WMS Friday Forecast
April 22, 2022
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Hello WMS Parents and Guardians
We are in the final stretch! While spring may seem like the time to relax a little as outdoor activities and sports move into our lives, it is really the time to continue to keep an eye on grades and homework in Home Access Center (HAC). While the end of the school year is approaching, it is important that our students remember to remain academically focused until the final school day!
To facilitate a strong finish, we offer Saints Helping Hawks every Tuesday and Thursday after school. Saints Helping Hawks is designed to support students who may need some homework help or a just a structured environment to get work done. Keep in mind that our teachers are always willing to take that extra step to help a student do better in class.
I would encourage you to take a few minutes this weekend to sit down with your RedHawk to review Home Access Center and to set a goal or two for the end of the year. We will be focusing on instruction through May 24th with May 25th being a fun day together with some end-of-the-year activities. We have found that the more structure we maintain through the end of the school year, the better the year ends for everyone.
Enjoy your weekend!
D303 Equity Audit
Any student, staff member, or family member who was not selected to participate in a focus group may answer the same questions by submitting a form that will be available here and on the D303 website in the Equity Audit tile. Access to the forms will close on Monday, April 25, 2022.
Parents must use the email associated with a primary contact for your child(ren). You can check the email that is on record by logging into Home Access Center. Once your email is verified, you will be sent a link to the questionnaire within 1-2 business days. Parent Intake Form
- Paige Chmelar from Mrs. Breon
- Siena DalSanto from Ms. Harper
- Nolan Fabian from Mrs. Olson
- Parker Lee from Mr. Gabel
- John Lorenty from Mrs. Vitkus
- Bella Pagan from Ms. Ziltz
- Aidan Renz from Mrs. Vitkus
- Brooklyn Schilb from Mr. Scurte
- Valerie Shirar from Ms. Raymond
- Declan Sons from Mr. Masoncup
- Gianna Spina from Mr. Wilkerson
- Arianna Barone from Team 8-4
- Teliyah Clemons from Team 8-4
- Charlie Major from Team 8-4
- Lilli Margewich from Team 7-4
- Jack Miller from Team 8-4
- Lelanie Posada from Team 7-4
- Brandon Pregler from Team 7-4
- Dylan Racz from Team 7-4
- Journee Sanders from Team 8-4
- Teagan Sjogren from Ms. Nichols
Congratulations to the following recipients of the LRC’s "Reading with My Peeps" Reading Promotion!
Kanokkwan Maha & Sophia Rivas
Alanna Gupta & Nicole Mayer
Riya Shah & Hannah Stone
Zoe Zars & Lilianne Merrel
Parker Whitaker & Madilyn Watson
Mia McCall & Lucy Auriemma
Way to go RedHawks!
8th Grade End-of-Year Celebrations
We are working with our PTO to plan our 8th-grade end-of-year celebrations. We have three fun events planned!
On Tuesday, May 24th we will host an 8th-grade Dance and Social in the early evening. We will need a large number of volunteers to make this dance successful, so look for information soon! Our theme is "Hollywood!" There will be a $10 charge for this event, though all students on free and reduced lunch will receive a complimentary ticket. More information to follow in late April
On Wednesday, May 25th in the morning, we will hold an 8th-grade awards ceremony at the Norris Cultural Arts Center. All parents are welcome, but we specifically invite those whose children will be receiving an award.
On Wednesday, May 25 our PTO will host a lunch for our 8th-grade students. Again, we will need plenty of volunteers for this event, so look for information soon.
Help - Computer Wanted!
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ID Expectations for Middle Schools:
ID Expectations for Middle Schools: D303 has set clear expectations that all middle school students wear IDs on a lanyard at all times. If a student does not have an ID/lanyard, they will need to purchase a new set for $5 in the LRC. The $5 fee will be charged to your child's PushCoin account. This can add up very quickly if a student does not have their ID several times. Please be sure to talk to your student about showing responsibility by wearing their lanyards at all times, and so that they understand the financial implications of having to buy replacement lanyards.
You should also check their PushCoin accounts routinely for added fees now owed. Login to PushCoin and check under the fees tab for charges. Parents do receive a notification every time a charge is entered into their student’s PushCoin account. If you check under the “Wallet” instead of the “Fees” tab, you may not see the new charges.
D303 offers a variety of summer school, athletic and music camp opportunities at our schools. Please check back regularly for added offerings!
A Reminder from the School Nurse
State legislation requires that all Illinois children in Sixth Grade will have a dental examination. A licensed dentist must perform the examination, and he or she shall sign the form. Dental offices should have the form available, but it is also available online at www.d303.org under Departments, then Health Services, then “Health Documents and Forms”. Each 6th grade student must present proof of a dental examination by a dentist prior to May 15, 2022. The exam must be dated within 18 months prior to May 15, 2022. If your child has had an exam already, you can ask your dentist to complete the form for the exam.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a waiver for children who show undue burden or lack of access to a dentist. Parents or legal guardians who object to the dental examinations on religious grounds shall present to the school a signed, detailed statement of the objection.
The deadline is quickly approaching! Please submit this if you have not already done so. If you have any questions, please contact the WMS nurses at 331-228-3704.