February 9, 2017
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Next progress report will go home the week of February 20.
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Interested in trying our for WMS Cheerleader?
  • Parent meeting on Tuesday, January 31st at 6 PM in the WMS Library.  
  • Time and money commitment will be discussed at the parent meeting. 
  • Tryouts will be March 9 and 10.  
  • Three days prior to tryouts, the coaches will have after school clinics to teach the girls the dance and routine they have to use for the tryouts.  
  • Cheer is a class and can be used for PE credit but is only for 1st semester.  
  • Click Cheer Application and Packet for detailed information.
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 YEARBOOK Information: Pre-order your yearbook today!
  • Cost is $38 until January 31. 
  • The price goes up to $42 as of February 1.
  • Order online at www.balfour.com or in Room 508 with Mrs. Frugé.
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National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)...  NJHS will take applications for membership in the Spring.
 
Some information about NJHS eligibility:
  • Student's core curriculum subject average (Math, Rela, Science, W. Cultures) has to be an 85 or above.
  • No N's or U's in conduct on student's report card 
  • Students who have the grade average (85 or better) and conduct (no N's or U's) will be invited to apply for NJHS membership.  
  • The application includes sections for community service, leadership, and co-curricular or extra-curricular activities.  
  • Just having high grades and conduct is not enough to gain membership.  
  • The applications usually go out right after Spring Break. 
  • Applications are due the first week of April. 
If your child is interested in being a part of this great organization he/she needs to keep his/her grades up, have good conduct, and participate in extra activities at school or in their community.   For additional information click on : NJHS Membership Prerequisite Information
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UPCOMING EVENTS & Club Information:
  • Christian Student Union (CSU) meet every Wednesday at 8 AM in the amphitheater.
  • Board Game and Tabletop Club meets every Monday starting September 12 from 4 PM - 6 PM, in Mr. Dennis' room - Rm 750 
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WMS ANNUAL FUND DONATIONS
Please go to this link WMS ANNUAL FUND to learn more about donating money to WMS. Money raised will go towards three key areas for our WMS students:
  • Technology such as chromebooks, computers and iPads; Currently, we areblessed with 6 iPad carts and 2 Chromebook carts (180 iPads and 60 Chromebooks but wehave 1,600 Students that share those 240 devices)
  • Professional Development for teachers in technology: Having technology is only  beneficial if those teaching the students are knowledgeable as to the use of the devices. Google and Apple training for teachers is essential in ensuring the technology is used to the greatest potential. 
  • Fine Art and Extra-Curricular enhancement: Student involvement is critical to the success of Woodcreek; therefore, our sponsors will be able to utilize annual funds to build, create and improve conditions for our students.
Thank you in advance for your donation!
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Email Alerts regarding grades and attendance now available through HAC (Home Access Center)
Parents can now subscribe to email alerts from HAC for the following:
 
(1) Course Averages
(2) Assignment Grades
(3) Attendance
 
Parents can set a threshold for grades to get alerted when their child's grade average or a grade on an assignment is below the threshold that is set.  Parents who sign up will receive an email alert regarding grades every Friday at 4:30 PM.  
To sign up for attendance and grade alerts, please follow the directions found at this link: Parent ALERT Directions
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Reminders about DRESS CODE EXPECTATIONS before you go shopping for school clothes:
  • jeans/pants cannot have holes above the knee that do not have fabric or leggings covering the skin
  • dresses, skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh or longer
  • girls may wear leggings as long as their shirt completely covers their bottoms and is equally long in the front
  • no spaghetti strap shirts, backless shirts, or shirts with large armholes (we should not see bra straps)...no low-cut shirts
  • no hats or head coverings are worn inside the building
  • no sagging pants
  • no shirts or clothing with inappropriate designs or sayings
  • boys may not have earrings...no other visible piercings allowed other that girls with pierced ears
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Please put YOUR CHILD's NAME (first initial & last name) on EVERYTHING: backpack, lunchbox, gym clothes, agenda, shoes, etc...We will return lost items that have the student's name on them.  
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WHAT BUS DO I RIDE?
Go to: Bus Route Finder. Put in your address, zip code, and your child's grade level.  You will be given (a) the Bus Route Number, (b) the location of the bus stop, and (c) the morning pick-up time.
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 Please join the WMS PTA.  This is a fantastic organization that supports our school and helps purchase items for the classrooms.  To register and join go here:  http://www.wmspta.com   This site will also help keep you up to date on what is going on at Woodcreek and provide opportunities for you to get involved with our school.  I am happy to say that our board members all have incoming 6th grade students and are a very enthusiastic group!
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Here are some other IMPORTANT DATES for your calendar:
Feb. 20                    Student Holiday/Staff Development 
Week of Feb. 20    Progress Report Upload
March 6                Reading Mock Test
March 7                Math Mock Test 
March 10              End of Grading Period 
March 13-17         SPRING BREAK 
March 28              STAAR Writing Test 
April 14                HOLIDAY - GOOD FRIDAY 
May 8                   STAAR Math Test
May 9                   STAAR Reading Test 
 
 
Dania Rovegno
7th Grade Asst Principal (for 2016-17)
281-641-5212
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