WMS Friday Forecast

January 17, 2020 - Week 20

Dear Parents

We are two weeks into our new quarter. As you work with your child, checking Home Access Center (HAC) every two weeks, ask your child the following:

  • How is your effort impacting your learning?
  • Are your effort and your grades matching right now?
  • What is your goal for this quarter?
  • (If needed) How can you improve your effort?
  • How can I help you?

The learning our kids do in middle school is important as they build skills for high school and beyond. If they don't do the work now, high school becomes exponentially more challenging. While grades may seem important, one of the real indicators for ongoing success is effort. If I work hard, the chances of success are higher!

Enjoy your weekend!


For 6th and 7th Grade Parents- Spanish for Heritage Speakers:

One class we did not highlight well enough in our Middle School Exploratory process is the “Spanish for Heritage Speakers” class. These classes are intended to enhance what students already know from growing up speaking Spanish and formalize it, as well as to increase understanding of the Spanish culture. If your child already speaks Spanish and would like to request the “Spanish for Heritage Speakers” class, please write that on your Explore Course Selection form.


Students are bringing portable speakers to school. These are very disruptive in the hallways, classrooms and on the school bus. Starting immediately, these portable speakers are NOT to be brought to school. Speakers will be taken from students and delivered to the main office to be picked up at the end of the day.

Reminder: Our expectation for school is that all cell phones and smartwatches are to be off and away in your student's locker during the school day.

Please talk with your student about keeping their speakers at home and take a few minutes to remind them of the cell phone/smartwatch expectation. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Let the Science Adventure Begin!!

Wredling Science Olympiad team has been busy working on 23 different events in Life Science, Physical Science, Technology and Science Processes. The team has earned multiple medals at both the Neuqua Valley Invitational on December 7 and the Rockford Christian Invitational on January 11. Each competition allows 15 students from the school to compete in all 23 events and every event is with a partner. It is like a track meet for science with each member participating in 3 or 4 events. The team will compete at their Regional in Naperville on February 29, 2020.


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Middle School Transfer Requests

Families who wish to submit Middle School Transfer requests may do so beginning February 3. The request form will be available on the District 303 website through February 28. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want transferred. Requests are granted based on space available so siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.

Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.

Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance are responsible for their own transportation.

Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.

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Wredling Activity Calendar

We are still adding dates!


NEW THIS YEAR - Yearbooks will be available for ONLINE purchase directly from Walsworth. If you already purchased a yearbook for this school year, we have provided Walsworth with a list.

  • You DO NOT need to re-purchase through their online portal if you already did so when paying fees for this year.
  • If you DID NOT order a yearbook already, please use THIS LINK to access the Walsworth online portal.

Yearbook orders must be placed by March 30, 2020.


Students leaving the building during the day MUST be signed out by a Parent/Guardian at the security window. YOU MUST SHOW AN ID FOR US TO SCAN EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU COME PICK UP A STUDENT. There are times when a parent/guardian comes in, shows their ID BUT DOES NOT complete the sign-out sheet. We need accurate records in case of an emergency. Please help us out by ensuring the sign-out sheet is completed each time you pick up your student.


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RedHawk Spotlight

Do you have a student you would like us to
highlight in our RedHawk Spotlight?
Please email their story and a couple of photos
to Tim Loversky for consideration.

Our first student in the RedHawk Spotlight is featured below!


Find a club to join!

SEL - Social Emotional Learning

We will regularly feature our Social Emotional Learning information in our Friday Forecast. See the article at the top of this newsletter about helping teenagers deal with stress! This is out SEL information for this week.
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Wredling PTO Website

Pay your dues or sign up to volunteer


It's time to start planning summer options for your kids and the Wredling PTO is here to help. Plan on attending the Fox Valley Summer Activities Fair and check out tons of local and regional options!
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We Want Your Feedback

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will enable you to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through February 14, 2020.

To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the

appropriate survey. Make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if

your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly

select your child’s school.

Community Events & Information

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