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 - March 9th, 2020
I hope everyone had a great weekend! Please see below for this week’s newsletter.
Morning Assembly Recap
This week we sang ??? (JASMINE FLOWER)
We learned idom: ????- To view the flowers on horseback; To take a brief look at something.
Spring Break – 3/16 to 3/20, School resume on 3/23
It’s almost time for spring break! This year’s spring break is 3/16 to 3/20. School will resume on 3/23.
West Area Assistant Principal of the Year
I have a great news to share. Our beloved Ms. Colion was awarded West Area Assistant Principal of the Year! Ms. Colion has been a wonderful member in the MIMS family, and we are so proud of her. Don’t forget to give Ms. Colion your congratulations when you see her.
MIMS students did a fantastic job in this Saturday’s UIL competition. We will have award ceremony later this week. In the meantime, please see the list of our winners here!
I am frequently reminding our students about staying healthy. The following are some of the morning announcement scripts that I read to the students. I just want to share and keep you in the loop.
Students, throughout this week, what is the most talked about item in the morning announcement? I’m giving you a quiz this morning. Think for a second… the answer is staying healthy. I gave you tips about staying healthy. Here is my quiz. How often do we wash our hands? Rarely, never, frequently? 1 second, yes, frequently, like all the time! Why? Because we want to make sure our hands are germ free. Who wants germs on their hands?? No one~ Next quiz, if i need to sneeze or cough, what do i do? Sneeze or cough openly in the air? Sneeze or cough in my palms, sneeze or cough in my elbow or tissue paper? 1 second, when we sneeze or cough, we do it in our elbow or in a tissue paper. Remember, wash your hands all the time!
Students, do you know the secret to staying healthy? Do you know how to prevent spreading germs? Here are some tips:
MIMS PTO Website:
If you have anything you want shared with the MIMS community, we recommend that you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to have it placed on the MIMS PTO website (http://mimspto.org). We can share club and committee information, dates and events, and volunteer requests on the site.
Want to share news of your student's club or team's success? We can do that!
Want to request volunteers? We can do that!
Want to make sure your event is on the calendar? We can do that!
The board is committed to getting LivingTree up and working as soon as possible but until then, http://mimspto.org is our official means of communication. Most items are up within 24 hours of posting.
Protect Instructional Time
Parents, please refrain from requesting the front office to call your child in the middle of a class. Requests such as checking if your child has lunch money, whether your child brought gym cloth, whether your child brought homework, etc., are non-emergency and should not be a reason to stop teacher from teaching. Our front office staff has been instructed to refrain from calling the classroom unless it is an emergency.
Reserved Parking Spots
Parents, please be respectful of the reserved parking spots by not park your vehicle there. Our teachers have reserved parking so that they don’t have to spend extra time finding parking spaces in the morning. Our generous donors donated thousands of dollars to improve our school, to help us provide the highest quality education to our students. We thank their generosity and show our appreciation by dedicating parking spaces for them. Once again, please do not park your vehicle at any reserved parking spot.
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.