Washington Post

January 20-24

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.
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No School on Monday

There will be no school on Monday, January 20th in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Any student interested in being part of the WMS 2020 Academic Superbowl team should see the following teachers this week for the subject area(s)/ team(s) that they wish to compete on.

Science: Mr. Buck

Math: Mrs. White

English: Mrs. Rowe

Social Studies: Miss Carnes

Important Expectation Reminders

  • Students who have their phones on them or out during the day will result in the phone being taken placed in the front office for parent pick-up.

  • Chromebooks and Chromebook chargers that are left laying in the cafe, gyms, hallways, or classrooms will be returned to the library. Students will be required to sign their Chromebook back out. Students who have been irresponsible with their Chromebook more than three times may lose their opportunity to take their device home.
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WMS 2020 Talent Show Sign-Up

TeenPower is hosting the WMS 2020 Talent Show. Proceeds from the talent show will benefit Riley's Hospital. The talent show will be held February 14th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. All are welcome to attend. Auditions will be held January 28th and 29th from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in the auditorium. If you would like to audition please click the link here or on the link below and fill out the form. Spots are limited so please sign up as soon as possible.



Bullying Report Form

We take incidents of bullying very seriously, however, we cannot support your child if we do not know. If your child comes home complaining about a student who repeatedly says things, touches them or harasses them on social media, please make sure to report this to Mr. Meyer or complete the form below. In order for us to be able to prove "bullying," we must have documented incidents to show that it's "repeated." In order to ensure that your child doesn't also get consequences, encourage them to report these incidents, talk to our social worker or counselor, or visit Ms. Hawkins in Regulation Station rather than respond verbally or physically. Please help us make our school safe by reporting things to us and allowing us to properly track, report and hold students accountable. https://washington.evscschools.com/students/bullying_report_form

Winter Formal Coming Soon

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Box Tops Needed

We are still short of our Box Tops Goal for the year. Please
send in any box tops with your student and ask that they be given to
their homeroom teacher, the office, or Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Rodgers.
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Penny Lane Study Cafe

This is a program that meets every Tuesday and Thursday for students who need to retake a test or get some extra tutoring. Students can drop in any Tuesday or Thursday as needed. Interested students need to sign up with Mrs. Stoll in room 20 or by emailing her at jennifer.stoll@evsck12.com.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

A new after school program started this month. Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet every Monday. "FCA stands for Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is for ALL STUDENTS, not just athletes! A “Huddle” is a club meeting where there is student led devotion/bible study/prayer weaved into games, fun & kids being kids. Student Christian Atmosphere, no pressure, no homework, students being students having a good time sharing their happy with each other and encouraging one another to share your faith and shine your light."
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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.

Hangers GALA

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Sporting Events

7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Plaza

Tuesday, Jan. 21st, 4:30-6:30pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Cedar Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 5:30-6:30pm

1500 Oak Hill Road

Evansville, IN

7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. McGary

Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 4:30-6:30pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

WMS Expectations and Procedures Handbook

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.

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. Our school counselor, Rachel Harrelson, is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our Youth First Social Workers, is your contact for community resources, family support, student therapy group sessions, 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!