The Book Fair is coming! It will run Feb 20-28. Reading classes will have scheduled visits. The fair will be open before and after school on most days. It will also run during both lunches. Don't miss our epic late night. This year's theme is funny pets! Visit our online calendar which is complete with times and dates. The link will even connect you with our online book fair. Here's the flyer and schedule that went home.
Woodbury is gearing up for an epic Nevada Reading Week as we will explore how Reading is a Voyage! We will celebrate this annual event from February 26 to March 2. For literacy night (Monday - 2/26), we will host big-time guest author J. Scott Savage, the fantasy author of the Mysteries of the Cove series, the Case File series, etc. Get autographed copies of his books! The book fair will also run, giving plenty of time for shopping. Bring the whole family out for literacy night. In addition, there will be theme days, so students can get dressed for fun. Do you have books sitting around that nobody is going to read again? Exchange them for new books at our book swap. We’ll have book bingo every morning and a poetry contest. We’ll also be treated to a visit by local author Vickie-Ann Bush. Do you like selfies? Submit a book selfie or a photo of yourself holding your favorite book. Guess the identify of our mystery readers while you play the book emoji challenge. The Reading Week Committee has been working tirelessly to deliver a week of splendor, so what’s here is only a teaser. A student packet will go home on February 22, so stay tuned! Until then, inquiries can be made through Book Master Dwyer in the library.
Big-time author J. Scott Savage is coming to Woodbury for our literacy night! Come to the little theater on literacy night, Monday, February 26 at 5:30. He will do an awesome presentation. Pick up autographed copies of his books. Fantasy readers love his work, but he also writes Case File #13 which is a mix of horror and comedy, like Goosebumps. The book fair opens that night at 4:30 and Librarian Kirsten Hoerner will do a public library presentation at 5:00.
NJHS is hosting a fundraiser for Southern Nevada’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) called “Pennies for Patients”. Beginning Monday March 5 through Friday March 9, each first period class will be collecting change to donate to LLS. The class that collects the most money by Friday March 9 will win a donut party! In addition to the weekly collection, NJHS will host a pie throwing event: Mr. Hagar, our 7th grade Reading Teacher, has generously volunteered to be the target! During second lunch on Friday March 9th, students can try to hit him in the face with a pie for $1 per throw! Thank you for supporting NJHS with this very important cause. For more information about the LLS organization go to www.lls.org/southern-nevada.
During semester exams, students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. On those days, breakfast will be served but no lunch. There will be 10 minute passing periods.
1st Period 8:00 – 9:45 am
2nd Period 9:55 – 11:40 am
3rd Period 8:00 – 9:45 am
4th Period 9:55 – 11:40 am
5th Period 8:00 – 9:45 am
6th Period 9:55 – 11:40 am
All students must be OFF Campus by Noon.
Student Senate is sponsoring a toy drive through Toys for Tots and has placed boxes around the school for students and staff to place unwrapped toys in during the months of November and December. We will be checking the boxes daily and storing them until December 15th. Please help support this toy drive and make a child happy this season!
We will read R. J. Palacio's beloved "Wonder" this Fall. This moving book will change how readers think about themselves and other people. Have fun after school and meet some new friends. Beginning September 21, we will meet Thursdays (2:30-3:30) in the library. Book Club is not only free, but when you join, you get a free copy of the book!* For an application, see Book Master Dwyer, Mrs. Mills, or print one off this page. Club communications will go through our Google Classroom which members will join during the first session. Since parents can be included in communications, there is a spot on this application for a parental email address. Book Club is only open to the first 25 members. Visit our web page to see how many spots are left. The web page also features our calendar which estimates how many sessions we will meet. The theatrical version releases on November 17. With this in mind, our final session will be online (Google Classroom) as we compare and contrast the book with the film. –Mrs. Mills & Mr. Dwyer
As part of the reorganization of the Clark County School District, Woodbury Middle School has a School Organizational Team that includes 3 parents and guardians. Members will be elected by a vote of all parents and guardians at the school. Your input is important to the success of our school and students. Please take time to consider how you can be involved in this process and make your voice heard at our school!
Call the school at 702-799-7660 , ext. 4200, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to the office to place your name on the ballot or nominate another parent or guardian. This must be done by Thursday, September 14 at 3:00p.m. in order to prepare the ballot.
Elections will take place Friday, September 15th from 7:00am-3:00pm online. There will be a link sent to all parent email addresses as well as a link on our website to cast your vote. You will need your email address in order to vote.
ATTEND MONTHLY MEETINGS
Monthly SOT meetings will be held at Woodbury Middle School; times and dates TBD. Meeting information will be posted at least three days in advance on the school website. All meetings will include a time for public comment, and we encourage all parents to attend.
What is the role of the School Organizational Team?
· Provide input on the school performance plan and budget.
· Provide continued advice to the principal in carrying out the school plan.
· Assist with the selection of the next principal when there is a vacancy.
What are the requirements of Team members?
· Begin attending trainings and meetings in September, 2017.
· Serve on the team through September 30, 2018, unless your child no longer attends the school.
· Attend meetings at least once per month, outside of school hours.
· Make decisions with the whole school population in mind.
Parents and community members who are not employees of the Clark County School District will not be defended by the District if a lawsuit is filed against you because of what you say or do while participating as part of the school organizational team.
Some of the activities that you will be able to sign-up for include The Harry Potter Club, The "Wonder" Book Club, The Student Senate, The Chess Club, The JV Quiz, Engineering Design/Science Club, Soccer, and Student Newspaper. Most will begin the week of September 11. Stay tuned for details!
Woodbury will host the Annual Title I Parent Meeting Thursday night September 7th in the Little Theater room #500 at 5:15 pm. We hope to see all parents at this very important meeting. You will learn about the Title I program and ways to help your child. The school will provide light refreshments and answer questions you may have, in regards to Title I.