New Caney ISD will host its fourth annual Fine Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at New Caney High School. The Fine Arts Festival is a district-wide event that features several students from every fine arts program from each New Caney ISD campus. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit here.
The Porter High School baseball team will be hosting their annual Military Appreciation Night at the Porter High School Varsity Baseball field on Tuesday, April 12. The team invites all active military, veterans, law enforcement, first responders, and firemen to be honored and participate in the pre-game activities. The festivities will kick off at 5:30 p.m. just before the start of the game vs. Kingwood Park High School at 6 p.m. All proceeds from the Military Appreciation Night will benefit the Carry the Load Foundation and Spartan Baseball.
Two Porter High School students, Jose Palma and Tanner Hodgkinson, both sold their artwork at the Houston Livestock Show adn Rodeo's school art auction, and each saw their pieces sell for $10,000. Both Hodgkinson and Palma received a portion of the proceeds from the sale in scholarship form.
All New Caney ISD junior and senior high school students are invited to attend Project Connections, the 14th annual event sponsored by local school districts, Lone Star College-Kingwood, and the Rotary Club of East Montgomery County. Project Connections allows students to explore different academic areas within Lone Star College-Kingwood, as well as learn about some military institutions.
The Porter High School HOSA, Health Occupation Students of America, team attended and competed in the HOSA Area 6 District Competition in February, and two students qualified to attend the State Conference. Mariam Osman won fourth place in Nursing Assisting, while Victoria Rivera received first place in Life Support Skills. Both Osman and Rivera will attend the State Conference to be held in Galveston.
On Saturday, April 9, New Caney ISD will be hosting a community-wide College and Career Festival, but this won't be your typical career fair. This event will include a keynote speaker and a wide range of representatives from several colleges and universities, as well as carnival games and activities for kids and lunch from Fish Tales. Momentum, a hardworking group of teachers and students from New Caney High School, has been working to plan this event and is excited to host it on April 9 at the Texan Drive Stadium from noon until 3 p.m.
Last weekend, several Porter High School fashion design students competed at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Regional competition. Two of these PHS students placed and will now advance to the state level. These students were Vasti Tapia, who received first place in the Recycle and Redesign category, and Cy'ria Walker, who placed second in the Fashion Design category.
Art students from Porter High School competed in the Rodeo Art Show held in Austin, Texas on Jan. 23. Several students placed in the competition including Tanner Hodgkinson who received Grand Champion for his hand-bound book piece and third place for his Digital Photography piece, Kendall Wienken who received 14th place on her traditional art piece, and Lacey West who received Reserve Grand Champion on her ceramic tray piece. Each of these pieces will head to the Youth Western Art Show at the Bob Bullock State History Museum located in Austin on Friday, March 25.
Porter High School student Isaac Martinez recently achieved a rank among the top 3% of Texas band students by being named a member of the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band. Martinez has competed this year on a District, Region and Area level to be awarded this honor. He recently competed at the Area level at Seven Lakes High School, where he placed second, earning himself a spot in the All-State Band. For more on this story, visit here.