Carter Lomax Middle School
Dates to Remember
1/28-2/1 Scholastic Book Fair
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
2/1 99th Day of School - Wear JJ Watt/Texans Gear!
2/12 5th Grade Math Mock STAAR
2/13 5th Grade Reading Mock STAAR
2/15 Club Day
ATTENTION 6TH GRADE PARENTS!
If you would like to remove your child from the program, you must click the link below and complete the form by today, January 25th.
Guest Speaker at SBDM Meeting
Yesterday, Carter Lomax had the honor of hosting PinnacleART founder and Texas Railroad Commissioner, Ryan Sitton, during our Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) committee meeting. Mr. Sitton spoke to our administration, teachers, and parents on the topics of leadership and coaching. The ideas that were shared go hand in hand with our mentoring program through Connect. We were grateful for this experience and look forward to continuing to build these skills and building on our relationships with our students and community partners.
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Teachers of the Month
Weekly Parent Connect
Be There for Your Child in the Formative Years
- Help your child transition from elementary to middle school.
- Discuss the concerns he or she may have before starting middle school, such as learning from many teachers, getting to class on time, finding his or her locker, getting on the right bus, knowing where the cafeteria is, navigating crowded hallways and doing more homework.
- Talk to your child about the physical and social changes and the social pressures that often occur in the middle school years.
- Communicate often with your child, the teachers, and the principal, vice principal or both.
- Visit the school. Be knowledgeable about the place where your child learns.
- You may want to ask the following questions of your child’s teachers:
- Is there a transition program for students leaving elementary school and entering middle or junior high school?
- Are counselors available who can help your child transition to middle school?
- Are teachers and principals accessible to parents?
- When are the parents’ nights, sports and art events, and other times when parents are invited to visit the school?
- When can parents volunteer at the school?
- Help your child organize a schedule.
- Help your child set goals with a time limit for completing particular tasks.
- Listen to what your child tells you and is really saying between the lines. Be sensitive to any fears your child might have. Sometimes it is helpful to reserve comments and actions until you have facts about a situation and know how your child thinks and feels about it.
- Discuss peer pressure.
- Communication is the key to being helpful to your child in the pre-teen years.
- Welcome and get to know your child’s friends.
- Become aware of physical and emotional changes in your child.
Reading in the middle school years
Reading is an important part of the middle school years. Many of the subjects your child studies in middle school involve much more reading than in elementary school. Check with your child’s school counselor to see what your child’s reading level is. If your child reads below grade level, check with the school to see what additional reading programs are available to help improve your child’s skills.
Looking to the future
Help your child focus on preparing academically for high school and college. Encourage your child to take challenging classes. You may want to ask your child’s teachers these questions:
- Will the classes your child takes help him or her be competitive in college and the work world?
- Is your child having trouble in any classes?
- What tutoring programs are available?
- Does your child have good study habits? Does he or she read what is necessary to complete an assignment? hand in assignments on time? prepare ahead of time for assignments and tests instead of cramming at the last minute?
- Does your child have the supplies needed to complete assignments?
Parent coordinator/5th grade counselor,
6th grade counselor/bilingual
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.