Wilson Ram Record
Wilson Middle School
Just a few weeks to go!!!
REAL time starting to work on respect
Students recently completed a survey that asked 20 questions about the climate and culture of Wilson. Many students report a generally favorable experience at Wilson; 86% report the things they are learning are important to them; 85% report feeling safe at Wilson, and 95% report that they feel their teachers expect their best each day.
One question asked if students agreed or disagreed with the following statement: Students respect each other at this school. Nearly 55% of students did not agree with that statement. We are setting out to change that.
Each Friday for the remainder of the school year, 8th hour homerooms will engage in what we are calling REAL time - Respect, Engage, Accept, Learn. We will work in conversation circles to get to know each other better, develop good conversation and listening skills, and discuss and plan for improving how everyone - students and staff - engage with each other.
We know Wilson is a great place to learn, and we continue to learn from each other every day. REAL time is a way for all voices to be heard and respected, and for all to feel like a part of the Wilson family.
Gym and Swim - Friday, March 24 @ Jefferson High School
Iowa Assessments are coming!
The annual Iowa Assessment testing window is fast approaching. All students at Wilson are required to take the Iowa Assessments April 3-6. These assessments, while only one snapshot of a student's overall growth and progress, are the measuring stick the State of Iowa uses to monitor a school's growth. Some high school classes also use Iowa Assessment scores as a part of the criteria for entry. Doing one's best is the way to go!
Parents can help their children do their best by making sure they are in school ON TIME each day during testing. This will ensure no additional class time will be missed to make up tests. Additionally, make sure your child is well-rested each night, and if possible, has a good breakfast each morning. Breakfast is served as usual during testing week, and healthy snacks are provided to all students during testing.
Testing will occur from 7:55-9:55, and each class will meet for a shortened time after that. The goal is for all students to complete all tests, and for all students to show growth and progress from last year!
Door Decorating - WE ARE WILSON!!
Sign ups for Spring Sports - boys and girls track, boys soccer, and girls tennis - will occur Tuesday, March 21st after school. Practices will begin Wednesday, March 22. Athletes will be outside as much as possible so please plan to have warm clothing for cooler weather.
All participants must have a current physical and concussion form on file in the health clinic. See Mrs. Stotlemyre to check on your status.