Timberwolf Times

Vol. 1 Issue 16, November 7, 2018

A Message from Dr. Stone

Hello Timberwolf Nation!


Once again, Katy ISD took the lead for the best public middle schools in the Houston area for 2019. Of the top 25 best Houston area middle schools highlighted in a 2019 report from Niche, an education data site, seven of Katy ISD's schools were included, with WoodCreek Junior High taking the 4th spot! So proud! Katy ISD also took the top spot for the school district with the most schools included in a 2019 report of best public elementary schools. Here is the link if you would like to read more about it: Houston's Top 25 Public Middle Schools.


I am so grateful to be a part of this campus and this district. I hope that everyone has a great week!


Regards,

Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

8th Grade Celebration T-Shirts & Hoodies

8th Grade T-Shirts and Hoodies are for now sale by pre-order! Order at the WCJH PTA website!


Tell your student to purchase at lunch time-bring money on November 8th & 9th!


www.wcjhpta.com

Spanish for Spanish Speakers Placement Exam

The Spanish for Spanish Speakers placement test will be given to 7th-grade students who have indicated Spanish as the home language on the Home Language Survey. The purpose of this test is to identify students eligible to participate in the Spanish for Spanish Speakers Program. This course of study is designed for proficient Spanish speakers and allows four credits of Spanish to be earned in two academic years while in high school or two credits in junior high.


This assessment is for placement purposes only and does not award credit for any course.

Bus Transportation Rider Counts

Next Wednesday morning, the KISD Transportation department will be conducting rider counts (done 4 times per year). This typically results in later bus arrivals. We would like to encourage students to be prepared to help speed up this process by writing their full name and grade level on an index card or post it note that can be handed to the bus driver upon boarding.


Please expect delays this day as this requirement is utilized with the High School and Elementary routes as well.

Missing items

Is your student missing a water bottle, lunch box, jacket or something else???


Our lost and found collection is huge and will be donated in December. Please have your child check the lost and found, located in the cafeteria, for their missing items. PARENTS YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME TAKE LOOK FOR ITEMS YOUR CHILD IS MISSING.

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Junior Achievement

  • Sign-up to become a volunteer for the 6th grade Junior Achievement (JA) Global Marketplace program today! This program introduces students to the global marketplace and the ways in which countries buy and sell from each other.


  • November 28th - Students will gain an understanding of producers and consumers as well as analyze the similarities and differences among countries and the effects of free enterprise.


  • Volunteers will be matched with a 6th-grade teacher and will teach one of the hands-on, interactive sessions from the program to his/her class periods during the day. Breakfast and lunch provided.


  • JA provides training and all of the materials to make your day a success. All we need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children and let JA provide the rest!


Please contact Chesse' McDaris if you have any questions or would like to volunteer. chessedmcdaris@katyisd.org

Parents/Grand Parents “Leave a Legacy” for your WCJH Student

Pavers will be installed in our courtyard to create a welcoming outdoor area for staff and students to enjoy in the upcoming years. Leave a Legacy brick at WCJH for others to enjoy- family name, child's name and year, in honor of a teacher or someone special.

We need to sell a minimum of 550 bricks @ $75.00 each to cover the construction cost to just prepare the grounds and install the pavers.

Blank pavers will be installed to complete the area around the personalized pavers. This will allow personalized pavers to be added for many years to come. Our future goal is to also install 4 tables with seating, benches and eventually a cover.

As you can imagine – this is a huge project. Help us create a beautiful courtyard by purchasing a brick in honor or memory of someone.

You are welcome to send this order form (see below form) to booster clubs, businesses, family members etc. We are accepting any financial donations for the purchase of tables, benches or the covering.

Thank you for your support!

Gifted and Talented Screening Information

Students in secondary who are not currently identified for the Gifted and Talented Program have the opportunity to be screened for GT services. Secondary gifted program options are available in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students may be screened in any or all of these content areas. Students who meet district criteria for GT placement will begin receiving services at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.

WCJH Food Pantry Drive

Please have your child or you can bring non-perishable items (see flyer below) to school. Drop off in the front office or in Mrs. Gather's room #1195. All donations will be donated to the Katy Christian Ministries.


November 5th-14th

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 8th

Girls Basketball @ West Memorial

7th Grade Boys @ Home


November 10th

Pre-Order 8th Grade T-Shirt Deadline


November 19th-23rd

Thanksgiving Break


November 28th

Junior Achievement Global Marketplace


December 14th

Fun Food Friday!


December 21st

Early Dismissal - Pick up is at 12:55 p.m.


December 24th-January 4th

Winter Break

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WCJH Food Pantry Drive

Monday, Nov. 5th, 8:15am to Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 4pm

WCJH-Front Office & Mrs. Ganther's Room

Please bring any non-perishables listed below in the flyer and drop them off at the front office or in Mrs. Ganther’s room #1195.


All items will be donated to Katy Christian Ministries.