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  • Summer is fast approaching, and we want our Wolves to continue to read and learn over the summer.  Here is the link to the district summer Reading List, both middle school and high school. Please encourage your students to read, read, and read over the summer months!



     
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  • 2015 Texas Future Problem Solvers
    State Bowl
     
     
     

     
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  • Congratulations to the 2015-2016
    Silver Dance Team!!!
    Silver Dance Team
     
     

     
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  • The CTMS Math-Science Team
    competed in the State Championships
    on April 11, 2015!
    Math Science  
     
    General math 6th grade:
    Adam Lopez 15th medal
     
    General math 8th grade:
    Bronson Zhou 13th medal
    Eric He 16th medal
     
    Science 6th grade:
    Amrit Rathie 3rd trophy
    Mark Poveda 18th medal
    Ian McArthur 19th medal
     
    Science 7th grade:
    Riya Mohan 4th trophy
     
    Science 8th grade:
    Daniel Azbell 13th medal
     
     
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  • From the PRINCIPAL’S Pen

    Week of May 17, 2015

     

    We are definitely on the downhill slide toward the end of the school year!  So many things to wrap up with our Wolves and a few things to prepare for the next school year!

     

    I think that you will agree with me that there is no greater or more caring staff than our Wolf Staff.  Because of End of Course STAAR testing last week (the “official” Teacher Appreciation week), we postponed our week and are celebrating Wolf Staff Appreciation Week this coming week!  While I certainly would not ask you to purchase anything for all of your Wolf’s teachers, this would be a good week to write a quick note or a personal email expressing your appreciation for our hard working teachers and staff.  After all, how many of you would want to spend eight hours a day with 800 middle-school adolescents?  But our Wolf staff wouldn’t choose to do anything else!

     

    Our beginner 6th grade band went to NRH2O last Friday to compete in a band competition.  Not only did our Wolf Beginner band earn a First Division Superior rating from all judges, but they were also awarded the “Best in Class” award!  We are so proud of these 6th grade band students and Mr. Najera and Ms. Davis!

     

    Please see the attached flyer for our CTMS Wolf Choir Dessert Theater scheduled for this Tuesday night!  Sweets and songs – is there better combination?  Join us for music through the decades.  Tickets are going quickly, so get yours today!

     

    This year we will again be collecting data via the Bright Bytes survey in October and May.  This data is used to explore the integration of technology in the classroom and to look at professional learning needs. Our students will be taking this survey at school, but we would also like parent feedback on our technology usage. This survey can be taken on an iPad, Chromebook, laptop, desktop, smart phone, or anything with an internet connection. 

    English survey:  http://www.BByt.es/RJ94P

    Spanish survey:  http://survey.brightbytes.net/s3/Spanish-Parent-Grapevine-Colleyville-ISD

     

    The final exams will be here before we know it.  Attached is the schedule for the last three days of school.  Please note that at12:10 on each day, our bus students are released and teachers walk their students to the nearest exit.  Please ask your students where they will be exiting each day for your ease of pick-up. If you have travel plans that interfere with your Wolf’s exams, please contact Mr. Fingers to arrange a make-up exam time.

     

    Summer is fast approaching, and we want our Wolves to continue to read and learn over the summer.  Here is the link to the district summer Reading List, both middle school and high school. Please encourage your students to read, read, and read over the summer months!

    https://www.smore.com/haq3f-summer-reading-in-gcisd

     

    On Tuesday, May 26, all of our 8th graders will participate in the Texas Reality Check  through Tarrant County Community College's Mobile Go Center. This will take place at CTMS and they will miss 30 minutes of their day to go through the program. 

    For more information on the program you can check it out at:www.tccd.edu/courses_and_programs/transitional/mobile_go_center.html

     

    The CTMS Counseling department needs your feedback!  We are always looking for ways to improve the services we provide to your students and in order to do that, we need to know how we are doing!  Please fill out the following parent survey and share your thoughts with us!  
    http://bit.ly/ctmsparent2015

     

    6th and 7th grade parents of athletes are invited to 2015-16 Athletic Parent Meeting on Monday, May 18th from 6:30-7:30 at CTMS in the Lecture Hall.  This meeting is an informational meeting for incoming 7th & 8th graders for next year. We will be discussing athletic uniforms, the importance of physicals, and important dates for next year. 

