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.
First Day of School - September 7th, 2020
I hope everyone had a great weekend. The first day of school is only a few hours away, and I have a few important announcements to make.
a. All elementary and middle school students have a schedule. A few middle school students are seeing schedules with missing periods because we are still entering them in the system. Please do not panic. Our goal is to finish entering everyone’s schedule by the end of today (Monday, Sept. 7th).
b. It is important to know that we have your child’s schedule and we can help your child enter the correct virtual classroom and your child will not be marked absent as long as he/she is online tomorrow.
a. Families who have recently filled out technology needs, we are able to find Chromebooks for you. You may stop by the school during business hours to pick up a Chromebook.
b. Please note that:
i. You must fill out the survey. If you never filled out the survey, we won’t have your child’s ID on record.
ii. While all Chromebooks are in working condition, they are NOT in perfect condition.
iii. In the next few days, we will reassess our inventory and begin to look into helping large families with multiple students.
3. School supplies – If you missed last Friday’s school supply drive, you may pick up the supply on Friday, 9/11/20, during office hours.
Once again, we are working hard to make sure things go as smooth as possible for the first week of school. I apologize to you, if I don’t respond to your individual email. I do want you to know, however, that I do read your emails and while I can’t respond to everyone’s email, I am making plans to help you. Thank you for your understanding, your patience and support.
Chung Ying, Principal
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.