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November 18, 2019

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter
Principal’s Message

Advancing to the playoffs is really more of a high school thing. Our Jr. High students still get the thrill of competing against students from other schools but when the season is completed against other District schools, we move on to the next sport here at the Jr. High. Our football, volleyball and cross country teams experienced success against other schools in our District but now our athletes have moved on to basketball for the next few months. We appreciate their effort and the improvement we saw in the early sports and we hope to see continued success and improvement in basketball as well. Our Choir has sounded great in performances as well and you’ll have a chance to hear them again soon in December. And our One-Act Play performers have been working hard in preparation for their Dec. 7th performance in Llano at their District competition.

Hmmm. So who hasn’t been mentioned? Our Band deserves a category all their own. They recently competed in Bastrop against band students from 30 other schools. The estimated 1000 students from all those schools were competing for 180 spots on the All-Region Band. So how did we do? Sixty…….yes 60 members of our 7th and 8th grade band took spots in the All-Region band. If you’re doing the math there, that means our Danforth band took one-third of the available spots. Amazing results…….and the credit goes to students working hard at improving…….. with a big dose of support from parents and band directors as well.

That’s a lot to be proud of here at Danforth and a lot to cheer about……..even if it’s not in the playoffs.

Giving Thanks.

This season we’re entering into gives everyone pause to think about the people in their lives they are thankful for, not just on Thanksgiving, but always. I just want to say we’re always thankful for those of you reading this, but most importantly, we appreciate these young people that walk through our school doors every day.

Early Release on Friday
Our high school football team is traveling a great distance on Friday, Nov. 22nd for a playoff game in Mathis, Texas. We’ll have early release on Friday at 2:30 pm. That means Car Riders should be picked up at 2:30 pm and that our buses will run at approximately 2:40 pm.

Greg Howard, Principal

In the next few days
Thursday, Nov. 21st
Basketball vs. Bandera – 8B & 7A at 5:00 pm; 8A & 7B after early          games
Boys at Home; Girls at Bandera

Friday, Nov. 22nd
Early Release – Pick up Car Riders at 2:30 pm; Buses leave the JH at approx. 2:40 pm

No School the Week of Thanksgiving

Monday, Dec. 2nd
School Resumes

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