February 2021 Issue 10
Waldo Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll
Waldo middle school announces the honor roll for quarter two. Students on high honor roll earned a GPA of 3.75 or high and had all A’s and B’s. Students on regular honor roll earned a GPA of 3.0 to 3.74 and had no D’s or F’s. Great job, Wildcats. Keep up the good work. (Students in bold earned a perfect 4.0 GPA)
6th Grade High Honor Roll
Valery Aguayo Alvarado, Anahi Aguiniga Gonzalez, Mairim Arres-Rivera, Isabella Calderon, Miguel Camacho, Alexa Campos, Leslie Campos, Joanna Carbajal, Alexander Carter, Bryson Chandler, Diego Cielo, Faviola Coyomani-Tecaxco, Kaylin Curry, Manuel Esquivel, Dezirae Galvan, Jessica Garcia, Israel Gomez, Alejandro Gurrola, Miguel Gutierrez, Jasmin Hernandez, Jayden Hill, Ayannah Lazcano, Katelyn Leon, Lluliana Magana Rojo, Anthony Marin Guerrero, Daisy Marquez, Qusai Merei, Oswaldo Montes Malerva, Alma Montoya Caballero, Josie Munoz, Eric Munoz, Montserrath Nunez, Leia Nunez, Ashley Ochoa, Anthony Ortega, Jennifer Peralta, Yaritza Perea, Naleah Ramirez, Angel Ramirez, Johan Ramirez, Jovita Romero, Imanol Ruacho, Luis Ruiz, Melissa Ruiz Ortega, Carlos Segura, Isaiah Thompson, Alexis Torres Rios
6th Grade Honor Roll
Jackeline Aguiniga, Travis Brown, Raymond Bueno, Alondra Contreras, German Cuanetl, Areli Gonzales, Kevin Gonzales Murillo, Aaliyah Guajardo, Daniela Gutierrez, Eduardo Gutierrez, Jocelyn Hernandez, Diego Huizar, Jose Jimenez, Aiden Jimenez Ibanez, Kayleigh Keasler, Alexis Lazo, Matthew Lee, Jason Leon, Fernanda Lopez, Alexis Maces, Cesar Martinez Heynez, Madeleine Martinez Pillado, Roman Martinez Tinajero, Rubi Montes, Paola Morales, Ashley Olmedo, Jennyfer Pineda, Gael Retana, Ayden Rocha, Cintya Rodriguez, Damian Rodriguez, Azul Rosillo, Lionelys Ruiz Nazario, Trinity Rule, Damian Salgado, Paola Sandoval Sandoval, Dayami Solano, Avianna Surratt, Diego Tafolla, Daniel Vargas, Joseline Vargas Arreguin, Roberto Vazquez, Manuel Vilchiz-Terrones, Evelyn Vallafuerte, Deondre Whooper, Jamear Williams, Trino Zarate Chavez, Betzaida Zepeda
7th Grade High Honor Roll
Bryan Aguayo Alvarado, Richard Aguirre, Brandon Aleman Garcia, Alex Barrera, Luz Barrera, Isaiah Benco, Daniela Beto Tecaxco, Alondra Bravo, Shanice Brock, Trinity Brown, Saleen Canales, Jaiden Cervantes, Anthony Chavez, Maria Cruz, Yaihr Cruz Rafael, Keydy Espinoza Reyes, Christina Fuentes, Abel Gallegos, Ashly Gamez, Sarai Gonzalez, Jonathan Guerrero Mondragon, Braulio Gutierrez, Mya Handley, Jazmine Hernandez, Melani Hernandez, Perla Hernandez, Elyssa Juarez, Mya Lamas, John Lamberth, Andrew Lee, Jennifer Lopez, D Anthony Madrigal, Andrea Martinez, Yuliana Martinez, Alexis Mayor, Bryttany Azucena Molina Salas, Angel Nunez, Carolina Nunez, Ricardo Nunez Mayorga, Rigoberto Ochoa, Jovanni Perez, Lizbeth Perez, Jennifer Ramirez Ramos, Eilanni Salas-Hernandez, Benjamin Santellanes, Makayla Thomas, Brandon Torres-Orozco
7th Grade Honor Roll
