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Dual Language Magnet

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

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

VANGUARD & G/T

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


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Media & Technology Programs

MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

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


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HIPPY

HIPPY

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

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

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


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Mrs. Delgado's Blog

MRS. DELGADO

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MRS. PEÑALOZA

Fourth Grade - D.L.

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  • From the Desk of the Principal
    Discussing some staffing plans for next year

    Last update / Actualización: 02/25/2015  ||  Photo: Juanma Cantos


    Discussing some staffing plans for next year

    Dear Parents:
     
    I want to thank everyone who attended our Black History Program last Wednesday night. The kids did such a great job! Thank you to all of the teachers and parents who helped make the program such a success. I also want to congratulate Bryce Basquine, one of our 5th students, who was one of the winners in the International Spanish Academy’s 8th Annual Literary Contest!
     
    During our recent SDMC meetings, I have been discussing some staffing plans for next year. I would like for us to have a full time music teacher for next year. This will most likely require us to close our computer lab position so that we can have this music position. As a principal, one of my main jobs is to support teachers to provide better instruction so that our students are learning at higher levels. My goal is to help teachers provide excellent first instruction to students to that in the future, we will not have to rely so much on tutorials and additional interventions for our students. I would like to add an additional professional position next year to provide additional instructional support for teachers and to help us develop our offerings for our Gifted and Talented program. Given our budget constraints, we can accomplish this by replacing our social worker position with this additional instructional position. This will help us focus more on the main thing which is helping our students learn. I feel that we can still help families who are in need of services through referrals to local agencies. I will be finalizing these decisions over the next few weeks as we begin the budget process for next year. I welcome your feedback and questions about these plans. Please feel free to contact me to share your thoughts.
     
    We have lots of clothes in lost and found. Please come look if you are missing items of clothing.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    John Baker
    Principal
    Helms Elementary

    Hablando de algunos planes de personal para el año próximo

    Estimados padres:
     
    Quiero dar las gracias a todos los que asistieron a nuestro programa de la Historia Afroamericana el pasado miércoles por la noche. ¡Los niños hicieron un trabajo excelente! Gracias a todos los padres y maestros que ayudaron a hacer el programa un éxito. También quiero dar la enhorabuena a ¡Bryce Basquine, uno de nuestros alumnos de 5º grado, quien ha sido uno de los ganadores en el 8º concurso literario de las Academias Internacionales Españolas!
     
    Durante nuestras recientes junta del SDMC, he estado hablando de algunos planes de personal para el año próximo. Me gustaría que tuviéramos un maestro(a) de música a tiempo completo el próximo año. Esto lo más probable es que nos requiera cerrar nuestra posición del laboratorio de computación para que podamos tener una posición de música. Como director, uno de mis trabajos principales es apoyar a los maestros para que proporcionen una mejor instrucción para que nuestros alumnos aprendan a niveles más altos. Mi objetivo es ayudar a los maestros a proporcionar una excelente primera instrucción a los alumnos, para que en el futuro, no tengamos que depender mucho de las tutorías y de las intervenciones adicionales para nuestros alumnos. Me gustaría añadir una posición profesional adicional el año próximo, para proporcionar apoyo de instrucción adicional para los maestros y para que nos ayude a desarrollar lo que ofrecemos en nuestro programa de Dotados y Talentosos. Dadas las restricciones de nuestro presupuesto, podemos conseguir esto reemplazando la posición de nuestra trabajadora social con esta posición adicional de instrucción. Esto nos ayudará a enfocarnos más en lo que es lo más importante que es ayudar a que nuestros alumnos aprendan. Creo que todavía podemos ayudar a las familias que necesiten servicios a través de referencias a las agencias locales. Voy a ultimar estas decisiones en las próximas semanas al comenzar a preparar el presupuesto para el próximo año. Le doy la bienvenida a sus opiniones y preguntas acerca de estos planes. Por favor, no duden en ponerse en contacto conmigo para compartir sus pensamientos.
     
    Hay muchas prendas de ropa en los objetos perdidos. Por favor venga a mirar si le faltan prendas de ropa.
     
    Atentamente,
     
    John Baker
    Director
    Escuela Primaria Helms


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  • Helms Headlines

    Last update / Actualización: 02/24/2015


    Food Fair at Iglesia Episcopal Santa María Virgen

    Ms. Lee Anne Aluotto, Helms' social worker, informs about the upcoming Food Fair that, sponsored by ECHOS (Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services), will take place at Iglesia Episcopal Santa María Virgen (9600 Huntington Place) on Saturday, February 28th, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Fresh produce and other food will be distributed to the community.
     
    You can read more about it clicking on the following link:
     
    (PDF) Food Fair Brochure
     
    You can learn more about ECHOS watching the video above.

    Feria de la Comida en la Iglesia Episcopal Santa María Virgen

    Ms. Lee Anne Aluotto, la trabajadora social de Helms, informa a la comunidad educativa sobre la próxima Feria de la Comida que, patrocinada por ECHOS (Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services), tendrá lugar en la Iglesia Episcopal Santa María Virgen (9600 Huntington Place) el sábado, 28 de febrero, de 8:30 AM a 10:30 AM. Frutas y vegetales frescos serán distribuidos a la comunidad.
     
    Puede ampliar la información haciendo clic en el siguiente enlace, en el que puede leer la octavilla de la Feria:
     
    (PDF) Octavilla de la Feria de la Comida
     
    En el vídeo de más arriba puede ver más información sobre ECHOS.


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  • Helms Headlines

    Last update / Actualización: 02/18/2015


    8th Relatives As Parents Conference at DePelchin Children's Center

    The social worker at Helms, Ms. Lee Anne Aluotto, informs, at her section at Helms website, about the 8th Relatives As Parents Conference that will take place at DePelchin Children's Center (4950 Memorial Drive) on March 7th.
     
    You can access PDF brochures by clicking on the following links:
     
    (PDF) 8th Relatives As Parents Conference Brochure (3/7/15)
     
    (PDF) 8a. Conferencia de Abuelos y otros Familiares como Padres (3/7/15)
     
    Watch the video above to know more about DePelchin Children's Center.

    8a. Conferencia de Abuelos y otros Familiares como Padres en DePelchin Children's Center

    La trabajadora social de Helms, Ms. Lee Anne Aluotto, informa en su sección en la web de Helms sobre la 8a. Conferencia de Abuelos y otros Familiares como Padres que tendrá lugar en DePelchin Children's Center (4950 Memorial Drive) el 7 de marzo.
     
    Puede acceder directamente a los PDF informativos haciendo clic en los siguientes enlaces:
     
    (PDF) 8th Relatives As Parents Conference Brochure (3/7/15)
     
    (PDF) 8a. Conferencia de Abuelos y otros Familiares como Padres (3/7/15)
     
    Vea el video de más arriba para tener más información sobre DePelchin Children's Center.


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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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