February 18-22, 2019
We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!
Our vision is to ensure that all students are WMS ARMY Strong and are prepared for high school, college and careers.
Remember there is school tomorrow due to a weather cancellation earlier this semester.
Please be checking with Students on their grades and homework completion. Many of the homework assignments show a green checkmark when they are completed. We are seeing many students starting assignments but we need to continue to improve the number of students completing assignments.
Winter Formal 2019
Thank you to our PTSA and staff volunteers for transforming our gym into a Winter Wonderland! The DJ kept the music going and our students moving.
Inter-state Studio joined us to take pictures and preserve memories.
Friends and Smiles
There were a lot of smiles and some blue teeth from the snacks at the concession and Kona Ice.
Winter Formal 2019
To order visit, www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter the code 32076D, or pay with cash or check, payable to Washington Middle School.
My School Survey
Bottle Cap Collection Competition
Teen Power is collecting bottle caps to create a bench in memory of Massiah Washington. Parents and community members are encouraged to help us in our bottle cap collection as well. Caps can be sent with students or dropped off at the front office.
Collection and Weigh-in day is Tuesday:
Week 1: January 22nd-29th
Grade level competition. The grade level with the most weight will get free dress one day the following week. Winners: 6th Grade
Week 2: January 30th-February 5th
Homeroom competition. The homeroom with the most weight will win a donut breakfast the following week. Winners: Mr. Gard and Mr. Eickhoff's Homerooms
Week 3: February 6th -12th
Homeroom competition. The homeroom with the most weight will win a taco bar lunch.
Week 4: February 13th-19th
Homeroom competition. The homeroom with the most weight will win an ice cream sundae bar at lunch.
Social Worker Groups
For fourth quarter, Mrs. Miller will be offering LifeSkills Training- focusing on substance abuse prevention, social skills, communication skills and Why Try - focusing on motivation and goal setting as a 3rd period special elect for 6th graders. If you are interested in having your child participate, please email Mrs. Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 22. In order to participate, a consent with Youth First will need to be signed by a parent.
7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Game vs. Glenwood @ Home
Tuesday, Feb. 19th, 4:30-6pm
1801 Washington Avenue
6th Grade Boys Basketball Game vs. Vogel @ Plaza
Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 5:30-7pm
7301 Lincoln Avenue
Cub Wrestling Meet @ Reitz High School
Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 6-7pm
350 Dreier Boulevard
February is Black History Month
Social Skills are important, too!
1. Let the other person use the item first.
2. Ask if you can use it later.
3. When you get to use it, offer it back to the other person after you’re finished.
* This seems like a very basic skill—and it is. But sometimes we become so relaxed with our friends and family that we forget to use good social skills. Following these steps and being mindful of them will help us strengthen relationships.
ISTEP is out and ILEARN is in
If you have questions about this test or how Washington Middle School is preparing students for higher expectations, please contact Mrs. Branson at 812-477-8983.
How is your child doing in classes?
If you have questions or concerns about grades you can contact your child's teachers, Mrs. April Coughlin or Administration to set up meetings.
WMS Expectations and Procedures Handbook
Dress Code Reminders
Cool Weather Items
Type: hoodless sweaters or hoodless sweatshirts, vest, zip up fleece, softshell or cardigan worn with a collared button down or polo shirt underneath
Colors: any solid color
Logo: small manufacturers logos are acceptable; school logos are permitted
The following is unacceptable at WMS and will not be allowed:
· Unnatural hair colors (bright red, burgundy, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink or purple) anywhere in the hair.
· Body piercings, excluding ears. Earrings that pose a safety hazard or that are disruptive in nature
· Visible tattoos
· Skinny style pants, stretch pants or tight fitting clothing
· Hats or head coverings inside the school
· Cell Phones, large purses, gym bags, backpacks, backpack style purses, and drawstring bags must be kept in students’ lockers from 7:30am to 2:30pm.