Karen Aguilar, Kevin Almaraz, Elizabeth Alvarado, Magali Alvarado, Ailyn Alvarez, Karen Alzati, Selena Aponte Ochoa, Elisanndra Arancibia, Nayeli Barajas, Juliana Bravo, Jaylene Brito, Alan Cabada, Nancy Carbajal, Benjamin Cisneros, Valeria Coyomani Tecaxco, Daisy Cruz, Omar De La O, Angelina Dimas, Yovanni Flores, Valeria Garcia, Cojairon Garrett, Azariel Gongora, Joey Gonzalez, Oscar Gonzalez, Trevion Green, Diego Gutierrez, Gabriel Guzman, Amayrani Hernandez, Angel Hernandez, Luzamor Hernandez, Ashley Hernandez Gomez, Adamaris Javier Matus, Yurem Jimenez, Christopher Johnson, Yasmine Juarez-Vega, Kaitlyn Kavalauskas, Jesus Leon, Bryan Lopez, Athzity Macias, Monica Malagon, Jasmine Martinez, Zuleyma Martinez, Pamela Martinez Gutierrez, Leylani Monarrez, Oscar Morales, Bryan Nevarez, Yandell Perez Mercado, Jordan Quinones, Julissa Ramirez, Azul Ramirez DelaCruz, Joshua Rendon, Valeria Rivera-Nino, Isabella Rosas, Dianna Sanchez, Joanna Sanchez, Kevin Silva Gomez, Aylin Soto Carrillo, Sarahi Tavizon, Diego Vazquez
8th Grade High Honor Roll
Cristal Ahuatl, Mayra Alejo, Dulce Andrade-Rojas, Madelis Balleza Najera, Emma Bilbruck, Britany Chavarria Perez, Jose Contreras, Eileen Duran, Brenda Escobedo, Israel Fabela, Leyah Fingers, Chelsea Fuentes, Ixel Gamez, Juliana Gomez, Alyzeiah Gonzales, Neliena Gonzales, Ariana Gonzalez, Brandon Gonzalez, Roxsy Gonzalez, Veanney Gutierrez, Saul Heredia, Portia Hines, Krystal Huerta, Kimberly Leon, Kasandra Marquez, Yareli Medina, Barbie Montalva Amaro, Abril Munoz, Evelyn Nava, Marisol Patino, Alejandro Peralta, Kimberly Perea, Citlaly Quintino, Emmanuel Ramirez, Brandon Retana, Adan Rios, Anastasia Salas, Isaac Sanchez, Samia Sida, Kate Soto, Giovanni Suarez, Erika Tapia, Pilar Torres Medina, Jesus Uribe, Camila Valencia, Ericka Vazquez Gutierrez, Juan Walo, Nallely Zavaleta
8th Grade Honor Roll
Monserrat Alanis Ramirez, Leslie Amaro, Nataly Avila, David Ballines, Noely Ballines, Eric Bausch, Aiden Beal, Rashawna Brock, Hazel Buenrostro, Antonio Cordova, Melanie Coyomani, Tamara Dowdell, Kevin Ferreira, Wyatt Fiala, Bladimir Fiero Guerrero, Alexa Flores, Juan Galvan Lara, Erick Garcia, Kimberly Garcia, Rocio Garcia, Joshua Gilbert, Jahylyn Gomora, Cristobal Gonzalez, Treycy Gonzalez, Jaqueline Gurrola, Lesly Guzman, Yuritzy Guzman, Isaac Herrera, Guadalupe Lopez, Marc Lopez, Ruben Manzanares, David Martinez, Irizel Mendoza, Lucero Mondragon, Canaan Moreno, Carol Moreno Lopez, Crystal Najera, Kayla Nunez, Arial Patino, Aleks Perea, Jorge Perez, Guadalupe Pizano Mejia, Neilly Ramirez, Sebastian Reyes Rios, Martin Rodriguez, Heavenleigh Vasquez, Lizbet Vazquez, A Jayla Williams
Count on Me
Written by - Bruno Mars, Phillip Lawrence, Avi Levine
Produced by - The Smeezingtons
Record Label - Warner Music
Leveling up Together!
The History of St. Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and friendship and the joy of having other people in your life. It’s a day of flowers, candy and cards decorated with hearts. This special day’s origin, though, is not so rosy.
There are many theories on how Valentine’s Day began, but the most noted one begins in Rome in the year 268. Emperor Claudius II wanted a fierce team of young men to fight in his armies. He found that when young men are in love or sharing their lives with a wife and children, they tended to be more cautious.
To insure large numbers of soldiers for his armies, Claudius outlawed marriage for those young men.
Claudius may have outlawed love, but he could not stop it. Young men and women still fell in love and wanted to become couples in the eyes of the church. A brave—and obviously romantic—priest named Valentine thought the law was horribly unjust.
Putting his life in danger, Valentine continued performing marriage ceremonies, doing so in secret and hidden from the eyes of authorities.
