January 23 - January 27, 2017
We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!
January 24 is National Compliment Day. At WMS, we will be encouraging
students to take a minute to compliment a friend. We also would like to
encourage you to compliment your student. Remember, a compliment is
specific, truthful, and sincere. During these pre-teen/teen years,
encouraging and positive messages from caregivers are so important to our
kids - even if they act as those they don't hear these messages. We also
would like to extend a compliment to our parents - thank you for being
involved in your child's education and supporting us at WMS!
Virtual Day Assignment Due Tuesday January 24th
PTSA Winter Formal January 27
Our PTSA has scheduled the Winter Formal for Friday, January 27nd from 6-8pm. This is a great opportunity for the students to get dressed up and enjoy some time together. Boys can wear dress pants, a dress shirt and are encouraged to wear a tie. Ladies can wear dresses or dress pants/skirts. Shoulders must be covered by sleeves or a sweater. All dresses or skirts must be at least finger tip length. Please contact Ms. Branson if you have any questions about the dress code. Also, if you need dresses or dress clothes, have your student see Mrs. Miller. This is one of our favorite events at WMS. The students take pride in dressing up and having a great time.
New Email Addresses
7th/8th Grade Basketball Washington vs. North JH
Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 4:30pm
North Jr. High School, Evansville, Indiana, United States
7th/8th Grade Basketball VS. Glenwood
Thursday, Jan. 26th, 4:30pm
901 Sweetser Avenue
How is your child doing in classes?
Remember to check out your students schedule for second semester. Check RDS for new teacher and class information.
Report cards went out this last Friday but you can always check RDS for the most up to date grade information as well as past report cards.
If you have questions or concerns about grades you can contact Mrs. Bender Carrie.Bender@evsc.k12.in.us or Administration to set up meetings.
Thank your teachers
Washington's Grading Policy
1=Far Below Proficiency
2= Approaching Proficiency
3=Proficient (students do not need to be perfect on an assessment to be proficient)
**Homework and classwork are intended to be practice for the assessments. Those will be marked in the gradebook as complete (Y) or not complete (N).
At the end of the grading period, we look at the percentage of skills they show to be proficient to determine the report card grade. The scale is as follows:
80%-89% = B
59% or below = F
Students will not have as many items in the gradebook, but we want them to show proficiency on each skill before the end of the quarter. This means we will reteach and allow for retakes each quarter. Again, there are fewer skills, but that allows for us to teach in different ways and ensure that students are learning the material required to move on. In addition, we teach students that, even if they don't know it the first time, they need to keep working. The goal is growth and constant improvement.
For more information about our grading policy, you can visit the website below or join us for parent information sessions starting early in September. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Branson.
Teacher Websites for News and Announcements
This is the code for the Base Exchange order form. Students can use their points to order items from the PBIS Reward Store, The Base Exchange. The order form can be found by going to Google Classroom, Joining a Class, then entering the code below. All orders will be filled and ready for the students during their grade level assigned days during lunch periods.
Access Code - 14d7jjv
Penny Lane Study Cafe and Retakes
If your child needs additional support with any subject, they can stay after for tutoring. In order to schedule after school tutoring, students can go to Google Classroom and join the class with the following code: tld1ot From that Classroom, they can sign up to stay for tutoring.
We are trying to keep the classes small, so students can get the help they need. If students do not sign up for the sessions or schedule an assessment with their teacher, they will not be able to stay. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns regarding help for your child.