WMS Friday Forecast
October 25, 2019 - Week 11
WMS Halloween Guidelines
This year at WMS we are going to allow costumes on Halloween (Thursday, October 31). Here are our guidelines:
If you are going to wear a costume, I also expect that you have come to school ready to learn on Halloween.
All costuming must happen at home. That includes any hair or make-up.
With make-up, we need to be able to know who you are-no full face make-up.
The costume must be school appropriate.
There are no masks or inflatable costumes allowed.
There can be nothing that you carry around that is extra. (ie. props, fake weapons, scythes, clubs, dolls, etc.)
Teachers are expected to teach that day, though they may have Halloween themed lessons.
There will be no Halloween parties. Or candy. Or other treats. Because you will get enough junk at night if you trick or treat.
After Halloween, you can only bring a couple of pieces of candy per day. If you bring more, I will get it and eat it. And I don't need any more candy. And throw away your wrappers in the garbage, please.
On October 31, in the afternoon, we will also be having a speaker, Josh Ochs, who will be talking about digital media.
Staying Informed about WMS Activities
There are two ways to stay informed about all of the happenings here at WMS:
- Our Friday Forecast has bigger topics. All parents get this weekly on Friday.
- Our Daily Announcements have more day to day operational announcements: auditions, club dates, tryouts, etc. You must sign-up to get Daily Announcements on the bottom of the WMS Website. You will get announcements on Mondays, but you will need to check this Google doc each day to see what has changed. It is a "living" document and helps reduce the number of emails you receive.
highlight in our RedHawk Spotlight?
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Our first student in the RedHawk Spotlight is featured below!
RedHawk Andrew Williams Named Young Marine of The Year - Congratulations!
The Young Marines program can pay honor to a Young Marine in recognition of their outstanding participation, contribution, and personal achievement. A commanded element board takes into consideration the Young Marine's overall maturity, poise and confidence, accomplishment and achievements – in and outside the Young Marines program - proven leadership skills, and ability to speak in front of groups about the Young Marines program,as well as 12 months of Drug Demand Reduction classes, passing at least 2 physical fitness tests,outstanding attendance, outstanding conduct and passes all inspections. Andrew wrote his essay and read it before the commanded element board and was then asked a series of questions. Andrew was also recognized for attending Junior Leadership Camp over the summer and being awarded the Most Improved Young Marine. During this camp he also completed an extreme fitness challenge that only 16 out of 60 were able to complete, earning a division 5 YM challenge coin. Andrew is 3rd in command of The Fox Valley Young Marines and continues to improve, work hard and do great things.
The Young Marines are a National non-profit, 501c3, youth organization for boys and girls ages 8 to 18. Our motto is: Strengthening the Lives of America's Youth". All our Young Marines promote and live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. We are dedicated to helping our community, supporting our veteran's and being positive role models. While we are not a recruiting tool for the Marine Corp, they do support us because of our anti-drug efforts. Our volunteers help teach our youth valuable life skills, discipline, teamwork, and leadership. Fox Valley Young Marines is located in Elgin and we are always seeking civic-minded youths to join our elite program.
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AVID Career Presentations
SEL - Social Emotional Learning
Inside the "tweener’s" brain
What insights can neuroscience offer parents about the mind of a middle schooler?
“The tweens and early teens of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade are often hormone-addled, pimpled, unpredictable narcissists, rudely defiant one second and emotionally clingy the next. They’ve probably calculated that you’re not as completely cool as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Stephen Curry, or even their faddishly-dressed BFF — and they let you know it. You may wonder if your precious child’s body is inhabited by aliens…”
Read more about your middle schooler and tool in your toolbox to provide support.
Article link here.
Practical ideas and strategies for Parents’ Emotional Toolbox
From YALE Center for Emotional Intelligence
Veterans Day Recogntion
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October 30, 2019
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