Timberwolf Times

Vol. 1 Issue 37, May 8, 2019

Hello Timberwolf Nation!

Good afternoon,


Only a few more days left but they are jam packed with events! Next week is STAAR testing Monday - Thursday so we are a closed campus those days. Awards night is Next Thursday. If your child is receiving an award you will be notified this week if they need to be at the awards ceremony. The 8th Grade Clap Out is Monday, May 20th. I hope that all parents and family members sign up before so we can get you into the building quicker than having to check in to the front of the building. The link to sign up is below. It is an awesome event that we started last year. Let's send off our 8th graders in style!


If you haven't already noticed, our marquee has gotten a face lift! It has been repainted, new doors have been put on and the light works now so you can see it at night. Big thanks to our Maintenance and Operations Department for making it happen!


I hope that everyone has a great rest of the week!


Regards,


Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

Are you missing a set of keys? Found after NJHS Ceremony back parking lot.

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Student Awards Assembly

SAVE THE DATE: The annual awards assemblies will be held on May 16th. 6th and 7th graders will be held from 5:30-6:30 and the 8th graders will be held at 7:00-8:00. The awards will take place in the gyms. Parents will receive a letter and a phone call in relation to the awards.

Have you moved?

Are you planning to move over the summer?


Please update your address information with Mrs. Caffey if you have moved or are planning to move.


LeahCCaffey@katyisd.org

District VIPS (volunteers) Celebration

Calling all volunteers! If you have supported WCJH by volunteering on our campus this year, we want to celebrate you. Join us at the district VIPS Celebration, May 10, 8:45 - 10:30 AM, at the Merrell Center. Please use the below link to RSVP>


https://bit.ly/2DakyjF

WCJH 8th Grade Clap Out!

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It's that time of year again where we celebrate our graduating 8th graders! Please come enjoy a "Clap Out" in their honor. All 8th graders will walk the halls of WoodCreek Junior High while being cheered on by students, faculty, parents, and community members. The Clap Out will start promptly at 9:45am on Monday, May 20, 2019.


If you are a parent or community member that will be joining us, please click on the link below and complete the google form below by 4:00pm on Friday, May 17, 2019 to speed up the check-in process. This will allow our front office staff to raptor you in early, and have your name tag pre-printed. All parents who complete this form should park in the back of the school where you will be greeted with your pre-printed name tag. If you are unable to complete the google form by the deadline, please park in the front of WCJH so you can be raptored in upon arrival.

8th Grade Parents - Early Raptor for Clap Out

***PARENTS: Please fill out the google doc below to have your raptor sticker already printed for you upon your arrival. Please park in the BACK of the school. We will have your badge ready at a table for you to enter.

Parents What You Need To Know

We are excited to continue WCJH's new tradition for our graduating 8th graders. On Monday, May 20th, 2019 the 8th grade students will walk the school dressed in pride, wearing either a t-shirt or school colors representing the high school they'll be attending next year. Under-classmates, teachers, staff, and family members will congratulate them and say farewell as they walk through the school. The Clap Out will start promptly at 9:45am on the 20th.

As part of the celebration, the 8th Grade End-of-Year-Committee is selling Katy and Tompkins high school shirts for 8th graders. Please note that those students who purchased a ticket to the dance will automatically receive one.


· You can purchase one online for $10 ($12 for 2XL) (click here for online purchase).

· Or print the order form (found here) and send it to the front office with cash or check in an envelope addressed to the PTA.


If you are a parent or community member that will be joining us, please click here and complete the Google form by 4:00pm on Friday, May 17, 2019 to speed up the check-in process. This will allow our front office staff to raptor you in early and have your name tag pre-printed.


· All parents who complete the online form should park in the back of the school where you will be greeted with your pre-printed name tag.

· If you are unable to complete the google form by the deadline, please park and enter in the front doors of WCJH so you can be raptored in upon arrival.


https://wcjhpta.com/13-home/179-clap-out

Locker Cleanout

Students who have been issued a locker will have locker cleanout during advisory at the following times:

8th Grade - Wednesday, May 8th

7th Grade - Thursday, May 9th

6th Grade - Friday May 10th


Students will be asked to remove everything from the locker at the designated time. Thank you for your help.