     

    The district is gathering feedback regarding a grading cycle change at secondary schools.  Changing from  six-weeks grading cycles to nine-week grading cycles will align with elementary and be more reflective of student performance, especially with block schedules. Follow this link for more information and a feedback opportunity: http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/38710 

     

    Registration for GCISD's Summer Enrichment is open!  We have over 70 courses taught by certified teachers in a wide variety of subject areas with many specifically designed for middle school students.  These 3-hour courses are designed to be fun, engaging, and educational.   Full course listings and registration is available on the GCISD Summer Programs webpage: http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/755 

     

    Details:

    One-week sessions from June 15 – July 24

    8:30 – 11:30 and/or 12:30 – 3:30

    Fee:  $100/course with a one-time $25 registration fee

    Early Bird discount of $10/course before 5/10/15

    Held at Cross Timbers Middle School

    Contact Summer Programs Office at (817)251-5206 for assistance.

     

     

    For current 7th graders It's time to register for the June 2016  8th
    grade trip to Washington, DC and New York City.  If you are interested
    in this wonderful opportunity go to www.worldstrides.org to register
    using Trip ID# 117038, or call 800-468-5899. The special, reduced
    deposit amount of $49.00 ends June 4, 2015. This trip has been
    experienced by hundreds of CTMS students for over 15 years. Don't miss
    out on creating memories for a lifetime. For questions you may contact
    kathryn.burkhart@gcisd.net or pat.brolan@gcisd.net.

     

    Did you know that Cross Timbers and GCISD have a partnership with Big Brothers / Big Sisters to provide school based mentoring to our students in need?  Mentoring is such a fun and easy was to connect with kids and have a positive impact on someone's life.  We have several students on the waiting list who could benefit from having one more person in their life to support and encourage them.  We are now accepting mentor applications for the 2015-2016 school year!  I hope you will consider applying.  It is an easy one hour per week at CTMS and it could make a huge difference in a child's life!  Visit the following website for more information and check out our new video advertising the program!
    http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Domain/2706

    https://youtu.be/J1Yhp7EYRug

    Mark your calendars!

     

    Monday, 5/18

    Wolf Staff Appreciation Week begins!

    Student Marketplace – Pep Rally Schedule

    6th and 7th grade Athletic Parent Information meeting (for Wolf athletes who will be 7th and 8th graders in 15-16).

    Tuesday, 5/19

    PTA meeting – 10:00 lecture hall

    Soccer games CTMS vs. GMS @ GMS; 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.

    CTMS Wolf Choir Dessert Theater – 6:30 SAC

    Wednesday, 5/20

    Wolf Band Spring Concert – 6:30 GHS Auditorium

    Friday, 5/22

    Bad weather Make up Day

    Math/Science Team to Six Flags

    Staff Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by PTAy

    Monday, 5/25

    Memorial Day Holiday

    Tuesday, 5/26

    Mobile Go Center Texas Reality Check – all day for 8th graders

    Wednesday, 5/27

    Burger’s Lake for 8th graders

    Friday, 5/29

    Wolf Fest – all day

     

    Keep howling!

    Lisa Dunn

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  • Hello Wolf Parents!  As we are approaching the end of the school year, we really would like to evaluate how the year went and plan for continuing to improve our services next year.  We would love to get your feedback on what we are doing right and what we can improve for next year!  If you could take a few minutes and fill out our end of the year Counseling Office Survey, we would really appreciate it!  Our goal is always to provide the best services possible to all of our students and your feedback is invaluable in helping us do that!  Please click here to fill out the survey: http://bit.ly/ctmsparent2015

    Thank you!

    Sarah Garrison, Student Advocate

    Raquel Mota, Counselor A-K

    Megan Jones, Counselor L-Z

     

     
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  • SAVE THE DATE!!!
    WOLF FEST 2015
    MAY 29 ALL DAY
     

     
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  • For those of you who were unable to make the meetings, here are the PowerPoints from the ASPIRE meeting and the 5th grade parent night!
     

     
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  • 100 Acts of Kindness Campaign
    2015
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     Our campus will be challenged to "document" 100 acts of kindness between the Jan. 19th and Feb. 14th. The acts of kindness are documented on post-it notes, which are then posted on a banner outside the counseling office. You can find the link for the digital version of the challenge here.
     

     
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