Houston Highlights

November 16, 2020

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Sam Houston Elementary Mission Statement

At Sam Houston Elementary, we partner with our community to build a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment with high academic standards. We will develop life-long, diverse learners while promoting a culture that encourages self- control, optimism, acceptance, and responsibility (S.O.A.R.).

Sam Houston Elementary Vision

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Important Dates


November 23- 27 No school for students-Thanksgiving Break


Take a few minutes and watch the video on Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) by Alison Ledgerwood.


Houston Challenge: We would like to challenge all of our teachers, students, and families to actively engage in retraining your mind to be positive. Search for ways that you can push back on the negative angst in the world with your positive words and actions. Take time to train each day by listing all the good things that happen even if they are small. Forced focus on the positive will help you to more easily flip the negatives to positives and change your outlook. A positive outlook will make your life more fulfilling.

Gift and Talented

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January for both remote and in-person platforms, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 18. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

Technology Update

If you checked out a device or a hot spot from the school and have returned to in person learning, it is time to bring the devices back to school. We will work on checking the device(s) back in and sending home a document stating that the device has been returned to school. The devices will then be used in our classrooms for our students.

In addition, if you are a remote learner and have a hot spot that you checked out through the school, our librarian Mrs. Pells will reach out to you to switch the hot spot out for newer one.

Suggestion Box

We would love the input of our teachers, staff, parents, students, and community members on how to improve our campus. With this in mind we have created a virtual Suggestion Box. The input can be completely anonymous or you can include your name and email address. You can find the link below. We will also be including this link in the Houston Highlights for our families.