Vol. 2 Issue 16, November 13, 2019
A Message from Dr. Stone
We are glad to say that our “random ID sweeps” have been a great success and that our students are more mindful of having their ID on every day at school. The unintended consequence of this, though, is the expense of printing nearly 100 temporary IDs each day, which costs our staff and students in both money and time away from the classroom. We are asking for your help by ensuring that your student has on their school-issued ID badge when they leave home each morning. If they need a new one, it can be purchased at school for $3.
As an additional campus safety note, we are stressing to our students the importance of not opening our hallways’ exterior doors for anyone. Every person coming to our campus who has not been issued an access key must enter through the front reception area. Please help us by sharing this message with your student and by always using the front entrance yourself when you come to campus to volunteer or drop something off.
Together, the students, teachers, staff, and parents of WCJH are committed to a safe and secure campus.
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.
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.
Volunteer for Junior Achievement
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you in the classroom!
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 email@example.com.
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.