Stevenson Middle Magnet Newsletter

October 2022

Introducing the Magnet Team

My name is Cerie Laboca and I am your Magnet Coordinator at Stevenson Middle School. I have 20 years of experience in education including 7 years at Stevenson Middle School as an 8th grade teacher and now the Magnet Coordinator. I am passionate about providing opportunities for students to explore the world around them and to encourage them to be the best they can be in all that they do. I look forward to working with you and your scholars in the years to come.


Mr. Villalobos is our new Magnet Clerk but he is not new to Stevenson Middle School. He is a Stevenson Magnet Alumni!! Currently he manages his time at working at Stevenson Middle School as well as a full time student at the University of Houston and plays soccer in various leagues. He is a wonderful addition to the team!


For questions about the Magnet Program please contact Ms. Laboca at mailto:claboca@houstonisd.org or

Mr. Villalobos for Spanish at mailto:andy.villalobos@houstonisd.org

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Shell Science Corps - Mrs. Morales

After school on Mondays and Wednesdays, you can find Mrs. Morales and her middle schoolers experimenting with fun STEM activities. Students will be exposed to role models in science, participate in lab experiments, listen to presentations, acquire mentorship and go on field trips to places that inspire students to pursue careers in the field of science and engineering. Take a quick look at some of the STEM activities below!

24 Sixth Graders Made the Jump!

As a STEM school, we offer eligible students the opportunity to take high school credit science and math courses. STAAR Scores, other assessments and teacher recommendations are considered before students are invited to participate. The rigorous track requires students to have the ability to meet the high demands of the course. After the first report card and careful consideration, they were advanced to Ms. Lopez's class where they will be prepped to take Biology their 7th grade year! Congratulations!! Go Dragons!

School Choice Awareness Day for 8th Grade

Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 1:30-2:30pm

9595 Winkler Drive

Houston, TX

HISD's Office of School Choice along with 32 High Schools will be on campus to share with the 8th graders information on their Magnet programming. Students will explore the different options they have for high school. To ensure the most of their visit, it is HIGHLY encouraged that you and your scholar become familiar with the different high school campuses and their themes before the event.


Parents may attend this event. It is strongly encouraged that you allow your scholar to do their own exploring. It will also allow you and your scholar to reach as many campuses as possible. Please bring your ID and RSVP at https://forms.gle/WPW3923P8rpedVxg9 by Monday,10/24. We will email you more information about the event.

Visit http://choosehisd.org for information about the high schools

Magnet Application for 2023 - 2024

Families can start applying to the various schools of their choice beginning December 2022. Magnet Fairs will begin in November where families can learn about the different choices they have in schools. More information to come as dates and locations are confirmed. Please visit HISD's School Choice website to see who should be applying and for more information on the schools. https://www.houstonisd.org/schoolchoice

Fall Festival/STEM Night

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 4:30-7pm

9595 Winkler Drive

Houston, TX

Join us for a night full of science and math activities! There will also be food, games, a dunking booth, inflatables, a haunted house and much more!


Game tickets will be sold during student lunch on 10/27 and at the festival.

Magnet Student Assembly

Magnet students were graced with a visit from our one and only mascot, Steve the Mighty Dragon! Students were reminded of expectations of a Magnet student to keep their grades up, have good attendance, and to be the exceptional students they are. They were given their purple Magnet shirts which can be worn on Wednesdays only. If your child did not receive it, they can visit the Magnet Office for their shirt. Thanks!
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Magnet Parent Involvement

Looking for ways you can support your scholar with their education?? We welcome you in whatever way you can support us. Here are some ideas:

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Gifted and Talented Family Information Sessions

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 5:30-6:30pm

This is an online event.

Bus Transportation

All students living within HISD boundaries may be eligible for free transportation. To request transportation please call the school at 713-943-5700. May take 10 days to determine eligibility. For Transportation and Bus Route Information, call the Business Operations 24/7 Customer Care Line: 713-556-9400