Still, word of Valentine’s secret ceremonies made its way back to Claudius. The priest was found and put to death on, as some versions state, on February 14th. Centuries later, the Catholic Church made that kindly priest a saint, one of three saints named “Valentine.”
No one knows exactly when St. Valentine’s Day was first celebrated, but there is a poem in existence that is considered to be the first ever written Valentine’s Day card. It was sent from a prisoner in the Tower of London to his wife in the year 1415.
My very gentle Valentine,
Since for me you were born too soon,
And I for you was born too late.
God forgives him who has estranged
Me from you for the whole year.
I am already sick of love,
My very gentle Valentine.
Today, greeting card companies estimate that over a billion cards of love and affection are sent each St. Valentine’s Day.
While Valentine is a Catholic Christian saint, his death and the tradition of love that he created is celebrated world-wide by people of all religions. People send cards, flowers and candy in counties many countries around the world.
Some countries have banned St. Valentine’s Day, but people in love show the courage of the doomed priest by celebrating the occasion. Repressive governments may confiscate all of the red roses available in the country. Still, no one can ever halt the flow of love and affection.
Today’s click-and-post culture is tossing aside many old traditions and rules. Still, the history of Valentine’s Day lives on annually every February 14th in a worldwide celebration of love.
Happy St. Valentine’s Day. Tell everyone in your heart how much they mean to you. And remember when you sign those cards how love and friendship lives on, even in the face of adversity.
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Waldo's Virtual Clubs
The Newspaper Club creates a monthly online newspaper to share with students, staff, and the community. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are welcome. Our Club meets from 2:30 PM until 3:15 PM.
Newspaper Club Dates: Feb. 18th Mar. 3rd & 17th, Apr. 7th & 14th, and May 5th & 12th.
Newspaper Club Meet link: WILDCAT NEWS
The Wildcat News is sponsored by: Ms. Martin
Waldo Tae-Kwon-Do Academy is a club that typically meets and practices the Korean martial arts Tae-Kwon-Do and Hapkido. With us participating in our club remotely for the time being we will be focusing on the mental aspects of being a martial artist (courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit for starters). We will also spend some time reviewing real life self-defense encounters and discussing how these events played out. Additionally we will also discuss and practice verbal de-escalation strategies.
Virtual Meeting Days/Times: Meeting days/Times TBD.
Google Classroom Link: TAE-KWON-DO
Sponsored by: Mr. Alonso
National Junior Honor Society
NJHS club is by invitation only! Work hard and you can be a part of it. Meetings are the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12:30-1pm.
Dates: Mar. 3/17, April 7/21, May 5/19.
Meet link: NJHS
Sponsored by: Ms. Cramer
We will be discovering what technology is , play many games, learn about our school technology, hold school fundraisers, travel on adventures through virtual field trips and more.
At this time, we are not able to sponsor outside school field trips but, When we get back to normal, we will be having Field trips AND SNACKS. All students 6th through 8th grade are welcome.
Tuesdays starting March 9 @ 12:15 - 12:45
Google Meet: TECH CLUB
Sponsored by: Ms. Burback
Cooking Club meets the 2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH from 12:15-1:00 PM All students are welcome.
Dates: March 10 & 24, April 14 & 28, May 12 & 26
Meet Link: COOKING CLUB
Sponsored by: Mrs. Carson
Everyone is a STAR. They just need to know how to shine! Drama club is an opportunity to strengthen your theatre skills. We meet at 2:30PM 3:15PM.
Dates: March 4th and 18th, April 15th and 29th, & May 13th
Meet Code: DramaClub
Sponsored by: Ms. McGee
We will be discovering what it means to be a council member, play games, learn about our government, hold school fundraisers, travel on adventures through virtual field trips and more. At this time, we are not able to sponsor school dances. When we get back to normal, we will be having a DANCE WITH A DJ AND SNACKs! All students 6th through 8th grade are welcome.
Tuesdays starting March 2 @ 12:15-12:45
Google Meet: STUDENT COUNCIL
Sponsored by: Ms. Burback & Mr. Douglass
Art Club will meet the 1ST AND 3RD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH at 2:30 to 3:15 PM.
Dates: Feb. 18th, March 4th/18th, April 15th/29th, May 13th/27th
GOOGLE MEET CODE: WaldoARTCLUB
Sponsored by Mrs. Cholewa and Mr. Levi
Clubs still to come:
Door Decoration Club
For more information on Waldo's Virtual Clubs or to join, fill out the Club Interest form below.
Live, Laugh, Love
"It is always too soon to quit." - Norman Vincent Peale
"If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours." - Dolly Parton
"Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien
"No one is perfect - that's why pencils have erasers." -Wolfgang Riebe