WMS Post

May 14 -18, 2018

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."

Happy Mother's Day!

On this day and always, we are grateful at WMS to be able to share in the lives of your children. We believe in the value of a village to raise healthy, strong and educated young adults. Thank you for trusting us with your children and being a teammate in their education. We hope you get to enjoy today with your kids and your families! You deserve it!

ThinkPad Collection

We will be collecting all student ThinkPads on Wednesday and Friday of this week. Students will need to have the Thinkpad and charger on them and clear out their case. We will keep the cases for the 6th and 7th grade students, but 8th graders will need to keep their cases. Any ThinkPad or charger that is not turned in will be billed to the parent over the summer. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Give Back Night

For anyone who is interested Give Back Night at Buffalo Wild Wings is on May 16th at the Green River Rd. Location from 12-12am. Must show the flyer or the flyer on your phone.
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Industry Night Job Fair

Last week, our 8th graders got a chance to visit nine different businesses in Evansville. They learned about the career paths, salary possibilities, education requirements, and benefits at each location. On Friday, those students will present what they learned in a Job Fair from 1:30-2:30pm. Parents are welcome to attend and see what jobs are available in our community. Representatives from each company along with representatives from Work One will be on hand to accept job applications, help with resumes and assist with transportation for parents or community members. Please join us on Friday from 1:30-2:30pm to hear from our students and explore new career paths!

Field Trips

Field trip permission slips are due by Tuesday of this week! Please have your child turn in the permission slip and the money to their homeroom teacher. If you're having trouble paying for the trip, please contact Mr. Meyer or Mrs. Branson no later than Tuesday of this week.



End of year core experience field trips

We're excited to offer our year end field trips again this year. We select these field trips as they connect with the curriculum students learn throughout their middle school years. We will be sending out permission slips with the cost for each trip went home last Tuesday.



6th Grade Field Trip - New Harmony, IN on Thursday, May 17th from 9:00am-1:00pm. Students will learn about the utopian society and the science/history associated with the settlement just 30 minutes from our school. After doing the video and station tour in town, students will meet at the town park for a cookout and free time before boarding busses to return to school.


7th Grade Field Trip - Marengo Caves on Thursday, May 17th from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Students will go on guided tours through the caverns to see and experience the things they've learned about in class. Students will have sack lunches at the caves. Students will not be back in time for the regular school busses and will need to be picked up by parents at 4:00pm. Please note transportation home on the permission slip.


8th Grade Field Trip - Muhammed Ali Museum in Louisville, KY on Thursday, May 17th from 8:30am - 4:00pm. Students will learn about the boxing legend, his commitment to social justice and the road he took in boxing and in life. This is a hands-on museum that challenges students to see our similarities rather than our differences. Students will also be eating at a restaurant in Louisville prior to returning to school. Busses will be back around 4:00pm, so students will need to be picked up by a parent. Please note transportation home on the permission slip.


If you are having a hard time with the cost please contact the office or email Ms. Branson or Mr. Meyer.

aaron.meyer@evsck12.com

8th Grade Recognition Scheduled

Our 8th graders will be recognized at the Promotion Ceremony on Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:30am in the Bosse High School Auditorium. This is a formal ceremony, so students are encouraged to dress up for the occasion.


The dress code: Ladies can wear dresses, skirts or dress pants. Dresses and skirts must be longer than finger tip length and shoulders must be covered. If girls are wearing dresses with tank tops or straps, they can cover shoulders with sweaters or jackets.


Gentlemen are encouraged to wear dress shirts and ties or bow ties. Jackets and suits are encouraged.


Parking: Parking will be limited to the football stadium parking lot along Highway 41. Please enter the doors that face Washington Avenue. The main parking lot will only be open for handicapped family members.


This is a formal event to honor the work of our students. We ask that you help us model appropriate and respectful behavior during this event by clapping respectfully and refraining from yelling as student names are being called. This is out of respect for all families, so they can also hear their child's name.

Yearbook Sales

Your student will be bringing home an order form for the yearbook this week. The price is $20. Make sure to pre-order yours to get the lowest price. You can return the order form to Mrs. Kavanaugh with cash or check made out to Washington Middle School or you can use the link below to order online. Get yours today!


www.inter-state.com/Yearbooks Use order Code: 24474M

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, Mrs. Bender Carrie.Bender@evsc.k12.in.us or Administration to set up meetings.

Teacher Websites

Each subject in each grade level has a class website. These websites are updated with the topics for learning, resources to use as support, and any important dates for the classroom. Click on your child's grade and then select the subject to get to the specific information about your child's class information. If you have any questions about the information on the website, don't hesitate to email your child's teacher with questions or concerns. If you do not receive a response, you can email or call Mr. Meyer or Mrs. Branson.


6th Grade:

6thgradewms.weebly.com


7th Grade:

7thgrwms.weebly.com


8th Grade:

8thgradewms.weebly.com


Related Arts:

relatedartswms.weebly.com


Resource

resourcewms.weebly.com

Two helpful websites for extra practice

We found two websites that have been very helpful in filling academic gaps for students. We'll be working on these two sites the next few months in our WIN period. Both sites can be worked on at home to further assist students in their academic growth.


www.noredink.com - This is a grammar and language website that supports writing skills. Students will take a diagnostic test this week which will guide them to the lessons, practice and quizzes that they need. Students will work through those lessons each week during WIN period. If you'd like to also support continued growth, please have them work on their lessons at home.


www.prodigygame.com - This is a math game that starts students at certain levels after taking an intro test. Students start at their level and work through the lessons and practice. We will also be working on this during WIN to support student growth in math, but they are encouraged to work on this outside of school as well.


Please let us know if you have any questions about these programs. Thank you in advance for supporting our students' growth in academics.

Washington Middle School Community Supporters

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. Mrs. Bender, 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, or student therapy group sessions. Mrs. Amuzie, our school Social Worker, is your contact for Food Bags, Hangers Clothing Bank applications, peer concerns, or general student support. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Meyer, Mr. Gaffney or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!