New Home Secondary News

May 2023

Developing Leopards through examples of love, encouragement, standards, and victory.

The Countdown is On!

We are a little less than a month from the end of school. The seniors told me yesterday, it is exactly one month until Graduation. 2022-2023 school year has FLOWN. This newsletter is very brief containing information about STAAR testing next week and dates for the end of the school year.

Testing Schedule for Week of May 1

Tuesday, May 2nd-

  • 7th grade Math, 8th grade Social Studies, US History EOC (grade 11)
  • Non-testers (secondary only) report to school at 11:40am to 5th period
  • If you need to have your students to school earlier then 11:40, we will have a place for them.

Wednesday, May 3rd-

  • 8th grade Math and Algebra 1 EOC (some grade 8 and some grade 9)
  • 7th grade reports to school at 8:00am
  • 12th grade reports to school at 8:50am (old gym)
  • Remaining secondary students report to school at 11:40am to 2nd period
  • If you need to have your students to school earlier then 11:40, we will have a place for them.

Friday, May 5th-

  • Advanced Placement US History Test- report to school by 7:50am in the library
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Mark Your Calendar!

May 2- STAAR testing

May 3- STAAR testing

May 4- elementary STAAR testing

May 5- AP US History Test

May 7- Color Run

May 8- School Board Meeting

May 9- Class pictures

May 9- FFA Banquet, 6:00pm @ Cotton Creek

May 10- AP Biology Test

May 12 & 13- State Track Meet

May 15- Athletic Banquet, 6:00pm at Cotton Creek

May 16- Semester Exam Exemption forms due

May 18- Semester Exams for Periods 2, 4, 6, 8; Daily Attendance Check-in 8:00-8:15 (failure to check-in will void exam exemptions)

May 19- Semester Exams for Periods 1, 3, 5, 7; Daily Attendance Check-in 8:00-8:15 (failure to check-in will void exam exemptions)

May 21- Baccalaureate @ FBC New Home, 6pm (graduates need to wear cap and gown)

May 22 & 23- Boys State Golf Tournament

May 22- High School Academic Award, 6:30pm

May 23- Jr High School Academic Awards, 10:30am; Graduation Practice, 1:00pm

May 24- Last Day of School

May 24- Kinder and Senior Graduation Walk, 8:30am beginning and ending in New Gym

May 26- Graduation, 7pm

Extended Absences

If your student is going to be absent more than 3 days please follow these steps:

  • Contact the school @ 806-924-7543 to report absence and arrange time for pick-up of school work.
  • Teachers will need 24 hours to gather work
  • Teachers will provide either paper or digital work.
  • Students can email teachers or communicate through Google Classroom with questions.
  • Students are expected to complete the assignments daily, unless too sick.
  • Parents are asked to return assignments on paper after 3-4 days (if the student is out an extended time) so that the teachers can grade work in a timely manner. Assignments in Google Classroom must be submitted daily if possible.

Teachers are doing their best to keep students up to date when absent but the students must do their part as well. This includes the student working on assignments and completing readings each day if possible. Doing work during their absence is the ONLY way they are going to be able to keep up.

Cafeteria News and Forgotten Lunches

Lunches this school year will be $2.50. Free and reduced lunch prices will be adjusted accordingly on a student to student basis. You can send cash or check with your child for their lunch account or add money online. Breakfast will remain free for all students. Click here for the current menu to view our most current breakfast and lunch menu.

If your child forgets his or her lunch, there will be a cart for secondary students at the main entrance for you to drop off the lunch. Please make sure to label the bag/ lunch box with your child's name and grade level.

The New Home Leopard Secondary mission is to show love through our actions and create a positive impact on our students today, providing leadership opportunities for tomorrow, and promote productive citizens forever.