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SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - August 07, 2022

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

August 07, 2022

In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • Class of 2026 Resources
  • Facebook Links
  • Athletics Interest Form
  • College and Career Readiness Advisor - Chanae Galloway
  • PTO Uniform and Spirit Wear Sales - Volunteers Needed!
  • Student Dress Code
  • Student Laptop Signup and Pickup
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration - Ticket Sales Now Open!
  • PTO Board Openings
  • Volleyball News
Important Upcoming Dates


  • Aug 11, 12 - Senior Photos
  • Aug 8-10 - Volleyball Clinic (girls full, boys still open)
  • Aug 15-17 - Varsity Volleyball Tryouts
  • Aug 15-20 - Student Laptop Checkout and In-Person Uniform Sales
  • Aug 22 - First Day of 2022-2023 School Year
Class of 2026 Resources

Attention Class of 2026!

Have you visited DeBakey's Class of 2026 resource page? The school has compiled a variety of links to ensure you are ready for your the new school year:

Facebook Links
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Official DeBakey HSHP FB Page
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DeBakey HSHP Parents and Community Group
Athletics Interest Form

Is your student interested in participating in school sports at DeBakey? If so, be sure to fill out the Athletics Interest form so they can be informed of updates and opportunities related to:

  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Competetive Dance (co-ed)
  • Gymastics (boys and girls)
  • Running Club (co-ed)
  • Volleyball (boys and girls)

College and Career Readiness Advisor - Chanae Galloway

DeBakey has a new Collage and Career Readiness Advisor. Please help us welcome Ms. Chanae Galloway!


"My hometown is Houston, Texas! Go ‘stros, Rockets and Texans! I attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology. Currently, I am attending the University of Houston where I will be graduating with my master’s of education in Higher Education. I enjoy traveling, festivals (music or food), concerts and live music. My passion for education began as an AmeriCorps member where I served with City Year San Antonio for two years. Specifically, my current stake is centered on college access and student success.

During my time as a high school senior, we did not have college advisors to assist us with molding a sound and reasonable post-secondary plan. I hope to be the support that I needed while in high school. I plan to host tons of intentional workshops centered on the following topics: college app and scholarship completion, crafting an enticing personal statement, and navigating financial aid just to name a few. For questions or to schedule an advising session, please feel free to send me an email at chanae.galloway@houstonisd.org."

Contact information:

Chanae Galloway (she/her/hers)
College & Career Readiness Advisor
Serving Carnegie Vanguard & DeBakey HSHP
chanae.galloway@houstonisd.org (email)

PTO Uniform & Spirit Wear Sales


We need student and adult volunteers for our upcoming DeBakey Uniform and Spirit Wear Sales which are August 15 - 20th. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year for the PTO. Please donate your time to help the school fulfill the requests and needs of our school. Sign up is below. Thank you, in advance, for your support! Go DeBakey Vipers!

- Marie and Sureka

Student Dress Code

A copy of the 2022-2023 student dress code was recently shared with parents. Please be sure to view the [pdf] prior to the start of the new school year.

Student Laptop Signup and Pickup

Distribution of HISD Laptops to DeBakey students will take place Aug 15-19. Go to the Laptop Signup website to sign-up for a time slot.

50th Anniversary Celebration

Events and Tickets

Tickets are available now! Visit the 50th Anniversary webpage and store! Be sure to also RSVP if you plan to attend any of the events during this special weekend.

Limited seating will be available, so be sure to secure your ticket today if you would like to be a part of this special events.

If you would like to help with the celebration planning or support the event with your time or with a monetary donation, please contact debakeyhshp50th@debakeypto.org for more information.

PTO Board Openings

The PTO still has several important positions open for our executive board for the coming school year. To better serve the school, teachers and students, we need your help to fill these important roles!

If you are interested in helping, please contact president@debakeypto.org.

Open positions:

  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Parliamentarian
  • Basketball liaison
  • Dads of DeBakey
  • Fall Festival - Haunted House

Learn more these PTO board member positions >>

Volleyball News

Volleyball Tryouts - Signup

Google Forms Signup Sheet - Aug 15 - 17 (multiple sessions)

Volleyball Social and Rice/UT Exhibition Game

We will be hosting a volleyball social at the Rice/UT Exhibition game at 1PM on 08.20.2022. Tickets to the game are just $5. Learn more at riceowls.com/debakey.. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For questions, contact volleyball@debakeypto.org.. Also, keep up with our volleyball news - Join REMIND --> @debakeyv

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