Episode # 18:
8th Graders toured WPHS on Thursday!!
In preparation for Thursday's showcase and 2024-2025 registration, our 8th graders visited the high school, led by HS Stu-Co members to get a feel for their new school. Stu-Co members gave us a tour around campus introducing us to a few teachers and classrooms. We ate lunch in the commons, which is always a highlight because the lunch options are even better in HS than in MS. All in all, they were excited to learn about all the extracurricular options available in sports, music & other areas.
Builders Club TOY DRIVE
WPMS Kiwanis Builders Club is partnering with CASA to collect new and gently used toys for children in Teller County February 22 - March 6. Collection boxes will be in the WPMS lobby and Mrs. Rucker's classroom. Each donated toy will earn a chance to win a prize! See Mrs. Rucker for more information.
Parent's Night Out: March 8th!!!
WPMS Cheer is hosting a Parents Night Out on Friday, March 8 from 5:00pm-9:00pm at WPMS for children ages 5-10 years old. The cost is $30 per child and payment is due at drop off in the form of cash or check (made payable to WPMS) only.
Leave your children with us for a fun-filled evening while you enjoy a well-deserved break! Funds will help support the WPMS cheerleaders to go to summer camp.
Activities will include dinner, snacks, movie, music, games, and crafts.
Pre-registration is required at this link: https://form.jotform.com/24043...
Questions can be directed to Coach Grace McCoy at 512-905-4913 or email@example.com
CAP Needs Your Help!
The WPMS CAP parent volunteer group is hosting some upcoming events for staff and students and are soliciting some supply and volunteer help. If you are interested or available to help please take a look at the sign-ups below for more information and sign-up slots.
8th Grade Lounge Reward, 5 more coming up before the end of school!
Career Cafe Conversations Sign-up
You are invited to help inspire and motivate our Woodland Park 7th & 8th graders by sharing career experiences during lunch.
Please consider signing up for a Career Café Wednesday, happening at the Middle School from 11:40a – 12:10p. Helpful information to offer students includes:
- What type of training/ education/ hands-on experience did you receive for your career?
- How do you stay knowledgeable in your field? What are some mistakes that you learned from?
- Would you be willing to demonstrate something you learned from your training/education that you use frequently?
Sign up for a Career Café Wednesday slot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4BA8A92FAAFAC61-47673956-career/138622580#/
Any questions or to refer a community professional, please contact Lisa Harding firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-686-2207.
In Core classes this week...
In 7th grade:
Math: We are about half-way into Unit 5, Rational Number Arithmetic. We are now working on altitude and balancing 1-step equations with integers.
Adv. Math: Unit 4, Linear Equations and Linear Systems already. We continue working with balancing equations and the use of order of operations.
LA: We finished the novel and the movie for The Outsiders. We are finishing up all checkpoints for this unit by Wednesday, 2/28. On Wednesday we will start our 2 final products. If you are able this weekend, your child will need a poster board by Wednesday of next week.
SS: Your students are giving their oral presentations over the next few days. We are all excited to hear what everyone learned about special occasions and events when people of other religions celebrate them. We will be starting a short unit on the Americas next week, learning about the Incas, the Mayans, and the Aztecs.
Science: This week students have been learning about human impacts on The Andes ecosystems. After learning about a variety of human impacts in this large area, students were able to choose a specific impact to research. They will then continue this project by creating a solution for their chosen problem and sharing that with the class. We are currently working on Checkpoint 3, where they research possible solutions to their chosen problem.
In 8th grade:
- Math - We will be starting the next unit Exponents and Scientific Notation.
Acc. Math - We will be starting the next unit Exponential Functions.
History: We finished our book on the Yellow Fever and are beginning to write a blog about early American politics and comparing the Yellow Fever to the Covid pandemic.
English Language Arts/Advanced ELA: Students are beginning a mini-project on Evaluating Arguments. They will analyze various texts, including some famous speeches from history.
Science: Students are presenting their final research product for a genetic disorder they researched.
Parents, we need your support!
Parents--there are three things that we hope you will take a minute and have a quick conversation about with your student: passing time in the hallways, appropriate attire for school, and cell phones at school. We have seen a tremendous and positive change in student attire and cell phone use overall, but a reminder from you will definitely help us maintain that! We are noticing that students are tending to linger in the hallways for a while between classes, and in some cases this ends up affecting teachers' ability to start class on time. Since we don't have bells available to use, we really need students to be aware of how they are using their time in the halls between classes. Thank you!
Remind your kiddos: being in class is vital to learning. Use your passing time!
MS Sports & Activities NEWS
Last meet is this Saturday @ Timberview!!
Tournament on Thursday at Buena Vista High School
- We had some wins and losses!
Tournament on Saturday at Gunnison High School
Girls SOFTBALL CLUB - starting in April!
Mark your calendars for thrilling home and away games against schools in our tri-county league.
Check out the tentative schedule and stay updated on all the exciting details at https://wpsdk12.org/wpms/welcome-to-wpms-athletics
Registration is a steal at just $25! Secure your spot for an unforgettable softball season by registering your student now at https://wpsdk12.org/athletic-forms
More details coming soon including when practices will start. Stay tuned! In the meantime, if you have any questions you can reach out to Mr. Kettler, Athletic Director, at email@example.com
MARCHING BAND at WPHS!!!
Attention 2024-2025 8th graders!
Did you know you can join the High School Marching Band for the 2024 fall season?
Next year's 8th graders are invited to join the marching band as an instrument player or color guard!
This summer's band camp will be August 1-12, 9:00am - 4:00pm at the High School.
Dive into the pre-season details now at this link:
Ready to take the first step? Secure your spot by registering at this link:
Questions can be directed to Mr. Hemingson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WPMS Spirit Wear
Do you need Panther gear for the year?
You can order WPMS t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and more for yourself and for your student at this link: https://1stplace.sale/16717.
WPMS receives 10% of every order! You can visit this site year-round to make your purchases with more sales offered throughout the year. Each item is custom printed at the time of your order so orders can take up to 15-20 business days to ship.
Show your Panther Pride, happy shopping!
CAREER ADVANCE Colorado
The program is funded through House Bill 23-1246, which dedicates $38.6 million to fully cover tuition, fees, course materials, and other costs for training programs in high priority areas: construction, early childhood education, education, forestry, firefighting, law enforcement, and nursing.