MHS: Rising 9th-Grade Students

Memorial High School
Attention: Rising 9th-Grade Students
& their Families
Graduating 8th grade families are invited to join the Memorial High School mailing list!  We have a few events in the latter half of the year and over the summer for 8th graders and we don’t want you to miss out*. To join the mailing list click here.
Upcoming dates:
Meet the coaches: May 2nd – 6:30 pm in the MHS gym
MANY students want MHS spirit gear prior to entering as a freshman or for their high school spirit day while in middle school. You can order that gear here.
You can indicate at check out that you will pick up at “Meet the Coaches” or if you want it earlier you can say you are an “8th grade parent and will pick up from the front desk.”  Pick up is only available until May 1st.  We will have “limited” cash sales at meet the coaches as well – unlimited if you order early online.  (no credit cards accepted at meet the coaches)
*Everyone will be added to the school’s mailing list after school begins officially begins.


EBLAST Clarification

EBLAST Clarification
To continue to receive the eblast – make sure you are signed up with the year your YOUNGEST current student graduates from Cornerstone Academy.
  • Class of 2018 (current 8th graders)
  • Class of 2019 (current 7th graders)
  • Class of 2020 (current 6th graders)
  • Class of 2021 (incoming 6th graders)
Sign up: EBLAST.


Chess Coach

“Fried liver,” “queen’s gambit,” “castlling”–do these phrases ring a bell for you? Would you like to help increase the ranks of our chess team? Then we need you!
The CSA Chess Team is looking for a chess coach to teach interested students how to play, to help more experienced players develop their game, and to increase student interest in local chess tournaments. We have a sponsor for the chess club, and we have a chess parent to supervise the team at tournaments. But we need you to help us build our chess skills.
This opportunity will start at the beginning of the 2018/19 school year, and volunteers must be registered for CSA with SBISD. If you are interested, please contact Jean Tanner at rapunzelj@hotmail.com for more details.


SBISD’s Running for the Arts

We need your help to spread the word about our upcoming Running for the Arts Fest on Saturday, May 5, 2018 – remember the school with the most participation will receive a $500 Academy gift card and $500 Young Audience of Houston gift certificate.  All SBISD schools with a least 20 race registrations will be entered into a drawing to win either a $500 Academy gift card or $500 Young Audience of Houston gift certificate.

Online Registration: www.runningforthearts.com


2018 Registration Form – Spanish

2018 Registration Form – English


Box Tops Update

It’s almost time to have that Ice Cream Party for the homeroom in each grade level that collects the most box tops. Here are the current standings:
6th Grade
Bartling/Walpole 202
Bosworth/Constante 175
Grant/Kenny 84
Heidemann/Tabora 81
7th Grade
Christman/Laidlaw 109
Barton Rodriquez 74
8th Grade
Gregg/Rivera 76
Clearly, some classes need to UP Their Game!!
We will keep collecting all year, but winners will be determined by the box tops turned in by May 11th. Make sure you put the box tops in a baggie labeled with your grade level and homeroom Teacher’s name.
Put your box tops in the pink boxes in your classrooms or at the front office.


Spirit Night – April 25th @ PDQ

Join us for our next Spirit Night at PDQ on Wednesday, April 25th.  Remember to mention Cornerstone Academy when ordering and a portion of your total will be donated to the school.


Chess Club News

Chess Club

In the final chess tournament of the school year, the CSA chess team battled mightily. Mario Reyes, 6th grade, earned a trophy for 10th place in his section, winning 3 of his 5 matches. Cole Tanner, also 6th grade, won 2 of his 5 matches. We hope that next year, more chess players will join the team at tournaments, so we can be eligible for team trophies as well.
Thanks to Mr. Gregg, Mrs. Wright, Coach Gale Jenkins, parents, and the faculty and staff of Cornerstone for their assistance and support this year. We are looking forward to an even better year next year.


Birthday Bash Sponsors

Please join us in thanking our Birthday Bash sponsors:



Stratford Middle School Night

Calling all future Spartans!

