Wilson Middle School Newsletter

November 2021


Just a reminder, virtual parent conferences are fast approaching.

They will take place November 3rd—5th. These 3 days students will be released at 11:15am. You will be receiving a post card with the day and time of your conference. Please call your student's CAVS/homeroom teacher in advance, if you need to reschedule your conference time. We hope you are able to attend your scheduled virtual conference.

We look forward to meeting every parent.


Nov 1st - 2nd QUARTER BEGINS

11:15am Release Time


Nov 23rd-SPORTS PICTURE DAY (Bring Uniforms)



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A special Thank You to our two Wilson staff members who have served our Country!

Mrs. Sandy Maquillan– US Air Force, Airplane Mechanic 1981-1985.

Mr. Steven Peterson– US Air Force 1986-1990, Worked as ground support for medical transport & Served in Desert Storm for 6 months.

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Congratulations!! Character Word of the Month for October-Determined

Adam Eid, Adolfo Martinez, Aelin Mendoza, Aleena Everest Millet, Alicia Rust-Olivas, Alisiah Balderas, Allie Lee, Alysa Loreto, Andrew Roy, Andy Garcia De La Cruz, Angel Reynoso, Ava Jetton, Breana Quirarte Carrasco, Brianna Zendejas Hinojosa, Britney Bloom, Camryn Wauneka, Cora Loeser, Cristian Hernandez-Munoz, Cruz Zaragoza, Damian Allen, Eliason Ochoa, Elizabeth Leonard, Elsie Hopkins, Emma Meyer, Erica Brambila, Esteban Bustos, Evelyn Maldonado-Serrano, Genesis Godinez-Barraza, Giselle Sanchez, Grace Johnson, Isabella Kurz, Izeah Soria, Javier Martinez Martinez, Jose Castaneda, Josiah Elkins, Juan Ramirez, Julian Serrano, Karla Estrada Diaz, Kay-Lynn Simmons, Kayla Cruz, Kaylee Walker, Kimberli Lopez, Lakai Fisher, Lorraine Salapang-Duncan, Maliah O'Neal, Marcos Vargas, Nevaeha Maes, Reed Loeser, Richard Almaguer, Rogelio Maciel Garza, Sasha Maddon, Saturn (Nadia) Reisskupp, Sunny Himes, Synthia Cubit, Tamara Cabrera Nava, Valeria Martinez, and Yulianna Galvan-Martinez

Way to go Chloe Dever!

Student Chloe Dever was a contestant for the Downtown Yakima Chalk Art Festival!
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Wilson Parent Booster Club welcomes parents and staff to the 2021-2022 school year! We are confident that this year will be one of the best ever! Boosters is a great way to help students, teachers, and staff. We will need your support to make this happen. We meet the first Monday of the month virtually 6:00 p.m. Check our Facebook page “Wilson Parent Booster Club” for information. Please plan to join us to see how you can be involved. Feel free to call us if you have any questions (573-2403). We welcome you to a new school year.

Hope to see you soon!

School Issued Laptops

Students and Parents please remember that the laptops assigned to you are important tools for learning during COVID and beyond! Laptops need to be kept charged everyday, so make a plan to be sure TO PLUG THEM IN EVERY NIGHT! When you do, go to the icon on the lower right of the screen that looks like a little battery, and open it up to check to see if it's charging. Sometimes the plug isn't pushed in all of the way or the charger can be faulty. We can replace a broken charger for no charge so that laptops stay fully charged. Once a laptop battery runs low, it never holds a full charge again. If you lose a charger, you can get a new one, but it will be a fine in Skyward. The laptops also need to update. In order for this to happen, students need to fully power off the computers otherwise the update will not be installed. Thank you for helping your child be successful this year by helping remind them daily to plug in their laptops before bed time EVERYDAY!

Homework Center

Homework Center is immediately after school on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 in the library. YSD provides a snack to help your child get a boost of energy to do their best work to complete assignments and get help if needed. We take attendance, and if you would like, we can send home a signed note with your child to confirm they were with us and how long they stayed. You can call Mrs. Madrinich, the teacher librarian, at the circulation desk 509-573-2422 if you have any questions.

Message from Mrs. Madrinich, Teacher Librarian

The Wilson library is open before school at 7:30, during all lunches and after school for students to return books and check out new books to read. Reading is an important skill to practice daily, and choosing books of interest is important for developing your child's self-concept and confidence. Make before bedtime reading time in your home by turning off cell phones, laptops and games. The blue light from screens has been proven to be a sleep disrupter (https://www.sleepfoundation.org/bedroom-environment/blue-light ), and reading is a more gentle and relaxing way to ease into sleep mode nightly. Reading aloud to younger siblings is also a way to boost an older child's confidence and share a quiet moment together before sleep time. Make reading a daily habit, and you will see many benefits like better grades, less anxiety and stress, and more background knowledge that helps in all areas of life! Happy Reading from Mrs. Madrinich, your "crazy" teacher librarian who is absolutely MAD about books!

Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy

All student cell phones, earbuds, and electronic devices are to be turned off and stored in student's backpacks once students arrive on campus 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. Wilson Middle School staff will not be responsible for lost or stolen cell phones or electronic devices. If the student is caught with their phone out, the phone will be taken to the office and the student will pick it up at the end of the day. If the incident happens, again the parents will be asked to come and pick up the cell phone.

If students need to reach parents for any reason they can use the phone in the office.

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Legal Definition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (RCW 28A.300.285):

“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to those shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability or other distinguishing characteristics, when such an act: Physically or emotionally harms a student or damages the student’s property; or has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; or is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

What makes bullying different from other conflicts?


Not friends/imbalance of power, Repeated over time, Intentional, Physical/emotional harm, Unequal emotional reaction, Seeking control/possession, No remorse – blames target, No effort to solve problem.

Other Conflicts:

Between friends/equals/peers, Spontaneous/occasional, Accidental/not planned, No serious, lasting harm, Equal emotional reaction, Not for domination/control, Often a sense of remorse, May try to solve problem.

How can you report bullying?

If you see someone bullying, recognize it and act. Tell someone you trust. You can report bullying to any school staff member or the District Compliance Officer (Dr. Nancy McHenry, (509) 573-7005). Reports can be filed anonymously. Each school office has reporting forms. They are also available on the Yakima School District website.


Who is considered eligible for homeless assistance and services?

Any child or youth who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate night-time residence is considered homeless and McKinney-Vento eligible for assistance and services. This includes temporarily sharing housing with others, living in bus or train stations, hotels, campgrounds, or similar settings.

If you have a child who may qualify for assistance and would like more information, please contact our office at 509.573.7142, vela.javier@ysd7.org

Additional information on education for homeless youth is available on the National Center for Homeless Education website.

Community Immunization Clinic

Monday, Nov. 1st 2021 at 2-6pm

105 North 4th Avenue

Yakima, WA

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Yakima School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender DISCRIMINATION (OP 3210) and (OP 5010) identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Students): Title IX / ADA / Section 504 – Kelli Riddle, Executive Director of Student Services, 105 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 573-7004, riddle.kelli@ysd7.org

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Non-Students): Title IX / ADA – Robert Noe, Chief Legal Counsel, 104 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 573-7039, nondiscrimination@ysd7.org.

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district’s Civil Rights Coordinators who are listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint (see column to the right under “Complaint Options”). For a copy of the district’s nondiscrimination operational procedure, contact your school or district office, or view it online: www.ysd7.org (OP 3210) and (OP 5010).