Washington Post

December 2-6, 2019

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

"As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best."


Our vision is to ensure that all students are WMS ARMY Strong and are prepared for high school, college and careers.

Virtual Assignments for November 19th, Red For Ed Day

Students will need to check their google classrooms by Monday, December 2nd for information of each classes virtual assignments and for the hours their teachers will be after school to answer questions. All virtual assignments for this missed day will be due on December 9th.

Upcoming Winter NWEA (Dec. 9th -Dec 13th)

One of the most important moments during the first half of the year is the Winter NWEA. It is a benchmark in how much work students have done during the first half of the year. While grades compare students within the building NWEA give a student the opportunity to see how they measure against students all over the world. It measures students where there are at and gives us a roadmap of where they have been and a projection for where they need to go the rest of the year. Students will be taking the Winter assessments on NWEA during the week of December 9th in their English and Math classes.

Dec. 9th: Reading

Dec. 10th: Reading Cont.

Dec. 11th: Math

Dec. 12th: Math Cont.

Dec. 13th: Language Arts

End of the Semester

We are rapidly approaching the end of the semester. If students still need to bring their grades up they need to sign up for Penny Lane (Study/Retake) their tests or makeup assignments. Penny Lane is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays and fills up quickly this time of the semester so the sooner they sign up the better.

Athletic Club After School Program Announcement

Athletic Club will be transitioning into its wrestling unit starting this Tuesday.

Important PTSA Dates and Information

Please join us on December 10 from 4-8 PM for our Dine-Out for Dollars at Wayback Burgers, 624 East Diamond Ave! 15% of all sales will go to WMS PTSA to fund various events. Just mention WMS PTSA when ordering!



Our Holiday Luncheon for our staff will be held December 9. Please take a minute to check-out the sign-up sheet and see if there is a dish you might be willing to bring in for the luncheon. Thank you!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050549ABAC29A5FA7-holiday

Medicines at WMS

The EVSC Policy states that all medications (including ibuprofen, Midol, Advil or any other over-the-counter drug) must be turned in to the school nurse with a parent permission form. You are welcome to send a bottle of ibuprofen, etc to school for use as needed as long as it it housed at the nurse's office with a signed permission slip. Any medication found on a student will be taken for parent pickup. Permission forms are available in the main office or you can contact our school nurse, Mrs. Peaugh, at 812-477-8983. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

Sporting Events

7th/8th Girls Basketball Tournament vs Lincoln

Monday, Dec. 2nd, 4:30-6:30pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

Girls Basketball Game TBD based upon winning Tuesday

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 4:30pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

6th Grade Girls Basketball Game vs. Glenwood

Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 4:30-5:30pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

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 or you cannot log in, you can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.

http://rdsteach.evsc.k12.in.us/rdsparentaccess/


If you have questions or concerns about grades you can contact your child's teachers, Mrs. Rachel Harrelson or Administration to set up meetings.

Bullying Report Form

We take incidents of bullying very seriously, however, we cannot support your child if we do not know. If your child comes home complaining about a student who repeatedly says things, touches them or harasses them on social media, please make sure to report this to Mr. Meyer or complete the form below. In order for us to be able to prove "bullying," we must have documented incidents to show that it's "repeated." In order to ensure that your child doesn't also get consequences, encourage them to report these incidents, talk to our social worker or counselor, or visit Ms. Hawkins in Regulation Station rather than respond verbally or physically. Please help us make our school safe by reporting things to us and allowing us to properly track, report and hold students accountable. https://washington.evscschools.com/students/bullying_report_form

WMS Expectations and Procedures Handbook

Dress Code Reminders

Cool Weather Items

Type: hoodless sweaters or hoodless sweatshirts, vest, zip up fleece, softshell or cardigan worn with a collared button down or polo shirt underneath

Colors: any solid color


Logo: small manufacturers logos are acceptable; school logos are permitted


The following is unacceptable at WMS and will not be allowed:

· Unnatural hair colors (bright red, burgundy, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink or purple)

· Body piercings, excluding ears. Earrings that pose a safety hazard or that are disruptive in nature

· Visible tattoos

· Skinny style pants, stretch pants or tight fitting clothing

· Hats or head coverings inside the school

· Cell Phones, large purses, gym bags, backpacks, backpack style purses, and drawstring bags must be kept in students’ lockers from 7:30am to 2:30pm.

Washington Middle School Community Supporters

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. Our school counselor, Rachel Harrelson, is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our Youth First Social Workers, is your contact for community resources, family support, student therapy group sessions, Food Bags, Hangers Clothing Bank applications, peer concerns, or general student support. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Meyer or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!