Thursday's Thoughts & Thankfulness

Principal Hearne's Weekly Parent Newsletter

Week of March 8, 2021

VISD COVID-19 Updates

Please click the button above to access the district's *New COVID-19 Website

Viper Parents and Family...

Positive Quote of the Week:

"In a world where you can be anything...BE KIND!"

Remote Students:

Students who are failing classes, will need to return to school, for face to face instruction. We want to ensure that all of our students are receiving the support they need.


Parents and Families...we need your support!!! The success of your child/children is a top priority to us. Friday's are half-days, however we offer small group high-dosage tutoring and targeted intervention during that time. If your child/children have been identified as needing additional academic support, they will be required to stay on campus so that we can provide them with the assistance they need.

ELAR and Social Social Studies Tutorials and Small Group Interventions:

  • Held the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of each month - No tutorials this week!

Math and Science Tutorials and Small Group Interventions:

  • Held the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Friday of each month - No tutorials this week!

Testing Updates:

All make up tests for 6th-8th Reading and 6th-8th Math will occur Friday, March 12, 2021. Students can make up the test on campus from 8:30AM-12:30PM or they can complete the test on-line by logging into Eduphoria.

"Logging into Eduphoria instructions"

  1. Go to
  2. Log in using MS Office
  3. Enter your email and password
  4. Find Eduphoria Online
  5. Login using your ID number and password
  6. Take the tests, submit your answers once done

Friday, March 12, 2021 will be a half day of school only, dismissal is at 12:30PM. THERE WILL BE NO TUTORIALS THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2021 IN THE AFTERNOON. ~Kileigh Eblen -


*****Please remember to send your child/children to school with their laptops daily, so that they can access the IXL program on their device, during advisory, daily. - This is mandatory, or they will be required to check their school-issued laptop back in to the school immediately, for their individual access to technology during the school day.

In addition, they should work to complete at minimum, 45 minutes of their IXL "Recommendations" each evening, while at home. The IXL "Recommendations" are your child's/children personalized educational pathway, aimed to meet their individual academic needs. (Meet them where they are, and get them to where they need to be...) It takes a village, and we really appreciate your ongoing support!

#ViperPride #StromanStrong

Jessika Hearne, M.Ed.


Stroman Middle School


SPRING BREAK IS HERE!!!!! March 15, 2021 - March 19, 2021

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HAPPY WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH! Celebrating Women's History March 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021!

PBS LEARNING MEDIA | Women's History Month | PBS KIDS

AP's Corner

Mrs. Ross ~ 8th Grade AP / 7th Grade AP (A - M) | Pending ~ 7th Grade AP (N - Z) / 6th Grade AP | 6th - 8th Principal Substitute - Mr. Edwards


Congratulations to our 7th Grade Boys Basketball A-Team: District CHAMPS!

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Congratulations to our 8th Grade Girls Basketball A-Team: District CHAMPS!

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Congratuations to our Viper Theatre Students on a Stellar Performance - One Act Play: "Stopping at Ellis Island"

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Coming Soon..."Stroman STEM Academy" ~ 2021- 2022 Academic School Year: Starting with 6th Grade & then a slow grow process over the next three years...

Stroman STEM Academy
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We need our Stroman babies to log in and to participate in all of their classes, everyday. Our teachers work extremely hard to prepare high quality lessons for them, that are conducive to high student achievement. Therefore, we need them in class learning everyday. Their success is our success! We are family, and we will get through this together. Parents, we need you and your support, because it truly does take a village. Thank you for being amazing. Thank you for being a committed parent/guardian. You are appreciated!

You and your child are apart of our 98% or higher State "Attendance Goal" help us reach it. We've got this!

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Week of February 22, 2021 - Week of March 1, 2021: "STAR STUDENTS OF THE WEEK"

Star Students for the Week of February 22, 2020:

6th Grade

Morgan M.

Oscar P.

Janaina F.

7th Grade

Richard R.

Elijah F.

Miley K.

8th Grade

Tearrea V.

Jose G.

Daniel R.

Star Students for the Week of March 1, 2020:

6th Grade

Kamre K.

Cole N.

Areli M.

7th Grade

Raven G.

Brooklyn C.

Ramiro G.

8th Grade

Kahlei J.

Nevaeh B.

Emma C.

Keep up the great work Vipers!!!

Stroman Middle School ~ "School Chant"

Please review our school chant with your child, and encourage them to recite it every morning before their first period class.


Inspired by Rita Pierson & Les Brown


I was somebody when I came

I will be a better somebody when I leave

I deserve the education that I get here

I have things to do...people to impress...and places to go

I know what I want in life and I will do whatever it takes to get it

I will never allow other people’s opinion of me to become my reality


I deserve to live my dream

I will live my dream

I am powerful

I am R.A.R.E.

I am “Stroman Strong”


"Keys4Success": Vipers are R.A.R.E.

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"Food for Thought"

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