Zachry MS Wolverine Wire

May 1, 2021

A Message from your Principal

Dear Team Zachry Families,

Welcome to May 2021!

Please remember that it is not too late. Every student is welcome to return to inperson instruction. Just come to school and we will get your student started.

Dr. Woods has shared that for the 2021-22 school year we are planning for the majority of students to be in person. Plese log in to the Home Access Center (directions below) to update your data verification for your student. Criteria and more information about virtual learning and the plans for next year can be found at

We have a busy month ahead and I am going to share the calendar with you so you can plan ahead.

STAAR and End of Course State testing begins. All testing is only in person and starts at 8:40 am. Please get plenty of rest, come early for breakfast, this will help us know where students' success and needs are as we plan for the 2021-2022 school year:

Tuesday, May 4th - 8th grade Algebra End of Course Exam (must be passed for HS graduation)

Thursday, May 6th - 8th grade STAAR Science test

Friday, May 7th - 8th grade STAAR Social Studies/American History Test

Tuesday, May 11th - 6th grade STAAR Math test

Wednesday, May 12th - 7th & 8th grade STAAR Math test (** this is a change for 8th graders)

Friday, May 14th - 6th grade STAAR Reading test

Monday, May 17th, - 7th grade STAAR Reading test

Tuesday, May 18th - 8th grade STAAR Reading test

The week of May 3-7th is Educator Appreciation Week! I know you join me in thanking everyone at Zachry who has supported the education and social emotional needs of our students in this very unusual year. I am proud to work with an amazing group of dedicated educators! Please take a moment to email your students' teachers! The words of appreciation mean so much and probably this year more than any other.

We are proud to announce our Zachry Educator of the Year is Ms. Leslie Ortiz! Ms. Ortiz is our fabulous Dance Director. She also creates the Wolverine Video message included in the Wolverine Wire weekly!

Our Zachry First Year Educator of the Year is Mr. Chris Paez! Mr. Paez is an amazing 8th grade science teacher and has built relationships with his students while building the students' science skills in prepartaion for the Science STAAR and High School success.

Tuesday, May 4th we invite you to come on campus to our cafeteria. At 5:45 pm we will have our end of the year PTSA meeting and at 6pm our Social Studies Department has a real treat with the family engagement activity Hamilton! Please see the PDF information below.

Students in High School Credit courses must have 90% attendance to receive credit according to Texas Law. This means for a semester class no more than 9 absences and for a year long course no more than 18 absences. We do not want to see a student with a passing grade not get credit due to absences. We offer attendance retrieval every morning, after school on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays as well as every Saturday in May from 9am-1pm (online at the following zoom link : Zoom Link .

Students who are not passing two or more core content classes - Math, Science, Social Studies or English Language Arts - will be notified that they will need to attend Summer School (in person) to move to the next grade. We are here to work with your student so they can have their summer break. Please contact us and respond to our attempts to reachout to you.

Please see the summer opportunities to sign up for with the Title 1 Middle School Summer Art Camp notice below.

Susan Allain

Principal Zachry MS

Home Access Center - Data Verification. Please update your data today - see PDF for directions!

Join our Zachry Parent Teacher Student Association (Zachry PTSA) Membership is $5

Next special General Meeting of the Zachry PTSA will be on Tuesday, May 4th at 5:45 pm in person in our Cafeteria - Prior to our upcoming Social Studies Family Engagement Night - More information to come.

Let us know if you are interested in being on our 2021-2022 Zachry PTSA Board. Email: and I will share your name with our nominating committee.

Please continue to join, if you have not had a chance to do so, to support our PTSA.

Online membership at:

Joint our PTSA at

Let your voice be heard!

This Tuesday, May 4th!!!! Special History Family Engagement Night with Hamilton

Tuesday, May 4th, 6-7pm

Zachry Middle School Cafeteria

Zachry Soccer vs. Connally Middle School

Friday, May 7th, 5-7pm

Girls Soccer at Connally / Boys Soccer v. Connally at Zachry

7th grade will play first and then 8th grade.

At Zachry, play will be on our auxilary field. Please bring a chair for the sidelines and safe distancing.

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Zachry PTSA General Meeting - in person

Tuesday, May 4th, 5:45-6pm

9410 Timber Path - Cafeteria

Our end of the year General meeting for our Zachry PTSA will be on Tuesday, May 4th from 5:45-6pm. We will be voting on end of the year budget items and taking nominations for our 2021-2022 PTSA Board. Looking forward to seein you in person and having you stay for the Social Studies Family Engagement Night which will follow the meeting.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Day of Champions for Northside ISD Middle School Students

Saturday, May 15th, 9am-12pm

7001 Culebra Road

San Antonio, TX

All Northside Middle School Students are invited to attend.
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Title 1 Middle School Art Camp

Monday, June 14th, 12am

6500 Ingram Road

San Antonio, TX

June 14-17 and June 21-24

Hours 1:15 -4:15 pm

Transportation from Home campus to Holmes HS

No charge for Zachry Students!


Main Number: 210-397-7400

Zacdhry Magnet School: 210-397-7490

Principal - Susan Allain 210-397-7410

Academic Dean - Juliana Molina 210-397-7411

Academic Dean Zachry Magnet School Program Cybersecurity, Global Communications & Information Technology - Gina Rodriguez 210-397-7495

Vice Principal - Autumn (Wendi) Peralta 210-397-7415 (8th grade Administrator)

Assistant Principal - Richard De La Garza 210-397-7416 ( 7th grade Administrator)

Administrator Intern - Gerald Winter 210-397-7417 (6th grade Administrator)


6th Grade and Head Counselor Monica Perez 210-397-7425

7th grade Counselor Chris Benavidez 210-397-7427

8th grade Counselor Yvonne Martinez 210-397-7428 .

Zachry Magnet Program Counselor Lindsey Gervais 210-397-7496