Wednesday, December 11, 2013
From the Principal’s Desk
It is a common annual phenomenon in junior high schools around the country that when the mercury begins to rise, so do hemlines. To address this issue each spring, we hold an expectations assembly with the students to ensure that the kids remain focused on learning. When I talk with the kids, I refrain from giving them hard and fast rules around dress, because I want them to still have the freedom to express themselves. I explain to the kids that we would like their dress to be tasteful. We talk about what tasteful means and that fact that they communicate respect for themselves by the clothes they choose in the morning.
As the weather begins to turn warmer, please help guide your child to make good decisions when dressing for school.
Thanks, and have a great weekend,
April 12, 2012
For WJHS news and updates, bookmark these websites:
Wilmette Junior High PTO: www.wjhspto.com
Wilmette Junior High: www.wilmette39.org/wjhs
Registration for the PTO after-school clubs, including Ultimate Frisbee, Magic Card Club, Floor Hockey and Chess is now online at www.wjhspto.com.
Have an 8th Grader? Here’s your chance to see them at WJHS before they move on to New Trier. Just volunteer in the cafeteria! It’s fun! And, it's only for 1.5 hours, from 10:50 - 12:20 or 11:05 - 12:35 on Thursdays. 7th Grade parents - we need your help, too! The months of May and June really need volunteers. As does April 16, 17, 18 & 25. Signing up is easy: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/wjhs1. We REALLY appreciate your help! The Lunch Ladies, Ann & Molly
The WJHS PTO is looking for a few great people to serve on our General Board. Open positions include: Art Awareness, Civics and Safety, Environmental Awareness (2 people), Yearbook orders and distribution, Youth Connection Liaison - Battle of the Bands and Youth Connection Liaison - Spring Musical. Interested?? CLICK HERE to learn more or email Sarah Jacobs: email@example.com.
Join us at the next FAN Lecture: Protecting Student Athletes: Concussions, ACL Tears, Overuse Injuries and More - Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 7:00 PM - Central School, Misner Auditorium, 620 Greenwood Ave., Glencoe.
Come hear a panel of sports medicine and conditioning experts discuss youth injuries and their treatment and prevention. Playing longer, harder, faster, and for higher stakes has led to a growing number of sports-related injuries among children and teens. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 40% of high school athletes return to play before fully recovering from a concussion. Each year in the U.S., tens of thousands of high school girls suffer a serious sports-related knee injury, and thousands more suffer stress fractures and shin splints. For more information: www.fan-ntts.org
Tonight - Thursday, April 12 is the Domino's Pizza "Dough Raising Night" for Youth Connection. A portion of the money for every medium, large, and extra large pizza you order at retail price will be donated by Domino's (Wilmette location) to Youth Connection. To participate, simply place your order tonight with Domino's in Wilmette and mention the Youth Connection Dough Raising and Domino's will honor the order. Domino's phone number in Wilmette is 847-256-9020.
Make your reservation now for the Youth Connection Spring Fiesta on Saturday, April 21, 7-11pm at the Lakeview Center at Gillson Park. To buy tickets and learn more: CLICK HERE
Youth Connection is looking for donated silent auction items for its Spring Fiesta fundraiser. Contact Karen Funari, Executive Director, at 847-254-2224 if you have something to contribute.
Youth Connection is holding a Cake Walk on Wednesday, April 18th! Your child can stop by the DEN at 2:50 PM and try to win a sweet treat for 50 cents a try. We’re also selling $1 raffle tickets with the winner bringing home a Portillo's chocolate cake. Donations of cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and pies can be dropped off in the DEN on the 18th from 7:45-8:15am. All proceeds of the Cake Walk benefit the New Trier Township Food Pantry.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Thursday, Apr. 12
Youth Connection’s Domino’s Fundraiser
Monday, Apr. 16
Earth Week activities begin
Tuesday, Apr. 17
FAN Lecture – Protecting Student Athletes – 7 PM
Wednesday, Apr. 18
Youth Connection Cake Walk – The DEN – 2:50 PM
Friday, Apr. 20
Saturday, Apr. 21
Inspired Youth Tutoring
Youth Connection Spring Fiesta – 7-11 PM
Tuesday, May. 1
WJHS PTO Mtg. – 9:15 AM
Saturday, May. 5
Inspired Youth Tutoring
E-mail Cathi Borushek at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Tuesday to submit announcements for next week’s Highlights.