Celebrating the excellence of 3 Advanced Placement Teachers receiving awards for outstanding achievement.

It was a pleasure today to give THREE of our outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) teachers awards for achievement: Mrs. Elizabeth Alanis for greatest district-wide increase in 2023 AP Language scores; Mrs. Maria Armenta for teaching at ALL THREE 2023 AP Literature prep sessions; and Mr. Riku Imamura for being voted the studentsโ€™ favorite instructor DISTRICTWIDE at the 2023 prep sessions. Congratulations to all of these amazing teachers! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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Taylor out of Rayburn is recognized by Fox 26 News for โ€œMaking the Gradeโ€ for his academic excellence. Congratulations!

Fox 26 News honored our very own Taylor Vercher on their โ€œMaking the Gradeโ€ segment this morning. We couldnโ€™t be more proud of this young man! Congratulations, Taylor!

https://www.fox26houston.com/video/1277630

Sam Rayburn High

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New Knight of Honor award recognized excellence in the CTHS staff. Congratulations!

Knight of Honor is a newly established award at CTHS, aimed at recognizing the exceptional efforts and dedication of staff members in upholding the core principles of Collaboration, Trust, High Expectations, and Service. The award is presented to individuals who have gone above and beyond their duties, as nominated by their fellow colleagues. The first two recipients of this esteemed recognition are Jason Rhodes, a Social Studies teacher, and Chris Wasson, an Auto Tech teacher. These individuals exemplify excellence in their respective fields, embodying the spirit of the CTHS community. The hashtags #LiveTheCode, #knightofhonor, and #theCTHS showcase the school’s commitment to fostering a culture of honor and integrity. [og_img] Knight of Honor is a new award for all CTHS Staff. Staff members nominate each other for going above and beyond and exemplifying excellence in the four principles of CTHS: Collaboration, Trust, High Expectations and Service. Our first two Knight of Honor Spotlights are on Social Studies teacher, Jason Rhodes and CTE, Auto Tech teacher, Chris Wasson. #LiveTheCode #knightofhonor #theCTHS

CTHS Pasadena ISD

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Mavโ€™s Rey Arredondo earned his combination welder certification at San Jac. Congratulations!

Congratulations to PMHS Welding student Rey Arredondo for completing his Combination Welder certification from San Jacinto College!!! Rey and welding students from our district just like him commit their evenings, weekends, and summers to perfect their craft and get a jumpstart on their career. We are beyond proud of Rey and his achievements and can’t wait to see what’s to come. Please give Rey and all the young welders in our district a round of applause! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ†

PISD Career Tech

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Fire Station 5 welcomes new Engine 51 with a pushing tradition.

๐Ÿš’๐ŸŽ‰ Exciting News at Fire Station 5! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿš’ Hey there, Firehouse family! ๐Ÿ”ฅ We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the brand new Engine 51 to our station! ๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘ Let’s give it a warm and blazing welcome to its new home! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ  #NewAddition #Engine51 #volunteerfiredepartment ๐Ÿ”” Tradition of Pushing In the Engine: ๐Ÿ”” As we gather to celebrate the arrival of Engine 51, let’s take a moment to dive into the heartwarming tradition of “Pushing In” the new fire apparatus. ๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ’จ This ritual dates back to the early days of firefighting, symbolizing unity, pride, and a strong bond among firefighters. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ The entire crew comes together, showing their support and camaraderie, as they put their hands on the engine and physically push it into the station. It’s not just about the power of our muscles but the strength of our unity. ๐Ÿ’ชโค๏ธ ๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš’ #FirehousePride #Engine51Welcoming #VolunteerFirefighters ๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš’ Stay Safe and Stay Fired Up! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Coach Brown was the announcer for the Astros pre-game last night. Congratulations!

Dobie halls are filled with Astros jerseys today, celebrating a very special event. Our very own Shane Brown will be the announcer for the Astros pre-game tonight at Minute Maid! Coach Brown is currently the voice of the Space City Cowboys. His impressive resume also includes announcing games at Rice University and HCU sporting events. His BEST performance is emceeing our EPIC Dobie pep rallies! Good luck Coach!!! #DobiePride

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PPD Celebrating 24 years of dedication with the Pasadena Police Department Sergeant M. Norman on retirement. Congratulations!

