Port Arthur ISD will administer STAAR EOC Retests on these dates:
Monday, June 25: English I
Tuesday, June 26: Algebra I
Wednesday, June 27: English II
Thursday, June 28: Biology and U.S. History
Friday, June 29: Makeups
All tests will be given at Memorial High School, 3501 S/Sgt Lucian Adams Dr., Port Arthur, TX 77642. Testers should report to campus by 7:30 am and bring their picture ID.
If students are not attending summer school, they should register for testing by calling Memorial High School at 409-984-4000 and asking to speak to a counselor.
May 30, 2018. Results from the 2018 TSSEC - Austin Texas
Liliana Flores - 2, Excellent Rating
Miguel Gutierrez - 2, Excellent Rating
Carlos Rodriguez - 2, Excellent Rating
Joaquin Sanchez - 3, Good Rating
Blaze LaCroix - 3, Good Rating
Kristie Pham - 3, Good Rating
Pablo Reyes - 3, Good Rating
Brass Sextet - 1, Superior Rating (1st time ever at MHS)
Carlos Rodriguez, Angela Castro, Kristie Pham, Manuel Diaz, Lawrence James, Joseph Hines-Brooks
Flute Quartet - 3, Good Rating
Liz'Marie Nieves, Fabiola Reyna, Peyton Watkins, Kimberly Fernandez
Clarinet Trio - 3, Good Rating
Thuy Nguyen, Samserai Cardenas, Maria Mendoza
Clarinet Trio - 3, Good Rating
Miguel Gutierrez, Naomi Williams, Isaac Cardenas
Saxophone Quartet - 3, Good Rating
Kayla Broussard, Rebecca Arellano, Tyson Nguyen, Jahaira Rivas
May 28, 2018. UIL Choral Results
Monday May 28th, a few of our students from Memorial High School’s Choral Department competed at UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition. The competition takes place every year on the illustrious campus of University of Texas at Austin, TX where students compete with over 15,000 students from around the state of Texas. Our students prepared solo and ensemble pieces for credible adjudicators at the university level, in which they performed with zeal, precision and passion. Congratulations! Special congratulations to JaQualin Jones for his acceptance to Baylor University Summer Choir Camp WITH SCHOLARSHIP!
Danisha Shead (junior) - Superior
Jacqueline Dugas (junior) - Superior
Stephfan Lorthridge (senior) - Superior
JaQualin Jones (junior) - Superior
O'Neal Jenkins (sophomore) - Excellent
Angel Meza (junior) - Excellent
Kynadee Rowry (freshman) - Excellent
Tharen Robertson (senior) - Excellent
Jacqueline Dugas (junior)
Danisha Shead (junior)
Diamisty Thibodeaux (sophomore)
Jasmine Cormier (junior)
Gable Batiste (junior)
Taylor Getwood (sophomore)
After the students competed, the students took a brief tour of Baylor University and had a wonderful time. Students were mesmerized by the Baylor Science Building, the Student life Center (where the tallest free-standing rock climbing wall in Texas is located), the McCrary Music Building (where they tested the acoustics of Jones Hall), and ‘met’ the always sleepy Lady and Joy - Baylor’s mascots.
These students continue to amaze me with their perseverance and hard work! Congratulations, again!
~Lonnie T. Reed, Director of Choral Activities
Manuel Diaz Ayala wins 1st in the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council
On behalf of Dr. Getwood, please accept this photo of our 1st Place winner from your school of questions taken from the African American video clips during the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council Meeting: Manuel Diaz Ayala, Memorial High School. Please congratulate him again from all of us.
March 24, 2018. UIL Spring Meet Results : Advance to UIL Academic Regionals
1st Erisha Jones
Sponsors: Henrietta Haynes/Corbin Winston
2nd Trenola Books
Sponsors: Henrietta Haynes/Corbin Winston
Sponsors: Stephaine Rhodes
Sponsor: Roderick Weatherly
Also congratulations to the following sponsors for their hard work and dedication for the students at Memorial High School.
