Education

Rosenberg, TX (May 18, 2017) – Fort Bend 4-H invites you to join us for two awesome summer camps, new this year! We’ll start off with Clover Kids Camp, an experience packed with hands-on fun for kiddos entering K-2nd grade. Youth will get an intro to 4-H yoga, robotics, animals and cooking on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 9am-12pm at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (4310 TX-36, Rosenberg, TX 77471). The camp is FREE, just RSVP at agrilife.org/ftbend4h/camps/.

Next up will be our Music Camp, made possible through a partnership with Sound Foundation Academy. Learn music fundamentals and discover the world of 4-H performance arts on Monday, July 24 through Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 9am-12pm at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Entering 1st-5th graders will explore instruments, read music and develop rhythm through games, crafts, songs, dancing, and more! Register for $85 at soundfoundationacademy.com.

Every year the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension family supports Fort Bend County families with multiple themed camps for youth of various ages. Fort Bend 4-H is proud to offer summer camps for local youth to have fun, learn and make friends in a safe space. For more information, visit our website at http://agrilife.org/ftbend4h/ or contact us at 281-342-3034.

 

ABOUT US

4-H is a national youth development organization with local roots, present in every state of the U.S. and in every county of Texas. In 4-H, young kids develop leadership, communication, citizenship and responsibility, growing life skills through hands-on learning in clubs in their community.

May17, 2017 – Five Katy ISD teams will be headed to Knoxville, Tennessee for the Destination Imagination Global Tournament on May 24-27.  Students from Griffin Elementary, Hayes Elementary, Beckendorff Junior High and Katy High School are preparing to compete against teams from across the United States as well as groups representing many other countries throughout the world.

On April 11, nineteen Katy ISD Destination Imagination teams traveled to Lubbock, Texas to compete against more than 370 teams where they showcased their creativity and problem solving skills.  The hard work of these students has paid off.

Destination Imagination is a world-wide creative problem solving organization that teaches students the skills needed to succeed in school, career and beyond.  Teams use the creative process to turn their ideas into reality.

For more information about Destination Imagination visit www.idodi.org and to learn about the Destination Imagination program in Katy ISD, contact Nancy Hess at nancyshess@katyisd.org

Houston, TX – May 17, 2017. – EY has announced that Juliet Breeze, MD of Next Level Urgent Care, LLC is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Gulf Coast Area.

The world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Dr. Breeze, who was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges – including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance and the local community, is a primary care physician and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. She is today the CEO of one of the largest and fastest growing woman-owned Urgent Care organizations in Houston.  It is also one of the few physician-owned urgent care organizations in Houston.

“I am extremely honored to be chosen as one of this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists,” said Breeze.

“Building a trusted, cost-effective alternative for after-hours medical care in Houston has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life. It began as a personal endeavor to fill a gap in healthcare and has grown into an ongoing commitment to convenient care shared by an expansive network of exceptional healthcare providers,” added Breeze.

Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 15, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis.  Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition.

Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

EY, the global organization referring to one or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, has expanded its program to now recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Gulf Coast Area, sponsors also include Colliers International, DLA Piper, ADP, SolomonEdwards, Chatham Financial, Pierpont Communications and the Houston Business Journal.

May 18, 2017 – Bonnie Holland Elementary School has been recognized by Texas Children’s Hospital as a Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) Heart Safe School.  The project has a mission to educate school systems, nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, parents and others about pediatric sudden cardiac death.

Holland Elementary nurse, Kimberly Cromie has worked hard to implement a comprehensive plan of awareness at the campus to make sure anyone can save a life. This included all adults who work at the school, specific training for designated first responders, cardiac arrest drills to practice skills and improvements for campus communication methods in case of an emergency situation.

Kids can sample water sports, horseback riding and more on May 21 

HOUSTON – On the banks of scenic Lake Livingston mounted to the tall pines is one of the longest dual zip lines in Texas. All summer long, children – secured in their harnesses – race each other down the cabled lines in what many have described as an “experience of a lifetime” on the 530 acres of YMCA’s Camp Cullen.

For those who have never experienced Camp Cullen in Trinity, Texas, the YMCA is opening its doors to the public free of charge on May 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. During this time, children will get to sample what this lakeside camp has to offer, specifically kayaking, horseback riding, archery and tours of the extra modern and air-conditioned cabins and a newly built dining hall that offers dramatic views of the lake at any time of day.

