Academic Excellence Awards recognize 454 schools that have sustained very high academic performance over at least three years. Some of these schools receive national recognitions, placing them among the nation's most outstanding.
In elementary and middle schools, at least 90% of the students met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for at least 3 consecutive years.
Williamsville Jr. High School is pleased to be a recipient of this award yet again. It's symbolic of our community, parents, staff, and students efforts to excel in the academic arena. Thank you to all who value and support our students' educational journey.
The Junior High Students stepped up to the plate and dontated $256 toward Breast Cancer Research this week. For $1, students could purchase a strip of duct tape, which was used to secure Mr. Shoufler to the gym wall. Students were very reluctant to bring him down after the assembly. In fact, he still may be in the gym as we speak!
Mrs. Damery, our JH Guidance and Academic Advisor, put together a great assembly that included fun competitions and student recognition. Recognized were October themed contest winners and participants for the Scary Story Contest, Magic Potion Contest, and Pumpkin Carving Contest.
7th Grader Molly Budinger was recognized for her story. To kick off Teen Read Week at the Junior High, Molly's story was read to the entire student body. Great job Molly!
Big thanks to Michelle Buscher for organizing the Breast Cancer Awareness activity for the JH. 264 of our 347 students in attendance wore Pink, in support of October--Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The 8th grade won the grade level competition with 82% of their class wearing Pink that day.
We are very fortunate to have a student body and community that think of and serve others in a supportive way!
Go Bee Bees!
Every year the Sangamon County Schoolmasters sponsor several extra-curricular events for the county schools. A program for these events is provided by McQuality Education Services. In this program, parents can place a "happy ad", showing their support for their child. Below you will find a link to the happy ad form for the Sangamon County Girl's Basketball Tournament, the Sangamon County Honor Band Concert, and the Sangamon County Literary Contest. In order for the form to print properly, you may need to shrink to 40% regular size. Please support your child by purchasing a happy ad for your child! Thank you.
One Way Traffic
Beginning Monday, Aug 20, the traffic pattern around the Junior High School will be one-way only. Vehicles will enter the junior high as normal off Walnut St, and will then flow in one direction around the back side of the junior high. The pattern will have vehicles exiting the junior high campus going north on Pine Street.
Road Signs are scheduled to be posted this week for drivers to see. Our community police will be posted to help with the new traffic pattern around the school during the first week.
Student Before School Drop-offs
8:00 am - 8:25 am
Students will be dropped off by parents at the back of the junior high's Fine Arts Entrance.
(This is a change from last year)
Student After School Pick-ups
Students will be picked up by parents at the back of the junior high's Fine Arts Entrance.
(This is the same as last year)
Student Drop-offs and Pick-ups (during classroom hours)
The dropping off or picking up of students due to appointments/illnesses will occur at the main entrance of the junior high school during the school day; as students/parents need to sign in or sign out before attending or leaving the building.
(This is the same as last year)
Bus Drop-offs and Pick-ups
School busses will drop off and pick up students in the bus loop at the front of the school.
(Athletic busses will still pick up teams at the Athletic Entrance of the gymnsasium)
Students, Parents, and Community members are invited to attend Meet the Teacher Night at WJHS on Thursday, August 30, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm.
New staff members at the Junior High School for the 2012-2013 school year include:
Tyler Casson- Art, JH Cross Country Coach
Sarah Dame- 8th grade math, maternity leave substitute for Mrs. Wherley
Jane Grebner- RTI Math Coordinator
Julie Root- Academic Support and Interventions
Carrie Warren- Resource
WJHS Documents and Forms are available for the 2012-2013 School Year.
Registration Cover Letter and Form are available under the Junior High menu, Documents and Forms. They can also be found under the Documents and Forms menu option under the Williamsville Junior High School category.
Other documents and forms available are the Handbook, Supply List, Lunch Card Information and the Parent Volunteer form.
WJHS, along with 438 other schools across the state of Illinois, has been awarded the Academic Excellence Award. To gain this recognition, WJHS has met the following criteria:
* Made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010 and 2011 as required by No Child Left Behind;
* 90% of students met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.
Students, staff and parents have all played a part in the success of WJHS! Keep up the great work!
Go to the link below for further information on this and other state recognition programs: