Midkiff Elementary School

Upcoming Events

Meet the Teacher/Parent Night!

Date: 8/22/2017, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM
First Day of School!

Date: 8/28/2017
Labor Day: No School

Date: 9/4/2017

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Midkiff Elementary has a tradition of Academic Excellence which is attributed to our outstanding and hard working staff, highly qualified students, dedicated and caring parents, and the ongoing support from our Midkiff community.
Midkiff strives to prepare our "Mavericks" for the 21st Century in Leadership, Knowledge, Language and Technology.  These fine skills will ensure our students are prepared to excel in college and career of their choice and compete in the global economy of the future.  It is exciting to know our "Mavericks" will become successful citizens in their community!

I am proud to annouce that Midkiff Elementary "Met Standard with Distinctions" on the STAAR Assessment.  The successes achieved at Midkiff Elementary are because you are an integral part of your child's education. THANK YOU!!

Midkiff Elementary takes pride in engaging all students in various educational programs:

•TEKS Curriculum                                             •GT Curriculum
•Dual Language (PK -  2nd )                             •Tutorials
•Bilingual Instruction (3rd - 5th)                         •Athletics
•Learning Resource Center                               •Music
•Reading Renaissance Program                       •2 Computer Labs
•Series Challenge (Kinder - 5th)                       •1 Science Lab
•Destination Imagination                                   •Student Council
•UIL                                                                   •KADA Club
•Robotics                                                           •Etc...
•College & Career Readiness                           

Important Information
Classes Begin from 7:40 A.M. - 3:15 P.M.
Breakfast is served at 7:30 A.M. in the classroom.

Uniform:  Mon. - Thurs. - Navy blue T-Shirt with Midkiff Maverick's logo 
Friday - Grey District Spirit Shirt

The uniform is available at:
MCM Sporting Goods
1302 N. Conway
Mission, Texas
Telephone: (956) 581-1632

Do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions, 323-7000.
D. Villalobos

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Preparing Students for College, Careers and Life

Sofia and RJ (K) discuss Tsunamis with Sharon Roberts
Sofia and RJ -Kinder
5th Grade -Noe Vargas
Carolina Martinez- Kinder
Lukas and Logan Martinez-5th Grade
GT Fair 4th Graders demonstrating their games
GT Fair- Gabby 1st grade
1st Grade
1st Grade
GT Fair -2nd Graders
GT Fair Olivia Acosta (K) demonstrates her Tsunami
Kinder- Natalia Lopez
Holly Garza 5th Grade
Hollywood Garza-Kinder
1st Grade
3rd grade present their Utopian Societies
Relay for Life walk

Relay for Life 2017

1st Place tent! Way to go PK teachers!

Mrs. Leal's  3rd grade class has their own "Lemonade Wars"
Mrs. Rodriguez's  3rd grade class has their own "Lemonade Wars"
Mrs. Cantu's 3rd Grade class makes lemonade
Platinum Reader Field Trip
Platinum Reader Field Trip to Scholastic Warehouse
H-E-B Palmhurst and Midkiff Literacy Night featuring Mrs. Illiana Gomez's 2nd grade students
Ready for the sock puppet show to begin!
25 Midkiff students were selected for publication in Young American Poetry Digest
Young Poets Selected for Publication
Mr. Zepeda introduces the chinchilla
Mr. Zepeda from Gladys Porter Zoo explains to students why the chinchilla is an endangered species
Mr. Zepeda explains the tortoise's adaptations
Sun Parrot eating a peanut
Mr. Zepeda shows students a snake from Gladys Porter Zoo
Learning about Tortoises

5th Grade visits The National Butterfly Center

Meeting a Tortoise
Walking the Trails at the National Butterfly Center

5th grade exploring the trails at the Butterfly Center

Learning about butterflies at the National Butterfly Center
Boys Basketball Team
 Boys Basketball Team
March Mavericks of the Month

March-Mavericks of the Month

Parents reading with their child,

Texas Reads One Book- "Lemonade War"

Parents read
Parents enjoying the book
Parents reading
Parents reading
Fabian Farias learning about the Beaufort Scale

Storm Fury Expo: Fabian Farias learning about the Beaufort Scale

RJ learning how to use the fire extinguisher

Storm Fury Expo: RJ Gonzalez learning how to use a fire extinguisher

Storm Fury Expo: Chief meteorologist, Tim Smith  with Fabian Farias, Sofia Castro, Hollywood Garza

 Storm Fury Expo: Pictured with Tim Smith from L-R: Fabian Farias, Sofia Castro, Hollywood Garza

Antonio and Natalia Lopez

   Antonio and Natalia Lopez

Antonio Lopez learning about air pressure.

