SAISD- Parent to Parent Corner, Come out and Meet Trustee Alicia Perry

Hello SAISD Parents,


This week we're approaching the end of the first nine weeks of school and report cards will be coming out soon. I would also like to inform all of you that Mrs. Perry and our Superintendent, Mr. Martinez, will be hosting a meeting at Sam Houston High School this coming week, on October 10th at 6 pm. This meeting is for all parents and community members to find out more about the new renovations, and how the district will be held accountable for the school. The meeting will also allow everyone a chance to ask other questions or share their concerns. I think this is an excellent opportunity to hear what Sam Houston High schools future will look like as we move closer to finishing the new renovations. 


As parents, we must get a better understanding of how our school will improve once all the upgrades have been completed. At this point, it looks like we will be offering more tech classes that will give students the ability to graduate with a certification in coding or cybersecurity. The idea that our children will graduate with a job as they walk off the stage is excellent, but one might ask, are they ready for this type of responsibility. As parents, we need to look at the entire aspect of every program from academics to our child's mental health. The fact that we're offering rigorous academics is excellent. So now parents, we must make sure that our children are also learning coping skills as they take on these classes. As we come to the end of our first nine weeks, let's make sure that all of our students are successful both academically and mentally. 


Now let me ask all parents, did everyone understand the overview of how the Texas Education Agency grades our schools?  It's a complex system that boils down to how well our schools are doing when it comes to testing scores. In all schools, there is a system that needs to be fixed, but without the right tools were just throwing money at a problem, and never finding a solution. The only way we can fix this system is if we ban together and become "Informed Parents," so that we make our schools understand that no matter where you live, poor or rich, all of our children have a right to an education. 


I want to wrap up this week with some excellent news for our Eastside Community, the Sam Houston Hurricanes band has won 1st place in the Pre UIL competition, which is the first time in twelve years. The Band will now move on to the next UIL competition, so let's give a big shout out to Mr. Bruce Adams and his staff of band directors along with the mighty Hurricane band. This band program has been a blessing to our Eastside Community by putting more students in college than any other program. So like any other program, they too need the community's help, so come out and support them at their Fish Fry October 12th from 10 am to 3 pm plates are $8. If any parent needs my help, please contact me by email.



Have a Blessed Week, 


Lena Lopez                      



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