• Week of April 16, 2018

    Posted by Dr. Regan on 4/13/2018

    Upcoming STAAR Testing Dates/Important Dates

    4/17 Band UIL Competition

    4/28 Strides for Schools Fun Run

    5/4  NJHS Induction at 9:30

    5/9 Algebra STAAR EOC

    5/14 6th and 7th grade Math STAAR test, 8th grade STAAR Math Cycle 2

    5/15 6th and 7th grade STAAR reading test, 8th STAAR Reading Cycle 2

    5/16 8th grade Science STAAR test

    5/17 8th grade Social Studies STAAR test

    5/18 Make-up day for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

    5/18 Trip to Typhoon Texas for fine arts (returns at 5:00 PM)

    5/18 8th Grade Dance *7:30-10:0 PM

    5/21 Variety Show at 8:30

    5/22 Paige Project 18: Light Up the Night concert & McPeek Silent

            Auction 5:00 at DPHS – SC Performing Arts Center

    5/23 All-School Trip to Pirate’s Bay

    5/24 Grade Level Awards Assemblies

    5/25 All-School Awards Assembly

    5/25 Half-Day Early Dismissal at 11:40

     

    8th Grade Dance Information

    On May 18th from 7:30-10:00 PM we will host our annual 8th grade dance. Tickets for the dance will be on sale during all three lunches for $10 two weeks prior to the dance. Permission slips will be handed out during math classes for all 8th graders. In order to enter the dance, students must present a signed permission slip and a ticket.

    We try very hard to remind the students that we want to have a nice celebration for them, but that this is simply a fun dance in the cafeteria with their friends. With that in mind, we will not allow any limousines on our campus the night of the dance. If a parent chooses to employ one of those vehicles, the vehicle will have to drop the child off across the street from campus.

    *ONLY DPJH STUDENTS WILL BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND! Students from other campuses are prohibited from attending our dances. *

    **The time of the dance has been revised due to the fine arts field trip to be held on the same day**

    Don’t  Forget!!!

    Most 6th graders were notified by mail before spring break that their immunization records need to be updated before staring the 7th grade next year.  Please make sure that you make an appointment with your physician or health clinic to get your 6th grader up-to-date on their immunizations for next year.  Send the updated shot record to school and the school nurse will update the computerized record to avoid any delays in registering your child for school next year.  If you have any questions regarding your child’s immunization record please call the school nurse at 832-668-7505. To see the specific immunizations required please go to the DPJH home page, click on departments, click on clinic and see the chart listed. 6th graders must have immunizations before attending 7th grade!

    NJHS Induction

    It’s almost time for our annual induction of National Junior Honor Society members (5/4 at 9:30). The requirements for induction are:

     

    A student’s grades for the first three nine-week grading periods from each core class will be averaged and must be a 93 or better.

    Students in 7th and 8th grade are eligible for induction into National Junior Honor Society.

    Three points will be added to each high school course’s overall three nine-week average (Algebra, Geometry, IPC) taken by a student.

    Only grades from the first 3 grading periods of the year of entry will be used to determine students’ eligibility for NJHS.

     

    To clarify further: Student’s core class grades are averaged each nine weeks for the first three nine weeks. For example, if Jane Doe’s first nine weeks grades were: Science- 92 Math- 93 LA- 96 SS- 91

    Her first nine weeks average would be: 93

    If John Doe’s first nine weeks grades were: IPC- 89 (+3 because this is a high school credit course) Algebra- 88 (+3 because this is a high school credit course) LA- 95  SS-93

    His first nine weeks average would be: 92.75 which would round to a 93.

    Students who have met the requirements for induction into NJHS will be given a letter for their parents and a letter will also be mailed home next week.

     

    Strides for Schools

    The Deer Park Education Foundation is excited to host the 7th annual Strides for Schools Fun Run, scheduled for April 30, 2016 with a new start/finish line in the parking lot of Clyde Abshier stadium. All participants and guest with a pass are invited to the After Party inside the stadium. There will be booths and kid activities along with concessions and items to purchase. 

     This is a family event which brings together local industry and businesses, our city, the chamber of commerce and Deer Park ISD, to make it truly a community event. The Fun Run will be held on a 3.1 mile (5 kilometer) course and will be publicized in local media, through advertising and related news stories.

     One hundred percent of your registration will go to the Deer Park Education Foundation. The Foundation is designated as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and your donations are deductible to the legal extent of the law. The Foundation provides funds above and beyond the district’s normal operating budget to award Teacher Enrichment Grants. These grants allow students the opportunity to achieve unlimited potential.

