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Lobo Highlight Newsletter December 2011 Newsletter Date

Volume 1, Issue 1

Chavez High School 8501 Howard Drive Houston, Texas 77017 http://hs.houstonisd.org/ChavezHS


Science Dept. Ms. Loebig and Mr. Ditch have started up an after school science elective class called ―Scientific Research and Design‖. The students have been learning to collect data, dispute science fiction vs. science fact, learning technical aspects of science research, and assembling their own projects. Every January, Texas A&M holds a Science and Humanities Symposium in which each school is allowed a maximum of 5 nominations. Four of our student’s projects were nominated; 2 of our students ( Marcos Maya and Lily Doria ) were accepted as poster presenters and 2 ( Jessica Cruz and Heidy Gomez) were accepted as observing presenters. Lily Doria’s poster project was on police photo line-up bias and Marcos Maya’s project was on predicting weather without scientific instrumentation. Jessica Cruz and Heidy Gomez were invited as observing presenters. The following link shows the level of competition involved in one of these events. There are 15 year old kids working on cures for cancer; it’s really that serious! http://outreach.science.tamu.edu/tjshs/2012/ participation_level.php


Credit Recovery/Original Credit Classes Chavez will be holding classes for credit recovery and original credit over Christmas break. Students need to sign up for classes in December.

Senior News Great news! Our seniors have submitted over 1,350 applications to colleges and are now waiting to hear back from these colleges. We will be starting the acceptance wall outside of E-house as soon as we get the acceptance letters rolling in. Presently, Chavez High School is the high school with the most applicants in the country to the University of Houston. The seniors are doing a tremendous job this year! Chavez Seniors Rock!!


JROTC All Academy Night at Hattie Mae White: November 2, 2011 a number of our most outstanding and brightest AJROTC cadets at were invited to attend the ―All Academy Night‖. This event allowed cadets to receive a snap shot of the various Academies (West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy) and local University ROTC representatives were present to obtain useful information about the requirements to attend, scholarships and life at the academy. Let’s send another Chavez JROTC cadet or student body to represent our school!

HISD JROTC Fall Classic Drill Meet: November 4-5, 2011 the 21st LOBO Battalion Drill Teams and Physical Fitness Team defined TEAM WORK. 24 HISD High School JROTC programs participated in this two day event which was held at Lamar High School and Butler Stadium. At the end of the competition we came home with 4th Place overall. GREAT JOB TO ALL THE TEAMS and continue aiming for 1st Place – Si Se Puede!

Bring The Challenge: On November 16, 2011 the Cesar E. Chavez HS JROTC Program had the opportunity to participate in the United States Army School Challenge Program. The program provides both ―academic and physical activities to engage students while reinforcing the leadership training and character education that helps prepare young men and women to make their mark in life‖. The cadets overall comments were ―they had a great time and much fun being challenged‖ They brought the challenge and we MET THE CHALLENGE.

Braes Bayou Clean-Up: Chavez HS JROTC, Pilgrim Academy and various other organizations (i.e. Verde Club, National Honor Society, Athletic Department, Future Farmers of America and the Honors Scientific Research and Design Club) participated in an event that revolved around making a difference. The students planned, coordinated and did all the logistics of making the Braes Bayou Clean Up happen. GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITY IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT!


Chavez Lobos Sports Corner Football The Lobo Football Season has ended and some of our football Players earned some pretty impressive honors: Freshman Foot ball Team M.V.P.’s — Kion Kindle and Antonio Wright Defensive M.V.P.’s— Jowahn Jackson and Cedric Stewart Offensive M.V.P.—Nicolas Pelrean

Swimming The Chavez Swimmers had a successful meet at the Fall Invitational. Boys’ Team took 2nd Place Girls’ Team took 3rd Place Melissa Vallejo now holds a new school record for the Girls’ 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 30.67 seconds. Outstanding Swimmers for the Girls’ Team are: Valerie Ruiz Kady Flores Outstanding Swimmers for the Boys’ Team are: Mark Yanez Axel Sanchez (took 1st Place in the Boys 50 Free with a time of 27.01 seconds.

Congratulations Lobo Athletes!!


Dates to Remember Winter Break - December 19—January 2 Students are to return January 3rd. Winter Break Session—December 19—22 8 am—4 pm December 27—30 8 am—4 pm


On Behalf of Chavez High School


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