CFISD NAMES NEW PRINCIPAL FOR MOORE ELEMENTARY
Patricia Myers, an assistant principal at Owens Elementary School, was named the new principal at Moore Elementary School on Aug. 1. Myers replaces Jana Needham, who accepted a position at Alamo Heights ISD in July.
Myers has 24 years of experience in education, including 15 with CFISD. Following a nine-year stretch as a music and art teacher at St. Ann’s Catholic School in Midland, Texas, Myers came to CFISD as a music teacher at Owens in 2000. She taught music for six years before being promoted to instructional specialist, a role in which she served for six additional years. She was promoted to assistant principal in 2012.
Myers earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma City University. She received her Master of Education in educational leadership from Lamar University.
“Words cannot express how excited and honored I am to be selected to be the principal at Moore Elementary School,” Myers said. “I am looking forward to being part of this community and partnering with the staff, students and parents to ensure that Moore’s great traditions and excellence will continue for years to come. I am thrilled to be a Moore Armadillo!”
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTORS EARN ASE NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Two CFISD automotive technology instructors earned the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Recognition Award, presented during the third annual ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference, July 25-29 in Concord, N.C.
Automotive instructors Gary Miller of Cypress Creek High School and Randle Thomas of Cypress Falls High School were recognized for “outstanding dedication to automotive technology and the development of tomorrow’s automotive professionals.”
Miller is beginning his 20th year at Cypress Creek, while Thomas enters his 13th year at Cypress Falls. Both instructors are ASE Certified Technicians whose programs have been granted NATEF Accreditation. They participate in the AYES Internship Program by placing students to work with Business and Industry Advisory Council members.
LISSA ARCHULETTA NEW PRINCIPAL OF HANCOCK ELEMENTARY
Lissa Archuletta, an assistant principal at Hairgrove Elementary School, was named the new principal at Hancock Elementary School on Aug. 16. Archuletta replaces Nancy Rogers, who retired from CFISD this summer.
Archuletta has 21 years of experience in education. She has served as a teacher in Kaufman ISD and Huntsville ISD and in Mesquite ISD as a teacher, an instructional specialist and a testing coordinator. In 2012, she was hired as an assistant principal at Hairgrove. She earned her Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies from Texas State University and her Master of Education from Texas A&M–Commerce. She received her principal certification from the University of St. Thomas.
“I am truly honored and humbled to be selected as the principal of Hancock Elementary,” Archuletta said. “My hope is to work together with the community and staff to inspire our students so that they may reach their full potential. We will strive for excellence while having a little fun along the way. I am so excited to become a Hancock Hawk!”
LAND TEJAS OPENS RECREATION COMPLEX IN MIRAMESA AT CANYON LAKES WEST
Land Tejas and members of the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 6 to open a new recreation complex in Miramesa at Canyon Lakes West.
The five-acre complex includes a 3,000 square-foot clubhouse with exercise facilities and meeting space overlooking a resort-style pool. The complex also includes a splash pad, covered pavilion, lighted tennis court, sand volleyball court, playground and dog park.
Land Tejas consulting partners — D.L. Meacham Construction LP., KGA Deforest Design, LLC, HBL Architects and LM Design — were also in attendance at the ceremony.
“The Miramesa Recreation Center is a beautiful facility and represents the type of noteworthy development we support in Cy-Fair,” said Leslie Martone, president of the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce.
“Land Tejas is pleased to expand the array of amenities offered to the residents of Miramesa, Canyon Lakes West, and Stone Gate,” said Jennifer Keller, president and COO of Land Tejas. “All residents of these communities have access to this complex as well as the other existing amenities in Canyon Lakes West and Stone Gate including SplashPad Texas, a golf course, community centers, a basketball pavilion, tennis courts, fitness centers, playgrounds and numerous pocket parks.”
BRIDGELAND WINS DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS
Bridgeland®, one of the best-selling master planned communities in Texas, garnered four Texas Star Awards including the Grand Award, “Developer of the Year,” presented by the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) at the Gaylord Texas Resort in Grapevine, Texas on Thursday, August 4. Bridgeland was also recognized with “Website of the Year” for Bridgeland.com, “Billboard of the Year” and “Print Ad of the Year.” The accolades were part of the TAB’s Star Awards, an annual competition showcasing the outstanding work of developers, builders and other real estate professionals in Texas.
“We are honored by the positive recognition that we have received from the Texas Association of Builders for Bridgeland driven by the high standards that we set for Bridgeland and our efforts to provide the finest products to current and future residents,” said Heath Melton, Vice President of Master Planned Communities, Residential Development for The Woodlands Development Company. “We would like to acknowledge the collaboration of many people who have helped make Bridgeland a success.
Bridgeland is the largest housing development in northwest Houston and thrives on its balance between nature and mixed-use development. The community has dedicated over 3,000 acres to lakes, trails and parks while also offering on-site schools with a new multi-campus educational village being developed; places of worship including the upcoming Houston’s First Baptist Church campus; the highly-anticipated Lakeland Village Center; social activities; and recreational outlets.
Bridgeland is also designed to preserve, enhance and restore the natural environment with existing lakes and creeks incorporated into the development as unique amenities, including the enhancement of Cypress Creek Corridor where 300 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians seek refuge. The area’s natural amenities are combined with a carefully planned system of community parks and activity centers, such as Lakeland Activity Center, where residents enjoy a lap pool, tower slides and a 6,000-square-foot community center. For more information, visit Bridgeland.com.
ROOMS TO GO HOSTS GRAND OPENING OF NEW CYPRESS LOCATION
Rooms To Go opened its Cypress showroom on July 9 at 29060 Northwest Fwy., the retailer’s 52nd site in Texas and the eighth in the Houston market. The new facility features the very best of Rooms To Go design and boasts 43,000 square feet of living room, dining room and bedroom furniture displayed in decorator coordinated room settings. Features such as an interactive flat screen TV and in-store tablets allow customers to easily customize their selections.
Rooms To Go offers next day delivery on more than 90 percent of its inventory, including Cindy Crawford Home and the Sofia Vergara Collection. The latest collaboration with country artist Eric Church can also be found at the Cypress showroom. Each collection is exclusively available at Rooms To Go. The Cypress showroom also houses a full Kids & Teens showroom, which features its own exclusive brands including Disney and the NFL.
“We’re excited to open a new state-of-the-art store in Cypress,” said Rooms To Go founder and CEO, Jeffrey Seaman. “We have a loyal customer base in the Houston market, and we’re thrilled to offer a convenient showroom location to our customers in the Cypress area.”
Rooms To Go is committed to supporting its communities and will be donating a portion of the grand opening sales to Cy-Hope, an organization whose mission is to make life better for all kids in Cy-Fair.
On opening day, the ribbon cutting festivities featured former Astro pitcher Larry Dierker, CFISD District Superintendent Dr. Mark Henry, Cy-Hope President Dr. Godfrey Hubert, city dignitaries and Rooms To Go executives.