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SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - January 28, 2024

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

January 28, 2024

In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • School News
    • C/O 2024 Ice Cream Party - NEW DATE
    • DeBakey Interact - Bylaws and Constitution Workshop
    • Senior Quotes Due Jan 31
    • Senior Signing Day Wish List
    • Field Day Chair & Committee
    • Feb 23 Science Symposium - Speakers Needed
  • Student Spotlight
  • Odds and Ends
    • Young Women's Leadership Conference
    • Attention 10th Graders! Become an Atlas Scholar
    • JTP-API iLead Conference
    • Houston Food Bank - Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

  • Feb 01, lunch - Uniform Pick Up
  • Feb 13, 6:30-8 pm - PTO meeting, in person
  • Feb 16 - Class of 2024 Ice Cream Party
  • Feb 23 - Scientific Symposium
  • Feb 24 - Scholastic Chess Tournament
  • Mar 07, lunch - Uniform Pick Up
  • Mar 19, 6:30-8 pm - PTO meeting, virtual
  • Apr 04, lunch - Uniform Pick Up
  • Apr 09, 6:30-8 pm - PTO meeting, virtual
  • May 02, lunch - Uniform Pick Up
  • May 14, 6:30-8 pm - PTO meeting, in person - vote on NEW PTO board 
  • June 7, 7 pm - Class of 2024 Graduation - Delmar Stadium

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Senior Signing Day Wish List

Just a few more items away from finishing the Amazon wish list!

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Field Day Chair & Committee

ATTENTION: PTO is still looking for a volunteer to lead this fun event  along with committee members to help support! The event takes place in March, the day before Spring Break.

DeBakey Field Day is wonderful highlight for the DeBakey students in the spring.  The festival includes a carnival like atmosphere with lots of games, rides, food trucks, ice cream, and cupcakes.

A chairperson would be responsible for working with the school administration to ensure all activities have been ordered, the food trucks have been requested, and that we have enough water, ice cream, and cupcakes/snacks for all the students. This may require requesting donations. This position does not require a lot of time throughout the year but is incredibly involved from approximately January until the event occurs just before Spring Break.

Interested? Contact - president@debakeypto.org

Recruiting Speakers for our Feb 23 Science Symposium

ATTENTION: Parents, guardians, community, alumni - if you or someone you know might like to present about their interesting career to our students, please contact us for more information. This is an event for our students. We welcome engaging speakers preferably STEM, medical, finance, motivational and passionate persons willing to share. 

Interested? Contact: President@debakeypto.org

Students at the HOSA Spring Leadership Conference

Photo: DeBakey HSHP - Facebook

A round of applause for our incredible HOSA stars at the Spring Leadership Conference! A whopping 62 students placed in the top 10 in their events! 

Photo: DeBakey HSHP - Facebook

Hats off to the talented artists in the Rodeo School Art Contest! Huge congrats to Carol Wang for lassoing the Gold Medal Award with her masterpiece "What Lies Ahead." Your creativity has truly painted a bright future for us all!

Photo: DeBakey HSHP - Facebook

Congratulations to senior Mihir Relan on being named a top 300 scholar in the 83rd Regeneron Science Talent Search! 

Out of 2,162 students nationwide, Mihir's achievement in growing wheat hydroponically is worth celebrating. Each scholar, including Mihir, will receive $2,000 along with the school who gets $2,000 to be used for STEM activities.

Learn more: https://www.societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts/

DeBakey Running Club at the Chevron Houston Marathon/Aramco Half Marathon

DeBakey Running Club members Justin Nguyen (Grade 12, half marathon), Hannah Rosanes (12, half marathon, running for Avondale House charity), Dashiell Helmer (11, full marathon) and Andie Nguyen (10, half marathon) all participated in this year's Aramco Half Marathon/Chevron Houston Marathon on Jan 14. Congratulations to each of our runners for all their training and hard work!

Young Women's Leadership Challenge

Who is YWLC designed for?

High school girls, including rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, as well as graduating seniors. We have a program in Houston AND Austin this year!

We also welcome girls from high schools outside of Austin and Houston who are able to take care of their own accommodation and transportation for the summer conference.

When is the YWLC program?

July 2024 - April 2025

What is the time commitment?

80 hours minimum and up to 120+ hours of extracurricular and community service hours.


$500 ($25 application fee + $475 program fee)


Yes, we offer a $475 scholarship based on financial need. Scholarship recipients are responsible for the $25 application fee.

Apply Today
Houston Food Bank - Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Support our community by volunteering at Houston Food Bank events right on our campus. Multiple dates are available via the Sign Up Genius link below. Volunteers will be stationed outside in the DeBakey parking lot, so dress for the weather.

There is a particular need for bilingual volunteers.

Volunteer Sign Up Here

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