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Houston Hunger

Iman Academy SW won 3rd place at Houston Hunger Submit sponsored by Texas A&M University & United Way

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“Monitoring the Future 2022”

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The University of Michigan’s Survey Research Department has selected Iman Academy as a research site for its study “Monitoring the Future 2022.” The study will monitor the school experiences of older Middle and High School students.

Students will be asked questions such as, “how important is religion in your life?” Research has indicated that religion can serve as a protective factor for substance use.

Other questions may include “How many hours do you spend in an average week on homework,” “Which describes your plans after high school?”, etc.

All research is funded by the National Institute of Health and conducted by The University of Michigan, Institute of Social Research.


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Exploring Energy

Student looks into an optical triangular prism.

Students explored the different forms of energy (light, electrical, mechanical, thermal, sound, and mechanical) and how they can appear in one object.  They had the opportunity to see light energy using a crystal optical triangular prism. They also discovered how the potential energy becomes kinetic energy when a force is applied. Our students determined through their experiment that mass influences how much kinetic energy is released even if the same force is applied.

Peek inside the classroom, watch a short clip of our students and their scientific observations below.

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SW Students Visit the University of Texas

Students pose for a group photo while visiting the University of Texas.

Southwest students toured the University of Texas early this fall. Students benefited from a guided tour that discussed different educational opportunities. This trip was a part of our College Preparatory Program for high school students.

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Using what we “know” to grow

SW First grade students worked in groups to brainstorm new words from a word provided to them. In the video below, the students generate new words using the word “at”! This skill helps students to read and spell more fluently!

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Word Scoop

Students in Grade 1 understand that by repeated, frequent and consistent reading they can become fluent readers. They also know that using expressions and voice tones make reading more fun.

In this video, First Grade students learned to scoop up words and say phrases rather than reading word by word.

We are so proud of them!  Way to go first graders! 

First Grade students learn to “scoop up” words in a reading fluency exercise.

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Ms. Banawan’s Second Grade Inventors at Work

While learning about the design process, our students designed and created their own art supplies organizer.   It was absolutely amazing to see their handiwork.  They felt so accomplished.

Well Done!

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Fall College Tours – University Of Houston

IASW students standing in front of the George BUsh Library and museum at U of H.

Iman Academy high school students visited the University of Houston this Fall. They were able to explore the various majors and degrees offered by the institution. They toured the campus from the Business school to the College of Optometry. They were able to enjoy learning about the exciting opportunities available to this Tier One university as well as interact with and experience campus life at the University Center.

University of Houston – October 12, 2018

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Houston Food Bank

Student volunteers gathered for a photo inside of the Houston Food Bank.

Iman Academy students and staff visited the Houston Food Bank to help sort and package food for the needy. Iman Academy aims to make events like this one a tradition among our students, by instilling in them values of volunteerism that inspire them to become contributing citizens and community builders long after graduation.

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