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End of Year Schedule
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.
RECENT NEWS: A New York state man was arrested by federal authorities following an investigation by Vacaville police that included a then 12-year-old victim in Vacaville. Homeland Security agents arrested Robert J. Garneau, 21, of Warwick, New York on charges of online child exploitation.
As social media trends change day to day and technology advancements do the same, keeping up with devices and social media can be challenging for parents. Even parents who are up on social media might be surprised about what aps are now available and what kids can be exposed to.
VUSD and the Vacaville Police Department are hosting a free class to help parents learn about current trends, aps, devices capabilities and dangers that face our kids.
Join us, Wednesday, June 1st, 6:30 PM at Educational Services Center, 401 Nut Tree Rd. Vacaville in the Board room.
It’s yearbook time! All pre ordered Jepson yearbooks will be delivered to your Study Hall class on Thursday, May 26th. If you need to purchase a yearbook, sales start Thursday, May 26 during lunch in room D16. Yearbooks will be sold for $40 cash. No personal checks will be accepted at this time. If you have any questions please see Ms. Brasher in room D16.
As per school rules, no permanent markers will be allowed, especially for signing yearbooks. They can and will be confiscated if found.
GOTCHA field trip is tomorrow. An all call announcement will be made when the buses are here.
8th grade students will be taking their VHS student ID pictures on today during PE. You will not be dressing out that day. You’ll get your IDs during orientation in August.
Patio band concert is Wednesday night from 6 - 8 pm. Good luck to all those performing in the Fiesta Day parade this coming weekend.
Vaca High locker forms for incoming 9th graders are located in the front office and due before the end of the school year.
Sports banquet for spring sports is Thursday night from 7 to 8 pm. All students who participated in soccer and track and field this spring will be honored. Please bring your family and dessert for 6 to share.
This Thursday, Friday and next Tuesday, sign ups for the 8th grade activity will take place in the quad during lunch. Cost to attend the activity on Tuesday night is $10. This includes all the food you can eat, games and music. Make this a night to remember! You MUST have your 8th grade clearance form completely filled out.
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.
This number should not be used if there is an emergency (call 911), or if you are reporting on something that has already happened.