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December 15-19

We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!

Each day, we say the Continental Creed: "As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best." We also remind students of our school goal of achieving a letter grade of a B in three years or less....Students will hear us say "Are you helping us get to a B in 3?" If we all focus on being ARMY Strong every day, we will reach this goal!

Stay Up on Your Child's Grades Through RDS Parent Access

Please make sure you are checking your child's grades on RDS Parent Access. What a great resource to stay informed at your convenience! You can also email your child's teachers from your child's schedule link. If you have questions regarding RDS Parent Access, please call school and speak to the secretaries or our counselor, Mrs. Asay.

PTSA to Sell Candy Grams This Week

Students will be able to purchase a Candy Gram for their friends, teachers and staff. The PTSA will be selling Candy Grams during the lunch hours all week. Candy Grams will be delivered on Friday at the end of the day. Don't forget to bring your dollars!

8th grade boys basketball tryouts on Monday - Thursday

Any 8th grade boy interested in trying out for the basketball team will need to report to the gym on Monday through Thursday of this week. Good luck to all of our boys!

Jeans or Sweatpants and Hoodies on Friday

Students will be allowed to wear their jeans or sweatpants on Friday for $2 and their hoody for $1. The funds raised from this event will help support the restocking of the Base Exchange store that allows students to purchase items with the stamps they earn for good behavior and effort.

WMS Gets New Netbooks in January

All student netbooks were collected last week to ensure updates and repairs for the Spring Semester. With the new ISTEP+ assessment right around the corner, our goal is to ensure that students have access to quality technology for class instruction and for practice assessments. Sixth and seventh grade students will have access to carts of new and repaired netbooks during each class and during the Penny Lane Study Cafe. The eighth graders will be reassigned the old netbooks for the second semester in order to prepare them for the transition to high school. It will be necessary for them to learn to be held accountable for the daily charging and care prior to high school. If you have questions about students not bringing their netbook home or if you would like to check one out, you can contact Mr. Merriwether or Ms. Branson.

Santa Shop Available at Base Exchange

Students will be able to use their stamps earned for good behavior and grades to purchase items for their families and friends at the Base Exchange. A variety of items were added to the store for students to purchase as gifts for others. If you have small items or trinkets that you would like to donate, we would be grateful for the donations. We need small items for the Base Exchange store throughout the year as rewards. Please bring any donated items to the main office. Thank you in advance!

Acuity Assessments This Week

Students will be taking the Winter assessment for Science, Social Studies, ELA and Math this week. This assessment gives us a picture of how ready students are for those portions of the ISTEP+ assessment in the Spring.

Picture Retakes on Tuesday

Students who need to have a picture retaken will have the opportunity on Tuesday. We will also take pictures of our new students in order to ensure they make the yearbook.

Tutoring Available at Penny Lane Study Cafe!

Monday through Thursday, students will have access to free tutoring in all subjects in our Penny Lane Study Cafe. Students can drop in at any time to get assistance on studying for a test, completing a project, or doing homework. Students do not need to register or sign up. They can drop in at any time, get a snack, get some work done, then catch a bus home!

No School for the Winter Recess Dec. 20-Jan. 4

Celebrate the holidays with your family and friends. Enjoy the small joys of the season: hot cocoa with someone special, the joy of lights, laughter with family, and the beauty of traditions. Be safe and we'll see you January 5th!

Events After School on Monday

Bowling Club

Boys Basketball tryouts

Events after school on Tuesday

Boys Basketball tryouts

Step Team tryouts

Cheer practice until 5:30

Holiday Choir Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 16th, 6pm

1801 Washington Ave

Evansville, IN

Come enjoy the holiday sounds from our choir. They've worked all semester building up to this concert!

Events After School on Wednesday

Boys Basketball tryouts

St. Mark's tutoring

Events After School on Thursday

Step team tryouts

Boys basketball tryouts

Cheer Holiday party until 5:30

Contact Us!

Please contact us with questions or concerns! If you have specific concerns regarding a teacher or class, we encourage you to email, call or meet with the teacher to work on a solution. Mrs. Asay, our school counselor is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our school Social Worker, is your contact for community resources, Clothing Bank, and weekend backpacks of food. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Merriwether or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!