The Wildcat Weekly
What's happening at #woodmontmiddlecool
September 6th Edition
Greetings, Wildcat Families!
Check out this awesome recap of our House Rollout Rallies last week...also posted on our Instagram and Facebook. On Wednesday this week, you will receive a paper flyer with your unique parent codes to register in LiveSchool. This will allow you to stay in real time communicaiton about your child's progress and House Points! Once you sign up, you can also opt for weekly recap emails. Please be on the lookout for this flyer, coming home with your child tomorrow.
Today Woodmont Middle starts our One Book, One Woodmont initiative with a schoolwide read of The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. All students are receiving their own copy, and we will read and complete activities together in LIFT for the month of September. Please check in with your child on all the great things we are learning and discussing with this book!
Tuesday, 9/6 One School, One Book Kickoff - The Crossover
Wednesday, 9/7 Volleyball @ Greenville Middle
Thursday, 9/8 D-Team Football @ Travelers Rest
Friday, 9/9 PTA School Store Grand Opening (see information below)
We are here for you! Do not hesitate to contact us if there are additional ways we can support your child and family. We are STRONG when we are #woodmonttogether!
Congrats to our House Leaders!!!
These students were selected by their peers last week to lead each of our Houses! We are excited to see their demonstration of school spirit and leadership!
Boeckman -- Amur -- Amya Silveira
Schaffrick -- Amur -- Evalina Marie
Brown -- Amur -- Honor Hill
Ayers -- Amur -- Ty Merill
Hannah -- Amur -- Valentina Ibanez
Badger -- Amur -- Zay Ramsey
Bo -- Caracal -- Aubree Johnson -Jones
Townes -- Caracal -- Christian Byrdie
Vanderford -- Caracal -- Jalil Smith
Dafforn -- Caracal -- Journie Nash
Churillo -- Caracal -- Kamryn Sexton
Bowers -- Caracal -- Ma’Layha King
Sims -- Oncilla -- Caleb Mcdowell
Olson -- Oncilla -- Emerson Brown
Hendrix -- Oncilla -- Kendall Coibb
Elseth -- Oncilla -- Lizberimar Morales Mendez
Tyler -- Oncilla -- Luisa (Lulu) Hayes
Smiley -- Oncilla -- Maliah Collier
Watson -- Oncilla -- Miley Crawley
McLeer -- Oncilla -- Ty'Shawn Lewis
Bagwell -- Serval -- Ariah Evans
Lawrence -- Serval -- Genesis Claros Chicas
Hermann -- Serval -- Leilani Ball
Armstrong -- Serval -- Ry"Niah Shumate
White -- Serval -- Shida Welback
Campbell -- Serval -- Vicky Johnson
PTA School Store Opens This Friday!
PE Comprehensive Health
Raffle Tickets for Dear Evan Hansen
PSAT Opportunity for 8th Grade Students
Your child will have the opportunity to participate in the PSAT/NMSQT test on October 12th. This opportunity is available to both our in-person and GCS Virtual Program students. There is an $18.00 fee for 8th grade students who wish to take the test. Registration will open on August 16th and the deadline to sign-up is 4:00PM on September 12th. Parents should make payments and return permission slips to Ms. Koszeghy, the 8th grade counselor. Cash or checks made out to Woodmont Middle School are accepted.
Wildcats D-Team Football
Big shout-out to our student athletes who are Wildcats D-Team Football , representing us with PRIDE both on and off the field!
Wildcat News Broadcast!
WMS is SO EXCITED to be starting a student-created news broadcast!
Broadcasts will be aired on our YouTube Channel every Wednesday and Friday mornings. See Ms. Gosnell if you're interested in being a part of the crew!
Dress Code Reminders
Please be sure you've reviewed our student dress code with your child. We want all our students to be able to remain in class once they arrive to school! In the past, we have provided tape to cover up holes in pants that are above the knee. This year we would like to ask your help in making sure this is taken care of before students arrive to school.
CELL PHONES OUT OF SIGHT!!!
Parents, we need your help. Please talk with your child about responsible and ethical use of technology. It is a school rule that cellular devices and wireless earbuds remain out of sight (preferably stored in bookbags) while in the school building. It is our hope that students are able to adhere to this rule and keep the privilege of carrying these devices on their person throughout the day.
Please note, parents of students who violate this policy will be contacted by a teacher and/or administrator and assigned a locker and combination on their grade level hallway. Students will be required to lock up their cell phone upon arrival and retrieve it at dismissal. The requirement to keep the cell phone locked in the assigned locker will remain in effect for the rest of the school year. Again, this consequence will only happen if students are unable to abide by our request to keep phones and earbuds stored out of sight throughout the day.
Our school phone lines are always available for two-way communication between students and parents. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe and effective learning environment. Please contact administration if you have any questions.
Our doors open at 7:30 a.m. Please do not drop off students before that time, as no supervision is available. In order to keep a long line from forming, please PULL ALL THE WAY DOWN before unloading your child.
Breakfast is provided FREE OF CHARGE to all students. Breakfast for car riders closes at 8:15 a.m. Breakfast for bus riders extends until the last bus arrives. All students should arrive before 8:30 a.m. to be counted present and on time for the day.
Parents, I know mornings are a busy time for us all, and many of you head to work after dropping off your child. However, please note that parents are not allowed to "skip the line" in morning drop-off. This creates a safety hazard for your child!
We have a SINGLE LINE drop-off. Once our doors open at 7:30, we do our best to quickly clear the line by having parents PULL ALL THE WAY DOWN before unloading their child. It does take a few minutes when there is heavy traffic.
If you need to ensure drop-off right at 7:30, please arrive by 7:15 so you can be at/toward the front of the line.
Afternoon Dismissal: Parents who pick up their child each day, please observe the following procedures:
- Form double lines while waiting for dismissal.
- Display your dismissal number so we get your child into the queue.
- The use of cell phones while the line is moving is prohibited.
- MERGE at the cones, taking turns from each line (one from right, one from left, etc.). Be courteous.
- PULL ALL THE WAY FORWARD before stopping and loading your child.
- Stress to your child to report to the carline as soon as their name is displayed and WATCH for their car. Pickups requiring extra time due to student delays will be asked to circle back through the carline.
Backpack Blessings is a program that the Columbia Baptist Church organizes and provides to our Woodmont Middle School students. We are so thankful for their generosity! If your student is in need of school supplies, boxed lunch/dinners, hygiene products, or clothing, please fill out the Google Form Survey below. If you have specific needs or questions about this program, you may contact the 6th Grade Counselor, Ms. Genova.