Twin Creeks Weekly Update
Fall Break is just around the corner, scheduled from October 9th to October 13th. This break provides a valuable opportunity for both students and parents to take a well-deserved pause from the academic routine and focus on rest, relaxation, and resetting for the coming weeks of learning.
Fall Break serves as a crucial time to rejuvenate, recharge, and spend quality moments with family and friends. We encourage everyone to make the most of this break by engaging in activities that bring joy and refreshment. Whether it's enjoying the beauty of nature, reading a book, pursuing a hobby, or simply taking time to reflect, we hope you find ways to recharge your energy and spirit.
As we approach the second half of the semester, we look forward to your return on October 16th, with renewed enthusiasm and a commitment to academic excellence. Your dedication and hard work contribute significantly to our campus's success, and we believe that you'll come back ready to lead our school community toward even greater achievements.
During this Fall Break, remember to prioritize self-care, spend quality time with loved ones, and embrace the opportunity to reset your mind and spirit. We believe that this break will not only benefit your well-being but also enhance your overall academic performance.
Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our school's mission.
Enjoy your Fall Break, and we can't wait to see you back, refreshed and ready for new academic opportunities.
Enjoy Your Break!
THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Thank you all for another great week of school. We have 5 days before our Fall Holiday Break, 10/9-13, 2023. Parents, we really need you to reiterate to your scholars the importance of focusing on instruction this week and practicing positivity on purpose.
Last week, we had a lot of unwanted activities at the gas station across the street that caused disruptions on our campus. I cannot express how important it is for your car riders to remain on campus and for you to wait patiently to drive through the car rider line. We know that safety may not be convenient, but it is better to stay safe than to have your scholar at a non-school sanctioned location and engage, voluntarily or involuntarily, in behaviors that you do not approve. Help us keep our students safe!
We are looking forward to our scholars working really hard this week in preparation for their upcoming Fall Break.
Principal Shelby-King, Ph.D.
SAFETY POLICIES FOR 2023-2024
New and Updated Safety Policies for the 2023-24 School Year
Spring ISD has implemented several changes for the new school year, with an updated Student Code of Conduct and Student-Parent Handbook. This addresses vaping consequences (as mandated by state law) as well as new rules for student ID badges and dress code.
For more information on these changes, please see below. To view the Student Code of Conduct, please visit www.springisd.org/codeofconduct. To view the Student-Parent Handbook, please visit www.springisd.org/handbook.
Políticas de seguridad nuevas y actualizadas para el año escolar 2023-24
Spring ISD ha implementado varios cambios para el nuevo año escolar, con un Código de Conducta Estudiantil y un Manual para Estudiantes y Padres actualizados. Esta dirección aborda las consecuencias del vapeo (según lo dispuesto por la ley estatal), así como las nuevas reglas para las insignias de identificación de los estudiantes y el código de vestimenta.
Para obtener más información sobre estos cambios, consulte a continuación. Para ver el Código de Conducta Estudiantil, visite www.springisd.org/codeofconduct . Para ver el Manual para padres y estudiantes, visite www.springisd.org/handbook .
This is to inform you that all students must meet the 90% attendance requirement outlined by the state, which means they may not exceed nine excused or unexcused absences per semester for the 2023-2024 school year.
In an attempt to ensure your scholar earns credit for the classes he/she has passed, we are offering your scholar an opportunity to recover the time by taking advantage of the following options:
After-School Credit Recovery (Attendance students may attend Tuesday/Thursday):
Time: 4:40 pm-5:40 pm Credit: 1 tutorial= 2 school days Mathia (MUST provide proof of completion)
If your scholar cannot attend after-school sessions, he/she MUST complete an online assignment(s) through Mathia and complete 3 workspaces.
Students may complete this assignment after school or over the weekend. Documentation MUST be submitted (screenshot of completion). Credit: 15 workspaces= 5 school days Amplify Reading TX: 6-8 (MUST provide proof of completion) .
If your scholar cannot attend after-school sessions, he/she MUST complete an online course(s) through Amplify and score at least 70%. Students may complete this assignment after school or over the weekend. Documentation MUST be submitted (screenshot of completion). Credit: 5 chapters= 5 school days.
MILITARY VETERAN'S CARD
Spring ISD is pleased to offer the Military Veterans Card at no cost to Spring ISD residents who are retired military. Military Veterans Cards allow the cardholder and one guest, free general admission to athletic and fine arts events that are open to the public.
WARRIOR BUCKS NEWS!
We are ready to launch our Warrior Bucks initiative for the 2023-2024 school year!
Students can earn Warrior Bucks for being :
- Responsible in the Classroom, Cafeteria, Hallways, and Restroom.
Every week each math teacher will submit the name of their student who has completed the most Workspaces. Then one winner from each Grade Level will be selected. They will earn a certificate and a picture in the newsletter.
