In an effort to give our community an opportunity to recover from Storm Imelda all classes at the RYSS Houston campuses have been cancelled for Friday, September 20th. Classes will resume Monday September 23rd.
Las clases de las escuelas Raul Yzaguirre se han cancelado para el viernes 20 de septiembre para que nuestras famiias se recuperen durante la tormenta de mal tiempo. Las clases resumen el lunes, 23 de septiembre.
TEA Releases 2019 A-F Accountability Ratings
RYSS Receives an "A" Accountability Rating from TEA!
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released its 2019 state accountability ratings for approximately 1,200 school districts and charter schools. Districts and charters once again received A-F ratings, but new this year are A-F ratings for individual schools. Statewide, hundreds of districts and schools improved their overall rating from 2018.
“Performance continues to improve in Texas schools because of the tireless effort of Texas teachers, administrators and staff. I am particularly proud of the educators at the 296 high-poverty schools that achieved an A rating this year,” said Education Commissioner Mike Morath. “With resources on TXschools.gov, educators and parents and empowered as they never have been before to support even greater improvements in the future.”
PLEASE REGISTER BY JULY 12
Mayor Sylvester Turner & the City of Houston, along with presenting sponsor Shell and the University of Houston, invite students and parents to the 9th Annual City of Houston Back to School Fest. The event is free and will offer health screenings and immunizations, health and social service information, children’s activities, free school supplies, and backpacks for 25,000 elementary school students. Students starting K through 5th grade must be pre-registered to attend. For additional information and to pre-register, visit www.houstontx.gov/btsf. That’s www.houstontx.gov/btsf. You may also call 713.837.0311. That’s 713.837.0311. Call today to pre-register– supplies are limited! Thank you on behalf of the City of Houston!
POR FAVOR DE REGISTRARSE PARA EL 12 DE JULIO
El Alcalde Sylvester Turner y la Ciudad de Houston, junto los patrocinadores principales Shell y la Universidad de Houston, invitan a los estudiantes y padres al noveno Festival Anual de Regreso a la Escuela de la Ciudad de Houston. El evento es gratis y ofrecerá servicios gratuitos de vacunas y exámenes de salud, información sobre la salud y recursos comunitarios, actividades para los niños, útiles escolares gratis, y mochilas para 25,000 estudiantes de primaria. Aquellos estudiantes del kínder hasta el quinto grado tendrán que registrarse previamente para poder asistir. Para más información y para registrarse antes del evento, favor de visitar la página web www.houstontx.gov/btsf. De nuevo, www.houstontx.gov/btsf. También puede llamar al 713.837.0311. De nuevo, el número telefónico es 713.837.0311. Llamen hoy para registrarse – recursos son limitados. ¡Gracias de parte de la Ciudad de Houston!
Now Enrolling for Computer Classes!
Hello RYSS Parents! Are you interested in computer classes? It’s never too late and you will be able to better support your children with their school work. The classes include both computer and financial literacy and it’s FREE for our parents.
- Classes consist of Three 8-Week sessions two times a week
- Two hours a day from 8:00-10:00 AM
- If interested, call Yannelly Meza at 713-640-3792
Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation:
Raul Yzaguirre Elite STEM Primary Campus is honored to be chosen by the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation (BBHLF) to participate in the My Home Library again this year. The BBHLF began hosting the My Home Library program to help children have access to books in their home, and have choice in selecting books, research clearly shows a higher probability that they will read more frequently and achieve at higher levels academically. Unfortunately, books are a luxury that many families cannot afford, yet they are essential to a child's development.
In 2013, Neil and Maria Bush formed the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation to carry forth their mother’s legacy and focus deeply on the literacy cause in the Bush family’s hometown and the nation’s 4th largest, most diverse city. The mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life for Houstonians of all ages through the power of literacy—the ability to read, write, speak clearly, and think critically. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Houstonians through the power of literacy and the breaking of the intergenerational cycle of low literacy.
To learn more about BBHLF, visit their website by clicking the link below:
ENTRE MUJERES: $5,000 GRANT AWARDED
About the program
The mission of Entre Mujeres is to empower Latina high school students to recognize their personal worth and strengthen their leadership abilities, self-confidence, and ability to leverage their cultural assets to serve as agents of change in the Latino community and beyond. The objective of this program is to organize Entre Mujeres circles. Unidos US will be providing access to positive femininity curricula, opportunities for professional development, and ongoing technical assistance as we implement the Entre Mujeres program at RYSS and TCCC.
Entre Mujeres Program:
Program Coordinators: Yannelly Meza and Yulissa Mora
Program Supervisor: Blanca Nelly Saldaña
The FACE Department will keep you updated once program begins!