After attending Camp Cullen and climbing its 55-foot tall Alpine tower, going wake boarding, sailing, and playing sports, parachute games and paintball, kids often return home from this residential camp having gained much more than a week of fun.

“YMCA Camp Cullen is more than just a summer camp. It provides an opportunity for kids to have life-changing experiences. While each day is packed full of tubing, ropes courses, creative arts, drama, dancing and opportunities to learn about geology and environmental science, behind the scenes kids are building self-confidence and making lasting friendships,” said Andrew Hood, director of the camp. “Camp Cullen is a community that instills a sense of belonging and being a part of something.”

Camp Cullen has consistently garnered the highest ratings from camp participants and their parents. Hood believes this is because the camp is also designed to appeal to a kid’s heart and soul.

“No doubt our kids like the cool stuff, but at Camp Cullen, they feel at home. They are welcomed energetically from the minute they arrive and are embraced by a staff that takes caring of the children to more meaningful levels,” Hood said of the camp counselors, many of whom travel from as far away as Great Britain and Australia to be an instrumental part of the camp experience. “Every year, parents tell us that their children return home more confident than ever, and that they forged so many new and lasting friendships with kids they otherwise would never have met.”

Camp Cullen is open to kids ages 7-17 and operates in one-week sessions. It is located 90 miles north of Houston.

No registration is necessary to try Camp Cullen on May 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. for free. Simply drive up and have fun! Camp Cullen is located at 460 Cullen Loop in Trinity, Texas: Camp Map and Directions

Want to arrange a tour on another day? Please call 936-594-2274.

For more information, please visit: www.ymcacampcullen.org.

SIDEBAR:

Adventure Courses include: Challenge Course, Alpine Climbing Tower, Hamill High Ropes Course, Dual Zip Lines.

Special Tracks include: Horsemanship, Water Sports (water skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, tubing, canoeing, sailing), Teen Leadership and Kamp K’aana for children who struggle with weight issues.

Sports include: Basketball, Kickball, Soccer and Parachute Games.

Target Sports include: Archery, Paintball, and a .22 Rifle Range with a focus on safety.

Other Activities include: Creative Arts, Dance, Fishing, Outdoor Living Skills, Cookouts, Hiking, Nature Classes, Geology and Environmental Science.

Themed Weeks include: Aloha Summer, Teen Leadership Camp, Under the Big Top, Sci-Fi, Outdoor Leadership Development, Teen Adventure Camp, Superheroes, Passport to Another World, Wild Wild West, Planet Earth Safari and Time Traveler.

The HPRA lunch speaker this Friday is Ralph Garciaa long time political consultant who works with both Ds and Rs. He is observing changes in the local electorate that he feels are unrecognized, and that political actors are ignoring at their peril. His current gig has him working in Pasadena where there is a mayoral run-off underway.

Houston Property Rights Association

PUBLIC INVITED: $11.49 plus 10% gratuity – buffet self-serve – all you can eat.

Coffee and tea are extra.

The Lam Bo Restaurant (Chinese and American food), is at

6159 Westheimer Road, about a mile west of Chimney Rock on the south side.

(look for us in the back room)

May 19, 2017

Buffet lunch – 12:00 to 2:00 – Program starts at 12:30

Please tell your friends and neighbors about our meetings.

RESERVATIONS NOT NEEDED

Upcoming Speakers and Topics

May 26: No meeting – Memorial Day weekend.

June 2: Mark Goloby – on the negative side of tax abatements by school districts.

June 9: Tom Pierson – on “Energy, Economy, and the Environment”

 

HPRA wants to thank Computer Services of Texas

for its donated work keeping the HPRA Macintosh computer running smoothly.

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Elizabeth and Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale Continue Their Outreach and Support of Houstonians Living with OCD 

WHAT:                 Following Mental Health Awareness Month, Peace of Mind Foundation will host an all-day conference on Friday, June 2, 2017, to educate and support those living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In popular culture, the term OCD has become a casual acronym for “perfectionist” or “neat,” something very different from the stark reality of the mental health disorder that affects the lives of nearly 3 million people in the United States, including children and teens. Although OCD has no cure, its symptoms — which include obsessions and compulsive rituals — can be effectively managed through cognitive behavioral therapy and medication.

