Timberwolf Times

Vol 2 Issue 23, January 22, 2020

A Message from Dr. Stone

Good evening,


We are having another great week at WoodCreek! I was excited to meet and welcome 5th grade parents last night whose students will attend WoodCreek next year. Our own 8th graders started working on their schedules for their Freshman year next year during visits from the counselors at Katy and Tompkins High Schools. There is more information about course selection for all grades included in this newsletter below.


We'll finish out this week with several fun activities: a Pep Rally during advisory on Friday, followed by a dance hosted by the Student Council right after school. Students can wear a hat to school that day if they donate $1 to the Katy Education Foundation this week.


Next week is Katy ISD Digital Citizenship week. Check out the notice below to know what each day's dress up theme is!


Have a great week!


Regards,


Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

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

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2020-2021 Course Selection

2020-2021 Course Selection has begun here at WCJH!


* 8th grade students: Both Katy High School and Tompkins High School counselors did their course selection presentations for our 8th graders this week. Course selection sheets were sent home with the students. Student course selection sheets are due back to their Science teacher on Friday, January 31st.


Please note that there is an error in the Tompkins High School course selection sheet. The sheet states that a director's signature is required to enroll in Choir 1 - this is incorrect. Any student is welcome to sign up for Choir 1 without a director's signature. Please contact Christin Reinartz at christintreinartz@katyisd.org with any questions about the Tompkins Choir program.

*6th and 7th grade students will receive their 2020-2021 course selection sheets from their Science teachers on Thursday, January 23rd. These course selection sheets are due back to their Science teacher on Thursday, January 30th.

2020 KISD Summer Programs for Students

Katy ISD Summer Program information can be located under the Parent tab on Katy ISD's website, which you can access by clicking here. This includes Summer School information.


8th grade students wishing to take a high school credit course (for original credit) over the summer can register February 3rd-May 1st.


Junior high students needing to take a course for recovery credit will be contacted by their counselor in May if summer school is necessary.


Please contact Leah Caffey if you have additional questions. LeahCCaffey@katyisd.org

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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WCJH Track & Field Starts Soon!

Calling all students interested!


Track and Field will start on February 11th. The flyer shown below will be handed out during PE/athletics classes this week. Physicals and online forms must be completed before February 10th to be eligible to participate.

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Bullying Prevention Presentation

KPGT is hosting Edie White to give a talk on Bullying Prevention. The presentation is open to everyone. Registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/kpgtbulliying
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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 22

Family Night - No Homework

January 24

Pep Rally

Student Council Dance

January 27-31

Digital Citizenship Week

January 28

Band Coffeehouse Concert