Woodlands Schools, Sports,
Students October 2016
CISD STUDENTS PLACE IN MINECRAFT WATER CHALLENGE
Five Conroe ISD students placed in the 2016 Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s Minecraft Water Challenge. The challenge focused on three main objectives: build something in Minecraft that shows viewers the local water source where your water comes from; depict how water is delivered; and depict where water is being delivered. All objectives must have been completed in Minecraft, compiled into a video, and uploaded to YouTube for judging.
Winners were announced at a celebration held at the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District on Aug. 28. Winners in each category received $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $100 for third place. Conroe ISD students recognized are as follows:
Grades 1-5: Second Place, Seb Woodhead – David Elementary; Third Place, Christopher Holmes – Kaufman Elementary.
Grades 6-8: First Place, Daniel Stonecipher – McCullough Jr. High; Second Place, Isabella Woodhead – Collins Intermediate; Third Place, Cole Rigsby – McCullough Jr. High,
For more information about the challenge, visit lonestargcd.org.
CONROE ISD WELCOMES NEW TEACHERS AT INTRO TO CISD CONFERENCE
Conroe ISD hired over 500 teachers for the 2016-17 school year and welcomed them to the District during the Intro to CISD staff development that took place Aug. 8-10. Over the three days, teachers participated in a conference-style event that helped them become acquainted with all things CISD.
The event was not only a time for new teachers to learn about District-focused initiatives and curriculum, but also to meet new colleagues. Teachers also had the opportunity to visit a Classroom Showcase designed to highlight the best instructional practices for all grade levels and contents. This year, attendees were also treated to instructional demonstrations with groups of students.
A Community Services Fair kicked off the week by providing teachers access to community information while they enjoyed a breakfast sponsored by the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE). Principals joined the new teachers for a lunch sponsored by Woodforest Bank later that day. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Smart Financial Credit Union and Sprint provided breakfast to welcome the new hires.
DISTRICT-WIDE ART SHOW HIGHLIGHTS STUDENT TALENT
Conroe ISD hosted a District-Wide Art Show at the Dean L. Sadler Administration Building in Conroe on Sept. 10. The show featured student artwork from each campus highlighting the outstanding visual arts programs in the schools and community.
“Of the over 800 submitted artworks, 310 were chosen by a selection committee of art teachers to represent the best of K-12 visual arts in CISD,” stated Dr. Robert Horton, Coordinator of Fine Arts. “The CISD District-Wide Art show gives our students a unique opportunity to display their talent and learning for an entire school year.”
Conroe ISD’s art program provides a quality, sequential and cumulative learning experience for all students. Student artwork has been featured in numerous periodicals and art books. The art show allowed families and members of the community to preview the exhibit which will be on display until August 2017.