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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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  • From the Desk of the Principal

    Last update / Actualización: 10/22/2014  ||  Photo: Mr. John Baker





    November 19, 2014

    Dear Parents:


    As we enter the holiday season, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving Holiday. I am thankful that I get to work with a community of individuals including parents, kids, and teachers who are committed to helping our students have richer lives through the gifts of knowing another language. I am thankful for the efforts that I see teachers and parents making every day to help their children grow and prosper. I am thankful for all of the support from the community this school year.  I hope that you and your families are able to enjoy the time off next week to enjoy the good food and fellowship that the Thanksgiving holiday brings us. I also hope that you can also find time over the long weekend next week to read with your child or have them read to you so that we keep our students’ brains engaged over the break.

    When we get back, the Christmas holidays will be upon us very quickly. Don’t forget that our Winter Festival will be December 13th from 11 -2.


    Let’s make it a great week at Helms!
    Thank you,

     John Baker


    19 de noviembre de 2014


    Estimados padres:


    Al comenzar la temporada de las fiestas, quiero utilizar está oportunidad para desearles a todos unas felices fiestas de Acción de Gracias. Estoy muy agradecido de trabajar con una comunidad de individuos, incluyendo padres, alumnos y maestros que están comprometidos a ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a tener una vida más rica a través del regalo de saber otro idioma. Estoy muy agradecido por los esfuerzos que veo que los maestros y padres hacen todos los días para ayudar a sus hijos(as) a crecer  y prosperar.  Estoy muy agradecido por el apoyo de la comunidad durante este curso escolar. Espero que usted y sus familias puedan disfrutar el tiempo de descanso la próxima semana y el compañerismo que las festividades de Acción de Gracias nos traen.  También espero que puedan encontrar tiempo durante el largo fin de semana para leer con su hijo(a) o para que ellos le lean a usted de esta forma el cerebro de los alumnos sigue trabajando durante las vacaciones.

    Cuando regresemos las vacaciones de Navidad llegarán enseguida. No se olviden que nuestro festival de invierno será el 13 de diciembre de 11 a 2.

    ¡Vamos a hacer que esta sea una gran semana en Helms!   


    John Baker


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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 Ultimo 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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