Talks of renaming of Robert E. Lee High School lead to larger discussion
HOUSTON – An advisory committee that was formed following the debate over the name of Robert E. Lee High School has delivered its final report to the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees. AdThe policy should also include the principal’s legacy and school names should consider the diverse community they serve, the report said. In the end, the committee only recommended one facility, the Green Center, have its name changed because the name was selected for another school currently being built. “When we worked on our recommendation, it was split but leaned towards keeping the name of Robert E. Lee High School,” Parent said. The final report includes the names of the committee members.
VYPE Countdown to Kickoff powered by Whataburger hosted at Baytown Lee vs Sterling
For the first time in VYPE Media history a LIVE pregame show was hosted at Goose Creek CISD's Stallworth Stadium on Friday night prior to the Baytown Lee vs Baytown Sterling rivalry game. VYPE Countdown to Kickoff powered by Whataburger was an hour and a half long pregame show which included multiple guests including GCCISD Superintendent Randal O'Brien, GCCISD Deputy Superintendent of Administrative Services Dr. Demetrius McCall, GCCISD Athletic Director Lee Martinez, both head coaches, legendary Baytown Lee coach Dick Olin, former Baytown coach Tim Lumpkin, former Lee QB Clint Stoerner and celebrity guest RaeLynn. The show was hosted by Joshua Koch with co-hosts Matt Malatesta and David Francis. Re-watch the entire show below from beginning to end and also check out the awesome behind the scenes photos (by Jamey Wright) of the event!
GCCISD Magazine Feature: Bring Your Racket
Goose Creek CISD court stars are ready to put up their best serve this Fall as Team Tennis gets underway, and as they also prepare for a solid Spring season. See who are some of the GCCISD Tennis stars to watch this Fall. Baytown SterlingHead Coach: John Tremmel (7th Year)Top Returning Girls: Abigail Vincent, Crystal SmithTop Returning Boys: Brian Ward, Steven MauroTeam Goal: Finish Top 2 in District; Deep Playoff RunTeam Motto: "One Goal-One Team"Goose Creek MemorialHead Coach: Ismael Dutchover (13th Year)Top Returning Girls: Devyn Vyoral, Lily CisnerosTop Returning Boys: Nathan Loose, Harsh AgrawalTeam Goal: Make Team Tennis PlayoffsTeam Motto: "Champions Train...Losers Complain!" Baytown LeeHead Coach: Brandon Funderburg (7th Year)Top Returning Girls: Baylee Dixon, Tyshawna RiversTop Returning Boys: Salvador Garcia, Tyler LandreauTeam Goal: Participation and Learning FundamentalsTeam Motto: "Go Ganders!"
Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown will keep its name for now, board decides
Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, named after the confederate general, was established in 1928. Other Texas schools by the same name have been renamed in recent years, including a High School in Houston. The board voted in favor of forming a committee to investigate the possible renaming of facilities before voting on renaming the school itself. We can change the name, but I dont see why we cant do it responsibly.It would cost between $150/200,000 and $400,000 to rename Robert E Lee High School, a couple of board members said Wednesday night. Board president Woods said the committee spoken of on Thursday will likely be made up of constituents from every district, and others, including community stakeholders.
Goose Creek CISD to vote on changing name of Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown during Sept. meeting
BAYTOWN, Texas The board of the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District said they want to hear more from the community before calling for a board vote at a September meeting on whether or not to rename Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas. The result of the Sept. 9 vote by the board will determine if the high school gets a new name, district officials said. We cant justify retaining the name if it harms even one student, said board member Agustin Loredo. According to the district, minorities make up more than 80% of the student body at Robert E. Lee High School. The district is preparing for a large turnout of citizens who will want to express their opinions for and against the name change.
Goose Creek CISD moves start of school year to September
BAYTOWN, Texas Students in the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District will now start classes nearly a month later than what was originally scheduled. District officials confirmed Tuesday morning that the school board voted to delay the start of the 2020-2021 school year until Sept. 8. The year will also start with three weeks of virtual instruction, officials said. Officials said there are a lot of details to work out after the boards vote and they are working to update the districts website with the new information. That page will also be updated once the districts plan is officially updated.
Goose Creek CISD proposes back-to-school plan for 2020-2021 school year
BAYTOWN, Texas Before the school year begins Goose Creek CISD has decided on the options of students receiving virtual instruction at the start of the school as well as implementing a hybrid model. The district said the hybrid model, which includes face-to-face instruction, will provide modified instructional days. Each campus has its own form to track student needs, so you will need to repeat this process for each student you would like to register for 100% virtual at-home learning, the district said. If you choose to register your child for 100% Virtual At-Home Learning, the district said the child must complete the first six weeks before changing the method of instruction. The district asks parents to register students for virtual learning on Friday, July 10.
VYPE Houston Girls Jumper of the Year Fan Poll
Despite the 2020 track and field season being cut short, there were still some amazing performances. VYPE has scoured the standings on MileSplit.com and have gathered the best of the best in each running category. Go crazy track nation and vote for the 2020 VYPE Houston Girls Jumper of the Year in this fan poll. The poll will close on Thursday, May 28 at 7 P.M! 2020 VYPE Houston Girls Jumper of the Year Fan Poll (Closes Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m.)