Volume 3, Issue 41 - May 23, 2021
A Message from Dr. Lowry
It's been a long year with many challenges and hurdles, but it has also been an outstanding year with many achievements and successes. I am so proud of every student, teacher, and staff member at WoodCreek Junior High for persevering and making the 2020-2021 school year such a great one.
As we plan for next year, there will be a focus on fostering a sense of community and collaboration. There will be much work to be done as our students and teachers come back together after a year filled with KVA and asynchronous learning, and I know there is no community better able to do this than ours.
Best wishes to our 8th graders as they start their high school careers. Welcome to our incoming 6th graders - we're excited to have you join the Pack!
Have a fun and restful summer, and I look forward to seeing you in August.
Dr. Andrew Lowry
WoodCreek Junior High
This Week in Timberwolf Nation
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
REMINDER - NO BACKPACKS THIS WEEK
SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2021-22
JOIN DR. LOWRY'S REMIND GROUP
If you're not already part of your student's remind group, be sure to join to stay in touch via text about the latest events at WCJH:
STAAR TEST RESULTS
- May 17, 2021 - TELPAS Alternate
- May 24, 2021 - TELPAS
- May 31, 2021 - STAAR Alternate 2
- June 15, 2021 - STAAR End-of-Course (EOC)
- June 21, 2021 - SSI grades 5/8 - STAAR Math/Reading
- June 28, 2021 - STAAR 3-8
- July 30, 2021 - STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) June
ARE YOU MOVING?
Have you moved or will you be moving? Please complete the attached form to let Mrs. Caffey know if your student’s address needs to be updated or if your student will not be returning to Katy ISD for the 2021-2022 school year.
VACCINATION OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS
Dear Katy ISD Parents/Guardians and Staff,
As you are aware, Randall’s Pharmacy recently offered an optional opportunity for Katy ISD students 12 years of age and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Due to high demand, Randall’s Pharmacy plans to make a second opportunity available on May 26
On Wednesday, May 26, Randall’s Pharmacy will offer an optional vaccination opportunity to Katy ISD students, 12 years of age and older, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Agricultural Sciences Center (5801 Katy Hockley Cut-Off Rd). The vaccination will be available free of charge. A valid student ID, along with a completed parent consent form for individuals who are 17 years of age or younger, must be presented. To schedule a vaccination appointment for your child, and to access the parent consent form, please use the following link: https://mhealthsystem.com/KatyISD. The second vaccine dose for the May 26th vaccination opportunity will be administered on Thursday, June 17 in the same location.
If your child participated in Randall’s Pharmacy’s May 19th vaccination opportunity, the second shot in that series will be administered on June 9.
Katy ISD students are not required to take the COVID-19 vaccine in order to participate in District activities and/or programs.
Should you have any questions about the optional COVID-19 vaccination available for students 12 years old and above, please contact email@example.com or (281) 396-7499.
SECONDARY KATY SUMMER ACADEMIC TERM (KSAT)
Secondary High School Credit Recovery & Junior High Course Recovery summer registration opened on Monday, April 12. KSAT for credit and course recovery are scheduled from June 7 – July 1, Monday – Thursday.
Beginning April 12, parents may register and elect to take the summer recovery courses virtually with in-person teacher support and remediation. At the time of registration, a student will be prompted to select one of the following in person lab days/times for in person teacher support:
- Monday and Wednesday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
- Monday and Wednesday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
- Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
For more information, please visit the KSAT web page.
OTHS STUDY SKILLS CAMP
Summer Study Skills Sessions
Back by popular demand: Tompkins High School will be offering our study skills sessions this summer to incoming freshmen and sophomores. These study skills sessions will help prepare incoming freshmen for the academic challenges of high school. It will also help students prepare for upper-level coursework. Students will also be given a tour of the school.
Freshman/Sophomore Study Skills Camp:
Morning session: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Afternoon session: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SUPPLEMENTAL SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
The hyperlink provided below contains information regarding Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) which are on-line accounts made available to eligible students with disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain goods and services up to a specific dollar amount that supplement school-based services to help their child make educational progress.
Mission Statement: WoodCreek Junior High, in partnership with the community, parents, and students, will provide a safe, positive, engaging learning environment that is devoted to empowering each student to become a productive, responsible, respectful citizen while achieving academic excellence.
WCJH Administrative Team
Dr. Andrew Lowry Principal
Tim Chesser Assistant Principal - Student Support
Lauren Merriman Assistant Principal - 6th grade and 8th grade M-Z
Stephanie McDonald Assistant Principal - 7th grade and 8th grade A-L
Jodi Slaughter Counselor - 8th Grade
Brittany Waddell Counselor - 7th Grade
Jessie Clay Counselor - 6th Grade