Washington Post

October 21 - October 25, 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

New Counselor

Please welcome Rachel Harrelson, our new counselor! She comes to us from Owensboro after 15 years in the classroom. Her family is from Newburgh, and she’s looking forward to joining our team.

Report Cards

Report cards will be going home this week. Be on the lookout for those as another chance to celebrate accomplishments and revise goals for the second quarter.

Important PTSA Dates and 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.

2. Monday, October 21, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM- Family Engagement Night – QPR training in the media center

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

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/

PTSA Giveback Night at Kipplee's

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 11am-10pm

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! Please make sure you print the voucher below out. You MUST have a physical copy of the voucher in order for us to receive 30% back.
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PSAT on Thursday

All 8th graders will take the PSAT on Thursday, October 24th in the morning. Please make sure to get a good nights sleep, eat breakfast, and be on time to school.

Job Shadowing

8th graders will be going on a job shadow trip this Friday, October 25th during the school day.

Family Movie Night on Friday

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yearbooks on sale now

Order forms were given to the students last week, but they can also order online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook, with the code 44532V


cost - $14.00 until February 28, 2020. After that they will be $15.00

Cash or Checks accepted. Checks made to Washington Middle School

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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

After School Activity Schedule

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. Rachel Harrelson 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.

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. 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!