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 - May 15th, 2020
I hope everyone is well and healthy. It’s been a couple weeks since my last email, but we are full steam ahead in end of year school close-out preparation. The following are the latest news for this week.
1. Thanks to the teachers and Ms. Colion for planning the 8th grade graduation ceremony. It will be on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 10 – 11. The ceremony will take place via Zoom (Link to be sent out later) and will be recorded. On Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 10 - 11AM, 8th grade students are invited to the ‘drive by parade’ at the school. MIMS teachers and other faculty will be outside of the school (observing social distancing with PPE). Parents/8th grade students can decorate their car if they choose and ‘drive by’ as the faculty waves and cheers. No one is allowed out of their car and PPE on students is encouraged.
2. There will be no instruction on 5/21 and 5/22. We are reserving this time for teachers to go back to campus to pack student’s belongings.
3. Ancillary grading policy. For elementary ancillary classes, students will receive an E for participation and S for those who cannot participate.
4. Middle school parents, if you have not received the middle school schedule, please see the attached here. I understand that we only have a few more days to go before the end of this school year, but I still want to share this schedule with you as promised. And I also want to thank our middle school teachers and Ms. Colion for working collaboratively on this schedule.
5. Imagine learning recently added a new feature to its website. You will be able to access this learning program in 21 languages.
6. I am reaching out to you for computer and technology device donations. We have monthly meetings with the first-year principals. Some of the principals reached out to us for support because many of their families have no technology at all. Hundreds of families have no computers in their homes, which makes distance learning extremely challenging. If you have used computer that you no longer use, we would love to take it off your hands. Please note that:
• The computer or technology device must be in working condition.
• You are responsible to erase data in the hard drive as we don’t have additional staff to handle this task.
• If you have computer/tech device to donate, please complete this short survey.
• Once we receive your information, drop-off information will be provided.
Thank you and have a great weekend,
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.