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Enjoy the sun. Avoid the rays. Memorial Hermann Greater Heights For The Leader

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It’s summer – time to test your skin-safety savvy. True or false? • You need to protect your skin – just what’s exposed -- from the sun just when you’re going to be outdoors for several hours. • Sun protection is only a concern during the summer. • Sun protection products are all the same; it’s the higher SPF numbers are more effective. • Sunscreen and sun block are two names for the same thing. • Skin cancer is extremely rare. Dr. Alpesh Desai and Dr. Tejas Desai, dermatologists affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, will tell you that the correct answer is “false” to each of those common misconceptions. First things first: More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than with all other cancers combined. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are the leading cause. The mutations in DNA that trigPhoto supplied ger skin cancer start with sunburn Drs. Desai recommend limiting summertime sun exposure in Houston between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. and protecting your skin or repeated sun exposure, while the with SPF sunscreen year-round. cancer itself may not show up until years later. Most people don’t realize sun exposure between 9 a.m. and 7 of formulations, including cream, convenient for women who want to mousse and powder. apply makeup on top, and makeup that 70 percent to 80 percent of all p.m. There are distinct differences in Then there’s the question of SPF brushes infused with sun-block powsun exposure, according to Dr. Tejas Desai, occurs before age 18 – when sun protection products. First are (sun protection factor). An SPF of er are available for touch-ups. Both doctors recommend seeing kids routinely spend a lot of time the two types: sun screen and sun 45, or 50 at the most, is all you need. blocker. Sun screen depends on a “I’ve seen them labelled as 100 SPF,” a dermatologist once or twice a year, outdoors. chemical reaction to screen out UV says Dr. Tejas Desai, “but you don’t a schedule that identifies pre-cancer And UV exposure is not just a summer-in-the-outdoors problem. rays. Sun block, which both derma- really get twice the protection. Any- or cancerous conditions early for the best treatment options. You’re bombarded with UV rays dur- tologists strongly recommend, pre- thing above 50 is just marketing.” vents UV rays from being absorbed The same goes for “baby” prodThe goal of these preventative ing daylight hours year ‘round. by the skin. ucts. If a dermaceutical sun block measures is not to keep people inSo what should you do? The two The second difference is mass- is safe for use by adults, it’s safe for side or bring outdoor recreation to Drs. Desai strongly recommend protecting your skin all the time – even market products versus those avail- children as well. Considering the a halt during warm weather, says in the middle of winter or when able from a dermatologist. The lat- early origins of skin cancer, protect- Dr. Alpesh Desai. “We want people to enjoy their lifestyles and be wise your sun exposure consists of an ter – described as cosmeceuticals or ing youngsters’ skin is critical. dermaceuticals – tend to be organic Many commercial products promoutside.” occasional stroll to lunch with work colleagues. In Houston, they recom- and have undergone more extensive ise extended protection, but to be efTo learn more, visit us online mend that people limit summertime testing on their efficacy and effect fective sun block must be reapplied on skin. They come in a number periodically. Fast-drying blocks are

A workout for every need By Betsy Denson There are a slew of new fitness concepts in the hood and more arriving each month it seems. Here’s a rundown on what’s here and what’s coming.

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Northwest ChiropraCtiC George G. Junkin, D.C. D.A.C.B.N. Nutritionist 11500 NW Frwy - Suite 201 Houston, Texas 77092 Tel: 713-686-0828

internal Medicine/Pediatrics Nutrition/ Weight Loss

Ana M. Torres, M.D. , P.A. 713.863.9200 427 W. 20th St. Ste #503 Houston, TX 77008


Opia VisiOn Center 1740 W. 27th St. Suite 180 713 864-8652 obstetrics / Gynecology

Body Rock

Currently operating in Ella Plaza and 5230 Center St. Instructor Morgan Shields says that Bodyrock Pilates is a reformer pilates studio that guarantees a fun, upbeat workout specializing in strong cores, lengthening and elongating muscles and full body results. “Dana Bukowski is the owner of both locations at Ella and Center St., a pilates reformer fanatic and all around awesome gal,” said Shields.

