The Wolf Howl

Week of 12/4/15

Wolfgang is on the Loose!

I love this time of year, and I love all the fun that we have at home, and, I hope, at school! One of my favorite things has become hiding Wolfgang around the school in hopes that you will enjoy the hunt for him.

Congratulations to Chrissy, Laurie, and Lisa Gallagher for their successful sleuthing so far! They are pictured below where Wolfie was found: behind the tulle bulletin board in F Hall; in the AED cabinet outside the nurse's office; and in the tubs on top of the bookshelf by the mailboxes (with his hand sticking out!)

Keep hunting!

New Video Guidelines

We are so fortunate to have so many video resources available for our use - YouTube clips that make great hooks to lessons, Safari Montage, Springboard video clips, and many more. With so many options, we felt it was good to have some guidance.

From now on, you will need administrative approval for classroom videos that are:

*longer than 15 minutes

*planned for a sub to show

We will create a Google sheet so it will be easy for you to list the video, the TEKS connection, and the length that you are planning to show.

Exam Schedule

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


8:10 - 8:15 - announcements


8:15 - 9:30 – 1st Period Exam


9:34 - 10:19 – 2nd Period


10:23 - 11:08 – 3rd Period


1:12 - 12:58 - 5th Period


A lunch - 11:12 - 11:42


B lunch - 11:28 - 11:58


C lunch - 12:10 - 12:40


D lunch - 12:28 - 12:58


1:02 - 1:47 – 4th Period


1:51 - 2:36 – 6th Period


2:40 - 3:25 – 7th Period


Thursday, December 17, 2015


8:10 - 8:15 - announcements


8:15 - 9:30 – 2nd Period Exam


9:35 - 10:50 – 3rd Period Exam


Friday, December 18, 2015


8:10 - 8:15 - announcements


8:15 - 9:30 – 5th Period Exam


9:35 - 10:50 – 6th Period Exam


10:55 - 12:10 – 7th Period Exam


**Monday, January 4, 2016 -- Make-up exams 8:00-11:00**

Mark Your Calendars!


Monday, 12/7 - Spelling bee - 9:00 a.m.

CEC meeting - 3:30 library

7th/8th gr. boys' BB @ Coppell West

Tuesday, 12/8 - no staff meeting!

Cross Country meet - CHHS

Progress reports home

Wednesday, 12/9 - Lisa out - LEAD 2021

Band Mid-Winter concert 6:30 Black gym

Thursday, 12/10- 7th/8th grade Girls' Basketball games @ CTMS

Friday, 12/11 - Band/choir elementary tour

7th grade girls BB tournament

Saturday, 12/12 - 7th grade girls' BB Tournament

Wolf Howls!

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Jaime howls for Kristi Wagner, Linda McFadyen, Lisa Dunn, Robin Young, MaryAnne Lemmon, Shannon Jones, Audrey Riggs, Vicky Abeyta, Lacey Congdon and Sonja McCormick for coming out to support the CTMS Barnes and Noble book fair! Y'all are amazing!!!


Lisa D. howls to Oscar for arranging Karaoke Friday in the SAC in the morning! Kids were leaving the SAC grinning and singing!


Chrissy gives a grateful howl to Vanessa, Tori, David K, Kris, and Vicky. There could not be a better team in life skills!


Mary Ann howls for Jason for helping with a difficult student during Wolf Time!


Lisa D. howls for Trish and Elizabeth for running such a successful math and science team! We have 45 students competing tomorrow!


Chrissy sends a long and loud wolf howl to Bridget! Thank you for all you do, even when the copier decides to have a major meltdown!


Callie gives a giant wolf howl to the Kim and Stephanie for arranging coverage for her classes when there was no sub and for Lisa Gal and Kris for covering!


Lisa D. howls for Stephanie C. for helping with the December calendar logistics! She is a vital cog in the machine for sure! Thank you Stephanie!


Brooke gives huge howls to Bridget for working endlessly to solve the copy room issue and even willing to go to CHHS and stay late to get everyone's copies done. You rock, Bridget!


Terry Popp howls for Brendon, Klocke, Melissa, and Jaime: Brendon, for overseeing organized chaos; Klocke and Melissa for their endless knotting abilities; and Jaime for her patience in allowing them to rearrange the library! The AVID Family Night was a huge success!


Lisa Gallagher showers Bridget with howls for getting teachers' copies made when the copier went down, down down; even going over to CHHS to do it! She is so conscientious and efficient about her work - we are lucky to have her!


Racquel howls for our wonderful librarian and teachers for helping the counselors with guidance this week!


Brooke howls enthusiastically for Rachel who stayed every day after school to help with basketball practice, and for Nikki for staying an evening to help with games! She appreciates not only their great coaching, but also their great friendship!


MaryAnne howls for Bridget for pulling all the art books for her from Jaime's discarded books!

Announcement!

Same sad/happy news to share: Destiny Montemayor will be leaving us at semester. While we are sad to lose her and her unequaled enthusiasm and passion, we are happy that she is going to have the opportunity to pursue her goal of qualifying for the Olympic discus team full time! Good luck Destiny! We will miss you but will be rooting for your discus success!