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School Schedule

 

Feb. 15-19th President's break
March 11 Minimum day, 12:20 dismissal
March 25-April 1 Spring Break

 

GOTCHA

Congratulations to those students who qualified to attend GOTCHA!  The Vacaville Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a trip to STARs Recreation Center for a day of fun on May 25th. 

 

The following was the criteria used for students to attend:

7th and 8th Grade students with a 3.83 GPA or higher for quarters one, two, and three, and no more than 2 demerits for quarters three and four combined.  

Turn in singlet and uniforms

HEY JAGUARS, IF YOU PLAYED BASKETBALL, SOCCER OR WRESTLED THIS YEAR YOU NEED TO TURN IN YOUR UNIFORM OR SINGLET. YOU WILL BE PUT ON THE DEBT LIST WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR GRADES OR ENJOY ANY END OF THE YEAR ACTIVITIES.”

 

Elective forms for next year's 8th graders

Attention 7th graders:

Elective forms are due to your study hall teacher by Tuesday, March 22nd.  If, for some reason, you have not received an elective form, please ask your study hall teacher for a copy or stop by counseling for an extra one.  If you do not turn an elective form in, we will choose an elective for you.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

At Willis Jepson Middle School, students in grades 7 and 8 will take the Smarter Balanced tests during the window of May 2-13.  Beginning in the next couple of weeks, math and English teachers will begin having students participate in the practice tests so the students are familiar with the tools and procedures.   Please do not hesitate to contact counseling with any questions you may have about state testing this year.  Click here to read a letter from Mrs. Birch regarding the testing schedule.  

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News

5/3/16

Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board.  You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List attachment below.  You can also view each individual flyer in the Index of Community Bulletin Board Items box below under Elementary Events, Secondary Events, and Parent/Community Resources.

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5/3/16

Block Schedule May 3 – May 13.  You will attend periods 1,3,7 on Monday and Thursday.  Periods 2,4,6 on Tuesday and Friday. Wednesday will be 1-7 including study hall.

We are excited to see the progress you’ve made this year and know you will do a fantastic job! Your teachers will tell you the days you will test.  Before the test be sure to:  Get a good night’s sleep.  Eat a good breakfast.

During the test, remember to relax, take short brain breaks, and breathe.  No electronics during testing.  You are ready and will do a great job!  

 

Are you ready for a night under the stars? It’s your last chance. It’s the last dance,

Our last dance will be this Friday, May 6th from 5:30 to 8pm in the quad

$5 gets you in. Food is extra.

Where your fabulous thrift shop fashion for our Trash to Treasure Fashion Show

Please follow the dress code.

 

Any wrestler who still has a singlet, head gear or shoes, please return to Coach Marino to avoid being put on debt list.

 

The 13th Annual Loop the Lagoon is coming up on May 7th. Help raise money for your Vacaville school! Registration must be completed by May 5th. Please indicate Jepson as your school.

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5/3/16

Ana_betty_2016.jpgCongratulations to Betty Bradanini, Solano County Classified Educator of the Year, and Ana Farina, Solano County Certificated Educator of the Year! We are proud of you both and appreciate your remarkable efforts for VUSD students.

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Willis Jepson Named a California School to Watch!

We are pleased to share that Willis Jepson has been named as one of eleven middle schools in the state of California to be awarded as a School to Watch - Taking Center Stage.  Each year, the Middle Grades Forum and California League of Schools identifies middle schools that are academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and structured for success.  In the words of State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, "These middle schools teach deeply to standards, assess ongoing student progress, and use data to make decisions.  They develop confident and capable adolescent citizens, differentiate instruction for all learners, and provide effective interventions to struggling students and English learners."

The sites selected to be Schools to Watch™-Taking Center Stage model schools meet the unique challenges of their student populations and share a strong, ongoing record of student achievement. We are extremely proud of our staff, students and community, who all share in this great honor!

News

5/3/16

Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board.  You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List attachment below.  You can also view each individual flyer in the Index of Community Bulletin Board Items box below under Elementary Events, Secondary Events, and Parent/Community Resources.

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5/3/16

Block Schedule May 3 – May 13.  You will attend periods 1,3,7 on Monday and Thursday.  Periods 2,4,6 on Tuesday and Friday. Wednesday will be 1-7 including study hall.

We are excited to see the progress you’ve made this year and know you will do a fantastic job! Your teachers will tell you the days you will test.  Before the test be sure to:  Get a good night’s sleep.  Eat a good breakfast.

