Washington Post

October 12 - 16

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

Each day, we say the Continental Creed: "As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best." We also remind students of our school goal of achieving a letter grade of a B in three years or less....Students will hear us say "Are you helping us get to a B in 3?" If we all focus on being ARMY Strong every day, we will reach this goal!

Base Exchange

Students are rewarded with points for displaying behaviors that are Accountable, Respectful, Motivated and showing they are Ready to learn. Students have the opportunity to spend those points for different items at the Base Exchange. Students will be able to order items from the base exchange by going to the Washington website (http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/EVSC_WashingtonMS) and using the Google form to submit their request. Please encourage you children to view the site.

Bosse Class of 2020 Orientation

The Class of 2020 orientation will be Monday November 9th, in the Bosse Auditorium. Students and parents will hear details about freshmen enrollment and have the opportunity to tour the building. An informational meeting about the International Baccalaureate Diploma will take place the same night at 7:30pm in the Media Center. Please contact Mrs. Heidorn at 435-8888 ext-22121 with any questions.

After-School Programs and Study Cafe

Penny Lane Study Cafe and After School Programs have begun. Students will have the opportunity to get additional help, do retakes on summative assessments, and enrich their school experience through the WMS programs. This semester we're offering Chess Club (Thursdays), Creative Writing/Art (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), Green Team (Tuesdays), Anime (Thursday), Minecraft (Tuesdays), and Band/Orchestra (Monday). Programs will run from 3:00pm - 4:30pm Monday - Thursday, and busses are available at the end of the sessions. If you have any questions, please contact the school. Students are welcome to join at any time. Please stay tuned to for additional opportunities that will come available throughout the year.

New WMS Grading Policy

http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/EVSC_WashingtonMS/Departments___Programs/WMS_Grading_Policy


If you couldn't attend one of the eight parent meetings on our new grading policy last week, you can find the details of the new system at this link. At any time, you can calculate your child's grade in a class by dividing the number of 3's or 3+'s by the total number of assessments entered into the gradebook. Please know that students can apply to retake any assessments by working to learn the material and applying to the teacher. If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Merriwether, Ms. Branson or Mrs. Shields.

Weekly subject area updates

Please see the links below to each of the grade level websites. Each website has the week's skills, assessments, resources and announcements for all subject areas in each grade level. Please contact Ms. Branson if you have any questions or concerns regarding the weekly communication from teachers.

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, you can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.

http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/EVSC/EVSC_Offices/Center_for_Family__School__and/RDS_Parent_Access

Homework Hotline

Rose Hulman is again offering their homework assistance through their Homework Hotline. Students may get assistance by calling 877-275-7673, by email, or by chat. Students can find this support by visiting http://askrose.org/. Please encourage your students to visit.

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Enlist in our PTSA

We are in the midst of the membership drive for our PTSA. Please consider joining for a minimum of $7. Your support goes a long way to provide school dances, the 8th grade block party, honors night, and much more. Additional donations allow your student to be recognized with a star on the bulletin board or with a star on their locker. Forms are available in the front office. Please support our Continental ARMY and enlist in the PTSA!

PTSA Square Account

Washington PTSA has just launched a square account which will allow the Continental family to purchase spirit wear or pay for the PTSA membership. This is one stop place to show your support for Washington PTSA. Click on the link below to see what all is available.


www.square.com/market/washington-middle-school-ptsa

Speech Meet

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 4:30pm

1535 Joyce Avenue

Evansville, IN

Good luck, girls!!

Girls Basketball Tryouts

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 3pm to Friday, Oct. 16th, 5pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

Strengthening Families Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 5pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

Our social worker, Mrs. Miller, will be offering a workshop on how to strengthen families. A variety of topics will be covered. Please contact Mrs. Miller for more information on this effective and special opportunity.

Cub Football vs Reitz

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 5:30pm

1300 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

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. Mrs. Shields, our school counselor is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our school Social Worker, is your contact for community resources, Clothing Bank, and weekend backpacks of food. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Merriwether or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!