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Title: WOLVERINE EXPRESS


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WOLVERINE EXPRESS
Third 6 Weeks December 08 January 09
Volume 3 Number 3
Principals Letter p. 1 Wells Olympiad Team p.
2 Book Fair p. 2 Choir Note p. 2 TRACK
Announcement p. 3 Parent Night for M.S. of
Choice p. 3 Math Counts p. 3 Art
Competition Participants p. 4 Saturday School p.
4 Black History Program p. 4 Counselor and
Guidance Notice p. 5 Valentine Dance
p. 5 History Fair Winners p. 6 Special
Thanks p. 6 Step Team Competition
Announcement p. 6 Attendance Make-Up
Information p. 7 Dates to Remember p. 7 CHAMPS
Strategies p. 7
Letter from the Principal

Parents, Guardians and Friends, Have you ever
heard the saying, New Years Resolutions are
made to be broken? Many friends and family,
including myself, have made resolutions and broke
them within a matter of weeks. Have we ever
stopped to think why our resolutions are broken?
Here are a few reasons why we fail on our New
Years Resolutions 1. We make too many
resolutions 2. We set unrealistic goals 3.
We do not make plans to achieve our
resolutions 4. We do not celebrate our
successes At Wells Middle School, we have made a
few New Years Resolutions. These resolutions
will assist our students in being successful.
Listed below are a few of our resolutions 1.
Our attendance rate will be 98 or higher 2.
Our school will be a safe environment for
learning 3. Our school will receive a
Recognized rating After reviewing these
resolutions, we know that each are obtainable.
These are not unrealistic goals. Our
administration, faculty and staff have made plans
for our students safety and success. We have
the Recognize Rating in sight, and we are working
toward that goal. At Wells, we view resolutions
as challenges to be achieved not goals to be
broken. Please join us in making our New Years
Resolutions become a reality. It will take all
of us doing our part. "We will open the
book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put
words on them ourselves. The book
is called Opportunity and its
first chapter is New Year's Day. As stated in
the above quote, the book of opportunity is
opened and it promises to be an outstanding
adventure. Barbra Leland, Principal
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Wells Science Olympiad Team
Scholastic Book Fair
The following students have made Wells Science
Olympiad Team. They will represent the school on
February 7th at competition. 8th Grade Kenyon
Hammond Michael Huynh Denny Doung Loc Dao Steven
Johnson Latrell Green Chris Gordon Mareya
Pugh Truc Duong 7th Grade Maria Martinez 6th
Grade Irvin Ramirez Daphne Fortunes A special
thanks to Irvin Ramirez for creating the Science
Olympiad t-shirt design.
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the
Wells Middle School Library on February 9th
13th. Please check our website for more
information concerning upcoming family events
during the book fair. Youll not want to miss
it. www.springisd.org Click on SCHOOLS tab
Scroll to Wells Middle School
The choirs took their show on the road and
performed at Beneke Elementary, Reynolds
Elementary and Clark Intermediate schools before
the break. They represented Wells very well, and
Mrs. Brown would like to thank all the students
that participated for excellent behavior an
participation.
The 7th and 8th graders are now beginning to
prepare for their U.I.L. contest which is
happening in March. They are working hard and
fully expect to do an excellent job on the
contest. Good luck from Mrs. Brown. Thanks
for a GREAT first semester!
The Wells choir members had a fantastic turn out
at their holiday concert and would like to thank
all the parents, friends and staff that came out
to support the choir.
P.T.O. Meeting will be held on January 28th at
700 P.M.
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It is now time to sign up for TRACK!

All 7th
and 8th grade girls interested in running TRACK,
please sign up in the Main Gym Locker Room. Our
first practice will be on Monday, Feb. 9th.
Please remember, you MUST have a physical on file
with the coaches in order to stay and run.
Coach Middleton
Middle School of Choice Parent Night at Wells
Math Counts Participants and Winners
Spring ISD will be opening middle school 7 The
Middle School of Choice in the fall of 2009. If
you would like to learn more about the Middle
School of Choice and what it can offer your
child, we invite you to the information meeting
on January 28th at 600 700 PM in
Wells cafeteria. You will meet Mr. Gittens,
the principal of the Middle of Choice. He will
be able to answer any questions that you may
have. For more information on the
Middle School of
Choice Go to www.springisd.org Click on SCHOOLS
tab Choose Middle School of Choice
Math Counts is a competitive middle-school math
program that promotes mathematics achievement
nationwide. Participating schools select students
to compete individually and as part of a team in
written and oral competitions.

