Youngblood Intermediate School team wins Battle of the Books!
Members of Youngblood's Team: Melanie P. (Captain), Connie T., Diep L., Trinh V., and Elizabeth P. and Librarian Geneva Browning
Youngblood Intermediate was named the winner of the intermediate level of the annual Battle of the Books. Like their middle school counterpart, the team consists of students who spent the school year reading a list of young adult titles and were later tested on their knowledge during the competition. Holub Middle School was the winner for the middle school division. Read more...
Alief Education Foundation congratulates mini grant recipients
Dr. John Hansen (far right), Alief ISD Board of Trustees Assistant Secretary and Alief Education Foundation President, introduced each mini grant recipient during the ceremony. Alief ISD Board Trustee Ann Williams (fourth from left) and Area Superintendent Dr. Sue Page (far left) congratulated the winners following the reception.
The Alief Education Foundation recently held their annual mini grants ceremony, and recipients presented their projects to their peers and to members of the Alief Education Foundation. Taylor High School had the most grant recipients with 10 staff members receiving funding for their projects. Cummings Elementary and Hastings High School each had three recipients, while two staff members from Alief Early College High School received funding. Chambers, Mahanay, Liestman, Hearne, Kennedy, Youens, Horn, Collins, Rees, Mata, Olle and Kerr each had one winner.
Holub Middle School team wins Battle of the Books!
Members of Holub's Team (left to right): Justin B., Chadni M., Alex N. (Captain), Jhoana F., Tam N. and Librarian Elaine Mosely
Holub Middle School came out on top during the annual Middle School Battle of the Books. The team consists of students who spent the year reading a list of young adult titles. The students met regularly to discuss them and quiz each other on quotes from the books. During the competition, which included other Alief ISD middle schools, the teams were asked challenging questions, and each answer included the title of the book and the corresponding author.