc.
Home Depot West Rd.
Houston Airport System
Houston Astros
Houston Bar Association
Houston Chronicle
Houston Food Bank
Houston Police Department
Houston Rockets
Houston TaeKwonDo Academy
Hughes Christensen Product
Humble Family Skate
I. Scott Lidji & Associates Law Office
Institute for International
Education - Houston Office
Intercoastal Paint
Intergrated Airline Services
InvesTex Credit Union
ITT Technical Institute
J.C.’s Office Solutions
J.L. Trucking
J&B Technologies
Jack-in-the-Box Airline
Jack-in-the-Box JFK
Jack-in-the-Box Will Clayton Pkwy.
Jason’s Deli Humble
Jed’s Ace Home Center
Jesse Jones Park
Jet Machine Works
JMW Productions
JohnHenry’s BBQ
Jose’ Morales
Joslin Construction
Junior Achievement
Kansas City Art Institute
Keller Williams Realty
Kid’s and Play
Child Development Center
Kings and Queens Barber & Beauty
Kroger Aldine Mail Route
Kroger Gift Services
Laguna College of Art and Design
Larry’s Photos &
Video Graduate Photos
Business Partnerships
For more information
on student internship
programs, call Franklin
Higgins Director of
career and technical
education, at
Partnership with Toys for Tots, The Hand Center
brings smiles to hundreds at Black Elementary
The Hand Center, in partnership with Toys for Tots,
brightened the holidays for more than 700 students at
Black Elementary by donating and handing out hundreds of toys during a campus visit in December.
Black Elementary students waiting to get their toys.
Black Elementary benefited
from a $25,000 donation from
Dr. Michael Brown and employees of the Hand Center.
Dr. Michael Brown and wife
Rachel take part in Toys for
Tots event at Black Elementary.
The Hand Center’s founder, Dr.
Michael Brown, and his staff raised
$25,000 toward the purchase of the
“Black Elementary students were
very grateful for the visit and all that
they received from the generous
people at the The Hand Center and
Toys for Tots,” recalled Ana Buentello, assistant principal at Black
Elementary. “It was a very exciting
time for our students because each
and every student received at least
one toy, if not more.”
Buentello said the sizable donation
included educational games and
books that will help reinforce at
home the skills students are learning at school. Sadly, Buentello said,
many students come from homes
where families are struggling economically. State figures show that
93 percent of Black’s students are
economically disadvantaged and 90
percent are at risk of dropping out.
“Some of our students are homeless, run short of food and do not
have electricity, so this truly was a
blessing,” Buentello said.
The charitable effort began with a
letter from Principal Lori Garcia to
John Campbell with Toys for Tots.
Garcia said she was hoping for a donation of 50 toys, but Campbell paid
a visit to the campus and decided 50
toys were not enough.
“He asked one student what gift he
was hoping to receive, and the boy
answered that he wanted a spoon because his family didn’t have one,” Garcia remembered. “Mr. Campbell was
so touched by that response that he
said he would make sure all students
received a gift and promised to continue a partnership with our school.”
Garcia said she is grateful to Campbell for connecting her with a partnership that may benefit Black’s students for years to come.
“We are very pleased to have Toys
for Tots and The Hand Center supporting us as we work to prepare
our students with the skills they will
need for the future.”
Congressman Gene
Green and Stephens
Congressman Gene Green
and Johnson Elementary
Congressman Gene Green recently visited Johnson Elementary.
The Be An Angel Foundation
and Dunn Elementary
Congressman Gene Green recently visited Stephens Elementary.
The Be An Angel Foundation donated $50,173 for
the construction of a new
playground for Dunn Elementary’s special needs students.
Dunn Elementary recently
held a reception to honor the
organization. Be An Angel Executive Director Marti Boone
(third from the left) was
presented with a plaque on
behalf of Dunn Elementary.
Pictured with Boone are (l-r):
Danna Heaton, development
director for Be An Angel, Dr.
Sharon Sterchy, Aldine ISD
program director of physical
education/wellness, Boone,
Pat Leon-Wade, Nimitz area
superintendent, Michael Musters, program director of Be
An Angel and Dunn Elementary principal Terrie Shanchez.
Be An Angel has provided
funding for playgrounds at
Lane School, Johnson Elementary and Black Elementary.
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Business Partnerships
Eis Edveuryconae’stBuisoinenss
Carver High School’s
Business Partners
ITT Technical Institute employees, Leslie Elhai, community relations and Tom Bonesteel, director,
donate their time and talents as business partners to Carver High School.
Law-Max Complete Truck & Trailer Repair is
a business partner with Carver High School.
Pictured are owners Max Martinez, Sr. and
Lawrence Martinez.
Another Carver High business partner is InvesTex Credit Union. Pictured are Jana Anders,
vice-president, and Keith Kearney, CEO.
Houston TaekWonDo Academy / SB&B Business Service’s
Sidney Brewer is a long-time
business partner with Carver
High School.
Karissa Ma of the Susan G.
Komen Foundation of Houston recently spoke to students at Aldine ISD’s Carver
High School.
SNAPP Partners from ExxonMobil
and Calvert Elementary
Calvert SNAPP partners Rick Meidel and Michelle Burchfiel,
recently visited with students Orlando Hernandez, Catherine
Guillen Reyes, Jorden Yang, and Dantay White
Calvert Elementary SNAPP partner Jim Blackwell and student
Charles Vaughn recently shared lunch together on a sunny day
at the Aldine ISD elementary school.
Calvert Elementary SNAPP partner Mark Broughton and student Eduardo Ramirez recently enjoyed lunch together at the
AISD school.
Calvert Elementary SNAPP partner Kimberly Dunn recently
shared lunch and a laugh with students at the school.
Laser Quest
Law Offices of Mari Gianukos
Lawemax Truck & Trailer Repair
Le Petite Bistro
Legacy Homes
Lennar Homes
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Liberty Tax Service
Little Angels Day Care
Little Angels of Praise
Little Ceasar’s Pizza W. Little York
Living Word Fellowship Church
LMS Group
Lone Star College Kingwood
Lone Star College- North Harris
LoneStar College- Tomball campus
Loxanna Photography
Luby’s W. Greens
Luby’s Eastex Frwy.
Luby’s N. Shepherd
Lucia & Cesar Diaz / Personal
Luna’s Mexican Restaurant Greenspoint
Lupe Tortilla
M&J Customs
Mac Haik Chrysler
Mac Haik Dodge
Mac Jr. Steel Erectors
Main Street Theater
McCullough Kwik Air & Heating
McDonald’s Aldine Westfield
McDonald’s Aldine Bender
McDonald’s Greens Rd.
