WMS Friday Forecast

March 8 - Week 26

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Jarrett Payton Visit with 8th Graders:

Jarrett Payton, son of the late, great, Walter Payton, visited Wredling on March 5, 2019, to share his anti-bullying program with our 8th Graders. Jarrett is a sports anchor on WGN who brings positive energy to his craft.

His anti-bullying presentation was very positive and his message was well received. His focus was on being a kind individual and reaching out to others. In a nutshell, he reminded our 8th Grade students of the following:

  • Regarding Social Media - Be careful what you put out there. Make sure it is a reflection of who you are as a person. Once you post/text something, you can't take it back. It's out there. If you don't want mom or grandma to read it, you shouldn't post/text it.
  • Be careful what you say - Once you say it, it's out there and your words matter.
  • Take advantage of the time you have today to make a difference. Be a better person. Be kind to someone else.
  • #begreat - find out what you are great at and pursue it.
  • Surround yourself with positive people.
  • Ignore negativity - even though this is hard to do, it is important to remain positive.

He challenged each student present to get to know someone new and find common interests this year.

Again, we would like to thank our wonderful PTO for covering the costs of this program! It was time and money well spent.


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Congratulations WMS Chefs!

Congratulations to Wredling students who participated in the 11th Annual Top Chef cooking competition on Saturday, March 2. Twenty-four students from Thompson and Wredling “wowed” the judges with their culinary talents and delicious recipes that had to include the color “green”.

Thanks to the generosity of the Wredling PTO each participant received an 8” skillet and turner. Josh McGill was awarded Best of Wredling receiving a cooking utensil set and our very own Nick Tantachuco was awarded the overall Top Chef of the competition receiving a knife set and cutting board.

Congratulations to all who participated and a huge thank you to Aramark for sponsoring this event!

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Check out the photos of our RedHawks as they competed last Saturday!

WMS Science Olympiad is going to STATE!

Wredling's Science Olympiad team competed at the Neuqua Valley High School Regional. The team earned a bid to the state tournament on April 13. Medals were won in Experimental Design, Solar System, Herpetology, Circuit Lab, Dynamic Planet, and Boomilever. Team members this year Tyler Locklin, Marion Miller, Liza Goeders, Henry Piper, Ryan Sponzilli, Alina Antony, Sonali Jain, Ashwin Jain, Luke Grimm, Luke Curtis, Jonah Curtis, Om Luhar, Kushal Majjiga, Saaketh Suvarna, Adi Nakarani, and Jack Morby.

Congratulations and best of luck at State!

Science Olympiad Team Photos

Check out the photos/videos of our Science Olympiad team members putting their skills to use!

It is time for the Annual Operation Snowflake event!

This year, the event for all D303 middle school students is scheduled for April 18, 2019 at Wredling. The event itself will run from 3:30 pm until 9:00 pm.

What is Snowflake?

Operation Snowflake is a leadership organization which focuses on building leadership capacity in middle school students. Snowflake also has a prevention focus, which helps adolescents and teens to help themselves, their peers and their community. The focus on attitudes, feelings and education provides the basis for personal growth.

Who can attend?

The event is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student at Thompson and Wredling. Transportation from Thompson to Wredling will be provided the day of the event.

What is the cost for the students?

The total cost for Operation Snowflake is $25. This fee includes dinner, snacks, workshop materials, a t-shirt and hours of fun and games. There is an early registration fee of $20 if forms are turn in by March 8th! Scholarships for this event are available.

Why do we have an event?

More and more, we are hearing that many of the most difficult situations that teens face stem from middle school. Operation Snowflake is an opportunity for students to make connections with positive peer and adult role models.

If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Weir at Jolene.Weir@d303.org or call 331-228-6717.

Registration forms for the event can be found in the main office at Thompson and Wredling Middle School Campuses. There's a copy below for your convenience!

Registration forms can also be found linked here as well.

RE: Handicap Parking Spaces

Please remember that these spaces are reserved for those vehicles which display either a valid Handicap "hang tag" or license plate. The police will be called for any cars not displaying either of those identifiers while parking in our designated handicap spots.

We understand that parking here can be challenging but those spots are clearly marked and are not for general use - even for a quick pickup or drop off.

Thank you!

The Back Lot Off Dunham is Reserved - Including After School!

Please help us out by following the established pickup procedures for your students. The number of parents who are picking up students from our back lot area has caused significant issues so we are asking you to cease this practice immediately. We understand that pickup time is congested, but we have busses that need to get in and out, as well as staff who need to get to meetings and other commitments.

  • Bus riders will be picked up on the circle in front of the school or at the back of the school for some
  • Car pickup will take place at East High School (See Cold Day Pickup note below)
  • Walkers will depart at the bell
  • Parents should not be using the back lot as a pickup point

Thank you for your cooperation. The safety and well-being of our students and staff are at the forefront of this policy update.

Wredling Activity Calendar

This calendar is always being updated!


Cheer Clinic Cancelled

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Angst Follow-Up Session # 3

Join us on April 16 to learn strategies to assist and respond to your child when they are feeling anxious. A representative from Tri-City Family Services, along with D303 staff will offer insight on how to help your child deal with anxiety.



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Raise $ for American Cancer Society Monday 3/11/19!

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PLEASE consider helping the St. Charles Education Foundation

You can help us by doing one (or more) of the following:

  • Purchasing tickets to our 2019 Gala on April 6th at the Hotel Baker (see image below for details!)
  • Choosing a sponsorship option in which we can help promote your business in various ways (see email below for details or contact me personally to discuss at 773-988-7130)
  • Create a basket or giveaway that we can auction off during our live and silent auction (contact me - Cheryl Greenspan - personally to discuss at 773-988-7130)
  • Pass this information on to someone you know who may be interested in helping the children and teachers of all schools in the St. Charles D303 school community.

The St. Charles Education Foundation is an incredible organization in which ALL PROCEEDS go to teacher requested grants and college scholarships!! We absolutely depend on the kindness and generous donations from others in our community to make this happen. Please, please consider helping me raise funds for this cause. If you have any questions or would like to discuss details, please let me know!

EMAIL KEVIN PHILLIPS our Sponsorship Coordinator!




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