    Please help us to support the DPISD Education Foundation by visiting www.stridesforschools.com and registering to participate!]

     

     

    Paige Project 18: Light Up the Night Glow concert and McPeek Silent Auction with Kendra Gives Back

    Visit the website here!

    This year our Caring Community BIG RED enrichment class is hosting a benefit silent auction and concert for 3 DPISD students battling cancer. The students’ goal is to raise money to help offset the staggering medical bills the families of these 3 students will face.

    Our students chose to name their benefit Paige Poject 18, after Paige Lejeune who is a Former Fawn who passed away two years ago after battling Leukemia three times. This year’s beneficiaries are: Makkenzee Flores- a 5th grader who is in treatment for Leukemia, Hunter Williams - a sophomore who was very recently diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, and Sydney Jones - a junior in treatment for Lymphoma.

    Our students are working very hard to gather donations for the silent auction, named after a DPISD student, Jonathan McPeek, who passed away in 2016 ending his battle with cancer.

    On-line ticket sales for this event begin Sunday, 4/1/18, and tickets may also be purchased at any DPISD campus.

    Please open the attached flyer for this event and consider whether or not you and/or your family are able to contribute either through the Go Fund Me link, by donating to the silent auction, and/or by purchasing a ticker and attending the event. We would also very much appreciate it if you could share the event’s social media accounts through your social media. The students are continually looking for ways to spread the word about Paige Project 18 and the McPeek Silent Auction.

    In the past this student-led event has been a true blessing to our community and families in need of help, so we hope to see you at our silent auction and glow concert on May 22nd at the DPHS – SC Performing Arts Center.

     

     

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  • Week of Feb 19, 2018

    Posted by Dr. Regan on 2/16/2018
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  • Week of October 30, 2017

    Posted by Dr. Regan on 10/27/2017

    Important Dates


    10/27 RRW Theme Day – Wear camouflage
    10/27 Author Visit: April Henry
    10/28 PSAT test for registered 8th graders at 8:00 AM
    10/30 DPJH Color Run/Walk
    10/31 Figurative Language Day- Dress as a favorite idiom
    11/3 STAAR Commended Awards (7th grade 10:15, 8th grade 12:50, 6th grade 1:45)
    11/8 Half Day Early Dismissal at 12:30
    11/10 Veteran’s Day Assembly at 9:30 in the Girls’ Gym
    11/28 DPJH Blood Drive 10AM-2:30 PM

     

    Veterans’ Day

    We would like to invite you and your family to attend our annual Veterans’ Day assembly on November the 10th at 9:30 in the Girls’ Gym. We hope that you will be able to attend and join us in honoring our nation’s heroes!

    This year we are working on gathering our veterans’ information digitally, so we’re doing things a little differently. On our homepage, there is a headline about Veterans’ Day and there’s a form embedded on that page that will allow us to gather pertinent information on any of our veterans who will be attending the program. We will use the information gathered from the form to create nametags for our veterans and to recognize them by name during our assembly.

    Additionally, we’d like to gather any pictures you might have of your veteran. If you would simply email the picture to lkilbourn@dpisd.org and be sure to include the veteran’s name and your student’s name that would be greatly appreciated. We’ll make sure that the pictures are displayed on the day of the assembly so that everyone can see them.

    Thank you so much for helping us to honor our veterans!

     

    Figurative Language Day

    In conjunction with our language arts classes and their figurative language lessons, our students and staff are invited to dress as their favorite idiom or pun on 10/31/17. Language Arts teachers will complete figurative language lessons in class and brainstorm costume ideas with the students. Examples include: social butterfly, raining cats and dogs, blessing in disguise, and many, many more!!!!
    All costumes must be school appropriate.

     

    STAAR Commended Awards

    In the past, we have honored our students at the end of the school year for their accomplishments on the STAAR test. We were unable to recognize our current students since their scores for 2017 did not arrive until the middle of Summer. We want to take some time now to recognize those students who achieved a commended performance on this end of year assessment. The STAAR Awards ceremony for this years’ students will be held on November the 3rd with the seventh graders being recognized at 10:15, 8th graders at 12:50, and sixth graders at 1:45. Core teachers will notify those students who had a commended performance so that the student will know whether or not he or she is being recognized.

     

    DPJH Color Run/Walk

    There is still time to register for our fun run and walk on 10/30/17. Students may continue to register up until the day of the event but are not guaranteed a race shirt, as those have been pre-ordered.

