This is my last column as I finish my final year as Principal at West U Elementary. Looking back over my 23 years here, I know we could not have attained the success we have experienced without the support of our parents and PTO. For those of our faculty and staff who are also retiring or moving on to other opportunities, please accept our thanks for helping us educate these children.
Please work with and support your new principal, Mr. Scott Disch, to continue the tradition of excellence we’ve established here. You have a precious jewel in this school. For the sake of the children whom we both serve, always work to keep it the best.
For our 5th Graders and other students who are leaving West U this year, we all wish you the best of luck in middle school or your new elementary school. For those students who are returning next year, the First Day of School is Monday, August 26, 2019. School begins promptly at 7:40 a.m. We cannot hold spots for you if you decide to extend your summer vacation. HISD is requiring us to fill empty spots with transfer students from nearby schools that are capped. Additionally, any grade level that is full on the first day of school here at West U will be capped. Please be here August 26 to ensure that your child has a space.
Have a grand summer vacation!
John T. Threet, Principal
Scott C. Disch has been selected as the new principal of West University Elementary School. Disch has served as a teacher and athletic coach at Grady Middle School. In his most recent role as Dean of Students at Westside High School, he supported the Westside Engineering and Geoscience Academy (WEGA), a prestigious magnet program that offers a unique chance for students to gain perspective and insight into the engineering field through a rigorous, hands-on, project-based math and technology curriculum. He holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Rice University and a Master’s in teaching. He currently attends the University of Houston to pursue a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy.