Our class of 2013 will be graduating on Thursday, May 16th at Lone Star College, Theater Building “D” at 5:30 p.m. This is our sixth graduating class and our largest class to date. We truly are proud of all they have done both in their academic and extracurricular activities. Their list of college acceptances is very impressive.
Our upper school students are taking AP Exams this week and next week. Good luck to all students!
Our exam schedule for 7th-11th grades is below. 5th-6th graders will follow the same time schedule but the order in which exams will be given will be e-mailed home to 5th-6th grade parents. Fifth through eleventh graders will be released at noon Tuesday, May 21st through Thursday, May 23rd. All students will be released at noon Friday, May 24th. There are no afternoon activities this week.
Report cards will be e-mailed on Friday, May 31st for students in grades 2nd -12th. For students in grades K-1st report cards will be mailed home on May 29th.
Thanks to all for a great year!
Head of School
Parking Lot Safety
Parent and student drivers we would like to remind you to obey the traffic signs for speed limits and no passing zones. Cell phone use is not permitted while your vehicle is in the carline. Please remember not to double park in the circular driveway as we need a lane for cars to pass. Do not drive down the wrong side of the entrance driveway at any time. We truly appreciate your cooperation while driving on school property.
SPOTLIGHT ON THE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAM (PYP)
Attract or Repel?
Kindergarteners, Dylan West and Savannah Smith discover the push and pull properties of magnets as they race them across the table. This was just one activity the children enjoyed in their unit of study, How The World Works.
Being Good Citizens
First graders are busy studying how to be good citizens in their community. Malcolm and Shaan used their tools and cooperated to build a marble maze highway. Michael and Shaan completed a puzzle titled, “What is my job?” They talked about the different jobs on the puzzle and discussed how each citizen helps one another. Great job 1st graders!
It’s HOT In Here!
Second graders have been investigating sources of heat. They visited different stations to determine if the items were heat sources. Stations included a candle, jacket, rubbing hands together, lamp, hair dryer, battery operated candle, sandpaper/wood and a blanket. Once the students determined if the item was a source of heat, they had to name the source. Next, the class enjoyed playing concentration games and cutting and pasting the matching sources. It was a hot topic!
Fourth graders are busy working on the five components for their PYP Exhibition Projects. Their research papers are completed and they are working on Technology, Oral Presentation, Performance, and Action components. They are having a fabulous time!
Congratulations WPS Tennis Team
Once again this year the tennis team had an amazing season. This was our first year representing the 2A division, so we faced new and tougher competition but WP still managed to rise to the top. Starting with the District/Regional Meet, we had 8 of our 12 players placed 1st-4th to qualify for the State Tournament.
Our boys’ team that qualified for State was Matt Dechant and Luke Hofferber who placed 2nd in Doubles. In Girls Doubles Vanya Garza Garcia and Veronica Valdivia placed 4th and Anja Pauli and Joanna Walzebuck placed 1st. In Girls’ Singles Ximena Hernandez placed 4th and Allyson Hayley placed 1st.
The entire girls’ team qualified for State. This is the 5th consecutive year WP has been represented at the State Tournament!!
What happened at State…………..
Matt and Luke made it to the Quarterfinal Round in Boys Doubles.
In Girls Doubles, Anja and Joanna made it to the final round in their division and finished with the State Runner-Up title. In the Girls Singles division, Allyson sailed her way to the final round rather easily giving up only 4 games for the whole tournament. She clinched the victory winning to last year’s state champ 6-1, 6-0, making herself the new 2A Girls Singles State Champion!!
As a team your WP Lady Wolverines earned enough points at the state tournament to walk away with the GIRLS 2A TEAM TENNIS RUNNER UP TITLE!!
Way to go Wolverines!!
Thanks for a great season!
Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine will be on campus Tuesday, May 14th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to do sports physicals for the 2013-14 school year. The cost is $20.00, payable to WPS. Coach Kemp will have forms available at the end of this week. If you choose to use your own physician please be sure to return your forms by the first day of school or first practice whichever comes first. Athletes in 7th -12th grade will need a physical to compete in athletics next year.
Summer Reading Opportunities
Summer reading is the key to maintaining your child’s progress from this school year. For more information on the “summer slide”, please take a few moments to read a wonderful article from Science Daily – Summer Reading Is Key to Maintaining or Improving Students' Reading Skills. Look for information coming home in your child’s Wednesday folder. You may want to get a jump on encouraging your child to read over the summer. Here are a few organizations offering summer reading incentive programs.
• Book Adventure - www.bookadventure.com – read books, take quizzes to earn points, points can be turned in for prizes online.
• Barnes and Noble – earn a free book for reading 8 books this summer.
• Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – Earn rewards for reading, compete with other schools around the world.
• HEB Summer Reading Club – Earn a free book after reading 10 books this summer.
• Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards – Earn 10 free tokens for reading every day for 2 weeks.
• South Montgomery County Library Reading Program
Attention Seventh Grade Parents!
Parents of 7th graders (8th graders next year): Please register your child for the 8th grade Washington DC trip by May 15th. Go to www.schooltoursofamerica.com, click the “register for your trip here” tab, and fill out the information. The tour code is 6605, and the registration cost is just $99, which goes towards the cost of the trip. If you have not received a packet please stop by the front office and pick up a registration packet from Ms. Maia. The dates of the trip are October 21st -25th.
State Finals Competition
Congratulations to Shilpa Rumalla (Modern Oratory – 3rd), Savannah Jenson (Ready Writing - 4th), and Natalie Halaris (Spelling – 3rd) for their placement in the State Finals competition! We are so proud of your well-earned success!
We would like to thank all of the students for their commitment and participation in the State Finals: Luisa Valdivia (storytelling), Natalie Halaris (spelling), Kunwar Sodhi (Listening), Rodrigo Brandao (Math), Rohan Zakharia (Prose), Savannah Jenson (Ready Writing), Joaquin Guinazu Dolan (Math), Jessie Wang-Ravestein (Science), Oliver Kneen (Ready Writing), Shilpa Rumalla (Modern Oratory), Matthieu Trudell (Science), Erica Ritchie (On-site Drawing), Matthew Barton (Science), Patrick Currin (Science), and Alex George (Number Sense and Math), Tami Moctezuma (Ready Writing). Tami was an alternate and joined us after finding out on Wednesday that she was needed in the finals! Thank you, Tami!
We are proud of all of who represented WPS in this challenging competition!