The Wolves Den

January 10, 2022

Upcoming Dates

January 11th- Washington/ Wilson Chorus Kaleidoscope Concert at LHS at 7pm

January 13th- National Korean American Day

January 14th- End of 2nd Quarter

January 17th- Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School for Students

January 18th-19th- Professional Development for teachers, No School for Students

January 20th- First day of 3rd Quarter

January 24th- National Compliment Day

February- African American History Month

February 1st- 8th Grade band and jazz band concert at 7pm

February 8th- 7th grade band and combined 7th/ 8th grade jazz band concert at 6:30pm

February 14th- Valentine's Day

February 21st- President's Day, No School for Students

Counseling Update

Washington Parents and Guardians- we hope you and your family found some time this holiday to relax and enjoy each other's company. We are finishing our 8th Grade Class’ high school registration and now working on our current 7th and 6th Grade students. In the coming weeks, your student(s) should be bringing home their course selections and course booklet to share with you their choices. Please sign and return the form by Friday, January 21, 2022.

We are also excited to share, the Counseling Team will be piloting Small Groups. To learn more, please read Washington Middle School Student Support Groups. If you are interested in having your student be involved, please contact Mr. Thao at (920)663-9714, or Ms. Giessen, (920)663-9826,"

Sleep Hygiene... Healthy Sleeping Habits to start the new year!

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District Attendance Policy

Every school year, the Manitowoc Public School District Systems of Attendance (SOA) Team evaluates student attendance on a weekly basis, identifying students who are struggling to engage in school consistently. Manitowoc Public School District will be partnering again with the City of Manitowoc to engage students in learning by supporting high levels of attendance. Each week, various student reports will be evaluated in order to determine which students may be in need of additional support. Our ultimate goal is to increase student engagement and academic achievement by improving attendance. Students who have numerous (5 or more) unexcused absences will enter our SOA process. Students earn an unexcused absence when guardian permission or reason for the absence is not provided to the office.

Here is a full memo on the district attendance policy and answers to common questions. If you have questions or are in need of support, please don't hesitate to reach out. You can call Lisa Delsman at 920.663.9638.

Please remember to call our attendance line at 920.663.9570 when your learner is going to miss school.

Technology Resources

If your learner states that their Chromebook isn't working, please use this resource to help troubleshoot some Chromebook issues: Teachnology Resources Page: MPSD Chromebook Troubleshooting

Need help with Infinite Campus for your learner or with your parent log in? Infinite Campus Student/Parent Portal information - this link may help!

Community Opportunity

Lakeshore Cap is offering Cafe style course that families are invited to participate in. Here is a flyer with more information.

SWIRL: Our School Goal

SWIRL is The Washington Middle School Goal this year. We wanted you all to know what we are focusing on this year and what you can expect to hear from your learners. SWIRL stands for Speaking, Writing, Interacting, Reading, and Listening.

News To Share

  • Lost Students: The purpose of school is learning. Learning happens in our classrooms Most students are already in the habit of being in class. Our students know that they must have the student planner signed by a teacher as their hall pass permission. For a few who are causing distraction by leaving without permission, we will be giving one warning, contacting families if the problem persists and issuing citations for loitering. To prevent students leaving class, our school resource officer, Mike Laabs will be patrolling hallways on an increased frequency. Thank you for helping us focus on learning by inviting students to stay in class during learning time.
  • Cell Phones- If students bring their cell phones to school, our policy is that cell phones need to be kept in student's locker for the duration of the day. If students do not follow this policy they will be asked to put their cell phone in their locker or the cell phone will be brought to the office. We are asking loved ones to remind students of this policy.

Team Updates