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Principal's Message

Principal's Message - Moye April 30, 2021

Reminders

- Sat., May 1: Theatre UIL One-Act Play - good luck to our lions!

- May 3 - 7: Teacher Appreciation Week

- May 4 - 7: 8th Grade STAAR Testing, please see below for more details.

- Fri., May 21: Save the date! May 21 is the 8th Grade Dance! On-campus and virtual 8th grade students will be able to attend.

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State Testing Announcement

All Woodcreek Middle School students (virtual and on campus learners) must be offered their STAAR, TELPAS, STAAR Alternate, and STAAR EOC assessments in a supervised environment on campus. Each grade level takes different assessments. Please click here to find out which grade level assessments your student is eligible for.


While the grades 6-8 STAAR and grades 6-8 STAAR Alternate tests will not be used to determine promotion to the next grade level this school year, all students must pass all 5 End of Course Exams (EOCs) to graduate high school, and students who are eligible must pass the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) assessments to exit the LEP program. To find out when your student's state assessments will be offered at WMS, check the schedule here. Information about state testing for WMS virtual students can be found here. If you wish to opt your student out of testing, please complete this form and return it to Lisa Campbell at lisa.campbell@humbleisd.net.


Please note that, even with an opt out form on file, if your child is present on campus on their scheduled testing day (including makeup days), WMS is required by TEA to offer your child the assessment.


If you have any questions about state assessments, please contact our campus testing coordinator Lisa Campbell at lisa.campbell@humbleisd.net.

Woodcreek Middle School STAAR Testing Schedule

EOC Algebra I- May 4, 2021 (Make-up Date: May 5, 2021)

STAAR Science 8th Grade- May 6, 2021 (Make-up Date: May 18, 2021)

STAAR Social Studies 8th Grade- May 7, 2021 (Make-up Date: May 19, 2021)

STAAR Math 6th Grade- May 11, 2021 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2021)

STAAR Math 7th Grade- May 11, 2021 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2021)

STAAR Math 8th Grade- May 11, 2021 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2021)

STAAR Reading 6th Grade- May 12, 2021 (Make-up Date: May 14, 2021)

STAAR Reading 7th Grade- May 12, 2021 (Make-up Date: May 14, 2021)

STAAR Reading 8th Grade- May 12, 2021 (Make-up Date: May 14, 2021)

Where do testers report on test day?

  • Face-to-face students will receive their testing room location from their teachers the day before testing.
  • Virtual students wanting to take the test need to report to the campus by 8:20 AM on the morning of their testing date. Virtual students will report to the front entry of the school (door #1) to receive their test room location. When testing concludes at 1:15 PM, virtual learners will report to the front entry to be picked up.

Test Day Reminders

  • Masks- All students are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times.
  • Pencils- Students are encouraged to bring their own #2 pencils on test day.
  • Lunches- Water bottles can be brought and placed under the desks. If they choose to do so, virtual students can use their student ID number to receive a free meal for lunch in the cafeteria. A la carte items from the lunch menu must be purchased, or sack lunches may be brought from home.
  • Headphones- Students with an oral accomodation are encouraged to bring their own headphones to use with the Chromebook. Bluetooth connections are not allowed, headphones must have an auxillary plug. Headphones will be provided, if needed.

Please contact Lisa Campbell, Campus Testing Coordinator, if you have any additional questions or concerns at lisa.campbell@humbleisd.net.

Theatre's UIL One Act Play

Theatre's UIL One Act Play Company will present their production of Home on the Mornin' Train by Kim Hines on May 7 @ 7 pm and May 8 @ 3pm & 7pm. Tickets will be $6 at the door.


(Tickets will also be available online, but the link is not yet available. I will send you the update when I have it.)


Please include the following in your newsletter on Friday, May 7.


Theatre 2 students will present their production of Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis on Thursday, May 13 @ 6:00 pm & Friday, May 14 @ 4:30 pm. All students will be only $2 at Friday's performance. Tickets for all others will be $5 for both performances.



Link to purchase tickets for our UIL performances are:


https://humbleisd.revtrak.net/Middle-Schools/Woodcreek-Middle-School/wms-theatre/#/v/wms-2021-uil-theatre-one-act-play-ticket

1ST VERIFICATION COURSE REQUESTS- DEADLINE 04/30/2021

Course requests for next year are now available for viewing on HAC. Please review your student’s selections with them.