F45 at 2522 Yale

Status: Signed lease for Braun Enterprises development F45 Training, says that they are the world’s fastest growing fitness network, offering members an array of functional training programs based on a high intensity interval training (HIIT) style workout. Using strength and cardio training, the 45-minute sessions are designed to burn upwards of 750 calories. Over 1,000 franchises have been sold across 36 countries according to the company.

Re/forme lagree fitness

Currently operating at Revive’s Ella Oaks, 1737 W 34th St #800 Popsugar recently posted an article on the fitness program which centers around the Megaformer “which uses adjustable spring-

Dr. Stephanie Fulton Stephanie Fulton, M.D.

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Major Hospitals Carissa Barcus and Mynette Randall will open Move Yoga this fall.

loaded resistance to allow for a customizable resistance load that is engaged via slow, deliberate movements that activate slow-twitch muscle fibers, increasing stamina and oxygen capacity of your muscles and allowing the body to burn energy for longer periods of time.”

I love kickboxing

Currently operating at Braun’s Grove Heights, 1918 W 18th St. Described as “a bag-hitting, adrenaline-flowing workout that anyone can do - no matter your age or fitness level.” Eighty percent of the Houston franchise opportunities for iLoveKickboxing were taken – with seven open so far – but remarkably, the Heights was still available. Franchise co-owner Dana Kantara, a former physician’s assistant who also did some out-

side consultation with clients on health and nutrition, got the “entrepreneurial bug” after joining a iLoveKickboxing in League City where she lives.

Crew Fitness

Status: opening soon at the 18th Street Bungalows danstrange Crew Fitness, a row studio concept based in Mobile, Alabama, is owned by husband and wife team Dan and Marcia Strange. The gym will offer monthly memberships as well as class package options. Their website says that the owners wanted to offer “a full-body program that would deliver real results with a very low risk of injury to men and women of all fitness levels. Indoor rowing is not only safe because it’s low impact, but it also delivers an awesome cardio workout.”

Orange Theory

Status: Open soon at 3004 Yale St. Suite 200 www.orangetheoryfitness. com Already operating at Sawyer Heights, Orange Theory’s newest location will be in the Whole Foods 365 complex. According to their website, the physiological theory behind the Orangetheory workout is known as “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,” or EPOC. During a workout, the goal is that you will spend 12 to 20 minutes of training at 84 percent or higher of your maximum heart rate, which translates to being in the zones 4 or 5. The “afterburn” effect of this is an increased metabolic rate for 24 to 36 hours after the workout.

See Workout P. 2B

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St. Joseph Medical Center in The Heights 1917 Ashland Street Houston, Texas 77008 Tel: 713-757-1000 Physician Referral 713-757-7575


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Dani Forcier instructor of Body Rock Pilates teaches at both the Center Street and Oak Forest locations.

Workout from P. 1B Move Yoga

Status: opening this fall next to Apex Taekwondo on Judiway Co-owner Mynette Randall says they will have kids yoga classes simultaneously as an adult yoga class every day. “We will not have mommy & me classes,” she said.

Club Pilates & Spenga

Status: both signed leases at Braun’s development at 2401 North Shepherd According to the company website, “Spenga improves your endurance, strengthens muscles and revitalizes your body through a unique com-

bination of spin, HIIT training and yoga.” Club Pilates says that they “provide premium, Reformerbased group Pilates classes, true to the original Method. Class sessions available at a variety of levels and times.”

Empower Fitness Lab

Currently operating at 1005 Sawyer Their 5,000 square foot studio centers around three boutique formats (HIIT, Cycle, and Yoga). They say their “customized programming can be modified for all fitness levels. With our dual trainer coverage you can expect more personalized attention than any other group format boutique studio.”

