Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! We are excited to start our year the right way, working towards achieving excellence in all things.
This year proves to be the best one yet! We are expecting increased levels of learning, students reaching beyond proficiency and increased parental involvement. In order to meet these expectations, we have implemented some new systems and will continue to perfect some returning systems. For example, students struggling to stay on grade level will continue to receive additional support from our interventionists, special education aides, and English learners instructional aides.
We continue to benefit from having a parent liaison, Ms. Hollis, who will work with parents to ensure their voices are heard and important school information is communicated. This year we have added an Assistant Principal, Mr. Jesse Arps, who hails from Welch Middle School and North Houston Elementary. He has been a World Cultures teacher, a fifth-grade team leader, a discipline coordinator, and functioned as an assistant supervisor of school operations and learning.
This year we are focused on high levels of student achievement and are committed to doing our part to ensure our students are successful. Accordingly, we need parents to help us by doing their part too! Please ensure your child is present every day and on time! Instruction begins at 8 a.m. sharp and the school day ends at 3:15 pm. Each instructional minute is imperative for your child's growth and we will work tirelessly to maximize each of those minutes your child is present on our campus.
Upcoming events will be advertised on our Facebook
page and website, varnett.org
. Please make it a point to check each site daily to stay abreast of school events.
Ms. Ni'Cole Mukes
Southwest Campus director