Hello DeBakey Families,
Here are some important notes about the last week of the school year, May 26th – 29th.


Senior Students 

Tuesday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 27th, between 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, have been designated as the days and times for senior students to return their laptops and submit their check out sheet to receive their caps & gowns.  All textbooks should have been returned May 18-22.   If you have lost textbooks or library books, please make those payments online at and bring your printed receipt to clear your records.   All your textbooks, technology, and check out sheet indicating clearance must be completed and submitted in order to pick up your cap and gown.  Please arrive no later than 2:45 PM.

Students in Grades 9-11

Students in grades 9-11 should have returned all textbooks to school last week May 18 – 22.   Students in Grades 9-11 who are returning to DeBakey High School for the 2020-2021 school year may keep their laptops.   Students who are withdrawing from DeBakey High School and will not be attending summer school must return their laptops Thursday, May 28th between 8:00 AM – 2:45 PM.  Students permanent records will not be released until all textbook and laptop records are clear.

Summer School

Students who were not successful in one or more courses during the 2019-2020 school year should plan to attend virtual summer between June 8 – July 2.  If students do not complete the required courses this summer, their transfer to DeBakey will be cancelled.

Verification of Enrollment Forms for Driver’s Licenses

Students needing VOE forms should email Mrs. Patricia Perez (


All items from the lockers that have not been picked up will be placed in school storage until August 2020.

Campus Closure
After June 8th, DeBakey HS will be closed for the remainder of the summer.

Please contact us at (713) 741-2410 if you have any questions.





Thank you DeBakey HSHP teachers for all of your hard work and dedication to our children.

We truly appreciate you!

– DeBakey PTO



CONGRATULATIONS to Students, Staff, and Parents!

Out of 24,000 schools in 50 states:

We are #1 in Houston

We are #1 in Houston Metro Area

We are #4 in Texas

We are #11 Stem

We are #15 Magnet

We are #29 in the Nation

Give yourself “a hand and a pat on the back”!

Check out  Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions in the US News and World Report for Best High Schools:


I hope you are doing well and keeping safe.  We are living in difficult times, but we need to pull ourselves together and work towards the future.  As you all know,we are in a shortage of masks, but our DeBakey Family is helping to make masks for MD Anderson Hospital. If you would like to volunteer to make masks at home or donate material, please email: To make a donation to purchase material to make the masks please click this link to donate via PayPal:
Together we can do it!

Thank You

DeBakey PTO

You and your students are invited to the

NAVIGATE 2020 Virtual Conference and College Fair.

This event will host three days of live-stream expert presentations for students and families

and a concurrent virtual college fair with fully interactive booths.

Students can chat live with college admissions representatives, helping to find fit.

Students and families have lost opportunities in their college search due to COVID-19.

This event is free-of-charge to attendees and is designed to help students and colleges connect safely during the COVID-19 crisis.  The event will be live for three days, packed with informative sessions about the college decision process.  During those three days, students can also browse interactive college fair booths, chatting live with admissions representatives.

After three days of live interactions, this event will remain posted at the event site until the COVID-19 crisis is over.  Students need access to information and this site will remain a robust tool for exploring their options.

We hope you can join us in this important event!  Register soon, space is limited.



Thank you to all those who participated in the virtual PTO meeting last week (April 14th). It was a huge success and very well attended.  The 2020-2021 Approved Board:

Position 2020-2021
President Gulab Singh
VP Fundraiser Ziba Mahra, Thu Trinh Nguyen
VP Volunteers Alexandria Bright Carter
VP Communication Andrea Simon
VP Treasurer Cindy Forgey
Secretary Valerie Barnett
Parliamentarian Vincent Sanders
Unform Chairs Nellie Naidoo and Rosa Vasquez
Membership Chairs Safia Jafri
Homecoming Chair Swamy Irrinki
College Night Chair Graciette Marques-Tavares
Fall Festival Chair Mira Jeong
Field Day Chair Rachel Carleton
Winter Ball Chair  TBA
SDMC Nichole Ake and Nellie Naidoo
Teacher Appreciation Chairs Ziba Mahra, Thu Trinh Nguyen
9th Grade Parent Liaison Nichole Ake
10th Grade Parent Liaison Nichole Ake
11th Grade Parent Liaison Cindy Forgey
12th Grade Parent Liaison Irma Aguilar and Nellie Naidoo
Friends for DeBakey HS  TBA
VolleyBall Chair Nichole Ake
BasketBall Chair Vincent Sanders
Scientific Symposium Chair Nichole Ake
Fish Camp Chair  TBA

If you are interested in filling the open positions please email PTO President at:


Here’s a fun way to Thank our Teachers..

#TeachersCan is an organization supported by several corporations. They are going to give gifts/prizes to teachers to show appreciation. The more nominations, the more likely our teachers are to get picked.
Please click on the link below to nominate your child’s teacher(s).