I would like to take this opportunity to offer a warm welcome to our new Shimotsu parents and welcome back to those of you who are already part of our family. You might ask how we got the name Harry Shimotsu Elementary. Harry Shimotsu was a giant in the field of agriculture in Texas and along with his family one of the early pioneers in Rio Grande Valley farming. He was also a WWII Veteran who served bravely for this country. Mr. Shimotsu’s guiding principles were service to God, family, and country. Mr. Shimotsu had a strong belief in working hard and a passion for knowledge.
At Shimotsu Elementary we try to honor this great man’s legacy by the work we do with children every day. We believe that hard work along with determination and a passion for knowledge will lead to a successful child both in the classroom and at home. In the words of Henry Ford, “Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.” At Shimotsu Elementary we are determined to give your child the best education in Texas.
I would like to thank you in advance for working together with the school in order to have a great year for your child. And remember, “Excellence Every Day….That’s the Shimotsu Way!