• Board of Trustees Recognitions

    Posted by Tamra Spence on 3/26/2018 2:05:00 PM

    Every month, the Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees turn the spotlight on students and staff members in recognition of their hard work. Additionally, student leaders from one of the district’s 21 elementary campuses are chosen to lead the Board and attendees in the Pledges of Allegiance to the United States and Texas.

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  • Board recognitions March 2018

    Posted by Steve Scheffler on 3/26/2018

    In the spotlight

     

     Spring Hill ES students lead the pledges

    In March 2018, Spring Hill Elementary students led the audience in the U.S. and Texas pledges to start the meeting. These students included Aiden Patterson and Andrew Tat. 

     

    Doru Gucer earned National Merit Scholarship Finalist status

    In March 2018, Doru Gucer was recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist - one of only 15,000 in the U.S. (of the 1.5 million who enter the recognition process).

     

    All-State Band and Choir students were recognized

    In March 2018, students from each of PfISD's four high schools who earned All-State recognition in band and choir, as part of the Texas Music Educators Association competition were recognized. Sydney Moore (Pflugerville HS) earned All-State Choir. All-State Band honorees included Sandesh Puri (Connally HS) Shonn Olegario (Weiss HS), and (from Hendrickson HS) Logan Seaton, Gihvon Bilal, Aiden Grivas, Daniel Schulz, Colton Simpson, Declan Simpson, Owen Larson, Valerie Hernandez, and Duncan Crow.

     

    UIL state champions and finalists in swimming and wrestling were recognized

    UIL state champion in swimming (200M Freestyle) Ana Herceg, from Weiss HS, was recognized along with Micah Wiginton (Weiss HS), who finished 3rd place in the UIL state wrestling meet.

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  • Board Recognitions February 2018

    Posted by Steve Scheffler on 2/16/2018 2:00:00 PM

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     Palmer Lane ES student pledge leaders

    In February 2018, Parmer Lane Elementary students led the audience in the U.S. and Texas pledges to start the meeting. These students included Said Escamilla and Robert Gonzales.

     

    Reshanta Stewart, Professional Employee of the Month

    In February 2018, the February Employees of the Month were recognized by the Board. This included Professional EOM Reshanta Stewart, 1st grade teacher at Windermere PS.

     

    Irma Ramirez, Support Staff Employee of the Month

    In February 2018, the February Employees of the Month were recognized by the Board. This included Support Staff EOM Irma Ramirez, office manager for food services.

     

    New PHS coach Charles Lamont Taylor

    Newly hired PHS football coach and boys athletic coordinator, Charles Lamont Taylor, was introduced to the Board of Trustees.

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  • Board Recognitions January 2018

    Posted by Steve Scheffler on 1/19/2018 12:00:00 PM

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     picture of January Pledge Leaders at Board meeting

    In January 2018, Dearing Elementary students led the audience in the U.S. and Texas pledges to start the meeting. These students included Sophie Griffin and Arieana Estrada.

     

    picture of Support EOM

    In January 2018, the January Employees of the Month were recognized by the Board. This included Support Staff EOM Frances Contreras, administrative assistant at Hendrickson HS.

     

    photo of Professional EOM

    In January 2018, the January Employees of the Month were recognized by the Board. This included Professional EOM Angela Matysek, special education coordinator at Weiss HS.

     

    photo of Pflugerville Mayor with proclamation

    Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales (right of center, with Board president Vernagene Mott, PfISD Board and Superintendent Killian) read a City of Pflugerville proclamation to the Board members in honor of January 2018 School Board Recognition Month.

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  • Board Recognitions December 2017

    Posted by Steve Scheffler on 12/18/2017 1:00:00 PM

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    Dessau students lead the Pledges of Allegiance

    In December 2017, Dessau Elementary students led the audience in the U.S. and Texas pledges to start the meeting. These students included Noemi Garcia-Juan and Jennifer Carbajal.

     

    Special Olympics medal winners recognized by Board

    In December 2017, PfISD recognized several medal winners from the statewide Special Olympics competition in swimming, golf and flag football. This included Dalton Anthony, Benji Garcia, Raeann Herrera, Hiro Jones, Dalton Swenson, Auggie Zippe, William Mullican, Kendayl Hardeman, and Ezra Elizondo. Coaches included Keith Gregory (flag football), Lisa Anthony, and coordinator Amy Weisenhutter.

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  • Board Recognitions November 2017

    Posted by Steve Scheffler on 11/17/2017 2:00:00 PM

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    Caldwell students recite the Pledge

    In November 2017, Caldwell Elementary students led the audience in the U.S. and Texas pledges to start the meeting. These students included Garrett Heitman, Elena Barraza and Rachel Humphrey.