    The DPJH Color Run/Walk will include a walking track, a jogging trail, a water station, a first aid station, a DJ booth, and concessions. Students may bring money to purchase concessions for $1. In order to offer the kids a fawntastic color run experience we will need volunteers. Please be sure to indicate on your child’s registration form whether or not you will be available to volunteer. Additional copies of the DPJH Color Run/Walk registration form are available on the DPJH website and in the front office.

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  • Week of October 23, 2017

    Posted by Dr. Regan on 10/23/2017

    Important Dates

    10/23 Red Ribbon Week Themed Day – Wear Red

    10/24 RRW Theme Day – Twinning

    10/25 RRW Theme Day – wear your favorite team jersey or shirt; Pep Rally @2:30

    10/25 Big Red Escape Room Trip

    10/26 RRW Theme Day – wear neon or bright

    10/27 RRW Theme Day – Wear camouflage

    10/27 Author Visit: April Henry

    10/28 PSAT test for registered 8th graders at 8:00 AM

    10/30 DPJH Color Run/Walk

    10/31 Figurative Language Day

    11/3 STAAR Commended Awards (7th grade 10:15, 8th grade 12:50, 6th grade 1:45)

     

    Veterans’ Day

    We would like to invite you and your family to attend our annual Veterans’ Day assembly on November the 10th at 9:30 in the Girls’ Gym. We hope that you will be able to attend and join us in honoring our nation’s heroes! This year we are working on gathering our veterans’ information digitally, so we’re doing things a little differently. On our homepage, there is a headline about Veterans’ Day and there’s a form embedded on that page that will allow us to gather pertinent information on any of our veterans who will be attending the program. We will use the information gathered from the form to create nametags for our veterans and to recognize them by name during our assembly. Additionally, we’d like to gather any pictures you might have of your veteran. If you would simply email the picture to lkilbourn@dpisd.org and be sure to include the veteran’s name and your student’s name that would be greatly appreciated. We’ll make sure that the pictures are displayed on the day of the assembly so that everyone can see them. Thank you so much for helping us to honor our veterans!

     

    Congratulations DPJH!!!!

    There will be a representative from Apple attending our pep rally this coming Wednesday, the 25th, at 2:30 to present the Apple Distinguished Schools Award to DPJH! Congratulations to our staff and students! https://www.apple.com/education/apple-distinguished-schools/

     

    Figurative Language Day

    In conjunction with our language arts classes and their figurative language lessons, our students and staff are invited to dress as their favorite idiom or pun on 10/31/17. Language Arts teachers will complete figurative language lessons in class and brainstorm costume ideas with the students. Examples include: social butterfly, raining cats and dogs, blessing in disguise, and many, many more!!!! All costumes must be school appropriate.

     

    STAAR Commended Awards

    In the past, we have honored our students at the end of the school year for their accomplishments on the STAAR test. We were unable to recognize our current students since their scores for 2017 did not arrive until the middle of summer. We want to take some time now to recognize those students who achieved a commended performance on this end of year assessment. The STAAR Awards ceremony for this years’ students will be held on November the 3 rd with the seventh graders being recognized at 10:15, 8th graders at 12:50, and sixth graders at 1:45. Core teachers will notify those students who had a commended performance so that the student will know whether or not he or she is being recognized.

     

    DPJH Color Run/Walk

    There is still time to register for our fun run and walk on 10/30/17. Students may continue to register up until the day of the event but are not guaranteed a race shirt, as those have been pre-ordered. The DPJH Color Run/Walk will include a walking track, a jogging trail, a water station, a first aid station, a DJ booth, and concessions. Students may bring money to purchase concessions for $1. In order to offer the kids a fawntastic color run experience we will need volunteers. Please be sure to indicate on your child’s registration form whether or not you will be available to volunteer. Additional copies of the DPJH Color Run/Walk registration form are available on the DPJH website and in the front office.

