Waggoner Road Junior High Legends

January Edition 2

CAREER CENTER FIELD TRIP

8th grade students are going on a field trip to Eastland Career Center on Wednesday February 19th. All Student MUST have a permission slip. If you have not signed and returned a slip for your student, please print the one below and have your student return it to school immediately or email a copy to twallace@reyn.org.
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CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Lillian Morton and Zaccai Parker both 7th graders who will have their artwork displayed in the Mayor's office this month

FROM THE PRINCIPAL


The next Principal/Parent Roundtable will announced soon. Check the next newsletter for date, time, and topics of discussion.


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


We are experiencing a lot of profanity with our students, specifically directed to teachers. Parents please talk to your students about this behavior specifically so that they understand this will not be tolerated. Using profanity at/towards a teacher is extremely disrespectful and completely disrupts the learning environment, not just at that moment but for the future because other students then begin to address the teacher in the same way. While we do not like to send students away from school, profanity at/towards a teacher will result in removal from school. If a student is feeling violated they should come to the office and allow a member of the administrative staff to assist them before we get to a point where they are expressing themselves inappropriately.

NO TECH DAYS

They are back!!!!!!!!! Three days without technolgoy.

Wednesday 2/12

Wednesday 2/19

Wednesday 2/26


Teachers are expected to plan hand's-on activities with their students, perhaps go over note-taking, discuss and/or practice study skills as it relates to your subject area, try a student led instructional day.....just to name a few. This is not a fun day, or a game day. Instruction will continue to happen in a way that does not involve technology.


NO phones, NO computers, NO powerpoint, etc. Students are encouraged to keep electronics at home. Any items confiscated will be turned in to the office BY THE TEACHER for parent pickup. If teachers confiscate electronic items they will contact parents to make them aware.

QUESTION

If a student turns in something late, does it mean they know less of the content?


Similarly, if a student turns in something on time does it mean that they know more or understand better?


Behavior is important, but should be kept separate to prevent grade distortion?


What does the behavior of turning things in on time accomplish? Feel free to share your responses by clicking the link below.


ANSWER HERE

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

ENCOURAGE your students to meet the deadlines of their academic assignments.


HS Courses offered for the 2020/21 SY are:


  • Gym 1 or Gym 2
  • Yoga
  • Health
  • IM 1
  • IM 2
  • Enriched English 9
  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2



STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SELECT ELECTIVES FOR 20/21 SY.

Here at WRJH we have only 8 electives outside of year long electives that include:


  • Spanish
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Band

If your student is not in one of these year long electives they must participate is all 8 electives that we offer here at Waggoner. We are working to make sure these electives fall into appropriate grade levels, therefor we must be purposeful in the placement of students. That being said all students will have the following:


7th graders:

Art

PE1

Yoga

World Cultures


8th graders:

PE2

Health

College and Career Plus

Design


There are some instances where the 7th graders have already taken the 8th grade electives, so for the 20/21 SY they will take the elective they missed from 7th grade with 7th graders.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Conferences will be held next THURSDAY FEB 6 4-8PM, TUESDAY FEB 12 4-7:30PM.


Please click on the link below to sign up to meet individually with any of your students teachers. In order to accommodate more parents we have kept each scheduled meeting to 15 minutes. If you desire to meet with all of your student's teachers at one time, please contact the teachers directly via email so that they can schedule a group meeting time. Please be mindful that group meeting can be no loner than 1/2 hour.


Conference Schedule


To schedule your preferred time for a parent-teacher conference,

  1. Go to www.myconferencetime.com/waggoner
  2. Click on the name of your child’s teacher.
  3. Select the desired date/time for your conference by clicking on “Sign Up.”
  4. Submit the requested information.


If you have several children attending our school, click on “Register for Multiple Conferences” and follow the prompts to schedule your children for several conferences.


After you schedule a conference online, the date and time are reserved for you. If you entered your email address correctly, you will receive email confirmation of your conference.


If you are unable to sign up for a time and date online, please send a note with three preferred times and dates to your child’s teacher. Once we receive your note, we will attempt to schedule a conference for your desired date and time but cannot guarantee your top choices as time slots fill up quickly.



Thank you for your support of your child’s education.

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



The WRJH Black History Month Committee presents “Legends’ Got Talent”, a talent showcase for our students on Wednesday February 26, 2020. Talent Show pieces can include, but are not limited to: Black history, cultural awareness, singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, reciting poetry, and/or other entertaining talents. Students will be coming home with and information handout, act description, and permission slip this week. Auditions will take place February 11th and February 12th.



Celebrating the Culture! – Every Wednesday during the month of February, staff and students at WRJH are encouraged to embrace African American and Black culture by wearing traditional attire or Inspirational/Motivational Shirts. *Please remember WRJH dress code policy.

Students Share

Before break we had our Napal students share some native snacks with our teachers. This was a wonderful opportunity for our teachers to learn about the Napali culture and dialogue with students about some of their favorite foods. The 8th grade girls who participated included:

Nila Sharma Subedi

Shamekcha Bhattarai

Sarita Bhujel

Pratichya Chamlagai

Divya Neupane

Siham Ismail

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FOR PLANNING PURPOSES


Wednesday Feb 19TH

Career Center Field Trip

All 8th grade students will leave the building by 11:15


Monday May 18th

Student Award Ceremony

Summit Campus PAC

LIBRARY INFORMATION

Latest newsletter:

https://www.smore.com/b2dq8

FROM THE PTO

The next PTO parent meeting will be Tuesday February 11th we are attempting to conduct this meeting via livestream through Facebook @ 5:30 PM. Please plan to log in and ask questions while becoming familiar with the latest information from a parent perspective.

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT

Miss Kiersten McElwain


Miss McElwain recently joined the WRJH staff after substituting in Reynoldsburg since 2018. After graduating from Pickerington High School Central, Miss McElwain earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University. When she is not in the classroom, Miss McElwain enjoys going to sporting events with her family & watching her siblings play soccer and hockey.

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