June 1, 2021
I can't believe it is June 1st, and we only have a couple more weeks left of the school year. It’s time for our 6th and 7th graders to forecast for next year’s elective class! We are also ironing out details of the 8th Grade Reverse Parade Celebration. And last but not least, there is important information you need to know about device and materials collection. There is a lot happening this month, so please take a moment to carefully read through this newsletter for more information.
Important dates for June:
- Tues, June 1: iReady Math Testing Begins
- Wed, June 9: Forecasting forms due for 7th & 8th Grade.
- Mon, June 14: Last day for 8th grade students (hybrid & virtual)
- Mon, June 14: 8th Grade Reverse Parade Celebration 4 PM-6 PM. During this event, we will also be collecting Chromebooks, Student ID Badges, and Library/text books.
- Wed, June 16:Last day for 6th & 7th grade students (Online: Advisory Only)
- Wed, June 16: 6th & 7th Materials Collection, 2 PM-6 PM
- Thu, June 17: 6th & 7th Materials Collection, Noon - 4 PM
- Fri, June 18: 6th & 7th Materials Collection. Call to schedule an appointment.
Ms. Elise Catanese
Wolverines are EPIC (Engaged, Persistent, Intentional, Career & College Ready)
Students of the Month for May
WOLVERINE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Each year staff members recognize students who promote success in and out of the classroom with an award called Student of the Month. Students are presented with a certificate of achievement with a personalized message from their nominating teacher. Student of the Month nominees demonstrate the following EPIC characteristics;
Academics - class participation, work completion, self-motivated, and going beyond basic expectations
Effort - works hard and is persistent
Character - displays initiative, honesty, respect, responsibility, and compassion
Behavior - no behavior concerns or referrals
Social Relationships - leadership, willingness to help peers, shows respect
Attendance - good daily attendance and no excessive tardies
Congratulations to our May 2021 Wolverine Students of the Month!
6th Grade: Ashlynn Blake, Evan Fero, Eric Galloway, Emanuela Gladun, Tayana Kennedy, Lola Kirsch, Anatasia Labib, Glenn Jackson Lewis, Anna Milliken, Sloan Mizell, Max Moffit, Anthony Molony, Daniel Ostapenko, Leon Richard, Garrett Sayles, Darely Torres-Castillo
7th Grade: Elena Avery, Giovanni Bogarin, Amiah Camara, Daniela Damian Figueroa, Mason Filbert, Juan Garcia-Martinez, Ellie Gustavson, Josiah Hopkins, Cassidy Johnson, Viola Mansfield, Evelyn Ostapenko, Makayla Riegelmann, Kaydence Elysse Santos, Preslee Simpson
8th Grade: Ever Calderon, Kellen Collins, Kinzie Hopkins, Karley Karlgaard, Isaac Meyer, Amely Nutas, Mitchell Ollila, Levi Riegelmann, Cadence Stiles
Forecasting for 7th & 8th Grade Elective Class
It’s time to forecast for next year’s elective class! Below you will find the link to the 7th & 8th grade presentation. On a slide at the end of the presentation you will find a link to next year’s forecasting form. To complete the form, you must login through and use the student’s school email account. The form will only accept and collect information from emails within the district. Parent agreement with the choice is required and parents must indicate that they have agreed with the student’s elective choice.
Each student will need to select their preferred elective class for next year. We will fill classes based on the order in which the responses are received. If space is not available in the elective class that the student has chosen, a similar class may be assigned.
For students who applied to and were accepted into AVID for next year, the AVID course will be offered to you in the place of the English Language Arts Extension course. AVID students will take the required ELA course and the AVID course. This means that you will still have an elective class to choose from for next year. When you are forecasting, please select the elective class you would like to take.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your teacher or contact the office at 503-663-3323.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in your classes next year!
7th Grade Presentation
8th Grade Reverse Parade Celebration & Device/Materials Collection
The last day for 8th graders is rapidly approaching, and with it a time to celebrate and get ready for the transition to high school.
On the afternoon of June 14th from 4 PM - 6 PM we will be hosting a reverse parade at West Orient for families to drive through and celebrate students’ accomplishments and achievements. All students and families are invited to attend this drive through celebration of students’ middle school experience and promotion to high school.
Students will receive a certificate in recognition of their completion of 8th grade. As a special feature of the event, all 8th grade students will also receive a special transition gift bag to help them on their way to high school. Students won’t want to miss this!
At the end of the parade route, there will be collection stations for student door badges, library materials and technology - including Chromebooks, chargers, and hotspots. Students should plan to bring these items with them so they can be turned in all at the same event.
If a student or family is not able to attend this event, students can return materials and pick up their certificate and gift bag by contacting the office and making separate arrangements.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at this special event!
Emergency Broadcast Benefit Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit) is a Federal Communications Commission program that provides a temporary discount (up to $50/month) on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.
Families can enroll at this site: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/
Your household qualifies for the Emergency Broadband Benefit if it has an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of the household:
● Received approval for benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
● Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 due to job loss or furlough AND has a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers;
● Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit;
● Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
● Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year;
● Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program, and that provider received FCC approval for its eligibility verification process.
Library Books & Curriculum Materials Return
Please check your email for library notices sent May 17th and do your best to find and return any items listed by the end of this school year. Hybrid students may return any GBSD book to the book drop box in their ELA classroom and eGBSD students may schedule a time to drop off materials by calling the office. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Strobel at email@example.com or call the school and request to speak with her.
Getting Ready for the iReady Assessments
WOMS Counseling Center
Hello again, Wolverine Students & Families!
Our "new normal" continues to impact us and those around us in many different ways. Whether it be housing, bills, food, mental health, or other needs, I am happy to help connect you to those resources. The links below are by category and can be translated to your home language. Other specific resource links can be found on the WOMS Counseling Website.
Please don't hesitate to contact me! Students & Families can always email me or submit a Request Form.