March Hoof Prints

SCMS Parent Newsletter

Greeting SCMS families!

It's hard to believe that Spring Break is already behind us. This month students will be taking their first round of STAAR test. Please see the dates below to ensure that your student has a good night's rest and healthy breakfast each morning prior to the test.

Below are just a few reminders regarding STAAR testing days

  • Please ensure your student arrives on time each day (STAAR test are four hours in limit)
  • Each student will be provided one snack during the test each day.
  • Hoodies, blankets and electronic devices (i.e., cell phones) are prohibited in testing rooms (these items will be collected prior to students entering class, please encourage them to leave these at home. Jackets without a hood can be worn)
  • STAAR testing days are closed campus dates. (Visitors can not enter the testing environment and outside food will not be delivered to classrooms. Students may bring a sack lunch or purchase a lunch from the cafeteria)

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming STAAR test, please do not hesitate to contact our testing coordinator, Kristi Kelton at

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Results from this years STAAR test will be utilized to determine appropriate programming for your student's 2016-2017 class schedule. Based upon their performance, students may be identified for intervention classes next year which could cause him/her to loose an elective. Please encourage your child to do their best!
Progress reports will be available in Skyward by the end of the day Monday, March 22nd

AVID National Demonstration Validation Visit

Thursday, March 24th, 8am

10236 Summer Creek Drive

Crowley, TX

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination

Summer Creek students and staff are on their way to being honored as one of only 3% of secondary schools in the NATION that are being recognized for implementing AVID as a school-wide approach to college readiness!

Our AVID guest will conduct their validation visit on Thursday, March 24th. Thank you in advance for your support!

STUDENT and STAFF HOLIDAY- Friday, March 25th

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"Battle of the Books" is coming soon...

America's Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 3-12. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.

What is the battle?

The battle is a full day tournament, similar to Family Feud or Whiz Quiz. Student teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book list.The first round battles will begin in the morning, with each team battling others based upon a tournament style bracket. The two teams with the most points are then invited to the "Grand Battle" after lunch,with the other teams as their audience.

How does a student participate?

Students must sign up individually or as a team with their ELAR teacher. Students will read books from the list provided. They should keep a summary so that they can review this information before the school-wide battle.

Where do students get the books?

Students should purchase the book(s) assigned to them by their team, when possible. The school library has a few copies of each book, however these must be returned after one week.

Do students have to read all 10 books?

Students are encouraged to read all O books in order to help the team,however teams may choose to divide up the book list amongst its four team members.


For further details, please feel free to contact