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News Update - Highlighting YES Prep's Best

OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

Elementary Expansion Front and Center at Third Annual Leading Houston Forward Luncheon

Over $1,000,000 raised to support YES Prep's 19 campuses and opening of first two elementary schools

 
Almost 97% of our students are in A or B rated schools and are outperforming full pre-K to 12th grade programs, just imagine what we will do when we open elementary schools,” remarked CEO Mark DiBella about the charter school’s plan to open 10 feeder elementary schools over the next five years at YES Prep Public Schools’ Third Annual Leading Houston Forward Luncheon, that took place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Wortham Theater Center.
Photo Gallery and Event Recap

  STUDENT SUCCESS

13th Annual College Fair Include Array of Post-Secondary Options

3,000+ juniors and seniors visited with over 150 colleges and military institutions

In commitment to YES Prep’s belief that All Means All, students had the opportunity to engage with a diverse array of institutions, including community colleges, Ivy League universities, state schools, military academies, and other post-secondary options including programs for students with disabilities and those interested in the military.  
Juniors and seniors share their post-graduation aspirations

  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

YES Prep Students Receive Mobile Hotspots

YES Prep partners with Sprint's 1Million Project for the third consecutive year to provide reliable internet access

For the 3rd consecutive year, YES Prep is proud to partner with Sprint’s 1Million Project to provide reliable internet access to our high school students. The 1Million Project aims “to help 1 million high school students who do not have reliable Internet access at home reach their full potential by giving them devices and free high-speed Internet access.” This year, YES Prep is distributing an additional 400 new mobile hotspots to our high school students.
Read how these hotspots are helping students

  SPOTLIGHT

2019 Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award

Leigh Anne Rayburn teaches AP English at YES Prep Southeast

On October 9, and in front of the entire YES Prep Southeast senior class, State Senator Larry Taylor presented Leigh Anne Rayburn with the 2019 Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award. Around 700 teachers were nominated, and Rayburn was among this year’s twelve winners.

Learn more about Rayburn
HEADLINES


Houston-area charter system to add its first-ever elementary schools
October 31, 2019 - Houston Business Journal
Interview with Beth Carlson-Young, elementary head of schools, about the opening of North Central and Southeast Elementary.

Dinner at Houston Billionaire's River Oaks Home, Powerhouse Education Luncheon Raise $1 Million for Charter Schools
October 28, 2019 - PaperCityMag
Featuring both the luncheon and Luminaries dinner the previous night.

Former U.S. Secretary of Education addresses equity, diversity at YES Prep's $916,000 Luncheon
October 16, 2019 - Houston Chronicle
John B. King served as keynote speaker and Vitol awarded Chris Barbic Legacy Award.

'We are on the right path': Thoughts on the Restorative Community Practices Conference
October 15, 2019 - Oak Park Public Library
Mentions YES Prep Northbrook High School's Anita Wadhwa, restorative justice coordinator, served as keynote speaker at Restorative Community Practices Conference.

Engaging and Empowering Parents in a New Way: YES Prep's Parent Portal
September 20, 2019 - Oxford Computer Group
Featuring YES Prep's new Family Portal.
UPCOMING EVENTS

2020-2021 Student Lottery Opens
Friday, November 1, 2019
Including kinder to second grades. The application deadline is February 10, 2019.
More details

Southeast Elementary
Fall Festival

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Free games and activities for a day of family fun! Plus attendees will receive on-site assistance with their student lottery application. 
Learn more

North Central Elementary
Fall Festival

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Free games and activities for a day of family fun! Plus attendees will receive on-site assistance with their student lottery application. 
Learn more

Teacher Application
Launch Event

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Learn more about our teaching opportunities and application tips and tricks from YES Prep recruiters. 
RSVP

Coffee wth the Founding Principals
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Come meet and have coffee with Founding Principal Michelle LaFlure, North Central Elementary, and Diana Rios, Southeast Elementary. 
Location info and more dates
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