P - prepare for success

R- respect everyone

I - include others

D - do what is right

E - expect great things


Monday, January 21, 2019

School Holiday - No school

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Check Lost and Found on the stage

January 16 -18

Oakwood Reading Challenge

  • Read a book
  • Complete the questionnaire

on Schoology

  • Win prizes

186 Books read & logged

Congratulations to our Geography Bee final contestants:

Denae Graham, Ty Cochrane, Ross Versari, Rowan Seipp, Ajay Gundanna, Violet Masri, Nathanael Tremblay


1st - Ajay Gundanna

2nd - Rowan Seipp

3rd - Violet Masri


Crystal Allen

Tuesday, January 22

If you would like to purchase an autographed copy of a book, pick up an order form in the library.

Orders are due by THIS Friday, January 18.

Each book is $5.00 cash only

Congratulations to the following students for making the UIL Calculator Team!

Riley Mathison

Jennings Garrett

Christina Yum

Josefina Medina-Perez

UIL Chess Puzzle Team:

You have homework in Schoology!

“High School Musical” Group in Schoology

If you are in our cast, please


(access code: 9V6W8-8T7MF)

Go Wildcats!


F O R M O R E I N F O R M A T I O N : M I N I T I G E R C H E E R @ G M A I L . C O M

A & M C O N S O L I D A T E D H I G H S C H O O L


Word for the Week

WORD - Loyal- When you are loyal, you stick up for your friends, and show pride for your family, school and community.

QUESTION- How can you show you are loyal to your friends?

6th Graders

January 22

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Parent Night for incoming 7th graders at AMCMS

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Course Fair in the gym

January 31 - February 1

Registration form collection in Social Studies classes

January 18

AMCMS Counselor will present registration information to 6th graders in Social Studies Class

Be a Sugar Detective

UIL Practice Schedule January 14 - 18

You must have a permission form turned in to Mrs. Martin before you can start attending practices

Monday Before School - No practices

Monday Success - Calculator

Tuesday Before School - Art, Chess, Spelling

Tuesday Success - Oral Reading

Wednesday Before School - Maps/Charts/Graphs and Social Studies, Editorial Writing

Wednesday Success - Math, Number Sense, Ready Writing

Thursday Before School - Dictionary

Thursday Success in Mrs. Martin’s room

- Music Memory

Friday - No practices

Please note Music

Memory change!

Chess Club

Thursday, January 17 - Challenge Tournament continues

Always bring your chess notebook for games and lessons.

GT News from Mrs. Martin

January 14 - 18

Regular Schedule

Wednesday - Math Olympiad Test


Work on your children’s book.

Get your Breakout Box ready.

Work on Giving Project presentation.

Always bring your binder.

Check your Schoology account.

You may have GT homework.

Student Council Information


Friday, January 18 - Success - StuCo Meeting

Make sure you check in with your teacher before going to the lecture hall..

Have you checked Schoology lately?


Clean teeth are the best teeth!

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

If you’re missing any glasses or keys please stop by the front office we have several in lost in found.


Unless you come to the clinic for a regularly scheduled medication everyday, you MUST have a Nurse Pass to come to the clinic. This means that you MUST have a teacher’s permission to be allowed in the clinic. You MAY NOT come to the clinic in between classes/during the passing periods. Your teachers are wasting a lot of time looking for you when they do not know where you are. Thank you, Nurse Boucher


Keep Calm and PRIDE ON

This is the Final Slide

Teachers move it to the end whenever you revise this presentation

Why is good hand hygiene so important???


College Day

Jan 23, 2019

If you are practicing for the

UIL Music Memory Team, please come to Mrs. Martin’s room

during Success.

Thank you!

Please note the following




The doors to the front office will be locked at all times now. In order to get in you need to push the silver button located next to the door and pull the door open. Once you push the button you have about 10 seconds to pull the door open before it locks again. If you’re dropping off attendance sheets there will be a brown box in front of the attendance window that Mrs. Ponce sits at. You may place your attendance sheets in the box. If you have any questions just ask your teacher and they should be able to help you out.

Thanks to all the students who participated in the Spelling Bee!

Congratulations to our final 3!

1st - Ajay Gundanna

2nd - Koli Banerjee

3rd - Gunnar Burris

December is Random Acts of Kindness and Joy Month

Are you filling out your calendar?

Want to share some of your good deeds?

Join the Random Acts of Kindness and Joy group on Schoology!

Here’s the code to share the great things you are doing this month!


Hat Day

FRIDAY, December 14th


money collected will be donated

to an upcoming service project.


Friday, December 14th

Before School

Donuts are $1

glazed and gluten free donuts

available in the bus area

glazed available in the atrium area

All money goes to a service project

We’ve ordered extra donuts this month!!!

6th Grade Bball Game Expectations

No Cell Phones!

