Category: Education

Conroe ISD approves new headmaster of Academy for Science and Health Professions

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At their meeting Tuesday night, the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees approved Dr. Terri Benson as the new Headmaster of the Academy for Science and Health Professions.

In addressing the Board, Dr. Benson stated, “Thank you so much for the incredible opportunity to lead the Academy for Science and Health Professions, and for placing faith in me to continue the academic excellence at Conroe High School in the capacity of Headmaster. Dr. Papadimitriou has created a unique and special organization, and I am truly honored and humbled to follow him and commit to furthering the positive culture and collegiate preparation of the students.”

Dr. Benson currently serves as the associate principal of curriculum and instruction at Conroe High School. She has also served as an assistant principal and teacher at Conroe High School. She is filling the position formerly held by Dr. Michael Papadimitriou who will be opening the new Academy for Careers in Engineering and Science in 2018 that will be housed at Oak Ridge High School.

Family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Benson joined her at the meeting to show their support.

Robotics Facility Opened By Conroe ISD

roboticsfacilityOn June 10th Conroe ISD celebrated the opening of it’s state-of-the-art robotics facility located at The Woodlands College Park High School.  The new lab is home to FIRST Robotics team Texas Torque, which includes students from Conroe ISD area high schools.

Sonic, their 2013 world champion robot that cut the ribbon at the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, cut the ribbon to officially open the lab. For the past several years the team has been operating out of a chemistry lab classroom at the school. The new 12,000+ square foot, multi-million dollar facility will allow the school district to reach out to students of all ages through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs.

If you would like to learn more about the new lab, programs for students of all ages, or Texas Torque, please visit us at www.texastorque.org, Texas Torque on Facebook, or @TexasTorque on twitter. The team is always looking for new opportunities, members, sponsors and mentors.

Nutty Scientists of Houston provide fun, educational science programs for children

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Since opening in The Woodlands nearly 3 1/2 years ago, Nutty Scientists of Houston has brought fun and educational science programs and activities to children in the area.

Owner Victoria Lioznyanksy said The Woodlands location is one of the first franchise locations in the U.S., since the company first started in Europe. Lioznyanksy first began by bringing Nutty Scientists to local schools in the The Woodlands and surrounding area through after-school programs. The business then opened a physical location for birthday parties and camps in October. continue reading…

Lone Star College-Montgomery Honors College Recruits High Achieving Fellows – Application open until April 15

LSC-Honors-College-logo-2c-smallThere are exciting educational opportunities available to high achieving local high school graduates through the Honors College at Lone Star College-Montgomery. This fall, incoming freshman honors students will began coursework as Chancellor’s Fellows–a unique scholarship program within the Honors College at LSC-Montgomery that provides funding and advanced educational opportunities for a select number of students pursuing an honors associate degree.


The Chancellor’s Fellows scholarship allows 17-20 freshman students who are selected through a competitive application to pursue a unique Honors associate degree program. They receive an award package covering:

  • All tuition and fees (up to 15 credit hours per semester)
  • A book allowance of up to $600 per semester
  • A fourth semester international capstone.

In addition to pursuing an individualized honors curriculum, Fellows scholarship recipients benefit from extensive co-curricular activities, specialized advising, leadership development, civic engagement opportunities, cultural events and a participation in a close-knit learning cohort.

“Our Fellows commit to a rigorous two-year, sixty credit hour, college curriculum that includes a minimum of 27 honors credits, and results in students earning an honors associates degree,” said David Kennedy, political science professor and director of the Honors College at LSC-Montgomery.  “Lone Star College is one of the few community colleges in the country currently offering this specialized honors associates degree program. The honors degree plan incorporates a progression model, developing students’ analytical, research and presentation skills, providing engaging lecture series, and cultural activities outside of the classroom.”

facebook-computer-internet-college-school-grades-shutterstock-1000x667In addition to the Chancellor’s Fellows scholarship program, the Honors College offers all students with a minimum 3.25 academic GPA the ability to earn honors course credit at LSC-Montgomery and build essential critical thinking skills, all within a smaller, college within a college environment.

Students participating in The Honors College benefit from scholarship and internship opportunities, specialized honors and transfer academic advising, early registration, smaller class sizes, honors designation on transcripts, and much more.

Incoming LSC-Montgomery freshman Tania Bahena couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity presented to her.

“This is an open door to becoming successful in my life,” Bahena said. “This isn’t just about getting a scholarship, this is a way of investing.”

As a member of the Fellows cohort who will graduate from LSC-Montgomery in 2017, Bahena knows this opportunity will have a big impact on her future as she prepares to transfer to the University of Texas at Austin.

“Aside from this scholarship allowing me to save money for after I transfer, the atmosphere of the campus itself, along with the benefits of small class sizes, will help me immensely in developing myself as a person,” Bahena said.

Click Here for Application Process, Eligibility, Course Offerings, Honors Scholarships

For more information about the Honors College or the Chancellors Fellows scholarship at LSC-Montgomery, call (936) 273-7035, or visit www.lonestar.edu/honors-montgomery.htm.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45,between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

 

2017 iGoPink College Scholarship

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The Breast Cancer Charities of America understands the importance of giving back to one’s community. It’s because of this that we have developed a program for local high school and college students that provides them the opportunity to follow their dreams of seeking higher education. The iGoPink Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to graduating seniors and current college student’s who’s caregiver has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Police: Conroe man broke into College Park High School, stole peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

school_photoA Conroe man is facing up to two years in jail for allegedly burglarizing a school in The Woodlands. Detectives with the Conroe ISD Police Department say 20-year-old Stone Turks broke into The Woodlands College Park High School hours before classes started Oct. 5. Surveillance video shows Turks pushing a cart through the school, according to court records. Read more…

The Woodlands Township environmental professionals visit The John Cooper School

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas — In mid-December, eighth grade science students in Stef Groves’ and John LaBonte’s classes at The John Cooper School presented solutions to reducing marine debris to seventh grade science students, as part of a problem-based learning unit. Read more…