Woodland Park Middle School

We inspire learning and empower growth.

September 17, 2021

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Color FUND Run & Walk

The WPMS FUNd Run & Walk Pledge Drive:

  • Envelopes and permission slips are in the hands of students!
  • Our goal is $20,000! Donations used to support the PE department, field trips, landscaping, clubs, activities, and so much more!
  • Donations to date for 2021: $5,500 - Please help us provide great learning opportunities for our students.
  • Interested in having your business sponsor? Click here for Sponsor Agreement & Click here for information.

Our Sponsors:

  • Jason Roshek & Partners for his MARATHON donation!
  • Schommer Construction for their MARATHON donation!
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What will you wear at the Color Run & Walk? Best costume award will be given out this year!

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Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude is one of the 7 Mindsets that students learn here at WPMS. This month we wanted to express sincere gratitude for everything our local community and families have done for us. We appreciate the number of volunteers that have come forward with offers to help. We appreciate all the family support that our students are getting from home that is empowering them here at school. We appreciate the words of encouragement that we hear.

Thank you for working with us to create amazing learning opportunities for our students. We sincerely appreciate you. Please look through the newsletter for volunteer opportunities and remember to donate what you can to our one and only all school fundraiser.

Have a great weekend,

Yvonne Goings, Principal

Erin Street, Assistant Principal

Social Emotional Curriculum

Schools are required to teach a social emotional curriculum as part of a comprehensive curriculum. At WPMS we researched several different curriculums in order to find one that matches our values and supports our vision of inspiring learning and empowering growth. Through our search we found the 7 Mindsets curriculum. This curriculum supports our ROAR principles of Respect, Ownership, Achievement, and Relationships. The document attached below will give you a brief overview of the 7 Mindsets.

WPMS How Video

During the first few weeks of school we focused on building strong relationships. Through these strong relationships we leverage the power to challenge our students to tackle rigorous curriculum. As we move forward, we know that families play an essential role in supporting their student. We appreciated the families that were able to attend our Family Education Night on Monday. For those that were not able to attend, here is a short video that provides an overview of the technical side of our student learning platform. Look for additional parent nights and resources throughout the school year. These resources are meant to empower our parents to support your student's academic growth.
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Click here! WPMS Learning Platform: Take a peek at our "at a glance" resource sheet!

Weekly Grade Level Newsletters

In addition to the whole school WPMS newsletter, each week the grade levels will also have information for specific grade level happenings! Click the links below:

6th Grade Family Newsletter

7th Grade Family Newsletter

8th Grade Family Newsletter

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Athletic Academic Eligibility

We are VERY proud of our athletes and their performances the past few weeks. Next week, Mrs.Street will be pulling academic eligibility. Remind your athlete that checkpoints and daily assignments matter. Eligibility is pulled weekly on Tuesday.

A Note from our Nurse

Hello Families,

Vision and hearing health screenings will be starting next week on all new students, 7th graders and students with an IEP. If you choose to opt out please inform the health office as soon as possible.

Cold and flu season is upon us and there currently is an uptake of illness within the school. PLEASE stay home if you are sick! Students may return to school only after they are symptom and fever free for 24 hours.

Be mindful of doing the at-home symptom screener before coming to school and any student with the following symptoms(s) need to stay home:

  • A fever 100 degrees or higher. A student should not come back to school until the temperature is normal for 24 hours WITHOUT medication. Please DO NOT give any Tylenol, Ibuprofen or any cold medicine before sending your child to school.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • A new or persistent cough
  • Sore throat associated with a fever and/or rash
  • Headache or stomach ache in combination with other symptoms listed
  • Direct contact with a person that has tested positive for COVID.
  • If your student or yourself has been tested for COVID and pending results, please stay home until test results are confirmed.

As a reminder please remember to wash your hands, get plenty of rest, drink extra fluids and eat a balanced diet. Healthy children learn better! Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in helping keep students safe and healthy. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Cheri Maniak, RN



WPMS Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, September 20th Volleyball vs Harrison @ WPMS 4:00
  • Tuesday, September 21st Cross Country @ Buena Vista @ 4:00
  • Wednesday, September 22nd Volleyball @ Canon City @ 4:00 AND WPMS Football @ WPHS @ 4:00
  • Friday, September 24th WPMS Color FUNd Run & Walk
  • Friday, October 6th WPSD Homecoming Parade
  • Friday, October 8th WPMS Family Meeting Day
  • Friday, October 8th WPHS Homecoming Football Game

Warm Welcome Wednesday Is Back!

Each Wednesday we try to get a community organization to come to school and help welcome our students. The purpose of Warm Welcome Wednesday is to connect our students with different organizations in our community. We believe that by building relationships our students will better understand the importance of community and some of our community members will better understand middle school students.

Our fire department donates time the first Wednesday of each month to greet our students. We are looking for other community organizations to join us as well. If you are interested please contact Principal Goings at ygoings@wpsdk12.org.

School Pictures and Retakes

Many of the school pictures came in today. Some were distributed today but the remainder will be sent home on Monday. If you did not get a chance to order there is no need to worry. You may order online by going to inter-state.com and click on the order here button. Our school code is 61421RA. If you missed out on picture day this go around or do not like the picture we will have a retake day on September 30th.

Volunteers Needed!

There are many ways to volunteer at WPMS. But, in order to do so, volunteers must fill out a volunteer form and clear a background check. (There is a form attached at the bottom of the newsletter.) It is best to fill a form out now so you are ready to go when an opportunity arises.

  • Classroom Volunteers: teachers may be reaching out during the year asking for help during various units. Please check with individual teachers if you are interested in this.
  • Caring and Active Parents: CAP is the WPMS version of a PTO. CAP meetings are held at the school the second Friday of each month at 9:00 in the morning. CAP supports the students and staff throughout the year by helping with the Color FUNdraiser Run, Activity Nights, and special occasions. You do not have to be at the meetings to participate. CAP will send out invites when help is needed in other areas as well.
  • Watch D.O.G.S.: Dads of Great Students is a wonderful national organization that encourages positive male role models to help in schools. A Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer helps to keep the building secure, participates in classes, helps at lunch, and forms positive relationships with students. We love our Watch D.O.G.S.!
  • Connection Classes: Connection Classes are taught by volunteers that have a passion for a hobby and want to share that with students. In the past volunteers have led students in crocheting, disc golf, lego building, gardening, and many other fun activities. Be looking for more information on this in the following weeks.

STUDENT HOURS 8:05-3:15pm Student Drop off begins at 7:40am

WPSD Transportation

Throughout the summer WPSD has been partnering with Durham Transportation to plan for the upcoming school year. Bus routes are posted on the front page of the district website: https://wpsdk12.org/ If you have urgent questions, please call Durham 687-4411.


Woodland Park School District Re-2 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth; is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.