Ranger Nation Network Newsletter
22nd Edition: February 12 - February 18
Ranger Alums Highlighted Throughout BHM 2023
Thank You Terry Counselors
Learn More About Our Awesome Counseling Team
Terry High School Counseling Team (9-12)
Mrs. Jennifer O'Donnel - 9th Grade Counselor
My name is Jennifer O’Donnell. I am the Ranger Counselor for the class of 2026!! I graduated from the University of Houston with degrees in Psychology & Political Science. I received my Master of Education degree from Houston Baptist University. My husband and I have been married for 4 ½ years. We rescued 2 black labs and love spending time with them. Trips to the dog park, working in the yard, and binge watching random tv shows with my husband occupy my free time. Our current favorites are Tulsa King and Mayor of Kingstown! I am looking forward to getting the class of 2026 across that stage in 3 ½ years.
Ms. Jennifer Ohanaja - 10th Grade Counselor
I am Jennifer Ohanaja and I was born and raised in Houston, Texas to immigrant parents from Nigeria. I graduated from Westbury High School in HISD, and went on to graduate from Lamar University, where I became a member of THE Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Although I began working in LCISD in 2021, I was previously a counselor for several years in a neighboring district. Interesting fact about Ms. Ohanaja is that that she absolutely hates chocolate.
Alex Jodlowski: 11th Grade Counselor
I am Alex Jodlowski, or as many know me “Ms. J” I was born in Brownsville, Texas, but raised in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico until the age of 16 . I’m a proud 2005 graduate of St. Joseph Academy, where I started as an ESL student not knowing any English, and was able to graduate with a full ride scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Austin as a Gates Millennium Scholar and do college NCAA Track and Field as hurdler and triple jumper. “Hook ‘em Horns”! I was an elementary teacher, and therapist before coming to Terry. I am married to my polish husband Kuba, and have 2 little girls, Cami and Elena who are the light of my world. In my free time, you will find me going on an travel adventure with my family, Zumba dancing, or enjoying the outdoors. This is my 3rd year at Terry and the best thing about my job is to help students reach their goals and watch them bloom into happy, mature and responsible young adults. Fun fact about me is that I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines and I know a little bit of Tagalog.
Mrs. Julia Arriaga - 12th Grade Counselor
Celebrating Mrs. Julia Arriaga is the 12th Grade Counselor for students with last name A-K. She was born in Taft, Texas, near Corpus Christi. She has lived in Rosenberg for the last 22 years. Mrs. Arriaga is a proud graduate of Alief Elsik High School, the University of Houston Victoria and the Relay School of Education. Prior to counseling she taught 8th grade U.S. History at Briscoe Junior High and George Junior High. In the Fall of 2015 she was blessed to begin teaching U.S. History at Terry High School, then began counseling in the Fall of 2017. Mrs. Arriaga has been married to her husband Max for 18 years and are the proud parents of Nathan and Natalie. She and her family spend most of their time at the baseball, softball field and at their church. One of her favorite events and privileges is calling names at Terry High School’s Graduation. Mrs. Arriaga believes our future is not determined by our background or circumstances, we are destined for greatness if we step out of our shadows and into our light.
Mrs. Katrese Lokey - 12th Grade Counselor
I am Katrese Lokey and I was born and raised in Southwest Alief Texas (SWAT). I am proud 2002 graduate of Hastings High School and have received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Texas Woman’s University and Lamar University respectfully. I am married to my high school sweetheart Dave and have 2 boys, Kai and Kayden who also attend RED TRACK schools. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority incorporated and enjoy traveling, gaming, and binge watching various Netflix series. I have worked as a counselor at Terry High School since Fall 2018 and my biggest joy is watching our Rangers cross the graduation stage. Fun fact about me is that I am huge Harry Potter nerd and will always represent my “Slytherin” house.
Rangers Finding Success at Special Sites
Rangerettes Continues to Rock
Congratulations on another outstanding performance this weekend! Our Rangerettes contine to rock the stage in their latest competition.
TX-20103 AFJROTC CADET HONORABLE SERVICE
We are so proud of the BF Terry AFJROTC Cadet Group, who honorably posted the National and Stare Colors at the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated Texas Council of Alpha Chapters (TCAC) 59th Anniversary Convention in Sugar Land, Texas.
SIGNING DAY AT TERRY
Terry Rangers Honored by HAABSE
Congratulations to all of our Ranger family who was honored by the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators at the Teacher Awards and Recognition Ceremony, including Terry’s Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Vanessa McClain, and senior, Kayli Craft, who was a $1,000 Scholarship Reciepient. Honorees were recognized during a ceremony that featured Houston's Mayor Sylvestor Turner and many local civic and educational leaders.
