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September 2018 Newsletter (English)

Dear Leopard Nation,

The great Lao Tzu once proclaimed that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step!”  As we start off the 2018-19 school year, we have received many great accolades based on all the accomplishments of the 2017-18 school year.  Needless to say that this academic year is off to a great start. 

First and foremost, our school received an overall rating of an A [91%] as per our Texas Education Agency A-F Report Card.  This was a direct result of all the hard work that all stakeholders put into the previous year.  There was blood, sweat, and tears that went into the execution of multiple plans to insure that our students received a top notch educational experience.  We came in 3rd place overall in United I.S.D. 

In addition, our school was one of 5 middle schools to receive all 7 distinctions.  These distinctions further highlight our campus for obtaining accomplishments like Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  We also had a top 25% finish in Student Progress and Closing Performance Gap.  I am also pleased to announce that we have garnered a College and/or Career Ready Campus status.  This is all attributed to the hard work and dedication from all our stakeholders (students, teachers, staff, parents, and administration) as well as the support that we receive from our Untied I.S.D. administration led by our Superintendent Mr. Roberto J. Santos.  These accolades would not have been possible without all the individuals named above.  Special thanks to Ms. Martha Alvarez, the principal for USMS during the 2017-18 school year.  Her vision and mission helped USMS achieve these honors.

Furthermore, our athletics, band, and fine art programs are in full swing.  It is truly an honor to see so many students participating in our extra-curricular activities.  These students put in extra time, as do their coaches/sponsors/directors, in order to make sure that USMS shines at all times.  As John C. Maxwell stated “people who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.” These amazing students will no doubt develop the skills they need to become our future leaders.  In an era that can at times seem selfish, it is refreshing to see so many kids give of themselves for the betterment of the team/group/squad.

Finally, you are invited to our Parent Session on September 26, 2018 at 5:30 PM in our school cafeteria.   Come and receive some exciting information on the latest trends in reading, what it means to have a school-parent-student compact, and what our school can do for you. 


Carlos Valdez

Carlos Valdez



It is the policy of the United ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap in programs, services or activities, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.