Points of Pride (Week of Feb. 22)

Alief ISD Spotlights, Communications and Announcements

Alief ISD high school students advanced to state competitions after placing in the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) regional competitions.

Taylor High School was the TAFE Region IV South President School this year. Taylor hosted the first ever virtual competition for the regional TAFE clubs. The Region President was Karla Cardenas (Taylor). Keila Tzic (Elsik) also served on the regional officer team as an appointed member. Perla Lopez (Elsik) served as a state officer this year.


Congratulations to the 14 TAFE students who advanced to state:


  • Elsik High School - Alicia Mejia, Dafne Palacios, Perla Lopez, Keila Tzic, Samuella Wireko and Daniel Garcia
  • Hastings High School - Naiima Teal
  • Taylor High School - Lacey Reynolds, Jabir Osman, Perry Ehimuh, Karla Cardenas, Emily Vu, Giannie Cadet and Joseph Owens

Alief ISD high school students placed in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Area V Leadership Conference and qualified for state-level competitions.

Hastings High School:

  • 2nd Place - Wendy Lara
  • 5th Place - Phuong Nguyen


Kerr High School:

  • 1st Place - Adrian Chu, Anh Le, Mai Hoang, Kelly Van, Azeezat Akinboro, Trinh Tran and Vivian Lam
  • 2nd Place - Tara Roozbahan, Thao Vo, Duyen Bui, Steven Phung, Tamette Lam and Kim Nguyen
  • 3rd Place - Anita Igben, Casey Nguyen, Mary Dinh and Karen Pan
  • 4th Place - Bryan Giang, Thao Le, Kevin Nguyen and Susana Nguyen
  • 5th Place - Huy Ngo, Tracy Nguyen, Maikel De Avila, Natalia Meza, Ivan Ky, Danny Nguyen and Derrick Nguyen

Alief ISD high school students are headed to the Virtual Texas State Leadership Conference in March after competing in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Regional Leadership Conference.

Elsik High School:

  • 1st Place - Onoke Igwemoh, Omoyeni Kuku, Rebecca Okeny and Van-Anh Trinh
  • 2nd Place - Van-Anh Trinh and Ngoc Nguyen
  • 3rd Place - Rebecca Okeny and Omoyeni Kuku
  • 5th Place - Elizabeth Nehikhare

  • Hastings High School:

    • 1st Place - Samuel Fofana, Aljina Ndilu, Jimena Torre and Shayma Waqialla
    • 3rd Place - Aljina Ndilu


    Taylor High School:

    • 1st Place - Mofetioluwa Shitta-Bey
    • 2nd Place - Kayla Cao, Johnna Hodge-Gipson, Ke'Anna Lawson and Mofetioluwa Shitta-Bey
    • 3rd Place - Johnna Hodge-Gipson
    • 4th Place - Kayla Cao

    Insurance students from Hastings High School and Taylor High School are the first in Texas to pass the Personal Auto Insurance Certification sponsored by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

    The first student ever to certify in Texas to pass was Tommy Le from Taylor High School. Other Taylor students who are certified are: Efeomo Ehumuh, Kiaria Falls, Austen LeFleur and Christian Vanegas


    Hastings had seven students certify: Maties Honeycutt, Sandra Martinez, Lizbeht Menjivar, Kha Ngo, Noemi Perez, Andrew Tran and Maria Zayas.


    Students enrolled in Insurance Operations will take a series of five certifications over the course of three semesters and earn their Customer Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation. In the fourth semester, students will enroll in Practicum in Business Management and work in an insurance company earning $14+/hour as a CISR. The CISR Designation is a critical area in the insurance field, and this is the first step for anyone who wants to work in insurance.

    Congratulations to Alief ISD's Scholar Athletes for February.

    Jardyn Washington (Hastings girls basketball) and Jhon Murillo (Hastings boys soccer) were selected for their accomplishments on and off the field.

    Congratulations to the 2021 Alief ISD Building Teachers of the Year!

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    Congratulations to the January MVP Award recipients!

    The employees who were selected exemplified the character trait of Responsibility for the January 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 Citizenship for the March MVP Awards, please submit the nomination form at www.aliefisd.net/mvp. The deadline for the nomination is Wednesday, March 3, at noon.

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

    COVID-19 - COVID-19 - How Hospitals are Collaborating with Districts on Keeping Schools Safe

    A Conversation with Dr. David Callender (Memorial Hermann Health System)


    In this episode of ImpactED, Superintendent HD Chambers speaks with Dr. David Callender, president and CEO of Memorial Herman Health System. They discuss local health authorities and its assistance in guiding our school systems to ensure a healthy learning environment for students.

    ImpactEd Ep58: How Hospitals are Collaborating with School Districts on Keeping Schools Safe
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