     

    National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars

    In November 2017, PfISD recognized the National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. This included (from Connally HS) Angelica Albarracin, Juan Garcia, Anthony Kern and Keyara Hill; (from Hendrickson HS) Christian Boswell, Christian Douglas, Samuel Perales and Viviana Vargas; (from Pflugerville HS) Diego Carlson, Raetsch Myers, Lynda Palacios, Scott Scarborough and Graysen Wall.

     

    National Merit Scholarship Program Semi-Finalist

    In November 2017, PfISD recognized the National Merit Scholarship Program Semi-Finalist. This included Doru Gucer from Pflugerville HS.

     

    National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students  

    In November 2017, PfISD recognized the National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students. This included (from Connally HS) Angelica Albarracin, Simon Burk, Alexandra Le and Vaishnavi Lakshmanan; (from Hendrickson HS) Sara Flynn, Cory Gunter, Alex London, Bennett McCulloush, Brinda Prasad, Grant Richardson, Daniel Schultze and Gabrielle Viduya; (from Pflugerville HS) Ciera Farmer, Connor Garcia, Kayla Han, Anthony Hoang, Caleb Kersten, Alice Lesniak, Thomas Luu, Lynda Palacios, Samirdhdi Shrestha, Khue Tran and Lori Woo.

     

    Mayor's Health and Fitness Awards

    In November 2017, several PfISD schools were honored by the Mayor of Austin's Health & Fitness Council as Exemplary Schools for establishing health and wellness programs. Murchison ES took home the highest honor in the school partnership category, receiving a $1,000 mini grant from the council. Other PfISD schools honored included Rowe Lane ES, River Oaks ES and Cele MS. Pictured with the Board are Ben O'Connor (RLES), Cristina Garcia (Mayor's Health & Fitness Council), Docia Craft (MES), Reese Weirich (MES), Chasity Wright (ROES) and Aracely Suarez (ROES).

     

    November Employees of the Month

    In November 2017, the November Employees of the Month were recognized by the Board. This included Support Staff EOM Fran Coleman, front office receptionist at Hendrickson HS, and Professional EOM Tammy Rebecek, principal of Mott ES.

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  • Board Recognitions October 2017

    Posted by Steve Scheffler on 10/23/2017 3:45:00 PM

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    Mott Elementary students Bernard Morgan and Aiden Collins recited the U.S. and Texas pledges

    In October 2017, Vernagene Mott Elementary students led the audience in the U.S. and Texas pledges to start the meeting. These students included Bernard Morgan and Aiden Collins.

     

    Employees of the Month for September Tylene Cunning and Kristen Clifford were recognized.

    In October 2017, PfISD recognized its Employees of the Month for September to the Board. This included Tylene Cunning, technology support supervisor,, and Kristen Clifford, special education teacher at Park Crest MS.

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  • Board Recognitions September 2017

    Posted by Steve Scheffler on 9/22/2017 10:00:00 AM

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    Mott students with Board - Pledges of Allegiance

    In September 2017, Vernagene Mott Elementary students led the audience in the U.S. and Texas pledges to start the meeting. These students included Isiah Espinosa, Riley Impson, Danielle Ashford and Ethany Bowles.

     

    A+ Foundation presents scholarships to PfISD staff

    In September 2017, representatives from the A+ Foundation presented three PfISD staff members with grants for educational projects. This included Jean Chambers (Hendrickson HS), David Mallon (Hendrickson HS), and Marsha Munoz (Highland Park).

     

    Cele Middle School design award from Stantec

    In September 2017, Stantec Architecture (represented by Barry Nebhut) presented PfISD and Cele Middle School (represented by principal Brian Ernest) with the 2016 Livable Buildings Award from the Center for the Built Environment at the University of California - Berkeley. The award recognizes buildings that exhibit exceptional performance in occupant satisfaction, sustainability and overall design.

     

    New PfISD administrators presented to the board

    In September 2017, PfISD recognized its new district administrators to the Board. This included Gina Brown, assistant principal at Weiss HS, and Brandy Baker, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

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  • Board Recognitions August 2017

    Posted by Steve Scheffler on 8/23/2017 2:40:00 PM

    In the spotlight

    PfISD elementary principals and APs recognized

    In August 2017, PfISD recognized its new elementary principals and assistant principals to the Board. This included Jesus Olivas (Spring Hill ES), Jared Stevenson (Wieland ES), Tristan Bragg (Windermere ES), Tammy Rebecek (Mott ES), Travette Jones (Murchison ES), Uyen Tran (Wieland ES), Angela Hodges (Windermere Primary), Jennifer Perez (River Oaks ES), Kisha Jackson-Thompson (Northwest ES), Brendy Dossey (Spring Hill ES), Lizbeth Ruiz (Delco Primary), Christi Siegel (Riojas ES), Camille Ramirez-Longoria (Spring Hill ES) and Jeremy Martorell (Extended Day Program).

     

    New PfISD middle school principals and APs were recognized by the Board.

