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Posts published in “Day: September 21, 2010”

Law EXPO set for Sept. 25

The Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce and the Greenspoint Mall will host a Law EXPO at the mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 25. The Opening Ceremony will be at 12 p.m.
Various public safety agencies will be represented.
Among those expected to attend will be the Houston Police Department, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, ESD #1 and Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Life Flight Air Ambulance, Bring your family and questions.
The Houston Police Department’s Mounted Patrol, which is based in Northeast Houston, is also expected to have some of their horses on display.
Each department will have displays were they will show off the equipment they use to protect the community. Photo opportunities with helicopters, horses, boats and more will be available.
Displays will be set up outside near the food court entrance as well as inside the mall.
In past years there have also been free child fingerprinting, child seat inspections and live entertainment.
For more information call the chamber at 281-260-3163.

Aldine ISD volunteers ‘Reach out to Dropouts’

More than 500 volunteers in Aldine ISD hit the streets bright and early on Saturday, Sept. 11, to encourage high school students to return to school during the annual Reach Out to Dropouts Walk Day Event.
The effort attracted 543 volunteers from across de district. Volunteers gathered at six Aldine ISD schools- Aldine Senior High, Carver High School, Eisenhower Senior High, Hall Center for Education, MacArthur Senior High School and Nimitz Senior High School- for training prior to visiting students to encourage those who have left high school to return.

Volunteers made 260 student/parent contacts, and left door hangers at another 219 homes with information on how students can go about re-enrolling. On the day of the walk, 30 students began the re-enrollment process, while another 29 return to school the day of the walk and 36 other students made commitment to return to school.
Aldine ISD board members, along with Superintendent Dr. Wanda Bamberg, cabinet members, AISD principals, teachers and community volunteers gave of their time on Sept. 11 to participate in the annual Reach Out to Dropouts Walk Day event.