Woodland Park Middle School
A community that inspires learning and empowers growth.
September 12, 2022
The Importance of Routine
Now that school has been in session a couple of weeks and things are starting to flow a little better, it is time to look at routine. Having a solid routine helps students feel secure in their day to day activities. Here are some things to remember regarding routine at school:
- Drop off is at 7:40. The middle school does not have anyone on duty before that time.
- School hours are 8:05-3:15. Students should be in their classrooms ready to learn at 8:05.
- Students have a Panther Time daily. This is a 45 minute block where they can work on homework, projects, or study for power focus areas. One day a week they have their 7 Mindsets lesson. But, other than that, they have time to work!
- Students have a 30 minute mentor time at the end of each day. They will meet with their mentor once every two weeks. All the other time is for the to finish work from the day.
Please take some time to talk to your students about their before and after school routines. This helps set them up for success and allows them to participate in family events without undue stress from school.
Yvonne Goings, Principal
Bill Phalen, Assistant Principal
Lockdown Drill on Tuesday, September 13th
We use the A.L.I.C.E. protocol at WPMS and Merit Academy. The A.L.I.C.E. acronym stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. Students and staff are not instructed to do these in any particular order - whatever makes the most sense for the situation.
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Thank you first responders and military personnel! We appreciate all that you and your families do for our community and nation.
Color Run - Friday, September 30th at 2:30
Thank you to the business sponsors that have already donated! Hopfe Automotive, Pikes Peak Polaris and The Donut Mill have kicked off our donations and put us well on the way to achieving our goal.
Please send in any donations with your student to WPMS in the envelope sent home on Friday. We will collect donations all through September. An on-line donation link is coming soon! Also, make sure to turn in the permission slip so your student can participate. Permission slips were sent home with students who have not already turned one in on Friday as well.
Most of our football games are played at the high school field in order to accommodate more spectators and build unity through our 6-12 programs. All home volleyball games are at the middle school. Both football and volleyball games start at 4:00.
Lunch - It Should Not Be Rushed!
Warm Welcome Wednesday
Spirit Week is Next Week!
Monday: Mismatch Day! (Mix up your outfit with lots of colors!)
Tuesday: Tie Dye Tuesday
Wednesday: Panther Power Day (Green and white spirit)
Thursday: Sports and Activities Day (Wear your sports jersey, activity shirts, etc. Just represent your sport or activity!)
Friday: Spirit Day - Go all out on your spirit wear!!
Also, the homecoming parade and bonfire are set for Wednesday, September 21st followed by the bonfire at the middle school. Middle school students are welcome. It is highly encouraged that parents come with their students for supervision. The event usually ends by 8:00.