WMS Friday Forecast
January 27, 2022
Dear RedHawk Parents and Guardians
I had the opportunity to meet with most of our Wredling students recently... I met with 8th grade before winter break, and with 6th and 7th grade after winter break. I met with them to talk about positive decision making - one of the great challenges middle schoolers face!
Making good decisions 100% of the time, at this time in their lives when their brains and bodies are changing quickly, can be tough. Just like parents, our teams work to continually set clear expectations and remind them to make good decisions. Clear expectations + reminders to make good decisions + fierce consistency = better behavior.
I would like to share the presentation that I shared with our students. You can CLICK HERE to find it.
I enjoy working directly with our students on continuing to develop positive decision-making. I am proud of the good decisions they make (most of the time) and the hard work they do.
Enjoy your weekend!
We Need Your Donations!
The Staff Appreciation Committee is looking for donations for our staff luncheon on February 10th. The theme is "Pick Your Jersey" along with the Superbowl.
Please consider making a contribution to our amazing staff! Donations need to be sent for February 7th - 9th arrival. Sign up using this link.
WMS 2nd Quarter Honor Roll
Our Honor Roll recipients were recognized today, with a ribbon, plus a treat at lunchtime from our fantastic PTO!
Please note: We may have some children who earn Honor Roll status but their name is not included on this list. This is because their parents have requested their children's names NOT be published, which includes being published as part of the Honor Roll here or in the newspapers. Changes to this request can be made either in the Home Access Center or with Student Services.
Congratulations to ALL of our RedHawks who worked hard throughout our 2nd quarter of this school year. A special shout-out goes to those who were able to achieve Honor Roll status by earning either all A's or all A's and B's. All A's are on one tab, AB's are on another! See the bottom of the page to switch tabs.
Click the image below to view this quarter's Honor Roll!
RedHawk Pride Awards
Congratulations to our current RedHawk Pride recipients. Know that we appreciate your effort, how you treat others, and how you follow our Guidelines for Success!
Current recipients (presented by):
- Cameron Bongard (Team 6-2)
- Gianna DeMoon (Team 8-2)
- Miles Dill (Team 7-2)
- Amelia Dziedzinskyj (Team 6-2)
- Elizabeth Gockman (Team (7-2)
- Taylor Greco (Team 7-2)
- Chase Gunderson (Team 7-2)
- Zoe Hermann (Team 8-2)
- Julia Jurkynas (Team 7-2)
- Isabella Kaschke (Mr. Walker)
- Seamus King (Team 7-2)
- Collin Kowalski (Team 6-2)
- Savannah Kroncke (Team 6-2)
- Julia Mendala (Team 8-2)
- Eric Saucedo (Team 8-2)
- Vivaan Shah (Team 6-2)
- Svetlana Vahmistovs (Team 6-2)
Important Reminders for After School Pick Up
We recognize that accessing our school can be challenging, especially at dismissal time. We really need everyone to remember the following:
You need to pick up kids at the Norris Center parking lot after school, NOT off the Dunham Road driveway, Kirk Rd, or Fox Chase Blvd roadways, or in the neighborhoods surrounding our school. CLICK HERE for our detailed parking lot safety protocol.
Go slowly and be aware of all students and cars in the lots, crossing the roadways.
You need to pull into a parking space in the Norris lot.
Please follow all posted signs and arrows.
Parents may NOT pick-up students from our back parking lot without permission from Mr. Loversky (ex. due to injury, on crutches). They will receive a pass for this purpose. We have too many smaller buses trying to pick up students from this area.
FINAL CALL FOR ORDERING A 2022-2023 YEARBOOK!
The deadline to order yearbooks is WEDNESDAY, February 1st. This will be the ONLY ORDER we place & extra yearbooks will NOT be ordered. Last year, quite a few students were disappointed as they didn’t order a yearbook. Complete the order form below and deliver to the main office along with your CHECK for $25 payment made out to Wredling Middle School.
