Wilson Middle School Newsletter

October 2021

Wilson Middle School Mission

Wilson Middle School will provide equity in achievement levels for all students, regardless of ethnicity, gender or socio-economic status, by:

A. Communicating high expectation for all students

B. Continuously improving instruction in collaborative learning teams

C. Implementing best classroom practices based on research

D. Assessing student achievements regularly

E. Arranging necessary time and resources to meet standards

F. Encouraging students to believe that they can and will achieve

Wilson Middle School Vision

Wilson Middle School Students will have the motivation, skills, and confidence

to pursue their dream.


Parents, you must update your student’s information and emergency contact list. If there, will be any changes to your phone numbers or address please contact our Registrar at 573-2406.

Important October Dates

10/4-Picture Retakes

10/4-10/5- Dental Clinic

10/4-10/7 –Spirit Week

M-Nerd Day

T-Twin Day

W-Wilson Pride Day

Th-USA Day

10/8- No School

10/12 - Fall SBAC start

10/28-First Quarter Ends

10/29-No School

Counselors Corner

Welcome to the 2021-202 School Year Wilson Parents and Students!

A message from your counselors:

Your counselors this year are Manuela Guzman (last name A-G), Jennifer Brownlow (last names H-O) and Yvonne Robinson (P-Z). Please call or email us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your students' academic or social well-being. We would be happy to help in any way we can. Ms. Laney Tillotson (573-2421) will be working with our Migrant student population. This year she has added the monitoring of our students who receive services for English language learning. She is also available to answer any questions you may have.

We encourage students to schedule time to speak to their counselor to talk about stress, anxiety, family changes, friendship, grief and loss or anything that is on their mind. Please encourage your student to come to the office, call or email their counselor to set up a time to talk. We look forward to working with you and your students this year!

Mrs. Brownlow, Mrs. Guzman and Mrs. Robinson

Jennifer Brownlow 573-2416 brownlow.jennifer@ysd7.org

Manuela Guzman 573-2415 guzman.manuela@ysd7.org

Yvonne Robinson 573-2417 robinson.yvonne@ysd7.org

Washington State Healthy Youth Survey

Wilson Middle School has been chosen to complete the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey. This short questionnaire will be given to all 6th and 8th grade students in October. This anonymous and voluntary survey will help school districts across the state set up programs that meet the needs of our students. It is voluntary, so if you do not want your child to participate please contact 573-2400. Please see our Wilson counseling webpage for more information.

The McKinney-Vento Act: The Basics

If you lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act. For information, contact your school counselor or call Javier @ 573-7142.

Congratulations to our Art students!!

A HUGE congratulations to our 33 Wilson Art Students that had 42 pieces featured at the Central Washington State Fair last month. These students had pieces in varies mediums such as Acrylic, Pencil, Charcoal, Cardboard Sculpture, Collage, Mixed Media, Water Colors, Oil Pastels just to name a few.

Chloe Dever, Kalya Blas (5 pieces), Bianca Sanchez, Sasha Maddon, Jade Fullerton (2 pieces), Angelina Barrera, Brody St Aubin, Ezequiel Marquez, Magdelena Nava Cuevas, Anthony Hernandez, James Robbins, Kaitlin Johnson, Nazhrehanne Dris, Brooklyn Cladera, Mariah Perz, Rainy Fridley, Addison Sanislow, Alekza Gutierrez, Samantha Major, Annabelle Betts (3 Pieces), Baily Burton, Annaleah Hernandez, Dominique Rivera, Maliah O'Neal (2 pieces), Addison Cash (2 pieces), Heidi Perez, Kimberly Marlin, Kodiac Folsom, William Chua, Faye Flores, Yaritza Cervantes, Elyas Lozano and Summer Tate.

Library News

Homework Center

Wilson Middle School Library hosts Homework Center (HWC) Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 2:30-3:30 PM. Students will have help with assignments, get a snack, and can read or check out library books. We have two Wilson staff supervising, and we take attendance if you want confirmation about whether your child(ren) were present and what work they were doing. We encourage students to attend if they need a safe, quiet place to learn after school. Contact Mrs. Madrinich at 573-2407 or 573-2422 madrinich.kari@ysd7.org for more information.

Read, Read, Read!!

Wilson students will visit the library every two weeks with their social studies classes. We encourage every student to have a book EVERYDAY to read when he or she are finished with his or her assignments. Reading a wide variety of books that students choose is THE BEST WAY to be successful in ALL SUBJECTS! Make reading a daily habit by turning off electronics before bed and reading for 30 minutes to an hour. It can be a great way to relax, have quiet time, and help you sleep better and remember new knowledge. Students can also visit in the mornings at 7:30 or during their lunchtime with a pass from the office. Visit the library Canvas pages or the Wilson Library homepage on the school website to learn more about what is new in the library!

Sports Information

Winter 1 Sports

Registration for Winter 1 sports opens October 6th. Register online at familyid.com. The parent sports meeting is tentatively set for October 12th at 5:30pm in the cafeteria. Please be sure that your student athlete has a Sports Physical, this is different from a well-child check. The Sports Physical should be completed by October 6th. If they had one done for fall sports that is good for the rest of the year.

School Schedule

Daily Schedule

Monday 8:00am to 1:30pm

Tuesday-Friday: 8:00am to 2:30pm


Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy

All student cell phones, earbuds, and electronic devices are to be turned off and stored in student's backpacks once students arrive on campus 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. Wilson Middle School staff will not be responsible for lost or stolen cell phones or electronic devices. If the student is caught with their phone out, the phone will be taken to the office and the student will pick it up at the end of the day. If the incident happens, again the parents will be asked to come and pick up the cell phone.

If students need to reach parents for any reason they can use the phone in the office.

Dress Code

Dress Code

Wilson Middle School guidelines for students will foster an environment of respect for oneself, a sense of school pride, and will improve the level of safety in our building, while maintaining a focus on academic achievement. This policy applies to all students at Wilson Middle School.

Students may wear:

· Pants, shorts, sport shorts, and skirts of any color.

· Shorts and skirts that are longer than the finger tips, when arms are extended down to the sides.

· Tops that are of any color, or style, as long as shoulders, cleavage, backs, chest, and midriffs are covered.

· Hats and hoods, but only outside the building.

· Footwear that is safe for all school activities.

Students may not wear:

· Pants, shorts, or skirts with holes above the finger tips; unless worn with leggings underneath.

· Clothing with excessively ripped/hanging material that can catch or snag.

- Muscle shirts, tank tops or shirts with midriffs showing.

· Bedtime slippers, flip-flops, or “slides”

· Pants, shorts, or skirts, “sagged”.

· Trench coats or long overcoats.

· Any items deemed by administration as disruptive to the educational process, such as gang attire, or items with sexual, drug or alcohol messages, or those deemed unsafe. (This includes gang color or representation through numbers, pictures, Old English fonts, etc.)

We believe our dress code preserves our commitment to provide a safe and equitable school environment for all students. If in doubt, please call 573-2400 to avoid a disruption to your student’s education


ABSENCES: If you have not called in your student's absence and we have not made contact with you, please send a note with your student upon his/her return in order to avoid an unexcused absence. We are now required to send an attendance letter after three unexcused absences. At five unexcused absences, we will schedule a conference to discuss attendance issues. If, your child obtains 7 unexcused absences or 10 unexcused absences in a year a BECCA petition will be filed for your student in juvenile court. Feel free to contact our attendance secretary at 573-2410.

TARDIES: Students need to be in class by the time the tardy bell rings. In the morning, the first bell rings at 7:50am, students are expected to be in class by 8:00am and ready to learn! Students have 4 minutes to get to their next class on time; otherwise they are tardy, which disrupts the learning process.

CHECKING OUT A STUDENT: Please call ahead of time if you are checking out a student for any reason. If that is not possible please call the office to let us know you are here to check your student out and please be aware that it may take a few minutes to get the student out of class. When you are here to pick up your student, please go to the Registration window that is located left of the Main Office doors to sign our sign out sheet.

PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCES: If your student will be gone from school for other than an illness, or medical appointment, please fill out a prearranged absence form ahead of time. The forms are in the office at the student service desk. They need to be completed two weeks ahead of time with a parent signature or attached note, the dates of the absence, teacher signatures, and the principal’s signature. If such an absence occurs, and the form is not completed by district guidelines, the absence is not excused

Students should always check their school email and Canvas page to stay current on their school assignments.

Wilson Parent Booster Club welcomes parents and staff to the 2021-2022 school year! We are confident that this year will be one of the best ever! Boosters is a great way to help students, teachers, and staff. We will need your support to make this happen. We meet the first Monday of the month virtually 6:00 p.m. Check our Facebook page “Wilson Parent Booster Club” for information. Please plan to join us to see how you can be involved. Feel free to call us if you have any questions (573-2403). We welcome you to a new school year.

Hope to see you soon!

Office Hours

Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:45 PM