Waggoner Road Junior High Legends

October 21 Edition 1

Message From Dr. Black

Thank you!

In light of the misunderstanding during recess last week, I just wanted to say thank you to all the parents who demonstrated support and understanding for our staff and our students. "It takes a village" and we will continue to strive to be the best "village" as we move our students towards success.

GROW WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED!

GENERAL INFORMATION

Concerns

Parents, please be mindful that we credit ourselves on being a responsive atmosphere. If you have questions, concerns, etc. please connect with us here at the school first. Please give us an opportunity to respond to any questions or concerns you might have before you request assistance elsewhere. We want to have a welcoming environment and do not mind explaining any protocol or clarifying any procedure.


Cafeteria

We welcome all parents to come and have lunch with your student. Due to food allergies, etc. no outside (commercialized) food is allowed in the cafeteria. If you decide to bring in commercialized food, you and your student may eat that food in the main office. If you bring a home-cooked dish and decide to eat in the cafeteria with your student you may not share those items with other students. You, as the parent/guardian, are more than welcome to purchase a school lunch while sitting in the cafeteria. Additionally, we are asking that you do not order commercialized food and have it delivered to the school for your student, nor send birthday cakes and party items for a lunch time festival. We appreciate your cooperation in this effort.


Cellphone/Earbud Policy

We understand that technology is presently a commonality within our society and thus we have permitted our students to utilize their cell phones during specific times of the day. Students are not permitted to have their cell phones and earbuds in-between classes. They are permitted to utilize their cell phones in class if the teacher allows them as a part of the lesson for the day. Additionally, students may use their cell phones during their lunch period but may not have earbuds or headphones on their neck or visible during that time. The only appropriate time for use of head phones is during class quite time, reading passages, or working through lessons at the direction of their teacher. Parents please note; should we have to confiscate cell phones, earbuds, or headphones for inappropriate usage, we will hold them in the office for parent retrieval.

EDUCATIONAL UPDATES!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held next Tuesday October 29 from 4pm - 8pm.

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, pease 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.

UPCOMING DATES & EVENTS!

Tuesday October 29th

Parent Teacher Conference Night 3:45pm - 7:45pm


Thursday November 7th

Parent Teacher Conference Night 3:45pm - 7:30pm


Tuesday November 12

Popcorn/Slushy Day $1, College Sweatshirt Day

PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30


Friday November 15th

PTO Movie Night: Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark (PG-13)

6:30-9:30, Ticket Price to include Dinner


Saturday December 7th

Waggoner Road DC Craft Fair

9AM-2PM

BUS AND STUDENT PICK UP INFORMATION

Please be reminded that student pick-up should occur in the middle lot after school. We are requesting that all cars line up IN A SINGLE-FILE LINE. We have approximately 50 students who get picked up but over 500 who ride a bus. We need to ensure the safety of all of our students. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR AND MOVE UP IN THE LINE AS CARS LEAVE. This consistent movement should help release the urge for parents to jump the line and zoom through the parking lot. Please exhibit patience so that our students remain safe.


When it begins to snow we will continue to line up in a single file line next to the plowed snow, utilizing the same process.

Here is a link to the map which shows how we will line the busses up.

FROM THE PTO

The next PTO Meeting will be Tuesday November 12th from 6:30-7:30 PM. We need as many parents as possible to participate as we work towards increasing our funds that go directly towards the students here at WRJH and their activities.


Anyone interested in donating items to the teachers for their dinner during Parent Teacher conferences, please contact the PTO president: hannahelijah1981@yahoo.com


TENTATIVE PTO CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR.

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT

Hello Raiders! I am Stephanie Brown and new to WRJH. My husband, three children, and I relocated to Columbus in June. Previously, I taught language arts at Van Buren Middle School near Findlay, Ohio. Over the past 24 years as an educator, I have coached high school and collegiate cheerleading, co-directed and choreographed musicals and competitive choirs, and advised National Junior Honor Society and Power of the Pen. I am excited to be teaching College and Career Readiness, as I hold a college counseling certificate. I found my passion in the college and career field eight years ago when I founded a consulting firm. In my free time I help students and their families navigate the college application/scholarship process and career search/selection. When I’m not helping students of all ages, I enjoy being with my family, watching sporting events, and traveling.


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