Welcome to Flowing Wells Jr. High school, home of the proud Mustangs--the strong and mighty ones! We have great school pride and proudly wear our blue and gold. We're glad you're here to visit and learn more about our junior high school.
We encourage parents to check on student progress using their student’s WorldByMe account. This tool allows parents and students to discuss their student’s grades, progress, and allows parents and students to contact the teachers through e-mail.
Happy Holidays Mustang Families:
We're coming to a busy time of year. As always, I encourage you to continue to be involved in your student’s academic progress and school activities. Let me tell you about some of the many events happening in the coming months.
December begins with the third annual Mustang Holiday Stampede on Saturday, December 7 for a 5K event and a one mile fun walk. Mr. Nogami and the SHAC team are sponsoring this event. Come out and enjoy the fun! The first 225 students to participate in the race will receive a free T-shirt. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. We encourage all participants to bring a can of food for the food pantry.
Friday, December 6 is a half day and pep assembly. You're welcome to join us on December 17, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. in the front office conference room for our next site council meeting. Come find out what’s happening around campus.
Our winter concerts take place during the week of December 10-12. Mr. Snook’s choir concerts start the week on Tuesday, December 10. There are two concerts scheduled, so get tickets ahead of time for the 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. concert. Mr. Stout’s orchestra takes center stage on Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. followed by our band performance on Thursday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Our FWJHS boys basketball tournament begins Wednesday, December 11 through Saturday, December 14. Teams come from all over Northwest Tucson to compete for the coveted Flowing Wells northwest League 8th grade boys basketball tournament trophy. Good luck, Mustangs!
December is also the end of the semester, and in junior high it is extremely important for students to pass final exams in all subjects. Parents, please work with your child to prepare for these exams each night. Be sure students get enough rest and are budgeting time to include exam preparation. It is critical that students get to school on time. Our final exam days are Wednesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 19. Both days are half days, and students must take finals. Remember, final exams are 20% of the semester grade. Please do your best to have students at school to take their exams. Make-up exams will be the first day back from winter break, January 6, 2014.
Students do not have school during winter break, which takes place December 20 through January 5. Students return to school on Monday, January 6. January brings a new year and a chance to set goals. Please spend time setting goals with your student. Encourage your child to read his/her AR book each night in order to improve reading skills. It is important for students to be involved in some type of positive activity after school. Study halls, clubs, or sports are great ways to be a productive Mustang.
January is also spelling bee month. Ms. Meyer will host the district spelling bee on January 17, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the Flowing Wells Junior High auditorium. Way to go, Ms. Meyer!
Tax credits are an opportunity to help our school and at the same time help yourself when it comes to tax time. If you wish to donate a tax credit, please do so by sending in the form found on our website to Flowing Wells Junior High School, 4545 North La Cholla Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705, or call 696-8552 for more information.
Enjoy the holiday season! As always, if you need anything from us at FWJHS, feel free to contact any one of the Mustang team members.
Dr. Kimberley Parkinson, Principal