WMS Principal Update

Distance Learning 2020

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May 26, 2020

Good afternoon Woodbury Middle School,

Good afternoon,

I want to thank all the students and parents who were outside on Friday for our teacher parade. A special shout-out to the teachers (over 30 cars) for decorating their vehicles and traveling the bus routes in Woodbury and Bethlehem.

Today was our first day to pick up items left in student lockers before the school was closed. Custodians emptied lockers and sorted all the contents by grade and alphabet. Eighth grade pick up was today, and we had about 60% participation. Seventh grade picks up on Wednesday and sixth grade on Thursday, starting at 9:00 and ending approximately 11:30. If you were unable to keep to your scheduled time, please try and come during the next scheduled pick-up time. Unclaimed items will be either donated or discarded. Multiple student families may pick up at any of the scheduled times. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Nemec at wnemec@ctreg14.org

Grade 8 Weekly Notes

Grade 7 Weekly Notes

Grade 6 Weekly Notes

Unified Arts Weekly Notes

Below is a message from Ms. Skalkos, our art teacher:

Hello 8th Graders!! We have a project for you!

It is time for you to leave your mark on WMS! Each of you needs to find one rock to paint (acrylic paint is best). Your rock should not be larger than the size of your hand. You can use any rock that you find, but a smooth rock is probably best. You will then paint your rock and bring it to school on Friday, May 28th, where there will be a drop-off box located at the school's front entrance.

Once we have collected, the rocks will be arranged all around the base of a tree located in the circle to create our "8th Grade WMS Rocks! Garden"

What will your rock say? Will it have words or just a design? Please keep your rock school appropriate, and don't forget to sign the back with your name!

WMS Rocks is a multiple-year school project that will grow each year as each 8th-grade class leaves its mark on WMS. We can't wait to see your rocks and the completed 8th-grade rock garden.

Don't forget this project drop off date is Friday, May 28th!

We have received many emails concerning the last day of school. The Superintendant responded to the Region 14 community last week. Below is an excerpt from his letter clarifying the end of the school year:

At this week’s Board of Education meeting the Board unanimously approved a date for the last day of school for students pending final review by the legal counsel for the region. Upon consultation with our attorney yesterday we have determined that the last day of school for all students will be Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Governor Lamont’s executive orders have allowed school districts to end school on the day that was originally scheduled prior to any snow days or COVID related closing days. For our students that day is June 16th . Teachers and staff will work through June 22, 2020 on professional development and to plan for next year.

Have a great week and stay well,

Bill Nemec

Suzi Greene