January Monthly Newsletter

Wentzville Middle School

Principal's Update

Happy New Year to all of our WMS families! A new year brings a fresh start and new beginnings, and it is my hope that our families are excited about all the possibilities that 2023 can bring! We hope everyone had a nice restful break and is ready to tackle the 2nd half of our school year.

Our 1st semester officially ends next Friday, January 13. This will be an early release day, with dismissal at 12:20 p.m. The afternoon is allotted for teachers and staff to work on grading and other required tasks to finish up the semester. At the secondary level, middle school and high school students will have either a final assessment, unit assessment, or project to complete to finish out the semester. Your child's team has probably sent out information regarding any upcoming assessments or projects. You can also check the team website for more information.

2nd semester will begin on Wednesday, January 18. Please encourage your child to check their 2nd semester schedule, as their elective courses will change. Please understand that we are typically unable to make elective changes due to class numbers and availability. If you have questions, please reach out to your child's grade level counselor.

Soon our students will be making their selections for the classes that they will take for the 2023-2024 school year. We will be communicating with you throughout this process about timelines and available classes whether your child will be attending Wentzville Middle School or Holt High School next year. Look for this information to be coming to you through email in the coming weeks.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child, feel free to reach out!

Kristine Schottel (Building Principal)


636-327-3815 ext. 31224

Ashlee Pike (6th grade & 7A)


636-327-3815 ext. 31228

Ken Kasten (7B & 8th grade)


636-327-3815 ext. 31226

Important Dates

*January 13- Last Day of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester- Early Release Day @ 12:20 p.m.

*January 16- NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King, Jr Birthday observance

*January 17- NO SCHOOL- PD day

*January 26 & 27- Seussical Jr Musical

*February 6- Late Start- 9:35 a.m.

*February 13- 8th grade parent night for students going to Holt High School next year

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WSD Belonging and Culture Family Survey

As part of the WSD’s ongoing efforts to meet the goals within the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), district surveys will be administered to students in grades K-12, families, and staff. The surveys are designed to solicit feedback about the sense of belonging created within each building as well as perspectives regarding building/department culture. Each school and department within the district will use this survey data to understand the current reality and to make improvements moving forward.

Families may begin taking the survey starting Jan. 4, by clicking here. The survey will remain open through Jan. 20.

The district windows for students to take the surveys are Jan. 30-Feb. 10 and May 1-19.

For more information regarding these surveys, including logistics about the administration of the surveys, a preview of the surveys, and information on how to opt out, please check out our WSD Belonging and Culture Survey page.

Order your child's 22-23 Yearbook now!

Parents - the deadline to order a 2022-23 WMS Yearbook is Friday, January 27. This is the LAST DAY to guarantee your child will get a yearbook. Quantities after this date are not guaranteed. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use code 8462 to place your order today. Not sure if you've already bought a yearbook? Go to the website above and click "Find Existing Order. Contact Cathy McCandless at cathymccandless@wsdr4.org if you have any questions.
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Nurse's Office Information

Medications at School

  • Does your student take over-the-counter or prescription medication? If so, get updated medication orders from their physician that include the name of the student, name of drug, dosage, frequency of administration, route of administration, and the prescriber's name. Drop both the physician orders and medication off at your child’s school for the nurse prior to the start of school.

  • Medication drop-off must be done by appointment only. Please contact the nurse directly: Denise Hoehne, denisehoehne@wsdr4.org; (636) 327-3815, ext. 31233.
  • Parents are required to bring medication to school in properly labeled prescription bottles.

Mercy Clinic Hours:

Visit the website to learn more and sign up for appointments online!

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

PTA Update

We will have our next Fun Night on Friday, February 24 - More info to come soon!

Check us out online at:


Twitter- @WMS_PTA

Facebook/Instagram- Wentzville Middle School PTA

You don't have to be a PTA member to join these pages. They are a great way to get information about events at WMS.

Any parent who plans to volunteer to help at this event needs to be an approved volunteer. To start the process click here: https://www.wentzville.k12.mo.us/Page/10282

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