WMS Friday Forecast
January 17, 2019* - Week 19 - Thursday Edition
D303 United Special Olympics Team Going to STATE!!!!!
It was an awesome day at Regionals this past Sunday, January 13, 2019!
They played their best games ever, winning the Division 3 title (AND A VERY COOL TROPHY) 26-12 against District 15, and 21-14 against the Cove School Yellow team! The trophy will be touring the various schools our team is comprised of so all players have a chance to share it with their peers. We are so very proud of this team of players!
CHECK OUT THE SMILES OF ACCOMPLISHMENT ON THESE FACES BELOW!
It is time to register for 2019-2020 Exploratory Courses!
WMS Charity Faculty vs Student Basketball Game
Mark Your Calendars!
Please come out and join the fun while supporting a very worthwhile cause.
Attention All Wredling Chefs!
Future North Star Parents,
If you were unable to attend, we are sorry to have missed you. While we cannot repeat the entire night, we have created this video to provide the information from the counselor portion of the evening.
Counselor Presentation Video
If you have further questions please feel free to reach out to your assigned counselor using the contact information in the video, the packet you received over winter break, or listed on the College and Career Readiness site.
If you have questions about the course placement recommendations please contact the Lead Teacher listed in the packet or on our website in the staff directory.
The counselors will be visiting the middle schools next week to meet individually with all 8th-grade students to submit final course selections for next year. It is important that prior to this meeting all students have logged into Career Cruising, have made their selections, and come prepared with any questions. A step-by-step guide to entering course requests into Career Cruising is available on the CCR site. An additional resource is our Course Offering Book and Planning Guide available on the North website. Students should also come prepared to the meeting with a completed blue Freshman Course Request form. These were distributed to students in December during the counselors' first visit to the middle schools.
Please note that Digital Media I and II is an elective option open to freshmen that was inadvertently left off of the Course Request form.
At the beginning of March, we will send out Course Verification Letters listing the classes each student has chosen for the 2019-2020 school year. Please review this carefully. If there are any changes to be made, the form must be returned to North no later than March 15. If there are no changes, then no action is necessary. Final class schedules will be available at Freshman Orientation in August.
We encourage all students to get involved in some way. Come learn more about the options available at North at Future Freshman Athletics and Activity Night on Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium.
Assistant Principal, College and Career Readiness
REMINDER - 8th Grade Future Saints:
- On behalf of the St. Charles East High School, the College & Career team would like to say welcome! We look forward to maintaining a partnership with you over the next four years to maximize your academic and post-secondary opportunities. You should have received a copy of this letter with high school placements and course recommendations for your student. We have three links at the top of our Academic Planning page on the College & Career website for our current 8th graders and their parents to use for course selection.
- For any interested eighth graders and their parents, the Social Studies Honor Society at East High School is hosting an 'AP Night' to give incoming freshmen more information about the Advanced Placement social studies courses freshmen can take at East. The event will feature the opportunity to hear from parents, students, and teachers regarding the commitment required by AP classes. It will be on Thursday, January 24th, from 7:00-9:00. Enter through the main entrance (door 1). With any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Both High Schools will be here on January 24th to help students register for next years courses. East High School will be here on the 25th as well to finish up with any students still needing assistance. Assignment times will be posted in their pods to the meeting.
SAVE THE DATE - DON'T MISS OUT!
STILL NEED A YEARBOOK?
Don't miss out on a chance to have your official record of this school year in pictures! Yearbooks are ordered based upon the number that are pre-ordered and paid for by students. Only a few extra copies are ordered when the final order is placed.
To purchase a yearbook, please see Lucy Johnson in the Main Office. You can pay the $25 cost in one of the following ways:
- With a check - made payable to Wredling
- With $25 cash - bring to the main office
Angst - The Movie
CLICK HERE to reserve your seats!
Dear District 303 Families,
At its regular meeting on Monday, January 14, 2019, the District 303 School Board approved the academic calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. A copy of the calendar is attached and there are some notable changes we would like to highlight:
The first day of school for students will be August 14, 2019.
- For the last several years, the District 303 calendar committee, which includes representatives from all bargaining units, has discussed beginning school earlier so that first semester for the high schools would end before winter break. During the 2017-2018 school year, the student councils at both high schools conducted a survey where 62% of students said they would like to have final exams prior to winter break. A survey of teaching staff at all levels resulted in 66% indicating they are also in favor of the change.
- With the completion of the Thompson Middle School project, all District 303 schools will be air-conditioned, which assists in implementing an earlier start to the school year
- An earlier school start supports our students as they prepare for standardized tests and AP exams
- The changes to the calendar help us align with neighboring districts (Geneva, Batavia, Kaneland, Central, and the Mid-Valley Cooperative) with whom we share students
- The State of Illinois School Code determines the number of days public school students must be in attendance. Prior to this year, the State mandated that school districts have 176 attendance days. In some instances, the State allowed districts to apply for waivers that reduced the number of student attendance days. For many years, District 303 has had a waiver to allow for two full-day school improvement days instead of four half-days. The current version of the School Code no longer allows for the full-day school improvement day waivers. In order for District 303 to comply with the new attendance requirements and to provide our teachers with professional learning time, we have converted the two full school improvement days into four half-days.
If there are no emergency days in the 2019-2020 school year, the last day of school will be May 22, 2020, which is the Friday before the Memorial Day holiday.