ARJH Parent News May 15, 2022

Reading Junior High Longhorns

Message from your Principal

Hello ARJH Longhorn Parents!

This is our last full week of school before finals week begins on May 23rd. Maybe it is just me, but this month is flying by and it feels like we are on a fast waterslide before splashing into summer soon. This week, we have a choir concert on Monday evening and our academic awards this Friday. In between, we have our last two STAAR tests for 8th graders- Tuesday is our Science STAAR and Wednesday is our Social Studies STAAR exam. This Tuesday is also the deadline for students to fill out their final exemption forms online in Skyward. 7th graders can exempt up to two finals and 8th graders can exempt up to three final exams. Exemptions are dependent upon grades, behavior, library fines and attendance. Students who do no meet the criteria, will not be allowed to exempt the chosen final and will need to take it as scheduled. The specific criteria is also included on the online form in Skyward. Exemptions will be recorded in the gradebook with an EX by the end of the day on Friday, May 20th and students can check Skyward to ensure they are exempt.

Tuesday and Wednesday- please know that the campus will be closed to visitors for our STAAR testing and we will not be able to deliver items to students during the day.

This Friday morning is an exciting time once again for the Maroon Track as we will have our graduating seniors from GRHS doing their traditional senior walk from Polly Ryon to Reading JH and then to GRHS. We are so excited to see our former ARJH students completing this milestone. We will be cheering them on!

As a reminder:

Students must turn off their cell phones upon entering the building and keep them off and put away until 3:40 PM every day.

Students must wear their ID badge on their lanyard around their neck at all times.

Thank you for sending us the Best of the Best!

Dr. Sanzo

Principal, Reading JH

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This Week


Maroon Track Physicals during all PE classes

Ceramic Art Club- after school (Brock) Room 1502

TSA Meeting- after school (Ferguson) Room 1509

RJH Choir Concert @ 7:00PM, GRHS Auditorium


STAAR TESTING- 8th Grade Science

Science Club- before school (Fletcher) Room 2107

Givers Club- after school (Ballou) Room 2408


STAAR TESTING- 8th Grade Social Studies

Chess Club- before school (Bailey) LGI

Quilt Club- after school (Harper) Room 2627


Yearbook Distribution during all PE classes

RJH Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band recording session @ Rice University

Save Our Strays Club Field Trip

Chess Club- before school (Bailey) LGI

Anime Club- after school (J Murray) Room 2103


NJHS Induction Ceremony- 9:15 AM, RJH Gym

8th Grade Academic Awards- 1:15 PM, RJH Gym

7th Grade Academic Awards- 2:30 PM, RJH Gym

Bio Club- after school (Rios) Room 1408

Note from Nurse Turner: end of year medication pick-up

If your student has medication in the clinic, it must be picked up by Thursday May 26. Any medication that is not picked up will be disposed of on May 27. No medications will be stored in the clinic over summer. Students needing medication for the upcoming school year will need a new medication administration form. Contact me with any questions.

Sheila Turner RN

Reading JH School Nurse


STAAR Testing This Week

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NJHS Inductions and Academic Awards on May 20th

7th Graders- NJHS Induction for 8th Grade 9:00 AM- ARJH Large Gym

8th Grade Academic Awards- 1:15 PM ARJH Large Gym

7th Grade Academic Awards- 2:30 PM ARJH Large Gym

Final Exam Schedule Spring 2022

ARJH Final Exam Exemption Digital Form Due by This Tuesday, 5/17, 11:59 PM

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LCISD Athletic Physicals on campus Monday, May 16th, Cash ONLY

The ONLINE payment option for physicals is now CLOSED. If you did not pay already, please send $20.00 CASH Monday with your student.

Memorial Hermann and UT Doctor Group will conduct athletic physicals for the 2022-2023 school year on Monday, May 16th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Physicals will take place at the Reading Junior Gyms (8101 FM 762 Rd; Richmond, TX 77469).