McDonald’s Kenswick
McDonald’s P-3 Enterprise
McDonald’s W. Mt. Houston
McDonald’s West Rd.
MD Anderson
Me and My Pals Portraits
Melcon Vending
Menzies Aviation Group
Mercer Arboretum
Mex. Institute of Greater Houston
Mexitali Pizzeria
Mid-Town Lounge
Mine Beads & More
Mission Greenspoint
Mister Carwash
Monterey’s Little Mexico Edgebrook
Monterey’s Little Mexico Restaurants
Moore College of Art
Mrs.Bairds Bread
MRT Auto & Diesel Repair
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
North Houston Bank
North Houston Greenspoint Chamber
North Park Baptist Church
North Star Interests, L.C.
Northside Karate
Nu Faith Community United
Methodist Church
O W Wiley Mortuary
Oaks Christan Church
Office Depot Westroad
Office Max Humble
Pan Riko
Panda Express
Panera Bread
Panhandle Energy
Papa John’s Aldine Westfield @ 1960
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Papa John’s West Rd.
Papas Seafood House North Freeway
Pappasitos North Freeway
Pepsi Bottling Group
Pheido Advertising
Phillip Townsend Associates
Phoenix Fasteners
Photo Plus
Pier One
Pizza Hut Humble
Popeyes Chicken
Pozada Restaurant
Princinct 1 Constable’s Office
Print Mailers
Producer’s Cooperative Association
Progress Art Group, Inc. - Art Festival
RAM Winch and Hoist
Randalls Food Market Kingwood
Real Estate Resource
Reasoning Mind
Recycle Rewards
Rice University
Riskbytes, Inc.
Ronnie & Cathy Matthews, LTD.
Ross Dress for Less
Ryan Drilling
Ryland Homes
SAFE Kids Greater Houston
Sales Agent
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
Sam Houston State University
Sam’s Club Humble
Sam’s Club Richey Rd.
Sam’s Club Willowbrook
Saturn of North Houston
SB&B Business Service
Schilling Robotics
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Shell Oil
Sheraton North Houston
Shipley Do-Nuts Aldine Westfield @1960
Showcase Awards
Smart Financial Bank
SMFA, Boston
SMI Manufacturing, Inc.
Snowflake Donuts
Sonic Drive-In Crossroads
Sonic Drive-In Hwy. 59 @ Little York
Sonic Drive-In Inwood Area
Sonic Drive-In Torrey Square
Sonic Drive-In W. Mt. Houston
Southern Dental Heights
Southern Floral
Southwest Teachers Supply
Special Olympics
Starbucks Coffee Hwy. 249 @ Antoine
Starbucks Coffee North Frwy. @West Rd.
T B & D Services
T-Mobile N. Houston Rosslyn
Taco Bell
Taco Cabana
Tatoo Your Ride
Texan Pontiac GMC Buick
Texans Together
Texas A&M University
Texas Children’s Health Plan Inc.
Texas Department
of Rehabilitation Services
Texas Executive Women
Texas Road House
The AXA Group
The Bimmer Workshop
Business Partnerships
For more information
on student internship
programs, call Robert
Thomas program
director of business/
education partnerships,
at 281-985-7230.
Partnership between Aldine ISD, Rodeo
has been very, very good for AISD students
Since 1990, more than 200 Aldine ISD students (205 to be exact) have realized their
dream of attending college thanks to the school district’s partnership with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Through the Rodeo’s Go Texan
Scholarship program, the 205 AISD
graduating seniors have received
$1.628,510 in college scholarships
and thanks to the commercial success
the Rodeo has enjoyed year-to-year,
future AISD students will also benefit
as scholarships have increased from
$12,000 to $15,000.
“We value our partnership with
Aldine and their counselors and
financial aid specialists have been
especially helpful in promoting the
program,” said Mike Nathanson,
who serves as an administrator for
the Rodeo’s office of educational
programs. “From Mike Hardy’s era to
Twiana Collier (program directors of
student financial aid), the professionals in Aldine ISD make it a mission
to see their students are competitive
and take advantage of all the opportunities available to them. It’s a pleasure to work with the district and see
their outstanding students reap the
rewards of Rodeo scholarships that
can be life-changing.”
The Rodeo has been providing college scholarships since 1957, but in
1990 it expanded its Metropolitan
Program to include school districts
that were contiguous to Houston
ISD, which included Aldine, Klein
and Spring. Community members
in the three school districts formed
their own sub-committee and named
it the Aldine-Spring-Klein Metropolitan Go Texan Committee.
The committee is made up of 35
badged committemen and other
volunteers who live or work in the
geographical boundaries of Aldine,
Spring and Klein. Each year, the committee is responsible for hosting various fundraisers, which promote the
awareness of the Rodeo and raise
funds for the parent organization.
The Rodeo in turn awards a variety of
scholarships and other educational
programs to deserving students in
the three school districts.
According to Nathanson, Rodeo
scholarships are awarded according
to a number of programs, including
Metropolitan, Opportunity, and Art.
She added that Aldine ISD is allocated nine scholarships in the Metropolitan program, while students in
the three school districts contend for
56 more scholarships in other areas.
Scholarship recipients are chosen
on the basis of academics, leadership, community service and financial need. Students who apply for
a Metropolitan scholarship must
submit their application to their
school counselors and a scholarship
selection committee at that school
nominates a maximum of eight students to represent that high school
to compete for the Metropolitan
scholarship. Each participating high
school is guaranteed a minimum of
one Metropolitan winner, provided
it has one eligible applicant. Large
school districts such as Aldine that
have more than two high schools are
also allocated pro rata scholarships,
which means a high school may have
more than one Metropolitan winner.
Members of the Aldine-Spring-Klein
Go Texan Committee, who use a
strict set of standards and scoring
sheets devised by the Rodeo, interview applicants in Aldine, Spring and
Following is the number of scholarships graduates of AISD’s six high
schools have received since 1990:
Aldine Senior High, 60; Eisenhower
Senior High, 42; MacArthur Senior
High, 49; Nimitz Senior High, 28;
Carver Senior High 22; and Hall Center for Education, 3.
“We also value the partnership we
have developed with the Metro Go
Texan Committee and support them
by participating in scholarship fundraisers that benefit Aldine’s students,”
said Dr. Wanda Bamberg, superintendent of schools. “The Rodeo’s financial support for education, not only
in Aldine but throughout the metropolitan area, has had a life changing
impact on many young people.”
