Soccer: Pearland’s Nicole Young Headed to UH

The Houston Cougar women’s soccer team added 11 new players, including Pearland’s Nicole Young, to their roster as part of their incoming 2016 freshman class, head coach Chris Pfau announced Thursday.

Young, a two-year letterwinner for the Lady Oilers, led her team to 13-4-2 record in her junior season.

She was a first-team all-district goalkeeper in 2014-15 and was an honorable mention all-state goalkeeper.

“This is not only a deep class but a very talented class across the board,” Pfau said. “Each one of these players has the ability to contribute and continue to help build our program.

“All these players come from great clubs and are very driven not only to get better but to push our program to get better. We have a great group returning, and with the addition of these incoming players we are very excited for the fall season.”

The 2016 freshman class includes nine student-athletes from the state of Texas as well as one from Nevada, and another from California. All 11 players come from not only some of the best clubs in the state, but the best clubs in the country as well.

Silvercrest PTA News

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We’re springing into March here at Silvercrest with exciting events and lots to look forward to in the next few months of school! Go Stallions!

PTA General Meeting

Please take note that our next general meeting will take place on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30pm in the school cafeteria. Our PTA does great work and we look forward to seeing old friends and new, so come along and find out how the PTA works on behalf of our school and how you can help.

PTA Membership

Please remember to join our PTA! We are so proud of the number of parents who get involved, but there’s always room for more! If you would like more information, please contact Lindsay Rodriguez at lindsayhope00@Hotmail.com. At Silvercrest we enjoy being part of the local community and we also welcome any community members who would like to participate in our PTA. Please visit the PTA website silvercrestpta.org for more information. To join, simply stop by the front office at Silvercrest or contact Lindsay for details.

Spirit Nights

Who wants to have to cook dinner after another busy day? If you’d rather be out having fun with other Silvercrest families and helping our school, look no further! Spirit nights are so important in raising funds and a really easy way for you to contribute. Eat at the restaurants below on the date listed, and the restaurants will kindly donate funds back to our school. We will remind you of these Spirit Nights by sending home flyers in your students’ folders, listing them on the marquee, and through our school website. Hope to see you there.

  • Mar. 2: Schlotzsky’s
  • Mar. 22: Chipotle
  • Apr. 7: Big Horn BBQ

Bookfair

Our spring Book Fair is fast approaching! The Feelin’ Groovy Book Fair will be held March 7th – 10th from 7:30am-2:30pm and March 10th from 7:30am – 6:30pm. We love to encourage reading, and this is a great opportunity to buy some fantastic new books. During the weeks leading up to the Book Fair, the children will be watching a video during their class library time of the fair’s highlighted books. They will also be bringing home a Book Fair flyer, so look for it in your child’s folder.

Please note, parents cannot pull their child out of class to shop, but they are welcome to shop with their child during their class’s time at Book Fair. Your child’s teacher will let you know when their class will be visiting the Book Fair. Alternatively, parents have the option to come in before school and shop with their child, or come after school until 6:30pm on Thursday, March 10th for the late night. This is great way for parents to share in the experience and help your child select from the huge selection of titles and other items available at the Book Fair. Volunteers are needed to help with Book Fair set-up and during the week of the event. Please contact myratijerina@yahoo.com for more information, or if you would like to volunteer. Hope to see you all there!

Stallion Stampede

The Silvercrest Elementary PTA will be hosting our 11th Annual Stallion Stampede Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 9th, 2016, at the Silvercrest campus. This fun-filled, family morning is open to the whole community! There will be a timed 10K and 5K race, as well as a non-timed 1K race. Runners and walkers of all ages, abilities and speeds are welcome! Breakfast and shopping at the Silent Auction is open to runners and non-runners alike, and a DJ will be on hand to entertain the kids. Proceeds from this event benefit the PTA’s annual Year End Gift to Silvercrest. We hope to see you there! For more information, email SilvercrestPTAinfo@gmail.com. On-line registration for runners and for the pancake breakfast is now open at www.signmeup.com, and paper registration forms are available in the front office at Silvercrest Elementary. Follow our event page on Facebook to stay informed: “Silvercrest Stallion Stampede.”

PHS, TCCHS Academic Decathlon Teams Bound for State

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Pearland Independent School District is sending two teams to the Texas Academic Decathlon meet in late February.

Pearland High School and Turner College and Career High School teams both advance to state after the Region 5 competition.

PHS decathletes placed second in the large-school division and won first in the Super Quiz Relay, while TCCHS teammates placed fourth overall in the medium-school division and won fourth place in the Super Quiz Relay.

Regional individual medalists include. . .

