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Copper Grove March 2018

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School News CYPRESS-FAIRBANKS I.S.D. WWW.CFISD.NET SPRING BREAK March 12th-16th OTHER IMPORTANT DATES March 30th - Student/Staff Holiday CFISD Livestock Show and Sale Cypress Falls High School senior Jessica Byrd’s Grand Champion Swine sold to Conda Maze JRP LLC for $31,000, which set a new record at the CFISD Livestock Show and Sale. LIVESTOCK SHOW AND SALE GENERATES NEARLY $340,000 FOR PROJECTS CFISD students and the high school FFA programs showcased another successful CFISD Livestock Show and Sale, its 24 th year, on Feb. 8 th -10 th at the CFISD Exhibit Center. Even with the entire greater Houston area recovering from Hurricane Harvey and the post-storm flooding, the CFISD community showed an incredible amount of generosity in the live auction, freezer sale and via additional monetary contributions to students. The Premium Sale (live auction) unofficially raised nearly $340,000. Final amounts from the Freezer Sale (animals not placing high enough for the live auction), Agriculture Mechanics and Horticulture silent auction and additional gifts to students are not yet available, but one new record was broken: Conda Maze JRP LLC paid $31,000 for the Grand Champion swine exhibited by Jessica Byrd (Cypress Falls), eclipsing the previous record. “Knowing the tremendous hardship (Hurricane Harvey) placed on the community, we were prepared for participation to be down,” said Denise Kubecka, lead curriculum coordinator in the career and technical education department. “When it came time for students to turn in their entries, we realized our numbers would once again be strong. In the wake of all going on in the community, families found a way to keep their children involved in the FFA program. It is always an emotional experience for me to watch the pride the students exhibit as they walk into that arena. This year was even more exciting knowing the extra obstacles many students had to overcome.” The following Livestock Royalty representatives were chosen: Show King - Caleb Abercrombie from Cypress Ranch FFA; Show Queen - Kylie Bassett from Cy-Fair FFA; Mr. Show Teen - Kyle Green from Cypress Woods FFA; Miss Show Teen - Allysondra Quijano from Cypress Woods FFA; and Top Hand (Sales) - Makenzie Cegelski from Jersey Village FFA. For the list of grand and reserve champions, go to www.cfisd.net. 8 March 2018 | Copper Grove

JA INSPIRE MODELS CAREER AWARENESS TO 9,000 EIGHTH-GRADE STUDENTS Approximately 9,000 students from 18 CFISD middle schools connected to potential careers and opportunities in Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas (JASET)’s fifth annual job awareness fair, JA Inspire, Feb. 5 th -7 th . The three-day event at the Berry Center allowed all eighth-grade students to interact with more than 50 Houston businesses in a variety of industries. Each day began with a morning welcome session for all students in the Berry Center arena. Students were then divided in three groups that rotated between industry presentations in the conference center, a soft-skills demonstration in the arena and exhibitors in the second-floor concourse. Students were divided up by four endorsement tracks (STEM, business and industry, public services and arts and humanities) that they selected beforehand to receive a more specialized experience. While exploring career stations on the concourse, students spoke with company employees and industry representatives to learn more about their businesses. Speakers in different career fields closed each day. They included KPRC Channel 2 anchor Rachel McNeill, a Cypress Creek High School graduate and Heritage Texas Properties realtor associate Lily Jang, a Langham Creek High School graduate. “Our eighth-grade students are fortunate to be able to participate in an interactive experience that provides them with information on a variety of careers and local employers from the greater Houston area,” said Dr. Linda Macias, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction and accountability. “This will assist them in making informed decisions when selecting an endorsement and course selections for high school.” Copper Grove | March 2018 9