Timberwolf Times

Vol 2 Issue 21, January 8, 2020

A Message from Dr. Stone

Good evening,


HAPPY NEW YEAR! It is so hard to believe that it is 2020 already....sounds so futuristic. It was good to see students, parents and staff again and I hope that everyone is well rested and ready for an awesome Spring semester. I know I am!


Girls and Boys basketball have tournaments this Thursday and Saturday. I hope to see you out at one of the games!


Have a great week!


Regards,


Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

Permanent ID Sweeps Start This Week

Parents-


As you will recall, Katy ISD requires students at the secondary level to wear identification badges during the school day. The ID badge is to be worn where it is easily visible throughout the day. When students do not have their IDs, they are to report to the cafeteria in the morning, or the AP office throughout the day, to obtain a temporary ID. If a student misplaces their ID, they can purchase one for $3 in the library.


Since beginning our “random ID sweeps”, we have noticed many students are obtaining a temporary ID each day, but not replacing their lost IDs. This has caused an inordinate amount of financial strain given the cost of printing over a 100 temporary IDs each and every day.


Because this is an important safety measure and the financial burden of printing temporary IDs has become apparent, campus administration have discussed the best means to address this situation. Beginning January 7th, 2020, random “ID sweeps” will be conducted during class periods to identify students who are not wearing their permanent ID badge. Those students will be automatically assigned a lunch detention. Between now and the start of the next semester, lost IDs can be replaced in the library at NO CHARGE!


We appreciate your help in talking to your student about the importance of wearing ID badges.

Help WCJH Win and Help the KatyISD Education Foundation!

If you haven't heard, WCJH is partnering up with Stockdick Junior High for a Reason2Race on February 8, 2020. The race raises money for the KatyISD Foundation that provides grants to classroom teachers in our district so they can continue to provide unparallelled experiences for students. WCJH has been fortunate to benefit from these grants in past years! The campus team who raises the most money gets "The Golden Shoe" and bragging rights for the whole year. If you feel so inclined, please consider donating any amount of money to any of our staff members who have signed up!


We appreciate your support!


Here are the links to our direct pages:

Dr. Stone - https://my.reason2race.com/MelindaStone/KatyHalf5K2020/Donate

Coach DeForke - https://my.reason2race.com/StockCreek/KatyHalf5K2020/Donate

Mrs. Marshall - https://my.reason2race.com/TanyaMarshall/KatyHalf5K2020/Donate

Mrs. Hill - https://my.reason2race.com/LeonoraHill/KatyHalf5K2020/Donate

Mrs. Lewis - https://my.reason2race.com/CourtneyLewis/KatyHalf5K2020/Donate

Mrs. Jones - https://my.reason2race.com/TameraJones/KatyHalf5K2020/Donate

Mrs. Lehmann - https://my.reason2race.com/WendyLehmann/KatyHalf5K2020/Donate

Mrs. Foley - https://my.reason2race.com/KerryFoley/KatyHalf5K2020/Donate

WCJH 8TH GRADE CAREER DAY

On January 17th, WCJH is exciting to be hosting career day for our 8th graders! We have many different speakers from various industries and professions coming to share information about what they do and how to prepare for careers like theirs. It's a wonderful way to focus our students' attention on their futures as they get ready to make their first selections for their high school course schedules.


To make this event a great success, we need parent volunteers to come pitch in to set up, direct students between classes, and take down. We'd also love to know if you're interested in sharing about your career. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all of our volunteers. Click on the link below to sign up!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eaca628a3fb6-career

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WCJH Incoming 6th Graders - Fine Arts Fair and Parents' Meeting

WCJH is looking forward to welcoming new 6th graders for the 2020-2021 school year!


The 5th to 6th Grade Parent Night will be held on Tuesday, January 21st.


5:00-6:00pm: Fine Arts Fair in the Gym

Come meet our Art, Choir, Band, Orchestra, and Theater teachers and learn about the electives options for your 6th grader.


6:00-7:00pm: Parent Meeting in the Cafeteria

Dr. Stone and the admin team and the counselors will give an overview of 6th grade at WCJH and what a typical day is like with schedules, lunch, electives, etc.

Teacher of the Year Nominations

Teacher of the Year nominations are starting early this year! We welcome our parents and community members to submit a nomination for a teacher who has shown themselves to be an outstanding educator at WoodCreek Junior High. Please click here for the nomination form.


The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, January 10th at 4:00pm.


Our WCJH Teacher of the Year will be announced on January 28th.

WCJH Geography Bee!

WoodCreek Junior High Geography Bee will take place this Friday, January 10th.


Please click on the flyer for more information!

WCJH Choir Birthdaygrams

As a thank you for your $5 donation, the WCJH Varsity Choir will sing Happy Birthday in the recipient's advisory class and gift them a candy bar of your choosing. Please click here for the form and more information.
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Katy ISD Proclamation 2020

Proclamation 2020 includes instructional materials for Grades 7-12 English Learners Language Arts, Grades 9-12 English Language Arts, AP Statistics and Statistics. These materials will be implemented during the 2020-2021 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00AM-4:00PM) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex from January 9-16, 2020. In addition, instructional materials will be available for review from 5:00PM to 7:00PM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 and Thursday, January 16, 2020. Please enter through the center Staff Development entrance.


La Proclamación del 2020 incluye materiales de instrucción para los estudiantes de inglés de los grados 7 a 12, artes del lenguaje en inglés de los grados 9-12, Estadísticas AP y Estadísticas. Estos materiales serán implementados durante el año escolar 2020-2021. Dichos materiales de instrucción, estarán en exhibición y disponibles para los padres y la comunidad en el Complejo de Apoyo Educativo (ESC) del 9 al 16 de enero del 2020 durante horas de oficina (8:00AM-4:00PM). Además, los materiales de instrucción estarán disponibles para revisión, el martes 14 de enero del 2020 y el jueves 16 de enero del 2020 de 5:00 PM a 7:00 PM. Por favor de entrar por la entrada del Centro de Desarrollo del Personal.

Contact Dotty Winski at 281-396-2243 or dorothyawinski@katyisd.org with any questions.

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Elks Hoop Shoot Information

All students age 8-13 are invited to participate in the Elks Hoop Shoot on January 12th at Mayde Creek High School. Please see the link below for more information.
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Click here for the Parent & Student Tech Support Center

Have technical questions? Use the form at this link for technology-related issues such as: PowerSchool Enrollment, Snapcodes, Katy OnTheGo, Canvas, & Digital Textbooks. You will receive a response via email or phone within 24-48 hours.

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 10

Teacher of the Year Nomination Deadline

January 16

PTA General Membership Meeting (10am in the LGI)

January 20

No School for Students

January 21

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night