We LOVE sharing good news!  Here are our Alief Points of Pride this week:
  • Best Elementary School was awarded the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries grant for $7,000.
  • Alief Early College High School (AECHS) and Kerr High School were named Honor Roll schools for the 2016 Texas Honor Roll by the Educational Results Partnership. Both schools were recognized as STAR Schools for being high poverty and high performing Texas schools that close achievement gaps. In addition, AECHS was recognized as a STEM Honor Roll School for its higher performance in math and science.
  • Alief ISD Speech and Debate Teams will be sending students to national competitions for the 12th year in a row. Alief Early College High School students Elizabeth Lopez and Deborah Nans and Kerr High School students Huy Bui and Rem Aitbouchireb will be competing in nationals in Alabama.
  • The Alief Special Olympics Track Team had five first place finishes, two second place finishes and one third place finish at the St. John’s Track Meet. Congratulations to Dominique Ramirez, Somaria Greer, Jesus Patino, Elias Cisneros, Terrance Simms, Abyra Greer, Jana Elsaleh and Marcel Greer.
  • Hastings High School student Alexxus Peoples was awarded first place in Division D of the 19th Annual Wells Fargo Art Contest sponsored through the Society for Performing Arts. Her linoleum print entitled “Modern Day Delights” earned $500 in prize money, and Peoples was also awarded a scholarship to attend a summer workshop at the Glassell Junior School.
  • Alief FFA student Christian Macedo (Elsik) won first place with his longhorn bull and reserve champion overall at the Texas Longhorn Breeders Gulf Coast Association Show in Brenham. Annalisa Romero (Hastings) won class champion with her heifer and placed third in Showmanship.
  • O’Donnell Middle School students were winners in this year’s Digital Storytelling Contest. Linh Vo received a medal for best digital story in the category of computers/technology, while Amy Marquez received a medal for best story in the category of science/engineering.
  • The Alief ISD 2017 JASON Learning Student Argonaut is Aika Mitchell (Alief Middle School). She will be studying weather exploration in Maine. The Alief ISD 2017 CITGO Nautilus Ambassador is Hector Martinez (Olle Middle School teacher). He will join the Exploration Vessel Nautilus and its Corps of Exploration at sea in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Martinez will also gain ocean exploration experience, which he will then bring back to Alief ISD students and teachers.
  • Alief ISD recently recognized the district’s Health Services staff members. Tamika Kennedy (Collins Elementary School) was named Nurse of the Year. Deloris Ayers (Hastings High School) was named LVN of the Year, and Shirley Gilbert (Holub Middle School) was named Clinic Aide of the Year.