During the test, remember to relax, take short brain breaks, and breathe.  No electronics during testing.  You are ready and will do a great job!  

 

Are you ready for a night under the stars? It’s your last chance. It’s the last dance,

Our last dance will be this Friday, May 6th from 5:30 to 8pm in the quad

$5 gets you in. Food is extra.

Where your fabulous thrift shop fashion for our Trash to Treasure Fashion Show

Please follow the dress code.

 

Any wrestler who still has a singlet, head gear or shoes, please return to Coach Marino to avoid being put on debt list.

 

The 13th Annual Loop the Lagoon is coming up on May 7th. Help raise money for your Vacaville school! Registration must be completed by May 5th. Please indicate Jepson as your school.

more
5/3/16

Ana_betty_2016.jpgCongratulations to Betty Bradanini, Solano County Classified Educator of the Year, and Ana Farina, Solano County Certificated Educator of the Year! We are proud of you both and appreciate your remarkable efforts for VUSD students.

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8th Grade Orientation

Wednesday, March 9

7:00 VHS Gym (Parents & Students)

 

Vacaville High School

 

For families that will be attending or interested in attending

VHS in the Fall!

 

  • Learn about academics, clubs, culture, sports, and life at VHS
  • Ask questions to teachers and current students
  • Learn more about AP level courses and AP results from instructors and students

 

Are you ready for VHS…..We are ready for you!

 

Support in Math

There are many ways you and your student can get support in math.

Most teachers allow students to re-do homework and do quiz and test re-takes.  Encourage your student to take advantage of this support!

Online resources are also available:  Khan Academy, Big Ideas textbook online (students have a login)

Parents can help at home.  Many students just need to review basic math skills such as multiplication, decimals,

fractions, and integers.  Flashcards are a great way to practice basic skills.

Contact your student's math teacher for more information.

Homework Help

Solano Library Resources

1-866-57-ASKUS • solanolibrary.com

  • Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center

1020 Ulatis Drive  Vacaville, CA • 95687

Teen volunteers are available to help with homework questions.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays  3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Vacaville Public Library-Town Square

1 Town Square Pl • Vacaville, CA • 95688

Teen volunteers are available to help with homework questions.

Wednesday's 3:30 - 4:30 PM

  • Get FREE help online from real tutors in Math, Science, Social Studies and English for Grades 4-12 and College intro. 

​Everyday from 1:00 - 10:00 PM

http://solanolibrary.com find the "Teens" section then click homework help then click got homework?

 

College Club Tutor

  • Arielle, CALSOAP College Club tutor, will be available to tutor during the school day on Monday's and Wednesday's. She will call student's out of class during non-academic classes.  Sign up in Counseling Office.

Stay Connected

Visit Willis Jepson's Middle School's Official Facebook page to stay current on school activities. 

Notes on School Safety

Online cruelty, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, digital harassment, slander, Internet defamation, virtual impersonation -- the Internet has a dark side.  And for middle school students, things that people may say or post about them online, are especially taken to heart.   We’d like to share with you a campaign that is helping to raise awareness about this issue, combatting cyber-hate with kindness.

East Bay Area middle school teacher Kim Karr began a program called #icanhelp, designed to empower students to take a stand against cyber harassment.  The program educates students on the negative effects of cyber bullying, and gives them tools and strategies to help stand up to this behavior.   The program encourages students to 1. post positively, 2. reply to comments with positive thoughts, 3. block people from their social media that may be inappropriate, and last, 4. tell adults when cyber bullying occurs.  We encourage all our families to reinforce these four strategies with our students when the conversation arises at home surrounding cyberbullying.

At Willis Jepson, our Counseling department has begun to spread the word about #icanhelp on campus, and is using the four strategies to help students fight back against cyber bullying.  In addition, students have received public service announcements through the web bulletin encouraging them to take a stand against cyber bullying, and our leadership students are helping to spread the word.  When a student finds a negative post, made about themselves or someone else, they can post “#icanhelpdeletenegativity” in the comments field, to flag that comment for the social media company.  Many posts and group sites are being taken down by the company as a result of students tagging them.

For more information on #icanhelp, visit http://www.icanhelpdeletenegativity.org/, or email your students counselor at Willis Jepson.

TEXT TO TIP LINE

If you have factual information regarding a person possessing an illegal object on campus (weapons, drugs, etc), or if you know of someone who may be a danger to themselves, text Officer Pro using our Text To Tip line to let him know.  All texts are anonymous.

(707) 418-0594

 

This number should not be used if there is an emergency (call 911), or if you are reporting on something that has already happened.