Principal's Corner Archive

November 2017

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe that November is already here. On Oct 20th, we held our first Career Day. It was amazing. We had 20 professionals spend the morning inspiring our students about careers and education and training required for their jobs.

Our Cross Country Team finished 2nd in the state meet. We are so proud of their hard work and how they represented NYOS.

Two of our own, Ms. Ean Fulks and Ms. Natalie Elliot will be presenting at the National Council of Teachers of English conference. We are excited about this wonderful opportunity to showcase some research-based writing strategies they are implementing in their classrooms to impact student achievement.

Our annual Thanksgiving luncheon will be on November 16th . Look forward to seeing you all then.

Curtis Wilson
Secondary Principal
March 2017

Hello parents,

Spring Break is upon us. Students will return to school on March 27th.  The week of March 27th will mark the beginning of testing season.  We are so proud of all of the work and effort our students have put in and anticipate a very successful testing season. Below, is the testing calendar for the week of March 27th.   It’s going to be a busy and important week for our students.

Tues March 28- Writing 7, Math 8, English 1 (Grades 6,11,12 Off Campus)

Wed March 29- Reading 8 (Grades 6,9 Off Campus)

Thursday March 30- English 2 (Grades 7,8 Off Campus)

Friday March 31- Make Ups

Reminders for testing:

  • Students: Get plenty of sleep the night before the test
  • Students: Eat a healthy breakfast. This will give your brain the energy it needs to do your very best
  • Parents: Please make sure that you do not schedule doctor’s appointments on testing days
  • Parents:  Please make sure that your student is on time to school
  • Students: Have a positive attitude. You have worked hard all year. 


Best of luck,

Curtis Wilson

January 2017

Hello NYOS Community,

We are so excited about our Science Olympiad Team’s performance at a recent invitational event at Hendrickson High School.  The team collected three silver medals in Chemistry Lab, Fermi Questions and Write It Do It.  The team also went on to pick up two bronze medals in Astronomy and Robot Arm.

Way to go NYOS Science Olympiad and the sponsor Dr. Mark McPhee!

Over the next few Fridays, students will be taking benchmark exams for math, science and social studies. Please ensure that your student is present for these very important exams.

All course selection forms, graduation plan updates and Pre-AP/AP Commitment forms are due to Ms. Werner and Ms. Watts by Friday, January 27th.  After 1/27, the next time students can request changes to their schedule/plan is July 2017. Please email with any questions! 

Allison Werner (6th-8th grade):

Bethany Watts (9th-12th grade):

Safety is our number one priority at NYOS. Please ensure that students are not being picked up after school on Yager Lane or at the nearby hotels.  We appreciate your attention to this important matter.

We want to thank all of the parents who attended our first Restorative Practice night on January 24th. It was a huge success and provided invaluable information to our community about how we are implementing the program here at NYOS and strategies parents can use at home to support it.

Many thanks,

Curtis Wilson

Secondary Principal

NYOS Charter School

December 2016


Dear Secondary Community,


Welcome to the December 2016 and first NYOS Secondary Principal’s Corner of the year! What a great first semester.


I would like to introduce our new staff members. They are all off to a great start. Efrain Garcia -7th Grade Math, Kira Lowery – 7th Grade Science, Krystal Evans – Geometry, Dr. Joana Turner – English I, and Hannah Lee – Algebra II. We are super excited about each of them.


We are so proud of some recent accomplishments of some of our clubs.  Our Texas Association of Future Teachers (TAFE) group earned 18 competitive advancements (21 students) in a recent regional competition. They will be competing in Dallas in February at the state level in hopes of advancing to the national competition in Phoenix in June. Our Youth and Government team had all of its members qualify for the state competition.


Finally, our Yearbook team earned 2nd place for layout and design in a national yearbook contest. 

This same yearbook group won a gold medal last year from Columbia Scholastic Press.  Congrats to the sponsors and students.


This is our first full year implementing Restorative Practices (RD) at the NYOS secondary campus. RD is a relational approach to building a positive school climate and culture. We will be hosting a RD night on Tuesday, January 24th at 5:30pm (Childcare and refreshments will be provided).


Hope to see you all there!


Curtis Wilson

Secondary Principal

NYOS Charter School