Points of Pride (Week of Feb. 25)

Alief ISD News and Recognitions

Albright Middle School student Khanh Dang was selected to receive the Harris County Department of Education Superintendent's Writing Award.

Dang was selected for her critical essay, Education Matter. She will receive a cash award of $250. Dang was the only student selected to receive this award, and her essay was selected out of more than 3,000 writing submissions.

Alief ISD students advanced to state competitions for Skills USA.

  • Advertising Design - Stanley Wyatt (Elsik)
  • Basic Health Skills - Chelsea Onyiah (Elsik)
  • Graphic Communication - Mitzi Chavez (Elsik)
  • Health Occupations Professional Portfolio - Esmeralda Patino (Elsik)
  • Information Technology Services - Kelvin Tran (ENGC) and Matthew Oquendo (Hastings)
  • Interactive Application and Game Development - Barbara Baute (Elsik) and Douglas Sosa (Elsik)

Congratulations to Alief ISD's District Spelling Bee winners!

This year's competition was held at the Center for Advanced Careers with 16 campuses represented and competitors from 2nd to 6th grade. After 45 rounds, Andrew Zhou (Youngblood Intermediate School) won first place and will represent Alief ISD at the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee on March 23. Ryan Nguyen (Miller Intermediate School) took second place, and Nalisha Luo (Outley Elementary School) placed third.

Congratulations to the UIL 23-6A Girls’ Basketball 2018-2019 District Picks!

Coach of the Year - Brandy Jones (Taylor)

Offensive Player of Year - Tatiyanna Riley (Hastings)


1st Team -

Elsik - Shiela Chuks, Ernesia Ford and Jada Shanklin

Hastings - Danecia Trusty

Taylor - JaQuirrea Jenkins and Jawain Caston


Academic All-District -

Elsik - Jada Shanklin

Hastings - Shariah Houston-Hartman and Da’Necia Trusty

Taylor - Stephanie Osazuwa, Kamiya Royal and Diavian King

Albright Middle School English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) teachers and specialist presented at the 2019 Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts Conference.

Their session, “Book Clubs Matter: Reading is LITerary,” covered developing, managing and successfully implementing book clubs in ELAR classrooms.

Best Elementary School was spotlighted in eSchoolNews for creating an environment that yield better social, emotional and academic outcomes for students.

The article was written by Renee Canales (Best Elementary School Principal) and Elizabeth Merwald (Best Elementary School Behavior and Prevention Specialist).

Chancellor Elementary School assistant principal Tessia Brixey was nominated for the Sterling Shining Star Awards.

Brixey was nominated for being an outstanding educator for this contest by Sterling National Financial Group. Each winner and his or her school is awarded a cash prize of $10,000 to be shared equally between the school and the Shining Star.


Community members can leave a comment on a nominee’s profile page prior to March 29 to congratulate them and to let them know how they’ve changed their life.

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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