Wilson Ram Record
Wilson Middle School - Cedar Rapids, IA
21st Century Skills Reporting
Promptness to class
Materials are ready in every class
Assigned work is completed on time and with maximum effort
The scale for reporting will be as such:
Teachers will be teaching and re-teaching all students what these areas are throughout the year, and what the skills look like at every performance level. Three times a quarter, teachers will report in PowerSchool your child’s progress on 21st Century Skills.
Some key points to understand:
21st Century Skills reports are COMPLETELY SEPARATE from academic grades – they neither raise nor lower an academic grade
21st Century Skills reports are intended to provide talking points about overall student success in classrooms across the building
We are excited to open up the dialogue about your child's success at school even further with this 21st Century Skill report. Feel free to contact Wilson administration with any questions!
Cold Weather Policy
We are certainly enjoying a mild November - no complaints here!! However, we do know that the cold weather will eventually arrive, and we want to ensure that parents and students are prepared before and after school.
Our usual before school procedure is that students not eating breakfast wait on the east side of the building under supervision by Wilson teaching staff. When the weather is rainy, or temperatures drop below 30 degrees, all students are brought in to wait in the auditorium for school to start. Wind chills are factored into the decision to wait inside; it isn't an exact science, and there are times when students are expected to wait outside cool or chilly weather. We respectfully request that students come dressed to wait outside, especially now that temps are cooler in the morning.
After school students not under the direct supervision of a teacher or other staff are expected to either board the bus, walk home, or have ride in transit to pick them up. We do not have staff to supervise students all afternoon and evening. There are also outside groups who pay rental fees to use our building in the evening, and we must honor their contract by providing our facilities to them free of distraction.
We thank all families for their cooperation!!!
Girl's Basketball and Boy's Swimming Starting Soon
Practice for 7th and 8th grade girl's basketball and 7th and 8th grade boy's swimming both are eligible to begin on December 5th. All physical and concussion forms need to be on file before a student is allowed to participate.
For swimming, student-athletes are bussed to Jefferson for practice and need to be picked up from Jefferson. The swim team leaves at 2:30pm Monday thru Thursday for practices.
Students interested in these activities should see contact the following teachers at Wilson:
7th girl's basketball: Mr. Ash
8th girl's basketball: Mrs. Burke
7th and 8th swimming: Ms. Robinson
Activity Attendance Expectations
We have had some great student support at our home events this year!!! The students in attendance have displayed great sportsmanship and have cheered our student athletes on to some great victories. The Rams thank you for this!!
Other things that make after school activities run smoothly are:
- students staying in the auditorium during the contests
- students moving about respectfully, remembering parents/grandparents are also in attendance
- cheering when appropriate, supporting out players respectfully
Attending activities is, of course, a privilege. Dependable behavior during the school day ensures a student the chance to participate as a fan after school. Unfortunately, unwanted behaviors during school could affect the ability to partake in the privilege after school. Let's keep it positive ALL DAY LONG so we can all cheer the Rams to victory!!!