Wildcat Weekly

September 26, 2022

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UPCOMING EVENTS

September 26

- Flag Football vs. Kennedy @ Washington

September 27

- Cross Country vs. Fischer @ Fischer

- Volleyball vs. Fischer (7th Away / 8th Home)

September 28

- Fall Fundraiser Prize Day

- Flag Football vs. Jefferson @ Jefferson

September 29

- SOAR Meeting @ 7 am (Learning Commons)

- Volleyball vs. Gregory (7th Home / 8th Away)

Septebmer 30

- Picture Re-Take Day

October 3

- Volleyball vs. Still (7th Away / 8th Home)

October 4

- All School Read / Author Visit

- Cross Country vs. Madison @ Madison

October 5

- Volleyball vs. Hill (7th Home / 8th Away)

- Flag Football vs. Lincoln @ Washington

October 6

- NO SCHOOL (Institute Day & Parent/Teacher Conferences)

October 7

- NO SCHOOL (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

NEF Half Marathon & 5K

On October 16th, several of our Washington staff are participating in the NEF 5K/Half-Marathon to support the Naperville Education Foundation. NEF supports our school with a variety of programs and grants that directly affect our students in a positive way. Please consider supporting our runners and school by clicking the link below.


Click HERE to support our runners!

5th Grade Website Link

PAWS Monthly Newsletter

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WJHS Spirit Wear Flyer is attached

Crosstown Reading Challenge

We are excited to announce our author visit and kick of our Crosstown Reading Challenge! This year our All School Read book, in conjunction with Madison Junior High, will be Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie. Lindsay will be chatting with our students on Tuesday, October 4. This will kick off our month of Scritch Scratch activities, which will culminate with a ghostly scavenger hunt throughout Naperville at the end of the month.


Scritch Scratch is a wonderful ghost story with lots of Chicago history woven in—for example, did you know that Lincoln Park was built on top of a graveyard? This would be a fantastic story to read with your whole family and participate in our events. Copies of Scritch Scratch can be purchased in our LC for $8, and Lindsay Currie will sign every copy we sell! We also have hardcover copies of her latest book, The Girl in White, on sale for $17. She will also sign these! Help us support our students’ literacy and love of reading with these fun events!

Fall Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who has supported our Fall Fundraiser, we have seen great success so far and are currently 1st place in the district for Junior Highs. As of Friday, we are still short of our goal of $50,000. There is still great opportunities for your student to get sales and receive prizes!


Every 18 sales credits received by midnight on Tuesday will be an opportunity to win $1-$20 or even $100 at lunch on Wednesday. 30 prize credits or more makes you eligible for the Prize Scramble where you could win a mini helicopter, air lounger, Smart TV, and more!


One last push to secure our 1st place standing and reach our fundraising goal!

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 5-8:30 PM and Friday, October 7 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. All meetings will be held via Zoom. Registration for all Washington families will begin on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 AM. The district and WJHS has sent out Talk203 messages with detailed instructions on how to register for conferences through PTC Wizard. Registration closes on Thursday, September 29 at 3:00 PM. As a reminder, there is no student attendance on October 6 and 7 for staff institute day and parent/teacher conferences. If you need assistance with registration, please contact our main office at 630-420-6390.

INTRAMURAL SOCCER

All 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to this club.

No soccer experience necessary but just be ready to run a few laps and scrimmage at each after school practice. More details found here.

Contact Ms. Atseff with any questions: Leatseff@naperville203.org

WASHINGTON WHIRL


Want to be part of the WJHS Newspaper Club? Come to our meeting this Tuesday in room 225 at 7:30! We are looking for students to help make our school newspaper come to life! This includes but is not limited to: writers, reporters, editors, poets, song writers, artists, media designers… .any and all students! All 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are welcome to join!

Please reach out to Mrs. Labriola or Mrs. Rosner if you have any questions (LLabriola@Naperville203.org or JRosner@Naperville203.org).

