Wolf Pack Observer

August 2021

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

September 6: Labor Day holiday (No School)

September 15: 7th Grade Open House (5:30 - 7:00 PM)

September 22: 8th Grade Open House (5:30 - 7:00 PM)

September 23: NJHS Meeting in the library (9:30 AM)

September 28: Choir Fall Concert (7:00 PM)

Leader of the Pack - Principal's Letter

Welcome Back Wolf Pack!

Another exciting school year is upon us! As I have stated before in my email out to you, This school year is truly going to be great, because I can promise you that West Lake Middle School is going to be a place filled with excitement, passion, and project based STEAM learning. At West Lake Middle School we want each and every person that comes onto this campus to know they are valued and that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to.

To the students, I want you to know how much we care about each of you. You are the reason we come to work every day and you matter to each and every one of us. We are excited that we can bring back more of you to face to face learning with all the events that we missed out on last year. Our “Personalized Counseling” initiative will be in full force this year. We hope you have taken the time to get to know your counselors and met with them. They are always available for you.

To the parents and guardians, you are very important and we appreciate your support. Without you, the students will not reach their full potential. We value you and your opinions. We look to you as a partner in your child’s education. We are excited to work with you and to greet you with a smile every day and make you feel welcomed.

I look forward to meeting all of you at our Open House night, from 5:30-7pm, on;

  • Sept 15th for 7th Grade

  • Sept 22nd for 8th Grade

As you can tell, the car rider line is running smoothly now with your assistance and all busses should be balanced. All the lunches are running smoothly and the students are settling in well to being back face to face. Every year, it takes a week or so to balance everything and get the procedures and routines operating smoothly. The past couple of years have been interesting due to the pandemic. We have not been able to experience “school” as we would have liked to and all are getting used to it again. This year, we will hopefully be bringing back many of the things we were unable to do in the past two years. If this year seems to be difficult, it is just the growing pains of all returning to “normal.” I encourage all of you to take a moment and to let go of the worry by making sure our kids won’t lose this year.

Everyone is hungry for some joy and relaxation. Enjoy this year, take pictures of your kids in clothes they will outgrow by next year, attend the fun school events that will be upcoming, don’t stress about the small stuff and enjoy your families and make memories that will last you a lifetime.

Thank you,

Ken Hodgkinon Ed.D.

Principal, West Lake Middle School

Welcome Mrs. Deborah Badeaux (7th Grade Assistant Principal)

Mrs. Badeaux will serve as the 7th Grade Assistant Principal for the 2021-2022 School Year. This will be Mrs. Badeaux's 15th year in Education, all of which have been in the Humble ISD School District. She was a Science Teacher for 11 years, and for the past 3 years was the Science Instructional Coach here at WLMS. She is excited to get the school year underway and welcome all new and returning students to what is sure to be a great year !

Welcome to WLMS! Mr. Corey Wiggins (8th Grade Assistant Principal)

Mr. Corey Wiggins will serve in the capacity as 8th grade assistant principal at West Lake Middle School for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Mr. Wiggins began his professional career in the banking industry for 12 years prior to transitioning to his educational career in 2012.

Mr. Wiggins began his educational career as a 6th grade Language Arts teacher in Austin Independent School District for five years. He also taught World Cultures for two years prior to his transition to administration. He is coming to us from Austin Independent School District where he served as assistant principal for the previous two years.

He earned his bachelor's degree in Finance from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and his master's degree in Educational Leadership from Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. His philosophy of education is to build meaningful relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff that promote success for all.

School Picture Day - Friday, September 3

This Friday, September 3rd is picture day for all West Lake students. Students will take their pictures on Friday during their science class. Forms will be sent home to all students tomorrow. You can also purchase pictures online by by visiting the Scott Tate website. Virtual students can come up to West Lake on Friday anytime from 8:30 am-3:30 pm to take their picture.

Humble ISD Middle School Virtual Open House

Dear Parents,

Please take time to explore Humble ISD’s virtual open house for our virtual students. The Humble ISD Virtual Open House site allows you to view materials from your child’s teachers regarding their course. You can select specific teachers, grades, and departments using the dropdown menus on the open house site.

If you have specific questions about a course, please contact your child’s teacher directly. All our virtual teachers also teach in-person classes. Please allow 24 hours for the teacher to respond.


Virtual Teachers and Staff

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Middle School #10 Information

Greetings, 6th & 7th Grade Parents & Students! Rosalyn Sweat, the principal at Middle School #10, will be attending our 7th grade Open House on September 15. Please stop by the Middle School #10 table in the foyer to learn more about why we are excited to open our district's newest state of the art middle school in August 2022! Follow us on Twitter to be a part of building our legacy!

Kingwood Park High School Informational Meeting

On November 8, 2021, Kingwood Park High School (KPHS) will host a program for your current 8th graders who may be attending KPHS in the Fall of 2022.

Future Panthers (Class of 2026) may come from within our attendance zone, or they may apply for a transfer should they live in other parts of Humble ISD.

After a formal presentation in the Performing Arts Center, students and parents may survey displays featuring KPHS academic and extracurricular programs and meet with many of the teachers who are the programs' sponsors. Instructional Coaches will also be on hand to explain course sequencing.

Parents and students are encouraged to attend. Please use the South (Chanay Lane) parking area and enter into the Performing Arts Center. The program begins at 7 p.m.

Interested in academic competitions?

Join us for UIL A+ Academics! Complete the Google form indicating which subjects you are interested in. Meetings will begin in September.

Please contact LeAnne Bass (leanne.bass@humbleisd.net) with any questions.

WLMS Counselor's Corner: Personalized Counseling & Counselor's Newsletter

At WLMS, we believe in a personalized approach to counseling. All students will receive two individual 1:1 meetings a year with their counselor. In these meetings, the students will have the opportunity to discuss their goals and aspirations, and discuss the options for their personal path in Humble ISD.

Additionally, the counselors will be working with students and teachers in the classroom to provide further avenues for student success. This partnership is designed to give Humble ISD students a unique approach to meeting their personal goals, career pathways, and setting a pathway towards success. Some of the topics that will be discussed with your student will focus on academic goals such as career exploration, CTE certifications and pathways and advanced coursework. Other topics will address social and emotional well being.

To learn more about the WLMS Counseling Team and all of the amazing things going on, please check out the WLMS Counselor's Newsletter

WLMS Band Fundraisers

Hey, Wolves! The Wolf Band has THREE upcoming events for you and your family to attend!

September 2nd - Papa John's Spirit Night Location: 7591 FM 1960, Humble, TX 77346 Time: All day! If you order over the phone, don't forget to mention you are ordering to support the West Lake Band. Here is their number: 281-812-7272 (FM 1960) 832-448-2743 (W. Lake Houston) A portion of proceeds will benefit the West Lake Wolf Band.

September 9th - Urban Air Spirit Night Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm Location: 19304 US-59 N, Humble, TX 77338 Participants choose from the following upon check-in Package #1: $15.00 Unlimited all-access jump to the park anytime between 4p-8p (for 2 hours) Package #2 $20.00 Same as Package #1, with the addition of two slices of pizza and a drink *Sock add-on option $3 additional A portion of proceeds will benefit the West Lake Wolf Band.

September 25th - Mattress Fundraiser Location: WLMS Cafeteria Time: 10:00am-5:00pm There will be 30+ different mattress styles on display in all sizes for customers to try, priced below retail. Adjustable power bases, premium pillows, bed frames, and mattress protectors will be available as well. The brands include Simmons Beautyrest, come with full factory warranties, are made to order, and will be available 2-3 weeks after the fundraiser. Delivery is available. Best of all, the West Lake Middle School Band benefits from every purchase.

Over 1,100 books have been checked out from the WLMS library in the past 2 weeks! WLMS Wolves love reading and are working on becoming #readersofthepack!

Readers of the Pack! WLMS students have been reading a novel of their choice every day for the first 10 minutes of RELA!

Ms. B's US History classes work on The Who’s Who of European Exploration: Students engaged in a gallery walk focusing on European Explorers!

6th Grade Science Students are using pom-poms and toothpicks to construct molecular compounds for their "Elements, Compounds and Mixtures" Unit.

6th Grade Graphic Design Students begin work on their digital creations in Mr. Quintero's class!

Advanced art students are showing off their personalities through their mixed-media sketchbook covers.

Mrs. Frugés AV tech students practice team building and communication skills during the 1st week of school by completing a challenging maze!

Yearbook students work diligently to come up with ideas for the theme for the yearbook!

Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade girls that made the volleyball team. There were 87 girls in 7th grade that tried out and 72 in 8th grade. All the girls worked hard and which made it hard for our coaching staff to make the cuts. Best of Luck Lady Wolves on your upcoming season!!

We had our first Cross Country meet this week and our athletes did awesome! We had 10 runners place in the top 10 of their respective heats. We have meets every Wednesday in September and we hope to see you there. Great job Wolves!

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