Wm. Adams Middle School

Faculty and Staff Newsletter • January 18, 2016

Welcome to 2nd Semester!

We have completed 86 days of instruction! As we move into the second semester, let's remember to keep the main thing the main thing: Academic growth and student success should always be our priority. The semester will fly by and before we realize it, our STAAR assessments will be upon us. If we stay focused and keep our paddles in the water, TOGETHER, we will celebrate our campus successes.

A Fresh Start

It is not uncommon for Ms. Cavazos, Mrs. Ramirez and me to tell students when we discuss their behavior, that each day is an opportunity to start over. A new semester can often signal a fresh start. If you have have not yet been able to establish a positive teacher-student relationship, please don't give up! As Rita Pierson said, "Every kid needs a champion." Every child has a story. When we take the time to learn their story, we can better understand them. And, just as every student has a story, so, too, does every teacher. Have you shared your story with your students. It just might help them understand you, too.

Important Dates:

The second and last benchmarks will be administered as follows:
Reading - Jan. 27
Math - Feb. 8
Science - Feb. 9
Social Studies Feb. 10 (grade 8)
Writing - Feb. 11 (grade 7)

Benchmark exams will be provided to us.
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