Wolf Pack News

January 2022

HB4545 Mandatory Interventions

Hello, Grey Wolves!


In their Activity period Friday our students were shown a PowerPoint (see attachments below) about mandatory Algebra and/or English interventions per House Bill 4545, which start this week. To comply with the requirements of House Bill 4545, many of our students have been assigned to at least one 9-week mandatory intervention session this semester, during Power Hour. They were identified for this intervention because they either have not passed, or did not take, the Algebra I and/or one of the English STAAR tests required for graduation.


Students who need to attend interventions were sent an email with their specific intervention assignments (dates and times), which will take place during Power Hour. They have 1-2 sessions assigned to them for Algebra and/or English. If your student did not receive an email from Christine Wortham with their intervention assignment, they do not have to attend any intervention sessions.


These intervention sessions are specifically designed to help students fill in any “missing pieces” of content knowledge they may have. The learning is tailored to their specific needs and will help them succeed not only on the STAAR, but in class, and in their future courses. They will be meeting in a classroom with a teacher who will facilitate their learning in a program tailored to assess their strengths and weaknesses in Algebra and/or English, and focus only on the areas where they are weakest. It can only help them become stronger in that content, so please encourage them to take full advantage of this opportunity!


For more information about House Bill 4545, click the orange button below this message.


If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Christine Wortham by calling 254.336.2417, or emailing christine.wortham@killeenisd.org.


Thank you!


Attachments: HB4545 Activity Lesson

TESTING INFORMATION

ASVAB Scores

ASVAB scores are in! You can come to the counseling office and pick up your results, if you haven't already.

SAT for Juniors

We will be administering the SAT for juniors during the school day on March 2nd!


We are testing all juniors. If Juniors have already taken the SAT and are happy with their score, they may choose not to take the school-day SAT on March 2nd.


Students who took Algebra I in middle school and passed the Algebra I EOC in middle school are considered “accelerated testers”. These students are required to take the SAT.


Requests for accommodations are due by January 10th. The campus contact for these requests is Janelle Muhammad, who is our testing coordinator.


For more information on accommodations available, please visit https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/request-accommodations.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Opportunity: Omega Psi Phi

Attached is the Omega Psi Phi fraternity scholarship. This scholarship requires a GPA of a 3.0 or better and has an April 7th deadline. See the attachments below. Hard copies of the application will also be available in the counselor's office.

Scholarship Opportunity: Zeta Phi Beta

Please see the attachments below for more information about this scholarship. The application is due March 25th.

Scholarship Opportunity: Delta Sigma Theta

Please see the attachments below for more information about this scholarship!

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Talent Show Information

The "Shoemakers Got Talent" show came to an halt due to the pandemic, but we are back and ready to see all of the hidden and unhidden talent that you have to offer!


If you rap, sing, dance, step, play an instrument, have a band, tell jokes, write poetry, do spoken word, beatbox or anything else, BRING IT for our Friday, March 25th Shoemaker Got Talent show!

You have plenty of time to prepare as an individual or group!


Sign-up will begin to take place January 11th through March 11th during your lunch period in the back of Cafeteria. Spots are limited!

Senior Yearbook Photos

Seniors, if you missed your chance to take your portrait for the yearbook, please contact Heights Studio by January 31st at 254-690-1005.

DECEMBER HAPPENINGS AT SHS!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Upcoming Dates

January

  • 10 - Deadline to request accommodations for SAT's (Juniors)
  • 10 - HB4545 Interventions Begin
  • 17 - HOLIDAY (MLK Jr. Day)
  • 31 - Deadline to take Senior Yearbook photos (see details above)


February

  • 2 - National Signing Day
  • 3 - Wolves Den Performance
  • 4 - Rosa Parks Day
  • 4 - National Wear Red Day (American Heart Association)
  • 14 - Valentine's Day
  • 14 - Athletic Letter Jacket Sizing
  • 15 - AAA Letter Jacket Sizing
  • 18 - Teacher Inservice (NO SCHOOL)
  • 18 - General Robert M. Shoemaker's Birthday
  • 21 - HOLIDAY (President's Day)