Between the Lions

The Wright Junior High Weekly Newsletter

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WELCOME TO WRIGHT JUNIOR HIGH!

Our Wright JH Admin Team

Creighton Jaster - Principal crjaster@lcisd.org


Sherryl Anthony - Assistant Principal - Alpha A-L santhony@lcisd.org 832-223-6010

Shane Ameen- Assistant Principal - Alpha M-Z mameen@lcisd.org 832-223-6012

Tiffany Hoelzel - Assistant Principal - 6th Grade tiffany.hoelzel@lcisd.org 832-223-6009

Our Wright JH Counselor Team

Amanda Breeding - Alpha A-L - amanda.breeding@lcisd.org 832-223-6016

Jennifer Mitchell - Alpha M-Z -jcmitchell@lcisd.org 832-223-6017

Angela Criswell - 6th Grade - acriswell@lcisd.org 832-223-6018

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20th-24th

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK


  • Front doors will open at 7:30am. First bell rings at 8:15am. when students arrive on campus, they will go to the Gym, until they are released to class.
  • Students who arrive after the 8:15am bell, will receive a Tardy. Unless they have arrived to school on a late bus.
  • 8th Grade Office Aides
  • Parent Volunteers
  • See You at the Pole
  • ELAR Resources
  • Math Resources
  • REMINDER: We are a cell phone free campus. Please leave devices at home or powered off in student backpacks.
  • TARDIES have started, please talk with your student about getting to class on time.



If you haven't already, please complete the following:
  • Beginning of Year forms (available in Skyward only) All forms are due by Sept. 17th
  • All Incoming 6th & 7th Graders - Turn in your updated immunization records.

Office Aides - 8th Graders

Is your student interested in being an office aide for Wright?


Any 8th Grader can apply:

Please print the form out or pick one up in the counselor office. Students MUST adhere to the guidelines and understand that Office Aide is for ONE semester.

Rope the Rangers (Western Day)

Pull out those boots and cowboy hats for Western Day on Tuesday, September 21st!!! Let's support our Lion Football teams as they take on the George JH Rangers!!!

Wright JH is looking for Parent Volunteers!!!

Wright Junior High is looking for parent volunteers to help in the WJH Workroom making copies and assisting in the front office. If you are interested, fill out the following form and we will get in contact with you:


https://forms.office.com/r/4s3VJZenuL

See You at the Pole - September 22nd - 7:40AM

Global Week of Student Prayer - those interested please join Mrs. Bourrous at 7:40am at the flag poles on September 22nd!!!
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Fort Bend County Fair Day - Friday, September 24th

Enjoy your day at the fair!!! No SCHOOL on Friday, September 24th!!


https://www.fortbendcountyfair.com/

Wright Junior High Gear!!!!

Looking for some GREAT Wright JH gear!!! Don't miss out, the store will close on September 23rd!!


https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/pVvsLTbHb9

TIKTOK TREND CAUSES CHAOS IN U.S. SCHOOLS

School officials across the country have spoken out against the Devious Lick challenge - a new trend on TikTok in which social media users share videos of damage done to schools. In North Carolina, Wakefield Middle School is creating a new bathroom schedule after principal Alison Cleveland said vandalism included “breaking toilets and pulling sinks off the walls, removing the soap from the dispensers and spraying it on the floors and walls, and breaking the water vents and pipes, causing leaks." The trend even prompted Olathe North High School in Kansas to close some of its restrooms, principal Jason Herman told families. “They see this as a joke,” Mr. Herman said. “I do not. Our custodians work too hard every single day to put up with this nonsense .”In response to a request for comment, a TikTok spokesperson said: “We expect our community to stay safe and create responsibly, and we do not allow content that promotes or enables criminal activities. We are removing this content and redirecting hashtags and search results to our Community Guidelines to discourage such behavior.”


https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/viral/tiktok-removes-devious-licks-videos-students-stealing-school-property-n1279286

OPEN HOUSE WILL BE RESCHEDULED...More INFO to come out this week!!!

Due to having to reschedule, we will do a combined night on Monday, September 27th. We will run a staggered schedule to accommodate 6th Grade and 7th/8th Grades. Open House schedule will come out this week.

Wright Junior High Book Fair - Sept. 14-21st

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Click below for the WJH Book Fair!!! Don't miss out!!!

Parents can purchase books at the Book Fair during Open House or for the 2 weeks that the fair will be open. If you have questions, please email our Librarian, Misty Carter, at micarter@lcisd.org.

ELAR Resources....does your student need reading or writing help, try these sites!!!

“Designed by educators, for educators, ReadTheory provides high quality reading comprehension practice to students of all levels.”

“ReadWorks is committed to solving America’s reading comprehension crisis and student achievement gap. Driven by cognitive science research, ReadWorks creates world-class content, teacher guidance, and integrated tools that improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.”