If your student should have any of the below courses on their course selection, there is no need to send a request for a change. There are some changes that will be made automatically in early May when the second verification is sent out those changes include:

Reading Strategies (all grades) (Full year)
Math Strategies (all grades) (Full year)
Dyslexia (all grades) (Full year)
ESL (all grades) (Full year)
Social Skills (all grades) (Full year)

If there are other changes you would like to make, please use the link below to communicate with your counselor.

Please keep in mind: If you would like to remove a class that has an A and B (full year classes), please replace it with another class that is full year or two classes that are single semester.

Remember:
*All selections at this time are requests ONLY.
*There will be 1 other chance for verification.
*Finalized schedules will be available for review late in the summer.


Future 8th Graders for 21-22

Future 7th Graders 21-22

Thank you,

WMS Counseling Team

PTO Board for the 2021-2022

Please help us in congratulating our new PTO Board for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking forward to a great year next year!

Executive Board

President – Wendy Crane

Vice President 1 – Stephanie Guzman

Vice President 2 – Karen Marcontell

Secretary – Andrea Martin

Treasurer – Kristen Price

General Board Members

Membership Toolkit Coordinator – Jennifer Eaton

Volunteer/Communications Coordinator – Kim Smajlovic

Workroom Coordinator – Allyson Wojtalewicz

Hospitality Coordinator – Tara Ellis

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Learning Location Changes

Friendly Reminder: The cut off for Learning Location changes was April 1st. In order to provide staff and students consistency and help with end of the year grade processing and testing, we are no longer approving learning location switches.

2021 - 2022 School Supply Lists

School supply list information has been added to our website. You can view supply lists by grade level or make things a little easier for next year by placing an EPI supply pack order. Place your EPI order by June 1st!
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Early Parent Pick-Up

If you are planning to pick-up your child early, you must do so BEFORE 3:15 p.m. You must have an administrator's approval if you are in need of picking up you child after the 3:15 p.m. cut off period.

Student IDs

Please remind your student to wear their ID daily. We have many students arriving without an ID and need a temporary ID each day. Please use the QR code below to purchase a new ID for your student if needed.


Thanks!

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WMS Online Spirit Store

Below is the link to purchase this year's spirit shirts and some discount merchandise as well. Students will be called to the AP office to pick up their purchases once the order is received and filled.


All purchases must be made online via the link below - no cash is being accepted on campus this year.

Thank you!

WMS Online Spirit Store

Please click this link to visit the online spirit store.

Schoology

Schoology Support Website: We are continuously updating our Schoology Support website. Please find tutorials and troubleshooting tips for frequently asked questions.

Athletics Schedules

Click here to find Cross Country, Volleyball, and Football Schedules.

Morning Wandering, Tardy Consequences, & Cell Phone Consequences

In efforts to curb student wandering in the morning we will move to a systematic consequence approach. We will follow the below consequences for students seen wandering the mornings:


  1. Warning

  2. Assigned Lunch D-Hall

  3. Assigned After School D-Hall

  4. Assigned After Extended School D-Hall

  5. Assigned After Extended School D-Hall & other consequences may be assigned by grade level administrator



Below are the consequences that will be assigned for tardies.


  1. Warning

  2. Warning

  3. Parent phone call & Afterschool detention assigned

  4. Parent phone call & Afterschool detention assigned

  5. Parent Conference & Thursday Class assigned

  6. Parent Conference & Thursday Class assigned

  7. ISS


*ALL TARDIES WILL BE RESET AT THE CONCLUSION OF

EACH 9 WEEK GRADING PERIOD*



Below are the consequences assigned for cell phones.



  1. Returned to student at the end of the day

  2. Returned to the parent at the end of the day

  3. Returned to parent at the end of the day, ISS assigned to student

  4. Checked-in daily for the entire day until the end of the semester

Deliveries

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not allowing deliveries on campus.

No Microwaves

In order to keep our students safe and adhere to the COVID-19 requirements, microwaves will NOT be available during lunches.

Dress Code

  • Shorts and skirts must be longer than finger tips when standing straight up

  • Spandex and leggings must be covered by a long shirt or jacket over backside

  • No Crop tops

  • No Spaghetti Straps

  • No Sagging

  • Earrings are permitted on boys and girls (Ears only, No other piercings allowed)

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