Wolves Weekly Message

March 5th, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Wakefield Middle School Families,


I continue to be impressed by the resilience of our students and staff who maintain a focused dedication to learning and connection. We are so grateful!


This past Thursday we held our second Family Academy Session, focused on Organizational Tips for your middle school student. We had great attendance at the virtual event but recognize that not everyone was available. The recording of the virtual presentation and additional resources are linked below. We hope they can are helpful for you and your family!


There is no Asynchronous Learning Day this week. Instead, Wednesday is a regular school day and Friday is a Teacher Workday. Our next Asynchronous Learning Day is March 24th. Beginning with that day and continuing with all future Asynchronous Learning Days, teachers will be scheduling small group live sessions for students who need additional help and/or have missing assignments. PLEASE remind your students to check their student email the week leading up to an Asynchronous Learning Day for individual invitations to these small group sessions.



Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,


Alison Cleveland

Principal

Grade Level Weekly Messages

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This Week

  • 3/8 - Cohort 2
  • 3/8 - B Day
  • 3/12 - Teacher Workday (No school)

Severe Weather Drill 3/10

On Wednesday, 3/10, all schools will participate in the annual Severe Weather Drill. However, this year, students will learn about the safety procedures and student expectations but will not physically participate. This is due to our pandemic-related health and safety procedures.

School Messenger Update

Last week, WCPSS started to use a different set of contact information from PowerSchool. This change reset the preferences you saved in your parent SchoolMessenger account. Your SchoolMessenger contact preferences may look correct in your app or on the computer, but they are not correct behind the scenes.

Even if everything looks correct when you access your School Messenger account, you need to follow the steps below to ensure your contact preferences are recognized:


  1. Log into your SchoolMessenger account through the SchoolMessenger mobile app or https://go.schoolmessenger.com/.
  2. Click Menu icon and click Preferences.
  3. Click Wake County Public School System.
  4. Click each phone number listed (even if preferences look correct), review your contact preferences and click Save. Repeat for your email address.
  5. Click WCPSS Reminders.
  6. Click each phone number listed (even if preferences look correct), review your contact preferences and click Save. Repeat for your email address.


More information about the parent SchoolMessenger account.

High School Registration Update

Mrs. Furr has been discussing high school registration with 8th grade students in Social Studies this week and will finish up all classes by March 2nd. Students will be able to view their teacher recommendations in power school on Monday March 1st and may enter their course selections March 2nd through March 27th. Instructions for registering in power school will be on the Wakefield Middle School website. For any questions, please contact Mrs. Furr at mfurr@wcpss.net.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Beta Club - Contest

WMS- Make a Wish on a Clover Contest

March 8 - 26


CONTEST INFO


All submissions must be in by March 26 to kball@wcpss.net


You must include your name, grade, and what the submission is.

Student Council Virtual Fundraiser - Update!

Thanks to those who have donated so far! We have raised $150 but have a way to go to reach our goal to help A Place at the Table. See the link to donate and be sure to add WMS Fundraiser in the comments so we can track/credit our fundraising efforts. The fundraiser ends March 22.


StuCo Fundraiser Announcement Flyer

Rising 7th and 8th Grade Registration

In the month of March, Ms. Cox and Dr. Harper will come into both in-person and virtual classes to discuss registration for the 2021-2022 school year. They will review elective options and how to select their course requests on Powerschool. Please reach out to the counselors with questions and be sure to visit our WMS Student Services website for more information.

Yearbook Announcement

Yearbook NEEDS before and after photos (with your favorite mask and without). Please submit photos to this FORM.

Spirit Friday

Spirit Friday is back! Remember that every Friday, we randomly select a student's name. If that student is wearing WMS gear, he or she wins a prize from the PTSA.


Next Friday, remember to wear your Wakefield Spirit Wear!

Additional Information

Family Academy Nights

WMS, in partnership with the WCPSS Family Academy, is offering a series of virtual Family Academy Workshops. Please mark these dates on your calendar. All virtual workshops will run from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and will be offered in English and Spanish.

Family Academy Session #2 Resources

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School Messenger Update

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