STAAR Testing Next WeekPosted by Pamela Scarbo at 3/24/2017
Good Morning Pumas,
Next week will be busy with important state assessment for our students on the following dates:
March 28th - STAAR Reading, 8th
March 29th - STAAR Math, 8th
(Science and Social Studies coming soon)
Students & teachers have been engaged in review interventions for the past several weeks to provide all students with support needed to help ensure success on these state assessments. Look for more STARR information in Mr. Kleypas's Friday blog.
I have had a few phone calls in regards to SSI (Student Success Initiative) which was established by the 76th Texas Legislature & modifited by the 81st which enacted grade advancement requiremets be applied to students in both 5th and 8th grade for students who take the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Reading and Math test. As specified by these requirements, a student may advance to the next grade level only by passing these tests or by unanimous decision of his or her grade placement committee. (more information can be found on the TEA website / student assessment/ssi). - you are welcome to contact me for additional information, too.
With that being shared, the teachers & I have been doing our best to lessen the anxiety we know these state assesments can bring upon our kids. Please encourage them to take their TIME, eat a good breakfast, get a good night sleep, & most importantly USE the strategies they have been practicing.
Cooler WeatherPosted by Pamela Scarbo at 12/2/2016
Good Afternoon Pumas,
With cooler weather upon us, please make sure your child has a warmer sweater or coat to wear during the next few weeks. We are finiding a few lost belongings being left behind. To help us, you may consider writing your child's initials or name inside the garmet to help us return the item(s) to him/her if needed. We do have a lost and found area in the cafeteria where your child can check for missing items at their convenience.
Final Exams Coming SoonPosted by Pamela Scarbo at 12/2/2016
Please check grade level calendar for upcoming Final Exams or Unit Assessments are we are heading into the final two weeks of the semester. Teachers will still be holding tutorials and EPIC sessions these next ten days of school; encourage your child to attend to work on missing assignments or to get some extra help prior to finals. Let's finish STRONG Pumas!
Winter DancePosted by Pamela Scarbo at 12/2/2016
PCMS Winter Dance will be held on Friday, December 9th from 6-9 p.m. Tickets wll go on sale the week of Dec. 5th.
PCMS Lego Wall in Library MakerSpacePosted by Pamela Scarbo at 10/24/2016
Pimas have a new Lego wall in our Library MakerSpace. Please consider donating your unusued lego bricks to us. No need for fancy kits jus tneed more bricks to create our 2D and 3D images. Please drop off in the office or library marked with the donor student's name.
Early Release THIS Wednesday, Oct. 26thPosted by Pamela Scarbo at 10/24/2016
Please note the following Early Release Times:
8th Grade Lunch: 12:15-12:45
School Release: 12:45
Teachers will be attending professional development sessions; no after school tutorials will be held on Wednesday.
RED Ribbon Week EventsPosted by Pamela Scarbo at 10/24/2016
Students are encouraged to participate:
Monday, Oct. 24th Hat Day - "Hats Off to Bring Drug Free."
Tuesday, Oct. 25th Sports Day - "Team Up Against Drugs."
Wednesday, Oct. 26th PJs - "Follow your Dreams. Don't Do Drugs."
Thursday, Oct. 27th Twin Day - "Friends Don't Let Friends Do Drugs."
Friday, Oct. 28th Wear Red - "REDy to Live a Drug-Free Life."
Lady Puma vs. PMS Volleyball Games Moving to PHSPosted by Pamela Scarbo at 10/24/2016
Both 7th Grade (Small Gym) & 8th Grade (Large Gym) Lady Puma Volleyball Games have been moved to the PHS Gym for Thursday, Oct. 27th.
PSAT 8/9 InformationPosted by Clint Shuman at 9/29/20168th Graders will be taking the PSAT on October 19. Below is some information about the test.Test will start no later than 8:15. Any students showing up after 8:15 will not test in their testing room. Students showing up after 8:45 will not take the PSAT. Students who leave during testing will have their test invalidated.
PUMA Parent Football ShirtsPosted by Pamela Scarbo at 9/12/2016
8th Grade Puma Football Parents - the above link will provide a copy of the parent football t-shirt order form. I will have extra copies at tomorrow night's scrimmage, too. I will be placing two orders: Friday, Sept. 16th and Friday, Sept. 30th. You are also welcome to send your order with your son to school if that will be more convenient. Please see either myself or Mrs. Brydson for questions.
Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night.