After 24 years of dedicated service to the Pasadena Police Department and the citizens of Pasadena, we would like to congratulate Sergeant M. Norman on his retirement.

Sgt. Norman began his career with the Pasadena Police Department in 1999 as a graduate of the 49th Basic Police Academy. Sgt. Norman worked on patrol to start his career, where he had collateral duties in Bike Patrol, Honor Guard, and S.R.T.

In 2004, Mike was promoted to the Rank of Sergeant, where he served as a patrol and property crimes supervisor. Before finishing his career, Sgt. Norman was instrumental in creating the Drone Unit and was last assigned to the Internal Affairs Division.

Thank you, Sgt. Norman, for your many years of faithful service to our community. We wish you the best as you begin this next chapter in your life.

Pasadena TX Police Department

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Photo dump link to PISD Celebrating Class of 2023 summer graduates. Congratulations!

Congratulations to all Class of 2023 summer graduates on crossing the finish line! We know you will all soar to great heights. Parents and community members, please help us congratulate this amazing group of seniors in the comments! ๐ŸŽ‰ For more photos, click the following link: https://communicationsdepartment.smugmug.com/PISD-Summer-Graduation-2023

Pasadena ISD

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From Sullivan to South Houston Mr Oliver is PISD’s top Teacher of the Year and Region 4 finalist. Congratulations!

Congratulations Mr. Garrison Oliver on being named Pasadena ISDโ€™s Teacher of the Year and Region 4 finalist!! He was the head band director at Sullivan MS and has joined South Houston HS as their assistant band director. We are extremely proud of you and wish you only the best!!

PasadenaISD Fine Arts

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Winner winner brisket dinner. The Summer Reading Program Winners Announced. Congratulations!

Congratulations, Summer Reading Program registration drawing winners Aaron, Gabriel, Neriyah, Leilah, Abilene, Josue and Muhammad! Special thanks to our prize sponsors Apollo Chamber Players, Chick-fil-A, City of Pasadena, TX Parks & Recreation, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Houston Zoo and Friends of the Pasadena Public Library. Don’t forget to log reading or activities and enter ticket drawings today! Tomorrow is the drawing for grand prize winners!

Pasadena Public Library

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PPDโ€™s Chief of Police Josh Bruegger ushered in the 84th Modified Academy. Congratulations!

We want to congratulate the Pasadena Police Department’s 84th Modified Academy, who were recently sworn in by Chief of Police Josh Bruegger. Officers A. Cruz and E. Thompson began their new assignments this week, and we want to wish them all the best and welcome them to our law enforcement family.

Pasadena TX Police Department

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PISD won Best-in-Class Energy Program award and $10,000 scholarships from Cenergistic for their outstanding efforts in reducing energy use. Congratulations!

๐ŸŒŸ Cenergistic has recognized Pasadena ISD with the Best-in-Class Energy Program award in addition to contributing $10,000 in scholarships! This honor comes following efforts in lowering energy use index ratings, making significant environmental conservation efforts, realizing above-average savings, and fostering exceptional support from the board, administration, building staff, and students. ๐Ÿ”‹ What an honor!

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Meet Jennifer Sauceda, the dynamic new Principal of Melillo Middle School. Congratulations!

A round of applause for Jennifer Sauceda, the newly appointed Principal of Melillo Middle School! ๐ŸŽ‰ Jennifer, a vital part of Pasadena ISD since 2001, brings a wealth of experience to her new role. After four remarkable years as an Assistant Principal at Melillo, she’s primed for this new challenge. Here’s to your next chapter, Jennifer!

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Amber Morris has been promoted to Principal at South Belt Elementary after making significant contributions to PISD since 2008. Congratulations!

Join us in celebrating Amber Morris, who’s stepping into the role of Principal at South Belt Elementary! ๐ŸŽ‰ Since joining Pasadena ISD in 2008, Amber has made significant contributions both in the classroom and administration. Now transitioning from her role as Asst. Principal, we’re excited to see the great strides she’ll make at South Belt. To your continued success, Amber!

Pasadena ISD

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The Rose Shrimp Boil recently smashed all previous records, raising an incredible total of $185,000 and counting to provide lifesaving breast health services.

