Greetings Panda Community,
We are down to only 10 days of school and we have some important information below.
I want to thank the PTO for setting up our 8th grade dance and making sure that the students had a memorable evening. Sadly we did have to shut the dance down a little early because of some misbehavior from our students, which included throwing glow sticks toward the DJ stand. As we approach the June 3rd 8th Grade Field Trip to Schlitterbahn, I want to stress to all parents the importance of reminding your children that they must follow the rules at Schlitterbahn and any inappropriate behavior will result in the parents being called to drive to Galveston to pick up their child.
Backpacks will no longer be allowed starting May 31st. Students may bring a lunch kit or small purse. They will not need to bring anything else back and forth as teachers will provide whatever is needed for the last week of school.
Water Guns, Water Balloons, Silly String, etc.
Under no circumstances are water guns, water balloons, silly string, etc. allowed at school. Students who are caught in possession of any prohibited item(s) will have it confiscated and assigned a possible in-school suspension. Please help us by making sure that these items are not with your child when they leave the house.
All 6th and 7th graders will take the Algebra Readiness Test this Thursday or Friday during their normal math class. The test consists of 40 questions and is one part of the rubric that is used to determine placement in Algebra. We will notify all parents by June 7th. There will be an Algebra bridge camp for all 6th graders who qualify for Algebra in 7th grade. Dates will be provided soon.
The 2022-2023 Course Selection Form is now live on our website for all rising 7th and 8th graders. We will remain with an 8-period A/B block schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. All 7th graders will take ELA/R, Math, Science, Social Studies, PE, and Enrichment. The remaining two classes will be electives. Please review the elective course descriptions for more information on the electives offered. To access, click here. For the Course Selection Form, please click here.
Cycle 6 Grades
This Friday is the cut-off for all Cycle 6 grades. Teachers must have their grades submitted and verified by June 2nd so that we can print final report cards for distribution on June 7th.
We are excited to be offering various end-of-year activities for our students. Here is a quick look at what is coming up:
- May 27 Talent Show
June 2 6th & 7th Grade Field Trip to Main Event
June 3 8th Grade Field Trip to Schlitterbahn
June 6 8th Grade Superlative Award Ceremony (students only) and Picnic
June 7 8th Grade Promotion, Last Day of School
I hope everyone has a great week. As always, if you need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s counselor or Assistant Principal.
We hope that everyone has a great week!
Steven Shetzer, Principal