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2013-14 Archived News

Savell, Sledge, McNabb Named to SHHS Teacher Hall of Honor
Posted on 07/30/2014
Tennis coach Eloise Savell, English teacher June Sledge and biology teacher Debbie McNabb will be honored during induction ceremonies during South Houston’s Homecoming Week festivities in October. Savell and Sledge will be honored posthumously.   READ MORE...
Local Petrochemical Company Reps ‘Amazed’ by New Pasadena ISD Career and Technical High School
Posted on 07/28/2014
Albemarle Catalysts Company employees present check for $26,000 and tour new Career and Technical High School.  READ MORE...
Keim, Friend and Caretaker to District Education Icon, Named Recipient of SHHS Alumni Spirit Award
Posted on 07/17/2014
Dennis Keim doesn't remember much about his days as a student library aide at South Houston High School more than four decades ago – except for the grace and Southern charm of the school’s head librarian, Margaret Rose Lodge.  READ MORE...
Beverly Hills Intermediate Presents at National Conference
Posted on 07/07/2014
Beverly Hills Intermediate was honored and selected to give a presentation at the annual National Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, D.C. Get the Story here!  READ MORE...
Pasadena ISD Honors Outstanding Volunteers of the Year
Posted on 07/07/2014
Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees announce the 2014 Volunteers of the Year. Get the story here!  READ MORE...
Savala Sworn in as New Member on Pasadena ISD School Board
Posted on 06/26/2014
Everado “Larry” Savala was sworn in as the newest board member for the district, filling a spot vacated by Jerry Ross Speer, who resigned after serving on the board for 14 years.  READ MORE...
Lacamu, Stallings Named Principals of the Year
Posted on 06/25/2014
Angela Stallings and Jill Lacamu have been named the 2014 Pasadena ISD Principals of the Year and were recognized at a Region 4 ceremony in Houston.   READ MORE...
Video: Heidi Butcher Takes Exploratory Trip to New Zealand to Watch Whales in the Wild
Posted on 06/19/2014
Heidi Butcher, a secondary biology teacher at Sam Rayburn High School, traded the scorching Texas heat to take a trip below the equator and study marine life in Kaikoura, New Zealand.  READ MORE...
Pasadena ISD Wins Top State Award for Financial Transparency
Posted on 06/19/2014
Pasadena ISD has earned A+ status in a state-level award. The district was recognized as a recipient of the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Platinum award, the highest possible level of distinction.  READ MORE...
Pearl Hall Elementary Teacher Jami Lupold Selected as Quarterfinalist for Grammy Music Educator Award
Posted on 06/17/2014
Pearl Hall Elementary music teacher Jami Lupold is among the top music professionals in the country in the running for the 2015 Music Educators Award, presented during Grammy Awards Week 2015.   READ MORE...
Sam Rayburn Army JROTC Places Second in National Academic and Leadership Bowl
Posted on 06/09/2014
Sam Rayburn High School won second place out of 1,700 teams in the U.S. and abroad at the 2014 Academic and Leadership Bowl, a prestigious national competition designed to challenge and prepare students for college entrance exams.  READ MORE...
Rayburn Junior Wins National Scholastic Art Award
Posted on 06/06/2014
Vanessa Sosa, 11th grader, at Sam Rayburn High School submitted two works for juroring at the regional level, earning two Gold Key Awards and advancing to the national juroring process.   READ MORE...
Pearl Hall Elementary Skypes with Renowned Oceanic Explorer Fabien Cousteau Aboard Underwater Aquarium
Posted on 06/04/2014
Pearl Hall Elementary third graders took the field trip of a lifetime without leaving the classroom. Using the latest camera technology, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, has taken his grandfather’s legacy to new depths aboard the NOAA’s subaquatic space station – the Aquarius. He decided to share his underwater adventure with Pearl Hall Elementary via a live Skype video call.  READ MORE...
Dobie High School Envirothon Team Wins Top Honors in State Competition
Posted on 06/04/2014
Dobie High School students win top honors at the 2014 Texas Envirothon Competition.  READ MORE...
Mae Smythe Elementary Students, Local Engineering Company Join Forces to Support Troops
Posted on 06/03/2014
Mae Smythe Elementary School teamed up with PinnacleAIS, a Pasadena-based engineering company, to kick off the first annual Armed Forces Care Package Drive in celebration of Memorial Day.   READ MORE...
Graduation Date and Times Set for Pasadena ISD’s Class of 2014
Posted on 05/30/2014
Graduation ceremonies for South Houston, Pasadena, Pasadena Memorial, Sam Rayburn and Dobie High schools will be held at NRG (Reliant) Stadium, located at One Reliant Park in Houston. Ceremonies for the five high schools will all be held at different times on Thursday, June 5. Click here for the times.  READ MORE...
Superintendent Surprises Teacher of the Year Winners
Posted on 05/30/2014
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kirk Lewis surprises four extraordinary teachers in their classrooms and announces the 2014 Pasadena ISD Teachers of the Year for elementary, middle, intermediate and high school. Click here to see the winners!  READ MORE...
Pasadena ISD Virtual School Opens Doors to 21st Century Learning
Posted on 05/28/2014
Pasadena ISD Virtual School Opens Doors to 21st Century Learning  READ MORE...
