ARJH Parent News December 11, 2022
Reading Junior High Longhorns
Hello ARJH Longhorn Parents!
This is our final week of school for the 1st Semester of 2022-2023 and we are preparing to make it one that is filled with learning, appreciation and joy. We begin our Final Exam schedule this Tuesday and end this Friday with two exams and early release at 12:15 for our students. If your child misses an exam this week, they will need to make it up the first week back in January after school. The final exam grade will reflect a zero until made up.
We do have quite a few students who were able to exempt a final or two or three and if you are planning to pick up your child early from school this week, please make sure that you follow our pick up procedures. Students can only be checked out early and go home with parent/guardian/relative who is in Skyward as an emergency contact. Please make sure that Skyward reflects accurate emergency contact information for anyone coming to pick up your child. We do not interrupt the testing environment with calls to the classroom. We will call for students during the first 15 minutes of the testing time during review time, but will need to send a runner after testing begins. We have a very structured check-out process in the front office, but we ask that you be patient during historically high volume days (we have had over 300 check outs in one day during finals). Our front office staff is awesome and speedy, but it does take a few minutes to go through our security process- have your drivers license ready!
I am so proud of our Longhorns who have shown so much growth this year and I know that they will continue to grow this Spring academically, socially (and as always- physically as many grow so much taller during this time!). Please let us know if there is anything you need.
Please watch our weekly Reading Report- Coach Walker and our Advanced Journalism students rock this report every week- yes, Best of the Best!
Thank you for sending us the Best of the Best!
Principal, Reading JH
This Week's Schedule Dec. 12th - 16th
FFA Student Chapter/Booster Club Meetings @ GRHS/6:30pm
Winter Choir Concert @ GRHS/6:30pm
7th Period Final Exam
1st & 2nd Period Final Exams
3rd & 6th Period Final Exams
Spirit Day: Mad about Plaid-"Show those Eagles who's bad & wear plaid"
Boys Basketball vs. Briscoe @RJH 5:00/6:30 PM
Girls Basketball vs. Briscoe @Briscoe JH 5:00/6:30 PM
4th & 5th Period Final Exams
Early Release 12:15PM
SMART TAGS required to ride LCISD Bus
Dear Lamar CISD Parents,
We are requesting every student bus rider be prepared to show their Smart Tag identification badge when they board and exit transportation starting on Monday, November 28, 2022, the first day we return from the Thanksgiving Break.
The Smart Tag ID badge is a safety tool for students, parents, and drivers. The photo immediately identifies the student, and the vertical or horizontal orientation indicates secondary or elementary grade levels. The badge allows parents to check the exact times when a student boards and exits the bus. Additionally, the Parent Portal gives users the ability to see where the bus is in live time.
The Elementary and Secondary Student Handbooks do require students to have their Smart Tag ID badge when they board and exit the bus (see p. 64 for Elementary; see p. 51 for Secondary). Based on the student’s grade level, there may be consequences for a student who does not show their Smart Tag for 5 consecutive days (5 days for Secondary). We encourage parents to visit our district website for more information on Smart Tags in the student handbook https://www.lcisd.org/departments/
For the safety of our students and staff, we want all bus riders to follow this rule and may enforce a “No Tag, No Ride” rule in the future. If your student has not received their ID badge, please contact your campus directly. We appreciate your understanding, and we look forward to working together in making sure all students arrive to school and get home safely every day.
Yours in safety,
Lamar CISD Transportation
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Final Exam Schedule
8th Grade PSAT Scores are now available online
Use the link below to create a College Board account:
The 8th grade Black team lost a hard fought game against Leaman with a final score of 21-41. Genesis Obanla. led the team in scoring with 6 points, while Angel Nwokoro. added 5. Peyton McGowan led the team in assists, and Nova Werner and Eliana Dixon played great defense.
The 8th grade girls Maroon team took the against the Chargers. 36-21. KoKo Thomas led the team in scoring with 16 points, while Jazelle Jenkins, Mari Miranda, and Alicen Stanger added 4 each. Melody Bennett led the team in assists, and Makayla Brooks and Tatiiona Joyce played great defense. The Horns are 2-0 in district.
The 7th grade Maroon Team fought a tough battle against the Leaman. Our lead scorers were Anna Hunt and Hailey Lyons. They played amazing defense and had many steals.
The 7th Grade Black(A) team battled a tough Leaman team losing 28-51. Brooke Snow and Brynn Riley led the team on both ends of the court. Brynn had 11 points and 7 steals and Brooke had 10 points and 4 steals. Heidi Ifeanyi was key in the paint for the Horns while Ashley McCary hustled on defense. The team is 1-1 in district and will travel to Briscoe next week.
The 8th grade B team defeated Leaman 48-28. Leading the Longhorns in scoring was Tony Morrison with 10 points. Beniah Wobo and Jackson Lineberger both had 7 points. Eric Belonwu also did a great job scoring on the night, adding 6 points. Other standouts in the game were Andrew Bruce, Eathyn Gonzalez, and Charlie Cook.
