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December 8-12

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!

Stay Up on Your Child's Grades Through RDS Parent Access

Please make sure you are checking your child's grades on RDS Parent Access. What a great resource to stay informed at your convenience! You can also email your child's teachers from your child's schedule link. If you have questions regarding RDS Parent Access, please call school and speak to the secretaries or our counselor, Mrs. Asay.

Netbooks to be collected Dec. 11-15

All student netbooks will be collected prior to the holiday break for updates and minor repairs. The ultimate goal is to ensure that students have access to quality technology for class instruction and for assessments. In order to prepare students for the new ISTEP+ that we will take in the Spring, we are getting new netbooks in January. These are updated and can support the new assessment items. The new netbooks are required to stay in the building until after this Spring round of testing. Students will have access to netbooks during each class and during the Penny Lane Study Cafe. If you have questions about students not bringing their netbook home or if you would like to check one out, you can contact Mr. Merriwether or Ms. Branson.

Santa Shop Available at Base Exchange

Students will be able to use their stamps earned for good behavior and grades to purchase items for their families and friends at the Base Exchange. A variety of items were added to the store for students to purchase as gifts for others. If you have small items or trinkets that you would like to donate, we would be grateful for the donations. We need small items for the Base Exchange store throughout the year as rewards. Please bring any donated items to the main office. Thank you in advance!

Acuity Assessments This Week

Students will be taking the Winter assessment for Science, Social Studies, ELA and Math this week. This assessment gives us a picture of how ready students are for those portions of the ISTEP+ assessment in the Spring.

Tutoring Available at Penny Lane Study Cafe!

Monday through Thursday, students will have access to free tutoring in all subjects in our Penny Lane Study Cafe. Students can drop in at any time to get assistance on studying for a test, completing a project, or doing homework. Students do not need to register or sign up. They can drop in at any time, get a snack, get some work done, then catch a bus home!

Thank You to the Public Education Foundation!

Thank you, PEF, for the grant supporting our reading classes! With this grant, WMS will be able to purchase three kits of books that are middle school topics at lower reading levels. These books will assist us in meeting the needs of our struggling readers.

Events After School on Monday until 4:30pm

Orchestra practice with Mr. Binder

Penny Lane Study Cafe'

Book Club

Computer Club

Bowling Club

Boys Basketball Callout Meeting

Any 6th-8th boy interested in trying out for basketball will need to stay after school on Monday to meet the coaches and get information on tryouts. This meeting will be from 3:00-4:15. A bus will be available after the meeting.

Holiday Band/Orchestra Concert

Monday, Dec. 8th, 7pm

1801 Washington Ave

Evansville, IN

Come enjoy the holiday sounds from our band and orchestra. They've worked all semester building up to this concert!

Girls Basketball City Tournament Game I

Monday, Dec. 8th, 5-7pm

1801 Washington Ave

Evansville, IN

Good luck to our girls basketball team as they fight for the City Championship this week. Students are welcome to attend and support our teams, but there is not a bus for fans. Fans will need to make arrangements to get home prior to coming to the game.

Events after school on Tuesday

Penny Lane Study Cafe


Green Team

Art Club

Drama Club

Film Club

Events After School on Wednesday until 4:30pm

Penny Lane Study Cafe

Orchestra with Mr. Binder

Computer Club

Girls basketball practice

St. Mark's Tutoring at St. Mark's

Girls Basketball Tournament - games and times TBA

Events After School on Thursday until 4:30pm

Penny Lane Study Cafe

Art Club

Film Club

Diamonds for Girls

Cheerleading practice (JV)

Dress Rehearsal - Orchestra


Girls Basketball tournament - games and times TBA

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. Asay, 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. Merriwether or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!