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March 3, 2020

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter
Tuesday, Mar. 3rd, 2020

Principal’s Message
Next Year.
The finish line for this school year is not even in sight yet but we’re already looking ahead to next year. Last night our 8th graders and their parents met at the high school to begin planning for next year. Our 6th and 7th graders have met with our counselor and are thinking about what to take next year. Their selection sheets are due Frday (6th grade) and Monday (7th grade). Cheerleaders are looking at next year too as they practice for and then compete in tryouts on Friday, March 13th. A couple of weeks ago we had 5th graders over here enjoying a band performance and maybe thinking about band for next year.

All of this planning for 2020-2021 is good and necessary but so is living in the moment. And this “moment” called the 2019-2020 school year is still a long way from over. Let’s love it and live it and make the best of it in the classroom and everywhere else while May’s finish line is still just out of our sight.

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

In the next few days
Tuesday, March 3rd
UIL Concert & Sight Reading Band Competition
Jr. High Tennis Meeting at Field House for Parents of those interested in playing tennis – 6 pm
Wednesday, March 4th
Track Meet in La Vernia
Thursday, March 5th
UIL Fun Day for students who participated in the UIL Academic Meet
Friday, March 6th
Band Fun Day Trip for All-Region Band
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 Elizabeth Edelen – Trash Pickup Sponsor
Students at Danforth are concerned about the environment and want to protect it. Last year, volunteers from all around Texas picked up more than 900,000 pounds of trash at over 130 cleanup events! We are proud to announce that we have created our own Wimberley cleanup event on Saturday, March 7th at Coleman's Canyon Ranch (drains into Jacob's Well) and invite you to join us! Sign up now to aid us in keeping our Wimberley community clean: #BeautifyTX

From Elizabeth Edelen – Student Trip Sponsor Attention all 7th Grade Families: Interested in traveling next summer to our nation's capital and the city that never sleeps? Come to an informational meeting this Tuesday, March 3rd, at 5:30pm in room 114. I will be sharing all the details about our DC/NY trip and why YOU need to sign up NOW and join us!!

From Rebecca Selsor – High School Texan Stars Dance Team Sponsor
Interested in joining the Wimberley Texan Stars High School Dance Team?
Here is some info you need to know.
Monday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm – Mandatory Parent Meeting at High School Library
Wednesday, March 25th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm – Dance Clinic at WHS Texan Gym
Thursday, March 26th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Dance Tryouts
Questions? Contact Rebecca Selsor at

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!