Athletic Events for February 12 - February 18
Monday, Feb 13th
- JV/V Baseball vs Brazos 4:30,6:30
- Golf @ Sweetwater 8
Tuesday, Feb 14th
- Boys Basketball at Kempner 4:30(2), 5:45,7
- Softball at Clear Lake 5,6:30
Wednesday, Feb 15th
- Girls Soccer vs Randle 5:30,7:15
- Boys Soccer at Randle 5:30,7:15
Thursday, Feb 16th
- Varsity Softball at Rice Cons. Tourney
Friday, Feb 17th
- Girls Soccer vs Willowridge 5:30,7:15
- Boys Soccer at Willowridge 5:30,7:15
- JV Baseball vs Sam Raybrun 4:30,6:30
- Varsity Baseball at Sam Rayburn 6
- Varsity Softball at Rice Cons. Tourney
- Varsity Track at Clements
- Varsity Tennis at Wharton 8
Saturday, Feb 18th
- Varsity Softball at Rice Cons. Tourney
Boys' Basketball Honor Seniors
Ranger Tennis in Spring Swing
The Ranger JV Tennis Team participated in the Brazosport JV Tournament. Standouts were the Girls Doubles team of Julissa Aradillas and Elayna Jones who won 1st Place A Girls Doubles and Hector Molina and Shayla Luna who won 2nd Place A Mixed Doubles. Good job team!!
Boys' Soccer Caged the Falcons
Congratulations to the Terry Boys’ Soccer Team on your 5-1 victory over Foster HS! . #LetsRide
Terry 0 - 1 Foster
Terry 5 - 1 Foster
#11 Runyambo Muco 2 goals
#10 Jesus Rivas-Guzman 1 goal
#24 Jeffrey Hernandez 1 goal
#6 Ramiro Sanchez 1 goal
#17 Victor Hernandez 1 assist
#6 Ramiro Sanchez 1 assist
#10 Jesus Rivas-Guzman 2 assists
#1 Adrian Coria 80 minutes, 1 Goal against
Terry Wrestlers Head to State
The THS Wrestling Team is State Bound!!!! Congratulations to our scholar-athletes who placed during the regional tournament in Anna, Texas.
We have 4 wrestlers qualifying for the UIL State Wrestling Tournament.
Michael Louison 5th in the Regionals
Cameron Lewis 4th in the Regionals
The boys finished the season with a 13-4 record which is a Terry High school record for the most wins in school history. Cameron is the first heavyweight in school history to qualify for the state tournament.
Eryn Castor 4th in the Regionals
Katelyn Vasquez 3rd in the Regionals
Individually our girls placed in 8 out of 9 tournaments which is a Terry High School record.
Eryn Castor has 33 wins for the season which is a Terry High school record for the most wins in school history. Eryn has 27 pins which is the most in school history for the girls and boys.
Katelyn Vasquez has 27 wins with 21 pins which is the highest in school history with the highest pin percentage. Katelyn has 58 wins total and is still counting in a career which is the most wins in school history. Katelyn is just a junior.
This will be the first time in school history that we have 2 girls qualifying for the state tournament in the same year.
This year's state tournament will take place February 17 - 18, 2023, at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas. #neverseenuscoming
Official Boy's Basketball Schedule
Come out and support your 2022/23 Ranger Boy's Basketball Team this year! These boys have been working hard in the off-season and are ready to show what they've been up to!
Senior Class Reminders
Greetings Seniors and Senior Parents,
Please be advised of upcoming deadlines and events. Terry High School will celebrate You and your Senior as we close this chapter in their life.
- March 1st – Cap and Gown Deadline- Here is the link to pay – https://www.balfour.com/shop/graduation/senior-gear?pim_a_collection=17546&smi=72558
- March 10th – Senior vs Junior PowderPuff Volleyball Game. Students will need to pay for entry as this event will be held during the day. If you are a parent who would like to volunteer for this event, or if you just want to attend, please send me an email and let me know.
- March 24th – Deadline for paying Senior packages. Due to how the systems works, installment payments have now been cut down to two payments. Here is the link to pay for either the Red or Gray Package. There are descriptions for each package on the payment link. Here is the the payment link for the packages – https://lcisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/1683/315/False/True
- Here is the link for the A la Carte menu items. Please note that guest tickets to the prom are located in this link. – https://lcisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/1685/315/False/True
- April 20th – Last day to pay for only Prom and Guest tickets. This link is only if your student or student did not want to pay for the package but only wanted to go to prom and prom only. https://lcisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/1685/315/False/True
- April 22nd – Prom – Located at Safari Texas 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX 77407 – Doors will open at 7 pm and close at 7:30 pm. Prom will be held from 7 pm to 11:00 pm.
