Cy-Fair HS 20 Year Reunion; from Bob Covey, CFISD Board Member:

My Sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU for coming together for the 20th Reunion of the Cy Fair HS Alumni . I know how busy each of you are and I know that this was a small event in the grand scale of CY FAIR happenings across our Awesome District, but I could not be more impressed with each of you, your teams, your employees and your attitude of support. So grateful to Teresa Hull , Ana Martin and Ray Zepeda who helped us get the ball rolling...

Having the opportunity to show off our renovated Pridgeon stadium was so great. Beth Wade's group were spectacular. The Alums were so impressed with how the venue has changed, as I am each time I go to an event there. I have always been proud of the Berry Center, but seeing what we do to preserve and update existing facilities makes me even more proud, and honored to serve on the Board. The Students from Cy Fair Choir program could not have been more impressive, as hosts for the tours of Cy Fair High School. And the Alum were so taken with them and heard many compliments from those in attendance. I understand a little " sing song" even happened unexpectedly...How awesome! Then to have Coach Pustejovsky and Coach Sierra ( a student during this class's time too) drop by for a visit on Saturday, and Principal Ana Martin to visit the Community Room at Pridgeon on Friday night just made them all feel very special. You astonish me and make me proud everyday!

Thank you so very much...

Bob R. Covey

Dear Beth,

Time has gotten away from me, but I would be remiss if I didn’t stop and take a minute to talk about our Special Education Paraprofessional Training that occurred on August 20th and 21st.

I struggle with deciding where to start because it all worked perfectly from the moment we set this up. Devon makes the planning part so easy! He’s easy to work with and he makes any request seem like an easy task. We brainstormed some of the logistics and he took his time sharing the options. Although he is very busy, he made it seem as if he had all of the time in the world for any question I might have. Even during the 2 days we were there, Devon would walk the building and always find me to make sure everything was okay.

The ladies and gentlemen who were working when I got there at 6:30 in the morning are always so welcoming! If I needed a table here, or to move something there, they would stop what they were doing to help take care of that, always with a smile on their face and a, “is there anything else I can do for you right now?” question when finished.

The catering staff and custodial staff were top notch! Everything was ready when we needed it to be, tables were perfect and wonderfully decorated and all staff were more than willing to help us with arranging/setting up as needed. When we needed a last minute table skirt, all I had to do was ask and it was done.

What can I say about the AV staff that you don’t already know! I am not a technologically minded person and when I am at the Berry I don’t have to be. Your AV staff takes care of us. Coming to the rooms to make sure mics and laptops work with our flash drives, being available when someone is talking too loud on the mic is handled with the touch of an ipad is just the tip of the iceberg. When the AV staff saw me with a cart and offered to help take care of something, going outside of their job responsibilities to help me means so much.

Also, one of our outside speakers sent an email to share their feelings about those days and said, ”The technology was top-notch and running upon my arrival at 6:30 a.m. The sound worked, the microphone worked, the remote clicker worked, and we were able to use the Internet to demonstrate some state websites without having to find someone for a special password. “

It's like being part of a bigger team. My office is not at the Berry Center, when I am there, I am treated as if it is. I have had the honor to get to know a lot of the staff from having many meetings and trainings there, it’s more like one big CyFair Family.

Thank you for leading such an amazing team who obviously knows what “good customer service” means.

I look forward to the future as we work together for other trainings.

Very sincerely,

Melanie Ceynar

Special Education Coordinator


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