Sunday, March 26, 2017


Change.  It's never easy.  Sometimes it comes unexpectedly, sometimes we see it coming from miles away.  But in spite of change, good things always come!

As the campus principal, I have to make decisions that may not always make sense to everyone.  It kind of makes me feel like the CIA.  That there's so much information I'm privy to, yet I can only share bits and pieces with certain parties.

I lose sleep over our kids.  I lose sleep over you guys.  I want so badly to make sure that every decision I make is one that will leave an impact that is positive and changes lives for the better.

An opportunity arose recently to continue some changes.  As you know, Aaron Marvel is leaving us at the end of this school year.  A unique opportunity presented itself for us to be able hire an "interim assistant principal".  Someone who would assume all the roles of an Assistant Principal for the rest of this school year, and learn the ropes from Aaron before he leaves.

When making this decision, there was someone who reached out within district and expressed interest in the AP position (before they even knew anything about the Interim possibility).

So after interviewing and discussing with Aaron and Melissa, we have named Marylee Argueta as our interim Assistant Principal.  Marylee brings passion, a wealth of knowledge, and a strong connection to many of our families and students.  I know Marylee will help us as we continue our journey into building Webb to be the best school in the country.

Marylee will begin her duties on Wednesday.

But you may be thinking, "What about her class of students?"  Well over the weekend we also hired Ivonne Garcia to take over those duties as acting teacher.  Ivonne worked with me at Navasota Intermediate before leaving work to go full time to school to be a teacher. She graduated in December with her teaching degree. She is a hard worker, loves kids, and so ready for a challenge!

I am excited about these changes and hope you join me in welcoming these changes and having all of us work together to do what's best for our kids.

Week at a Glance

Monday - School Board Meeting - 6:30pm
Tuesday - 4th and 5th Grade STAAR
Science Vertical - 3:30pm - Library
Workout - 4pm
Wednesday - 5th Grade STAAR
Thursday - Boenker off Campus
Community Bridges Mtg - 3:30pm - Library
Workout - 4pm
Friday - House Games
All staff Mtg with Musick - 3:45pm


Please know that Dr. Musick would like all staff to be present at a brief staff meeting on Friday at 3:45pm.


STAAR is taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Let's work together to celebrate our kids hard work, to encourage them, to remind them they are prepared! The schedule will be sent soon.

TP Time

Please come ready to discuss a TEK being covered next week using the form shared with you from the district.

Monday - 1st Grade
Tuesday - No One
Wednesday - No One
Thursday - 4th Grade
Friday - 3rd Grade


Debbie Abke - March 28

Kids Deserve It

Here is this week's episode with Assistant Principal Joshua Stamper


Rockstar Educators

Sandra Smith - Sandra is one of our Instructional Aides.  I love who Sandra has rotated through different things I've asked her to do.  From working with PreK, to covering classes, to now working with Kinder Teachers.  Sandra always can make me laugh and really works at connecting with kids and getting to know them on a personal level. I'm thankful to have the opportunity to learn from Sandra daily.

Doris Banks - Doris helps in Art and PE.  I love seeing Doris get to be creative and express some of the brilliant ideas she comes up with.  Doris doesn't let excuses get in her way and so often I even find her purchasing her own materials to do things with our kids.  I'm thankful for creative minds like Doris on our campus

In Closing...

When one door closes another opens.  It's a phrase we hear often.  But life is all about perspective and using EVERY experience as a learning opportunity. I love how this video below shares just that.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL spring break and that you spent a little time resting and getting refreshed! You deserve it!

Week at a Glance

Monday - Teacher Workday
K-5 Teachers - Cafeteria - 8am
IAs - Office - 8am
STAAR Training at 2pm - All Staff - Gym
Tuesday - Delic on Campus (for all 3-5 Teachers)
Math Vertical - 3:30pm - TP Room
Staff Workout - 4pm
Wednesday - Bible Study - 7am
Fire Drill
Thursday - Nesloney Off Campus
Staff Workout - 4pm


K-5 Teachers will need to be in the cafeteria by 8am. Please do not be late.

