The Elite

Your Weekly Woodcreek Newsletter

Message from the Principal

I hope that you all have had a great month of February! From karate winners to spelling bee champs, and everything in between, WMS is so proud to celebrate our students this week and look forward to celebrating many more next week. We have TONS of information below regarding the ELITE showings that many of our students have had over the past few weeks. We have a busy week coming up as our Fine Arts department kicks off their UIL competition seasons. The WMS Fine Arts Department performance dates are listed below. We also have many accolades and awards which are highlighted!

Also, this newsletter contains important information regarding course selection for the upcoming school year which is located under the 'Personalized Learning' section. Please also be mindful of the nurse's section of this newsletter which details immunizations that you student may need. Finally this week, we are preparing for end of the school year field trips. The requirements for attendance to those trips are listed below.

We hope that you all have a great final weekend of February!

Dr. Moye

WMS Core Class & Assessment Updates

Social Studies

  • 6th: Students have begun their lessons on the concept of Citizenship. Students will examine expectations and misconceptions of what it means to be a citizen of one’s country and a global citizen as well.
  • 7th: Texas History students are now moving into the Early Statehood and the Mexican-American War. Students will learn about the change in government, clashes with a recent foe and issues between the new State and the US Government. The exam for this unit will be given on Friday, March 4th.
  • 8th: This week, we finished our unit over the Era of Good Feelings with our Unit 7 exam. Next week, we will begin examining the rise of President Andrew Jackson and the implications of his presidency on the nation. Don’t forget! Geography Test #3 is next Friday, March 4!


  • 6th: This week students will continue their daily SSR and reading responses.They will begin to go back over argumentative text where students will have to identify the author’s claim, purpose, text structure and supporting evidence. We will wrap the week up by going over revision skills.
  • 7th: This week students will continue their daily SSR and reading responses. We will create an outline for an argumentative essay. Next, we will write introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs. Last, we will revise and edit our writing and submit the final draft.
  • 8th: This week in RELA students will continue their daily SSR and reading responses. Students will have a summative project due and will continue to review a variety of skills including making an inference, author’s purpose, point of view, irony, theme, characterization, and plot (linear & non-linear), text structures, and print and graphic features, and grammar with revising and editing.


We would like to send a huge shoutout to Audrey Burr for winning the District Spelling Bee. Audrey is an 8th grader that continues to shine and excel in all that she does. We know that she will represent the Woodreek Lions well in the next levels of competition. Congratulations again Audrey, we are so proud of you!! Way to go Lion!!!


  • 6th: 6th grade science wrapped up the Layers of the Earth project this week and we had amazing models! We ended the week with a hands-on lab on identifying minerals. Next week we will finish up identifying minerals and take a quiz on Tuesday, March 1st. We will then begin our next unit over rock cycle. We have a fun engaging hands on note taking approach for this unit…bring on the starbursts!!
  • 7th: 7th grade science will be wrapping up food webs and begin to review for the last summative of the marking period. The test is scheduled for Friday, March 4th. The test will cover levels of organization, ecosystems, food webs/food chains as well as dichotomous keys.
  • 8th: 8th grade Science is currently working on the Lunar Cycle. Students need to be able to identify the phase and then predict future phases. We are recommending a really awesome and FREE App called SkyView Lite With this app you are able to see planets, constellations, satellites, and of course the moon (and its current phase). We will be testing over the Lunar Cycle March 2nd and then moving onto the reasons for Seasons and Tides.
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  • 6th: All 6th grade students will take their next Unit Assessment on Monday 2/28/2022. Do your best and Good Luck!
  • 7th: 7th Grade On Level students will start their 3D Geometry unit, starting with Surface Area and nets. 7th Grade Advanced will take their Bivariate Data Analysis Assessment in Wednesday 3/2/2022.
  • 8th: This week 8th Grade On Level will take their Volume Assessment in Wednesday 3/2/2022 then pause to review all 3D Geometry topics to ensure mastery before heading off for Spring Break
  • Algebra I: 8th Grade Algebra students will take their Factoring Polynomials Assessment from 3/3-3/4/2022.

21-22 WMS Yearbook Information

We have only 200 yearbooks left! Once these are sold, we will be completely sold out for 2022 and we cannot order more. Get yours today at for only $45.

