WMS Friday Forecast

January 14, 2022

Dear Wredling Families,

This Monday, January 17th, we have a holiday to honor the memory and contributions of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. When we have days like these as holidays from school, it is important to take time to talk with our students about the reason we commemorate specific people or occasions.

Dr. King was a civil rights leader who used non-violent protests to lead the march towards equality for African Americans across the United States. Whether it was to have the right to sit at the front of a bus, drink from any drinking fountain, receive a quality education, or gain the right to freely vote- Dr. King gathered the forces of good to ensure that black Americans were treated more fairly.

I would encourage you to take some time this coming Monday to discuss the great achievements of Dr. King and celebrate how far we have come, but still, recognize we have far to go.

Have an enjoyable weekend and Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.


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WMS Quick Links for Families

Our most often requested information is all linked in this document for your convenience! We add information and update this document regularly!

Second Quarter Honor Roll

Our Honor Roll recipients will be recognized NEXT FRIDAY, January 21st 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 This is because their parents have requested their children's names NOT be published, which includes being published as part of the Honor Roll here or in the newspapers.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 the 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 Winners

Congratulations to our RedHawk Pride Winners for LAST week!

  • Gwen Ware from Ms. Ziltz

  • Tabitha Genuardia from Ms. Grieves

  • Kayleigh Assell from Mr. Nold

  • Liv Richardson from Mrs. Goetschel

  • Spencer Merritt from Ms. McCall

  • Andrew Briggs fom Ms. Boehm

  • Masi Sadduiqui from Mr. Celaya

  • Vinny Czapka from Ms. Nichols

  • Katlyn Zenkner from Team 7-4

  • Mustafa Abdallah from Team 7-4

  • Sofia Vogel from Team 7-4

  • Jae Hisel from Team 7-4

  • Ella Meimbuch from Mr. Masoncup

  • Logan James from Mr. Williams

  • Teliyah Clemons from Ms. Raymond

  • Jarratt Tisch from Mr. Scurte

  • Aliyah Gjokaj from Mr. Gabel

  • Landon Holloway from Mrs. Breon

  • Danny Caragher from Mr. Wilkerson

  • Nora Potts from Mrs. Olson

Congratulations to our RedHawk Pride Winners for THIS week!

  • Brooklyn Thompson from Ms. Grazutis
  • Brooklyn Schilb from Ms. Grazutis
  • Adley Wilson from Ms. Grazutis
  • Amber Zeilenga from Ms. Grazutis
  • Karaline Koehneke from Team 7-1
  • Isabela Silva from Team 7-1
  • Alex Gomez from Team 7-1
  • Alex Songkharm from Team 7-1
  • Saanvi Thakkar from Mrs. Kuretsky
  • Lincoln Pixton from Mrs. Breiten
  • Ava VanBeck from Mrs. Breiten
  • Nathan Soule from Ms. Parikh
  • Emma Lumpp from Team 8-1
  • Christian Wachowski from Team 8-1
  • Daniel Perry from Team 8-1
  • Savanna Klee from Team 8-1
  • Vince Minaglia from Team 8-1
  • Ben Hoag from Team 8-1
  • Addison Haan from Miss Zmich
  • Ellis Amezotchi from Mrs. Spotak
  • Addison Wetzel from Team 6-1
  • Edison Lin from Team 6-1
  • Ben Brolsma from Team 6-1
  • Grace Smith from Team 6-1

We are proud of the hard work and good character you show at Wredling!

Volunteers Needed To Share Career and Education/Training Experiences

For each of our 7th and 8th grade AVID classes, College and Careers plays an integral role in the classroom experience. On Friday's, we are looking for volunteers to share their career and experiences via zoom (or in person) during either 2nd, 7th or 8th period each week. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in sharing your career with our students. We will be sending a confirmation email to you once we have solidified your date and time. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and time with our students and staff.

***Visitors choosing to come into the building must adhere to current D303 visitor protocols. As of 10/1/21 - all visitors must:
- Show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test received within 72 hours of arriving to volunteer at your building.

- Bring documentation to the front office of your building upon arrival. If you would like to present to our students, please complete this Google form.

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i-ready Winter Diagnostic Reports

Attention All Parents/Guardians:

The I-Ready Winter Fall Diagnostic Reports for both Math and Reading are being sent home with your child on Friday, January 14, 2022, so be on the lookout! You will find the following information included with the two diagnostic reports:

  • A letter from Mr. Dave Chiszar, who is the Director of Assessment and Accountability, that explains the I-Ready diagnostic report and what is being included in the documents sent home.

  • A “ How Do I Read the Diagnostic Reports” document that will support you as you look at the data.

Should you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s counselor. Please click here to access the counselor information.

