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  • SCHS offers financial literacy classes for students

    Posted by Public Communications on 2/3/2020

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    Summer Creek High School is offering Financial Literacy sessions to SCHS students during their SCHOOL of CHOICE time. They also added a gift card to attendees as incentive.

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  • KHS Innovation Summit

    Posted by Robin McAdams on 9/24/2019

    We are proud of the partnership and support of our industry leaders and the Humble ISD Curriculum and Instruction team.

     

    Kingwood High School held it's first Innovation Summit, where business leaders worked with teachers to develop authentic learning opportunities for students.

     

    "At Kingwood HS, we see ourselves as designers of learning experiences versus creators of lesson plans," said Principal Michael Nasra. "The First Annual Innovation Summit was a unique professional learning and team building event as we explored the topic of authentic learning experiences."

     

    KHS staff worked with the following industry partners: Insperity, Alder Midstream LLC, Alexander Ryan Marine & Safety, and CGTV Production.

     

    "This summit challenged us to find ways to connect industry to the learning experience to create more meaningful and authentic experiences for our students," said Nasra. "We are proud of the partnership and support of our industry leaders and the Humble ISD Curriculum and Instruction team."

     

    Twenty-four KHS teachers participated in the event and their culminating project will be showcased at a banquet on April 22 at KHS.

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  • Work-Based Learning featured in "Inspiring Moments"

    Posted by Public Communications on 5/20/2019

    Work Based Learning Team The Humble ISD Work-Based Learning program provides students with job coaching so that they can learn skills to become employed in the community. The “Inspiring Moments” video that was shown at the May 14 Board Meeting introduces us to students who are maximizing their potential in the workplace, along with the business partners who contribute to their success.  

     

    At the Board Meeting, those who participated in the video were honored. Pictured from left are Board President Charles Cunningham, student Richard Cabrera, owner of Sullivan’s Advanced Paint & Body Danny Sullivan, owner of Chick-Fil-A at Fall Creek Duane Johnston, student Chris DeLeon and his mother, Miriam Cruz, Transition Coordinator Geralyn Sullivan, owner of McDonald’s in Kingwood Laura Casey, student Lindsey Stiglets and her mother, Lisa Dempsey, and Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen.

     

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  • WCE students design products for the future

    Posted by PCO on 5/13/2019

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    Pictured above from left to right are Willow Creek Elementary students Brooke Altic, Avery Huff, Stanley Cheatham and Lexi Sluder. 

    Willow Creek Elementary fifth-grade students received Honorable Mention in the Toshiba ExploraVision science competition. Out of the 32 entries submitted, nine of their teams received Honorable Mention.

     

    ExploraVision is a science competition, where K-12 students work in groups to simulate real research and development. Students are challenged to solve real-world problems and envision futuristic technology that will help solve those problems.

     

    During this project, students used all six Humble ISD Portrait of a Graduate competencies: Personally Responsible, Leader and Collaborator, Critical Thinker, Creative Innovator, Global Citizen, and Communicator.

     

    Students were placed into groups based on similar interests. Once groups were determined the students spent class time working on their research questions and developing their own futuristic product. Students met with topic experts and professors from Rice University and the University of Houston, scientists via Skype and Kingwood Park High School Students Helping Veterans: Big Heroes, Tiny Homes.

     

    “Having the Tiny Homes students discuss their project was monumental for our students,” Jill Weller, Willow Creek fifth-grade teacher, said. “The high school students were able to depict how their project started and the entire process of developing their ideas, designing, building and pitching their idea to community members.”

     

    Inspired by the high school students, the fifth-graders were motivated to research and create their own solution to real-world problems. Students had the opportunity to visit The Humble Makers shop during the project. The local business served as a makerspace for the students. Students were able to witness how products are designed and printed using 3D machines.

     

    “I enjoyed watching the students present their projects during our Open House,” Nancy Pinkerton, Willow Creek Elementary Assistant Principal, said. “It was a powerful moment to see them speak passionately about their research and the work they had completed.”

     

    The students are excited about more opportunities to share what they have learned during this project. They are already discussing helping next year’s fifth-grade class with their ExploraVision projects on late arrival days.

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    Pictured above from left to right are Willow Creek Elementary students, Will Weller and Camryn Hicks. Not pictured are Henry Chesser and Lila Borum. 

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  • SCHS celebrates senior signing day

    Posted by PCO on 4/26/2019

     Senior Signing Day 2019


    Summer Creek High School held Senior Signing Day to celebrate over 300 students who have decided to continue their education through college, military, or trade school. Students and parents filled the Performing Arts Center to watch their seniors walk on stage to declare in front of their peers and family members that they have decided to continue their education. Student names were called individually by Summer Creek High School principal, Brent McDonald.


