Wildcat News

May Edition Issue 13

Messages from Your Teachers

To My Red & Black Teams,

We were frustrated together, we learned together, we laughed together, we got through this craziness together. I wish you all the best in 8th grade. Drop by 301 if you have the chance.

Love you all,

Mrs. Olsen


To All Waldo Students,

Congratulations on making it through one of the most unconventional school years of your life. We have all had to overcome many different things this school year and will be stronger people as a result! To the 8th graders, congratulations on graduating middle school! I wish you the best as you start high school and move on to great things.


Mr. Alonso


To all the students that made it through the 2020-2021 school year,

You are stronger, wiser, and more cunning than you know. I see positive things in all your futures. Congratulations on facing the unknown each day.

Mr. Campos


Team DeBiase,

Congratulations to my amazing kiddos that I had for the 2019-2020 school year. We did not end the year the way we normally do. I am so proud of you all and want to wish you the best of luck in your new adventure. You will always be one of my kids and I can’t wait to hear about all of the great things you will accomplish.

Mrs. DeBiase


Waldo Wildcats,

Congratulations on finishing this crazy school year! You showed that you are all amazing and can do anything when you put your mind to it. I cannot wait to see what the future will bring to all our outstanding Wildcats. Hope to see you next year and good luck to those of you moving on to other schools. Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!

Ms. Martin


Team 8C,

You made it! You have shown your perseverance this year, even in the most challenging times. I am so proud of you. You have all grown in your own way. You are now ready for your next challenge; high school. I wish you luck and believe in every single one of you!

Ms. Leifheit


Hello Waldo Students!

Thanks for making this an amazing school year despite all the difficulties. You have grown in ways that could not have been imagined. You have learned to be independent. Your technical expertise and computer skills will take you far. Your problem-solving skills can be used in all areas of your life. And your patience…your patience and understanding with everything that has occurred this past year has made you a much better person (no matter how many times I kicked myself out of class, you were still there when I came back!) Keep in mind that these skills will help you in the future to tackle whatever may come your way! This year has been anything but normal, but you have shown that you can handle whatever comes your way. Be strong, help each other, and remember to smile! I will miss you! Enjoy your summer!

Mrs. Denovellis


Sixth graders are the best!

It's been a unique school year and we did it!


See you as 7th graders next year.

Mrs. Scheffler


Dear Students,

School is an essential part of life and we are happy you have allowed it to have the impact that is needed in your lives. You have shown remarkable progress throughout this most difficult year. Keep up the good work and never stop aspiring to be the best in life. May you all achieve success with your future. Thank you all for making us proud. Wishing you great success.

We will miss you!

Ms. Getting, Mrs. Khan, Mrs. Fisenko & Mrs. Cuevas


Congrats to the current and former students of Team 6E!

I am so proud of your hard work and dedication to learning throughout this pandemic school year. Good luck in all that you do, I cannot wait to finally meet some of you in person next year. BYEEEEE!

Ms. Lihosit


8th Grade Students,

Many of you have been my students in your three Waldo years and have made me a better person. My wish for you, as you move forward, is that you take advantage of your high school experience; the rest of life will come soon enough. Education is a gift and no one can take knowledge away from you. Best of luck to you- make good choices.

~Mrs. Perfect


My Dear 8th Graders,

Congratulations on promoting from Wildcats to Tomcats. It has definitely been an interesting three years and I have missed seeing your faces at school. I know the past year has not gone the way we all hoped, but I am proud of your resilience. Remember, you can only control yourself! I wish you all the best in High School. I hope that you participate in clubs, sports, and activities and find your people! I look forward to watching you ALL walk across the stage at graduation in 2025!

Mrs. Sullivan


To All My 8C Darlings,

What a year, right?!?!

So much I can say but will try and keep it short.

So many of you were absolutely amazing this year!

You made the best of a difficult situation and proved that you are unstoppable!

I am soo proud of all you did and am excited to see what you will keep accomplishing moving forward. There is nothing you can't do. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.

Remember that no matter what, I will always be here for anything you may need.

All you need to do is ask. I will miss our dance parties and our remote laughs.

Have an amazing summer and an even more amazing high school career!

I love you all! Yes, I said it again: I love you!

Wishing you nothing but the best.

Live, Love, Laugh,

Mrs. Tsioupros


Wildcats -

We did it! Congratulations on all that you have accomplished this year. You should be so proud of yourselves. I hope you all have a wonderful summer!


Miss Glass


I want to wish all Waldo 6th graders a safe and enjoyable Summer Break! This year, you were asked to do something that no young person has ever been asked to do. You had to learn from home, use technology like never before, and become self-disciplined. These are all strengths to carry with you onto 7th grade when once again you will be asked to step out of your comfort zones and move forward with life. Though it all, we will do it together. I look forward to meeting so many of you in person!

