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WMS Core Class & Assessment Updates

Social Studies

  • 6th: This week we wrapped up our government and economics unit. We will take out Unit Seven Test on February 23. Our next unit is citizenship.
  • 7th: Texas History students finished their study of the Texas Revolution this week with the Unit 8 Test. I hope they will remember the Alamo! Next week, we will begin Unit 9, which will cover the Republic of Texas. This unit will focus on the many challenges faced by the three Presidents of the Republic. The Unit 9 Test is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 4.
  • 8th: This week, students began our new unit over the “Era of Good Feelings”. Students analyzed the characteristics of this brief unit in our history as well as the new inventions that came out during this time period. Our exam over this unit will take place next Friday, February 25. (Don’t forget! Geography Test #3 is on Friday, March 4!)


  • 6th: .This week will start with students taking an interim online STAAR test. They will also wrap up their book clubs, and begin to create projects to present to their peers. On Thursday, we will continue grammar and practice revision skills.
  • 7th: This week students will continue their daily SSR and reading responses. They will take an assessment over argumentative texts on February 23, 2022. After taking the test, we will review the skills. Later, we will work on revision skills.
  • 8th: This week in RELA students will continue their daily SSR and reading responses. Students will have a writing assessment and begin to review a variety of skills including making an inference, author’s purpose, point of view, irony, theme, characterization, and plot (linear & non-linear), text structures, and print and graphic features, and grammar with revising and editing.


  • 6th: Next week we will finish up our layers of the Earth models project and begin to explore the different types of rocks and minerals that Earth has to offer! Students will get hands-on experience of identifying different rocks and minerals. Students are also encouraged to bring their own to see if we can use Mohs Hardness Scale to identify them!
  • 7th: This week we finished covering dichotomous keys and started our unit over ecosystems. In this unit, students will learn the levels of organization, flow of energy, and limiting factors. The test will take place on Friday March 4, 2022. We are also taking donations for copy paper, notebook paper, and glue.
  • 8th: Next Week we will continue exploring the different phases of the moon and learning how to predict future moon phases. Students will collaborate on creating tips and tricks to help remember the order of the lunar cycle and even coach each other using our hashtag strategies!


  • 6th: 6th Grade students will take the Online Interim Assessment (similar to a Mock STAAR test) for Math on Monday 2/21/2022 then continue with Inequalities and graphing.
  • 7th: 7th Grade On Level students will dive into Similar Figures/Scale Factor then take their next assessment on Friday 2/25/2022. 7th Grade Advanced students are learning about Bivariate Data Analysis through a variety of fun activities.
  • 8th: 8th Grade On Level students have started the Volume portion of their 3D Geometry unit and will explore cylinders/cones/spheres.
  • Algebra I: 8th Grade Algebra students will continue exploring Factoring Polynomials through a variety of activities.

21-22 WMS Yearbook Information

We have only 200 yearbooks left! Once these are sold, we will be completely sold out for 2022 and we cannot order more. Get yours today at for only $45.

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WMS Library/Media Center

  • Please return any and all overdue library books! Fines for lost or damaged books should be paid through our online payment system as soon as possible.

  • The Battle of the Books competition is quickly approaching on April 9th, 2022!! Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 23rd during lunches and/ or advisory periods in the Library.

  • The next HACK club meeting will be Monday, February 28th after school in the Library from 5 to 5:45 pm.

UIL Activities, Rosebuds, AVID, STUCO, & Athletics


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  • The 2021 - 2022 UIL One Act Play company of NELLIE by Robby Steltz will FINALLY get to perform at the district competition on Monday, February 21. WMS performs 2nd at approximately 10:45 am.
  • Friends and families are invited to support WMS and the other middle schools competing in the UIL OAP District Contest at KPark. The contest begins at 9:30 and tickets are $5.
  • The CAST PARTY for the company of NELLIE will be Tuesday, 2/22/22, 4 - 6 pm. All company members should bring a treat to share.
  • What are we learning in classes?
    • 6th Grade Theatre: Basics of pantomime
    • Theatre 1 (7 & 8 grade): Components of silent films and pantomime
    • Technical Theatre: Costume design & basic sewing skills
    • Theatre 2: ‘Famous African Americans in the Arts’ research project & Black poetry performances
    • Students in the Technical Theatre class will need to bring a Barbie-type doll (male or female) to class by Monday, Feb. 27 for a class project. If you are looking to purchase one, Goodwill frequently has Barbie-type dolls for $2 or less. More information will be provided in class.

    • The next DRAMA CLUB MEETING will be on Tuesday, March 1. We will discuss our SPRING PRODUCTION & a social project we will work on as a theatre department.