All Athletes, Cheerleaders, Band, and Drill Team Members are required to have an athletic physical on file with the Athletic Trainers, or they will not be allowed to participate. Physicals must be dated after May 1st, 2022, to be valid for the 2022-2023 school year.

Physicals are required to participate in SAC (Summer Strength & Conditioning) camp, open gym, before and/or after school practice, athletic period workouts, as well as all band & drill team practices and events! Please see attached flyer for more details and instructions on how to pay for your physical.

Rank One Online Paperwork MUST be filled out as well. Please scan QR code found on the flyer for easy access or use this link to access the paperwork: PLEASE NOTE: Rank One will not be active for the 2022/2023 school year until May 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact George Ranch Athletic Trainers: Lance Hale ( or Audrey Yager (, or you may call 832-223-4361.
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Students need to save their Smart Tags for next year!

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Summer Science Safari Camp

Hey parents!

It’s that time of year again!

The time when you realize that your kids will be home for the next three months!

Rated among the "Top 10 Summer Camps" by the Houston Chronicle, Summer Science is a science camp experience that will make your child excited about science. Your student has seen the pictures in the science textbooks, now they can experience the science in action, first hand. Whether it’s flying high at I-Fly or exploring the Hill Country by Zip-Line, your child is sure to learn and see many fascinating things—not to mention having a great time. Who knows, we might blow up something! (yes we have pictures) We pack as much science and learning into five days as we can, and top it off with lots of fun.

Kenneth Fletcher will again be leading this year’s camp. He holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Houston-Victoria, and Coaches the very well-respected Reading JHS Science Olympiad Team. This will be his eighth summer of facilitating the Summer Science Safari in the Fort Bend Area.

Click the link to see more and register, but hurry seats are filling fast.

GRHS Athletics Junior High Night is May 24th, 6:00-8:00 PM

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2022 Longhorn SAC Summer Camp Information

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GRHS Football Camp 7th - 12th Grades

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2022 Longhorn Boys Basketball Summer Camp

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Longhorn Volleyball & Girls Basketball Summer Camp

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GRHS Incoming Freshman Lacrosse

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2022 Longhorn Tennis Summer Camp

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George Ranch HS 2022-2023 Tennis Team Tryouts for current 8th Graders going into 9th Grade

Please fill out this survey if you are interested in trying out for the 22-23 George Ranch High School tennis team. Being a part of the George Ranch Tennis Team is a full-time commitment as we compete year-round.

Tryout Dates: 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/25, & 7/26

Link to Online Survey:

If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Noonan at

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George Ranch Golf Academy Summer Camp

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American Red Cross Swimming Lessons at the LCISD Natatorium Summer 2022

Early Registration is May 2 - 26

Additional Registration, if space is available, June 2 - 27

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2022- 2023 LCISD Instructional Calendar

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Points of Pride at RJH!

Follow us on Twitter!

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LCISD COVID Procedures

Students with a Positive Covid Test Result

Please make sure that you e-mail Nurse Turner if your child has a positive Covid result.

Sheila Turner

Student Handbook

DreamBox Math Program Challenge- Log in to Class Link and Click on DreamBox! Student Challenges are on for Math!

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Assistant Principal Contact Info:

Carsen Collins - Alpha split A-M


Ismael Rangel - Alpha split N-Z


Counselor Contact info:

Brekk Bailey - Alpha Split A-G


Jane Champagne - Alpha Split H-N


Audrea Smith - Alpha Split O-Z


SMART-TAGs Information and Re-order Link

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Canvas Parent Information

Canvas provides you, as parents and guardians, “view only” access to see your child’s course work. You will have access to information such as calendar reminders, announcements, assignments, class notes, and more. As LCISD teachers use Canvas throughout the school year, you will see valuable information inside of this tool. Please click on the following link for more information:

Reading JH 2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Secondary Dress Code

Lamar CISD to Offer Free Meals During 2021-2022 School Year with Seamless Summer Option

Student Accident Insurance

Parents have the option of purchasing individual accident-only insurance for students thru Texas Kids First Insurance Company. Please open the pdf below for enrollment information.