The Wildcat Weekly
What's happening at #woodmontmiddlecool
August 22nd Edition
Greetings, Wildcat Families!
It's week 2 and we are ready to roll! We hope you and your family enjoyed a restful weekend together.
WMS Teachers Rock! Take a look at some of the amazing educators who are working hard and loving your kids every day!
If you haven't already done so, please make sure you've turned in all first-of-year paperwork, including:
- First Day Packet
- Student Emergency Form (triplicate)
- Handbook Acknowledgement Form
All students should now have their Student ID. Please make sure your child wears this daily. We will hold a sale NEXT WEEK for IDs!!! The cost for a lanyard and ID will be $5 instead of $6. Students will have the option to take a new photo for their ID. Please consider buying a "backup" ID for students to keep in their bookbag while they're on sale next week.
As a reminder, students are required to wear their grade level color lanyard (6th=green, 7th=red, 8th=purple). It is fine for students to wear a lanyard of their choosing in addition to the grade level lanyard.
Monday, 8/22 Band Parent Meeting @ 6 PM
Wednesday, 8/24 Volleyball at Beck, 5:30 PM - GO WILDCATS!
We are here for you! Do not hesitate to contact us if there are additional ways we can support your child and family. We are STRONG when we are #woodmonttogether!
PSAT Opportunity for 8th Grade Students
Your child will have the opportunity to participate in the PSAT/NMSQT test on October 12th. This opportunity is available to both our in-person and GCS Virtual Program students. There is an $18.00 fee for 8th grade students who wish to take the test. Registration will open on August 16th and the deadline to sign-up is 4:00PM on September 12th. Parents should make payments and return permission slips to Ms. Koszeghy, the 8th grade counselor. Cash or checks made out to Woodmont Middle School are accepted.
Congrats to our 2022 Volleyball Team!
Big thanks to ALL our student-athletes to came out to summer practices and/or tryouts. We are proud of all of you!
Congatulations to the members of the WMS 2022 Volleyball Team...we look forward to cheering you on this season! Go Wildcats!
Head Coach: Lacey Lyons
Team Manager: Gabrianna Nyaguze
Wildcat News is taking applications!!!
WMS is SO EXCITED to be starting a student-created news broadcast!
Applications will be taken until Thursday, Aug. 25th.
Starting Monday, applications will be taken for the Wildcat News crew. The requirements for being a part of the crew are as follows:
1. You must be able to be at school at 8:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
2. You must show Wild Cat Pride by being free of discipline points.
3. You must not have NHIs at the end of each quarter.
1. You will read the news for a recorded broadcast.
2. You may run the camera and help upload the broadcast to YouTube.
3. You will maintain the news' GoogleForm.
4. You may be asked to interview students, faculty, and staff as a roaming reporter.
Dress Code Reminders
Please be sure you've reviewed our student dress code with your child. We want all our students to be able to remain in class once they arrive to school! In the past, we have provided tape to cover up holes in pants that are above the knee. This year we would like to ask your help in making sure this is taken care of before students arrive to school.
CELL PHONES OUT OF SIGHT!!!
Parents, we need your help. Please talk with your child about responsible and ethical use of technology. It is a school rule that cellular devices and wireless earbuds remain out of sight (preferably stored in bookbags) while in the school building. It is our hope that students are able to adhere to this rule and keep the privilege of carrying these devices on their person throughout the day.
Please note, parents of students who violate this policy will be contacted by a teacher and/or administrator and assigned a locker and combination on their grade level hallway. Students will be required to lock up their cell phone upon arrival and retrieve it at dismissal. The requirement to keep the cell phone locked in the assigned locker will remain in effect for the rest of the school year. Again, this consequence will only happen if students are unable to abide by our request to keep phones and earbuds stored out of sight throughout the day.
Our school phone lines are always available for two-way communication between students and parents. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe and effective learning environment. Please contact administration if you have any questions.
Our doors open at 7:30 a.m. Please do not drop off students before that time, as no supervision is available. In order to keep a long line from forming, please PULL ALL THE WAY DOWN before unloading your child.
Breakfast is provided FREE OF CHARGE to all students. Breakfast for car riders closes at 8:15 a.m. Breakfast for bus riders extends until the last bus arrives. All students should arrive before 8:30 a.m. to be counted present and on time for the day.
Parents, I know mornings are a busy time for us all, and many of you head to work after dropping off your child. However, please note that parents are not allowed to "skip the line" in morning drop-off. This creates a safety hazard for your child!
We have a SINGLE LINE drop-off. Once our doors open at 7:30, we do our best to quickly clear the line by having parents PULL ALL THE WAY DOWN before unloading their child. It does take a few minutes when there is heavy traffic.
If you need to ensure drop-off right at 7:30, please arrive by 7:15 so you can be at/toward the front of the line.
Afternoon Dismissal: Parents who pick up their child each day, please observe the following procedures:
- Form double lines while waiting for dismissal.
- Display your dismissal number so we get your child into the queue.
- The use of cell phones while the line is moving is prohibited.
- MERGE at the cones, taking turns from each line (one from right, one from left, etc.). Be courteous.
- PULL ALL THE WAY FORWARD before stopping and loading your child.
- Stress to your child to report to the carline as soon as their name is displayed and WATCH for their car. Pickups requiring extra time due to student delays will be asked to circle back through the carline.
Backpack Blessings is a program that the Columbia Baptist Church organizes and provides to our Woodmont Middle School students. We are so thankful for their generosity! If your student is in need of school supplies, boxed lunch/dinners, hygiene products, or clothing, please fill out the Google Form Survey below. If you have specific needs or questions about this program, you may contact the 6th Grade Counselor, Ms. Genova.