WMS Friday Forecast

May 25, 2018 - Volume 35

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History of Memorial Day

According to the History Channel - Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season. CLICK HERE for some interesting information about Memorial Day!
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Dear Parents

Sometimes we run across articles at an opportune time. Ways to Teach Your Kids Kindness by Katherine Lee is one of those articles. We have recently noticed an increase in some unkind behaviors here at Wredling. We need your help in working towards having a kinder community.

This week we have been using our morning announcements time as a an opportunity to talk about speaking words of kindness to each other. Yesterday Mr. Loversky played a version of "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman which an anthem of self-acceptance on the journey to who you are meant to be. It takes a lot of different types of people to make up this world. A little kindness goes a long way towards making it a better place to be.

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Dear Redhawks & Families -

With the excitement of summer upon us, we know that you are looking for some fun and relaxing reads to keep your brain in gear over the next few months! This year, Wredling’s recommended reading list is in the form of a bucket list challenge. We are challenging students to cross off bucket list items as they enjoy some new reads and relax this summer. Click here to see the flyer advertising our bucket list challenge.

This program will encourage our Redhawks to experience a variety of genres and share their thinking with our learning community. The Summer Reading Bucket List has titles for all readers to enjoy! Please note that the books listed are mere suggestions - students are free to read other books that fit within the various categories. Here is the link to our Google slideshow explaining the challenge and providing several book trailers to check out!

For each book read, students need to create a short Flipgrid video reflection. In the fall, we will hold raffles to award prizes to students who participate. To create a book review, students will visit flipgrid.com and enter the flip code: b76b55. There is a teacher example provided to get students started.

Happy reading!


Meghan Cannon - LRC Director

Angie Marx - Instructional Support Coach

Carrie Tucker - Reading Specialist

RISE TEK (teachers encouraging kids) Karaoke event!

Spirits were high on Wednesday after school during the RISE TEK (teachers encouraging kids) Karaoke event! The kids had a blast belting out various songs with the words shown on the big screen so everyone could see them. Afterwards, we indulged in Pizza! A great time was had by all!!!
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Football Practice for 6th and 7th Graders Wednesday, May 30th 3:30-5:15

Any current 6th and/or 7th graders who want to play football next season are encouraged to stay after school Wednesday, May 30th from 3:30-5:15. Players should wear shorts, t-shirt, and cleats if you have them. Bring $2 if you'd like to grill out with us after the practice.

During practice we will review both offense and defensive positions and give you a glimpse of what practice will look like in the Fall. We will also share with you our expectations for you for the upcoming season. This is a great chance to see what our RedHawk Football program is all about!

Please email Coach Kohler or Coach McPeak with any questions. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday!



ALL MEDICATION (both over-the-counter & prescription) that is stored in the health office for student use must be picked up by the end of the school day on June 5th. All medication that is not picked up will be discarded through our commercial medical waste disposal service. Compliance with local, state and federal regulations necessitates that we dispose of all medication safely and promptly.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Your Health Services Team

Wredling Middle School Transition to High School

As we say goodbye to our 8th grade Wredling students and families, we want to highlight the activities that will focus on the successes and culmination of the Wredling experience and their transition to high school.

Included in THIS PAMPHLET are the special activities we have designed. The events include a recognition assembly, pod presentations and conversations with high school students, tours of the high school, and meeting with the East and North High School principals.

8th Grade End of the Year Celebration

On Tuesday, June 5, the 8th graders will wrap up their time at Wredling with a beach-themed celebration including a picnic, games, photo booth and gift card raffle.

We need your help to make it fantastic! Please sign-up to donate drinks, chips and desserts, lend a shade tent, cooler or cornhole game and/or volunteer for the

picnic HERE. Parent volunteers are encouraged to join in the fun by wearing your favorite Hawaiian attire.

Gift cards are needed for the raffle! Please drop off gift card donations in any amount to favorite student places (e.g. Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, DQ, Target, Walmart, etc.) in the office by May 30.
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The "Early Bird Discount" is NO LONGER AVAILABLE. All registration fees and materials are due back ASAP. You can get to all of this year's information on the WMS website by clicking HERE.

Some important things to note:
  • Two documents (highlighted yellow) MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE this year.
  • Several documents (highlighted turquoise) must be completed and returned. The number of required forms will vary by grade level and depend upon whether or not your student is new to D303.
  • The Health Survey (highlighted purple) must be completed and returned ONLY if changes have occurred.
  • The School Tool Box link, to order pre-packed school supplies, is now up and running. Click here for further details.
  • You may sign up to volunteer for the PTO and pay dues on the PTO website at www.wredlingpto.org


The Lost & Found will be cleaned out at the end of the year and all remaining items will be donated. Please take the time to check for any missing items you know about!

Be a Part of the Youth Police Academy

The St. Charles Police Department is hosting its annual Youth Police Academy for D303 students ages 13-16. Classes meet June 11-15, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Academy offers a hands-on look at careers in law enforcement. Come and learn about crime scene evidence collection, what it’s like to be on patrol, be in a mock trial, and more. Pick up an application at your school (click here for online version). Contact Crime Prevention Officer Jim Burden at 630.443.3835 or jburden@stcharlesil.gov for more info.
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CLICK HERE for a downloadable version of North's form above.
Click Here to go to the D303 Webstore - Summer Programs

Scroll Down to EHS Dance Team options!


We are once again offering some great summer camp options for your middle schooler. There are several different athletic and music camp offerings for you to choose from. Registration for these camps is planned to be open by Monday!

  • CLICK HERE for the Athletic Camp information
  • CLICK HERE for the Summer Strings Camp information
  • The July Music Camp for Band & Choir "Save the Date" is below! (click the image to go to the online store after Monday to register and pay)

Summer Cross Country Camp at Wredling

Sign up your 6th to 8th grade student (as of Aug 2018) to develop their cardiovascular endurance skills while learning about the great sport of Cross Country. Students will learn base training, interval workouts, as well as developing long-distance racing strategies. Camp will be designed for students for a variety of skill and experience levels.

Wredling Summer Volleyball Camp

Don't miss out on a great opportunity! Sign up your 4th - 8th Grade student to learn or enhance their volleyball skills this summer. Our coaches will work on passing, setting, serving, and overall game play. Special focus will be on teamwork - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! This is a camp to have fun and learn while doing so! CLICK HERE for more information on the WMS Volleyball Camp!
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