January 17 - January 20, 2017
We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!
Every grade level in Reading and Math made at least 100% of the growth NWEA expects on average for the year! Our growth averages were not only double the expected national averages. Our teachers focus on student growth and relationships that will see this positive trend continue. If you have a moment take the time to thank one of our hard working teachers and let your child know how proud you are of their work.
Awards assembly to recognize honor roll and improvement is Friday
We're proud of the work our students are putting in, and we're seeing the work paying off in grades and assessments. please contact the school any time you have a concern about grades, behavior, peer relationships, etc. Way to work, Continentals!! We're proud of the work you're putting in!!
PTSA Winter Formal January 27
Our PTSA has scheduled the Winter Formal for Friday, January 27nd from 6-8pm. This is a great opportunity for the students to get dressed up and enjoy some time together. Boys can wear dress pants, a dress shirt and are encouraged to wear a tie. Ladies can wear dresses or dress pants/skirts. Shoulders must be covered by sleeves or a sweater. All dresses or skirts must be at least finger tip length. Please contact Ms. Branson if you have any questions about the dress code. Also, if you need dresses or dress clothes, have your student see Mrs. Miller. This is one of our favorite events at WMS. The students take pride in dressing up and having a great time.
New Email Addresses
7th/8th Grade Basketball Washington vs. Plaza Park
Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 4:30pm
7301 Lincoln Avenue
7th/8th Grade Basketball VS. Perry Heights
Thursday, Jan. 19th, 4:30pm
1801 Washington Avenue
How is your child doing in classes?
Remember to check out your students schedule for second semester. Check RDS for new teacher and class information.
Report cards went out this last 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.
Thank your teachers
Washington's Grading Policy
1=Far Below Proficiency
2= Approaching Proficiency
3=Proficient (students do not need to be perfect on an assessment to be proficient)
**Homework and classwork are intended to be practice for the assessments. Those will be marked in the gradebook as complete (Y) or not complete (N).
At the end of the grading period, we look at the percentage of skills they show to be proficient to determine the report card grade. The scale is as follows:
80%-89% = B
59% or below = F
Students will not have as many items in the gradebook, but we want them to show proficiency on each skill before the end of the quarter. This means we will reteach and allow for retakes each quarter. Again, there are fewer skills, but that allows for us to teach in different ways and ensure that students are learning the material required to move on. In addition, we teach students that, even if they don't know it the first time, they need to keep working. The goal is growth and constant improvement.
For more information about our grading policy, you can visit the website below or join us for parent information sessions starting early in September. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Branson.
Teacher Websites for News and Announcements
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.
Access Code - 14d7jjv
Penny Lane Study Cafe and Retakes
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.
Report Card Rewards
just thought I would share this list:
Celebrate your child's report card with these free, local rewards.
3 Chicks Fudgery (Mt. Vernon): Bring in your report card with at least one A or more and receive a free fudge cone. Limit one per student.
Chuck E Cheese: Up to 10 tokens with a food purchase for the most recent grading period
CMOE: $1 off for every A (or S) up to full admission price (Students in grades 6 and under)
Cold Stone: Free Kids Ice Cream with at least one A (also takes S's)
Dairy Queen: Each store is unique in their promotions for report cards.
Family Video: Free movie rental for every A (or equivalent) in core classes up to 5 only in the month of June
Gattitown: All A's $5 game card. All grades A's and B's $3 game card. They will also do this with S's
GD Ritzy's: One A (medium sized flavored soft drink), Two A's (1/4 scoop ice cream), Three A's (choice of hot dog, coney, hamburger or cheeseburger), Four A's (2 scoops ice cream)
Krispy Kreme: 1 glazed donut for each A up to 6. Will also accept S's
Marco's Pizza: One or more A's (or equivalent) in core subject to receive one free small pizza with cheese and one topping, limit 1 pizza June 1-June 30
Orange Leaf: 3 oz free per report card per grading period
Secret Headquarters: A Honor Roll received two free hours of gaming. B Honor Roll receives one free hour of gaming. (Also good for S's and Checks)
Sky Zone Evansville: For all A's or equivalent, they will offer a 60 minute jump pass and for all B's or equivalent they will offer a 30 minute pass.
Walther's Golf and Fun: Free round of putt putt
Wayback Burgers: All A's equals free kids meal, perfect attendance or conduct free jr. milkshake
Wesselman Woods: Offering free admission for bringing in your report card (per grading period)
All rewards are subject to change. A listing does not guarantee the business will still host the promotion.