Shouldn't this school district that needs major educational improvements that is,I am recalling, north of the Livable Bubble be a focus on that instead of Friday Night Lights??? I see that the regular rednecks in that school system still have things back assward!!!!! Take a pill and get it straight for sake of your children's children's children.
As a teacher at NCHS for almost 20 years, I always cheer when my students succeed in everything and was happy New Caney won Battle Line on 59. The game last night was featured on both Channel 11 and Channel 13.
On the field with the Dream Team, a group of video production and journalism students putting the images on the giant screen, I asked them not to cheer for their side. When I worked as a journalist covering high school and college sports, I learned the broadcast crew must maintain an impartial attitude.
You can imagine how insulting it would be for a video crew in front of the Porter stands cheering for New Caney. It was a little hard at times, but students acted very professional throughout the game.
Building the most technological high school stadium in Texas (and maybe the country) was not easy and construction continued to the last minute. The students had very little practice and most of the learning was on-the-job Friday night. They kept their heads and most people were impressed with the results.
There were glitches, like when we missed the audio for the New Caney coach interview, but that is pretty minor when you considered what was accomplished.
I worked with students from both schools and was impressed with the quality of the students. People from Porter and New Caney should be proud of these young people. As a journalism teacher, my students not only study journalism and photojournalism, they get the best experience of any high school in Texas. The stadium is about more than football.
For my students and the journalism profession, thanks to everyone (including the parents) making the new stadium possible.
Nice shout out by Jim Becka. A good educator recognizes the accomplishments of his students. You can be sure Jim, they also recognize yours. Teachers are a precious commodity! I hope for success for all! I can't wait to see the stadium.
His name is Sundance Head. He is a great singer that is for sure!! I knew that, lol. For some reason his name reminds me of a horse I had named Sundance Kid. I didn't even realize I wrote that. My bad...
Beautiful new stadium and opportunity to expand many types of educational opportunities
The stadium will also be in the running to host a number of other events of a regional and state wide nature which will bring in even more opportunities for local kids to be exposed to opportunities available.
The voters chose to follow this path, they are investing in the athletics and arts as well as the basics - seems prudent.
It's amazing how much money is put into stadiums and how little goes to the actual classrooms. It's embarrassing.
FYI: ALL students at New Caney High School received Chrome Books this year...it is a Dell Laptop if you are unsure of what that is...they use it in every class to do assignments in an attempt to "go paperless". I think that was a great investment in education.
Not trying to be ugly here, but maybe you should do your homework (no pun intended) before you start putting down the accomplishments of NCISD...whether they build a nice new stadium or not, they ARE providing excellent learning opportunities for their students.
RayofHope: The stadium is off of the 59 Feeder going South between FM 1485 & The Grand Parkway. They still need to put in more parking but it is really nice. Friday night's game was SOLD OUT on the NEW CANEY side, so folks arriving late had to sit on the visitor side. I have season tickets so that was not an issue for me...reserved seats are very nice.
I was at the game Friday night, and saw some flaws with the stadium.
First, the concession lines were ridiculous. Once the game started, the lines were almost all the way to the stands, for the better part of the entire game.
Second, the field house building is a bit too close to the field. One kick went on top of the building. Another went between the roof of the building and the netting. There was another one that hit the top of the building, and bounced back. None of those three hit the net. Nothing major, but the kick that went between the roof and net almost hit the band equipment set up on the stage area.
One thought would be to have people walking the stands, selling drinks. That may reduce the lines, at least a little.
ALL students at New Caney High School received Chrome Books this year...it is a Dell Laptop if you are unsure of what that is...they use it in every class to do assignments in an attempt to "go paperless". I think that was a great investment in education.
That is awesome. Did the district pay out of pocket for those?
It's amazing how much money is put into stadiums and how little goes to the actual classrooms.
From my experience, most of the money for new stadiums doesn't come from the school's educational budget. To clarify, if the stadium wasn't built, the amount of money for the classrooms would still be the same.
I was at the game Friday night, and saw some flaws with the stadium.First night, new stadium, sold out and had to add another 1000 tickets, what do you expect? Of course there will be kings to work out but, I think all in all they did a great job!
Exactly! They have to work out all the details...just give it some time...everything is a learning opportunity.
As for the balls on top of the field house...yea, there were 3 up there by the end of the game and they will fix it. Who knew that boy could kick so high though?!?! LOL!
And to address the question about funding for the Chrome Books:
Through funding provided by federal and local sources including the 2013 Tax Ratification Election, NCISD has leased the computers for a three-year period and will then be able to upgrade to newer versions at the end of the lease. This will allow the district to continue its commitment to providing its students with the best available technology.
While New Caney ISD isn't the first school district to issue technology to its students, this is the largest roll out of Chromebooks to students in Texas, and this undertaking has not gone unnoticed. The district has attracted the attention of school districts from other states around the nation, including Illinois, Louisiana and Arizona, who are looking to them as a leader in this effort.