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Family Interest Night Scheduled for April 25

On April 25, 2018 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, you and your family are invited to visit the Mangum Elementary School Campus to hear about attending our school for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.

Families will enjoy snacks while hearing current students talk about why Mangum is the elementary school of choice.

  • Take a peek at authentic student work!
  • Be amazed by our students’ art and research projects!
  • Take a school tour!

For questions, contact Carol Martinez at cmartinez1@swschools.org or 713-688-0505




Now Accepting Enrollment Applications for the 2018-2019 School Year

Mangum Elementary is pleased to announce that enrollment applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year.

To apply, please call or visit one of our campus or complete the application online at https://forms.swschools.org/interestinquiry/

Our Campus

Learn more about the incredible opportunities for students by visiting our campus.

Mangum Elementary
4515 Mangum
Houston, Texas 77092
Phone: 713-688-0505

http://mangum.swschools.org



Campus CLOSED Friday, November 3rd

Southwest Schools’ campuses and administrative office will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, November 3rd to allow our families and staff to enjoy the parade to celebrate our Would Series Champions #HoustonAstros!

“Our district is in agreeance with HISD: We are very proud to celebrate our champions with the rest of the city. We are also basing this decision on the congestions and heavy traffic that the parade can potentially cause around Houston.” – Janelle James, CEO/Superintendent of Schools.

Celebrate and be safe!
We will resume back to our regular schedule on Monday, November 6th.

Southwest Schools Closed Nov 3




CHANGE TO FRIDAY HALF-DAY SCHEDULE

STORY HIGHLIGHTS: FULL DAY FRIDAYS | 1ST FRIDAY EVERY MONTH 1/2 DAY | NEW SCHEDULE TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for a great school start. Despite the
devastating events of the past few weeks and the issues that families might have endured
during Harvey, students were present and excited about starting the new school year. We are
so glad to have your family in our Southwest Schools’ community. Together we will make this a
great year for our students!

As you may know, we lost nine school days as a result of the recent storm. Although the Texas
Educational Agency (TEA) is not requiring us to make up any of that lost instructional time, we
feel that it is in the best interest of our students to add instructional time back into the school
calendar. We are adding back the instructional time to provide the educational benefits our
students deserve.

To that end, we will transition to full day Fridays with one early release Friday each month. The
early release Friday will be the first Friday of each month. The change will begin in October.
I strongly feel that this is the right decision for our students. I believe that this will benefit
Southwest Schools’ students this year and in years to come. Recognizing that this represents a
significant change from past years of practice, we are asking for your support—both with the
school and with your children—with these changes.

You will receive additional correspondence regarding the changes and schedule for early release
days from your child’s campus. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
your child’s campus principal.

Thank you for your continued support of Southwest Schools and for allowing us to be your
child’s school of choice.

All the best,

Janelle James,

Superintendent / CEO of Schools




Hurricane Harvey Donations & Relief : A Message from the Superintendent

Southwest Cares

The Southwest Schools family pledges to support one another in the aftermath of the devastating floods caused by Hurricane Harvey. Join with us to help the student families and staff members  impacted by this terrible disaster. 


Dear Southwest Schools Community,

As we transition from the impact of such an historic event as Hurricane Harvey to creating a new normalcy in our district for our staff, students, and parents, my thoughts continue to be with you for peace, safety and strength. The recovery from such a devastating weather event is never easy, yet I am comforted by the compassion and humanity of people like our Southwest community.

The next few weeks and the ongoing recovery of our region will be long and difficult. As is our culture, the Southwest Schools family will support one another and we’ll get through this together.

We invite you to donate to the relief effort that will directly aid our student families and staff members who have been impacted by this terrible disaster.

Please continue to check the districts website at http://www.swschools.org, Facebook, and Twitter to obtain important updates regarding the start of school and information and resources to support you and your family during this unexpected transitional time. If you have any questions or need to leave a message for your campus you can respond by email to info@swschools.org.

These recent bright skies give us a renewed sense of hope and are a reminder that our community is full of light and love; let’s continue to lean on each other!

All the best,

Janelle James, Superintendent/CEO of Schools

and

Dr. Spyros Catechis, Founder/CEO


Donate Now

FINANCIAL DONATIONS

http://www.swschools.org/harveyrelief

All donations will go directly to Southwest Schools Hurricane victims.

Donate Online: Select “Other” and enter “Hurricane Relief” in the text box

Donate by Check: Make checks payable to Southwest Schools and include Hurricane Relief in the memo line

FOOD, SUPPLIES & CLOTHING

September 5th – 8th

Any Southwest Schools Campus

8:00AM – 3:30PM

  • School Supplies
  • First Aid Items
  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Baby Diapers, Baby Formula
  • Clothing (all sizes)
  • Cleaning Supplies




WEATHER UPDATE: Southwest Schools Closed Until September 11th

Southwest Schools campuses will reopen for students on Monday September 11th due to widespread damage from Hurricane Harvey.

Administrative and non-instructional staff are set to return to work on Tuesday, September 5th and teachers are scheduled to return to work on Wednesday, September 6th.

 The safety of our staff, our students and their families is our top priority. The storms and heavy rains that affected parts of the city make conditions too dangerous for school to begin any sooner.




Back to School Bash – August 15

We would like to invite all of our parents and students to come celebrate back-to-school with us on Tuesday, August 15th from 3:00 – 4:30.   Come have fun with us!




Meet the Teacher – August 24

We invite parents and students to stop by the campus on Thursday, August 24th between 2:00 and 5:00pm to meet the teachers, tour the campus and check out your classroom.

We look forward to seeing you.




August 28 – First Day of School

Welcome to another wonderful school year! It’s so hard to believe we’re getting ready for 2017-2018 to begin. It’s our hope that all our Southwest Schools families had a safe summer and are ready to begin an exciting school year.  The teachers and staff are looking forward to seeing everyone again and are eager to meet our new families in the community.

We’ll see you on the 28th!



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