Correctly spelling “mallard,” Pearland Junior High West’s Abishek Shaju (left) claimed the 2017 Pearland Independent School District Spelling Bee championship on Feb. 7. In second place was Pearland Junior High South’s Zoe Navy (middle), and in third place, Cockrell Elementary School’s Tadewa Oyewole (right). Shaju will represent Pearland ISD at the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee on April 1, the qualifying competition for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Photo: Shaju wins Pearland ISD Spelling Bee championship
Four Pearland High School students will have their pieces on display in the Zilkah Gallery at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s show Origins of Self.
Opening reception for the show is Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. at the museum located at 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston. Admission is free and open to the public.
PHS artists and their pieces include:
• Savannah Chamblin -- “You Are What You Eat.”
• Susan Cleary – “Piece by Piece
• Aja Levine – “Mixed Heritage”
• Rida Sarwar – “The Singularity”
Turner College and Career High School recently received a donation from MDA US Systems (Houston, TX) in support of the Pearland ISD’s FIRST Robotics Competition Team, Pearadox.
Pearadox team members explained how MDA's financial support will positively affect their team and the local community. An MDA representative also shared with students how the skills developed on the team will directly impact their future careers.
Six Pearland schools recently received a generous donation from Third Coast Terminals’ employees through an initiative to support the Communities in Schools (CIS) organization.
After choosing to purchase sweatshirts for one hundred students at Lawhon Elementary, Third Coast employees surpassed their goal by collecting nearly 250 sweatshirts. Employees furthered their donation by raising money to purchase clothing, undergarments and shoes for Lawhon students. Through their efforts and competitive spirit, the company raised over $15,000.
For the 19th consecutive year, South Park Funeral Home spread holiday cheer by donating Christmas trees to every Pearland Independent School District campus. Chris Cook, Park Manager at South Park unloaded a tree at every school Dec. 2. Pearland Lumber - ACE Hardware donated the tree stands.
Turner College & Career High School students training in the HVAC program are gaining more real-world experience on machinery thanks to a generous equipment donation from Goodman Manufacturing.
Goodman Manufacturing, an air conditioning and heating manufacturer, donated equipment -- worth approximately $6,000 – to the HVAC program taught by Patty Hayes.
Pearland High School brings to life Ovid’s classic mythological work “Metamorphoses” in the Tony Award-winning stage adaptation by Mary Zimmerman. The play runs Nov. 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the PHS auditorium (3775 S. Main).
Zimmerman’s play is set in and around a large pool as actors and actresses perform a series of vignettes of Ovid’s ancient myths in both ancient and modern language.
The Pearland ISD Pearadox Robotics Team competes at the Lone Star Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in 2015.
Are you an 11- to 14-year-old who is passionate about robotics and interested in science, technology, engineering and math fields?
Pearland Independent School District’s Pearadox Robotics Team students and industry professionals will host three individual prePEAR workshops this fall to teach the process to build a robot and show real-world career opportunities in STEM and robotics.
Since its last bond election, Pearland ISD has grown by about 6,000 students and anticipates 1,500 more students in the next seven years.
Addressing both a growing student population and aging facilities is a top priority of Pearland Independent School District’s Nov. 8 school bond election.
Approximately 83 percent of projects included in the $220 million bond package will address district-wide enrollment growth and facility renovations, adding extra capacity at current schools and ensuring campus maintenance and upgrades to continue serving students.