WMS Friday Forecast

October 22, 2021

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Middle School Frenemies!

The transition from pals in elementary to being friends in middle school can be challenging! The whole dynamic of friendships changes in adolescence. Our kids move from open acceptance of others to a more guarded selection of friends- for a whole variety of reasons.

This article, The Ups and Downs of Middle School Friendships, gives us a clearer picture of what friendships look like in middle school, how they may shift, and how you can help your middle schooler navigate some of those challenges. It helps give you some talking points about how to talk to your child about real friendship.

Those dinner table conversations about complex issues can make a big difference. You may get some eye-rolls, glares, and grunts, but persist. Tell your own stories about friendships, frenemies, and enemies, and how you navigated them. (There is power in your stories... even if they may tell you otherwise.)

Enjoy your weekend!


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Congratulations Wredling Cross-County Teams!

For the first time, both of Wredling's Cross-Country teams competed in the state meet. The Girls' team placed 10th in State, while the Boys’ team placed 2nd in State and received top honors! This is quite an accomplishment for our teams!


Individually: Nicole Mayer was in 20th place. Michael Wilson was in 6th place.

The Girls' team placed 10th in State, while the Boys’ team placed 2nd in State and received top honors.

Way to go RedHawks!

RedHawk Pride Award

Congratulations to our RedHawk Pride Winners for this week!

  • Chase Gundersen from Team 6-1

  • Jake Bambalas from Team 6-1

  • Emerson Ishman from Team 6-1

  • Byrdie Smith from Team 6-1

  • Amelia Thavong from Team 6-1

  • Zoe Zeilenga from Team 7-1

  • Aiden Coyne from Team 7-1

  • Soha Alam from Team 7-1

  • Sam Maha from Team 7-1

  • Brady Warsaw from Team 8-1

  • Oscar Torres Urbieta from Team 8-1

  • Felipe Feldhaus from Team 8-1

  • Brooke Mejdrich from Team 8-1

  • Tomas Makishima from Ms. Vizcarra

  • Charlotte Spicer from Mrs. Spotak

  • Aarya Patel from Mrs. Kuretsky

  • Hayden Bastian from Ms. Zmich

  • Dillon Carlson from Mrs. Grazutis

  • Luka Sarich from Mrs. Parikh

  • Molly Whitfield from Mr. Walker

  • Noah Jorns from Mr. Williams

  • Grayson Lemp from Mr. Kohler

  • Chloe Carlson from Ms. Nichols

  • Connor Dell from Ms. Grieves

  • Brooklyn Thompson from Mr. Nold

  • Scarlet Kopalchick from Ms. Ziltz

  • Ameya Yammanuru from Ms. Raymond

  • Abby Sosa from Mrs. Salmon

  • Sienna Smythe from Mr. Scurte

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Parent Volunteer Communication from the District

In District 303 we believe that families are the strongest partners we have to support our students’ education. We are excited to welcome volunteers back into District 303 buildings to assist with a variety of classroom and school activities.

As a public school district, we are required to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order relative to COVID-19 mitigation steps in all district buildings. These steps will keep our students, staff members, and volunteers safe while they are in our schools. Given that, all volunteers must:

  • Provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test received within 72 hours of arriving to volunteer

  • Bring documentation to the front office upon arrival

  • Wear a properly fitting mask at all times while in the building

  • Complete the Volunteer Information Form prior to the first time you volunteer

Our students and staff members appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time!

Summer CTE Camps Survey

The Northern Kane County Regional Vocational System is a consortium of school districts U-46, District 300, District 301, and District 303 working together on career and technical education and college and career readiness throughout the region. The districts are currently considering the possibility of offering summer camps aligned to these opportunities giving students exposure to different career fields. Career fields include robotics, computer science/programming, automotive technology, architecture, engineering, manufacturing, welding, construction, video and music production, culinary arts, veterinary science, and health science. In order to plan and offer the very best in camp opportunities for our students, we need to hear from you and your students. We would like your feedback on these possible summer opportunities. Please take a moment to complete the survey below by October 31st and share your thoughts with us.

CTE Summer Camp Parent Survey


1ST SEMESTER Non-Attendance Days for Students

November 22-26- Thanksgiving Break

December 20-December 31 - Winter Break

1ST SEMESTER Early Release Days for Middle School

October 27 - Wednesday. Dismissal at 2:52 for all students

December 1 - Wednesday. Dismissal at 2:52 for all students



Attention Wredling Nation! Our online sale will run 10/15 – 10/29 for you to purchase your winter Redhawk gear!

Hoodie, long sleeve shirt, pants, and hats – you will stay warm during winter months, show your Wredling pride and support our school’s PTO! This is our last online sale this school year so don’t miss it! Go to www.CelticCustom.com or scan the QR code.


Dear RedHawk Families

Staff, students, and parents are encouraged to help digitally document this year in the yearbook. We offered this opportunity to our families last year and loved the many submissions we received.

Theme of photos we are currently looking for:

  • Fall Activities at school or at home!

Pictures can be shared directly with Mr. Massie via email Timothy.Massie@d303.org or by clicking the image below!

Support for Your Child if they are Quarantined:

If your child is quarantined due to Covid, our teachers will send work to your child and work with you and your child as we always have when a child is out of school. We want to recognize that quarantine offers some unique challenges for our students.

We will be offering instructional support through a certified teacher during quarantine. Ann Rose, a recently retired D303 teacher, will be available to support our quarantine students through Zoom. When a child begins quarantine, we will email both the child and the parent with information on how to access Mrs. Rose's Zoom for support. We encourage our quarantined students to access this instructional support!

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CTE is back to doing LIVE IN-PERSON SHOWS!

Children's Theatre of Elgin presents Shrek The Musical Jr.

Join Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and more beloved characters in this fairy tale romp! Get your tickets now at https://bit.ly/cteshrek

The beloved movie is now a Broadway musical, and this Junior version is perfect for young actors and audiences of all ages! The story follows Shrek, an ogre with a big chip on his shoulder, on his quest to rescue Princess Fiona in order to appease the cantankerous Lord Farquaad, and get his swamp back. But with a wise-cracking donkey, a feisty and strong princess with a big secret, and a myriad of fairy tale characters, this story will satisfy audiences in their quest for fun!

Shows will take place live and in-person at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. Masks are required to be worn by all audience members over the age of 2. Seating will be socially distanced, and a limited number of tickets are being sold to each performance. Thank you for helping us bring back theatre safely! We hope to see you at the show!

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