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January 20, 2021

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter
Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 2021
Principal’s Message
The long holiday break was nice and so was this past weekend......but now it’s time to get focused on academics. It’s sure nice when our students create a good foundation of grades early in the semester. When our students take care of assignments and get good grades now in the 4th six weeks (and also in the 5th six weeks) it makes the rest of their school year less stressful in the “worrying about grades” department. Sure there aresome students (and adults) who are self-motivated. They’ll get homework turned in without much prompting. For other students they’ll need some encouragement and some reminders. That’s where the fine folks reading this Newsletter and the fine folks in this school building come in. We can help our students build that solid foundation of good grades now and they’ll be headed toward the academic success we all want them to have.
Thanks for taking a look at the Newsletter.
Greg Howard, Principal
In the next few days
Wednesday, Jan. 20th–Girls Basketball vs.Loma Alta–B game at 5, A game after B 7thg rade at Loma Alta; 8th grade HERE
Thursday, Jan. 21st–Boys Basketball vs. Loma Alta–B game at 5, A game after B 7th grade Loma Alta; 8th grade HERE
More detailed info about other Danforth activities
From PTO President, Yllisia Allen
Sending a shout out to our sponsors for the ice-cream rewards. At the end of each six weeks, Danforth hands out ice-cream to students who made Honor Roll with all A’s. PTO usually covers the funds however this year without fundraisers our PTO budget has been revised to ensure funds are available for school and teacher wish list items for this spring. With that being said, we have had several businesses and families who have volunteered to sponsor the ice-cream rewards, I’ve listed below. Thank you so much for the contributions!
Ice-Cream Rewards Sponsors
1st Six Weeks: Kristine & Dave Parkerson
2nd Six Weeks: Kristine & Dave Parkerson
3rdSix Weeks: Halo Industries, LLCand Alamo Group Inc.
4thSix Weeks: Heather & Michael Lanley and Alamo Group Inc.
5th Six Weeks: The Stoever Family and Alamo Group Inc.
6th Six Weeks: Shelli Gaines Beck and Alamo Group Inc.
From Rotary Club, Carrie Campbell
The next “Rotary Loves Readers”contest is titled –WHO IS YOUR HERO? For the contest, students are asked to read the biography or autobiography of one of their heroes. Your hero can be an activist, an athlete, a musician, a soldier, a leader, a teacher, or anyone you admire. All students can enterand as usual the winner receives $100 and the runner-up will get $50. Students will be given a flyer with more detailed info in their English class or they can stop by the library any time and receive the info about entering. Entries are due in the library by the end of the school day on Thursday, Feb. 11th.

From Meagan Williamson, School Yearbook

The 2021 Danforth JH Yearbook is one tradition that will still hapen this year! Order your for $40 at