Walden Review

A weekly newsletter for Walden Families

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February 21, 2020


Walden Upcoming Dates

Thursday Feb 27th - Walden Variety Show 6:00 - 7:30

Friday Feb 28th - AVID applications due for next year 7th and 8th grade

March 5th - Walden Orchestra Concert at Walden

March 11th Choir Concert 7:00PM at Walden

March 12th - Last day of 3rd quarter

March 13 - School in session (snow make-up day)

March 14 - 22 Spring Break

March 24th - Grades available to parents

Walden Parent Orientation for 2020-2021 School Year

Thank you for the great attendance at Parent Orientation. We have great families and parents at Walden. If you were not able to attend the Orientation, the presentation is below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Keeping your student immunized is important to your child’s health and each year the Platte County Health Department provides hundreds of immunizations to students from all over Platte County.

The Platte County Health Department is partnering with Walden Middle School to provide all required and recommended immunizations for students entering 8th grade on March 12, 2020.

The vaccines being offered are:

  • Meningococcal/Menactra (Meningitis) [Required]
  • Tdap/Boostrix (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) [Required]
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) [Recommended]
  • Hepatitis A [Recommended]

If you would like your student to receive any of these vaccines, please complete the Consent and Registration Form, the Student Screening Form (link is below), and attach a copy of your insurance card. Once they are completed, please return them with your student to give to the school nurse.

You must complete and return the Consent Form, Registration Form and Student Screening Form by Monday, March 2nd.

Students who qualify for the clinic are those who are uninsured, underinsured, have Medicaid, are Native American/Native Alaskan, or who have private insurance which covers vaccines.

We currently accept Cigna, United Healthcare, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Please check with your insurance provider to see if your plan covers these vaccines.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the health department at 816-587-5998. Please encourage your student to have breakfast the day of the clinic.

Thank you for allowing the Platte County Health Department to be a partner in your child’s health. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or your school nurse.


Dustin Guest BSN, RN

Immunization Coordinator

Platte County Health Department



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Park Hill South AVID - Applications online. Due Feb 27th

Feb 27-All HS AVID apps due to counseling office

Access to AVID Application:


Click on “About our School”

Scroll down and click on “AVID Schoolwide”

Scroll to and clock “AVID Application”

Here is a link to information on the district web site about AVID in Park Hill.


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Park Hill Stars

Want to recognize a Walden staff member? Here is the link to the Park Hill Stars. This is an opportunity to say thank you to someone that is making a difference!


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Track season is starting soon

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Friday we challenged our students to SMILE!

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Park Hill South Soccer for incoming 9th graders

For any current 8th grade boys interested in playing soccer next fall at Park Hill South, there will be an informational meeting next Thursday evening, 2/27, at 6:30 pm in the media center at Park Hill South. We will discuss spring & summer activities. If you are unable to attend, email Coach Farmer @ farmerc@parkhill.k12.mo.us

Thank you for a smooth pick-up at Mixer and Dance

In order to keep our students safe during pick-up for large events, we ask that parents remain in the pick-up line and not park in the parking lot. It is not safe for students to be walking through the parking lot with so many vehicles.
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Box top Mobile App

Walden families, we are kicking off our next box top contest. The team that collects the most box tops will receive a “Popculture” popcorn party. Our contest will run until Friday, February 28th. Please send in your box tops and upload your box top receipts for the scanable box tops. If you prefer I will scan your box top register receipts for you. Be sure to write your team name on the receipt so your team will get credit. Your receipts must be uploaded within 14 days of purchase. We appreciate each of you who continue to save box tops and scan your receipts to earn box tops for our school. Moble App Instructions Click Here (Link)

Walden Artist Work on Display

Congratulations to our Walden students that now have their art displayed at the Riverside Community Center.
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#WaldenOriginal yearbook!

Don't wait, buy your yearbook now! Click here to order.
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Car Rider Drop off and Pick up Reminder

One of our goals at Walden Middle School is to provide a safe and caring environment for our students and families. To assist in providing a safe space we have created a car rider plan that focuses on student safety.

· Student drop-off and pick-up will only be at the front of the building on 56th Street.

· Students should not be dropped off or picked up in the parking lot. This is unsafe.

· Follow the arrows on the map below. This will minimize the traffic on 56th Street.

· Follow in a single line, do not pass.

· Pull up to the far end of the stairs to allow other students to exit or enter their vehicle.

· Students must exit and enter the vehicle on the passenger because it is nearest to the sidewalk.

Arrival: Do not drop off prior to 7:20, this is when teacher supervision begins.

Dismissal: If you are one of the first to arrive please pull up to the end of the sidewalk to make room for other vehicles. As you wait please turn off your vehicle.

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