The annual breast health event was a tremendous success as attendees surpassed the fundraising goal and ensured patients received top-notch breast healthcare. On June 24th, at The Pasadena Convention Center, over 750 people gathered for the 34th Annual Shrimp Boil sponsored by the Bill and Helen Crowder Foundation. The event was a resounding triumph, serving over 800 delicious meals and benefiting The Rose, a Houston-based breast health organization. It was a day filled with enthusiasm and support for a noble cause.

The crowd was entertained by Emcee Freddy Cruz from Cruz through HTX Podcast, who added an extra spark to the event with his lively remarks. The atmosphere was electric as participants engaged in thrilling live and silent auctions, bidding on unique items and experiences. The generosity displayed by all the attendees was truly incredible, resulting in an outstanding achievement in fundraising.

Thanks to the unwavering support and contributions, the organizers raised an impressive total of $185,000 and counting, with the live auction alone contributing over $35,000. These funds will play a crucial role in The Rose’s mission to provide quality breast healthcare services to uninsured patients, ensuring access to vital care regardless of their financial circumstances.

One of the highlights of this year’s Shrimp Boil was the official welcoming of the fifth mobile mammography coach, “Eva,” into the esteemed “Pink Fleet.” A blessing ceremony was attended by Pasadena Mayor Jeff Wagner and representatives from various religious congregations in the area. Following the ceremony, the mobile coaches were open for tours, allowing local partners, special guests, and Shrimp Boil attendees to explore the state-of-the-art mobile facilities.

With the addition of the new mobile coach, The Rose is now uniquely equipped to serve more patients in Southeast Texas than any other medical center. This expansion will have a profound impact on the community by extending access to essential breast healthcare services.

The attendees were treated to a mouthwatering feast, featuring 900 pounds of perfectly cooked shrimp, accompanied by a delightful array of sides prepared with meticulous care by Mark Meeker and The Rose Cooking Team. The Cooking Team’s dedication and support over the past two decades have been invaluable in making the Shrimp Boil a truly memorable event.

The Shrimp Boil has a rich history, originating 34 years ago when passionate supporters Marsha and Jim Anderson organized a fundraiser to benefit The Rose. Their dedication and commitment to the cause gave birth to this beloved tradition, which has now become one of Pasadena’s longest-running fundraisers, making a significant impact on the lives of those seeking care at The Rose.

Generous sponsors of the event included the Bill and Helen Crowder Foundation, Southfork Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, Oates Industries, The Blast Bag, Albemarle Foundation, H-E-B, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Sandra Tapia CPA, Houston Methodist, Hoesel Memorial Golf Tournament, Dr. Yasmeen Qureshi, and Buchanan Shaklee.

For more information on The Rose, please visit their website at https://therose.org/.

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Constable Sandlin honored Deputy Lynn Kirkpatrick for nine years of service in a retirement ceremony. Congratulations!

Yesterday morning, Constable Sandlin hosted a retirement ceremony for Deputy Lynn Kirkpatrick who will officially retire from full-time service on June 30th. Deputy Kirkpatrick has served with Precinct 8 for over 9

years, after initially joining us as a Reserve Deputy. He had previously served with the Deer Park Police Department where he honorably retired in 2010 after 26 years of service. Upon coming to Precinct 8 in March 2014 as a Reserve Deputy, he was assigned to the Criminal Warrants Division where he played an integral role in the hiring and background process for the department. In July 2015, he came on board full-time and was initially assigned to the Toll Road Patrol Division and later the Parks Division before transferring into his current role as a court Bailiff for JP 8-1.

We thank Deputy Kirkpatrick for his many years of service in law enforcement, but especially for his contributions to the Precinct 8 community. He will continue that service as a Reserve Deputy with us once again starting July 1st.

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PISD hosted DePelchin parent graduates. They scored essential tools for success. Congratulations!

In May, we proudly hosted the graduation for DePelchin parent graduates! ๐ŸŽ“ Many inspiring graduates shared their plans to further their education at college or pursue a certificate at San Jacinto. To support them on this new journey, DePelchin has generously provided computers. ๐Ÿ’™

Pasadena ISD

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Former Dobie High softball player, Star Taylor Pleasants earned a spot in Team USA 2023 Japan All-Star Series. Congratulations!

