Congratulations to our April Staff Member of the Month, Mrs. Schwehr. Mrs. Schwehr is dedicated to promoting physical fitness with our girls. Her hard work extends to track where she is extremely organized with all practices and meets. In addition, she has coordinated our Kids Heart Challenge each year where we are top 10 in the nation!
Good evening WJHS! Tomorrow is our 2nd day of state testing. If you haven't done so already, please charge your Chromebook and remember to bring it in the morning! If you have a school issued Chromebook, you must bring it for testing. Tomorrow's dress up day: Sports Team Shirt/Jersey (no hats/accessories)
Good evening WJHS! State testing begins tomorrow. Please take the time now to find your Chromebook and charge it! If you have a school issued Chromebook checked out to you, you MUST bring it for testing each day this week. Tomorrow's dress up day: Hawaiian Shirt/Shorts. Please remember no sunglasses or hats due to testing. Get a good night's rest and eat a good breakfast in the morning! We will see you in 1st hour to start the day. Remote students - we will see you at 11:45am! Please come in the main entrance and we will let you know your testing locations. - Mrs. Cruser
Good evening WJHS families! Spring break begins tomorrow, April 1st and lasts through Monday, April 5th. We will see all students back on Tuesday, April 6th. Please take some time to check Skyward and make sure all assignments are completed. This extended break is a great time to make sure students are staying caught up for 4th quarter. Remember to charge your devices over the long break . Enjoy your time together and we look forward to seeing everyone back Tuesday!
Our March Staff Member of the Month is Stacy Davis! Nurse Stacy has been a crucial staff member as we have transitioned back to in-person learning. She has done a fantastic job communicating with parents and checking students for symptoms during the pandemic. In addition, Nurse Stacy takes amazing care of our students with daily medical needs. We are lucky to have Stacy at WJHS!
Yesterday we recognized our 3rd quarter Students of Character. Join us in congratulating these young men and women. 6th Grade: Bella Rieken Connor Kleinschmidt Wyatt Nolte 7th Grade: Eli Johanning Lorna Schaus Addyson Bergman 8th Grade: Nilo Dallape Evie Reifschneider Piper Hodges As always, thank you to Farmers Insurance - Gonzenbach Agency for sponsoring our Students of Character each year and providing the medals.
WJHS Families - Picture retake day is tomorrow from 8am-noon! Any student (remote or in-person) that has not yet had their picture taken should do so tomorrow if they'd like to be included in the yearbook. Those interested in retakes can also turn their packet into the photographer and have their picture taken again. Thank you!
WJHS Families - We look forward to seeing all in-person learners tomorrow morning! Remember to charge your devices tonight and certify your health in the morning. Get ready for a 5 day week!
WJHS families - This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, 3/12, is a "B" day for in-person attendance.
WJHS families - This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, 3/5, is an "A" day for in-person attendance. Even though this is a half day on the district calendar, students will still be in attendance until 12pm. There will be NO extended day.
Good evening WJHS families & staff, Tomorrow kicks off Read Across America Week. Explore funny books and wear a crazy outfit! Also, remember to charge your devices tonight :)
WJHS Families - A few reminders as we head into the weekend: 1) Please complete the method of instruction survey for 4th quarter if you have not done so already. There is no need to complete it again if you have already submitted. We are missing about 150 responses. 2) Please make sure your student charges their device each evening (and especially over the weekend). We have about 15-20 Chromebooks to lend out each day, but there are days we do not have enough as many students did not charge their device. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEGAquM2ToL3j3AnLFTeR35L4n0fHtZKsQrB3T0FDVKuxXpA/viewform We will begin everyday attendance on March 15th. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the warmer weather! Thank you, WJHS
WJHS families - This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, 2/26, is a "B" day for in-person attendance.
WJHS families - This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, 2/19, is an "A" day for in-person attendance.