Mr. Rathje


To our 7th graders:

We are so proud of the way you have all adapted to this school year! It’s definitely been a year we will never forget, and it has been an honor to teach you all! We hope you have a great summer, and we wish you the best of luck next year as 8th graders!

Ms. Morrisey, Mrs. Olzen, & Ms. Page


Dear Team 8C,

What a year! Congratulations on completing one of the most unique years we have ever seen. You have done a wonderful job of learning new skills and coping with each new situation you were given. While I might not recognize all of your faces, since some of them I have never seen except for your school picture, you all have a special place in my heart as we shared this experience together. I wish you all the best in your high school career, and look forward to hearing about your new experiences!

I will miss you all,

Mrs. Samp


Dear 8th Graders,

Behind you, all your memories.

Before you, all your dreams.

Around you, all who love and care for you.

Within you, all you need to succeed.

Enjoy East Aurora High School and all they have to offer you!

Mrs. Benoit


Congrats 7th Grade Wildcats!!! You are now 8th Grade Wildcats!! I know this year has been super crazy but we all made it through. I can't wait to see you all in the fall and watch you finish out your time at Waldo. Have an amazing summer and be ready (hopefully) for in-person learning next year!!

Mrs. Yeates


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Waldo Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll

Waldo middle school announces the honor roll for quarter three. Students on high honor roll earned a GPA of 3.75 or high and had all A’s and B’s. Students on regular honor roll earned a GPA of 3.0 to 3.74 and had no D’s or F’s. Great job, Wildcats. Keep up the good work. (Students in bold earned a perfect 4.0 GPA)

6th Grade High Honor Roll

Monserrat Andrade, Leslie Campos, Joanna Carbajal, Alexander Carter, Bryson Chandler, Alondra Contreras, Faviola Coyomani-Tecaxco, Kaylin Curry, Manuel Esquivel, Yaricsa Esquivel-Lopez, Jessica Garcia, Alejandro Gurrola, Eduardo Gutierrez, Miguel Gutierrez, Serenity Hayes, Jocelyn Hernandez, Jayden Hill, Jose Jimenez, Ayannah Lazcano, Mariel Magallanes Briones, Anthony Marin Guerrero, Madeleine Martinez Pillado, Qusai Merei, Oswaldo Montes Malerva, Alma Montoya Caballero, Eric Munoz, Leia Nunez, Ashley Ochoa, Ashley Olmedo, Yaritza Perea, Naleah Ramirez, Johan Ramirez, Cintya Rodriguez, Allison Rodriguez Sanchez, Imanol Ruacho, Melissa Ruiz Ortega, Damian Salgado, Carlos Segura, Jordan Tapia, Isaiah Thompson, Alexis Torres Rios, Giselle Valdes, Emileigh Vargas, Roberto Vazquez, Trino Zarate Chavez, Jacqueline Zepeda Sevilla

6th Grade Honor Roll

Valery Aguayo Alvarado, Jackeline Aguiniga, Eliu Alvarado, Mairim Arres-Rivera, Maricarmen Balleza Najera, Isabella Calderon, Alexa Campos, Guadalupe Casiano, Perla Castro Camacho, German Cuanetl, Alexis Duarte, Iris Escareno, Israel Gomez, Aaliyah Guajardo, Daniela Gutierrez, Aiden Jimenez Ibanez, Alexis Lazo, Katelyn Leon, Lluliana Magana Rojo, Daniel Martinez, Caliel Mosley, Josie Munoz, Montserrath Nunez, Jennifer Peralta, Jennyfer Pineda, Jason Puga, Angel Ramirez, Gael Retana, Damian Rodriguez, Jovita Romero, Azul Rosillo, Luis Ruiz, Daniel Vargas, Geovani Vidal, Evelyn Villafuerte, Jamear Williams

7th Grade High Honor Roll

Bryan Aguayo Alvarado, Karen Alzati, Jesus Arroyo, Luz Barrera, Trinity Brown, Saleen Canales, Jaiden Cervantes, Anthony Chavez, Maria Cruz, Yaihr Cruz Rafael, Keydy Espinoza Reyes, Yovanni Flores, Christina Fuentes, Abel Gallegos, Ashly Gamez, Sarai Gonzalez, Eric Gutierrez, Mya Handley, Jazmine Hernandez, Perla Hernandez, Adamari Javier Matus, Andrew Lee, Jesus Leon, Jennifer Lopez, D Anthony Madrigal, Yuliana Martinez, Alexis Mayor, Bryttany Azucena Molina Salas, Carolina Nunez, Ricardo Nunez Mayorga, Rigoberto Ochoa, Lizbeth Perez, Yandell Perez Mercado, Julissa Ramirez, Azul Ramirez DelaCruz, Eilanni Salas-Hernandez, Benjamin Santellanes, Kevin Silva Gomez, Makayla Thomas