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WMS Library/Media Center

  • Please return any and all overdue library books! Fines for lost or damaged books should be paid through our online payment system as soon as possible.

  • The Battle of the Books competition is quickly approaching on April 9th, 2022!! Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 23rd during lunches and/ or advisory periods in the Library.

  • The next HACK club meeting will be Monday, February 28th after school in the Library from 5 to 5:45 pm.

UIL Activities, Rosebuds, AVID, STUCO, & Athletics


  • Apply for AVID Today! Application will be open until March 15, 2022.


This past weekend Woodcreek hosted our KickStart Qualifier tournament and several of our students placed!

Please help me to congratulate the following students (not all are pictured)

8th Grade:

Ethan Crane 3rd Sparring

Huy Bui 2nd Forms (Kata)

7th Grade:

Sanjay Mowry 2nd sparring

Jeffrey George 3rd sparring

Leann Alfarro 3rd sparring

6th Grade:

Kennedy Frenza 1st Forms

Madelyn Conley 3rd forms

Dishita Naik 3rd forms

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WMS Lionettes Dance Team

The Lionettes Dance Team will be competing this Saturday, 2/26/2022 at Atascocita High School. We would love it if the WMS community could come and support our Lionettes!

The Lionettes have been working hard to prepare for this regional competition 2/26/2022 as well as for their state competition held on 3/6/2022.

The dance officers will be performing lyrical, jazz, and a contemporary dance. The team will be performing a jazz, pom, and hip hop dance

We have 1 duet - Kyla Dugas (8th) and Sarah Morris (6th) that will be competing.

Our soloists this year are:

Kyla Dugas (8th grade) performing 2 solos.

Soren Sloan (8th grade)

Andrea Campos (8th grade)

Sarah Morris (6th grade)

Ellie Standley (6th grade)

The link below is to purchase the wristband needed to attend the contest.


Lionettes Performance Schedule:

8:04 am - Sarah Morris Solo in Auditorium

8:08 am - Kyla Dugas Solo in Auditorium

8:12 am - Ellie Standley Solo in Auditorium

8:16 am - Soren Sloan Solo in Auditorium

8:20 am - Andrea Campos Solo in Auditorium

8:57 am - Duet in Aux Gym

9:53 am - Kyla Dugas Solo #2 in Auditorium

10:53 am - Team Hip Hop in Main Gym

11:33 am - Officer Jazz in Aux Gym

1:15 pm - Team Jazz in Main Gym

2:36 pm - Officer Contemporary in Aux Gym

3:29 pm - Team Pom in Main Gym

5:34 pm - Officer Lyrical in Aux Gym

Congratulations to Soloists Ellie Standley for winning 1st place in the 6th grade level at the 1/29/2022 MDDT Contest.

Congratulations to Soloists Sarah Morris for placing 3rd in the 6th grade level at the 1/29/2022 MDDT Contest.

Congratulations to Soloists Andrea Campos for placing 2nd in the 8th grade level at the 1/29/2022 MDDT Contest.

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Congratulations to Soloists Kyla Dugas for placing 3rd in the 8th grade level and winning Most Photogenic at the 1/29/2022 MDDT Contest.

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Congratulations to Sarah Morris and Kyla Dugas for placing 2nd in their duet at the 1/29/2022 MDDT Contest.

****Upcoming Dance Team Tryouts for WMS and ARMS****

Dance Team Tryouts for the students of Woodcreek and Autumn Ridge Middle School for the 2022-2023 School Year will be held during the week of

March 28 - March 31, 2022

Location: WMS Gym

A parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 6pm in the WMS cafeteria for all interested parents. The meeting will answer any parent questions in regards to the tryout process.

The application QR code will be posted on the WMS Lionettes webpage and on the WMS school page. This will be coming out shortly. There is a $10.00 tryout fee for all students auditioning. The deadlines for the application and tryout fee will be March 21, 2022.


  • FYO students are working on solos for SOLO CONTEST on March 8th after school. Specific times are coming soon.

  • UIL Performance Dates:

    • Philharmonic - March 2nd at 8:00 AM at Summer Creek HS.

    • Camerata - March 2nd at 11:00 AM at Summer Creek HS.

