TCA Times

Wayne Central Middle School Newsletter


November is off to a quick start! It's hard to believe we just finished up the first quarter and report cards are out! We are very proud of our students and all they have achieved in the first marking period. We had 78% of our students make the 10 Week Honor Roll [24% High Honor Roll, 32% Honor Roll, 22% Merit Roll]. Congratulations to all those students who worked hard and were recognized for this honor. We will be working to grow this number for the second quarter and help each of our students make gains from the first quarter.

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Next week on the 19th we have a half day for parent-teacher conferences. If you have not already done so and would like to schedule a conference, please reach out to your child's teachers. We want all parents to know we welcome the opportunity to meet and look forward to working together to ensure our students' success.

Tech Highlight: This year, as many of you may have heard, we are piloting Google Chromebooks in our 7th and 8th grade ELA and Social Studies classrooms as well as in one of our foreign language classrooms. If you are not familiar, Chromebooks are a "cloud-based" laptop with quick connectivity to Google Apps for Education, including Google Drive, Google Classroom and the Google platform. This is a free online platform which has begun to revolutionize the means and efficiency of feedback and collaboration within the classroom. Feel free to check with your son(s)/daughter(s) and ask them about it! Our students seem to be loving it and our teachers have done an amazing job making use of these tools. We look forward to seeing how this pilot will continue to enhance the learning process within these classrooms and consider next steps for implementation. It's exciting stuff!

We have a couple of important messages and dates below. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and a great week. Hopefully we see many of you on the 19th!

PowerSchool Parent

PowerSchool is our web-based information system that allows parents to access grades, assignments, and attendance information, as well as email teachers.

Access this information by logging on to the school district website:

Select PowerSchool Parent (from the left menu under Quick Links). From there select:

PowerSchool Parent under Related Links to log in*

(This is not accessible to students.)

Username: student ID number

Password*: student date of birth (without using the “0” in month and day –

example May 5, 2002 password is 552002)

Or Select

PowerSchool Parent Quick Reference Guide under Related Files for helpful

information about navigating PowerSchool Parent.

If you would like to receive email notification of school announcements, student assignments, grades and attendance through PowerSchool, please follow these instructions once you have logged in to your account:

Select Email Notification (from the left menu)

Click the box(es) for the details that you want emailed to you.

Click the arrow in the drop down list to choose how often

Click send “now” so you do not have to wait

Add one or multiple email addresses (separate account by a comma)

*Contact the Counseling Office ( for your username and password, or if you have any questions about PowerSchool Parent.

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Students of the Week & Class Acts

The following students have contributed positively to the climate of our middle school and have been nominated for Student of the Week:

Connor Jantzi was nominated by the Neptune team for demonstrating a positive work ethic and a great attitude. Connor is a focused, hard worker who is patient and always willing to work with other students. He is a role model for other students on the team.

Emma Gabriel was nominated by the Pluto team for being a kind and respectful student who consistently does high quality work. She has an awesome attitude and is eager to help others.

Ryan Becker was nominated by the Pluto team for being a hard working and diligent student who others enjoy being around. He is eager to do his work and please his teachers.

Andy Hamel was nominated by the Jupiter team for being a respectful student who strives to complete high quality work.

Morgan Miller was nominated by the Saturn team. Morgan works hard to do her best. She is a thoughtful student that is always willing to go above and beyond.

Maya Rush was nominated by the Mercury team for consistently strives to do her best and shows pride in her work. She is a role model in the classroom and an absolute pleasure to teach. Bravo Maya!

Bailey Thomas was nominated by the Mars team for always gives 110% with her efforts in class and with her school work. Bailey is helpful to other students and teachers.

We would also like to recognize our Class Act recipients for their actions which exhibit positive character and leadership traits.

Matthew Phillips our 6th grade recipient is recognized for Achievement Motivation and Responsibility. Matt was in my classroom after school for Math AIS because Mrs. Kittleson was absent and he worked very hard the entire class period, way to go Matt!!

Cody Jackson our 7th grade recipient is recognized for Service to Others, Positive Peer Influence, Caring and Positive Identity. Cody participated in a voluntary service learning assignment.

Kaitlyn Glidden our 8th grade recipient is recognized for Positive Peer Influence. Kaitlyn opened her group to another student who needed a partner and helped her with her work.

The Principals Recipient is Omelia Frink. Omelia has done a wonderful job so far this year. She is an incredibly hard working young lady and an all around great student.

Congratulations to all our Students of the Week and Class Act recipients!!

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

November 16 - 20

American Education Week

November 16

6:00 p.m. PTO Mtg. in Media Center

November 19

½ Day – Parent Teacher Conferences K-12 (10:40 dismissal)

November 19

7:00 p.m. BOE Mtg. in DO Conf. Rm.

November 25, 26, 27

SCHOOL CLOSED – Thanksgiving Recess

December 3

6:00 p.m. TCA Friends of Music Mtg. in Media Center

December 10

7:00 p.m. BOE Mtg. in DO Con. Rm.

December 15

7:00 p.m. MS Band Concert @ PAC

December 22

7:00 p.m. MS Chorus Concert @ PAC

December 24 –

January 1