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Former Dobie HS Softball, Star Taylor Pleasants, has been named to the Team USA 2023 Japan All-Star Series Roster. J. Frank Dobie High School LSU Softball Team USA

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Isaiah shatters a Grand Slam at the Pasadena Little league Allstar game. Congratulations!

A Grand Slam was hit by Isaiah Deleon tonight! Unfortunately we fell short with a early ending due to lightning and rain with a score of 5-6. With this loss we are eliminated from Allstars. Once again we want to congratulate all the Allstar nominees. Now itโ€™s time to get ready for Fall Ball!!!ย 

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Amie out of Pasadena High won Sylvia Garcia’s art contest that will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year. Congratulations!

Pasadena High Schoolโ€™s Amie Turner, entering Congresswoman Sylvia Garciaโ€™s art contest with her piece titled โ€œGravitation,โ€ has won a prestigious award entitling her artwork to be framed in the U.S. Capitol building for one year along with an all expense trip to be a part of the national ceremony in Washington, D.C. Congrats, Amie! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Pasadena Proud, 32 PISD Career and Technical Education students dominate national competitions across America. Congratulations!

Over the past year, 32 Pasadena ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) students advanced to national level in their prospective competitions throughout the country. Students participated and placed in competitions such as Business Professionals of America (BPA) in Anaheim, CA, Texas Associations of Future Educators (TAFE) in Orlando, FL, VEX Robotics in Dallas, TX and the National Archery in the Schools Program in Salt Lake City, UT. The achievement can be attributed to the relentless effort and unwavering commitment demonstrated by the students along with the invaluable guidance provided by their advisors. ๐Ÿ‘ย 

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Memorial High swimmer Madison takes home victory, named Academic All-American x2. Congratulations!

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐˜€๐˜„๐—ถ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ (๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ) ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ผ, ๐—–๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ, ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—”๐—น๐—น-๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป (๐Ÿฎ๐—ซ).
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Maverickโ€™s baseball camp went off without a hitch and a couple belt winners. Congratulations!

I want to thank everyone that participated in the Pasadena Memorial Maverick baseball camp. We had a blast coaching it and hope that everyone had a good time. I want to thank the current players that assisted with the camp. You guys did an awesome job of transitioning your groups. Also I want to say thanks to the parent volunteers for helping with registration and certificates. Congratulations to the following belt winners! Defensive day: Axel Mendez and Leo Peralta Offensive day: Isaias Leija and Amis Juarez

Pasadena Memorial High School

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Long time Dobie teacher Ms. Whatley retires after 32 years of service. Congratulations!

Happy Retirement to Tracy Whatley! Ms. Whatley has been a member of the Dobie Longhorns community for 32 years, first as a student and then as a teacher.

Tracy has taught History, Biology, Environmental Systems, and AP Environmental Science. She sponsored Student Council, and her classroom was where students learned about caring for orphaned native wildlife by working with Wildlife Rehabilitators. Tracy’s students participated in Envirothon, an outdoor competition where teams won multiple awards. She led the environmental club in building a small butterfly garden in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife called the “Barry Harris Memorial Butterfly Garden.”

According to Tracy, the bravest thing she’s ever done was act in the faculty production of the play “Steel Magnolias” alongside the talents of Lauren Calderaro, Rachel Rodriguez, Nicole Johnson, Tracy Richeson, and Juliet Rogers under the direction of Clinton Hopper.

We wish you all the best! You will be missed!! #DobiePride #OnceALonghornAlwaysALonghorn

As she approaches retirement, Tracy knows she has one chance to make the most of it and takes it very seriously. Like many retirees, she plans to travel with family and friends and explore nature.

J. Frank Dobie High School

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Officer Wilson retired after 40 years of service to the citizens of Pasadena, leaving behind a legacy of dedication and success. Congratulations!

Please join us in congratulating Officer Joe Wilson on his recent retirement from our department.

Joe began his law enforcement career with the Pasadena Police Department in 1983 after graduating from the 37th

Basic Police Academy.

