Wolverine News

November 8, 2021

Dear Families,

It’s good to keep in mind that while winter is coming, so are the first days of snow! It may be a good time to get your family emergency plans ready in case school is delayed, let out early, or cancelled altogether.

Stay informed! The district will use its auto-dialer system to call parents and share with them news of an emergency school closure. Please make sure the contact information your school has on file for you is accurate and up to date. Sign up for GBSD Flash Alert Emergency Notification System. Whenever possible, the district and school websites will be used to communicate school closures and other emergency messages. Area media outlets will receive information and updates from the school district regarding emergencies.

Important Dates in November:

  • November 11: Veteran's Day - No School
  • November 19: End of Trimester 1
  • November 22, 23: Student-Led Conferences
  • November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break
  • November 29: School Resumes

If you ever have any questions or concerns, I can be reached via email at catanese@gresham.k12.or.us or via phone at 503-663-3323.

Go Wolverines!

Ms. Elise Catanese


Wolverines are EPIC (Engaged, Persistent, Intentional, Career & College Ready)

Wolverine Students of the month for October

Each year staff members recognize students who promote success in and out of the classroom with an award called Student of the Month. Students are presented with a certificate of achievement with a personalized message from their nominating teacher. Student of the Month nominees demonstrate the following EPIC characteristics;

  • Academics - class participation, work completion, self-motivated, and going beyond basic expectations

  • Effort - works hard and is persistent

  • Character - displays initiative, honesty, respect, responsibility, and compassion

  • Behavior - no behavior concerns or referrals

  • Social Relationships - leadership, willingness to help peers, shows respect

  • Attendance - good daily attendance and no excessive tardies

Congratulations to our October 2021 Wolverine Students of the Month!

6th Grade: Paz Andersson-Halli, Brady Jones, Lili Martinez, Reese Mosley, Janet Moya Perez, Layla Weitz

7th Grade: Jacob Bhear, Youanna Hanna, Aubrey Heath, Maria Jasso Alvarez, Genesis Monterroso Guzman, Aubri Moody

8th Grade: Avery Andersen, Gio Bogarin, Amanda Chen, Russell Classen, Kaydence Fuller, Arturo Garcia-Dimas, Ana Mallory, Samantha Stanberry, Preston Sweazey, Ella Wishart, Elijah Woodard

Dream, Believe, Achieve!!!

Picture Retakes This Friday!

For students who missed picture day or would like a retake, picture retakes are scheduled for this Friday, November 12. Students can bring their order form and money with them on picture day or parents can order online from Lifetouch.

Boys Basketball tryouts start this week!

The Boys Basketball season for 7th & 8th graders is about to begin! Tryouts are this week November 8-10 (no school on the 11th). Team practices begin Friday, November 12. Games will begin on Wednesday, December 1.

In order to participate, students/parents will need to gather and/or complete three forms: (Forms are attached below).

  • Out of School time form
  • Insurance waiver
  • Current sports physical on file (within the last 2 years)

Insurance Waiver Form

OST (Out of School Time) Form - English

OST (Out of School Time) Form - Spanish

GBSD Physical Form

Student-Led Conferences

This year conferences will be student-led and conducted virtually through your child's advisory class via Google Meets. Conferences are scheduled for 20 minutes. It's important that your child is with you during the conference as they will be reviewing their progress and final grades for each class.

Parents should receive a letter from their advisory teacher by November 8 to sign up for a conference time.

Please contact your student's advisory teacher or the Main Office at (503) 663-3323, if you need assistance in scheduling a conference day/time or if you need an Interpreter present for your conference.

Book Fair is HERE!

The Book Fair is here!

November 4th - November 12th (No School on Nov. 11)

Create your wishlist & set up your ewallet today!


Immunizations Reminder

If your child has received updated Immunizations, including Covid, please send or email your documents to our Health Assistant Pamela Mattecheck at mattecheck@gresham.k12.or.us.

You can also FAX them directly to West Orient at (503) 663-2504. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at (503) 663-3323.

Library News


  • Return Books

  • Check Out Books

  • Request Books

Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunch. Wednesdays before school.

Covid Notification Letters

If there is a positive case of Covid in our school, you will receive a notification letter sent via School Messenger indicating that there has been a confirmed positive Covid case in our school. This is just a notification. There is no further action needed on your part.

If your child was exposed or in close contact with someone with Covid while at school, your child may need to quarantine. Close contact is described as closer than 6 feet without a mask for 15 minutes or longer. If that is the case, you will receive a phone call and a separate letter with quarantine details and timelines.

As always, please feel free to contact the school office if you have any questions. 503-663-3323.

Covid Testing Consent Forms

Dear WOMS Families,

We are required to have Covid testing consent forms on file in the event we need to test your child for Covid.

Please note: Testing kits are only available for students that are symptomatic. We are not a COVID testing clinic and do not offer testing to families and community members.

Please complete a form and return or email authorized forms to mattecheck@gresham.k12.or.us

Covid Testing Consent English (Fillable)

Covid Testing Consent English (Printable)

Covid Testing Consent Spanish (Fillable)

Covid Testing Consent Spanish (Printable)

Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

Dear Parents,

The Parent/Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook for the 2021-2022 school year is available to review.

R&R English Handbook

R&R Spanish Handbook