Northpointe Newsflash

January 24- 28, 2022

Northpointe Intermediate School

It's hard to believe we are in our last week of January- this semester is already flying by! Our students will be starting interim assessments this week, so take a look at the dates below for more details on these assessments.


Don't forget- for current 6th grades who will be going into 7th grade, there is an optional Course Selection meeting on January 26th at either 8:00 am or 6:00 pm in the WWJH Cafeteria. This will be a great meeting to learn more about course options your students will have as then enter junior high.


This week we will be focusing on the Great Expectations Life Principle of Loyalty: faithfulness to others. Below are some guiding questions for you to use when discussing Loyalty with your student this week:

  1. What does loyalty mean to you?
  2. Why should you be loyal?

Counselor Corner: Mrs. Diaz-Vela

Please click on the following links for all dates, presentations, information, etc.


6th → 7th Grade Course Selection Timeline - 2022-2023


Jan. 26, 2022 - Informational Meeting - 7th gr. Course Selection

TIME: 8:00 AM OR 6:00 PM (Please attend the meeting of your choice.)

LOCATION: WWJH Cafeteria

Feb. 2, 2022 - Student Presentation Meeting - WWJH counselors will assist students in

completing their 7th grade course selection sheet.(Students only)

TIME: During students’ “Specials” class (PE/Comp. Lab/Skills)

LOCATION: NIS Cafeteria

Feb. 14, 2022 - Course Verification Sheets will be sent home. Parents should review, sign and

return the forms to the NIS Counseling Office.

Feb. 17, 2022 - Course Verification Sheets are Due to the NIS Counseling Office. ***All course verification sheets need to be returned with a parent signature.***


If you have any questions, please reach out directly to Mrs. Pitts at bethpitts@tomballisd.net.


5th 6th Grade Course Selection Timeline - 2022-2023

January 28th - Course Verification Sheets (Hardcopy) – Distributed to 5th grade students by their homeroom teachers. This is where you can make last minute changes to their selections.

February 4th - All Course Verification Sheets (with parent signature) – Due to Counseling Office, Mrs. Diaz. ***All course verification sheets need to be returned with parent signature.***

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Diaz directly at nizherdiazvela@tomballisd.net.

Interim Testing Information

5th & 6th Grade students will be taking the STAAR Interim Assessment over 2 days at the end of January and early February, 2022. This assessment is an online tool used to gauge students' understanding of the statewide curriculum and students' mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) & will help inform teachers by serving as a predictor of students’ performance on the STAAR summative assessments that will be taken in May.


STAAR Interim Assessments are low-stakes tests, not tied to accountability, and not taken for a grade. The data will show students’ strengths in the subject areas tested, as well as opportunities for growth.


Northpointe students will be testing on the following dates:


5th Grade STAAR Math Interim Assessment: Tuesday, January 25 - Wednesday, January 26


6th Grade STAAR Math Interim Assessment: Monday, January 24 - Tuesday, January 25


5th and 6th Grades STAAR Reading Interim Assessment: Monday, January 31 - Tuesday, February 1


It is important that all students are present during these testing dates. We have a limited amount of time to finish all tests and the make-up window will be short. If students are absent, they will be given time to make-up their tests, but this will result in missed classroom instruction.


We are so excited to see the great things our NIS Wildcats will do on this assessment, and we look forward to celebrating their strengths and progress alongside you!! Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions about the STAAR Interim Assessment, please feel free to send an email to robynthrower@tomballisd.net.

Be Present for your Future

Attendance Matters: Consistent attendance and being on time is one of the keys to academic success.

Documentation after an Absence

When a student is absent from school, the student—upon arrival or return to school—must bring a doctor note or note signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. The note must be turned in within 3 days of the student’s return to school.

If absences become excessive, the student may be required to submit a doctor’s note verifying illness for the absences to be excused.

The campus will document in its attendance records whether the absence is excused or unexcused.

Students please bring your notes to the front office upon your return to school.

Big picture

WWJH Cheer Clinic

Willow Wood Junior High will be hosting our 4th annual Wildcat Youth Cheer Clinic on Saturday, Feb 5th from 9:00 am - Noon. There will be a Parent Show-off at 11:45 am. It is open for all girls in Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Please join us to learn cheers, a dance routine, spirit and jump techniques.


Please see the attached flyer for all of the registration information. Tuition for each participant is $35 if registered online by Feb 3rd. Registration fee includes cheer instruction, t-shirt, and picture with mascot. T-shirts are pre-ordered and will be distributed based on when you register as a first come, first serve basis. So, hurry and register today to secure your daughter a shirt!!!


Register online at https://forms.gle/wjoA1QWyXu7XksTm8


Registration and payment is due by Feb 3rd!

Safety Reminders

The events in Michigan remind us to always have safety and student interventions at the forefront of what we do and to continue bringing awareness to our safety plans.


Linked HERE is a document for you to review with your students regarding the Standard Response Protocol we follow in TISD.

NIS 2021 - 2022 Yearbook ON SALE!

Pre-Order NOW this year's Yearbook and Student Star Ads

NIS 2021 - 2022 YEARBOOKS are for sale!!! Our yearbook will be a great keepsake that will capture memories of an unforgettable school year! A limited number will be ordered, so order before the Spring deadline.

They will be sold online ONLY @ www.balfour.com for $26.

For more information please call the library at 281-357-3020 ext. 1428 or email Bethrowe@tomballisd.net

Star Ads will also be available in 3 sizes: $10.00, $20.00, $30.00

Northpointe Reminders

Classes begin at 7:25 am with the Call to Excellence from Great Expectations and end at 2:55 pm. Doors open at 7:10 am for students to go to their assigned location until the bell releases them to class at 7:25 am.


Tardies will begin after Labor Day so we can continue to work through morning drop-off and ensure all students are in the building in time.

Northpointe Intermediate School

Stay connected via social media by following us on Twitter:

@TISDNIS

@Cain_TISD

@mistershepley