WMS Post

August 13-17, 2018

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.

Welcome Back!!

It has been a very smooth first three days at WMS thanks to our students, staff and families! We appreciate you sharing your kids with us and being patient as we worked through schedule changes and locker assignments. If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call our main office at 812-477-8983.

WMS Expectations and Procedures Handbook

Volleyball Tryouts

All 6-8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball will have tryouts on Monday and Tuesday next week. We will have a 6th, 7th and 8th grade team this year, so please encourage your girls to try out. Please send any questions to Jennifer.stoops@evsk12.com. Coach Stoops will post the rosters on Wednesday of this week.

ThinkPad Distribution

We will be distributing all ThinkPads on Wednesday this week. Students must have their technology agreement and their WMS Expectation and Procedure signature page returned before receiving their ThinkPad. Students must carry their ThinkPads in their cases at all times. We recommend that students create a "charging station" at home to plug their ThinkPad in before bed each night. This ensures that they have a charged computer and are prepared for classes the next day.

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) anywhere in the hair.

· 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.

PTSA Membership Drive

Please don't forget to sign up for PTSA memberships. This $7 not only supports our school PTSA, but also allows your child to participate in donut breakfasts, jeans days and other events. PTSA members also get into dances for free... a $13 savings! Students can bring their PTSA fees to the main office to join.

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.

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


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

Washington Middle School Community Supporters

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. Coughlin, our school counselor, is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our Youth First Social Workers, is your contact for community resources, family support, or student therapy group sessions. Mrs. Amuzie, our school Social Worker, is your contact for 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!