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DPISD to hold state accountability hearing on Feb. 13

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Schools

Deer Park ISD will hold a hearing on Feb. 13 to present the annual report of educational performance and the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), which includes district and campus data regarding student performance on state assessments.

The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Education Support Center, 2800 Texas Avenue in Deer Park.

Information discussed at the hearing will include TAPR, financial standard reports, district accreditation status, campus performance objectives, information on violent or criminal incidents, and information on the performance of the previous year’s graduates in their first year of college, as reported by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The hearing is open to the public.

DPHS stars set to shine at Hello Texas

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Schools

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For 35 years, thousands of Deer Park High School students have wowed their classmates, teachers and community at Hello Texas. This year’s event is Feb. 2-4 at the Performing Arts Center at DPHS-South. Tickets are $10 while a three-night pass is $25. Both can be purchased at the high school front office.

DPISD board condemns state report

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Schools

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The Deer Park ISD Board of Trustees held its first regularly scheduled meeting Monday night. At the combined workshop and meeting, DPISD Superintendent Victor White publicly expressed his frustrations with the state’s  release of its A-F rankings earlier this month. The board also recognized several outstanding DPISD students and staff.

Apollo 7's Walter Cunningham speaks at UHCL

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Schools

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More than 220 space enthusiasts heard Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham’s perspectives on the past, present and future of manned space flight in a public discussion on Jan. 5 at University of Houston-Clear Lake. The lecture kicked off the 2017 season of the university’s Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs “Visions in Our Midst” Distinguished Speaker Series. Cunningham, far right, and his wife, Dot, posed with CLASP Speaker Series Chair and UHCL Distinguished Alumna Marilyn K. Lunney (second from right), and her husband, retired NASA engineer Glynn S. Lunney, who was flight director during the Gemini and Apollo programs and later, manager of the space shuttle program. The 11-day mission of Apollo 7 in 1968 in a newly redesigned command module set the stage for the 1969 moon landing of Apollo 11.

“Today, Apollo 7 is still the longest, most ambitious and most successful first test flight of any new flying machine,” Cunningham said.

Caldwell named new SJC police chief

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Schools

Caldwell BruceCALDWELLBruce Caldwell has been named Chief of Police at San Jacinto College, bringing with him more than 30 years of law enforcement and public safety experience.

Caldwell, who has served as the interim chief of police at San Jacinto College since December 2015, will oversee a San Jacinto College police force of 44 full-time officers that monitor all four San Jacinto College campuses, 10 extension centers and the College administration office. He will also oversee the College’s emergency management department and provide leadership for campus safety, crime prevention, parking and traffic control. Caldwell is the ninth police chief in the history of the department.

“I am honored to be appointed as the Chief of the San Jacinto College police department,” said Caldwell, who officially assumed the role on Jan. 1, 2017. “I am excited to continue working with the College administration and the command staff of the police department to provide quality police services to the San Jacinto College community.”