The Hawk Report

Christa McAuliffe MS Parent Newsletter - Week of Oct. 17th

A Message From Our Principal, Mr. Lemon

Greetings Hawk Nation Parents and Students,

Term 2 is off to a great start, and our Hawk scholars do not seem to stop amazing us both in the classroom and on the field/court. Let's continue to cheer them on and push them towards success, together!


As we continue through the 2nd nine weeks, we ask that you keep the following important updates in mind:


  • Term 1 Report Cards posted last Tuesday (10/11)! Please review your student's Skyward account and make sure that all grades are passing (70 and above). We are encouraging students to strive for A's & B's as we know that our Hawks are more than capable of high academic success. Should you have a question or concern about your student's grade, please contact the classroom teacher.

  • Don't Forget the Dress Code! As the season begins to change and it gets colder outside, please be sure that your Hawk scholar is following the dress code. Remember leggings must have a shirt or dress that fully covers the buttocks / reaches mid-thigh, and jeans that have holes, rips, or tears above mid-thigh must have shorts or leggings underneath them. Please reference the dress code below for more guidance on Hawk scholarly attire.


  • Attendance Matters! Each instructional day is filled with new material and additional opportunities for student growth. It is essential that we have our Hawk Scholars in attendance each and every day, for the entirety of the day. Please remember that Texas has a 90% rule that states that a student must be in attendance 90% of the time to receive credit for a course. Should an emergency or illness arise and your student must be out, please be sure to send a note to Ms. Katrina Taylor, CMMS Attendance Clerk, at Katrina.Taylor@fortbendisd.com, so that the absence can be excused.


  • As previously mentioned, we had our Code of Conduct talks the first week of school, where we discussed expectations with each grade level. We have included a copy of that presentation (click here), and encourage you to continue speaking with your student about following expectations while on campus.


Let's continue to work together, and please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns. Remember, we are Hawk Nation... Hawk Proud!


Mr. Trevor Lemon

Principal, Christa McAuliffe MS

It's Pink Out Week at CMMS!

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Hey Hawks... Remember... No Cell Phones / Earbuds from 8:25am - 4:10pm

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Calling All CMMS Ballers!!

Basketball season will soon be here. All 7th and 8th grade students interested in playing this season must have a physical and Rank One form filled out before tryouts.


Girls tryouts will be October 19th -21st


Boys tryouts will be October 26th -28th


See any coach for physical forms and a QR code for Rank One.

CMMS Counselors Corner

The Lending Library - Parent Agreement Forms

Don't Forget...

Free and Reduced Meal Application

Click the Yellow Bar to complete the 2022-2023 Free and Reduced Meal Application. A new application is needed each school year. All families are asked to apply!

FBISD Whole Child Health Initiative

As a part of the Whole Child Health Initiative, Fort Bend ISD is excited to present our second parent webinar of the 2022-23 school year: "Behavior Bootcamp." The parent webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at 6 p.m.


Whole Child Health, focuses on Whole Child Health, is aligned with FBISD's Profile of a Graduate, and is committed to supporting and developing the mental, behavioral, social, emotional, and physical health of all students in FBISD.


Links: Behavior Bootcamp Parent Webinar Link

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Just a Few Reminders...

Student Activities

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Athletic Clear Bag Regulations

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Voter Approval Tax Rate Election

During its Monday night regular business meeting, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE) for the November 8, 2022 election.


The state legislature requires voter approval of a tax rate increase that generates additional revenue for public schools.


Voter approval of the proposed tax rate of $1.2101 (the same rate as last year) will generate additional revenue. The District is planning to use the additional revenue to:


  • Address the deficit
  • Provide funding for safety measures, including assigning police officers to every elementary school campus
  • Allow increased compensation for teachers, raising starting pay to $60,000 for 2022-23
  • Allow for increased compensation for auxiliary staff and paraprofessionals
  • Allow for long-serving staff to receive years-of-service supplemental pay for their commitment and dedication to FBISD


Fort Bend ISD has a $47 million deficit due to lower than projected student enrollment growth, increased staffing for special education students, past decisions about budgeting for innovative academic programs, expiration of government funding received during the pandemic, and inflation.


A VATRE is one component in a two-part approach to eliminate the District’s deficit. The other component is strategic budget tightening. FBISD has already reduced its spending by $15.4 million as of June 2022.


With a successful VATRE, the tax rate will be $1.21 for every $100,000 of property valuation. That’s $1,210 per year or $101 per month per $100,000 of valuation.


There would be $0 impact on the property taxes for those with over 65 or disabled exemptions, although taxes may increase because of any new improvements made to homesteads (such as an addition or pool).


Visit www.fortbendisd.com/vatre for more information.

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