More information will be shared as we get closer to Graduation. Please make sure that you are able to log into Skyward to check your student’s attendance and grades each week. If anything seems out of the ordinary, please call your student’s teacher, then counselor, and then Mr. Wilson.
Parent Volunteer Activities:
- March 10th – Senior PowderPuff Volleyball Game
- May 16th – Senior vs Junior PowderPuff Football Game
- May 18th – Senior Sunset
- May 19th – Senior Car Parade – Senior Stroll
Also, don’t forget Decision Day for the Class of 2023 will be on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 from 12:30-3:40 PM. We plan to bring in colleges to celebrate our students’ post-secondary plans and honor those who have chosen to join the military and the workforce. We will have food, snow cones, and will have a senior fun day in the gyms with a DJ and door prizes. It is a great day for our students! Don't Miss Out!
Thank you for supporting our efforts to honor the seniors and their plans for after high school.
Junior Class Reminders
Juniors and Junior Parents
Good Afternoon Juniors and Junior Parents,
In continuing our tradition at Terry High School, Juniors are afforded the opportunity to attend Prom. Prom tickets for this year are priced at $104. The deadline to pay will be April 20, 2023. If you are going to bring a guest, that guest must have a ticket as well. The guest ticket can be found on the same link that is attached to this email. You also have the opportunity purchase a yearbook for the price of $73. Please refer to the attachment for payment link information.
I have attached the payment link for you and your guest here – https://lcisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/1685/315/False/True
2023 Greater Houston Frontiers Club Scholarship
Four-year College or University Scholarships
Scholarships will be awarded to students who enroll as a full-time (12 hours minimum) freshman in an accredited four-year institution. The GHFC Scholarship Program is very competitive. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, leadership qualities, interpersonal communication, academic merit, extracurricular activities, community service, written essay and financial need. The $1,000 scholarships are payable in a single installment. Scholarships will be paid upon proof of registration (official class schedule) in an accredited four-year college or university.
Community/Technical Institution Scholarships
Scholarships will be awarded to students who enroll as a full-time (6 hours minimum) freshman in an accredited two-year institution. The GHFC Scholarship Program is very competitive. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, leadership qualities, interpersonal communication skills, extracurricular activities, community service, written essay and financial need. The $500 scholarships are payable in a single installment. Scholarships will be paid upon proof of registration (official class schedule) in an accredited two-year Community or Technical Institution
Delta Sigma Theta 2023 Scholarship Application
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is excited to be accepting applications for our 2023 Houston Alumnae Chapter Scholarships! Both one-time and renewable scholarships are available. Scholarships are open to high school, undergraduate, vocational, masters, and doctoral students.
Please note: Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the registrar/institution to the Chapter’s P.O. box, or be submitted electronically by March 3, 2023 for the application to be considered.
Scholarship Name: FBFN Scholarship
Scholarship Website: https://www.fbfnfoundation.org/scholarshipapplication
Deadline: March 15, 2023 (opens January 2, 2023)
Qualifications: Must be planning to attend HCC Stafford, WCJC Sugar Land or Richmond campus, or TSTC- Fort Bend. Current senior, live in FB county, US citizen
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship
The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship app is open!!!
You do not have to be in ag or FFA to submit!!!!
Scholarship Name: Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2023 @ 7:59 PM
Qualifications: Current senior, US citizen, Texas resident, submitted a college application (must be not-for-profit college), be in top 50% of class
THS Tutorial Schedule
Early Student Signout Restrictions
Students without an acceptable note will not have absences excused and may lose credit for their courses in which they fail to be present 90% of the time.
Skyward: Family Access Center
We encourage parents to use Skyward Family Access to monitor student academic progress and attendance. This web-based program lets you view your student’s daily assignments, grades, and attendance. To receive automatic notifications of grades and daily attendance:
- Log into Skyward Family/Student Access
- Turn on notifications for assignments, attendance, and grades
No Outside Deliveries
Terry High School is a closed campus. Scholars must remain on campus from the start of school until the end of school. Scholars are not permitted to leave campus for lunch.
We will not permit scholars to receive outside lunch delivered from delivery services such as Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Door Dash, etc.
This is for the protection of all of our scholars. We cannot have fast food delivery drivers looking for scholar on campus. If food is delivered to campus, we will refuse to accept it.
We welcome you to come and eat lunch with your scholar. Please contact your scholar’s grade level administrator at least 24 hours in advance and ensure you are prepared with the proper identification to receive a visitor’s pass. You will need your ID or Driver’s License. Please only bring lunch for your scholar.
Only visitors who are listed on the students emergency contacts are able to drop off food items for students.