Washington Post

January 14-18, 2019

We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!

"As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best." Our vision is to ensure that all students are WMS ARMY Strong and are prepared for high school, college and careers.

Kicking into High Gear

With the first full week in the rearview mirror, it is now my personal favorite time of year. Students are accustom to school and ready to maximize all of the opportunities before them. To do this they and we will need your continued support. Students will have nightly homework and will continue to be held to high standards through the proficiency grading system. This system incidentally will be incorporated into the new ILearn that students will be taking this spring. The bottom line to both the Washington system of assessment and Indiana's is growth. Students come to us wherever they are at. Our task is to push their growth beyond even what they thought possible.

1. Get signed up for Penny Lane Study Cafe even before retakes are needed

2. Complete HW on a nightly basis and read for 30min if they have no HW

3. Check RDS weekly to stay on top of student progress.

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Academic Superbowl 2020: The Roaring 20's

Any student interested in being part of the WMS 2020 Academic Superbowl team should see the following teachers this week for the subject area(s)/ team(s) that they wish to compete on.

Science: Mr. Buck

Math: Mrs. White

English: Mrs. Rowe

Social Studies: Miss Carnes

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Spelling Bee

The WMS Spelling Bee will take Wednesday, January 15th at 8:30 am in the Auditorium. Family members of those students competing are welcome to come watch. A list of the students who qualified for the spelling bee is listed below.

Joy Meriwether

Drevel Garrett

Shane Sumner

Lydia Vincent

Cameron Stallings

Ky'Unti German

Dustin Boyles

Briana Avila

Luke Curtis

Greenlee Gist

McKayla Morphew

Jonnesha March

Maleak Eastwood

Ivory Epkins

Grant Watson

Zach Parker

Matyson Skeels

Catelyn Witte

Sam Atkins

Jaheem Madison

Chase Pfingston

Ella Daily

Vince Murrell

Gabby Bennett

Ryne Smelzer

Jazmyn Morse

Ariya Morris

Hannah Parker

Important Information

  • Students who have their phones on them or out during the day will result in the phone being taken placed in the front office for parent pick-up.

  • Chromebooks and Chromebook chargers that are left laying in the cafe, gyms, hallways, or classrooms will be returned to the library. Students will be required to sign their Chromebook back out. Students who have been irresponsible with their Chromebook more than three times may lose their opportunity to take their device home.

  • We also have Panorama coming up... not sure when that window opens, but parents/guardians have an opt out if they want it.

Penny Lane Study Cafe

This is a program that meets every Tuesday and Thursday for students who need to retake a test or get some extra tutoring. Students can drop in any Tuesday or Thursday as needed. Interested students need to sign up with Mrs. Stoll in room 20 or by emailing her at jennifer.stoll@evsck12.com.

How is your child doing in classes?

Access this link to see your child's grades, discipline, attendance, and schedules. You can also update your contact information or email teachers from this site. If you have questions or you cannot log in, you can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.

http://rdsteach.evsc.k12.in.us/rdsparentaccess/ If you have questions or concerns about grades you can contact your child's teachers, Mrs. April Coughlin or Administration to set up meetings.

PTSA Events and Announcements

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We are about $115 short of our Box Tops Goal for the year. Please
send in any box tops with your student and ask that they be given to
their homeroom teacher, the office, or Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Rodgers.

Fazoli's PTSA Giveback Night

Monday, Jan. 13th, 11am-8pm

899 North Green River Road

Evansville, IN

PTSA Meeting in room 11

Monday, Jan. 13th, 7:45am

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

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Zones of Regulation

In January, students will partake in lessons during homeroom focusing on gaining basic knowledge about self-regulating emotions and recognizing healthy ways to react to problems. The lessons are part of the Zones of Regulation curriculum. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to check in with your student about what they are learning in regards to self-regulation.
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No School Reminder

There will be no school on Monday, January 20th in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Sporting Events

6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Helfrich Park

Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 4:30-5:30pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs Helfrich Park

Thursday, Jan. 16th, 4:30-6:30pm

2603 West Maryland Street

Evansville, IN

WMS Expectations and Procedures Handbook

Dress Code Reminders

Cool Weather Items

Type: hoodless sweaters or hoodless sweatshirts, vest, zip up fleece, softshell or cardigan worn with a collared button down or polo shirt underneath

Colors: any solid color

Logo: small manufacturers logos are acceptable; school logos are permitted

The following is unacceptable at WMS and will not be allowed:

· Unnatural hair colors (bright red, burgundy, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink or purple) .

· Body piercings, excluding ears. Earrings that pose a safety hazard or that are disruptive in nature

· Visible tattoos

· Skinny style pants, stretch pants or tight fitting clothing

· Hats or head coverings inside the school

· Cell Phones, large purses, gym bags, backpacks, backpack style purses, and drawstring bags must be kept in students’ lockers from 7:30am to 2:30pm.

Washington Middle School Community Supporters

Contact Us!

Please contact us with questions or concerns! If you have specific concerns regarding a teacher or class, we encourage you to email, call or meet with the teacher to work on a solution. Our school counselor, Rachel Harrelson, is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our Youth First Social Workers, is your contact for community resources, family support, student therapy group sessions, Food Bags, Hangers Clothing Bank applications, peer concerns, or general student support. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Meyer or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!