Progress Reports Tuesday January 29th

Progress reports go home tomorrow, Tuesday January 29, 2019.

Progress reports are meant to communicate the areas that students are doing well and those areas that need improvement – before the conclusion of the current grading period.

Please speak with your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns.

Commitment Ceremony for 4th Graders Feb. 28th

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

As we quickly approach the 2019-2020 school year we are eager and Excited to welcome your raising 5th grader to an amazing year. 5th grade can be an exciting an anxious time for students and parents. We at Southwest Schools believe it is our mission to make this transition as seamless as possible.

On February 28th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm we invite you and your student to attend our Commitment Ceremony. During this time, you will have an opportunity to meet Mangum Elementary School’s administration team and counseling staff. Parents and students will receive course overviews, and participate in our Commitment Ceremony. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to meeting you and we welcome you to Mangum Elementary School!

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!

August 19th is the Mangum Open House, Health Fair & Food Bank Distribution

Parents and students are invited to visit our campus on Friday August 19th for our annual Open House.  Events include Meet the Teacher, Health Fair with free screenings & immunizations, and the return of our Food Bank distribution.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Meet the Teacher  2:00 – 5:00

Food Bank Distribution  1:00 – 4:00

Health Fair:  1:00-4:00

Congratulations to Southwest Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to all of our campus Teachers of the Year and our District Teacher of the Year, John Tano.  Their respective nominations are a result of their support of their students, teamwork with their peers and overall commitment to education.

Pictured right to left: John Tano (High School),  Shawn Ceppi (Phoenix School), Katrina Wilson (Mangum Elementary); Dr. Brenda Arteaga (Superintendent); Prathea Walker (Middle School); Claudia Celis(Young Learners); and Jose DeLeon (Bissonnet Elementary.



Annual Cupid’s Strike Bowling Bash Fundraiser to be Held February 2016 

We are shining our bowling balls and buffing our bowling shoes in preparation for Southwest Schools 4th Annual “Cupid’s Strike Bowling Bash” Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 PM at Palace Lanes (4191 Bellaire Blvd. Houston TX, 77025).

Last year, we raised over $10,000, with all proceeds going directly to student scholarships. This year, our goal is to raise $15,000 which includes payment of students’ college application fees as wells as traditional scholarships.

As a Sponsor, you will have a lifelong impact on the education of children and the lives of their families.  Sponsorship is tax deductible and includes two hours of bowling, food, raffles and more! We invite you to join us and support our efforts to continue providing scholarships to deserving students.

On behalf of our students, I thank you for what you’ve already done for them.  And I thank you in advance for your continued support.   If you have any questions, please call Marcus Brewer at 713-784-6345. Looking forward to seeing you at the bowling alley.  (click here to learn more and to register)  


Angela Murphy                                              

Board Member/Event Chair


Dr. Spyros Catechis

Founder/CEO & Event Co-Chair