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HISD trustee to meet with Lanier MS community on name change

January 21, 2016


The letter from Lanier MS Principal Felicia Adams announcing a community meeting on the proposal to change the school's name.

The promised community meeting to discuss whether the name of Lanier Middle School should be changed has been set for 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at the school, 2600 Woodhead St. The campus is one of eight in an HISD proposal to remove the names of schools whose namesakes have ties with the Confederacy and to […]

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Confederate connection could mean name change for Lanier MS

January 12, 2016


Sidney Lanier was anything but a 'Confederate leader,' say those opposed to changing the name of the 90-year-old school. (Graphic by Charlotte Aguilar)

By Charlotte Aguilar A reconstituted Houston ISD board of trustees will consider Thursday whether to approve the renaming of eight schools — including Sidney Lanier Middle School — whose namesakes had ties to the Confederacy. Also identified in the resolution brought forward by Board President Rhonda Skillern-Jones, are Grady, Dowling, Jackson and Johnston middle schools, […]

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School Starts with Sale

August 23, 2015

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The West University Elementary School PTO will hold its annual Back to School Breakfast and Red Apple Sale at 7:55 a.m. Monday — the first day of school. Parents are invited to the sale, which is the one-stop shop for PTO membership, additional directories, birthday book club, celebration yard signs, boo bash carnival tickets, auction […]

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Order School Supplies Soon

June 4, 2015

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The West U Elementary School PTO is reminding parents to order school supplies by June 12 for free classroom delivery. Orders placed after June 12 will include a shipping charge, and the order will be sent to homes.  In addition, supplies will be limited after the June 12th deadline. Parents can order online at: […]

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Seven HISD Seniors Win National Merit Scholarships

May 28, 2015

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Seven Houston Independent School District students from high four schools are among more than 2,200 high school seniors from across the country to be selected this week to win National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. The students — from Lamar High School, Carnegie Vanguard, Challenge Early College, and the DeBakey High School […]

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HISD to Delay WUES Enrollment Limits

March 10, 2015


For now, West U Elementary is "safe" from limits on enrollment, Principal John Threet told the WUES PTO Tuesday.

A proposal to limit enrollment at West U Elementary School has been delayed for at least a year, Principal John Threet announced Monday in the school’s newsletter. At a meeting of the West U PTO Tuesday morning, Threet said that HISD’s plan to cap enrollment at WUES, Twain and Roberts elementary schools “has been delayed […]

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Threet to Update WUES PTO on Enrollment

March 5, 2015


Members of the West University Elementary School PTO will want to be on hand Tuesday, March 10, at 8 a.m. for a meeting with Principal John Threet. Threet will provide an update on HISD’s proposal to address overcrowding in several area elementary schools. Threet recently alerted parents of WUES students that their children need to […]

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Pershing Parents Offer Coffee

March 5, 2015

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Parents can learn more about Pershing Middle School at a coffee on Friday.

  Parents of students who will be enrolling next year in middle school are invited to join current Pershing Middle School parents and Pershing Middle School Principal, Kim Heckman, at an informational coffee. The coffee will be held Friday, March 6, at 8:15 a.m., at the home of Anne Kayl, 4909 Palmetto Street, in Bellaire. […]

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HISD Could Limit WUES Enrollment

February 23, 2015


A state mandate to limit class size “waivers” could impact future enrollment at West U Elementary School, Principal John Threet told parents in a letter published in the school’s newspaper. Threet’s letter is the result of an HISD proposal, announced at a meeting last Thursday, in which the district sought public comment regarding plans to […]

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West U Elementary Book Fair is this Week

November 17, 2014

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The West U Elementary Book Fair will be held Tuesday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Barnes and Noble store at 3003 Holcombe. Teachers are ready to read, there will be a magnetizing science show, face painting, a fun photo booth, an amazing magician and much, much more. Barnes and Noble […]

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