WWJHS Wildcat Weekly

Your source for happenings at Willow Wood Jr. High School

Track Tryouts

Track tryouts will be Tuesday through Thursday the week we get back from spring break ( March 23, March 24, and March 25) from 3-5pm. All athletes will need to have a physical on file prior to tryout.

Willow Wood and Grand Lake Cheer Tryout Information

Try-out Information for the

2021 - 2022 WWJH WILDCATS Cheer Squad

**Pick up a Cheer Tryout Packet from the front desk of your school beginning on March 30th!!!

**Mandatory Virtual Parent Meeting (via Zoom) is

Monday, March 29th @ 6:30 pm

(Zoom Link will be posted on WWJH Webpage as date gets closer)

**All paperwork is due to WWJH by 3:00 pm on Friday, April 9th.

**Try-out Clinic is April 13th, 14th, and 15th

from 3:30 - 4:45 pm.

(must have a current TISD Physical and updated online information on Rank One Sports to participate)

**Official Try-outs (w/ judges) are April 16th

beginning @ 3:15 pm.

(must have a current TISD Physical to participate and updated online information on Rank One Sports)

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Try-out Information for the

2021 - 2022 GRAND LAKES TIGERS Cheer Squad

**Mandatory Virtual Parent Meeting (via Zoom) is

Tuesday, March 30th @ 6:30 pm

(Zoom Link will be posted as date gets closer)

**Try-out Clinic is April 13th, 14th, and 15th

from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Grand Oaks Elementary School

(must have a current TISD Physical and updated online information on Rank One Sports to participate)

**Official Try-outs (w/ judges) are April 16th

beginning @ 5:00 pm at Grand Oaks Elementary School.

(must have a current TISD Physical to participate and updated online information on Rank One Sports)

Heart Month Poster Winners!

February is Heart month and Art I, Art II and Art III students have been learning about the heart and have created some beautiful posters about the heart that have been on display here at school. Our art students did an amazing job of catching the viewer’s eye and informing us about the heart. For instance, did you know that most heart attacks happen on Monday. A woman’s heart beat is faster than a man’s by almost 8 beats a minute. It might be a shocker for some of you, but the heart isn't really located on the left side of your chest. It lies between the right and left lungs, in the middle of the chest and slightly towards the left of the breastbone. Mrs. Fontana, Mrs. Gurley and Mrs. Holman would like to congratulate the following winning artist. They have won a blue 1st place ribbon and a Chick-Fil-La gift card. Great Job!!!


The top 3 winners are:


Art I-Ashlin Le

Art II- Khristan Tran

Art III-Adia Harrison

Art Projects 2019-2020

Last call to pick up any Art projects, portfolios, and sketchbooks from last year (Mrs. Gurley and Mrs. Trenkamp's classes). Please pick up your items in room #701 by Friday, March 12th. If you are a virtual student, please message Mrs. Gurley to make arrangements.

TVS 8th Grade ELA

8th grade ELA TVS students can pick up their novels Thursday, February 25 from 3:30 - 4:15 pm on the car rider ramp.

Yearbook Info

“Time to purchase a yearbook is running out! New picture request! Click here for more information.” (then post the link below)

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSCiDsdJbS6K38pqF8MCDVAuKeyOWZt9_CY6cZD0mnqKbvD6u0Twhd9hKYD8ZGaVTFsahjZs95Ab1VB/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

TMHS Silver Stars Intensive

Attention all 6th and 7th graders! Do you enjoy dancing and want to improve on your technique and dance ability? Register today for the first ever TMHS SILVER STARS INTENSIVE led by instructors Samandra Nail, former Kilgore College Rangerette and Radio City Rockette and Barbara Vega, former Kilgore College Rangerette and Rette Swingster. The intensive is scheduled for Saturday, March 6 from 9-12 and Registration is open at tmhssilverstars.net<http://tmhssilverstars.net/?fbclid=IwAR1-ZdzUHji4FNDPC_QRBGsLAHtwCxEtJgoc34SufsTaeP69M2gbQKQ2Qtk>

TMHS Silver Star Tryouts

Attention all 8th Grade students! If you are interested in trying out for the Tomball Memorial High Schools Silver Stars Dance Team. Tryouts will be March 22nd through the 25th. If you are interested in trying out, you can print one out from the Silver Stars website, http://www.tmhssilverstars.net,​ or pick a packet up in the WWJH Dance Room or the front desk at Tomball Memorial High School. All packets need to be filled out and returned to the Silver Stars Drill Team Director, Mrs. Nail in the Dance Room at Tomball Memorial High School by 3:00pm on Friday, March 12th!

