Mrs. Baughman's class performed a science experiment on plant and how the leaves change colors when placed in food coloring and water. The students are enjoying learning about the stem of plants and what its functions are!
Second Chance Breakfast starts tomorrow at Junior High and Senior High School. Second Chance Breakfast is set up so that students who did not eat breakfast in the cafeteria can pick up breakfast between 1st and 2nd period. Students - you may pick up a hot breakfast (tomorrow is chicken biscuit) and juice, or cold (cereal bar, fruit and juice). We also have extra fruit and milk if students want to pick it up. Menu is posted on the WCSD website and app. Rules: 1 - students who already received a school breakfast that day cannot pick up from Second Chance. 2 - Please scan your id, it is faster than typing in your number. 3 - no pushing, shoving, cutting in line. 4 - throw your trash in a trash can not on the floor/ground. 5 - move quickly to class so you are not tardy. If you have any questions, please let me know. Pbailey@wcmail.k12.ar.us
Fresh, Arkansas grown watermelon for the pre-k and LL Owen students today. We love when we can do fresh, local produce for our students.
The Salad Bar will open for Watson Chapel High School Students on Monday, August 29th. Students will pick up a salad container at the new A La Carte store and then can build their salad at the salad bar. Students, please remember you must pick up a fruit or a milk to make it a complete meal.
Free vaccination clinic hosted by Arkansas Children's Hospital will be held on September 10 from 10 am - 1 pm at TOPPS (1000 Townsend Dr., Pine Bluff, AR 71601). Hot dogs and ice cream will be served and school supplies handed out!
Watson Chapel High School/Junior High Cafeteria will start serving "Dessert Fruit Bowls" on their regular menus. These are made with a sweet breaded cup, strawberries, blueberries and topped with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. First day on the menu is Thursday, August 25th. Keep an eye out too see when they come to the other schools. The managers got a chance to try the sweet breaded cup for the first time last week.
Father Figure Fridays begin next week! See the schedule below and show our students what positive male role models look like! We can't wait to see you on our campuses.
Junior High and Varsity football will have their first game on Friday, August 19! Junior High game will begin at 5:30 pm and the Varsity game will begin at 7:00 pm. Come support our Wildcats!
There will be no football game on 8/23/2022.
Do you know that Cafeteria menus are posted on the Watson Chapel Website and the Watson Chapel App? Last year we sent our surveys and are planning some changes based on your answers: Breakfasts will have a main item, but students can always select cereal or a cereal bar if they don't want the main item. We started making breakfast sandwiches last year and the students really enjoyed them. We will be sure that the first student in the door and the last student in the door both have the same options, so no one is left out from getting what they want. Second chance breakfast will start at the High School and Junior High on August 29th. This year we will have more variety on those menus. For lunches we are working on more fresh items. Last year we introduced our fresh pizza and the students loved it. We are also working to expand lunches at the primary schools so that students will be able to select from 2 main lunch items. We will post about those changes as they are ready to start. We hope to keep the High School Salad Bar open most days. In September we will try opening it for Junior High, but can only keep it open if students are responsible and clean up after themselves. If you would like to be on our Wellness Committee to review menus, or have any comments or suggestions on our menus, please contact Paula Bailey at 870-879-9432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is the day! Go to your polling site and cast your vote for Watson Chapel!!
Tomorrow is election day! If you're not sure where to vote, visit https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/voterview and enter your address!
Early voting is open at the Jefferson County Courthouse through Monday. Election Day is Tuesday, August 9. 🖤💛🖤💛
ARESC is looking for a home-based educator to serve the families of Watson Chapel!
Food Allergies in the Watson Chapel Cafeteria: WCSD does not serve anything with peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish or fish. If a student has a food allergy we ask that a "Meal Modification Form" be filled out by their physician and provided to the school. This will help us provide nutritious foods that won't trigger their allergies. The form can be found at https://www.wc-web.k12.ar.us/page/nutrition. The main things we need to know are: (1) what the food allergy is; (2) what happens if they eat that food; and (3) what items we can provide in its place. For milk allergies, if you would please let us know if the student has to avoid all dairy products or just can't have milk to drink. For egg allergies, can they have eggs cooked in products or just foods like egg patties and scrambled eggs? If you have any questions about food allergies or meal modifications, please contact Paula Bailey MS, RDN, LD, Food Service Director, at email@example.com or 870-879-9432.
The Jefferson County Health Department will be on-site at Coleman Elementary, Tuesday August 9th from 5-6 pm during orientation. They will also be on-site at Watson Chapel High School, Thursday, August 11 from 5-6 pm during orientation. They will be administering immunizations to any Watson Chapel School District students that are not up to date with the required immunizations to attend school. The Parent must accompany the student if the student is under eighteen years old. If you have any questions you can call Nurse Sullivent at 870-550-4646. If your student has turned 11 years old or will turn 11 by September 1st they will need the T-Dap and MCV4 immunizations. If your Student has turned 16 or will turn 16 before September 1st they will need the second MCV4 immunization.
COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION SCHOOL YEAR 2022- 2023 The Watson Chapel School District is pleased to announce the district will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) during the 2022 - 2023 school year providing meals, regardless of eligibility category, at NO CHARGE for all students at the following schools Watson Chapel High School, Watson Chapel Junior High, Coleman Elementary, LL Owen Elementary and Edgewood Elementary that participate in the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program. CEP is made possible through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Special Assistance Certification and Reimbursement Community Eligibility Provision. Federal reimbursement for meals is based on the Identified Student Percentage (ISP) established by the District. The information used to establish the ISP will be made available only to State and Federal officials for review. All adults, e.g., visitors, teachers, support staff members, and administrators of the district must assume the full cost of the meal which is $3.00 for Breakfast and $5.00 for Lunch. Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: 1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 3. email: firstname.lastname@example.org This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
We’re looking FORWARD ➡️ to the future of Watson Chapel! Your vote of YES sends a message that we are INVESTED in our community and its future place in Jefferson County education. #voteyes 🖤💛🐾
In addition to a new high school, the millage will also fund improvements at Coleman Elementary. Some of these projects are already in progress! - Improvements to cafeteria - Playground equipment - Awnings for walkways - Roof ductwork coverings - New paint & flooring in gym
SUMMER PEBT We do not need to collect any forms for Watson Chapel students for the Summer PEBT. Watson Chapel participates in a special program called "Community Eligibility" which allows all of our students to eat at no charge, and also makes all the students eligible for the Summer PEBT. I have confirmed this with the Department of Education twice. I have also gone into our system and triple checked that all of the students were marked as being eligible for free/reduced meals. DHS hasn't send when funds will be sent out yet. Questions? Paula Bailey, Food Service Director, 870-879-9432 or email@example.com.