Timberwolf Times

Vol. 1 Issue 8, September 12, 2018

A Message from Dr. Stone

Hello Timberwolf Nation!


It was another great week at WoodCreek! In order to maximize our instructional time we are going to make some changes to our bell schedule. We will be adding 10 minutes to 1st period and moving Advisory to the end of the day. Simply put, we will flip 7th and 8th periods and have changed the times to reflect this. The new bell schedule will begin on Monday, September 17th.


A link to the new bell schedule is below. Hope everyone has a great week!


Regards,

Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

Where Do Students Enter in the Morning?

All doors in the back of the building are locked at 8:10. Please do not drop off students in the back of the building after 8:10 as the doors are locked.


Hopefully this helps you to know when and where to drop off your child in the morning.


I am a student...


...with no activities to go to in the am arriving between 7:45 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the back and enter through the cafeteria doors and wait in the cafeteria until they are released to go to class.


...with no activities to go to that gets dropped off between 8:10 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the front drive, enter through the front doors and wait in the cafeteria until they are released.


...with tutorials that gets dropped off at 8:10 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the front drive and enter through the front doors then head to their tutorial session.


...with tutorials that gets dropped off between 7:45 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the back and enter through the cafeteria doors and wait in the cafeteria until 8:10 and let the cafeteria monitors that you are headed to tutorials.


...who is going to the Testing Center at 7:30 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the back and go directly to T-13 near the LGI doors. No entry into the building is necessary for Testing Center. Students will not be allowed in the Testing Center after 7:35 a.m. in order to maintain a proper testing environment.


...who is going to Detention at 7:30 a.m.

They will enter through the LGI doors in the back of the building where the detention monitor will let them in. These doors are locked so it is important that the student is there on time and waits for the detention monitor to open the door. Any student that is late, should go to the cafeteria doors in the back and wait in the cafeteria until they are released to class.


A student who is attending a club meeting or activity before school.

Directions as to when they meet, what time they meet, and where they enter will be communicated by the Club Activity Sponsor.


Hope this helps!!

Counselor Corner

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. During this week the WCJH Counseling team will be presenting a guidance lesson to all students informing them about the services offered by the counseling department, how to seek help for self and others, and information on the kindness culture we are promoting at WCJH. The vision of the WCJH Counseling department is “We rise by lifting others.” We will be promoting this message all year through activities, lessons, and messages in our school. #okaytosay #tomorrowneedsyou


Watch this video from TWLOHA sharing their powerful message “Tomorrow needs you”: https://youtu.be/aEzUMnBHHK0

Watch DOGS All Call - This Friday

Come for 1 hour, 7, or sometime in between. Wear your DOGS shirt and just show up. This is the first of our monthly all calls, so let's make a difference. This Friday, Sept. 14, anytime during the school day. Make sure to check-in at the front office.

Legacy Parent Meeting

The Legacy Parent Academy is a new initiative designed to support Strategic Plan Goal 8, which focuses on supporting the emotional well-being of all learners. The Academy is intended to provide parents with information on current topics that impact students and schools district-wide. Academy sessions are supplemental to campus-based programs and initiatives, selected based on expressed need, in response to concerns that we see on our campuses and in our community.


The first session, “Emotional Well-being and Referral Processes,” is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Legacy Stadium from 6:00PM-8:00PM, with capacity for 325 attendees. This is the first of eleven Legacy Parent Academy sessions planned for the 2018-2019 school year. Five of the academy sessions focus on social-emotional learning topics and six focus on academic topics.


The Legacy Parent Academy webpage, which includes session descriptions and a link to register for the first session is accessible at: http://www.katyisd.org/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx

Bullying Awareness

A safe learning environment for all Katy ISD students and staff is our top priority. Throughout this school year, you will see an increased focus on building awareness and enhancing systems that support both the physical and emotional well-being of all our children. This includes our video series on bullying prevention and intervention. Check out our latest video, “What Does Bullying Look Like?.” More information about policies and procedures related to bullying can be found here.

WCJH Parents of Gifted & Talented Students

There is a GT parents' workshop on Thursday, September 27th. Please click the flyer below for details.

SUMMER TRIP for 7th graders

Close Up Founding of a Nation Summer Trip

Each year more than 200 KISD 7th graders spend a week exploring the origins of the US political system. This adventure is structured as a preview to the 8th-grade history curriculum and was specifically designed for KISD students by the Close Up Foundation.


The trip is from Monday, June 3rd - Friday, June 7th, 2019. The cost of the trip is $1752. The cost includes airfare, hotel, transportation to all locations, meals, and entrance fees to attractions. A sample schedule is listed below:



For more information click https://www.smore.com/2vu71 or email Leonorabhill@katyisd.org

Support WCJH CHOIR @ Pepperoni's Firethorne

Join the Choir on October 10th for a Spirit Day and give your kitchen a break! Pick up, dine in, or delivery, please mention the WCJH Choir when you order!

A certain percentage of your total receipt will be given to the WCJH CHOIR!

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WoodCreek Junior High Students, Staff and Families:

Student Council will be hosting the annual Heavenly Hats Parade on Friday, October 5, 2018 to support the Heavenly Hats Foundation. This foundation provides brand new hats to cancer patients in need. Wristbands will be sold for $1 before school in the rotunda during the week of October 1-5. For this event, students will be allowed to wear a hat of their choice to school on Friday, October 5th as long as they are wearing their wristband. YOU MUST WEAR A WRISTBAND THAT DAY IN ORDER TO WEAR YOUR HAT. Please see Mrs. Ganther in room #1195 or via email at brittanymganther@katyisd.org for any questions.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

September 13th

5pm-8pm Spirit Night @ Chic-fil-a, Pin Oak-Mention WCJH


September 20th

4pm-4:45pm Campus Advisory Team Meeting-Library

Yearbook Early BIRD Pricing ends today


September 27th

9am-10am Coffee with Principal (LGI)


October 12th

Fun Food Friday

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