The latest education briefs.
Galveston County school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey will be eligible for special consideration when it comes to their accountability scores, according to the Texas Education Agency.
Samuel Brody, a professor of marine sciences at Texas A&M University-Galveston, was recently named one of the system’s regent professors for the 2015-16 year by the Texas A&M University Board of Regents.
In honor of Charles “Chick” G. and Frances M. Dibrell, the Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust awarded Galveston College Foundation $150,000 for the Universal Access 21st Century Scholarship program, which benefits every eligible Galveston high school graduate with funds to pursue an associate’s degree or certification at Galveston College.
Maureen E. Schwerdtfeger Gaido is known for helping to promote the island’s oleander, she was the creator of Galveston’s National Oleander Society.
The academic success of every student in the La Marque Independent School District is extremely important to the members of the LMISD family. Our children receive the best education when dedicated parents and teachers work as a team. It is the parents’ support, involvement and commitment to education as well as a teacher’s ability to impart the necessary knowledge and skills in children that inspire them to do their absolute best. Student daily attendance and arrival to school on time are key components to a child’s academic success. It is the expectation of La Marque ISD that all students are “on time and present in every period of every day” and that they take advantage of the learning opportunities provided by our top-notched group of teaching professionals that have committed themselves to the achievement and success of all students.
The U.S. Air Force Band of the West’s jazz band, Dimensions in Blue, will perform a free jazz concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the COM Learning Resource Center, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.
Band programs in Dickinson ISD are an important and successful part of the fine arts offerings at the secondary level.
The McAdams Junior High bands are consistently recognized with high honors at music performances, while the Dickinson High School band has competed at the UIL State Marching Contest many times, including five state championships while in the 4A division. The band has also earned the Sweepstakes Award for more than 30 years during concert season in honor of top scores in both concert and sight-reading performances.
The Santa Fe Texas Education Foundation Fall Gala raises funds for innovative educational materials that benefit the public school students in Santa Fe ISD. The Fall Gala is expected to raise over $60,000. Attendees will have the option of donating funds to support particular classroom projects. Along with raising funds that will enhance instruction, the Foundation recognizes an outstanding community leader each year. Mr. Joe Kelly Tombrella, from the Santa Fe High School class of 1944, will be honored.
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” — Steve Jobs
This food for thought is just one of the inspirational quotes on display in Ball High School’s recently renovated cafeteria.
Bring the kids and have some fun as University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Film and Speaker Series presents the box-office hit “Minions” at 7 p.m. Friday in the Student Services and Classroom Building Lecture Hall, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.