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School Schedule

 

Feb. 15-19th President's break
March 11 Minimum day, 12:20 dismissal
March 25-31st Spring Break

 

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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

2/11/16

Congratulations to the 111 Jepson 8th graders who were inducted into Willis Jepson’s National Junior Honor Society. With over 400 people in attendance, friends and family celebrated with the students with punch and cake following the ceremony.

 

Jepson’s ANNUAL USO DINNER and SHow will be held on MARCH 4 AND 5, 2016 from 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM. Cost is $30 PER PERSON and $20 for CHILDREN, SENIORS, VETERANS. TICKETS  are AVAILABLE in the JEPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL OFFICE. Get your tickets soon, space is limited!

 

Great job Jaguars! Thank you for all your help with the pennies for Patients fundraiser! We raised a total of $1433.24 for the leukemia and lymphoma society.  7 study halls raised more than $100! Pizza Party goes to the top 7th and the top 8th grade study halls! Looks like Mr. Birch really had those kids emptying their piggy banks! Here’s the breakdown:

 

7th Grade Study Halls

Birch     $194.36

Coble    $170.90

Kari      $122.29

Pope     $109.28

Wilde    $101.81

8th Grade Study Halls

Cooney  $126.02

Harrison $113.56

 

College and Career club will be starting again Friday February 26th room H37 during lunch time and study hall.

 

PAR store will be open today during both lunches.

 

Oh, by the way we have next week off!

NO WAY! Seriously?

Sure. It’s for the President’s holidays.

When we get back there will only be two weeks left in the quarter.

Man, this year is going by fast.

Have a great time next week!


Have a great weekend and week!

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2/9/16

 

Jepson’s ANNUAL USO DINNER and SHow will be held on MARCH 4 AND 5, 2016 from 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM. It’s a 1940’S STYLE JAZZ SHOW with CATERED TRI-TIP & CHICKEN DINNER. Cost is $30 PER PERSON and $20 for CHILDREN, SENIORS, VETERANS.

DONATIONS HELP FUND THE JEPSON AND ELEMENTARY MUSIC PROGRAM.

ENJOY A NIGHT OF MUSIC AND DANCING WITH A DESSERT AUCTION AND BASKET RAFFLE.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON JANUARY 11TH AT JEPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL OFFICE

OR CONTACT JULIE O’DELL AT 707-449-1574

JEPSONBOOSTERS@YAHOO.COM

 

ATTENTION 8th grade girls INTERESTED IN PLAYING GOLF IN THE FALL OF 2016 @ Vacaville High…ATTEND AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON THURSDAY 02/11 @ LUNCH IN The gym.  Any questions, please contact Mr. Bassey at Vacaville High – justinb@vacavilleusd.org. Get your tickets soon, space is limited!

 

College and Career club will be starting again Friday February 26th room H37 during lunch time and study hall.

 

 

 

Tomorrow is TWIN DAY. Yearbook photographers will be out at both lunches taking photos of twins and triplets. Dress alike and make sure you and your twin get their picture in the yearbook.

 

PAR store will be open on Friday during both lunches.

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2/8/16

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 on the following link: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/community.

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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.