    • Sinfonia - March 3rd at 8:00 AM at Summer Creek HS.

    • Chamber - March 4th at 8:00 AM at Summer Creek HS.

    • Full Orchestra - March 3rd at 12:20 PM at Summer Creek HS.


  • The 2021 - 2022 UIL One Act Play company of NELLIE by Robby Steltz performed at the district competition on Monday, February 21. WMS placed 2nd and took home 6 individual awards, including BEST ACTRESS!

  • What are we learning in classes?

    • 6th Grade Theatre IS working on PANTOMIME WITH MUSIC performance and has their 1st summative performance in class next week!

    • Theatre 1 (7 & 8 grade) is working on their TRAPPED PANTOMIME PERFORMANCE and will perform in class next week!

    • Technical Theatre has finished their stitch samplers and is showing their skills on their first sewing project,

    • Theatre 2 is about to start a RADIO PLAY and READER’S THEATRE unit!

  • Students in the Technical Theatre class will need to bring a Barbie-type doll (male or female) to class by Monday, Feb. 28 for a class project. If you are looking to purchase one, Goodwill frequently has Barbie-type dolls for $2 or less. More information will be provided in class.

  • The next DRAMA CLUB MEETING will be on Tuesday, March 1. We will discuss our SPRING PRODUCTION & a social project we will work on as a theatre department.

  • Information about our Spring production should be available the first week of March. Stay tuned for more info!! (We are waiting for rights to production to be granted, and then the show will be announced.)

  • Students in all theatre classes should have paid their class fees by now. If students have NOT paid their class fee, the fee may be paid at the following link:

  • Don’t forget, you can help the WMS Theatre department reach their goals by donating! There are some great benefits when you donate (especially for local businesses) AND you can help us REACH FOR THE STARS!


UIL Performance Informatin

What is it: WMS Choir students in the 7th & 8th grade will perform three songs for three judges who give comments and a rating. The concert portion of the contest is followed by the sight-reading of a newly composed piece, which is heard by three other judges who also give comments and a rating. A “Superior” rating in BOTH the Concert Room AND the Sight-Reading Room will earn a “Sweepstakes” Trophy. A “Superior” rating in EITHER the Concert Room or the Sight-Reading Room will earn an “Exemplary” Plaque.

Sight-Reading: During the Sight-Reading portion of our evaluation each choir is given 6 minutes to ‘study’ a piece of music that they have never seen before. During the six minute study period neither the students nor the director may sing any music out loud. We silently study, we talk through problem areas, and we memorize physical techniques to help produce the correct pitch. After 6 minutes of study have passed we are given starting pitches and sing through the entire piece without a piano. To Sight-Read a singer must be able to hear the pitch in your head first, a technique called Audiation.

Judging & Ratings: We are judged and given ratings based on a Five-point scale; Five being the least prepared and One being the most prepared.

UIL Performance Dates:

  • Treble Choir-Thursday, March 10th at 11:40 am at C.E. King HS

  • Adagio Chorus-Thursday, March 10th at 1:40 pm at C.E. King HS

  • Bel Canto Chorus-Thursday, March 10th at 3:00 pm at C.E. King HS

  • La Voix des Lions-Friday, March 11th at 4:00 pm at C.E. King HS


Last chance to submit Spring Trip Commitment forms and Deposit.

Beginner Band Spring Trip Commitment Form

7th & 8th Grade Spring Trip Commitment Form

Please sign and return the form with deposit payment by Friday March 4th We have to get information to the Water Park and secure Buses.

Beginner Band Parents: We are off to a great start with our Band Karate, students have prescribed assignments/skills to pass off and can earn belts and will receive a Certificate at the Spring Concert for their Completed Belts

Concert, Symphonic, and Honors Band: Students are working really hard to prepare for our Concert and Sight Reading Contests in March

Dates to keep in Mind:

Thursday, March 3rd 12:50 SCHS

  • Full Orchestra for Honors Band and Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, March 5th Pre-UIL Kingwood High School