IMPORTANT: 2019-2020 7th Graders

The State of Texas requires specific immunizations for all 7th graders. The vaccines required, are the TDaP Booster, Meningococcal (1 dose AFTER age 10) and Varicella (2 doses). You will receive a notification, in the mail, if your student needs any vaccinations. Students must have these vaccinations (or Reasons of Conscience) before the start of 7th grade.

2019-2020 Volleyball Try-Out Information

All 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for volleyball in the 2019-2020 school year, please see document regarding try-outs. A valid physical and Rankonesport.com "online forms" must be filled out.


Please e-mail Coach Montes with any questions- aliciarmontes@katyisd.org

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Grade 8 SSI STAAR Results

Student test results for STAAR SSI grade 8 Math and Reading administrations just arrived in District. The Texas Education Agency stated that districts will receive STAAR Report Cards Online ONLY! Test results will be loaded into the state Student Portal and ready to be accessed by parents on May 1, 2019. Please use the directions attached to find your students Unique Access Code in the Home Access Center (HAC). Use the provided link to to the State Student Portal to access results.


State Student Portal Link- https://www.texasassessment.com/



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Lost and Found

Click the red link below for clothing lost and found items, these items only are in the front office by the PTA desk. All lunch boxes, water bottles, shoes, school supplies, and other clothing items will be stored in the cafeteria. Students can check upfront with Ms. Jen for lost and found electronics.

Clothing items will be photographed and displayed on the lost and found link on a 2 week cycle. Clothing items can be claimed in the front office by the PTA desk.


All ITEMS are DONATED EVERY 2 weeks.


Don't forget to put your name on items that you bring to school!

AP Human Geography - Online Summer Bridge Program

8th grade students currently registered or who are willing to register in the fall for AP Human Geography as incoming 9th graders are strongly encouraged to complete the Summer Bridge Program. Eighth grade Social Studies teachers will distribute flyers to 8th grade students. The link to the Summer Bridge Program is https://tinyurl.com/APHumanSummer. The Summer Online Bridge Program (ONboard™) is designed to be completed within 2 weeks. Students have the option to complete either Session 1: June 4-19 OR Session 2: July 16-31. This program is grant funded and students can take the program at no charge. Registration information will be shared with students by their current 8th grade Social Studies teacher. A Google Form will be completed by the student in order to register for the program. A commitment to complete the program is required in order to register. More detailed information on accessing the online program will be sent to registrants.

Please contact your student's 8th grade Social Studies teacher for more information if you do not receive a flyer.

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WCJH Math Camp Registration and Information Details

The WoodCreek Junior High math department is pleased to present a math camp for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math students on July 31st. The sessions offered will be taught by WCJH math teachers in math classrooms.

Details- Your child can attend either a morning or afternoon session. The morning session will be from 8:30-11:30am and the afternoon session will be from 12:30-3:30pm.

Cost- Each session will cost $20 total. This year we are doing an online registration.

Registration- The online registration will open at 8:00am on May 9th. The form closes at midnight on May 9th, all registrations must be completed that day. Payment and other important information will be provided in the registration form. Set your reminders! Put the May 9th registration date on your calendar, and use the link below to register your student for the July 31st WCJH Math CAMP!


WCJH Math Camp Registration

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Summer Reading

The library will be selling Pre-AP/GT required summer reading books. Please go online to https://tinyurl.com/wcjhsummerreading or stop by the library to pick up an order form. All orders are due on Thursday, May 9th.

Upcoming

May 13th-16th -

STAAR TESTING (closed campus)


May 17th -

Student's bring home yearbooks


May 20th -

8th Grade Clap Out


May 20th -

Spring Semester Exams (6th period)


May 21 -

Spring Semester Exams (1st and 8th periods)


May 22 -

Spring Semester Exam ( 2nd and 3rd periods)


May 23 -

Spring Semester Exam ( 4th and 5th periods)

Early Dismissal Day

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