We LOVE sharing good news! Here are our Alief Points of Pride this week:
- Kerr High School and Alief Early College High School have been recognized as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools, a distinction that is rare for two schools in the same school district. Only five high schools in Texas were named Blue Ribbon schools, and the Alief ISD high schools are the only high schools in southeast Texas to earn this recognition. The National Blue Ribbon Program honors schools that have either consistently high performing students or students who have greatly improved their achievement to high levels.
- Alief ISD Scholar Athletes of the month are Osasu Iyawe (Elsik High School football) and Camryn Lam (Taylor High School tennis). Students were chosen based on their academic and athletic achievements.
- Four students and two teachers from O'Donnell Middle School's STEM Program and Robotics Team participated in what's become known as the Student Innovation Challenge at the recent TASA/TASB Convention. This challenge allowed our student team to address global challenges. The TASA/TASB Convention is the Texas premier education convention.
- Alief ISD schools, departments and programs will be recognized throughout the school year for their exceptional websites. Martin Elementary School, Budewig Intermediate School, Olle Middle School and Elsik High School were the first recipients of the Alief ISD Distinguished Web Award.
- Kerr High School graduates were recognized with top honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference this summer. Dara Hall, Harrison Do and Hong Nguyen received national recognition in Digital Graphics Design and in Business Law.
- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed September 20 as Delores "Dee" Jones Day. Dee Jones, who is the Alief ISD Business & Community Partnerships Coordinator, was also honored by City Council Member Mike Knox.