In his 40 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Pasadena, Joe served as a Narcotics Detective, K9 handler, and Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspector. His last assignment was as an instructor and background investigator with Personnel and Training Division. Additionally, Joe has had several collateral duties, including being a member of the department’s first Marine Enforcement Unit, Special Response Team, and serving as a Crisis Negotiator.

Joe loves spending time with the love of his life, Wendy, his dad, a long-time volunteer for the Pasadena Fire Department, his children, grandchildren, and the rest of his family. Additionally, Joe enjoys fishing and golfing with long-time friends.

Congratulations, Joe, on your much-deserved retirement, and we wish you the best as you begin the next chapter in your life.

Pasadena TX Police Department

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PISDโ€™s Teacher Ashley won GCEFCU Appreciated Teacher of the Year award and $2,500 prize. Congratulations!

Pasadena ISD congratulates Ashley Miller for being awarded the Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union 2023 Appreciated Teacher of the Year Award along with the $2,500 grand prize!

The Appreciated Teacher of

the Year Award was created by Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union to recognize outstanding educators within their field of membership, which now includes all districts and accredited schools in Texas. The Appreciated Teacher of the Year Award is given annually to one teacher who demonstrates exemplary dedication to their students and their profession. The remaining finalists receive a $500 honorarium.

“The students at Red Bluff Elementary are truly one of a kind. Knowing that I can make a difference in my studentsโ€™ lives and other lives is the best reward I can receive as an educator,” said Miller.

Learn more here: https://www.gcefcu.org/appreciated-teacher-award-nominations/

Pasadena ISD

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Dobie High’s Cruz Torres, a hardworking student athlete honored with selection into the Greater Houston Baseball Coaches Association. Congratulations!

Congratulations to J. Frank Dobie High Schoolโ€™s Cruz Torres for his well-deserved selection into the Greater Houston Baseball Coaches Association FUTURES GAME! Cruz is a true role model, combining hard work on the field with dedication to his studies in AP classes – a strong foundation for an even brighter future.

Pasadena ISD

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Pasadena Police Department congratulates Brett Boynton on retirement after 35 years of exemplary service.

Please join us in congratulating Officer Brett Boynton on his recent retirement from our department. Brett began his law enforcement career with the Pasadena Police Department in 1986 after serving in the United States Navy for four years. After joining the police department, Brett worked all three patrol shifts until he was selected to join the Motorcycle Division in 1992. Brett said, “Working in the Motors Division was the best job of my life. I actually got paid to ride a motorcycle.” When Brett left the Pasadena Police Department in 2014, he went to work for the Polk County Texas Sheriff’s Department and then Precinct 2, where he served as a Sergeant over the Motor Division, Courts, and the Warrant Task Force. Brett returned to the Pasadena Police Department in 2019 and, for the past 4 years, has been assigned to the Day Shift Patrol Division. Brett is married to his beautiful wife, Laura, and has 3 sons. Brett plans on enjoying his retirement by playing golf every chance he gets and continuing to travel the world. Congratulations, Brett, on your much-deserved retirement, and we wish you the best as you begin the next chapter in your life.

Pasadena TX Police Department

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Yeah buddy, Jared out of Memorial High won the Houston Rodeo Graphic Design Poster Contest. Congratulations!

Jared from Pasadena Memorial High School is the winner of the 2023 RODEOHOUSTON Graphic Design Poster Contest! His design will be printed and distributed to districts all over the Houston area to promote the School Art Contest next year. Did we mention the $1,000 scholarship? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

PasadenaISD Fine Arts

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PISD honors PISD PD and Officer of the Year John Lalonde during National Police Week. Congratulations!

It’s National Police week! We want to take this time to celebrate our outstanding officers who keep our students, staff and community safe. Also, our Pasadena ISD Police Officers Association goes above and beyond by volunteering and hosting charities throughout the year. WE THANK YOU!! Earlier today, Pasadena ISD Police announced their 2023 Officer of the Year, John Lalonde! ๐Ÿ‘

Pasadena ISD

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CTE celebrates Dobieโ€™s ServSafe Manager Certifications earned by culinary all-stars.

Congratulations to the Culinary students from J. Frank Dobie High School that earned their ServSafe Manager certification. This is not an easy test and we are beyond proud of these students and their instructors that prepared them for this.

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