TMHS Cheer Tryouts Information

8th grade students: If you are interested in trying out for the 2021-2022 TMHS cheer team, please click the link for information on cheer tryouts!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vZg1teputy5d82qU2nQs5vNZc-l6ZV3s/view?usp=sharing

Technology

Having issues with technology...support can be found on this website.

Wildcat Spirit Wear!

If you would like to order some Wildcat Spirit Wear, the TMHS Student Council has a website in which you can view items for sale. Please click on the following link. https://tmstuco.wixsite.com/my-site

Note from the Nurse

Parents we need your help! Please be checking your students DAILY for symptoms. If they have symptoms, WITH or WITHOUT fever, they need to stay home and notify the attendance clerk. I will help you with your student getting attendance remotely. MOST students of the Jr High age group are NOT getting fever with COVID. The typical symptoms are headache, sore throat, cough(comes later), fatigue, stomach ache, and diarrhea. Only about 25% of our students with Covid have ever run any fever.

Please do help us reduce the spread!


If your student tests positive for Covid, OR has a known exposure please go to the WWJH web page, click on “Students and Families”, click on Covid Reporting form, and follow prompts. Someone will follow up with you about your report and give you further instructions. PLEASE, keep your student home. Both these situations require that your student stays home.


Ann Panneton RN

Parent/Guardian Updated Information

It is very important that your contact information is up to date. If you have any changes that need to be made, please contact heatherhernandez@tomballisd.net

For information about our SchoolMessenger program, please visit: https://www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/schoolmessenger

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Masks

Parents: Per TISD policy masks are required for our students at all times during the day. The only exception to this policy is during lunch; students who are seated and eating may remove their masks. Once they are done eating, or if they stand up to throw trash away, use the restroom, etc, they need to put their mask back on. When their mask is on it needs to be worn so that it covers the student's mouth and nose.


Lately we have been having issues in classrooms and in the hallways involving students wearing their mask below their nose, below their chin, or sometimes taking them off entirely during classes. This is a safety risk for your student and the people around them.


If a student is found to be consistently wearing a mask improperly there will be consequences administered. We have been speaking with students on a general and individual level since the beginning of the year, and the situation has not improved.


We will contact you if there are any issues with your student. Please stress to your child the importance of wearing a mask properly while at school to help us stay safe and stay open.

ID Bages

Starting Monday, Jan 25th, all students who ride the bus will need an ID badge to be allowed on. If your students has not received an ID badge or has lost the ID badge please have them speak with the secretary in the AP office. Replacement IDs come with a $5 charge to cover the cost of replacing the card, the lanyard and the sleeve


In addition, students need to wear their ID badges at all times around their neck so that it is visible. The ID badges need to stay on the original lanyard provided, and the badge itself needs to be free from stickers or replacement images. Students found to be out of compliance will be given a consequence.


If you have any additional questions about ID cards please visit the TISD Smart Tag Information page: https://www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/smart-tag

Car Rider Drop-Off

Car rider drop off begins at 6:45am. Car Rider Parents: We really appreciate your assistance in the morning with following the new procedures. I ask that you do not drop your students off on Gregson Road or pull into the neighborhood across the street. Please do not make a U-turn in the neighborhood entrance. The residents in this neighborhood are upset with those who are making the U-turn, because this congests the traffic and does not allow them to exit their neighborhood for work. You probably also noticed that the Precinct 4 Constables office is now patrolling Gregson for safety precautions. Please enter the parking lot by driving from 249.

