Principal's Message

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Hello and welcome to Houston Elementary School, home of the Huskies!
My name is Mark Hendry and I’m excited and honored to serve as your new principal.
The 2014-2015 school year will be my twenty-third in education and ninth year as an elementary school principal.
Originally from Florida, my family and I moved to South Carolina back in 1999. My wife, Kendra, is a high school English teacher and we are the proud parents of two children. Hayden, my son, recently graduated from the Citadel and our daughter, Haley, will be a sophomore at Clemson University this year. Our family is thrilled to be joining the Houston family!
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Oh the Places We are Going!

Oh the Places We are Going!
Tuesday, March 3rd is a HUGE day here at Houston. There are some amazing things going on in our school and we want to show the leaders in our community and state just exactly what all the buzz is about. We’ll also be honoring Dr. Seuss’ birthday and in that spirit, we’ve taken Dr. Seuss’ book “Oh the Places You’ll Go” and named our special day “Oh the Places We’re Going”… because Houston is going places and we want to world to know it!
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Read Across America Week

Read Across America Week
The first week in March is going to be an important and fun week at Houston because we are going to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by doing one of our favorite things: READING! Every day during the week will bring new surprises and more fun - each of them intended to help our students to love reading. Click the button below to see the schedule for the week.
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Black History Program

Black History Program
Houston’s Annual Black History program will be Friday, March 6th at 8:30 AM. This year’s theme is A Tribute to Motown: The Music that Changed America. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Kay Woodward Williams. But that’s not all - we will also have LIVE PERFORMANCES by Stevie Wonder, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvine Gaye, The Marvellettes, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Supremes, and many more. How is this possible? You’ll just have to be at Houston on March 6th and find out.
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IVTAY: I Volunteer Ten a Year

IVTAY: I Volunteer Ten a Year
Dear Parents and Community Members: We are starting up a new community and parent involvement initiative at Houston. The name of the program is IVTAY, which is an acronym for I Volunteer Ten (hours) A Year. (Yes, the idea for the name came from Clemson’s IPTAY program) In a nutshell we want you to commit to volunteering ten hours a year at Houston.
If you are interested in volunteering, click the button below for details.
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