The district will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15th. This year’s theme, “Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power and Progress in America,” is indicative of the impact the Hispanic community has made in our community, in our state and across this country.  I am excited and eagerly anticipate witnessing the campus celebrations as we recognize the importance of the cultural heritage and diversity in Alief ISD.

I look forward to our campuses celebrating Hispanic Heritage month including Collins Elementary and Mahanay Elementary.

The district will receive campus accountability ratings later this month. Members of our curriculum and instruction leadership team will host several community meetings where they will share the outcomes with our stakeholders. We will share those dates with you very soon. Please remember that standards for measuring success and our assessment have recently changed. Our teachers, principals, and administrators are working hard to meet the needs of our students, while also being responsive to the new expectations of the assessment. I am confident about our focus on rigor and the work to improve student achievement and outcomes to support every campus.

As we continue accelerating student achievement, our teams continue to unpack the STAAR results to advance student proficiency. To access your individual student scores, click here for directions.

Recognizing our students, professional and support staff is so important to not only their success, but ours as well. We want to highlight those students and staff that help to create the positive climate and culture that Alief ISD is known for. Each month, the district will honor one  secondary student, two professional and two staff members as our monthly MVP. We encourage all of our stakeholders to submit a MVP Award Submission by September 15th. The winners will be announced the second week of October.


During the summer, the Olle Middle School Speech and Debate team attended the NSDA  Middle School National tournament in Phoenix, Arizona. Leah Murray finished fourth in the original spoken word poetry competition. Murray and Faith Omoruyi advanced to the semifinals in duo interpretations. Olle was the only Alief ISD middle school that attended the NSDA Middle School National tournament. What an amazing accomplishment!

The Alief Early College Worlds Debate team also competed at the NSDA National tournament. The team competed against 189 teams from around the world and finished top 16 in the nation! Our team was composed of three sophomores and one junior; ranked high enough to receive an automatic qualification for the 2024 NSDA National tournament. You made Alief Proud!

Over the summer, 27 Alief ISD art students competed at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows. Student Lena Nguyen was awarded the Committee Choice Award and received a cash prize of $50 for her artwork. She created the painting at Albright Middle School last spring under the direction of her art teacher, Melissa Delagarza.

Congratulations to Miller Intermediate School and Youens Elementary School for meeting state standards on STAAR Grade 5 Science! This achievement recognized all the hard work their previous elementary teachers built during their first contact with science. Alief Team rocks!

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Dr. Anthony Mays
Alief ISD

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