The car rider line will run as usual up until 7:20 am, Officer Maglitto will not allow any more cars in the back parking lot. Those remaining cars will be directed to enter the front school driveway. Cars should not enter the front school driveway before 7:20, unless directed to do so by Officer Maglitto. Cars are to pull all the way up in the front drive and students will exit their car and enter the building through the front door. Students entering the school doors at 7:30 or after, will be counted as tardy.

Friday Car Rider Line: The car rider line increases by 60+ cars on this day. Therefore, it is important that you leave a little early to get your student to school on time. There may be times (Friday only) in which we may have to alter from the new routine and open up the front and back car rider lines. It is very important that you follow the direction of Officer Maglitto. A decision to deviate from the procedure will be made as needed. Today we were able to get the last student in the building by 7:33. Although we want all of our students in class on time, we were able to get our students in the building 7 minutes earlier than last Friday.

Other Notable Information

Covid-19 Reporting Tool

If you need to report that your student has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in close contact with someone that has a lab confirmed positive COVID-19 test, please fill out the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOgQVPtCE5EK4GpMB6QddgAOIMTLpa7__aNdlzGBPQiZaWeQ/viewform

Student Course Selection Information

For information on student course selection for next year, please visit the following links:


Information regarding Personal Graduation Plans (Current 8th Grade Students): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IKLCsx7pvLRDg6WkwhzKDV6S7sqnM53S/view?usp=sharing


Timeline for course selection process (Current 7th Grade Students):

January 26 - 27

Parent Presentations (via Zoom)

Specific information to come.

February 2nd and 3rd

WWJH 7th→ 8th grade Course Selection

Health Screenings Reminder

• Students must screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering a school bus or school. Please refer to the following Daily Health Screening for Students document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1szg2B0SsPQjf4DFaBPHnizZBq1_gyOdT/view

• Parents or guardians are required to attest to a daily screening on their children at home to ensure they do not have one of the following exclusionary criteria for going to school:

• Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. • Lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis • Close contact with an individual with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis • If students meet any one of the exclusionary criteria, they must stay home from school. • It will be implied that if a student arrives at school or at a bus stop that the student and parents attest they are free from the exclusionary criteria listed above. If your student meets any of the above conditions, please go to the WWJHS webpage: https://wwjhs.tomballisd.net/ and look for the link right under the scrolling marquee for (Report Covid-19). This link will take you to a form in which you will need to fill out.

Sora

Sora is a reading app that allows students to read eBook and listen to audio books on their devices! Students can access Sora through Schoology or Clever. They can even Access the Harris County Public Library online collection!


Check out the flyer for more information!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14FJf5CGeGjlq2jW3PcgvVdUYxQxVol7d/view?usp=sharing

Absence Documentation

When a student is absent from school, the student—upon arrival or return to school—must bring a note signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. The note must be turned in within 3 days of the student’s return to school.

Accessing Student Grades Online

Parents please make sure that you are routinely checking your students grades in the Home Access Center (HAC) system. Please remember that TISD has went paperless for Progress Reports and Report Cards.


Here is the link and directions on how to access Report Card and Progress Report grades. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YF2-m0zRj2FRCk54H1zObAbF7VeT62O5GVvtPQJ4-1Q/edit

Parent Permission Form Apps

Hello, Wildcat Parents!

The 21st Century learner is growing up in a world surrounded by technology. Out of the thousands of resources available, our goal is to optimize technology tools for instruction and offer a variety of options that may be applied as needed for your child. Please fill out the attached form and indicate whether you give permission for your student to utilize the various applications and platforms that may be used in class during the Fall term. We will use these platforms to offer instruction in core academics, in digital citizenship, and give strategies that may assist your child in using the internet safely.

Here is a link to the form:

https://forms.gle/htX39T2YJEkU3zZs8

Library

The WWJH library has an updated home page with links to the online catalog, databases, and ebooks! Click on the link to access these great features at home or school!


https://sites.google.com/tomballschools.net/wwjhlibrary/home

Lost and Found

If your child loses something (jacket, water bottle, etc.) at school, please have them check in our lost and found in the AP office. More than likely the lost item will be in there!

College T-Shirt Day Every Thursday!

Parents please remind your students to wear a college T-shirt every Thursday! We want our students to begin looking into their future!