International company selects
school close to home for partnership
The Children’s Museum of Houston
The Hand Center
The Mexican Consulate’s Office
The Visualization Program
Tin Star Jewelry
Total Construction Inspections
Trinity Training and Development
Triten Corporation
Tuttle Development Co.
U.S. Army of Engineers
Universal Essentials Gymnastics
University of Houston
University of Houston-Downtown
University of Phoenix
Univision Radio
Verizon Wireless
Vincent Gonzales Restoration
Visible Changes West Oaks Mall
Wachovia Bank Greenspoint
Wal-Mart #1279
Wal-Mart #4298
Wal-Mart Store #1837
Walgreens Treschwig
Walgreens West Road
Washington Group International
Washington Mutual Bank Klein Forest
Washington Mutual Stuebner Airline
WaterWise Water Smart
Wendy’s North Frwy. @ West Rd.
What-A-Burger #324
What-A-Burger #601
White Flamingo Restaurant
Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance
Wurth Adams
YMCA - Greenspoint
Young Audiences of Houston
Zimmermann & Jansen
Zio’s Italian Restaurant
AXA Equitable and
Plummer Middle
Houston based FMC Technologies, a manufacturer of technology and equipment for the
oilfield service industry and other industries, has formed a partnership with Aldine ISD’s
Plummer Middle School to strengthen the school’s math and science curriculum.
The partnership was announced during the February regular meeting of
Aldine ISD’s Board of Education.
At the meeting, Peter Kinnear, president and CEO of FMC Technologies,
presented a check for $25,000 to
Plummer’s principal, Isaac Carrier.
“We are using this donation to purchase six electronic projectors for
our science labs, and have the projectors networked with other data
lines ,” said Carrier. “We’re also
purchasing portable Smart Boards
to be used to enhance math instruction. These tools cannot take
the place of good teachers, but are
instructional aids that will give our
teachers additional ways to reach
Carrier added that the donation is
just the beginning.
“We really talked more about the
company providing tutors after
school and assistance in the classroom than about donations,” recalled Carrier. “We are both interested in a long-term relationship,
and we have a mutual interest in
improving math and science scores
for our students and the workforce
of the future,” Carrier added.
In announcing the partnership to
FMC’s employees in the company’s
newsletter, Kinnear stated that one
of the core principles of FMC Technologies is to serve as a solid corporate citizen.
“This means embedding community
involvement into our company’s
culture and working to contribute
to the communities in which we
operate,” Kinnear stated. “FMC
Technologies makes this commitment not only because it is the right
thing to do, but because healthier
communities encourage a broader
base of talent to guide our company
in the future; and foster community
support that can indirectly help us
achieve our business goals.”
Kinnear ended his message to employees with a request.
“I ask that each of you consider volunteering your time and skills to
Plummer Middle School or another
school in your community. There
is no better feeling than knowing
you’ve made a positive impact on a
child’s life.”
Peter Kinnear (right), president and CEO of FMC Technologies, presented a check for $25,000 to Plummer’s principal, Isaac Carrier.
Steven Jackson, of AXA Equitable, is pictured with life
skills students at Plummer
Middle School after he donated watches to the students.
InvesTex Credit Union
and Vines EC/PK
Pictured are perfect attendance winners at Vines EC/
PK Center and the new bikes
they received from InvesTex
Credit Union for having
perfect attendance during
the first semester. Pictured
with their bikes are (l-r):
Asia Knight, Emily Lechuga,
Jonathan Marquez and Jaden
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Noticias de Aldine
Descubra las últimas noticias, eventos y mucho más sobre las escuelas de Aldine.
superan los $174,000 en la feria del campo y exposición ganadera de ffa
Por tercer año consecutivo, se estableció un nuevo récord de ventas en
la 49o feria de los Futuros Granjeros de América (conocido por las siglas
en inglés FFA) de AISD, celebrada el 8 de febrero en el Centro M.O. Campbell. Miembros de la comunidad comprometieron $174,479 a diversos
proyectos, rebasando la cifra del año pasado por $54,000. El dinero recaudado por los alumnos es de ellos para pagar sus estudios universitarios o financiar sus futuros proyectos de FFA. Ashlee Palermo figura en
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la foto con su novillo, el gran campeón.
Rindieron honor a Jones y Kujawa
por sus años de servicio en AISD
Mead asume liderazgo del Consejo
Escolar de Aldine
Marine Jones entrega el
martillo a Steve Mead quien
asumió liderazgo del Consejo
Escolar de AISD en diciembre
de 2007. La Dra. Viola M. García será vicepresidenta, Dr.
Alton Smith será secretario
y Rose Ávalos será subsecretaria. Rick Ogden, Merlin
Griggs y Marine Jones serán
12 Festival Infantil de Música
13-19Sem. Nacional de las Bibliotecas
15 Reunión del Consejo Escolar
26 Lotería a Escuelas Imán, MOC
20 Reunión del Consejo Escolar
26 Día de Conmemoración a
los Caídos en Guerra
30 Último día de clases
30 Ceremonias de Graduación:
Escuela Lane, 5:30 p.m.
MacArthur, 7:30 p.m.
31 Ceremonias de Graduación:
Secundaria Nimitz, 8 a.m.
Secundaria Carver, 10:30 a.m.
Secundaria Aldine, 12:30 p.m.
Secundaria Nocturna Hall, 3 p.m.
Secundaria Eisenhower, 5 p.m.
2 Días para recuperar el
tiempo perdido por tiempo
10 Reunión del Consejo Escolar
La visión de Aldine:
Formar a los
Mejores del País
Nuestra Misión
Existimos para preparar académicamente y socialmente a cada
alumno ser un:
• Pensador crítico;
• Solucionista de problemas; y
• Ciudadano responsable y
El Consejo Escolar de AISD le rindió honor a A.W. Jones, antiguo miembro del
consejo escolar, y a Nadine Kujawa, antigua superintendenta de escuelas, al votar
por unanimidad a ponerles sus nombres a unos centros educativos durante la
reunión del consejo en febrero.
El Centro Educativo A.W. Jones albergará las nuevas escuelas ubicadas en las calles Lee Road y Forest
Point. Las escuelas serán conocidas
como la Escuela Primaria A.W. Jones
y el Colegio A.W. Jones Para Párvulos de Prekinder. Jones fue miembro del consejo escolar durante
30 años. Mientras tanto el Centro
Educativo Nadine Kujawa albergará
la Escuela Primaria Aldine, la cual
se renombró Escuela Primaria Nadine Kujawa, y el nuevo colegio de
desarrollo de la infancia temprana
ubicado en la calle Fallbrook, el
cual se le puso el nombre Colegio Nadine Kujawa Para Párvulos
de Prekinder. Kujawa sirvió en el
AISD durante 42 años en diversos
cargos: docente, subdirectora, directora, directora de recursos humanos, vicesuperintendenta. Las
nuevas escuelas abrirán a partir del
año escolar 2008-09.
