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SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - April 02, 2023

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

April 02, 2023

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In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • PTO Meeting - April 11
  • Uniform & Spirit Wear Store - April 6 Pickup
  • April Fundraising: Krispy Kreme
  • Student Spotlight
    • HOSA State Conference
    • DeBakey Captures 1st at Quiz Bowl Tournament
  • Odds and Ends
    • DeBakey Christian Interdenominational Club Sweatshirts Available
    • Volunteer with the Houston Health Department
    • Poetry Cafe - April 15
    • Yearbooks on Sale

  • Apr 07 - Spring Holiday
  • Apr 11 - PTO Meeting
  • Apr 14 - Cycle 5 ends
  • Apr 15 - Test Prep: AP Science and AP Math
  • Apr 21 - Spring Holiday
  • Apr 22 - Prom
  • Apr 29 - Test Prep: AP Science and AP Math
General Meeting - April 11

Join us on April 11 at 6:30PM to learn about the latest school news, PTO updates and more!

This month's meeting will be on MS Teams
(Check back next week for the link)

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are calling your name!


Friends of DeBakey PTO, you're invited to take part in the most delicious fundraiser of the year. By ordering a dozen (or two) original glazed doughnuts, 50% of the order will be donated back to DeBakey PTO to help offset expenses associated with field day activities, teacher appreciation events, club sports, HOSA competitions and many other ways your donations to the PTO help our school.


From now until April 29, 2023, you can get your dozens using our fundraising sales page below.


Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for DeBakey PTO


How it works: purchase your dozens online, visit your nearest Krispy Kreme store & redeem using your code. You can also purchase doughnuts and gift the redemption codes to friends and family across the country, or perhaps some well deserving colleagues!


Thank you in advance for your support, we hope you enjoy this sweet offer.


P.S. Dozens are redeemable nationwide, so feel free to share this page with other doughnut lovers!

View the Offer
HOSA State Conference Results

This year's HOSA State Conference was an amazing experience for our participants! The 3-day event to place this past week in Round Rock at the Kalahari Resort.

DeBakey Captures 18 Awards at Texas State HOSA!

This past week, 42 of our DeBakey High School who qualified from Districts competed amongst more than 3300 students from across Texas. The conference included an opening ceremony, competitions and learning opportunities along with a closing ceremony with awards recognized. Subjects that students competed in included: Parliamentary Procedure, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Medical Law & Ethics, Biotechnology, Human Heredity, OSHA and Leadership.

DeBakey captured more than 18 awards at the closing ceremony!

Some of these students will move onto the National Competition which will be held in Dallas, TX in June. For a complete listing of all of the awards, please see this link:  Texas OSHA Awards 2023

A HUGE thank you to our HOSA Advisors:

Mr. Barajas

Dr. Boughaba

Dr. Li

Mrs. Magana

Mrs. McBride

Mr. Whitham

and to our very own Uniforms Team Co-Chair

Marie Anstead

for helping chaperone the event.

Without their participation, this would not be possible! Also, many thank you's to the generous parents who helped donate food, snacks and drinks for our Vipers!

Cherish and Emily smile before going into their Team Competition on Forensic Science. Our ladies captured 1st place!

Chase, Berscht, and Karlo were roommates and all captured awards during the State competition! Chase captured an award in Medical Law & Ethics, Berscht in Physics, and Karlo in Human Growth and Development.

DeBakey Captures 1st in their Division in Quiz Bowl Tournament

On Saturday, April 1st DeBakey High School had 4 teams (comprised of 19 total students) compete in the Cy-Fair High School April Fools Invitational Quiz Bowl. More than 13 other schools competed as well, bringing several teams to the tournament, and traveling as far as Round Rock to compete.

At the end of the tournament, an all day event, our DeBakey B team captured first place for their Division winning over such teams as Bellaire and Cy-Fair! 

DeBakey's Quiz Bowl teams are relatively inexperienced, having just created the Quiz Bowl club this past school year so it is amazing that they are already capturing awards and being recognized! If you are unsure what Quiz Bowl is, it is a quiz-based competition that tests players on a wide variety of academic subjects. Thank you to Mr. Stigant, as the club sponsor, and his support and encouragement with our DeBakey students! DeBakey Viper Proud!

The DeBakey B Team that captured 1st place in their division at the Cy-Fair Quiz Bowl Tournament included from left to right Jiya, Siddarth, Nigel, Chase and Kevin.

Chase holds the team plaque which will be displayed for a short period in Mr. Stigant's math room until it finds its final resting place at DeBakey!

Volunteer with the Houston Health Dept

Learn about how your student/s can volunteer with the Houston Health Department.

HHD is a full-service health department that performs many enhanced functions to address health inequities.

Their services benefit all Houston residents, but we also take additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations.We are a full-service health department that performs many enhanced functions to address health inequities.

Poetry Cafe - Apr 15

Attention students and teachers! Come showcase your artistic talents at this year's Poetry Cafe! Come ready to perform your spoken word, vocal or instrumental interpretations. Signup closes on April 4th, so be sure to fill out the Google Form before then.

Yearbooks On Sale

Visit https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=108054 to purchase this year's yearbook!

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