UIL Sponsors 2018
Stephanie Rhodes / Current Issue
Roderick Weatherly/ Informative Speaking
Azineth Buan/ Mathematics & Calculator Applications
Santiago MaBanta/ Number Sense
Henrietta Haynes/ Prose & Poetry, UIL Academic Coordinator
February 11, 2018. Results from the VASE-Visual Arts Scholastic Event competition this past Saturday.
Congratulations to Aniaya Hart and Yeferson Gomez. Both students received 3's on art submitted to competition. Rating scale is 1 is the lowest and 4 the highest.
Aniaya Hart Yeferson Gomez
I am very proud of the work they put into the artwork they entered and the time they spent preparing to be interviewed by the judge.
Yeferson is a senior so he can use this experience for college interviews and add it to his resume. Aniaya is interested in entering again next year, I am sure she will receive a 4.
Also, we quickly ran through some of the art museum (Yeferson had to get back to Pt Arthur), but they were impressed by the art they did get to see. Yeferson had never been to an art museum before and Aniaya barely remembered going to the Museum of SETX in Beaumont. I would love to take some students to the Stark this spring for a tour and workshop.
Thank you all for supporting these students, it was a great experience for them.
~Jacqui Hamel, Art Teacher, Memorial High School
February 8, 2018. MHS RYLA students attend Rotary LuncheonJuniors who were selected by the Port Arthur Rotary Club to attend the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Conference in January were invited to the February 8th Rotary Luncheon at Southeast Texas Medical Center, along with Mrs. Duncan, one of the Junior Counselors. They were able to reconnect with other participants and friends as they shared a meal with students from Bob Hope Charter School who also attended the leadership conference.Students were able to experience a Rotary meeting, as well as have an opportunity to personally thank the members of the Port Arthur Rotary Club, who sponsored such a great event in January to build on their leadership skills. Students were also treated to a Chemistry lesson, as the Museum of the Gulf Coast Curator was the guest speaker. She explained some of the ways that artifacts and documents were restored after the extensive flooding, which has hit our communities hard the past several years, as well as preventative methods for preserving delicate pictures, old documents, and precious artifacts. It was amazing how most of the methods were easy to do with simple cleaning supplies and transformed storage containers. She also debunked some of the myths about handling artifacts and older documents.Students attending from Memorial High School were (from left): Emily McElroy, Juan Funez-Mendoza, and Tiffany Tran. The second picture was taken with the 11th-grade students from Bob Hope, who also represented the Port Arthur area at RYLA this year.Lisa Duncan
January 11, 2018. Congratulations to MHS' Art Teacher, Ms. Jacqueline Hamel, Recipient of a Port Arthur Education Foundation grant.
The Port Arthur Education Foundation presented 19 grants totaling $15.238.08 to PAISD educators during the December 19th Leadership meeting. The photo contains the grant recipients, campus principals, Foundation Board members and the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Porterie.
$807.92 - Hamel, Jacqueline
November 27, 2017. MHS students honored at the Thespian State Festival in Grapevine, Texas.
Congratulations to the following students who were honored at the Thespian State Festival in Grapevine, Texas for their outstanding performance in the play "From the Mississippi Delta" written by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland.
Congratulations to Trenola Brooks, Kiala Billingsley, and Dymon Carrier.
CONGRATULATIONS ALL-REGION BAND MEMBERS FOR 2017 - 2018. Memorial High School is extremely proud of Carlos Rodriguez, Miguel Gutierrez, Liliana Flores, and Pablo Reyes-Sanchez.
November 30, 2017. Source: Nike Football
“Every time we step on that field. Every play. Every snap. We do it for our city.”
Refusing to be defeated by Hurricane Harvey, the Port Arthur Memorial High School community rallied around football to unify the city. Source: Nike Football
Thank you Akron for Harvey Relief
Port Arthur Alumni Community Group gives donation to MHS.
Friday, October 20, 2017. A $2500 Harvey relief donation from the Port Arthur Alumni Community Group was given to Memorial High School to offset the the college application fees for MHS Seniors. They also donated 200 backpacks and other school supplies.
Our mission at Memorial High School is to promote independent and creative thinkers by building positive, trusting relationships, where students are continuously engaged in rigorous academic activities that promote higher level thinking and learning, which will empower them to be productive in their communities.