Kickboxing is described as “a bag-hitting, adrenaline-flowing workout that anyone can do.” iLoveKickboxing at 1918 W. 18th St. offers workout classes for all levels of fitness.

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Dr. Fulton is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her practice consists of obstetrics, gynecology, and cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and completed residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center where she was a Chief Resident. Dr. Fulton volunteers as part of the health team ministry of her church. 1740 W. 27 St. Suite 301 • Houston, TX 77008 713-880-2727

Dr. Rosemary Buckle specializes in knee and hip joint replacement surgery, treatment of adult and pediatric fractures, and treatment of sports injuries. She is a native Houstonian and a competitive athlete and relates to her patients in a way that brings her advanced medical knowledge to life. She has over 20 years of orthopedic surgery experience using a wide range of technologies. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon 427 W. 20th St., Ste. 303 • Houston, TX 77008 713-756-5546

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Dr. Attiya S. Khan

Dr. Julia Kovacs has more than 20 years of experience practicing primary care and internal medicine in Houston. She focuses on preventive medicine and the management of chronic diseases including diabetes, thyroid disorders, HIV and hypertension, among others. She graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and did her internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Board Certified Internist 427 W. 20th St., Ste. 303 • Houston, TX 77008 713-231-1880

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Dr. Khan focuses on the prevention of heart disease through early diagnosis and provides the latest interventional techniques to treat coronary and peripheral vascular diseases. She is one of the few female interventional cardiologists in Houston available to perform emergency angioplasties and stents for patients who are experiencing a heart attack. 1631 North Loop West, Ste. 220 • Houston TX 77008 713-365-0786

Dr. Becky J. Fredrickson Board Certified Ophthalmologist. Dr. Fredrickson has been practicing ophthalmology for over 12 years. She routinely sees patients for diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and ocular infections. She specializes in surgical procedures including cataract, eyelid lifts, eyelid cysts, Botox and Juvederm, and pterygia. 1415 N. Loop, Ste 400 • 427 W. 20th St. Ste 100 Houston, TX 77008 713-668-6828 •

Dr. Amy Haase Dr. Amy Haase, a podiatrist with a medical degree from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. And is also a graduate of Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science degree. Being a mom has better helped her deal with child foot and ankle problems. She seeks to help patients using pain-free methods. 1740 W. 27th Suite 110 • Houston, TX 77008 713-862-3338

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Memorial Hermann gets a sweet “thank you”



Eye Care for Kids Annual checkups are essential in helping children stay ahead in school.

Photo courtesy of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Garden Oaks Daisies from Troop 122203 delivered 13 cases of Girl Scout cookies to the physicians, nurses and staff at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights in July to thank them for their efforts during Hurricane Harvey last August. The Troop was asked by the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto to participate in the Hometown Hero Distribution. Pictured from left to right in front of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights volunteer Michael Clulow are Irie, Ellie, Emmalyn, Violet, Hazel, and Bentley.

HCOHSEM urges back-to-school prep For The Leader August is Back to School Safety Month and a good time to review your family’s safety and emergency plans. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) reminds parents that teaching their children how to stay safe before, during, and after school is crucial. Although schools have emergency plans and hold drills throughout the year, parents should make sure that their children know their phone number, address and how to get in touch with them or another trusted adult in

case of an emergency. Traffic safety is also key to keeping children safe. Motorists are reminded that there are heavy fines for going over the speed limit and for texting or using handheld devices while driving through a school zone. State law mandates that drivers come to a complete stop when approaching a school bus that is stopped to pick up or drop off students. Children walking or riding their bikes should only cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. After school, your children should feel safe at home. Post an emergency phone list

where your children can see it. Include 9-1-1, your work and cell numbers, numbers for neighbors, and the numbers for anyone else who is nearby and trusted. Practice an emergency plan often so they know what to do in case of fire, injury, or emergency. Download the free ReadyHarris app from the App Store or Google Play for help creating a preparedness plan.

