The Stampede

May 28, 2021

Summer Office Hours

June 4 - July 18 Closed

July 19 - Office reopens Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

August 2 - Office resumes regular hours - Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Summer Reading Opportunities

Mrs. Hawkins has shared some great opportunities for WMS Mustangs to participate in for summer reading. Check out the pdf below!

Shout Out To WMS Alumni

We wanted to give a big SHOUT OUT to the 2021 graduates of GEHS that once walked our halls as WMS Mustangs! We are very proud of you and wish you the best in the future!

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be distributed when we return to school in August. We will coordinate with GEHS to make sure the 8th graders headed there will get theirs.

Chromebook Issues? Contact Tech Support

If you are having issues with your student's Chromebook, or if you require technical support, please contact the district tech office by calling 913-856-2020 or taking the device to the USD 231 Office at 231 E Madison St. The office is open Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Summer Meals

The USD 231 Nutrition Services department is excited to announce that FREE summer meals will begin on Tuesday, June 1!

Although we will not have any on-site dining options available this summer, we are thrilled to be able to continue to offer FREE weekly curbside take-home meal kits on Tuesdays from June 1 – July 27 (no service on July 6). Kits are available to ALL kids ages 1-18 regardless of residence or income thanks to the USDA’s federally-funded Summer Food Service Program.

As you may know, our team has been hard at work this year to ensure that all of our community’s kids have had access to high-quality, healthy meals since our world was turned upside down in March 2020. This summer brings another chapter in that adventure as we roll out the best of everything we’ve learned from our pickup loop conversations and feedback from our families.

Here are the highlights of this summer’s meal offerings:

  • All kits will include entrees for 7 lunches and 7 breakfasts

  • Kits will also be packed with a weekly fresh produce bundle (featuring local farms!) and 2 half gallons of milk

  • Pre-ordering from our Nutrislice menu website is also available for an expanded selection of items including:

    • Ability to select your milk choices (here’s where you can select none!)

    • Vegetarian kit with meatless options for those who prefer this choice (quantities limited, pre-order required)

    • New THIRD option (the Fridge Filler!) that includes a weekly set of staples to help keep your budget on track (quantities limited, pre-order required)

    • Automatic registration for kid-less pickup (with no weekly email to show in line!)

Meals will be distributed from GEHS on Tuesdays from 12pm – 6pm. Tell your friends and neighbors that online ordering is open NOW! Never fear, if you don’t want to hassle with ordering online you can always show up with your kiddos and we’ll have the current week’s Greatest Hits (kit 1) waiting for you along with two half gallons of milk for each kiddo in your vehicle.

For more details, please visit our menu website at usd231.nutrislice.com and select the GEHS Curbside Summer Meals menu option and navigate to June 1. For assistance with ordering, check out the “Need Help?” button in the upper right corner (desktop) or under the bell icon (mobile) from our menu site. (For up-to-date info throughout the summer, follow us on Facebook!)

On behalf of our team, we can’t wait to see all of you again in the loop! Hooray for summer!

PowerSchool Needed For Enrollment

We have transitioned from Skyward to PowerSchool. If you have not set up your parent portal in PowerSchool, please do so soon! POWERSCHOOL ACCESS WILL BE NEEDED FOR ENROLLMENT THIS SUMMER! You will need an access code and a desktop/laptop computer. The initial set up will not work on a mobile device.

Thinking of Playing Sports Next Year? Get Your Physical Done!

STUDENTS WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETICS AT WHEATRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL MUST:

  • Meet all eligibility requirements of the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA).
  • Have a current physical and insurance waiver on file with the WMS Athletic Office. Note: physicals for the upcoming school year should be obtained after May 1 of the current year (i.e., your physical for the 2021-2022 school year must have been obtained after May 1, 2021.)
  • Concussion form signed by athlete and parent
  • Insurance Waiver form completed.


KSHSAA Physical, Concussion and Waiver Forms - CLICK HERE

2021 Youth and Adult Summer Programming

Each summer many USD 231 students take advantage of the opportunity to enrich their lives through Summer Programming, and this summer is no different. Once again, fun and engaging classes will be offered during the summer months for student enjoyment.

The Summer Enrichment Program is designed to support student learning during the month of June with engaging, high-interest activities that promote student creativity, problem-solving and reinforcement of core learning skills. The Summer Enrichment Program is open to all current Gardner Edgerton students who will be entering first through 12th grade.

Gardner Edgerton High School coaches will be putting on camps throughout the summer to instruct the fundamentals and skills of sports. You can find athletic camps for your K-12 grader (SY 21-22) in an easy, online registration process.

The Advanced Technical and Culinary Arts Center will be offering adult programming! Adults in the community will be able to learn the basics of welding, culinary tips, auto maintenance, automotive airbrush, and more!

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