Each quarter the prizes will increase with the teacher with the ' Most Workspaces' completed by students winning a pizza party!!!!!!!! The first winner will be chosen on Friday, September 15th.
Parent and caregivers, MOTIVATE & ENGAGE !
You can support your child’s learning by asking questions about the work they do. Some helpful questions to ask might be:
- Can you show me the strategy you used to solve this problem? Do you know another way to solve it?
- Does your answer make sense? Why?
- Is there anything you don’t understand?
- How can you use today’s lesson to help?
- What devices can be used to work on MATHia? Desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and iPads are supported for MATHia use Phones and small devices are not recommended.
MATHIA WINNERS FOR THE WEEK OF 9/25-9/29
TOP MYON READERS FOR THE WEEK OF 9/25-9/29
Angelica Chapa -6th Grade
Top MYON reader of the week (6th grade)- read 495 pages
Liz Cruz Diaz- 7th Grade
Top MYON reader of the week (7th grade) -Read 723 pages
Natalie Cataldo- 8th Grade
Top MYON reader of the week( 8th grade)-r Read 1107pages
October Counseling word of the Month- Integrity!
Launching The Back Pack Buddy Program- 9/22/23- until the end of the school year!
The Backpack Buddy program provides nutritious, kid-friendly food for food insecure children at participating schools. To find out more information, visit the webpage at www.houstonfoodbank.org/backpackbuddy
Gifted and Talented (GT) Testing
Referral Window- August 22-----September 19, 2023 . The referral window is now closed!
Phase I --Screening- October 17-27, 2023
Phase II--Screening- November 1-14, 2023
THE TRIO PROGRAM!
Are You Interested In - Building Self-Esteem, Taking College Tours, and Much More?
Sign Up for TRIO?The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) includes eight programs (Educational Opportunities Centers, Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs Staff, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science, and Veterans Upward Bound).
TRIO is designed to support students to reach thier full potential by helping them reach goals. If you are iterested in learning more about TRIO, please Elyse Johnson at
STUDENT COUNCIL INFORMATION
TCMS Homecoming Information
Twin Creeks will be celebrating HOMECOMING WEEK & RED RIBBON WEEK during October 23rd- 27th, 2023!
The Homecoming Game will be on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 here at Twin Creeks MS vs. Claughton MS.
The Homecoming Dance will take place in late October.
STUCO will be hosting Homecoming Court Elections.
The running positions for the Homecoming Court are:
Homecoming King & Queen (8th Grade Only)
Homecoming Prince & Princess (7th Grade Only)
Homecoming Duke & Duchess (6th Grade Only)
If you would like to campaign for the Homecoming Court, a meeting will be held Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 4:40-5:40 pm in room 811/812.
You can not run for a position if you:
- Are not passing ( failing grades).
- Have received an office referral.
- Have disciplinary concerns.
- Have excessive absences/ tardies.
October 17th, 9:00 am,
8th Grade Classrooms
TCMS WARRIOR ATHLETICS
10/6- Bye Week
10/3 Twin Creeks MS vs. Spring Woods Village- Planet Ford B5:30/A 6:30
Football Scores for the week of 9/26&9/27
Twin Creeks Vs Bammel
A team win 8-7
B team win 6-0 win
All information is posted on our SportsYou app for all parents.
After School Games and Events
Thank you for attending and allowing your scholars to attend our after school games/events. In order to ensure a safe and orderly environment and to ensure every scholar leaves the premises immediately after the game, I need to clarify our expectations for all of our after school activities.
All scholars must be accompanied by a parent the entire game/event.
The scholar must enter the event with the parent/guardian upon arrival.
No one may vouch for another scholar.
If the parent leaves the gym or the field for any reason including going to the restroom, the scholar must leave and return with the parent.
The cost of all athletic events is $3 parent and $2 for each student
A QR code will be provided upon entry for online payments. No cash allowed for game entry.
All concession stand items are CASH only. Cost of most items will be between $1-$3 per item.
Spectators must remain in the bleachers and leave immediately after the game. No one may go on to the floor or field once the game is over.
Book Fair, September 18-22; Winner announced September 25
Congratulations! Jabari Singleton!
CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (CTE) DEPARTMENT
Please see attached a link to the Google Form including our 2023-24 TCMS Choir Handbook including all information needed for this year. The calendar is still being shaped out and will come in a later e-mail. Please see the Google Form link below.
Charms Login Information
Important Reminders and Upcoming Events!
Important Dates and Reminders
Fall Break October 9-13, 2023
Papa Johns- Sold During All Lunches:
October 5, 2023
November 3, 2023
December 1, 2023
February 2, 2023
March 8, 2023
April 5, 2023
10/3- Twin Creeks MS vs. Spring Woods Village- Planet Ford B5:30/A 6:30
10/6- Prayer at the Pole
9/15-10/15 Hispanic Heritage Month
!0/17- PSAT for 8th Graders
10/18 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration- 6:00pm-7:00pm
10/20- Fall Picture Day