Wolverine News

January 11, 2021

Dear Families,

Here is a look at what is happening in the month of January.

  • Monday, January 18: MLK Day, No School
  • Friday, January 29: End of Quarter 2, Teacher Grading Day, No School

Have a great week. As always, thank you for your continued support!


Ms. Elise Catanese


WOMS is EPIC (Engaged, Persistent, Intentional, Career & College Ready)

December Student of the Month

Each year staff members recognize students who promote success in and out of the classroom with an award called Student of the Month. Students are presented with a certificate of achievement with a personalized message from their nominating teacher. Student of the Month nominees demonstrate the following EPIC characteristics:

  • Academics - class participation, work completion, self-motivated, and going beyond basic expectations
  • Effort - works hard and is persistent

  • Character - displays initiative, honesty, respect, responsibility, and compassion

  • Behavior - no behavior concerns or referrals

  • Social Relationships - leadership, willingness to help peers, shows respect

  • Attendance - good daily attendance and no excessive tardies

Congratulations to our December Wolverine Students of the Month!

6th Grade: Melissa Duarte, Lorena Goodwin Marron, Ryan Kelly, Kiana Kenworthy, Andy Lopez Cecilio, Shayla Wilson

7th Grade: Reagan Austin, Olivia Carlin, Dani Damian, Kaemon Eki, Anthony Giard, Kyndra Neville

8th Grade: Sophia Brown, Jordyn Edwards, Ben Farwell, Luke Ligatich, Kylee Lodeski, Chloe Ly, Carson Ryder, Guadalupe Silva-Ruiz

Mission Accomplished!

Social Time Starting this Wed, Jan. 13th

An exciting new opportunity is coming for students! On Wednesdays beginning after the Winter Break, students will have an opportunity to meet with friends, hangout, and have fun in a supervised virtual setting. Staff members will host social times and will provide breakout rooms in which students can gather and socialize. Ideas include games, book clubs, topical conversation groups, and general conversation.

Students will receive information through their advisory classes in Google Classroom. Once students join the class, they’ll be able to go to that class and get the meeting links to enter the weekly social time on Wednesday. More details regarding signing up for specific groups and clubs will follow after the winter break.

  • 6th Grade: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

  • 7th Grade: 11:30AM - 12 Noon.

  • 8th Grade: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM.

Let’s make this a fun time to see friends and reconnect!

Student Immunizations & Health Clinic Information

Just a reminder that students still need to have their immunizations up to date by the exclusion day on February 17th so that students are not excluded when we return to in-person instruction.

Locations for Immunizations: Click here!

WOMS Counseling Center

Hello again, Wolverine Students & Families!

Our "new normal" continues to impact us and those around us in many different ways. Whether it be housing, bills, food, mental health, or other needs, I am happy to help connect you to those resources. The links below are by category and can be translated to your home language. Other specific resource links can be found on the WOMS Counseling Website.

Rental & Housing Assistance

Utilities Assistance

Food Resources

Mental Health

Please don't hesitate to contact me! Students & Families can always email me or submit a Request Form.

-Ms. Kinder

School Office Hours

Due to the new COVID safety guidelines outlined by the governor, our office will be open by appointment only. Any families needing to visit the school will need to call ahead and schedule an appointment at 503-663-3323. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate through these challenging times.

Do you need Technology Help?

If I have further technology related questions, where can I get help?

For further technology questions, please contact our school at 503-663-3323. Our school will work to get you in touch with a staff member who is able to assist you, or pass along further information to the Technology Department. You may now also get in touch by calling our Family Tech Assistance Line at 503-258-4733.