Wear your school shirt.

Parent permission slips are due

this week!

UIL (University Interscholastic League)

Take a look at this slideshow about the UIL clubs! Click Here https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10OLhkuAzw5tKLag1aZK0PAILeurdOwxInnyCedQXHd8/edit?usp=sharing

WHO: YOU!! Anyone can participate!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Decide which teams

you’d like to try out for...up to 3.

WHEN: Practices will start the week of December 10th.

UIL Clubs include math, ready writing, chess, spelling, dictionary, social studies, maps/charts/graphs, number sense, art, music, listening, oral reading

6th grade only - impromptu speaking, modern oratory, calculator, editorial writing


Let’s Remember and Honor

President George H. W. Bush

Wear Red, White, and Blue and/or wear fun socks.

6th Graders This Thursday

We will attend a Texas A&M basketball game.

Wear your Oakwood Shirt

Bring a sack lunch in a clear plastic bag or get one from the cafe on Thursday. We will eat at game.

Go to 1st period, then go to Success class, go to restroom before we leave.

Remember to always represent Oakwood with PRIDE.


6th grade girls


Wednesday, November 28th is picture make-up day. If you did not take your picture or need to retake your picture this is your opportunity. On Monday when we return from break the front office will have order forms ready to pass out. If you NEVER took your school picture this year your success teacher will have your order form with your name on it. If you just need to take retakes you may come to the front office to get a new order form. If you have any questions just stop by the front office.

Applications and directions are outside the Art room.

Turn in posters to the Art room.

Veterans Day Ceremony Expectations

From Mrs. Martin

Extra Enrichment

Have two minutes?

Watch this video and see if you can figure out (before the video ends) how the creators of this art made this happen?


Veteran’s Day Assembly

Friday, November 9th

9:00 a.m.

Featuring the choir, orchestra and band and speaker, retired MACS Treider, who was a Senior Chief in the US Navy.

Friday, please wear red, white, and/or blue to honor our veterans.

School Safety

Thanks to the choir, band and orchestra and our speakers and boy scouts for a great assembly!...and thank you to students who have family members who have served.

Olivia and Morgan would like to say,

“Thanks, Dad, for your service!”

Red Ribbon Week ART CONTEST

Congratulations to the winners!

Natalie Green, Berkley White, Lana Hightower, Olivia Kriel, Jordan Fulton, Suzanne Williams, Jenny Morgan, Arianna Vogel.

If you turned in a poster, see Mrs. Martin for your wristband prize!

You must follow the rules to be eligible for a prize.

All entries will receive a red ribbon wristband.

Orchestra Picture Day

Wednesday, October 17, 2018! Students will wear their orchestra uniform to school for pictures!!!

Group Pictures will take place at the beginning of the following periods:

  • The 5th grade Orchestra (all 5th grade orchestra students which includes 1st, 5th and 7th period orchestras) will take their Group Picture during Success Class. They will set their materials down in success class to check in and then immediately walk to the orchestra room.
  • 6th grade Orchestra (all 6th grade orchestra students which includes 2nd and 6th period orchestras) will take their Group Picture during 2nd period. They will set their materials down in 2nd period to check in and then walk immediately to the orchestra room.

Individual Orchestra Pictures:

  • These will be taken during each student’s orchestra class period.

Red Ribbon Week - October 22 - 26

National Theme is Life is Your Journey - Travel Drug Free

Monday - Travel Drug Free on your favorite vacation! -

Dress like a tourist!

Tuesday - Travel to the future drug free - what will you be? - Career Day - Wear what you want to be when you grow up!

Wednesday - Travel through your dreams drug free!

Wear Pajamas

Thursday - Travel Back in time and be drug free (Decade Day)

Dress up like your favorite decade of fashion

Friday - Travel drug free with a friend - Twin Day!

Find a friend or two or three and match up!

School appropriate clothing required!


If you lose your planner, you can purchase one in the front office
for $3.00.

You can only purchase one planner when lost (no more than one).
So, hold onto those planners!!

Consol & CSHS

Football Games

Intermediate students will not be allowed into the game without a parent or guardian. When attending the games, you must sit with your parents or in the middle school section. Students not sitting in the bleachers or wandering around will be removed from the game.

Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest

for 6th grade only

“Why I Honor the American Flag”


300 - 400 words


Well written

It’s time to turn in your essay to Mrs. Martin.

All essays due Friday, October 19th!



Team Prizes

1st place - EAGLES team - Team popcorn party

2nd place - Falcons - Team popsicle party

3rd place - Panthers - Team Lollipop party

ATTENTION: Car riders and Walkers

At the end of the day

Walk out of the building

Do Not stand or sit in the entryway.

Red Ribbon Week ART CONTEST

Congratulations to the winners!

