Slocum ISD News

Update to Remind Changes

posted by Joel Parker   [ updated ]

From Remind:

Two weeks ago, when we announced a new fee being imposed on our SMS traffic by Verizon, we had no idea what an incredible outpouring of support we would see from our 31 million educators, students, and parents. I cannot tell you how much all of us at Remind have appreciated your calls, posts, and messages.

Your voices have been heard. I’m thrilled to announce that, thanks entirely to you, we have heard from Verizon that they don’t have plans to change the fee structure applicable to Remind for SMS messaging. This means we will no longer be forced to shut off text notifications for Verizon Wireless customers using Remind. There will be no service disruptions for Verizon Wireless customers.

We know this experience has been frustrating for everyone. We’ve asked a lot from you: to publicly go to bat for us while juggling everything else you do as an educator. Thank you for your patience and support.

And finally, thank you to Verizon for making a commitment to support accessible communication for all Remind users.

Remind Changes

posted Jan 14, 2019, 6:55 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 6:56 AM ]

I received this message over the weekend. Please pass the word to those people that might miss this announcement.


From Remind:


We’re sorry to write with disappointing news. Recently, we learned that Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for us to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. Please read on for all the important details—we promise to keep this as short as we can.

What’s happening?

To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that our users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network. Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but our efforts to resolve the issue with Verizon haven’t been successful.

As a result, the Verizon fee will increase our costs of providing text messaging by 11X—pushing our annual costs into the millions of dollars. This isn’t financially feasible for us to support, and it’s forcing us to end Remind text messaging for everyone who has a wireless plan with Verizon.

How will this affect you?

Beginning January 28, 2019, the people in your classes who normally get your Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.

What can you do?

To make sure people in your classes continue receiving your messages, ask them to download the mobile app or enable email notifications—both of which are free of charge. Our team’s also working hard on a solution that allows your classes to continue to use Remind by text, and we’ll share more details with you before January 28.

In the meantime, we’ll keep fighting to make sure educators, students, and parents have access to effective communication. To do this, we need your help: If using Remind has made a positive impact in your classroom, at your school, or anywhere in between, please ask Verizon to reverse the fee here:

Thanksgiving Lunch

posted Nov 9, 2018, 6:44 AM by Joel Parker

FFA Vet Clinic

posted Oct 4, 2018, 6:08 AM by Joel Parker

2018 State Champion Ring Ceremony

posted Sep 11, 2018, 7:21 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 7:21 AM ]

Senior "Class of 2019" Student & Parent Meeting

posted Aug 24, 2018, 12:05 PM by Joel Parker   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 12:07 PM ]

Senior "Class of 2019" Student & Parent Meeting
Tuesday, September 4 @ 5:30 PM
Slocum High School Commons Area 
College Admissions, Letters of Recommendation, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and more...

JH Basketball Schedule

posted Aug 6, 2018, 2:13 PM by Joel Parker

School Supply List for 2018-2019

posted Aug 1, 2018, 7:10 AM by Joel Parker


2 box 24 count “Crayola” crayons

1 bottle Elmers glue

1 pkg 9x12 colored paper- girls

1pkg 4-pack of Play-Doh (no Fun Dough by Roseart)

1 box Kleenex

1 box Crayola washable markers

*  1 regular size backpack (no rollers)

*  A towel for nap time-not larger than 50”X28”

(no mats or pillows)

1 box gallon size Ziplock bags - girls

1 box quart size Ziplock bags - boys

1 box baby wipes

1 bag of Skittles

2 pocket folders, no brads, solid color

2 glue sticks

1 roll of paper towels

Boys-pkg. cheap paper plates, non coated

*  $10.00 Activity money

*  Extra change of clothes

*Put name on starred items only


*1 complete change of clothes

*backpack  (no rollers)

*small nap towel

*small plastic supply box

1 pair Fiskars blunt scissors

1 pkg no. 2 pencils

3 boxes 24 count Crayola crayons

2 sets of washable Crayola markers

5 plastic folders with brads

1 composition book (primary ruled)

1 spiral notebook 70 pages

1 bottle of Elmer's glue

8 glue sticks

1 pack thin dry erase markers

2 boxes of  Kleenex

1 box of baby wipes

1 bottle of hand sanitizer, pump dispenser 12oz

1 4-pack Play-Doh brand playdough

1 box quart Ziploc bags-girls

1 box gallon Ziploc bags-boys

1 pkg skinny markers (Art)

$5.00 for  activity fund *

*name on starred items

1st Grade

1 pkg 9x12 colored construction paper (indiv. Sheets)

1 small supply box

2 large pkgs yellow #2 pencils

2 big pink erasers

2 boxes crayons (24 count)

1 large bottle Elmer’s glue

6 plastic pocket folders with holes (no brads)

2 pocket folder with brads

1 pair Fiskar scissors

3  large boxes Kleenex

2 spiral notebooks (wide ruled)

3 pkg markers (1 is for Art)

1 pkg black fine tip Expo markers

Boys: 1 box gal. Ziploc bags &

1 bottle hand sanitizer (pump dispenser)

Girls: 1 box qt. Ziploc bags &

1 box Baby wipes

2nd Grade

24 yellow #2 pencils

1 pencil sharpener to keep at desk

4 red pencils

2 big pink erasers

2 -24 count crayons

2 pkg markers

2  large white Elmer’s glue (1 is for Art class)

