Colts Chronicle

Carter Lomax Middle School

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Dates to Remember

1/21 No School for Students

1/22 Parent WAIT Information Meeting @ 5:30-6 p.m.

1/22 6th Grade STEM Night @ 6-7:15 p.m.

1/24 NEHS Induction @ 2 p.m.

1/29 Student Led Conferences - Team UH & Team Rice

1/30 Progress Reports Go Home

1/30 Student Led Conferences - Team Stanford & Team Texas Tech

1/31 Student Led Conferences - Team Baylor & Team A&M

2/1 Student Led Conferences - Team North Texas & Team UT


Bondy is taking a different approach to enrolling students in the Connect Program for the upcoming school year. Instead of our current students signing up to be in Connect next year, they will automatically roll over into Connect.

If you would like to remove your child from the program, you must click the link below and complete the form by January 25th.

Coach's Corner

Lomax Mighty Milers (NYRR) had a special guest today! Brian Farrell of New York Rising Road Runners organization came and visited their session this morning. Thanks for the visit and thanks to Coach Williams for organizing another great opportunity for our students!
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Escape the Room!

Sixth grade science students used an Escape Room activity to review for their upcoming CBA. They solved puzzles with a team to review the focus areas that they have covered so far this school year. The activity was a fun way to prepare for their test!
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Carter Lomax will be hosting Student Led Conferences from January 29 - February 1. Your student will be presenting their Personalized Learning platform to you. They will be sharing their goal-setting strategies, focus area and project progress, and course grade breakdown. Please see the chart below for the time at which your student will be presenting.
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Weekly Parent Connect

Weekly Parent Connect

Students whose parents have opted to be part of the WAIT Training Human Growth and Development curriculum will be learning about the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual changes they will be going through in the coming years. Therefore, over the coming weeks you will also find tips in our weekly parent connect on how to speak to your child about the changes they will be going through. Information below is retrieved from The Center for Relationship Education, 2010/WAIT Training about establishing house rules.

House Rules

1. Chores-Children learn to be a part of the family and manage time better by managing when the chores will get done, but parents set the timeframe. Example: Empty the dishwasher before mealtime

2. Homework- is to be completed within a certain time frame. The parent does not have to nag the child each day, but it is an expectation. Example: Homework needs to be complete before any television or computer time. Don’t forget, as the parent, be interested in the homework and occasionally check it over for your child.

3. Bedtime-Once a bedtime is set; you can encourage your child to manage their time with homework, showers, chores, playtime to relax prior to bedtime. Remember, children at this age need approximately 9-12 hours of sleep/night. Allowing your child to stay up late and not get sufficient sleep only hinders their ability to learn the next day.

4. Boundaries around going to friends’ houses after school or on the weekend-Set clear guidelines for your child when he or she goes out: Where will you be? What will you be doing? Who will you be with? When will you be home? How can I reach you? Call me when you arrive at your destination.

5. Dating age-Set an age for dating such as “no dating in the pre-teen and early teen years.” Ask your son or daughter what dating means to him or her. It can mean different things to different young people at difference ages. It’s also a good way to start a conversation.

Discuss your concerns with them dating someone more than two years older or younger than he or she. (*Research by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy show that 13 percent of youth aged 14 and under in a same age relationship have had sexual intercourse. But when a pre-teen or teen of this age has a relationship with somebody who is two years older, 26 percent of the time it involves sexual intercourse. If the relationship is with somebody three years older, 33 percent of the time it involves sexual intercourse.) Albert, Bill, Sarah Brown and Christine M. Flanigan, eds. “14 and Younger: The Sexual Behavior of Young Adolescents.” Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2003.

6. Friends-Set clear guidelines for your child when he or she goes out: Where will you be? What will you be doing? Who will you be with? When will you be home? How can I reach you? Call me when you arrive at your destination.

7. Cell phone usage during sleep time-Discuss if it is an appropriate idea to charge the cell at night in another room so your child gets a full night of uninterrupted sleep.

8. Computer time/internet time/social media (Facebook)/movies-Set rules about what your son or daughter can and cannot watch, listen to or read about what video games they can play and where they can go on the Internet. Do not put a television or computer in your child’s bedroom. These should be out in the open, like in the living room. That way you can know what your child is watching or doing on the Internet/Facebook or other sites.

9. Grades, manners, grooming-Discuss these issues and set some house rules. When your children know what to expect of their behavior and attitudes, they rise up and most often meet your standards as you continually encourage them.

10. Availability-Let your son or daughter know that you will come and get them if they get into an uncomfortable situation.

11. No drugs. No alcohol. No tobacco.

12. Expectations around civic engagement-Shall we help others as a family? Shall we adopt a “random acts of kindness” mindset for our family?

Parent coordinator/5th grade counselor,

Tara Crum

6th grade counselor/bilingual

Cynthia Pena

Parent Connect

You will be receiving an email from Summit Learning inviting you to login to the platform and see your student's information. Having your own Parent Connect account allows you to view your child's goals for the week, current grades, and dues dates for Focus Areas, Projects, and Concept Units.

When you receive the email from Summit Learning, you will only need to follow the link, watch the video, and create your own password for the account. If you do not receive an email, contact your child's homeroom teacher.