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The calendar. BACK TO SCHOOL BASH Eisenhower High School Mark your calendars! Constable Alan Rosen’s Back to School Bash will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 11. Come out to Eisenhower High School, 7922 Antoine Dr., for the Basketball Tournament, school supplies, health screenings, and fair. Onsite registration is 8:309:30 a.m. the day of the event. To register for the tournament and school supplies call Community Outreach Director Erica Davis at 713-755-3372 or email her at MARY POPPINS JR. HITS Theatre Escape the summer heat at HITS with a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious version of “Mary Poppins Jr.” There are four shows Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. This is the Rising Stars Cast, local students in grades 7-12. Call or visit the website to purchase tickets. Information: 713-861-7408, www. GALVESTON BAY REPORT CARD Buffalo Bayou Partnership Come out for the release of the 2018 Galveston Bay Report Card and an insightful presentation on the overall health of Galveston Bay followed by an opportunity for a guided boat tour of Buffalo Bayou. The presentation will be Aug. 15 and begins with the press conference at 9:30 a.m., followed by the first boat tour at 10:30 a.m. and second boat tour at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided. The Buffalo Bayou Partnership is located at 1019 Commerce St. 77002. Information: MYSTERY LUNCH THEATRE

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the fellowship hall immediately following worship. St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church is located at 4300 N. Shepherd Dr. For information, call 713-6970671 or visit the Facebook page or the website at www. Board of Outreach to hold garage sale at Advent Lutheran The Board of Outreach at Advent Lutheran Church is once again sponsoring a community garage sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18. This event will be in the cool comfort of the Advent Life Center. There will be a healing service at 5 p.m. Aug. 19, in the church sanctuary. In addition, there will be songs for a deep meditative connection with God and a teaching about the spiritual gifts that some have for this ministry. Advent Lutheran Church is located at 5820 Pinemont Dr. Call 713-686-8201 or visit for information. Lemon-aid for St. Rose St. Rose will have 23 families hosting multiple lemonade stands that will be set up the weekend of Aug. 18 and Aug. 19, benefiting the

St. Rose Faith in Action campaign. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Community is located at 3600 Brinkman. Call 832-320-4107 or email egarcia@stroselima. org for information. ‘The Faith We Sing’ sermon series at St. Stephen’s The sermon series, “The Faith We Sing” will continue through Sunday, Aug. 19, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. The series features messages inspired by songs and hymns that are close to the heart. A new Griefshare grief support group, open to all who have lost a loved one, will begin meeting weekly Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 201. Each session includes a video teaching on grief recovery followed by small group discussion. Please RSVP to the office. St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church is located at 2003 W. 43rd St. For information, call 713-686-8241 or visit and the church’s Facebook page. Guadalupanas hold a garage sale at All Saints The Guadalupanas will hold their garage sale in the parish hall Aug. 25 and Aug.

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ave you ever gone through something awful in your life? At church we have been studying through the book of John for a number of months now. The theme of the book is “Believe.” The book of John was written for the purpose of helping people to know who Jesus is so they will believe in Him. One of the things that keeps people from believing in Jesus is tragedy. When trouble comes in our lives, how do we explain it? In John chapter eleven the story is told of the death of a friend of Jesus named Lazarus. If you know this story, you know that Lazarus was later raised from the dead. It is important to realize that when Lazarus was sick, and when he died, no one except for Jesus knew that Lazarus would live again. I think it is interesting to note that Jesus said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified” while Lazarus was still sick before he died. None of the disciples that were with Jesus understood what was meant by this statement. This is the reality we live in as well. When we see awful things going on around us, when we experience the death of a loved one, when we face a health crisis, or a family drama, we can often only see the bad. We don’t know what God is doing and we wish that there was some other way for it to be done. We can trust in the fact that Jesus has a plan and that His plan is good. It is also encouraging to note that later on in the story when Jesus came to the tomb of Lazarus He wept. Jesus doesn’t put us through hard situations without feeling the pain of what we are going through as well. He understands what we are going through like no one else. If we are believers in Christ we can take comfort that Jesus is with us and while He allows pain and suffering in our life it is always for a good purpose!

