Presentation on theme: "State of the School Address Michael McDonough Principal Pin Oak Middle School April 14, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
State of the School Address Michael McDonough Principal Pin Oak Middle School April 14, 2009
School Wide Achievements 2008 National Blue Ribbon Award 2008 TBEC Honor Roll School 2007-08 TEA Exemplary Rating 2007-08 No Place For Hate® Campus 2008 TMSA Official Conference Focus School 2008 TEA Distinguished Progress School 2008 Blue Ribbon School Site Visit Campus 2008 HISD ASPIRE Student Growth Ranking # 1
Academic Achievements History Fair – Highest Number to Regionals! Geography Bee – One on to State Level Texas Quiz Show – Reigning State Champs! Regional Award Winners for E-Cybermission – will break $165k Speech & Debate program flourishing. Christopher Columbus Award Winners 2 yrs in a row. Yearbook featured by Taylor in Year-End Catalog. Over 1700 Applicants to our School. UIL Academic Competition Continues with Success. Opened up The STABLES.
Fine Arts Achievements Dance won more awards. Choir Concert Cafes continue at fever rate. First Annual Art Car Parade. 6 th Annual Art Exhibition & Sale is coming soon. Theater Arts Production of The Poet & The Rent. Completion of the Caja Negra. Evening With The Stars event with PTO. All-Star Cast selections for UIL One Act Competition. Sold out performances of The Wizard of Oz. Most kids ever selected for All City Band. First classes offered in Orchestra. Photography program continues to grow.
Athletic Achievements Football – We won Homecoming over Pershing! Best record with Perfect Undefeated Season. Basketball – 8th grade Zone Champs. Cross Country – 8th grade Boys City Champs Zone Runner-up Award Winners – Girls Cross Country 8, Boys Basketball 7, Girls Soccer. Boys 8 th grade Track Team won Westside HS meet. Softball team reclaims HISD Championship with 10-2 victory in championship game vs. Pershing. Baseball Team is undefeated and primed for another playoff run to the championship. 1 st season with home practices and games for girls Lacrosse.
Whats Coming Next Year? Foreign Language Lab New Exploration Courses for 6th graders. GradeSpeed Program to increase communication with parents. Community Town Hall Meeting Boys Lacrosse Opportunity Cubed