Vol. 2 Issue 17, November 20, 2019
A Message from Dr. Stone
Thanksgiving Break is upon us! I sincerely hope that all of you have a restful week and that you get to spend time with friends and family. There is so much to be thankful for. I am so thankful for the incredible staff, students and parents I get to work with. Our community is awesome and one of a kind!
I hope that everyone has a great rest of the week!
Dr. Melinda Stone
WoodCreek Junior High
WCJH Library News!
It's Book Fair Time!Our fall book fair will start on November 18th. Students will be able to come in with their classes to preview and purchase books and trinkets. The link below also lets you preview the book fair. A new item is the Book Fair e-wallet for parents to pre-load an account with a selected amount of funds. These book fairs allow the school to bring in authors and provide reading enhancement activities for all to enjoy.
Click here for our Book Fair online portal!
This year, students have various author visits to attend.
- Kelly Milner Halls will be coming to speak to all 7th grade students on December 2nd.
- Neal Shusterman will be coming to Katy High School on December 10th. There were 60 students selected from responses that will get the opportunity to see his lecture.
- K.A. Holt will be visiting our campus on April 27th for a presentation of “Writing and Editing: Super Fun Times. (No, Really!).
Read It ForwardOur Read it Forward program started last week. There were 100 books spread out throughout classes around campus and in the library to kick off this fun program.
Katy ISD SpeakUP for Safe Schools
The SpeakUP for Safe Schools informational campaign also includes the Legacy Parent Academy, which is made up of sessions that address subject matters important to our district's parents, including ones similar to those in these videos. Please click the link here for more information on the Parent Academy.
Speak Up to our Teachers and Staff!
Gifted & Talented Program - Spring Screening
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish for Spanish Speakers Assessment
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.
WCJH Fundraiser Reward Update
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.