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April 9, 2024

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Principal’s Message

I hope everyone enjoyed the extended weekend, and the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse event!

In the upcoming weeks, our Danforth students will be involved in STAAR testing. Most of our kids are familiar with the annual STAAR testing procedures. Here are a few things for parents to know as we enter into state testing season:

  • Texas Education Agency (TEA) prohibits the use of cell phones, smart watches, Fitbits, iPods, iPads, or any personal electronic devices during testing. Any necessary electronic devices for testing will be provided by the school.
  • On testing day, students taking the test will give their cell phones/personal electronic devices to their testing teachers upon entering the designated testing rooms. All personal devices will be securely stored for the duration of the test and will be returned to each student before he or she leaves the testing room.
  • Our students and staff work hard to prepare for these state tests. We prioritize maintaining optimal testing conditions during testing days, which means keeping interruptions to a minimum. Please take a look at the Danforth testing schedule, below. Thank you for avoiding checking your student out of class before noon on his or her designated testing dates, if at all possible.
  • Please encourage your student to get plenty of rest and a good breakfast before designated testing sessions.

Danforth Spring STAAR Testing Schedule

6th Grade: Reading on April 12 & Math on April 25

 

7th Grade: Reading on April 11 & Math (regular and Honors) on April 24

 

8th Grade: Reading on April 10, Science on April 17, Social Studies on April 18, Math on April 23 (regular math and Algebra)

 

Make-up Dates: Reading STAAR (all 3 grades)–April 16; Science or Social Studies STAAR (8th gr.)–April 19; Math STAAR (all 3 grades)–April 30

On another note, our wonderful campus secretary/registrar, Jordyn Mere, is now on maternity leave. We wish her and her wonderful family all the best as they welcome the newest addition to the Mere family! While Jordyn is out, Abby Nusbaum–our amazing campus receptionist–will step into the secretary/registrar role. We will have a couple of wonderful and experienced substitutes at our reception desk for the last weeks of the school year, as well. Our goal in the Danforth office is to support and help our students and their families, so please let us know if there’s anything you need as the school year rolls on.

Christi Moeller, Principal

 

In the Next Few Days:

Tuesday, April 9–Beginning of last 6-weeks grading period of the school year

April 10-12–STAAR Reading tests (one grade per day, please see above for specific dates)

Friday, April 12–Band Trip for 7th & 8th Band students

Looking Ahead:

Tues., April 16–One Act Play, Cast 1: Performance at WHS Lone Star Theater, 6:00pm

Sat., April 20–One Act Play performance at Heart of the Hills OAP Festival in Boerne

Mon., April 22–One Act Play, Cast 2: Performance at WHS Lone Star Theater, 6:00pm

Tues, April 23–All-Choir Program at WHS Lone Star Theater, 6:00pm

Friday, April 26–No School for all WISD campuses

 

 

More detailed info about other Danforth activities

 

April Cafeteria Menu:

DF APRIL 2024 MENU-Final.pdf

 

Ms. Bourbonnais, Choir

Congratulations to our 7th & 8th grade choir students for a successful performance at the UIL competition on April 4. They worked hard on sight reading and singing together as a cohesive group!