     

    RED RIBBON WEEK ACTVIITIES

    The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign™. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. (http://redribbon.org/about/)

    DPJH will be commemorating Red Ribbon Week 10/23-10/27 with the following activities:

    MONDAY: “RED ALERT! Don’t use drugs” Wear RED Mindset Monday lesson Receive RRW pencil and bookmark

    TUESDAY: “Friends don’t let friends do drugs” #twinning You and a friend (or several) dress alike

    WEDNESDAY: “Team Up against drugs” PEP RALLY & Wear your favorite team shirt or jersey

    THURSDAY: “Your future is too bright for drugs” Wear NEON or BRIGHT colors from head to toe

    FRIDAY: “Let’s make drugs disappear” Wear CAMOUFLAGE

     

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  • Week of September 11, 2017

    Posted by Dr. Regan on 9/8/2017

    Important Dates:

    9/11 Chess Club at 7:45 in orchestra room

    9/11 Maker Spaces at 3:30 in library

    9/11 Band Parent Meeting at 5:00 in the cafeteria

    9/11 Open House at 6:00

    9/12 No Place for Hate in the Multipurpose Room at 7:45, newspaper club in room 38 at 7:45

    9/13 Robotics Club in room 28 from 3:30-5

    9/13 Student Council in room 30A at 7:45

    9/13 Nail Club at 3:30 in room 35

    9/14 Drama club at 7:45 on the stage

     

    Open House         

    We’d like to invite all of our parents to attend our annual Open House on Monday, September the 11th  , at 6:00 P.M. As much as possible, we like to reserve this night for parents only. Parents will have the opportunity to walk their student’s schedule and meet the teachers. This year we will have a Kendra Gives Back event at our Open House. During this event, our school is given 20% of any Kendra Scott sales at our Open House. Kendra Scott will be here from 5:30-7:30, and provides a great opportunity for everyone to support our school. We will begin leading everyone through the student’s schedules at 6:00. We hope to see all of our parents at Open House!

     

    WATCH D.O.G.S.

    We are excited to begin our WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program for the 17-18 school year! We will host a table for interested dads and father figures at our Open House Monday night. One thing that interested Watch Dogs can do ahead of time is to complete the required criminal history check by following the link on the DPJH home page. It often takes up to 2 weeks for the criminal history check to be completed, so please don’t delay in submitting this online form. *For more information regarding this program please contact Assistant Principal, Brett Day, at bday@dpisd.org .

     

    Sports

    Due to the UIL requirement that our student athletes practice for 7 days in their football pads before they have a game, and because of the time we missed because of Hurricane Harvey, we will not have a football game the week of 9/11/17.

    However, we will have our first volleyball games this week. The girls will play Pearland South on Thursday, 9/14/17, beginning with B team play at 4:30. 7th grade girls will play at home and 8th grade will be away.

     

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  • Week of September 5, 2017

    Posted by Leslie Kilbourn on 9/5/2017

     

    Welcome Back!

     

    We look forward to seeing all of our Fellow Fawns this week, but we recognize that there may be some special needs that our students are facing as we return to school.  Please continue to make our counselors aware of any ongoing needs of your family due to Hurricane Harvey. Mrs. Dailey (student last names A-L) may be reached at sdailey@dpisd.org or 832-668-7514 and Mrs. Sanders (student last names M-Z) may be reached at dsanders@dpisd.org or 832-668-7515. We will do our best to make resources available and/or connect our families to community resources that may be needed.

     

    The DPJH Big Red Café (our cafeteria) will be serving free lunches to all of our students for the next two weeks of school. We hope that this eases the transition back to school for our students and families.

     

    The Texas Education Agency has agreed to grant waivers for our days of school missed due to the hurricane, so the students will not be making up any of the days missed.

     

    In addition, we plan to use this week of school as a transition time and students should have very little or no homework.

     

    Open House         

     

    We’d like to invite all of our parents to attend our annual Open House on Monday, September the 11th  , at 6:00 P.M. As much as possible, we like to reserve this night for parents only. Parents will have the opportunity to walk their student’s schedule and meet the teachers. This year we will have a Kendra Gives Back event at our Open House. During this event, our school is given 20% of any Kendra Scott sales at our Open House. Kendra Scott will be here from 5:30-7:30, and provides a great opportunity for everyone to support our school. We will begin leading everyone through the students' schedules at 6:00. We hope to see all of our parents at Open House!

     

    Back to School Bash     

     

    All students are invited to attend our annual Back to School Dance on Thursday, September 7th , from 3:30-5:00. Instead of purchasing a ticket to this dance students are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, water, or cleaning product to be donated to local Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Drinks and a small number of concession items will be sold at the dance for $1 each. ***Only DPJH students may attend the dance.

     

    Birthday Marquee

     

    There is still time to take advantage of birthday marquee wishes for the 17-18 school year. If you and/or your student would like to see his or her name in lights, then we have a deal for you! Birthday wishes for this school year must be purchased by October the 14th. Birthday marquee wish forms may be found on our DPJH website and will be granted for $20 per wish.

