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Armstrong School History

Armstrong School History

Our school was under construction, but not yet named when Apollo 11 rocketed to the moon. On July 20, 1969, Neil A. Armstrong stepped from the lunar landing module, The Eagle, to the surface of the moon.

Millions of people around the world watched as he made the historic footstep on the moon. The new principal, Mr. Albert Moorehead, thought the new round school should be named after the astronaut. The CISD school board approved the name and Armstrong Elementary School was born.

The new round school featured a dome over the central activity center, the library, music, and art rooms. The classrooms were grouped down each hall. Many people in Conroe thought the school looked like a “space ship” when they toured the new school. Armstrong’s picture and those of the moon landing have hung in the entrance hall of the school since the dedication.

*The above text was found in Armstrong scapbook material, and the author is unknown.

Armstrong Principals

Albert Moorehead 1969 – 1978

Dorothy Neathery 1978 – 1991

Jane Ann Durbin 1991 – 1996

Michele O’Hare 1996 – Dec. 1999

Delann Johnson – Interim Principal – Jan 2000 – May 2000

Sharon Lee 2000 – 2001

Norma Nardone 2001 – 2003

Victor Uher 2003 – 2009

Daniel Lopez 2009 – 2014

Patricia A. Thacker – Interim Principal 2014 – Present

Traditional Astros School Song

by Becky McAfee

(To the tune of The William Tell Overture)

With an A, with an A, with an A-R-M,
With a S, with a S, with a S-T-R,
With an O, with an O, with an O-N-G,
Armstrong Astros.

Achievers, believers, in everything we do.

Caring, sharing, in our school so true.

With an A, with an A, with an A-R-M,
With a S, with a S, with a S-T-R,
With an O, with an O, with an O-N-G,
Armstrong Astros.

Current Astros School Song

By Carlos Calderon

Armstrong Elementary
Is the place I want to be
Where they teach me to succeed
And reach upon the stars

//But I gotta gotta gotta be strong
But I gotta gotta gotta live strong
But I gotta gotta gotta Dream strong
Armstrong Armstrong//

Armstrong Elementary
Opens up my mind to see
anything that I Can dream
Can be real to me

//But I gotta gotta gotta be strong
But I gotta gotta gotta live strong
But I gotta gotta gotta Dream strong
Armstrong Armstrong//