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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.”

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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

 
Want To Join Manara? PDF Print E-mail

Region 10 ESC will be holding a career fair on April 26th, 2014, 9am-11:30am.  We will be participating and would love to meet you and those who are interested in a full time position.  Check out the attachment below and please spread the word.

 
Acceptable District Expansion PDF Print E-mail
The Texas Education Agency has just approved Manara to receive students who reside in the following districts:
Carroll ISD
Cedar Hill ISD
Denton ISD
DeSoto ISD
Kennedale ISD
 
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