Your Weekly Woodcreek Newsletter
Have you seen a WMS staff member doing exceptional things? If so feel free to recognize them with a virtual pat on the back via our Woodcreek C.A.R.E.S. form. Teacher and staff work through a lot of issues daily, and it is always great for them to hear some positive feedback from our stakeholders. See the link below to give a high-five to staff you feel should be positively recognized!
School Pictures - Wednesday, September 21st
Woodcreek Core Class Updates & Assessment/Testing
6th: This week students begin their next step in World Cultures with designing and setting up their own country. This activity will be used in a year-long application of their studies and discoveries of new concepts, such as different cultures, economic systems, governments, human interactions with the environment, etc. they will be challenged to apply their knowledge to adapting their piece of the World Culture Multiverse!
7th: This week, Texas History students will begin learning about the Age of Contact, when Spanish explorers first arrived in Texas. Students will take two quizzes that will be averaged together for the final summative grade of the first nine weeks.
- 8th: This week, students finished our second unit of the year, Unit 1.5. They analyzed the causes and effects of the French & Indian War and how this impacted the future of the 13 colonies. Our test over this unit is THIS Friday, September 16. HEADS UP!! Geography Test #1 is NEXT Friday, September 23!
- Math: All Math unit assessments are now paperless and taken in Eduphoria Aware on campus issued Chromebooks. Teachers will review test questions and student data with students after each assessment. Students may attend tutorials if they need additional support.
- 6th: Monday, we will take our assessment on fractions, decimals, and percentages. Also our 6th graders will be working on their Entrepreneur in You project. We are excited about the students being able to use their deductive reasoning to figure out real world problems. We will also touch on multiplying fractions.
- 7th: This week On Level students will be converting between measurement systems then reviewing for the 9/23 Unit 2: Part 1 Summative. This Summative Assessment will cover unit rate and converting between measurement systems. Advanced students will be identifying functions using sets of ordered pairs, tables, mappings, and graphs then reviewing for the 9/23 Unit 3: Proportional and Non-Proportional Functions Summative. The last day to submit missing assignments for the 1st 9 weeks Grading Period will be Friday, 9/23/22.
- 8th: Students will have their Unit 2 Equations and Inequalities Assessment on Tuesday, 9/20. The remainder of the week will begin the study of Proportionality and Direct Variation for Unit 3.
- Algebra: Advanced Algebra students will be completing the Unit 2 test on Functions Tuesday, 9/20. Unit 3 “Linear Relationships” begins with Direct Variation. This is a follow-up to what they worked on in 8th grade, but with the addition of Functional Notation.
- 6th: This week students will continue with their 10 minutes of SSR and reading response. Students will take an assessment comprehension over various nonfiction skills September 19-20th, and track their data. They will work together to make test corrections, debate and prove their answers with textual evidence.
- 7th: This week students will continue their independent reading during the first 10 minutes of class. The students will revise and edit their argumentative essays and submit their final drafts. Next, they will review and analyze rhetorical appeals and devices and apply comprehension to their essays.
- 8th: This week students will continue with their 10 minutes of SSR. Students will continue to review, identify, and explain symbolism and figurative language using short stories, poems, and song lyrics. Students will also take an assessment over these skills.
- 6th: This week students completed their awesome CCR Superheros so be on the lookout for their grade! Next week students will be exploring energy transformations through everyday items and snap circuits. Their test will be September 28.
- 7th: Students took their Cells test on Friday so please check for their test grade. They will be completing test corrections in class on Monday and in tutorials if they do not finish. Then they will begin their unit on genetics starting Tuesday.
- 8th: This coming week we will master calculating the subatomic particles of an Atom using the Periodic Table and Bohr Models! Our Unit 2 Test (Atomic Structure) will be Sept. 23rd.
If a student needs to attend tutorials please check their teachers website for dates and times. They are welcome to attend another science teacher’s
UIL A+ Academics
As parents and educators, our most important goal is to prepare our kids for the future. In Destination Imagination (DI), students work together in teams to solve open-ended STEAM challenges designed to teach the creative process. Why is that important?
The creative process is a step-by-step approach that helps students better understand problems and ask better questions, come up with solutions, learn from failure, and celebrate their achievements.
In going through this process, kids learn vital life and career skills—creative thinking, critical thinking, public speaking, and collaborative problem-solving—that help them feel empowered and set them up for success in their future.
Personalized Learning Department
The mission of Gold Fight Win is to raise awareness, improve education and raise funds to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
Wear gold, educate yourself, and spread awareness about the fight against childhood cancer. We will end this month's awareness activities with a Pep Rally at Woodcreek Middle School on September 29th. Students that purchase this year's Gold Fight Win T-Shirt will be able to attend. The GFW shirts will be sold on campus during lunch on September 21 & 22. You are also to purchase your shirt at the locations below. Buy your T-shirt today!
WMS Campus Assessment
Thinking about referring your child for Gifted and Talented Program Services?
We have started building our Robots! I am excited for students to explore the design process and learn how to contrast and maneuver their bots!
