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February 18, 2020

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter
Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 2020

Principal’s Message
On to the Next.

Basketball season for Jr. High has officially ended but we’re already talking about the first track meet. For 6th graders (and those much younger) they’re already getting ready for baseball or t-ball. And so it goes. Parents, grandparents, coaches and of course, the kids themselves, transition from one sport to the next all throughout the year and into the summer. It’s a lot to keep up with and as anybody who is reading this knows; it’s just plain exhausting. But thank you for helping your child keep up with it all.


Our mission is largely about Academics but today’s students (and their parents) have crazy schedules that stretch everyone in the family to the limit. Thank you for helping your child balance their need for exercise and competition while still focusing on building their academic foundation.


One final note – the stage in our school is where the “lost and found” is kept. There are easily over 200 coats, shirts and hoodies. Not to mention the water bottles and lunch boxes. We have announced for students to search for their missing items but the pile remains quite large. We are about ready to round up this stuff and donate it to some organization. If your child is missing an item, feel free to come look for it. Thanks.


Greg Howard, Principal

In the next few days
Wednesday, Feb. 19th
Presentation – Vaping Info for Parents – Danforth Library at 5:15 pm
Monday, March 2nd
8th Grade Parent Night at High School – 5 pm – 8th graders and their parents are encouraged to attend
Saturday, March 7th
STEAM Fair – 10 am – 2 pm – High School Bridges Gym – Presentations, exhibits and booths highlighting Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts, Mathematics and Mechanics


More detailed info about other Danforth activities
From Teresa York, School Librarian
The Danforth Library's annual Scholastic Book Fair will be going on Tuesday February 18th - Friday the 21st. Hours will be 7:30-4:00 each day, closing at noon on Friday. Purchases can also be made on line at the following link: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/danforthjuniorhighschool

All book orders will be delivered to Danforth free of charge and 30% of all online sales come back to Danforth Library in the form of FREE BOOKS! Come check out our $5.00 & below table, Spanish books and new titles.

From Sheridan Roalson, Wimberley Dance Elite
Wimberley Dance Elite has a partnership with our schools that has allowed for the formation and continued success of a dance program at the high school. Wimberley Dance Elite also offers a wide variety of programs that prepare students for participation in WHS activities including Acro, Cheer, Tumbling and Dance. For more info please call 512-722-3503 or email wimberleydanceelite@gmail.com


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!