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March 6 - March 10th, 2017

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

Each day, we say the Continental Creed: "As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best." We also remind students of our school goal of achieving a letter grade of a B in three years or less....Students will hear us say "Are you helping us get to a B in 3?" If we all focus on being ARMY Strong every day, we will reach this goal!
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To Place Orders for the Fundraiser online:

Sales will count for Homeroom Challenge Points. Anything you sell can go in your child's name and count for college tuition credits for them as well.

Jeans Day Friday

Friday, March 10th, 7:30am-2:30pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

As a thank you to students demonstrating ARMY Values. There will be free dress on Friday for students with No Lunch Detention, No After School Detention, and No AEA.

PTSA Meeting

Thursday, March 16th, 6pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

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, you can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.

http://rdsteach.evsc.k12.in.us/rdsparentaccess/


Remember to check out your students schedule for the second semester. Check RDS for the new teacher and class information.


Report cards go out this 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.

5 Tardy Policy

Getting to school and class on time are important to student grades and our school goals. Missing 2 days per month means your student misses 10% of the year. By 9th grade missing 20% of the year is a better predictor of dropping out than test scores. With this in mind, students who are late or tardy 5 or more times in a week will serve After-School Detention to try and recoup some of the lost time. As a reminder, classes start at 7:30 am. We understand that life happens, so please contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Penny Lane Study Cafe and Retakes

We will be offering Penny Lane Study Cafe after school again this year. We have divided the session into two parts: Retakes and Tutoring. If your child does not reach proficient on any part of an assessment, they can schedule a retake with their teacher. Their teacher will leave the assessment in a folder for the Penny Lane supervisors, and your child may stay after school to retake.


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.

Bosse Lady Bulldogs Girls Basketball Camp

See flyer below for information on this exciting opportunity for our burgeoning Lady Bulldogs. They can participate in this fun skill building camp at no cost.
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Thank your teachers

We often don't hear the impact we have from our parents and students until many years later. If your teachers do something that has made a difference for your child or meant something to you as parents, please use the link below to send them a note.

PBIS Points

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.


Google Classroom Link

Access Code - 14d7jjv

Continental Classic Homeroom Battle

Students were introduced to the Homeroom Battle this week. Several teachers came together to create an exciting competition for students throughout the year. Each quarter, students will earn points for their homerooms for participation (attendance + participation in after-school programs), behavior (no office referrals), and grades (points for each grade + points for improvement). The winning homeroom from each grade level will earn a trip to Holiday World at the end of the school year. We're looking forward to letting the competition begin!

Cell Phones

Students are allowed to carry their cell phones to school for communication purposes. However, we ask that cell phones are kept in their lockers from 7:30-2:30. Students can turn their phones in to the office in the morning if they'd like them to stay in the safe. Phones can be picked back up at the end of the day outside room 11 with Mrs. Miller. If students are caught with their phones during the day, we will keep it in the office and ask parents to come pick it up. Thank you for keeping our classrooms a no-phone zone!

New Email Addresses

Starting this week all EVSC employees will be switching to Google for their email. The format will be similar to our current address firstname.lastname@evsck12.com. Please call the office if you have any trouble with the contacts. 812-477-8983. You will also be able to find the new email address links on the Washington Middle School page

PTSA Square Account

Washington PTSA has just launched a square account which will allow the Continental family to purchase spirit wear or pay for the PTSA membership. This is one stop place to show your support for Washington PTSA. Click on the link below to see what all is available.



www.square.com/market/washington-middle-school-ptsa

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. Mrs. Bender, our school counselor, is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our school Social Worker, is your contact for community resources, Clothing Bank, and weekend backpacks of food. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Meyer, Mr. Gaffney or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!