The Leader - 100th Anniversary Coverage

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  • THE LEADEROctober 13, 2016

    La Porte Independent School DistrictEvery Students Success Is Our #1 Priority

    La Porte High School 2003 graduate and Olympic Gold Medalist Kerron Clement, center, gets a standing ovation from Bulldog fans as he is introduced on the field between quarters. With him are Todd Schoppe, left, La Porte High School principal, and Mike Mosely, retired LPHS track coach who coached Clement at the high school.

    La Porte ISD celebrates 100-Year Anniversary with Block Party Oct. 1

    La Porte High School seniors Tayler Timmons and Terrel Bernard were named Homecoming Queen and King, respectively, during halftime of the Sept. 30 game between the Bulldogs and South Houston Trojans. With a 56-17 victory, the Bulldogs delighted the crowd of fans gathered in celebration of La Porte ISDs 100th anniversary. Tayler and Terrel were crowned by LPHS principal Todd Schoppe and 2015 Homecoming Queen Zoe Garner. Tommy Freeman, last years King, is in military service and was unable to attend the event. This years queen candidates also included Viara Brightmon, Kourtney Flood, Maya Hall, Triniti Kendzior, Melinee Mahoney, Savannah Rose and Kendal Zemanek. King candidates were Savon Bright, Kevrin Busby, Jonathan Flores, Jordan Land, Damien Phillips, Soul Schillaci and Sam Wilson. Betweenthefirstandsecondquarters,LaPorteHighSchool2003graduateandOlympic gold medalist Kerron Clement was honored with a standing ovation by the fans.ClementwasescortedontothefieldbySchoppeandMikeMosely,hisformertrack coach at La Porte High School. The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band and the Chatos performed following the game. In observance of the 100th anniversary, the Chatos wore an assortment of uniforms from throughout La Porte ISD history during their Flashback Friday performance.

    Terrel Bernard, left, and Tayler Timmons are announced as La Porte High School Homecoming King and Queen, respectively, at halftime of the Sept. 30 game between the Bulldogs and South Houston Trojans.

    The run-through sign at the Sept. 30 Homecoming game acknowledges the 100th anniversary of La Porte ISD, which was celebrated with a block party at Bulldog Stadium the following day.

    Timmons, Bernard named Homecoming Queen and King at Sept. 30 game

    La Porte ISDs centennial celebration culminated with a 100th anniversary block party held at Bulldog Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 1. The event began with an opening ceremony at which Kerron Clement, 2003 La Porte High School graduate and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, was honored. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Kathy Green, who served as mistress of ceremonies, presented Clement with a proclamation congratulating him on his success. Board President Dee Anne Thomson introduced Beverly Ferguson, regional directorofcommunityrelationsforCongressmanBrianBabinsoffice,whopresentedthe district with a Congressional Record recognizing La Porte ISD for this milestone and also recognized Clement for his accomplishments. LPHS Student Council president Nathan Evans gave the invocation. The La Porte High School JROTC presented the colors, and the LPHS Choir sang the national anthem. Following remarks from Superintendent of Schools Lloyd W. Graham, the cheerleadersledacheerandthebandplayedtheschoolfightsongandalmamater. Following the ceremony, games and activities sponsored by over 30 La Porte ISD schools and school organizations were available on the stadium track. A number of vendors also participated with items for sale. A display of La Porte ISD memorabilia depicting the different eras of the districtshistorywassetupinthefoyerofthenewLPHSfineartsfacility,andfoodtrucks lined the west side of the stadium parking lot. More photos on page 7.

    Members of the La Porte ISD Board of Trustees show copies of the Congressional Record given to them by Congressman Brian Babin following the opening ceremony. In front from left are Board members Charlcya Wheeler, Kathy Green, Lois Rogerson and David Janda, and La Porte Mayor Louis Rigby. In back are Beverly Ferguson, regional community relations manager for Congressman Babins office; Board president Dee Anne Thomson; Board member Phillip Hoot; LPHS graduate and Olympic Gold Medalist Kerron Clement; Board member Lee Wallace; and Superintendent of Schools Lloyd W. Graham.

    La Porte High School JROTC cadets present the colors during the opening ceremony of the 100th Anniversary block party. With La Porte Police Officer Yvonne Stanley, left, are Cadet/Lieutenant Malyn Dorsey, Cadet/Lieutenant Nathanial George, Cadet/Sergeant James Poole and Cadet Staff Sergeant Tracy Liles.

    La Porte ISD Superintendent Lloyd W. Graham speaks to those in attendance at the opening ceremony.

