WMMS Weekly Update

5/27/2022

Good Afternoon, WMMS Families!

Thank you for looking through our weekly updates. There is NO School on Monday, May 30th due to Memorial Day. Have a lovely weekend!


MS Office Staff

Feed My Starving Children

WMMS Student Council wrapped up the school year doing what they do best - giving up their time to help others. They packed 67 boxes of food at Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen, which equals 14,472 meals! After packing the food, they celebrated their hard work with lunch at Culvers.

Thanks for a great year, Student Council!!

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8th grade Mock Trial

One eighth-grade class of Mrs. Hager’s was quite vocal that they wanted to try out a mock trial that they missed last year in Jepma’s class due to Covid. This class was completing the trial as part of their public speaking unit. The case that they studied was Jackie Peifer vs. the state of MN. The verdict the group decided was…Innocent!

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6th Grade Field Trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota.

This week was our 6th graders' turn to go to the Science Museum and Omnitheater! They had a great time exploring "Under the Sea!"

Materials due back to the Media Center!

All Media Center books are due back by May 27th! Fines will be assessed next week.


District-owned Chromebooks and chargers will be collected on Wednesday, June 1st. Please make sure your student brings their device and charger to school on Wednesday, June 1st. Teachers have planned field trips or lessons for Thursday and Friday that do not include the use of devices. Fines for unreturned Chromebooks and chargers will be assessed as follows: Chromebooks $240, chargers $40. Thank you for helping your student remember to bring their tech devices to school on Wednesday, June 1st.

1st Day Supplies

It's time to Pre-Order your Student's School Supplies for next school year! Order deadline is July 1st. Use this link to cross this task off your list early! 1st Day Supply Order Link

Incoming 7th Grade Immunizations (class of 2028)

There are certain immunizations required for incoming 7th-grade students. Please open and review this letter from the Nurse’s Office so your current 6th grader is ready for next school year! 7th-grade Immunization letter, Spring 2022

Student Expectations When Dismissed From School

Students are dismissed from school at 2:50 p.m. At that time students are expected to leave the school unless they are participating in an afterschool program and supervised by a district employee. Students being picked by a family member should wait at the MS main entrance. Students riding the bus should wait at the entrance to door 6 in the HS. Students are not allowed to loiter on the MS/HS campus after dismissal.

Vision and Hearing

Due to COVID challenges and space limitations, the health office staff will not be conducting routine hearing and vision screening for middle school students during the 21-22 school year. If you have concerns about your student's hearing or vision, please contact MS nurse Kelly Maas at kmaas@wm.k12.mn.us and your student will be screened individually.

Reporting Concerns For Bullying

Students and families are encouraged to report any concerns of bullying to our staff immediately. Reports can be made in person, by phone: 952.955.0400 or shared electronically, using our Bully Report Form. The link to our bully reporting form is also available on the homepage of our website.

Attendance

Daily Attendance

All absences from school, including late drop off/early pick up will need to be reported to our attendance secretary, Miranda Winker, at msattendance@wm.k12.mn.us or (952) 955-0421.


Upcoming Family Event or Vacation

If you're planning for your student to be absent from school you may fill this Excused Absence Form out ahead of time. This form can be dropped off at the Middle School Office or emailed to msattendance@wm.k12.mn.us.


What to do if your child is ill

Parents need to be the first line of defense in our Health and Safety protocols. As a reminder parents are expected to perform a daily health screening for their children before sending them to school. If your child is exhibiting any signs or symptoms of illness, the child is expected to remain out of school until his/her symptoms have greatly improved. Please see full details on this page, WM Health and Safety Protocols.


Close Contact Notification Information

Important Dates

May 30th: NO School, Memorial Day

June 2nd: 8th Grade Field Trip to Valley Fair

June 2nd: 6th Grade Field Trip to Highland Park

June 3rd: 5th Grade Field Trip to Highland Park

June 3rd: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!! HAPPY SUMMER!!!

Middle School Office

Middle School office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Our temporary office is located in Middle School Room 108.


Summer Hours

Starting June 6th the Middle School Office will be Monday-Thursday 6:00 am-4:00 pm. Office location will be in MS room 108 until construction of our new office is complete.


Nick Guertin, Principal

952-955-0405 nguertin@wm.k12.mn.us

Suzann Ernhart, Secretary

952-955-0404 sernhart@wm.k12.mn.us

Miranda Winker, Attendance Secretary

952-955-0403 miranda.winker@wm.k12.mn.us