Timberwolf Times

Vol. 1 Issue 23, January 16, 2018

Hello Timberwolf Nation!

Next week we will speak to incoming 6th grade parents at our incoming 6th grade parent night! It is hard to believe that we are already preparing for next year.


There is some important information in this week's Timberwolf Times so please make sure that you look carefully. There is info on yearbooks, cheer tryouts, 9th grade nights and tennis tryout information.


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


Regards,

Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

Makeup Exams and Six Weeks Tests

Students can make up missed exams in our Testing Center (Buildings T-13/14) each morning, starting at 6:55 AM, between Jan. 9 and 18. To secure a distraction free environment, students will not be admitted into the testing center after 7:05. Parents may drop off students in the back parking lot by the Testing Center T-buildings. Students will only be allowed to take one exam per day. If you have any further questions regarding makeup exams, please contact

Mr. Chesser

WoodCreek New Falcon Night, January 16

Parents park and enter at the 9th grade center (the side closest to Kroger).


Doors will open on your respective night at 5:30 p.m. for the clubs and organizations fair that is being held in the 9th grade Commons.


Parents and students can walk around various tables to see clubs.


Doors will open at the PAC at 6:15 p.m. for the Course Selection presentation. The program will begin in the PAC at 6:30 p.m. and should be over by 7:30 p.m.

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Help Coach DeForke AND the Katy ISD Educational Foundation!

Dear WoodCreek Family,


I recently registered for February 02, 2019 Katy Half Marathon 5K 1K. It’s a tough goal, and I’m excited to go for it! To support me in making this goal a reality, I've chosen Katy ISD Education Foundation as my Reason2Race. Racing for them will keep me accountable to my training and race day goal and will add a very special element to my adventure. My goal is to raise over $2,000 for the Katy ISD education foundation. Last year, two of our teachers received a grant from the Ed Foundation!


Check out my page and learn about Katy ISD Education Foundation here: https://my.reason2race.com/StockCreek/KatyHalf5K2019


Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause. Your support will make such a difference for me and them!


Thank you so much,
Coach DeForke

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Cinco Ranch Junior High Cheerleading Information

Are you interested in becoming a Cinco Ranch Junior High cheerleader for the 2019-2020 school year? Any current 6th or 7th grader can try out for cheer or mascot. You do not have to be in pep squad to try out. There will be a mandatory parent meeting in the CRJH Cafeteria on February 12 at 6:30pm. Each candidate must attend in order to be eligible to try out and you must have a parent or guardian present.


You can direct any questions to Coach Smith at taradsmith@katyisd.org



Mandatory Cheerleader/Mascot Candidate AND Parent Meeting

Tuesday February 12th at 6:30 pm in the CRJH Cafeteria!

  • At least one parent representative for the candidate must be present at the meeting for your child to be eligible to tryout.
  • The candidates MUST attend this meeting

CRJH Cheerleader Tryouts


  • Tryout Clinic: Monday – Wednesday April 1-3
  • Mock Tryouts: Friday April 4
  • Tryout Day: Saturday April 6


CRJH Mascot Tryouts


  • Mascot Clinic: Thursday April 3
  • Tryouts: Friday April 4
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Turn In Cheer Packets To WCJH Front Office Receptionist

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Tennis Tryouts Girls and Boys

Mrs. McClelland Class of Principles of Human Services Students donate Beads of Courage Bags

Students who learned to machine sew made draw string bags to donate to the Beads of Courage organization, benefiting children with severe illnesses. PTA generously provided the labels in order to brand the bags, while students shopped for and picked out the fabric. This was their final project during the sewing unit, and they did an amazing job!

Wearing IDs

Students must wear their ID at all times from the moment that they walk in the building. If they have forgotten their ID, they must get a temporary one for $1. They may also buy a new one in the library for $3. Your student may get a temporary ID up to three times in a six weeks without a disciplinary consequence.


All subsequent ID violations will result in an office referral & AP conference, with discipline assigned as noted:


4th violation: 1 Hour Morning detention

5th violation: 2 Hour Saturday detention

6th violation: 4 Hour Saturday detention

7th violation: One day of In School Suspension (ISS)

8th violation: Overnight Suspension (ONS)


IDs are required to be worn for safety reasons. Thanks for helping to keep our school safe!

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Proclamation 2019 Parent Input

Parents and community members will have the opportunity to review proposed instructional materials that will be implemented during the 2019-2020 school year and provide feedback to the selection committees making the recommendations.


Proclamation 2019 includes instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts, Grades 6-8 English Language Arts, Grades 7-8 English Learners Language Arts, and Personal Financial Literacy. These materials will be implemented during the 2019- 2020 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00AM-4:00PM) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex from January 14-25, 2019. In addition, instructional materials will be available for review from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Reminder of Morning Dropoff Times

All doors in the back of the building are locked at 8:10. Please do not drop off students in the back of the building after 8:10 as the doors are locked.


Hopefully this helps you to know when and where to drop off your child in the morning.


