Wilson Ram Record

July 2016

Hustle and Bustle of Summer

Greetings Wilson Rams! We hope that the summer months, while busy with fun activities, provide you all with some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Time flies when you are having fun, though, and it will be the start of the school year before we know it! Included in this e-newsletter are some photos of the work being done to beautify and upgrade our school, information Open House, supply list and more! Enjoy and we so look forward to seeing you soon!

Mr. Eley


Wilson's Open House for the 2016-17 school year will be held Thursday, August 18th from 3:30-7:30pm. Open House is a great opportunity for new families to Wilson to get to know staff, and for returning families to reconnect. Students are encouraged to attend, meet their homeroom teacher, receive a copy of their schedule, and drop off school supplies. Other opportunities include:

- E-Registration assistance (required each school year)

- enrollment of new students

- information on fall sports schedules (7th and 8th graders)

- information on enrichment opportunities (6th graders)

- Wilson apparel orders

- access to health clinic staff (sports physical information, medication, etc.)

- pay school fees

- deposit lunch money

- other forms/paperwork


Woodrow Wilson Middle School Supplies (check for your grade specific supply list)


For all grade levels

• All supplies are needed throughout the year.

• If lost, destroyed, or used up, please replace them.

• Some of these supplies will be collected by teachers the first week of school and used as needed.

• No white out, please

• No permanent markers except for Art

• T-shirt, gym shorts, gym shoes and white athletic socks for physical education (7TH AND 8TH GRADE ONLY)

• There may be other supplies requested for projects during the year

• No pastel colored pens/gel pens

6th Grade Supplies

1 Inexpensive calculator

Personal Ear Buds

1 Pkg. of ink pens (any colors)

3 Pkgs. of #2 Pencils (min. 10 per pkg.)

(Mechanical is fine)

3 Large boxes of tissues

3 Packages of loose-leaf notebook paper

2-(2 Pocket) folders

Trapper Keeper is allowed-prefer with zipper

3 Highlighters (1-green, 1-yellow, 1-pink)

2 spiral notebooks (1 red)

2 composition notebooks

1 Pkg. Crayons (any count)

1 Pkg. Colored (Pencils any count)

1 Pkg Markers (any count)

7th Grade Supplies

1 Durable calculator

Personal Ear Buds

3 doz. #2 pencils

2 Pkg. of Loose-leaf notebook paper

3 Large boxes of tissues

1 pencil pouch

4 Glue sticks (2 for Science Class)

3-1-inch, three-ring binder with pockets on inside


2 Spiral notebooks (LA & Literacy)-single subject

5 Folders with 2 pockets and three-hole punched

2 pkg. highlighters (Green, Yellow, Pink)

2 Composition Notebooks (for Science Class)

8th Grade Supplies


1 package of 5 dividers for 3-ring binder

1 package of pens (blue or black ink only)

1 pair of scissors

2 glue sticks

2 packages highlighters (green, pink, yellow)

2 packages of colored pencils

2 packages of markers

3 boxes tissues

3, 1” 3-ring binders with pockets

inside front and back covers

3, 2-pocket folders

4 boxes of 12 pencils

5 composition notebooks

5 packages of loose-leaf paper

Basic calculator

Soft pencil case

Personal ear buds


2” 3-ring binder with pockets inside front and back covers

At least 9 dividers for 3-ring binder

Art Supplies for the Art Room for all students (please provide what you can)

1 pkg. #2 pencils 1 doz. total

1 pkg. colored pencils (24 count)

1 pkg. Colored markers (12 count)

1 pkg. Crayons (24-48 count)

1 Clear plastic grid ruler (12-18 inches)

4 Black Sharpies (extra fine, fine or King size)

1 Prang or Crayola Watercolor set

2 large erasers

1 bottles white glue (not washable)

1 Pencil Sharpener


All Cedar Rapids middle schools will follow the same daily schedule for the 2016-17 school year:


- classes begin at 7:55am

- classes dismiss at 2:55pm


- classes begin at 7:55am

- classes dismiss at 1:25pm

At Wilson, breakfast will begin at 7:20am. Students choosing not to eat breakfast will remain outside (or in auditorium during inclement weather) until 7:47am when students will be dismissed to lockers to begin their day.


Are you or your child planning on playing a school-sponsored sport? A school sports physical MUST be on file in the health clinic, along with a concussion awareness form, before any child will be allowed to practice. As our seasons are only about 6 weeks long it is important to get this taken care of ASAP.

Your personal doctor or health clinic may have a physical form for you to present to the school. The school district has a proof of physical form that must be signed and attached with any forms from your doctor. The physical and concussion forms are both found on the Wilson web page under OUR SCHOOL, HEALTH CLINIC, or can be picked up in the main office.

Metro Care Connection offers sports physicals free of charge. They will be performing sports physicals at Wilson on Aug. 19th. Call Kim or Andrea at (319) 558-2481 to schedule a time. Packets for these physicals can be picked up in the Wilson Main Office during regular business hours, 7:00am-3:30pm Monday through Friday. Parents do not need to be present on the day of the physical, but must be available by phone if necessary.

Wilson Middle School "Reverse Tailgate" Thursday, Sept. 29

What: Event to support Wilson Athletics and meet/greet families, teachers, staff

When: Thursday, Sept. 29, 3:30-7:00

Where: Wilson Middle School athletic facilities

Come and support YOUR Wilson Rams! Wear the Blue and Gold to show your RAM PRIDE! Stay after the contests are complete for a free tailgate supper. Find out how to show your RAM PRIDE all year long!