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Eagle Express David Moody, Principal

May 2012

From the Principal’s Pen

Kelly Jones, Associate Principal


As we bring the 2011-2012 school year to a close, I find myself beaming with pride over all we have accomplished this year. It is amazing that a group of students and a collection of caring faculty and staff members can accomplish so much in just 9 short months! We have garnered academic success, athletic recognition, and extracurricular accomplishments. We have worked hard and overcome any obstacle that had been placed in our paths to become a truly wonderful campus!

May 24

Senior Final Exams Begin

May 24

POP Rocks! @ 7:30 P.M.

May 25

9th-11th Grade Exams Begin

To the Class of 2012, I want to thank you for your dedication and commitment to Dawson High School. You have left your mark on all of us here on campus and I wish you the best of luck as you soar into your futures with the same commitment and work ethic that you exhibited here. I know that you have nothing but success ahead of you in all of your future endeavors and look forward to seeing you come back next year to visit! For those students who will be returning next year, I am looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for all of you as well. I know that you will pick up right where the Class of 2012 left off and continue to lead our school with excitement, pride and a sense of tradition that is palpable from the moment you set foot on campus! I hope all of you have a safe and memorable summer! See you in August!

Graduation is June 1!

May 25—26

POP Show! @ 7:30 P.M.

May 28

Memorial Day — School Holiday

May 30

Senior Check-out @ 8 a.m.

May 31

Graduation Practice @ 8 a.m.

May 31

Early Release @ 12:15 p.m.

June 1

Graduation @ 5 p.m.

June 1

Project Graduation @ 11 p.m.

June 7

Report Cards Mailed Home

August 7

Registration / 8 a.m.—1 p.m.

August 8

Registration / 1 p.m.—6 p.m.

August 9

Registration / 8 a.m.—1 p.m.

August 9

Flight School / 6 p.m.—9 p.m.

August 27

2012-13 School Year Begins

Mark your calendars for Friday, June 1 as Dawson’s Class of 2012 crosses the stage at Reliant Stadium! Graduation will begin promptly at 5 P.M. and is open to the public. No seating tickets are necessary for this event. Seniors will need to report to Reliant Stadium at 3 P.M. and please do not bring any valuables (including purse, cell phone, etc.) into the ceremony. Proper Dress for graduates: Male students will wear dress shirts with collars, long slacks, and closed toe shoes (no sandals/flip flops/shower shoes). Ties are preferred and are strongly recommended. Students must be clean shaven. No jeans will be allowed. Female students will wear a dress or a blouse and skirt/slacks and dress shoes. Only piercings in the ears are allowed. No jeans will be allowed. Any student not in compliance with the dress code above will not be allowed to participate. Any behavior by students, parents, or guests, which detracts from the graduation ceremony, will result in removal of offending parties from the premises. The Graduation Code of Behavior is on-line and can be accessed on the Dawson HS website under ―Graduation Information‖. The order form for Graduation photos, package information and special priced pre-paid packages is also on the Dawson HS website. Special priced pre-paid package rates are available and must be post-marked by Friday, June 1 for those interested in this offer. Parking at Reliant Stadium will be $10 per vehicle. Visitors should enter Reliant Gate #9 at Kirby and Westridge. Graduates, parents, family and friends will use the Amegy Bank Entrance to enter Reliant Stadium. Only graduates will be allowed through the glass doors to begin lining up for the ceremony, all other guests will be directed to Stadium seating. ALL Graduation information is on the Dawson HS website and is updated often.

PISD 2012 High School Summer School Information Both original credit and credit recovery courses will be offered for all Pearland ISD high school students at Dawson High School: 2050 Cullen Blvd., 281-412-8800. Contact Person is Erin Hamann. Original credit is intended for those students who have never taken a respective course; the course requires intense academic and time requirements. In order to register for an original credit course, students must have individual approval from their parents and signature from their counselor. Credit recovery gives students an opportunity to make up course work that has been failed. Courses will be TEKS based. Summer School Schedule: Session 1– June 11—June 28 Monday-Thursday Session 2—July 2—19

Monday –Thursday

Credit Recovery Daily Schedule and Cost:

Original Credit Daily Schedule and Cost:

8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

$150/class in district

$200/class in district

$200/class out of district

$250/class out of district

CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY will be accepted as payment. Payment is due by June 11, and can be turned in to the counseling center at the student’s home campus. Any course listed will be offered if the minimum number of students enrolled is 15. For more information and courses that will be offered please go to the Pearland ISD website and click on the Summer School quick link.

2012-2013 Registration

Flight School

We are already preparing for next school year and want parents to be aware of changes in the registration process. On-line Registration for currently enrolled PISD students is coming in July 2012. Listed on the front of this Eagle Express are the dates and times for DHS schedule pick-up. When returning in August, proof of residency will be required to complete student registration. If a student moves during the summer, a Change of Address form must be completed and filed with the Counseling Center. Come prepared to purchase a student ID, a parking permit if applicable and any other amenities. See you in August!

We are excited to invite the Class of 2016 to Flight School on Thursday, August 9 from 6-9 p.m. This freshman orientation is free and gives our new Eagles a chance to meet faculty, tour the school and have a great time with other freshman. To reserve a Flight School t-shirt, please complete the online registration by July 13, 2012: go to GlendaDawson.cfm; click on the ―Flight School Information‖ link; scroll down and click on ―Online Registration‖; fill out the registration form and click ―Submit‖.

Extra-Curricular Summer Camps at Dawson HS June 4-6

Baseball Camp


June 4-7 Girls Basketball Camp 8:30—11:30 a.m. June 11-July 12 June 18-20 June 25-June 29

Girls Strength & Conditioning 9:30—11:30 a.m. Softball Camp

5 p.m.—8 p.m.

Volleyball Camp

8-11 a.m.— Beginner / girls/boys entering grade 6th-8th Noon-2 p.m.— 1st –5th grader Skills camp 2-5 p.m.— TEAM CAMP 5-8 p.m.—Incoming Freshman (check website for price)

July 16-20

Tennis Camp

8:30-11:30 a.m.

August 6-9

Band Camp Color Guard Camp

8 a.m.—7 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

August 9-12 Percussion Camp

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

August 13-17 Band Camp Color Guard Camp

8 a.m.—2 p.m. 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

August 20-23 Band Camp Color Guard Camp

3:30-6:30 p.m. 3:30-7 p.m.


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