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August 2019 Newsletter (English)


Dear Parents,

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to United South Middle School.  My name is Carlos Valdez and I am starting my 2nd year as principal for this awesome campus. As I embark on my 22nd year in education, I know I am more than ready to serve the wonderful Leopard Community. I welcome you to share in our experience this year as we set out to make United South Middle School a trendsetter in education.

Our theme this year was inspired by several different educational philosophies that tie in the concept of service.  Ultimately, our philosophy for the 2019-2020 school year is US, ABOVE ALL.  As our students deal with real world problems, it will be our goal to help them gain perspective and rationale on how to become problem solvers and responsible global citizens while striving to serve all.  We want all our students, parents, staff and community to always remember that the good for all will take preference.  I would like to take this opportunity to share several key points that will help us grow our partnership in educating our students in a positive manner.

Our students matter-every day, every student, always!  We cannot be successful if your child is not here.  Think of our school as a bank.  We are depositing daily into to their academic account.   We will withdraw their deposits at the end of the year not only on their STAAR assessments, but on the academic, social, and emotional growth.  We are here to help you and your student experience the best education that we have to offer.  We cannot afford to have your child miss.  We missed our A Ranking by ONE POINT.  As per Texas Education Agency, we scored an 89 for the 2018-19 school year.  That ONE POINT will be our driving force for the 2019-2020 school year. 

The USMS faculty and staff are committed to excellence and promise to make every day count.  We are eagerly anticipating the return of our students and are ready to make sure that our students experience a first class education.  As a United faculty, we will face the challenges that lay before us and work diligently to make sure that in addition to a first-class education; our students also experience the best-rounded education they can possibly have in an environment that is inviting and safe and where all feel loved, respected and safe.  

In addition, we are ready to establish meaningful relationships with all our parents and stakeholders.  Furthermore, we will strive to have the best customer service experience for all our Leopard Nation. 

Finally, we thank you for entrusting your children to us.  I know I speak for my staff and myself when I say, it is an honor and a privilege to be part of their academic careers.  At this time, I would also like to take the time to invite you to our Meet the Teacher Night on August 28, 2019.  This event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.   If you have any questions, please contact us at 956-473-7700 or via email at

Thank you and I look forward to a great 2019-2020 school year.  


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.