Special Recognitions - May 2018Honoring the accomplishments of CISD students and staffMay Students of the MonthAriana Gomez (Schochler Elementary) and Board Member Raquel DobbinsAva Mendoza (Cobb Elementary) and Board Vice President Patrick Lacyjoshua Aleman (Crenshaw Elementary) and Board Secretary Steven Dennis
Faith Rodriguez (Hamblen Elementary) and Board President Greg JohnstoneTiana Campbell (Joe Frank Campbell Learning Center) and Board Member Kyle CampbellJustine Haro (Aguirre Junior High) and Board Parliamentarian Keith LiggettChristian Hernandez (McMullan Elementary) and Board Member Raquel DobbinsGisell Cruz (Kolarik Ninth Grade Center) and Board President Greg Johnstone
Track and Field Area and Regional Qualifiers
The Channelview High School Falcon and Lady Falcon track and field teams wrapped up another successful year with athletes advancing to the Area and Regional meets. Qualifying for the area meet were Bernard Childs, in Shot put, Joshua Nash in High Jump, Neiman Thomas in the 400 meter dash, Jada Rachal in Discus, Kennedi Henderson in Shot put, and Angel Daniels in 300 meter Hurdles. From there, Childs, Nash, Rachal and Henderson advanced to the Regional meet.
CHS Wind Ensemble Sweepstakes
For the Channelview High School Band’s Wind Ensemble, this year’s University Interscholastic League competition was a true lesson in how pride and perseverance can lead to great things. After a tragic charter bus crash over Spring Break that critically injured many band members and their director, the students rallied around inspiration from their classmates, the community and a host of others to capture top ratings to earn the UIL Sweepstakes Award. The CHS Wind Ensemble has earned Sweepstakes for the past two years.
Aguirre Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble
Aguirre Junior High’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble also enjoyed the sounds of success as they were University Interscholastic League Sweepstakes Award winners. This is the third year in a row that Aguirre’s Symphonic Band has earned the highest overall award at UIL contest, while the Wind Ensemble has captured the same honors for six consecutive years.
VASE Art State Qualifiers
The works from five of Channelview High School art students was among the best in the Houston area, which is the largest VASE region in the state. During the competition, the students’ artwork was not only displayed, but judges asked the students questions about their compositions, uses of the elements and principles of art. One of the finalists, David Espinoza, receives a certificate from Board President Greg Johnstone. The other qualifiers were Emily Arredondo, George Jiminez, Leslie Montes and Ben-Amin York.
Student leaders from Aguirre Junior High's AVID Program gave a presentation to the Board of Trustees at their May Regular Meeting. The students shared how the program has helped them in academics and in other areas. The students then fielded questions about the program from Board members.