Ranger Review

Week of January 24

Work hard. Manage yourself. Show respect.

Principal Message

Families, Students, & Staff,

Congratulations to all of our students who advanced in Region choir on Saturday. All of our TTB (guys) made it with Zaiden Worley making 1st chair. Marco Madrazo & Tyler Davidson also advanced. For 7th grade, Emma Campos & Mylie Jeffers advanced. In 8th grade, Reilee Garrett advanced.

Mark your calendars: We will have a course fair Tuesday, February 2nd from 5:30pm-7:00pm. All 6th & 7th grade parents & students are invited to the event to learn more about the courses that will be offered at Wallace Middle School for the 22-23 school year. Click here for the Flyer

Students: We will be offering 3 new high school courses for 7th & 8th graders next year; come learn about everything being offered before selecting your classes for next year. Course selections will begin in classes the first week of February for all current 6th & 7th graders.

I want to stress the importance of attendance & grades. Not only are both of these essential for extra curricular events, they are also used in determining if a student should be retained next school year. We will start having meetings with parents whose student(s) are in danger of possibly being retained due to attendance and/or grades.

Parents & Guardians, please ensure your email address is up to date in the parent portal. This is where you will receive the majority of information we send out. We have a lot of important dates for current students coming up this month and I would hate for you to miss it. Course selection for the 22-23 school year will begin at the end of January. Please be on the lookout for more information.

Upcoming Dates

January 24: Board of Trustees Meeting @5:30pm

January 26: All 8th grade students will visit HHS from 9:00am-1:00pm. Please see more information from Mrs. Lomax.

January 26: HHS Course Selection fair 5:15pm-8:00pm @HHS. Click on this link for more information.

January 27: Boys Basketball @WMS vs MMS. Parents Night. Games start at 4:30pm. See Sports You for more information.

January 27: Girls Basketball @MMS. Games start at 4:30pm. See Sports You for more information.

January 27: Royals @Hays Highstepper Contest Showcase @6:30pm in Joe Graham Gym.

January 28: January Rocking Ranger ceremony @2:30pm. If your student is chosen, the teacher who has selected them will reach out with more information.

January 28: Mariachi performing for elementary schools. See Mrs Vasquez for more information.

8th grade upcoming dates (All of the specifics for events listed below were emailed by Mrs. Lomax to all parents/guardians)

January 26: HHS tour day. All 8th grade students will visit HHS from 9:00am-1:00pm. Buses load at 8:30am

Have a great week!

Ms. Lytle

To To report an absence or if you have questions about an absence, please send an email to: WMS.attendance@hayscisd.net.

***We DO NOT accept phone calls or voicemail messages as documentation for a student's absence.

Excuse Notes:
Documentation must be received in the Front Office within 5 school days after the absence has occurred.

Compulsory attendance.

The student is in violation of the Compulsory Attendance Law if a student fails to attend school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year without a valid excuse (unexcused absences) as stated by district or state policies.

Morning Entry Time/Breakfast: Due to buses dropping off students earlier, we will open our campus doors starting at 7:30 instead of 7:45. Breakfast will start at 7:30 to accommodate this change. This change has had a positive impact on students not being late to first period due to breakfast lines. We have more students eating breakfast now than any other time during the year and it is less chaotic than before.

Student Drop off: Please drop your student(s) off in the designated parent drop off loop. Now that we are opening the doors at 7:30am the line for parent drop off is minimal. The safest place to drop off your student is in the parent drop off. Please refrain from dropping students off across the street from the school as there is only one are of the street where we have a dedicated crossing guard. Dropping students off in the staff parking lot or the bus lane should be avoided. In the coming weeks, the staff parking lot will become blocked off and will only be accessible to staff and parents entering the building.

Student IDs: Every student received a 2021-2022 school ID at the beginning of the year that is also used as their bus pass, if they ride a bus. Students are expected to wear their ID on their clothing and above their waist. Students that do not bring their ID will be given a temporary sticker ID for the day for $1. Students who wish to purchase a new ID will need to pay $5. Charges will be emailed home weekly and will follow students to their next grade level. Students who have ID fees will not be able to attend upcoming dances until the fines are paid.

Dress Code: As the weather gets colder, I want to remind students that hats are not allowed in the building. However, we do encourage students to wear their hats when eating lunch outside.

Laura B. Wallace Middle School

Principal - Joanne Lytle

Assistant Principal - Victor Hernandez

Assistant Principal - Petra Gonzalez