7th Grade Honor Roll

Richard Aguirre, Melody Ajiataz, Brandon Aleman Garcia, Elizabeth Alvarado, Magali Alvarado, Alex Barrera, Luis Bazan, Alondra Bravo, Shanice Brock, Nancy Carbajal, Jaselene Cardenas, Jose Carrillo, Benjamin Cisneros, Valeria Coyomani Tecaxco, Daisy Cruz, Joel Delgado, Angie Echeverria Contreras, Jennifer Escobedo, Isael Flores Hernandez, Luis Garcia, Jose Gonzales, Jonathan Guerrero Mondragon, Diego Gutierrez, Angel Hernandez, Ashley Hernandez Gomez, James Herrera, Jordan Hodges, Christopher Johnson, Elyssa Juarez, Kaitlyn Kavalauskas, Mya Lamas, John Lamberth, Monica Malagon, Andrea Martinez, Zuleyma Martinez, Carlos Morales, Oscar Morales, Francisco Munoz Mendoza, Yasmine Nava, Jose Nava-Villanueva, Giancarlo Perez Hernandez, Jennifer Ramirez Ramos, Isaiha Rivas, Valeria Rivera-Nino, Ryan Robinson, Isabella Rosas, Luna Salgado Castaneda, Joanna Sanchez, Cristian Sanchez Rubio, Aylin Soto Carrillo, Yareli Tecaxco Cuazitl, Brandon Torres-Orozco, Jasmine Villa Gomez Soria, Aaron Wright, Maria Zuniga

8th Grade High Honor Roll

Cristal Ahuatl, Mayra Alejo, Dulce Andrade Rojas, Madelis Balleza Najera, Guadalupe Beltran, Emma Bilbruck, Ariel Callaway, Britany Chavarria Perez, Jose Contreras, Eileen Duran, Brenda Escobedo, Delaney Esquivel, Chelsea Fuentes, Ixel Gamez, Juliana Gomez, Alyzeiah Gonzales, Neliena Gonzales, Ariana Gonzalez, Roxsy Gonzalez, Jaqueline Gurrola, Veanney Gutierrez, Lesly Guzman, Saul Heredia, Kimberley Leon, Kasandra Marquez, David Martinez, Yareli Medina, Barbie Montalvo Amaro, Abril Munoz, Evelyn Nava, Kayla Nunez, Alejandro Peralta, Kimberly Perea, Citlaly Quintino, Brandon Retana, Anastasia Salas, Isaac Sanchez, Samia Sida, Kate Soto, Erika Tapia, Ericka Vazquez Gutierrez, Juan Walo, Nallely Zavaleta

8th Grade Regular Honor Roll

Monserrat Alanis Ramirez, Ricardo Alatorre Curiel, David Ballines, Noely Ballines, Eric Bausch, Aiden Beal, Brian Briviesca, Hazel Buenrostro, Jose Burgos Garcia, Christian Cadena, Daniela Cipriano, Josue Diaz, Israel Fabela, Kevin Ferreira, Wyatt Fiala, Leyah Fingers, Alexa Flores, Rocio Garcia, Jahylyn Gomora, Treycy Gonzalez, Krystal Huerta, Daliah Lagos, Marc Lopez, Ruben Manzaneres, Sirenia Moreno, Crystal Najera, Emmanuel Navarro, Marisol Patino, Aleks Perea, Guadalupe Pizano Mejia, Emmanuel Ramirez, Sebastian Reyes Rios, Adan Rios, Ashlyn Sanchez, Giovanni Suarez, Valeria Tapia Sevilla, Jesus Uribe, Marlene Valdes, Camila Valencia, Heavenleigh Vasquez, Alexa Velazquez Badillo

Leveling up Together!

The History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

It is observed on the last Monday of May, it was once held on May 30th.

Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day.

It was declared a federal holiday in 1971, and this created a three-day weekend for federal employees.

Memorial Day is often known as the beginning of the summer.

Each year, a national moment of remembrance is to take place at 3 PM local time on Memorial Day.

In 1966, Waterloo, New York was named the birthplace of Memorial Day. This is where an annual event was hosted that residents decorated graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

Red poppies are used to commemorate fallen soldiers. This idea came from the poem In Flander's Field written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae in 1915.

Source: https://www.wifr.com/content/news/23-facts-about-Memorial-Day-570747181.html


In Flander's Field by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
















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