SOUTHWEST SCHOOLS

WOW WEDNESDAY!

As Fall Semester comes to a close, I wanted to share some WOW moments for our students! Our students are OUTSTANDING, and we are VERY PROUD of them! Once you read about their WOW's you will be too!

Middle School Students Earn State Academic Championship

Our Middle School students are the 2015-2016 Texas Charter School Athletic & Academic League (TCSAAL) Science Olympiads!! Under the guidance of Ms. Prathea Walker, the team beat competitors from across the state to win the title for the first time!! WAY TO GO EAGLES!!!

25% Of Seniors Already Accepted To College!!!

Many of our Seniors have already been accepted into a major University. Our students will have the choice to attend schools such as Houston Baptist University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston-Victoria, Texas State University, Sam Houston State University, Lamar University, Prairie View University, University of Houston-Downtown. As well as Houston Community College, San Jacinto College, or Lone Star College. We are very proud of our seniors!!
Want to help create more WOW's? Volunteer! Mentor! Donate! Alone, or combined, each of these efforts make a difference in the lives of the students of Southwest Schools. How would you like to Make A Difference?
Make Tax Deductible Donation To Help Our Seniors

Our annual fundraiser to help make the path a little smother for our students. Join us at Palace Lanes, for lots of fun, and help raise needed funds!!

Bissonnet Elementary Campus Surprises Parents!

Our Bissonnet campus surprised over 100 parents attending Movie Night with turkeys, and all the trimming for a great meal, thanks to our great partner, The Houston Food Bank!

Mangum Elementary Student Spotlight

Lexi Caldera, 9, is in 3rd grade. She enjoys being at Mangum because the teachers are nice and she likes the library. Lexi is a chronic reader. She reads everything she can get her hands on. However, she often re-reads her books because she doesn’t have many books at home. She has asked Santa to bring her the Harry Potter book series and is very hopeful she will get it. Her goal is to read all 7 books and then go on to read Judy Moody books. The largest book she's read had 448 pages, and she read it in 2 weeks! Lexi is a great student and always has a book in her hands. Just talking about books makes her smile.
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Help Purchase More Library Books

Donate to purchase English and Spanish language library books! Help create more smiles!

Student Spotlight

Spencer Nyffeler is a graduating Senior at one of our Phoenix School campuses. He's going to start college in the Spring at Texas A &M. Spencer could have gotten upset, when he found out that he would not graduate with his class last year. But he took the information in stride and decided to take his time with his courses. He said, “My goal is to graduate in 2015. If it's in December, then so be it." Well Spencer is walking our halls for the last time this week and we are very proud of him. He has become a mentor and role model for so many of our underclassmen. Spencer has 3 years of sobriety, and we wish him the best. We send him off on to his next educational journey with positive thoughts, much love and knowing that he has a community that is at his back to support him. Congratulations! Spencer on a job well done and deserved!

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Students Take Participate In National Manufacturing Day

Over 200 students had an opportunity to visit The Port of Houston!! This eye opening experience, showed our students what possibility looks like. Thanks to Storage & Processors VP/GM, and Board Member, Rick Hargrove, the students were able to walk through a manufacturing facility, learning the process first hand.

Visit By Port of Houston Commissioner Theldon Branch

We were honored to have Port of Houston Commissioner Theldon Branch, speak to our 8th grade students. He shared the many career opportunities available to them in the Maritime industry.

For More Information:

Marcus Brewer

Director of Community Relations & Partnerships

713-784-6345

mbrewer@swschools.org