The LEGEND Scroll

Week of February 3 - 9, 2019

Learning for Empowerment, Growth, Equity and the Needs of our Diverse School

Our Vision:

“Empowering every student, every day”


Our Mission:

It is the mission of Waggoner Road Junior High School to create a positive, safe, and equitable environment that addresses the unique needs of our students and empowers them to take ownership of their academic and personal growth in order to become informed and compassionate global citizens.

Washington D.C. Payment #3 Due Date Extended to Monday, Feb. 4th

Families, the dates for DC Trip payments are quickly approaching! Please make note of the upcoming due dates:



Families have 2 remaining payments of $155 to pay. The payment dates are:


Third payment of $155.00 is due the week of: Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2019

Final payment of $155.00 is due the week of: Feb. 19-Feb. 22, 2019


Payments can also be made via credit card this year at dc-trip.ticketleap.com/washington-dc/

Parent-Teacher Conferences Sign-Ups are Now Available

Conferences are a great opportunity to meet with your child's teachers to discuss his/her progress. Winter Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 13th this year. During this round of conferences, you will have the opportunity to meet with your student's entire team of teachers at one time! In order to sign up for Winter Conferences, please follow the link below and click on your student's ELA teacher. If you have any questions or need help signing up, please contact the Main Office at 614-501-5700. We look forward to seeing you soon!!


Parent-Teacher Winter Conferences

Yearbook Promotion for 8th Graders!!!

Attention! Yearbooks are on sale for $30 for all students. We have a promotion for 8th grade students: If you buy a 2018-19 yearbook you can get last year's (17-18) for free, while supplies last!

Yearbook Photos

Students love seeing pictures of themselves and photos they have taken in the yearbook. Josten’s has an app which makes it very easy! The app allows you to upload photos which the staff can then enter in the yearbook. If you have pictures this is a great way to do it, picture of the app is below. They get put on our software nightly. If you have photos from dances, extra curricular activities and more that you would like to share please add them to the app!


Yearbook Staff

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Assistant Principal Corner

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Families:


We are continuing to work hard and have fun! Congratulations to our students who earned a limo ride and lunch from our last fundraiser. Thank you to our PTO for Sponsoring the outing.


We want to thank our LEGENDS for displaying expected behaviors in classrooms and common areas. Parents, you can help us by reminding your child(ren) of the following:


  • Cell phones should be put away unless directed otherwise in the classroom.

  • Ear buds, headphones and air pods must be put away while students are in common areas (hallways, cafeteria, gym)


We want to take as many students as we can on our incentive trip to Gahanna Lanes. Please keep in mind the criteria:


NO ISS, OSS, Bus Suspensions for the quarter

No more than 3 tardies

No more than 2 educlimber incidents



*Please be sure your student has an updated Emergency Medical Authorization (EMA) form on file here at school.

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From the Desk of Our Guidance Counselor

8th Grade Field Trip!!

When: Feb. 28 from 11:15 – 1:30


Where: Eastland Career Center


There is no cost to students or families. Students need to have their permission forms and Emergency Medical Forms completed and turned in by Feb. 14 or prior.


Students will be eating at school prior to leaving for the field trip.


Permission slips will be distributed on Feb. 5. Again, they must be returned by Feb. 14 or prior so we can get an accurate count of students for the buses and the tour.


Interested in more information?? Contact Mrs. Wallace at twallace@reyn.org or at 614-501-5700.

Career Speaker coming Monday, Feb. 4, to speak about careers in Logistics/Business.

If your child would like to hear this presentation, please have them sign up in the office or email Mrs. Wallace at twallace@reyn.org to let her know.

PTO Updates

Pepperoni Rollers Kick-Off New Date TBD

Informational packets will be sent home with students on this day. All moneys and order forms are due back to school by February 14th. PTO will make 50% commission on all order!! Please support your Waggoner Road Campus PTO.
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McTeacher's Night @ McDonalds!!

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Eat Lunch or Dinner @ City BBQ on February 12th

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7th/8th Grade District Valentine's Day Dance

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Team Weekly Updates

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Please speak with your student's teachers to find out what is happening next week.

Please speak with your student's teachers to find out what is happening next week.

Please speak with your student's teachers to find out what is happening next week.

UPCOMING EVENTS. . .

