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The Stats Challenge, developed in partnership with Region 4 Education Service Center, is an interactive math program that gives sixth-grade students the opportunity to improve their math skills through the game of football. The 2018–2019 Challenge kicked off with an assembly and pep rallies at McMeans Junior High. This year, 65,000 students and 696 teachers throughout the region took part in the program.
Each year, we team up with First Community Credit Union to help students thank ten exceptional Houston area teachers (Elementary through High School). From July 31st through October 31st each year, students can nominate teachers who've made an impact on them to show their appreciation for all they do in the classroom.
Winning teachers receive:
A visit from a Houston Texans player
A commemorative, custom game ball
Two (2) tickets to a Houston Texans home game with sideline passes
$500 donation to your school district in honor of the winning teacher
$100 Gift Card compliments of Palais Royal
Students: If your teacher wins, so do you! When you nominate a winning teacher, we’ll give you a football autographed by a Houston Texans player.
TORO’s Math Drills is an educational video series designed to help third and fourth graders tackle math through fun football examples. Created in partnership with the United Way of Greater Houston, TORO’s Math Drills covers subjects like fractions, multiplication and division, place value, and money. TORO visited Alexander Elementary to bring the program to life. In 2018, more than 1,650 teachers and 105,000 students across 13 states took part in the program.
Get Fit With TORO is a program that teaches students about living heathy lifestyles. TORO takes over gym class with fun activities that emphasize full-body health through building muscular strength, flexibility, cardiovascular health, and proper nutrition. The program was presented at no cost to more than 3,000 students at 10 schools thanks to Texas Children’s Hospital.
TORO hosts assemblies in local schools to show students ways to prepare for the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test. Students are taught to mentally and physically prepare for the test by listening to their teacher, practicing STAAR strategies, being active, and eating nutritious food. In the spring, TORO visited McNeil Elementary School to get students ready for the test. During the 2018-2019 school year, TORO taught nearly 7,500 students at 20 schools how to succeed on the STAAR test.
This educational assembly teaches students how to remove bullying from their schools. With the help of TORO and a few of his friends, students learn how to recognize different types of bullying and what to do to prevent it from happening at their schools. During the 2018-2019 school year, TORO visited more than 25,000 students at 40 schools. The program has reached more than 100,000 students.