WMS Friday Forecast
February 2, 2018 - Volume 21
We Don't Tell You Everything
As your child grows and develops and learns to take ownership of their own behavior, how we deal with discipline at Wredling shifts. Compared to elementary school, where you may have heard about many of the issues in the classroom, here, we simply manage most of them.
When a child receives a couple of lunch detentions for fooling around on the bus, for making a mess in the cafeteria, or for not wearing an ID, we don't call you. We want your child to learn that they are responsible for their behavior and there are times when they need to face it on their own terms. Some kids may choose to tell their parents, but many do not. (Would you?)
We do call if:
- An issue has become chronic and we see negative behaviors repeatedly.
- If a student is not learning the lesson from smaller consequences.
- If an issue is bigger, such as fighting, drug and alcohol issues, and things of a more serious nature.
While I realize that some parents may not like this, we do know when to call you and when to let your child manage a consequence on their own. This is one of the first steps they will take in becoming more responsible for their own behaviors and understanding that there are consequences for their actions. We want them to learn how to manage a mistake and then fix the issue. We want them to learn this on the smaller things as the bigger issues have larger consequences and suddenly move out of their control - when parents, the office, and even the police may become involved.
We want kids to make mistakes. It is how they learn. One of my favorite quotes is, "It's not how we make mistakes, but how we correct them that defines us."
Tim Loversky, Principal
Wredling Middle School
St. Charles, IL 60174
Winter Orchestra Concert
Our Fine Arts Department Really Shines!
Be Here THIS Monday or Miss Out!
Wredling Middle School PTO will be hosting the 3rd Annual Fox Valley Summer Activities Fair on Monday, February 5 from 5:30-8:00pm in the school's gym and cafeteria. This FREE community event that will have over 75 organizations with fun interactive tables representing academic, sports, enrichment, volunteer, party resource, and overnight camp categories for preschool thru high school students. It is your ONE STOP SHOPPING OPPORTUNITY to find great summer fun for your student!
NEW THIS YEAR! One child will win up to a $500 credit to one summer program of their choice! Visit the fair's welcome table to enter. Find out more at WredlingPTO.org
A Little "Pick Me Up" For Our First Responders
Thank you to the many RedHawk families for donating to our local heroes!
8th Grade Picture Day is Scheduled!
Photos will be taken and packages will be sent to the school. They will be sent home with your student for your viewing and possible purchase. ALL PROOFS YOU DO NOT WISH TO PURCHASE MUST BE RETURNED. Retakes will be scheduled at a later date and you will need to return the original proofs.
Operation Snowflake is Coming!
Who: The event is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student at Thompson and Wredling
When: Friday, February 23, 2018 from 3:30 – 9:00 pm at Wredling Middle School