January Hoof Prints

SCMS Parent Newsletter

Happy New Year Colt Families!

Welcome back to each of our returning families and welcome aboard to those who are new to CISD and Summer Creek Middle School. We hope that you each enjoyed a relaxing holiday season and are ready to hit the ground running for an exciting spring semester.

Semester Exams Make Up Deadline

Just a reminder that semester exams were administered to all scholars prior to the holiday break. If your scholar was absent, the deadline to make up all semester exams is Friday, January 15th.

Any scholar that has not made up an exam by this date will receive a zero for the exam grade. Semester exams will count as 15% of the final average for the Fall semester.

Please remind your scholar that it is his/her responsibility to schedule a time to retake each of their missed exams. If you have any specific questions regarding your scholar's semester exam, please do not hesitate to contact the teacher directly,

Report Cards

Beginning this spring semester, report cards and progress reports will only be provided online via the Skyward system. These reports will no longer be printed. Skyward allows you 24 hour access to your scholars grades and provides parents with the capability to print a report card at any time. Reminders will be sent each six weeks through Skyward and the Remind text message system indicating that report cards are "now available" to view in Skyward.

Please do not hesitate to contact the campus if you have any questions regarding this process.

You can access the Skyward system by clicking HERE

If you have not already done so, please verify that you have requested your scholars 2016-2017 classes by logging into the Skyward system.

Scholars are automatically enrolled into the four core classes and must chose from the appropriate electives.

Please do not hesitate to contact our lead counselor if you have any questions amar@crowley.k12.tx.us.

CISD Duke Tip Preparation (SAT/ACT Review)

Saturday, Jan. 16th, 8:30-11:30am

9100 South Hulen Street

Fort Worth, TX

The event will begin with a short parent meeting to be held in the NCHS library. We will then dismiss the parents and our two teachers will take over. Students will be instructed in the nature of both the SAT and ACT tests, basic test taking skills, as well as math/science and English/writing.

For more information contact either Ms. Franklin at Summer Creek robin.franklin@crowley.k12.tx.us or Mrs.Wilkinson at North Crowley angie.wilkinson@crowley.k12.tx.us


Region VII Band Clinic and Concerts

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 2pm to Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 3pm

909 South Broadway Street

Joshua, TX

Friday, January 22nd- Band Clinic

Concert Band- TBD

Symphonic Band- TBD

Saturday, January 23rd- Band Concerts

Concert Band- 2:00 PM

Symphonic Band- 2:30 PM


Summer Creek’s Gateway STEM Academy will be accepting another cohort of applicants for the 2016-2017 school year. The Gateway STEM Academy provides a rigorous academic environment designed for students who have an overwhelming interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Gateway STEM Academy is a small community of learners that operates within the larger academic setting of the Summer Creek Middle School campus. This highly innovative program, working in partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas, concentrates the instructional environment around a variety of experiences in each of the STEM disciplines.

Gateway STEM Academy applications will be available in early February for all interested students. Please do not hesitate to contact us at gatewaylearningacademy@crowley.k12.tx.us if you have any questions.

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