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Dual Language Magnet


An additive bilingual program for Spanish-speaking students and a foreign language immersion program for English-speaking students.

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International Spanish Academy


Helms is part of an international cooperative educational project between public schools in the USA and the Ministry of Education of Spain.

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Vanguard & G/T Programs


A flexible system of viable program options that meet the unique needs of gifted and talented students.

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Media & Technology Programs


All students receive instruction of the State Technology Standards provided by teachers during assigned computer lab times.

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This program works with parents who have children aged 3 and 4, at home or attending school in Pre-K.

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After School Program


Monday to Friday, for a fee, student activities are available from 3:20 - 6:00 p.m.

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  • Helms Headlines

    Last update / Actualización: 01/22/2015

    ECHOS calendar for January and Food Fair to take place on Saturday

    We have an update from the social worker at Helms, Ms. Lee Anne Aluotto, who, this week, expands in her section at Helms website the agenda of the ECHOS initiative (Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services) to January 2015, as well as the Food Fair which will take place at Iglesia Episcopal Santa Maria Virgen on Saturday, January 24th.
    You can access specific information PDFs by clicking on the following links:
    (PDF) ECHOS January 2015 Calendar
    (PDF) Agenda ECHOS Enero 2015
    (PDF) Food Fair Brochure (1/24/15)

    Agenda de ECHOS para enero, y Feria de la Comida que tiene lugar el sábado

    Tenemos una actualizacion de parte de la trabajadora social de Helms, Ms. Lee Anne Aluotto, que nos amplía, en su sección en la web de Helms la agenda de la iniciativa ECHOS (Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services) para enero de 2015, y añade una octavilla informativa sobre la Feria de la Comida que tendrá lugar el sábado, 24 de enero, en la Iglesia Episcopal Santa Maria Virgen.
    Puede acceder directamente a los PDF informativos haciendo clic en los siguientes enlaces:
    (PDF) ECHOS January 2015 Calendar
    (PDF) Agenda ECHOS Enero 2015
    (PDF) Food Fair Brochure (1/24/15)

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  • From the Desk of the Principal
    Reading at home

    Last update / Actualización: 01/21/2015  ||  Photo: Juanma Cantos

    Reading at home

    Dear Parents:
    A couple of weeks ago, I told you about My On which is a digital library that kids can access from home on any device with books tailored to their reading level and interest. I had hoped that we would be able to share information with you by now about your child could get access to this resource at home. There is some glitch at the district level with loading the student data into the system. I will keep you posted about when our kids will be able to have access to this reading resource. Hopefully, it will be soon! As you know, we can’t over emphasize the importance of reading. Your child should have real books coming home weekly that they can read on their level. Those work, too!
    I want to remind you that Wednesday, January 28th is an Early Dismissal at 12:30.
    Have a great week!
    John Baker
    Helms Elementary

    Leyendo en casa

    Estimados padres:
    Hace un par de semanas les hablé de My On, que es una biblioteca digital que los niños pueden acceder desde casa, en cualquier dispositivo con libros adaptados a su nivel de lectura y a su interés. Ya esperaba haber podido compartir información con ustedes acerca de cómo su hijo(a) puede acceder a este recurso desde casa. Hay un problema a nivel del distrito al poner los datos de los alumnos en el sistema. Les mantendré informados sobre cuando nuestros niños van a poder utilizar este recurso de lectura. ¡Esperemos que sea pronto! Como ustedes saben no se puede enfatizar demasiado la importancia de la lectura. Su hijo(a) debe llevar libros reales a casa semanalmente que pueden leer a su nivel. ¡Esos también funcionan!
    Les quiero recordar que el miércoles 28 de enero se sale temprano a las 12:30.
    ¡Tengan una estupenda semana!
    John Baker
    Escuela Primaria Helms

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  • HISD News
    Promotion Standards 2014-15

    Last update / Actualización: 09/12/2014  ||  Photo: Juanma Cantos

    Promotion Standards 2014-15

    On August 14, 2014, the HISD Board of Education suspended local policy provisions relating to successful performance on the mathematics assessment as a condition of promotion for students in grades 3 through 8 for the 2014–15 school year only.

    The 2014–15 school year will be the first year of implementation for the newly revised mathematics TEKS for kindergarten through grade 8. The Texas Education Agency has indicated that, due to the extensive nature of the changes in the mathematics TEKS for kindergarten through grade 8, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing program for students in grades 3–8 will be significantly affected by these changes. The spring 2015 STAAR mathematics assessment for students in grades 3–8 will involve a unique administration based on curriculum frameworks created with the revised TEKS. Because of this unique administration, only a raw score will be communicated to the district, retakes for mathematics for grades 5 and 8 will not be available, and the Student Success Initiative (SSI) grade advancement requirements for the mathematics STAAR will not apply. The SSI grade advancement requirements, however, will continue to apply for the STAAR reading assessment.

    Passing standards will be set during the summer of 2015 for campus accountability and district purposes.

    Revised Promotion Standards for 2014-15 are listed below:

    Grades 1 and 2

    Students must pass High Frequency Word Test –Recognizing and reading words that appear very often in written and spoken languageState requirement of overall yearly average of 70 or above and local requirement of an average of 70 or above in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science or social studies.

    Grades 3, 4, and 5

    Students in grades 3-5 must pass STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) in reading. The STAAR Math assessment will still be administrated; however STAAR Math results are NOT a promotion standard this year.

    State requirement of overall yearly average of 70 or above and local requirement of an average of 70 or above in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science or social studies.

    Additionally, all students must have sufficient attendance; a student’s total number of unexcused absences cannot exceed 10% of class meetings.

    Upcoming report cards will include summary information of revised promotion standards.

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  • HISD Current Events - Helms E.S.

    HISD students from Helms elementary school deliver news about their school's crossing guard Joy Wilson celebrating her 84th Birthday. Also, HISD recognized Mr. Raul Valdez as the district's 2014 crossing guard of the year.

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  • Lo Último en HISD - Primaria Helms

    Estudiantes de la Primaria Helms del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Houston reportan acerca de la celebración de cumpleaños de la Sra. Joy Wilson quien ha trabajado como guardia de cruce por 40 años.

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