If you are unsure whether or not you ordered, please contact Lucy Johnson via phone 331-228-5129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Semester Non-Attendance Days for Students
February 20th - Monday - Presidents’ Day Holiday
March 3rd - Friday - Kane County Institute Day
March 27th - 31st - Spring Break
April 7th - School Improvement Planning Day
2nd Semester Early Release Dates for Middle School
February 22nd - Wednesday. Dismissal at 2:52 PM for all students
March 22nd - Wednesday. Dismissal at 2:52 PM for all students
April 26th - Wednesday, Dismissal at 2:52 PM for all students
WMS Attendance Reminder
Schools are required to follow legal guidelines for student attendance. Please help us document absences correctly by providing clear, detailed information when calling the attendance line.
Call in your child's absence daily to 331-228-3700
Speak slowly, clearly and include the following:
First and Last Name (spell name for clarity - we have a lot of students with similar names)
ID# if you have it
Specific reason for your student's absence - if they are sick, please state their symptoms
Turn in the Dr note or Dr visit summary for absence to be marked excused
Use a “Pre-Arranged Absence Form” for any planned absences of 3 days or more
D303 Administration has worked with the Board of Education to establish a routine summary on the health of District 303 through a Data Dashboard. This chart, which will be updated monthly on the District website, provides an overview of nine important measurements in the categories of Academics, Operations and Belonging.
Vape: What Parents Should Know
February 16, 2023 (Virtual), 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Vape: What Parents Should Know is a one-hour informative and engaging presentation that focuses on common devices used for vaping, substances vaped such as nicotine and marijuana, and the health risks associated with vaping and the substances vaped. The presentation includes a backpack demonstration of where teens can hide their devices and examples of common devices.
- Click here to register! A recording will be available after the presentation.
Identifying and Supporting Students with Anxiety
March 1, 2023, 9:30 - 10:30 am and 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Haines Center, Community Room 140
Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC with Riverview Counseling Services
- As anxiety becomes more prevalent in our children, parents want to be able to support their child in managing worries. Come learn more about anxiety and how to build your child’s emotional health.
- Click here to register!
Silent Disco Dance Parties at the St. Charles Public Library
Join other middle schoolers (Grades 6-8) for a silent dance party on Friday, February 10th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Huntley Community Room of the St. Charles Public Library. They will have headphones, playlists and glowsticks! You bring your blacklight reactive clothing and dancing feet! Choose from one of three playlists to listen to or switch between them all. Colored lights on the headphones will show you who else is dancing to your music.
Another party for families will be held the next day, Saturday, February 11, at 3:00 pm! REGISTER
True North Adventure Camp - Don't Miss Out!
Activities Included: High Ropes course, zip line, Rock climbing at Giant City State Park, Kayaking, Orienteering, Archery, Survival skills, campfires, swimming, capture the flag and other fun activities.
Mr. Kohler has been running True North Adventure Camps for over 20 years and setting up outdoor adventure programming for students and their families during the summer. Take advantage to this wonderful opportunity to go down to southern Illinois and stay on Southern Illinois University's beautiful outdoor education center, Touch of Nature, situated on 3,400 wooded acres off of Little Grassy Lake.
Please contact Mr. Kohler if you have any questions. Tom.email@example.com
Random Acts of Kindness Week 2023 - February 13th-19th
Join Random Acts Matter during this special week dedicated to Keep Kindness Growing STC! It’s easy to get started, simply look for opportunities to share kindness, care and compassion. NO ACT OF KINDNESS IS TOO SMALL!
Acts can be informal and simple, share a smile even with a mask, open a door for someone, greet a person in public or share an act of kindness in your own home.
Acts can be more organized like those hosted by Random Acts Matter.
Acts can benefit one person, a larger group like your co-workers, neighbors, or the whole community.
Please share your Acts, big or small with them on Facebook at Random Acts Matter, Twitter @RandomActsSTC, Instagram #randomactsmatter. Your kindness may inspire someone to Keep Kindness Growing.
Children's Theatre of Elgin (CTE)
From beanstalks, to adventures with Jill, to jumping over a candlestick, Jack has captivated the imaginations of people for hundreds of years. See his story come to life in a whole new way in this CTE-original show!
Auditions are open to 2nd through 9th graders
Auditions: Feb 6th & 7th, 2023
Journey of Hope Church
37W040 Highland Ave
Elgin, IL 60124
Registration Deadline: Feb 2nd
Wredling Middle School - Home of the RedHawks
Location: 1200 Dunham Road, St. Charles, IL, USA