Volume 3, Issue 24 - January 17, 2021
A Message from Dr. Lowry
Happy Sunday Timberwolves!!!
Don’t forget that tomorrow is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and there is no school for students.
There's a lot of great information in the Timberwolf Times this week about supporting the Education Foundation through our Reason2Race fundraiser, Teacher of the Year nominations, info sessions for next school year, upcoming spirit nights, our WCJH Spelling Bee winners, and much more.
Also - our first Fun Food Friday of the year will be this Friday! Pre-orders are due by Thursday, so look below for more information and don't miss out.
Enjoy your holiday tomorrow and we'll look forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Go Timberwolves!
Dr. Andrew Lowry
WoodCreek Junior High
This Week in Timberwolf Nation
Monday, January 18
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School for Students or Staff
Tuesday, January 19
- Timberwolf Spirit Day - wear your WCJH gear!
Wednesday, January 20
- 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs. McMeans JH @ WCJH
- 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. McMeans JH @ MMJH
Thursday, January 21
- 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Morton Ranch JH @ MRJH
- 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs Morton Ranch JH @ WCJH
Friday, January 22
- College Spirit Day - Wear your favorite school's gear!
- Fun Food Friday!! (See below for more details)
Help Support Teachers and The Katy ISD Education Foundation!
WoodCreek Junior High Teacher of the Year
Please click here for the nomination form. We look forward to announcing our 2020-21 Teacher of the Year!
WCJH Spelling Bee Results!
Please click here for our library procedures to check out library books.
Please keep in mind, these procedures may change depending on the needs of the school or due to a change in guidance from Katy ISD.
From the WCJH Counseling Team
Would you like to learn more about the WoodCreek Junior High counseling team? Are you interested in hearing more about the services our counseling department has to offer? Would you like to discover some helpful parenting resources? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should visit the WCJH Counselor Website by clicking this link or on the picture below: https://woodcreekcounselor.weebly.com/
KAP and Advanced Placement Information Sessions
Don't forget! Parents of Katy ISD 5th graders, who will be attending junior high in 2021-2022, are invited to learn more about the Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and the Advanced Placement (AP) program. These courses are open to all students grades 6-10 and are designed to prepare students to be successful in Advanced Placement (AP) courses taken in high school. Three informational sessions will be held via Zoom on the following days:
English Session on Thurs., Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. http://bit.ly/38pxRNv
English Session on Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. http://bit.ly/3os5uDW
Spanish Session on Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. http://bit.ly/3rYdj6h
Support the Katy ISD Education Foundation
Signal Your Support for Katy ISD Teachers
In the last 9 years, WoodCreek Junior High has received $7,614 in Inspiring Imagination teacher grants. This year, we invite you to join our community-wide initiative rallying friends and neighbors in support of Katy ISD teachers. Support the Katy ISD Education Foundation with $20 + monthly and receive an “I Support Teachers” decal in the mail!
All proceeds benefit the Foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grants.
Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy
January 20, 2021 - Destigmatizing Mental Health
The Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy is a series of informational sessions specifically designed to assist parents by building awareness of a range of social-emotional and academic topics that impact our students and our campuses district-wide. Academy participants will gain factual knowledge pertinent to each topic while also learning strategies and proven techniques to assist in supporting students.
The next session os on Wednesday, January 20th with the topic "Destigmatizing Mental Health". Please click here for more information and to register.
Free CO-VID 19 Testing for Katy ISD Students
Katy ISD is offering enrolled students free COVID-19 testing services beginning on Monday, November 9th at the Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Center at 5801 Katy Hockley Cut-Off Rd.
Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
To help expedite free student COVID-19 testing, while practicing social distancing at the testing site, Katy ISD has established a Student COVID-19 Testing Sign-Up Form that allows families to secure an appointment time for their student(s). A direct link can be found on the Katy ISD homepage.
COVID-19 Self-Reporting APP - Notifications & Information
The District has a COVID-19 Reporting System in place to allow staff, students and parents to self-report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Management team to conduct contact tracing, as well as call and notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the infected person. A general email notification is also sent to campus staff and families whenever the district is informed of a potential “indirect” COVID-19 exposure in their building. Receipt of the general notification alone indicates that the recipient was not in close contact to the COVID-19 positive case reported for their building.
Face to Face Student Health Protocols
All students should complete a daily self-screening for symptoms prior to arriving to school or boarding a school bus.
- All students are provided daily guidance on proper hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and social distancing.
- All students are required to wear a facial covering upon arrival to school and dismissal, when riding a bus, in hallways, common areas and in classrooms.
- All facial coverings should cover the nose and mouth.
- All students must be up to date with state require immunization compliance.
- All students are provided sanitizing wipes to clean work space before classroom instruction begins.
- All students are encouraged to use hand sanitizer before classroom instruction begins and ends.
- All students are seated with as much separation as feasible during the instructional day.
Contact Email and Questions
Be sure to visit the Katy ISD Smart Restart page often, as the district updates it frequently with the latest information about KVA, In-Person school, Athletics, Fine Arts, Safety Protocols, links to newsletters and more.
Katy Virtual Academy Questions
Special Education Questions
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
Due to the impact of COVID-19, Katy ISD is providing a free breakfast and lunch to all students through the end of June. However, since the free meal waiver for all students expires on June 30, we want to make sure that students who were eligible for free and reduced meals last school year continue to receive free meals as we continue into the start of the new school year. Student meal eligibility also contributes to additional funding for your child’s campus and the district.
The Free & Reduced Lunch application can be completed in your student’s SchoolCafe account here.
The PTA plays a vital role in our school - by sponsoring many of our important and fun activities and by supporting our teachers, staff, and students! Even in the midst of the changes we have this year on campus, we rely on our PTA for many things.
Don't miss out on any of it - click here to join the WoodCreek Junior High PTA!
PTA Gift Card Collection
Sign up for Important Updates - Join Remind
Join our remind groups for important text updates.
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