Wilson Middle School Newsletter

October 2022

Wilson Middle School Mission

Wilson Middle School will provide equity in achievement levels for all students, regardless of ethnicity, gender or socio-economic status, by:

* Communicating high expectation for all students

* Continuously improving instruction in collaborative learning teams

* Implementing best classroom practices based on research

* Assessing student achievements regularly

* Arranging necessary time and resources to meet standards

* Encouraging students to believe that they can and will achieve

Letter from the Principal

Dear parents,

This has been a great start to the 2022-23 school year! Thank you for your ongoing partnership in your students' learning. It has been great to greet and meet so many of you at our orientation, Open House, athletic events, Booster meetings, and so many of you that have visited our school this past month. We hope that you continue to stay involved in your students' learning, in my opinion this is when they most need you. Speaking of opportunities to be involved, the Teacher/Parent/Student Conferences are coming up very soon starting on November 3-5. We will be sending our reminders as we get closer to the date. A reminder to parents of a very important resource for your students, that is the after-school homework center. We have teachers and other support staff available to help students’ complete assignments, assessments, projects, or just a quiet place to read. Please make sure to take the time to read over the contents of this newsletter, there is important information and dates to remember included.

We are proud to be CAVS Strong!

Mr. Araiza, Principal


Parents, you must update your student’s information and emergency contact list. If there, will be any changes to your phone numbers or address please contact our Registrar at 573-2406.

Important Dates

10/7- No School

10/10-Registration open for Winter 1 sports

10/13 -Parent Booster Meeting in the Cafeteria 6pm

10/17-10/21-Spirit Week

10/20-Picture Retakes

10/21-Fall Social 2:30pm-4:00pm in the Gym. Student ID required for entry

10/26-10/27- Dental Clinic

10/27- Choir, Advanced Band and Advanced Orchestra Concerts 7pm in the Main gym

10/27-First Quarter Ends

NOV 2-4-Parent/Teacher Conferences early release 11:15

Counselors Corner

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year Wilson Parents and Students!

A message from your counselors:

Your counselors this year are Manuela Guzman (last name A-G), Jennifer Brownlow (last names H-O) and Yvonne Robinson (P-Z). Please call or email us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your students' academic or social well-being. We would be happy to help in any way we can. We encourage students to schedule time to speak to their counselor to talk about stress, anxiety, family changes, friendship, grief and loss or anything that is on their mind. Please encourage your student to come to the office, call or email their counselor to set up a time to talk. We look forward to working with you and your students this year!

Mrs. Brownlow, Mrs. Guzman and Mrs. Robinson

Jennifer Brownlow 573-2416 brownlow.jennifer@ysd7.org

Manuela Guzman 573-2415 guzman.manuela@ysd7.org

Yvonne Robinson 573-2417 robinson.yvonne@ysd7.org

The McKinney-Vento Act: The Basics

If you lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act. For information, contact your school counselor or call Javier @ 573-7142.

Congratulations to our Art students!!

Congratulations to these students for having artwork displayed in the ESD105 Student Art Exhibit at the Central Washington State Fair! Stop by and see their work and be sure to congratulate them for their awesome creativity!

Terryn Hewitt, Kadence Benske, Parker Picking, Alonso Garcia, Layla Myers, Samantha Major, Dani Mott, Trent Toki, Rainy Fridley, Sasha Maddon, Grace Johnson, Selena Ortiz, Armando Zapien, Katelynn Huey, David Wilson, Zanaya Joe, Isabel Romba, Adrian Mendoza, Maliah Strickland, Gissel Vargas-Herrera, Nevaeh Johnson, Natalie Espinoza, Maliah O’Neal, Merily Mendoza, Melissa Flores, Paris Ochoa, Kaylynn Valenzuela, Everest Aleena Millet, Ginger Gibbs, Izeah Soria, Mallorie Sixberry and Zayden Encinas.

Choir, Advanced Band and Advanced Orchestra

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 7pm

902 South 44th Avenue

Yakima, WA

Come and enjoy beautiful music sung and played by our Cavalier choir advanced band and advanced orchestra. The concerts will be in our Main Gym.

Library News

Homework Center Information

HOMEWORK CENTER IN THE LIBRARY is after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Students must come immediately after the final bell, sign in for attendance, and they will be given a snack provided by the Food Services. Students can get help with assignments, use any supplies to complete work, and attendance records are kept daily. Please contact Mrs. Madrinich at 573-2422 or madrinich.kari@ysd7.org if you want to check on whether a student was here and when they left for the day.

Announcing the annual WILSON YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR! One or two students can win a FREE COPY OF THE YEARBOOK WORTH $25 if they design the cover art for either the front or the back covers, or both! Stop by in the library to see past cover design winners and start planning your art now. The due date is Friday, November 18th. Cover art should be done on 8 1/2" by 11" paper with names on the back of the design.

MakerSpace is back again for those wanting a safe and creative place to explore a variety of arts and crafts. We're still planning on which days and what we'll be doing on those days, so contact Mrs. Madrinich 573-2422 if you have any ideas, want to volunteer to teach a craft you enjoy, or are just curious what a MakerSpace is all about! We will also be serving a snack and taking attendance for this afterschool activity.

