Wildcat News

November 2022 Issue 24

Waldo Students of the Month - September 2022

Waldo MS celebrates students for outstanding work in citizenship, athletics, academics, and electives. In September, 40 students were chosen by the faculty at Waldo. Each student was honored with a certificate and gifts. Great job, Wildcats! Keep up the good work!

Jacqueline Velaquez- Favela

Zaid Diaz

Cesar Ramierz Guzman

Valery Aguayo Alvarado

Jennifer Yaxcal Caal

Joshua Brivesca

Brian Morales Lobato

Alynna Holguin

Christopher Salazar

Nathan Ayala

Jackeline Ruelas

Nevaeh Heard

Camila Torres

Roberto Cabada

Yaritza Perea

Bryson Chandler

Emily River

Alma Montoya Caballero

Perla Castro Camacho

Nathan Ayala

Diego Perez

Sarahi Guzman

Xavier Valle

David Torres

Ruby Valdez

Braedon Cole

Katelyn Leon

Teagan Wehling

Cane Rodriguez

November Student Poll Results

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All about that Turkey Day!

The first Thanksgiving was a long time ago in 1621. It was held between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans because they had a successful harvest that fall, and a good harvest meant a time for celebration. This celebration lasted three days. This celebration was the start of what we know as Thanksgiving today.

George Washington declared the first official Thanksgiving Day to be November 26, 1789. Then, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it to be the last Thursday in November. Finally, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress made it a national holiday in 1941 and set it as the fourth Thursday in November.

Turkey Facts:

  • A male turkey is called a "Tom"
  • A female turkey is called a "Hen"
  • Only Toms gobble
  • The turkey industry makes over $1 billion a year
  • Turkey eggs are twice as large as chicken eggs
  • The heaviest turkey weighed 86 pounds
  • Americans will cook 45 million turkeys on Thanksgiving day
  • The long, loose skin that hangs down on a turkeys neck is called a "wattle"
  • Wild turkeys can fly 55 mph and run 25 mph

Do you know what to do with the wishbone? Allow the wishbone to dry. Then, two people grasp the bone, one on each side. Each makes a silent wish. Then pull, whoever gets the biggest part, gets their wish.

Did you know? Benjamin Franklin actually wanted the national bird to be the turkey. He thought it was more respectable and a native of North America.

Source: https://www.holidayinsights.com/tday/

What am I thankful for?

I am thankful for my family and my friends. I am thankful that I have a place to live and a great place to work. I am also thankful for the support everyone gives me when I need it most. I am thankful to be able to help others when I can. I am thankful for the students and their families. I am thankful for my health, happiness, and my life. Mrs. Boyce

I am thankful for everyone in our learning community and the amazing things we learn every day. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't learn something from a student or staff member! Mrs. Scheffler

My family. Mrs. Lang

Being able to work with the students, families, and Waldo staff that I get to work with every day! Mr. Alonso

My family and friends that support me and love me. Mr. Douglass

I am appreciative that I have good health. Mrs. Kolodziejek

My family. Mrs. Yeates

I am thankful for my amazing family, friends, and all of my kids at Waldo, past, present, and future. I am blessed to have such amazing people in my life. Thank you to all of you for always being there! Mrs. DeBiase

I'm thankful for my wonderful friends, my boyfriend, and my cat Lily! I'm extra thankful for the big smile they all put on my face every day. Ms. Donnamario

My family. Mrs. Stockl

I am thankful for the opportunity to make a difference every day. Ms. Shaw

My family. Mr. Chihoski

I am thankful for every new day that is given to us. Every new day means another chance to be great. I am also thankful for my 4-year-old Cayden, he is my world! Ms. Bond

I am thankful for my family, friends, and CO-WORKERS who show me every day just how amazing our world can be through their love, friendship, and support! Ms. Flanders

All of the Waldo staff and students. Mr. Jones

My family. Mrs. Tully

I am thankful for my children, my grandson, my students, my great coworkers, and my good health! Ms. Morrisey

I am thankful for my family, health, job, and friends. Ms. Alsaeedi

My family and my good health. Mrs. Danos

My co-workers, who get me through the weeks. Mrs. Castillo

I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for my health. Mrs. Velazquez-Ramos

I am thankful for my education. Mrs. Sullivan

I'm thankful for all of the things in nature; all the plants, animals, and water on this planet and I'm thankful for the people who protect them. Mrs. Perfect

My dog, Wags. Mr. Sego

My family. Mrs. Benoit

A job, my health, my Bride of 42 years, and the sunrises and sunsets I've seen. Mr. Sroka

All of the students and staff that I get to work with every day! Mrs. Rios

I am thankful for the opportunity to serve this school and the amazing group of staff! Mrs. Roberts

My family. Mrs. McKay

I am thankful for all my students that I have this year. I am also thankful for my family and all that I have accomplished in my personal life this year. I am very blessed and lucky. Ms. Hmura

Good health, great friends, and a wonderful family! Ms. Hughes

The people and pets in my life that L❤vE me! Ms. Getting

I am thankful for my family, my friends, my home, my health, and obviously my students! :) Mrs. Thayer

Family and Health: "Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot" Mrs. Juarez

My family. Mrs. Samp

I am thankful that I can celebrate the little things in my life and all those little things together make me happy. Mrs. Wertz

My family, (work) family (both 8th grade and SPED Team), everything that I thought I would like to have/own things when I was younger (in my 20s) and now I have them :) Mrs. Khan

My family (home and Waldo) and my health. Mrs. Tsioupros

I am thankful for my amazing coworkers, they help keep the atmosphere light and fun at work. I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful for the kids here at waldo middle school without them we wouldn't have jobs. Ms. McQueen

I am thankful for my family, my friends, my Jake, and for the privilege of teaching my amazing students. Mrs. Rivera-Smith

Fun Fall Activities

November & December Events


8th - No School

23rd - No School

24th - No School

25th - No School


16th - Half Day

23rd through 30th - No School

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