Category: Tough

Destination Imagination Global Champions recognized by CISD Board of Trustees

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

Conroe ISD students hear sounds of Houston Symphony

San Jacinto Elementary fourth graders Autumn Hole and Amaris Hernandez cheer during the Fine Arts Education Day at Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion Wednesday.
San Jacinto Elementary fourth graders Autumn Hole and Amaris Hernandez cheer during the Fine Arts Education Day at Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion Wednesday.

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

Basketball: (video) 22nd annual Matt Bullard camp underway

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

 

Basketball: Summer Fundamental Series #4 – Basketball Defense

The Woodlands high school boys basketball head coach Dale Reed completes our summer fundamental series in basketball with the fourth installment and talks about how to play great defense.

Softball: Turn2 softball squad wins national tournament

The Texas Turn2 squad won the U.S. Fastpitch Association World Series in Panama City, Florida.
The Texas Turn2 squad won the U.S. Fastpitch Association World Series in Panama City, Florida.

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.”

Turn2 went 2-1 in pool play before sweeping through the double-elimination phase of the tournament. Click HERE for complete story

GYMNASTICS: Local youth athletes compete in Houston National Invitational

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