Issue No. 2 | December 2021
Attached is some important information to keep you informed as we close out our FALL semester. We are continuing to stay laser focused on our 3 main goals: academic excellence, social & emotional growth, and maximizing potential for ALL students by promoting our Diamondback Pride.
With that said, we appreciate your support the next 3 weeks in ensuring your students come prepared and ready for school, engaging with our staff in their learning, as well as joining our many clubs and organizations. We continue to strive for excellence and are having outstanding seasons in all areas– UIL Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, as well as all clubs and organizations.
I’m proud to announce that, with the leadership of Mr. Gandaria and Mrs. McIver, our student council students were able to donate over 3,000 canned foods to the Mission Food Pantry.
Our Character traits for the month of December are responsibility and empathy. Teachers and staff are incorporating guidance lessons bi-weekly on these traits.
December is a great month to appreciate all of our blessings as well as share with others. We encourage you to support your child by reinforcing these values in any way you see fit. Specifically, we will be having a Toy Drive through our ELA departments from December 8th- 16th again to be kind to others. These items will be donated to the Vannie Cook Children’s Hospital.
Thank you for your continued love and support!
Greetings from the Sharyland North Junior High Counseling department!
Our department has several important activities prepared for this month. Our 8th grade students are currently taking a career inventory through our Virtual Job Shadow program through their history classes. This program is exposing our students to begin their career exploration and career path with follow-up activities in the spring semester.
Our Character traits for the month of December are responsibility and empathy.
We will be visiting the classrooms to address diversity, acceptance and tolerance via guidance lessons. Our teachers are supporting our counseling department by incorporating guidance lessons bi-weekly on these traits. In addition, we have asked staff to incorporate these traits in their daily lessons. We would like to encourage you to discuss how characteristics of caring impact personal relationships.
May you and your family have a blessed holiday season.
Janie Reyna, 7th grade counselor
Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 9-11:30am
4400 Glasscock Road
Virtual through Google Meet from 1pm-3pm
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
SNJH Toy Drive
Mr. Gandaria along with our ELA classes will be collecting toys starting on Monday, Dec. 8th. through Tuesday, Dec. 16th.
As always, we appreciate your support and love for our school and the children of our community.
Beginner Band Winter Concert
Thursday, Dec. 9th, 6:30-7:30pm
5100 West Dove Avenue
"Into the Woods" Play
Friday, Dec. 10th, 9-11:30am
10001 North Shary Road
SNJH will cover the cost of the entry fee.
Semester Exams Week
Monday, Dec. 13 - ELA & electives
Tuesday, Dec. 14 - Math & electives
Wednesday, Dec. 15 - Social Studies & Science part 1
Thursday, Dec. 16 - Social Studies & Science part 2
Friday, Dec. 17 - Make-up exams
Junior High School Semester Exam Exemption Policy 2021 - 2022
The junior high school exemption policy will be as follows:
Junior High School students may qualify for an exemption in ANY course by receiving a 90 average or better. Junior High students taking high school courses for high school credit at the junior high campus may qualify for an exemption in ANY course by receiving a 90 average or better.
Students must be present during semester exams, regardless of their exemption status. If a student is absent during a semester exam, the exemption will be waived and is no longer valid. If a student is absent during an exam, the teacher will enter an Incomplete or “I” for the student’s final grade.
The student will receive one opportunity to take a semester exam upon returning. Qualification for exemption will be determined from current Skyward data.
(Rev. 8/2021 Effective 2021 -2022 School Year)
Choir Christmas Concert
Monday, Dec. 13th, 6:30-8pm
10001 North Shary Road
Bands' Winter Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 6:30-8pm
5100 West Dove Avenue
Christmas Break - Dec. 20th through Jan. 4th
Early release on Friday, Dec. 17th.See you back on Wednesday, Jan. 5th.
Have a restful, safe, and blessed Christmas!