Hundreds gathered at Shadow Creek High School on Monday, Oct. 24 to celebrate the dedication of Alvin ISD’s third comprehensive high school.
The new campus, located at 11850 Broadway St. in Pearland, opened its doors in August to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.
Construction began on Shadow Creek High School in February 2014. The 531,400 sq. ft. facility includes five learning houses, modern instructional spaces for core content, fine arts, athletics, and Career and Technology, as well as a double level auditorium.
“It has been such a pleasure to be able to open this school. These first few months have been so exciting to watch as the students and staff develop and establish an identity and culture for our campus,” said Principal Kelly Hestand.
The pep rally themed dedication began with the singing of the National Anthem by the Shadow Creek High School Choir. Alvin ISD Superintendent Dr. Buck Gilcrease said a few words, followed by reflections by community member Timi Forrest and SCHS teacher Jenna Duff. Students Aaron D’Souza, Aaron Ealdama, and Josh Villanueva then took the stage and shared details about the development of the school’s alma mater. The three students composed and wrote the song, and as the words of the newly developed song rolled on the screen, the school’s choir sung the alma mater. Alvin ISD Board President, Cheryl Harris then presented Principal Kelly Hestand and her staff and students with a special plaque. In closing, guests were treated with a wonderful video showcasing the beautiful campus.
“I am so proud to be a Shadow Creek Shark,” said junior student Aaron D’Souza. “It has been an honor to be apart of the creation of the new alma mater. This is a song that will live on in any student that walks through these doors.”
“The dedication was a great night! I am so honored to be the principal of such a wonderful school and community,” said Hestand.