WMS Post

August 20-24, 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.

Getting into the swing of things

We are through the first full week. Next week marks the start of the fall NWEA test. 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 ISTEP 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 this week 3-5:15. Please send any questions to Jennifer.stoops@evsk12.com.

ThinkPad Distribution Continues

We will continue to troubleshoot any technology issues throughout the week. Please make sure your student has access to this critical piece of technology by signing the consent form. 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.


Single $7

Double $12 parent-student

Triple $18 3 memberships

Homerun - $25 4 membershps


Join online at www.squareup.com/market/washington-middle-school-ptsa


Next PTSA give back night is at Jason's Deli, Agust 23rd. WMS will receive 20% of sales if you show flyer or tell them your are with WMS PTSA

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.

Teacher Websites

Each subject in each grade level has a class website. These websites are updated with the topics for learning, resources to use as support, and any important dates for the classroom. Click on your child's grade and then select the subject to get to the specific information about your child's class information. If you have any questions about the information on the website, don't hesitate to email your child's teacher with questions or concerns. If you do not receive a response, you can email or call Mr. Meyer or Mrs. Branson.


6th Grade:

6thgradewms.weebly.com


7th Grade:

7thgrwms.weebly.com


8th Grade:

8thgradewms.weebly.com


Related Arts:

relatedartswms.weebly.com


Resource

resourcewms.weebly.com

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!