Wildcat News

February 2020 Issue 5

Waldo Attendance Update

Hey, Wildcats, we are still looking to meet our goal of 96% of students in attendance everyday. We need everyone's help to reach this goal. Let's go Wildcats, we can do this.

The results for January were sixth grade had an average of 94.36%, seventh grade had an average of 93.61%, and eighth grade had an average of 93.31%. The overall attendance average for the month of January was 93.77%. So close, Wildcats! We can do this.

Congratulations to the EIGHTH GRADERS! They won the February attendance challenge. The 8th grades earned PAW store items of their choice and an out-of-dress code pass . It was a close race, the eight graders had an average of 92.49%, the 7th graders had an average of 92.44%, and the sixth graders average was 92.24%. Great job everyone. Let's keep at it, we will meet that goal of 96%!

Every Wildcat, Every day!

Think about it.....

"All you need it love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." - Charles M. Schulz

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible." - Audrey Hepburn

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein

"You must be the change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman

February and March Events


Feb. 3rd - ACCESS testing begins

Feb. 6th - Half Day

Feb. 10th - Midterm

Feb. 13th - MTSS Dance

Feb. 17th - No School

Feb. 26th- PM Parent/Teacher Conferences

Feb. 27th - Half Day

Feb. 28th - No School


Mar. 2nd to 7th - ACCESS

Mar. 5th - Band/Choir Concert

March 6th - Mr. Freeze Assemblies

Mar. 11th - Illinois Assessment of Readiness Begins

Mar. 13th - End of Quarter 3

Mar. 16th - Miles of Smiles

Mar. 13th - APD v. Staff Basketball Game

Mar. 30th - Apr. 3rd - Spring Break

If you are being bullied....

  1. Leave the situation. Try to do this before things escalate.
  2. Respond directly to the bully. But take time to figure out what to say. Be assertive and confident. Keep a calm and steady voice.
  3. Ask for help. If you see someone you know call them by name. If no one you know is close by, ask whoever is near.
  4. Use "fogging". Respond with neutral or affirmative statements that will not escalate the situation. Try things like, "maybe", "that's your opinion", or "whatever".
  5. Use a comeback line. Stump them and make them think twice, but with no intention of angering the bully. You could say, "whatever you say".
  6. If you decide to respond, take time and practice. Be assertive and confident, but not aggressive. Keep a calm voice and maintain eye contact.

Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/meanstinks/

Coming Soon....Notes to 8th Graders and Teachers

Hey promoting 8th graders, staff, and any other students: Would you like to send a thank you note to your favorite teachers? How about a note to your BFF? Now is the time! Send your appropriate messages through link below and they will be printed in the May edition of the Wildcat News.
Edwin McCain - I'll Be (Official Music Video)