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 Summer Reading

It’s important for your child to read over the summer to prevent reading level loss! Experts tell us that reading at least 6 books during the summer months will help your child retain or improve his/her reading level. The following books are award winning books and will be the “Library Reading Contest” books for 2017-2018. Your child can get a head start on earning a gift card for reading at least 5 or more of them next year; Mrs. Potts, Barwise Librarian, will be reading them this summer also!

 

A good site to see what the book is about is AR BookFinder: http://www.arbookfind.com/

 

1. A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody

2.  Simon Thorn and the Wolf’s Den by Aimee Carter

3. Choosing Courage:  Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero by Peter Collier

4. Longbow Girl by Linda Davies

5. Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

6. Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

7.  Zero Day by Jan Gangsei

8. Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

9. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

10. Mayday by Karen Harington

11. The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry

12. Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse by Curtis Jobling

13. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

14. Kalahari by Jessica Khoury

15. Randoms by David Liss

16. The Magic Mirror:  Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel by Susan Long

17. Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon

18. Ghost by Jason Reynolds

19. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

20. Love and Gelato by Jenna Welch

21. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

22. In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall

23. The Last Kids on Earth by Max Braillier

24. Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Allison McGhee

25. Soar by Joan Bauer

Summer Reading List
 

 

 Stephen

Steven Lee, son of Dr. Timothy and Melinda Lee and a 7th grade student from Barwise Middle School in Wichita Falls, is among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. He was recognized at a ceremony at Texas Christian University on May 8.

Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. As part of the program, these academically talented students take above-level college-entrance exams to learn more about their abilities. Duke TIP then hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders who scored the highest on these ACT or SAT exams.

 

 
Barwise Choir receives Superior rating at recent competition!!
 
choir  
 
The 6th Grade Mixed Choir competed  at the Sandy Lake FunFest. These amazing students received straight 1’s (Superior) from all 3 judges!!! If you see these wonderful students please congratulate them on their success!! 

 
dance
 

 2017 Wichita County Bar  
On April 25, 26 and 27, Wichita Falls Students were on a trip to Austin with the Wichita County Jr. Bar Association.  The teens were there presenting information on Teen Court and Jr. Bar Association to members of the Texas House of Representatives, Education Committee regarding the upcoming bill on bullying and proposed criminal sanctions.  

 

 
 
 

 
Congratulations
Jennifer Parker - WFISD Secondary Teacher of the Year 
 
Teacher of the Year  
 

 
Principal for a Day 
 
 principal for a day
 
Barwise would like to thank Kristi Faulkner from United Regional Health Care System for being our Principal for a Day yesterday! Thanks for partnering with us in education! 

 
 
Congratulations to the Barwise Math Club
 
math club 4  Math Club 7
 
 

The Barwise Math Club competed Saturday, February 18 at City View;  Our 6th and 7th grade team members competed in Calculator, Mathematics, and Number Sense.

There were 189 competitors in Calculator, 259 in Mathematics, and 183 in Number Sense.

Maria Reyes, 6th grade, competed in all 3 events and made some positive gains from last competition.

America Benitez, 6th, competed in all 3 events and was our team's top placement in calculator with a strong score of 119, and was 4th place in 5A schools.

Wilson Taing, 6th grade, competed in all 3 events.  He needed a 55 in number sense to qualify for a State Competition.  He came through with a 62.  He was 2nd place in the 5A category (this includes all grades).  So he qualified to compete in the State Competitions which is usually in San Antonio.

Karlee Hampton, 7th grade, competed in Calculator, and placed 6th in 5A.

Haylee Ramirez, 7th grade, competed in Calculator and placed 5th in 5A.

America Benitez placed 29th out of all 6th graders in Calculator, Wilson Taing ranked 72nd out of 183 Number Sense students (5th - 8th grade) and 13th out of 56 6th graders.


 
 
Cooking Matter Club

 
 
Students display their Newton Dragon projects. 

 
Cafeteria Procedures 

Here at Barwise, we are committed to continuous improvement in all areas, and we are constantly examining data as we seek to perform at higher levels.  Beginning Monday, January 9, 2017, we will be making a change to the lunchroom procedures.  After looking at data from last semester, students will be assigned to a group of tables based on their period 5 teacher.  Students will not have a specifically assigned seat, but will choose to sit at one of four or so assigned tables designated for their period 5 teacher.  This is not dissimilar from how students sat in elementary school.  The goal of this adjustment is to improve safety, communication, structure, organization, and accountability, based on the number of students in the cafeteria and the amount of supervision.

In addition, for those parents who bring and eat lunch with their student, the rectangular tables to the right when immediately entering the cafeteria will now be designated areas where you may sit with your child.  Please be reminded that outside food cannot be shared with other students and you should only interact with your child.

Thank you,

Barwise Administration

 
 

 
4th Six Weeks Bigger than yourself winners
Elie and Abby
 Abby
Elie  

 Barwise Cold weather Dress Rules
 
 

As the weather starts to get colder, we are getting some questions and wanted to clarify what is stated in the dress code.  Hopefully this helps as you are either shopping or helping your child understand the expectations that have been clearly communicated.

1.        Why can’t my child wear a hoodie?  What is a hoodie?

A hoodie is anything (shirt, jacket, pullover, zip up, coat. etc.) with a hood.  Students are not to wear them during the school day.  They may wear it TO/FROM school.  They may wear it around their waist, hang it around backpack shoulder strap or put in their backpack.  We will revisit this policy next year, but in the meantime, hoodies may not be worn in the building during the school day and students have been explained that they may not tuck the hoodies into the jacket either.

2.       Can my child wear a hoodie/pullover/coat to school?

Yes.  Your child can wear a coat (with a hood), jacket, sweatshirt, pullover, etc. TO school.  Once at school, if it has a hood, it needs to be removed.  If it is large and bulky, it needs to be removed.

3.       Does the dress code change with winter?
No.  It is the same.  But, kids may wear a solid long sleeve shirt underneath their polo or spirit t-shirt.  They may wear a SOLID COLORED sweatshirt, pullover, jacket during the day that does not have a hood BUT they MUST have on a dress code shirt underneath.

4.       My child says they have lost their jacket.  What do I do?

We have a lost and found in the cafeteria and the locker rooms.  Students are expected to keep up with their items.  These areas get “cleaned out” every month.  We have had an unbelievable amount of items go unclaimed, so encourage your child to locate their items in one of those places if it has gone missing.

Thank you for following the dress code policy and helping your child comply with the school rules.

 
 

 
 
Students in Mrs. Eby's class had to create 15 second rate project videos. 
Here is Robert Horvath completing a rubics cube amazingly fast.
 

 
 
 Barwise teachers show their enthusiasm for reading.  

 
Traffic Maps
 
Please follow the maps below when dropping off and/or picking up your child from school. This method will hopefully help to relieve congestion and make it a much more fluid process. 
 
Morning Drop Off Map 
 
Morning Driving Map  
 
 Afternoon Pickup Map
 
 
Afternoon map  
  

Important Notice about bringing food to lunch
 

Barwise parents and guardians,

Thank you for helping us make the transition into the new school year at the new Barwise Middle School such a success. 

We would love for you to come eat lunch with your student this year.  Beginning September 6th, 2016only a parent or guardian may bring outside food or drinks from a restaurant to his or her student, and must stay and eat with the student.  Outside food or drinks may not be shared or brought for friends or other students. 

Outside food or drinks may not be dropped off for students and will not be delivered to students.  We understand this is a change in campus practice and we appreciate your help to continue a good start to the year.  

 

Sincerely,

 Cody Blair


 
 No Place for hate
 
This year, Barwise Eagles will SOAR to new heights, earning the distinction of being a No Place for Hate® School! In cooperation with the Anti-Defamation League, one of the nation’s leading civil rights and human relations organizations, a student-led alliance, open to all school staff, parents, and interested community members, will lead our Eagles in promoting diversity, combating hate, and building respect for ALL in our school and the larger community.
 
No Place for Hate® will help Barwise create and sustain an inclusive school environment where all students are valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual differences while challenging bigotry and prejudice. 
 

 
Barwise Leadership Academy is a Standardized Dress Code School.
 
School Hours: 7:45 - 3:05
 
Cafeteria doors open at 6:45
Front doors open at 7:15 
 
6th Grade go to Library or Cafeteria
7th/8th Grade - Auditorium or Cafeteria 
 
 

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