October 29 - November 2, 2018
Social Worker Groups
Mrs. Miller will begin new Lunch Bunch Groups in November. These include:
- Anger Management Part II focusing on emotion management skills
- Zones of Regulation focusing on emotion identification, triggers, and how our emotions affect others around us.
- Coping Skills focusing on various ways to cope with intense emotions and assisting participants in determining what works best for them.
If you are interested in your child participating in a Lunch Bunch, please email Mrs. Miller at email@example.com. In order to participate, students must have a signed consent on file which can be sent to you via email or a paper copy.
Social Skills are important, too!
ISTEP is out and ILEARN is in
If you have questions about this test or how Washington Middle School is preparing students for higher expectations, please contact Mrs. Branson at 812-477-8983.
Yankee Candle PTSA Fundraiser
Due October 31st
Yankee Candle Fundraising offers two ways to shop - catalog and online. To shop online, please visit the link below and enter your group number 999982513. Invite friends and family to support WMS! Visit the link below and click on the "Seller Login" button, then fill out the "Sign up to be a seller" form and use the group number 99982513 to register.
We will be selling from October 1-October 31. Please make checks out to WMS PTSA.
The top seller in all three grades will earn a ride to Walther's Golf and Fun in a limo and an afternoon of fun!
Free Dress for PTSA Members
Class of 2023 High School Orientation and International Baccalaureate Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 7pm
1300 Washington Avenue
Girls Basketball Game 4:30-6:30
Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 4:30pm
1801 Washington Avenue
Girls Basketball Game @ Plaza Park
Thursday, Nov. 1st, 4:30pm
7301 Lincoln Avenue
Homework will be due Thursday
Weekly homework is assigned based on tasks that are aligned with the work they are doing in class and with skills necessary to be successful. All assignments are posted on the teacher websites linked below. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teachers or call the main office.
PTSA Membership Drive
The PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student-Association) is a private, non-profit organization of parents, teachers, students and community members who strive to better the lives of children. We are part of an association that is organized at the local, state and national levels. Our focus is to support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting our children.
Your membership to the Washington PTSA does the above, plus allows our PTSA to have events for our students, plus provide items that the school needs that are not allows budgeted by the EVSC.
Student members receive one free dress day per grading period, along with free entrance to all 3 dances, and ice cream day per grading period, a coupon book designed just for them with great discounts for PTSA sponsored events.
Individual memberships are $7.00, a double membership for $12.50, 3 memberships for $18.00, and a family 4 pack for $25.00. The PTSA only keeps $1.75 of each membership sold. The remaining amount of $5.25 goes to the Indiana PTA dues, and the National PTA dues.
So while we advocate for students when needed, we also do some fundraisers. The goal this year is to help the school purchase a new projection system and screen for the auditorium. In order to do this, we are fundraising, we are having restaurant give back nights, we are doing Yankee Candle Sales, and a few others coming up. So please support your PTSA, and join today.
Join online at www.squareup.com/market/washington-middle-school-ptsa
How is your child doing in classes?
If you have questions or concerns about grades you can contact your child's teachers, Mrs. April Coughlin 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) anywhere in the hair.
· 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.