Colts Chronicle

Carter Lomax Middle School

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Dates to Remember

1/15 Mini Mock Math CBA 5th & 6th

1/16 Mini Mock Reading CBA 5th & 6th

1/17 Mini Mock Science CBA 5th

1/21 No School for Students

1/22 Parent WAIT Information Meeting @ 5:30-6 p.m.

1/22 6th Grade STEM Night @ 6-7:15 p.m.

1/29 Student Led Conferences - Team UH & Team Rice

1/30 Progress Reports Go Home

1/30 Student Led Conferences - Team Stanford & Team Texas Tech

1/31 Student Led Conferences - Team Baylor & Team A&M

2/1 Student Led Conferences - Team North Texas & Team UT

Coach's Corner

Our 5th grade Lomax Volleyball team presented Coach Bagwill with a signed volleyball this week. Thanks for everything you do Ms. Bagwill!
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Student AR Celebrations

Our Carter Lomax Colts are super readers! This week we celebrated students that earned AR points during the months of November and December with technology and a snack time plus a live action Minecraft game! The incentive earners (and their teachers) had a great time building structures with their teams.
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Students in 5th grade science started reviewing for next week's CBA by modeling the processes for sedimentary rocks in the Crayon Rock Lab. They were able to create and see the processes of weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction, and cementation by completing the lab. We know our 5th graders are going to ROCK their CBAs!

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Faculty Fantasy Football

The Lomax Legends Fantasy Football League ended over the Winter Break. This year's champion was Golden Tate Bridge run by sixth grade teacher Mrs. Pelletier and this year's last place team was Cooper's Troopers run by sixth grade teacher Mr. Cooper. Thanks to all of the teachers that played and enjoyed this fantasy football season!
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Weekly Parent Connect

In February, students whose parents have opted for their students to participate in our Human Growth and Development Curriculum entitled WAIT Training will begin learning the content and material. Over the coming weeks you will find tips in our weekly parent connect on how to speak to your child about the changes they will be going through over the coming years. We will also be holding an informational meeting on what the WAIT training curriculum is on January 22 at 5:30pm at Carter Lomax. For further questions and information, please contact the Carter Lomax Counseling Department.

Talking Tips for Your Growing Child

Information retrieved from: WAIT Training/The Center for Relationship Education, 2010

Talk with your child early and often.

Listen to him or her. Talking and listening are very important but not enough. Be available. It is also important to spend time together and to do things together. Children need to know they can come to you when THEY have a question or want to talk.

Elementary School age

Begin by talking with your child about love and relationships. You can tell them about affection, love and treating other people with respect. Talk about why your child should always expect to be treated with respect. Talk about healthy friendships and what it means to be a friend, how friends should treat each other and effective communication strategies with friends and family. Also talk about manners and grooming during elementary school. Answer questions about body changes during puberty and how to take care of oneself. Some examples would be showering, wash hair, deodorant, clean clothes daily, adequate sleep and balanced nutrition.

Middle School age

Be very clear with your child. Tell your pre-teen or teen why it is important to make healthy intentional decisions and teach them how to make these kinds of decisions. Talk to them about healthy decisions surrounding drugs, alcohol, tobacco and sex.

High School age

Keep talking. This can be a time that many parents find particularly challenging as they try to keep the lines of communication open. Keep talking! High school is a critical period during which your child faces many outside pressures and really needs your love, support and guidance .Talk about dating and guidelines for dating.

During these years, you can get more grown up in what you talk about. Tell them what you think. Ask them what they think. Talk about dating, relationships, values and self-control. Continue to talk about their goals. Talk about the risks of having sex too young. Make sure your child knows he or she can come to you and talk about anything. Don’t just talk about sex. Talk about smoking, and drugs and alcohol. Kids who smoke are more likely to use drugs and alcohol. And kids who drink and use drugs are more likely to have sex. Be sure to also talk about the positive happenings in their lives.

The connection between drugs, alcohol and sex:

  • One survey showed that almost 1 out of 4 teens that had sex say they used drugs or drank alcohol the last time they had sex. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance-United States, 2005: Surveillance Summaries,” MMWR 2006; 55 (No. SS-5).
  • Teens who drink are seven times more likely to have had sexual intercourse than teens who don’t drink. (The National Center on Substance Abuse and Addiction. Dangerous Liaisons: Substance Abuse and Sex. New York: Columbia University, 1999).
  • Teens who use drugs are five times more likely to have had sexual intercourse. (The National Center on Substance Abuse and Addiction. Dangerous Liaisons: Substance Abuse and Sex. New York: Columbia).

Parent coordinator/5th grade counselor

Tara Crum

6th grade counselor/bilingual

Cynthia Pena

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.