Capt. Mark T. Voss Middle School

October Parent Update

A message from the principal

10/21/2019


Happy Monday Voss Parents,


Time sure does fly when you're having fun. The first 9 week's of school at Voss have been great thanks to a superstar group of students, teachers, and parents. Thank you for your support and for trusting us with your child's education.


While last week was short, it was busy busy. On Thursday morning we recognized students at our Outstanding Student Reception. Later in the day at our class meetings, our honor roll, perfect attendance, and captain's club recipients were celebrated. We also had our first SOAR enrichment day on Friday where students selected a 70 minute session to attend. They had many options to choose from including careers, motivational speakers, and various topics of interest and hobbies. I enjoyed my time hiking with our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students that selected it as their activity.


As a part of our grade level class meetings, we review Glow and Grow areas. Things that our students are doing exceptionally well collectively include their engagement in all classes and extracurricular activities, getting to class on time, very low discipline incidents, and their overall positive attitudes and approach to school. We had many students receive perfect attendance and honor roll and look forward to maintaining that high number this new quarter. Areas of growth shared with students are using their Chromebooks responsibly, blacktop and common area/flexible learning space expectations, cafeteria behavior, and their use of lockers as many do not use them. We also reminded students about See Something, Say Something and asked them to reach out to a parent, teacher, counselor, or administrator if they saw something suspicions or concerning to them.


The second 9 weeks will bring great academic challenges and we know our students will rise to the task. Curriculum units are progressing in content as well as in their rigor across all classes. On December 17th, 18th, and 19th we will be having our semester exams. Please note that all students must be present those days and test cannot be taken early for absences. For any absences on those days, arrangements will need to be made to take the tests after the holidays during our in-service day/student holiday.


If you have any concerns or questions about a particular class, or simply want some feedback on the first 10 weeks of school, I encourage you to schedule a conference with your teachers. There are many resources at Voss we want to make sure each student gets what they need to be successful.


Below are just a few additional updates, dates, and other fun and special happenings at Voss. Thank you again for all of your support. Have a great week.


Soar Eagles, Soar!


Beto Hinojosa, Ed. D., Principal

Capt. Mark Tyler Voss Middle School

830-357-3505

Upcoming Dates & Events

10/23 A Honor Roll Luncheon at (Old West Burgers)

10/23 - Band Concert

10/24 - Fall Pictures

10/25 - Fall Picture (Makeups)

10/25 - Perfect Attendance Recipients - Ice Cream Floats

10/25 - "Monster Mash" Halloween Dance

10/28 - Red Ribbon Week - See Theme Days Below

10/30 - Orchestra Fall Concert 6:30 PM

11/1 - Raising Cane's PTO Lunch Day for Students

11/11- Veteran's Day Ceremony

11/12, 13, 15- Theater Performance - Romeo and Juliet

11/15- All Pro Dads Meeting

11/19 - Technology Family Night

11/22- Voss Day of Service (8th Grade Students)

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1st 9 Weeks Report Cards Available on SKYWARD

Report cards are now available online. Be sure to stay connected with Skyward and updated on all of your child's grades. If you have any questions or issues with access, please let us know.

Gifted & Talented Referrals

The Gifted and Talented referral deadline is November 1, 2019. If you are interested, please fill out the Gifted and Talented Parent Referral Form and email it to either Mrs. Vasquez or Mrs. Nipper no later than November 1, 2019. T his referral form is to request a Gifted and Talented assessment.

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Library Book Fair

Book Fair begins this Friday! Family night has been scheduled. So, stop by for a book and get treated to candy on Family Night, Oct. 30.

Please see the attached link for dates, time, e-wallet info. , and online shopping!

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/marktvossms

Veteran's Day

On November 11th we will be having our Veteran's Day ceremony. All Voss students are encouraged to invite any veterans in their family to a breakfast at 9:30 AM followed by the ceremony starting at 10:00 AM. We will be sending more information home with students later this week.

6th-8th Team-Building Success!

Outstanding Students

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Blacktop PE Equipment Available!

Our students being active throughout the school day is important to us as it comes with many physical and academic benefits. Beyond their athletic and PE times and class activities that may be incorporated into the curriculum to get students moving, we encourage our students to be active on the blacktop in the morning and during lunch.


PE equipment that can be used by students on the blacktop such as jump ropes, basketballs, footballs, and volleyballs is now available for student use. Balls brought from home will no longer be permitted.

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Students of the Month

Mrs. Grose and I made some fun surprise visits earlier this week for our Students of the Month who have shown resiliency this year. You'll soon see more and more of these signs around town! Display them proudly!
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Voss All Pro Dad's Chapter

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Connect with Us!

Like and follow our social media pages and visit our website regularly for updates, announcements, staff bios, and more!


Voss MS Website: www.boerneisd.net/voss


Voss MS Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/vossms/


Voss MS Twitter: www.twitter.com/VossMiddle


Voss PTO Website: www.vosspto.org


Voss PTO Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/vosspto


Connect with Dr. Hinojosa - www.facebook.com/drhinojosa1