Week of 5/14/18 - 5/18/18
Letter from Principal Nelson
STAAR week is upon us! We will have students testing Monday through Thursday as follows:
Monday: 6th grade and 7th grade Math STAAR; 8th grade STAAR Math retest
Tuesday: 6th grade and 7th grade Reading STAAR; 8th grade Reading retest
Wednesday: 8th grade Science STAAR; 6th and 7th grade makeup day
Thursday: 8th grade Social Studies STAAR; 6th and 7th grade makeup
Friday: all grade levels makeup day
We know our kids will do well next week as we’ve been training for this moment since August. However, for them to do their absolute best, we need some help from you guys as well. Firstly, it’s important you let them know, as we have, that this test isn’t the biggest of deals. It’s merely a piece of data we use when looking at the student as a whole. It’s important we do not add any extra pressure to this 4 hour exam for fear students will not be able to perform at their best. Secondly, and this is a biggie as well, make sure your student gets plenty of sleep the night before and has an exceptional breakfast the day of. Preferably one packed with plenty of protein. Also, have them bring a snack (not too messy or stinky) and have a bottle of water in tow as well. We’ll have goldfish and such here on campus, but if you feel they’ll need something more substantial, please provide. Thirdly, please make sure they have a book, magazine, or similar reading material with them for when they finish. After a student is finished with their test, the only thing they are allowed to do is read; no drawing, working on homework, or using any electronic devices of any kind.
That’s pretty much it: sleep well, eat well, and bring a book. If your student is able to handle these three suggestions, success is sure to follow.
Thanks for reading and for helping us put our student’s mind at ease about these exams. We’re fortunate that on the 18th the entire school gets to celebrate at Carnival after a week of testsso make sure you purchase your wristbands and tickets through our website. If you need more info, send an email to Mrs. Newell (email@example.com) and she will happily oblige.
Small Middle School
Splashfest Silent Auction
We know you want to support Small!
We know you want great deals!
We know that your kids probably would prefer you not come to splashfest
(but we want you there!)
So we are bringing the Silent Auction to you!
It is live now! You can take a look at what is up for bid then on Wednesday start the bidding. It will be open until 11:45 Friday night. When you win your item, you pay online, then pick up your item next week at school, or ask us to send it home with your student. Easiest silent auction you have ever be apart of. Check our amazing items here
Boys Athletic Awards
7th Grade Football
Best Lineman – John Bukowsky
Offense -Mason Simpson
Defense - John Bukowky and Jacob Gass
Iron Man –Adrien Day
Offense MVP – Chad Marshall/Taymour Shaik
Defense MVP – Ryan Meredith
Best Linemen – Taj James
Offense – Walker Demederious
Defense - William Welsch
Iron Man – Sam Lunsford
Offense MVP-Ethan Smith
Defense MVP-Chandler Claussen / Sol Villareal
Defense – Jesus Morales-Tudon
Iron Man – Adrian Day
MVP – Will Trimble
MVP – Leo Pedrozo
MVP – Diego Ramirez
Defense – Cayson Hamilton
Iron Man- Trae Mendez
MVP – Ethan Smith
MVP – Luke Gonzales
Field Event MVP- Zander Romero
Most Valuable Runner – Will Trimble
Iron Man- Eli Overstreet
MVP- Zander Romero
Field Event MVP – Walker Demederios
Most Valuable Runner – Julian Reyna
Iron Man – Pedro Martinez
MVP – Julian Reyna
7th Grade Academic Athlete of the Year – Jacob Gass
8th Grade Academic Athlete of the Year – Walker Demedeiros
7th Grade Cougar Athlete of the Year – Will Trimble
8th Grade Cougar Athlete of the Year – Walker Demederios
Splash Fest Summary
Here is a summary of everything you need to know about the Splash Fest - May 18th 3:40 - 7:00 PM
Learn why we do this event and where the money goes
See what fun and awesome things we have planned
Volunteer to help plan, or just for the day, help us pull off this event
We need lots of Drinks, snacks, candy, donuts, and cupcakes, please sign-up for something!
Click here to learn about what we need help with
How will this work and what can you look forward to bidding on.
Wristbands & Tickets - ON SALE NOW!
If you buy online May 5th - May 16th you can get $5 Discount - Learn more
We need lots of help underwriting this event. The less we spend, the higher the profit, the more money for the school. Learn how to be a sponsor!
Download posters to put on social media - Check back often as more will be added
7th & 8th Grade Sports Camps
Austin High Water Polo
Did you know that Austin High has 2 water polo teams – boys and girls? No experience required, just an ability to swim! There are even opportunities to play over the summer. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
AHS Swim Team Tryouts
Click here for information for our Cougar Camp for incoming 6th graders. Set for June 4th - 7th.
It is that time again!
Registration for school year 2018-19 is now open! Please visit your Parent Cloud click on the REGISTRATION tile and complete the registration for all current AISD students. Please visit my webpage for further instructions.
2017-2018 Yearbooks On Sale Now!
You can order your yearbook online anytime. Click here