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December 16-20, 2019

We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!

"As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best." Our vision is to ensure that all students are WMS ARMY Strong and are prepared for high school, college and careers.

Last Post of 2019

Hard to believe we are halfway through the year. This is time to reflect on accomplishments and set lofty goals for the new year. For Washington, we will continue to work to accelerate growth in the new year. Two ways parents can help will be through monitoring the homework that will be coming home. This will be limited as to not overwhelm students but provide a critical link between what students are doing at school and allowing parents to have an even more significant role in student success. The second would be for attendance. We will bring an increased focus on students getting to school on time and attending on a daily basis. Thank you for all the hard work in 2019!

Spelling Bee

Classroom spelling bee will be in homeroom on Monday and the school spelling bee will be in January after we get back from break

7th Grade Basketball

7th Grade Basketball tryouts will be on Monday Tuesday.

Practice for those who make the team will be on Wednesday and Thursday

Boys Basketball Teams

6th Grade team will be posted on Monday. Those who make the team will have practice on Tuesday until 4:30.

7th Grade team rosters will be posted after try outs are over

8th Grade Team Roster is listed below.

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Dress Up Days Next Week

Please feel free to dress up and show your holiday spirit. If you are not dressed up like the theme for the day, you are excepted to be in regular school dress code.
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Bullying Report Form

We take incidents of bullying very seriously, however, we cannot support your child if we do not know. If your child comes home complaining about a student who repeatedly says things, touches them or harasses them on social media, please make sure to report this to Mr. Meyer or complete the form below. In order for us to be able to prove "bullying," we must have documented incidents to show that it's "repeated." In order to ensure that your child doesn't also get consequences, encourage them to report these incidents, talk to our social worker or counselor, or visit Ms. Hawkins in Regulation Station rather than respond verbally or physically. Please help us make our school safe by reporting things to us and allowing us to properly track, report and hold students accountable. https://washington.evscschools.com/students/bullying_report_form

How is your child doing in classes?

Access this link to see your child's grades, discipline, attendance, and schedules. You can also update your contact information or email teachers from this site. If you have questions or you cannot log in, you can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.

http://rdsteach.evsc.k12.in.us/rdsparentaccess/ 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).

· 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.

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Contact Us!

Please contact us with questions or concerns! If you have specific concerns regarding a teacher or class, we encourage you to email, call or meet with the teacher to work on a solution. Our school counselor, Rachel Harrelson, is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our Youth First Social Workers, is your contact for community resources, family support, student therapy group sessions, Food Bags, Hangers Clothing Bank applications, peer concerns, or general student support. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Meyer or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!