Mrs. Francesca Favero

Assistant Principal

Wredling Middle School

Attention Wredling Students:

The 13th annual Top Chef Cooking Contest is looking for students who love to cook and are interested in showcasing their cooking talents at the Top Chef Cooking Contest scheduled for March 5 at East High School. Information and entry form are available by clicking HERE.

D303 Preschool Program Lottery

Registration for the Preschool Program Lottery will be open from January 12 - January 26. Names will be randomly selected on January 27, and parents will be notified by email if their child is chosen. Those who are not selected will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified when a space becomes available. Click HERE to register!
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Important Safety Reminder for WMS Parents

When it comes to issues that concern students and/or school safety: “If you see something, say something - immediately”. On a school day during staffed hours (7:30-4:00), the student, parent, or community member should call the school and/or seek an administrator ASAP for prompt action. If this information emerges outside of the school day, please call 911 immediately. The safety and wellbeing of our Wredling family are always our top priority!
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2nd SEMESTER Non-Attendance Days for Students

  • Monday, January 17th - Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday
  • Tuesday, January 18th - School Improvement Planning
  • Monday, February 21st - Presidents' Day Holiday
  • Friday, March 4th - Kane County Institute Day
  • Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1 - Spring Break
  • Friday, April 15th - School Improvement Planning

2nd SEMESTER Early Release Days for Middle School

  • Wednesday, January 26th
  • Wednesday, February 23rd
  • Wednesday, March 23rd
  • Wednesday, April 27th


The St. Charles Education Foundation- Making a Difference in RedHawk (and D303) Lives!

We want to thank our St. Charles Education Foundation for making a difference in the lives of our RedHawks. You may not know about the many amazing things that our Foundation does, so I would encourage you to look here to see what they do. I want to give you a Wredling example of what the St. Charles Education Foundation has done to support our students and teachers, in this case, 8th grade teacher Stephanie Bennett. What they do makes a difference in the lives of our students and teachers!

I would encourage you to learn about the Foundation and support them in any way you can!

iGen: Understanding the Smartphone Generation presented by Jean M. Twenge

February 9, 2022 at 6:30pm via Zoom
Click here to register - If you cannot attend, you will be able to view a recoding of this presentation which will be posted on the District website.

With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born after 1995, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. As this new group of young people grows into adulthood, we all need to understand them. Members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.

Jean M. Twenge, is the author of more than 140 scientific publications and six books, the latest of which is iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.

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Support for Your Child if they are Quarantined:

If your child is quarantined due to Covid, our teachers will send work to your child and work with you and your child as we always have when a child is out of school. We want to recognize that quarantine offers some unique challenges for our students.

We will be offering instructional support through a certified teacher during quarantine. Ann Rose, a recently retired D303 teacher, will be available to support our quarantine students through Zoom. When a child begins quarantine, we will email both the child and the parent with information on how to access Mrs. Rose's Zoom for support. We encourage our quarantined students to access this instructional support!

E-Learning Plan and Emergency Days

The School Board has approved an E-Learning plan that gives the district the option to offer remote learning in place of emergency days. Currently, our last day of school is Tuesday, May 24, which is the week before Memorial Day. As we move into the winter months, we want to update you on the plan for how the district will manage emergency days and e-learning days.

  • If we experience inclement weather, the first three days will be “snow days” that will be made up at the end of the school year on May 25, 26, and 27 as needed.

  • Subsequent emergency days will be remote days so the last attendance day will still be before Memorial Day.

  • If there is a long stretch of inclement weather (blizzard, polar vortex, etc.), we may split the days into “snow days” and e-learning days so as to not have too many non-attendance days in a row.

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Attention 7th & 8th Grade Students!

The AAUW is sponsoring its Creative Writing Contest for the 43rd consecutive year. All interested 7th and 8th grade students in the tri-cities may enter. Entries may be submitted in any one of 3 categories: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Medals and certificates of achievement will be awarded in each category for the 3 entries that are judged best by the AAUW Creative Writing Contest Committee. 7th and 8th grade entries will be judged separately. There also will be 3 Honorable Mention awards in each category for both grades.

Entry forms are enclosed. There is no required topic for the compositions, although students are encouraged to submit their best work of the year. The Rules and Guidelines which appear on the Entry Form should be reviewed and applied by student writers in order to maximize the success of their work in this competition. All entries should be submitted no later than 5PM, Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Please arrange for the entries to be returned to your school’s main office prior to that time. Entries will be collected by AAUW members on the morning of Thursday, February 17. No late entries will be accepted under any circumstances.

Entries will not be returned.

Winners will be notified by March 25th and will be invited to attend a special ceremony in their honor on Thursday, April 7, 2022. We will let you know the location of the ceremony when the winners are announced. Their teachers are also encouraged to attend this recognition and celebration of their students’ talent. We appreciate your time and cooperation in bringing this opportunity to your students. We look forward to reading their submitted works.


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