We join 164 other Expeditionary Learning schools nationwide committed to learning that is active, challenging, meaningful, public, and collaborative.
In our middle school, students take responsibility for their learning as members of small advisories called Crews.
Students from different grade levels help each other learn.
Throughout the day, students practice demonstrating the Habits of a Manara Explorer: gratitude, responsibility, perseverance, collaboration, and compassion.
As part of their expedition on insects, kindergarten students investigate the real world as entomologists.
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Welcome To The Manara Family
Welcome parents! I am honored and humbled to take on the responsibility of leading this organization and, most importantly, to ensure that every student graduates from our public charter school equipped for the challenges of the 21st century and higher level learning institutions. Allow me to be the first one that welcomes you to our school where we utilize the expeditionary learning process that engages your student in actively learning with a focus on higher level cognitive skills. We warmly greet 500 students from Kindergarten through 8th grade every day. They enter the building eager and ready to learn with bright smiling faces, thanks to the support that they receive from their parents and teachers.
News & Announcements
|2014 Annual Culture Fair|
A big thank you to all those involved for our second annual Culture Fair. It exceeded our expectations with a larger turnout than from last year. This could not have happened without the support of PTO and the staff. A very big thank you to Mr. Jerry Lubos for organizing this event!! Thank you to all of those that came today and participated. Please see the attached video created today by our very own Faiza Hissam in 6th grade. Thank you Faiza!
March is generally a particularly busy time of the year for schools in the state of Texas, because students are in their final weeks of preparation for STAAR testing. While I recognize the fact that it is important to measure students with benchmark assessments, sometimes the focus on STAAR results causes everyone to lose focus on what is important in education…..Student learning and Student growth! Lately, there has been an uprising by school administrators, school districts and charter school systems against the STAAR testing system. The Principal Visioning Institute, which I was a founding member of, started this campaign of reforming assessment of students and shifting the focus to learning in 2010. We were concerned about what we were “doing to students” vs. what we should be doing “for students.”
Congratulations to our after school Theater Club for putting on their production of The Wizard of Oz. What an amazing performance!!! I am so proud of each and everyone of them!!! Congratulations to Ms.Eckroat for working so hard with them.