    • Information about or Spring production should be available the first week of March. Stay tuned for more info!!

    Students in all theatre classes should have paid their class fees by now. If students have NOT paid their class fee, the fee may be paid at the following link:


Last chance to submit Spring Trip Commitment forms and Deposit.

Beginner Band Spring Trip Commitment Form

7th & 8th Grade Spring Trip Commitment Form

Please sign and return the form with deposit payment by Friday March 4th We have to get information to the Water Park and secure Buses.

Beginner Band Parents: We are off to a great start with our Band Karate, students have prescribed assignments/skills to pass off and can earn belts and will receive a Certificate at the Spring Concert for their Completed Belts

Concert, Symphonic, and Honors Band: Students are working really hard to prepare for our Concert and Sight Reading Contests in March

Dates to keep in Mind:

Thursday, March 3rd Full Orchestra for Honors Band and Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, March 5th Pre-UIL for Concert and Symphonic Bands

Tuesday, March 8th 4:00-6:00 After School Rehearsal then at 7:00 Evening Parent Concert for Honors Band

Wednesday, March 30th UIL for Concert and Symphonic Bands

Thursday, March 31 UIL for Honors Band



  • February 21, 2022- New Member Meeting 4-5 in room T-19.

  • February 24, 2022- Step Team Lunch Performance.

  • February 25, 2022- Black History Month Performance at ACE!

Ms. Cooper

Mrs. Robinson

Mrs. Russel


The Lionettes Dance Team have entered their competition season. This year the team will be competing with a jazz dance, hip hop dance, and a pom dance. The Lionette Dance Officers will be competing in the dance officer division with a jazz dance, a lyrical dance, and a contemporary dance. Also the Lionettes will have several soloists and a duet competing.

Competition Dates

2/26/2022 - Atascocita High School

Regional Competition

Team, Officers, Soloists, & Duet

3/5/2022 - College Park High School

State Competition

(The Woodlands)

Team, Officers, Soloists, & Duet

Upcoming Tryouts

Lionettes Dance Team Tryouts for the 2022-2023 School Year will be held during the week of

Date: March 28 - April 1

Location: WMS Gym

Personalized Learning Department

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

One of the biggest concerns that students bring to the counselor is friendship issues. We often ask our students what they think a good friend is and remind them that friends are supposed to be people that we feel comfortable around and happy to be with. Even as adults, we may need to be reminded of the difference between good friends and toxic friends. What makes a good friend for us? This month, help us bring awareness to healthy relationships by talking about what makes a healthy relationship with your child.

One in three teens in the US will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone that they are in a relationship with before they become adults. Every February, a national effort is made to raise awareness about the issue of teen dating violence and this year, Humble ISD is joining the cause as a district. At Woodcreek, we have a children in different stages and have embraced the month as a way to draw attention to healthy relationships. The week of February 14th will be Healthy Relationships Week, with a different theme each day. The themes for each day are:

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Course Selection Reminders

March 4, 2022 - DEADLINE for Parents to review course plans. You will receive an email notification when plans are available to view in parent accounts.

Course Selection Resources located here: 2022-2022 Course Selection Resources

Please check out our Quarterly Newsletter for more in depth information about course selection and upcoming events from the counseling department.

Autumn Ridge Middle School

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Credit by Exam

Below please find information regarding the Spring Credit By Exam for Acceleration registration and testing dates/deadlines.


Parents complete Credit By Examination Registration Form and give it to your student's Counselor before the desired testing window deadline.

Spring Testing

March 7-11, 2022

Registration Deadline February 15, 2022

Summer Testing

June 6-9, 2022

July 11-14, 2022

Registration Deadline May 6, 2022

All information can also be located on our website.

Ms. Watkins (6th Grade for 21/22)

Questions/Concerns to Ms. Watkins

Mrs. Cavazos (8th Grade for 21/22)

Questions/Concerns for Mrs. Cavazos

Mrs. Simon (7th Grade 21/22)

Questions/Concerns for Mrs. Simon

Mrs. Reyna (Lead Counselor)

Questions/Concerns for Mrs. Reyna

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Nurse's Clinic

As your children receive their middle school immunizations, please remember to bring or send a copy of their updated immunization record to Ms. Lawana Garcia (WMS Nurse). Many of your children have probably already received these immunizations. For those who still need their updated vaccines, please make these appointments very soon. According to Texas state law, without proof of the required vaccines, your child(ren) will not be able to attend school and may be withdrawn. This is especially important for current 6th grade students who are entering 7th grade. Nurse Garcia can be reached at Lawana Garcia ( or 281-641-5205.

