Washington Post

October 16-18, 2019

We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!

"As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best."


Our vision is to ensure that all students are WMS ARMY Strong and are prepared for high school, college and careers.

Immunization Deadline

October 21st is the deadline for turning in immunization records or communicating to the nurse a scheduled appointment to have these done. Otherwise students without their required immunizations will be excluded from school as of October 22nd

Important PTSA Information

Upcoming dates to note:
1. Monday, October 21, 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM- Coffee Chat and PTSA meeting in the media center. Please park behind the gym and enter through the doors at the turnaround. You do not have to be a member of PTSA to attend.

2. Monday, October 21, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM- Family Engagement Night – QPR training in the media center. Mrs. Miller will be providing QPR training which is suicide prevention
training. This is for adults only. Children will have a separate
activity available to them. Please park behind the gym and enter
through the doors at the turnaround

3. Wednesday, October 23, 11 AM to 11 PM - Kipplees Dine-out for Dollars. Must have a physical copy of the giveback form for Washington middle school PTSA to receive 30% back. Forms are available in the front office or can be emailed to you by emailing ptsa.washington@gmail.com Additionally, forms can be sent home with your child.

4. Beginning Thursday, October 24 through Wednesday, October 30, boo grams will be for sale in the media center during lunch and recess for students to purchase for $.50 or three for a dollar. These notes and candy will be passed out to students on Thursday, October 31 during last period.

5. Friday, November 1, 5-7:00 PM: Fall dance in the gym. Cost is two dollars per student with concessions available to purchase. Students must have citizenship in order to attend. This is a costume dance. Principals will be sharing costume regulations as we get closer to the date.. Please sign up to help with food donations.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050549ABAC29A5FA7-fall


New this year is a punch card. You can purchase these beginning Monday in the library from Mrs. Perry, from Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Rodgers, and at lunch a couple times next week.They cost $5 and will cover the cost to get into the dance, a slice of pizza, a drink, a snack cake or fruit snack, and a bag of chips.
Purchasing the punch card will save you $1.25. If you choose not to purchase the punch card, entrance to the dance is $2 and concessions will be available. Punch cards can also be purchased through our square account for $5.46 to cover processing fees at https://washington-middle-school-ptsa.square.site/ We will ask students to fill out their preferences at school upon getting the notification of an order.

*Please note - punch cards will be kept upon purchase until the time of the dance. They will be passed out at arrival to prevent cards from being lost.

6. We are in need of assistance filling our emergency bags. Each classroom has one to use in case we need to vacate due to an emergency. At this time we are in need of the following items:
- 40 flashlights with batteries
- 40 first aid kits
- 40 rolls of gauze
- 40 rolls of athletic tape
* if you or a business is interested in donating but would prefer to donate monetarily so items can be bought in bulk, please visit our square account to do so. Thank you!

https://washington-middle-school-ptsa.square.site/

Immunization Clinic

The Vanderburgh County Health Department will be coming to Washington to conduct a shot clinic on October 17th for students needing immunizations. Sign up by clicking on the link below.


https://www.cognitoforms.com/VCHD3/SchoolVaccinationClinics2019

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WMS October Student Spotlight

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Report Cards Coming Soon

Thursday, October 4 marked the end of the first grading period. Please take time to check your student's grades online and discuss with them how they feel they are doing as well as what goals they have for the next grading period. If you have any concerns, please be sure to reach out to your student's teachers.

WMS Girls Basketball Roster

Congratulations to the members of the 2019-2020 WMS Girls Basketball Team!
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WMS JV and Varsity Cheer Squad

Congratulations to those who made the 2019-2020 WMS JV and Varsity Cheer Squad!
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Family Movie Night

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After School Schedule

There is no school on Monday and Tuesday, so after school programs will resume on Wednesday

Penny Lane Cafe

This is a program that meets every Tuesday and Thursday until 4:30 for students who need to retake a test or get some extra tutoring. Interested students need to sign up with Mrs. Stoll in room 20 or by emailing her at jennifer.stoll@evsck12.com. Limited to 10 per day.

Sporting Events

Cub Football vs Reitz

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 5:30pm

1300 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

Cub Football vs Harrison

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 10am

1300 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

PTSA Giveback Night at Kipplee's

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 11am

2350 East Division Street

Evansville, IN

Tell them WMS PTSA sent you and 30% of your total will go towards Washington Middle School. Good for dine in or carryout!

Bullying Report Form

We take incidents of bullying very seriously, however, we cannot support your child if we do not know. If your child comes home complaining about a student who repeatedly says things, touches them or harasses them on social media, please make sure to report this to Mr. Meyer or complete the form below. In order for us to be able to prove "bullying," we must have documented incidents to show that it's "repeated." In order to ensure that your child doesn't also get consequences, encourage them to report these incidents, talk to our social worker or counselor, or visit Ms. Hawkins in Regulation Station rather than respond verbally or physically. Please help us make our school safe by reporting things to us and allowing us to properly track, report and hold students accountable. https://washington.evscschools.com/students/bullying_report_form

How is your child doing in classes?

Access this link to see your child's grades, discipline, attendance, and schedules. You can also update your contact information or email teachers from this site. If you have questions or you cannot log in, you can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.

http://rdsteach.evsc.k12.in.us/rdsparentaccess/


If you have questions or concerns about grades you can contact your child's teachers or Administration to set up meetings.

WMS Expectations and Procedures Handbook

Dress Code Reminders

Cool Weather Items

Type: hoodless sweaters or hoodless sweatshirts, vest, zip up fleece, softshell or cardigan worn with a collared button down or polo shirt underneath

Colors: any solid color


Logo: small manufacturers logos are acceptable; school logos are permitted


The following is unacceptable at WMS and will not be allowed:

· Unnatural hair colors (bright red, burgundy, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink or purple)

· Body piercings, excluding ears. Earrings that pose a safety hazard or that are disruptive in nature

· Visible tattoos

· Skinny style pants, stretch pants or tight fitting clothing

· Hats or head coverings inside the school

· Cell Phones, large purses, gym bags, backpacks, backpack style purses, and drawstring bags must be kept in students’ lockers from 7:30am to 2:30pm.

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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. Our school counselor, is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our Youth First Social Workers, is your contact for community resources, family support, student therapy group sessions, Food Bags, Hangers Clothing Bank applications, peer concerns, or general student support. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Meyer or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!