December 5, 2023

Patrick Billette, Cypress Ridge High School graduate and gymnast, has been chosen to represent Texas in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. Billette has trained for the competition for more than 10 years at Discovery Gymnastics

“I have been excited about getting selected to go to the USA Games since I found out a year ago,” Billette said.

“I can’t wait to meet new athletes and coaches, and I hope to make this my best gymnastics experience ever.”

Billette has regularly traveled for gymnastics competitions, including Atlanta, GA and Dallas.

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Orlando, FL from June 5-12.

Contributed by Cy-Fair ISD

CFISD names new principals

Bang Elementary School and Copeland Elementary School have chosen new principals.

Susan Bolado will be transitioning from her role as assistant principal of Post Elementary School to principal of Bang Elementary School. Bolado is replacing Erwann Wilson, who will retire in June.

Bolado comes to the position with 30 years of experience in education as a teacher, technology liaison and special education teacher.

Stefanie Berger will become the new principal of Copeland Elementary School, moving from her position as the school’s assistant principal. Principal Ann Melancon will retire in June.

Berger has 18 years of experience in the education field as a language arts teacher, instructional specialist and reading interventionist.

“I feel honored and blessed to continue to serve Copeland and the community as the new principal,” Berger said.

“Copeland holds a special place in my heart.

The staff, students and families are truly what makes Copeland the best.”

Contributed by Cy-Fair ISD

Thornton wins Stock Market Game

Thornton Middle School students Kevin Thomas and Bryon Green won second place in the state division of The Stock Market Game, a stock market simulation of global capital.

The students used a simulated stockmarket to grow their portfolio.

Green and Thomas invested in businesses like Apple, Tesla and Welltower with their $100,000 in simulated funds. The pair monitored the supply-chain issues covered by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to make their decisions.

Contributed by Cy-Fair ISD

LSC stresses disability services

This summer Lone Star College is offering students and prospective students with disabilities the chance to learn more about Disability Services in the college.

Sessions will cover all questions about disability services, accomodations, assistive technology and more.

“Our Disability Services office, one of the many resources focusing on student success, provides accommodations that levels the playing field for students with disabilities,” Stephanie Dillon, counselor, said.

“We are committed to providing a supportive and equitable environment to learn, study and work.

“We encourage students who need our assistance to register with our office as soon as possible and attend an information session this summer.”

Sessions will take place at the following times.

Tuesday, June 7 at 4 p.m. in CASA 111/112

Tuesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. (virtual)

Thursday, June 23 at 5 p.m. in CASA 111/112

Wednesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. (virtual)

Tuesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. (virtual)

Tuesday, July 26 at 4 p.m. in CASA 111/112

To register for space, due to limited seating, email [email protected].

Contributed by Lone Star College-CyFair

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