Timberwolf Times

Vol. 1 Issue 38, May 15, 2019

Hello Timberwolf Nation!

Good afternoon,


The 8th Grade Pep Rally is BACK ON! We will have a shortened version of it for 8th graders only before the Clap Out on Monday. 8th Grade Parents will be able to attend as well. There will be instructions below on where and how parents are supposed to enter and how they can attend the pep rally as well. Make sure that if you are planning on coming you fill out the raptor form below to get you in quicker. We hope to make it a tradition of having the 8th Grade Pep Rally and Clap Out all at the same time!


One more STAAR test and testing is over! Next week finals start. Another year has flown by. It is such a blessing to be the principal here at WCJH. This 8th grade class will be the first that I have gotten to be with all three years of their Junior High career! Thank you parents, teachers, students and community for making this such a great school. It takes everyone to make that happen.


I hope that everyone has a great rest of the week!


Regards,


Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

Student Awards Night is Tomorrow!

The annual awards night is tomorrow. 6th and 7th graders will be held from 5:30-6:30 and the 8th graders will be held at 7:00-8:00.


Students who are receiving awards should have already been notified. The awards will take place in the gyms. Parents should have received a letter and a phone call in relation to the awards.

WCJH 8th Grade Clap Out AND 8th Grade Pep Rally

We were unable to hold the 8th Grade Pep Rally due to cancellation of school last Friday so we are going to do a shortened version right before the Clap Out! If you are coming to the Clap Out, as a parent/family member, you can attend the pep rally as well BUT you must be in the gym by 9:15. After the pep rally begins we will not allow any other parents down in the gym and you can begin to line the halls starting in the rotunda and towards the main part of the building and towds the gyms. The Clap Out will still begin at 9:45 so if you don't want to go to the pep rally, you can just come in the back of the building if you have pre-registered using the form below.


If you are a parent or community member that will be joining us, please click on the link below and complete the google form below by 4:00pm on Friday, May 17, 2019 to speed up the check-in process. This will allow our front office staff to raptor you in early, and have your name tag pre-printed. All parents who complete this form should park in the back of the school where you will be greeted with your pre-printed name tag. If you are unable to complete the google form by the deadline, please park in the front of WCJH so you can be raptored in upon arrival.

8th Grade Parents - Early Raptor for Clap Out

***PARENTS: Please fill out the google doc below to have your raptor sticker already printed for you upon your arrival. Please park in the BACK of the school. We will have your badge ready at a table for you to enter.

Parents What You Need To Know

We are excited to continue WCJH's new tradition for our graduating 8th graders. On Monday, May 20th, 2019 the 8th grade students will walk the school dressed in pride, wearing either a t-shirt or school colors representing the high school they'll be attending next year. Under-classmates, teachers, staff, and family members will congratulate them and say farewell as they walk through the school. The Clap Out will start promptly at 9:45am on the 20th.

As part of the celebration, the 8th Grade End-of-Year-Committee is selling Katy and Tompkins high school shirts for 8th graders. Please note that those students who purchased a ticket to the dance will automatically receive one.


· You can purchase one online for $10 ($12 for 2XL) (click here for online purchase).

· Or print the order form (found here) and send it to the front office with cash or check in an envelope addressed to the PTA.


If you are a parent or community member that will be joining us, please click here and complete the Google form by 4:00pm on Friday, May 17, 2019 to speed up the check-in process. This will allow our front office staff to raptor you in early and have your name tag pre-printed.


· All parents who complete the online form should park in the back of the school where you will be greeted with your pre-printed name tag.

· If you are unable to complete the google form by the deadline, please park and enter in the front doors of WCJH so you can be raptored in upon arrival.


https://wcjhpta.com/13-home/179-clap-out

Is your email address up to date for the 2019/2020 Annual Student Update?

Parents will receive their Annual Student Update via email approximately August 1st for the 19/20 school year. It is required to complete this process each school year prior to picking up a student schedule. Please make sure your email address and phone number is up to date. You can do this in the Home Access Center (www.KatyISD.org). Log in with your parent log in, select the Registration icon, then click the edit button on the right hand side to view/edit phone numbers and email addresses.

If you have further questions contact the registrar, LeahCCaffey@katyisd.org

Have you moved?

Are you planning to move over the summer?


Please update your address information with Mrs. Caffey if you have moved or are planning to move.


