Hello East Harris County and Crosby ISD families,
It is recruiting season, and Crosby ISD is actively working to bring in the top teaching talent in Harris County and across Texas. We will be throwing a party for applicants during a District Job Fair on Saturday, April 1. Campus leaders will be available to meet applicants from 9 am until Noon at Crosby High School. Please share with any educators, bus drivers, or anyone else you know who could serve in support staff roles. We know that Crosby ISD is a destination for excellent educators, and we want to fill our classrooms with top-notch teachers for our students.
Crosby ISD is a busy place as we enter the waning days of March. A quick reminder that we are coming up on testing season as we enter the final nine week grading period. Remember to ensure your students are getting plenty of sleep, coming to school with fully-charged devices, and ready to learn each day.
Now to some high fives and shout outs. Our Crosby High School theater students advanced to the second round of the UIL One Act Play competition. The CHS troupe is performing “The Beggar’s Opera.” I thoroughly enjoyed watching the performance in the district round, and I firmly believe our students will continue with strong scores. Veterinary Tech students are hosting a massive free spay and neuter event at Crosby High School on March 25. Pet owners are allowed to book appointments to have their pets spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated at no cost. We appreciate the efforts of our “Cougar Canine” students and The Empty Shelter Project for pinpointing the need in the Crosby/Barrett Station communities.
We’re showing our strength in sports. The Crosby High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are advancing to the playoffs. Our Cougar strength was on full display at the 5A D1 State Championship meet in Frisco this month. We loved seeing senior Xandra Hernandez (105 lb weight class) and freshman Kayleigh Bowling (198 lb weight class) compete against some of the best powerlifters in Texas. I also want to brag about the Crosby High School Bass Club, who had one team place among the top 3 teams for Angler of the Year in the Bayou City division of the Texas High School Bass Association. Senior Weston Roach and junior Landon Darjean earned additional scholarship money for their second- place finish. We are looking forward to the fishing Regionals coming up April 15 on Lake Conroe.
We will find out at the end of the month whether the third graders at Newport Elementary School will be crowned champions in the Read to the Final Four literacy contest. If you’ve been following along, Crosby ISD was the only district in the Houston region to have four schools earn a spot in the Elite 8 bracket in the reading challenge. Our third grade students have read a collective 11 million minutes since we started competing in the fall. Newport Elementary School students placed among the Final Four teams, and on March 31, we will find out if they read the most minutes in the history of the program!
We have some amazing talent here in Crosby ISD. We are so proud of Board of Trustees member, Deputy Kea Lynn Lewis, for her performance of the National Anthem at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this month. Lewis, who serves as Board Assistant Secretary, beautifully sang “The Star- Spangled Banner” with her sister, Kea Shawn Coxie, who works as a firefighter. They are sisters who serve and sing. We are so proud!
Two of our Board members are also joined in to celebrate a great example of commUNITY at Crosby Middle School this month. The CMS staff invited families to compete in a barbecue cook off on campus on the eve of Spring Break. Trustee, Ms. Karen Thomas, stopped by to sample some of the delicious dishes. Trustee, Mr. Phillip Chapman, served as one of the judges to award first, second, and third place in three categories: best open dish, best chicken, and best ribs. One of the best parts was to see CMS students volunteering to help staff clean up once the cook off ended. It was a beautiful time of fellowship for our middle school staff, students, and community members.
We are Better Together! Go Coogs!