Colts Chronicle

Carter Lomax Middle School

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Dates to Remember

11/27-12/14 Toys for Tots Toy Drive

12/5 Progress Reports Go Home

12/5 Moving with Moms

12/5 Wonder League Meeting @ 4:15-5:45

12/6 Dashing with Dads

12/6 Choir Holiday Concert

12/7 Wonder League Movie Night @ 6:00

12/11-12/12 Jingle Bell Jog

12/11 Advanced Band Holiday Concert

12/13 Orchestra Holiday Concert

Coach's Corner

Cup Stacking

Lomax Middle School had 204 stackers compete last Thursday in the 2018 “Stack Up”. The kids had a blast performing the speed stacking, eye/hand coordination event coupled with cardio components, and push-ups to enhance this fun activity.


About the Record

Since 2006, each year the WSSA attempts to set a new Guinness World Records Title for “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day." Each year, the WSSA submits a formal application to attempt the record on Guinness World Records Day. Once all organizers and their witnesses submit their verifications after the event, the total count is sent to Guinness for official validation. The number to beat: 622,809!

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Mighty Milers

The Lomax Mighty Milers have been meeting every Friday morning to log miles! Students can come in and earn fun prizes, like t-shirts, by running or walking.
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Team Spotlight - Team A&M

Teachers on sixth grade Team A&M have been hard at work this week. Mrs. Franklin took her students to the library and helped them pick out books. Mr. Cooper held a workshop to help students that were working on the Latin America additional focus area. Ms. Hinojosa’s class worked on inequalities this week during their concept unit. Students enjoyed discussing height requirements for different amusement park rides. And in science, Mr. Whittenton used roller coaster models to demonstrate the concepts of potential and kinetic energy.
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Defining Our Rights

Fifth grade students have been working on a project to learn about and understand universal human rights in Reading and Social Studies. Each group put together information about their assigned human right to create a gallery walk for their team. Students used the gallery walk to learn about other rights and compare and contrast the different rights that they learned about.
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Roller Coaster Engineering

Sixth grade students have been learning about the forces at work behind roller coaster engineering! In their current project, they have researched popular roller coasters and learned about potential and kinetic energy to prepare them to build their own roller coaster models. This week they began creating their models using pipe insulation, masking tape, and marbles. They will continue to test their coasters and eventually create a presentation to sell their design.
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Robotics Club

This week the Robotics Club was working strategically to build their robots for competition. We can't wait to see the robots in action!
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Thank you for joining us at Evening with the Arts!

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PISD Police Deptartment - Toys for Tots

Once again, Lomax Middle School is working hand in hand with the PISD Police Officers Association to collect brand new toys for the less fortunate families in our school district. Please help us put a smile on a child’s face during the holidays by donating a brand new toy to the Annual Toy Drive. Donations will be accepted from now until December 14th.

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Weekly Parent Connect

You cannot be grateful and resentful at the same time.


Robert Emmons writes, “The basic observation that positive emotions are somehow incompatible with negative emotions is not a new idea and has been demonstrated over several decades. Back in the 1950s, this basic principle of emotional incompatibility provided the basis of behavioral therapies designed to treat phobias and other anxiety disorders. One simply cannot be relaxed and stressed at the same time. Try it. You can’t. Relaxation drives out anxiety or the opposite is true – anxiety will drive out relaxation. You cannot be grateful and resentful at the same time.”


Conscious Discipline Twist:


The idea of offering gratefulness instead of resentment will help next time you are triggered. Rather than continue to push away relaxation with anxiety, simply take a deep breath and find something to be thankful for in that moment.



*This discussion is based on Becky Bailey’s book: Managing Emotional Mayhem and adapted from Larry Slocum’s School Family Minute.


Parent coordinator/5th grade counselor,

Tara Crum

tcrum@pasadenaisd.org

6th grade counselor/bilingual

Cynthia Pena

cpena@pasadenaisd.org

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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.