Wildcat News

October 8, 2021

Dear Wharton Families,

We have made it to the halfway point of the first trimester! Students were issued progress reports today. Please review your child's progress and reach out to their teacher, if you have questions or concerns.

Our staff is very proud of our students for their dedication and efforts on their IAR testing. Students completed this state assement, which was postponed from last spring.

This week we started the One Book One School initiative. All students and staff are reading The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. Each day, during a designated time, teachers stop for a short period and read assinged pages to students. So far this has been a huge hit with students and staff.

As a reminder there wil be no school on Monday in observance of Columbus/Indigenous People's Day.

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Important Dates

10/11: No School (Columbus/Indigenous People's Day)

10/12: After School Programming Begins

10/20: Picture Day

Anti Bullying Month at Wharton

The students at Wharton will be participating in activities for Anti-Bullying Month this October. Next week, the teachers will be reading a book with their classes called, 'All the Colors We Are: Todos los Colores de Nuestra Piel' and discussing how all humans have their own unique and beautiful skin color. The students will then be coloring a paper person, working to create their own skin tone and designing someone who represents their personality, interests, and culture. This artwork will be displayed in the hallway, the paper persons holding hands together, to symbolize acceptance for all.
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Matt Wilhelm Visits Wharton!

Matt Wilhelm is a BMX Flatland rider and motivational speaker. He is known for his fast spinning and aggressive riding style. He is a three-time X Games Medalist, World Championship Silver Medalist, two-time United States National Champion, and Guinness World Record Holder.

Among other television appearances Matt advanced to the semi-finals on America's Got Talent. He also won America's Got Talent YouTube Competition, and won FOX TV's 30 Seconds to Fame.

Here are some of Matt's accolades:

  • 3-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2-Time National Champion
  • World Championship Bronze and Silver Medalist
  • Semi-Finalist on America's Got Talent
  • Winner of America's Got Talent YouTube Competition
  • Winner of FOX TV's 30 Seconds to Fame
  • Red Bull Fight with Flight Champion
  • Guinness World Record Holder
  • 2021 Team USA Member for the BMX World Championships

(from https://mattwilhelm.com/about-matt-wilhelm/)

We were fortunate enough to have Matt visit us at Wharton Friday afternoon. Students were amazed by his stunts and his powerful message resonated with all.

District Homework Helper Event

After School Club Transportation News

Please reveiew the information for those students needing transportation for after school programming.
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