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Campus Updates: February 19 – 25

Birnham Woods Elementary
Wednesday, February 22 is Chuck E. Cheese night.

Spring pictures will be taken on Thursday, February 23.

On Friday, February 24, two students from each classroom will be recognized for their kindness during the month of February. PTO will provide a special commemorative cup full of popcorn and the administration team will provide an extra recess.

On Saturday, February 25 the PTO will sponsor a mother and son Sock Hop from 6-8 p.m.


Buckalew Elementary
It’s time for the 2017 Buckalew Carnival and fundraiser!  Families are invited to enjoy fun games, rides, a photo booth, inflatables, delicious food, and fabulous prizes.  Over 100 silent auction items will be up for grabs including class parties, after school experiences, staff encounters, class baskets, and more!  The Carnival will be held on February 25 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The winners for the Keys for Success “Principal’s Medallions” for the week of February 6 are: Brett Williams for being proactive; Hannah Stoltz for working first and then playing; Wyatt Graham for seeking to understand and always giving 100%; Lola Miller for seeking to understand and never giving up; and Trent Latour for turning in money found in the library.  Congratulations to all the winners.


Bush Elementary
In observance of Presidents’ Day, students have a holiday on February 20.

On Wednesday, February 22, Huti’s 5 Free Fire Grill will hold a share night, where the restaurant will share a percentage of all monies collected with our Parent Teacher Organization.

On Thursday, February 23, first grade will have an open house and program beginning at 6 p.m.

Our Parent Teacher Organization will count all box tops collected on Friday, February 24. Please have students bring in all box tops prior to this date.


Collins Intermediate
Sixth graders will be enjoying their field trip this week to the Houston Museum’s Mission to Mars. This field trip allows students to see what it is like to be a scientist, engineer, or researcher on a simulated space expedition.

Thank you to everyone who turned in box tops. Every box top counts!

Please remember that the deadline to purchase yearbooks is February 24!


Creighton Elementary
Monday, February 20 is a student holiday.

Spring is just around the corner! Students are getting ready to plant our school garden. Elementary school gardens have been shown to improve academic achievement, foster a pride of accomplishment in students, and create a positive attitude toward science and learning. The garden teaches students about healthy nutrition and provides a beautiful outdoor space for students and staff to enjoy. If you would like to volunteer in our garden please contact Brandy Norris or Julie Robison at 936-709-2900.


Giesinger Elementary
Our annual 5K Fun Run is March 4 at 8 a.m.  It is such a great way to enjoy friends and family while keeping our bodies healthy! The 5K route starts at the back of our school and winds up and down the hilly streets of Greystone Hills. We hope your family is able to participate with us. Race entries will be accepted through the morning of the race. A shirt cannot be guaranteed after the registration deadline, however.


Hailey Elementary
Attendance counts for every child every day. Congratulations to Mrs. Capan’s class for achieving 10 attendance rockets for the whole class being on time and staying at school all day!

Monday, February 20, is a student holiday.

On Thursday, February 23, pre-kindergarten teachers will hold a parent information session at 5:30 p.m. in the school library.

We will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by inviting guests to read to our classes Friday, February 24. This event is a great way to celebrate and share reading. Please watch Wednesday folders and grade level newsletters for information to sign up as a guest reader.

On Saturday, February 25, fourth grade choir students will participate in a choir workshop at College Park High School at 1-5 p.m. At the conclusion of the workshop, the students will present a concert at 5 p.m.

Students can bring aluminum cans, foil, pans, and aluminum computer parts for recycling every Friday morning for our Cash for Cans program, which helps support our school. Please deliver recyclables to the front porch when arriving at school.


Houser Elementary
Monday, February 20 is a student holiday. Enjoy your Presidents’ Day with your family.

On Wednesday, February 22, we will be holding our monthly Houser WOWser Parade. Be on the look out to see if your student will be in the parade this month, and come out and help cheer on our students that are being celebrated!

On Friday, February 24, our pre-k and Kindergarten students will attend a Poison Control Presentation.


Irons Junior High
Irons Junior High is proud to recognize the following “Students of The Week” for their academic or social achievements.

The Zombie Slayers would like to recognize Wyatt Black for his hard work and helpfulness.

