Thursday, April 25, 2013

Whew! We made it through STAAR Week Part II!

This week at Worley has been filled with moments of angst and joy and even laughter.

Our students have taken the last round of school wide STAAR testing for the 2012-13 school year. During the week, we've operated on a different schedule which included a daily 45 minute assembly.

On Tuesday, our 7th graders experienced the Commandos USA presentation in which they learned about having good character and displaying it daily. The presenter left our students with a sense of pride in themselves and their future. He encouraged them to stand tall, be proud and take responsibility for their own success.

On Wednesday, the 7th graders participated in a House Pep Rally with our Ron Clark Committee members - Coach Addison, Ms Phillips and Mrs. Blackwell. They played a few "Minute to Win It" type games and heard a speech on exactly why we have houses here at Worley. Students were encouraged to be leaders next school year and to be positive role models for the incoming 2013-14 7th graders.

Also on Wednesday, the 8th graders had an extra special treat from Mayor David Cook. Students heard about the journey he took from being a 7th grader at Worley through law school. He stressed the importance of working hard and never giving up on your dreams. He conducted a brief Q & A session where he answered many questions about how he made it through law school, what it took to even get into law school and even which college he attended.

Today, Mr. Paul Mints, pastor at The Community at Lake Ridge Church, spoke to the 8th graders about making their mark on the world. He encouraged them to believe in the importance of who they are and what they were designed to do in our world. He also told them that they are an original and should not strive to be a copy of someone else.

All of our speakers were phenomenal! We enjoyed them all. We are thankful that we live in a community where our leaders are willing to step into our schools and help make a difference in our kids lives. Thanks to Mayor Cook and Pastor Mints for stopping by and providing some inspiration and hope for our future leaders.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

RWMS 2011-12 AEIS Report

Each year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) releases a report for each campus and district in Texas called the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS).

This report provides the state and the local community with information on each school including, but not limited to: student performance on standardized tests from the previous school year, student attendance rates, class sizes, teacher and student demographics and school financial records.

Here's a link to a brief power point presentation on our school's AEIS Report:

If you have any questions about the RWMS AEIS Report, please contact me at 817-299-5900. I'd be glad to discuss our results with you.

Friday, February 22, 2013

STAAR Test Taking Strategies
Rogene Worley Middle School

1.  Take care of yourself
-eat breakfast
-get plenty of rest starting a few days before the test

2.  Read & Re Read the Question
-read the question two times for understanding
-understand what the question is asking before selecting an answer & mark through the information that you don’t need to answer the question
-draw a picture for math or science questions
-pay attention to the “NOT” or “EXCEPT”

3.  Prove/Justify Your answers
-mark out the wrong answers
-justify the right answer

4.  There is only one right answer!
-use your reasoning skills to eliminate the wrong answers
-check your answers when you are done

5.  Your teachers have prepared you for this test. Take a deep breath and do what you do best…succeed! Go get ‘em!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Open House 2013

Join us for Open House on Thursday, Feb 7th from 6-8 pm here at Worley Middle School!

Come out to meet and greet with our entire staff, see and hear performances from our Band, Choir, Theater and Cheerleaders. You will also be able to visit our American History Living Wax Museum, as well as visit with teachers from all subject areas.

We will also offer a $5 bar-b-que dinner for everyone. Just $5 per person! So, there is no need to cook dinner at home. Join us for dinner and Open House!

Your student will be bringing home a flyer on Monday, Jan 28th with all the information listed above

We look forward to see you all!