Questions & Answers

What time does school start and end?
The first bell rings at 8:35.  Students are officially tardy at 8:40
 


On early dismissal days, students will be released at 1:00.



What are the prices
for breakfast and lunch?
Breakfast is $1.00
Lunch is $1.75
Parents can manage their child's cafeteria account at http://www.nutrikids.com.

    

How do I contact my child's teacher(s)?
There are several ways that you can contact your child's teacher.  You may email the teacher(s), you may call the school at 713-740-5230 and leave a message for the teacher to call you, or you may schedule a conference by calling the school and speaking to Mrs. Besselman, the counselor's clerk. 

   

How can I keep track of what is going on at school?
Our school website is constantly updated.  You can subscribe to our site to receive an RSS feed and be reminded of upcoming events.  We also send out a weekly newsletter called the Colts Chronicle.  You can sign up to receive this newsletter by emailing Mrs. Debbie Jacobs at djacobs@pasadenaisd.org.  At vaious times there are also call outs made with our automated phone system to remind parents of important events.  In addition, notes go home on a regular basis with students. 

 

Are students allowed to use the Internet at school?
Students will have the opportunity to use school computers during class time for school related work.  Students must follow district guidelines regarding proper use of the internet and computers.  Any student violating these guidelines will receive appropriate consequences which could include the loss of all computer privileges.

 

Are there any special awards or programs for students? 
Yes, in effort to maintain high expectations of student performance, our campus offers the following awards:

Honor Roll :  Students who excel in their classes may be eligible for the Honor Roll compiled each grading period.  To be named to the Honor Roll, middle school students must have a grade point average of at least 3.71 with no grade below a B.  Grades in all classes are used to determine who qualifies for Honor Roll.  A grade adjust is made for honors classes when determining Honor Roll.  In addition, all student must not have a conduct grade below a C.

Presidential Academic Award :  The Presidential Academic Award program is coordinated by the United States Department of Education.  Criteria for receipt of this award is established yearly, and information is available from the counselor.

Academic Excellence :  To be honored for Academic Excellence, students must make a yearly average of A in each subject.  Conduct grades are not used in determining this award.  A grade adjustment is made for honors/pre-ap classes when determining Academic Excellence.

Certificates :  Certificates of merit or certificates of recognition may be given to students for achievement in academic and special activities as well as attendance.

Membership in the National Elementary Honor Society ( NEHS ) : Membership is open to those 6 th grade students who meet the required standards in two areas of evaluation:  scholarship (academic achievement) and responsibility (leadership, character, diligence, motivation).  General standards for selection are established by the national office of NEHS and have been revised to meet the needs of our school and fall within our strategic goals.

Students are selected to be members of NEHS by a Faculty Council, appointed by the principal and supervised by an additional member of the faculty serving as the chapter adviser.  This group awards the honor of membership upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of the school during each school year. 

For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative grade average of 95 or better from the fif th grade (starting in the 2010-2011 school year, this cumulative grade average will be raised to 96 with nothing below a "B" in conduct - this will be part of the criteria to evaluate a student's leadership abilities and character). Those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate's Form that provides the Faculty Council wi th evidence of the candidate's responsibility at home, school, and in the community.  

In addition, to evaluate a candidate's levels of responsibility, the Faculty Council uses two forms of input:  first, school administrative records are reviewed; second, members of the faculty are asked for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate's personal responsibility qualities.  These forms and the Candidate's Forms are carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine membership.  A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection.  Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule established by the chapter.

Following notification of selection, an induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members.  Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all of the criteria that led to their selection.  This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings held during the school year, maintaining their academic grades, no grade less than a "B" in conduct, and participation in other chapter service projects(s) and activities.

Students or parents who have questions regarding the selection process or membership obligations can contact the school.