Rainard parents raise $75,000 in one night; Reach for the Stars Gala

Head of School, Dr. Todd Deveau, announced this week that the Gala raised over $75,000 earlier this month as donations continue to trickle in.

Rainard High School wins contest against professionals and collegians

Rainard High School wins contest against professionals and collegians

Rainard School for Gifted Students

Todd A. Deveau, Ed.D, Head of School, Rainard School for Gifted Students

Rainard School for Gifted Students

The dynamic quintet of Susie Doucette-Pyle, Lisa Millenbah, Tara Tomicic, Alison Wall, and headed by the effervescent Kristen Jurek were the Gala Committee who organized and managed the auction and raffle. Their success more than doubled the previous efforts for the Rainard School for Gifted Students in Houston, Texas.

This money will be used towards making the school a shining star of excellence in education. Technology, for example, is a big initiative on campus, so $18,000 of the amount raised at the Gala will go directly towards that project said Dr. Deveau.

The Gala was run entirely by the Rainard Parents Group. It was their head, Catherine Popovici, who appointed the super committee. But it was the Rainard parents who stepped up to the plate and donated and then purchased the items in the auction.

All this came on the heels of a 57% increase in student enrollment since Dr. Deveau came on board as Head of School on July 11. The school is now running at full capacity with a waiting list with the exception of the high school which has room for three or four new students. Rainard expects to expand again at the beginning psychologist in Johannesburg of 2012.

Rainard is a 25 year old small private non-profit K-12 school on a four acre campus in west Houston at 11059 Timberline one block north of the Katy Freeway (I-10) between Wilcrest and Kirkwood and serving families with gifted and talented children with IQs of 135 and over. The Rainard psychologist is currently testing students for enrollment next semester which begins in January 2012. Anyone interested, please call Dr. Deveau at 713-647-7246.

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Dick Kantenberger

Gifted Education National Writer







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