Jones se jubiló del consejo escolar
en diciembre de 2006. Durante sus
años de servicio, Jones ocupó todos
los cargos del consejo y presidió
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Nadine Kujawa y su marido Harry.
A.W. Jones y su esposa Bettie.
Discurso sobre el estado del AISD
La Superintendenta Dra. Bamberg recordó el año lectivo 2006-07, los objetivos del
año actual, y para los años venideros durante un desayuno, celebrado el 11 de enero
en el Hotel Sheraton Norte de Houston.
Aparte del personal de administración del AISD, casi 350 socios empresariales, líderes gubernamentales y miembros de la comunidad
acudieron al acontecimiento.
Fue la primer vez que la Dra. Wanda Bamberg pronunció un discurso sobre el estado del AISD como
superintendenta. En diciembre de
2006, el Consejo Escolar la eligió
para suceder a Nadine Kujawa.
Bamberg le recordó a la audiencia que la visión de AISD continúa
siendo la misma: formar los mejores alumnos del país, ayudarles
obtener becas universitarias y conseguir los mejores empleos.
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AISD, finalista para
Galardón a la
Excelencia Educativa
de H-E-B
El galardón celebra y reconoce la aportación de profesionales de las escuelas
Si es elegido el ganador en la categoría de distritos escolares grandes,
AISD recibirá $100,000 de H-E-B.
Los otros finalistas en la categoría
de distritos escolares grandes son
Round Rock, Kerrville, Condado de
Aransas y McAllen.
Oficiales de H-E-B e incluso miembros de la comunidad de Aldine
visitaron a AISD el 11 de marzo. Durante su visita, la Superintendenta
Dra. Wanda Bamberg les habló de
la visión del AISD. Además, el grupo visitó a dos escuelas secundarias:
una escuela de bajo rendimiento y
una escuela seleccionada por el distrito escolar. El propósito de la visita era para determinar la capacidad
sistémica del distrito escolar para
brindar una educación de calidad
en términos de su organización,
procesos y el plan de estudios.
Al ser nombrado un finalista, AISD
recibió un cheque de $5,000, el cual
se le entregó a la Dra. Bamberg durante su visita.
Concebido en 2002, los Galardones
a la Excelencia Educativa de H-E-B
son diseñados para honra a destacados sistemas escolares públicas
y profesionales y agradecerles su
dedicación. A través del programa,
H-E-B rinde homenaje a educadores,
directores de administración y distritos escolares que hacen un esfuerzo
excepcional cada día para servir a los
alumnos de sus comunidades y motivan a otros a hacer lo mismo.
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Escuela y Comunidad
El Diputado Gene
Green leyó un
cuento a un grupo
de escolares en la
Escuela Primaria
Discurso sobre el estado del AISD
Padres y Apoderados:
El año escolar 2007-2008 va pasando rápidamente, y toda la
plantilla de AISD ha estado trabajando diligentemente para hacer
todo lo posible para asegurar el
éxito de los alumnos. En febrero,
se inició la temporada de pruebas. Nuestros resultados hasta
ahora han sido satisfactorios. En
la primera aplicación de la Prueba
de Conocimientos y Aptitudes de
Tejas (conocida por las siglas en
inglés TAKS), los alumnos de tercer grado sacaron 91 por ciento,
los de quinto grado sacaron 77
por ciento y los de octavo grado
sacaron 92 por ciento. Este es el
primer año que los alumnos tiene que aprobar las secciones sobre lingüística y matemáticas de
la TAKS para aprobar el curso y
ascender al grado 9o, y estamos
muy contentos con sus primeros
esfuerzos. Claro, alumnos de tercer grado desde hace un tiempo
han tenido que aprobar estas secciones de la TAKS. Felicidades a
todos los alumnos que tuvieron
éxito; tengo un alto concepto
de los esfuerzos de la plantilla
docente y los padres quienes ayudaron a sus hijos lograr el éxito
Ahora, directores y docentes están trabajando con alumnos que
necesitan otra oportunidad para
aprobar la sección lingüística.
Datos demuestran que la mayoría
de los alumnos tienen éxito en la
segunda aplicación de la prueba.
Siempre me encanta difundir
los logros del AISD. En enero, el
AISD fue nombrado un finalista
para el Galardón a la Excelencia
Educativa de H-E-B. El ganador,
el cual se anunciará a principios
de mayo, recibirá un premio monetario de $100,000.
El Centro Nacional Para la Transformación de Escuelas Urbanas
(CNTEU) nombró a la Escuela
Secundaria MacArthur una de 11
escuelas ganadores del Galardón
a la Excelencia en la Educación
Urbana. Las escuelas ganadoras
presentarán sus estrategias para el
éxito durante el simposio de CNTEU en San Diego. La Secundaria
Carver, la cual fue una finalista, e
incluso el AISD—sólo uno de cuatro distritos escolares por todo el
país—también han sido invitados
a presentar sus estrategias.
Por supuesto, nada de esto hubiera sido posible sin su apoyo
y por ayudar a sus hijos en sus
estudios. Por favor sigan pidiéndoles que hagan su mejor esfuerzo el resto del año. Estamos en
la última recta del año lectivo, y
deseamos que cada alumno termine el año con éxito.
Gracias por su apoyo este año.
Dra. Wanda Bamberg
Superintendenta de Escuelas
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Agregó que la misión del AISD también sigue siendo la misma: preparar
a todos los alumnos académicamente y socialmente; formar pensadores
críticos, solucionistas de problemas
y ciudadanos responsables y productivos.
Bamberg también compartió datos
demográficos con el público. AISD
tiene una matrícula actual de más
de 60,000 alumnos y un 79.9 por
ciento provienen de familias de bajos recursos. La composición étnica
del AISD es diversa: 64 por ciento
latinoamericana, 30.5 por ciento
afroamericana, 3.6 por ciento anglosajona, 1.8 por ciento asiática y 0.1
por ciento americana nativa.
Aunque la composición étnica del
AISD es muy diferente del resto del
estado, sus escolares siguen satisfaciendo o sobrepasando el puntaje
promedio estatal en los requisitos
académicos. Bamberg brindó información pormenorizada sobre la
puntuación del examen estatal que
incluye cinco secciones: lingüística,
matemáticas, ciencias, estudios sociales y escritura.
