Waller ISD Welcomes Incoming 6th Graders
Jan. 22 Waller ISD (WISD) junior high schools, W.C. Schultz Junior High (SJH) and Waller Junior High (WJH), opened their doors to the Class of 2026. Current fifth-grade students and their families were encouraged to attend the Fifth Grade Parent Night to learn important information about moving into junior high. Families attended the event at the junior high their child will attend in sixth grade.
Staff at SJH and WJH worked together to offer all families the same experience. Counselors discussed 6th-grade course requirements and electives, high school level courses offered in seventh and eighth grade, honors courses, and other key information on course selection. After the presentation, students and parents visited booths where teachers gave more information on electives and core classes.
“We feel it is very important that parents are informed participants as our students transition from elementary school and begin his or her junior high career,” Lead Counselor Christy Smith said.
Earlier in January, fifth graders also traveled to their future school for Junior High Preview. During the visit, students were given an overview of what to expect and a campus tour. All students were given an SJH or WJH bag and course selection information. Both campuses will also hold a 6th Grade Camp before the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year to ensure students learn all they need to know about junior high life.
“Our goal is to help students plan and prepare for the future junior high and high school years to come,” Smith said. “We want students to be really excited about all that WISD junior high campuses have to offer.”