The Wolf Howl

Week of 5/6/16

End of Year Procedures

I have the final exam schedule completed and will send it to you. We are testing 7th period first on Tuesday; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods on Wednesday (early release) and 4th, 5th, and 6th periods on Thursday (early release).

For the first time, we are going to have an 8th grade CLAP OUT on Tuesday, May 31, during Wolf Time. We are going to line the halls and have the 8th graders and their 8th grade teachers make one final lap through the building as we all clap and wish them best of luck in high school. More details will come later, but put this on your calendars!

We are going to give awards and say good-byes on Tuesday, May 31 after school at a final staff meeting. We normally do these at the pot luck on Wednesday, but I am going to be in Michigan with the FPS on Wednesday. Pot luck is still on for Wednesday - Stephanie will send out a sign up genius for this fun event.

High School Musical this week!

High School Musical, presented by our own Fine Arts department, is this week! Around 65 of our current and former Wolves are in this great show. I hope that you plan on attending the performance on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Grapevine High School. The students love to see their teachers in the audience supporting them!

Information About Final Grades

To do:

  • Prior to the Memorial Day, please call the parents of students who are in danger of failing and turn in (or Google share) your telephone log of these calls to me. We need to have this information when we call students who need to go to summer school or who will be retained.
  • Plan on having your grades done on Thursday afternoon before you leave for the day. Summer school starts Monday, so we need to call parents on Friday.

Voting is Saturday

Have you voted? It's not too late - election day is Saturday! Exercise your right to vote and get to the polls before they close at 7:00 p.m.!

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Wolf Howls

Trish gives a HUGE 10 PAGE WOLF HOWL to Bridget Majkowski !!! She makes the most amazing booklets and helped our science students feel like published scientists!! Howl Howl HOWL!!!!! !

Lisa D. howls for Jennifer S. for staying late to inventory all the chemicals in the science lab!

Beverly gives a loud recorded howl to Stephanie and Oscar for helping me with the PTA to get a class set of microphones for projects.

Chris howls for Nate Dunn and Melissa Carpenter for helping an injured player on Thursday's soccer game. Melissa C. transported the student to the hospital - all is well! Thank you!

Lisa D. howls for Elizabeth, Sherri, Janis, and Renee for preparing our Wolves so well for the Algebra and Biology EOC exams! They were ready!

Megan howls for Bridget for all she does to help in the counseling office!

Lisa D. howls for Alex for organizing great EOC exam days.

Beverly gives a huge howl to Stephanie Klocke for creating a way for us to record awards using technology. Thank you for making the process easier!

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Upcoming Events

Friday and Saturday, 5 6/7 - High School Musical 7:00 p.m. GHS

Sunday, 5/8 - Happy Mother's Day

Monday, 5/9 - STAAR testing - 6th and 7th grade math and 8th grade math retest

Regular schedule after 5th period for all

Tuesday, 5/10 - STAAR testing - 6th and 7th grade reading and 8th grade reading retest

Regular schedule after 5th period for all

Wednesday, 5/11 - STAAR testing - 8th grade science

Thursday, 5/12 - STAAR testing - 8th grade social studies

Friday, 5/13 - STAAR testing makeup tests

Band leaves for Schlitterbahn

Saturday, 5/14 - CTMS Picnic noon - 3:00 Parr Park

Monday - Friday- BOGO book fair - library

Monday, 5/16 - Math/Science Team to Six Flags

PE Preview Video - 5:30 - Library

Dance team parent meeting - 6:00 lecture hall

Tuesday, 5/17 - PTA General Meeting 10:00

Grade level meetings - finalize awards - 3:30

Soccer games - CTMS @ GMS

Band Concert - 6:30 GHS Auditorium

Wednesday, 5/18 - 25 Book Challenge Celebration 1:30 -3:30 library

Thursday, 5/19 - Learning Leader Work Day - TAR 8:00 - 4:00

25 Book Challenge Celebration 1:30 -3:30 library

Jazz Band Concert - 7:00 SAC

Friday, 5/20 - 6th grade Around the World presentations - SAC

Pep rally schedule - Powder Puff football game

PTA Social - SAC - 6:30


Happy Birthday!

Vanessa Hatcher - 5/10

Vicki Abeyta - 5/14