También compartió un sinfín de
logros académicos del año escolar
2006-07, los cuales incluyeron tener
ocho escuelas recibir la clasificación
de “Ejemplar” de la Agencia de Educación de Tejas mientras otras 29
escuelas recibieron la clasificación
de “Reconocida.” Y doce escuelas
imán fueron reconocidas por sus
programas ejemplares. Además,
otras cuatro escuelas imán fueron
nombradas Escuelas Imán de Excelencia y 11 fueron nombradas
Escuelas Imán de Distinción. Incluso la Escuela Primaria Aldine y
la Escuela Secundaria Eisenhower
fueron reconocidas por la Organización del Bachillerato Internacional
como colegios mundiales del Bachillerato Internacional.
Otros logros incluyeron:
• 16 colegios nombrados en la Lista de
las Mejores Escuelas de la revista Texas
• Según un estudio elaborado por la Universidad de Texas A y M, la Universidad
Prairie View A y M, y la Universidad de
Beloit, AISD ocupa el segundo lugar en
la clasificación de los sistemas educativos de los grandes distritos escolares del
estado que tiene más éxito educando a
alumnos afroamericanos y tercer lugar
educando a latinoamericanos; y la
• Academia Anderson, y las escuelas pri-
La foto capta a Bamberg hablando acertadamente durante su
primer discurso sobre el estado del AISD como superintendenta de escuelas.
marias Mendel, Oleson, y Stephens figuraron en el Cuadro de Honor de Just
For The Kids.
Bamberg también habló sobre el
plan del AISD para mejorar la conducta de los alumnos. Durante el
año lectivo 2006-07 se perfeccionó
la estructura del plan; aún queda
trabajo por hacer pero éste ha tenido mucho éxito desde su inicio. Ha
habido una disminución de 6 por
ciento del índice de incidencia y
una disminución de 20 por ciento
en interrupciones en la aula.
Dijo estar orgullosa del objetivo de
mejorar el vínculo escuela-padrecomunidad brindando un entorno
acogedor. Un grupo consultivo ha
elaborado el Perfil del Padre de
AISD—un padre participativo, ligado a la comunidad educativa y con
fuerte lazos con sus hijos.
También proporcionó un resumen del
año fiscal. AISD tiene la séptima tasa
impositiva más baja entre los 22 grandes distritos escolares del Condado de
Harris. Informó cómo el AISD adquiere
fondos a nivel local, estatal y federal.
Bamberg además dio un resumen
de cómo el AISD reparte sus fondos.
Un 68.4 por ciento es para los gastos
educativos del AISD, mientras 13.6
por ciento son asignados para las
operaciones del AISD, 6.3 por ciento
para el apoyo de servicios estudiantiles, 6.2 por ciento para directores
escolares y 2.7 por ciento para la administración central.
Bamberg concluyó su discurso mirando hacia el futuro. Agradeció a la
comunidad por ayudar aprobar el referéndum sobre bonos escolares por
$365 millones en 2007. Los bonos
permitirán al AISD a edificar cuatro
colegios para párvulos de prekinder,
dos escuelas primarias, dos escuelas
intermedias, dos escuelas medias,
una escuela de noveno grado, y una
escuela secundaria; éstas abrirán en
los próximos seis años.
Además, los bonos permitirán a
AISD a construir un nuevo centro
de servicios de transportes escolares al norte del distrito escolar, renovar varios edificios e instalaciones
incluyendo refectorios, laboratorios
científicos, aulas de arte, coro y salas de orquesta y escuelas imán.
Los bonos ayudarán manejar el crecimiento que se prevé para AISD,
especialmente al norte, en los años
venideros. Hacia el año 2010, AISD
tendrá más de 63,000 de alumnos y
hacia 2013 habrá 80 escuelas.
Agregó que AISD estará listo para
afrontar los retos del futuro, los
cuales incluyen satisfacer las necesidades educativas de cada alumno,
brindando un educación de calidad
dentro de su estructura financiera y
satisfacer las necesidades de una población creciente y cambiante.
Rindieron honor
a Jones y Kujawa
por sus años de
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varios comités, más de una vez.
También ha sido un líder comunitario de muchos años y funcionario,
ha sido destinatario de numerosos
galardones al servicio y reconocido
por su trabajo con los menos privilegiados. Jones es un graduado de la
Escuela Secundaria Carver y todos
sus siete hijos son graduados de las
escuelas secundarias MacArthur y
Nimitz. Jones y su esposa Bettie han
dejado sus huellas en la comunidad
de Aldine como dueños de negocios, modelos a imitar y ciudadanos
“Me han conferido un gran honor a
mí y mi familia,” Jones dijo. “No serví en el consejo escolar para que le
pusieran mi nombra a una escuela,
pero sí me siento muy honrado.”
Kujawa también creció en Aldine y
se convirtió en la primera superintendenta femenina del AISD. Ella
sucedió al Superintendente M.B.
“Sonny” Donaldson tras su jubilación en junio de 2001. También es
la primera persona quien se graduó
de AISD (se graduó de la Escuela
Secundaria Aldine) a convertirse
en superintendente. Kujawa, quien
emprendió su carrera en AISD en
1962, sirvió seis años como superintendenta de escuelas. En 2006, fue
nombrada Superintendenta del Año
por el Centro de Servicios Educativos de la Región 4. Fue elegida entre 54 superintendentes en la área
de Houston y fue una de cinco finalistas para el título Superintendente
del Año del Estado de Tejas. Kujawa
y su marido Harry han apoyado a
los alumnos de Aldine en muchos
acontecimientos extraescolares y
deportivos; los dos han invertido
mucho tiempo, dinero y alma en las
vidas de los alumnos y el personal
de Aldine.
“Esto sin duda es un honor y una
sorpresa,” Kujawa dijo. “Le agradezco al consejo escolar y a los tres antiguos superintendentes (W.W. Thorne, M.O. Campbell y M.B. “Sonny”
Donaldson) y nuestra superintendenta actual, la Dra. Bamberg, con
quienes trabajé durante muchos
años. Esto es algo que yo y mi familia conservará y que por mucho
tiempo nos enorgullecerá.”
Cuatro antiguos superintendentes de AISD figuran en la
foto con la Superintendenta
Dra. Wanda Bamberg (izq.).
Reuniéndose con Bamberg
durante la reunión del Consejo Escolar el 12 de febrero
fueron (izq. a der.): W.W.
