Monthly Newsletter

January

Things To Know

Happy New Year!!


It is good to be back to kick off a new calendar year and celebrate the half way point of the school year. We have a lot on our plate this semester! 8th graders will begin their transition to the high school. School wide we will be completing winter Wy-Topp so that we can be ready for growth this spring.


Somethings that I would like to remind you of that we offer to you and your child for academic supports are:


1. Content Area Specific Interventions

2. Study Skills Intervetion

3. We have Gear Up after school (See Tina for more information)

4. WIN homeroom for students that need small class sizes

5. Student need driven homerooms


These are school wide programs so check in with your child's teachers to find out more about individual classes.


BE ON THE LOOK OUT


Coming soon to the website will be an assignment update form for each grade level. We are looking to get out what's due each week. This will definitely not substitute the myriad of information that you can get from PowerSchool, but will hopefully communicate specific assignments to follow up on grades with on PowerSchool.


Thanks so much for all of your support!

January Events

Drama Club is in full swing and meets after school on Tuesdays.


Boy's Basketball has started. I'm in need of volunteers to help work. If you are available to help, please contact the office.


This Month in Review:


Monday 1/9 - Board Workshop here at WMS (WMS teachers and students will be presenting!)

Tuesday 1/10 - Boy's Basketball Game @ WMS

Tuesday 1/17 - Boy's Basketball Game @ WMS

Thursday 1/19 - Boy's Basketball Game @ WMS

Saturday 1/21 - Boy's Basketball Games @ WMS & WHS

Thursday 1/26 - Boy's Basketball Game @ WMS

Tuesday 1/31 - Boy's Basketball Game @ WMS
Thursday 2/2 - Boy's Basketball Game @ WMS

Counselor Corner

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great break. We are happy to have the kids back, and we’re ready for a fantastic 2nd Semester!

As we start the New Year, here are some great things to talk to your children about! The title says it’s for daughters, but all the points are really important for sons, too.

Things I want my daughter to know about friendship:

1. Not everyone is going to like you. It’s okay. (I know it won’t always feel like that’s true, but I promise it is).

2. Not everyone is going to invite you. That’s okay too.

3. You’ll never regret kindness. (Never ever).

4. If you constantly have to tiptoe around them, they’re not your people.

5. You get to choose them, so choose the ones who are choosing you back.

6. Have high standards when it comes to friends, but don’t be unrealistic. They’re going to mess up, so are you. Grace is essential.

7. Be yourself. Let other people be themselves right back.

8. You can’t have friends if you don’t know how to be a friend. Focus on being the best friend you possibly can.

9. Don’t wait. You’re allowed to do the inviting and the reaching out too.

10. Listen.

11. If you want them to be there for the big stuff, you’re gonna have to be there for each other in the small stuff too.

12. Don’t knowingly leave people out. It doesn’t feel good.

13. Gossip is garbage.

14. Drama is too. Stay above the fray, and feel free to walk away.

15. You can’t be best friends with everyone. But you can notice everyone. You can smile at everyone. You can say hello to everyone. You can be good to everyone and make sure people feel seen.

16. It’s better to be genuinely loved by a few than fake loved by a few thousand.

17. Popularity for the sake of popularity is pointless.

18. Your worth will never come from others. You have to learn to accept yourself if you want others to accept you.

19. Give more than you take, but don’t be anyone’s doormat. Your momma didn’t raise you right so you could be walked all over.

20. Your friends should be good to you, but they should also be good to other people. If they’re nice to you and then turn around and talk smack about others, they’re not nice.

21. Be loyal. Stick up for your friends whether they’re around or aren’t.

22. Friends aren’t toys to be discarded when you get bored. Deep friendships take time and commitment.

22. Show up for your friends even if they didn’t ask you to. If they’re going through something hard check on them, sit with them, and bring them flowers. Be present, even if it feels awkward.

23. If Mama don’t like them, there’s probably a good reason.

24. Friendship is one of the most important things you can invest in in life. Make the time.

25. If you get hurt, I’m always here for a hug, and to talk, I’ve been there. Give yourself time and grace to heal, but listen my love, don’t close yourself up and don’t shut yourself away. Opening up your heart again is worth the risk. I love you to the moon and back,

Love, Mama

Written by Amy Weatherly & Jess Johnston

https://www.facebook.com/jessjohnstonwonderoak

Wheatland Middle School

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