WJHS students & families - We look forward to seeing students back in attendance tomorrow! Please remember to charge your Chromebooks tonight and certify your child’s health using the Miine Health app in the morning. B Day students are in attendance Thursday with A Day students on Friday.
WJHS Virtual Game Night starts at 6pm. Students, join us for some fun! I have 35 attendance prizes to hand out! 1) Go to: www.crowd.live/wjhsgamenight 2) Enter your first name, last name, and school email address 3) Click the sound icon near my video to hear me (do this each round) 4) Answer the questions as we go and have fun! - Mrs. Cruser
WJHS families - This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, 2/12, is a "B" day for in-person attendance. Even though this is a half day on the district calendar, students will still be in attendance until 12pm. There will not be extended day for those that normally attend. There is no school on Monday, 2/15 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Mr. Dahm has been named the Staff Member of the Month for February. Thank you, Mr. Dahm, for making math understandable, even for our remote learners, and always being willing to help students. If you'd like to nominate a staff member of the month for March, complete this short Google Form! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnvg25AaAY6E7cE89fxfUot_bS0Z0Pe_pL9jtvkTyJJ9OvFg/viewform
Students, Join us Thursday at 6pm for a virtual game night! We'll have 8 rounds, attendance prizes between each round, and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Simply join the following link on a smart phone, Chromebook, computer, or tablet. crowd.live/wjhsgamenight Questions? Email me! Mrs. Cruser firstname.lastname@example.org
WJHS families - This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow is an "A" day for in-person attendance.
Congratulations to our Staff Members of the Month for January, Beth Gregson and Dawn Grohmann! Beth and Dawn keep the entire building running efficiently and are always our go-to when we need help! Thank you ladies for all you do for our students and staff on a daily basis.
WJHS families - Picture day is Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. In-person learners will have their picture taken during PE hours. Remote learners can come anytime between 12:30 and 3:30pm. Please enter in the main doors. Thank you!
WJHS families - This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, 1/29, is a "B" day for in-person attendance.
Don't forget to wrap up Literacy Week tomorrow by snuggling up with a good book in your pajamas! Do you have book recommendations you'd like to share with other students or need a recommendation for a new book? If so, check your emails for a Flipgrid link from Mr. Mayer!
WJHS Families - All sports practices , tryouts, and open gyms are cancelled for today. We will still have extended day until 2:30 and those busses will run as normally scheduled. Thank you.
WJHS Students & Staff - Join us in celebrating Literacy Week. Tomorrow is "Read My Shirt!" day. Wear a shirt with words on it! Follow the link below to see the schedule for the week. https://www.wcusd5.net/article/385270?org=waterloo-jr-high-school
JH Volleyball Tryouts will be Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (Jan.26-Jan.28) at Gardner -6th grade: 3:30-5:00 -7th/8th grade: 5:00-6:30 If you signed up for the volleyball emails, please check your email. If you haven’t signed up or have any questions please contact email@example.com.
WJHS families - This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow is an "A" day for in-person attendance.
Please help us congratulate five of our 2nd Quarter Students of Character. These students were recognized by one of their teachers for showing great character throughout the school year. We are lucky to have such wonderful students here at WJHS! Jackson Wirth - 6th grade Emily Vogt - 6th grade Corwin Pherson - 7th grade Peyton Rose - 7th grade Emma Veath - 8th grade
Students, Parents & Guardians, Beginning with the second semester (next week), we will be alternating between A and B rotations on Friday. Students that are in-person will now attend every other Friday in addition to their Monday/Wednesday (A) or Tuesday/Thursday (B) rotation. A full schedule and more details can be found in the link below. https://bit.ly/3qgEPdE As always, please do not hesitate to contact either of us if you have any questions. Have a great weekend! Dr. Schwartz firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Cruser email@example.com
Thank you to everyone who has made nominations for Staff Member of the Month. I realized that I have not let everyone at home know who has been selected. Congratulations to the following amazing staff members! We will announce January's winner in the next few weeks! September - Mrs. Pontious October - Mrs. Brandt November - Ms. Miller December - Ms. Garrett
Picture Day at WJHS is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd and Wednesday, February 3rd! Remote students may come anytime between 12:30pm and 3:30pm to have their picture taken. Please come whichever day works best for you. Students can enter the main doors and will be directed to the gym. If you’d like to order online, visit mylifetouch.com and use the Picture Day ID: GDHK94TVE. Thank you!
