Ranger Review

Week of May 23-27

Work hard. Manage yourself. Show respect.

Principal Message

Families, Students, & Staff,

What an amazing week we had last week. Our students finished all of their STAAR testing, our theater students put on an amazing show, we celebrated our HHS seniors as they walked through our halls, multiple groups had their end of year trips, and we closed out the week with a Luau themed dance.

Thank you for letting our staff teach your student(s) this school year. We have seen tremendous growth from our students in academics and extracurricular events. I hope all our students and families have a safe summer and restful summer.

For our 8th grade families: This will be the last newsletter you receive for the year. We are so proud of our students and can't wait to see how they continue to excel in HS. Look for our staff at your events as we continue to support them through the next four years.

For our 6th/7th grade families: I will send you a newsletter one newsletter in June and one in July. I will provide any updates/events we may have for the summer. We look forward to continuing the success of all our students next school year.

Upcoming Dates

May 23: School Board Meeting 5:30pm @the Kunkel Room.

May 24: Powder Puff Football Game at WMS starting at 5:30pm.

May 25: Field day for all grade levels. (8th grade field day is still being planned. We definitely need help from parents. We are still ironing out the details, but know we will need help. If you would like to volunteer, please email me at joanne.lytle@hayscisd.net).

Attention 6th & 7th grade parents: If you are available to volunteer to field day on Wednesday, May 25th, please use the link below to sign up to run a station. You can sign up to help in the AM, PM, or both. Use this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DA8AB2AA2F49-6th7th

May 26: Last day of school. Early release at 2:00pm. End of year awards ceremony. If your student is receiving an award, I sent you a separate email Sunday morning. Each awards ceremony will be live through Zoom and recorded. I will post the recordings on Facebook. The Zoom information is: Zoom link: 322-818-4057 Password: 123456

9:30am-10:30am -- 8th grade awards ceremony.

11:00am-12:00pm -- 7th grade awards ceremony.

12:30pm-1:30pm -- 6th grade awards ceremony.

We will be on a modified schedule for May 26. Please click on the link to view the schedule for the day. https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/12qtjoICJ0568a9N7rq3mKoZfh6M29wCCINbKND5Q_pU/edit?usp=sharing

Have a great week!

Ms. Lytle

Dress Code: As the weather gets warmer, I want to remind students that hats are not allowed in the building. However, we do encourage students to wear their hats when eating lunch outside. As a reminder, pants with holes/rips that show skin are not allowed if the holes/rips show skin above the fingertips. If your student has something underneath, then the pants will be ok. I know shopping for shorts is not easy. Please be mindful when purchasing shorts. If shorts are well above the finger tips and/or show the bottom area, they will not be allowed. Tank tops should have two fingertips worth of strap and should not be too low cut. Muscle tops with cuts down the ribs will not be allowed. If you have questions, please reach out.

To To report an absence or if you have questions about an absence, please send an email to: WMS.attendance@ .net.

***We DO NOT accept phone calls or voicemail messages as documentation for a student's absence.

Excuse Notes:
Documentation must be received in the Front Office within 5 school days after the absence has occurred.

Compulsory attendance.

The student is in violation of the Compulsory Attendance Law if a student fails to attend school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year without a valid excuse (unexcused absences) as stated by district or state policies.

Morning Entry Time/Breakfast: Due to buses dropping off students earlier, we will open our campus doors starting at 7:30 instead of 7:45. Breakfast will start at 7:30 to accommodate this change. This change has had a positive impact on students not being late to first period due to breakfast lines. We have more students eating breakfast now than any other time during the year and it is less chaotic than before.

Student Drop off: Please drop your student(s) off in the designated parent drop off loop. Now that we are opening the doors at 7:30am the line for parent drop off is minimal. The safest place to drop off your student is in the parent drop off. Please refrain from dropping students off across the street from the school as there is only one are of the street where we have a dedicated crossing guard. Dropping students off in the staff parking lot or the bus lane should be avoided. In the coming weeks, the staff parking lot will become blocked off and will only be accessible to staff and parents entering the building.

Student IDs: Every student received a 2021-2022 school ID at the beginning of the year that is also used as their bus pass, if they ride a bus. Students are expected to wear their ID on their clothing and above their waist. Students that do not bring their ID will be given a temporary sticker ID for the day for $1. Students who wish to purchase a new ID will need to pay $5. Charges will be emailed home weekly and will follow students to their next grade level. Students who have ID fees will not be able to attend upcoming dances until the fines are paid.

Laura B. Wallace Middle School

Principal - Joanne Lytle

Assistant Principal - Victor Hernandez

Assistant Principal - Petra Gonzalez