     

    Get Involved

     

    DPJH offers several open membership clubs to our students. We hope that our students find a group that interests them and that they join!

     

    DPJH Offers:

     

    No Place for Hate – sponsored by Sara Dailey (sdailey@dpisd.org) First Meeting will be held on 9/12 at 7:45 in the Multipurpose Room

     

    Chess Club – sponsored by Brian Clark (bclark@dpisd.org) First Meeting will be held on 9/11 at 7:30 & 3:30 in the orchestra room.

     

    Maker Space – sponsored by Jeri Rossi (jrossi@dpisd.org) First Meeting 9/11 at 3:30 in the library

     

    Newspaper Club – sponsored by Jennifer Pate (jpate@dpisd.org) and Joel Berry (jberry@dpisd.org) First Meeting on 9/12 at 7:45 in room 38

     

    Youth for Christ – sponsored by Taylor Lippert (tlippert@dpisd.org) Debi Sanders(dsanders@dpisd.org) and Sabrina Hamrick (shamrick@dpisd.org)

    First Meeting will be 9/14 at 7:45 in room 10 – Mrs. Lippert’s room.

     

    Drama Club – sponsored by Jennifer McLaughlin (jmclaughlin@dpisd.org) First meeting will be held on 9/14 at 7:45 on the stage in the girl’s gym

     

    Robotics – sponsored by Michael Schoen(mschoen@dpisd.org) First meeting will be held on 9/13 from 3:30-5:30.

     

    Student Council – sponsored by Morgan Whittemore (mwhittemore@dpisd.org) and Taylor Sims (tsims@dpisd.org) First meeting will be held on 9/13 at

    7:45 in Mrs. Whittemore’s room – room 30A.

     

    Nail Club- sponsored by Andra Ham (aham@dpisd.org) First meeting will be held on 9/13 at 3:30 in room 35.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Week of November 7, 2016

    Posted by Leslie Kilbourn on 11/4/2016

    Important Dates

     

    11/7 Grit Gab at 6:00

    11/8 7th Writing Benchmark

    11/9 Student Picture Re-takes

    11/12 UIL One Act Play

    11/14 6th,7th,8th Reading Benchmark

    11/15 Author PJ Hoover Visits

    11/16 Math Benchmark for all students except Algebra enrolled students

    11/18 8th grade field trip to Houston Zoo

    11/11 Veteran’s Day Assembly at 9:30

     

     

    Veterans’ Day

     

    We would like to invite you and your family to attend our annual Veterans’ Day assembly on November the 11th at 9:30 in the Girls’ Gym. We hope that you will be able to attend and join us in honoring our nation’s heroes!

    This year we are working on gathering our veterans’ information digitally, so we’re doing things a little differently. On our homepage, there is a headline about Veterans’ Day and there’s a form embedded on that page that will allow us to gather pertinent information on any of our veterans who will be attending the program. We will use the information gathered from the form to create nametags for our veterans and to recognize them by name during our assembly.

    Additionally, we’d like to gather any pictures you might have of your veteran. If you would simply email the picture to lkilbourn@dpisd.org and be sure to include the veteran’s name and your student’s name that would be greatly appreciated. We’ll make sure that the pictures are displayed on the day of the assembly so that everyone can see them.

    Thank you so much for helping us to honor our veterans!

     

     

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  • Week of October 31, 2016

    Posted by Leslie Kilbourn on 10/31/2016

    Important Dates

    11/1 Cherrydale Fundraiser Delivery
    11/1 Empower meeting for 6th grade parents at 6:30 in girls’ gym
    11/2 Big Red Renaissance Fair Field Trip
    11/4 Big Red S’mores and More trip to Ag Barn; Choir TUTS trip
    11/5 Band All-Region Auditions
    11/7 Grit Gab at 6:00
    11/11 Veteran’s Day Assembly at 9:30

    Empower

    During the spring semester, each sixth grade student in Deer Park ISD will receive an iPad Air2 through the Empower learning initiative. With the increase in digital resources for teaching and learning, it has become important for each student to have an appropriate technology device available for his or her learning. Providing technology devices empowers students and teachers to transform learning inside and outside classrooms into interactive, exciting and engaging experiences.

    Parents of 6th grade students are encouraged to attend a parent informational meeting on November 1st at 6:30 PM in the girls’ gym. At this meeting, the campus and district staff will review the objectives and benefits of Empower, the parent/student agreement guidelines and timeline for implementation.

