Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,
As the weather progressed from cold and blistery to warm and sunny, the students at Grace Wilday Junior High School continued to shine. Students persisted to focus on their academic studies with the guidance and support of their teachers. Students also continued to prepare for the PARCC End of the Year Assessment with testing beginning the last week of April for the seventh grade students and continuing with the eighth graders starting their testing during the first week of May.
The members of the Future Leaders Academy program originally were prepared to participate in a competition of constructing tents in teams. Due to inclement weather, they had to come up with an alternate plan. The ACHS student JROTC cadets that lead the program showed the students how to correctly march in cadence, stand at parade rest and line up for dress inspection. Finally, our students were told what to expect after they are accepted to become ACHS JROTC cadets.
The Special Olympics Day Committee began fundraising this month hosting a soft, pretzel sale after school on Friday, April 24th. The sale was a great success! The committee also began a fundraiser in which they are selling polo shirts. These shirts are bright yellow and spell out the word “LOVE Roselle Special Services Department” with a clip art image of a person who uses a wheelchair serving as the “O.” If you would like to support this cause, please see the point persons of each school, who are members of the Child Study Team in each building, as this is a district-wide fundraiser. They are on sale for $25.00 each. The committee members are also gearing up for a fundraiser through Barnes & Noble which is scheduled for May 2015.
As the 2014-2015 school year continues to move closer to its end, it is of great importance that you continue to monitor the progress of your son/daughter’s academics. Together, we will continue to make sure your child is successful at Grace Wilday Junior High School. Finally, it is important to remind grade 8 families that the Grade 8 Promotional Exercise will be held on June 19, 2015 at 11am on the Grace Wilday field. We hope to see you present and participating at our monthly events.
Dr. Josue B. Falaise