WPMS 8th Grade Newsletter

Woodland Park Middle School ~ May 21

Home Stretch of Middle School

Good Evening WPMS 8th Grade Families-

It is hard to believe that we are down to a few days remaining of our students’ middle school experience. The students have been working hard to wrap up their academics and solidify their learning. With that comes the anticipation of some fun upcoming events. Please the details below! If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Erin Street

WPMS Color Run & Walk Tuesday, May 25th

  • 8th Grade Run & Walk be at 12:45pm
  • Event details can be found here: https://www.smore.com/x7cst
  • Remind students to bring their water bottle on Tuesday.

8th Grade Recognition-Wednesday, May 26 12:00pm

  • Eligibility: Students with incomplete PFAs and Cognitive or Concept Unit below 70% will need to be enrolled in summer school to participate in the ceremony. For enrichment classes, students must be passing this quarter's class.

  • Final eligibility will be pulled on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 25. Please reach out to your child's mentor if you have any questions.

  • Students that are not eligible at the deadline must be enrolled in summer school to participate.

  • Ceremony will be held on the WPMS Football Field.

  • The gate to the field will open at 11:30am. Guests do not need to check into the building.

  • 12:00pm-1:00pm at WPMS. 8th grade students are dismissed for the school year at the conclusion of the ceremony. After the event, we ask families to exit school grounds promptly due to the dismissal of 6th & 7th grade students.

  • The ceremony will be live streamed: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNoFu7ku9OoHIGyiy3WwruA

  • Guests must bring their own lawn chairs.

  • Students may should wear semi-formal clothes to school. With the event on the field, please consider shoe attire. Spike heels are not recommended.

  • Parking: All parking lots will be open to guests (along Rampart Range Road & in front of WPMS).

Last day of school for 8th grade is Wednesday. Last day of school for 6th & 7th grade is Thursday.

8th Grade Dance: Thursday, May 27th 7-8:30pm

Thank you for your understanding in regards to making the shift of the date due to weather. This decision was carefully considered. We chose to move the date due to the pending weather forecast. If we moved the event inside, we risked a possible quarantine of the whole grade level. With the upcoming recognition ceremony we didn't want to take that risk. The weather looks great for Thursday!


  • Students have until Wednesday, May 26th to achieve final eligibility.

  • To be eligible, students must have no F's in core classes and for enrichment classes, students must be passing this quarter's class.

  • Dance will be held at WPMS outside.

  • Dress attire is semi-formal and must meet dress code requirements. If your student needs assistance with clothing we have some dress attire for students at school. Students just need to ask an administrator or counselor and we will show them what we have.

    • Nice pants, collared shirts ties, skirts, or dresses (similar to Homecoming, not prom)

    • The event will be outside (weather permitting), so please dress accordingly

    • Masks must be worn

Covid Reminders

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our school community members continues to be a top priority.

  • All participants and guests will wear masks.

  • Physical distancing protocols will be in place.

  • Events will be held outside if weather permits.

  • Guest capacity limited.

  • Guests & students will need to complete self-screening.

WPSD Re-2

Woodland Park School District Re-2 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth; is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.