During the February 11th Alvin ISD Board Meeting, Trustees approved the recommendations of facility names that were brought about by the Alvin ISD Facility Naming Committee, which consisted of community members, staff members and trustees. The committee worked over a period of two months to evaluate nominations and formalize their recommendation for the Board. The following facility names were approved:
High School # 4 located in Iowa Colony – Iowa Colony High School
The committee found it appropriate to name Alvin ISD’s 4th high school after the city in which it is located.
Junior High #8 located in the Meridiana Residential Development – Jackie Doucet Caffey Junior High School
Jackie Doucet Caffey attended Alvin ISD Schools prior to making her way to Alvin Community College where she received her Associates Degree. She went on to get a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Ms. Caffey taught in Alvin ISD for 42 years. She started her teaching career at Alvin Junior High before being moved to Harby Junior High. She also served as a Junior High and High School Specialist prior to serving at the Administrative level. She was instrumental in starting the WINGS Academy for Highly Gifted elementary students, the STEM Program at Rodeo Palms and the MAP Program.
Performing Arts Center located at Alvin HS – Marguerite Edwards Performing Arts Center
The auditorium that was replaced was named Marguerite Edwards Auditorium and the committee felt that there was no need to change the name. The Marguerite Edwards trust fund is still proving scholarships for our students.
Alvin High School Natatorium – Lenny Garcia Natatorium
Lenny Garcia was a swim, dive, and water polo coach at Alvin High School for more than 30 years. Mr. Garcia started and runs a scholarship program through the annual BENeezy Purple Monkey Fun Run. He also coached PE at Stevenson Primary and is a coach for the City of Alvin Aquatics Club.
The committee also presented an additional recommendation. They recommended changing the name of ASSETS Academy to Rise Academy. As an integral part of the shift in mindset, they proposed to give the Assets campus a name that represents what they live, believe, and feel. It is the heart of the campus, and they feel that the proposed name change is what will solidify the transformation that is taking place on that campus.