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Hays Free Press August 25, 2010 Providing compassionate, high quality medicine and surgery for dogs and cats. 4e Open Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm Saturday, 9am-Spin Closed Wed & Sun Dr Joe'S' [3r~rlt C.III (512) 26B-PETS tot an appointment today www.PlumCreekVet.om Located at 4100 Everett, Ste 100, next to the Performing Arts Center in Kyle BY JIM CULLEN news@haysfreepress.com Toe Wallace Middle School Rangers nducted an annual rite of passage t week, hosting the ninth annual WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Program for incoming sixth-graders. More than 50 upperclassmen joined co- ordinator Christy Henry and co-coordinator Adnenne ames in providing a program of orientation and welcome to their new class- mates. Almost 200 students took part. As with other such Hays CISD welcome programs, theWEB Program at Wallace is designed to offer new students fun activi- ties to get to know their campus and posi- tive role model older students there. Advance materials for potential partial- pants explained to parents that the pro- ~am'S purpose is "to make the transition elemen~ school to middle school a positive one:~ Coordinator Henry says, "TheWEBPro~am is a great way for our incoming sixth-graders to get to know their new classmates, eighth-grade mentors, and to spend some time at Wallace before the school year starts." "Having a strong orientation program contributes to improved attendance and supports academic success," she adds, praising her eighth-grade WEB leaders as. "an outstanding group of students. They did an extraordinary job leading the sixth- graders through the orientation." This years Ranger WEB leaders included Sophia Abadiano, Caitlyn Adams, Alyssa Aguilar, MichaelAlvarado, Hector Barrera, PHOTO BY JIM CIAJ,EN Going over their mid-morning plans for Wallace Middle School's WEB program are 0eft to right) coordinator Chdsty Henry and eighth grade WEB leaders Samantha Goebler and Arianna Pickett. Bryan Bell, Ryan Casfillo, Shania Cisneros, Amthan Dean, Katie Elkins, Alyssa Horns, jose Rores, Jennifer Fohn* Lanren Fowler, Lauren Garner, Mario Garza, Audrey Guena, Natalie Guezxa, Victoria Hart, Bren- na Hemandez, Teresa Hemandez, Tiara Hemandez-Hudman, Sierra Hermm, Kay]a Johnson, JasmLne Jones, Gunner Lopez and Nito Maldanado. Others included Daryan Matin, Jaydan Marfinez, Johnny Maninez, Julia Mardnez, Maddelln McCloud, Kelsey McIneme~3 Mike Melendez, Morgan Mendez, Raven Mendo- za, Alex Molina, Chase Nobels, Rafael Perez, Leuntta Porche, Antonio Portlilo, Savannah Ramos, Nikeria Ray, Ariana Romo, Megan Romo-senchez, Rosa Rulz, ]uan Salinas, Jariah Sandoval, Bayll Sauceda, Samantha Soto, Marcus Southedand, Lane Thompson, EmilyVargas and NidiaVentu~ A~es we open a new school ar in Hays CISD, I ant to welcome our incoming Senior Class of 2011. This is a very important year in Texas education. This is the first class to graduate under the new guidelines of 26 cred- its and the increased require- ment of four mathematics and four sciences to graduate. The standards are very high, but this senior class is more than up for the challenge. College entrance standards are also increasing. Many col- leges have increased their high school rigor requirements from these senior applicants. As seniors apply to college this fall, they will need to be sure and check carefully the new College and ~-eer Counselor requirements. Texas A&M, for example now requires four strong mathematics courses for entry into their university. The University of Texas is expecting seniors who want to enter majors such as Engi- neering, Business, Mathemat- ics, or Sciences to be "Calculus ready" by their December 1, 2010 applications deadline. Calculus readiness is proven by passing a test that is a new required part of UT's applica- tion. Texas State University is looking more carefully at the high school transcripts of those applicants that are not assured admission by their class rank and SAT or ACT test score. They really want seniors to take rigorous mathematics and science courses. In addition to choosing their courses carefully irt high school, seniors need to be registering for the fall SAT in October or the ACT in September or Oe- tuber to gain the highest score possible before college applica- tion deadlines~ Check with the Career Counselors at the high schools for test registration information and dates. Senior English teachers ~, be helping seniors with th~ college application essays as part of the curriculum this fall. Strong essays are an essential part of college applications. An- other important part is the need to have a strong resume. Seniors need to continue to volunteer at school and in the community. They need to be very involved in high school through the end of their senior year. They are the leaders. Colleges are looking for active, involved applicants. It is an exciting new year. I look forward to working with the seniors of 2011 this school year. They will be the most edu- cated class to graduate from Hays CISD schools. The Career Center is always open and wel- comes students each and every day.We are here to help. Follow us at: twitter.com/austintelco Plus No Closing Costs* * 10 Years Fixed 15 Years Fixed 5 20 Years Fixed Automobile Loans New, Used or Refinance Reflnancin!g could mean Big Savings! Let us help you find out how much you can SAVE. Up to 60 Mo. )/0~ 66 Months Membership is Open to Anyone in the 5 County Metro FREE CHECKING 250+ FREE ATMs Rate Among the Lowest in the Nation 72 Months t Comm. Real Estate Loans 20 Year.Amortization/No Pre-Pmt. Pen; 'ib, 5 Years Fixed q 7 Years Fixed 10 Years Fixed Money Market Man. 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