Good afternoon WJHS families. Tomorrow, January 4th, we will resume in-person instruction, as we had been doing before the winter break (A/B schedule). Please remember to charge Chromebooks tonight and certify your child’s health using the Miine Health app each morning. If you wish to make any changes to your student’s in-person/remote status, please contact the office at 939-3457. We hope you all had a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing everyone soon! -WJHS
WJHS - Don’t forget to wear your brightest neon tomorrow and festive sweaters or holiday wear on Thursday! If you are remote, send us a pic to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to see you all! - Mrs. Cruser
Waterloo Jr. High School will be holding their Holly Jolly Spirit Week next week! Students are encouraged to participate, whether they are in person or learning at home. Students can send in pictures of their participation to: email@example.com. Polar Express Monday- Wear your pajamas to school! Twinning Tuesday- Dress up as your favorite holiday character or your favorite friend! Light it Up Wednesday- Stand out in your wildest neon gear! Festive Thursday- Show off your holiday sweater and other holiday gear! Fanatic Friday- Wear your Orange and Black!
The following students' names were drawn for having no missing assignments Nov. 9th - 13th. Great job everyone! We'll continue to have weekly drawings and everyone is eligible - just have no missing assignments for that week! 6th grade: Caroline H., Milla M., Alyssa M., Trey C. 7th grade: Owen D., Cole C., AJ B., Sage L. 8th grade: Noah E., Ayden I., Ella H. These students will receive a letter in the mail with a Burger King shake coupon!
Congratulations to our sweet treat winners for this week. These students did not have any missing assignments for the week of Nov. 2nd - 6th. You will be receiving a Burger King shake coupon in the mail! 6th grade: Mackenzie K., Kruz L., Paige H., & Paige Z. 7th grade: Tommy B., Alex S., Carter M., & Calla E. 8th grade: Rowan S., Nathan K., Erica C., & Nate C.
Next week at WJHS, we will have a spirit week! Monday- Wear orange and black (at home or at school) Tuesday- Wear school appropriate Halloween costumes Wednesday- Wear school appropriate Halloween costumes Just a reminder that parent teacher conferences are next Thursday and Friday. The sign up is linked below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/14qHX-ov9SufXGc8DPukHs985NqbsDBWv7FO8lCPBTiI/edit Have a great rest of the week! - WJHS
WJHS Parents & Students - This is a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, October 9th or Monday, October 12th. We will see "B" day students on Tuesday, October 13th to begin 2nd quarter! Please remember next week to certify your student's health each morning. Have a great extended weekend, WJHS
Parents & Guardians, This is a friendly reminder to certify your child's health each morning by using the Miine Health app prior to arriving at 7:35am. If you need any assistance with the app, please call our secretaries at 939-3457 and they can assist you! Have a terrific Tuesday! -WJHS
Parents & Students: We are very excited to welcome students back beginning tomorrow. Please remember to send your child with a mask. Please read through this message for last minute information. Student Rotation “A” students should attend on Mondays and Wednesdays. “B” students should attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All students will be remote on Fridays. Drop-Off Times and Locations: 7:35-7:50 6th/7th grade- Main north entrance at the crosswalk from either direction or the parking lot across from the north entrance. There will be a sign at the crosswalk and a crossing guard. 8th grade- South entrance at the end of the median if driving north or crosswalk if driving south. There will be a sign at the end of the median and a crossing guard in the crosswalk. Student Arrival: We will be taking temperatures at the door. Students should report directly to their 1st hour class when they arrive to school. Please have your child check Skyward for 1st hour class information. We will provide your child with a printed schedule during 1st hour. Pick-Up Time and Locations Dismissal for town students will begin at 12:05 You may pick students up from either entrance in the front by pulling into an open space. You may also pick students up from the parking lot behind the south gym or the parking lot across from the main north entrance. Certify Students Please be sure to certify that your child is symptom free using the Miine Health App. Students who are not certified prior to school will be pulled from 1st hour in order to be certified. School Supplies- Please bring the following in a backpack (no lockers will be used): Charged Chromebook or device Earbuds Clear water bottle Folder for each class Notebook/paper Pencils Calculator Hand sanitizer/extra mask See you soon!
