Originally delivered on 5/28/2023 8:37 pm

SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - May 28, 2023

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

May 28, 2023

In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • Summer Assignments
  • Viper Camp 2023 Volunteer Sign Up
  • Student Spotlight - Houston PreMedical Academy
  • HISD News
    • Title I, Part A Survey
    • ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant Application
  • Uniform Donations
  • Class of 2024 Thank Yous
  • Odds and Ends
    • Ingenius Prep Pro Bon Program
    • FREE Webinar: The Expert Guide to the Common App: How to Strategize
    • Reminder: Volunteer Requirements
  • May 29 - Memorial Holiday
  • May 31 - Last day of school for students
  • May 31 - Incoming Freshman - Course Selection Google Form closes
  • Jun 05 - Summer School Begins
  • Jun 10 - Incoming Freshman - Enrollment Event
  • Jun 22 - Incoming Freshman - Last day to submit all required school documents
  • Aug 10-11 - Viper Camp

Summer assignments have been posted to the DeBakey HSHP website. The material is subject to change, so please be sure to check back on the website to make sure you have the latest information.

View the Summer Assignments
Group Lead Sign Up
Volunteer Sign Up
Houson PreMedical Academy

Congratulations to this group of students who have been accepted into the Houston PreMedical Academy (HPA)! HPA is a partnership between DeBakey HSHP, the University of Houston, and Baylor College of Medicine that nurtures the futures of up to 6 students every year who aspire to become physicians. Pictured here is proof that hard work pay off!

Learn more about the Houston PreMedical Academy >>

Photo Credit: DeBakey HSHP Facebook page

Title I, Part A Survey

The purpose of Title I, Part A is to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards, regardless of economic status.  Title I is the government's attempt to provide all children with the opportunity to receive a fair, equitable and high-quality education, and to close the achievement gap.

ESSA divides Title I into five parts:

  • Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies (LEAs)
  • State Assessment Grants
  • Education of Migrant Children
  • Prevention & Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk
  • Flexibility for Equitable Per-Pupil Funding

Please take a moment to fill out the survey to ensure DeBakey HSHP is funded adequately:

ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant Application

Houston Independent School District is preparing to submit the 2023-2024 ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant Application—the nation’s education law and commitment to equal opportunity for all students—on June 23, 2023.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Section 8306(a)(7) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Program-Specific Provisions and Assurances require HISD to receive public comment before the application is submitted to the Texas Education Agency.

The public comment period is from May 16, 2023, to June 7, 2023.

See the grants listed and make public comments through the links below:

  • Public Comments on the ESSA Application - English
  • Comentario público sobre la Solicitud de ESSA - Spanish
  • Nhận Xét Công Chúng về Đơn Xin ESSA - Vietnamese

Thank you so much for your support of the Juniors' Hunger Games and MOD Pizza fundraising events. The Juniors had so much fun at the Hunger Games before the final exams. Special thanks to the following parents' generous donations and volunteer time:

  • Nichole Ake
  • Laruen Aldag
  • Mark Aldag
  • Ganga Gokulakrishnan
  • Sharada Gowda
  • Adriana Ordonez
  • Tracy Spriggs

We look forward to providing the best experience to our rising Seniors. If the Senior Dues have not yet been paid, please consider paying $350 or partial amount on a regular schedule in SchoolPay. The dues are used to pay for graduation caps and gowns, senior activities such as prom, trip, breakfast, signing events, etc.

Thank you and have an amazing summer break!

Ivy Luong

DeBakey PTO

11th Grade Liaison

Ingenius Prep Pro Bono Program

Get a chance to work with InGenius Prep expert counselors at no cost to you through our Pro Bono program! Eligible students may apply. Application closes June 12.

Who is eligible?

  • U.S. citizens or "eligible noncitizens" that are eligible for federal student aid as defined here.
  • High school seniors who would benefit from individualized application counseling to successfully craft & complete their 2022-2023 applications.
  • Students who learn well in a 1:1 setting to gain valuable advice and guidance tailored to their college goals and needs
  • High school students who would like to outperform their admissions odds and get into more competitive schools with our expert help.

<< Apply now >>

FREE Webinar: The Expert Guide to the Common App: How to Strategize

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 | 5pm Pacific, 7pm Central

From the activities list to the additional information section, each of the Common App's sections offers students an opportunity to set themselves apart from their classmates.

To help students strategically complete their Common App, our admissions experts are hosting a free webinar to cover:

  • Inside the Admissions Office: How Applications Are Reviewed
  • The Common App: How to Strategize Each Section
  • Next Steps: How to Get Started

<< Register >>

Reminder: Volunteer Requirements

REMINDER:  Every DeBakey student must have at least 100 community service to graduate with a DeBakey diploma.

Remember, colleges look at the community service and how you give back to your community when choosing a candidate to accept into their school. The summer time is a great chance to get caught up and to give back to the community.

Guidelines for Community Service Hours >>

Volunteer Opportunities in Houston >>

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