Board Recognitions May 2018

Posted by Steve Scheffler on 5/18/2018

In the spotlight


Ruth Barron ES pledge leaders

In May 2018, Ruth Barron Elementary students led the audience in the U.S. and Texas pledges to start the meeting. These students included Natalia Hernandez, Santiago Gamez, Joshua Hernandez and Adam Hernandez.


Destination Imagination Global Finalist teams

In May 2018, PfISD recognized the Destination Imagination teams that have advanced to the Global Finals. This included (from Caldwell and Timmerman elementaries) Bryce Howard, Helga Mueller, Frankie O'Shaughnessy, Will O'Connor and McKenna O'Connor. Team managers are Louise and Dan Howard. It also included a team from Pflugerville Middle School: Rudolf Bendixen, Elena Howard, Kenneth Kalu and Maia Savich. Team manager is Louise Howard.


Duke TIP students recognized

In May 2018, PfISD recognized 7th grade students who qualified for the Duke Talent Identification Program. This included (from Cele MS): 


FCCLA students

In May 2018, PfISD recognized the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students who will compete in the FCCLA National Competition in Atlanta. This included: Ferhana Ahmed, Ailani Elizando, Kiara Murphy, Tayanna Clark, Daisia O'Neal and Jessette Carty from Pflugerville HS. Also honored was Jillian Levine from Weiss High School.


Minorities in Engineering Honoree

In May 2018, Joshua Hidalgo from Pflugerville HS was recognized for his 1st place finish in both Math and Science at the STEM competition as part of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering.


NAACP Act-So Art Student Recognition

In May 2018, Qamara Porch was recognized for her Batik "drawing" at the NAACP Act-So Competition. She will compete in the national competition in July. Ms. Maureen Holloway is Qamara's teacher.


KICKSTART state finalists

In May 2018, the KICKSTART state champions were recognized for their performance at the state competition in Bryan, TX. This included Abdullah Al Shaikhli, Derik Colis, Jeremiah Downing, Marnique Neille, Megan Mulder, Cynthia Castillo, Zach Polk, Avery Tomastik, Bella Polk, Evan Tomastik, Gianna Sangiovanni, Keira Johnson, Kylie Merida, Logan Aguinaldo, Michelle Moore, Morgan Reed, Alexis Phan, Calvin Ping, Catrina Do, Soraya Garcia, Srisha Shrestha, Aban Alsawafi, Ivan Brindle, Rex Kuembel and Jarynell Aranda.


May Support Staff of the Month

Rosa Cristosomo, a 15-year staff member at Pflugerville MS, was recognized as the PfISD Support Staff Employee of the Month for May.


Book presentation

Authors of the newly-published book ("Modern America: Pflugerville") presented the Board with a signed copy. Presenting the book were authors Pam Stephenson, Audrey Dearing, Lois Shrout, and Vernagene Mott.