On Friday, December 12, 2014 the Wood Middle School Fine Arts programs went on their annual Holiday Tour. The tour was designed to inform 5th graders about the various fine arts programs at Wood Middle School and to spread holiday cheer. The students performed a variety of festive music for their adoring fans many of whom left speechless after the amazing talent demonstrated before their eyes. “The orchestra did a wonderful job in representing the Wood MS Orchestra Program! The students had a blast performing for their former schools and showing our future 6th graders what we are all about! Job well done!” said Ms. Luna, orchestra teacher. The next Wood Middle School Fine Arts tour will be December of 2015.
“The entire electives department wishes all students and family a fabulous holiday break and we look forward to the new year with all of our Wranglers!” stated Mrs. Brown, Career and Technology teacher.
Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this.
In one week last year, 15 million students tried computer science! Computer science was on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. President Obama, Shakira and Ashton Kutcher all kicked off the Hour of Code with videos. Over 100 partners came together to support this movement.
Now the Hour of Code movement is aiming for 100 million students. As of December 12, 2014 the world has seen 70 million students complete their hour of code. This is truly amazing.
The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a statement that today’s generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.
This week, across 180 countries, millions of people are learning new skills that can change the rest of their lives. The Hour of Code 2014 is already twice as big as last year! Over 500 signed up for the hour of code at Wood Middle School all week students, teachers, parents, and community members came through Mrs. Brown’s computer lab earning their certificates and many others participated at home. This Computer Science Week has been like no other here at our fabulous School.
Click here so see a glimpse of some proud moments – http://tinyurl.com/wranglercode
On Thursday October 30,2014 Wood Middle School held it’s first Golden Spur of the 2014-2015 school year. The Golden Spur is a program to acknowledge the educational achievements and outstanding contributions of students through a process of reinforcement, recognition and rewards. Four students are chosen each nine weeks by their team and elective teachers. These students have displayed excellence during the nine weeks and exemplify what a Golden Spur Wrangler represents. To get a Golden Spur you have to show service, academic excellence/improvement, character, leadership, and citizenship.
Here at Wrangler Field the 8th grade boys took on the undefeated Ed White, Eagles. “The Wood Wranglers dominated the Eagles in every aspect of the game”, Coach Heine said. The final score of 28 – 0 brought the Wranglers another district championship two years in a row. The coaches are now looking forward to what the 7th grade teams will bring next year and to the upcoming basketball season.
Coach Alford shared that he was very proud of the 7th grade football teams as they brought home the 2nd place in district award. “13 wins is a lot of wins -its a nice year to have”Coach Alford said.
Yesterday, Wednesday, October 29th the Wood Special Olympians participated in NEISD’s local bowling tournament. The athletes gave their best effort and were successful. Jakobe placed 5th in his lane. Samantha, Seth, Luis, Jason, and Nick placed 4th in their lanes. Jordan, Hunter, and Jonathon TM placed 3rd. Chris and John G. placed 2nd in their lanes. Placing 1st were Nathaniel, Damien, Omar, and Seth! We are thankful for our Adapted P.E. coach, Coach Daxon, and our Partners in P.E. They made bowling a blast. The day would not have been complete without our Wood PALS and sponsor Mrs. Guckian.