Challenge Early CHS - Celebrations
2022-23 School Year
CHALLENGE ECHS RANKINGS
Best High Schools according to US NEWS
#4 in Houston TX Metro Area High Schools
#4 in Houston Independent School District High School
#24 in Texas High Schools
#32 in Magnet High Schools
#140 in National Rankings
#5 in Region - According to Children at Risk – Feb 2023
Congratulations Challenge ECHS on earning Platinum Certification as a Family Friendly School for the 22-23 school year!
Kudos to Kiana Azamian - Teen Ink published her Personal Argument Essay May 11, 2023
11th Graders revised one of her Personal Argument Essays from my class and submitted to Teen Ink. And they published it!
Student: Kiana Azamian from my B6. So thrilled for her!
Juniors volunteering at the Houston Botanic Garden - May 19 2019
Challenge Art Exhibition at HMW - HISD Visual Arts Spring Showcase May 19 2023 - Thank you Ms. Weindorff for supporting our students
Senior Prom - Friday, May 12
Educator of the Year Award Banquet - Friday, May 12 - Congratulations Ms. Patrick!
Houston Community College Graduation! - Friday, May 12 2023 - Congratulations Challenge Students graduating with their Associate Degree!
Thank you PTO and Happy Mothers Day! - Friday, May 12, 2023
Teacher Appreciation Week Continues! Thank you Teachers!
Volleyball Team! - Game May 10 2023
Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you PTO - Week of May 8
Principal Appreciation Day! - Surprising Principal Santos - May 3
Congratulations Oscar! - Awarded the Superintendent's Scholars Award! 2023
Celebrating Administrative Professional Day! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!
CECHS Crisis Team! - Thank you Team HISD for providing this PD.
Soccer Team - Great Sesson - Boys 2nd Place. Girls - Semifinals! - Shout Outs to Coach WALLS for supporting Soccer Boys & Girls!
SEL Day with HCC - Spring Fling - Thank you HCC - Great Partners!
Celebrating Valedictorian & Salutatorian Banquet- Congratulations Frank & Arib!
Assistant Principal Appreciation Week! - Thank you Dean Celestine, Jones & Saikin for your Leadership!
3rd Place - Engineer Mouse Car Trap
Shout outs to our sponsors- Ms. Weindorff, Dr. M, & Mrs. Ramkissoon!
Holocaust Museum Houston - Ms. Khalil Eng 2 - March 28 2023
Challenge Early College High School English 2 - Ms. Khalil's classes- visited the Holocaust Museum Houston. A unique educational institution that provides students with a rich and immersive learning experience.
The museum serves as both a physical location for the school and as a powerful symbol of the importance of remembering the Holocaust and other genocides.
One of the key benefits of having a school located within a Holocaust museum is the opportunity for students to engage directly with historical artifacts and documents related to the Holocaust. This kind of experiential learning can have a profound impact on students, helping to bring history to life in a way that is not possible through traditional classroom instruction alone.
Additionally, students have access to expert educators and curators who can help them to contextualize the historical events and make sense of their significance.
Studying the Holocaust can help students develop critical thinking skills and empathy, as they grapple with complex questions about human nature and the causes of genocide.
Senior Time! March 28 2023
UIL Academic Team - March 25, 2023
Congrats to our UIL Academic Team!!!
They are the 2022-2023 District Champions!!!
We had 8 Team Champions in: Spelling, Computer Science, Speech, Math, Science , Social
Studies, Accounting, Current Events!!!
Thank you to Mr. Porter, Ms. Torres and Ms. Roberson!!!
TFA State Debate Tournament - March 2023
Over Spring Break, Joshua Adegoke competed at the TFA State Debate Tournament. With over 300 public and private schools competing from all over Texas, he finished 12th with some of the most prestigious debaters in the state competing.
Congrats once again to Mr. Adegoke!!!!!
Congratulations to Challenge ECHS for the most 11th grade student usage!
KHAN SAT Prep for staff and students https://www.khanacademy.org/SAT
Click HERE for the student presentation. Please note that the most difficult part of linking student https://www.collegeboard.org/ accounts to the Khan SAT dashboard is helping them remember their login information.
Click HERE for our new promotional video featuring HISD students.
Houston Urban Debate League City Championships - March 4 2023
Over the weekend our Speech and Debate team competed at the Houston Urban Debate League City Championships. Kafi Umma Tul advanced to top 16 in LD debate and Tegann Franco was 3rd in Congressional Debate and Kathyrn Flores was 5th . It was quite successful year. Next up The TFA State tournament this week.
Thank you for all of your continued support.
Celebrating Black History - Feb 28 2023
Celebrating Career Week! Friday, Feb 24
Fall 2022 AWARDS Ceremony - Congratulations to our Students and Parents!
10th Grade - Feb 23
11th & 12th Grade - March 1
CONGRATULATIONS Ms. Patrick - Teacher of the Year 2023!
Soccer Team - Game vs Sharpstown International (Feb 6, 2023) Gooooooo Eagles!
Girls - Challenge 2 -2 Sharpstown International
Animal Appreciation Society Club - by Ms. Roberson
Two weekends ago Joshua Adegoke competed at the Barkley Forum Debate tournament at Emory University in Atlanta Georiga reaching the top 30 in this prestigious group of debaters from all over the nation. He received an Emory Key.