I am a student...


...who is also an athlete and has practice in the morning.

They should be dropped off in the front near the bike racks and the gym.


...with no activities to go to in the am arriving between 7:45 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the back and enter through the cafeteria doors and wait in the cafeteria until they are released to go to class.


...with no activities to go to that gets dropped off between 8:10 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the front drive, enter through the front doors and wait in the cafeteria until they are released.


...with tutorials that gets dropped off at 8:10 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the front drive and enter through the front doors then head to their tutorial session.


...with tutorials that gets dropped off between 7:45 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the back and enter through the cafeteria doors and wait in the cafeteria until 8:10 and let the cafeteria monitors that you are headed to tutorials.


...who is going to the Testing Center at 7:30 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the back and go directly to T-13 near the LGI doors. No entry into the building is necessary for Testing Center. Students will not be allowed in the Testing Center after 7:35 a.m. in order to maintain a proper testing environment.


...who is going to Detention at 7:30 a.m.

They will enter through the LGI doors in the back of the building where the detention monitor will let them in. These doors are locked so it is important that the student is there on time and waits for the detention monitor to open the door. Any student that is late, should go to the cafeteria doors in the back and wait in the cafeteria until they are released to class.


A student who is attending a club meeting or activity before school.

Directions as to when they meet, what time they meet, and where they enter will be communicated by the Club Activity Sponsor.

PARENT AND VISITOR IDENTIFICATION (ID) REQUIREMENT:

One of Katy Independent School District's top priorities is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents and community members, who visit our campuses and facilities.

This school year, Katy ISD announces additional campus safety and security measures which include:


  • All parents and visitors must now present a valid, current, government-issued picture ID outside of the main entrance at all Katy ISD campuses prior to gaining admittance. Each campus is equipped with a controlled access system that includes a camera and an intercom that parents and visitors will need to utilize when presenting their ID for entrance. To gain further access beyond the campus front lobby, individuals will again be required to present their ID to the front desk receptionist in order to be officially logged into the visitor tracking system.
  • Student Identification (ID) Badge Requirement:
    Secondary students must now wear their ID badges at all times during school hours, while on district property. Students in grades PK-5 will continue to use their badges during lunch and library times. Fourth and fifth-grade students are requested to wear their badges throughout the school day. At the secondary level, failure to follow the ID badge requirement may be considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Campus Door Unlock Times:
    Controlled access systems on campuses will now unlock main entrance doors at a set time each morning. The standard door unlock times for main entrance doors at the Junior High is 8:10 a.m.

Lunch Deliveries

Students and Parents, please be aware that we cannot accept lunch deliveries from restaurants or delivery services for student lunches in the front office. We just do not have the space or manpower to engage in these types of deliveries during the day. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this regard.


*All lunch boxes and water bottles must be permanently labeled with the student's first and last name before delivering to the front office.* When you enter front office please place drop off items on back table and leave items on table provided. Deliveries will be made during at the beginning of each lunch to the cafeteria.

Calling all proud parents!

Order a recognition ad to be placed in the yearbook. You have until February 15 to order. So order now before it’s too late!


http://jostensadservice.com/?REF=A01115687

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Order 2018-2019 Yearbook Today!

Support the WoodCreek yearbook staff by ordering your 2018-2019 yearbook. The official publication, known as The Pack, is a completely student produced publication. The staff of 7th grade and 8th grade has been working very hard all putting The Pack together. In addition to ordering your yearbook, don’t forget to recognize your student with a personalized recognition ad. The ads will remain secret (even the yearbook staff doesn’t see them!) until your student gets their yearbook. What a great surprise. Important links are below.


If you have any questions in regards to the yearbook, please email Coach Mo at melissamolina-annis@katyisd.org.


Please click https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/2071605/Woodcreek-Junior-High-School/2019-Yearbook/2018062004180668066/CATALOG_SHOP/)

to order WCJH’s 2018-2019 yearbook (The Pack, volume 11)

***the link will take you to where you can order your yearbook in addition to the recognition ad (there will be another link on the left hand side of the page to add a recognition ad)


If you have already ordered your student’s yearbook and wish to order a recognition ad, please click https://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/yrbk_ra_flash.asp?CID=278773&PFID=20180914041829540116


Please note that the last day to purchase an ad is Valentines Day, February 14!!


The cost of the yearbook slowly increases throughout the year as it gets closer to the deadline. Below are the prices, so the sooner you order, the better your price! Guarantee your yearbook purchase by ordering by March 1. All orders received after March 1 will be on a first come, first served basis. Limited extras are supplied by the publisher, when they are gone, they are gone!


December 22-February 22 $60

February 23-March 1 $65

Yearbook Needs your Holiday Vacation Photos!

Yearbook needs your holiday vacation photos! We would love to share the adventures your family went on this past winter break.

Please email all vacation photos (highest quality please) to Coach Mo. melissanmolina-annis@katyisd.org


We will be accepting photos until Monday, January 21.

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