September 4-7, 2018
No School on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day! Enjoy the weekend.
Enrichment Starts Friday!
In order to attend enrichment, students will have to be accountable for their grades and homework. Homeroom teachers will be doing grade and homework checks starting on Tuesday. They will talk about where they are and how they're doing, then mark if students need to attend additional Study Hall to complete homework or study for retakes. Any student who has an F in any class and/or did not complete the four homework assignments from last week will be given the opportunity to study and make up those assignments.
The homework is based on the following assignments students receive each Thursday.
No Red Ink - English
Math XL - Math
Newsela - Science
Newsela - Social Studies
Students have one week to complete those four assignments each week. They also have time in homeroom and have access to the library during recess to complete work.
We're looking forward to our first day in enrichment with our students! Please contact your child's homeroom teacher if you have questions.
Homework Assignments Due Thursday
All assignments are posted on the teacher websites linked below. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teachers or call the main office.
After-School Activity Sign-Ups
All sign up sheets are posted on the bulletin board outside of the small gym.
Girl/Boy Scouts (Mondays) - representatives from the Scouts will teach students a variety of life skills. This program includes field trips throughout the year.
Hockey Club - (Mondays) This program includes transportation to Swonder Ice Arena once a week for lessons on skating and basic rules of the game. Students do not have to be skaters to participate. Gear is provided as well. There is a small fee for this club, but please contact Mrs. Branson if the fee is a barrier. Interested students should pick up the enrollment sheet in the Main Office.
Yearbook Club -(Tuesdays) Students will be in charge of selecting the theme, taking pictures, and designing pages for the yearbook. This program includes some additional attendance at school events for photography.
TeenPower (Tuesdays) - TeenPower is a program that teaches leadership skills, form collaborative relationships with youth from diverse backgrounds, builds self-esteem and promotes a drug, alcohol and tobacco free lifestyle.
Diamonds and YCAP (Tuesdays and Thursdays) - Diamonds is a program for girls and YCAP is a program for boys staffed and supported by the YMCA. Students do field trips and learn about important life skills.
Book vs. Movie - (Thursdays) In this program, students will read popular young adult books then watch the corresponding movie to compare and contrast.
Minecraft - (Thursdays) Students will have the opportunity to build their village and protect their winnings in the popular game, Minecraft.
Penny Lane Study Cafe - (Tuesdays and Thursdays) This is a program that meets every Tuesday and Thursday for students who need to retake a test or get some extra tutoring. Students can drop in any Tuesday or Thursday as needed. Interested students need to sign up with Mrs. Stoll in room 20 or by emailing her at email@example.com.
Shooting for Numbers - (Fridays) Students will combine statistics and probability in basketball scrimmages and shootouts.
Additional activities will be available as part of our After-school Programs. Announcements will be made to ensure all students are aware of the programs being offered. If you or your students have any questions, they can see Mr. Walls in room 26B or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volleyball Game vs. Helfrich park
Tuesday, Sep. 4th, 4-6pm
McGary Middle School, Evansville, IN, USA
Volleyball game at Plaza Park
Wednesday, Sep. 5th, 4pm
1300 West Mill Road
6th grade Volleyball Game
Thursday, Sep. 6th, 4pm
McGary Middle School, Evansville, IN, USA
Cross Country Meet
Thursday, Sep. 6th, 4:30pm
North Jr. High School, Evansville, IN, USA
Bosse Cub Football Game
Thursday, Sep. 6th, 5:30pm
5400 North First Avenue
Guard Against Cyberbullying
According to DoSomething.org, 43% of students have been bullied online. Visit the link below for some strategies to keep your child safe and build your toolbox for addressing it.
PTSA Membership Drive
Double $12 parent-student
Triple $18 3 memberships
Homerun - $25 4 membershps
Join online at www.squareup.com/market/washington-middle-school-ptsa
Next PTSA give back night is at Jason's Deli, Agust 23rd. WMS will receive 20% of sales if you show flyer or tell them your are with WMS PTSA
How is your child doing in classes?
If you have questions or concerns about grades you can contact your child's teachers, Mrs. April Coughlin or Administration to set up meetings.
WMS Expectations and Procedures Handbook
Dress Code Reminders
Cool Weather Items
Type: hoodless sweaters or hoodless sweatshirts, vest, zip up fleece, softshell or cardigan worn with a collared button down or polo shirt underneath
Colors: any solid color
Logo: small manufacturers logos are acceptable; school logos are permitted
The following is unacceptable at WMS and will not be allowed:
· Unnatural hair colors (bright red, burgundy, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink or purple) anywhere in the hair.
· Body piercings, excluding ears. Earrings that pose a safety hazard or that are disruptive in nature
· Visible tattoos
· Skinny style pants, stretch pants or tight fitting clothing
· Hats or head coverings inside the school
· Cell Phones, large purses, gym bags, backpacks, backpack style purses, and drawstring bags must be kept in students’ lockers from 7:30am to 2:30pm.