Timberwolf Times

Vol. 1 Issue 33, April 10, 2019

Hello Timberwolf Nation!

Good afternoon,


We have had a successful 2 days of STAAR testing but we are glad it is over! We are getting really close to the end of the school year so please pay attention to dates and times of different events that are going on.


Soccer season starts tonight with the girls taking on Tays JH at Tompkins. On Thursday, the boys play Tays at Tompkins HS. Hope to see you out there!


Also, I am so proud that our 7th grade Counselor, Jessie Clay, was recognized as our District's Junior High Counselor of the Year! Congratulations Ms. Clay!


Have a great rest of the week!!


Regards,


Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

WCJH Jessie Clay is the District's Junior High Counselor of the Year!

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Student Bullying Survey

Katy ISD is partnering with Hanover Research to better understand students’ perceptions and experiences related to bullying. All students in 3rd-12th grade will participate in an anonymous survey. The survey will be given to students during advisory the week of April 22 through April 26, 2019.


If you would like for your child to opt out of taking the survey, please download the "opt out" form below, fill it out and give it to your grade level counselor by Thursday, April 18th.

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NJHS for the 2019-2020 School Year

Current 7th graders who are eligible for NJHS will receive a new inductee packet from their ELA teacher on Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th. Completed packets are due to Mrs. C. Lewis in room 1184 by Thursday, April 18th at 3:55 pm.

Watch DOGS Chaperone - 8th Grade Celebration

Watch DOGS who are able and willing to attend the 8th Grade Celebration this Saturday, April 13, are encouraged to use the volunteer link below to sign up. We are looking for 6 Watch DOGS to volunteer. Thanks to those who can help.


Sign up

KSAT-Summer School (8th grade entering 9th grade Original Credit)

KSAT- 8th grade entering 9th grade Original Credit (Traditional Face to Face) Registration will be April 4th-May 10th. Visit the link for online registration information.


Click HERE to visit online registration information.

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8th Grade Ticket Sales are Ending Soon!

Don't miss out on the exciting decorations, fabulous food, amazing raffle prizes, and dancing to your favorite tunes as Incredevents DJs the 8th grade dance! Sign the memory wall with your favorite memory of junior high school. Vote for your friends in the Baby Photo Contest. Take home gift bags and so much!



Tickets are $30 and include all this and so much more. You even get your "clap out" t-shirt to either Katy High School or Tompkins High. Purchase tickets here - https://www.wcjhpta.com/13-home/198-8thgradecelebration2019


FAQs

Do I have to submit a 4x6 baby photo?

No but your graduate will miss out on some great smiles.


Should students wear black and/or white only?

Students may wear any color they choose! Can students bring a guest from another school? No, only WCJH 8th graders may attend.


Do the Students need their Student ID to admitted to the dance?

Yes, please bring your ID. Is there a place where the students can check bags, shoes, purses and coats during the party? Yes, we will have a volunteer run coat check free of charge.


Do I have to bring a masquerade mask?

Masks will be provided for all attending if you choose to pick one. Can I wear a Halloween mask to the dance? Please do not, it will take away from the amazing atmosphere created for that night. I’m unsure of the dress code. Please see our Information Packet with such details and much more.


What is included with the price of a ticket?

Attendance for one to the dance, snacks, drinks, your students future High School t-shirt and the possibilities of winning the coolest door prizes.


My 8th grader says he/she doesn’t want to go. Can I get a ticket at the door if we change our mind?

No, tickets will not be sold the night of the event.


Will I receive a ticket before the Celebration?

No, your students name will be on file and will receive a wristband upon entry the night of.


https://www.wcjhpta.com/13-home/198-8thgradecelebration2019

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ATTENTION KHS Incoming Freshman Parents!

Attend the upcoming KATY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN COFFEE on Friday, April 12th at 9:30AM (immediately following the 8:30AM Katy High School Volunteer Celebration in the Katy High School Library).


NO RSVP NEEDED - just attend. We will have information about volunteer opportunities and expectations for your incoming Freshman experience.

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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.

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!

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PUBLIC NOTICE

You are invited to attend an Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) public meeting, which is scheduled for April 17, 2019, at 1:00PM at the Katy Independent School District Education Support Complex (ESC) Room 1200 located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494. Information regarding Katy ISD’s Title I Program will be shared. Title II, Title III, Title IV, Special Education, High School Accelerated Instruction and Carl D. Perkins CTE programs will also be discussed.


This meeting is held to gather public input on the current school year and on ways the program can be improved. This is your opportunity to discuss ideas that you feel will help improve the academic progress of students enrolled at Title I campuses. Your input regarding the program is important to Katy ISD.


Although this is an afternoon meeting, I hope you will make plans to attend. We value your suggestions and welcome your ideas for review. Thank you for helping us to continually improve educational opportunities for your student(s).

Sincerely,



Nakia Coy

Director of Federal Programs & External Funding



Queridos padres:


Les invitamos a asistir a una junta pública de la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA), del prógrama de Título I que se realizará el 17 de abril de 2019, a la 1:00PM, en el Edificio de Apoyo a la Educación ( ESC) del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Katy, Salón 1200, ubicada en 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494. Compartirémos información sobre las escuelas de Título I de Katy ISD. También se discutirán los prógramas de Título II, Título III, Título IV, Educación Especial e Instrucción Acelerada en la Escuela Secundaria y los programas de Carl D. Perkins CTE.

El propósito de esta junta es recolectar información pública sobre este año



escolar y discutir maneras de mejorar el prógrama. Ésta es su oportunidad de ofrecer sugerencias para mejorar el progreso académico de los estudiantes que asisten a las escuelas que forman parte del prógrama de Título I. Su opinión acerca del prógrama es muy importante para el Distrito Escolar Independiente de Katy.

A pesar de que esta junta se realiza por la tarde, esperamos que puedan asistir, ya que valoramos sus ideas y sugerencias. Gracias por ayudarnos a seguir mejorando las oportunidades académicas para su hijo(s).

Atentamente,

Nakia Coy

Directora de Programas Federales y

Financiación Externa



In addition, parent surveys have been created to gather input on these programs. The links to each electronic survey are listed below.


Parent Survey in English, please click here.


Parent Survey in Spanish, please click here.

Thank you!

A big thank you to the following business and/or community partners that have either made a donation of money, time or resources this school year to help WCJH students and teachers!


Appreciation Financial

Brazos Valley Credit Union

Katy Clear Orthodontics

Southern Divas

Spring Creek Barbecue

Jimmy Changas

Sole Reflexions

Zoners Pizza & Wings

Hasta la Pasta

Lost Cucos

Royal Berry Smoothie Bar

Los Cucos

New Star Nails

Toasted Yolk

Chic-Fil-A Pin Oak

Raising Cane's

Altitude Trampoline Park

Lolo Buttons

THAT STORAGE PLACE

HEB Pin Oak

Great Harvest

Tracy Janosko- SeeTimSell Realty

Supernatural Massage

Upcoming

April - School Library Month


April 9th-10th - STAAR TESTING (closed campus)


April 13th - 8th Grade Dance (6pm-9pm)


April 19 - School Closed


May 3rd - Fun Food Friday


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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