Woodland Middle School

Newsletter

"The Woodland Way...Every Day...All Day!

May, 2021

Our Mission

The Woodland Middle School Community collaboratively engages all students through relevant learning experiences to empower them to succeed.

Our Vision

Woodland Middle School will be a high functioning professional learning community that promotes learning for all students.

Our Collective Commitments

  • Embrace the continuous and collaborative process that ensures student learning for all.
  • Create and evaluate common formative assessments to inform instructional decisions.
  • Provide interventions for students who need remediation and enrichment for students who need acceleration.
  • Transition from a focus on teaching/presenting to a focus on learning.
  • Provide a guaranteed curriculum that promises relevant learning experiences for all students.
  • Create a school-wide culture that ensures or promotes teacher efficacy.

Our School Day

School Hours: 8:20 am - 3:20 pm

Morning drop off: Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30 am

Students will go straight to homeroom or the cafeteria when they arrive at school.

Staff Member of the Month

Coach Derrick Shedd is our staff member of the month for April. Coach Shedd teaches our Connections STEM class. He also coaches wrestling. He is a product of WMSE. Thanks for all you do for the staff and students Coach Shedd.
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Students of the Month


Our March Students of the Month were:


For Acting with Appropriate Attitude- Chloe Baldwin and J.D. Parramore (6th Grade)

For Taking Responsibility- Carmen Rhodes and Joey McGrew (7th Grade)

For Showing Respect- Tanzie Jaimes and Hunter West (8th Grade)

For Demonstrating Cooperation- Priscila Rangel (6th Grade); Izaak Higginbotham (7th Grade); Colton Parker (8th Grade)



Thank you for modeling "The Woodland Way."

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Parent Involvement Survey

We need your feedback. Please click on the link below and take a survey to help us get better. Thanks for your help with this.
Parent Survey Link

Please give us your valuable feedback.

Soccer Region Champions

The Lady Wildcats soccer team took home the region championship this year. They had a fantastic season, losing only one match. The region championship was a phenomenal match against the Cartersville Middle Purple Hurricanes. The lead went back and forth and ended in a tie during regular time. The match went to penalty kicks and the lady Cats brought home the victory. We are so proud of our players and coaches. Thanks for an electric season.
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Teacher Appreciation Week

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May 3-7 is Teacher Appreciation Week. We are so thankful for the wonderful and talented people that serve our students at WMSE. We truly have the best staff around. We have a host of things lined up for our. teachers this week. Thank you for the difference you make in the lives of our students and in our community.

Thanks to all our sponsors who have helped us show appreciation to our teachers.

Glenda Mitchell Law Firm

Weaver Heating and Air

The Bridge City Church

Jennifer Clancy and Bay Equity Home Loans

Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck

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Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck will be here on Friday, May 7, during all lunches. Prices range from $2-5.

Character word of the week....

We focus on a new character word every week. One of those words is chosen each month for our student of the month recognition.


Our character words for May are:


Week 1: Character

Week 2: self-confidence

Week 3: loyalty

STEM Update...

Our 4th STEM Showcase will happen on Thursday, May 13. All three grades will be participating in this showcase. Our teachers and students have been working hard to get ready. We are glad to say we have had all 4 STEM showcases this year and now have all 3 grade levels participating. We will be going for our STEM certification next year.

Important Events this Month

May 2021

May 3 - 7: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5: Milestones Social Studies Part 1 (8th grade only)

May 6: Milestones Social Studies Part 2 (8th grade only)

May 7: Milestones Physical Science EOC (8th grade only)

May 7: Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck

May 10: Milestones Algebra 1 EOC (8th grade only)

May 12: Coffee with the Principal (Virtual)

May 13: STEM showcase

May 18: 8th grade awards day

May 18: Band Concert

May 19: 7th grade awards day

May 20: 6th grade awards day

May 20: Chorus Concert

May 21: Last Day of School (early release at 12:30)

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Early Release Day

May 21is a half day for students. Dismissal will be at 12:30. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Summer Interventions Program

Summer Interventions program will be taking place from June 1 - 26. It will be for four weeks, Monday - Thursday. This will be required for any students who have not reached proficiency on one or more essential standards in math or ELA. Students have until the last day of school to. reach proficiency on any essential standard they have not yet completed. It will be from 8:00 - 11 :30 each day with lunch and transportation provided.