  • La Porte Independent School District1002 San Jacinto Street La Porte, Texas 281-604-7000

    The Leader is a publication of the La Porte ISD Communications Department. The newsletter is published bi-weekly for the La Porte ISD community. Inquiries should be directed to Terri Cook, Director of Communications, at or Kimberly Culver, Communications Coordinator, at

    LPHS FFA takes prizes at Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo Sept. 25-26

    Shell Pipeline representative Phil Barker, second from right, presents a $200 donation to Jennie Reid Elementary School. From left are Crystal English, counselor; Lisa Basile, assistant principal; and Angela Garza-Viator, principal. The donation will be used to purchase supplies for a family science and math night at the campus.

    Shell Pipeline makes donation to Jennie Reid Elementary school

    La Porte Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) representatives present Leo A. Rizzuto Elementary School with a check for $500 for having the largest percentage of students in attendance at the Sept. 24 Health and Safety Fair held at La Porte Junior High School. The fair was hosted by the City of La Porte, LEPC and La Porte ISD. In front are Rizzuto students Kennedy Gupton, second grade, and Kaler Carrizal, fourth grade, and on the middle row are Blake Schneider, fourth grade; Logan Fields, fifth grade; Ella Jessen, fifth grade; Grant Schneider, kindergarten; Arlyn Gutierrez, third grade; and Christyn Fields, kindergarten. In back are Deanna Narcisse, principal; Clayton Hackett, LEPC chair; Kimberly Culver, La Porte ISD communications coordinator and LEPC representative; Richard Bass and Eric Hardcastle, LEPC representatives; and Kimberly Lanham, assistant principal.

    LEPC presents $500 to Leo A. Rizzuto Elementary for Safety Fair attendance

    Two La Porte FFA students took home the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo Grand Champion prize for their livestock, while several of their counterparts placed in, or near, the top 10. The show took place Sept. 25 and 26 at the Pasadena Convention Center. In the turkey category, Kyler Long was named grand champion for his tom and hen, while Kylie Nutt was named grand champion for her rabbits. Leah Liles placed third overall in the rabbit category, while Katie Wyatt and Jessica Harris placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the goat category. In the lamb competition, La Porte High School winners were Leah Liles, fourth; Haylee Hister, sixth; Ashlynn Lambright, 10th; and Alexis Kraatz, 11th. Ryan McMurray placed 12th in the steer category. Poultry competition winners were Colby Dodson, eighth, and Isabelle Taylor, ninth.

    Kylie Nutt, a La Porte High School freshman, earns the Grand Champion prize for her rabbits at the Pasadena Livestock Show auction.

    Left, La Porte High School junior Katie Wyatt grooms her goat at the Pasadena Livestock Show. Katie placed seventh overall at the competition.

    La Porte High School freshman Kyler Long presents his Grand Champion turkey hen at the Pasadena Livestock Show auction on Sept. 28.

    Olympic gold medalist Kerron Clement visits La Porte ISD campuses

    Kerron Clement stops by Shaneka Robinsons second grade classroom at La Porte Elementary School on Sept. 30. Clement also had the opportunity to speak to third, fourth and fifth graders at the campus during his recent visit.

    Clement shows his gold medal to members of the LPHS cross country team. Clement went to the school early to see the boys track team off as they left for a meet in Round Rock that afternoon.

  • Community celebrates La Porte ISD 100th Anniversary at block party Oct. 1

    Alice Sparks, left, and Sandy Lauer look through La Porte ISD scrapbooks at the memorabilia display in the foyer of the new fine arts building.

    Members of the La Porte High School Class of 1966 gather in the LPHS Fine Arts Building. The class held its 50th reunion in conjunction with the districts centennial celebration.

    Seven-year-old Charlie Gallagher stands in front of a showcase with trophies and other memorabilia from La Porte High Schools state basketball championship. Charlies grandfather, Tom Holland, was the coach of the 40-0 team that brought home the state title in 1987.

    Madison Riggenbach, left, and her sister, Savannah, show off their grandfather Tommy L. Mosers 1955-56 football jersey at the La Porte ISD 100th Anniversary memorabilia display. Newspaper and yearbook clippings and other items from the decades of LPISD history were on display in the new fine arts facility. Madison is a senior at La Porte High School, and Savannah is a 2013 LPHS graduate.

    Members of the La Porte High School Chatos dance team await the start of the opening ceremony.

    Donna Hogan was the winner of the drawing for four adult press box tickets to the La Porte-Deer Park football game. The drawing was held at 2:30 p.m. at the 100th Anniversary celebration.

    Avery Martin checks out Tuffy, the La Porte High School Bulldog mascot, as her mother, Lomax Elementary School teacher Lisa Martin, looks on. Averys father, Lee, is a teacher a