Stilwell Monday Message

Weekly Student and Family Communication

May - 5/3/21

Good Morning Stilwell students and families,


Happy EVEN Monday.


Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the Stilwell Vocal Variety show last Friday. The show was truly an amazing showcase of all of your talents. Thank you for all of your hard work and for showing your passion for vocal performance with all of us.


Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen an abundance of students arriving at school without a mask. Please keep in mind that we need students to come with a mask every day. We received some donated masks earlier this year and we have almost run through them. Thank you for your partnership in supporting the safety and health of all staff and students.


Students, today marks our last month of school. We realize that it is getting warmer and many of you have very hectic schedules and commitments outside of school. Please remember to show some grit and perseverance in focusing on learning in these final weeks. It is important that you are turning in all the pieces of learning and reaching out if you need help. Don't forget that we are here to help you.


Have an awesome week!!


Erica Whittle - Principal

Weekly Events

  • Tuesday - 8th grade Girl's Track Meet @ Valley High School

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week marks national Teacher Appreciation Week. Please join us in thanking them with a small gesture or kind note. The Stilwell staff's commitment to this school year has been nothing but inspiring and we are truly grateful for the engaging learning and relationships they have been able to build this year.

Stilwell 21-22 School Supplies

Returning to Stilwell for 8th grade next year? If so, pre-order your school supplies through EPI. Visit https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ and enter the code STI013. Order by June 12, 2021. Pre-ordered school supplies will be sent to Stilwell and provided to students.

Music Summer Program Opportunities

Summer Strings

For students entering grades 5-9

Students participate in orchestra rehearsals, musicianship classes (including ear training and
theory), and sectional rehearsals. This is an intensive study of orchestral music and listening skills, culminating with a concert on June 18. Program taught by Matt Meyer, Curtis Barr, Abby Hendricks, Xavier Quinn, and Jeanne Caldwell.


Session: June 7-18, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Valley High School

Cost: $75

Sign up now at https://wdmcs.community/summer_strings

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Band Bash

For students entering grades 6-8

This two-week program meets for one hour each day and gives instrumental music students the opportunity to develop their rhythmic skills, strengthen their tone and playing technique, and polish their music reading skills in preparation for the school year. A concert will be held on June 18 at Valley High School.

Session: June 7-18, from noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Valley High School
Cost: $70

Sign up now at https://wdmcs.community/summer_music

Travel to Ecuador 2022

Dear Stilwell Family,

Your student is invited to join our group headed to Ecuador in the summer of 2022. Though this has been a challenging year, I am a firm believer that incredible growth comes with seeing the world, exploring new places, and experiencing new cultures - and I’m excited to bring that opportunity to your family and our community.

This trip will fill up fast, so please join my informational meeting to learn:

· How this opportunity will benefit your child

· Why now is the right time to start planning

· How your investment will be protected

· What we’ll see and experience on our trip

· How your child can earn academic credit

· How we’re keeping this safe and affordable

Our meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 4th at 6 pm There are limited spots available so don’t miss your opportunity to reserve your seat. One parent must be in attendance.

RSVP’s are mandatory to attend the meeting, so please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3sGp6VW

Can’t make the meeting but want more information? Register and select “No but send info.”

Can't wait to see you there!

Cheers,

Tamara Dark

Valley Boy's Soccer Camps

The Valley High School boys' soccer program is offering a variety of camps this summer! Each camp costs $100 and is held at Valley Stadium.

These camps focus on the basics and foundations of the game, with experiences benefiting both beginning and seasoned players. Led by Valley varsity boys' soccer head coach Aziz Haffar, camp staff will touch on the physical, technical, tactical, and physiological aspects of the game. Campers will have a balance of games, drills, and fun, with a free T-shirt and soccer ball included!


Camp Dates & Times

  • June 7-11: 9 a.m. to noon for ages 6-8 and 9-16
  • July 5-9: 9 a.m. to noon for ages 6-8 and 9-16
  • August 2-6: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for ages 6-8 and 9-16

For any questions about this summer's offerings, please email Aziz Haffar at haffara@wdmcs.org.

CLICK HERE to SIGN-UP

Stilwell Donation Bin - APRIL

  1. Clothing (Please NO UNDERGARMENTS)
    1. Any size clothing will be accepted.
  2. Personal Care items: (Please NO Used Items)
    1. Items collected include shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, body wash, lotion, toothpaste, Femine products, and lip balm.
  3. Shoes
    1. All sizes and styles

PBIS FOCUS

This week will be focusing on Doing your Best in the classroom. This looks like active participation in class and turning in all practice and necessary pieces of learning to your teachers. Teachers will be recognizing students with PBIS reward points.
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Parking Lot 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 local business as a place to pick-up your child.
  • Do not drop off your student or stop for any reason along Vine Street.
  • 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 and on Vine St.

Reminder for In-Person Students

If your student is signed up this semester to be an “in-person” learner, your student cannot choose to learn “online” due to convenience, illness, or weather unless the district determines that we all move to online learning for that day. Students will be counted absent and will need a parent call to excuse.

This should be done in the usual way through our attendance line at 633-6000. You may leave a message 24 hours a day and we ask that you give your student’s name, student ID number, and what grade they are in so we may update their attendance. Thank you!

After the Bell

After the bell is an additional opportunity at the end of the day to get support with learning from a certified teacher. It will start on Tuesday, September 8th in the Stilwell cafeteria. Students will receive an additional snack using social distancing and are welcome to stay until 4:00 pm. After the bell will run each week Monday-Thursday. For more information please contact Mr. Peter Bissinger at bissingerp@wdmcs.org.

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.
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