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Lion News - Episode #8

Lions News #8

Woodcreek C.A.R.E.S.

Have you seen a WMS staff member doing exceptional things? If so feel free to recognize them with a virtual pat on the back via our Woodcreek C.A.R.E.S. form. Teacher and staff work through a lot of issues daily, and it is always great for them to hear some positive feedback from our stakeholders. See the link below to give a high-five to staff you feel should be positively recognized!

Woodcreek Academic Updates & Assessment/Testing

Social Studies

  • 6th: Students have been learning how other countries operate in everyday situations, such as attending school, manners & etiquette, societal norms and Globalization. World Cultures students continue to build their knowledge of technology and programs which will boost their understanding and application of their knowledge. Students have an exam over their Globalization lessons on Friday, November 18.

  • 7th: This week, Texas History students will continue learning about the Anglo-American colonization of Texas during the Mexican National Era. Students will take the Unit 5 Test on Friday, 11/18. Watch Schoology for test review materials.

  • 8th: This week, students continued examining the creation of our U.S. Constitution and the American Government. They utilized critical thinking to create their own notes and complete an escape room in class. Next week, students will complete a quiz over this material on Monday, November 14, and then they will begin a project that will be due on Friday, November 18.


Math: Check out the Tutorials Schedule and new Enrichment Opportunities for each grade level on the WMS Math website.

  • 6th: On level will continue to work on ratio and rates. Also they will begin to learn how to set up and solve a proportion. Advanced math will have their test on ratios, rates, and proportions on Tuesday, November 15.

  • 7th: This week 7th grade On-Level Math students will continue to learn about solving and writing two-equations. On Friday, students will demonstrate their understanding of two-step equations using the Unit 4: Equation Summative. This week 7th grade Advanced Math students will use algebraic representations to explain the effect of transformations and scale factor on two‐dimensional coordinate plane figures.

  • 8th: 8th Grade Math will be working on transformation on a coordinate plane and creating transformation rules.

  • Algebra: Algebra will be testing Systems of Equations on Wednesday and then moving into Function transformations just before the Thanksgiving Break and finishing with Inequalities when we return.


  • 6th: This week students will continue their independent reading during the first 10 minutes of class. Students will take a Unit 2, Checkpoint 2 summative over fiction, poetry and drama. Students will also have their last library visit before the holiday break.

  • 7th: This week students will continue their independent reading during the first 10 minutes of class. Students will practice writing responses to open-ended questions and providing text evidence to support their responses. They will also review and practice writing simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.

  • 8th: The students will continue their independent reading during the first 10 minutes of class. Students will participate in an in-class spelling bee. Winners will participate in the school spelling bee. Students will continue reading and analyzing nonfiction text and practicing how to properly write short answer responses.


  • 6th: This week students are learning about density. Students will create a density tower, learn how to calculate density of regular objects and learn how to calculate density of an irregular object using water displacement.

  • 7th: This week students will learn which parts of digestion are chemical changes and which parts are physical changes as they learn about how food journeys through the digestive system.

  • 8th: This week students will begin their final unit of the semester by learning about how land features such as mountains, volcanoes, rift valleys and more are created. Please check your student’s Chemistry Part 3 test grade from last week and ensure they completed their test corrections.

Fall Semester Exams & Schedule


Please view the Semester Exam Schedule so that you are aware of which tests are given each day. Due to limited technology, our students will take one core content each day and will take their elective semester exams on Thursday and Friday. Each teacher will give an exam and students will not be allowed to take the exams early. If a student misses an exam, they will receive a 0 in the gradebook and will have to retake the exam the week we return from the holiday break in tutorials after school. Please help us by making sure your student attends school each day.

State Assessment & Testing (STAAR)

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) test is being redesigned to make the test more tightly aligned to the classroom experience.

