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August 14-18, 2017

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 P21 Exemplary School Status by 2021. P21 is a Framework for instruction that combines solid curriculum in key subjects, 21st Century skills, Information/Media/Technology Skills, and the Life/Career Skills our students will need to be successful in the modern work environment. This year we will be focusing on Collaboration skills and Critical Thinking strategies. Over the next four years, we will continue to work on all areas of the Framework. If you are interested in learning more about P21 education, please visit www.p21.org. Students will hear us say "Are you helping us get to P21 in 2021?" If we all focus on being ARMY Strong every day, we will reach this goal!
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ThinkPad Distribution

Students will be doing Digital Citizenship lessons this week during their HR period. We will review the role of digital media in our lives and the EVSC expectations for technology usage. In order to make sure students receive their ThinkPads on Friday, they will need to have their Technology Agreement forms turned in with parent and student signatures before Friday. Please review the Technology Agreement in the EVSC calendar your child received on Wednesday last week. All ThinkPads will be going home with students this year. It will be their responsibility to charge their ThinkPad nightly and bring it back each day. If you have concerns about your child bringing their machine home or you would like for it to be left at the school, please contact your child's Homeroom teacher or a school administrator. We will make alternate arrangements.

6th-8th Grade Volleyball Tryouts - Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 2:30pm to Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 4pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

All girls interested in representing WMS on the volleyball court this season are welcome to attend tryouts on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The final rosters will be posted on Thursday at school. Practices will begin on Monday, August 21st.

Cub Football Practice - Monday through Friday

Monday, Aug. 14th, 2:30pm to Friday, Aug. 18th, 4pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

How is your child doing in classes?

Access this link to see your child's grades, discipline, attendance, and schedules. You can also update your contact information or email teachers from this site. If you have questions, you can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.

http://rdsteach.evsc.k12.in.us/rdsparentaccess/


Remember to check out your students schedule for the second semester. Check RDS for the new teacher and class information.


Report cards go out this Friday but you can always check RDS for the most up to date grade information as well as past report cards.


If you have questions or concerns about grades you can contact Mrs. Bender Carrie.Bender@evsc.k12.in.us or Administration to set up meetings.

Study Cafe and Retakes

We will be offering Study Cafe after school again this year. We have divided the session into two parts: Retakes and Tutoring. If your child does not reach proficient on any part of an assessment, they can schedule a retake with their teacher. Their teacher will leave the assessment in a folder for the supervisors, and your child may stay after school to retake.


If your child needs additional support with any subject, they can stay after for tutoring. In order to schedule after school tutoring, students can sign up with Mr. Walls in Room 26A or parents can email Mr. Walls at dominic.walls@evsck12.com.


We are trying to keep the classes small, so students can get the help they need. If students do not sign up for the sessions or schedule an assessment with their teacher, they will not be able to stay. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns regarding help for your child.

PBIS Points and Base Exchange

Again this year, students will be receiving points for doing the right things. Students can use the points to purchase items like school supplies, spirit wear, ear buds, tablets, bikes, personal hygiene items and other gifts in the PBIS Base Exchange store located in the Media Center. The Base Exchange will be open starting Monday, August 21st in the Media Center during recess periods. If you are interested in donating new or gently used items for our Base Exchange, please bring those items to the main office. We will be happy to write up a receipt for tax deductions for any items donated. Thank you in advance for helping keep this open for our students!

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. Bender, our school counselor, is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our Youth First Social Workers, is your contact for community resources, family support, or student therapy group sessions. Mrs. Amuzie, our school Social Worker, is your contact for Food Bags, Hangers Clothing Bank applications, peer concerns, or general student support. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Meyer, Mr. Gaffney or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!