Worthingway Middle School Updates

10/23/2020

Dear Families,

Winter sports are starting next week! I have included a brief video below from Mr. Mosca about winter sports. Mr. Mosca is our athletic director, Val Swearengen is our athletic secretary. They are both great resources for any questions you may have regarding sports. Please call or email if you have any questions. Our school athletic page is also updated frequently (Worthingway website, tab 'Activities/Athletics').


Some items to note. In the winter we offer boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and 8th grade cheerleading. Wrestling is combined with Kilbourne Middle School; Basketball and cheer are specific to Worthingway and are 'cut' sports, meaning there are tryouts. Specific information is included in the video from Mr. Mosca below.


Thank you for another great week, have a great weekend, and most importantly, GO BUCKS!



Mr. Kellenberger

Winter Sport Update from Mr. Mosca

Important Winter Sports information is included in this video from Mr. Mosca.
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7th Grade Families: Signs of Suicide Program Information

Each year we partner with Nationwide Children's Hospital to provide our 7th grade students depression awareness and a suicide prevention program called Signs of Suicide (SOS). The program aims to increase help to students seeking support for themselves or a friend. SOS is listed on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. More information is provided at the link provided, including an informational video, and a family opt out letter.


We will present the SOS program on Monday and Tuesday next week (10/26 and 10/27.


Signs of Suicide (SOS) information

Halloween in Worthington

Trick or Treat Night in Worthington and Columbus are Thursday 10/29, 6-8pm. For more information, please follow these links: Worthington info, Central Ohio info. We request that students refrain from wearing Halloween costumes to school and/or bringing treats (candy, etc.) following Trick or Treat night.

Online Safety and Digital Wellness Workshops

Recently, Cheryl Mahoney presented a presentation about Online Safety and Digital Wellness. She will be offering 2 follow-up workshops to answer questions and to provide practical, easy-to-implement guidelines to keep your family safe online. Below are the registration links for the workshops. Both sessions will start at 7:00p.m. and end at 8:00p.m. Please feel free to share the registration links with your family and friends.


Workshop 1 - Wednesday, October 21st

https://qrgo.page.link/R26Qi


Workshop 2 - Wednesday, October 28th

https://qrgo.page.link/sd8Ge


As a reminder, the Worthington Cares Speaker series is brought to you through a partnership between Worthington Schools, the City of Worthington, and Worthington C.A.R.E.S. Coalition.

Picture Day(s) Update

School Name: Worthingway Middle School
Picture Day Dates:
Monday, November 9 (Blue group)

Tuesday, November 10 (Green group)
Picture Day ID: EVTCXSV7F

Order pictures here: my.lifetouch.com


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Leadership Worthington Student Mentor Program Returns

Leadership Worthington and Worthington Schools are happy to announce that the student mentoring program will be moving forward for the second semester of the school year (January, 2021). In addition, we are also excited to have Phoenix Middle School join us, thus bringing the program to every middle and high school in the district.


Now, more than ever, we need caring individuals who are willing to give one hour, once a week, to provide a listening ear, guidance, and encouragement to a student who may be struggling with school and/or life’s many challenges.


To be a mentor, all you have to do is be willing to obtain a background check through the school district (paid for by Leadership Worthington), spend up to an hour a week during the school day, and provide empathy, coaching, and inspiration to a student with whom you will be matched.


Training will be provided as well as ongoing support through the program coordinator as well as a building coordinator. Check out this video to learn more about the program, its goals and its benefits. Mentors will need to adhere to the Worthington Schools safety protocols, which may include a health self-assessment prior to coming to school, social distancing, and wearing a mask while meeting with their students in their assigned school.


If you are interested, please complete the Mentor Application by clicking on the link below. If you have any questions please contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Wene, at mentoring@wscloud.org.


MENTOR APPLICATION


Athletics

Please visit our school website for athletic information or contact Mr. Mosca (wmosca@wscloud.org) our school Athletic Director

Worthingway Middle School

Principal: Nathan Kellenberger (nkellenberger@wscloud.org)

Dean/Athletic Director: Bill Mosca (wmosca@wscloud.org)

Counselor: Natalie Fei (nfei@wscloud.org)

Secretaries: Amanda DeBernard (adebernardi@wscloud.org)

Val Swearengen (vswearengen@wscloud.org)