Thorne, quien sirvió durante
los años 1958-73; M.O. Campbell, quien sirvió durante
los años 1973-86; Kujawa,
quien sirvió durante los
años 2001-07; y Donaldson,
quien sirvió durante los años
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Requisitos para
el ascenso de
grado y la graduación
El Distrito Escolar de Aldine
quiere asegurar que los padres y
apoderados (tutores) se mantengan al corriente de los requisitos
para que sus hijos se gradúen y
puedan participar (caminar para
recibir su diploma) con su promoción (clase) en sus respectivas
ceremonias de graduación. Además, los padres también necesitan
tener al corriente los requisitos
para aprobar el grado y ascender
al próximo curso.
Teniendo esto presente, Noticias
de Aldine publicará los requisitos
en cada edición.
Nivel de Secundaria
Para graduarse (recibir su bachillerato o diploma) y poder
participar en las ceremonias de
graduación, los alumnos tienen
que cumplir con los siguientes requisitos estatales y de AlSD:
• Terminar todos los trabajos
para las clases necesarios para
la graduación.
• Obtener o lograr el número de
créditos académicos necesarios.
• Aprobar todas las secciones
de la prueba TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and
Skills; es la evaluación de Texas
sobre los conocimientos y aptitudes), nivel de egreso.
El nivel de egreso de TAKS incluye cuatro asignaturas (materias):
inglés (lingüística), matemática,
ciencia y estudios sociales. Los
alumnos se presentan al examen nivel de egreso TAKS en la
primarvera de su penúltimo año
de secundaria (11o grado). Los
alumnos tendrán varias oportunidades para aprobar todas
las asignaturas de la prueba. Al
aprobar todas las secciones de
la prueba, los alumnos habrán
satisfecho el requisito de aprobar
todas las secciones de TAKS para
poder graduarse y participar en la
ceremonia de graduación con su
promoción. Una lista completa de
los requisitos para la graduación
se puede encontrar en el Guía de
Planificación para la Secundaria o
en la oficina de orientación en la
escuela secundaria.
Nivel de Primaria (Grados:
Kinder a 4o)
Los alumnos tienen que lograr
un promedio de 70 ó mejor en la
lectura y matemática para poder
aprobar cada curso (grado) en la
Además, los alumnos de tercer
grado tienen que aprobar la sección de la lectura del examen
TAKS para poder aprobar el curso y ser elegible para ascender al
próximo grado.
Niveles Intermedios y Medios
(Grados: 5o a 8o)
Los alumnos tienen que lograr un
promedio de 70 ó mejor en las
asignaturas de inglés (lingüística), lectura, matemática, ciencia
y estudios sociales para poder
aprobar el curso y ascender al
próximo grado.
Además, los alumnos de quinto
grado tienen que aprobar las secciones de lectura y matemática de
la prueba TAKS para ascender al
próximo grado.
Escuela y Comunidad
El material gráfico
de Destine Holmes,
alumna de la Escuela
Media Teague, será
exhibido en el Hospital
Infantil de Texas.
Secundaria MacArthur gana el GEEU
Calendario Escolar de
Fue una de 11 escuelas ganadoras del Galardón a la Excelencia en la Educación Urbana.
Más bajo lea las fechas claves para
el año lectivo.
El Centro Nacional Para la Transformación de Escuelas Urbanas
(CNTEU) de la Universidad Estatal
de San Diego, reconoce a escuelas
urbanas de nivel media y secundaria por su profunda dedicación
para brindar una educación de alta
Hubo 70 escuelas solicitantes de
todo el país. Después de una visita
a las 20 finalistas por miembros del
CNTEU, las 11 ganadoras fueron
seleccionadas. Todas las escuelas
ganadoras serán reconocidas durante el simposio del CNTEU en
San Diego los días 8 y 9 de mayo.
Se les pidió a todas las escuelas
solicitantes a satisfacer 11 criterios rigurosos, incluyendo la alta
competencia de los alumnos, la
estipulación de progreso anual
adecuado a la Ley Ningún Niño
Rezagado, la alta asistencia escolar,
y bajos índices de expulsión temporal. Además, las escuelas deben
• 15 de agosto
Día de formación profesional
• 18-22 de agosto
Días de formación profesional
• 25 de agosto
Primer día de clases
• 1o de septiembre
Día del Trabajo (feriado)
• 10 de octubre
Día de formación profesional
(no hay clases)
• 13 de octubre
Día de la Raza
• 26-28 de noviembre
Día de Acción de Gracias
• 22 de dic.-2 de ene.
Vacaciones de pleno invierno
• 15 de enero
Fin del primer semestre
(95 días de instrucción)
• 16 de enero
Día de formación profesional
(no hay clases)
• 19 de enero
Día de Martin Luther King Jr.
• 20 de enero
Inicio del segundo semestre
• 16 de febrero
Día de los Presidentes de EU
• 16-20 de marzo
Vacaciones de primavera
• 10 de abril
Viernes Santo
• 13 de abril
Día de formación profesional
(no hay clases)
• 25 de mayo
Día de Conmemoración a los
Caídos en Guerra (feriado)
• 4 de junio
Último día de instrucción
• 5 de junio
Día de formación profesional
haber logrado el éxito académico
con todos los grupos étnicos y socioeconómicos, haber tenido una
mayoría de alumnos provenientes
de familias de bajos ingresos, y una
política matricular no selectiva.
Además, las escuelas demostraron
más indicadores de éxito, incluyendo galardones a la excelencia, altos
porcentajes de alumnos en cursos
avanzados, y altos índices de graduación. Cada escuela ganadora
debe demostrar un entorno lleno
de instrucción rigurosa y contagiosa, además de tener vínculos positivos entre los alumnos, la facultad,
y los padres.
“Este reconocimiento dice algo de
la escuela, nuestro equipo vertical
y el distrito escolar. Creemos que
los alumnos tendrán éxito,” dijo
Nancy Blackwell, directora de la
Escuela Secundaria MacArthur. “Es
importante tomar todo en cuenta.
Ponemos en práctica los objetivos
de instrucción y usamos la instrucción interactiva. Observamos datos
y fomentamos el pensamiento crítico propositivo y creativo. Las áreas
de estudio, actividades cocurriculares y extracurriculares, la organización y tener una comunidad de
apoyo son esenciales para brindar
una educación de calidad.”
Las escuelas ganadoras recibirán
un premio monetario de $1,000 y
una pancarta para su escuela. Además de un álbum conmemorativo,
recibirán un perfil en el sitio Web
del CNTEU, y se les pagará el viaje
y la inscripción será gratuita para
dos personas al simposio. También
presentarán sus estrategias para el
éxito durante el simposio.
La Secundaria Carver fue una de
las 20 finalistas para el galardón y
también recibió una visita del personal del CNTEU.
Para más información, visite www. en el Internet.
