September 3-6, 2019
No School on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day! Enjoy the weekend.
After-School Activity Sign-Ups
After-school programs will begin on Tuesday September 3rd. Students must have a completed enrollment form on file before they can participate. Those forms can be picked up in the Main Office.All participants are provided a snack and bus transportation will be provided for those that need it.
Penny Lane Cafe
Santa Clothes Club
We will begin meeting with students individually regarding Citizenship this week. Citizenship includes points for grades, growth (based on last quarter GPA), Extracurricular Activities, and Behavior. Students will need to have 13 total points in order to have Citizenship. You can check RDS Parent Access, linked below, in order to keep up with your child's Citizenship Points. If you click on the class, you can see how many points your child has for each category. If you have questions about how it's calculated, a detailed explanation is linked in the Student and Teacher Handbook also on the newsletter.
Students will need to have 13 points in order to wear Spirit Wear on Friday and receive their snack at lunch periods. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher if you have any questions.
The tour of opportunity for 8th grade students
The Tour of Opportunity for 8th grade students is on Wednesday, September 18th. It is an opportunity during the school day to visit manufacturing and tech businesses in Evansville. 40 8th grade students can participate. The first 40 students that apply and meet the requirements will attend. Please see Mrs. Coughlin for an application or click on the link below to apply.
Speech Meets start this week.
7th and 8th grade: Thursday, September 5th from 3 - 4:30
7th and 8th Volleyball Game vs. McGary
Tuesday, Sep. 3rd, 4:30-6pm
1801 Washington Avenue
7th and 8th grade Volleyball Game at Thompkins
Wednesday, Sep. 4th, 4:30pm
1300 West Mill Road
6th grade Volleyball Game vs McGary at Glenwood
Thursday, Sep. 5th, 5:30pm
901 Sweetser Avenue
Bosse Cub Football Game at Mater Dei
Thursday, Sep. 5th, 5:30pm
1300 Harmony Way
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 and Important dates
Please don't forget to sign up for PTSA memberships. This $7 not only supports our school PTSA.
Important Upcoming Date:
Saturday, September 14 from 4-8:00PM: Dine-Out for Dollars at Chipotle on Green River Road. Please tell the cashier that you are participating in the give-back for WMS PTSA when purchasing your food.
Monday, September 16 from 7:30am-8:15 am: Coffee Chat & PTSA Meeting. Please plan to join us in the media center for coffee, updates from the principal, discussion and a PTSA meeting. You do not need to be a member of PTSA to attend the meeting. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend if possible. Details regarding parking and door entry will be sent out clo
ser to time.
Monday, September 16 from 6-7:00PM: Family Engagement Night - "Chromebook 101". Please join us in the media center to learn about your student's new Chromebook as well as Google classroom, RDS access, and other programs.
Save the date: Scoop Night
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.