Jaguar Update

Issue #18 Monday, December 6th

A Message from Mr. Knobbe

Jaguar Families,


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!

Intermittent School to Home

Intermittent School to Home academic support for temporary medical conditions will close at the end of the fall semester on Friday, December 17. Beginning with the spring 2022 semester, students absent from school will follow the District’s make-up policy in regards to missed assignments and assessments. Please refer to the Katy ISD Secondary or Elementary student handbooks for more information.

What's Happening in Jaguar Country?

Monday, December 6th

BOOK FAIR WMJH LIBRARY: Buy one get one free!

5:15 PM 7th Boys Basketball vs. Katy JH at Katy JH

5:15 PM 8th Boys Basketball vs. Katy JH at Katy HS


Tuesday, December 7th

4:15 PM Jag Academy, LGI

7:00 PM Band Winter Concert, cafeteria


Wednesday, December 8th

5:15 PM 7th Girls Basketball vs. Beck JH at Beck JH

5:15 PM 8th Girls Basketball vs. Beck JH at WMJH


Thursday, December 9th

4:15 PM Jag Academy, LGI

5:15 PM Basketball A Teams Mid Season Tournaments


Friday, December 10th

7:00 PM Orchestra Winter Concert


Saturday, December 11th

Basketball A Teams Mid Season Tournaments


Coming Soon

12/14 - 17 Exams

12/17 Early dismissal - No lunch served that day

12/20 /21- 1/3/22 Winter break

Congratulations Ms. Perry HAABSE Teacher of the Year!

Ms. Perry has earned the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators' Teacher of the Year Award for WMJH. Gloria's nomination letters include-



  • Ms. Perry is an outstanding contributor to our community and campus as she works with her students to ensure their learning experiences meet their individual needs.
  • Gloria brings a positive attitude each day as well as extra effort with before and after school tutorials, as well as 4 tutorials a week during advisory.
  • Gloria is a driven, inspiring educator whose lessons are engaging and challenging.
  • Ms. Perry truly shines as an educator and coworker as she connects with all of her students and excels at teaching both simple and advanced concepts.
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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.

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)

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

Door Dash, Uber Eats, etc.

In an effort to continually keep your child safe, please remember parents we cannot accept any food delivered by a delivery person for your child. We cannot guarantee that the delivery is actually from you and will not accept any food for your child that is delivered in this manner.
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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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Library Book Information


Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August. If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents may contact the registrar’s office at their home campus if they need to make a change and request the notification.

Parents of elementary and secondary students may also download Katy on the Go app to review the books that their student has checked out.

KATY IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL (KIC) PUBLIC MEETING


The Katy Improvement Council will meet on December 9, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. to discuss and vote on the proposed Local Innovation Plan as part of the process to become a District of Innovation. The meeting will be open to the public and is held in the Board Room of the Education Support Complex (6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas, 77494).

Parent Input on Instructional Materials

Katy Independent School District is seeking parent and community volunteers to serve on committees to review and select new instruction materials for a variety of courses to be implemented during the 2022-2023 school year.


These courses include:


Elementary Courses Health / PE


Secondary Courses

Elements of Data Science KAP, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Human Geography, AP Physics, Health / PE Career & Technical Education Courses, Counseling and Mental Health, Computer Science II KAP, Unity Game Development KAP Range Ecology Management Correctional Services, Advanced Legal Systems, Principles of Construction and Construction Trades I & II.


Those interested in serving on a committee should complete the interest form available at https://tinyurl.com/PROC2022COMMITTEE.


Not all volunteers may be selected to serve on a committee. The last day to submit an interest form is Dec. 15.

UPDATED: HEALTH SERVICES

All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page.


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: January 20


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

FREE MEALS, THE SOCIOECONOMIC INCOME FORM and FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION

In preparation for the new school year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on April 20 that all schools will be allowed to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of eligibility, through June 30, 2022. While meals are free to everyone, it is important to still fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application, as you may qualify for other benefits and discounts. Additional benefits may include:


Free
Pre-K programs
Use of musical instruments for band and orchestra
Career and Technical Education certification exams
Summer Meals


Discounted
Summer school tuition
Advanced Placement exams
SAT and ACT test fees
College application fees
Career and Technical Education fees

Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Applications are available online at SchoolCafe.com. To deposit funds online for a la carte purchases, please visit Pay N’ Go.

In addition, to ensure Katy ISD qualifies for eligible funding from the state during the extended free meal period through June 2022, Katy ISD is asking all parents to complete the Socioeconomic Income Form two-part questionnaire in the Annual Student Update. Submitting the questionnaire information will support Katy ISD in qualifying for additional state dollars to support our students’ continued academic and personal success during the upcoming school year.

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