The Ram Review
September 25, 2023
Upcoming Dates at a Glance
- Friday, September 29, 2023 - Yearbook and ID Picture Retake Day
- Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - Boys Scouts of America recruitment event after school
- Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - PISD Special Education Hero Expo
- Friday, October 6, 2023 - End of the 1st 9 Weeks
- Monday, October 9, 2023 - October 13, 2023 - No school - Student Holiday
- Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 1st Level Up Celebration
- Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - Find Your Future Event (more details to come)
- Monday, November 13, 2023 - PTA Fundraiser at Little Rome
7th Grade Football
Join us for an exciting showdown as the 7th grade boys football "B" team takes on Renner at 6:00 PM and the "A" team takes on Otto at Clark West Stadium at 7:30 PM.
8th Grade Football
Join us on Wednesday as our 8th-grade Wilson Rams "A" team faces off against Otto Middle School's "B" team at 6:00 PM, followed by the A team's game at 7:30 PM! It's going to be an action-packed evening of football you won't want to miss!
7th Grade Lady Rams Volleyball
🏐🐏 Wilson Lady Rams 7th Grade Volleyball Team vs. Armstrong MS Tigers 🐅🏐
Get ready for an epic showdown on the volleyball court! Our Lady Rams 7th grade volleyball team is gearing up to take on the Armstrong MS Tigers this Thursday, September 29th, starting at 6 pm!
📅 Date: Thursday, September 28
🕕 Time: 6:00 PM (B Team) 6:45 PM (A Team)
📍 Location: Armstrong Middle School
8th Grade Lady Rams Volleyball
🏐🔥 Wilson Lady Rams 8th Grade Volleyball Team vs. Armstrong MS Tigers 🐅🏐
Get ready for a thrilling night of volleyball action! Our Wilson Lady Rams 8th grade volleyball team is all set to face off against the Armstrong MS Tigers, and it's going to be an epic showdown you won't want to miss.
📅 Date: Wednesday, September 27th
🕕 Time: 6:00 PM (B Team) 6:45 PM (A Team)
📍 Location: Wilson Gymnasium
Yearbook Picture Retake Day
State Fair Tickets
Safe Firearm Storage
September 25, 2023
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Texas law now requires school districts to distribute information to parents and guardians about the safe storage of firearms. The attached information will help you learn about options for, as well as how to talk to your child and others about, the safe storage of firearms.
In 2021, 4,613 Texans experienced gun-related deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services (SHS) reports that 55% of Texas firearms deaths in 2020 were suicides and that 59% of all suicides in Texas were by firearms. Suicide attempts involving firearms have a 90% fatality rate. Restricting access to guns is critical in reducing acts of violence, whether as self-harm or towards others. Acts of mass violence and interpersonal violence often end in suicide.
It is unlawful to store, transport, or abandon an unsecured firearm in a place where children are likely to be and can obtain access to the firearm. Under Texas Penal Code 46.13, a person commits the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child if the child gains access to a readily dischargeable firearm, and the person with criminal negligence:
Failed to secure the firearm; or
Left the firearm in a place to which the person knew or should have known the child would gain access
The penalty for allowing a child access to a firearm can range from a Class C misdemeanor (punishable by a $500 fine) to a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by a $4000 fine, a year in jail, or a combination of the two).
Texas exempts the purchase of firearm safety equipment from Texas Sales and Use Tax.
Remember, a gun should be stored unloaded in a safe or locked container, with ammunition stored elsewhere. You can learn more and find additional resources from the Texas Department of Public Safety at https://safegunstoragetexas.com.
Safe gun storage is critical to preventing suicide, unintentional shootings, and other tragedies.
Wilson Middle School
Plano Public Library FREE Tutoring
With your Plano Public Library card, you have access to a full suite of virtual resources. Get live, online tutoring daily between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m., or access a variety of useful learning resources at any time. It’s all free!
For online tutoring look for the “Get a Tutor Now” button on the main page. Choose your topic, subject, grade level, and your question to get started. You can even attach files, if needed. All this information helps match you with your tutor. Tutor.com provides assistance in over 40 subjects and test prep areas. There’s also Spanish-speaking tutors available for math, science, and social studies. You don’t need an appointment during live tutoring hours – just sign in when it works for you.
Rude, Bullying, Conflict: What's the Difference?
Plano ISD is committed to providing all students with a safe and nurturing learning environment. If any student currently enrolled in our district does not feel safe and secure at school, we want to know about it. Plano ISD has resources and a communications process in place to assist families in discussing or reporting any concerns, including experiences with bullying, harassment, threats or acts of racism. We can act on these concerns when we know about them and, as a result, better serve our students and families.
Please use the following steps properly report your concerns:
- If a crime has been committed, please contact local law enforcement. (The Plano Police department non-emergency phone number is 972-424-5678). In emergency situations requiring immediate assistance, please call 911.
- Email the student’s teacher, campus principal or counselor immediately. The following details must be provided to expedite the initial investigation and response:
- Campus name
- Name of Plano ISD student (alleged victim)
- Student ID number
- Parent name/contact information
- Names of witnesses
- Names of alleged perpetrators
- Detailed description of alleged event
- Date of alleged event
- Location of alleged event
- Supporting documentation/or other evidence supporting the allegations (if applicable)
- Other information the reporter feels is relevant to the complaint
Please Note: In order to conduct a thorough investigation, it is important that reports include the specific information listed above. Emails received with complete information will receive a response. Plano ISD will fully comply with applicable state and federal laws and regulations as well as Board Policies in response to reports.