Grammarly strives “to help people understand one another, whenever and wherever they communicate. Every day, 30 million people and 30,000 teams around the world use our AI-powered product to strengthen their writing and say what they really mean. Our writing assistant supports clean, mistake-free writing while offering suggestions that go way beyond grammar.”

“NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.” Students are able to interact with sentences in meaningful ways, such as “dragging in commas, clicking words to capitalize them, throwing out unwanted punctuation, and editing parts of sentences directly whenever possible.” NoRedInk “also design exercises that have multiple correct answers, as there’s more than one way to write a sentence.”

5 Math apps to help students with their mathematical understanding and fluency

1.) Prodigy

Prodigy is a free, curriculum-aligned, fantasy-based math game for kids to practice essential math skills. Prodigy is completely free to use. Prodigy Math Game is adaptive and will assign activities based on your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Best of all, there is a fabulous reporting system that will keep parents or teachers informed of progress and troublesome skill areas, so you can keep an eye on the kids’ skill development.

2.) Number Sense

Number Sense app helps children to develop fluency, speed and accuracy in arithmetic and mathematical reasoning. It does this by using an innovative method whereby players are constantly challenged to improve their skills and are motivated to practice more for continuous progress.

3.) Mental Math Cards Games & Tips

Mental Math Cards is designed to help people of all ages and skill levels improve their arithmetic abilities through easy to remember (and use) tips, practice question sets, and an addictive game. Unlike many other math apps, advanced problems are also supported to keep things challenging as your skills improve.

4.) Photomath

Photomath app can easily solve math problems by using the camera of your mobile device. Just point the camera towards a math problem and Photomath will instantly display the answers with detailed step-by-step instructions. This math problem solver app supports about 36 languages. Photomath shows beautifully animated calculation steps, just like a teacher or tutor would do in real life on a chalkboard.

5.) Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a personalized learning resource for all ages tackling math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom, in more than 40 languages.

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WJH SCHOOL PICTURE DAY - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, 2021

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Looking for DADS to volunteer!!!

The idea of P.O.P (Protect Our Pride) is a group of fathers that want to continue to be involved in our kids education and also help out when the school needs extra hands. The goal would be a group of positive parental role models for our kids. Our main goal will be to assist with car rider line in the morning and afternoon to start off with. Please stop by the POP table at Open House to sign up!


You can also sign up HERE:

https://forms.gle/ibRxU5mkGvaFAxhL9

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What do I do if my student tests positive for COVID? See the campus protocol below for how you need to report in order for us to ensure that minimal disruption will happen to your student's schedule. You can help us help you by closely following these steps!

Procedures, Remote Conferencing and Notifications!

If your student test positive for COVID-19 please follow the steps below ASAP to notify the campus and we will be getting back with you within a day with the next steps to keep your student as connected to learning during this temporary quarantine period.


*They will have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages and a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER- Sarah Vo - to help assist them during this temporary period.


THREE PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE EMAILED IMMEDIATELY:

  1. WJH Nurse - Jessica Barber-Gonzalez jessica.gonzalez@lcisd.org
  2. WJH Attendance - Ceciley Ortiz ceciley.ortiz@lcisd.org
  3. WJH Principal - Creighton Jaster crjaster@lcisd.org


In the email please include:

  1. Student Name
  2. Grade Level
  3. Student ID
  4. Date of Confirmed POSITIVE


ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE STEPS ABOVE MR. JASTER WILL BE EMAILING YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WITHIN 24 BUSINESS HOURS WITH HOW YOU WILL BE SUPPORTED THROUGH THIS TEMPORARY PERIOD. During remote conferencing if you need assistance, our SILVER TRACK Remote teacher will assist you.


Here is her contact info, in case you have further questions.

Sarah Vo sarah.vo@lcisd.org


COVID Notification Emails:

WJH will continue to follow LCISD COVID Protocols by pushing out the email notifications that you are currently receiving when a positive and/or close contact case is reported by a parent. Please understand that we cannot reveal a student's identity, nor specific class, due to confidentiality. We are not contract tracing this year, so there is no quarantining. I will say, that many of these cases we are reporting are from parents doing their due diligence of reporting when their student was exposed or tested positive outside of the school. Many of these students did not even report back to campus. We appreciate these parents helping us stay as safe as possible at school. Please note, that if your child shares multiple classes with a certain student, you may receive MULITIPLE emails.

Need a school locker???

If your student would like a locker, please email Monica Martinez at monica.martinez@lcisd.org. She will assist your child in getting a locker. Please NOTE, we have limited number of lockers and students have limited time between classes to get to class.

Smart Tags on the WAY!!!