Coach Kovach would like to recognize Isabella Campos for excellence in the classroom and assignments as well as for her awesome display of historical knowledge with her reference to the fall of the Roman Empire in a recent activity.

Mrs. Horrell would like to recognize Mallak Elsayad for representing Irons in Algebra at the High School Math Bowl on Saturday.

The learning team “Black Hawks” would like to recognize Kori Mclaurin for Student of the Week.  Kori is always polite, respectful, and works very hard.

Outstanding Artists of the week for Mrs. Willeford’s art classes are Riley Butler from Art I; Shailey Laycock from Art II; Andrea Pinto from Art III; and from Ceramics, Aminah Khan.   Awesome job this week students, keep up the amazing “art”itude!

Choir singers of the week are Betsabe De La Cruz and Jenny Berg for their hard work in class every day.

The Theatre Department would like to recognize third period for their hard work in class on their duet pantomime scenes.

The seventh grade Lady Hawks Star Athlete of the Week is Madison Breland.

The eighth grade Lady Hawks Star Athlete of the Week is Avrianna Lisembee.


Kaufman Elementary
Students will observe a dental presentation on Thursday, February 23.

Friday, February 24 the Spirit Store will be open during lunch times.

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will have a general meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24.


Mitchell Intermediate
There will be no school for students on Monday, February 20 due to a Staff Development Day.


The Mitchell Library will host the Spring Scholastic Book Fair beginning on Tuesday, February 21 until Friday, March 3.


Students may visit the library between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 p.m. Students must be accompanied by an adult before and after school hours.


The Mitchell Community Service Club will host a Spirit Night at Orange Leaf on Tuesday, February 21 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A portion of your purchase will generously be donated to our Mitchell Scholarship Fund.


On Wednesday, February 21, there will be a fifth grade Math Benchmark.


Parents wishing to preview the Growth & Development videos can do so on Wednesday, February 22.  There will be two viewings.  One will be held at 1:30 p.m. in room 227 and the second one will be at 5 p.m. in the Mitchell Library.
Polly Holyoke, author of The Neptune Project and The Neptune Challenge, will be visiting Mitchell Intermediate on February 24. The fifth grade assembly will begin at 9 a.m. and the sixth grade at 2:30 p.m.

Chicken biscuits will be sold before school on Friday, February 24 in the Mitchell Commons.  Biscuits will cost $3.  The proceeds will benefit the Mitchell Scholarship Fund.

Congratulations to the school Geography Bee champion Lauren Everett in LC 2! She will be taking the qualifying test for the “State Geography Bee.” Good Luck, Lauren! We would also like to congratulate Bryan Farrell in LC 9 who was our runner-up.
Congratulations to the 11 choir members who were named to the CISD Intermediate Honor Choir. They are Gwen Goetz, Maren Eaton, Stephanie Ma, Carson Moore, Samuel Hopkins, Jonathan Yost, Patrick McGraw, McLain Weaver, Ben Reyes, Galilea Lay and Matias Botero.

The third annual Mitchell Faculty Follies is scheduled for Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. Several staff members and Mitchell students will “entertain” you for a good cause. Proceeds will benefit the HOPE foundation established to help find a cure for Batten’s Disease which our own Will Herndon has been battling for several years. Please help support this cause and mark the date on your calendar.


Powell Elementary
There is a school holiday February 20. Students return to school February 21.

The Spring Book Fair begins February 21.  Family Shopping Night is Thursday, February 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Parent Teacher Organization meets Tuesday, February 21 at 10 a.m. in the Activity Room.  All parents are invited to attend.

The Third Grade Envision Expo will be held Thursday, February 23 at 6 p.m.  All parents of Envision students are invited to attend to view their child’s Envision project.


Rice Elementary
Starting Monday, February 20, we will observe Random Acts of Kindness Week.

Rice will host a Math/Science Night on February 23 from 5:30 until 7 p.m.

Our monthly Rice Way Pep Rallies will be held on Friday, February 25.

On Tuesday, February 28, Rice will host a pre-K Parent Night at 5:30 p.m.

Second graders will present their program on Friday, March 10 at 9 a.m.


Stewart Elementary
Sixth grade course registration for Peet Junior High will take place Tuesday, February 14. All registration forms need to be returned by this date.