Image title                       CONGRATULATIONS MS. VALLENTE!!!

                   TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR ED WHITE!!!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tutoring

Tutoring will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Transportation is offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Students must be added to the transportation list by their teacher.


STAAR Testing Dates

For May...

STAAR 6-7th Mathematics

8:00 AM

Monday, May 09, 2016

STAAR 8th Mathematics Retest

8:00 AM

Monday, May 09, 2016

STAAR 6-7th Reading

8:00 AM

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

STAAR 8th Reading Retest

8:00 AM

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

STAAR 8th Science 8:00 AMWednesday, May 11, 2016
STAAR 8th Social Studies 8:00 AMThursday, May 12, 2016

10 Things To Do Before the STAAR Test

10. Pack a good healthy lunch. Your angry, growling stomach may distract others from their test.
9. Study your study guide. No really, do it.
8. Record your favorite show to watch for later so you can go to bed early and get some good rest.
7. Beg someone to cook you a homemade breakfast complete with pancakes, eggs, and bacon. Come on, you need brain food.
6. Dress in layers. Too hot? Too cold? No problem here.
5. Plan on taking your time. What else are you going to do for four hours?
4. Bring one of those books that sit on your book shelf all the time, but you never read.
3. Plan on using strategies. Your teachers really do know what they're talking about!
2. Chant "I am brilliant!" ten times on your way to school to boost your confidence.
1. ALWAYS , ALWAYS, ALWAYS, remember to try your absolute best. This is your future we’re talking about.

10 Things NOT To Do Before the STAAR Test

10. DON’T stay at the bingo hall all night with your granny hoping to win BIG!
9. DON’T stay up talking to your boyfriend or girlfriend on the phone saying, "No, you hang up first."
8. DON’T eat a Snickers and drink a Monster for breakfast. These are Not brain food!
7. DON’T forget to take a shower before you come to school. Your smell can distract others from their test.
6. When a family member wakes you up DON’T burst out "Don't Wake Me Up", and then go back to sleep.
5. DON’T forget all the test-taking strategies your teachers spent the last seven months teaching you!
4. DON’T stay up all night watching TV, or using social media. Your brain won’t be happy, happy, happy the next morning.  REMEMBER!!!  Instagram and Snapchat will still be around after the test!  
3. DON’T try to be like Batman and sleep upside down all night.
2. DON’T try to get your dog to eat your study guide. Dude, not cool.
1. DON’T give up. Try your best, and you can succeed!

Campus News for May

Counselor's Office News

Drug Awareness and Self-Harm Informational Talk

What parents need to know about drugs and their teen-agers.  Summer time is upon us and many teens with indulge in drug use out of boredom.  The more you are informed about drugs as a parent, the better equipped you will be to handle what your teen will choose or not choose to do in regards to drugs. 

Bethel Prevention Coalition’s program director, Keely Petty will be talking about drugs and their effects on our teens and community.  It’s time to take charge and gain our youth back.

Corrina E. Herrera M.S., LPC., Clinic Administrator II with THE CENTER FOR HEALTH SERVICES Children’s Behavioral Division will be speaking on Self-Harm.  She will share on the definition of self-harm, the warning signs, DOs and DON’Ts and treatment. She will also speak on suicide and crisis interventions.  Thursday, May 5, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm.  Ed White Middle School Cafeteria

For more information contact:

Betty Arredondo, STAN Counselor

210-356-5913 or earred5@neisd.net 

Drugs, Dares, and Dangerous Tech Trends

Are you really in the know about drugs, dares, and dangerous technology trends? This session is designed to increase drug, alcohol, and technology awareness for all members of the school community.  Attendees will learn the latest trends and will be amazed at the different ways our students are hiding drugs.  Participants will also learn about dangerous apps and technology trends affecting the school community.  May 25, 2016 6:00pm-7:30pm.  Strictly Adult Audience.  Ed White Middle School Cafeteria

For more information contact:

Betty Arredondo, STAN Counselor

210-356-5913 or earred5@neisd.net 


Family Specialist News  


Looking for something fun and educational to do this summer?  Well look no further.  NEISD and Good Samaritan Community Services are teaming up for Camp Good Sam.  If you are interested in seeing what it's all about, and signing up, click on the file for the application.  
Camp Good Sam Flyer_NEISD 2016.pdf


Click to watch a video on how summer programs impact at-risk youth!  

PTA News

Box Tops

The PTA is still collecting box tops. Bring 10 or more and get free popcorn on Friday.  Just what are Box Tops?  

It all started in California in 1996.

General Mills wanted to create a program to help support education and benefit America’s schools – and so, Box Tops for Education™ was born. As part of the initial test program, Box Tops were only available on select Big G cereals, such as Cheerios™, Total™ and Lucky Charms™.

The program was such a huge success that it soon launched on other General Mills products and expanded across the nation. By 1998, more than 30,000 schools were clipping Box Tops and earning cash to buy the things they needed: books, computers, playground equipment and more.

Over the next four years, the Box Tops for Education™ program doubled to include brands such as Pillsbury™, Old El Paso™ and Green Giant™. By 2004, over 82,000 schools across the nation participated in Box Tops, earning more than $100 million.

In 2006, for the first time, non-food brands began to participate; now families could clip Box Tops from Ziploc®, Hefty®, Kleenex® and Scott® products, too. As the program expanded, school earnings increased. By 2010, schools across the nation had earned over $320 million.

Today, America’s schools have earned over $719 million, and you can find Box Tops on hundreds of products throughout the grocery store.
Yearbook News

Image titleYearbook 2016.  These moments matter.  Order you 2015-2016 Ed White Middle School Yearbook TODAY!!! There's nothing else like getting your copy of the Ed White Middle School official yearbook.  It's the limited edition collection of our school's stories for this year.  Don't let your student miss out on sharing and reliving the big events that will make this year special.  The cost is only $35.00.  You can pay on campus with cash, or click on the link to the left to make your purchase online through Jostens.


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Communities in Schools at Ed White

On Monday May 16th, Ed White hosted a Mobile Food Pantry. City Year, Project Connect staff, and other Communities In Schools (CIS) site coordinators from the Roosevelt cluster came to help out. There were about 90 families show up for food. Here are some pictures of our wonderful community in action!  The San Antonio Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 530 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. In FY2015, the San Antonio Food Bank provided nearly 62 million pounds of food. The mission of the SAFB is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy.  The San Antonio Food Bank relies on the generosity and support of local businesses, churches, foundations, corporations, government, civic groups and individuals in order to successfully continue serving Southwest Texans who are at risk of going hungry. We strive to maintain the highest standard of efficiency while providing food to those in need. 98% of donated resources go directly to food distribution programs. The San Antonio Food Bank has consistently received the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.  (Source for information from the SA Food Bank webpage)  

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Anaissa Martinez is our Communities In Schools Site Coordinator at here at Ed White.  She can reached at 210-356-5955 or by e-mail a-marti2@neisd.net for help with community resources or additional support.  Click on the link below for more information on the Communities in Schools Program. 
Communities in Schools
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