CAPT. MARK T. VOSS MIDDLE SCHOOL
WEEKLY PARENT BULLETIN FEB. 3-7
There were many highlights this week at Voss including our "Future Ready" SOAR Day that had over 20 presenters with diverse careers, interests, and passions,. We are so lucky to have such an engaged community that gives up their time and knowledge to help our students propel into the future. Below are some great pictures and descriptions of various sessions.
Last week we shared with you that Boerne ISD was recently named an HEB Excellence in Education Finalist for best small school district in Texas. On Friday, a group of 6 judges with a vast array of educational experiences visited Voss and were led on a tour by three outstanding students; Lorelei Voegler, Dylan Delgado, and Noah Patton. Lorelei, Dylan, and Noah took the judges to many classrooms and shared their experiences this year at Voss. As the judges walked around campus, they saw happy and connected students, teachers and staff who led creative and innovative lessons, and most importantly, got an opportunity to feel the positive energy that permeates through Voss daily. Regardless of the outcome of this award (State winners are announced in May), we know we are already #1 for our students.
Our course information night was held this week and our counselors shared information about course cards, new requirements, electives, and more. Below in the files section of this newsletter is the powerpoint that was shared as well as the questions that were asked in the meeting. If you have any additional questions, please email our counselors.
INTERIM TESTING FEB 3-4 We will have interim testing next week for Reading and Math and will be on an adjusted schedule. Interim testing is a benchmark assessment that will give our teachers data that will help guide each student's specific instruction moving forward this school year. Among our many goals is for our students to move up from their previous STAAR rating - Approaches to Meets, Meets to Masters, and those students who earned Masters to maintain the score. Interim testing data will inform instruction as it breaks down every state standard in the subject area and allows us to see high percentage of incorrect answers. The test will be taken in your child's study hall class.
Below is our week and month ahead as well as additional updates and reminders.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Soar Eagles, Soar!
Beto Hinojosa, Ed. D.
Capt. Mark T. Voss Middle School
Week of Feb. 3-7
February 3- 6, 7, 8 Reading Interim Testing
February 4- 6,7,8 Math & ALG I Interim Testing
February 5- Advanced Band Solo Contest
February 5- CHS Counselors on Campus for 8th Graders
February 6- Lifetouch Spring Pictures
February 6- Boys and Girls Basketball vs. Loma Alta
February 7- Chick-Fil-A Day/ STUCO Donut Sales
February 7- BHS Counselors on Campus for 8th Graders
The Month Ahead
February 8- UIL at Somerset Middle School
February 11- Tennis Meeting
February 13- 7th Grade Field Trip to the National Museum of the Pacific War & Pioneer Museum
February 13 - Valentine's Dance
February 14- Student Holiday
February 17- Student Holiday
February 18- Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting & Elective Fair 6:30pm
February 20- Orchestra Solos & Ensemble
February 25- Voss Evening of Service 6:00 PM
February 26- Counselors will meet with 6th & 7th Grade for course selections.
February 26- Spring Choir Concert
February 27- Outstanding Student Reception 7:50 AM
Inaugural Voss Yearbook Information
The Inaugural Voss Middle School Yearbook is only available to purchase online at Balfour while supplies last. There will be no campus sales this year so please get yours ordered now before they are all gone! Direct Link: https://www.balfour.com/texas/boerne/mark-t-voss-middle-school
Counselor Corner Updates
2020-2021 Dance Team Tryouts BHS- 8th Graders
Do you have a daughter interested in trying out for the Boerne High School Starlette Dance Team? Please see important information below!
All 7th and 8th grade girls interested in finding out more about what it takes to be a BHS Starlette are invited to attend a Tryout Prep Clinc on Saturday, February 22nd from 9:30am-12:00pm. You can pick up forms in the office at BMSN or download a form at BOERNESTARLETTES.WEEBLY.COM
All 8th grade girls wanting to tryout for the Starlette Dance Team must attend a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30pm in the BHS Library. Tryouts will be held at BHS, 03/31-04/03.
If you have any questions please contact the Director Kelly Patterson.
2020-2021 CHS CHEER TEAM- 8th Graders
If you are interested in being a part of the champion high school cheer program as either a cheerleader or mascot, please plan to attend the mandatory informational meeting on February 10th at 6:30 in the CHS library. Tryouts will be held after school March 2nd-5th
SAVE THE DATES...
- January 31: Chick-fil-A Day Pre-Sales (Online Only)
- February 3-5: Chick-fil-A Day Pre-Sales
- February 3-21: Spirit Wear Store Open
- February 7: Chick-fil-A Day
- February 25: General Membership Meeting
CHICK-FIL-A DAY PRE-SALES (ONLINE ONLY)
Beginning January 31st, parents can purchase the Chick-fil-A Day meal combo online at the Eagle Store. The meal combo includes a Chick-fil-A sandwich, chips, drink, and a full-size candy treat for $10. There is a $0.59 service fee for online purchases. Please note that all meals must be pre-ordered. No meals will be sold on the day of the event (February 7th).
CHICK-FIL-A DAY - FEBRUARY 7
Voss Middle School students will have the opportunity to pre-order a Chick-fil-A sandwich, chips, drink, and a full-size candy treat for $10. The Voss PTO will have volunteers in the cafeteria from February 3rd to February 5th to help students pre-pay for their meals during the students designated lunch time. Please use this form.
CHICK-FIL-A DAY VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS NEEDED
We’ll take care of the sandwich, but we need your help to make our first Chick-fil-A Day a success. We need donations of drinks, snacks, ice, and volunteer time! If you would like to donate or volunteer for the event, please sign up here. If you’d like to make a cash donation and have us shop for you, please click here.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The next General Membership Meeting is February 25th at 6:00 p.m. We hope to see you there! If you're not a member, it's not too late! Click here to join today.
SPIRIT WEAR STORE
The Spirit Wear Store will be open from February 3 - February 21. Please note: If you requested a size exchange from the last order, that exchange will occur when this order is received.
For more information about the Capt. Mark Tyler Voss Middle School PTO, visit us online at https://www.vosspto.org/.