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MARCH 2019 ISSUE

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

Players go “all in” at record-breaking 14th Annual Oil & Gas Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

 
More than 550 guests attended YES Prep’s 14th Annual Oil & Gas Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament at The Corinthian in Downtown Houston on March 7, 2019. The record-breaking event raised an unprecedented $1.42 million to support YES Prep’s 18 campuses across Houston. 
Learn who gave a $50,000 matching gift at the event

  STUDENT SUCCESS

YES Prep Eleventh Graders Tour Over 54 Colleges and Universities through Annual Junior Spring Trips to Explore Options


This year, juniors from 13 YES Prep campuses ventured out on the annual YES Prep Junior Spring Trips on the second and third weeks of February. 788 juniors and 85 YES Prep teachers and administrators traveled in this year’s Junior Spring Trips. Throughout two weeks, students traveled on 14 regional bus tours and 4 national trips. In total, the YES Prep Junior Class got to tour 54 different colleges in 11 different states.
Read about the impact these trips have on students

  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

YES Prep celebrates World Water Day once again with EarthEcho International

 
EarthEcho International, a leading environmental youth leadership organization, teamed up with YES Prep Public Schools for the second year in a row for the 2019 EarthEcho Water Challenge. Hosted at YES Prep Northline last year, this year the water challenge took place at all of our YES Prep campuses with seventh grade (15 campuses total) with a special kickoff event at YES Prep Gulfton on World Water Day, March 22.
Find out what special guest helped kickoff the event

  SPOTLIGHT

Embracing and Amplifying YES Prep’s Vision of Providing a College-Ready Education


Elizabeth Walthall, AP Statistics/Jr. Seminar Teacher and 12th Grade Chair, YES Prep Northbrook High School, grew up in North Carolina, went to school at the University of North Carolina where she majored in business, minored in Spanish and obtained a Masters in Accounting, and moved to Atlanta where she lived and worked for a while until she ended up here in Houston working for YES Prep.
Read about Walthall's journey from Ernst & Young to YES Prep

HEADLINES


Good Reason Houston aims for 60K more students in top-rated schools
March 7, 2019 - Houston Chronicle
YES Prep is one of the schools they plan to work with.

Houston billionaire, oil and gas leaders raise record $1.42 million for YES Prep at poker tournament
March 12, 2019 - Houston Chronicle

Power poker players face off in Houston, raise a record $1.42 million for YES Prep
March 12, 2019 - Paper City Mag

2019 EarthEcho Water Challenge Kick-off!
March 25, 2019 - MonitorWater.org

UPCOMING EVENTS


March Madness - Teacher Breakfast
Saturday, March 30, 2019
YES Prep Spindletop
Opportunity for those interested in teaching at YES for the 2019-2020 school year to ask questions and interview on the spot.  Click here to RSVP.

AP Summit
Saturday, April 27, 2019
YES Prep Northside

Teachers of multiple courses across multiple YES Prep campuses will be offering YES Prep AP students review sessions. Students can register here.

Senior Signing Day
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
NRG Stadium

We will be celebrating eleven campuses and 1,300 new YES Prep graduates this year. More details coming soon. 
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