Education resource group ranks CFISD NO. 1 for second year

Education resource group ranks CFISD NO. 1 for second year

Education resource group ranks CFISD NO. 1 for second year

July 22, 2014—The Education Resource Group (ERG), a data-driven company that provides accountability and performance management for public schools, has for the second straight year rated Cypress-Fairbanks ISD the “Best Overall in Academic Performance & Financial Performance” in its 2012-2013 Best Practice Awards.

CFISD earned a 30.1 score in the District Productivity Index, which awards a cumulative score for Academic Achievement Index (AAI), District Performance Index (DPI) and District Financial Index (DFI).

“Cypress-Fairbanks ISD always strives for both academic and financial excellence, and we are proud to earn this ERG distinction for the second consecutive year,” said Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools. “This No. 1 rating validates the commitment by our educators and Board of Trustees to maintain a quality statewide reputation for learning and living.”

CFISD ranked first in the DFI, an operating efficiency rating based on all funded expenditures for instruction, leadership, student support services and non-student support services. Its 2013 rank improved from its No. 4 ranking in 2012.

The district ranked in the 75.5 percentile in the AAI, based on STAAR test performance, four-year graduation rates, college admissions tests and college-ready graduates. The district ranked in the 85th percentile in DPI, which adjusts academic achievement with student demographics.

“What the public pays for is bang for the buck, and Cypress-Fairbanks is No. 1,” said Paul Haeberlen, ERG chief operating officer. “Cy-Fair gets the best academic outcomes for the dollar spent, and that is a highly prized position. That is the return on investment the public gets from its school district. Everybody wants to be there, but right now Cy-Fair is there.”

The goal of the Education Resource Group is to help clients develop and sustain effective and efficient organizations. The ERG analytics team provides data allowing policymakers to respond to the critical challenge from Gov. Rick Perry to “… identify those organizations whose practices contribute to high academic achievement and cost-effective operations.”

For more information, visit http://www.educationresourcegroup.com/ .

Bridgeland community commits to GHBA’s charity effort

Bridgeland community commits to GHBA’s charity effort

Article from http://www.chron.com/

Bridgeland is donating a home site for the GHBA fundraiser, the Benefit Homes Project. The home will be built by Perry Homes.

Bridgeland, the Greater Houston Builders Association’s 2013 “Master Planned Development of the Year,” is not only committed to enhancing the lives of home buyers with their growing list of amenities, it also is committed to enhancing the lives of the less fortunate through their contributions to the GHBA’s fundraiser, the Benefit Homes Project.

Howard Hughes Corp., the developer of Bridgeland, has donated four home sites to this construction project during the past few years, to help raise funds for three local charities.

Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the Alzheimer’s Association and HomeAid Houston are all direct beneficiaries of the 35 year old project.

The Howard Hughes Corp.’s latest donation is a home site for the 2015 Benefit Homes Project, where Perry Homes will be the builder. Perry is donating construction management for a home it is building in the Hidden Creek section. Perry Homes will be breaking ground this month.

Each year, two to three homes are built for the project with donated land, materials, labor and services.

The luxurious homes are sold at market value and the majority of the proceeds benefits the three local charities. This fundraiser has raised more than $9 million.

Bridgeland, an 11,400-acre community managed by The Woodlands Development Co., was launched in 2006.

The community devotes 3,000 acres to open space and includes a strong retail component – including a 900-acre town center along the Grand Parkway – in its master plan.

Bridgeland is among the nation’s 20 top-selling communities. This master-planned community is located in Cypress, between U.S. 290 and I-10 on Fry Road and bisected by a segment of Grand Parkway.

“Hidden Creek exemplifies the caliber of Bridgeland,” said Peter Houghton, vice president of master-planned communities. “As northwest Houston experiences significant growth and housing demand increases, our newest section offers buyers a range of options and upscale amenities.”

Hidden Creek will introduce an extensive list of amenities, including Lakeland Village Park, a 20-acre green space that will feature an enclosed dog park, a basketball court, canoe launch and a skate park.

Additional tennis courts, picnic areas, walking trails and pavilions are also planned as well as a splash pad, playground, a year-round heated lap pool and Josey Lake, an expansive waterway that runs along the perimeter of Hidden Creek.

For more about the Project, visit www.ghba.org or call 281-970-8970.

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Fun activities to do in Bridgeland this summer.

Fun activities to do in Bridgeland this summer.

Schools out and summer is here! Please be cautious as you are driving the neighborhood. Daytime activity around the neighborhood increases during this time of year.

The pool will be open today, Thursday, June 5 from 4pm – 9pm.

Pool Hours: June 6 through August 24

Monday – closed

Tuesday through Saturday – 10am – 9pm

Sunday – 12pm-9pm

Oak Meadow Park: Summer Hours begin Monday, June 9

Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 8am – 12pm & 4pm – 8pm

Saturday/Sunday – 10am – 8pm

(Please bring your amenity card to check out equipment at Oak Meadow Park. Equipment available: Canoes, Pedal Boats, Kayaks, Volleyball, Soccer Balls, Footballs, Discs for Disc Golf, Frisbees, Checkers, Chess, Badminton, Croquet, Fishing Poles and Tackle, Horseshoes, Bocce Ball)

Summer Events

June 7 – Splash Bash at the Pool (Pool games & DJ) 2pm – 6pm

June 20 – Movie in the Pool (Frozen-Rated PG) starts at 9pm

July 4 – Pool Party & DJ at the Pool 1pm – 7pm

July 4 – Concert at Festival Park (Punch Bowl-Party Music for all ages) 7pm-9:30pm

July 4 – Fireworks over the front lake (weather permitting)

July 18 – Movie in the Pool (The Nut Job-Rated PG) starts at 9pm

August 15 – Movie in the Pool (The Lego Movie-Rated PG) starts at 9pm

August 22 – Back to School Party at the Pool 5pm – 8pm