Cy-Fair ISD named LauraAnn Novacinski as the inaugural Principal of Elementary School #57 on January 24. Novacinski will step down from her current role as principal of Andre Elementary, which she has held since 2015.

“I am honored to be the first principal of our new elementary campus and look forward to working with the community of Bridgeland to continue CFISD’s tradition of excellence,” Novacinski said in a CFISD press release. “I look forward to forging partnerships with parents, staff and students to establish a campus where students are engaged in authentic, relevant and innovative learning, but most importantly, where children look forward to coming back, day after day. “

Novacinski comes to soon-to-open Elementary School No. 57 with 28 years of education experience in North Carolina and CFISD, teaching at Bane Elementary School and Ault Elementary School.

Elementary School #57, currently under construction in Bridgeland, will open in August 2022.

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Media students named National Scholastic finalists

Bridgeland High School yearbook and magazine staff have been named finalists for both a National Scholastic Press Association Peacemaker Award and a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Award, the highest national honors for high school publications.

“After just four years, the newspaper and yearbook teams have accomplished so much,” Bridgeland Journalism Advisor Samantha Berry said in a district news release. “I am so proud to say that both sides of Bridgeland Student Media are runners-up to Crown and Pacemaker. These student journalists never gave up last year. Even when things were uncertain and chaotic, they managed to do some of the best reporting and work I’ve seen in my career. From collecting data on the impact of COVID-19 on the district to reporting on the election and what freedom of speech means, these kids have proven that student journalists are real journalists. .

Winners of the CSPA and NSPA awards will be announced in March and April, respectively.

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Culinary students compete in Cupcake Battle

The fifth annual CFISD High School Cupcake Battle was held Jan. 21 at the Berry Center, where Jersey Village High School junior Ananda Stephens and Cypress Ranch High School junior Kiersten Vincenti won first place in their divisions.

The Battle of the Cupcakes featured over 70 entries from CFISD high school students.

“It was a really good test of their skills,” said Catherine Piotrowski, a Jersey Village graduate and former CFISD cooking student. “Seeing all these amazing cupcakes here can hopefully spark more creativity and interest in baking, cooking and the industry as a whole. They can see that it paves the way for their future and that it applies.

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College education program organizing information sessions

The Lone Star College-Cy-Fair Associate of Arts in Teaching program will be hosting virtual information sessions in February about the education preparation programs they offer.

“Join us the week of February 14-17 for virtual information sessions to learn how our ATT program is the right choice for you,” said Shamim Arastu, professor of education, in a college press release. “Our university partners will also be available to share information about their respective programs and help you plan your journey from AAT to EPP.”

Participants can learn how to become certified as a teacher in Texas and the LSC-CyFair two-year diploma program.

LSC-CyFair partners with University of Houston Downtown, University of Houston Victoria, Texas Tech University, Texas State University, Prairie View A&M University, Texas Woman’s University, Houston Baptist University, Texas Southern University, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin University. , Western Governors University, University of Houston Main and University of St. Thomas for the program.

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College students help win 2nd place in challenge

The Jordan Star team, made up of students from Lone Star College and Al-Balqa Applied University in Jordan, won second place in the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge.

The teams were formed to solve global challenges for the corporate sector. The Jordan Star team introduced OurLib, a quality education solution that makes books more affordable and offers virtual study groups and tutorial sessions, a college press release says.

“The level of success we have achieved is due to the hard work of the team with students from LSC-Montgomery, LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris, as well as LSC-CyFair,” Laura Taggett, LSC-CyFair professor and team co-adviser, said in the press release. “Working with students from across our system has been a real pleasure. I’m so proud of how they represented the entire LSC system.

The students won $1,500 for the conceptual solution.

“One thing to remember for me is that even a short interaction with someone can have a huge impact on their journey,” said Alma Gallardo Campa, who envisions a career working with other engineers in the engineering industry. health care. “Being able to express your voice and feel heard or included can be empowering for many, initiating a spark of motivation that can bring about greater long-term change.”

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