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Clear your calendar for the ‘Clear the Shelters’ event Dear Tabby, I’ve heard about a “Clear the Shelters” event and was wondering what that is? We are hoping to adopt a dog soon. With school about to start, this seems like a good opportunity to bring a dog into our family. Can you fill me in on this event and where we might be able to meet some adoptable pets? Curious about Adoption Events in Cottage Grove

“Clear the Shelters” event. Stop by their booth at the museum and find out more about bringing a loving pet into your family. You really won’t find a better opportunity to adopt that pet you’ve been wanting than the “Clear the Shelters” event. Our shelters are full of adoptable,

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Dear Editor: I just can’t resist! I know the Aug. 4 editorial was aimed more at spelling, but that goes hand-in-hand with grammar. Regarding your sentence “Here’s what makes English so difficult, which may help my wife and I better teach our children,” I learned along about 5th grade that “I” is a subject and “me” is an object. Leave out “my wife” and you have “help I better teach our children.” At least you didn’t say “myself,” which has become the common substitute for “me.” Don’t know why I, me, and myself are so difficult for people to sort out! I am a relative newcomer to the Heights and enjoy reading The Leader the local tidbits. Tracy Ferguson

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Dear Editor: I love to watch football on TV. but unfortunately there is one mistake that repeatedly happens during every football season. You will hear a coach brag about how good his team has played or how good one of his players has played. Football players do not play “good.” A coach can have a good (adjective) football team, but only if his players play well (adverb).” In the last Leader you told about being corrected for spelling “stationery” incorrectly as “stationary.” In your article you made the following statement: “Hank didn’t sleeped good, he obviously slept good.” No, Hank didn’t. Hank slept well. My daughter has commented so many times about how I taught her the above. I only wish that football coaches could learn the same. Gadys Paradowski

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Dear Curious, “Clear the Shelters,” will be held on Saturday, August 18 at shelters and rescues across the city. The “Clear the Shelters” effort, which teams up local NBC and Telemundo television stations with hundreds of animal shelters from all across the country, returns for a third consecutive year. Since 2015, “Clear the Shelters” has helped 153,651 homeless pets find homes.

The Obituaries. Denise Ione Morosin Blonstein, 60, born Jan. 11, 1958, died July 31. She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, David Samuel Blonstein, sons Dustin and Dalton Blonstein, step daughters Shawnna Blonstein Torres and Shea Land, stepson Shad Blonstein, brothers Michael Lynn Morosin, Kevin Morosin, Dennis Morosin, and three grandchildren. Jodie Bridges, 92, born Jan. 16, 1926 in Rosebud, Texas, died July 30.

Saturday, Aug. 18 On Aug. 18, participating animal shelters in the Houston area will offer no-cost or reduced fee adoptions or waive pet spaying and neutering fees. Please contact the shelters directly, as offers on adoption fees will vary.

Manuel Manrique Cano, 76, born Dec. 21, 1941, died Aug. 1. Cano was a United States Army veteran and dutifully served his country. He is survived by his loving wife Janie Cano, son Christopher Cano, sister Teresa Gonzalez, and a grandson. Memorial contributions may be made to Bo’s Place bereavement center, St. Pius X High School.

Meet Dexter and Kona

Vera Emily Greve, 102, born Oct. 6, 1915, died July 29. She is survived by her niece and her niece’s husband, Jan and Paul Cottage of Houston. Greve retired from Houston Belt and Terminal Railroad after 33½ years of service in 1972. She was very active in the St. Anne’s Altar Society, the St. Anne’s Guild and the Catholic Women’s Business Organization, serving as president of these organizations.

