Waggoner Road Junior High Legends

December 2019 Edition 1

Message From Dr. Black

It's here! Join us Saturday for a wonderful Craft Fair to support out students going to DC.


GROW WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED!

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NO SCHOOL DECEMBER 20TH. WE RETURN TUESDAY JANUARY 7

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

NOVEMBER


Silver Team: Mackenzie Jones (8th grade) and Isaac Robinson (7th grade)

Blue Team: Dylan Beyer and Emily Thompson​

Green Team: Tayonna Parm and Yeabesera Tesfaye

Red Team: Joselyn Cardoza-Calderon and Nathalia Medina-Garcia.

Purple Team: Milicia Henry and Biyoug Gurung


DECEMBER


Silver Team: Shem Tassew and Jillian Haines

Blue: Micaya Allen and Chase Riley

Green: Estrella Capetillo Olvera and PJ Bhattarai

Red: Borjan Petrevski and Jessica Rizal

Purple: Jaleea Gamble and Daniel Bastress

MEETING WITH THE PRINCIPAL

Come one, come all! I would love to meet you all.

I am planning to host a "Meeting with the Principal", Monday December 16 @ 6:00 PM in the WRJH Cafeteria. Since starting the school year only days before it opened I did not get a chance to offer myself to parents for questions, concerns, etc. It is my plan, for the remainder of this 2019-20 SY to offer one meeting per month so that parents can share ideas on how to help WRJH flourish. I can in-turn share my vision, impending changes for the 20-21SY, and address any other items that are called to attention. I will be discussing various topics each month to generate discussion, address concerns, and to answer questions. I will try to summarize any meeting in the follow-up newsletter.


Please note if you have individual concerns about your specific student you can schedule an appointment to speak with me privately. Any concerns brought forth during the parent meeting time should be for the betterment of the group. I look forward to seeing you at the first monthly meeting.


Meeting 1 - Monday 12/16/2019

Topic: Students taking CCP courses or HS level courses this school year. We will be discussing:


  • Expectations for the 2nd semester
  • Transcript Outcomes
  • Levels of difficulty
  • Transition to HS

If this topic is relative to your situation, or affects you for the future, you may want to come and be a part of this discussion.



HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

EDUCATIONAL UPDATES

GOING WIRELESS!


For the next two weeks we are going to GO WIRELESS! On Friday's 12/6 & 12/13 we will have a wireless, phone-less, computer less day. Too often we rely on technology to teach, entertain, and occupy the minds of our students. What would one day look like if we did without????? Of course for this to be successful we need your help! We are asking that you have your student keep their electronic devices home for the day (unless you NEED them to have them for safety) or remind them that they must stay locked in their locker until the end of the day (from the beginning to the end). We especially do not want to see any headphones. Any student who violates this during the school day will have their item confiscated and we will hold it in the office for parent pick up.


Teachers are being asked to do hands-on activities with all students on these Friday's to keep them engaged and away from the need to have a device. Please contact the Principal if you should have any concerns.


TESTING TIME


Next week, December 9-13, will be testing week. Students will participate in ProCore & iReady Testing for Math, Science, English, and Social Studies. If your student takes Spanish or an elective they will test at various alternate times through that week. We are setting up the testing to be building wide so that students experience the testing environment. There will be one major test in the morning and one in the afternoon on two separate days (Tuesday and Thursday).

GENERAL INFORMATION

Yearbooks!

The WRJH yearbook is on sale until March 2020! The price is a flat rate of $25. For this price you receive a hardback yearbook with 52 pages of bright colored photos from this school year. You may order online using the link below. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Asbrock at brittany.asbrock@reyn.org. The link to purchase on line: https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool


Holiday Giving Tree

From DECEMBER 3rd- DECEMBER 16th WRJH Student Council will be having a Raider Period Competition to help our local families with NEW warm clothing and NEW gifts for this Holiday Season. In addition, we will be “adopting” families, within our school/district, who may be in need to help give them a wonderful Holiday☺

Here are the “NEW” items we will be collecting and rewarding points in Raider Period:

  • 35 points = New Winter Coat or Shoes

  • 25 points = “Large/Medium” NEW Gift for a Child/Teenager….Larger Truck, Board Game, Large Stuffed Animal, DVD, Backpack etc.

  • 20 points = New Hat, Glove and Scarf Combination Set☺

  • 10 points (teacher’s discretion) = “Small” NEW Gift for a Child/Teenager…..book, matchbox cars, notebooks, school supplies, small puzzles etc.

  • 10 points = NON-perishable food item, canned good, etc.

  • 5 points = Ornament or Tree Lights

  • 5 points = New Hat, gloves, or scarf

  • 5 points = NEW wrapping paper☺

The TOP FOUR Raider Periods, with the most points, will have a chance to compete in a 5v5 basketball competition against the other Raider Periods and finally against the Staff!

Please help us help our community and give back to those in need!

We Are Raiders!!!

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FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

Yearbooks are still on sale on the school website for $25.


Saturday December 7th

Waggoner Road DC Craft Fair

9AM-2PM

We are still looking for vendors and music/dance groups that would be willing to perform - email dcfundraiser0@gmail.com to request more information


Wednesday December 11h

First Choir Concert

WRJH Cafeteria 7:30 PM


Friday December 13th

Group Picture Day in AM

Monday December 16th

Meeting with the Principal

WRJH Cafeteria 6:00 PM

BUS AND STUDENT PICK UP INFORMATION

REMINDER


When it begins to snow we will continue to line up in a single file line next to the plowed snow, utilizing the same process.

Here is a link to the map which shows how we will line the busses up.

FROM THE PTO

TENTATIVE PTO CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR.


PTO- JOIN THE TEAM

The PTO here at Waggoner RD has already been up to some great stuff.

In 2019 so far we have....

  • Hosted an awesome Halloween dance for all 7th and 8th graders in the district

  • Helped with our quarterly incentive

  • Provided food for teachers during conference nights

  • Have had spirit days that include popcorn/snow cones and spirit wear

  • Helped stock our school store where students can spend their pendants

  • Hosted a movie night for students to have a fun way to build relationships outside of school

To help pay for this fun stuff we have also done a pepperoni roller fundraiser and it was such a hit we are trying to see about another one!

Keep an eye out for more fundraisers to help pay for incentives like students going to Urban Air

If you are able to help or have ideas, we would love to hear them.

Feel free to reach out to April Darling PTO president aprilSRPTO@yahoo.com or


Shannon Collins Health Teacher and PTO super supporter shannon.collins@reyn.org

FROM THE LIBRARY

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT

Mrs. Amie Case, ELA Teacher


Mrs. Case has been teaching ELA and Math in Reynoldsburg since 2003. After graduating from Reynoldsburg High School, Mrs. Case earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University her Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University. She loves planning the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. every year! When she is not in the classroom, Mrs. Case and her husband, Jason, enjoy watching their three sons, Zachary (10), Lucas (7) and Connor (4) play baseball.

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