Jaguar Update

Issue #13 Monday, October 25th

What's Happening in Jaguar Country?

Monday, October 25th

8th grade: Dance Theme Voting

Monster Ball Tickets on sale during all lunches

7:15 PM 8A Football Playoffs vs. Haskett Junior High at Paetow High School


Tuesday, October 26th

5:15PM 7B Football Playoff Blue Division Championship vs. Cardiff at Rhodes Stadium

6:15 PM 7A Football Playoff Game vs. Cardiff at Rhodes Stadium


Wednesday, October 27th

Character Strong Lesson


Thursday, October 28th

7:00PM Fall Band Concert


Friday, October 29th

Pink-Out Pep Rally

6:00-8:00PM Monster Ball by PTA


Coming Soon

Friday, November 5: Student Holiday/End of 2nd Marking Period

8th Grade Panoramic Picture Orders

8th grade panoramic picture – The students took their annual 8th grade panoramic picture on Tuesday, October 19. It is a great memory of the entire 8th grade class of WMJH. Make sure to order your copy of this memorable photograph. The cost is only $25 for the class picture or $30 for the class picture plus the aerial 22 picture. You can scan the QR code on the attached picture and order directly from the website at www.herndonpanoramics.com. Or you can send the cash with your student and have them turn it into the front office. The deadline is Monday, October 25.

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Monster Ball Volunteers Needed!

Our annual Monster Ball is happening and we need your help! The dance will be held on Friday, October 29 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the WMJH cafeteria. The cost is $5 pre-sale or $7 at the door. Students can come in costume, school appropriate, with no mask covering their entire face. Please let us know if you can volunteer to help or you can donate items.


Donate or volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BA4AE22A4F94-monster


Volunteer to sell tickets: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BA4AE22A4F94-monster1

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Lady Jaguar Basketball Tryouts

October 27th, October 28th, and October 29th


Where: Competition Gym

Time: 8th Grade 6:45 AM - 8:30 AM

Time: 7th Grade 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM


All students trying out must have a physical and all RankOne paperwork completed prior to tryouts.

8th Grade Dance and Celebration Voting

8th grade dance – At the end of the year, the 8th graders will have a dance and celebration to wrap up their time at WMJH. The 8th Grade class will get to decide their theme. On Monday, the students can pay $1 to vote on one of their choices: A Night in Paris, Midnight Masquerade, or Rewrite the Stars. The can vote for their choice on Monday during their lunch.
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Thank you Jaguar Community

Our PTA has done a phenomenal job this year supporting our students and teachers. We have already matched last year's membership and we are still in the month of October! Please consider signing up and joining our PTA at joinpta.org. A huge thank you to our PTA Board Members!


2021-2022 PTA Board

President – Katie Leach

1st VP Membership – Dana Biersdorfer

2nd VP Volunteers – Victoria Russell

3rd VP Fundraising – Dianne Corn

Secretary – Lindy Rajput

Parliamentarian – Cori Harbuck

Treasurer – Chris Hoyle

Hospitality – Alejandra McKinney

ROAR Store Volunteers

The ROAR store is open for the students and we can use volunteers to help us run it. Every Wednesday we have our PBIS ROAR store open for students to shop and spend the points that they have received for being a respectful and responsible Jaguar. If you can help us out, please sign up here https://signup.com/go/bKoViwr

Fun Food Friday

We are getting ready for our next Fun Food Friday on November 19. This time we will be offering prepaid meals from Chick-fil-a, Hungry Howies, and Whataburger. If you want your student to have these options, you must prepay for them on the Pay-n-Go site at https://katyisd.revtrak.net/. The tile will only be open from October 18 - November 12.

Katy ISD Fine Arts

Fine Arts Performances List

For a current list of fine arts performances, please click on the following link for information: https://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx

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Legacy Parent Academy Sessions Katy ISD

Upcoming Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy Sessions:


November 10, 2021: Human Trafficking Awareness

January 19, 2022: Finding Balance in Our Digital World

February 16, 2022: Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety


Counseling Resources: https://sites.google.com/katyisd.org/wmjh-counselors/home

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SpeakUp App

SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all district websites, computers, and district devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to district administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.
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Intermittent School to Home Academic Support

Students who attend in-person learning and test positive for COVID-19, elect to isolate due to COVID, or any other medical condition requiring an extended absence, will have access to the Intermittent Home to School learning option, allowing students to access and stay current on assignments through the Katy ISD Learning Management System (Canvas). Intermittent School to Home is not a virtual program, such as KVA, and students cannot exceed a total of 20 cumulative days utilizing this option.

Student Covid Testing

Katy ISD, in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, continues to provide free Covid-19 testing to any school age student. Parental/Guardian permission is required for all students below the age of 18 prior to testing as well reservations to reserve a time slot for your student.


Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Center Project Center

5801 Katy Hockley Cut-Off Rd

Katy, TX 77493


Hours of Operation

7 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday

8 AM to 12 PM on Saturday


Reservations https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4AA5A82AA1FB6-week17


If you have additional questions please email COVID19Responses@katyisd.org related to this program.

WMJH Administrative Team

Todd Knobbe, Principal

Astrya Richard, Student Support Assistant Principal

Richard Franco, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Evelyn Lopez, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Marci Radke, 6th Grade Assistant Principal


Pamela Ruderman, 8th Grade Counselor

Pearl Fiero, 7th Grade Counselor

Nathaniel Welch, 6th Grade Counselor