Waldo Wildcat News

October 2019 Issue 1

Wildcat Fall Sports Update

So far this school year the Wildcat sports teams have had an exciting season. Support your school by joining a sport or coming out and watching the Wildcat sporting events.

Waldo Flag Football finished their first season with one win and six loses. Keep up the great work, Coach Adams! We are looking forward to next season. The Waldo Flag Football team players are: Kevin Almaraz, Marco Almaraz, Enrique Barraza, Bryan Barrios, Eric Bausch, Antonio Bonilla, William Castro, Emmanuel Diaz, Bernard Fellowes, Javion Greene, Brian Hamilton, Gabriel Hernandez, Christopher Johnson, Jeremiah Lackings, Malaki Lopez, Sam Lopez, Jesus Martos, Marcel Nkunde, Joaquin Ramirez, Joel Rivera, Adrian Sanchez, Frederick Scott, Diego Soto, Jaiyon Spivey, Alvaro Tavizon, Diego Vazquez, Aedan Weiss, Carlton Young, and JaCarian Young.

The Waldo Boy's Soccer team had another fabulous season as well. The team ended the year with 12 wins and no losses! They also brought home 3rd place over all in the City of Lights Tournament. Fantastic season, Coach Benevides, Olsen, and Jones! We cannot wait to see what Girls' Soccer has in store for Waldo this year. The Waldo Boy's Soccer players are: Martin Acuahitl, Alejandro Aguilar, Xavier Alvarez, Yonaton Araiza, Hector Arevalo, Christian Cardoza. Victor Casas, Cesar Diaz, Jose Garcia, Jovanni Guerrero, Cristian Ibarra, Jaime Jaime, Alex Martinez, Issac Sanchez, Adrian Silva, Jimmy Tirado, and Jaime Valtierrez.

Waldo's 6th and 7th Volleyball team finished another great season with a 4-6 record with wins over Moosehart, Magnet, and two wins over Cowherd. Way to go, Coach Morrisey. The Waldo 6th and 7th Volleyball team members are: Vanessa Bausch, Julisa, Borjon, Nancy, Carbajal, Jaselene Cardenas, Jazmyne Carrillo, Yolanda Castillo, Jazlyn Cuttie, Kimberly Gamboa, Monse Garcia, Guadalupe Guerrero, Mya Handley, Caritza Hernandez, Jordan Hodges, Aliana Jackson, Kaitlyn Kavalauskas, Mya Lamas, Kimberly Leon, Marisol Marillo, Zuleyma Martinez, Rosa Munoz, Arial Patino, Samia Sida, and Jahayra Velasquez.

Finally, the Waldo Cross Country team had the opportunity to run with and compete against Magnet Academy, Simmons, Cowherd, Jefferson, Herget, Washington, Jewel and Washington Middle Schools. Students who participated in every day of cross country ran approximately 60 miles over our 8 week season! Please congratulate our 8th grade runners on their journey over to East Aurora High School as they will soon become Tomcats. These runners include; Susanna Martinez, Isabella Huerta, Marck Jimenez, Abraham Gonzalez and Omar Escobedo. What an outstanding season, Coach Kopke and Coach Laciura.

Interested in joining a Waldo sport? It is not too late! The upcoming seasons are: wrestling, boy's basketball, girl's basketball, girl's soccer, and track.

Waldo Attendance Challenge

Did you know that the goal of our school is to have a rate of 96% of students in attendance everyday? We are very close to meeting our goal, Wildcats! For the month of September the sixth and seventh graders' average daily attendance were both 96.33%. The eighth graders' daily attendance average was 95.01%. That was a grand total average of 95.92%, fantastic job, Waldo. Next month, we will be sure to meet our goal. Be sure to look for incentives for meeting our goal very soon.

Every Wildcat, Every Day!

Student Poll Results

The Waldo Wildcat Newspaper Staff would like to thank all the students that participated in the student poll this month. Please be sure to take the new poll located in this edition of the newspaper for the November Waldo Newspaper Student Poll. Let your voice be heard, Wildcats!

The favorites are:

CUBS 59.1%

PS4 58.8%

MATH 81.8%

October and November Important Events


Oct. 1st - Author Visit for 6th Grade

Oct. 4th - Band Concert 6:30 PM

Oct. 8th - NJHS Induction Ceremony 5PM

Oct. 16- PSAT Testing for 8th Grade

Oct. 17th - 8A/C Newsies Field Trip

Oct. 17th - Choir Concert 6PM

Oct. 18th - End of Quarter 1

Oct. 21st to 28th - Book Fair

Oct. 23rd - Author Visit 8th Grade

Oct. 24th - Half Day/Conferences 12:30 - 7:30 PM

Oct. 25th - Conferences 8 AM - 12 PM (No School)


Nov. 11th - No School

Nov. 20th - Midterm

Nov. 27th to 29th - No school

Waldo Spirit, Band, and Choir Wear Online Store

The Waldo Online school spirit wear store will be open now through Thursday, November 14, 2019. Be sure to get your dress code t-shirts, long sleeved shirts, and sweatshirts now. You can also purchase spirit wear for Fridays. Finally, if you are in Band or choir, you can also purchase spirit wear for those classes. Follow the links below to check out all the great options!

Waldo Welcomes New Staff

Waldo MS would like to introduce the new staff members. Be sure to say hello to our newest staff members and welcome them to Waldo. Also, the newspaper will feature individual interviews in the the upcoming editions of the Wildcat Newspaper!

Mr. Flauter - Principal

Mr. Rios - Assistant Principal

Mr. Kordalewski - Dean

Mr. Campos - Social Worker

Mr. Collins - Teacher Assistant

Ms. Francois - Principal's Secretary

Ms. Fu - Mandarin Teacher

Mr. Jones - 8th Grade Math Teacher

Mr. Laureano - Math Intervention Teacher

Ms. Leifheit - 8th Grade ELA Teacher

Mr. McNeilly - PE Teacher

Mrs. Morrisey - ABI Teacher

Ms. Motter - 6th Grade Math Teacher

Ms. Reynoso - Attendance Secretary

Ms. Vidugirytre - Speech Pathologist

Mr. Whyte - PE Teacher

Ms. Schinke - Spanish Teacher

Waldo Wildcat News Staff

Ms. Martin - Editor in Chief

Jordan Quinones - Lead Reporter