WMS Friday Forecast

January 11, 2019 - Week 18

Hello RedHawk Parents:

Welcome to 2019! I am excited for the opportunities that 2019 brings to each of us. As a school community, we want to see our kids continue to grow and develop into fine young men and women. We here at Wredling enjoy working with you on helping our kids grow!

Two things for today...

Every once in a while I get an angry email about Friday Forecast messages that I send about parenting. I'm always surprised to get these emails because the goal of the FF messages is simple: Being a parent is tough today and here is a resource you might find useful. It is not me telling you how to be a parent, rather I am offering some resources that you might find useful. I am going to continue to send these messages out because they are valuable to many people as we face the challenges of raising an adolescent. If you prefer not to read it, please simply use the scroll button and continue down the page for more information.

And speaking of parenting... this article, The Scary Truth About What's Hurting our Kids tells us clearly that our kids are detaching from each other in serious ways, along with having staggeringly large numbers of kids with anxiety and depression. There is some great data included which demonstrates this.

My advice to you? Reduce your kids' screen time. Keep a close eye on what they are doing online and how long they are spending immersed in technology. Do some research and learn how technology is affecting our kids. And please note, I am not talking about being on screens to do homework- we are talking about social media, gaming, and other technology use. Technology is a great resource, but it is something we must monitor with our kids.

Happy New Year!



Wredling Middle School Student Council is hosting a Winter Social for 6th-grade students on Thursday, January 17th from 6 PM- 8 PM. Both gyms will be open for soccer, basketball, and volleyball. The movie Frozen will be playing in the fitness room. There will also be games, free popcorn, a live DJ, and Kona Ice will be available for purchase. The cost of the event is a $2 donation to Student Council. We hope to see lots of our 6th-grade students there!

8th Grade Future Saints:


  1. On behalf of the St. Charles East High School, the College & Career team would like to say welcome! We look forward to maintaining a partnership with you over the next four years to maximize your academic and post-secondary opportunities. You should have received a copy of this letter with high school placements and course recommendations for your student. We have three links at the top of our Academic Planning page on the College & Career website for our current 8th graders and their parents to use for course selection.

  2. For any interested eighth graders and their parents, the Social Studies Honor Society at East High School is hosting an 'AP Night' to give incoming freshmen more information about the Advanced Placement social studies courses freshmen can take at East. The event will feature the opportunity to hear from parents, students, and teachers regarding the commitment required by AP classes. It will be on Thursday, January 24th, from 7:00-9:00. Enter through the main entrance (door 1). With any questions email neil.currie@d303.org.

  3. Both High Schools will be here on January 24th to help students register for next years courses. East High School will be here on the 25th as well to finish up with any students still needing assistance. Assignment times will be posted in their pods to the meeting.

Attention All Wredling Chefs!

Mrs. Watts is looking for Wredling students who would love to showcase their cooking talents at our 11th annual middle school Top Chef Cooking Contest held on March 2nd at East High School. An optional informational meeting will be held after school on Monday., Jan. 14 from 3:40 to 4:00 pm in room 405. Students may pick up the information packet prior to the meeting by stopping by the Family & Consumer Science room (405) or may access the application on Mrs. Watts’ website, on the Wredling Website, or by clicking THIS LINK.




D303 United Basketball - Special Olympics Team!

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WMS Faculty vs Student Basketball Game

Mark Your Calendars!

Our Annual Charity Faculty vs Student Basketball Game will be held on Jan. 24th at 4:15. The girls game will be played first followed by the boys game. All funds raised will go to the Living Well Cancer Center in Geneva, Illinois. There will be concessions sales, raffle prizes, etc. Please come out and join the fun while supporting a very worthwhile cause.


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Don't miss out on a chance to have your official record of this school year in pictures! Yearbooks are ordered based upon the number that are pre-ordered and paid for by students. Only a few extra copies are ordered when the final order is placed.

To purchase a yearbook, please see Lucy Johnson in the Main Office. You can pay the $25 cost in one of the following ways:

  • With a check - made payable to Wredling
  • With $25 cash - bring to the main office
Again, please see Lucy Johnson directly to make this purchase.
Wredling Activity Calendar

This calendar is always being updated!

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Angst - The Movie

If you missed the District 303 screening of the movie Angst, we are pleased to announce that our colleagues in Batavia District 101 have invited District 303 families to attend their showing of Angst on January 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Batavia Fine Arts Center located at Batavia High School.

CLICK HERE to reserve your seats!

Angst Follow-Up Session # 2

Thursday, January 24 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Wasco Elementary in the LRC


Preventing & Addressing Bullying: Lessons Learned and Resources for Parents

Wednesday, January 30 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Thompson 6th Grade Center Cafeteria


Balance & Boundaries: Managing Technology in our Lives

Wednesday, February 20 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Wredling Middle School in the Cafeteria


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