Oficina de Relaciones Públicas de AISD gana varios premios
De las ocho categorías que compitió, recibió un premio Mejor en Categoría, seis
Estrellas de Oro y dos de plata durante la Conferencia de la Asociación de Relaciones Públicas de la Escuela Tejana, celebrada en febrero en el Hotel Gallería Westin.
El calendario recibió una Estrella
de Oro y ganó el premio Mejor en
Categoría (mejor en todo el estado) entre los distritos escolares
con 30,000 o más alumnos.
También recibió Estrellas de Oro
en la categoría de folleto (Umbrella); categoría de afiche (Referéndum Sobre Bonos Escolares de
AISD y Referéndum Sobre Bonos
Escolares de AISD: Ubicación de
Urnas); categoría de no parlantes
de inglés (Guía Informativa del Referéndum Sobre los Bonos Escolares y Referéndum Sobre los Bonos
Escolares: Ubicación de las Urnas);
y categoría de calendario (Calendario de Acontecimientos de AISD
Para 2006-07 ).
Las Estrellas de Plata se otorgaron
en la categoría de folleto (Guía Informativa del Referéndum Sobre
Bonos Escolares) y en la categoría
de informe anual (Informe Anual de
AISD, 2005-06).
La oficina consta de Ben Wilson,
subsuperintendente de relaciones
comunitarias y gubernamentales;
Mike Keeney, director de relaciones públicas; Leticia Fehling, subdirectora de relaciones públicas;
Chris Labod, grafista; y Lori Losoya, secretaria.
Feria de Campo y Exposición Ganadera
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“No podemos agradecer suficiente
a nuestra comunidad de Aldine por
el gran apoyo que brindó a nuestros
alumnos,” dijo Franklin Higgins,
director de orientación vocacional/
profesional y educación técnica de
AISD. “Cada año la comunidad rebasa lo que ha aportado el año anterior. Los resultados de este año son
simplemente extraordinarios. Tuvimos éxito con la exposición porque
tanta gente y grupos hicieron un
esfuerzo especial por apoyar a nuestros alumnos como compradores.”
Gran Campeones
Ashlee Palermo
Amanda Ruscher
Ashlee Palermo
Jennifer Weikel
Keely Culp
Adrianne Alewine Beca Novillo
Grupo First Construction
Grupo de la Superintendenta
W.G. Burchfield & Bro.
Grupo Vertical de Nimitz
AXA Equitable
Servicios Financieros de UBS
Grupo Vertical de Nimitz
Evelyn Manning
Beca Cerdo
Grupo Vertical de Eisenhower
El Equipo Houston de Jostens
Kristie Rocha
Cody Cloniger Pavo
Grupo Compradores de Aldine
Horticultura Grupo Compradores de Aldine
Gran Campeones de Reserva
Blake Clement
Blake Clement
Breanna Wade Cordero
Grupo de la Superintendenta
First Southwest Company
Horticultura Kidd Pipeline & Specialties, Inc. $3,000
Chris Viser
Rhoyal Pickersgill Cerdo
Devin Miller Pava
Grupo Vertical de Eisenhower $11,500
Grupo Vertical de Nimitz
Beasley Tire Service, Inc.
Lorenia Rodríguez Chivo
AXA Equitable
Hanna Eilan
Republic Central Realty, Inc.
Si es necesario cancelar toda actividad educativa por tiempo inclemente, los días para recuperar
el tiempo perdido serán el 26 de
nov., 22 de dic., 16 de feb. y 5 de
El Distrito Escolar de Aldine ofrece programas vocacionales y
ténicos en educación agrícola, estudios de comercio, orientación profesional y vocacional, estudios de hogar y gestión
(consumo), estudios de la tecnología en la salud, formación
para hotelería y servicios, educación en mercadeo, educación
técnica, formación de oficio, y preparación para tecnología
industrial. La admisión a estos programas se basa en la habilidad, interés, nivel de grado y tamaño de la clase. Es la poítica
del Distrito Escolar de Aldine el no discriminar en base de
raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo o discapacidad en
sus programas vocacionales, servicios o actividades tal como
exige el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según
enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas Educacionales de
1972; y el Artículo 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973,
según enmienda. El Distrito Escolar de Aldine observa todos los
principios de igualdad en el empleo tal como exigen el Título
VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda;
el Título IX de las Enmiendas de Educación de 1972, según
enmienda; la Ley Contra Discriminación Por Razón de Edad
de 1975, según enmienda; y el Artículo 504 de la Ley de
Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda. El Distrito Escolar
de Aldine tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la
falta de destrezas en el idioma inglés no sea una barrera para
la admisión y participación en todos los programas educacionales y vocacionales. Para más información sobre sus derechos o el sistema de trámite de quejas, pongase en contacto
con la Coordinadora de Título IX, al Dr. Archie Blanson, vice
superintendente de AISD, 14910 Aldine Westfield Road, o llámele por teléfono al (281)985-6318 y/o comuníquese con la
Coordinadora del Artículo 504, Dr. Charlotte J. Davis, directora
de orientación, asistencia psicopedagógica y de estudiantes en
riesgo de la deserción escolar de AISD, 14909 Aldine Westfield
Road, o llamele por teléfono al (281)985-6472.
Aldine ISD no discrimina contra personas en base de raza,
religión, origen nacional, edad, sexo, discapacidad, y estado
económico o falta de destrezas en el idioma inglés en el
empleo, promoción o programas educacionales. Cualquier
queja o agravio que no se puede resolver al nivel escolar
por el director/a, puede ser sometida por escrito al Dr. Archie
Blanson, vice superintendente de AISD, 14910 Aldine Westfield
Road, Houston, TX 77032.
Noticias de Aldine
Primavera 2008
Página 4
Escuela y Comunidad
Realineamiento por UIL reúne a AISD y HISD
La Liga Interescolástica Universitaria realineó a los distritos del estado a principios del año.
La realineación reunirá al AISD y el
Distrito Escolar de Humble. Los viejos rivales constarán el nuevo Distrito 19-5A a partir del año escolar
2008-09. El nuevo distrito constará
de las escuelas secundarias Aldine,
Eisenhower, MacArthur y Nimitz;
incluso las escuelas secundarias
Humble, Kingwood y Atascocita del
Distrito Escolar de Humble.
Será la primera vez desde el año
1999-2000 que AISD y el Distrito Escolar de Humble competirán juntos
en actividades extracurriculares.