6th grade Robotics will be Tuesday 4-4:45 in RM 210
7th/8th grade Robotics will be Thursday 4-4:45 in RM 210
Please contact me with any questions! email@example.com
We are excited to have all of these amazing lion artists. Visual Arts has started off great this year! We are excited to keep growing as lion artists throughout the semester and would love for you to follow us on Twitter so you can see the awesome things your students are doing in art. Our school Visual Art Twitter page is @woodcreekA, Mrs. Fernandes’ page is @aj_fernandes, Mrs. Martin’s page is @MrsMartin2168, and Mrs. Wright’s page is @KrystleWright. Give us a follow and see the great things our lion artists are doing.
Next Art Club meeting is September 27th 4-4:45pm in room 308
Also we have some visual art competitions starting soon so some of your students may be asked to enter a piece of artwork so some parents may be asked to fill out permission slip forms.
The 2022-2023 Woodcreek Middle School Yearbook is now on sale! Click on the link below to purchase this year’s book!
If the link does not work, enter this URL into your search bar: https://www.balfour.com/texas/houston/woodcreek-middle-school/yearbook-packages
This year we will have tiered pricing for our book.
Now- September 30– $30
October 1- December 30– $35
December 31- May 1– $40
Student ads are also available for purchase if you want to recognize your student and all of his/her accomplishments.
Range in size & price from $30-$130
These are first come first serve
Only available until December 31, 2022
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please email Hannah Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UPDATES to our Calendar of Events
Sept 19th we will NOT be performing at the Football Game
Sept 19th Drumline will be performing before school please wear GREEN
Oct 17th Band Performing at the Football Game info coming home soon
Oct 25th Halloween Concert Symphonic and Honors Performing Beginners Invited to our Trunk or Treat
Urban Air Social - Sept 22 from 6 - 8 PM. Payment of $20 for food and adventure and waiver is due Monday. Let us know of concerns or questions.
FYO Concert - Sept 28 at 7 PM in the WMS Gym.
Camerata, Sinfonia, and Chamber Concert - Oct 19th at 7 PM in the WMS Gym.
Concert Uniforms are the Dress Shirt and your own solid black dress pants, solid black socks, and solid black dress shoes. Take care of this ASAP to avoid problems!
I am so pleased to announce that former WMS choir student Sofia Plata was surprised on Wednesday with a silver ticket to American Idol! ABC 13 News covered the surprise and it was broadcast on the news! Sofia was the president of the WMS Bel Canto Chorus when she was a student here and she also was one of the students that Mr. O’Neal took to Carnegie Hall back in 2019. Here is the link just in case you missed it on the news! Let's all get behind this former lion and cheer her on!!
The arranger of the song “When October Goes ( Autumn Leaves)” Paul Langford left a beautiful comment about the WMS Bel Canto Chorus who performed his song back in 2019! Check out their performance and his comment at the link below:
WMS Dance - Please have dancers purchase Gold Fight Win T-Shirts to attend 9/29/2022 Pep Rally. The shirts will be on sale on September 15, 21, and 22 during all lunches.
- On September 22, the Lionettes will be at the SCHS Varsity Football Game with the SCHS Starlettes!
Lionettes will be performing at the Gold Fight Pep Rally. Go Gold!
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Lionettes Dance Team had their first football halftime performance!
Congratulations to Lionette of the Week: Melissa Deluge and Spirit Girl of the Week: Jamayah Denson!
As a reminder, all dues must be paid at this time!
- Monday, September 26: Rosebuds Color Party in room 415 after school. This event is for all current members.
- Thursday, September 29: The Rosebuds Step Team will perform for the Gold, Fight, Win Pep Rally.
The Rosebuds Step Team will have practice on Mondays and Thursday, in room 415 from 4-5:30.
High School & District Information
Child Nutrition Negative Balance Notifications to resume Thursday, September 15
Humble ISD has technology in place to help keep parents informed about their children’s cafeteria balance. Beginning Thursday, September 15, the district will resume sending weekly automated notifications by email to parents when a negative balance occurs. The emails will come from the address HumbleISD_Connect@humbleisd.net.
To avoid a negative balance, parents can deposit money into your child’s account by bringing it to your child’s cafeteria or through online payments at www.schoolcafe.com.
If you have any questions, please contact Child Nutrition Services at 281-641-8460 or visit humbleisd.net/cns.
Late Arrival Dates
WMS Campus Procedure Reminders
Food Deliveries from Paid Delivery Services NOT ALLOWED
Woodcreek's Big 3:
Be on Time.
Wear Your ID.
Put Your Phone Away.
Morning Wandering & Tardy Consequences
Below are the consequences that will be assigned for tardies:
- 1st & 2nd Tardy: Warnings
- 3rd & 4th Tardy: Parent Phone Call & After-School Detention
- 5th & 6th Tardy: Parent Conference & Thursday Class Assigned
- 7th+ Tardy: ISS Assigned and Intervention Planned w/Parents
**All tardies will be cleared at the conclusion of each 9-week grading period**
WMS CELL PHONE POLICY
Cell phones must not be visible during school hours unless they are being used in the classroom for instructional purposes, as determined by the teacher.
- 1st Offense: Parent will be contacted & the phone will be returned to the student at the end of the day.
- 2nd Offense: Parent will be contacted & the phone will ONLY be returned to the parent.
- 3rd Offense: Parent will be contacted, the phone will ONLY be returned to a parent/guardian, & ISS will be assigned to the student.
- 4th Offense: Parent will be contacted, cell phone will be checked-in daily & returned to the student at the end of the school day.