Stilwell Monday Message

Student and Family Communication

February 2/7/22

Today is an ORANGE Day!


Good Morning Stilwell,


Stilwell conferences are next week. We will be sending out a special announcement for conference sign-ups soon so be on the lookout to sign up for your virtual conference with those necessary teachers.



Important Upcoming Dates

  • 2/7 - Boys Basketball at Stilwell
  • 2/8 - Boys Basketball at Valley High School
  • 2/8: 7th & 8th Band Solo Contest at Stilwell. 3:00-7:00 pm
  • 2/10 - Drama Club's Variety Show
  • 2/11 - Drama Club's Variety Show
  • 2/16 - Conferences 2:30 - 7:00 pm
  • 2/17 - Conferences 3:15 - 7:00 pm
  • 2/18 - NO SCHOOL
  • 2/21 - NO SCHOOL - Conferences
  • 2/22 - WDM Jazz Festival at PAC: 5:30 pm


Erica Whittle - Principal

Black History Month 2022: Engage with History

WDMCS invites our community to engage with history and celebrate Black History Month with us by submitting a short video about a Black/African American historical figure who is important to you. Videos can be recorded by students, staff, families, classes, teams, clubs, and more!

To submit your video:

  • Record a video up to 60 seconds long.
  • Introduce yourself or your group.
  • Share your historical figure and what makes them important to you.
  • Complete our online form and upload your video.
  • Watch for your video to be released during Black History Month!

If you have trouble uploading your video, please email the video file to fergusona@wdmcs.org or wadea@wdmcs.org.

National School Counselors Week

Please take a moment this week to honor our two school counselors, Ms. Sarah Cooper and Mr. Brady Johnson. This week marks National School Counseling Week and the theme is School Counseling: Better Together. We would like to thank both Sarah and Brady for the work that they do to help support students, family, and our entire school staff. If you would like to send them a note of gratitude, please contact them at coopers@wdmcs.org and johnsonbr@wdmcs.org.

Stilwell GSA

This week students from Valley will be joining us during our meeting today, February 7th.


Who: Anyone

What: Meet to socialize, discuss, advocate, and learn

When: Every other Monday; 2:45-3:30 - January 10th

Where: Room 2012

Why: Make some new friends, meet new people, learn something new, advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community.

21-22 Yearbook Orders

You still have until April 22nd to order a school yearbook for your student.


Please visit pay school fees (go to Items at Students school) in order to order and pay for a 21-22 Stilwell Yearbook.

Drama Club's Spring Variety Show

The Drama Club's Spring Variety show will be Thursday, February 10th and Friday, February 11th at 6:00 pm in the Stilwell Auditorium. Come and enjoy a night of mimes, improv, reader's theater, and more! This show is very much student-produced and they are so excited to share what they have created with you! Tickets are available in the Stilwell office for $5 each.

COVID Recovery Iowa

Greetings from COVID Recovery Iowa.


We are all very aware of the impact the pandemic has had on everyone…but today we want to focus on teens. We know the pandemic has caused elevations in their levels of anxiety, depression, and stress. We believe we can help with this. COVID Recovery Iowa is hosting an 8-week Teen Support Group series that started on Monday, January 10th. The meetings will be held from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. each Monday. These meetings are free and completely confidential. This service is available to all teens across the state of Iowa. It is not too late to join!


Pre-Teen Support Group


Teen Support Group

Stilwell PBIS Focus of the Week

This week we will be paying special attention to appropriate hallway behavior. We ask that students are in their classroom seats and ready to go!

Stilwell Winter Warmth Donations - a message from Student Council

We are accepting winter warmth items including winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, blankets, hand warmers, and anything else that might keep someone warm this winter.


All donations will go to local homeless shelters and non-profits.


Please feel free to add these items to our donation bin located in the Stilwell front parking lot.

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Drop Off & Pick-Up Protocol

We understand our parking lot drop-off and pick-up process can be time-consuming. However, we need all families to follow the procedures to ensure our students are safe. Please remember these guidelines:

  • Do not use the back parking lot and blacktop in the back of the building.
  • Do not use the local business as a place to pick up your child.
  • Do not drop off your student or stop for any reason along Vine Street or Grand Avenue.
  • Do not pull into the bus lanes along Vine Street.
  • Do not allow your student to exit the vehicle until you have pulled up to the curb in the parking lot.
  • Please drive slowly through the parking lot.

Stilwell Student Handbook 20-21

Throughout this year you may have questions, need clarifications, or might need to see who you can turn to for help. Please start with the Junior High Schools Handbook.