  • Concert Stage 9:00 AM
  • Symphonic Bands 10:30 AM

Tuesday, March 8th 4:00-6:00 WMS Theater

  • After School Rehearsal then at 7:00 Evening Parent Concert for Honors Band

Wednesday, March 30th UIL for Concert and Symphonic Bands TBA

Thursday, March 31 UIL for Honors Band TBA


On Friday, February 25, 2022, the R.O.S.E.B.U.D.S. organization/step team performed at Autumn Creek Elementary for their Black History Program which celebrated the history of HBCUs. The ladies began their routine with a history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Divine Nine Fraternities and Sororities, as well as the history of step. In addition, the ladies had an opportunity to teach each elementary grade level a step routine. All principals and staff of Autumn Creek participated as well. The R.O.S.E.B.U.D.S. received rave reviews from parents, staff, and students as well as future opportunities to perform and collaborate with other organizations.

End of Year Field Trips

We wanted to let you know that we are going to celebrate our scholars this year with a field trip to a water park at the end of the year. This field trip is specifically to encourage students to meet our school wide expectations for the remainder of the school year.

All students are currently eligible to attend the field trip as long as they meet the following requirements between Monday, February 21, 2022 and Friday, May 20, 2022.

Attendance - Students may not have more than 5 absences for any class between 2/21/22-5/20/22. Covid related absences will not count against the student, but will require a self report form completed and proper documentation turned into the attendance office.

Tardies - Tardies will be reset on March 21, 2022 for the 4th nine weeks. After the reset, students may not have more than 7 total tardies for the 4th nine weeks, between 3/21/22-5/20/22.

ID Badge - Students need a hard plastic ID badge. A student that needs more than 10 temporary ID badges between Monday 2/21/22-5/20/22 will not be able to attend the field trip. Students will also need a hard plastic ID badge on the day of the field trip in order to attend the field trip.

Behavior - Students must meet behavior expectations. Any student assigned one or more of the following disciplinary actions will not be allowed to to attend the field trip:

  • 2 or more after school detentions

  • In School Suspension

  • Out of School Suspension

  • District Alternative Education Placement

Field Trip Payment - At this time the payment information is not available, but we will send out the information after the students vote on the water park they would like to attend. Payments must be made online in RevTrak, by the deadline that is posted. No late payments will be accepted. No in person payments will be accepted. If you pay for your student to attend the field trip and then they become ineligible because they do not meet the expectations, we will not be able to refund the money because of the reservation made with the water park and you will lose your money.

Personalized Learning Department

Please check out our Quarterly Newsletter for more in depth information about course selection and upcoming events from the counseling department.

Ms. Watkins (6th Grade for 21/22)

Questions/Concerns to Ms. Watkins

Mrs. Cavazos (8th Grade for 21/22)

Questions/Concerns for Mrs. Cavazos

Mrs. Simon (7th Grade 21/22)

Questions/Concerns for Mrs. Simon

Mrs. Reyna (Lead Counselor)

Questions/Concerns for Mrs. Reyna

Course Selection

We have completed course selection for the 2022-2023 school year! Your child has had an opportunity to enter their course requests for next year using Naviance. Please keep in mind that these are only requests at this point.

The next stage of this process is Parent Approval. You are now able to access Naviance using the same log in as last year to view and approve your child's plan. At this time, please log into your parent account to approve or not approve your child’s plan.

Parents Step-By-Step Tutorial on Approving Plans

If you have forgotten your login information you can find help here. If you are new to the district then you will be getting an email from the district with your access code to set up your account.

If you select do not approve then we will be in contact with you to discuss the plan. Students will still have two more verification periods to check over their plan and request changes before the start of the new school year.

Steps for Course Selection

  • Students enter course requests in Naviance

  • Counselors approve course requests in Naviance

  • Parents approve course requests in Naviance

  • Course requests get exported to HAC

  • Verification Period #1 - Students are able to review requests and request changes

  • Verification Period #2 - Students are able to review schedule and request changes

We appreciate your support to help us through the scheduling process. If you have any questions please reach out to your child's counselor.

All students who requested AVID but are not currently in the class must submit an application by March 15th

Course Selection Resources located here: 2022-2022 Course Selection Resources

Credit by Exam

Below please find information regarding the Spring Credit By Exam for Acceleration registration and testing dates/deadlines.


Parents complete Credit By Examination Registration Form and give it to your student's Counselor before the desired testing window deadline.