South Shaver Elementary Successfully Participates in Istation’s Item Response Theory; Receives Surprise Visit from Favorite Animated Characters
Posted on 05/28/2014
South Shaver Elementary students got a chance to see their favorite animated characters, Amelia Chameleon and Justin Time, come to life for a surprise assembly after students successfully participated in Istation’s Item Response Theory (IRT) study.  READ MORE...
Fifth Annual Seniors Helping Seniors Rebuilds Home Damaged by Hurricane Ike
Posted on 05/26/2014
Pasadena ISD partnered with Rebuilding Together Houston once again for the Seniors Helping Seniors initiative where high school seniors throughout the district roll up their sleeves and brave the blistering sun for home fix-up projects across Pasadena, South Houston and the South Belt area.  READ MORE...
Pasadena Community says Goodbye to Keller Middle School
Posted on 05/22/2014
The community is invited to say a final goodbye to the former Lonnie B. Keller Middle School facility Monday, May 26.   READ MORE...
Pasadena ISD Hosts First Annual Road to Success Señorita Conference
Posted on 05/21/2014
KPRC TV's Jennifer Reyna empowers hundreds of young ladies throughout the district to explore different possibilities and follow their dreams at Pasadena ISD's Road to Success Conference.   READ MORE...
Pasadena South Rotary Honors High School Teachers of the Year
Posted on 05/20/2014
The Pasadena South Rotary recently honored outstanding high school teachers throughout the district at its annual Teacher of the Year Luncheon at the Silver Sycamore.   READ MORE...
Student Bookworms Test Knowledge of Literacy at Annual Name That Book Competition
Posted on 05/19/2014
Student bookworms across the district put their knowledge of classic and award-winning contemporary books to the test at the Fourth Annual Name That Book competition Saturday, May 17. Click here for all the winners.   READ MORE...
Spanish Parent Advisory Council hosting a Summer Safety and Family Activity meeting
Posted on 05/19/2014
Pasadena ISD Honors Longtime Employees, Retirees at 65th Annual Service Awards
Posted on 05/16/2014
Hundreds of Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees, staff and families came together to honor longtime employees and those retiring this year at the 65th Annual Service Award ceremony Thursday, May 16.  READ MORE...
San Jacinto Intermediate Student, Jackson Intermediate teacher selected for JASON National Argonaut Exploration in Bahamas
Posted on 05/16/2014
San Jacinto Intermediate eighth grader Helios Trevino and Jackson Intermediate eighth grade teacher Jessica McCoy, have been selected to participate in JASON Learning National Argonaut program in the Bahamas.  READ MORE...
Pasadena ISD ACE Afterschool Displays Talent, Creativity at First Annual Expressions: Art of Afterschool Exhibit
Posted on 05/13/2014
Over 300 Pasadena ISD families, board members, administrators, staff and students packed into the Frank Braden Educational Center in the Carmen Orozco Professional Development Complex Thursday, May 8 to view masterpieces on display at the district’s first annual Expressions: Art of Afterschool event.  READ MORE...
State Rep. Ana Hernandez Inspires Sam Rayburn Students
Posted on 05/13/2014
State Rep. Ana Hernandez stopped by Sam Rayburn High to share an inspiring story about how her education helped her accomplish her life-long goals. The Rayburn High graduate, Class of ’95, is one of nine distinguished alums selected for the school’s new Hall of Honor.   READ MORE...
Pasadena ISD Announces Winners of the 4th Annual Chess Championship
Posted on 05/09/2014
Pasadena ISD students participate in a quiet battle of the minds during the district's Fourth Annual Chess Championship at Beverly Hills Intermediate Thursday, May 1.   READ MORE...
Chevron Gears up to Help ‘Fuel Your School’ This Fall
Posted on 05/07/2014
Chevron’s Fuel Your School program is returning to Harris County K-12 public schools with $1,000,000 for eligible classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org.  READ MORE...
South Houston High Navy Junior ROTC Named Most Improved Unit
Posted on 05/06/2014
The South Houston High School Naval Junior ROTC program was recently named a “Most Improved Unit” for delivering a near flawless performance during their Annual Military Inspection and for their exemplary service to the community.   READ MORE...
Pasadena ISD to Host ‘Art of Afterschool’ May 8
Posted on 05/06/2014
The Pasadena ISD afterschool programs will be hosting Expressions: The Art of Afterschool Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.   READ MORE...
BASEBALL: Dobie Eliminated from Playoffs in 4-3 Loss to Channelview
Posted on 05/03/2014
Channelview’s Andy Montelongo lashed a single to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning to drive in the winning run in a 4-3 playoff victory for the Falcons over Dobie at Dawson High School.  READ MORE...
Jackson, Miller Intermediate Claim Top 10 Spots in State Academic Competition
Posted on 05/02/2014
Jackson and Miller Intermediate captured top 10 spots in this year’s State Academic Pentathlon competition.  READ MORE...
Voting Rights Lawsuit Upholds Pasadena ISD’s At-large Election Process
Posted on 05/02/2014
Pasadena ISD receives confirmation that the US District Court ruled in favor of the district’s at- large election process for the election of members of the Board of Trustees.   READ MORE...
TEA Waiver Restores Memorial Day as a Holiday for Students
Posted on 05/02/2014
Pasadena ISD has received approval from TEA to restore Monday, May 26, as a holiday for students. In addition, the district will provide professional development for staff on that day.  READ MORE...
Sam Rayburn High Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Inducts Nine in School’s New Hall of Honor
Posted on 04/30/2014
Sam Rayburn High alums, school district officials, family and friends gathered recently to celebrate t