The Wolf Howl

Week of 4/8/16

One to One is Coming!

I am very excited about the roll-out of our one-to-one technology initiative next year. Here are some facts:

  • Each student will receive a Dell Latitude 3150
  • Laptop is 11 inches and weighs about 3 pounds
  • Student computers will be distributed on Wed, 9/7
  • Students will pay a $50 fee to take the computer home - $35 for free and reduced lunch. This fee will be paid only one time in students' middle school career.
  • School fundraiser will be a computer protective sleeve
  • We will participate in on-going professional development to fully utilize these devices.
  • We will have several parent informational meetings prior to distribution.

Janie Stach will be visiting our PLCs in the near future, so bring your questions and your comments to these PLC's!

Summer PD Opportunities are Coming!!

We anticipate the district "catalog" of summer professional development offerings to be coming soon. Don't forget, each teacher of PAP or Accelerated classes must have 30 hours of GT training with 6 hour updates each year. Please see me if you are questioning whether or not you need these hours. Please keep good records of all your trainings - it is part of your professional growth responsibilities!

Four Weeks Until Bond Election

The GCISD Bond Election is called for May 7, 2016. Early voting is April 25 - May 3. The bond information site at gives you great information about the scope of the proposed bond.

Remember that we can neither advocate for or oppose the bond as district employees, but can express our opinions when we are off campus and clearly in the role as a parent or community member.

Library open!

Please encourage your students who need to make up work or need to use the computer to take advantage of the library being open from 3:25- 4:25 each day. Ilia mans the library, so our Spanish speakers in particular can take advantage of this extra help. Anna can help you call parents to arrange after school time if needed.
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Wolf Howls

Barbara sends a THANKFUL wolf howl to Johanna R. and Leah S. for stepping in when her son was ill.

7th Grade teachers give a howl to Jaime Leroy for a wonderful lesson on reading strategies.

Beverly sends a very happy Howl to Oscar for trying over and over and over to get her projector working! It's better than ever!!!

Brook gives a Super loud shout out to Leah Stephens for watching her 6th period while she was out for the 8th track meet! She's very appreciative.

Raquel sends A joyful HOWL to Ms. Lemmon for adapting her lessons to the needs of students!

Barbara S. howls at her podmates, Dave A., Pat B., and Robin Y. for always being there in times of joy and challenge.

Kate gives Jamie LeRoy LOUD howls for coming during school, before school and after school to help edit the yearbook!!

Sherri howls for Elizabeth Pauley, Barbara Swartz, and Robin Young for taking in extra students in their Wolf Times to help out social studies and science enrichment as they prepare for their STAAR tests!

Kate howls for Brooke Teeter for sitting down with the yearbook girls and helping them edit their pages and helping them with their layout!

Raquel sends an Appreciative HOWL to Language Arts and History teams for supporting the GT testing changes.

Barbara S. howls at Raquel M. for being consistently supportive and understanding.

Kate gives Wolf Howls to everyone that was so patient with the kids on their pages for the yearbook and helping them! Thank you!

Popp is Howling out for "our fabulous librarian" Jaime L. She am inspired by her enthusiasm when it comes to reading. Thanks for pushing her outside her box when it comes to genre selections!

Sherri gives howls to Dave Arena, Pat Brolan, Janis Davis, and Renee Stancliffe for all of their hard work in planning lessons and making their time count (they were very gracious and supportive throughout the math and reading RtI and enrichment time).

Patty gives a Howl for Oscar for responding quickly to her last minute emails and making her tech troubles go away!

Tabetha sends out a Wolf Howl to Bridget! She has helped her and the coaches so much! We love how willing Bridget is to help and gets stuff done so fast!

Lisa D Howls for Stephanie and Kim for putting up the club lists when she was swamped!

Raquel sends a Happy HOWL to Leroy for making new students to CTMS feel part of the our wolf family right away!!!!

Tabetha howls for Brooke T. for helping her stay so organized and positive with athletics and classes!

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Upcoming Events

Friday, 4/8 - Club Day #1

Monday, 4/11 - CTMS Tennis vs. Coppell North

Tuesday, 4/12 - PTA Executive Board Meeting 8:30 a.m. library

7th grade Field Trip (make Up ) to George Bush Library

Bond meeting - required for all staff - 3:40 library

NJHS Induction - 6:30 SAC

Wednesday, 4/13 - Lisa Out - LEAD 2021

Friday, 4/15 - Math/Science Team to San Antonio

FPS teams to San Marcos

Club day #2

Saturday, 4/16 - Rachel's Challenge 5K and Rally

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Happy birthday -

Audrey Riggs - 4/9

Thomas Jefferson - 4/13

Stephanie Klock - 4/15