LeahCCaffey@katyisd.org

Attention!!! Parents of Rising 9th grade students enrolled in AP Human Geography and AP Computer Science

Students who will be enrolled in AP courses in the 2019-2020 school year must establish a College Board Student Account in order to access online resources for their AP course and to register for the AP exams. Students who have not yet created a College Board account should go to https://tinyurl.com/APStudentAccount to begin the process. Students who already have a College Board Online Student Account should have their access credentials available the first week of the new school year.


Todos los estudiantes que se han inscrito en cursos AP para el año escolar del 2019-2020 deben crear su cuenta de College Board Student Account que es una cuenta estudiantil donde los estudiantes pueden tener acceso a los recursos en línea de sus cursos AP. Necesitarán esta cuenta para inscribirse para presentar los exámenes AP. Los estudiantes que todavía no hayan creado su cuenta deben ir a https://tinyurl.com/APStudentAccount para comenzar el proceso. Los estudiantes que ya tienen una cuenta recibirán su nombre de usuario y contraseña durante la primera semana de regreso a clases.

2019-2020 Volleyball Try-Out Information

All 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for volleyball in the 2019-2020 school year, please see document regarding try-outs. A valid physical and Rankonesport.com "online forms" must be filled out.


Please e-mail Coach Montes with any questions- aliciarmontes@katyisd.org

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Lost and Found

Click the red link below for clothing lost and found items, these items only are in the front office by the PTA desk. All lunch boxes, water bottles, shoes, school supplies, and other clothing items will be stored in the cafeteria. Students can check upfront with Ms. Jen for lost and found electronics.

Clothing items will be photographed and displayed on the lost and found link on a 2 week cycle. Clothing items can be claimed in the front office by the PTA desk.


All ITEMS are DONATED EVERY 2 weeks.


Don't forget to put your name on items that you bring to school!

IMPORTANT: 2019-2020 7th Graders

The State of Texas requires specific immunizations for all 7th graders. The vaccines required, are the TDaP Booster, Meningococcal (1 dose AFTER age 10) and Varicella (2 doses). You will receive a notification, in the mail, if your student needs any vaccinations. Students must have these vaccinations (or Reasons of Conscience) before the start of 7th grade.

AP Human Geography - Online Summer Bridge Program

8th grade students currently registered or who are willing to register in the fall for AP Human Geography as incoming 9th graders are strongly encouraged to complete the Summer Bridge Program. Eighth grade Social Studies teachers will distribute flyers to 8th grade students. The link to the Summer Bridge Program is https://tinyurl.com/APHumanSummer. The Summer Online Bridge Program (ONboard™) is designed to be completed within 2 weeks. Students have the option to complete either Session 1: June 4-19 OR Session 2: July 16-31. This program is grant funded and students can take the program at no charge. Registration information will be shared with students by their current 8th grade Social Studies teacher. A Google Form will be completed by the student in order to register for the program. A commitment to complete the program is required in order to register. More detailed information on accessing the online program will be sent to registrants.

Please contact your student's 8th grade Social Studies teacher for more information if you do not receive a flyer.

Summer Meals

Summer Meals


The United States Department of Agriculture requires that each campus notify families about the meals served each summer through the Summer Food Service Program even if the campus does not serve summer meals. The Texas Department of Agriculture provides resources to post and share with families. Soon these materials will be delivered to your front office. You will receive three posters and parent information cards. Each school is expected to display the posters immediately upon receipt. Each student should receive an information card to take home. Secondary campuses that do not have the ability to send a card to each household may want to make them accessible to parents in the front office and nurse’s office or other public areas. Share the link below on your school E News as well.


Parents know that all children 18 and under can eat breakfast and/or lunch FREE; they do not have to be enrolled in summer school or a KISD student. Free breakfast and lunch will be available at: PHS, RHS, CJH, MPE, FES, RKE.


If you have any questions, please contact the Nutrition and Food Service Department at

281-396-6240. Thank you for your support!

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Summer Reading

The library will be selling Pre-AP/GT required summer reading books. Please go online to https://tinyurl.com/wcjhsummerreading or stop by the library to pick up an order form. All orders are due on Thursday, May 9th.

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL

Parents please find attached High School Summer School Flyer. Important dates, location, times, and registration are listed on the flyer. Online registration opens April 4th.


Please click here to view flyer.

Upcoming

May 13th-16th -

STAAR TESTING (closed campus)


May 17th -

Student's bring home yearbooks


May 20th -

8th Grade Clap Out


May 20th -

Spring Semester Exams (6th period)


May 21 -

Spring Semester Exams (1st and 8th periods)


May 22 -

Spring Semester Exam ( 2nd and 3rd periods)


May 23 -

Spring Semester Exam ( 4th and 5th periods)

Early Dismissal Day

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