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GC Superintendent O’Brien extolls District accomplishments at Highlands Chamber

HIGHLANDS – “Here We Grow Giants” was the message that Goose Creek superintendent Randal O’Brien delivered to the Highlands-Lynchburg Chamber last Thursday at their monthly luncheon.

O’Brien showed slides and gave an extensive talk about all of the innovative programs offered by his district, and the accomplishments of the students and graduates.

However, he said he thought the story needed to be heard by more of the public, and he has been making rounds of service clubs and chambers to help explain what good things happen at his district.

Since his appointment as Superintendent in 2014, he has seen the district grow from 25 to 32 schools, now with 24,000 students, 4000 employees, and $18 million in scholarships every year for seniors.

GCCISD Superintendent’s message on school safety

SUPERINTENDENT RANDAL O’BRIEN

In light of the events in Uvalde ISD, we would like to share Dr. O’Brien’s message to the community:

The tragedy that occurred in Uvalde ISD is truly devastating. Our hearts go out to the families and educators that have experienced this horrific crisis.

School safety is on the forefront of our minds at this moment, as it is for every school district. Goose Creek CISD has implemented measures that have strengthened the safety and security of our schools over the past few years.

Highlands Water Tower gets a fresh new look

The Highlands water district has just completed a renovation and repainting of their water tank on Julie Lane, and added a sign for the Highlands Jr. School teams.

Water Company director Mark Taylor said the repairs took six months, and cost about $800,000 but will last at least 20 years due to new types of paint. Goose Creek CISD donated the signage to complete the new look, and raise the pride of the community. The 750,000 gallon tank was built in 1983, and repainted several times since.

Goose Creek hosts CTE Association luncheon; student chefs prepare Chinese fare

Superintendent Randal O’Brien welcomes CTE guests, explains Goose Creek CTE program

BAYTOWN – Beautifully arranged bamboo plants, created by students from the Stuart Career Technical High School Floral Design program, adorned tables for the November 5th Gulf Coast CTE Association’s monthly meeting and luncheon. Students from the Culinary Arts program prepared a spread fit for an avid lover of Chinese food. CTE administrators from Alvin to Waller ISD and everywhere in between dined on a culinary feast of egg rolls, crab wontons, fried rice, beef and broccoli and orange chicken in traditional Chinese takeout boxes. Culinary Arts teacher, Chef Kylie Sobczak, was extremely proud of her students.

“Our students have worked hard over the past few days to prepare meals we hope that you all will enjoy,” she said. “Chinese food is a staple in the U.S. and we are so excited for you to experience the students’ cooking skills on National Chinese Takeout Day.”

Goose Creek CTE students prepared the Chinese food for the luncheon.

Dr. Cap Roder, SCTHS principal proudly boasted about his students, “All of these students that prepared today’s menu (Chef 313) will finish their 41-hour dual-credit certification with Lee College this May,” he said. “Some of them are steps away from receiving their degree!”

Goose Creek opens new Junior School

Goose Creek CISD to Hold Dedication Ceremony Sept. 29 for new E.F. Green Junior High

Goose Creek CISD will host an invitation-only ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for Edward Franklin “E.F.” Green Junior School on Wednesday, September 29th at 6 p.m. The 192,000 square foot, two-story building, located at 5737 E. Wallisville Road, is home to 1,100 students.

The campus, which opened August 18, 2021, was built to alleviate overcrowding in the district’s junior schools.

Green was the first Black educator to become a district-level administrator. Former principal at Carver High School, he served as deputy superintendent for curriculum and guidance, retiring after 48 years in education.

GC Superintendent tells Chamber of School plans

Goose Creek Superintendent Randal O’brien at the Highlands/Lynchburg monthly luncheon.

HIGHLANDS – The Chamber of Commerce returned to their regular monthly luncheons last Thursday, after a long hiatus due to the COVID Pandemic.

The featured speaker was Goose Creek CISD Superintendent Randal O’brien, who told the audience about a number of initiatives and projects to be accomplished in the coming school year.

Due to continued population growth, the school district is adding three new schools and other support facilities. O’brien said there are currently 23,000 students, 1800 teachers, and a total of 3200 employees in the system, with 28 current schools.

TEA releases statistics on local middle schools

AUSTIN – Urgent to the education process is work on educating 6th through 8th Graders. On April 22 the Texas Senate added more legislation to keep students up with the nation as focus shifts on testing to determine proficiency in a year when less than expected students are yet returning to the classrooms. Updated TEA statistics have been released concerning Crosby Middle and Highlands Junior High. Both are remarkably similar and surprising in differences. Highlands Junior High has a student population of 1,185. The student population of Crosby Middle is 1,428.

In Highlands, 46% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math, and 38% scored at or above that level for reading. At Crosby Middle, 60% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math, and 39% scored at or above that level for reading.

May 1 Election results

Goose Creek CISD, Lee College, Highlands Water District voted

HIGHLANDS – The local water district HC WCID-001 director’s election was to pick three of four candidates on the ballot. The voting concluded with Harvey Little finishing first with 75 votes, Kenneth Boudreaux taking 73 and John H. Wright getting 55. Ana Cantu also ran and received 18 votes.

Goose Creek CISD had four incumbents up for re-election. Richard Clem went unchallenged in Single Member District 4. Incumbent Howard E. Sampson of District 1 survived a challenge with 214 votes against Jeff Minson, who received 69 votes. Agustin Loredo III received 118 votes but challenger Mercedes Renteria III got 168 for Single Member District 2. She seems to have most benefitted from early voting.

Goose Creek and Lee College hold elections

Goose Creek CISD board of trustees draw for positions on the ballot. From left are Howard Sampson, District 1, Position 1 on the ballot; Helen Berott-Tims, District 5, Position 2 on the ballot; Noemi Garcia, board secretary; Mercedes Renteria, III, District 2, Position 2 on the ballot and Agustin Loredo, III, District 2, Position 1 on the ballot. Not pictured are Jeff Minson, District 1, Position 2 and Ben Pape, District 5, Position 1. Richard Clem, District 4, was unopposed.

HIGHLANDS, BAYTOWN, MONT BELVIEU – Local schools and colleges are having their elections independent from others as the Spring brings in a new air withering COVID 19 fears.