Storm Fury Expo: Antonio Lopez using air pressure to keep water from falling out.

Sofia Castro

Storm Fury Expo: Sofia Castro

Dr. Seuss; Natalio Lopez and Carolina Martinez
Dr. Seuss: Holly, Jolly, and Hollywood Garza
Dr. Seuss: Marley Williams
Dr. Seuss: Office Staff photo booth picture
Dr. Seuss: Parent Volunteers Photo booth picture
Dr. Seuss Week: Noah James, Mia Ayala, Gustavo Fajardo
Dr. Seuss Week: Second grade students
Dr. Seuss Week: Mrs. Gomez' kinder class
Mikaela Salinas celebrates Dr. Seuss

               Mikaela Salinas Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday!

3rd Grade celebrates Read Across America Week
Destination Imagination Teams
Ms. Champion's DI Team

       Ms. Champion's DI Team

Mrs. Ayala's DI team

Mrs. Ayala's DI Team

Mrs. Garza's DI team

Mrs. Garza's DI Team

Midkiff UIL Team

Robotics Team

Trey Casas(2nd grade): Science Fair-2nd place-Congratulations!

Science Fair (L-R): Lukas Martinez-5th, Antonio Lopez-4th, Trey Casas-2nd, Gustavo Fajardo-3rd, Mia Ayala-3rd, Angela Campos-5th, Steve Chairez-4th, Andrea Salgado.-2nd

UIL -Congratulations Mavericks!

Platinum Readers! Congratulations!

First group of students in grades K-5th who met the Series Challenge. Congratulations!

News and Announcements

Summer Reading Assignments

To help our students start the next school year ready, MCISD students were able to choose two books to read this summer. We ask your child to read their books and complete the two book reports that were sent along with their books. These two book reports will be their first graded assignments so it is imperative that they complete the assignments and turn them in on the first day of school.
Summer is an important time for students to keep reading and improve their language skills. Make some time every day for reading.
Attached are the book report templates just in case they are needed.

myON Contest from June 1st - Aug. 31st

myON is a personalized literacy program that provides access to the largest integrated collection of digital books with reading supports, customized to a student’s interest and reading abilities.
Our Midkiff students are already benefitting from myON® through their school accounts, and they should continue to use their student login.
Students log in with the following:
Use the following link: www.myon.com: type in Midkiff Elementary
Username: ID Number
Password: S ID Number (a capital S before the ID number)

Students in each grade level with the highest number of books read in combination with number of hours read, will be receiving a Kindle Notebook!
-Click on link for more details.
Enjoy SUMMER READING with myOn!

Third Grade "Lemonade Wars"

After reading "Lemonade Wars," Mrs. Cantu, Mrs. Rodriguez, and Mrs. Leal's third grade students were encouraged have their own "Lemonade Wars" amongst their classes. They all brought a part of the ingredients and did their own measuring and mixing.
Author, Jaqueline Davies includes math problems, charts and graphs, business plans, business terminology and definitions to engage readers.

The third grade classes are currently reading the next book in the series, "The Lemonade Crime."

Midkiff and HEB Palmhurst Literacy Night

H-E-B Palmhurst hosted their first monthly literacy night in collaboration with Midkiff Elementary, on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Literacy Center, showcasing students as the celebrated artists.

Mrs. Illiana Gomez's second grade students created sock puppets with the help of their parents for their selected story, “Wayside School is Falling Down.” They acted out chapters 1 and 4 from the story with their puppets at H-E-B Palmhurst using a festive stage provided by their literacy center. Midkiff students, staff, parents, H-E-B corporate office, and the community were invited to enjoy the show.
The cast of characters were: Sofia Serrano: as the Narrator, Ryan Guzman: as the Delivery Man, Arnold Ochoa: as Louis, the yard teacher, Angelina Garcia: as Mrs. Jewls, the classroom teacher, Jose Garza: as Mac, Christian Ramon: as John, Kiana Lopez: as Allison, and Chloe Sanchez: as Jenny.
Great job Mrs. Gomez and students! You were SPECTACULAR!!
Thank you H-E-B Palmhurst, Mr. A.B. Moreno, and parents for your support!

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