The Wolves Den

November 15, 2021

Upcoming Dates

October 26- November 23: Student Engagement Survey window. Student will take the survey at school

October 26- November 21: Parent Engagement Survey window. Unique survey link will be emailed

November: National American Indian Heritage Month

November 18th- Family/ Teacher Conferences from 1:00-7:00pm. Students dismissed at 11:14

November 19th- No School for students, Inservice for teachers

November 24th- Students dismissed at 11:14

November 25th- Thanksgiving- No School for students

November 26th- No School for students

SWIRL: Our School Goal

SWIRL is The Washington Middle School Goal this year. We wanted you all to know what we are focusing on this year and what you can expect to hear from your learners. SWIRL stands for Speaking, Writing, Interacting, Reading, and Listening.

WIN-tervention. We recently complete a 5 week school wide assessment of a specific reading and listening skill that can be used in just about any class, career or relationship. The skill is listening to or reading an explanation - also called "Integration of Knowledge and Skills."

In response to the results of this assessment, we are planning a daily learning experience during WIN (What I Need) time. The purpose of this daily learning experience is to help all students develop strategies to become more successful in the skill of reading or listening to an explanation. Each week for three full week, there will be a new strategy to learn and practice. We are calling this extra practice WIN-tervention and we are enthusiastic about how it will accelerate learning at Washington.


CONFERENCES: We are excited to share what we have been practicing and learning in regards to SWIRL with each of you at family conferences on Thursday November 18th. Conferences are from 1-7pm and can be in-person or virtual. Please click here to sign up for a time slot.

A Message from the Manitowoc Public Library

One of the databases your students have access to with their Virtual Library Cards is Overdrive/Libby. Overdrive/Libby is an online library of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming movies that students can check out to a device with their Virtual Library Card. We have put together a handout of instructions for parents who may wish to limit the content their children can see on this platform.

Community Opportunity

Lakeshore Cap is offering Cafe style course that families are invited to participate in. Here is a flyer with more information.
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FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

The Manitowoc County Hunger Coalition-in partnership with Roncalli High School- is hosting a FREE Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Thursday, November 25, 11:30am-1:30pm at Roncalli High School. To reserve a meal, call the United Way Office at (920)(682-8888 by Friday, November 19. Dine in or pick up a meal to go.

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News To Share

  • Lost and Found: We have a lost and found table in the office that is over flowing. We are asking students to come look for anything they may have lost. We will be donating all of the items on Friday November 19th.
  • Lost Students: The purpose of school is learning. Learning happens in our classrooms Most students are already in the habit of being in class. Our students know that they must have the student planner signed by a teacher as their hall pass permission. For a few who are causing distraction by leaving without permission, we will be giving one warning, contacting families if the problem persists and issuing citations for loitering. To prevent students leaving class, our school resource officer, Mike Laabs will be patrolling hallways on an increased frequency. Thank you for helping us focus on learning by inviting students to stay in class during learning time.
  • Cell Phones- If students bring their cell phones to school, our policy is that cell phones need to be kept in student's locker for the duration of the day. If students do not follow this policy they will asked to put their cell phone in their locker or the cell phone will be brought to the office. We are asking loved ones to remind students of this policy.

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