The 8th grade A team lost to Leaman 38-56. The top scorer for the Longhorns was Tre Faniel with 17 points. Elijah Rubin helped offensively as well, adding 7 points. Ellison Collins and Trevor Bielitz both had 3 points. Other standouts included Jaylen Okoli and Bennet Bruce.
The 7th grade B team defeated the Leaman Chargers 20-17. The Longhorns were led by Anthony Bekdely, Noble Oputa and Jacob Evensen, scoring 4pts each. The win moves the Horns to 2-0 in district.
The 7th grade A team lost to the Leaman Chargers 49-25. Carsen Davis led the way for the Longhorns with 8pts. Jarvis Oliver also chipped in 6pts.
8th Grade Career Fair is coming January 13th!
Volunteer today to be a Presenter!
PTO Shop and Give Back Programs
Pretty up your pup’s paws….for a great cause this Holiday season!!!! Take your pup to the Pet Bar Sugar Land for a full service wash, mention you are with Reading Junior High and 10% of your purchase comes back to support our school!!!!! See Details on how to book in the flyer below!! Sharing is caring!! Tell your neighbors and family members too and have to run mention ARJH when booking as well!!!
Order your student's school pictures from Lifetouch
School Name: Reading Junior High School
Picture Day ID: EVTKB2H9Z
Athletics Participation Information
RankOne Parent Portal and LCISD Physical Form
Any student participating in tryouts for any sport must have a physical on file and all online RankOne forms completed before the first day of practice.
Smart Tag Information from the Transportation Department
From the 22-23 Secondary Student Handbook, under Transportation, Page 51... Smart Tag
Ensuring the safety and security of the students riding on buses is our highest priority. To facilitate and support this safety initiative the District has implemented the Smart Tag system to promote and ensure a positive school bus riding experience for all Lamar CISD students.
Students are issued Smart Tag ID cards with an electronic chip Smart sensor (please do not modify the ID cards, or place holes in the card). The student's name is printed on the front of the card, and there is no student information stored on the card.
It is mandatory for the student to use the Smart Tag ID Badge for any transportation services. If a student does not have their Smart Tag ID for 5 days, a referral will be submitted for possible disciplinary action, which may result in the suspension of transportation service.
Cell Phones Powered Off upon entering the school and put away in Backpack until 3:40 PM
ID's must be worn at all times around neck.
No Biker Shorts as sole source of pants.
Shoes must have a back on them.
Leggings are okay if shirt is long enough to cover bottom.
No inappropriate (alcohol, drugs, violence) pictures or language on shirts.
Students who are attending after school games must go home first and be brought back to school at the back entrance for games. Home Volleyball and Basketball game entrance is the back gym doors on the bus porch. Home regular season Football games are played at the GRHS football field.
Students are expected to be in dress code, behave according to code of conduct and Reading JH expectations and wear ID's while attending after school games.
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
Trudy Love - Alpha Split O-Z
2022-2023 Reading JH Yearbooks are on sale now!
2022-2023 Bell Schedule
2022-2023 LCISD Instructional Calendar
AM Drop Off- Students may enter the school at 7:30 AM- If dropping off prior, please allow students to exit your vehicle when you pull up even if it is prior to 7:30 AM so that the line does not stop and we have a continuous traffic flow.
Drop off out front in front of the school along the curb (please do not drop off in the parking lot).
PM Pick Up- Follow the same route as AM. Pick up in the far right lane only- PULL all the way up past the ADA ramp in front of the school.
Parking Lot Pick-Up- We will not be crossing students over to the parking lot until after 4:00 PM.
ID's must be worn around the neck on a lanyard at ALL times upon entering the school. We are going to be taking a picture of every student during PE the first couple of days and will issue a new Smart Tag ID to every student. If a student loses his/her Smart Tag after being issued the first new one, we will print another one for a $5.00 charge each time. Easy way to keep up with them- have your child loop it on their backpack when they get home every day. Students without ID's after being issued a new one will not be allowed to ride the PM bus.No parking, pick up or stopping on the road right behind the parking lot.
Cell Phone Rule at Reading:
Cell phones must be powered off and put into backpack upon entering the school. No phones should be in pockets or seen during the day. Students may retrieve them and turn them on at 3:40 PM to be available for communicating with parents. If you have a message to give to your child during the day, please call 832-223-4400 and we will deliver the message to your child.
AS A MEASURE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE, WE WILL CONTINUE TO NOTIFY ALL TEACHERS, STAFF, AND FAMILIES OF ALL STUDENTS IN A CLASSROOM, EXTRACURRICULAR OR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM IF A POSITIVE TEST CONFIRMED COVID CASE IS IDENTIFIED AMONG STUDENTS AND STAFF, CONSISTENT WITH DISTRICT NOTIFICATION AND LEGAL CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS FOR OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.