Welcome to the Proud Home of the Mustangs

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 have the pleasure of teaching your 7th and 8th graders every day. We've been here since 1976, and our teachers look forward to each year they have to spend time with your children. We want students to know and believe that learning is fun and the right attitude brings success. With just around 800 students, our teachers stay attentive as they teach each one of your children.

Flowing Wells Jr. High is located in the "Urban Fringe of a Large City," namely Tucson, AZ. With tons of community involvement, it's a wonderful location to educate your children and feel good about entrusting them in our care each day.

Please spend a few moments in this site to stay familiar with the school, its calendar and events, or anything else that interests you. Our FAQ page will help you find basic answers to your questions. If you can't find something you need to know, please contact us.

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.


A Message from Our Principal

Mustang Families,

Thank you for an amazing year! We set out this year to get our families involved in more academic events. As a school we have made strides towards an even stronger partnership in the future. This year we held 67 events with 3,936 family members in attendance compared to last year when 62 academic events were offered and 3,910 people were in attendance. Next year, we hope for even more involvement.

Amazing Staff - This year teachers worked together as a team to make progress towards implementing the Common Core Standards. We will continue to develop this curriculum next year. Also, great job, Mrs. Dale, for organizing the AIMS testing week. We were able to have 100% of our students finish the test!

Eighth grade parents must pay particular attention to the date of the 8th grade dance on Friday, May 16. The hours of the dance are 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We are firm in our expectation that students and parents not treat this like a high school prom - no risqué clothing, no limousines. Parents, please work with us to ensure we don't have limos. Please save it for the high school. Mr. Ruiz, Student Council sponsor, has written an article for this newsletter detailing the expectations for this 8th grade dance that each parent and student should read. All students must be picked up at 8:00 p.m. sharp.

May 20-22 are early release days for the junior high. Students will complete their final exams during class these days. The last day of school is Thursday, May 22. Students must have all textbooks and uniforms turned in before the last day of school. Also, all class fees and cafeteria balances must be paid before the last day of school. Students will not be issued a Certificate of Promotion if they have any outstanding fees or materials owed. 8th graders will not be permitted to register for high school without this certificate, and 7th graders will have the over-due amount carried over to next year. The best thing to do is to take care of it all before May 16.

Report cards will be mailed home on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Please check your child's report card. Any student receiving an F on a semester grade will be required to attend the extended school year, Summer Learning Lab, a six-week program for reading, math, social studies, and science. Students are welcome to attend this program if they are interested in helping keep their skills sharp. Contact Mr. Valles in the front office for more information.

Summer Registration - Returning 8th graders and incoming 7th graders, on July 22, 23, and 24 we will have open registration. Please plan accordingly. Packets will be mailed home the week of July 1. If you have any questions, please call the front office at 696-8552.

Thank you to each parent and family member for supporting the Junior High's mission to provide an excellent educational experience for every student. Your involvement is the critical piece in ensuring your child's success. On behalf of everyone at FWJH, I wish you a safe and enjoyable summer! If you need anything over the summer, I will be available at 696-8552.

Sincerely,

Dr. Parkinson and students
Dr. Kimberley Parkinson

 

Dr. Kimberley Parkinson, Principal
696-8552
Kimberley.Parkinson@fwusd.org

 


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