Points of Pride (Week of Nov. 16)

Alief ISD Spotlights, Communications and Announcements

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Alief ISD has been named a Top Workplace for the fifth consecutive year by Houston Chronicle.

Alief ISD was listed as one of the top large companies in the greater Houston area to work. The Top Workplace designation is awarded based on yearly survey results from district employees. This competition is open to all large companies from industry sectors like energy, finance and healthcare.

Congratulations to the November MVP Award recipients!

The employees who were selected exemplified the character trait of Honesty for the November MVP Awards.

Students, parents, staff and community members may nominate an Alief ISD employee for the Monthly MVP Award. To nominate an employee for exemplifying the character trait of Compassion for the December MVP Awards, please submit the nomination form at www.aliefisd.net/mvp by Noon on Wednesday, December 2.

Hastings High School student Da’Necia Trusty recently signed her National Letter of Intent.

She has committed to playing basketball for the University of Missouri.

Alief ISD graduates facilitated a college preparation workshop for the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Scholars Academy.

Brenda Villalobos (Taylor), who was nominated to serve as a peer leader, hosted and facilitated the workshop along with Bryan Nguyen (Kerr). ​​The UHD Scholars Academy is an academically competitive program in the College of Sciences and Technology at UHD.

Mahanay Elementary School teacher Sanchia Familia was awarded the Scholastic Book Clubs & James Patterson Classroom Library Grant.

The grant brings books into classrooms. Each winner receives $500 and 500 bonus points for teachers to build their classroom libraries.

Taylor High School teacher Sonja Norwood competed in Food Network's 'Christmas Cookie Challenge.'

Norwood is the owner of Wick'd Confections, a custom bakery.

Elsik High School teacher Ana Ortiz was awarded second place in the photography category for her artwork in the Texas Art Education Association's Annual Members Art Show.

This show is a highly competitive juried exhibition that is open to art educators across the state.

Olle Middle School also received a donation of $400 from the Xi Alpha Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

The donation will be used to purchase school supplies for Olle students.

We are spotlighting the great ways that students, families and staff are going above and beyond.

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Digital Design - Turning A Hobby Into A Career

How a fun, interactive class opened opportunities for career-focused students

Prior to district closures last spring, Superintendent HD Chambers sat down with Bobby Goetsch (Center for Advanced Careers teacher) and Keneth Lopez (Hastings High School student) in the sound booth to discuss the importance of the constantly-evolving field of Digital Design.