Overall Competition Winner
Thomas Ho, a 7th grader, placed
fourth in the overall competition. Sixth-grade
individual winners
Allyzah Cabugao, first place
Giang Tran, second place
Jacob Nolan,
third place Seventh-grade individual winners
Thomas Ho, fifth place Team
winners are
Sixth grade Allyzah Cabugao,
Craig Curry, Jacob Nolan and Giang Tran Each
middle school will select a team to represent its
school at regional competition on Feb. 14 at the
Fluor Corporation in Sugarland where the students
will vie for the opportunity to compete at state
in March. State competitions identify the top
four individuals who will represent their state
at the national level.
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Saturday School Reminder
Spring ISD Rodeo Art Show 2009 The following
students were selected to represent Well in the
Spring ISD Rodeo Art Show 6th Grade
Victoria(Vickie)Smith
Lamaon Walker 7th Grade Rachel
McNall Ana Nguyen


Teiona Houston Kolena
Robertson Corey Sellers
Joshua Valdez 8th Grade Erin
Atkins Katia Ayala
Dalvion Fields
Victoria (Torry) Green Sandra
Hughes Cedrick Jackcon
Jeffrey Madrid
Alexander (Daniel) Taylor
Monica Tran Davon Womack Art
works are on display at Spring ISD Administration
Building January 12, 13 (closes _at_ 4pm), 14,15
and 16 (800am-800pm)
To all Saturday School students We will have 10
days of Saturday School. As a thank you for
excellent conduct, good attendance and hard work,
during these Saturdays, you will be invited to
attend a Friday night "Lock-In" given at the end
of the last session filled with music, games,
food, prizes and fun! In order to be invited,
you must attend at least 8 out of 10 Saturdays.
Saturday school begins at 800 a.m. ends at 1200
p.m. You may either have your parent drop you
off at school or ride the activity bus. If you
are riding the activity bus please be at your
activity bus stop no later than 715 a.m. Jan.
24th Jan. 31st
Feb. 7th Feb. 21st Feb.
28th Mar. 7th Mar. 28th
Apr. 4th Apr.
18th
Black History Program
Wells Middle School will be hosting the
2009 Black
History Program for our students and staff.
Wednesday, February 25th at 430 530 PM.
We will be having a local storyteller to relate
the stories of old, our very own Wolverine
Steppers will perform, Theater Arts Club will
present and there will be many other activities
to enjoy. Any student is welcome to attend this
free program however, if a student wishes to
attend, he/she must obtain a ticket during a
lunch period beginning in February. More
information will be forth coming.

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Wells Middle School Guidance and
Counseling Presents Communicating With Your
Preteen Thursday, February 12, 2009 600- 800
PM in the Wells Middle School Library Please
join us to learn new ways to communicate with and
understand your middle school student. The
seminar will be held in Spanish and babysitting
services will be available. The entire family is
welcome, including your WMS student. There is
no charge for this event. Snacks will be
provided. Facilitated by Community Youth Services
(CYS) with Diana Riopedre and Muna Ahmad. For
more information please contact your childs
counselor Chandra Johnson-Pearson, 6th grade
Joe DeGregorio, 7th grade or Carla Peters, 8th
grade.
La Oficina de Consejeria y Guianza de Wells
Middle School Presenta Comunicandose con su
Joven Jueves, Febrero 12, 2009 600-800PM en la
libreria de Wells Middle School Por favor venga
a aprender nuevas maneras de comunicarse y
entender a su joven. El seminario sera en Espanol
y cuidado de nino sera disponible. La familia
entera es bienvenida, incluyendo a su estudiante
de WMS. El seminario es gratis y habra
aperitivos. El programa sera presentado por
Community Youth Services (CYS) con Diana
Riopedre y Muna Ahmad. Para mas informacion por
favor de hablar al consejero/a de su hijo/a,
Chandra Johnson-Pearson, 6o grado Joe
DeGregorio, 7o grado O Carla Peters, 8o grado.
Wells Valentine Dance February 13th 400 600
PM
To be eligible to buy a ticket to the dance you
must have a perfect attendance starting on Jan.
20th until the day of the dance. This means when
we come back to school after our Monday holiday
you must be present every day until the dance to
attend. If you are absent for any reason you
will not be able to attend the Valentine Dance.
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In November, 2008, Ms. Coponys 8th grade U.S.
History classes participated in History Fair.
Students had the choice of working individually
or in a group of two to five students.
Additionally, students were permitted to choose
their topic and method of presentation. This
years theme was The Individual in History
Actions Legacies All student work was judged
by seven independent community members who
volunteered their time for the entire event.
The winners of Wells Middle School History Fair
include Group Documentary 1st Place Jordan
Brokken, Rajiv Rangan for Mozart 2nd
Place Sarah Cumpston, Elizabeth Reyes for Rachel
Carson 3rd Place Erin Akins, Daniela Alcala,
Christine Elliot, Kimberly Lineham, for and Alek
Schadler
for Tim Burton Group Web 1st Place Brianaca
Collins, Maryum Malik, Sarah Nguyen, and Monica
Tran for Picasso Group Exhibit 1st Place Kylah
Jones, Nicole Patterson, and Kelechi Pnwumere for
Martha Graham 2nd Place Denice Mendoza, Jesyca
Mitchell, Tyra Preston, and Samantha Rawlins