3rd DC Payment Due Date Extended to Feb. 4th

Monday, Feb. 4th, 9:30am

360 Waggoner Road

Reynoldsburg, OH

7th/8th Grade Valentine's Day Dance (District-wide)

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 5:30-7:30pm

Waggoner Road Junior High School

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Friday, Feb. 15th, 9am

Reynoldsburg City School District, OH, USA

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No School -- President's Day

Monday, Feb. 18th, 9am

Reynoldsburg City School District, OH, USA

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Band Concert (Grades 6 - 8)

Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 1pm

8579 Summit Road

Reynoldsburg, OH

1:00 pm -- 7th Grade

3:00 pm -- 8th Grade

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. . .

NEW SCHOOL STORE HOURS

Our School Store has been up and running with the help of some great student employees and student managers! Every week, students may visit the store to spend their hard earned pendants that they receive in classes for being RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and SAFE. Due to the heavy volume of customers, the store will be open to students every Tuesday during Zero Period. We will also keep our normal Thursday hours.

iReady Incentive Launched Building-wide

IReady is a tool that our RCS uses in grades K - 8 to help students in closing gaps in areas of Math and Language Arts. Waggoner Road Junior High School is proud to unveil a building-wide incentive to get students excited about logging on and passing lessons! Interested in learning more? Please follow the link below:


Click here ---------> IReady Incentive Video

School Hours and Cold Weather

The weather has changed quickly, and the mornings are extremely cold!! The doors of the building do not open until 9:05am, so any student dropped off before that time will have to wait outside of the building. Please be sure that students are dressing appropriately for the cold weather. Thank you!!!
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RHS is Headed to Spain in March 2020!

For more information, preview the PowerPoint presentation below.

Career Cafe Speakers Needed!!

WRJH will have career speakers coming to talk with students during lunch. Please have your child sign up in the office with Mrs. Wallace so they can hear about these interesting careers.


Feb. 4 = Careers in Logistics

April 10 = Careers in Government


If there are any parents/guardians/relatives of students that are interested in presenting to students about their career, please call Mrs. Wallace at 614-501-5706 by Nov. 30.

Zero Period Expectations

Breakfast and Lunch is an important part of your child’s school day!

Reminder to parents/guardians…Breakfast and Lunch is an important part of your child’s school day!

Please fill out the Meal Application to see if your child qualifies for free and reduced breakfast and lunch! The application must be filled out each year for your family. This online application must be completed on a laptop or desktop. It is not mobile friendly.

www.mealapplication.reyn.org

RCS Food Department Information:

http://www.reyn.org/breakfastlunch5187.aspx

Attendance Policies/Information

In compliance with the Ohio General Assembly and House Bill 410, absences are no longer counted as how many days missed, but by how many hours of school missed. Therefore, if a student misses 38 or more hours within a given month, or 65 or more hours within the year, excused or unexcused, we are required to send a letter to notify you of the hours missed. Our notification is not a judgment on the reason for the absence, simply the application of the law. Our team – including your child’s teachers, social worker and building administrators – is here to partner with you on your child’s educational journey.


Please remember that you must report school absences for EACH DAY that your child is absent by contacting Mrs. Bobbi Butler at bbutler@reyn.org or calling 614-501-5700.


For more information, download the documentation below.

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Meals on Wheels Partners with WRJH Students

Our school believes strongly in the importance of giving back to our community and beyond. We would like to offer your family the opportunity to participate in a unique service learning project. There is a strong need to provide meals for the elderly in Reynoldsburg. We have partnered with LifeCare Alliance’s Meals on Wheels program to help keep our aging neighbors in their homes...where they want to be. Our students have the opportunity to physically see the “good” they are doing for their community by handing over a hot meal to someone in need. WRJH has adopted a route of 6-8 seniors who we deliver hot meals to once a week. Parents or guardians will be asked to pick up meal containers at Parkview Presbyterian Church at 6969 E. Livingston Ave. The parent/guardian will then come and sign his or her child out for their lunch and recess period. Together, meals will be delivered. After meals are delivered, students are dropped back off to school, and the parent/guardian returns the empty meal containers to the church. Start to finish, this would take approximately 50 minutes. Depending on the number of interested families, you would be serving this route approximately once a month. If this is something you and your family might be interested in, please contact Ms. Knight at amber.knight@reyn.org. Once the group of new volunteers for the 18-19 school year is established, LifeCare Alliance will come to WJRH to conduct a one-hour training session so we can quickly get started on our mission!

Waggoner Road Junior High School Profile

Please download the profile below to learn more about our school!!