Points of Pride (Week of Nov. 12)

Alief ISD News and Recognitions

Congratulations to the 2018 Alief Idol Winners!

Meet this year's winners:

  • Elementary: Jada Strickland (Youngblood Intermediate School)
  • Secondary: Brian Banh (Kerr High School)


The winners were selected by the following judges:

  • Tobe Nwigwe, who graduated from Alief ISD, is an artist who recently had a sold-out concert at White Oak Music Hall.
  • David DeLaGarza is the keyboardist and background vocalist of Grammy award-winning Tejano group La Mafia.
  • Jillian "JJ" Simmons is a veteran radio and television host, author and creator of JJ's I'm Me Foundation.

Hastings VS Clear Springs (Bi-District Playoff Football Game)

Friday, Nov. 16th, 7pm

1955 West Nasa Boulevard

Webster, TX

Hastings clinched a state playoff appearance last Friday by defeating Brazoswood. They will play Clear Springs this Friday.


Presale tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults. All tickets at the gate will be $8. District 23-6A, THSCA, THSADA and TGCA passes will be accepted. Employee ID badges will not be accepted.

Alief ISD Scholar Athletes for November

Congratulations to our November Scholar Athletes: Tatiyanna Riley (Hastings High School Girls Basketball Program) and Emmanuel Olalumade (Hastings High School Football Program).

Cummings Elementary was selected to host a Be Fit Program Clinic.

Approximately 60 of Cummings Elementary School's top 4th graders participated in fun-filled warm-ups, drills and challenges from the trainers and coaches of the Rockets. Each participant received a t-shirt, Rockets gear, grab bag, towels and posters.


The program, which is sponsored by the Houston Rockets and by Children's Memorial Hermann, encourages and rewards students for healthy nutrition and physical activities.

Sneed Elementary School was spotlighted in the Junior Achievement Newsletter.

Sneed was spotlighted in the October 2018 edition of the newsletter for its partnership with Phillips 66 and Junior Achievement.

The Taylor High School Speech and Debate Team had an outstanding showing at the Harris County CASE Debates League at the University of Houston.

  • Varsity Policy Debate Champions - Team of Madison Gomez and Alexandria Bob
  • Varsity Policy Debate Speaker Award (1st Place) - Stephanie Osazuwa

The Alief Early College Speech and Debate Team won sweepstakes at the Clear Falls High School Knight Invitational.

1st Place Winners:

  • Informative Speaking - Nicole DePavia (State Qualifier)
  • Duo Interpretation - Carlos Fuentes and Elizabeth Lopez-Aguilar
  • Dramatic Interpretation - Temi Ibidokun


Coach Award Champion: Xandelyn Wright

Alexander Elementary Principal Kathleen DiFelice and Crossroads Principal Tremayne Wickliffe served as panelists at the Franklin Covey event "Reaching True Equity in Education" held at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Panelists were representative of leaders involved in "The Leader in Me" process at their campus. They provided insight on how they are using the habits or "Leader in Me" process to give opportunities for all students of any background or culture to develop the leadership, social, cultural and academic skills so they can become confident leaders of their own destiny.

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

Want to share a Points of Pride with the Alief ISD Public Relations Department?

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

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