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Field Day March 8th

Donations & Volunteers needed for Field Day

 

Please consider helping our students have an awesome Field Day. All donations are much appreciated and therefore the quantities listed are just a suggestion. Please deliver donations to the front office at drop off or pickup on your selected date or any day prior to Field Day, March 8th.

 

Reminder: Volunteers must be VIPs approved.  Please check in at the front office upon arrival.
Thank-you so much to our Amazing DeBakey Families!

 

Please click on the link below to go directly to SignUpGenius for volunteer and donation needs:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094DAFAC2CA2FE3-field

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#FixSchoolFinance

DeBakey families:  The attached was sent by HISD Superintendant to provide information about school finance.

 

 

Dear Friends:

The 86th Texas Legislative Session is underway, and school finance reform is the top priority in Austin. For years, HISD and school communities across Texas have urged state lawmakers to fix school finance. We’ve been building momentum since HISD started paying recapture several years ago, but we need the support of our community to keep the conversation at the forefront.

HISD has created a #FixSchoolFinance toolkit  (as an online resource for supporters like you to learn more about the current school finance system and why immediate change is needed at the state level. The #FixSchoolFinance toolkit gives you access to the key decisionmakers in Austin. You can email, call and tweet state lawmakers directly from the toolkit.

You can access the toolkit online at https://www.houstonisd.org/FixSchoolFinance.

It is time to fix school finance. Please make sure your voices are heard in Austin.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

 


Grenita F. Lathan, Ph.D.
HISD Interim Superintendent

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National Honor Society

The National Honor Society at DeBakey held a ceremony on January 28th where 45 juniors were inducted as new members.  Congratulations to all of the students joining the NHS this year!

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

National Honor Society creates enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulates desire to serve the school and community, promotes leadership, and develops character. NHS participates in many activities such as collecting for the needy, raising money for scholarships and activities for charities. A 3.75 cumulative GPA after the first semester of the student’s sophomore year and teacher recommendations are required to join.

Applications are available to eligible students by February 1.  Students that make it to the NHS will be inducted in their Junior Year.