Kelly Clarkston, a seventh-grade math teacher at Park View (and a University of Arkansas graduate), hog-ties Park View Principal Rob Hasson (a Houston Cougar) into participating in a "Hog Call" with her students.
Cowboys Give It That Old College Cry
Judging by each and every door at Park View Intermediate on Friday, it was easy to see that the Cowboys just adore college.
Park View observed the end of College Week with a door decorating contest, a wide assortment of college garb, posters, drawings -- and even an impromptu Arkansas Razorback "Hog-Call" in the hallway.
Decorating judges from the Pasadena ISD central office were greeted by a loud "Sooie!" as they approached Kelly Clarkston's seventh-grade math class while making the rounds of the school.
Clarkston graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2000. Her students spilled into the hall for a "Hog-Call" that easily picked up the vocal support of Park View Principal Rob Hasson, who briefly ignored his University of Houston roots to pitch in a slew of "Sooies."
First place in the decorating contest went to adjacent seventh-grade reading teachers Brandi Johnson, Amy Aruch and Donna Rossini, who collaborated on a Houston Cougar theme.
Second place went to Clarkston's Razorback display.
Third place went to sixth-grade art teacher Hilda Cantu's class for its University of Houston display.
Pasadena ISD judges were Linda Fletcher, the district's Executive Director of Fine Arts; Assistant Athletic Director Pam Tevis; and Athletic Department Secretary Liz Tolleson.
Here come the judges: From the right, Liz Tolleson, Athletic Department secretary; Pam Tevis, Assistant Athletic Director; and Linda Fletcher, Executive Director for Fine Arts. On the left, Park View Assistant Principal Jamie Lusk and Principal Rob Hasson.
Collaborating on a display for their alma mater, UH-Clear Lake, are the teachers of Room 33: Patricia Ramos, Jennifer Summerlin and Wendy Ham.
Part of the winning display: Seventh-grade reading teacher Brandi Johnson and contributing students Phillip Cardenas and Kallysta Harris.
Seventh-grade math teacher Kelly Clarkston and her second-place exhibit, with student contributors Sabrina Hernandez, Alejandro Lopez, Vanessa Leija and Odalis Garcia.