Monday, September 10, 2012

Rolling Along


A couple weeks down and things are rolling fast and furious.  The first two weeks seemed to be consumed with student schedule changes and welcoming our new students to SVMS.  Mrs. Esparza and I have so many wonderful teachers and staff that we work with and are so grateful for their patience and understanding during this hectic and sometimes confusing time.

Academic counseling began last week and it was a success.  Each week the counselors receive a list of students who present that they are struggling in at least one class.  The students on this list are called into Mrs. Esparza's or my office so we can work together to try and get a plan in place to make sure they will bring up their grade(s).  Academic counseling will be utilized every single week of the school year!  Our students MUST be successful in the classroom.

Our cross country and volleyball teams are off to a FANTASTIC start!!!  Both our boys and girls won the cross country meet they ran in this past weekend!!!  AWESOME!!!  7th and 8th grade Volleyball have participated in a couple of scrimmages and are showing that they are READY to compete and WIN!! 

Gifted and Talented (GT) testing for new students to Comal ISD have been completed and we are anxiously awaiting the results to come in next week. 

The Mustang faculty and staff are having to say good-bye to some of our SVMS family members.  Margaret Hamiltion, 6th grade history team leader/teacher, will be moving to Support Services (Central Office), Linda Mercer, our para-professional instructional aide will be working at Startzville Elementary School and Victoria Simpson, the head Child Nutritionist in the cafeteria will be leading the crew at Canyon Lake High School.  We wish them the best and want them to remember that they will ALWAYS be cherished members of our SVMS family.

Lastly, I would like to take this moment to welcome our new 6th grade history teacher, Mrs. Bonnie Jakob.  Bonnie comes to us after spending a few years at home raising her two young sons.  Previous to her working at home, Bonnie taught Government and Economics at Smithson Valley High School.  We are excited to have Mrs. Jakob join our Mustang family and we KNOW that her students will LOVE her.

Thanks for all your support!  If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to call!


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