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Internet Safety tip of the month!

Posted in Uncategorized by houstonmustangs on October 28, 2009

In Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online, OnGuard Online gives adults practical tips to help kids navigate the online world. Kids and parents have many ways of socializing and communicating online, but they come with certain risks.  This guide encourages parents to reduce the risks by talking to kids about how they communicate – online and off – and helping kids engage in conduct they can be proud of.  Net Cetera covers what parents need to know, where to go for more information, and issues to raise with kids about living their lives online.


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HHS Theatre presents Seussical November 5-8.

Posted in Uncategorized by houstonmustangs on October 28, 2009

Houston High School’s incredible Theatre Department is preparing for one of its biggest productions of the year. “Seussical” will run November 5-8 and feature talented actors and actresses from Houston High, as well as Dogwood Elementary, Farmington Elementary, Bartlett Elementary and Houston Middle School. The show is directed by Lorraine Cotton, with musical direction by Dr. William Rayburn and choreography by Frankie Fernandez, a student at Houston HS. Be there to catch all the extraordinary energy and excitement only Who-ville can offer. Shows on November 5, 6 and 7 will begin at 7 p.m. There will also be a special matinee showing after the Race for Education on November 8 at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for children 5 and under, $8 for students and $10 for adults. For more information, send an email to lcotten@scsk12.org.

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Congratulations to Josh Chi for being named Academic All-Star

Posted in Uncategorized by houstonmustangs on October 9, 2009

Congratulations to senior Josh Chi for being named among the latest round of The Commercial Appeal’s Academic All-Stars. Josh was nominated in the General Scholarship category. The Academic All-Stars program recognizes high school students throughout the Memphis-Shelby County area for excellence in academics, leadership and community service. Josh’s accomplishments are included below as they will appear in the Germantown section of The Commercial Appeal.

* Josh, a senior, is a well-rounded student who combines diligence and hard work to reach his goals. He is Houston’s valedictorian, holding a 4.0 unweighted grade point average. Josh recently was named a National Merit Semifinalist. He scored 35 on the ACT and 2300 on the SAT. He has been inducted into the National Honor Society and the National Latin Honor Society. In the 10th and 11th grades, he received Summa Cum Laude distinction for perfect scores on the National Latin Exam. Josh, who plans to major in biomedical engineering, was selected to attend the Tennessee Governor’s School for Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Josh also is president of the Martial Arts Club and treasurer of the Key Club. He is a member of the Beta Club, the Junior Classical League, Knowledge Bowl Team and Mu Alpha Theta, the math honor society. He has been a part of the Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, playing the trombone. Josh always puts his full effort and focus into his work. He has performed community service at the Pink Palace Museum, the Cordova Arts and Crafts Festival and Vacation Bible School at the Korean Baptist Church of Memphis. He is involved in Bridge Builders and tutors middle school students. Josh received a Jefferson Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Jefferson Award’s Youth Initiative Program. He is an outstanding role model for younger students, his peers and the faculty.

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