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May 30, 2019

Meet a Magnolia Teacher

The faculty and staff of Magnolia School continues to grow and we are pleased to introduce Libby Clancy, who will be teaching 3rd grade. 

A native Houstonian, Libby Clancy earned her Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development from Texas State University and is currently working towards a graduate degree as an Educational Diagnostician from the University of St. Thomas. Libby has 11 years of teaching experience and has worked with various age groups, both in HISD and in a private school setting. Additionally, she has been trained in Fountas and Pinnell, a balanced literacy program, which promotes a foundation of rich literacy that fosters a love of reading. Libby believes one of the most important roles of an educator is to foster a nurturing learning environment where students feel loved and trusted, and subsequently grow to love learning. As an experienced educator, she knows that an engaging and hands on classroom will enhance student confidence and encourage risk taking while allowing students to become independent learners.  

In her spare time, Libby enjoys spending time with her family at the beach and being outdoors with her husband and son at their family’s ranch. She feels honored and blessed to be part of the Magnolia community.

Celebrating our "Intern Extraordinaire," Lisa Dinh

The Magnolia staff (along with a few kids of Magnolia!) recently gathered to celebrate Lisa Dinh's graduation from high school. Lisa has spent this past semester volunteering as our intern at the Magnolia School office. Beginning this fall, she will attend St. Mary's University in San Antonio to study data analytics and accounting. We are so grateful for Lisa and the work she has completed for Magnolia and wish her all the best as she begins her undergraduate studies. Thank you, Lisa!

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Facilities Update 

Site and building projects at Magnolia have been underway since the last quarter of 2018 and are progressing nicely.  

Grounds Update (Exterior): 

Crews have been preparing the grounds around the buildings for proper plumbing, drainage, soil composition, utility lines, etc. Some trees have been removed out of necessity, but several new varieties will be planted as soon as possible. Driveways have been added for access to the Butlercrest Street side of the property.

Building Remodel Update: 

A significant amount of progress has been made on the remodeling of the buildings. Half of the classroom walls are in place, framing for the classroom hallway is complete, light fixtures have been installed, and preliminary plumbing work is finished. Most recently, new windows have been installed in the administration building. Also, new doors are scheduled to be installed in the coming weeks. At that point, major electrical and gas lines will be run, and additional progress will be made on the installation of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system. 

Please note: at this time, the construction area is closed to the public. This is for safety and so that the various crews on site can continue to make swift progress. A temporary chain-link fence is currently in place for this purpose.  

Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue work on this project!

Neatly divided classrooms, fresh drywall, and bright new windows -- progress abounds!

Admissions News

The Admissions Office is busy with new applicants and inquiries every week!  Thank you for sharing the Magnolia School story with your friends. It is a joy to meet so many families and their daughters who understand the mission of the school and are excited to be a part of it.



Magnolia continues to accept applications and the Admissions Committee will render decisions based on availability in the desired grade of entry.

While several of our grades are near capacity, we will continue to accept applications and the Admissions Committee will render decisions based on availability in the desired grade of entry.


Applicants for grades that are at capacity will be placed in a wait pool once they have completed the admissions process. Wait pools allow us to offer admission to a prospective student should a vacancy occur in the desired grade of entry.


Saturday, June 29th 2:30pm – 3:30pm ~ 1506 Pine Chase, Houston, TX 77055

Please join us and invite your friends to learn more about a Magnolia School education and all that it has to offer!  This informal setting allows you to meet the Head of School, Annamarie Omanga as she shares the vision and philosophy unique to Magnolia and to ask any questions you might have.  You can RSVP on our website or send an email to  For questions or for more information, please contact Claire Pelletier at (281) 786-4000 or

Art Niche 

The Feast of the Ascension
Francesco Guardi, 1775

     This week’s art highlights the traditional “Festa della Sensa,” one of the most important festivals of the year in Venice. Held during the Feast of the Ascension, this event commemorates the relationship between the city of Venice and the sea. The view in this piece shows the pavilions that are constructed on the Piazza San Marco for the celebration. At Magnolia, we are attentive to the richness and beauty found in the rhythms of the liturgical year and the various expressions of the Church’s feast days found all around the world.  
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