Parent Title 1 Meeting

We will have a Parent Title 1 meeting via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, June 10 at 1:00 pm. You may use the link below to sign up for meeting. In this meeting, you will get more information concerning our School Improvement Plan for the next school year. We will be using the feedback you give us from the parent survey in making plans for next year.
Parent Title 1 Meeting sign up

You will receive a link to join the meeting a few days before June 10.

Ice Cream Fridays

Ice Cream is on sale every Friday. Bring $1 and get an ice cream after you finish eating your lunch.
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COVID-19 UPDATE

Students, let's continue to practice our social distancing guidelines and keep the virus at bay. You can help everyone by doing the following:

  • Wear a mask
  • Stay 6 feet apart as often as possible
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Help keep the building clean

Masks on Sale

We now have WMS face masks for sale. They are $8 each. Please check in the front office to purchase one.
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Parent Resource Center

Our Parent Resource Center in the Media Center is open when school is open from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Parents can take advantage of internet access, email, parent portal and many other options on the computer in the media center. There are other resources like flash cards, maps and games that parents can check out for two-week intervals. We can also provide some materials for research projects: colored paper, bulletin board paper, etc.

Social Distancing

During the current pandemic circumstances, we are striving to adhere to all social distancing guidelines. This includes maintaining 6 feet distance as much as possible, wearing a mask, and washing hands as often as possible. While we do not require a mask, we highly encourage all students, staff and guests to wear one. Also, if a guest comes in the building, we will be checking your temperature. If your temperature is higher than 100.7, you will not be allowed to come in the building.

Carpool Lanes at Arrival/Dismissal

Parents, we need your help to ensure that our carpool lanes are as safe as possible.


  • We ask that you maintain no more than a 15 mph speed limit.
  • Also, please do not allow your child to leave or enter your car until you reach the designated crosswalk area right in front of the main entrance.
  • We maintain two lanes in the drive-through for carpool.
  • We keep the middle lane clear for safety purposes.

Deadline for Items to be Dropped Off

Parents, please make sure your student has all belongings and necessary items before being dropped off in the morning. We will not be accepting items dropped off at the school after 8:30 am.

COVID-19 Precautionary Measures for this Year

  • We will not be using lockers this year
  • Water fountains will only be used to refill water bottles. Please allow your child to bring a clear, see-through water bottle to refill.
  • No group restroom breaks. Students will go on an individual, as-needed basis.
  • No dressing out for P.E. Gym lockers will not be used.
  • Alternate seating in cafeteria.
  • Alternate seating in classrooms.
  • No large group gatherings.

Cats Cash

Students who practice positive behavior may be recognized by their teachers or staff members. Staff members give out CATS cash to students who are exemplifying the "Woodland Way" and practicing good behavior. That CATS cash may be used as entrance into events such as dances, etc. or to buy items from our PBIS store.

PBIS Rewards App

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We are excited to announce that we are now using the PBIS rewards app. This will take the place of CATS cash. Teachers and staff can use their phone or computer to give a student a point or digital CATS cash for doing the right thing. PBIS stands for positive behavior interventions and supports. We will have a PBIS store where students can go to redeem their points. Students can access their points from Class Link. Administrators and staff can also give adults points and they can also use their points to redeem prizes. We want to recognize people for following the Woodland Way and doing the right work.

Afternoon Checkout...

Parents: If you need to check your student out from school early, please do so before 3:00 pm. No students will be allowed to check out after 3:00 pm. Thank you for your support and assistance with this.

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