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Whitehouse Junior High 2010 Coats for Kids
Whitehouse Junior High students collected 610 Coats for Kids during the month of October.
2013-2014 NATIONAL HISPANIC RECOGNITION PROGRAM SCHOLAR
The principal, Mr. Duane Barber, of Whitehouse High School announced today that KEVIN GOMEZ has been awarded the honor of 2013-14 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholar.
The 2013 PSAT/NMSQT served as the initial screen of more than 259,000 Hispanic/Latino high school students who took the 2013 PSAT/NSMQT Exam. The NHRP was intiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. This year, the NHRP is recognizing about 5,300 Hispanic/Latino students selected from the students who took the PSAT/NMSQT Exam. Students recognized by the NHRP are at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino and have a minimum PSAT/NMSQT score for their region. Students with a junior year cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are designated as Scholars and those with a junior year cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 are designated as Honorable Mentions.
WILDCAT NOMINATED FOR AWARD
Nate Brooks has been nominated for Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week, presented by Campbell’s Texas Football and AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. Brooks is one of 10 nominated for this week’s award. Support your local Wildcat by visiting www.texasfootball.com and vote for Brooks. Voting closes Friday at noon.
2013 COLLEGE BOARD AP SCHOLAR AWARDS
Seventeen students from Whitehouse High School have earned the designation of AP SCHOLAR by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams in the spring of 2013.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million high school students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of an AP Scholar Award.
CAIN ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER AWARDED FOR HARD WORK
Cain Elementary Physical Education teacher Holly Drain has been awarded a grant to attend the Texas Association for Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) annual conference.
Drain was one of 35 grant recipients to receive the grant out of the over 2,000 teachers who are eligible. Drain and Cain Elementary are being recognized for educating students about heart disease by conducting a Jump Rope for Heart event. During the February 2014 event Cain students raised $4,460 for the organization an increase from the previous year’s total of $1,293.
WISD GT NOMINATIONS
Whitehouse ISD is accepting nominations for assessment of giftedness in students in Grades 1-5 who show high academic potential. Anyone can nominate a student for assessment, including parents, other relatives, guardians, and school personnel. Nomination forms can be requested from your child’s classroom teacher or counselor. Additional testing will be needed to determine the child’s educational needs. Parents must provide permission to administer ability and achievement tests and must also complete a questionnaire. All forms are due to the school counselor by Friday, April 12, 2013.
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