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April 3 - April 7th, 2017

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!

Honor Assembly Tomorrow 4/3

We will hold our assembly on Monday acknowledging the hard work that our students and staff put in during the 3rd quarter. In addition, the certificates students who are honored at the assembly for Honor Roll will receive free dress for the rest of the week!

8th Grade Spring Picture Day Thursday

8th Graders will have pictures taken on Thursday morning. This will be the picture included in the folio for recognition with the certificates. The order forms were sent out before the Spring Break, but students can get additional forms in the office if they didn't make it home. These pictures are dress-up photos.


The dress code is as follows:


Ladies can wear dresses, skirts or dress pants. Dresses and skirts must be longer than finger tip length and shoulders must be covered. If girls are wearing dresses with tank tops or straps, they can cover shoulders with sweaters or jackets.


Gentlemen are encouraged to wear dress shirts and ties or bow ties. Jackets and suits are encouraged.


Students may change back to uniform after pictures or stay in their dress clothes throughout the day.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Scheduled

Our 8th graders will be recognized at the Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, May 18th at 9:00am in the Bosse High School Auditorium. This is a formal ceremony, so students are encouraged to dress up for the occasion.


The dress code: Ladies can wear dresses, skirts or dress pants. Dresses and skirts must be longer than finger tip length and shoulders must be covered. If girls are wearing dresses with tank tops or straps, they can cover shoulders with sweaters or jackets.



Gentlemen are encouraged to wear dress shirts and ties or bow ties. Jackets and suits are encouraged.


Parking: Parking will be limited to the football stadium parking lot along Highway 41. Please enter the doors that face Washington Avenue. The front parking lot will only be open for handicapped family members.


This is a formal event to honor the work of our students. We ask that you help us model appropriate and respectful behavior during this event by clapping respectfully and refraining from yelling as student names are being called. This is out of respect for all families, so they can also hear their child's name.

Track Meet Wash/Glenwood/Lodge

Wednesday, April 5th, 4:30pm

211 Fielding Road

Evansville, IN

Jr. Academic Super Bowl

Tuesday, April 4th, 4:30pm

2603 West Maryland Street

Evansville, IN

PTSA Spring Fling/Dance

Friday, April 7th, 2:45pm

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, you can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.

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


Remember to check out your students schedule for the second semester. Check RDS for the new teacher and class information.


Report cards go out this Friday but you can always check RDS for the most up to date grade information as well as past report cards.


If you have questions or concerns about grades you can contact Mrs. Bender Carrie.Bender@evsc.k12.in.us or Administration to set up meetings.

Penny Lane Study Cafe and Retakes

We will be offering Penny Lane Study Cafe after school again this year. We have divided the session into two parts: Retakes and Tutoring. If your child does not reach proficient on any part of an assessment, they can schedule a retake with their teacher. Their teacher will leave the assessment in a folder for the Penny Lane supervisors, and your child may stay after school to retake.


If your child needs additional support with any subject, they can stay after for tutoring. In order to schedule after school tutoring, students can go to Google Classroom and join the class with the following code: tld1ot From that Classroom, they can sign up to stay for tutoring.


We are trying to keep the classes small, so students can get the help they need. If students do not sign up for the sessions or schedule an assessment with their teacher, they will not be able to stay. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns regarding help for your child.

Continental Classic Homeroom Battle

Students were introduced to the Homeroom Battle this week. Several teachers came together to create an exciting competition for students throughout the year. Each quarter, students will earn points for their homerooms for participation (attendance + participation in after-school programs), behavior (no office referrals), and grades (points for each grade + points for improvement). The winning homeroom from each grade level will earn a trip to Holiday World at the end of the school year. We're looking forward to letting the competition begin!

Bosse Lady Bulldogs Girls Basketball Camp

See flyer below for information on this exciting opportunity for our burgeoning Lady Bulldogs. They can participate in this fun skill building camp at no cost.
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Cell Phones

Students are allowed to carry their cell phones to school for communication purposes. However, we ask that cell phones are kept in their lockers from 7:30-2:30. Students can turn their phones in to the office in the morning if they'd like them to stay in the safe. Phones can be picked back up at the end of the day outside room 11 with Mrs. Miller. If students are caught with their phones during the day, we will keep it in the office and ask parents to come pick it up. Thank you for keeping our classrooms a no-phone zone!

5 Tardy Policy

Getting to school and class on time are important to student grades and our school goals. Missing 2 days per month means your student misses 10% of the year. By 9th grade missing 20% of the year is a better predictor of dropping out than test scores. With this in mind, students who are late or tardy 5 or more times in a week will serve After-School Detention to try and recoup some of the lost time. As a reminder, classes start at 7:30 am. We understand that life happens, so please contact us if you have questions or concerns.

PBIS Points

This is the code for the Base Exchange order form. Students can use their points to order items from the PBIS Reward Store, The Base Exchange. The order form can be found by going to Google Classroom, Joining a Class, then entering the code below. All orders will be filled and ready for the students during their grade level assigned days during lunch periods.


Google Classroom Link

Access Code - 14d7jjv

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. Meyer, Mr. Gaffney or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!