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 15th, 2021
Dear Parents, I hope you all had a great week. Please see below for this week’s announcements.
1. Chinese High Frequency Word Test We are testing Chinese High Frequency Words (CHFW). If your child has not been tested, please continue to practice CHFW with your child on a daily basis. It is extremely important that your child masters all CHFW because your child’s ability to read Mandarin Chinese entirely depends on his/her ability to recognize these words.
2. Data night We are finalizing our plans for the data night. The teachers are voting to decide if we offer data night in a recording or live. We should have the results by the end of this week. Once we have determined the format, we will prepare the data night presentation and set a date(s). If we were to present in a pre-recorded video, we will release the video in the first week of November. If we were to present live on Teams, each grade level will present their information one day in the first week of November. We will provide you with more updates next week.
3. 5th grade tour information, We are super excited about the upcoming 5th grade tour. All 5th graders will take the MIMS middle school tour next Tuesday, from 8:30 to 10:00. We have prepared 5 stations in the gym ready to share all aspects of middle school life with the 5th graders. For parents, I am hosting virtual Q&A for all 5th grade parents. Please join me next Tuesday, 10/19/21 at 5:00 (meeting access). Come join me and learn all about the top 2 middle school in HISD! The purpose of this tour and our ambitious goal is to retain all 5th grade students in MIMS. Special thank you to all teachers, staff, parents, and student volunteers to make this tour possible.
4. Shorts and skirts We have a relaxed dress code this year due to the COVID pandemic. Our intention is not to add on more financial burden to the families. However, we discourage students wearing shorts and skirts that are inappropriately short. Please help us by monitoring your child’s outfit and make sure the length of their shorts and/or skirts are school appropriate.
5. Glass containers This is a safety concern. We strongly discourage your child using glass containers in school. Please do not use glass containers for food or water. We have had 5 incidents just this week where glass containers were dropped on the floor and broke into pieces. This creates an unsafe environment for your child and other students.
6. Website cleanup We are soliciting everyone’s help with MIMS school website cleanup. Please go to houstonisd.org/mims and look for outdated information/page(s). Please screenshot the outdated information/page(s) and email Mr. Milla (Elmer.Milla@houstonisd.org) and Ms. Obando (Linzhe.Obando@houstonisd.org).
7. Assign seats Parents, please help us by talking to your child about staying in the seat that they are assigned. Students have assigned seats for all classrooms, including the cafeteria. We rely on seating charts for contact tracing purposes. Let’s all do our part to keep everyone safe and healthy in the building.
8. Arrival/dismissal Pro tip – drop off your child between 8:05 to 8:20, when the traffic is light. Huge shoutout to the teachers and staff who do outside morning duty, the traffic is flowing smoothly in the morning. Please only cross in the crossing section right in front of the building. Do not cross in the driveway.
9. Chinese High Frequency Word Test We are testing Chinese High Frequency Words (CHFW). If your child has not been tested, please continue to practice CHFW with your child on a daily basis. It is extremely important that your child masters all CHFW because your child’s ability to read Mandarin Chinese entirely depends on his/her ability to recognize these words.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PSAT, testing, LPAC, magnet program – Ms. Xia (Xian.Xia@houstonisd.org)
Family engagement – Mr. Lee (email@example.com)
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.