    RSVP for GRIT Gab

    On Monday, November 7th, at 6 p.m., we will have our first booktalk over The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey. We will be discussing chapters 1-4. We hope to have as many people as possible there for some fellowship and good conversation!
    Please click the link below and let us know if you are planning to participate in our GRIT Gab meeting on 11/7 at 6:00.
    https://goo.gl/forms/8P94oBvgVYTMzAjP2

    Veterans’ Day

    We would like to invite you and your family to attend our annual Veterans’ Day assembly on November the 11th at 9:30 in the Girls’ Gym. We hope that you will be able to attend and join us in honoring our nation’s heroes!


    This year we are working on gathering our veterans’ information digitally, so we’re doing things a little differently. On our homepage, there is a headline about Veterans’ Day and there’s a form embedded on that page that will allow us to gather pertinent information on any of our veterans who will be attending the program. We will use the information gathered from the form to create nametags for our veterans and to recognize them by name during our assembly.


    Additionally, we’d like to gather any pictures you might have of your veteran. If you would simply email the picture to lkilbourn@dpisd.org and be sure to include the veteran’s name and your student’s name that would be greatly appreciated. We’ll make sure that the pictures are displayed on the day of the assembly so that everyone can see them.

    Thank you so much for helping us to honor our veterans!

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  • Week of October 24, 2016

    Posted by Dr. Regan on 10/24/2016

    Important Dates


    10/24 6th grade band concert @DPJH @ 6:00
    10/28 Blood Drive @ DPJH
    10/29 PSAT for registered 8th graders
    10/31 Show Your Character Day
    11/1 Cherrydale Fundraiser Delivery
    11/2 Big Red Renaissance Fair Field Trip
    11/7 Grit Gab at 6:00
    11/11 Veteran’s Day Assembly at 9:30

    Empower

    During the spring semester, each sixth grade student in Deer Park ISD will receive an iPad Air2 through the Empower learning initiative. With the increase in digital resources for teaching and learning, it has become important for each student to have an appropriate technology device available for his or her learning. Providing technology devices empowers students and teachers to transform learning inside and outside classrooms into interactive, exciting and engaging experiences.


    Parents of 6th grade students are encouraged to attend a parent informational meeting on November 1st at 6:30 PM in the girls’ gym. At this meeting, the campus and district staff will review the objectives and benefits of Empower, the parent/student agreement guidelines and timeline for implementation. There will also be a time for questions and answers.  Click here for more information.

    Terror Tuesdays

    On Tuesday mornings in October the library will host “Terror Tuesdays”. Each Terror Tuesday will feature a different guest reader from the faculty. All students are invited to meet in library at 7:45 for a spook-tacular read.

    RSVP for GRIT Gab

    On Monday, November 7th, at 6 p.m., we will have our first booktalk over The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey. We will be discussing chapters 1-4. We hope to have as many people as possible there for some fellowship and good conversation!
    Please click here and let us know if you are planning to participate in our GRIT Gab meeting on 11/7 at 6:00.

    Show Your Character

    In conjunction with Teen Read Week activities and Red Ribbon Week activities, students and staff are invited to show their character on 10/30/15 by dressing as a favorite book character for the day. Students must choose a character who originated from a book (picture book or chapter book), and the students may not come dressed in any type of scary or gory clothing. In Language Arts classes and special events sponsored by the library for Teen Read Week, students will participate in activities related to the character and book of their choosing.  Click here for more info.


    *Students are not required to participate in dressing up for Show Your Character Day. This is optional.

    Red Ribbon Week Activities

    The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign™. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. (http://redribbon.org/about/)
    DPJH will be commemorating Red Ribbon Week next week with the following activities:

    MONDAY: “I’m too smart to start using drugs”

    Complete the phrase “I’d rather __________ than do drugs” in preparation for tomorrow’s event.

    TUESDAY: “I’m too smart to start using drugs” continued

    Pay $1 to take your picture during your lunch with your completed phrase “I’d rather __________ than do drugs.”

    WEDNESDAY: Plant the Promise and Pep Rally

    Sign up to stay after school and plant red tulip bulbs around the school. (limited to first 35 students)

    6th graders wear WHITE SHIRTS

    7th graders wear BLACK SHIRTS

    8th graders wear RED SHIRTS

    THURSDAY: “Be a Hero”

    Wear Superhero t-shirt

    FRIDAY: “The ME I want to be”

    Wear college t-shirt

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