Natalie Green, Berkley White, Lana Hightower, Olivia Kriel, Jordan Fulton, Suzanne Williams, Jenny Morgan, Arianna Vogel.

If you turned in a poster, see Mrs. Martin for your wristband prize!

You must follow the rules to be eligible for a prize.

All entries will receive a red ribbon wristband.

Here is a quick 2 min connect question

  • Would you rather be completely invisible for one day or be able to fly for one day?

How are you getting home?

  • If by bus, do you know your bus number?

  • If you need help figuring this out, do not wait until later, ask your teacher for help now.

Get this figured out and write down what you need to remember.

New Electronic Device Rule

Students are not allowed to use or have their devices out during the school day without permission from their teachers first. This includes Smart watches, phones, tablets, etc.

They are no longer allowed in Lunch or Recess

If they are seen out they can be confiscated.

If your device is confiscated you will get it back at the end of the day from the front office.


*Auditions are being held this week (December 10 - 14) during 3rd period in Mrs Amestoy & Ms Gregory’s rooms.

*On the day of your audition, please come to auditions after checking in with your 3rd period teacher!

*Be prepared to read a few lines from the play and to sing the song, “Stick to the Status Quo”, from the musical. (You can find this on YouTube and practice it for the audition.)

School Pictures

This Wednesday



Word - Flexibility - Adjusting to change with a good attitude

Thought - I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Question -

6th Grade Only: Artrageous Field Trip Wed. 9/26

On Wednesday, September 26, the 6th-grade students will be going to see Artrageous at 12:45 on the TAMU campus. All students will need to bring a sack lunch or get one from the cafeteria that day. Students will eat in their Success classes before we leave for the field trip. We are asking each student to bring $1 to help with the cost. You can either send $1 in cash with your student or parents can also pay online!

Click HERE to see what Artrageous is all about!

6th Grade ArtRageous Field Trip Expectations

Video for Tuesday

If you lost your

house key, check to

see if it is in the front office. We have

several that have been

turned in.

Did you

lose your


Check with

the ladies in

the front office.

Weekly S.E.L Presentations

during Success



Goal Setting

Growth Mindset



Please click on your grade level below.

PE Schedule for the Week


Mon: Jump rope

Tue: Jump rope

Wed: Jump rope

Thur: Jump rope








6th Grade






5th Grade



Wed: 16 Step, Wildcat Shuffle

Thur: Practice Test

Fri: Start Testing

Write this in your planner on Monday!

Take the Challenge

from Mrs. Martin

Think you know the answer? Stop by Mrs. Martin’s room and write down the answer, your name and your Success teacher’s name. Winners will be drawn Friday after Success classes.

If your name is listed in the announcements on Monday,

come by Mrs. Martin’s room for your prize.

Only one entry per student each week!

Winners from last week are:

Take the Challenge will begin in September.

What’s the proper portion size?

Prevent the flu from getting to you!!!

Breakfast: Most Important Meal of the Day


Get up and get moving!!


Mrs. Z will explain Tuesday, January 23 during PE.

Smart Breakfast = Smarter Student


If you use pencils or anything to jam the lock open on your locker, you and your parents will have to pay for the locker’s repair. Mr. Grande will also issue consequences to you including lunch detentions or referrals for vandalism.

Do not jam the locker open with a pencil

Keep your teeth clean and healthy


The Dirt on Germs

Start 2018 with a

Positive Attitude!

6th Grade Ballet Expectations

Empathy is...

Thankful Things!

What can you do about bullying?

This week’s focus:

Thankful for Awesome Oakwood Teachers!

Gratitude: What are you thankful for?

This week focus: Veterans

Speak Up...


Be a Positive Oakwood Wildcat!

How does bullying make YOU feel???

Speak Up - Reach Out - Be a Friend!

Be You...Be Drug Free

November: Gratitude

Each week we will have a video related to Gratitude- being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

ATTN: 5th Graders

If you are going on the field trip Thursday, please wear your GREEN Oakwood shirt.


It is ALL in your Mindset!

Oakwood Public Service Announcement

Please make sure your backpack strings are tucked away in your locker!

Take pride in your locker.

Student HAC accounts - Grades

STUDENTS: If you would like to be able to check your grades online, simply fill out the survey at the link on ow.csisd.org.

After your account is set up, an email will be sent to you with log-in information.

Please allow at least a week or two for new accounts to be created.

If you had a HAC account last year you do NOT need to fill out the form again as your account is still active.

Remember: Never Give Up

Failure reminds us to keep moving forward and not give up.

What is ONE goal you have for this year...month...week...day...class period?

Reaching for each goal is a step-by-step process.

Goals require you to be focused!

How will you reach your goal?


Walk on the sidewalk once you go down the ramp in the front of the school.

Don’t go through the parking lot.

Buses and cars are leaving and we want you to be SAFE.