Brandeis AFJROTC Excellence Continues

Submitted By Sydney Hernandez

As the busiest time of the year progresses, the Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) unit at Brandeis High School continues their reputation of success. Beginning with their highest achievement, this outstanding unit earned the AFJROTC Headquarters highest rating during the February 11th Unit Evaluation, “Exceeds Standards without Discrepancies!”

This distinction will posture the unit to earn its second consecutive Distinguished Unit with Merit Award. The Cadet Corps Staff led by Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Alexandra Trevino worked hard to prepare for the unit inspection.

“Prior to the inspection, the Corps Staff and I worked very closely with the senior flight to cover all areas of our inspection. We practiced our mission briefing every morning for about two weeks and we interacted with the Corps to ensure that everything was running smoothly and in order,” says Cadet Trevino. Continue reading Brandeis AFJROTC Excellence Continues

Police Car Donated To Brandeis High School Criminal Justice

Submitted By Colleen Tsakopulos

The Criminal Justice Program at Brandeis High School, which includes Police Explorer Post 2014, received a police car Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Fire and Police Explorer Swearing In and Pinning Ceremony. The vehicle was donated by the Northside ISD Police Department and will be used to train Criminal Justice students and Police Explorers. Special thanks to Chief Carnes, Lieutenant Fryer, and Sergeant Waggoner for this exceptional gift.

Schools Ease The Transition To Middle School

Submitted By Julie Ann Matonis

When she arrived at Hobby Middle School for her first day as a sixth grader, Marisabel Hilario says her mind temporarily went blank.

“I was nervous and excited,” Hilario says. “I worried about getting to class on time, I wondered if the teachers would be mean, and I hoped I would make friends. It took me about a week to get used to everything and I learned it’s not scary, it’s actually pretty positive here.”

Moving to middle school is a huge adjustment and it’s a lot for students to take in. “It’s a lot more people, a lot more classes, a lot more homework,” says Hobby sixth grader Di-Ella Cantu. “But it makes a difference to see what it’s like beforehand.” Continue reading Schools Ease The Transition To Middle School