TMI Students Earn National Classics Honors

Photo: TMI Student attended the national convention of the Junior Classical League and earned top placement in their respective levels.

Submitted By Paula Allen

All five students representing TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas who attended the national convention of the Junior Classical League earned Top 10 places in competition at their respective levels.

At the annual event, held July 27-Aug. 1 at Trinity University, TMI students earned the following honors in subject tests:

Freshman Dillon Goldmann placed second in Greek Life and Literature and sixth in Roman History; eighth grader  Amanda Kyle, seventh in both Mythology and Roman History; eighth grader Joey Kyle, second in Ancient Geography and Monuments, eighth in Roman Life and ninth in Roman History; ninth grader Bridget Lynch, first in Roman Life and seventh in Heptathlon (a general classical knowledge test on seven topics of language and civilization);  and eighth grader Lucas Prado placed fifth in Latin Derivatives, seventh in Greek Derivatives and eighth in Heptathlon.

“I am so incredibly proud of these students for wanting to spend a week of their summer attending a Latin convention and for all their hard work,” said Claudia Clark, Latin teacher and faculty sponsor of TMI’s middle-school chapter of JCL. “I see this as a wonderful and enriching experience for our students and I couldn’t be prouder of their performance.” Continue reading TMI Students Earn National Classics Honors

NISD’s Aggressive Building Program Meets Demands

Photo: Harlan High Schools Front View.

Submitted By Monica Faulkenbery

Summer may mean vacations for students but not for those working to meet the high demands of classrooms needed to meet the ever increasing enrollment numbers at South Texas’ largest school system.

Northside ISD saw a heavy summer season of construction on renovation projects at existing schools, new roofs at many schools, as well as construction of hundreds more classrooms.

“It’s important that we stay on schedule,” says Leroy San Miguel, Assistant Superintendent for Facilities & Construction. “The community entrusted us through a vote of confidence in bond elections to ensure that new classrooms come on line and renovations of existing schools be ready on time for the students of NISD.”

Northside ISD continues to be the “destination district” for families. Even though there are 15 other school districts in Bexar County, more than 50 percent of all the new single family housing in Bexar County is built within the boundaries of NISD, the fourth largest public school system in Continue reading NISD’s Aggressive Building Program Meets Demands

College Tutors Educator Of The Month – Brandeis

Photo: This month’s recognition for Brandeis High School goes to John Paul, an English and AVID teacher.

By Steve Johnson, Owner of College Nannies + Tutors

It is our pleasure to begin this school year by highlighting and recognizing a local educator as the College Tutors Educator of the Month for September.  This award, made with input from the school administration, recognizes educators in our area high schools that personify the three core values of College Tutors: Can Do Attitudes, Growth and Results Driven and Leave It Better.

This month’s recognition for Brandeis High School goes to John Paul, an English and AVID teacher.  He works tirelessly to energize and engage students and faculty members. For example, he took over the Brandeis website (during his summer vacation) to increase the level of effective communication with our parents, students, and learning community. John worked to promote college readiness on our campus by making signs over every faculty member’s door that shows where they earned their degree and the university mascot.

College Tutors 4C_StackedTagHe worked with the administration to help design summer staff development and will be presenting development sessions in August. He has a Texas sized heart and personality and bleeds blue and orange! With the student’s experience in mind, he volunteered to teach multiple preps in order to help level class sizes.  You will find him supporting school activities at pep rallies and most student events. Continue reading College Tutors Educator Of The Month – Brandeis