Weddington Middle School Newsletter

November 1, 2019

Notes from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Hallow’s Eve is behind us, and we are fully into the Winter Season! Hats off again to ALL our WMS ABC Fall Coaches and sports teams. Sixth Grade Football remains alive, and we encourage you to join them in this Saturday’s final championship game: 1pm versus Holy Trinity at Monroe High School.

Boys XC did amazingly well and lost but one meet—finished first in the county! Girls also competed well and came in fifth overall. JV Volleyball came in second and showed strength under brand new leadership. Our varsity team lost in the first round of the UCPS Volleyball Tournament, but the girls confirmed an enjoyable and productive season. Girls’ Tennis won the majority of its matches, and the whole dynamic among coach and players proved strong and celebratory. Dance and Cheer also came strong week in and week out, and our 6th grade group has one more in ‘em!

With no rest for the weary, WMS Basketball begins at home against Marvin Ridge on Tuesday, November 12. Our first dance follows that Friday, November 15, and 7th Grade is “glowing crazy!” Please note: our 7th Grade Dance on 11/15 coincides with WHS Home Playoff Football. Students wishing to leave the dance and walk to Warrior Stadium must have written permission from a parent. Students may bring that note directly to the dance personnel at its entry that Friday evening.

Happy Friday, and enjoy your weekend!

Congratulations to this week's Weekly Weddington Wildcats!

6th Grade Championship

We sent our 6th grade football team and cheerleaders off to the championship with lots of love and luck today! Don't miss it--Saturday, 1pm at Monroe High School!

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We Belong!

WE BELONG in a school where...

  • ALL PEOPLE have a responsibility to create and maintain an inclusive environment.

  • ALL PEOPLE will actively listen to and seek to understand multiple viewpoints, especially those that are different from your own.

  • ALL PEOPLE have the right to explore who they are and develop their own identity to contribute to the greater good.

  • ALL PEOPLE will be encouraged to talk about differences to make us stronger.

  • ALL PEOPLE will support a foundation of kindness while actively working towards engaging in social action.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THESE BELIEFS BY PURCHASING A WMS "WE BELONG" SHIRT THAT CAN BE WORN ON THE LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH!

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The Book Fair is Coming!

Click here to see the schedule (students come in with language arts classes) or sign up to help! Don't miss our Pastries with Parents event on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 8-9am.
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Want to volunteer? Here's your chance!

WMS HEALTH SCREENING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Wednesday, November 13th.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948aea829a31-wmshealth

6th Grade Dance (February 28th)

Committee interest meeting will be held on

November 18th at 3:50 in the WMS Media Center

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0948AEA829A31-wms6th

All 7th grade students will receive hearing and vision screening on Wednesday November 13th during the school day. If you prefer your child to opt out of these screenings please send in a written note to the nurse or front office. Please remind your students to bring their glasses on that date as well.

PAWS-itively Important Information

Limited Availability--order now!

The WMS Public Relations class is proud to offer the first edition of the WMS literary magazine, written and created by students, for students! You can also purchase a "shout-out" acknowledgement when you purchase the magazine. Acknowledge your student or his/her teacher in a special way that will be recorded in history in this special first edition of the WMS literary magazine.
http://bit.ly/WMSlitmag
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Helpful WMS Info

Please remember you need to bring your driver’s license to visit, volunteer, or check out students.

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BUS INFO

  • Download the Here Comes the Bus app or visit herecomesthebus.com
  • Click the Sign Up button
  • Enter school code 74436 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  • Complete the “User Profile” box
  • Under “My Students,” click “Add”
  • Enter your child’s last name and student ID number



Car riders are not permitted to ride school buses.

Absence/Early Dismissal

Parents, if your child will be leaving school early, please send a note to the homeroom teacher with the dismissal time. Students who leave before or arrive after 12:15 pm will be marked absent for the day. There are no dismissals allowed after 3:30 pm. If you send a note for your student to be in the office at 3:30 pm and you arrive after the 3:30 pm deadline, if your student is not in the office waiting for you the office staff will not call your student out of class. Also, all early dismissal and late arrivals from medical appointments must have a note from the doctor in order to be excused.

When students are absent it is not necessary to call the school. Be sure to send a note to the homeroom teacher stating why the student was not in school. UCPS will notify you through Connect-Ed if your student was

absent.