The STAAR redesign is a result of House Bill (HB) 3906 passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019. The Texas Education Agency (TEA), working with a wide range of education stakeholders, including the Assessment Education Advisory Committee, has been exploring the most instructionally supportive approach to implementing these changes. The redesign will be implemented in the state summative assessments administered in the 2022–2023 school year.

The STAAR redesign includes several components:

For more information about how the STAAR redesign improves alignment to the classroom experience, hear what teachers are saying, reference the STAAR Redesign February 2022 Presentation (PDF, posted 3/7/22), or see below for more information about each component. For answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ), please reference the STAAR Redesign FAQ (PDF, updated 8/30/22). You may access the STAAR online testing platform for practice here.

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Library/Media Center

  • Our Fall Book Fair will run until Friday, Nov. 11th. Students can purchase books in their RELA classes. We will NOT be accepting any cash for payment but students and families can set up an eWallet, use credit cards, Cash App or Google Pay. Books can also be purchased through our online book fair website. All proceeds purchased online benefit our Library.

    • Our after school family shopping opportunity will be Monday, Nov. 7th from 4-5:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

  • Battle of the Books and Project Lit:

    • Battle of the Books will meet every Wednesday (unless the library is closed) to prepare for the competition on April 1st, 2023.

    • Project Lit had an AMAZING first meeting where we discussed the book, Ophie’s Ghost. Our next meeting will be Dec. 1st from 9- 10 am and we will be Students reading the book, Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri.

  • Any person interested can still sign up for these book clubs over the next few weeks.

HACK Club will meet in November on Nov. 7th and 14th from 4-5 pm in the Library. Students can now sign up for the district junior Hackathon by going to to sign up. Spaces are limited so students should sign up as soon as possible!
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PBIS Rewards

Parents! We are still accepting donations for our ELITE points raffles. Our first raffle will take place on Friday, September 23rd. Please click the links below to see how you can donate and to see the details of the WMS PBIS rewards system.

WMS Spring Field Trips

In an effort to improve attendance and to encourage our students to meet our behavioral expectations, we are planning grade level field trips for January. We will be going to AR's Entertainment Hub, in Baytown, and the field trip information and requirements for student eligibility are below.

Dates: 6th Grade Tuesday 1/24; 7th Grade Wednesday 1/25; 8th Grade 1/27

  • Student Cost: $35 - Due no later than January 13. Payment information will be sent out by December 2.
  • Admission includes: roller skating, mini golf, bumper cars, laser tag, and bowling
  • A $10 Arcade game card
  • 2 slices of pizza and a soft drink
  • Chaperoned by WMS staff
  • Buses will leave the campus at 8:30AM and return by 2PM
  • The payment deadline is firm. No late payments will be accepted, no payments will be accepted at the venue, no refunds will be given to students that fail to meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Students are welcome to bring cash to purchase additional food, snacks, and arcade cards.

Eligibility requirements:

  • All fees for temporary ID’s must be paid
  • Students must have a hard ID badge for the day of the trip
  • No more than 5 absences between November 14th and January 20th
  • No more than 1 day of detention between November 14th and January 20th
  • No ISS, OSS, DAEP between November 14th and January 20th
  • Must have earned at least 75 ELITE points between November 14th and Jan 20th
  • This Permission Slip must be submitted by January 20th..

If you have any questions, please email

Personalized Learning Department

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WMS PARENTS: Hello Current and Future Woodcreek Lions,

We would like to invite you to attend our CCMR Fall Fair at Woodcreek Middle School on November 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. We will have food trucks, free popcorn, activities, and face painting. There will be multiple opportunities to earn PBIS Reward points!!

We will have colleges, Sconzo Early College High School, the National Guard, various career presenters and teachers presenting information and answering questions. Future Woodcreek Lions are invited to learn more about classes and clubs available at Woodcreek and future Summer Creek Bulldogs are invited to learn more about classes and clubs at Summer Creek High School.