for J. Robert Oppenheimer 3rd Place Rhenton
Cauley, Alex Cuellar, Eurydice Gay, Brandy Perry,
and Morgan Williams
for Walt
Disney Individual Exhibit 1st Place
Daniel Hoang for Elvis Presley 2nd Place
Dalton Glenn for Muhammad
Ali 3rd Place Bao Nguyen for
Abraham Lincoln Honorable Mention
David Pompa for Pancho Villa Individual
Research Paper 1st Place Najah Khan 2nd
Place Brandon Ho 3rd Place Jasmine
Gatlin History Fair is a national competition.
The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day
Contest engages students, in grades 6-12, in
discovery and interpretation of historical topics
related to an annual theme. Students hone their
talents and produce creative and scholarly
projects in the form of exhibits, documentaries,
historical papers, performances, or web sites.
After a series of district and state contests,
the program culminates with a national
competition at the University of Maryland in
College Park each June.
HISTORY FAIR
I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you out on
behalf of my students and myself!  Thanks to the
support of Wells Students, Faculty, Staff and
Parents we were able to raise approximately
300.00 for the Texas Children's Holiday Fund as
well as the Texas Children's Juvenile Diabetes
Research Fund!  The entire school really pulled
together in under four weeks, and my students
were especially excited!  Thank you again. Just
imagine, what more could we do with
more time and more charity! Mr. Barnes
The Wells M. S. Step Team competed on
Saturday, Jan. 24th at St. Pauls
AME Church. We are proud of the Step Team for
presenting their best! Go
Champs!!!!!!!
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Come to School EVERYDAY!!
Tentative Dates
State law requires all students to attend school
every day. You must be in attendance 90 of the
school year . If you choose to be absent too many
days, you will have to make up those absences.


Make up days for absences will be held
on Friday
nights from 4 7 PM. Parents, please make sure
your child attends school. Students, make the
choice to attend school during the day or you
will have to attend school on Friday nights. The
choice is yours. There will be NO activity buses
to carry students to their homes. Parents, you
must pick your child up after the completion of
attendance make-up. SSI (Student Success
Initiative) refers to our 8th graders and their
promotion. Each students TAKS scores,
attendance and grades are considered when
promotion is discussed. Remember, when you miss
school, you miss out.
January 23rd February 6th February 20th
March 6th March 20th April 17th May 8th
May 15th
February 3 6th Grade Math Test
7th Grade Math Test 8th Grade Math Test
February 4 8th Grade Social Studies Test March
2 8th Grade Science Test March 3 6th
Grade Writing Test 7th Grade Writing TAKS 8th
Grade Reading TAKS March 24 7th Grade Reading
Test April 7 8th Grade Math TAKS April 28 6th
Grade Math TAKS 7th Grade Math TAKS April
29 6th Grade Reading TAKS 7th Grade Reading
TAKS 8th Grade Reading TAKS (retest) April
30 6th Grade Science Test 7th Grade Science
Test 8th Grade Science TAKS May 1 6th Grade
Social Studies Test 7th Grade Social Studies
Test 8th Grade Social Studies TAKS May 19 8th
Math TAKS (retest)
CHAMPS Strategies
DA T E S To REME M B E R
Circle or underline key words Highlight
information in titles, graphs and charts that
will help you answer the question. Answer ONLY
what the question is asking. Mark out the
incorrect or dumb answers. Prove your choice
with a calculation, definition, paragraph in
the margin OR state why the other choices are
wrong. (show your work) Start over to check over
your work.
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