WMS Friday Forecast

November 3, 2017 - Volume 11

Saturday School

Saturday School is starting on November 11th and will run twice a month from 8:00-11:00am. To better clarify why your child may be recommended for this additionla support, please see below:

  • Saturday School will be for students who are not taking advantage of their opportunities for learning. These are students who are not working in class or are not showing that they can do practice (homework) outside of class.
  • Saturday Detentions will be for those students who are not showing respect to staff, peers, or our environment and property at Wredling.
  • Both of these will run on Saturdays from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM at first. We may adjust times based on need in the future.

Our goal for this additional intervention is not to be too punitive, but to help students realize that there are consequences to their actions and to support their school work and their behavior. We want to help students learn this while they are young, before they are older, and realize that bigger actions have bigger consequences.

Teachers who have concerns regarding your student will be reaching out to you to inform you that they are recommending your child for Saturday School. Administration will be contacting home to let you know when your child will be attending, and additionally, a letter will be coming home as well to better inform you of the expectations. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your grade level administrator.

Thank you.

-Your Wredling Administrative Team-

"Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude"

Greg Wittsock, CEO Aquascape Inc.

Thank you Aquascape Inc for the wonderful Pond!

Wredling would like to give a HUGE shoutout to Aquascape Inc. for an incredible day. Last Friday, the Wredling Renovators had the opportunity to tour their facility and learn more about the company during a field trip. Upon return, renovators, got their hands "dirty" (really dirty!) while working side-by-side with Greg and his crew, to reconstruct and beautify the library's outdoor learning space. We can't wait for all to enjoy what will be an amazing outdoor water garden. We are overwhelmed by their generous gift of time, materials, and mentoring. Thank you, Aquascape Inc!

On October 30th, we had our ribbon cutting ceremony on a cold, blustery day for our new Wredling pond! The students from our Wredling Renovator's club along with their sponsor, Ms. Boehm, and Greg Whittstock from Aquascape Inc. joined together to finalize this exciting project! Students even learned about proper cleaning and maintenance to keep the pond healthy. We know this gorgeous water garden will be enjoyed by many for years to come.

Again, we are so humbled and appreciative of this wonderful gift!

Photos from Pond Project - Click here

Throughout the project, MANY photos were taken. Check out this project by clicking the button!

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From our Nurse's Office - Teens & Smoking

There’s good news regarding teen smoking—it’s gone down significantly over the years, from 28 percent in 1991 to 11 percent in 2015 (Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2015).

The not-so- good news: The use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers among teens has grown rapidly in recent years. National surveys estimate that between 16 and 24 percent of teens have used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days.

Unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that contain a liquid cartridge. When heated, the cartridge releases a vapor that the user inhales. Besides e-cigarettes, you might see vaping products called ecigs, vapes, vape pens, hookah pens, mods, personal vaporizers, and PVs. They all operate in the same basic way. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is concerning because nicotine has the potential to harm brain development in young people, according to the World Health Organization. While the amount of nicotine in e-cigarettes can vary by product and manufacturer, nicotine is a highly addictive substance, whether found in regular cigarettes or in e-cigarettes.

The 2016 Monitoring the Future survey found that many teens who vape, opt for fruity

flavors that do not contain nicotine; however there are still health risks associated with these types of products. “Even if you’re using a vaping product without nicotine, there are still risks from the flavors and chemicals in e-liquid,” says Dr. Jessica K. Pepper, social scientist at the Center for Health Policy Science & Tobacco Research in North Carolina.

Because vaping is so new and different, it is taking time for scientists to determine all the

health impact these products may have. At this point, most experts agree that while e-

cigarettes may be less harmful than traditional smoking, their use contributes to health


Team 6-3 Outdoor Ed

Team 6-3 enjoyed a wonderful outdoor ed day in Lake Geneva last Monday. The students experienced activities that required them to cooperate, communicate, problem solve, and challenge themselves beyond their comfort zone.

Google Expedition Visits Wredling!

Without leaving Wredling's LRC, students and staff explored the ocean floor, ancient Rome, WWI, and much more thanks to Google's Augmented Reality Pioneer Program.On October 31st a Google representative came to Wredling to facilitate these adventures, along with our resident tour guides (otherwise known as the LRC ladies). A lot of fun and learning occurred across grades and content. Want to learn more about augmented reality in education? Click here for a Google's Expedition video.
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Seen Around Wredling...

D303 Parent University

Do you have questions about the Google world? Do you want to learn about the instructional technology our D303 students use in class?

What can you expect to learn?

The basics of Google Drive, how to troubleshoot Google issues that may come up at home, Google shortcuts that can help you organize your family, how to help your student maintain a safe digital presence, and some fun surprises!

Please bring your own device, if possible. If you don't have a Google account, you'll have time to set one up!

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Color Wars - November 2017

The results of the first Color War of this school year were as follows:

  • 8th Grade - 50% participation
  • 7th Grade - 64% participation
  • Infinity - 68% participation
  • 6th Grade - 73% participation

The 6th Grade won the first standoff and will be receiving a Grade Level Popcorn Party from Mr. Loversky soon! Watch out for the next opportunity to bring it home for your Team and/or Grade Level. Go RedHawks!

WMS Book Fair is NEXT WEEK!

Our Book Fair in partnership with Scholastic is coming next week. CLICK HERE for more detailed information! Your reader will have an opportunity to walk through the library and choose books they may want to purchase. Plan to stop by yourself for some great reads and do some holiday shopping!

Held the week of November 6th - 10th, the hours will be:

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Wednesday
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, Thursday - We are open LATE in conjunction with the WMS Choir Concert! Come hear some great singing and do a little shopping too!
  • 7:30am - 3:00 pm, Note the time change! We will close promptly to pack up!

There is a Book Fairs App and an online shopping option!

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Monday, November 20th (8:00 am - 8:00 pm) and Tuesday, November 21st (8:00 am - Noon). Sign up for conference times using the link in Home Access Center (HAC) through Wednesday, November 15th.
CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on this process.
WMS PTO - Our Kids Need YOU!

Click the button to go to the PTO website. Together we make our Wredling Community better!

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Check the Lost & Found!

There are a large number of unclaimed lunch bags, clothing items, hoodies, coats, binders, books, etc... These items are located at the front of the Cafeteria on carts.

Any prescription eye glasses, jewelry, house keys, cell phones and Fit Bits are located in the main office.