KIPP Texas Together: May 2024 Family Newsletter


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KIPP Texas Families,  

From kindergarten promotion ceremonies to 12th-grade graduation, May is such a joyful month as we celebrate all the hard work our KIPPsters have achieved throughout the school year! But before we break for summer, let’s continue to come to school every day and on time. These last three weeks of the school year are precious opportunities for our KIPPsters to come together, celebrate their accomplishments, and create lasting memories with friends and teachers.

While we will miss seeing each of you over the summer break, our KIPP Texas community remains connected. Whether through our summer family newsletter, back-to-school bashes, or simply staying in touch through social media, our bonds endure beyond the school year.

Looking ahead, mark your calendars! We are excited to announce that the next chapter of our journey together will begin on Monday, August 12, 2024, as we begin another enriching and transformative school year at KIPP Texas. For your convenience, the KIPP Texas – Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas-Fort Worth 2024-2025 board-approved academic calendar is available for viewing here. Please note that the KIPP Texas – Austin 2024-2025 academic calendar is awaiting board approval scheduled for May 15, 2024.

As we anticipate the adventures and opportunities in the upcoming year, let’s carry the spirit of unity, curiosity, and excellence that defines our KIPP Texas Team and Family.

To our graduating seniors, congratulations on reaching this significant milestone! Your achievements inspire us all, and we eagerly anticipate your bright futures.

To our returning students, we cannot wait to welcome you back with open arms, ready to embark on new adventures together.

To the parents, guardians, families, and friends who have supported our KIPPsters every step of the way, thank you for your dedication and partnership.

Until we meet again for the first day of school on Monday, August 12, stay safe, and stay connected.

With gratitude, 

Sehba Ali


Bring Joy

KIPP Texas Celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month

KIPP Texas is excited to celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Desi (APIDA) American Heritage Month with this year’s theme, From Tradition to Innovation: Advancing APIDA Leaders. Join us throughout the month as we highlight the stories, cultures, and achievements of APIDA individuals and communities. 

We’re also delighted to announce a new addition to our curriculum, made possible by the generous support of an external donor. Introducing the Asia Society Education Project, ‘Asia in the Classroom,’ which will now be available for all 7th and 9th grade Little KIPPsters! 

Together, let’s honor and uplift the voices and experiences of all! 🌏✨

Eight KIPP Texas High Schools Earn Top Honors! 🎖️

We’re excited to announce that eight KIPP Texas high schools have been recognized among the best in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report! Huge congratulations to our KIPPsters for their outstanding achievement on a national level. Your dedication fills us with pride! We know that this recognition wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of our Little and Big KIPPsters. 

Shoutout Spotlight: Celebrating Remarkable Educators for Teacher Appreciation Week! 🍎✏️

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, and we want to thank the 1,900+ amazing Big KIPPsters who inspire, guide, and support our Little KIPPsters daily! Their dedication, passion, and commitment to our Little KIPPsters is immeasurable. 

Share a special handwritten note with them about how much you appreciate them, or leave a virtual comment here for them to view! 

Felipe Garcia, KIPP Alegría Primary (Austin)

“Maestro Garcia is passionate about his work, always kind, and dedicated to student success. When I told him Audrey was out sick, he showed empathy and understanding. We are all so grateful and blessed to have him as Audrey’s teacher! Thanks for everything you do, Maestro.”

Citlali Rodriguez, Mother of Little KIPPster Audrey

Alexis Howell, KIPP Esperanza Primary (San Antonio)

“I wanted to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible work that Ms. Alexis Howell has done with my son… who is currently in 2nd grade. Ms. Howell’s dedication and perseverance have made a remarkable difference in my son’s education. I sincerely hope that Ms. Howell receives the recognition she deserves for her exceptional work. She is an amazing teacher and a beacon of hope for students like my son.”

Lorraine Herrera. Mother of 2nd grade Little KIPPster

 Caleb Thomas, KIPP Mosaic Primary (Houston)

“Mr. Thomas is an amazing teacher. He has been with my students since the 2nd grade. He goes above and beyond for all his students to ensure they learn everything they can for the school year, plus more! His communication with the parents is outstanding. I never have any issues with unanswered questions. He truly cares for all of his students and their future!”

Britney Esqueda, Mother of 3rd grade Little KIPPster

 Brianni Mason, KIPP Destiny Middle (Dallas)

“Ms. Mason goes above and beyond to support her scholars’ learning. She takes time to make her students feel important and smart. She instills confidence that they can achieve anything! She is a Superstar!”

Kimberly Nichols, Mother of 8th grade Little KIPPster

Check out our blog post highlighting why we love our teachers! Thank you, KIPP Texas teachers!

KIPP Truth Academy Educator Wins STEM Award! 🏆

A KIPP Truth Academy teacher in Dallas has been honored with the prestigious STEM award from the Texas Instruments Foundation! 👩‍🏫 Ms. Britney Sharp embodies dedication, innovation, and passion in teaching STEM subjects, igniting curiosity and excitement among our Little KIPPsters for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A portion of the award will enhance resources for her Little KIPPsters, making this achievement even more impactful!


KIPP Texas Class of 2024 Graduation 🎓🎉

Excitement is building as we eagerly anticipate celebrating the achievements of the KIPP Texas Class of 2024! We can’t wait to honor our graduating students for their hard work, dedication, and accomplishments.

Check out our graduation blog for all the essential details about each region’s graduation dates, times, and locations. Congratulations to the KIPP Texas Class of 2024! 

The KIPP Texas 2024-25 Academic Calendar 

🗓️ Get ready for the new school year, KIPP Texas families! The approved academic calendar for the 2024-2025 school year is here! 📚 Mark your calendars for important dates, like the first day of school, Monday, August 12. Here’s to a year filled with learning, growth, and exciting opportunities for our Little KIPPsters in the upcoming school year! 🎉 Please note that the KIPP Texas – Austin 2024-2025 academic calendar is awaiting board approval scheduled for May 15, 2024.

KTX Athletics

KIPP Austin Collegiate Soccer Wins Fourth State Title! ⚽️

Congratulations to the KIPP Austin Collegiate soccer team on grasping the Texas Charter School Athletic & Academic League state championship! With their fourth triumph in program history, they’ve shown exceptional skill, teamwork, and determination. Congrats on their outstanding achievement and the bright futures! 🌟

Family resources

Summer 2024 Enrichment Opportunities! 

We’re thrilled to share that this summer, our Little KIPPsters across all four regions will have access to enriching on-site programs thanks to our incredible local partners! 💙 From social development to team-building activities, hands-on learning, and fun-filled experiences, we’re dedicated to providing an unforgettable summer filled with growth and exploration. ☀️ Start your planning for a fun-filled summer by clicking here!

In the News

Delta Airlines partnered with KIPP-Austin Paseo Primary and Preparatory Schools for a solar eclipse watch party. This hands-on experience thrilled our Little KIPPsters and offered a real-time look into the world of science. 🌞✨ Thanks to Delta for this unforgettable opportunity!

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