Colts Chronicle

Carter Lomax Middle School

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Dates to Remember

11/07 Progress Reports Go Home

11/08 Perfect Attendance Celebration

11/09 Veteran's Day Celebration

11/12-11/16 College Week

11/14 Career Day

11/15 Carter Lomax Spelling Bee

11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break

11/27 Evening with the Arts

11/30 Club Day

Coach's Corner

1) Mighty Milers will be held every Friday from 7:30-8:00. (bad weather will be inside Gym1) Coach Williams will announce Mighty Milers at the outside entrance to Gym1.



2) COLT FC soccer try outs:

Nov. 6th (Tuesday) / 5th Grade 4:00-5:30

Nov. 7th (Wednesday) / 6th Grade 4:00-5:30

Students must be picked up by flag pole at 5:30

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee participants!

The following students are the top 33 spellers at Carter Lomax! They will compete in the campus competition on November 15 with our winner heading on to district. Good luck to all of the participants!
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San Jac Field Trip - Team Texas Tech

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STARBASE

Congratulations to all of the 5th grade students who launched an exciting school year by participating in the program STARBASE - Science, Math, Engineering and Technology camp. In their 5 week mission the teams of Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta and Echo ended an amazing adventure and graduated from the program after investigating the effects of air pressure on a marshmallow man, creating a personalized STARBASE dog tag using a computer generated program and diligently designed a protective harness to keep Mr. Eggbert (a raw egg) from breaking as it crash landed in an airplane glider to the lands surface. At the Challenger center of the Houston Museum of natural science students became scientists and engineers who constructed and launched probes, conducted tests on rocks, animals and plants, calculated navigation routes, entered data and communicated with Mission Control. Other activities included designing a bridge that can hold weight; the launching of straw rockets to test the effect of mass and force on the launch and participating in geocaching. We want to give a special thank you to the STARBASE instructors Orion, Aurora, and NASA. Well Done Lomax cadets!!
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Physical vs. Chemical Changes Lab

Ms. Tolleson's sixth grade science students conducted mini experiments this week to compare and contrast physical and chemical changes. Students did 10 different experiments and identified the evidence of change in each to determine whether it was a physical or chemical change.
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DONATE TO THE CAN DO FOOD DRIVE!

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Socktober Collection Results!

Carter Lomax's first Socktober Drive has concluded! Our school wide goal was to collect 150 packs of socks we are excited to announce that not only did we meet our goal, we have surpassed it collecting a grand total of 204 packs of socks! Your donations will be distributed to those in need in our neighborhood areas. Way to go Colts! And congratulations to Mr. Martinez, as his homeroom had the most donations. Thank you to all those that donated and made this a very successful event!

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Thanks for joining us at Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!

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Our Carter Lomax teachers are super!

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Weekly Parent Connect


Solving a problem empowers us to take action based on the wisdom of our feelings. We have identified triggers, learned to calm our emotions through breathing and noticing then named our feelings so we can return to our natural state of wholeness. Now we can use the message within the feelings and the brilliance generated from their integration to take action. We take action by communicating from a position of responsibility. Responsibility means I am responsible for my feelings, thoughts, and actions. Responsible adult solutions include conflict resolution, acceptance, learning a new skill and building stronger connections. True solutions always create a win-win situation for all concerned.


Here are some feeling messages that point us toward responsible win-win solutions:


Anger & frustration ask you to clearly define what you want instead of what you don’t want.

Examples of how to respectfully share anger:

  • “I feel angry. I am going to calm myself and then I’ll talk with you.”
  • “I don’t like it when you talk when I am talking. Please wait until I have finished my sentence.”
  • “I feel frustrated. I was hoping we could talk this through calmly.”


Sadness and disappointment ask us to seek comfort, help, and understanding. We need to be conscious that what we are seeking will provide comfort.

Examples of dialogues for sharing sadness and disappointment include:

  • “I feel sad. I miss my mom. I know she passed away years ago, but it seems that waves of sadness still rush over me. Would you just hold me?”


Scared and anxious are a call for safety. Safety comes from reassurance, obtaining more information, seeking shelter, or having someone or something physically protecting us from harm. The antidote to fear is safety.

Examples of how to share the feelings of scared and anxious:

  • “I feel anxious about work deadlines. I don’t know if I can meet them. I was hoping for more time and more information about the exact nature of the task.”
  • “I feel scared the car is going to break down. The check engine light has been on in the car for over a week. I am going to take the car to the shop tomorrow.”


Happy and calm hold the message that all is good. Happy and calm is not something you achieve or work at, they are the states we relax into when we stop resisting what is. Happy and calm is our natural state.

The message of happy and calm:

  • Remember to be grateful.
  • Remember love is the answer regardless of the problem.
  • Remember we are all connected.


Solving leads us back to our original trigger with new insight and skills. The more we are willing to change our reactions, the better we can coach and interact with children and each other. What we offer to others we strengthen in ourselves. See the best and you become your best, guaranteed!!!



*This discussion is based on Becky Bailey’s new book: Managing Emotional Mayhem and adapted from Larry Slocum’s School Family Minute.



Parent coordinator/5th grade counselor,

Tara Crum

tcrum@pasadenaisd.org

6th grade counselor/bilingual

Cynthia Pena

cpena@pasadenaisd.org

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Parent Connect


You will be receiving an email from Summit Learning inviting you to login to the platform and see your student's information. Having your own Parent Connect account allows you to view your child's goals for the week, current grades, and dues dates for Focus Areas, Projects, and Concept Units.


When you receive the email from Summit Learning, you will only need to follow the link, watch the video, and create your own password for the account. If you do not receive an email, contact your child's homeroom teacher.