This past weekend (Sat., Feb 4) our debate students competed at the Houston Urban League Debate City Championship Qualifier with the following students qualifying for the
City Championship:Kafi Umma Tul in LD debate (trying to do a repeat from winning the championship last year) and Tegann Franco and Kathyrn Flores in Congress debate. This Championship will take place in March at the Courthouse down town.
Space City Houston Adventure - Sat, Dec 17
Scholarship through the Quest Bridge Program to RICE University! - December 2022
The Animal Appreciation Society
The Animal Appreciation Society Club
Ready to drop off the collection & donations to the animal shelters and Houstonians in need.
President: Jesus Borjon
Vice President: Monica Martinez
Secretary: Karen Prado
Treasurer: Gabrielle Salazar
Fall 2022 Early Graduates with Houston Community College
Congratulations to Andrea, Daniela, Kimberly, and Jacob!
Thank You PTO for providing FREE Frito Pies outside during lunch!
National Honor Society Induction
Dec 12, 2022
Induction Pillars: Leadership, Scholarship, Service, and Character
Winter Soccer Cup - Congrats Challenge Team - 2nd Finalist! - Sat, Dec 10, 2022
Second Grading Cycle Perfect Attendance Recognition! Congratulations to our 210 students!
SECME Competition - Sat Dec 3
On December 3rd, Challenge students successfully participated at the SECME (Southeast Consortium on Math and Engineering). They submitted their projects on the Egg Drop Container and the Bridge.
The team of Laila McGowan, Jaden Pittman, and David Salamanca won the second prize for the Egg Drop Container.
Congratulations to winners and all participants!
Thanks a LOT for Ms. Leal and Mr. Santos for the support of the event!
Welcome to the next competitions in January and February!
Sponsors of the Engineering Club - Ms. Ramkissoon, Mr. Johnson, And Dr. Mironychev
ADVO Spelling Bee Competition 2022 - Nov 18
Celebrating Dual Credit Student Achievement!
Congratulations to CECHS dual credit students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.25+ with at least nine credit hours during the Spring 2022 Term.
Fall Festival - Nov 11
First Grading Cycle Perfect Attendance Recognition! Congratulations to our 211 students!
Spirit Week - Oct 24 - 28 - Red Ribbon Week
Blood Drive - Oct 21
SENIOR Parent Meeting - Wed Nov 2
Thank you Ms. Sampson. Yes it was a great turnout. Kuddos to you and Ms. Castillo as well speaking about FAFSA and TASFA!
UIL Academic Team - Nov 3
Here are the results!!! Ready Writing 1st Mario Martinez Headline Writing 3rd Santana Williams Current Events 3rd Joseias Esayas 6th Dinesh Vuddanti Social Studies TEAM CHAMPIONS 1st Lance McGowan 3rd Zoe Howell 4th Skyler Galardo 5th Gabriel Reyes 6th Elena Alvarez 8th Edgar Hernandez Informative Speaking 5th Adan Salazar Persuasive Speaking 2nd Enrique Juarez 5th Adriadna Sanchez 6th Shafi Umma Tul . and THANKS To Ms. Torres and Ms. Roberson ( Social Studies coach) for all of their continued support!!!!
Congrats to our debate team : this weekend Joshua Adegoke and Kafi Umma Tul competed at the UH of Cougar Classic and broke to double octos. It was a very tough tournament with some very competitive debaters!
This Tuesday our Congress team competed at the Berry Center at the UIL Region Congress meet. Here are the results: 1st Place / Region Champion Tegaan Franco 1st alternate Kathyrn Flores and 6th place Joshua Adegoke. Both Tegaan and Katherine will travel to Austin in January to compete at the State UIL Congress Tournament!!!! CONGRATS !!!
Challenge UIL Congress Team
Here are the results: Region Champion Tegann Franco , 1st Alternate Kathryn Flores, 6th Place Joshua Adegoke. Tegann and Kathryn have qualified for the State Tournament in Austin in January. Other team members who competed Yulissa Aguilar and Amy Rico.
THANK YOU PTO for supporting our Faculty and STAFF!
ADVO Chalk Competition - Oct 14
Debate Team at Challenge Early High School
The Competitive Debate Team at Challenge Early High School has been quite successful over the past few years. Under the direction of Mr. Eric Porter, ( NSDA Diamond Coach) Debate Captain Joshua Adegoke, Co-captain Kafi Umma Tul, and fellow officers Shafi Umma Tul, Enrique Juarez and Tegann Franco. The team competes on the Texas Forensic Association (TFA) circuit, at UIL Debate and UIL Congress Regional and State competitions, as well as the Houston Urban Debate League(HUDL) championship series and the National Speech and Debate Association District meet .Co -captain Kafi Umma Tul is currently the Lincoln Douglas HUDL City LD Champion, and Captain Joshua Adegoke competed last year at the State UIL Congress meet, the State UIL LD Championships and the TFA State tournament. We have had debate and Congress finalists at UIL Region and several TFA tournaments across the state consistently. Our current season began last weekend with the team travelling to their first HUDL meet at Chavez High School. Here are the results from that tournament:
- Kafi Umma Tul ---Top LD Speaker / 2nd Place Overall LD Debater
- Tegan Franco ---1st Place Congress
- Kathryn Flores ---5th Place Congress
- Yulissa Aguilar ---8th Place Congress
- Amy Rico ---Semi Finalist
- Shafi Umma Tul --LD Win loss record 2-2
- Daniel Reddick/ Diego Suastegui PF Win loss record 2-2
Joshua Adegoke :Captain