The Wood Connection


Welcome to Wood Middle School

We Grow as Learners

We Grow As Community Members

We Work To Improve the World Around Us

We Strive To Be the Best Version of Our Self

Don't forget to call the attendance line with any messages on tardies or attendance issues at 503-673-7502.

Principal’s Message

Hello Wolverine families!

Yesterday was our first round of state testing as students began the language arts section of this annual exam. We’ll be wrapping up this portion of testing today, Wednesday, and the math component will be given in two weeks on May 16th and 17th. We’ll finish up with the state science test (8th graders only) on the 24th and 25th of May.

The results we receive from the state test provide us with important data to help drive our school and district instructional goals. The experience of taking the state exam also provides kids with an opportunity to practice the critical thinking skills required in taking a standardized test. You can support your student by helping them show up on time, well rested, and mentally prepared to do their best. Before they engage in the exam we’re giving them a physical activity and movement break and some of our parent volunteers are providing a snack break halfway through the testing session (thank you volunteers!). Have a great rest of the week and we’ll see some of you outside tomorrow for our next track meet!


Mike Strande

8th Grade Celebration and Ceremony

The end of the year is fast approaching! Our 8th graders are almost ready to begin high school and we want to acknowledge and appreciate all the growth and perseverance they’ve shown over the past three years. We’ll be holding our ceremony to acknowledge each 8th grade student on Wednesday, June 14th from 2:45-3:30. Parents will be invited to attend in the gymnasium as we say a few words, listen to a brief performance and hand out certificates to every 8th grade student here at Wood.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8th-12th. The PTSA has put together a Sign Up Genius with a few ways you can help celebrate our amazing teachers during this week. Thanks for looking!

Incoming 6th Graders

It was a pleasure to see and meet some of our students and families of incoming 6th graders last week for a parent info night. Also, Lowrie 5th graders took a tour of Wood on Monday and this Friday we’ll be welcoming Boones Ferry 5th graders for their visit to Wood. We’re excited to help kids and families prepare for the next step in their education as they finish out their primary school experience.

Important Upcoming Dates

5/30-6/2 6th Grade Outdoor School

6/14 8th Grade Ceremony 2:45-3:30 @ Wood

6/15 Last Day of School for Students/Field Day

Message from the PTSA

Help is desperately needed for next year!

The PTSA has provided teachers with meals and goodies throughout the school year. We have purchased nets for wellness, calculators for our math classes, books for the library and a handful of other items. We support school activities as well as Jamba Juice at lunch. We fund 8th grade celebration and a fun filled activity day for the 7th and 6th graders near the end of the year. We had our last PTSA meeting this week, no one has stepped up to volunteer for any board positions. The school really needs volunteers to step up and continue to support our students and teachers. If there are no volunteers, there is no PTSA, the leftover PTSA funds will be dispersed to local nonprofits and that will ultimately affect the students, staff and community.

Descriptions are:

President - This job is to lead your team to achieve PTSA’s mission and fulfill your board’s legal and ethical responsibilities. Your chief board role is to create the environment that leads to effective teamwork.

Vice President - may be called upon at any time to temporarily assume the place of the president; therefore, he or she should study the president’s duties and responsibilities and be familiar with the work of the PTSA. In the event of the president’s resignation, the vice president assumes all duties until the president’s position is filled in accordance with the bylaws.

Secretary - responsible for keeping an accurate record of the proceedings of association meetings. These records are the permanent history of the PTSA. Promptness and accuracy are key to this job.

Treasurer - Is responsible to file all necessary paperwork to keep the PTSA in good standing. Managing the budget. Handling the banking. lSomeone who loves numbers would be great for this role.

Please feel free to email with any questions or inquiries. These positions need to be filled by the end of the school year.

Thank you in advance!


We like to invite all incoming 6th-8th (current 5th-7th) grade Middle School students to participate in the 2023 Middle School Summer Program!

To register, simply go to ParentVue, select your student, and scroll until you find summer school on the left side of your screen!

Questions about the program?

Contact program directors,

Danielle Schroeder (

Marian Wattman Oshima (

Allison Bonn-Savage (

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Memories to last a lifetime...

Yearbooks will be here before the end of the school year. Make sure to order your paperback for $20.00 before they are gone. You can pay by cash or check in the office, or click here to pay by credit card. If you aren't sure if you have ordered one yet, please email Kat at and she can check for you.

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6th Grade Outdoor School

You may ask questions by emailing

Important information:

Paperwork due to 3rd Period teacher by April 14

Camp dates are May 30 to June 2.

Outdoor School Website:

Outdoor School Nurse:

Peggy Sedlak