Jaguar Update

Issue #17 Monday, November 29th

A Message from Mr. Knobbe

Jaguar Families,


I hope all of our WMJH Families had a great Thanksgiving Break and that our students were able to spend quality time with family and friends. We are excited to get back to the classrooms, the fine arts hallways, and the gyms! We have an extremely busy three weeks before the Winter Break begins at the end of the day on Friday, December 17th. We have band, choir, and orchestra concerts, we have boys and girls basketball games, and we have important teaching and learning going on in the classrooms the next 15 school days. I will encourage our students to finish strong this first semester. We have 11 days of instruction before the final exams begin on Tuesday, December 15th and we will encourage our students to put in the work in all of our classrooms to complete our first semester on the right note!


Our Jaguars have accomplished so much this first semester and I encourage you to show your #WMJHpride by visiting the PTA link below and ordering a Jaguar front yard sign, a West Memorial Jaguar hoodie, activity stickers, or one of the most unique offerings--a Jaguar Paw painted memento in our WMJH Hallway!

What's Happening in Jaguar Country?

Monday, November 29th

5:15 PM 7th Boys Basketball Home vs. Stockdick

5:15 PM 8th Boys Basketball @ Stockdick


Tuesday, November 30th

9:00 AM Fine Arts Elementary Tour

4:15 PM Jag Academy, LGI


Wednesday, December 1st


Thursday, December 2nd

9:00 AM Spelling Bee, LGI

5:15 PM 7th Girls Basketball vs. Haskett JH

5:15 PM 8th Girls Basketball 8th grade Home vs. Haskett JH


Friday, December 3rd

5:00 PM Band Regional Clinic @ CRHS

6:30 PM Choir Winter Concert


Saturday, December 4th

Band Regional Clinic and Concert @ CRHS


Coming Soon

December 6th - Book Fair

December 7th - Band Winter Concert

December 9th - Basketball Mid-Season Tourney

December 10th - Orchestra Winter Concert

December 11th - Basketball Mid-Season Tourney

WMJH Final Exam Schedule

Parents, please be aware of our final exam schedule the week of Monday, December 14th through Friday, December 18th. Please click on the PDF below to see the WMJH bell schedule for that week.


Monday is a regular bell schedule and Tuesday-Thursday are full days. Friday is an early dismissal day.


Tuesday, December 15th: 6th and 8th Period Finals

Wednesday, December 16th: 7th and 2nd Period Finals

Thursday, December 17th: 3rd and 1st Period Finals

Friday, December 18th: 4th and 5th Period Finals (Dismiss at 1:05 PM)

Get your Jaguar Spirit Wear and Gear!

Did you know that our PTA sells all kinds of spirit items? From hoodies to yard signs to Jaguar paws! Click on the attached order form to order your WMJH spirit items today!

8th Grade Dance

8th Grade Dance – The 8th graders have an end of year celebration in the form of a dance. It is only for the 8th graders and it is a time for them to get dressed up and enjoy one last time with their friends before heading to high school. The dance this year will be held on Saturday, May 7th. Much preparation goes into the dance (fundraising, planning, etc.) to help make it a success for the students. If you are interested in being on the committee to help plan the 8th grade dance, email Ashley at ashleyfarley7@icloud.com .

ROAR Store Volunteers

The ROAR store is open for the students and we can use volunteers to help us run it. Every Wednesday we have our PBIS ROAR store open for students to shop and spend the points that they have received for being a respectful and responsible Jaguar. If you can help us out, please sign up here https://signup.com/go/bKoViwr

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Katy ISD Fine Arts

Fine Arts Performances List

For a current list of fine arts performances, please click on the following link for information: https://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx

Junior High Cheer Camp 2022

Junior High Cheer Camp will be held June 7- 9, 2021 at the Leonard Merrell Center. A detailed schedule of events will be provided to junior high cheerleaders following tryouts in March. The March try-outs are for junior high students interested in participating in cheerleading for the 2022-2023 school year. Attendance at the cheer camp on June 7 through June 9 is mandatory to be a member of the 22-23 cheer team if selected.

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Legacy Parent Academy Sessions Katy ISD

Upcoming Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy Sessions:


January 19, 2022: Finding Balance in Our Digital World

February 16, 2022: Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety


Counseling Resources: https://sites.google.com/katyisd.org/wmjh-counselors/home

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SpeakUp App

SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all district websites, computers, and district devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to district administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.
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Vaccine Opportunities

Katy ISD Health Services Department is partnering with Texas Vaccine Institute is proud to announce a low cost, immunization opportunity for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the optional, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or the Flu vaccine.


WHEN: December 2nd

Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM

Location: Professional Development Annex Building

Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:

WHO: Accepting insured and uninsured

PRICE: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS

BRING: Campus Nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE NOTIFICATION" form, Child’s Personal Immunization Record, Insurance Card if insured. Accepting Cash/Credit/Debit Cards.


OPTIONAL VACCINES
* Pfizer COVID vaccine at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured.
* FLU vaccine for $15.00

Student Covid Testing

Katy ISD, in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, continues to provide free Covid-19 testing to any school age student. Parental/Guardian permission is required for all students below the age of 18 prior to testing as well reservations to reserve a time slot for your student.


Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Center Project Center

5801 Katy Hockley Cut-Off Rd

Katy, TX 77493


Hours of Operation

7 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday

8 AM to 12 PM on Saturday


Reservations https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4AA5A82AA1FB6-week17


If you have additional questions please email COVID19Responses@katyisd.org related to this program.

WMJH Administrative Team

Todd Knobbe, Principal

Astrya Richard, Student Support Assistant Principal

Richard Franco, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Evelyn Lopez, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Marci Radke, 6th Grade Assistant Principal


Pamela Ruderman, 8th Grade Counselor

Pearl Fiero, 7th Grade Counselor

Nathaniel Welch, 6th Grade Counselor