Wheatley High School
Volume 1, Issue 5
April 2016
I want to start off by saying thank you for a great school year thus far. This has been a year of believing in the purpose, the
mission, and the vision of serving students. Regardless of the circumstances, all stakeholders have stayed the course and kept
their focus on the main thing, which is educating children. I truly believe value has been added to our students. Wheatley has a
proud history and I personally believe the glory days will be once again. We have six more weeks of
school left
and 3 EOC tests to defeat. I have no doubt that we will end the school year just as strong as we
Keeping working hard and staying the course.
“We receive exactly what we expect to receive.”
~John Holland
“Believe in the Possibilities!”
- Dr. Shirley Rose-Gilliam
We are nearing the end of the 2015
Counselor’s Corner
-16 school year and
below are a few reminders for our students
The character traits for the month of April are Resilience and Perseverance. The counseling team challenges each of you
to remain resilient through the EOC testing and persevere through the rest of the school year.
The character traits for the month of May will be Responsibility and Accountability.
All 9th graders will be touring Texas Southern University on April 12, 2016. Students must turn in their permissions to the
9th grade office on or before Thursday, April 7, 2016.
All 9th, 11th and Re-testers o Algebra I EOC – Monday, May 2, 2016 o Biology EOC – Tuesday, May 3, 2016 o US History
EOC – Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Seniors o If you receive a scholarship, please notify Ms. Campos in the College Center so that your information can be
added for Decision Day.
Graduation (Commencement) will be held on May 27, 2016 at the Pavilion at 7pm.
Wildcat Summer Bridge o Summer Bridge is being offered to all incoming 9th grade students in an attempt to assist them
with a successful transition from middle school to high school both academically and socially. The program will start on
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 8 – 12:30. Students are expected to attend classes
MondayThursday. Students could potentially earn 1.5 high school credits during this time. Applications must be turned
into the 9th grade office, room 200, no later than Friday, May 20, 2016.
How to Prepare For College Over the Summer o Select appropriate senior courses to meet college admission
requirements o Begin scholarship searches o Visit colleges of your choice
o Narrow your college choices to five or fewer
o Prepare for ACT/SAT tests by visiting www.actstudent.org or www.collegeboard.com for test taking tips o Start
putting together a resume to be used for college admission/scholarships and recommendations
When: May 13, 2016
Where: Wheatley HS football field
Time: 6th – 8th period; 1:15 – 3:15
For more information, see Mr. Hill, [email protected]
Our College Fair day will be Friday, May 13, 2016 during 1st – 4th periods. It will be
held in the Auxiliary Gym for all 9th – 11th graders. The College Fair will consist of:
College Representatives from 10 local schools who will inform students of the
admissions process and what to expect when they get to college
FAFSA representatives
Brochures and information to take home to parents
For more information, contact Mr. Mahmood, [email protected]
1. Analyze how you did on a similar test in the past. 6.
Review your previous tests and sample tests provided by your
Each test you take prepares you for the next one!
2. Arrive early for tests.
List what you need beforehand to avoid panic.
Good preparation prepares you for the task at hand.
3. Be comfortable but alert.
Choose a comfortable location with space enough that you need.
Don't slouch; maintain good posture.
4. Stay relaxed and confident.
Keep a good attitude and remind yourself that you are going to do
your best.
If you find yourself panicking, take a few deep breaths Don't talk to
other students right before: stress can be contagious. 9.
5. Read directions carefully and avoid careless errors.
If there is time, quickly look through the test for an
Scan for keywords. If permitted, jot any notes that come to
Answer questions in a strategic order:
Easy questions first to build confidence.
Then those with the most point value.
On objective tests, eliminate obvious incorrect answers. On
essay tests, broadly outline your answer and sequence of
Review! If you have time.
Resist the urge to leave when you complete the exam-check if you have answered all the questions, and not
made any errors or mis-marked any answers. Change
answers to questions if you erred, or misread the
You may also find information in the test that will correct a
previous answer.
10. Decide on and adopt study strategies that work best for you.
Review where you succeed and where you are challenged.
Check out your academic support center or a trusted teacher for advice