We will be having TWO SPECIAL SESSIONS with Humble ISD Advanced Academics and Humble ISD CTE department. Advanced Academics will be presenting on Dual Credit Summer Academy. The CTE Department will be presenting on various CTE classes and programs available at Woodcreek and Summer Creek High School. Future Summer Creek Bulldogs are encouraged to attend!

We still need Volunteers! Come show our students how amazing your career is. Please sign up here!

Mrs. Cavazos - 6th Grade Counselor

Questions/Concerns for Mrs. Cavazos

Ms. Watkins - 7th Grade Counselor

Questions/Concerns to Ms. Watkins

Mrs. Reyna - 8th Grade/ Lead Counselor

Questions/Concerns for Mrs. Reyna

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Mrs. Cavazos - 6th Grade Counselor

Questions/Concerns for Mrs. Cavazos

Ms. Watkins - 7th Grade Counselor

Questions/Concerns to Ms. Watkins

Mrs. Reyna - 8th Grade/ Lead Counselor

Questions/Concerns for Mrs. Reyna

Woodcreek PTO

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  • Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6 from 4-5 after school.

  • Service hours for the fall semester are due on Wednesday, December 14. Remember all hours must be recorded on the NJHS service log.


  • 6th grade meets on Tuesdays in RM 210 from 4:00-4:45

    • WE HAVE A WORKING ROBOT!! I have a very hardworking 6th grade team, I am super proud.

  • 7th/8th grade meets on Thursday in RM 210 from 4:00-4:45

Please contact me with any questions!

Chess Club

  • We will resume our normal schedule after break!

  • 6th grade meets on Tuesdays in RM 210 from 4:00-4:45

  • 7th/8th grade meets on Thursday in RM 210 from 4:00-4:45

Dungeons & Dragons Club

  • We meet on Tuesdays in RM 216 from 4-5:30pm

Woodcreek Athletics

Powerlifting Club

  • Sign Up with Coach Joshua in Room 513

  • We will have our first meeting Tuesday November 1 at 4:10 in the Weightroom.

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  • The 2022-2023 Woodcreek Middle School Yearbook is now on sale! Click on the link below to purchase this year’s book!

  • This year we will have tiered pricing for our book.

    • Now- September 30– $30

    • October 1- December 30– $35

    • December 31- May 1– $40

  • Student ads are also available for purchase if you want to recognize your student and all of his/her accomplishments.

    • Range in size & price from $30-$130

    • These are first come first serve

    • Only available until December 31, 2022

  • If you ever have any questions or concerns, please email Hannah Russell (

Visual Arts

  • Please check if your student has a permission slip for competition art pieces. The visual arts team is currently choosing artwork for Rodeo Art, Bayou City Art Festival, and Scholastic Art and Writing competitions. If your student’s artwork is chosen they will have a permission slip for you to sign.

  • Check out our Twitter and support our visual artists. @aj_fernandes @KrystleWright @Mrs.Martin2168

Upcoming Art Club Dates: November 15th


  • Upcoming Dates
    • Beginner Band Afterschool Rehearsal Tuesday November 29th 4-:5:30

    • Beginner Field Trip to the Houston Symphony with First Year Orchestra During the School Day December 1st Permission slip coming soon

    • Beginner Band Afterschool Rehearsal Monday December 5th 4:00-5:30

    • ALL Bands Holiday Concert 6:30 PM WMS Competition Gym

      • Beginners Uniform will be Nice Blue Jeans(NO HOLES) The RED WMS Band Shirt and closed toed shoes (No sandals or Crocs)

      • Symphonic Band Uniform:

        • Girls Black Dress, closed toed black flats

        • Boys Black Tux pants, Red Polo Shirt, Black Calf height dress socks and dress shoes (NO TENNIS SHOES)

      • Honors Band Uniform:

        • Girls Black Dresses, black closed toed flats

        • Boys Black Tux pants, Black Tux shirt, Red Tie, Black dress shoes and black calf height dress socks (NO TENNIS SHOES)


  • Thursday, 11/17/2022 (Adagio Chorus only)-Men’s Night Out Concert at Summer Creek HS at 7:00 pm! Adagio Chorus students will travel to SCHS immediately after school and parents will come to the concert at 7:00 in the PAC.

