Weekly Warrior

for the week of August 22, 2022

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Mission Statement

"Inspiring a community of learners to believe in themselves and achieve their potential"

Message from Mr. Da Costa

First days of schools are meant to be memorable; a lot of work went in by our staff to ensure it was for our students. The big focus this past week was to establish a vision of what it means to be a Winston Warrior and to create community in our classrooms to leverage those connections for academic achievement this year.

More academic focused classes will start this week and with that the expectations that students are completing their work in and out of the classroom. As coursework becomes harder, we highly encourage students to ask questions the moment they don't understand something or need clarification. We all know it's easier to get back on track early, than wait for us to be too far behind.

Another factor that will ensure student success is consistent attendance. Our daily goal for attendance is 97% percent. Parents, please help us in getting your student to school, on-time, daily. We will start with an attendance competition led by our Climate & Culture Team this week. The three homerooms in each grade-level with the highest average attendance during this first full week will get an ice cream social on Friday.

Please note that picture day is next week. I will always include a list of upcoming events on the weekly warrior newsletter. Please keep an eye on those dates to ensure nothing is missed.

Lastly, I want to remind you that we're here to serve you. If you ever need anything, please reach out to myself or a member of my team, and it will be our pleasure to help :)

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Important Dates Coming Up

Fall Sports Start - Week of August 22, 2022

Picture Day - Wednesday, August 31, 2022 (During PE)

Labor Day [No School] - Monday, September 5, 2022

Parent Orientation - Thursday, September 8, 2022

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Getting Involved - It's the expectation!

Research shows that being involved in extracurricular activities yields higher levels of connection to the school community, which leads to better attitudes towards school, which leads to better behaviors related to school which yields higher academic performance.

It is expected that all students are in at least one, if not more, extracurricular activities. Enrollment in extracurricular activities will be monitored throughout the school year.

For a list of sports and activities starting soon, click here for the Sports/Clubs Presentation.

Sports at WCJH

The fall sports are: Cross Country, Boys Soccer, and Girls Basketball and they begin this week, so we encourage students to sign up as soon as possible.

For more information, please check out the link below:

CCSD15 Fall 2022 Interscholastic Sports Info and Links

* Please note that times/dates are subject to change. Students should look for more information on announcements, flyers, and sign up opportunities during the first few days of school!

*Your child MUST have a current physical on file in our office in order to tryout/participate in a sport.

If a student is cut from a fall sport they can still participate in Cross Country following tryouts.

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Chromebook Reminders

Chromebooks are an integral part of the District 15 junior high curriculum. Students should be charging their Chromebooks nightly. We encourage families to create a system that every night at a certain hour, the student puts their Chromebook to charge as they pack their backpack for the following day. Additionally, students should always carry their Chromebook in a case. If your student needs a Chromebook case, please direct them to the Library.

Reporting an Absence

If your student will be absent for any reason, please give us a call on the attendance line.


Here to Serve You!

We want to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed. The Winston Campus Jr. High Office is open starting at 6:35AM - 3:05PM. Additionally, our Administrators are available via phone and e-mail. We are here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to reach out!

Martin Da Costa - Principal

(847) 963-7405 dacostam@ccsd15.net

Tomas Reyes - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7404 reyest@ccsd15.net

Sunah Shin - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7423 shins@ccsd15.net

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