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL

Basketball season is coming up quickly! That means it’s time for our boys basketball intramural. 7th and 8th grade boys intramural will begin Monday, September 26th and 6th grade boys will begin on October 13th. We will meet in the gym in the morning before school starting at 7am. Please turn in the permission slip linked below to Ms. Cuny in room 207, or the main office. Email Ms. Cuny at jcuny@naperville203.org with any questions.


Permission slip: BBK Intramural Permission Slip

October Home & School Meeting

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm, via ZOOM. Our Adopt a School Board of Education Representative, Tony Casey, will be zooming into our meeting to discuss his initiatives on the board this year.

For any questions, please contact Tammy Schultz and Melinda Watson at washingtonhomeandschool@gmail.com

Yearbook Club

Yearbook Club starts next Wednesday, September 28th and is open to all 6th -8th grade students. We will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 3-3:45 p.m through March. This a perfect opportunity for students to become involved in a club that highlights their creative side. Students will be a part of all aspects of creating a yearbook, including picking a theme, taking pictures, and creating layouts. This a great experience for students to leave a permanet mark at WJHS.

Student Council

Our first student council meeting will take place THIS Thursday, September 22 at 7:15am in Room 236. Please try to have your child here on time as it is very disruptive to have students trickling in. It’s not too late to join! If your child would like to be part of Student Council, they should pick up an application in room 236. Email jtrannon@naperville203.org.

SOAR: Service, Opportunity, Achievement, Respect

SOAR is parent run program that encourages students to make good life choices. Meetings and presentations provide a positive and open environment for students to address teen issues. There will also be opportunities to serve and assist in our community. For 7th and 8th graders.


KICK-OFF meeting is on Thursday, September 29th at 7:00am in the Learning Commons

September PSA - Keep Showing Up. They're Still Growing Up.

Conversations with your teen about underage drinking can happen anywhere. Research shows that preventing underage drinking can help protect your teen’s developing brain. Keep growing your connection and keep having the conversations, learn more at thepowerofchoice.info

Health Office Information

REQUIRED HEALTH PAPERWORK DUE FRIDAY 10/14/2022

Letters were sent home and calls have been made to all students who are still missing required health documentation. You or your child’s doctor may fax the health records to 630-420-6474 or have your student bring a copy to school. Please be sure the health history parent portion of the school physical is completed and signed as well.


Please be sure to have the requested documentation turned in to the WJHS health office by 3 pm on Friday, October 14, 2022 to avoid exclusion from school on Monday, October 17, 2022.

LAST CALL FOR THE FREE DENTAL SCREENING ON 9/29/22


There are still a few slots left for students who would still like to receive a FREE dental screening at WJHS on Thursday, September 29. The deadline to turn in the consent form has been extended to 3pm on Tuesday, September 27. This screening is open to ALL students and will meet the dental examination requirement for 6th grade and new to Illinois students and is FREE! If you need another consent form, please contact the WJHS health office at (630) 420-6399, or pick one up from the main office.

Speech & Drama

It's that time again for Speech and Drama Team to kick off another great year! Want to learn how to be an animated, confident speaker? Sharpen up your acting skills by joining the Speech and Drama Team. All 6th, 7th and 8th graders welcome!


An informational meeting will be held Wednesday, September 21st at 7:30 am in room 209. See Mrs. Pate for more information.


Speech and Drama . . . talk it up!

Attention 8th Grade Parents:

Our Washington DC trip will take place June 1- June 4, 2023. There will be information coming in October, and an informational meeting early in November, but if you already know you’re planning to register, you can get an early jump to ensure your spot! Visit Brightsparktravel.com and enter this code. Email jtrannon@naperville203.org with questions.

DuPage Children's Museum Jr. Volunteers

DuPage Children's Museum is looking for energetic Jr. High students who want to work - and Play! See attached brochure for more details!