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December 9-13, 2019

We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!

"As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best."

Our vision is to ensure that all students are WMS ARMY Strong and are prepared for high school, college and careers.

Virtual Assignments for November 19th, Red For Ed Day

Students were given their virtual assignments to complete on Monday, December 2nd. All virtual assignments are due on Monday, December 9th. Please be sure to check the google classrooms to ensure that all assignments are complete.


Online store for Washington spirit wear for staff is open and will be available through Tuesday. Some items are available in red now.


ATTENTION: Book Fair Extended

The book fair has been extended and will be open thru Thursday, December 12th.
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Please join us on December 10 from 4-8 PM for our Dine-Out for Dollars at Wayback Burgers, 624 East Diamond Ave! 15% of all sales will go to WMS PTSA to fund various events. Just mention WMS PTSA when ordering!

Our Holiday Luncheon for our staff will be held December 9. Please take a minute to check-out the sign-up sheet and see if there is a dish you might be willing to bring in for the luncheon. Thank you!


One of the most important moments during the first half of the year is the Winter NWEA. It is a benchmark in how much work students have done during the first half of the year. While grades compare students within the building NWEA give a student the opportunity to see how they measure against students all over the world. It measures students where there are at and gives us a roadmap of where they have been and a projection for where they need to go the rest of the year. Students will be taking the Winter assessments on NWEA this coming week in their English and Math classes.

Dec. 9th: Reading

Dec. 10th: Reading Cont.

Dec. 11th: Math

Dec. 12th: Math Cont.

Dec. 13th: Language Arts

Child and Sexual Abuse Presentations

bSupport staff will be presenting the Indiana State-required presentations for child and sexual abuse this week. If you have questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact our school office or you can contact our Center for Family, School and Community Partnerships at 812-435-8888

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Boys basketball tryouts will be held after school on the dates listed below. There are updated lists of students, who are currently eligible to try out, posted in each grade's hallway. List will be updated daily. Boys who want to try out, need to make sure that they have no more than 2 Fs and no more than 2 referrals.

6th Grade Tryouts will be Monday, December 9th 3:00-4:30

8th Grade Tryouts will be Tuesday, December 10th - Friday, December 13th 3:00-4:30

*7th Grade Tryouts will be next Monday and Tuesday, but can go to Open Gym after school Tuesday-Thursday this week

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End of the Semester

We are rapidly approaching the end of the semester. If students still need to bring their grades up they need to sign up for Penny Lane (Study/Retake) their tests or makeup assignments. Penny Lane is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays and fills up quickly this time of the semester so the sooner they sign up the better.

Bullying Report Form

We take incidents of bullying very seriously, however, we cannot support your child if we do not know. If your child comes home complaining about a student who repeatedly says things, touches them or harasses them on social media, please make sure to report this to Mr. Meyer or complete the form below. In order for us to be able to prove "bullying," we must have documented incidents to show that it's "repeated." In order to ensure that your child doesn't also get consequences, encourage them to report these incidents, talk to our social worker or counselor, or visit Ms. Hawkins in Regulation Station rather than respond verbally or physically. Please help us make our school safe by reporting things to us and allowing us to properly track, report and hold students accountable. https://washington.evscschools.com/students/bullying_report_form

Medicines at WMS

The EVSC Policy states that all medications (including ibuprofen, Midol, Advil or any other over-the-counter drug) must be turned in to the school nurse with a parent permission form. You are welcome to send a bottle of ibuprofen, etc to school for use as needed as long as it it housed at the nurse's office with a signed permission slip. Any medication found on a student will be taken for parent pickup. Permission forms are available in the main office or you can contact our school nurse, Mrs. Peaugh, at 812-477-8983. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

How is your child doing in classes?

Access this link to see your child's grades, discipline, attendance, and schedules. You can also update your contact information or email teachers from this site. If you have questions or you cannot log in, you can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.


If you have questions or concerns about grades you can contact your child's teachers, Mrs. April Coughlin or Administration to set up meetings.

WMS Expectations and Procedures Handbook

Dress Code Reminders

Cool Weather Items

Type: hoodless sweaters or hoodless sweatshirts, vest, zip up fleece, softshell or cardigan worn with a collared button down or polo shirt underneath

Colors: any solid color

Logo: small manufacturers logos are acceptable; school logos are permitted

The following is unacceptable at WMS and will not be allowed:

· Unnatural hair colors (bright red, burgundy, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink or purple)

· Body piercings, excluding ears. Earrings that pose a safety hazard or that are disruptive in nature

· Visible tattoos

· Skinny style pants, stretch pants or tight fitting clothing

· Hats or head coverings inside the school

· Cell Phones, large purses, gym bags, backpacks, backpack style purses, and drawstring bags must be kept in students’ lockers from 7:30am to 2:30pm.

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Contact Us!

Please contact us with questions or concerns! If you have specific concerns regarding a teacher or class, we encourage you to email, call or meet with the teacher to work on a solution. Our school counselor, Rachel Harrelson, is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our Youth First Social Workers, is your contact for community resources, family support, student therapy group sessions, Food Bags, Hangers Clothing Bank applications, peer concerns, or general student support. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Meyer or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!