The Bulldog Bark

November 2022

An Update from Ms. McFall

Wheaton JH/HS Families,


The school year is flying by and it will be the end of first semester before we know it. We have a lot of activities going on during November and December. Be sure to check our website and social media pages to stay informed.


Ms. McFall

JH/HS Principal

Veterans Day Assembly

Thank you to our Veterans for their service!

Attendance Policy

Having good attendance is imperative when it comes to our students success. It is very important that they attend school every day. Life presents challenges sometimes and we are absent but it is extremely important that your child be at school every day when they are able.


If you have to miss school, please remember, students are allowed 8 absences per semester. Students are encouraged to bring documentation upon returning to school for reason of absence in case the appeals process is needed (doctor's note, counselor's note, note from a parent, etc.).


If a student has excessive absenteeism they could be subject to attending summer school or losing credit.


Please see our handbook for the full description of our policy. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. McFall.

AMI (Alternative Method of Instruction)

Winter is approaching and that means that we could have inclement weather that would require us to cancel school.


A local education agency (LEA) will not be required to make up school hours that are lost or canceled due to exceptional or emergency circumstances (up to 36 hours). This allows our school district to implement alternative learning methods in place of up to 6 days of learning.



  • Teachers will be working remotely and will be checking their email and Google Classroom throughout the day. Please reach out to your teachers with any questions.
  • Students are responsible for logging on and completing their work.
  • If you do not have stable internet at home, please call the office to check out a hotspot.
  • Completing the assigned AMI work will result in your student being present and they will receive credit for their assignments.

'A' Honor Roll

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'A/B' Honor Roll

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October Students of the Month

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Lumen Parent Portal

The Lumen Parent Portal is a very important tool when it comes to the school and parent partnership. You can check you student's grades and lunch balance through this portal.


Grades are updated weekly by teachers. This is a quick and convenient way for you to find out how your child is progressing through the school year.


Lunch balances are updated daily through this portal. If you need to pay a lunch balance, you can do that through Dale at the HS office of Theresa at Central Office. If you need a free/reduced lunch form, please contact Dale.


If you are unsure of how to access Lumen as a parent, please contact the office.

Important Dates

Be sure to follow our Facebook page and website for weekly updates on athletics and activities.

November 15- MO Wester Representative here for Juniors and Seniors

November 18- Special Olympics

November 19-23- Boys & Girls Basketball Verona Tip-Off Classic

November 21- MSSC Representative here for Juniors and Seniors

November 23-25- Thanksgiving Break

November 28-December 3- Boys Basketball at Marionville Tournament

December 1- FCLA Workshop at Cassville

December 1- Talent Search

December 5-7- ACT Workshop

December 7 & 8- No Scott Tech Classes

December 10- ACT Test

December 12- HS Choir Concert

Cell Phone/Electronic Devices Policy

Please partner with us on our cell phone/electronics policy. When students are being disrupted by their phones throughout the day, it makes it difficult for them to learn. We ask that if you need to get in touch with your child, please call the office phone and we can get them for you or get a message to them. If you text/call your child during the day, they are able to respond at the following times, passing time, lunch, and Bulldog Time if they do not have any Ds or Fs.


Passing Times:

9:06-9:10

9:58-10:02

10:50-10:54

Lunch- 11:42-12:16

1:04-1:08

1:56-2:00

Bulldog Time 2:52-3:15 (Students who do not have D/F grades can use their phones at this time)


Cell phones, headphones, ear phones, and smart watches must be turned off, put away and completely out of sight throughout the duration of class time. In the case of an emergency only, students will be allowed to use the school telephone to make phone calls.


Cell Phone/Electronics Violation

1st Offense- Item confiscated and can pick up at the end of the day

2nd Offense- Item confiscated and parent will pick up at the end of the day

3rd Offense- Item confiscated, parent pick up at the end of the day, and a minimum 1 day ISS

2022-2023 JH/HS Student Handbook

Click here to view the JH/HS Student Handbook

Wheaton Schools 2022-2023 District Calendar

Click Here for our district calendar.