Stilwell Monday Message

Student and Family Communication

February 2/21/22

TOMORROW is a BLACK Day!


Good Morning Stilwell


There are some upcoming ParentQuest Classes that may be great opportunities for your family. This includes focuses on Executive Functioning, Mental Health Matters, and Power Struggle Escape Hatch. For more information and to sign up, please CLICK HERE.


Next Wednesday, March 2, 2022, our students will make their last transition to the final wheel elective course. Please make sure you have all necessary learning turned in to your teacher.


Important Upcoming Dates

  • 2/21 - NO SCHOOL - Conferences
  • 2/22 - WDM Jazz Festival at PAC: 5:30 pm


Erica Whittle - Principal

Science Bowl Team

Congratulations to our Stilwell Science Bowl team. They won the Regional Middle School Science Bowl on Saturday morning. They will be representing Stilwell at the National competition. We are so proud of our students as the questions were very difficult but they were able to pull off a victory. Congratulations!!



  • Mr. Bacehowski - Coach
  • Mrs. Urban - Coach
  • Peter LeMasters
  • Owen Borgstadt
  • Loren Weber
  • Henry Fergus
  • Landen Checn

Stiwell Tigers of the Month - January

  • Marley McMahon & Aiden Schulz - T Team
  • Asia Jackson & Tha Ceu - I Team
  • Landon Stull & Iye Ohounte - G Team
  • Josue Ingledue Hernandez & Lilly Koech - E Team
  • Joe Alexander & Madieha Alwan - R Ream
  • Dylan Lepert & Lyla Davis - S Team


Congratulations to all the winners of Tiger of the Month! If your name was called, you have received a gift card to a restaurant that can be collected at Ms.Arteaga’s room (2103)! Please head there now or right after school!"

Black History Month 2022: Engage with History

WDMCS invites our community to engage with history and celebrate Black History Month with us by submitting a short video about a Black/African American historical figure who is important to you. Videos can be recorded by students, staff, families, classes, teams, clubs, and more!

To submit your video:

  • Record a video up to 60 seconds long.
  • Introduce yourself or your group.
  • Share your historical figure and what makes them important to you.
  • Complete our online form and upload your video.
  • Watch for your video to be released during Black History Month!

If you have trouble uploading your video, please email the video file to fergusona@wdmcs.org or wadea@wdmcs.org.

Valley High School's International Night

Valley's International Night is coming up on Thursday, Feb 24th in the Valley Performing Arts Center. They will have a night filled with booths, activities, and the ability to purchase authentic food. This will then be followed by performances showcasing many different cultures. There are going to be things like henna tattoos, paper lanterns, trivia, hula dancing, fashion, art, food, music, and much more! The event is from 6 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, February 24th, and admission is $6 for one person or $10 for two! Invite your friends and family to come along with you to enjoy the event. All proceeds of this event are donated to the Genesis Youth Foundation.

For more information please CLICK HERE to view the event brochure.

Student Trip to Ecuado

Hola! In the fall, we had a full group signed up to go to Ecuador with EFTours. We are so excited to embark on this amazing journey of adventure and growth. It is a wonderful opportunity for your students and I can't wait! We have had some cancellations and want to make those spots available to any student (and his/her parent) who would be interested in traveling this June. Please contact Tamara Dark at darkt@wdmcs.org if you have any questions and for the details of the trip. Arrangements must be made rather quickly. Please reach out as soon as possible.

21-22 Yearbook Orders

You still have until April 22nd to order a school yearbook for your student.


Please visit pay school fees (go to Items at Students school) in order to order and pay for a 21-22 Stilwell Yearbook.

Stilwell GSA

This week students from Valley will be joining us during our meeting today, February 7th.


Who: Anyone

What: Meet to socialize, discuss, advocate, and learn

When: Every other Monday; 2:45-3:30 - January 10th

Where: Room 2012

Why: Make some new friends, meet new people, learn something new, advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community.

COVID Recovery Iowa

Greetings from COVID Recovery Iowa.


We are all very aware of the impact the pandemic has had on everyone…but today we want to focus on teens. We know the pandemic has caused elevations in their levels of anxiety, depression, and stress. We believe we can help with this. COVID Recovery Iowa is hosting an 8-week Teen Support Group series that started on Monday, January 10th. The meetings will be held from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. each Monday. These meetings are free and completely confidential. This service is available to all teens across the state of Iowa. It is not too late to join!


Pre-Teen Support Group


Teen Support Group

Stilwell PBIS Focus of the Week

This week we will be paying special attention to appropriate hallway behavior. We ask that students are in their classroom seats and ready to go!

Stilwell Winter Warmth Donations - a message from Student Council

We are accepting winter warmth items including winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, blankets, hand warmers, and anything else that might keep someone warm this winter.


All donations will go to local homeless shelters and non-profits.


Please feel free to add these items to our donation bin located in the Stilwell front parking lot.

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Drop Off & Pick-Up Protocol

We understand our parking lot drop-off and pick-up process can be time-consuming. However, we need all families to follow the procedures to ensure our students are safe. Please remember these guidelines:

  • Do not use the back parking lot and blacktop in the back of the building.
  • Do not use the local business as a place to pick up your child.
  • Do not drop off your student or stop for any reason along Vine Street or Grand Avenue.
  • Do not pull into the bus lanes along Vine Street.
  • Do not allow your student to exit the vehicle until you have pulled up to the curb in the parking lot.
  • Please drive slowly through the parking lot.

Stilwell Student Handbook 20-21

Throughout this year you may have questions, need clarifications, or might need to see who you can turn to for help. Please start with the Junior High Schools Handbook.