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October 13, 2020

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter
Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 2020
Principal’s Message
Blinded by the Light
For those who drop off students in the front of the building at the beginning of the day, this is a tough time of year.On a clear day around 7:45 am asthe sun is climbing over the trees at the outdoor classroom,those of you in the drop off line are temporarily blinded by the sunlight. And still you make it through safely. I’d like to saythank you to all parents and guardians for thesafe job you are doing in our parking lot no matter what time it is. It hasto be a little frustrating to turn on to Carney Lane and see the school traffic backed all the way up to Dollar General and yet.......each day I see courteousand patient driversslowly workingtheir way up to the Drop off or Pick up area. That morning and afternoon patience pays off as we get our students in and out of the building safely. Students are doing a good job as well in the parking lot but .......they do occasionally step in to the roadway without looking. Thank you for watching out for themand keeping them safe.
I also want to mention the nice job thoseof you who are dropping off itemsat the school are doing. I’m sure you’ve noticed we have a different procedure this year. Items being picked up or dropped off end up in our front foyer on shelves we have placed there. Parents and guardians following our new protocols for placing items have made this a smooth transition for all. Finally if your child is a distance learner and you’re leaving a completed assignment for the teacher, please emailthe teacher to let them know the assignment is there.
Thanks for taking a look at the Newsletter.
Greg Howard, Principal
In the next few days
Wednesday, Oct. 14th
Football vs. Austin ISD, Gorzycki Middle School
7th grade HOME at 6 pm; 8thgrade HOME at 7:15 pm
Thursday, Oct. 15thVolleyball vs. Medina Valley ISD, Loma AltaMiddle School; B games at 5 pm; A games after B 8th grade HOME; 7thgrade AWAY
More detailed info about other Danforth activities
From Nicole Royal & Teresa Gill, NJHS
8th grade parents of students who have applied for NJHS National Junior Honor Society invitations have been emailedto students who met the NJHS criteria. Please have your student check his or her email. Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. Please contact Mrs. Gill at or Mrs. Royal at if you have any questions.
From Wimberley FFA,
Jason Giesen
FFA will have our first face to face student meeting on Wednesday Oct. 14th in the high school cafe at 7:00 pm. FFA members: Please complete the google member registration form by October 16th.
From Yearbook Advisor, Meagan Williamson 
Yearbooks are $35 with a free name stamp through December. The price will raise to $40 with $5 name stamps and icons in January. You may pick up an order form in the front office or from Mrs. Williamson in room 109 if you need one. You may also buy a book