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December 2, 2019

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter

Principal’s Message
Well that was quick. Thanksgiving flew right by us and now Christmas is on us. Those of you with 7th and 8th graders will remember we have exams at the end of the semester for our classes. For those new to Jr. High scheduling - welcome to the end of the semester scramble. Here is the schedule for exams in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, Dec. 17th –
The first six class periods meet throughout the day beginning at normal time (8:00 am)
7th period exam – 1:54 – 3:15

Wednesday, Dec. 18th –
1st period exam – 8:00 – 9:25
2nd period exam – 9:30 – 10:55
3rd period exam – 12:25 – 1:50
4th period exam – 1:55 – 3:15

Thursday, Dec. 19th –
Band Concert for students / Study for exams – 8:00 – 8:55
5th period exam – 9:00 – 10:30
6th period exam – 10:35 – 12:00
No need to stress about any of this. The teachers, with your help, will have our students ready to take these exams. Just be aware we’d like all our students here to take their exams to finish out the semester.

One final note about scheduling. Our high school football team continues to win in the playoffs. They play this Friday, Dec. 6th at the Alamodome in San Antonio against Navarro. We will have an early release from school on Friday. Car riders need to be picked up at 12 pm. Buses will leave the school around 12:20.

Greg Howard, Principal

In the next few days
Thursday, Dec. 5th
Basketball vs. Lampasas – 8B & 7A at 5 pm; 8A & 7B after early games
Girls at Home, Boys at Lampasas
Friday, Dec. 6th
Early release (Car riders at 12 pm) for the High School Football playoff game in San Antonio
Saturday, Dec. 7th
UIL One-Act Play competition in Llano

More detailed info about other Danforth activities
From Teresa Gill & Nicole Royal – NJHS Sponsors
During the last week of October, NJHS held a cookie fundraiser. The money we raised will be used to purchase bedding and towels for a transitional homeless shelter in San Marcos. In addition to these items, they are also in need of canned goods and some lightly used clothing items. If you are able to help, we would love for you to send your children to school with these items. NJHS is accepting donations this week thru Monday, December 8. There will be bins inside the front doors. Thank you so much!

From Jeremy Mauk, Whitley Bone, Kari Winebrenner, Carol Sue Merkin – 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!