Mrs. Norann Cantu's class as well as other students at Sam Houston enjoyed field day as well as other fun activities in their classroom
Mr. Mike Thaler, author of the Black Lagoon Series visited with Sam Houston Students. Students enjoyed sitting up close to Mike Thaler, also known as the Riddle King, read stories, gave advice, and taught students how to write riddles.
Kindergarten Graduation 2012-2013
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Recycling to Keep Our World Clean!
Mrs. R. Shimotsu, Houston's Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to all of our Students for doing a great job at the Academic Olympic UIL events Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Savannah Olsen and Edith Frank placed third in the Listening Division and Fourth in the Art Division. Congratulations!
Cinco de Mayo
Mrs. Edith Cerda tells her students about gorditas, made with maiz, and about her mother and grandmother who made these for the family. All the while the stacatto "pat pat pat" can be heard as she swiftly pats the masa into a round flat shape, then places them on the griddle in front of the children. Sam Houston Teachers in several grade levels celebrated the Mexican culture with their children, and engaged them in a "fiesta" which included many dishes from that culture.
GenerationTexas Day at Sam Houston
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Miss J. Casanova, 3rd grade, Mrs. N. Cantu 4th grade, and Ms. Christine Claudio 1st grade celebrate Generation Texas Day along with the staff at Sam Houston.
Teachers have been Implementing Technology into their lessons at Sam Houston. They have worked with Web 2.0 tools throughout the year, such as Wordle, Animoto, Dojo, Storybird, and QR Codes. Please click on the Teacher's names below to see their Animotos.
Sam Houston Elementary placed first among ten schools in the last tourney during the Cameron County Math Contest. Juanita Casanova's, 3rd grade students and Sarah Lozano's, 2nd grade students worked diligently and their work paid off. Sam Houston Elementary received a 30 student subscription to SumDog. Our five top students are Michael de la Cruz (13th), Jacob Fox (15th), and Ethan Hall (16th) , Claudia Hernandez (17th), and Seth Pena (22). Congratulation! We are proud of you!
Fifth Grade Gets Creative with Genres
"The beauty of a move lies not in its appearance but in the thought behind it". - Aaron Nimzowitsch
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Sam Houston Chess Team in Nashville
Library Media Month Read to Somebody Today
"Students have a vast view of the world and how they sustain in it. They are armed with devices which will lead them down any portal to the world at any given time Through those portals, they pick up information which shapes who they are becoming, and what they chose to internalize as part of their psyche. As library Media Specialists, we are now keepers of the portals,so to speak,not to keep anyone from entering the vast world of information, but to guide and educate our patrons about credible websites and inform them about bogus websites. It is ever more important for us to teach how to evaluate the massive amount of information found on the internet, and include digital citizenship in our lessons. My job description has changed, and is evolving daily. It is my personal goal to keep up, and learn along with my patrons so that I may be of some help and guidance. Together we will make a difference, one student at a time."
Congratulations to our Cadre II Digital Classroom Teachers
Our Students, Our Pride....Sam Houston Choir
Sam Houston Chess Team Returns from Nashville!
Picture by Maritza
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Congratulations to our Students!
Special Education, Pk-2nd Grade
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Have a Safe Easter Break
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Classes participate in a Texas Math Contest
Miss Casanova's third grade class and Mrs. Lozano's second grade class joined the largest Texas series of math contests America has ever seen:The contest is open to classes from Grades 1-8, and covers the commot core state standards. They will continue to participate until Thursday, March 28, 2013
Congratulations to our Chess Team for all their accomplishments!
Our students will participate in a Chess Convention which will be held at the Convention Center in McAllen, Texas on Saturday and through Sunday. The Chess team will travel to Nashville on April 4-8, 2013 to compete in Super Nationals.
Students Unleash their Creativity during Texas Public School Week
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Read Across America
Students at Sam Houston Elementary enjoyed reading everywhere on Campus during the Read Across America
Instructional Facilitator, Rebecca Rodriguez, and Library Media Specialist, Ana Cavazos joined forces to make sure all students had the opportunity to vote, using the latest technology, their iPads.
Sam Houston Comic Book Club presents:
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This Comic Strip brought to you by Sam Houston's Comic Book Club. The Comic Book Club is hosted by the Information Literacy Center. It has ten members ranging from grades second through fifth grade. Every character belongs to a different CBC member. Look for their comic strip in the first edition of the HCISD Magazine.
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El distrito escolar de Harlingen no discrimina en base a raza, color, origen de nacionalidad, edad, religión, sexo, discapacidad, o cualquier otro estado legalmente protegido en el empleo o en la prestación de servicios, programas o actividades.