El Distrito Escolar de Spring Branch,
el distrito gemelo de AISD que lleva
ocho años en el Distrito 19-5A, fue
realineado en el Distrito 18-5A,
junto con tres escuelas del Distrito
Escolar de Alief y la Escuela Preparatoria Strake Jesuit.
secundaria aldine
La escuela tuvo varios jugadores de fútbol americano que ficharon por
universidades: Daniel Campbell quien irá a la Universidad Sureña de
California, Darron Thomas irá a la Universidad de Oregón, Demitrius
Dugur irá a la Universidad Northwestern, Tyson Williams y Denarius
Marshall irán a la Universidad del Oeste de Tejas A y M, Anthony Lewis
irá a la Universidad de Houston, y Patrick Hebert y Dominic Tate irán a
Ventura Junior College (centro universitario) en California.
Por segundo año consecutivo, el equipo de animadoras de la Escuela Secundaria Nimitz ganó el título nacional de la Competición Nacional de CheerUSA, la cual se celebró recientemente en Galveston.
El equipo compitió en la división varsity y consiguieron 658 puntos de unos posibles 700. Además
de ganar el título nacional, el equipo terminó en
primer lugar en la competición de coreografía.
Secundaria Eisenhower
La escuela tuvo muchos jugadores de fútbol americano que ficharon
por universidades: Chris Dennis irá a la Universidad Cornell, Darius Willis irá a la Universidad de Búfalo en Nueva York, C. Dunn irá a Grambling College (centro universitario); Willie Hubbard y Evan Cotter irán a
Edward Waters College, Brandon Owens irá a la Universidad de Texas A
y M en Kingsville, y Rod Davis irá a la Universidad de Texas A y M. Davis
figura en la Lista de los 100 Mejores Jugadores del Houston Chronicle.
El Director de Deportes Deon Samuel le entregó
a Karson Applin un certificado de reconocimiento por ocupar el séptimo lugar en el Encuentro
Estatal de Natación Clasificación 5A en Austin en
febrero. Compitió en los 100m braza. Asiste a la Secundaria Carver y nada para el equipo de natación
de la Secundaria Eisenhower. Los dos figuran (der.)
en la foto con Lois Marsh, su entrenadora natación,
y su madre Loretta.
Seis equipos de baloncesto disfrutan exitosa temporada
Tres equipos femeninas y tres equipos masculinos llegaron a los playoffs durante la
temporada de básquetbol 2007-08.
medio de puntos por partido (PPP)],
Christopher McDuffie, Darius Goff,
Jazmon Reynolds y Rymon Gómez.
Los jugadores principales para los
Pumas fueron Gary Cox (14.7 PPP),
Ellante Jackson, Dailon Wilson, Grice Marion, Delfonte Damond y Kerry
McClanahan. Los jugadores principales de los Potros fueron Brandon
Williams (17.9 PPP), Donald Boston,
David Boston, Isiah Archie y Benjamin Neal.
En los equipos femeninos, Nimitz y
Eisenhower empataron para el título
del Distrito 19-5A con récords idénticos de 13-1 en la liga. Nimitz terminó
con un récord de 28-7 para la temporada, mientras Eisenhower terminó
con un récord de 24-7. MacArthur
terminó tercero en la liga con un
récord de 9-5 (15-11 para la temporada). Nimitz ganó su primera ronda
de los playoffs antes de ser eliminado en la segunda ronda, mientras
que Eisenhower y MacArthur fueron
eliminados en la primera ronda de
los playoffs.
Las jugadoras principales de las Pumas fueron Brittany Griner (27.9
PPP), Chrishauna Parker y Jessica
Diamond. Las jugadoras principales
de las Águilas fueron Clarissa Moore
(16.4 PPP), Chuynna Turner, Ueronica Cleveland y Anjelica Markray. Las
jugadores principales de las Generales fueron Shandara Hampton (14.2
PPP), Denise Duplechin, Sharolander Ellis y Darrylneisha Thomas.
Secundaria MacArthur
Los equipos femeninas de Nimitz,
Eisenhower y MacArthur consiguieron lugares en la postemporada
mientras los equipos masculinas de
Eisenhower, Nimitz y Aldine lograron lugares.
El equipo masculino de Eisenhower
ganó el título del Distrito 19-5A con
un récord de 14-0 en la liga (30-4
para la temporada), mientras que
Nimitz ocupó el segundo lugar con
un récord de 10-4 en la liga (16-10
para la temporada) y Aldine terminó
en tercero con un récord de 10-4 en
la liga (20-9 para la temporada). Los
tres equipos fueron eliminados en
la primera ronda de los playoffs.
Los jugadores principales de los
Águilas fueron Ella Ellis [15.3 pro-
La escuela tuvo dos jugadores de fútbol americano que ficharon por universidades: Jarvis McQueen irá a la Universidad del Oeste de Texas A y M
y Vital Osegueda irá a la Universidad Estatal Henderson en Arkansas.
Evans nombrado entrenador principal de Eisenhower
El Consejo Escolar de Aldine recientemente nombró a Ray Evans al puesto para la
escuela secundaria.
Secundaria Nimitz
La escuela tuvo cinco jugadores de fútbol americano que ficharon por
universidades: Michael Thomas irá a la Universidad Stanford, Michael
Ogbevoen irá a la Universidad Estatal Murray, Ray’Anthony Long irá a
la Universidad de Búfalo, Marshall Lloyd irá a la Universidad Central de
Arkansas y Thaddeus Wesley irá a la Universidad Prairie View A y M.
Evans fue el coordinador defensivo
del equipo antes de ascender a entrenador principal.
Evans, quien se recibió de la Universidad de Tejas A e I (ahora conocida como la Universidad de Texas
A y M-Kingsville), tiene 30 años de
experiencia. Anteriormente fue el
entrenador principal de la Secundaria Lee en HISD durante los años
1994-2000 y en la Secundaria Yates
durante los años 2001-2004.
Él ha servido de entrenador auxiliar
de varias secundarias: Bellaire, Lamar, Westbury, West Oso (en Corpus
Christi) y Corpus Christi Moody.
En 2004, los Tejanos de Houston y
el sitio Web nombraron a
Evans el mejor entrenador del año.
Además, en 2002 y 2003, fue nombrado entrenador del año del Distrito 17-5A. Evans es un miembro de
la Asociación de Entrenadores de
Houston y sirvió de director de la
misma desde 2002 a 2003.
“Agradezco la confianza que el consejo escolar tiene en mí y tengo
muchas ganas de capitanear a este
grupo de jóvenes talentosos,” Evans
dijo. “Las expectativas que tenemos
son altas para la próxima temporada y tenemos muchas ganas de
defender nuestro título del Distrito
Evans, el nuevo entrenador
principal de Eisenhower.

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