The Lion's Roar
Oak Hills Calendar of Events
9/11 – 7th Grade Navy/Gold Football @ Creekside
9/11 – 7th Grade White Football @ McCullough
9/12 – 8th Grade Navy/Gold Football vs. Creekside
9/12 – 8th Grade White Football @ McCullough
9/13 – Celebrate Freedom Week (Wear Red, White & Blue)
9/14 – Volleyball @ Willow Wood
9/14 – Choir @ Rainbow Roller Rink
9/15 – Cross Country @ Magnolia West High
9/15 – Fall Dance
9/18 – 7th Grade Navy/Gold Football vs. Schultz
9/18 – 7th Grade White Football @ York JH
9/19 – 8th Grade Navy/Gold Football @ Waller HS
9/19 – 8th Grade White Football @ York JH
9/21 – Volleyball @ Tomball JH
9/25 – 7th Grade Navy/Gold Football @ Waller HS
9/25 – 7th Grade White Football @ Moorehead Stadium
9/25 – Choir Fall Concert @ Lake Creek 7pm
9/26 – 8th Grade Navy/Gold Football vs. Waller
9/26 – 8th Grade White Football @ York JH
9/28 – Volleyball vs. Grand Lakes
9/28 – Cross Country @ Montgomery HS
Each year, during the week that includes September 17, Texas schools honor 'Celebrate Freedom Week' to highlight the values and ideals on which the United States was founded as well as the sacrifices that were made for freedom in the founding of the country. Students learn about the intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. Students also examine the relationship between the ideas in these documents and subsequent American history.
Celebrate Freedom Week coincides with Constitution Week, established by the U.S. Congress to encourage all Americans to learn about the Constitution. Both Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution Week focus on September 17, the date in 1787 when delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution. Congress has also designated September 17 of each year as Constitution Day.
The Lion's BLUE OUT DANCE is Friday, September 15th
6th Grade Dance 3:15-5:00 pm
7th and 8th Grade Dance 6:30-8:30 pm
Pre-sale tickets are $5 through MySchoolBucks or $10 the day of the dance.
There will be concessions available to purchase: Drinks $1 and Snacks $1-2
Students should wear ALL BLUE following our dress code standards.
All 6th Graders who will be attending the dance will report to the Big Gym after school with their belongings and wait for the dance to start. Pick Up will be the bus loop between Oak Hills and Keenan so please use the entrance by the football field.
7th Graders will use the bus loading entrance by the football field for drop off and pick up.
8th Graders will use the car rider line in the front of the school for drop off and pick up.
By the time our students hit middle school, it is all but guaranteed that they will have learned a lot of lessons about friendship. Some of our kids are great at making friends, and others struggle to meet new people or to open up and trust other young people. No matter their personality, building and keeping friendships is a huge part of their development. As a parent, it can be really tough to know how to deal with the issues that arise around friendships and relationships. To our children, these relationships mean so much, and when they run into trouble (which they will), it can feel so devastating. Finding other supportive parents, listening to podcasts, reading books, and seeking the advice of other adults who know your child well can help when the going gets tough.
Questions for parents to consider:
- Who do you consider your closest friends? Why?
- What was it like for you making friends when you were your child's age?
- How do you make friends now?
Questions to ask your child:
- What are the qualities you look for most in a friend?
- How do your current friends show those traits?
- How can I support your friendships? What should I do when I see you making bad choices in a relationship?
Podcast on friendship:https://soundcloud.com/user-491235046-888594144/035-parenting-and-friendship?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
MISD Project Impact Mentor Program
We are excited to be kicking off another school year! Back to school means back to spreading germs. The spike in illness at the start of the year is to be expected but the more proactive we can prevent, the better. Please remind students to wash their hands and please keep students’ home that do not feel well to reduce the spread of anything possibly contagious.
Illness Requiring Exclusion from Schools-
Fever, Diarrhea, and Vomiting-exclude until symptom free for 24 hours without use of suppressing medications.
Per Texas Administrative Code TITLE 25 HEALTH SERVICES PART 1 DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES CHAPTER 97 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES SUBCHAPTER A CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES RULE §97.7
- Missing Immunizations- If you have received a letter, phone call, or email for missing immunizations, the clinic must have a valid copy of the shot record that indicates that he/she received the required immunizations, in order to remain enrolled in school. This is the State of Texas Immunization Law for immunization requirements for 7th grade. We happily accept all updated shot records at any time if your student receives a vaccine.
- If your student has an exemption the original affidavit must be turned into the clinic, not a copy.
Information on exclusions from immunization requirements, provisional enrollment, and acceptable documentation of immunizations may be found in §97.62, §97.66, and §97.68 of the Texas Administrative Code, respectively and online at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/default.shtm
Instructions for requesting the official exemption affidavit that must be signed by parents/guardians choosing the exemption for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, can be found at www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/exemptions.aspx . The original Exemption Affidavit must be completed and submitted to the school. The law does not allow parents/guardians to elect an exemption simply because of inconvenience (for example, a record is lost or incomplete and it is too much trouble to go to a physician or clinic to correct the problem). Students may be excluded in times of emergency or epidemic declared by the commissioner of public health.
- COVID- Current COVID protocol calls for 5 days out of school from the onset of symptoms and fever free w/improved symptoms without medication intervention. We do not do any formal letters about return dates or contact tracing, but we would request that parents follow those guidelines and inform the nurse. The district website is updated for reporting for 2023-2024 (the link says 22-23 but ignore that. Everything on the page is updated). The reporting form is linked below.
Lastly, we have an addition to the clinic this year. Mrs. Bailey Ledesma will be the full time Clinic Aide assisting Nurse James. Mrs. Bailey has been a clinic aide for many years and has worked previously in school clinics in Arizona and here in MISD at Stewart Creek Elementary, and Keenan Elementary. She is excited to be a Lion and we are happy to have her!
We are excited for another great school year! GO LIONS!
Oak Hills Yearbooks are now on sale for $40 through BALFOUR.COM
-Last day to buy a personalized ad: 3/1/24
-1/8 page- $35
-1/4 page- $45
-1/2 page- $100
-Full page- $200
-Great for miles stones (last year of middle school, member of ___ team, accomplished___ etc…)
-Last day to buy a yearbook: 4/12/24
MISD Students Outperform State on Every 2023 STAAR Assessment
Montgomery ISD students performed above the state average in every tested area of the STAAR test in 2023. Results also indicate year-over-year academic gains against 2022 scores.
You can view your student’s results on the spring 2023 STAAR assessments here: https://www.texasassessment.gov/index.html
You can read more about MISD’s performance as a district, as well as changes to the TEA accountability ratings, here: https://misd.blog/2023/08/25/montgomery-isd-outperforms-state-on-every-2023-staar-assessment/