Crosby AP students recognized; Bond meetings continue

By Paula Patterson
CISD Superintendent

Hello East Harris County and Crosby ISD families,

We started the month of September with some wonderful academic recognitions. Eight Crosby High School students and two 2023 graduates were named Advanced Placement Scholars. The AP Scholar designation is given to students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in the college-level exams given each May. For 2023, our AP Scholars were: Emma Buchanan, Tristen Flores (2023 Valedictorian), Jeffrey Murray, and Carmen Proctor. Bentley Starr was recognized as an AP Scholar with Honor. Crosby High had 5 students on the list of AP Scholars with Distinction: Andrew Canada, Madison Dorsey, Ayden Edwards, Austin Eilers, and Courteney Le (2023 graduate).

The College Board also recognized Crosby High School students for earning academic honors from the College Board National Recognition programs. These programs celebrate and showcase the hard work and diversity of our student body from Crosby and Barrett Station. The criteria to be eligible include: having a GPA of 3.5 or higher; achieving a PSAT/ NMSQT or PSAT 10 score that ranks within the top 10% of the state; scoring 3 or higher on two or more AP exams; and attending a school in a rural area or identify as Black or Hispanic. I’m proud to announce Falisha Ards and Madison Dorsey earned the National African American Recognition Award; Paola Davila, Carmen Proctor, Vada Torres, and Miranda Valdes earned the National Hispanic Recognition Award; and Kailey Adair, Falisha Ards, Andrew Canada, Madison Dorsey, Carmen Proctor, and Wyatt Tobey earned the National Rural and Small Town Award. Way to represent Crosby ISD!

I want to thank the community members who have attended our informational presentations regarding the bond election in November. My team and I had great discussions with homeowners in Indian Shores and Newport this month. We have several more meetings planned in each of our communities:

Monday, September 25 Community Town Hall 6pm, Crosby High School, 333 Red Summit Dr., Crosby, TX, 77532

Thursday, October 5 Community Town Hall (Crosby) 6pm, Crosby Community Center, 409 Hare Rd, Crosby, TX 77532

Thursday, October 19 Community Town Hall (Barrett Station) 6pm, Riley Chambers Community Center, 808 Magnola Ave, Crosby, TX, 77532

You can catch up on the Bond anytime at Election Day is November 7, and early voting begins October 23.

This month, we launched a great incentive for staff members who never miss a day of work. Friendly Ford of Crosby is giving 10 free oil changes each month to Crosby ISD staff members who have perfect attendance! Friendly Ford just keeps coming through to show their support to the students and staff of Crosby ISD. First, a $90,000 donation to support the 4-day instructional week, funding enrichment activities for the Fridays off. Now, these free oil changes. This is commUNITY!

I want to share a kudos to Crosby ISD Trustee Karen Thomas, Director at the Barrett Station Community Center, and the Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner’s Office for a generous donation this month. They gave 100 books to Drew Elementary School. The books were originally donated to the Barrett Station summer enrichment camp, and now those books will serve our students at Drew.

We hope to see you at the Crosby Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday, September 23. Crosby ISD students and staff members will help Crosby celebrate its 200th birthday. The parade starts at 10am at Crosby Middle School, and the festival runs from noon-6pm at the Crosby fairgrounds. Every campus will be represented as the Cougars celebrate Crosby’s history and tradition.

We are Moving Forward! Go Coogs!