We LOVE sharing good news! Here are our Alief Points of Pride this week:
- Hastings Ninth Grade Center student Hakeem Werra will represent the district in the field of Chemistry at the 2017 Texas Science and Engineering Fair on March 31- April 2 in San Antonio.
- Youngblood Intermediate was recently the focus of an AVID Spotlight. Educators throughout the greater Houston area convened at the campus to learn about Youngblood’s success in AVID and how they promote leadership and instruction and support college readiness for all of their students. Visitors were treated to classroom walk-throughs guided by AVID students and an AVID Student Panel Q&A session afterwards.
- Nine Alief ISD schools received the HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze Award. It is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools enrolled in Team Nutrition that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. Congratulations to Best Elementary School, Budewig Intermediate School, Chancellor Elementary School, Hastings High School, Heflin Elementary School, Hicks Elementary School, Miller Intermediate School, Outley Elementary School and Youngblood Intermediate School.
- Alief ISD schools donated to area non-profits through the Souper Bowl of Caring. Landis Elementary donated 1,224 food items to West Houston Assistance Ministries. Cummings Elementary donated 827 food items to House of Amos. Alief Early College High School also donated $188 and 176 pounds of food to West Houston Assistance Ministries.
- The Hastings High School Girls Basketball Team was named Team of the Week by KUBE Sports Zone.
- The Alief Jazz Ballet (AJB) won first place in all of the Jazz/Contemporary/Hip-Hop categories at the West Coast Elite (WCE) Dance Competition. Ayanna Gaines (Hastings), Leah Bryant (Taylor) and Terrance Vanderbilt (Hastings) each placed in the top spots in their event. Vanderbilt also received a dance scholarship to the WCE Summer Intensive. AJB received award banners for best in hip hop/contemporary overall. Leah Bryant (Taylor) and Terrance Vanderbilt (Hastings) also received “cutting edge” scholarships to “Dancerpalooza” in Los Angeles this summer. The students, who are the principal dancers of the Alief Jazz Ballet, received the scholarships while attending the Radix Dance Convention.