    Each Summer Creek senior who declared they were attending college, trade school, or joining the military received a yard sign with their school or military branch. At the end of the event, the seniors left over 300 signed college yard signs in the front of their campus to let the community know that they are proud to continue their education after high school graduation.

     

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  • Middle School Librarians bring Battle of the Books!

    Posted by ROBIN MCADAMS on 4/12/2019

     Battle of the Books

     

    Humble ISD middle school librarians bring Battle of the Books, a national voluntary reading incentive program, to the district. Battle of the Books encourages students in grades 3-12 to read books and have fun while competing with peers. Students from Atascocita, Creekwood, Humble, and Riverwood middle schools created teams to compete at the Battle of the Books Final Competition, held at 10 a.m. on April 6, at Atascocita Middle School, 18810 West Lake Houston Parkway.


    Preparation for the competition began Summer of 2018 when librarians Alisa Cancino (Creekwood Middle School), Brooke King (Atascocita Middle School) and Lesley Nickelson (Riverwood Middle School) joined forces to create an event that their students would enjoy. 

    The librarians worked with the Teen Librarians from the Atascocita and Kingwood branches of the Harris County Public Library. Darla Pruitt and Lauren Richards helped the planning committee by creating the book list, selecting competition questions, and assisting in judging the competition.


    The students participating began preparing for the final competition in October. The teams were required to read 15 specific books. Once teams received the book list they could divide the books amongst their teammates and conquer the reading. Students read their books and met to discuss the books before school, during lunch, and even after school some days.


    During the competition, teams will participate in a Family Feud-like challenge, where teams can earn points by answering questions about the books they have read. The students will compete in several rounds against different teams. The two teams with the highest points will compete in the final Book Battle. Other than encouraging literacy the competition also gives students the chance to experience the spirit of competition, teamwork, and to meet new friends.


    "It has been exciting to see our middle school students so thrilled about reading and books," King said. "They are excited to compete against other schools. I hope this spirit of friendly competition and love of reading spreads to more students next year." 

     

    The team that wins the final round will receive a trophy that will stay at their campus until the 2020 Battle of the Books. Students will also have a chance to win awards for best team spirit, best team name, best dressed and runner up. 

    “I hope this contest shows that reading is still alive in middle school," Nickelson said. “Students still appreciate books and want to read.”

     

    The event has received generous support from the following vendors: Follet School Solutions; Riverwood Middle School parents; Material Wonders; Custom Built Awards; Scholastic Books; Debra Sewell, Atascocita High School Librarian; Harris County Public Library; PermaBound; Overdrive; and Children's Plus Inc. 


    The leaders are hopeful that all middle schools will participate next year and that the event will continue to grow. 

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  • NBE Teacher featured on CW39 for creative flexible seating

    Posted by Public Communications on 8/10/2017

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    North Belt Elementary teacher Jotina Buck transformed her second grade room into a flexible seating zone, ditching traditional chairs and desks for a variety of seating choices. There's everything from yoga balls to swivel chairs, all to create an enhanced learning environment.

    "I know that all children can learn, but it's our responsibility to ensure that we have a classroom climate and an environment that yields to each learning style," Buck said.

    Buck calls the room makeover a community effort, and she says Humble ISD administrators have been supportive. See the CW39 video.

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  • Kids are Moving in the Mornings at Maplebrook

    Posted by Public Communications on 2/1/2017

    MBE-97772145.jpg Maplebrook PE Teacher Darla Tinelli has kids up and Moving in the Morning before school. Students can go to the track as soon as they check in with their grade level teacher and get a Moving in the Morning card. They get to the track by 7:40 wearing tennis shoes and their Moving in the Morning card. First and second graders run on Tuesday mornings, and third-fifth graders run on Thursday mornings. They start the day off with a little exercise to get their bodies moving and their minds thinking!

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  • Requiring students to register for college

    Posted by Robin McAdams on 2/1/2017

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    Kudos to Summer Creek High School teachers Leland Dunomes (Math), Michael Hicky (Math) and Stacy Kee (AVID) for making their students to register with Lone Star Mobile Go and creating their Lone Star accounts.

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  • Thanks to Lowe's, Valspar, AMS PTA for the AMS Library facelift!

    Posted by Public Communications on 11/7/2016

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    Thanks to Lowe's of Atascocita, Valspar Paints, and the Atascocita Middle School PTA, the AMS Library (aka Westerfeld Learning Center) has a fresh new look.

    David Guajardo, manager of Lowe's, and Kathy Smith, Paint Department Manager, with a crew of 10 employees helped AMS Librarian Brooke King and PTA volunteers paint the entire library. Gregg Parks from Valspar Paints donated 10 gallons and the AMS PTA funded the rest of the project.

    Painting the library is one phase of the updates occurring in the library. "We want a modern learning center where the students want to read, work collaboratively on projects, or just relax," said King.

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