This couple came into rescue with an obvious history of horrible abuse. Despite their pasts, they are both loving and gentle. They are both completely house trained and working hard on mastering their leash manners. While Dexter and Kona would really love to continue living together, they can be separated if necessary. They only ask to have another dog in their new home with them to keep them company. To learn more, go to

Stop By The Children’s Museum of Houston To Learn More! The Children’s Museum of Houston will host adoptable pets in conjunction with this

Thelma Lee Heeth, 83, born Aug. 31, 1934 in Galveston, died Aug. 6.

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By Elizabeth Villarreal

Happy, happy birthday to Frances Bohlae, our longtime Oak Forest neighbor who now lives in Garden Oaks. Bohlae celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday, Aug. 5. All four younger generations of her family attended church with her and then followed up with a festive celebration at her favorite restaurant, McDonalds! Happy birthday wishes to Shirley Ann Evans who celebrated her special day on July 28. Evans, who blew out 79 candles on her birthday cake this year, enjoyed a special meal prepared by her sister, Bette Weirich, and enjoyed a visit from family. Congratulations to Leanne Carrasco and Miriah Medina who were selected to compete as part of Team USA in the Tuscany Series, a softball tournament in Italy. Medina and Carrasco began playing softball together at Oaks Dads Club when they were 11 years old and both played on Frank Black Middle School’s softball team. Captain of the Lady Rams Varsity softball team at Waltrip High School, Carrasco is a senior this year. Parents Freddy and Kylie Carrasco and brothers Jeremiah and Angel, both playing football for Waltrip this fall, are very proud of Carrasco, a poised and focused young woman with her sights set on a college education. Carrasco also plays on the elite team Elite 9. Medina is a senior at Heights High School and has been competing on the Lady Bulldogs Varsity softball team since her freshman year. She also played for HTX Tigers coached by Derrick Polk. Parents Melissa and Billy Medina and younger brother Billy, entering his freshman year at Heights High School, are very excited to welcome her home and celebrate. In school, Medina has maintained a 4.0 GPA, is co-president of the



Neighbors: Carrasco, Medina selected to compete as Team USA in Tuscany Series

Coming October 27 Miriah Medina and Leanne Carrasco will compete in Tuscany Series softball tournament in Italy.

National Honor Society and is also Head Student Trainer of the Heights Varsity football team. Carrasco played catcher and outfield positions and Medina pitched and played first base with America Baseball Softball Abroad’s USA teams in the Tuscany Series Softball Tour. These amazing young ladies and their team played and won three games in Arezzo, Cappannori Province of Lucca, and in Nettuno, Italy. Interested in short volunteer stints at an area elementary school? Wishing you could make a difference in the community, but you never seem to have the time to volunteer? Neighbor and involved parent (as well as one of my favorite writers!) Betsy Denson is reaching out to the community and seeking volunteers to make a difference at Highland Heights Elementary School in Acres Homes. Wait until you hear about this wonderful opportunity! It is a very simple and easy way to volunteer without committing to long hours or a committee – those sometimes dreaded hallmarks of volunteerism. Denson explains, “This would include VIPS approved volunteers spending about 1-2 hours at a stretch at the school to sit with the kids, get to know them and to be a model for good manners and inside

voices. If you’ve eaten lunch with your kid or grandkid at any elementary school, you know the drill.” What is a “VIPS approved volunteer,” you ask? All HISD volunteers must apply just once per year in the front office of the school, provide a photo ID and agree to undergo a background check prior to volunteering, and this is known as the “VIPS” process. Denson further shared, “Highland Heights has 561 students there, split down the middle between African-American and Hispanic students. About a third of students come from families where the household income is less than $25,000/year. Mr. Hall, the wrap around specialist, came to the school last year and said his goal this year is to build more of a relationship with the parents in order to draw them in more to the life of the school. The school building is very attractive and looks to be fairly new. Second Baptist has also adopted the school and has completed beautification projects there over the summer.” If you are interested in being a lunch buddy or a hall monitor and able to give a couple of hours next year during the day and make a real difference in the life of a child, please email betsydenson02@gmail. com for more information.


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