Washington Post

November 16-20

We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!

Each day, we say the Continental Creed: "As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best." We also remind students of our school goal of achieving a letter grade of a B in three years or less....Students will hear us say "Are you helping us get to a B in 3?" If we all focus on being ARMY Strong every day, we will reach this goal!

ISTEP Results

Mailings were sent out last week with information as to how to access your student's ISTEP results. Results can only be accessed online using the activation code. If you did not receive an activation code in the mail, you can contact the school secretaries to get those codes for students. Below is the link to the EVSC website with more information. Contact the office with any questions regarding the process.



http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/EVSC/EVSC_Offices/Office_of_Performance__Assessm/ISTEP

Thursday is National Parent Involvement Day!!

We all know the value of a parent-school partnership in educating our students. Thursday, we celebrate the parents who are actively involved in their child's education by setting expectations for grades and behavior, holding students accountable for meeting expectations, actively checking RDS and the class websites to stay updated on topics and progress, being involved in our PTSA and our school events, and communicating your ideas, thoughts, and concerns with your child's teachers and administrators. Happy Parent Involvement Day, WMS Parents! Together, we are ARMY Strong!

PTSA Jeans Day on Friday for bottles of Shampoo

Help our PTSA collect shampoo bottles for the Hangers Clothing Bank! All shampoo bottles will go to help support the many students in our area who need the basic cleaning supplies. Students who bring in one bottle of shampoo can wear jeans on Friday. If they bring in two bottles of shampoo, they will be able to wear a hoody.

Bosse High School Seussical

Bosse High School will perform its fall musical, “Seussical” (the theatre for young audiences version) November 12 – 14 at 7 p.m. at Bosse. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased in the lobby prior to each performance beginning at 6 p.m.

The performance is a little over one hour with no intermission. On Nov. 12, Bosse is hosting a community engagement carvnival from 6 ot 7 p.m.

In addition, families will have the opportunity to meet characters from the show at the school’s community engagement carnival. The carnival will take place opening night (Nov. 12) from 6 to 7 p.m. Families will be able to meet characters, enjoy carnival games, face painting and more.

What is “Seusisical” all about? “Seussical” brings to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little Who boy with a big imagination–Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Who’s.

Thanksgiving Holiday next week

Next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (November 25-27), we will not be in session. This holiday, we hope you have time to enjoy celebrating the blessings in your life with family and friends.

WMS Site Council Meeting

Monday, Nov. 16th, 7pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

If you or a member of our community would like to learn more about our WMS Site Council, you are welcome to attend a meeting on Monday. The Site Council will be a group of school, community and business partners who will come together to share ideas, resources and suggestions for improving our school. Please consider being part of our Site Council, and let your local church and business members to join as well. Together, we are ARMY Strong!

Girls Basketball Game vs. Glenwood

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 4:30pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

PTSA Evansville Area Council Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 6pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

This year, Washington Middle School is hosting the PTSA Area Council meeting in our school library. Please join this awesome group of school partners from all over Evansville.

Girls Basketball at McGary

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 4:30pm

1535 Joyce Avenue

Evansville, IN

Donate Uniform clothing

If you have uniform clothing your child has grown out of or know of others in the community with uniform clothing, please consider donating to Washington Middle School. We are in need of khakis and polos for emergency situations. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Base Exchange

Students are rewarded with points for displaying behaviors that are Accountable, Respectful, Motivated and showing they are Ready to learn. Students have the opportunity to spend those points for different items at the Base Exchange. Students will be able to order items from the base exchange by going to the Washington website (http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/EVSC_WashingtonMS) and using the Google form to submit their request. Please encourage you children to view the site.

New WMS Grading Policy

http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/EVSC_WashingtonMS/Departments___Programs/WMS_Grading_Policy


If you couldn't attend one of the eight parent meetings on our new grading policy last week, you can find the details of the new system at this link. At any time, you can calculate your child's grade in a class by dividing the number of 3's or 3+'s by the total number of assessments entered into the gradebook. Please know that students can apply to retake any assessments by working to learn the material and applying to the teacher. If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Merriwether, Ms. Branson or Mrs. Shields.

How is your child doing in classes?

Access this link to see your child's grades, discipline, attendance, and schedules. You can also update your contact information or email teachers from this site. If you have questions, you can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.

http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/EVSC/EVSC_Offices/Center_for_Family__School__and/RDS_Parent_Access

Homework Hotline

Rose Hulman is again offering their homework assistance through their Homework Hotline. Students may get assistance by calling 877-275-7673, by email, or by chat. Students can find this support by visiting http://askrose.org/. Please encourage your students to visit.

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Enlist in our PTSA

We are in the midst of the membership drive for our PTSA. Please consider joining for a minimum of $7. Your support goes a long way to provide school dances, the 8th grade block party, honors night, and much more. Additional donations allow your student to be recognized with a star on the bulletin board or with a star on their locker. Forms are available in the front office. Please support our Continental ARMY and enlist in the PTSA!

PTSA Square Account

Washington PTSA has just launched a square account which will allow the Continental family to purchase spirit wear or pay for the PTSA membership. This is one stop place to show your support for Washington PTSA. Click on the link below to see what all is available.


www.square.com/market/washington-middle-school-ptsa

Contact Us!

Please contact us with questions or concerns! If you have specific concerns regarding a teacher or class, we encourage you to email, call or meet with the teacher to work on a solution. Mrs. Bender, our school counselor is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our school Social Worker, is your contact for community resources, Clothing Bank, and weekend backpacks of food. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Merriwether or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!