    In August 2017, PfISD recognized its new middle school principals and assistant principals to the Board. This included Melissa Thrash (Westview MS), Ruth Yamaguchi (Pflugerville MS), Richa Mohammad (Park Crest MS) and Sean Schobinger (Dessau MS).

     

    PfISD introduced its new secondary principals and APs to the Board.

    In August 2017, PfISD recognized its new high school principals and assistant principals to the Board. This included Daniel Andreano (Connally HS), John Edwards (Connally HS), Sheila Reed (Connally HS), Monica Salas (Provan Opportunity Center), Melvin Crafter (Provan Opportunity Center), Emily Delgado (Pflugerville HS), Ameka Hunt (Pflugerville HS) and Ryan Hayes (Weiss HS).

     

    PfISD recognized its new district administrators to the Board.

    In August 2017, PfISD recognized its new district administrators to the Board. This included Denise Kablaitis, executive director of health and safety; and Cara Schwartz, executive director of special education.

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  • Board Recognitions May 2017

    Posted by Steve Scheffler on 5/25/2017 3:00:00 PM

    In the spotlight

    Murchison pledge 2017

    In May 2017, Murchison Elementary students led the audience in the U.S. and Texas pledges to start the meeting. These students included (l. to r.) Joshua Gonzales, Zachary Gottschalk and Aurawyn Brunner.

     

    Destination Imagination - Timmerman Elementary

    Two PfISD Destination Imagination teams advanced to the Global Finals competition. From Timmerman Elementary School, the "Silent But Deadlies" team qualified for Global Finals in the Ready, Willing and Fable category. The team is Luna Garcia, Angelina Gawlik, Bryce Howard, Helga Mueller, and Frankie O'Shaughnessy.

     

    Destination Imagination - Pflugerville ES

    Two PfISD Destination Imagination teams advanced to the Global Finals competition. From Pflugerville Middle School, the "Legendary Apple Doom Skullz" team qualified for the Global Finals in the Show and Tech category. The team is Elena Howard, Carmen Garcia, Rudolf Bendixon, Kenneth Kalu, and Astrid Quezeda.

     

     Duke TIP state honorees

    Each year, PfISD counselors submit names of 7th grade students, based on qualifying TAKS scores, to the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). They are invited to take the ACT or the SAT as 7th graders. Duke TIP determines the qualifying scores for state recognition based on national percentile rankings. Qualifying for state recognition from Kelly Lane MS: Pranit Arya, Hannah Bailey, Marjorie Bracamontez, and Janessa Kumpati. Qualifying from Park Crest MS is Trey Snowberger. Qualifying from Pflugerville MS: Isabella Hopkins, Henry Lara, Lamisa Mahmud, and Zane Farrow. Qualifying from Westview Middle School is Anthony Rojas.

    PMS Science Fair winners

    Four students from Pflugerville Middle School placed in the top three in their categories at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival State Competition. Lamisa Mahmud, Ngoc Tran and Bethany Wong took second place in Cellular and Molecular Biology with their project "Characteristics of Transformed Drug Resistant E. coli." Bethany also earned a Broadcom Masters Award. Sage Dunlap took third place in Mathematics with her project "Clean Energy as a Catalyst for Economic and Environmental Growth."

     

    FCCLA National Competition - Pflugerville High School

    Students from Pflugerville High School qualified for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Competition. Nadia Islam's project was Chapter in Review Portfolio. Ferhana Ahmed's and Ailani Elizandro's project was Promote and Publicize FCCLA Occupational.

     

    UIL State Art Gold Medalists - Hendrickson High School

    Four Hendrickson High School students received gold medals at the UIL State Art Visual Arts Scholastic Event competition. All four received the highest score possible. This included Savannah Contreras (AP Ceramics), Samuel Perales (Drawing 3), Rumor Stojek (Ceramics), and Amanda Usry (Ceramics 2).

     

    May Employee of the Month - Bella Hooks, Park Crest Middle School

    PfISD Professional Employee of the Month for May, Bella Hooks (instructional coach at Park Crest MS) was recognized. 

     

    6A Girl's State Soccer Champions - Hendrickson High School

    For the first time in Hendrickson HS history, an athletics team earned a state championship. The HHS girls soccer team won the 6A UIL State title by defeating Katy Tompkins 2-0 in the final match in Georgetown. Pictured are Makenna Garcia, Kiersty Shepherd, Maya Dossing, Kensley Martin, Madison Kusano, Juliana Rotan, Holly Buchanan, Brianna Binkowski, Christina Arteaga, Dalton Fish, Jenna Hartle, Kenzie Arrington, Ana Chittenden, Brooke Hebert, Kayla Geren, Riley Pfannenstiel, and Makayla Rodriguez. Head coach is Rennie Rebe. Assistant coaches are Jacob Stern and Sarah Cunningham. Athletic trainer is Scot Chambers.

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