WJHS Cheerleading Tryout Information Please see the link below for dates, a sign up form, and important information. All athletes must have a current physical on file with the nurse to tryout. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KlHOPQO4YLcM8skvo9Fxg6K5-O6kaiqeegONo9PEQK4/edit?usp=sharing
Waterloo Junior High School Parents, Please visit the link below for information regarding our planned return to in-person learning on September 30th. Included is a link to a survey we would like all parents to complete by Monday. https://www.wcusd5.net/article/309106?org=waterloo-jr-high-school Thank you! Dr. Schwartz & Mrs. Cruser
We hope you had a great first week of school! It was awesome interacting with so many of you on Zoom! Always remember that it’s a lot easier to keep up than to catch up. If you ever need assistance, please reach out to your teachers. We’re here to help! #WJHSAsOne
On Fridays, we wear orange and black! We hope you are showing your school spirit at home today too! #WJHSAsOne https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQmjV3EIybHV7ywndcpt_Xk0oySlf9R5Kg3WKi_BYCtSjfHuk4pS4Ni4xyXPftPhDOYosZXHP7Ac8UH/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=3000&slide=id.g91cadc4c29_0_8
Mrs. Rau and Mr. Keim teamed up to create a perspective chalk art drawing at WHS. This lesson is one of the exciting ways that our art teachers will present material remotely! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buoX0JJOVqY
WJHS Parents - Tomorrow is the first day of school!! We can't wait to begin this year together! If your child has not done so yet, please ask them to sign into Google Classroom and join each of their classes. If they do not see a class listed, please have them contact their teacher. Email addresses can be found at: https://www.wcusd5.net/o/waterloo-jr-high-school/staff We will also have another virtual orientation this evening at 6pm. If you'd like to join us, you can find the login information here: https://www.wcusd5.net/o/waterloo-jr-high-school/events If you can't make it, the WJHS Remote Learning Student Handbook will give you a good overview of how things will look remotely. In addition, always feel free to contact Dr. Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com if you have any questions. https://www.wcusd5.net/article/280683?org=waterloo-jr-high-school Have a great start to the school year tomorrow! - Mrs. Cruser #WJHSAsOne
6th grade parents & guardians, Although we are beginning the year with remote instruction, we will still need updated physicals and dental exams on file for each student. You can drop these off tomorrow when you pick up your math workbook. If you do not yet have these forms complete, please email Stacy Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org with your appointment date(s). She can keep this on file until you are able to turn in all completed paperwork. Thank you! Mrs. Cruser email@example.com
WJHS Parents: A few reminders for this week and next: Thursday, 8/13 8am - 6pm (main lobby): - 6th grade math workbooks (all 6th graders) - Chromebook pick up (those that requested) - Yearbook pick up (those that did not pick up over the summer) Virtual Orientation: Monday 8/17 @ 1pm and Tuesday 8/18 @6pm. Links attached in letter below. 1st Day of School: Wednesday, August 19th. All students should check in to all Google Classrooms and participate accordingly. https://bit.ly/3kFSTeO We can't wait to get started this year! #WJHSAsOne - Dr. Schwartz & Mrs. Cruser
Cross Country practice will begin August 19th from 3:15-4:45pm. You must have a current physical on file to attend. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Coach Sebestik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WJHS Parents: As we approach the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, I wanted to share some important information. Please see the attached document for details about orientations, Chromebook and 6th grade math workbook pick-up, and schedules. Please feel free to contact the school office at 939-3457 with any questions or concerns that you might have. We are looking forward to a great (unlike any other) year! #WJHSAsOne https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zr8fvFUxwoxrxGbLbL3o57L_S_1n3O26/view?usp=sharing
