Timberwolf Times

Vol. 2 Issue 10, October 2, 2019

A Message from Dr. Stone

Good evening!


Thank you so much to all of the students who participated in our campus fundraiser. We were able to raise enough money to continue making our WCJH Legacy Courtyard AMAZING! With the money that we raised we are purchasing picnic tables with seats, benches and trash receptacles so that students and teachers can enjoy the courtyard for lunch or other events! We are hoping to get it covered as well if we have enough money left over.


If you haven't done so already, you can purchase a WCJH Legacy brick to go in the courtyard that will be placed around our bronze Timberwolf. The info to order is at the bottom of the Timberwolf Times.


I am throwing a tailgate party on Monday, October, 7th at Legacy Stadium for our staff and their families before the 7th grade Football Team takes on SLJH. We will be donning WC jerseys and cheering on our Timberwolves! We hope to see you there!


Thanks and I hope everyone is having a great week!


Regards,


Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

ID Badge Notice

Parents-

As you are undoubtedly aware, 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.


We have noticed many students are not obtaining a temporary ID or replacing their lost IDs. Because this is an important safety measure, the campus administration has been exploring ways to intervene with this trend. Beginning this week, students will be notified that starting next week, random “ID sweeps” will be conducted during class periods to identify students who are not wearing their ID or a temporary ID. Those students will be automatically assigned a lunch detention.


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

Attendance Callout

For safety measures, starting on Monday, September 30th, parents and/or guardians of students who are absent (regardless of whether you have already let us know of the absence or whether it is excused or unexcused) will receive a callout saying the following:


Good morning,


This is a courtesy notification from WoodCreek Junior High to inform you that your child ____ was not present during 1st or 2nd period today. The message is for information only and is not a verification of absence. However, if your child is absent today, you are encouraged to send documentation to school with your child upon return. If you have already confirmed your child's absence from school today, please disregard this message. Katy ISD welcomes the opportunity to partner with our parents to ensure our students' safety and academic success.

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Close Up Founding of a Nation 7th Grade Trip

Close Up Founding of a Nation summer trip for KISD 7th graders! Dr. Stone will be the administrator on the trip this year!

Click here for more information.

Choir Spirit Night - October 16th

On Wednesday, October 16th from 5-9 PM, come and support the choir at Raising Cane's (9730 Gaston). Please mention the choir when you check out!

National Junior Honor Society Notice

If your 8th grade NJHS student DID NOT attend the meeting during advisory on September 26th, please have them stop by Mrs. Lewis' room (1184) to get a QR code to scan to enter their information to be added in the NJHS canvas course. This is how we will communicate with students and parents for the remainder of the school year.
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NEW!! WCJH Counselor Website

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 new WCJH Counselor Website by clicking this link: https://woodcreekcounselor.weebly.com/.

October is Bullying Prevention Month!

WCJH Bully Prevention Activities and Programs:


Social Emotional Lessons:

Oct 7: Bullying and its consequences

Oct 14: Tolerance and Acceptance

Oct 21: Bias – understanding why it is okay to disagree with, but not to disrespect others

Oct 28: S.A.V.E – Learn about a non-profit organization (Suicide Awareness Voices for Education) and the warning signs and how to help friends in need.

Oct 21-25: Red Ribbon Week

Oct 23: Unity Day

Activities:

Oct 9: Positive Post-it wall: Encouraging positivity and displaying for all to see during lunches.

Oct 16: Know your Classmates – a positive prevention initiative to encourage inclusion and school community.

Ongoing:

Door Greeters at the entrances in the mornings to brighten your day, and say hello.

Morning Music in the rotunda.

WCJH Wolfpack – student ambassador group to assist in reaching out to those who may feel alone or new to school.

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WCJH Courtyard Legacy Bricks

Click Here to visit our web page and see how you can leave a lasting legacy at WoodCreek Junior High!

Parent and Student Technology Support Center

Have technical questions? Please use this form for Technology related issues; such as PowerSchool Enrollment, SnapCodes, Password/ Claim Code, Katy OnTheGo, Canvas, MyKatyCloud, and Digital Textbooks. We will respond back to your request via email or phone, within 24 - 48 business hours.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 3, 2019

Step It Up - PTA Fundraiser Kickoff

October 3, 2019

Fall Choir Concert

October 7, 2019

Early Dismissal - School Ends at 12:55pm

October 10, 2019

Orchestra Beginner's Showcase