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Mrs. Paula Patterson, Superintendent of Schools

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Hello East Harris County and Crosby ISD families,

It’s a November to remember in Crosby ISD! Let’s catch you up on all the great things happening with our students and staff.

All 466 of our third graders are coming together for a giant literacy rally at Crosby High School on Monday, November 14th. Crosby ISD is competing in this year’s Read to the Final Four bracket challenge with 10 other Districts and more than 37,000 other third graders. Each third grader at Drew, Newport, Crosby, and Barrett elementary schools will add to our team total by logging how many minutes they read between November 7th and December 11th. The top 68 teams are announced in January with the hope of making it to the Read to the Final Four Championship when Houston hosts the NCAA Men’s Final Four in late March. Moms and Dads, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, let’s help our students reach their goals!

Congratulations to four Crosby High School seniors who earned more than 20 scholarship offers during the recent TxETA Theatrefest Convention in Galveston. Kylie Richards, Harley Molsbee, Grace Kay, and Trent Louque auditioned in front of colleges and universities. They clearly hit the mark, because each received no less than 6 formal offers to join collegiate programs and all received multiple offers of scholarships. Those colleges saw the star power we see each day.

Crosby ISD students are also talented singers. Three Crosby High School students advanced in the UIL Region 33 Choir Competition. Averee Silva (Alto 2) placed third chair out of 40; Emberlynn Gallegos (Soprano 1), finished in fourth chair out of 40; and Sydney McMurrey (Alto 1), placed seventh chair out of 40.

Our Athletics Department is building a bench of talent from seniors to seventh grade. The Crosby Middle School 8th grade football team ended their middle school careers as District Champions. The A Team went undefeated for two years, and the B Team only lost one game in two years. We’re looking forward to seeing them compete at the high school level. Also, congratulations to the Crosby Middle School 7th grade volleyball A Team. They were crowned District Champs after an undefeated season. 

Our Cougars varsity volleyball team had a great season. They fought for every point in the Bi-District Championship against Manvel but came up a little short. We can’t wait to see what’s next for the four seniors on the squad: Victoria Grace, Shyla White, CJ Brogan, and Ashley Anderson. Our Cougars varsity football team is entering the playoffs, facing Longview on Friday, November 11th. Kickoff will be at 7pm at Lobo Stadium in Longview. Now winter sports are starting up, including boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ golf, swimming, and soon boys’ and girls’ soccer. There’s also big news from the Crosby High School Bass Club. The fishing team won first place at the Lake Livingston Tournament a few weeks ago. Next, they’re competing in a tournament at Somerville Lake this month.

Our students interested in a future in agriculture are earning accolades for their hard work raising livestock. Barrett Elementary fourth grader Peyton Givans won Champion Lightweight, Champion British Steer, and overall Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the Harris County Fair and Rodeo. Peyton raised the second best steer in the county! 7th grader Chloe Hood won Reserve Champion Market Dorper during the State Fair of Texas Market Lamb Competition. That means her lamb was one of the top 10 market lambs in the entire show. Chloe and her family use the District’s livestock facility, and we appreciate how much success she’s had raising lambs.

November is the month of gratitude. We are so grateful to the veterans of Crosby and Barrett Station, many of whom are Crosby ISD employees. We enjoyed saluting them during our Veterans Day program at Cougar Stadium. We are also extremely grateful to the parents and community members who graduated from our Crosby ISD Volunteer Academy. We appreciate your willingness to share time with our students, whether on campus or on field trips. You are living out our theme for the year with your generosity.

We are Better Together! Go Coogs!

Paula Patterson
Superintendent of Schools
Crosby ISD