Karina Smoot is one of Mission Squash’s three graduating seniors this year, and she’s been a part of the Mission Squash family for six years. On top of qualifying for Nationals in 2020, she is a stellar student who is graduating a year early and already has acceptances from many prestigious colleges around the country. … Continue reading Karina Smoot, Graduating Senior at Mission Squash
Over the past two weekends we had 12 of our scholars attend 2 back-to-back Lifetime tournaments here in Houston. We are proud to say that 7 of our 11 scholars were involved in the finals for 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 5.0. Rodrigo Chon Him reached the final twice in the 5.0 division and won one … Continue reading February and March Tournaments
One major goal of the Academic Program is for all middle school scholars to meet or excel grade level expectations in math and reading by the time they reach high school. A strong foundation is crucial for students to succeed in all subjects and classes at a higher level throughout high school and college. The … Continue reading Academic Intervention
This past weekend we had 13 of our scholars attend the Lifetime Texas Open Tournament here in Houston. We are proud to say that 4 out of our 13 scholars were involved in the finals for 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 divisions! Rodrigo Chon-Him, who moved just under two years ago from El Salvador, reached … Continue reading Mission Squash Smashes the Lifetime Texas Open
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, we had know way of knowing that, 9 months later, we would still be battling the effects. As a program that was centered upon our in-person interactions with scholars, we knew we had to quickly re-design our program to ensure that every scholar would receive the necessary academic, socio-emotional, and … Continue reading Expanding our Support – Mission Squash During COVID-19
It has been months since our last tournament, and scholars were eager to get back on court this past weekend at the Lifetime Texas State Open. Ruby Sandoval, Rodrigo Chon Him, Nathan Martinez, and Miranda Medina once again provided strong performances to represent the Mission Squash program. Ruby Sandoval‘s first match back from the pandemic … Continue reading Mission Squash Takes Home Gold at Lifetime Texas State Open
Mission Squash scholars continue to make squash waves locally and nationally. Nicole Smith ’21: Currently playing number 2 for Westminster School, Connecticut, is undefeated after her first 3 team matches. Nicole is yet to concede a game in the New England Squash league after 2 months! Ruby Sandoval ’25: Ruby Sandoval placed 9th at the … Continue reading Winter Squash Update 2019
It’s been an incredible semester full of learning and growth both on and off the court for our scholars! Each semester, we conduct enrichment trips for our scholars whose exceptional behavior and grades deserve to be celebrated. This December, we took five incredible scholars to Austin for a day of exploration, fun, and learning. After … Continue reading Mission Squash Goes to Austin!
Nicole Smith ’23 becomes the first Mission Squash Scholar to attend a prestigious national boarding school
Scholars were treated to a VIP visit from the Welsh Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, the Chancellor of Swansea University, Professor Paul Boyle, and a delegation from the Welsh Government and Houston Independent School District.