6th Grade

Polio - 4 doses with 1 after 4th birthday

DTaP/DT/DTaP - 5 doses with 1 after the 4th birthday

MMR - 2 doses, 1st dose after 1st birthday

Hepatitis B - 3 doses

Varicella - 2 doses, 1st dose after 1st birthday

Hepatitis A - 2 doses, 1st dose after the 1st birthday

7th Grade

Polio - 4 doses with one after 4th birthday

DTP/DT/DTaP- 5 doses with one after 4th birthday

Tdap/DT - booster

MMR - 2 doses, 1st dose after 1st birthday

Hepatitis B - 3 doses

Hepatitis A - 2 doses, 1st dose after the 1st birthday

Varicella - 2 doses after the 1st birthday

Meningococcal (MCV4) - 1 dose

8th Grade

Polio - 4 doses with 1 after 4th birthday

DTaP/DT/DTP - 3 doses with one after the 4th birthday

Tdap/DT - booster

MMR - 2 doses, 1st dose after 1st birthday

Hepatitis B - 3 doses

Hepatitis A - 2 doses, 1st dose after the 1st birthday

Varicella - 2 doses - first must be given after 1st birthday

Meningococcal (MCV4) – 1 dose

Assessment and Testing

2021-2022 WMS STAAR Test Dates

(Primary Administration Mode is Indicated with a *)

***Most Students will be testing online this year at WMS.***

7th Grade Advanced Math Students will be taking the 8th Grade Math Test.

EOC Algebra I Paper and Online*- May 3, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 4, 2022)

STAAR Science 8th Grade Paper and Online*- May 5, 2022 (Make-up Date: Paper- May 13, 2022; Online*- May 19, 2022)

STAAR Social Studies 8th Grade Paper and Online*- May 6, 2022 (Make-up Date: Paper- May 13, 2022; Online*- May 19, 2022)

STAAR Math 6th Grade Paper Only- May 10, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2022)

STAAR Math 6th Grade Online* Only- May 17, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 19, 2022)

STAAR Math 7th Grade Paper Only- May 10, 2021 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2022)

STAAR Math 7th Grade Online* Only- May 12, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 19, 2022)

***7th Grade Advanced Math Students will be taking the 8th Grade Math Test.

STAAR Math 8th Grade Paper and Online*- May 10, 2022 (Make-up Date: Paper and Online*- May 13, 2022)

STAAR Reading 6th Grade Paper Only- May 11, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2022)

STAAR Reading 6th Grade Online* Only- May 18, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 20, 2022)

STAAR Reading 7th Grade Paper Only- May 11, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2022)

STAAR Reading 7th Grade Online* Only- May 13, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 19, 2022)

STAAR Reading 8th Grade Paper and Online*- May 11, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2022)

WMS Campus Procedure Reminders


If you are planning to pick-up your child early, you must do so BEFORE 3:15 PM. You must have an administrators' approval if you are in need of picking up your child after the 3:15 PM cut-off time.

WMS Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Please be sure that all before and after school student pick-ups and drop-offs occur in the front of the school. The bus ramp area is for buses and transportation service vehicles only.

21-22 Future Late Arrival Dates

February 2022-

  • 2/17, 2/24
March 2022-
  • 3/3, 3/10, 3/24
April 2022-
  • 4/21, 4/28

Woodcreek's Big 3:

Be on Time.

Wear Your ID.

Put Your Phone Away.

Morning Wandering & Tardy Consequences

In efforts to deter student wandering in the mornings, we will us a systematic consequence approach. We will follow the consequences as outlined below:

  1. Warning
  2. Assigned Lunch D-Hall
  3. Assigned After School D-Hall
  4. Assigned After School Extended D-Hall
  5. Assigned After School Extended D-Hall...Also, other consequences may be assigned by the grade level assistant principal.

Below are the consequences that will be assigned for tardies:

  • 1st & 2nd Tardy: Warnings
  • 3rd & 4th Tardy: Parent Phone Call & After-School Detention
  • 5th & 6th Tardy: Parent Conference & Thursday Class Assigned
  • 7th+ Tardy: ISS Assigned and Intervention Planned w/Parents

**All tardies will be cleared at the conclusion of each 9-week grading period**


Reminder that all students must wear a student ID at all times throughout the school day.


Cell phones must not be visible during school hours unless they are being used in the classroom for instructional purposes, as determined by the teacher.

  • 1st Offense: Parent will be contacted & the phone will be returned to the student at the end of the day.
  • 2nd Offense: Parent will be contacted & the phone will ONLY be returned to the parent.
  • 3rd Offense: Parent will be contacted, the phone will ONLY be returned to a parent/guardian, & ISS will be assigned to the student.
  • 4th Offense: Parent will be contacted, cell phone will be checked-in daily & returned to the student at the end of the school day.