Spring Testing

March 7-11, 2022

Registration Deadline February 15, 2022

Summer Testing

June 6-9, 2022

July 11-14, 2022

Registration Deadline May 6, 2022

All information can also be located on our website.

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Autumn Ridge Middle School

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Nurse's Clinic

As your children receive their middle school immunizations, please remember to bring or send a copy of their updated immunization record to Ms. Lawana Garcia (WMS Nurse). Many of your children have probably already received these immunizations. For those who still need their updated vaccines, please make these appointments very soon. According to Texas state law, without proof of the required vaccines, your child(ren) will not be able to attend school and may be withdrawn. This is especially important for current 6th grade students who are entering 7th grade. Nurse Garcia can be reached at Lawana Garcia ( or 281-641-5205.

6th Grade

Polio - 4 doses with 1 after 4th birthday

DTaP/DT/DTaP - 5 doses with 1 after the 4th birthday

MMR - 2 doses, 1st dose after 1st birthday

Hepatitis B - 3 doses

Varicella - 2 doses, 1st dose after 1st birthday

Hepatitis A - 2 doses, 1st dose after the 1st birthday

7th Grade

Polio - 4 doses with one after 4th birthday

DTP/DT/DTaP- 5 doses with one after 4th birthday

Tdap/DT - booster

MMR - 2 doses, 1st dose after 1st birthday

Hepatitis B - 3 doses

Hepatitis A - 2 doses, 1st dose after the 1st birthday

Varicella - 2 doses after the 1st birthday

Meningococcal (MCV4) - 1 dose

8th Grade

Polio - 4 doses with 1 after 4th birthday

DTaP/DT/DTP - 3 doses with one after the 4th birthday

Tdap/DT - booster

MMR - 2 doses, 1st dose after 1st birthday

Hepatitis B - 3 doses

Hepatitis A - 2 doses, 1st dose after the 1st birthday

Varicella - 2 doses - first must be given after 1st birthday

Meningococcal (MCV4) – 1 dose

Assessment and Testing

2021-2022 WMS STAAR Test Dates

(Primary Administration Mode is Indicated with a *)

***Most Students will be testing online this year at WMS.***

7th Grade Advanced Math Students will be taking the 8th Grade Math Test.

EOC Algebra I Paper and Online*- May 3, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 4, 2022)

STAAR Science 8th Grade Paper and Online*- May 5, 2022 (Make-up Date: Paper- May 13, 2022; Online*- May 19, 2022)

STAAR Social Studies 8th Grade Paper and Online*- May 6, 2022 (Make-up Date: Paper- May 13, 2022; Online*- May 19, 2022)

STAAR Math 6th Grade Paper Only- May 10, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2022)

STAAR Math 6th Grade Online* Only- May 17, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 19, 2022)

STAAR Math 7th Grade Paper Only- May 10, 2021 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2022)

STAAR Math 7th Grade Online* Only- May 12, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 19, 2022)

***7th Grade Advanced Math Students will be taking the 8th Grade Math Test.

STAAR Math 8th Grade Paper and Online*- May 10, 2022 (Make-up Date: Paper and Online*- May 13, 2022)

STAAR Reading 6th Grade Paper Only- May 11, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2022)

STAAR Reading 6th Grade Online* Only- May 18, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 20, 2022)

STAAR Reading 7th Grade Paper Only- May 11, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2022)

STAAR Reading 7th Grade Online* Only- May 13, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 19, 2022)

STAAR Reading 8th Grade Paper and Online*- May 11, 2022 (Make-up Date: May 13, 2022)

WMS Campus Procedure Reminders


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.

21-22 Future Late Arrival Dates

March 2022-

  • 3/3, 3/10, 3/24
April 2022-
  • 4/21, 4/28

Woodcreek's Big 3:

Be on Time.

Wear Your ID.

Put Your Phone Away.

Morning Wandering & Tardy Consequences

In efforts to deter student wandering in the mornings, we will us a systematic consequence approach. We will follow the consequences as outlined below:

  1. Warning
  2. Assigned Lunch D-Hall
  3. Assigned After School D-Hall
  4. Assigned After School Extended D-Hall
  5. Assigned After School Extended D-Hall...Also, other consequences may be assigned by the grade level assistant principal.

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.