Your Weekly Update from Wilson Middle School
This was our first full week of school and the students continue to do a great job adjusting to school. They are in the groove of their schedules, expectations and ways to get involved in the school. We started our extra-curricular activities and sports this week. The energy in the school after 2:05 pm is remarkable. I love seeing students trying new clubs, trying out for sports teams, and inquiring about starting a new club. It is everything we want our students doing (trying something new, and getting involved). Please reference the extra-curricular link below in bottom section to review the most up to date clubs, dates and locations. Some clubs have changed since last week.
Point of Pride
Pictures from various classrooms and activities this week.
Seven Things You Need to Know
1. LATES BUSES AND UPDATED EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
This is the UPDATED list of extracurricular activities for this year. It has been updated again this week as some of the clubs are still being formed and some of the meeting dates changed. The spreadsheet will continue to be updated regularly. In addition, here is the list of late buses and stops. Students must have a valid reason for staying after and must be a staff member. Late buses typically arrive at 3:15 pm and students will wait in the main lobby with staff who will monitor until the buses arrive. Please note that the bus stops are abbreviated and students may need to walk farther than their typical bus stop.
2. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, September 21: Early Release, Dismissal at 11:30 am ("Wildcat Wednesday") Wear Natick gear or Natick colors: blue and red.
Wednesday, September 21: PTO Meeting (Virtual) 7:00 pm. (Link will be sent out at a later time)
Monday, September 26: No School- Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 29: Grade 5 & 6 Open House (6:30 pm)
Wednesday, October 5: No School Yom Kippur
Thursday, October 6: Grade 7 & 8 Open House (6:30 pm)
3. FALL ATHLETICS
Please click here: Fall Athletics for important information.
4. LIBRARY NEWS
Please click here: Library News for important information.
5. LAPS AFTER LUNCH SIGN UP & CORI CHECK REMINDER IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER
Please click here on the LAPS AFTER LUNCH GOOGLE FORM if you are interested in signing up to help with LAPS AFTER LUNCH. You must have a CORI check conducted and you must go into the building with identification (driver's license or passport) to do this. Click here for a description of what a CORI check is and does. Without a CORI check, you cannot volunteer in the school. Here is the form to fill out for a CORI.
6. SCHOOL COUNCIL OPENINGS AT WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
If you are interested in joining the Wilson School Council, we have one spot open. Our meetings are held once per month (virtually) in the evening hours. We are a great group of committed educators and caregivers doing great work for our school. Please email me at email@example.com if interested. More than two interested community members will result in an election run by our Wilson PTO. Click here for more information about what the school council roles are and the statement of purpose.
7. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE CLINIC:
Paper - On-Demand Tutoring
Natick Public Schools is excited to announce our partnership with Paper for on-demand tutoring for NHS students. Paper is a secure, online tutoring service that provides students with unlimited, 24/7 academic support. Whether they’re stuck on homework, studying for a test, or need someone to read and make suggestions to their essays, there will always be experts available online to assist students in over 200 subjects and more than 4 languages.
Paper tutors have been specially trained to conduct expert, academic support in a secure, chat-based platform. With a commitment to helping students learn, they’ll never give students answers, but rather interact with them in an encouraging tone to lead them forward.
This is a free service that we’re providing, so students are encouraged to use it as much as they need, whenever they need. Our teachers also have accounts and will be able to review all student activity to see what they’re working on and provide more targeted instruction as needed.
If you’d like to learn more about Paper you can sign up for a Paper hosted Parent Info Session, available in both English and Spanish.
To see Paper and the help it offers firsthand, we encourage you to login with your students. To get started, simply visit PAPER’s student login page, type your school’s name, and log in via Google using your school credentials
We’re thrilled to offer our students the unlimited, 24/7 support that Paper provides and we can’t wait to see what we’re able to accomplish together.
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5