Timberwolf Times

Vol. 2 Issue 15, November 6, 2019

A Message from Dr. Stone

Good evening!


Thanks to everyone who participated in Pennies for Patients. Our school raised $8,360.34 ($1420.34 coin, $6595 cash, $345 online) – enough for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to support 83 patients in the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection program, so that they are not alone in their fight against blood cancer. I love that we have such a generous and giving community, parents, students and staff! Way to go!


I hope that everyone has a great week!


Regards,


Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

WCJH presents The Little Mermaid Jr.

The WCJH Theatre and Choir department will be presenting MTI's The Little Mermaid Jr. this weekend - November 8th and 9th.


Doors will open near the Rotunda at 6:15 pm. and admission is $5.00 at the door. Children who are 5 yrs. old or younger will get in for free.


Concessions will be sold before the show and during intermission.


Come out and support our talented students!!!

Volunteer for Junior Achievement

We are looking for parent and community volunteers for our JA program this year! We would love to have you come help in our classrooms!


On Wednesday, November 20th, we will have the 6th grade JA Global Marketplace program. This program requires community volunteers to lead pre-planned sessions that help to educate and inspire young people to understand their role in the global economy and be ready for the workforce. The event will take place from 8:40 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.

A JA representative will host three online trainings prior to the event and those dates will be shared soon. Also, JA provides all materials for the program.

If you have volunteered in the past, we hope that you will join us again this year to help inspire a new group of 6th graders.

To volunteer, or if you have questions, please contact Kelly Watkins at kellymwatkins@katyisd.org

We hope to see you in the classroom!

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AMC8 Math Competition - Register now!

Attention all WoodCreek Junior High students! Are you interested in seeing how you compare to other students in your grade level across the nation? Then sign up to participate in the AMC8!


The AMC8 is a competition hosted by the Mathematical Association of America. It takes place one day a year and students are ranked against their grade level peers. The “8” in AMC8 indicates that the math is intended to be 8th grade level, but we invite all WCJH students who are interested to participate. You will get 40 minutes to answer 25 questions. The competition is held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 4:10-4:50. The cost to participate is only $6.


To register, grab a registration form from your nearest math teacher! Money and registration forms are due to your math teacher no later than Friday, November 8th. Please see your math teacher or Ms. Jones in room 1163 for additional information. Thanks and good luck!

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Gifted & Talented Program - Spring Screening

Junior High Students who have not already been screened this school year and want to be screened for G/T classes for the 2020-2021 school year can pick up a Parent Checklist form from the Counseling office or by clicking here beginning on November 11th. This completed form needs to be returned to the Counseling Office no later than 12/4/2019.


Students currently in G/T classes that wish to add more for next year may pick up a Request for Additional Screening form from the Counseling Office. This form must be returned no later than 12/4/2019.


The firm deadline for return of these forms is 4:00pm on December 4, 2019.

No forms will be accepted after the deadline.


Questions? Please contact our G/T Facilitator, Liz Steinger, at elizabethjsteinger@katyisd.org.

Extreme Dunk Show

It's finally here!
WHAT: The Extreme Dunk Show!
WHEN: Wednesday, November 13th, at 10AM
WHERE: The Competition Gym
WHO: Students eligible to attend (based on their participation in our school's candy bar fundraiser) will receive their ticket on Tuesday, November 12th with their prize list.
HOW: An announcement will be made to invite the qualifying students to the show WITH THEIR TICKET!
Prizes will be handed out at the end of the show.

CiCi's Pizza Lunch will be in December, more details to follow.

Spanish for Spanish Speakers Assessment

In an effort to provide information in advance of course selection and planning for next year, the Spanish for Spanish Speakers placement testing process will occur in the fall semester.


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.


This assessment will take place at WCJH on December 4, 2019 during the school day. Letters will be sent home for students that have already been identified, and no further action is required unless you do not want your child tested.


If you do not received a letter and would like your child to participate in the assessment please contact Kodi Holmes at KodiLHolmes@katyisd.org before December 2, 2019.

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Tompkins High School - Future Falcons Shirts

The Tompkins High School Athletic Booster Club is selling "Future Falcon" t-shirts by pre-sale.


To see the shirt options and to order, click here!

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

November 8 & 9

WCJH Presents - The Little Mermaid, Jr

November 13

Extreme Dunk Show (Fundraiser reward)

November 18-22

WCJH Book Fair

November 20

6th Grade Junior Achievement Day