LCISD Transportation is currently printing all new Smart Tags for all LCISD students. As they print them, they are delivering them to campuses and we are distributing them as quickly as we get them. Please do us a favor, remind your student that IF they have theirs, please have it on them at ALL times. The LCISD Smart Tag works for during lunch and loading on the bus. Please make sure that the current Smart Tag you have is not hole punched as it will deactivate the tag.

Addressing concerns at Wright Junior High

Lions, we know that from time to time there will be conflicts and concerns that you need to address with the campus. At WJH, we ask that you start with the Assistant Principal assigned to your student first. They will conduct investigations, find you the answer you may need and address all concerns. If you are not satisfied with the results, Mr. Jaster will gladly assist.


For 6th Grade concerns: please email or call Tiffany Hoelzel at tiffany.hoelzel@lcisd.org or call at 832-223-6009


For 7th/8th Grade concerns Alpha A-L: please email or call Sherryl Anthony at santhony@lcisd.org or call at 832-223-6010


For 7th/8th Grade concerns Alpha M-Z: please email or call Shane Ameen at mameen@lcisd.org or call at 832-223-6012

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Conflict Resolution

Conflict will arise from time to time during the day at school. Most of the time, the end result of conflict can be avoided without things getting physical. At Wright Junior High, we DO NOT condone any PHYSICAL means to solving our problems with others. As a reminder, any student that engages in a PHYSICAL confrontation (fight) will result in a 3 day Out of School suspension on the first offense. If a second offense occurs, the student may receive up to a 45 day Alternative Learning Center placement.


If your student needs help, find one of the following staff members:


1) Administrator

2) Counselor

3) Teacher

4) Coach

5) Librarian

6) Other staff member

6 Steps Parents can Take to Resolve conflict between students

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Need HELP with Beginning of the Year forms....

SCHOOL INFORMATION

  • School Hours: 8:15am to 3:40pm.
    • For those who require early arrival, the building opens at 7:30am.
    • You may enter via the main front door and proceed to the cafeteria or gyms
    • Lunches from Home: For those students bringing a lunch from home, please be aware that, per district sanitation guidelines, microwaves will not be available for student use.
    • Lunch Deliveries: Wright does not accept 3rd party lunch delivers for students. No DoorDash, UberEats. GrubHub or any other type of pizza or food delivery. Only family members can deliver lunch to their student. Lunches are left at the front office with the student's name and grade. Please do not deliver fountain drinks, bottled drinks only.
    • Tardies: It is important that all students get to class as quickly as possible and are in class when the tardy bell rings. Students should listen for the warning bell and get to class promptly. All students must be in the room before the tardy bell rings.

    FROM ATHLETICS

    Coach JD Williams - Boys Athletics - james.williams@lcisd.org

    Coach Dee McNeal - Girls Athletics - rmcneal@lcisd.org

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    WRIGHT JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL

    7th Grade versus George JH @ George Junior High (B team 5:00PM/A team 6:30PM)


    8th Grade versus George at Wright Junior High (Randle HS) (B team 5:00PM/A team 6:30PM)

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    WRIGHT JUNIOR HIGH VOLLEYBALL

    Wright Lions versus Briscoe Eagles at BJH

    Thursday, September 23rd

    7th Grade - Auxiliary Gym

    8th Grade - Competition Gym

    5:00PM - B Team Games

    6:15PM - A Team Games

    PE UNIFORMS - BOYS PE & GIRLS PE

    Uniforms are available to purchase for $10. Cash or check accepted. Checks should be made payable to Wright Junior High.

    Wright JH Tutorial Schedule

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    Wright JH Bell Schedule

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    September 20th - 7th Grade Football vs George at George JH

    September 21st - 8th Grade Football vs George at Randle HS

    September 22nd - See you at the Pole

    September 23rd - Volleyball at Briscoe Junior High

    September 24th - Student/Staff Holiday

    October 1st - End of 1st Six Weeks

    October 22nd - School Picture Day

    HOW TO CONNECT AND STAY IN TOUCH WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING AT WRIGHT

    • Wright JH sends weekly newsletters in a Skylert blast (email listed in your Skyward account).
    • Monitor our Facebook page for daily updates.

    SKYLERT INFORMATION - RECEIVING EMAILS AND TEXT MESSAGES FROM WRIGHT

    Skylert information is updated via Skyward Family Access (from a website - not the app)


    • Click on Skylert, on the left side of screen
    • The phone number and email address (where the arrows are indicating) must be correct
    • Each box that is circled must be checked.
    • You may have up to 2 emails who receives emailed notices and newsletters from Wright
    • Up to 4 numbers who receive texts and/or calls from Wright
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    WRIGHT JH CELL PHONE POLICY

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    Student Insurance

    Parents/Families have the option to purchase additional student accident insurance for anything that happens on school property.
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