Washington Post

September 28 - October 2

We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!

Each day, we say the Continental Creed: "As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best." We also remind students of our school goal of achieving a letter grade of a B in three years or less....Students will hear us say "Are you helping us get to a B in 3?" If we all focus on being ARMY Strong every day, we will reach this goal!

Progress Reports and Report Cards

Progress reports were sent home with students to give them and idea of what their report card would look like if the grading period ended last week. Those were to be signed and returned to school. If you have questions regarding the grades, please contact the teacher. If you have more questions regarding the grading policy, don't hesitate to call the office to speak with Michele or Ryan. The end of the first grading period is Friday October 9th.

Jeans Day for $1 on Friday!

We will have our first jeans day on Friday. Students can wear jeans that are not tight fitting, that do not have holes and are normal jean colors for $1. All the money raised goes to stocking the Base Exchange store where students can purchase items they earn through their points earned for positive behavior.

PTSA Fall Fling

An afternoon of music, food, and fun hanging with friends. Admission is $3. Free Admission to WMS PTSA Student Members! Concessions will be available for sale. This event will be held in the small and large gym. The event will start after school and last until 5pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child by 5pm.

After-School Programs and Study Cafe

Penny Lane Study Cafe and After School Programs have begun. Students will have the opportunity to get additional help, do retakes on summative assessments, and enrich their school experience through the WMS programs. This semester we're offering Chess Club (Thursdays), Creative Writing/Art (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), Green Team (Tuesdays), Anime (Thursday), Minecraft (Tuesdays), and Band/Orchestra (Monday). Programs will run from 3:00pm - 4:30pm Monday - Thursday, and busses are available at the end of the sessions. If you have any questions, please contact the school. Students are welcome to join at any time. Please stay tuned to for additional opportunities that will come available throughout the year.

New WMS Grading Policy

http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/EVSC_WashingtonMS/Departments___Programs/WMS_Grading_Policy


If you couldn't attend one of the eight parent meetings on our new grading policy last week, you can find the details of the new system at this link. At any time, you can calculate your child's grade in a class by dividing the number of 3's or 3+'s by the total number of assessments entered into the gradebook. Please know that students can apply to retake any assessments by working to learn the material and applying to the teacher. If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Merriwether, Ms. Branson or Mrs. Shields.

Weekly subject area updates

Please see the links below to each of the grade level websites. Each website has the week's skills, assessments, resources and announcements for all subject areas in each grade level. Please contact Ms. Branson if you have any questions or concerns regarding the weekly communication from teachers.

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 can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.

http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/EVSC/EVSC_Offices/Center_for_Family__School__and/RDS_Parent_Access

Homework Hotline

Rose Hulman is again offering their homework assistance through their Homework Hotline. Students may get assistance by calling 877-275-7673, by email, or by chat. Students can find this support by visiting http://askrose.org/. Please encourage your students to visit.

Enlist in our PTSA

We are in the midst of the membership drive for our PTSA. Please consider joining for a minimum of $7. Your support goes a long way to provide school dances, the 8th grade block party, honors night, and much more. Additional donations allow your student to be recognized with a star on the bulletin board or with a star on their locker. Forms are available in the front office. Please support our Continental ARMY and enlist in the PTSA!

Girls Volleyball Game vs Perry Heights

Monday, Sep. 28th, 4:30pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

Washington DC/NY Trip Meeting (8th Grade Only)

Monday, Sep. 28th, 6-7pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

Meeting will take place in Room 18

City Cross Country Meet

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 4:30pm

8215 Pollack Avenue

Evansville, IN

Volleyball game at NJHS

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 4:30pm

15325 U.S. 41

Evansville, IN

Strengthening Families Workshop

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 5pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

Our social worker, Mrs. Miller, will be offering a workshop on how to strengthen families. A variety of topics will be covered. Please contact Mrs. Miller for more information on this effective and special opportunity.

Cub Football at North Junior High School

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 5:30pm

15325 U.S. 41

Evansville, IN

PTSA Fall Fling

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 2:45-5pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

An afternoon of music, food, and fun hanging with friends. Admission is $3. Free Admission to WMS PTSA Student Members! Concessions will be available for sale. This event will be held in the small and large gym.

EVSC Middle School Orchestra Retreat

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 9am-1:30pm

Plaza Park International Prep Academy,

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. Shields, our school counselor is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our school Social Worker, is your contact for community resources, Clothing Bank, and weekend backpacks of food. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Merriwether or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!