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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 the school’s 50th anniversary and the induction of the first group of alumni and former teachers selected for the school’s new Hall of Honor.   READ MORE...
Three Pasadena ISD Educators Honored at Together We Can Luncheon
Posted on 04/28/2014
Schneider Middle School fifth grade teacher Uche Nwoke, Dobie High School principal Franklin Moses and the district’s compliance monitoring director Joyce Boyd were named category winners at the Pasadena ISD “Together We Can” employee recognition luncheon Friday, April 25, at the Frank Braden Educational Carmen Orozco Professional Development Complex.  READ MORE...
BASEBALL: Crazy Play Propels Horns to Another Takedown of Pearland -- and District Crown
Posted on 04/26/2014
Dobie stunned state-ranked Pearland for the second time this season, rallying for a wild 6-4 victory on Friday in a showdown for the District 22-5A championship before a standing-room crowd at the Longhorns’ campus facility.   READ MORE...
Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees Recognize Over 147 Students
Posted on 04/23/2014
Over 100 students throughout Pasadena ISD were honored in front of school district Board of Trustees, staff and parents at the board meeting Tuesday, April 23. Click here for all the photos!  READ MORE...
U.S. Coast Guard Sponsors Pasadena ISD First Grade Sea Partners Earth Day Challenge 2014
Posted on 04/23/2014
In recognition of Earth Day 2014, all first grade classes throughout Pasadena ISD participated in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Sea Partners Help Sammy the Sea Otter Keep Our Waters Clean educational outreach program.  READ MORE...
SOFTBALL: Garcia, Garivey Lead Lady Mavs Past Dobie for Last Playoff Spot
Posted on 04/20/2014
Memorial’s softball team cashed in a four-hit pitching performance by Nika Garcia and a two-run single in the sixth inning by Toni Garivey for a 2-1 victory over Dobie Saturday night that earned the Lady Mavericks the fourth and final state playoff berth from District 22-5A.  READ MORE...
Sam Rayburn High to Celebrate First 50 Years on April 26
Posted on 04/18/2014
Sam Rayburn High’s community of alumni, current students and administrators will celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary with an open house on Saturday, April 26.  READ MORE...
Pasadena ISD Seeks Public Comment About Title Funds
Posted on 04/18/2014
New Library: Education Foundation Grant Funds New Chapter in Reading Program at Community School
Posted on 04/17/2014
Local leaders, school officials and staff held a grand-opening ceremony April 16 to welcome a new library and begin a new chapter in the reading program at the school.   READ MORE...
Pasadena Loses A Sports Legend; Bill Henry Dead at 86
Posted on 04/16/2014
Bill Henry, who starred on Pasadena High’s state championship basketball team in 1946 before embarking on a 16-year career as a major-league pitcher, passed away last Friday in Round Rock.  READ MORE...
SHHS Alumni Funds Help Deliver Cargo Trailer for Trojan Band
Posted on 04/15/2014
Thanks to a major contribution from the South Houston High School Alumni Association – and the generosity and hard work of others – the Mighty Trojan Band now owns a big-rig cargo trailer, freshly painted and decorated on both sides with a towering image of Hector the Trojan.  READ MORE...
Hundreds Attend Athletics Hall of Fame Museum Dedication, Induction Banquet
Posted on 04/14/2014
A contingent of past and present Pasadena ISD sports standouts “broke the tape” Saturday on a museum to preserve the legacy of district athletic achievements for future generations. The Pasadena ISD’s Athletics Hall of Fame Museum opened to the public as part of the Hall of Fame’s Third Annual Induction Banquet at Phillips Field House.  READ MORE...
TENNIS: Dobie Squads Take Both District Titles
Posted on 04/14/2014
Pasadena ISD Honors Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Calvin Powitzky, Jr.
Posted on 04/14/2014
Hundreds of family, friends and local dignitaries took a stroll down memory lane as the Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees officially honored Calvin Powitzky, Jr., an architect and Pasadena High School 1964 graduate, as the district’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus.  READ MORE...
BOYS SOCCER: Chasing History, Eagles Fall Just Short in Region Title Game
Posted on 04/13/2014
The Eagles fell to playoff-wise Fort Bend Clements 2-1 in the Region III championship game at Abshier Stadium. Pasadena finished the season with a 17-4-3 record.  READ MORE...