Read, Read, Read!!

Wilson students will visit the library every two weeks with their Language Arts classes. We encourage every student to have a book EVERYDAY to read when he or she are finished with his or her assignments. Reading a wide variety of books that students choose is THE BEST WAY to be successful in ALL SUBJECTS! Make reading a daily habit by turning off electronics before bed and reading for 30 minutes to an hour. It can be a great way to relax, have quiet time, and help you sleep better and remember new knowledge. Students can also visit in the mornings at 7:30 or during their lunchtime with a pass from the office. Visit the library Canvas pages or the Wilson Library homepage on the school website to learn more about what is new in the library!

Sports Information

Winter 1 Sports

Registration for Winter 1 sports, Wrestling and Girl's Basketball opens October 10th. Register online at www.familyid.com. Please be sure that your student athlete has a Sports Physical, this is different from a well-child check. The Sports Physical should be completed by October 25th. If they had one done for fall sports that is good for the rest of the year.

The season officially starts on October 24th with a 30 minute meeting afterschool. The first full practice is on October 25th from 2:30 - 4:45.

School Schedule

Daily Schedule

Monday 8:00am to 1:30pm

Tuesday-Friday: 8:00am to 2:30pm

Fun with 6th Grade Science this month

In 6th grade life science class we are well on our way! Students have begun using the compound light microscopes and are beginning to learn about "cells.." Look forward to the "3D cell model project" students will be working at home on this in Late September and early October. We look very forward to learning about biology this year and will keep you updated on upcoming science projects and learning targets. Oh ya, If a plant is sad do other plants photosympatathise with it?


Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy

All student cell phones, earbuds, and electronic devices are to be turned off and stored in student backpacks once students are on campus between the hours of 7:30 am and 2:30 pm.

Wilson Middle School staff will not be responsible for lost or stolen cell phones or electronic devices. If the student is caught with their phone out during school hours, the phone will be taken to the office. If it is the students 1st offence they can pick it up at the end of the day. If there is a 2nd incident and anytime after, the parents will be asked to come and pick up the cell phone from the office.

If students need to reach parents for any reason they can use the phone in the office.

Please encourage your student to come to the office if they are not feeling well. We do not allow students to text or call parents from their cell phones in class. This disrupts learning and causes confusion in the office because we are unaware as to why the student is leaving.

Dress Code

Dress Code

Wilson Middle School guidelines for students will foster an environment of respect for oneself, a sense of school pride, and will improve the level of safety in our building, while maintaining a focus on academic achievement. This policy applies to all students at Wilson Middle School.

Students may wear:

· Pants, shorts, sport shorts, and skirts of any color.

· Shorts and skirts that are longer than the finger tips, when arms are extended down to the sides.

· Tops that are of any color, or style, as long as shoulders, cleavage, backs, chest, and midriffs are covered.

· Hats and hoods, but only outside the building.

· Footwear that is safe for all school activities.

Students may not wear:

· Pants, shorts, or skirts with holes above the finger tips; unless worn with leggings underneath.

· Clothing with excessively ripped/hanging material that can catch or snag.

- Muscle shirts, tank tops or crop tops.

· Bedtime slippers, flip-flops, or “slides”

· Pants, shorts, or skirts, “sagged”.

· Trench coats or long overcoats.

· Any items deemed by administration as disruptive to the educational process, such as gang attire, or items with sexual, drug or alcohol messages, or those deemed unsafe. (This includes gang color or representation through numbers, pictures, Old English fonts, etc.)

We believe our dress code preserves our commitment to provide a safe and equitable school environment for all students. If in doubt, please call 573-2400 to avoid a disruption to your student’s education.


ABSENCES: If you have not called in your student's absence and we have not made contact with you, please send a note with your student upon his/her return in order to avoid an unexcused absence. We are now required to send an attendance letter after three unexcused absences. At five unexcused absences, we will schedule a conference to discuss attendance issues. If, your child obtains 7 unexcused absences or 10 unexcused absences in a year a BECCA petition will be filed for your student in juvenile court. Feel free to contact our attendance secretary at 573-2410.

TARDIES: Students need to be in class by the time the tardy bell rings. In the morning, the first bell rings at 7:50am, students are expected to be in class by 8:00am and ready to learn! Students have 4 minutes to get to their next class on time; otherwise they are tardy, which disrupts the learning process.

CHECKING OUT A STUDENT: When you know your student has an appointment or needs to be picked up early, we ask that you to send a note or call in the morning with the time they will be picked up. Your student will need to turn in the note to the office and will receive a pass to be released with the time you indicate. We will not be calling classrooms, as this

interrupts instruction.

If you have any questions, please call our attendance secretary at 573-2410.

PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCES: If your student will be gone from school for other than an illness, or medical appointment, please fill out a prearranged absence form ahead of time. The forms are in the office at the student service desk. They need to be completed two weeks ahead of time with a parent signature or attached note, the dates of the absence, teacher signatures, and the principal’s signature. If such an absence occurs, and the form is not completed by district guidelines, the absence is not excused

Students should always check their school email and Canvas page to stay current on their school assignments.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM