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Saturday, April 13th- Hobby Play Day 11:00am-1:00pm 

Saturday, April 13th- STAAR Bootcamp Tutorials

Wednesday, April 17th- ELA STAAR Testing

Thursday, April 18th- Welcome to YES

 

Senior Signing Day Permission Slips:

It’s that time of year again! On Tuesday, May 21st YES Prep will hold it’s annual Senior Signing Day at the Fertitta Center at the University of Houston. Grades 8 – 10 will be invited for the afternoon session to celebrate seniors from across the district. Permission slips are available now in Skyward and are due by Wednesday, May 8th.  

STAAR is Here! 

Next week, all Aviators will engage in their first STAAR Test of the 23-24 school year! Aviators must arrive at school by 8:30 am and cannot be picked up early on STAAR days. April 17th kicks off our first STAAR day of the year. ALL Aviators will test on Wednesday and complete their ELA 6-8 or English I/II STAAR EOC exam. Students must bring a charger, charged laptop, and pencil. Cell phones and smart watches will be collected and returned at the end of the day. Ensure that your Aviator has a hearty breakfast, a good night’s sleep the night before, and is ready to uphold all campus expectations!  

 

Count Down to STAAR:

It’s the final stretch, Aviator Families!

The countdown to STAAR begins. It is imperative that your Aviators are on time to school every single day so that instruction is not missed. See the image for the dates for all STAAR testing!

 

Welcome to YES!

Families, we are excited to welcome our new Aviators for the 2024- 2025 school year to visit our campus on Thursday, 4/18 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM. We will have leaders and teachers available to meet our new Aviators, finish student registration, get beginning of year information, purchase or order uniform shirts for next school year and take pictures in our Aviator photo booth. Refreshments will also be available for all attendees.

IXL: Countdown to Math STAAR:

Our Aviators will engage in their Math STAAR on May 1st. We know that additional practice is what moves the instructional needle. We will continue to utilize IXL Math (an online platform available to all Aviators) to supplement gaps identified after Common Assessment #2. We are shifting to incorporate additional Math practice for 6th-9th grade Aviators! Starting Tuesday, 4/9, all 6th-9th grade Aviators will engage in 30 minutes of rigorous, STAAR-aligned skill practice during Culture Block. Additionally, we will begin sending out a Cardstock message every week with a Skill of the Week based on each grade level. Please encourage your Aviator to work on IXL at home, as we prepare for May 1st!

 

STAAR Bootcamp Saturdays

We’re excited to offer the chance for 2-hour tutorials on April 13th, April 20th, and April 27th. Aviators invited to STAAR Bootcamp Tutorials will receive an individual letter on Monday, 4/8 and a Cardstock message home with logistical information. Teachers are gearing up for STAAR and ready to help our Aviators ascend in the final stretch! Students received an individual letter and parent email if invited. 

 

April 13 – ELA 6-8, English I, Math 6

April 20 – Science 8, Social Studies 8, Biology

April 27 – Math 7, Math 8, Algebra I

 

Grade Level Goals :

To close the year strong, each grade level has created a list of specific goals for your student to work to accomplish.  

In 6th & 7th grade, students will be focusing on earning “GRIT”: Showing Growth with their academic work, being Responsible by coming to school and earning no demerits (or being a ‘zero hero’), be responsible and wear IDs every day, and build Trust by having no honor code violations or Code of Conduct violations.  

In 8th grade, students are working to earn their spot on the 8th grade spring trip by having the fewest negative points (Demerits/Detentions/Suspensions). If you have questions about the 8th grade spring trip, please reach out to Tamir.Jackson@yesprep.org 

 

In High School, students have a “Bingo board” of goals they are working to get signed off on by their teachers. These goals range from being present every day, to earning Frequent Flyer Miles, to showing our core values.  

 

We are excited to end the year strong and celebrate your Aviator students! 

End of Year Attendance Matters:

Families, as we enter our final push of the year please be sure to get your Aviator on time to school every day. April and May are the most critical months of the year for end of year testing, STAAR, grades and grade level events. Attendance is a component of promotion standards so it is crucial that our students are present to finish the year strong!

 

If you have any questions about purchasing the yearbook, please contact Ms. Reed at marquisha.reed@yesprep.org

 

Hobby Families-

Families, we are taking applications for the 2024-2025 school year! Hobby Secondary is looking to add to our campus and we need your help! Do you know any families that would be great additions to the Aviator community? Refer them and you will receive some swag!

https://www.yesprep.org/families/enrollment-lottery/refer-a-family

 
 

Food Service:

Attention Aviator Families: Our campus has partnered up with Houston Food Bank's Backpack Buddies program. If you or anyone you know hasn't signed up already and is in need of free food for the weekend, please email or call our Middle School Student Support Counselor, Ms. Perez, at Stephanie.Perez@yesprep.org or (713) 967-8420. It's quick and easy to sign up! After you sign up, your student will be able to pick up and take home a bag of food every Friday.
 
Laundry Services:
 
Attention Aviator Families:
The HISD Sunrise Center at Morefield Boys & Girls Club has free laundry machines on a first come, first served basis. These are available Monday-Friday from 9AM to 12PM at Morefield Boys & Girls Clubs 5950 Selinsky Rd.
 
 

On Monday, April 29, 2024, our Aviators will take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) exam. We are delighted to provide this amazing opportunity to our students. The ASVAB CEP program promotes career literacy by providing personalized career exploration and increasing awareness about possible career fields and entry-level requirements. This exam is a valuable tool to help our students identify their strengths and interests and to help them plan their future career paths.

 

As our Aviators soar to new heights, our students must be punctual and well-prepared for this exam, which will undoubtedly help them to achieve their dreams and goals. Students will learn more about the assessment during their Culture Blocks on Monday, April 22nd.

 

 

We will be hosting a virtual parent informational session on Monday, April 15th, 12:00 PM- 12:30 PM .Please join us by calling  +1 832-844-3837, using the phone conference ID: 180 545 699#, or clicking by this link ASVAB Parent Meeting. We will include the link in the following Friday’s Family Notes for those who aren’t able to attend.

 

AP Summit:

I am excited to inform you that YES Prep is organizing its Annual AP Summit. This event is highly encouraged for your students to attend as it provides a great opportunity for them to gain valuable knowledge and skills required to succeed in their AP exams. The summit is comprised of several enriching sessions that will help your student prepare for the AP exam and potentially earn college credit by earning AP score of a 3 or higher. This event is a must-attend for students who are planning to take the exam or want to improve their scores. The event will also provide transportation for students, so they don't have to worry about commuting. Don't delay; please sign up today to secure a spot for your student. We look forward to seeing your student at the AP Summit. 

 

Please click this link below for registration:  

AP Summit: April 27th @ YP Southwest Campus 

https://www.eventsquid.com/event/24040 

Families with elementary-age children are invited to join us at the YES Prep Hobby Elementary Play Day event!

 

Come experience what makes YES Prep special and discover why our elementary schools are the best educational option for your child. Say YES to new opportunities and learn how you and your student can join us for the 2024-2025 school year!

 

Here’s some of the fun activities to expect:

 Bounce house

 Play games and win prizes

 Meet characters

 Free food & refreshments

Register to attend: https://yesprep.org/playday

 

Make Sure to Follow them on Social Media. 

FB: @yeshobbyes

IG: @yeshobbyes

 

 

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