  • Saturday, 12/3/2022-(Bel Canto, Adagio & Dolce Chorus)-All-Region Auditions at Davis HS! Students will report to WMS at 7:15 am and we will travel by bus to Davis HS! Buses will return to campus after auditions end.

  • The choir room doors have been “wrapped”! This was paid for with funds from the WMS Choir Booster Club!

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  • Next week will be the pie in Mr. Funes face! Keep an eye out for details!

  • Mr. High’s hair color will be changing near the concert! He’s been growing it out just for this occasion!

  • November 16th - Playing test in ALL classes!

  • December 7th - Winter Concert - WMS Gym. FYO at 6:30 PM. Chamber, Sinfonia, and Camerata at 7:15 PM. Formal Uniform. You can substitute an Ugly Christmas Sweater for the dress shirt!! The best ones will win!!

  • Good luck to Region Orchestra members on the Saturday concerts! Congrats on the rewards from your hard work! You guys are amazing!


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The Lionettes are ready to celebrate all their blessings at their “Friendsgiving” dinner this Saturday.


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  • In collaboration with STU-CO, NJHS, and Athletics, The R.O.S.E.B.U.D.S. Holiday Drive begins November 14-December 9, 2022. We are asking students to donate an unwrapped toy, unused socks, and blankets for those in need. Students who donate a blanket and socks will be given 10 PBIS reward points, and students who donate a toy will gain admission into the Toy Slam Pep Rally! All donations can be dropped off to any RELA teacher in the 400 hall, or Ms. Blake’s classroom.

  • Important Dates:

    • Step team will perform at the Toy Slam Pep Rally, December 2, 2022.

    • Member meeting on Monday, November 14, 2022, in room 415.

Late Arrival Dates

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WMS Campus Procedure Reminders

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Food Deliveries from Paid Delivery Services NOT ALLOWED

Woodcreek DOES NOT allow or accept food deliveries from paid delivery services (DoorDash, Uber Eats, GrubHub, etc.). All delivers from services of these types will be denied and WMS is not responsible for any loss of cost or food. However, parents/guardians are welcome on campus, and ARE ALLOWED to drop food off to their student.


If you are planning to pick-up your child early, you must do so BEFORE 3:15 PM. You must have an administrators' approval if you are in need of picking up your child after the 3:15 PM cut-off time.

WMS Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Please be sure that all before and after school student pick-ups and drop-offs occur in the front of the school. The bus ramp area is for buses and transportation service vehicles only.

Woodcreek's Big 3:

Be on Time.

Wear Your ID.

Put Your Phone Away.

Morning Wandering & Tardy Consequences

Below are the consequences that will be assigned for tardies:

  • 1st & 2nd Tardy: Warnings
  • 3rd & 4th Tardy: Parent Phone Call & After-School Detention
  • 5th & 6th Tardy: Parent Conference & Thursday Class Assigned
  • 7th+ Tardy: ISS Assigned and Intervention Planned w/Parents

**All tardies will be cleared at the conclusion of each 9-week grading period**


Reminder that all students must wear a student ID at all times throughout the school day.


Cell phones must not be visible during school hours unless they are being used in the classroom for instructional purposes, as determined by the teacher.

  • 1st Offense: Parent will be contacted & the phone will be returned to the student at the end of the day.
  • 2nd Offense: Parent will be contacted & the phone will ONLY be returned to the parent.
  • 3rd Offense: Parent will be contacted, the phone will ONLY be returned to a parent/guardian, & ISS will be assigned to the student.
  • 4th Offense: Parent will be contacted, cell phone will be checked-in daily & returned to the student at the end of the school day.