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Aldine starts back to school August 17

THOUSANDS of cars lined up at M.O. Campbell Center last Wednesday for a free food and backpack distribution, sponsored by Aldine ISD and BakerRipley. There were also 5000 free computers and hotspots handed out on another day at Aldine High School. There will be a second handout of computers on August 14 of this week.

Distributes computers, hotspots, food boxes, backpacks

ALDINE – Like many school districts in the Houston-area, the Aldine Independent School District is going to begin the school year with virtual learning. In order to meet the needs of students in the district and bridge the digital divide, Aldine ISD officials handed out Chromebooks and hotspots to hundreds of families last Monday.

The drive-thru distribution event took place at Aldine High School Monday afternoon ahead of the district’s Aug. 17 start date.

“All children deserve equal access to education and so with COVID-19 magnifying that devise, we are making sure that our students are getting the learning tools that they need to be successful,” said Aldine High School Assistant Principal Shavonya Rasberry-Vaughan.

District officials said more than 5,000 families signed up for the event and each family got one set of devices. With such a high need among students in the district, officials say they will plan a second event to hand out devices to more students.

Aldine ISD distributed computers at Aldine HS Monday.

First student enrolls in new HVAC Program at Lone Star College-East Aldine

HOUSTON (Aug. 3, 2020) – When classes begin for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 24, Michelle Luna will be among the first students taking part in the new Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program launching at Lone Star College-East Aldine Center.

A recent graduate from Aldine Senior High School, Luna became the first student to enroll in the program when she chose to broaden her career path at LSC-East Aldine Center to follow in her father’s footsteps in the HVAC industry.

Luna began working part-time with her dad at his HVAC job when she was a freshman in high school, turning the opportunity into her full-time summer job. She was in good hands for the work. Her father has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years.

Now, Luna is ready to take her skill set to the next level with the training provided at the LSC-East Aldine Center to earn her Class A license, allowing her to work with any size HVAC unit. Once she completes her workforce training, Luna plans to once again work alongside her father, but with a new company.

COVID MASKS new policy for Houston

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today that he has directed the Houston Police Department to issue warnings and citations to anyone not wearing a face mask or face covering required by the state’s mandatory mask order. Police will not ticket those who are not wearing a mask if they meet the exemption criteria. The citation carries a $250 fine.

“We know that wearing a mask or face-covering in public is one of the most effective methods to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Lives are at stake, so I am taking this step to save lives and slow the virus from spreading in August.”