Sunday, February 19, 2017

News from Mrs. Graves

Upcoming This Week


Tennis Practice
Softball vs. Marshal @Pin Oak, 4:30 p.m.
Baseball vs Tanglewood, @Pin Oak, 4:30 p.m.
Choir Ensemble Concert, 6:00 p.m.


NJHS Meeting, Team Time
Tennis Practice
Beginning Band Rehearsal, 3:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Hogg, @Pin Oak, 4:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. St. Vincent dePaul, @Pin Oak, 4:30 p.m.
Beginning Orchestra Festival, 5:00 p.m.

Free Dress - No Missing Assignments
UIL Preparation: Woodwind & Brass, 3:40-5:40 p.m.
6th gr Boys' Lacrosse @Pershing, 7:30 p.m.

Westside Track Meet, Westside HS

Changes to the Dress Code
In January, Student Body President Tommy Lai and Vice President McHaley Ho addressed the SDMC with two proposals.  One of the two proposals included changes to the dress code.  The SDMC asked for input from parents and faculty.  A survey was sent out shortly after the January meeting, and the SDMC reviewed those results during the February meetings just last week.  The following changes to the dress code were recommended by the SDMC and will be adopted effective immediately:

  • We will official adopt dark gray as an allowable color for jackets and sweaters; and
  • We will now allow logos no larger than the ID badge.
Thank you to our student body leadership for bringing forward this important proposal. Additionally, the PTO has been hard at work looking for a more modern pull over sweatshirt and jacket, as well as an exciting new spirit shirt.  New items will be available for order in April for the 2017-18 school year.

Weather Updates
HISD sent a text alert this evening to parents and faculty regarding possible inclement weather tomorrow morning.  The District will be working closely with city officials to alert you if the weather will pose a problem with school beginning on time in the morning.  Otherwise, I look forward to seeing everyone in the morning!


$2 Raffle Tickets or $10 Raffle Books (6 tickets)

Tickets will be sold during lunch
Wednesday, February 22nd – Wednesday, March 1st
Raffle winners being drawn and announced by Ms. Graves on Thursday, March 2nd


Bose Bluetooth Speaker
Generously donated by the Courtney Family

Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer
Generously donated by the Rephlo Family

Amazon Echo Dot
Generously donated by the Courtney Family

Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses
Generously donated by Dr. Lai and Family

Apple Mini iPad
Generously donated by the Konicki Family

EP Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones
Generously donated by the Manning Family

Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera & Film
Generously donated by the Rephlo Family

LUSH Bella Fruta Gift Set
Generously donated by the Park Family

James Avery Heart Necklace
Generously donated by the Manning Family

Go Pro HERO Camera
Generously donated by the Konicki and Manning Families

Questions? Email (Felica Broadwell)

Rice University Summer Math Program
It is not too late to enroll in RUSMP's summer offerings for students although there are limited openings in many of them.

* RUSMP is offering two new and exciting three-week enrichment mathematics programs at Episcopal High School:

  1. For students entering 8th-grade in the fall of 2017:Through the lens of computational thinking, students will explore mathematics using technology to develop inductive and visual reasoning. Hands-on activities integrating mathematics and computer science will provide an innovative approach to learning mathematics.
  2. For students who have completed precalculus:  At the end of this program, students will be better equipped for the rigor of college-level mathematics and for success on A.P. Calculus and I.B. Mathematics exams. Proof, justification, and authentic problems will be explored using a variety of methods including graphing technology and other computing tools.

To learn more and to register, visit

* Register soon for the one-week activity-filled half-day math camps for students entering 2nd-grade through 7th-grade in the fall of 2017. These camps will engage students in fun, hands-on mathematics investigations and games with connections to science, technology, engineering, and the visual arts. Students will leave the camps more energized and enthusiastic about mathematics and the other STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) disciplines. Three of the nine sessions are already full, and the other sessions are nearing capacity!

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