• June 6, 2017
           Have a wonderful Summer Vacation!  Be safe, be active, and read books! 
           Important Dates for the Start of Next School Year:
           Aug. 1....Parents new to the school district can call to get a registration appointment
           Aug. 2....Registration appts for students new to the district begin
           Aug. 9....Cub Camp for incoming 6th graders
           Aug. 16 (9:00-4:00), Aug. 17 (9:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00) , Aug. 18 (9:00-4:00)....Proof of Residency check....Due to overcrowding we will not be accepting email proof for residency and ALL students must have this done in order to start school on the first day.  If you live in a house you must bring your driver's license and a current (last 30 days) utility bill.  If you are in an apartment you must bring your driver's license and a copy of the apartment lease that includes the student's name on it as a resident.  If you are living with someone else (Address Affidavit) you and the person you are living with must meet with Mr. McDonald. 
           Aug. 22.....Open House for 6th Grade 5:00-6:30
           Aug. 23.....Open House for 7th Grade 5:00-6:30  Students will get their schedules and meet the teachers
          Aug. 24......Open House for 8th Grade 5:00-6:30
           Monday, August 28....1st day of school for students 
    Here is our bell schedule for next school year. It is a little different.  Dismissal is at 4:10   2017-2018 Bell Schedule
          Athletic Summer Camps:   There are quite a few summer camps available for students to help them keep in shape and learn skills before tryouts next year in Athletics.  Most of the camps are at SCHS.  Here are the links to the information:
    WMS Sports Skills for Girls   This one is at Woodcreek
          School Supplies for next year (7th Grade):   We have school supply packets available for ordering online from EPI.  The packets will be delivered to your child in class on the first day of school.  To order go to this website: EPI orders   The school code for Woodcreek is WOO168.  Remember you are ordering a 7th grade pack for next school year.  The last day to order online is July 16th.
    However I know some of you like to shop the sales and buy the supplies yourself so here is the list of what they need for next year: 7th Grade Supply List 17-18 
    Summer Reading:  
           Yes, just like last year all students are expected to read a book off a designated list and do a project.  This really will not take that much time but please don't let them put it off until the end.  Here is the list and all the information:  Summer Reading List and Project
          Physicals for next school year.....If your child is going to be in Athletics, Cheer, or Lionettes they are required to have a 2017-2018  physical on file for next school year. The physical must:
    • Be on a district 2017-18 physical form.....Here is the correct form: Humble ISD Physical 17-18
    • Have the date of examination with clearance
    • Have a physician's stamp  
           Immunizations needed before your student can begin 7th grade! :   All 7th graders are required to have a Tdap booster within the last 5 years and a meningococcal (MCV4 or Menactra) vaccine after their 11th birthday.  If your student has received these vaccines, please send an updated shot record to our school nurse.  If your student has NOT received one or both of these vaccines, please make sure he/she receives them prior to the start of next school year.  You can email the record to our nurse at WMS Nurse Email  or fax the record to 281-641-5310.  If you have any questions, please call Nurse Faubion at 281-641-5205.
    Calendar for next school year has been approved:  2017-2018 Calendar   The state will not let us start school before the 3rd Monday in August and they have changed from a #days requirement to #minutes.  To help meet this requirement the district is adding 10 minutes to the end of the school day for middle school and eliminating some of our late arrival days.  When you look at the calendar there is some information on the left telling you that we have late arrival each Thursday EXCEPT for the following dates: Sept. 7, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 22, March 29, April 5, and May 10.
    Woodcreek Annual Fund Link       Rather than having kids sell candy or wrapping paper or candles or coupon books (don't you hate that?)....we are asking parents that want to donate to our school to support our Annual Fund. It is tax deductible and 100% goes to our school.  Here is the link to the information:   Woodcreek Annual Fund   
    Please put your child's name on everything: backpack, lunchbox, gym clothes, key chain, agenda, inside tag of jackets, inside shoes... they leave stuff everywhere and we will get it back to them if we have a name.  First initial and last name is enough.  
      If you have not done so yet, please join my Remind group!!  I send out text messages specifically about your grade level.  Students are also allowed to join.  To join all you need to do is send a text message to the number 81010....the text message should read @wms6th2016   If you do it correctly you will get a message back that you have joined my group. 
     If you have any specific questions or concerns, please feel free to email or call me.    I am looking forward to a fun, successful 3 years of middle school with all of you!
    Tanya Close 7th Grade Asst Principal (for 2017-18)
     tanya.close@humbleisd.net  281-641-5213