BOYS / GIRLS SOCCER: Schedules / Standings / Results
Posted on 04/13/2014
Schedules and final results for the 2014 Pasadena ISD soccer season.  READ MORE...
BOYS SOCCER: Eagles Whip Cy-Springs, Eye Region Title on Saturday
Posted on 04/12/2014
Oscar Cabello swooped in for a late goal on Friday night, propelling Pasadena to a 1-0 victory over Cypress Springs and the school’s first-ever berth in a regional boys soccer championship game.  READ MORE...
Museum Grand Opening to Top Off Tonight's Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet
Posted on 04/12/2014
The Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame Museum ranks as a first-of-its-kind attraction to honor one-of-a-kind athletes. The new facility will open to the public on Saturday night at the conclusion of the Hall of Fame’s third annual induction banquet at Phillips Field House.  READ MORE...
Sam Rayburn High School: The Spirit of Giving Transcends Across Continents
Posted on 04/11/2014
Sam Rayburn High School students band together to donate clothes to children in Africa.   READ MORE...
Mayor's Art Scholarships
Posted on 04/11/2014
Pasadena Students Awarded 3 of 6 total Art Scholarships From Houston Mayor's Office  READ MORE...
BOYS SOCCER: Eagles Erupt in OT to Oust Mavs, Reach Region Semifinals
Posted on 04/09/2014
Pasadena's Dante Gonzales broke up a scoreless tie with a quick nod of his head Tuesday night, supplying the decisive goal in a 2-0 overtime victory that eliminated Memorial in the Region III boys quarter-finals.  READ MORE...
Sam Rayburn High to Induct Nine in School's New Hall of Honor
Posted on 04/09/2014
Carter Lomax, the man who opened the doors to Sam Rayburn High School a half-century ago, has been selected for induction -- along with six alumni and two other former educators -- in the school’s new Hall of Honor.  READ MORE...
Cupcake Wars 2014: Afterschool Competition Looks to Improve Parent Involvement
Posted on 04/07/2014
Hosted by the ACE team, over 200 students and parents teamed up to design Dr.Seuss-themed cupcakes during the district's first annual Cupcake Wars.The goal of the event was to increase parent involvement at school and at home.   READ MORE...
Pasadena ISD Fine Arts Program: Seven Student Poems Showcased at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Posted on 04/06/2014
Pasadena ISD Fine Arts program is celebrating another win after seven students were selected by the Houston Symphony to have their Haiku poems on display at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  READ MORE...
BOYS SOCCER: Mavs, Eagles Advance to Quarter-Finals Showdown on Tuesday
Posted on 04/05/2014
Memorial advanced to the Region III quarter-finals for the first time in the school’s 10-year history with a 1-0 victory over Fort Bend Austin on Friday. Pasadena also advanced to the quarter-finals by beating Clear Lake 2-1.  READ MORE...
BASEBALL: Paredes, Horns Shut Down Pearland, State's No. 1 Team
Posted on 04/02/2014
Dobie seized control of the District 22-5A baseball race in startling fashion on Tuesday night, shutting down Pearland -- the state’s top-ranked team -- 4-1, on the strength of a complete-game two-hitter by sophomore Jesse Paredes.  READ MORE...
Training the Next Generation of Lifesavers: Pasadena High School CPR, First Aid Lessons Prep Freshmen for Life’s Unexpected Events
Posted on 04/01/2014
The Pasadena High School Sports Medicine Department teamed up with district athletic trainers, along with several local organizations to provide over 700 PHS freshmen with CPR and AED training  READ MORE...
Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet Sold Out Again
Posted on 04/01/2014
The Third Annual Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, featuring the grand opening of the school district’s Hall of Fame museum, is now a sellout, organizers announced on Tuesday.  READ MORE...
STAAR Testing Begins Monday, March 31
Posted on 03/30/2014
Pasadena ISD students in grades 3 through 12 will embark on a new generation of standardized student testing beginning Monday, March 31.  READ MORE...
Eagles' Morgado, Texans' Perales Named Hall of Fame Scholarship Recipients
Posted on 03/29/2014
Pasadena High distance runner Emely Morgado and Sam Rayburn High football player Jose Perales have been named the recipients of scholarship awards from the Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame.