Updates for Stilwell Junior High School Families
November 7, 2022
Message from Principal Kuhnert
Dear Stilwell Parent/Guardian, (Reminder)
Hello. We are excited to welcome Superintendent Matt Adams to Stilwell as part of his districtwide “Listening Tour.” Dr. Adams joined West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) this summer, and he is visiting schools across the district this fall so he can hear from YOU, the parents and guardians of our students.
Purpose of Listening Tour
Be prepared to share the following…
Share about your experience with West Des Moines Community Schools.
What is going well for you and your student at Stilwell.
What do you think we should START doing in WDMCS, or at Stilwell?
What do you think we should STOP doing in WDMCS, or at Stilwell?
What questions do you have of Dr. Adams regarding his priorities/goals in his first year?
Stilwell Junior High Listening Tour Details
TIME: 5:00 PM CST
LOCATION: Stilwell Junior High, 1601 Vine Street, West Des Moines, IA
Child care is not provided, but your student is welcome to attend and sit with you. We will not be livestreaming this event. Dr. Adams and I look forward to seeing you in person at Stilwell Junior High.
We never like having to ask for money from our families but it is important to know that in the Junior Highs both fund all extra curricular activities on the fundraiser. There is no general funds budgeted towards student activities. We have a goal to hit about $21,000 to just maintain current activity levels and that is about $30 per student. Both buildings have used companies in the past that take a percentage but are know running them all on their own so all donated funds go directly to the students. We do have incentitives for students to support their efforts but please know this isn't just sports. If you attended the musical this past weekend you have seen the funds at work, but also any club or activity is coming from our fundraiser. Please support us and thank you for being amazing familes that we get to work with every day!
Mitchell Kuhnert and David Perrigo
Nov 6, 2022 Daylight Savings Time. Set your clocks back 1 hour.
Nov 7, 2022 Professional Development Day (No School)
Nov 8, 2022 Election Day 2022- Go Vote!
Nov 10, 2022 Dr. Adam's Stilwell Listening Tour (Info above)
Nov 15, 2022 Stilwell Band Concerts 6:30pm 7th Grade and Jazz Cats 8:00pm 8th Grade and Jazz Tigers. Both concerts will be in the gym!
No school on Monday
Second Step Unit-
7th Grade- Overcoming Roadblocks
8th Grade- Pursuing my interests
Fire Drill on Friday 10:10 am
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Stilwell and several other school that were impacted by the hail storm in September are getting their roofs replaced the same as many of the surrounding homes. This work will start mid- November and will impact our classrooms with noise. We need to get this done before it gets too cold. The good news the impact to our parking lot and space around the building will remain in the current construction site. We will only be impacted by trucks dropping off materials and the removal of the old roof. Please continue to be patient with all of the construction.
Winter is Coming!:
Some notes to our families as the weather turns colder. We do still have students wait outside unless they come in to eat breakfast so wear jackets, hats, and gloves. We do not allow students to have blankets during the school day so again dress in warmer clothes if you are cold during the day.