MARCH 2019

Note from The Principal 
Dear RSPA-NW Families,
As we "march" into the final months of the school year, I want to take a moment to discuss attendance. Absences and tardies are a growing concern for many of our scholars.  For families who have made reporting to school on time a priority, thank you.  At this moment, though, I am primarily concerned with scholars who are regularly absent or tardy. While I certainly understand that sometimes circumstances arise and may result in absences or tardiness, I must ask for your support with reducing these episodes. Please commit to assuring your child arrives to school by 7:40am each of the remaining days of this academic year. Research has shown that high attendance rates are linked to higher levels of student achievement. This is true for every grade - elementary, middle, and high school students. I certainly appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to create opportunities for scholar growth and success.
Thank you, once more, for entrusting your child's education with us.

Mr. Charles Russell

Terrell Hutchinson - email
March Character Trait: Fairness 

Students who are fair are:
  • honest
  • reasonable
  • unbiased
  • just
  • careful
  • open minded
Teach the importance of fairness at home by:

  • playing a game and demonstrating how to be a good winner and a good loser
  • listening impartially and hearing the facts before forming an opinion
  • dividing a snack equally among family members
  • taking turns with a toy
  • discussing how to accept the consequences of misbehaviors
  • Being fair means knowing both sides of the story.
  • Being fair means treating others like you want to be treated.
  • Being fair means avoiding cheating and lying.
  • Being fair means respecting the rights of others.
  • Being fair means following the rules at home and at school.
From the book, Kids with Character.

Remind 101 

Campus Information
Text "@TRSLW" to 81010

Route1: Text "LWRoute1" to 81010

Campus Personnel 
Principal: Mr. Charles Russell -  email 
Secretary: Mrs. Edwena Windham -  email
Registrar: Ms. VicToria Fisher - email
Counselor: Mrs. Terrell Hutchinson - email
Parent and Community Volunteers

We are always looking for parent crew members who are available to lend a helping hand. Please contact Jackie Autman via email at or via phone at (281) 458-4334 ext. 127

Volunteer Event

Campus Activities
  • March 4: PTA Meeting @ 2:30 pm
  • March 4-8 : Writing Camp 4th Grade
  • March 11 - 15: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)
  • March 22: Report Cards
  • March 28: Multicultural Day
  • Monday, March 18th- College Shirt Day
Your path to college and career begins at RSPA. Wear your college shirt with jeans.

  • Tuesday, March 19- My Future is bright
Wear neon colors and jeans.
  • Wednesday, March 20th- College and Career Convention
Dress to Impress
  • Thursday, March 21st- We are Wild about Colleges and Careers
Wear animal print or animal t-shirt and jeans.
  • Friday, March 22nd- Career Day Parade
Dress up in your future career attire.
Field Experiences
March 4, 2019
Traveling Naturalist- Mini Beasts
March 5, 2019
Space Center Houston
March 8, 2019
Mind Trekkers
March 18, 2019
Traveling Naturalist- Come to Your Senses
March 19, 2019
Downtown Aquarium
3rd- 5th
March 21, 2019
Junior Achievements of TX- Biztown

Rhodes School for the Performing Arts Fine Arts Program introduces and develops student to the arts in order to propel them into higher heights academically and creatively. Arts education helps students improve visual analysis skills, learn from mistakes, be creative and make better critical judgments

Arts Participation and academics have a positive impact on student achievement:

15% higher GPA. Students involved in art or music throughout high school had average GPA's exceeding 3.0, as compared to students with no art or music classes averaging GPAs below 2.6

Visual Arts: 38% higher graduation rate. Students with no visual arts credits in high school graduated with a diploma 67% of the time. However, high school art students had a graduation rate of 93%.

Music: 34% higher graduation rate. Students with no music credits in high school graduated with a diploma 70% of the time. However, high school music students had a graduation rate over 94%.

Music and art students stay in school. When engaged in the arts for four years in high school, the student dropout rate is below 7%. These students are more likely to stay in school than their non-artistically-engaged counterparts.

Higher test scores. High school music students average 8.5% higher on the SAT math and 10.4% higher on SAT verbal than students with no music credits. High school art students average 3.4% higher on the SAT math and 7.4% higher on SAT verbal than students with no art credits.
Information from A Cohort Study of Arts Participation and Academic Performance.

For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen D. Sanz, Ph.D., ( or download the full report from the Center for Fine Arts Education (CFAE) Advocacy site at

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