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Rock The STAAR PDF Print E-mail
We would like to inform you that your child is scheduled to take the STAAR state assessment on:
  • Tuesday, April 22nd: 3rd, 4th, 6th & 7th Grades--Math
  • Wednesday, April 23rd: 3rd, 4th, 6th & 7th Grades--Reading
  • Wednesday, April 23rd: 5th & 8th Grades--Science
  • Thursday, April 24th: 8th Grade--Social Studies

It is imperative that all students will be present and on time for school the day of testing unless your child is severely ill and running a fever. Testing is timed and your child will have 4 hours to complete the test. In order to ensure a secure testing environment, the front office will not be able to release any child from the testing room once a testing session has begun.

We ask that you ensure your child will be present and in their homeroom no later than 8:00AM on the morning of STAAR testing. Students who are tardy to school on the morning of testing will not be permitted to enter the classroom once testing has begun and will have to make it up on Thursday.

Newly Added Location PDF Print E-mail

On the behalf of our fantastic board, I am honored to let you know that we have reached a deal on a building in Arlington and renovations will begin immediately so that we can open Manara STEM Academy-Arlington in August!  The address is:  6101 S. Collins Street, Arlington Texas 76018

2014 Annual Culture Fair PDF Print E-mail
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!
Superintendent's Message PDF Print E-mail

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.”

Amazing Performance PDF Print E-mail

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.

-Michelle Alkhatib

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