"Willis One" Newsletter - Dec. 6, 2019
Please take a few moments to read the Willis One newsletter -- one page of notes and upcoming events related to Willis Junior High School. You may access the letter, in English or Spanish, on Mr. Delp's section of the Willis web site (CLICK HERE).
Finals Schedule - Semester One
Second semester finals for ALL junior high schools in the district will be given on December 18 and December 19. On both days of finals, students will follow an early release schedule with dismissal at 1:04 p.m. Please take a few minutes to read the Semester One Finals Letter for more information about district policies and these two days of our schedule. Please feel free to contact our front office if you have questions, or need assistance. Thank you!
Harkins Theater Loyalty Cups for Sale
Help support Willis Jr High by purchasing Harkins Theater Loyalty cups! Order forms will be sent home today with your student and forms are available on our website (LINK). Cost is $6.75 per cup. Each cup is refillable every time you attend a Harkins movie for only $2.00 the entire year of 2020 and the first fill is FREE!
Please complete the form, place it in an envelope along with payment of cash or check. Please drop off completed orders in the PTO Drop Box located in the Administrative Office. Orders will be filled with vouchers that are then redeemed for the cup at your first Harkins visit. Thank you for considering!
Support WJHS with a Tax Credit Donation
Please consider supporting Willis Junior High School through the Arizona Public School Tax Credit program. Tax credit support is a critical supplement to our budget and is truly a substantial need for our school. These funds are used to support a wide variety of extracurricular activities and events for our students. This letter from Mr. Delp includes details about the Arizona Tax Credit program and how to make a contribution. Please share this information with others who might be willing to lend financial support to Willis. Thank you!
Willis Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy
At Willis, we recognize that we are living in a highly connected world where many of our students place a great deal of importance on the use of cell phones and digital devices for communication. We also know that (when used appropriately) technology can serve to enhance/supplement educational experiences. However, research also indicates that cell phones can be a significant contributor to distraction and lack of focus. For this reason, we have outlined a phone and electronic device policy that seeks to find an appropriate balance between times when students are permitted to use phones, and when they must be put away.
We will review this information with students when they arrive at Willis, but feel free to read our cell phone and elecronic device policy (linked).
Parents, you may sign-up to receive periodic text reminders about upcoming events using the NEW Willis Remind account. Use the link to sign-up, or text @willisj to the number 81010. See remind.com for more information. You can also download the REMIND app to manage your alerts.
Willis Junior High is proud to have been serving our Chandler community for 40 years! We take a great deal of pride in identifying individual student needs and fostering academic, social, and emotional growth. Diverse academic offerings include:
At Willis, we have a pathway to success for every student. We cordially invite your family to be a part of our Firebird community. Please contact our front office at (480)883-5700 to get enrollment information, or schedule time to speak with an administrator, or counselor, about what Willis has to offer your student!
WJHS Social Media: Facebook and Twitter
In order to facilitate timely communication with students and parents and share our story, Willis has established social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. To receive updates, announcements, and school related news, please feel free to follow us on these social media channels. #wjhsstory
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