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!
We are pleased to announce the date for our 7th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser.
Join us on February 22, 2019 for the Southwest Schools Bowling Bash – a terrific evening of fun to raise funds for college scholarships for graduating seniors and scholarships for our younger students to attend local summer enrichment camps.
For complete details and sponsorship opportunties, please visit http://www.swschools.org/bowlingbash.
We are pleased to honor the following staff for earning recognition as superstars of the Southwest Schools District.
DISTRICT WIDE TEACHER OF THE YEAR
- Michael Bourquin- Mangum Elementary
DISTRICT WIDE SUPPORT STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR
- Scott Lawton-Phoenix Schools
CAMPUS TEACHER OF THE YEAR:
- Bissonnet Elementary- Peggy Billingsley
- Mangum Elementary-Michael Bourquin
- Discovery Middle School- Donald Morgan
- Empowerment High School-Jennifer Rollie
- Phoenix School- Renaia Eugene
- Young Learners – Azindokht Baradar
CAMPUS SUPPORT STAFF OF THE YEARE:
- Bissonnet Elementary- Gricelda Perez
- Mangum Elementary-Aleyda Salgado
- Discovery Middle School- Rebecca Cruz
- Empowerment High School-Todd Davis
- Phoenix School- Scott Lawton
- Young Learners-Rita Spivey
Congratulations to our winners and heartfelt gratitude to all our teachers and staff for another successful school year!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-688-0505
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/
Learn more about the incredible opportunities for students by visiting our campus.
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Our 6th Annual Bowling Bash Fundraiser is set for February 2nd, 2018.
100% of the proceeds go toward scholarships for college and summer camps for Southwest Schools students.
Click here to learn more and to register a team or sponsor this fantastic event.
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.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS: FULL DAY FRIDAYS | 1ST FRIDAY EVERY MONTH 1/2 DAY | NEW SCHEDULE TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER
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
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,
Superintendent / CEO of Schools