Elizabeth and Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale will host the second annual OCD conference in Houston to support those living with OCD. See below for the full conference schedule:

OCD 101 Training:

  • 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm: OCD 101 Training: Learn about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), types of OCD, related disorders, symptoms, diagnoses, treatment options, stigma, OCD cycle and relapse prevention.
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Light snacks and refreshments

Managing Life with OCD:

  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: “Life with OCD: Family Perspective” by Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D, LMSW and Jim McIngvale
  • 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm: “OCD & Families: Learning to Cope Together” by Constantina Boudouvas, LCSW
  • 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm – “OCD Treatment: The Ins and Outs of OCD Therapy” by Thorstur Bjorgvinsson, Ph.D., ABPP

WHO:                    Elizabeth McIngvale, LMSW, PhD – local advocate and founder of Peace of Mind foundation

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale – public speaker, philanthropist, owner of Gallery Furniture

                                Throstur Bjorgvinsson, PhD, ABPP – psychologist and director of Houston OCD program

Constantina Boudouvas, LCSW – OCD specialist 

WHEN:                 Friday, June 2, 2017 from 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm  

WHERE:               The Council on Recovery – 303 Jackson Hill Street, Houston, Texas 77007

For more information on the conference or to register visit, http://www.peaceofmind.com/?event=houston-ocd-conference&event_date=2017-06-02

About Peace of Mind

The Peace of Mind Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help improve the quality of life of OCD sufferers and caregivers through education, research, support and advocacy. Founded by the Linda and Jim McIngvale family at the request of their daughter Elizabeth. The Foundation created and fully subsidizes the OCD Challenge, a free online self-help website for individuals suffering from OCD.

Fort Bend County Libraries’ new summer schedule will begin June 5 and continue through August 25.

The new hours of operation will be as follows:

  • George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond

Mon, Thu – 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Tue, Wed – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fri, Sat – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sun – 1:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene Street, Needville

Mon – 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm

Tue – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Wed, Thu – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fri – 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Sat – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sun – Closed

  • Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear

Mon – 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm

Tue-Thu – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fri – 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Sat – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sun — Closed

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy

Mon – 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm

Tue – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Wed, Thu – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fri – 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Sat – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sun – Closed

  • First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land

Mon – 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm

Tue – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Wed, Thu – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fri – 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Sat – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sun – Closed

  • Fort Bend County Law Library, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Room 30298, Richmond

Mon-Fri – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sat, Sun – Closed

  • Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles Ave, Stafford

Mon – 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm

Tue-Thu – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fri – 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Sat – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sun – Closed

  • Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway

Mon – 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm

Tue, Thu – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wed – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Fri – 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Sat – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sun – Closed

  • Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd, Missouri City

Mon – 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm

Tue-Thu – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fri – 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Sat – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sun – 1:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge

Mon – 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm

Tue, Wed – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thu – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Fri – 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Sat – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sun – Closed

  • University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd, Sugar Land

Mon, Tue, Thu – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wed – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Fri, Sat – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sun – Closed

 

For more information, call the branch libraries or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Nineteen Katy ISD campuses were named as an Honor Roll school by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). The schools include:
• Bonnie Holland Elementary
• Fred & Patti Shafer Elementary
• Hazel S. Pattison Elementary
• James E. Randolph Elementary
• Keiko Davidson Elementary
• Michael L. Griffin Elementary
• Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary
• Roosevelt Alexander Elementary
• Stan C. & Patsy Stanley Elementary
• Tom Wilson Elementary
• Woodcreek Elementary
• Beckendorff Junior High
• Cinco Ranch Junior High
• Garland McMeans Junior High
• Rodger & Ellen Beck Junior High
• Seven Lakes Junior High
• WoodCreek Junior High
• Seven Lakes High School
• Tompkins High School
The 2016 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle and high schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in student outcomes over time and a closing of the achievement gaps. For high schools, Honor Roll recognition includes college readiness. This year, the Texas Honor Roll recognized 727 high performing, higher poverty schools that are distinguished for their academic achievement and for closing achievement gaps.