Parents, Following is the link for information on Junior High tryouts. This is a fluid situation and as we get more guidance we will have more information. Please look over the attached sheet to see when tryouts are and information over the guidelines for tryouts. Thank you for your patience. - Coach Unger, AD https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ExnmRFEhnyUzcjwxGUFxNhI8Id83JadPzJTCz1agpLU/edit?usp=sharing
Waterloo Families, All students will need an internet ready device (other than a phone) with a keyboard, camera, and microphone to engage in remote learning. If you need assistance with acquiring a device or internet access, please complete the Technology/Internet Access Survey below. Someone will be contacting those who state they need assistance within the next two weeks. shorturl.at/degBF -WCUSD#5
Please read the attached letter from WCUSD#5 for information on remotely starting the 2020-2021 school year. shorturl.at/gpsJP
Summer Reading Opportunity and Free Books! Any student entering 5th-10th grade who would like to participate in a Summer Reading group and have a chance to virtually "visit" with the author, you may pick up a copy of "The Benefits of Being an Octopus" by Ann Braden or "Other Words for Home" by Jasmine Warga on June 19 or June 20 between 10:00 am-noon at the circle drive of Waterloo Jr. High School. There will also be free books ranging from board books through young adult books for students and parents to choose from as well! Check your skyward email for more information!
Any girls interested in playing junior high basketball during the 2020-2021 school year can join the Remind group to receive updates throughout the summer. You can join by clicking the link below or texting the number in the attached picture. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Rader at email@example.com. https://www.remind.com/join/2021wjh
Yearbooks are in for WJHS! Please pick up during one of the following times in the main foyer. Tuesday, June 9th : 8am-11am Wednesday, June 10th : 11am-2pm Questions? Email Amber Cruser at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
This is a friendly reminder that we are collecting materials (textbooks, teacher & library books, and paper copies for work not done online) starting tomorrow in the main foyer. Wednesday, May 20- 3:00-7:00 pm Thursday, May 21- 8:00am-2:00 pm Thanks! - Waterloo Junior High
Congratulations to our 4th Quarter Students of Character! To read what their teachers had to say about them, check out the news article here: https://www.wcusd5.net/article/248095?org=waterloo-jr-high-school
Congratulations to 8th grader Larkin Nottmeier who placed 6th out of 552 entries in the Water’s Worth It Essay Contest. We are proud of her and the effort she put into research, rough draft writing and revision of her essay! Way to go Larkin!
Our remote learning is scheduled to end on Friday, May 15. We will be collecting materials (chromebooks, library books, textbooks, and paper packets) at the following times in the junior high foyer: Wednesday, May 20- 3:00-7:00 pm Thursday, May 21- 8:00-2:00 pm Thanks for all you do. Have a wonderful summer! -Nick Schwartz, WJHS Principal
Happy Staff Appreciation Week! Wow, watching this video sure makes us miss these students even more (if that's possible). Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjfKGOC-0n0&feature=youtu.be
We miss you WJHS! Here are some familiar faces that wanted to send you a quick little message. https://youtu.be/FGFwo1TyHUY
Today only! The first 3,000 receipts scanned will receive 4x box tops. Download the box top app today, select Waterloo Junior High and scan your receipts!
Any WJHS students who have a TBRS - Ayden shirt, wear it tomorrow to recognize Rare Disease Awareness Day on March 1st!
Hat day tomorrow!! Bring $1 to support House of Neighborly Services.
