Through rich cultural partnerships and special events, students also gain an awareness of and an appreciation for Chinese culture, traditions and practices that enhance their global citizenship.We welcome your questions and look forward to introducing you to our unique and exciting educational program!
Chung Ying has been selected as the new principal of Mandarin Immersion Magnet School. Ying started his career in HISD in 2003 and has served students as a special education teacher, department chair and LPAC coordinator. For the last six years, he has been an assistant principal in Harmony Public Schools. He has extensive experience in special education and ESL education. Ying earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and holds an advanced degree in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas. He is fluent in Mandarin.
Weekly Updates - October 8th, 2021
I hope you all had a great week. Please see below for this week’s announcements.
For car riders, the prime time to drop off your child is between 8:05 to 8:20. There is very little traffic during that time. We noticed the traffic picks up right around 8:25, 8:30. If you want to quickly drop off your child in the morning, I strongly suggest arriving campus between 8:05 to 8:20. And once again, please don’t park in teacher’s parking spot.
Please help us by talking to your child not to switch seats in school. The teachers have created seating charts for each classroom, including electives and lunch. The seating chart is to be used for contact tracing purposes. It is very important that the students stay in their assigned seating so that in the event we contact trace, we know exactly which students need to be quarantined.
We are forming a committee to make arrival/dismissal do’s and don’ts video and Magnet program promotional video for MIMS. We are seeking talents such as script writers, coordinator/planner, videographer, editor, producer, etc. Please email me at email@example.com with the subject line “video committee” for more information
Ms. Bradley is working on a music play with the students and would like to record and share with MIMS families over the holidays. If you can record, edit video, and would like to help, please reach out to Ms. Bradley at Beverly.Bradley@houstonisd.org
We are recruiting more ASP staff so that we can offer various clubs and activities. If you would like to work as ASP staff, please reach out to Mr. Sergio at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Are you a new family to the school? Or have you been at MIMS more than 3 years? Please join the Buddy Families program! We will help pair new families (who have been at MIMS 2 years or less) with experienced families who can help introduce new families to school events like the Mid-Autumn festival and Chinese New Year festival. It would also be great to participate in a sociable, attend a Mom's or Dad's night event, or explore Chinatown together. One of the things that makes our community great is our parent involvement.
For questions related to
504 program, safety - Ms. Tima-an (MTIMAAN@houstonisd.org)
GT program, Mandarin curriculum, TELPAS – Ms. T.Liu (TingHsuan.Liu@houstonisd.org)
After school program – Mr. Sergio (SGONZA39@houstonisd.org)
Volunteer in Public Schools – Ms. Chavez (email@example.com)
PSAT, testing, LPAC, magnet program – Ms. Xia (Xian.Xia@houstonisd.org)
Family engagement – Mr. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Attendance, registration, student records – Ms. Connie (CGODINA@houstonisd.org)
IT/technology, magnet program – Ms. Obando (Linzhe.Obando@houstonisd.org)
IT/technology – Mr. Milla (Elmer.Milla@houstonisd.org)
Originating from a progressive vision of Houston ISD, Mandarin Immersion Magnet School is one of the largest immersion schools teaching Mandarin in the US. Students are immersed in a culture-rich environment, allowing them to become bi-cultural bi-literate citizens.
MIMS was awarded a Citation of Design Excellence and recognized for its cultural transparency and integration, as well as its utilization of Chinese cultural elements throughout the campus.
Public School Review places MIMS at the top of the diverse school list in Texas and the U.S.