You will need to bring your laptop, lesson plans, and any Lead4Ward Materials you may have.

IAs will report to front office for assignments.

There will be a STAAR training for ALL staff at 2pm in the Cafeteria as well.

TP Time

Monday - 1st Grade (at 1:30pm)
Tuesday - 2nd Grade
Wednesday - 5th Grade
Thursday - 4th Grade
Friday - 3rd Grade


March 22 - Kevin Haliburton
March 23 - Eric Ceballos

Kids Deserve It

Episode 63 with Erik Qualman


Rockstar Educators

Shelia Nelms - Shelia is one of our IAs on campus.  What I love about Shelia is that she will step up wherever I ask her to.  Whether it's been with car duty, PreK, Kinder, or even 1st Grade! And she is so great with our kids.  She shows up ready to work and our students really love seeing her and working with her. I'm so thankful we have compassionate and passionate educators like Shelia.

Theresa Sanders - Theresa is an IA in our Life Skills 1 room.  I admire Theresa so much for the work that she does and the difficulty of her position.  Theresa has one of the more thankless jobs in our school as so often she works tirelessly for the littlest improvements.  But Theresa is patient and has such a heart for our kids.  We need people like Theresa on our campus so much!

In Closing....

I wrote a blog post this week called "Speaking Louder than Words" and I loved this video that shows just how our actions affect those around us.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Almost Here!

That's right, Spring Break is almost here! I can smell it!

As we go through this week please be cognizant of the messages you send.  Yes we are all very excited to get a well earned break!  But when you post online how much you can't wait to be out for a week, or when you're telling your students that, it sends a underlying message to parents and students! So just be wary :-)

Week at a Glance

Monday - Start of National School Breakfast Week

Becky Harrison on Campus (to meet with 3rd-5th)
Staff Meeting - 3:45pm
Tuesday - Dinner with a Gentleman 5:30-7:00pm
Wednesday - RTI Meetings
Bible Study Meeting - 7am
Crawford Bridal Shower - 3:30pm - Library
PTO Meeting - 5:30pm
Thursday - RTI Meetings
Boenker Off Campus
Friday - Boenker off Campus

Becky Harrison

Becky will be on Campus on Monday.  Teachers who will be meeting with her need to come with the materials prepared that we said would be discussed.

Dinner with a Gentleman

Our 2nd Annual Dinner with a Gentleman is Tuesday at 5:30pm.  Even though the women are not allowed to attend, we can definitely use a lot of help getting things set up on Tuesday after dismissal.

Loss in the Family

One of our own, Mrs. Longabaugh, lost her husband Saturday morning.  Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.  We will give you more info as we get it.


March 7 - TJ Longabaugh
March 10 - Maria Alcantara
March 11 - Brenda Parker
March 16 - Annie Walker
March 18 - Jeannie Robertson

TP Time

CHANGE OF ORDER: We will discuss Morning Routines, Discipline, and further discuss the article shared with us by Delic.  As well as the last chapters of Energy Bus.

Monday - 2nd Grade
Tuesday - 3rd Grade
Wednesday - 5th Grade
Thursday - 4th Grade
Friday - Kinder

Kids Deserve It

Episode 62 with Texas Principal, Dana Boyd.  And shirts are back up for sale here if you want one.


Rockstar Educators

Cewilla Thomas - Cewilla is one of our counselors. She is a wonderful addition to our school family.  She connects with and knows just about every parent.  She is passionate about reaching every child and she always brings a smile to my face. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to learn from Cewilla and her compassion every day.

Annie Walker - Annie is our receptionist and attendance clerk, and so much more.  Annie also is never afraid to speak her mind! She always makes me laugh and is never afraid to ask a question when she doesn't know how to do something.  Annie does so much more than most realize and I am thankful we have her working on staff with us!

Amanda Reyes - Amanda is one of our PPCD IAs.  I love watching Amanda interact with her students and work hard! PPCD is no easy job, and Amanda shows up every day ready to do what's best for the students she works with. I am thankful we have Amanda with us!

In closing...

I just loved this video I found today online! As someone who has a friend with a son who is deaf, this video moved my heart.  Enjoy!