PHS Awards (Large-School Division):]]>

Honors Division

Anoushka Dasgupta: Gold in speech

SaraBeth Matthews: Gold in math, music and economics; bronze in language/literature; and overall honors bronze medalist

Jimmy Thai: Gold in economics and social science; silver in math, language/literature and science; and overall honors gold medalist

Scholastic Division

Ericka Chang: Bronze in speech

Angela Circone: Gold in social science, silver in language/literature and art, bronze in music and science and overall scholastic fourth-place

Ethan Tiu: Silver in music and bronze in science

Varsity Division

Mitchell Jackson: Gold in music, social science, language/literature and science; silver in art; bronze in math and economics; and overall varsity gold medalist

Joshua Salas: Bronze in social science

TCCHS Awards (Medium-School Division):

Honors Division

Savanna Chatman: Gold in interview

Rahul Paul: Bronze in economics and science

Scholastic Division

Kaylen Hayes: Gold in speech and language/literature; silver in interview; bronze in economics and science; and overall scholastic bronze medalist

Dylan Hashem: Silver in speech

Jared Streeter: Bronze in speech

Varsity Division

Samuel Hatfield: Silver in speech and bronze in math

Other TCCHS decathletes include Reid Blanchard, Kevin Kuriachan and Matthew Lampard.

Academic Decathlon is designed to engage high school students from all academic levels in rigorous team competition.

During meets, students compete individually in multiple-choice tests in science, math, economics, language/literature, art and music. Competitors also take a written quiz and complete speech, interview and essay contests.

Coaches include Robert Layne, Corey Cogswell and Scott Crossno for PHS and Jacob Schutter, Dana Hutchins and Jana Morse for TCCHS.

Lady Oiler Soccer Hometown Hero Night

Lady Oilers Soccer HomeTown Hero Night: Come out to the Rig on Feb 12th to see our local HomeTown Heroes Play a little Soccer…This will include our Asst. Police Chief Johnny Spires!12744416_1163586986999967_7696768752560273854_n.png

Chamber’s Taste of the Town April 7

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Voting Information 2016

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  • February 16 – 19: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • February 20: 7 :00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • February 21: 1:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m.
  • February 22 – 26: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Election Day – March 1, polls open 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Voting Locations:

  • Angleton Main Location: East Annex (Old Walmart) 1524 E Mulberry #144, Angleton
  • Alvin Branch Location: Alvin Library 105 S Gordon, Alvin
  • Brazoria Branch Location: Brazoria Library 620 S Brooks, Brazoria
  • Freeport Branch Location: Freeport Library 410 Brazosport Blvd, Freeport
  • Lake Jackson Branch Location: Lake Jackson Library 250 Circle Way, Lake Jackson
  • Manvel Branch Location: Courthouse North Annex 7313 Corporate Dr, Manvel
  • Pearland East Branch Location: Tom Reid Library 3522 Liberty Dr, Pearland
  • Pearland West Branch Location: Westside Event Center 2150 Countryplace Pkwy
  • Shadow Creek Branch Location: Pearland Westside Library 2803 Business Center Dr #101, Pearland
  • West Columbia Branch Location: Pct 4 Government Offices 121 N 10th St, West Columbia

Pearland Youth Action Council Set to Host YAC Summit

ShowImage.pngThe Pearland Youth Action Council is set to host the 2016 Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) Summit Feb. 20-21. The 15th Annual Texas YAC Summit is a two-day, sponsored by the Texas Municipal League. The summit has a mission of educating, inspiring and empowering. Attendees will walk away with building blocks for future success, thanks to a schedule overflowing with life lessons, practical advice, team-building exercises, and, of course, laughter.

The YAC Summit is an opportunity for cities, schools, and community youth groups to share the experiences of their programs and the positive impact that the programs have had locally. The summit is organized to promote a fun environment for youth and city leaders to learn from and work with each other. Adults and youth will gain a greater appreciation of their own programs and new ideas to move their group forward in coming years.

The theme of the 2015 YAC Summit is Olympiad, Training for a Stronger Future. It focuses on the importance of working, training, and practicing leading up to an event. In preparing for the Summit, Pearland YAC wanted to include the regular features found when attending a typical Summit, such as guest speakers, networking opportunities, and a service learning project. Additionally, YAC would like to provide better opportunities for educating, inspiring and sharing the individuality that exists in each YAC by providing concurrent workshops lead by cities such as Lake Jackson, Garland, and Rockwall. Giving those cities a chance to highlight their strengths and experiences in membership structure, service projects and events, partnerships and city council, and fundraising/budget.

In each YAC Summit, the host city is responsible for organizing a service learning project. For this year’s community service project, Pearland YAC is asking all cities involved to collect old shoes or host a shoe drive and bring all shoes to the summit. On Sunday, the Councils will work on cleaning and re-lacing shoes to be donated to Soles4Souls.

The 15th Annual YAC Summit will be held at the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium. For more information, visit yacsummit.org.