By Michelle Mosman
Wellness day was an amazing day to be going to Wood Middle School. It was a day full of energy and excitement. People were all over the place starting one thing to something else, seemingly, the next minute.
We had been told the whole week that we were having a wellness day and to leave our stuff at home. Some of us were expecting the teachers to cancel the event because of the rain, but our teachers pulled through. They found room for the activities inside and continued without a second thought. The activities were different yet similar.
There was Zumba in the library, where you would learn or teach a new dance. With the upbeat music it was hard not to have fun there. Then there was Dance on Kinect in the Band Hall and the Health room. This got everyone up and moving to a song of their choice, Funky Town was a popular one. There was Yoga in the Theater Arts room and the Orchestra Building. We had exercise in the Old Gym, games and activities in the New Gym and Concourse. Some of these games included: water balloon toss, the three legged race, and volleyball.
And when the day ended everyone went home sore, exhausted, and happy. All in all, it was an amazing day to be attending Wood Middle School.
By Anthony Villegas
Most of the experiences I had during my time at Wood were great. Some of them were the time we went to the zoo in 6th grade and when Mrs. Brown and our fifth period decided to make a video on being true to your school for a competition. Although we did not win the contest, we had fun spending the whole day making the video.
Some of the things I will always remember will be the times I made new friends throughout the year. I will also remember the times spent messing around in class as well as the ones spent doing fun projects assigned by the teachers. But the things I will always remember most will be all of the valuable things our teachers have taught us that we’ll need in the future.
Some of the greatest things we’ve learned from our teachers is to respect others the same way we want to be treated no matter who they are. They have also taught us to always push our limits in order to achieve the highest level of success. No one other than our parents can teach us the valuable life lessons the teachers here at Wood teach us.
By Ladaijah Carter
I am so happy that STAAR testing is over . I am very excited to move on to better things. All I hear in the hallways right now is that I hope I passed my STAAR. I feel like there has been a weight lifted off of my shoulders because I was very nervous prior to testing. I studied, I stressed and I got very frustrated. I often wonder why there has to be so much emphasis on one test. Why are we students judged on one performance. I also wonder why the state and federal government do not view how our teachers would assess us over a one time test that is nothing like the hands on experience we need. But until the requirements change, I will accept it and do my very best, that is what I ask of myself. Congratulations Wranglers, we made it another year!
Mrs. Brown’s 3rd period Digital Communications students teamed up with Mrs. Powell’s 3rd period choir girls to produce a music video for the purpose of entering the Kidd Kraddick Classroom Musical competition. Students anxiously await the results to be announced soon. Check out their video submission here.