WJHS Yearbooks are available to order now! Students will be receiving order forms today, or you can purchase online: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1073633/Waterloo-Junior-High-School/2020-Yearbook/20190724042531753103/CATALOG_SHOP/
6th grade volleyball tryouts will now be held on Jan. 6 – 8 at Gardner Elem. Due to 2 snow days and finding available gym time, this week will not work to get in more than one day of tryouts. Times will stay as previously scheduled. Thank you, Coach Esker & Coach Garrett
6th grade volleyball tryouts are again cancelled for today. They are on for tomorrow. Coaches will let you know if an additional day is scheduled. Thank you!
Due to the weather, the 6th grade volleyball tryouts for tonight have been cancelled. We will work on a rescheduled day/time and will let you know when that information becomes available. Thank you! Coach Esker and Coach Garrett
Tomorrow, 11/27, is a half day of school and there is no school Thursday and Friday. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your break with family and friends.
WJHS: Friday 11/1 - Orange and Black Attack. Wear as much orange and black as you can.
Picture Retake Day for WJHS is Wednesday, November 6th. If you are wanting retakes, please return your photo pack directly to the photographer. If you were absent on the original picture day, please get your picture taken on Wednesday.
WJHS: Thursday 10/31 - Scare Drugs Away. Wear a school appropriate costume.
WJHS: Wednesday 10/30 - Put Drugs to Sleep. Wear Pajamas.
WJHS: Tuesday 10/29 - Lei Off Of Drugs. Dress in your best tropical gear!
WJHS: Monday 10/28 - Wear Red to Kick Off Red Ribbon Week!
Hat Day $1 - Friday Oct. 18th - benefiting the kids and families of St. Jude's Children's Hospital
WJHS: Thursday is Orange & Black Day - Get unique and crazy to show your school spirit.
WJHS: Wednesday is All We Do is 'Win'sday' - Jerseys, sport shirts, referees, & crazy fans
WJHS: Tuesday is Decades Day - Dress like your favorite decade!
WJHS: Monday is Class Color Day - 6th Grade (Yellow), 7th Grade (Red), 8th Grade (Blue)
We are encouraging students to support our local teams the rest of this week: Wednesday- Wear Blues gear- First game is tomorrow! 🏒 Thursday- Wear Cardinals gear- Playoffs begin on Thursday!⚾️ Friday- Wear Bulldog Gear- We always wear orange and black on Friday!🐾 LET’S GO!!!!!!!
Congrats to both our softball and baseball teams and coaches for winning the regional championship! They will be playing in the SIJHSAA state tournament beginning a week from Saturday.
Last call to be guaranteed a shirt for the Bulldog Color Run on Saturday! Please turn in registration forms tomorrow morning to any school office! http://bit.ly/2md2PSZ
Congratulations Reese Kite, who finished up regulation play tied for 1st at the IESA State Golf Tournament with a 73. The tournament was decided in playoff holes with Reese ultimately finishing 2nd! https://www.iesa.org/activities/go/results_State.asp?Gender=Girls&year=2019
WJHS Students & Staff - please wear red, white, and blue tomorrow, 9/11, in observance of Patriot Day.
WJHS Picture Day is tomorrow, September 5th! Forms can be turned in directly to the photographer, or you can order online at: mylifetouch.com with the code EVTDVMSHV.
WJHS - All fundraising orders are due tomorrow, August 30th. It is also an early dismissal day. Town students will be dismissed at 11:20am. There is no school on Monday, September 2nd. Have a great holiday weekend!
The 4th annual Bulldog Color Run is scheduled for September 28th at 5:30pm. We'd love to see you all there! Click here to register: https://5il.co/9lsc
WJHS cross country tryouts are Thursday, August 15th after school until 4:45pm. Please bring comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Students will meet and finish in the main gym.
If you are interested in purchasing school supplies from School Tool Box, now is your last chance! Orders take 10 days to leave the warehouse before shipping. Visit this link to order: https://www.schooltoolbox.com/stbDirect/index.php?r=site/index#load_school&id=107110