1 pkg map color pencils

1 spiral sketch book

1 pkg wide ruled notebook paper

1 red plastic pocket folder without brads

2 blue HEAVY DUTY PLASTIC pocket folders with brads

Pocket folders with brads: one of each color: red, orange, yellow, green, purple

Scissors (pointed/sharp only)

1 wooden ruler (cm & inches)

2 large boxes of Kleenex

1 large plastic supply box

4 large glue sticks

1 container of disinfecting wipes

1 composition notebook (not spiral)

1 pkg 9X12 colored

1 small hand sanitizer

1 box Sandwich Size Ziploc bags

1 pkg brown paper lunch bags

2 highlighters

3rd Grade


2 – composition journals

8 paper  folders with brads and pockets

1 pkg wide notebook paper

3 boxes of 24 count crayons

36 - #2 yellow pencils – no mechanical pencils

2 pkg markers (1 is for art)

1 spiral sketch book

8 large glue sticks

2 large boxes of Kleenex

1 bottle of glue

1 pkg index cards

1 box quart size Ziploc bags – girls

1 box gallon Ziploc bags – boys

1 container of disinfecting wipes or  baby wipes


1 pkg of peppermint

$5.00 for Activity fund

4th Grade


12 red pens

1 pkg colored map pencils

4 highlighters any color1 pair Fisker pointed-tip

1 pkg of 5 plastic dividers with pockets

1 pointed tip scissors*

2 large glue sticks (art)

2 bottles of Elmer’s White Glue

1 pkg wide-ruled notebook paper

2 boxes Kleenex

5 composition notebooks - Norcom brand*

1 big pink eraser

1 pkg index cards (any color)

1 ruler

1 Art Spiral sketchbook

Earbuds or headphones *

1 -3 ring binder

1 zippered pencil pouch (no boxes)

Additional pencil bag or box for extra supplies*

1 bottle hand sanitizer

Items with * need student’s name on it

5th Grade


2 boxes Kleenex

2 pkg notebook paper

3 ring Binder - 1 ½*

1 large pencil bags (3 ring)

12 pens, black or blue

12 pkg red pens

12  #2 pencils, no mechanical

1 pkg of 5 plastic dividers with pockets

Ruler (metric and inches)*

1 pkg colored map pencils

2 bottles of Elmer’s White Glue

2 pkg markers

4 large glue stick


2 folder with pockets and brads (1 blue)

5 composition notebooks - Norcom brand*

Large supply box

4 highlighters*

1 single subject spiral notebook

Spiral sketch pad (approx. 9x11)

1 pkg 12x18 Manila Paper

1 container of disinfecting wipes

Additional pencil bag or box for extra supplies*

Items with * need student’s name on it

6th, 7th, 8th  (Math, Reading & English)

1 3-ring loose leaf binder (2 inch)

2 pkg dividers

Pencils & red grading pens

Notebook  paper

12 inch ruler ( 7th & 8th graders)

Composition notebook (reading)

Pens (blue Or Black)


6th Science

Composition notebook (not spiral)

1” binder

1 box tissue

1 lg. gluestick

1 box small tip markers

Paper, pencils, pens blue or black & red

6th Art

1 spiral bound sketch pad

3 pack Ivory bar soap

1 watercolor paint set

Art I (High School)

1 roll solid color duct tape

1 spiral bound sketch pad

3 pack Ivory bar soap

7th Science

Composition notebook (not spiral)

1 roll of clear mailing tape

1 – 1” binder

1 box colored pencils

1 lg. gluestick

Paper, pens blue or black & red

8th Science

Composition notebook (not spiral)

1 container Clorox wipes

1 lg. gluestick

2 – 1” binders ( 1 black & 1 any color)

1 pair of earbuds

Paper, pens blue or black & red  

UIL Athletic Physicals

posted Jul 25, 2018, 8:40 AM by Joel Parker

Dear Parent/Guardian,

UIL athletic physicals are required for any JH/HS student participating in a UIL athletic sport for the 2018-2019 school year.

Physicals are scheduled for Thursday, 8/2/18 at 1:00 @ Dr Burch's office in Elkhart. Two completed forms are required.  UIL Physical Form AND  the “new” Christus Health Consent Form (signed by parent/guardian). Forms can be picked up at the JH or HS front office.

If you are need  transportation the bus will leave the Jr High gym/parking lot at 12:15pm on 8/2/18.  

We are trying to get the bulk of these physicals done on 8/2/18. We have arranged with the doctors office to have enough staff on hand to get the kids through quickly.

Please note we do not know what time we will return to the Jr High but it will be after the last student is finished. We will have the kids contact you when we get close to the end.

Parent/guardian only may pick up your student directly from Dr Burch’s office.

For the JH basketball guys and others who might miss the first date we will go again on Tuesday 8/14/18 at 1:00 (bus will leave JH at 12:15). We are trying to get the bulk of the athletes to get it done on the first date 8/2/18.

Thank you,

Coach Cockerham

Junior High Basketball Camp 2018

posted Jun 29, 2018, 2:09 PM by Joel Parker   [ updated Jun 29, 2018, 2:09 PM ]

Monday July 30 / Tuesday July 31 at High School Gym and Wednesday August 1 / Thursday August 2 at Jr High Gym

Girls 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boys 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Grades: Incoming 7th/8th grade Boys/Girls
Camp Fee: $50.00

Please find Sign-up form below. These forms need to be turned into either school office before the week of camp.
Forms can also be attained at either school office.

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