Points of Pride (Week of Sept. 24)

Alief ISD News and Recognitions

Mahanay Elementary School won first place in the Be Fit Program sponsored by the Houston Rockets and by Children's Memorial Hermann.

Mahanay Elementary School helped kick off the Be Fit Program because the school finished first place in last season's contest. As first place winners, Mahanay also received prizes and sports equipment. Mahanay beat out other Houston area elementary schools for this top spot.

The program encourages and rewards students for healthy nutrition and physical activities.The Be Fit Program also promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for students and their families.

Check out Mahanay Elementary School in the Be Fit kick-off video on the Houston Rockets website.

Congratulations to the Alief ISD Scholar Athletes for the month of September!

Congratulations to Rebecca Faulhaber (Hastings High School Volleyball Program) and Duke Isaac (Elsik High School Football Program).

Alief ISD staff members were selected to prestigious local and state-level athletic positions.

Hastings High School Head Football Coach David Martel has been selected to be a member of the Houston Touchdown Club Player of the Year Selection Committee.

Taylor High School Head Football Coach Brian Randle is on the Board of Directors for the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association.

Alief ISD Athletics Director Scott Moehlig has been selected to be the representative for the Membership Committee for Region 5 of the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association.

Alief ISD Health Services staff received exclusive visit from the National Association of School Nurses.

Laurie Combe, the President-Elect of the National Association of School Nurses, spoke to Alief ISD Health Services staff members during the team's annual meet and greet. Alief ISD was the only Houston public school district she visited.

Alief ISD graduate featured by UT-Health San Antonio's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Francisca Acosta was spotlighted by the school's blog as a biomedical engineering researcher. She is currently the chair of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Society at San Antonio and is a third-year student in the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Acosta graduated from Hastings in 2011 and previously attended Martin, Owens and Killough.

Congratulations to the following Alief ISD staff members, whose DonorsChoose.org projects were funded!

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Email your Points of Pride submission to Tracy Lau at tylau@aliefisd.net.

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