A message from your Principal, Mr. Simmons:
Happy October! This month we will be starting a targeted Cougar Time (CT) schedule. CT is a 30-minute Accelerated Learning/Intervention/Study Hall time that is provided during the school day. Three days a week students will be participating in study hall, accelerated learning and/or intervention. Additionally, every Wednesday students will be provided a social emotional and/or character-building lesson. Friday's will be fun days; Connections Friday. During this time students can play games or occasionally attend campus club meetings. Please encourage your child to use this time wisely and actively participate.
We truly believe that building relationships and communication is the key to a successful educational experience. Education is a 3-way partnership between the school, parents/guardians, and students. All children are more successful when we work as a team to achieve educational goals. We appreciate your partnership and together, we will continue to improve the quality of our school and provide the best for the children at Dobie JH.
Cougars "CARE" Recognitions
PARENT ACTION ITEM: COMPLETE FIRST DAY FORMS IN ASCENDER
Parent Notes: A parent note can only be accepted for the first 5 consecutive days that a student is absent, any remaining absences require a doctor's note to be considered as excused. (per the Student/Parent handbook page 47).
Tardies: Please encourage your student to be on time to class. Excessive tardies may result in Lunch D-Hall or ISS (In campus suspension).
October Character Trait: Citizenship
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
What is Bullying?
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Bullying can also take place through technology, known as cyberbullying. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
There are many other types of aggressive behavior that don’t fit the definition of bullying. This does not mean that they are any less serious or require less attention than bullying. Rather, these behaviors require different prevention and response strategies.
Red Ribbon Week - October 25-29
Dobie Jr High students are encouraged to participate in our theme days:
Monday, Oct 25- Rally for Red Ribbon Week -Wear as much RED as possible
Tuesday, Oct. 26-We are too Bright for Drugs -Wear Neon
Wednesday, Oct. 27-Doing Drugs is Crazy -Crazy Sock Day
Thursday, Oct 28- Dobie Teams Up Against Drugs -wear your favorite team jersey/shirt
Friday, Oct. 29 -Dobie isn't "Scared" of Saying No to Drugs -wear a Halloween Shirt-NO COSTUMES
September Suicide Prevention and Awareness Door Decoration Contest Winners
HEALTH AND SAFETY
(see FAQ pg 8 of the SCUC Health and Safety Protocols 21-22)
FLU VACCINATION CLINIC- OCTOBER 7, 2021
The nurse(s) at each campus will be the collection point for checking and gathering the completed forms. All consent forms will be due on Friday October 1, 2021 to ensure enough vaccine is on hand at each clinic.
The flu shot clinics will be open to all SCUCISD students.
"To register for the flu shot clinic, please download and complete the flu shot consent form. (See below). Please ensure ALL sections of the consent form are completed including parent signature. Students with incomplete forms will not be able to receive the flu shot. Please return completed forms to your campus nurse by October 1, 2021."
Representation -> Abstraction
"What do you think of when you hear the word "abstract?"
Kusama Inspired Line/Mark-Making and Pattern
Students are introduced to the Element of Art: Line and we focus on artist, Yayoi Kusama and her use of line/pattern.
Students focus on creating an overlapping geometric shape composition.
Kusama Inspired Line/Mark-Making and Pattern
Journalism and Student Publications
PURCHASE A STUDENT AD
Dobie News is hot off the presses! Our News team is working hard to update our web page with new coverage of the 2021-2022 school year. Check out our website and leave us feedback on our stories!
Dance Information and Expectations
~Friday, October 30 from 5:30-7:30 All students must be picked up at 7:30
~Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, October 28 at 2:00 pm - If a student has been in ISS or Suspended they are not able to attend this dance.
~Costumes permitted but must not cover your face and it must still meet school dress code (if your unsure ask an administrator)
~Face paint is permitted
~Concession stand will be open- CASH ONLY
~No bags/backpacks - small clutch size purses are permitted.
~If a student violated the code of conduct during the dance they must be picked up immediately and will not be allowed to attend the Spring Dance.
~DOBIE STUDENTS ONLY
~Purchase tickets through My School Bucks- $7.00 (QR CODE BELOW)
Grade Level Pep-Rally - Dobie Football Field
8th Grade- October 20 @ 2:45 pm - Parents may attend if they check-in through the front office
Oct. 2- Custodial Appreciation Day!
The week of October 4-8, the front office will be accepting notes or treats if you would like to drop off a token of appreciation!
DJH CUSTODIAN STAFF HEROES!!
Aranda, Robert (Head Custodian)
BUS SAFETY MONTH
POSTER CONTEST INFORMATION
- The 2021-22 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest theme is
1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education.
- Posters can be drawn anytime between August 16, 2021 - March 1, 2022.
- Complete 2021 - 22 Poster Guideline Rules can be found here.
Please Note: The Poster Contest and National School Bus Safety Week are two different events. The poster theme becomes the theme for the following year's National School Bus Safety Week, which is an active and evolving public education program designed to promote school bus safety. This annual event is held during the third full week in October each year.
Remain seated while the bus is in motion.
Load and unload- walk in front of the bus.
Keep hands, feet and other objects inside the bus.
Be kind a respectful to your driver and peers on the bus.
Use an appropriate voice level: no shouting.
Thank you Bus Drivers, Dobie Cares about YOU!
Military Student Transition Consultant
A message from Mr. Williamson- MSTC
Hello Cougar Parents,
I wanted to reach out and share some information and let you know that as your Military Student Transition Consultant, I am here to research any questions/issues you may be experiencing throughout your transition into SCUC and this community.
Below is a link to Dobie JH clubs/organizations:
Additionally, here is valuable resource called "tutor.com" (see link below). Tutor.com is an online tutorial program where once the account is set up, students have access to a tutor 24/7, 365 days who cover over 80 subjects. It is a free resource for dependents of AD parents, Retirees or Veterans that are drawing disability, DoD Civilians working on an installation or for Reservists on AD status. Tutor.com assists with writing labs as well and provides test prep tools for students.
Monday, Oct. 18th, 6pm
200 Schlather Street
Mark Your Calendar
October 4- Picture Retakes
October 7 - Flu Vaccination Clinic (must have parent consent)October 8 - Early Release / End of the 1st Nine Weeks
October 8- 8th Grade PSAT
October 11- Student Holiday
October 25-29- Red Ribbon Week
October 29 - School Dance