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September 9, 2019

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter
Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
Principal’s Message
Our first six weeks ends on Sept. 20th. Several years ago parents or guardians would have to wait for a paper report to make its way home to see their child’s average from a completed six weeks. However, all of today’s technology has allowed parents DAILY access to their child’s grades. That has turned the “Report Card” into one of the relics of the past. Of course some folks like the good old days and they’d rather keep that paper copy. If that’s you, let us know here in the office and we’ll send that home at the end of the grading period. However, we’ve found that the overwhelming majority of parents these days are simply checking grades online and have no need for a paper copy of what they’ve already checked on. So as we sit here just a couple of weeks from the end of this first six weeks we hope you’re in touch with teachers concerning any difficulties your child may be having in an academic area. We’d really love for you to be in touch whether there is an issue or not. We just want to continue to work with you to help your child achieve success here at Danforth.

Thanks for taking a look at our Newsletter.
Greg Howard, Principal

In the next few days
Monday, Sept 9th
Volleyball at HOME vs. Lampasas; 8th B & 7A play at 5 pm; 8th A & 7th B after first game

Tuesday, Sept. 10th
Football – B teams vs. Burnet at Burnet; 7th B at 6 pm; 8th B plays after first game

Wednesday, Sept. 11th
Patriots Day – Students and Staff wear Red, White, Blue

Thursday, Sept. 12th
Pep Rally – 8:50 am in the Gym
Football – A teams vs. Regents – HOME; 7th A at 5 pm; 8th A plays after first game

Saturday, Sept. 14th
Cross Country at San Marcos in Miller Middle School Cross Country Meet
Volleyball at Burnet A/B Tournament

More detailed info about other Danforth activities
From Teresa Gill & Nicole Royal, NJHS Sponsors
Danforth has a National Junior Honor Society chapter for students in 8th grade. Students who are academically eligible for consideration for membership in NJHS will be given application packets by Wednesday, September 11. Eligibility is determined by your child’s cumulative grade point average which must meet or exceed our chapter’s standard for scholarship currently set at 90 based upon the four core subjects of math, science, history and English. This serves as the first step in our selection procedure. Students are now eligible to submit additional information for consideration by the chapter’s Faculty Council which will carefully review their credentials. In addition to the scholarship standard, membership in NJHS is also based on standards of leadership, service, citizenship and character. To be selected as a member of NJHS, students must demonstrate on their Candidate Form that they have met or exceeded these additional standards. The deadline for submitting the completed form is 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 17. This is a strict deadline. Late forms will not be accepted. Turn your forms in directly to Mrs. Gill, NJHS Adviser in room 200. Candidates will be notified of the results of the selection committee no later than Tuesday, September 24. If you meet eligibility requirements, you will be inducted into NJHS on the evening of Tuesday, October 8. If you have any questions regarding NJHS or the selection process, you can contact Mrs. Gill at or Mrs. Royal at

From Jeremy Mauk, Whitley Bone, Kari Winebrenner, Carol Sue Merkin, Stephanie Carter, FCA Sponsors
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets in the Junior High gym every Friday at 7:15 am. Please join us for games, fun, speakers, and donuts! Everyone is welcome!

From Bess Reisberg, After School Science Club and Garden Club Sponsor
Our first meeting for the Science club will meet next Monday September 9th in Ms. Reisberg's room (115). We will meet every other Monday from 3:30-4:30 pm. Please attend the first meeting next week if you'd like more information! Dues are $10 per student. All grade levels are welcome.

Garden Club will meet every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 pm. All grade levels are welcome. Meet in Ms. Reisberg's room (115) in you'd like to join!