I wanted to alert you to a concern we have at the middle school. In recent weeks we have become more aware of students using "vapes" or "e-cigarettes" both outside of school, and sometimes even on campus. Consequences for doing so are significant, not only in terms of discipline, but also, even more importantly, health consquences. I have attached an information sheet from the Center for Disease Control. Please take the time to share what you have learned with your student.
Robert E. Watson
Self-harm and self-injury
Cutting is often foreign and frightening to parents. It involves intentionally cutting the skin with a sharp object and is the most common form of self-injury that adolescents exhibit. It is primarily done as a means to cope with painful emotions or to express emotional distress. Adolescents often self-harm due to social difficulties, trauma, self-punishment, mental health disorders (depression or anxiety), or for attention. As adults, we understand that this behavior is very harmful and could lead to more damage and psychological problems down the road. The key to helping your child is to be aware of self-harm, the signs, and treatment. For more information about this topic, please refer to the articles below:
If you are concerned about your child or someone you know, please contact Mrs. McKinney at email@example.com for more information and support.
Battle of the Books
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports)
- 45% of the student population has been nominated for student of the month
- Staff members have rewarded students with 2,219 buzz tickets
The last day of school is approaching quickly! The PBIS team is organizing a fun last day for students. Students will rotate among three stations with their grade level. Activities will include a photo booth, karaoke, lawn games, face painting, sidewalk chalk, kickball, soccer, Frisbee, and much more! If you would like to sign up to volunteer to help with these activities, please click HERE. Thank you!
April Students of the Month
WMS Math Competition
1st Place in Team Competition
Hannah P, Kaley D, Gwen E, Ashley M
2nd Place in Team Competition
Lauren K, Brie E, Bailey B, Sophie C
3rd Place in Team Competition
Charlie N, Josue M, Eli P, Parker F