Boys Scouts of America
Join the Boy Scouts of America on October 3, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Wilson Middle School for an informative session. Your adventure starts here!
Wilson "Level Up" Celebration - October 19, 2023
The Wilson 1st 9 Weeks “Level Up” Celebration will be held on Thursday, October 19th from 2:00 pm -3:40 pm. This celebration is designed as a reward for students who meet expectations for academic excellence, attendance and behavior. Campus administration met with each grade level during the week prior to Labor Day and taught them our expectations in each area. These expectations must be met for the timeframe of September 5 through October 6 (end of the 1st nine weeks) in order to attend the celebration.
The criteria students must meet includes:
Grades: Passing each of their classes with an average of 70 or higher
Tardies: 3 or fewer tardies
SATs: 3 or fewer Stop and Think (SATs), which are the same thing as Review 360 Teacher Managed Incidents
Office referrals: No office referrals
We want as many students to participate, so we are hoping that we see our Wilson students with good grades, good behavior, and arrival to classes on time along with being present at school. Students not eligible to attend will remain in class with their teacher to work on a reflection and goal-setting activity that is intended to help them regain eligibility for the 2nd Nine Weeks “Level Up” Celebration.
We really enjoy celebrating our students who are doing such a great job academically and behaviorally.
We also thank our fabulous PTA for partnering with us to recognize these students.
Thank you for your support!
2023 Special Education Hero Expo
October 4, 2023
The Special Education Department looks forward to hosting the 2023 Hero Expo. It will take place at Clark High School from 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm on October 4, 2023.
The Hero Expo will include:
- guest speakers
- opportunities to network
- and time to learn about community resources
SPED Parent Navigator / SPED Hero Expo
Applied EQ Group will be presenting information to help families/parents/stakeholders understand how important they are in their student's education and how to see the Hero within them as a caregiver. The session will be facilitated by Dr. Sophia Tani, a licensed psychologist with years of experience providing parent training for the Cypress Fairbanks I.S.D.
Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
Students who qualified for free or reduced-price meals at the end of last school year are eligible to participate at their current eligibility status for the first 30 operating days of the 2023-24 school year.
- In order for meal benefits to continue, a federal meal application for the 2023-24 school year must be completed.
- Students with no application on file after 30 operating days will return to full-paid eligibility status effective September 21, 2023.
- Households that have submitted a federal meal application for free or reduced-priced meals for the 2023-24 school year do not need to reapply.
- Households who wish to apply for free or reduced-priced meals will need to complete an online federal meal application for the current school year.
- Applications will be processed within 10 business days.
- Eligibility notification letters will be sent via email.
- If you have not received the letter in your inbox, please check your junk and spam folders.
These seven visionaries will see their creations gracing Mrs. Bauerkemper's office, where they will serve as a constant source of inspiration for all who enter. Their artistry will remind us of the limitless creativity within our school community and inspire generations to come.
Congratulations to our seven Paint-A-Ram winners, who have illuminated our world with their talent and passion. We can't wait to share their work with the entire school, reminding us all of the power of art and expression.
Mrs. Bauerkemper expresses her appreciation to all the students who took part.
Shiv Nanda - 8th Grade
Liliana Hernandez - 6th Grade
Kathryn Koen - 8th grade
Maggie Drueckhammer - 6th Grade
Kylie Sanavong - 6th Grade
Ayla Solcruz and Emiko Tolentino - 7th Grade
Sarah Karim - 6th Grade
After School Supervision
Just a friendly reminder, after-school supervision ends at 4:05 pm every day. Please ensure that you make suitable arrangements for your child's pick-up. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the safety and well-being of our students.
To maintain a safe and structured school environment, we kindly request that parents and guardians refrain from arranging third-party food deliveries for students during lunchtime. Additionally, please note that we will not be able to call students down to the front office to pick up their food deliveries. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping us maintain a focused and secure learning environment for all students.
Cell Phone / Electronics Policy
Wilson Middle School PTA
Hello Ram Families! Your Wilson PTA is open and ready for the 2023-2024 school year!
Visit us at https://wilsonmiddleschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com/ to get started on your back to school preparation. On our website, you can complete the following:
- Update your annual Parent/Student Info (including updating your student's current grade)
- Purchase your annual PTA Membership
- Subscribe to the PTA calendar & newsletter
Please visit https://www.pisd.edu/volunteer to complete your annual volunteer application/background check. Stay tuned for more information on volunteer opportunities at WMS.
School Meal Application
Free and Reduced Price
Plano ISD participates in the federal meal program, which provides free and reduced-price meals to students who qualify. Families who may qualify for meal benefits should complete a meal application for the 2023-2024 school year, available through Parent Portal or via the website at www.pisd.edu/mealprogram.
Families who already have a SchoolCafé account can sign in to complete the meal application. Families who do not have an account can create a new one by selecting that option on the SchoolCafé page. View this SchoolCafé information video for instructions on how to complete the meal application.
Applications will be processed within 10 business days. Eligibility notification letters will be sent via email. If you have not received the letter in your inbox, please check your junk and spam folders.
Grade Level Websites
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