Monday, April 23rd


SBEF Running For The Arts Fest

Running for the Arts Fest
Kid Zone | Music | Artisans | Auction | 5K

Saturday May 5 | 8 a.m. – Noon


McDonalds To Offer Free Breakfast on STAAR Test Day


To kick off STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) testing, McDonald’s restaurants across the Greater Houston area will offer free breakfast to students in grades 3 through 8, and teachers of grades 3 through 8 with valid I.D. on Tuesday, April 10 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. No coupon necessary. Limit one breakfast per student or teacher only. Dine-in only. Student must be present and accompanied by a parent or legal aged guardian.

The free breakfast includes:

  • Choice of: Egg White Delight McMuffin or Fruit and Maple Oatmeal
  • Choice of: 1% Low Fat Milk or Apple Juice
  • Apple Slices

“We want to help ensure local students and teachers are ready for the beginning of STAAR testing,” said Matthew Kades, President of the McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we want to help kids start their STAAR testing on the right foot.”


The McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston (MOAGH) is a co-operative of local business owners who own and operate more than 300 McDonald’s restaurants in Greater Houston. MOAGH-owned McDonald’s restaurants employ more than 15,000 people in the Greater Houston community.

Follow local McDonald’s on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mcdonaldshouston or @mcdonaldshouston

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mcd_houston or @mcd_houston

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcdonaldshouston/ or @mcdonaldshouston


Stratford Playhouse: Little Women, The Broadway Musical

Stratford Playhouse
“Little Women,
The Broadway Musical”
Opens April 26th
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 novel, “Little Women” has been given new life as an exhilarating musical filled with fabulous song, dance, and a few tears. A wonderful show that is perfect for the entire family.
Purchase your tickets today at www.shsplayhouse.org.


Stratford Spartanaires

Stratford Spartanaires

The Stratford Spartanaire Spring Show, Calendar Girls,
is April 12th – 14th.
Tickets go on sale
February 26th at site.

Please come support the team, it’s going to be a great show!

JV & Varsity Tyouts

April 24th-27th
Mandatory Information Meeting
April 17th at 6:30pm


FPR Speed

Track Season is here.  Registration is now open for boys and girls from ages 7 to 18.


Memorial Minikette Auditions

Register at www.memorialmarkettes.com


Houston Prep Summer Academy

Houston Prep Summer Academy
Deadline to apply: April 2, 2018
SBISD will be participating in the Houston PREP program once again this summer. Please review the attached 1st year flyer and share this information with any of your students who may be interested in joining this program. Students who participated in previous years should have been contacted by UHD, but will also need to reapply. We welcome all students who are interested in exploring STEM careers to participate in this enrichment opportunity.
Students who successfully complete this summer course will earn 1.0 high school elective credit each summer. There is no cost to students for the program, and transportation is provided from SBISD to UHD daily. We will provide one bus with pick up locations at Spring Branch Middle School and Landrum Middle School, beginning at approximately 7:30 a.m.
Students need to apply directly to UHD at this website.


Box Top Update

Latest standings:


Car Wash Fundraiser for Hip-Hop Fine Arts Costumes

What: Car Wash Fundraiser
When: Tuesday the 27th (right after the Learning Lab – approximately 4:15p)
Where: CSA Parking Lot near Cafeteria (where the late buses pick up)
Why: Raise money for Spring Show costumes

Dear CSA families – please support Cornerstone’s Hip-Hop Dance Group as we work to raise money for our Spring Show costumes. There will be a car wash right after learning lab on Tuesday, the 27th. The cost is a $5 donation, however additional donations will be accepted and are much appreciated. Stop by, get your car washed by our fabulous Hip-Hop dancers and help support our school. We thank you so much for this support and we hope to see you Tuesday!


SBEF Golf Classic

Join us for the Spring Branch Education Foundation’s Golf Classic at BlackHorse Golf Club on Sunday, April 15th.


Happy 20th Birthday Cornerstone!!

Happy 20th Birthday, Cornerstone!

 Please see our Birthday Bash page for more information.

Put on your party hats and get ready to blow out the candles as we celebrate Cornerstone’s 20th Birthday

Friday, April 6, 2018
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cornerstone Academy
9016 Westview Drive


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