Cypress Fairbanks ISD Back-to-School Expo draws record attendance

More than 4,200 guests attended the fourth annual CFISD Back-to-School Expo on Aug. 13 at the Berry Center, a record attendance for the one-stop-shop for resources for incoming students, parents and prospective employees.

A total of 290 students enrolled for the 2016-2017 school year at the event, which also provided 230 athletic physicals from Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and 400 vision screenings.

Harris Health System and Texas Vaccine Institute provided more than 1,000 vaccines for children, and Methodist Willowbrook also distributed 2,000 free first aid kits.

Lone Star College students receive scholarships to pursue training for petrochemical careers @lonestarcollege

The Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI) in conjunction with ExxonMobil awarded three Lone Star College-North Harris students scholarships to continue their education.

“We are so grateful for the support ExxonMobil gives to the Community College Petrochemical Initiative,” said Dr. Gerald Napoles, LSC-North Harris president. “These scholarships will help Lone Star College students continue their education and be prepared to join this growing industry.”

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD schools launch 2016-2017 school year

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD welcomed back students to its 88 campuses on Monday, Aug. 22 for the first day of school of 2016-2017.

More than 115,000 students are expected for the third-largest school district in Texas and 22nd-largest in the United States. The district opened its 11thcomprehensive high school, Cypress Park High School, to students on Monday.

Newmark Homes Makes Smart Donations

Newmark School Donations

Newmark Homes is helping students throughout Fort Bend County get ready for a successful first day of school through a host of recent charitable endeavors.

The long-time Fort Bend builder is a “Dean’s List” sponsor of the Fort Bend Women’s Center’s “Measure Up 4 Kids Back-2-School” program, which gives free backpacks stuffed with school supplies to children at the center. Started in 1980 as a crisis hotline, the Fort Bend Women’s Center helps survivors of domestic or sexual violence and their children begin self-sufficient lives.

Lamar CISD earns 5-Star rating

Lamar CISD is one of only 44 school systems in the entire state to achieve the 5-Star rating, indicating strong academic progress and low spending.

This is the third straight year Lamar CISD received the 5-Star designation.

The program, formerly the Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST), was created by the 81st Texas Legislature. The Legislature directed then-Comptroller Combs to “identify school districts and campuses that use resource allocation practices that contribute to high academic achievement and cost-effective operations.”

Spring ISD Receives $1.8 Million Grant to Provide Academic Enrichment and Promote Family Engagement at 10 Campuses

With the implementation of Project SAFE this fall, Spring Independent School District is another step closer to meeting initiatives defined in the district’s strategic plan - Every Child 2020. Project SAFE, which stands for Spring ISD Afterschool and Family Engagement Project, is being funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the Texas Education Agency.

2016 Westbury Christian graduate competes in International Space Settlement Design Competition at Kennedy Space Center

Baxter Montgomery, a member of the 2016 graduating class at Westbury Christian School, was invited to compete in the International Space Settlement Design Competition held July 29-August 2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Altogether, students representing five U.S. states and 14 different countries participated in the competition, which puts high school students in the shoes of aerospace industry engineers tasked with designing a city in space.

Lone Star College Foundation, ExxonMobil team up to support student success

 ExxonMobil employees recently donated $45,100 to the Lone Star College Foundation to support the mission of providing student scholarships, funding college programs and building communities.

The gift was part of the Education Match program an employee giving campaign in which ExxonMobil matched donations 3-to-1.

“We are very grateful to the employees of ExxonMobil for supporting Lone Star College students,” said Dr. Stephen C. Head, LSC chancellor. “Their gift is an investment in the future of our students and our community.”