Weddington Middle School Newsletter

January 17, 2020

Notes from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Today, we successfully concluded our fall semester! After honoring Dr. King with the holiday Monday, teachers will utilize a workday Tuesday to provide some closure (office hours are 8am-3pm Tuesday), and we are off and running with Spring 2020 on Wednesday, January 22! Report cards go out the following Tuesday, January 28.

Thanks to a HUGE crowd for joining us Monday night in the gym for our WMS ABC Spring Sports Meeting. I remind all prospective spring athletes that registration remains open through January 27. Please see the booster club homepage for more information: wmsabc.com.

Congratulations to the flowing students for earning a spot on the South Central District Honors Band: Emma Bach, Prathmesh Vijayakumar, Drew Schilling, Evan Lanoue, and Evan Levitas. These students make up part of the Top 100 middle school band students in the entire greater Charlotte area! Look at our talented Wildcats go!

Basketball season inches closer to tourney time with our 8th Grade Night versus Cuthbertson on Thursday, January 23. Please join us for the final regular season home game, during which we will recognize our 8th grade players and cheerleaders.

During the final week in January, Weddington Middle School is hosting the Union County Public Schools Basketball Tournament. An exciting opportunity to showcase our school, it will bring significantly more traffic to our campus most of that week. We host four games each day on Monday (1/27), Tuesday (1/28), and Thursday (1/29), all of which will begin at 4:30pm. We are using our main entry off Deal Road AND the available parking at Weddington Elementary School off Twelve Mile Creek to accommodate spectator vehicles. Please expect and plan for additional traffic around our campus during each of these days. Championship games take place Friday (1/31) at Weddington High School.


Have a wonderful weekend.

Coming up next week:

Monday--School Holiday
Tuesday--Teacher Workday

Thursday--home basketball games

Congratulations to our Weekly Weddington Wildcats!

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Career Day 2020 will be Friday April 24th from 8:30am-11:00am. If you know anyone interested in sharing their career with our middle school students, please share the sign-up link below. The Career Day Information for Presenters link has a video that outlines answers to frequently asked questions by our presenters. If you know anyone who is interested that doesn’t live in the area, we are also able to setup video conferencing. Mr. Vreeland’s son presented for us last year from California, and it was a great experience. We are also able to accommodate a speaker if they are only available for one or two sessions, we just need to know up front.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your help in recruiting for career day 2020!

Career Day Sign-Up for Presenters:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnuL-BxxcooJb305OwkrDcfEY5rCvs3uZkoM-JwbH_w5sLxg/viewform

Career Day Information for Presenters:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2DqyS2w9jX4ZGVFRHVZMHY5dlE/view?usp=sharing

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Good luck to our Robotics Teams!

Weddington Middle School’s Robotic Team will travel to JM Robinson High School for the NC District Competition for VEX Robotics this Saturday January 18. Competition starts at 9am and will last most of the day. Come out and support our Robotics Team in their first ever competition outside Union County. We have 3 teams competing, “Proof of Concept”, “Roley Chairs”, and “100%chance”.

Sixth Grade: Save the date!

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Basketball Tournament Concessions Volunteers Needed Jan 27, 28 and 30

Weddington Middle School is hosting the Union County Public Schools Basketball Tournament.The tournament will be held on the evenings of 1/27, 1/28 and 1/30. 4 games will be played each night starting at 4:30, 5;30, 6:30 and 7:30.

The PTSO is seeking volunteers to help work the concessions stand beginning at 3:15 pm, running through half time of the last game (roughly 8:30 pm). Volunteers are needed to assist with the following (2 volunteers for each shift/each evening):

· First Shift (3:15 - 6:15 pm) Setting up the concession stand and working the concessions the first two games

· Second Shift (6:00 - 9:00 pm) Working the concessions the second two games and breaking down the concession stand at half time of the second game

Any assistance provided would be greatly appreciated!! Please indicate in the sign up “first shift or second shift”. There will be a PTSO Board member in attendance each evening to assist with the setup and breakdown of the concessions stand. Please send any questions to Valerie Peters at presidentwmsptso@gmail.com.

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Is there a teacher or staff member that has had a positive influence on your child? Nominate him/her for a UCPS "Influencer Award" here: https://ucpsinfluencers.com/

The Wildcat Word arrived just before the holiday break. Order your student a copy today. If you have questions please reach out to Beverly Young at beverly.young@ucps.k12.nc.us. Happy New Year!

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PAWS-itively Important Information

Helpful WMS Info

Please remember you need to bring your driver’s license to visit, volunteer, or check out students. You will need to present identification to be allowed into the building. Please note that you may only drop off materials until 10:30 each morning.

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BUS INFO

  • Download the Here Comes the Bus app or visit herecomesthebus.com
  • Click the Sign Up button
  • Enter school code 74436 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  • Complete the “User Profile” box
  • Under “My Students,” click “Add”
  • Enter your child’s last name and student ID number



Car riders are not permitted to ride school buses.

Absence/Early Dismissal

Parents, if your child will be leaving school early, please send a note to the homeroom teacher with the dismissal time. Students who leave before or arrive after 12:15 pm will be marked absent for the day. There are no dismissals allowed after 3:15 pm. If you send a note for your student to be in the office at 3:00 pm and you arrive after the 3:15 pm deadline, if your student is not in the office waiting for you the office staff will not call your student out of class. Also, all early dismissal and late arrivals from medical appointments must have a note from the doctor in order to be excused.

When students are absent it is not necessary to call the school. Be sure to send a note to the homeroom teacher stating why the student was not in school. UCPS will notify you through Connect-Ed if your student was

absent.