Baxter Buzz

A family Newsletter: Week of April 8

4th and 5th Grade STAAR Test

Next week our 4th and 5th-grade students will be taking the STAAR test! We have no doubt they are prepared and ready to do their very best! Please know that as a District and as Campus, we recognize that this is a one day, one test snapshot of information learned and in no way defines their success!! We know each one of our students exhibits #BAXTERSBEST qualities that allow them to reach their unlimited potential!! We are so proud of each and every one of them!!

4th-grade students will take the Writing STAAR test on Tuesday, April 9th. Please make sure that your child is on time and prepared with a great breakfast to do their best!

5th-grade students will take the Math STAAR test on Tuesday, April 9th and the Reading STAAR test on Wednesday, April 10th. Please make sure they are here on time and have had a great breakfast so they start the day off great!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!!

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Mrs. Sears was selected as the Ellis County Art Association Elementary Teacher of the Year!!!

Woohoo!!! Of course, we already knew she was the best, but what an amazing honor!!! We are so Blessed to have her in our Baxter Family no doubt!!!

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What's happening in the library?

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Campus Character Rings!

Yellow ring celebrated with a cookie dance party on Friday afternoon!!! It was such a blast!!!

We do have a tight competition going for the last round!!

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Attention 5th Grade Families!

5th-grade students enjoyed trying different band instruments out with the WGMS Band during specials last week. 5th graders interested in joining the WGMS 6th grade band need to sign up for an "audition" slot in May. No experience is necessary, this is just a time for the band directors to help students try the instruments and choose an instrument for next year. The WGMS Band sign up genius can be located at

Walnut Grove Yearbook and Robotics/Coding

Applications for yearbook and 6th-grade robotics and coding have been posted. It is important for students wanting to try out for yearbook to know that there is a two-part project involved. All applications and projects are due to me by April 12th at 4 pm.

Yearbook (for incoming 6th-8th graders) - Note - There is a two-part project that MUST be completed to try out for yearbook. Email with any questions. The application and project are due Friday, April 12th.

6th Grade Robotics and Coding (for incoming 6th graders) - Due Friday, April 12th. Email with any questions.

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Walnut Grove Student Council Club

Here is the link for incoming 6th graders to sign up for student council club (not for the 4th-period class). I'm sending a different sign-up form to have sent out to all incoming 7th and 8th graders. They will have an option to say if they are interested in signing up for the 4th-period class.

Link Below:

Sign Up

Heritage Football Newsletter

This is a link to a Heritage Football Newsletter that we send out with updates and information about Heritage Football. If you open the link and like what you see, there is a link in the newsletter where you can enter your email. If you submit your email, you will receive all future copies of our newsletter. Of course, if you don't want to receive it simply don't enter your email. I hope you're enjoying a wonderful spring.

Coach Lee Wiginton


Upcoming Events at Baxter

Tuesday, April 9th: 4th Grade Writing STAAR and 5th Grade Math STAAR

Wednesday, April 10th: 5th Grade Math STAAR

Friday, April 19th: NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 22nd: NO SCHOOL

Thursday, May 2nd: 5th Grade Track Meet

May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 13-16: 3rd-5th Grade STAAR Testing Week

Thursday, May 23rd: Field Day

Friday, May 24th: Ring Service Days

Thursday, May 30th: Last Day of School

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What's for Lunch?!

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2018-2019 School Calendar

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