WMS Post

August 19-23, 2019

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.

Getting into the swing of things

We are through the first full week. The Fall NWEA test is scheduled for next week, August 26-30. That's the main test we use to measure student growth and plan for student interventions and enrichment. Please make sure your student attends every day this week and gets lots of sleep. The iLearn still matters but this is the test we use throughout the year. 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 Practice

All 6-8th grade girls practice will be on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week from 3-4:30. They will play their first game on Thursday at home against Helfrich Park, with the first game starting at 4:30. Please send any questions to Jennifer.stoops@evsck12.com or audrey.kavanaugh@evsck12.com.

Chromebook Distribution Continues

Student who returned their Consent Form and their WMS Expectations and Procedures Handbook form received their Chromebooks on Friday. Those students who haven't returned these forms will not receive their Chromebooks until they are turned in to their homeroom teacher. Please make sure your student has access to this critical piece of technology by signing and returning these forms. Students must carry their Chromebooks at all times. We recommend that students create a "charging station" at home to plug their Chromebook in before bed each night. This ensures that they have a charged computer and are prepared for classes the next day. We are working on getting additional cases because those were not provided by EVSC this year. If students have a computer case that is 11x16 or smaller they can bring it for approval in the mean time.

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)

· 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 and Important Dates

Please don't forget to sign up for PTSA memberships. This $7 not only supports our school PTSA.

Important Upcoming Date:

Saturday, September 14 from 4-8:00PM: Dine-Out for Dollars at Chipotle on Green River Road. Please tell the cashier that you are participating in the give-back for WMS PTSA when purchasing your food.

Monday, September 16 from 7:30am-8:15 am: Coffee Chat & PTSA Meeting. Please plan to join us in the media center for coffee, updates from the principal, discussion and a PTSA meeting. You do not need to be a member of PTSA to attend the meeting. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend if possible. Details regarding parking and door entry will be sent out closer to time.

Monday, September 16 from 6-7:00PM: Family Engagement Night - "Chromebook 101". Please join us in the media center to learn about your student's new Chromebook as well as Google classroom, RDS access, and other programs.


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Pencil-grams will be for sale in the library this week during lunch/recess periods. They cost .50 or 3/$1.00. These are simple notes and a pencil that students can purchase for one another. They will be delivered at the end of August - this will include the ones purchased by parents at open house. Funds raised will be used for various student events throughout the year.

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 cannot log in, or don't have a login, you can contact the main office and Mrs. Curtis will assist you in getting access.


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


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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!