Nole Enderle stands with Pine Forest principal Mr. Preston Clark. Nole was honored at the VISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday evening for his donation of many bicycles and other toys to the Blue Santa program. November 8 was Nole Enderle Day in Vidor, and he also received a $500 DuGood Credit Union award ,which he is spending on more toys for Blue Santa.
Students of Little Cypress Junior High art teacher, Donna Cole, recently won ribbons and a first place medal for artwork that they entered in the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Contest. The work of Raeleigh Underwood earned a gold medal and is being exhibited at the show in Houston. Other students winning ribbons include
The Vidor Public Library held story time on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Program Coordinator Megan Ridlespurge read “The Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen to the audience. “Deep in the water, Mr. Fish swims about, with his fish face stuck in a permanent pout.” The children made paper bowl jellyfish for the craft.
Vidor ISD recognized VJHS English/Language Arts teacher Pam Packard as the December employee of the month. She was recognized at the January board meeting. Nominated by the junior high faculty and staff, Mrs. Packard is seen as positive, enthusiastic, innovative, and a highly effective teacher who is committed to the success of every student on the campus, not just those she sees daily. One of her co-workers, Mrs. Patton, says this: “Pam Packard totally loves her students and they love her in return. No one is more dedicated. She spends hours after school getting her department work done. She spoils us terribly (us being the people in the 7th grade department).
January is School Board Recognition Month and Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD has joined other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our students and public school.
Little Cypress Elementary received two grants from International Paper’s IP Giving Foundation last week. The first is for a refill kit for expendable materials used in the second grade’s Saxon Phonics program, worth $4,374.92. The second grant is for the Accelerated Reader (AR) program worth $3,249.00. This program is a computerized system that determines reading comprehension levels to assure students are on track with their reading skills.
The Texas Dance Educator’s Association Convention was held in The Woodlands on January 4-7. Each director attending the convention took her drill team captain for the Texas All-State dancer workshops and dance performance. These young ladies also have the chance to win a scholarship. The All-State dancers write an essay about themselves and their dancing and academic accomplishments. After a committee reads these essays, they choose five finalists . There were 222 young ladies at the convention and 58 of them completed their scholarship essay and academic scores. Vidor High School Captain, Stephanie Licon was chosen one of the five finalists.