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Posts published in “Day: January 4, 2022

Christmas celebrations in schools and community


A FACE (Family And Community Engagement Department) volunteer, left, assists, and Aldine ISD parent as she decides on what toys to choose at the first annual FACE Share the Joy event, held Thursday, Dec. 16 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center.

FACE Share the Joy Event Makes Holidays Brighter for AISD Families

The first annual FACE (Family and Community Engagement) Department’s Share the Joy event made the holidays brighter for 250 Aldine families by providing coats and toys. On Thursday, Dec. 16, the event was held at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center.

The FACE Department created the event to give Aldine families the opportunity to have a warm and happy holiday season.

“It is so rewarding to have been able to help hundreds of Aldine families and know that our students will have presents on Christmas Day, thanks to the community’s generosity and our district staff,” said FACE Executive Director Dr. Martha Escalante. “I can proudly say that our first Share the Joy event was a great success. We are looking forward to keeping this event an annual Aldine ISD tradition.”

NORTHEAST NEWS NAMES COACH OF THE YEAR: Richard Slater takes Nimitz back to the playoffs

Nimitz High School head football coach Richard Slater has been named the Northeast News’ Coach of the Year

By Mike Keeney, Contributing Writer

Nimitz High School head football coach Richard Slater and his staff knew they had a young team on their hands when the 2021 season began. Nimitz suffered some early losses, but came alive in District 14-6A, where they won four games and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in six years.

By rebounding in league play and leading his team to the playoffs, Slater was named the Northeast News’ Coach of the Year.

Slater arrived at Nimitz in 2015 after spending nine years on Gary Joseph’s staff at Katy High School, where he was part of a coaching staff that played in six state title games, and winning three state titles.

In his first year at Nimitz, Slater led the Cougars to the post season and six years later he did it again.

He’s excited about the future because he has a solid nucleus of players who will be back for the 2020 season, including running back Joseph Sanders, quarterback Brayden Whitehead and safety Cory Huff.