News & Events
Celebrating Cultural Diversity
All families, international and non-international, are invited to this opportunity to connect and network with our diverse community. The PTO plans for this to become a recurring event and they welcome volunteers to lead this effort for next year. Contact Samreen Pachloo at (713) 449-8594 to review the details.
Coffee and refreshments will be served.
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Summer Creative Writing with Rice University
We are proud to announce a new partnership with Rice University's School of Literacy and Culture to offer a Creative Writing Camp this summer. Incoming kindergarten through sixth-grade students will develop writing skills that stretch their creativity and boost their inspiration.
This collaborative effort between Writers in the Schools and Rice University’s School Literacy and Culture program for teachers is available June 17-28 with limited spacing!
Kidventure Summer Camp
Camp Holy Spirit is coming the summer of 2019!
Kidventure will offer 8 weeks of active and rewarding summer camp for children ages 3 to 12. The summer camps are filled with opportunities for athletic, educational and personal growth. Come celebrate a summer filled with old favorites, new friendships, and the opportunity to be a part of something very special.
- Camp begins the week of June 3 through the week of July 26.
- Discovers - Ages 3 to 5.
- Explorers - Entering first grade to age 12.
- Weekly sessions - Monday through Friday.
- From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Options for early and late care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Camp lead by a team of trained adults with low ratios.
- Flexible registration and payment plans.
Registration is now open!
Sports Camps - Summer Session
Cheer and Dance Camp
$125 per session
Saints Cheer Squad
The popular Saints cheer team, under the direction of Coach Shelia Williams, is now offering two opportunities to join the Spirit Squad.
1. Mini Saints Spirit Squad - a fun, recreational, after-school activity that teaches responsibility, builds friendships, strengthens skills and supports HSES athletic teams in cheer. CLICK HERE to register.
2. Saints Cheer Squad - a fun, performance, after-school activity that teaches responsibility, builds friendships, strengthens skills and supports HSES athletic teams in cheer. CLICK HERE to register.
Something Magical is Happening After School!
We are proud to announce Kidventure as our new After School Camp. They will lead our after-school activities and offer a robust, structured program at a lower cost.
Registration and Additional Information
New Head of CEC and Primary School
We are excited to welcome Whitney Zisman, M. Ed. as our new Head of CEC and Primary School on June 1, 2018. Whitney joins us with more than 15 years of teaching and leadership experience and currently serves as an early education consultant, literacy specialist and mentor for Rice University's Literacy and Culture Program. Along with co-leading monthly seminars for the Classroom Storytelling project, she also mentors multiple teachers around the Houston area and leads presentations at various teacher in-service training programs. Drawing on her 10 years of Pre-Kindergarten teaching experience at St. Francis Episcopal School and her days as a high school teacher before that, she believes that children explore, learn, and discover through a balanced approach to teaching and learning in meaningful scenarios.
Whitney graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX with a BA in History & Political Science. Later, she received her M.Ed. degree from the University of St. Thomas and also received several teaching awards, including a grant to study with teachers from around the world at the Reggio Emilia schools in Italy through the Sarah W. Woolrich Fund for Faculty. She is also a member of the first cohort of teachers to receive a certificate from Rice University for completing the three-year intensive Early Literacy Leadership Academy. Passionate about best practices in early childhood education, Whitney believes in self-reflection and continued growth as an educator through research and connections with teachers and students from around the city of Houston and beyond. Outside of her career, Whitney enjoys traveling with her husband, Stan, family life with their combined five children and her two adorable dogs.
We invite you to meet Whitney in person during morning drop-off hours on April 5th and 6th, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. She will also begin shadowing Mrs. Northington in May and will be available to meet families during this time.
CLICK HERE to view Press Release.
STEAM and Coffee
Parents joined us for our first STEAM coffee gathering. They learned about how HSES teachers incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics across all curricula. They also participated in a STEAM challenge by engineering a solution to help Jack escape down the beanstalk away from the giant! This hands-on approach to learning not only awakens creative confidence in our students but in our parents as well!
New Visitor Management System
We are excited to announce our new visitor information system with Raptor to enhance school and student safety. This digital solution allows us to screen and store visitor data, identify guests appropriately and protect our children from unwanted visitors. The Raptor System changes the way visitors sign in and out when visiting our campus.
To view the details of the new visitor security system CLICK HERE.
HSES Voted Best in Early Education!
Living Magazine readers have selected Holy Spirit Episcopal School as the best option in Early Education. The selection was included in the 2016 Best Professional Services in the Memorial area of Houston. The Child Enrichment Center and Primary School at HSES provide a warm and nurturing Christian environment where our younger students can explore the world around them. The highly qualified faculty and staff offer exceptional care worth the award. Congratulations!
Student Information System
HSES has implemented RenWeb, a student information system. CLICK HERE for more information.