WMS Friday Forecast
APRIL 30, 2021 - Week 33
A/B CALENDARS, BELL SCHEDULES, TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE, & MUCH MORE!!! We add information and updates to this form regularly!
Good Afternoon RedHawk Parents/Guardians!
The I-Ready Spring Diagnostic for both reading and math will be conducted on Thursday, May 6th and Friday, May 7th. Students will be taking this final diagnostic at school for in-person learners and synchronously for remote learners. The results of this assessment will be used to measure individual student growth and overall building progress. The results will also be used as we look at course placement for the following school year.
We are asking students to complete only one diagnostic assessment on each of these days during the time frames presented below. Additionally, we have created a schedule that will have students seeing all their classes each day. Please see the the testing time schedule below:
Thursday, May 6th from 8:30-9:58am
i-Ready Math Diagnostic
In-Person - test with IAR proctor
Full-Remote - test with 1st period teacher
Friday, May7th from 8:30-9:58am
i-Ready ELA Diagnostic
In-Person - test with IAR proctor
Full-Remote - test with 2nd period teacher
After testing, ALL students will follow the i-Ready Daily Schedule .
Remote students will log on to complete the assessment with the teachers listed above. We will be asking that students keep their cameras on during testing. For the remainder of the day, remote students should follow the schedule and log on to meet with their classes according to the i-Ready Daily Schedule (Thursday - 3, 5, 7, 1; Friday - 2, 4, 6, 8).
Please click here to access an informational letter about the i-Ready from our Director of Assessment and Accountability, Mr. David Chizsar. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s counselor for assistance. Thank you all for your assistance in making sure your child completes this important assessment.
Dr. Patrick McGuire
WAY TO GO WMS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM!
A HUGE Congratulations to the Wredling Science Olympiad who competed in the State Olympiad Tournament! The team Placed 4th in Division A for Middle Schools. This is a HUGE deal! Thank you to all the team members for their hard work. We are so proud of their teamwork and accomplishments!
Medals were awarded to the team in the following events:
1st place - Game On, Heredity, and Circuit Lab
2nd place - Food Science
3rd place - Dynamic Planet
4th place - Experimental Design, and Fossils
Our Wredling Science Olympiad Team members: Samahi Shah, Yaseen Khan , Ria Ladhani, Kieran Edwards, Kyna Patel, Arpan Shah, Delilah Rodelo-Bristol, Kunal Gaind, Bobby Ward, Ameya Yammanura.
A special shout out to our Science Olympiad Team Leader, Mrs. Stacy Martinez, who received a Distinguished Service Award from the Science Olympiad organization for her many years as a coach and membership on the organization's leadership team. Congratulations, Stacy, on this well-deserved honor!
School Physicals for the 2021-2022 School Year
FIVE Reminders for After School Pick Up
Just a reminder to parents...
You need to pick up kids at the Norris Center parking lot after school, not off the Dunham Road driveway, Kirk Rd, or Fox Chase Blvd roadways.
Go slowly and be aware of all students and cars in the lots, crossing the roadways.
You need to pull into a parking space in the Norris lot.
Please follow all posted signs and arrows. This includes Fox Chase Rd being closed from Kirk Rd to East HS daily for our bus traffic.
Parents may NOT pick-up students from our back parking lot without permission from Mr. Loversky (ex. due to injury). They will receive a pass for this purpose. We have too many smaller buses trying to pick up students from this area.
Wredling PTO "No Cook" Night at Panda 5/18/21
Yippee!! Thanks to you, our Panera No Cook Night was successful. We have another night planned! This time at Panda Express in St Charles.
- When: Tuesday, May 18th - ALL DAY (10:30 am - 9:00 pm)
- Where: Panda Express - 110 S. Kirk Rd in St. Charles
- How does it work?:
If you order on the app - Enter 324428 in the promo box
If you order in person - Show this page on your smartphone
Wearing Masks at WMS
Attention 8th Grade Parents:
If your child was assigned to our Remote Academy at any time this year, we would like your RedHawk 8th grade to be in our End-of-the-Year video! If you would like that too, please send a photo of your 8th grader, preferably at their work station (if that makes sense) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your child's name in the subject of the email. (ex: Fred Jones 8th Grade Photo)
8th Grade Celebration Update
We are excited as we celebrate our 8th graders as they move to high school. We will send specific details closer to the date. Here are our tentative plans:
8th-grade yard signs for all students (see sample photo)
A lunch and treats provided by our WMS PTO
The debut of our 8th-grade awards video
Yearbook signing with classmates.
We are working with our PTO and 8th-grade teachers to make this day as fun as possible while still maintaining social distance.
Track Meet Spectators - Guidelines for Parents
The Wredling Athletic Department is asking parents of track athletes to follow the guidelines below to help align with IDPH and prevent the spread of the COVID-19. These are the guidelines that all schools in the athletic conference are following in order to maintain consistency and fairness.
Home meets: We are encouraging no more than two spectators per family.
Away meets: Parents are asked to not attend away track meets this season. In accordance with this, we are asking that athletes be picked up upon arrival back at Thompson.
Spectators must maintain 6 feet social distancing when possible; masks are required. Any questions or concerns should be emailed to the Wredling Athletic Director, Scott Nold (email@example.com). We are looking forward to our track meets this season!
PTO Volunteer Opportunities
Remote Academy Learning Resources
Welcome to remote learning! Remember that remote students have classes every day. Below are resources for our full remote learners:
You can check the attendance for any of your students at any time by logging into the Home Access Center and clicking on the attendance tab to view. Toggle between students using the arrow in the upper right hand corner.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the main office at (331) 228-3100! We are here to help!
Are you interested in working a few hours per day? Only when students are in the building? The WMS lunchroom is looking for lunch supervisors. Hours 10:45-2:00 pm when school is in session.
Contact Patricia Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 331-228-5242 for more details.
Creative Writing Awards
The AAUW Batavia-Geneva-St. Charles branch continues its tradition of encouraging and honoring aspiring young writers through its Creative Writing Contest. This year they celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the contest. Their judges read every entry carefully and find it rewarding to see that many young people still take time to seek self-expression through writing. They would like to thank all the teachers and parents for supporting their children’s interest in writing.
Wredling students receiving Honorable Mention recognition are:
Thomas Howe for his 7th Grade Poetry submission, "I Had to Write"
Lauren Martin for her 6th Grade Poetry submission, "The Words of Mother Nature"
Tap Into Education!
Chromebook Device Exchange
The IT device exchange takes place at the Haines building (305 South 9th Street), Door #2, between 12:00 - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday. You do not need to make an appointment.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWSLETTER IS CURRENT AS OF PUBLICATION DATE.