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The Pearland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (PCPAAA) will be out selling raffle tickets at Bass Pro Shops (1000 Bass Pro Drive) today, Oct 11, Oct 26, Nov 8, Nov 16, Dec 7 and Dec 20. They are raffling off 10 weapons on December 20 at 3pm at Bass Pro Shops. Proceeds go to the PCPAAA, which pass those funds on to the Pearland Police Department, assisting with needs beyond their budget.
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Please help the Tribune’s Ride and Run to Remember Team meet its fundraising goal of $235! We’re at $150…please share $5 or $10 if you can! Our deadline is OCTOBER 12!
Time is running out (pun intended)! Please help if you can by clicking HERE.
About the Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember:
Net proceeds from the Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Our mission is to permanently record and appropriately commemorate the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety. 1,653 officers from Texas have been honored on the marble walls of the Memorial.
By Dr. John Kelly
Skyrocketing Pearland ISD averages on the SAT test and other college prep indicators are reasons to celebrate!
The average SAT reading score in Pearland ISD for the class of 2014 is 515, Math 530, and Writing 500. When combined, this is an average score of 1545, compared to a Texas-wide average score of 1432. Our scores increased (in one year!) by 18 points in reading, 21 points in math, and 20 points in writing — while Texas-wide scores decreased on each of the 3 tests! These stellar results were accomplished even though we tested MORE students in 2014 than in 2013. (Approximately 65-70% of our graduating seniors take either or both the SAT and ACT before graduation.)
On Saturday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m., the Houston nonprofit literacy organization, READ3Zero, will honor students nationwide at a memorable Luncheon and Book Signing event for this year’s winners of the “I Write” contest and celebrate the organization’s fifth anniversary.
The Awards Ceremony will offer individual recognition in the form of a certificate of excellence to each student author and illustrator followed by the Literacy Luncheon and Book Signing with keynote speaker, Neil Bush, chairman to the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, emceed by Deborah Duncan of Great Day Houston.
The luncheon will be held at the Hilton Americas located at 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, Texas, 77010.
“This year we will offer a majestic experience to our young authors at a luncheon specially created to commemorate their success,” said Melissa M. Williams, Children’s Author and Founder of READ3Zero. “For five years our foundation has helped young students become published authors, and we can’t wait to celebrate with the city of Houston, parents, literacy advocates, and more; the commitment we have for students and their development in reading and writing.”
The Editor’s Choice Recipient this year will read their short story or poem to the audience followed by a book signing in which all the authors and illustrators will sign their newly published books. This event is scheduled to close at 1 p.m.
Founded in 2009 by children’s author and public speaker, Melissa M. Williams, READ3zero has embarked on a mission to help share aspects of the literacy and publishing world, influencing the lives of children to learn outside the classroom.
One of the primary creative projects at READ3Zero is the annual short-story contest, which emphasizes the concept that reading and writing go hand in hand. Children are also allowed to submit drawings for the front and back cover of the book.
“I’m excited about recognizing this outstanding group of students this fall. It’s amazing what can happen when the community rallies around our youth to encourage creativity and literacy,” said Williams.
Organizations, businesses and community members are able to help fund the efforts of READ3Zero by contributing support for future projects. Information regarding ways to support READ3Zero and the “I Write” Contest and other programs can be found on the organization’s homepage: www.READ3Zero.org.
This anthology is available for purchase to the public using standard publishing channels, such as bookstores, direct purchase through the foundation: READ3Zero and online retailers, such as Amazon.com.
Pearland High School student Lindsey Kinane will be among the student authors honored. For more information, click here.
Source: Pearland Journal
The Pearland Fire Department will be among 40 Texas fire departments that will be installing smoke alarms into the homes of low-income and elderly residents this year thanks to the We’re Out to Alarm Texas smoke alarm campaign.
Through the statewide campaign, which is a partnership between the City and the Insurance Council of Texas, the Pearland Fire Department will provide free smoke alarms to residents based on their financial or physical need.
“The goal of this program remains preventing people from dying in fires because they did not have the ability to install or maintain these lifesaving alarms,” said Pearland Fire Marshal Roland Garcia.
Smoke alarms are installed on a first-come, first-serve basis to homeowners. During the installation period, Pearland firefighters will also identify possible fire hazards within the home. To sign up to receive a free smoke alarm or read more on the program, visit pearlandtx.gov/smokealarm or call 281.997.4650.
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Pearland Independent School District proudly announces 12 semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
These semifinalists include Pearland High School’s Ethan Arnold and Fiona Flynn and Dawson High School’s Naomi Andu, Rachel Daniel, Angela Feng, Qiwei Li, Rachel Nguyen, Nathalie Podder, Nakul Rao, Joshua Rasband, Meredith Spradlin and Matthew Wu.
More than 1.4 million students in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 scholarship program by taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test during their junior year.
Of these, only 16,000 — less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors — reached the semifinalist stage.
About National Merit Scholarship Program
Next spring, semifinalists who advance to the finalist round will compete for approximately 7,600 National Merit scholarships worth about $33 million.
To become Merit Scholar finalists, students must not only have outstanding academic records throughout high school but also earn high SAT scores and demonstrate leadership in school and community activities.
Finalists will compete for the following awards:
- 2,500 National Merit scholarships (worth $2,500 each) awarded on a state-representational basis
- 1,000 corporate-sponsored National Merit scholarships provided by approximately 240 corporations/businesses
- 4,100 college-sponsored National Merit scholarships from 200 colleges and universities for finalists who will attend the sponsor institution
Source: Pearland Journal