Welcome from Mrs. McDonald


 Dear Hughes Elementary Families,

Welcome back to Hughes Elementary!   We are excited about another great school year!    Hughes Elementary is an amazing school and I know our new families and incoming kindergarten students will love being a part of our learning community. Our school has a caring and hard-working staff that truly desires to help each child reach their potential.   We know that parents are their child’s first teacher and you know your child best, so as educators we rely on your partnership to help us educate your child in the best way possible.   We emphasize the importance of effective communication and Hughes offers a campus-wide communication folder system so that parents have a way to communicate daily.  

Hughes is delighted to be a part of the award-winning Northwest ISD school district where work hard to ensure that our students are ready for the global workplace.    We currently serve approximately 675 students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.   Our theme this year is Camp Hughes! We know that every day matters and that we all must work together to help our children be prepared for the future where we must be innovative and know how to think critically to compete globally.  We want our students to be curious and wonder.  We also want them to create and serve others.  We strive to instill grit in our children so that they don't give up, but that they keep trying. 

As the principal of the school, my goal is to be a leader that models learning.  One way that I model learning to the students is by introducing a new book each nine weeks.   Each book has a character connection and usually has a global connection.   When students respond to the text, they apply critical thinking and writing skills.   The focus this year for these books is innovation and citizenship. The books also give the Hughes campus a common topic to discuss.   It is wonderful to have students talk to me in classrooms or in the hallways about how they related to the book.  

As always, my door is open to you. Feel free to call, email, or stop by to discuss any questions or concerns you may have in regards to your child. I’m excited for great year.   Go Hawks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 For Kids,

Jessica McDonald

Principal, Hughes Elementary