The Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees gave special recognition to Destination Imagination Global Champions at Tuesday’s Board meeting. The team, comprised of seven 2015 graduates of the Academy of Science and Technology (AST), was awarded first place at the DI Global Finals that took place May 20-23 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
DI is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering students’ curiosity, courage and creativity through open-ended STEM, fine arts and service learning challenges. The challenge selected by the team was called Feary Tales with the requirements to have a fairy tale type story with a character with a phobia, an optical illusion, and two types of art. Their pride and joy was the chameleon costume programmed with lights that changed as the animal’s moods changed which they said took over 100 hours of work to accomplish. click here for complete story
More than 4,900 Conroe ISD students, teachers and parents streamed into the Cynthia Woods Pavilion on Wednesday to learn a little more about classical music.
Fine Arts Education Day, sponsored by the Houston Symphony and the Pavilion, is an annual event for CISD, in about its 20th year, that teaches fourth-grade students about classical music and orchestral instruments. click here for complete story
The 22nd annual Matt Bullard basketball camp is underway this week at John Cooper School. The former Houston Rockets forward and resident of The Woodlands has two sessions of the camp, with boys and girls entering second through fifth grades in the fall at the morning session. The afternoon session is boys and girls entering the sixth through 11th grades. click HERE for complete story and photo gallery
Texas Turn2, a softball team comprised of girls from Montgomery County and the surrounding area, claimed first place in the U.S. Fastpitch Association World Series on Saturday in Panama City, Florida.
The under-8 team has players from Conroe, Montgomery, The Woodlands, Willis, Houston, Huntsville, Katy and Spring. Texas Turn2 defeated a squad from Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the championship game, scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to win 18-17.
“We’re really proud of the girls,” Turn2 coach Darryl Pitcock said. “They did a great job.”
Local youth athletes Emily Driskill and Gabby Mussalli recently competed at the Houston National Invitational and took home second- and sixth-place overall finishes, respectively. With those places, both girls qualified for the Texas State Championships to be held in Spring. Mussalli won gold on the balance beam with a score of 9.6. click here for complete story
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