Wangenheim Middle

Issue VII, November 10, 2021

No student attendance

Veterans Day - Thursday, November 11

covid testing

Due to the holiday on Thursday, COVID testing will be held on Wednesday, November 10, from 12:00-3:00pm. Students will go for testing according to the following schedule:

A-Bz from 12:00 to 12:30 pm

C- Haz from 12:30 to 1:00 pm

He-Med from 1:00 to 1:30 pm

Mee -Rz from1:30 to 2:00 pm

S-Z from 2:00 to 2:25 pm

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Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms. Today and every day, we are grateful for your sacrifices.

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11 to honor military veterans, who are people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. We want to honor and thank the veterans from our school:

  • David Dill, Building Services Supervisor II
  • Glenn Mendoza, PE
  • Daniel Perez, Social Studies

We also want to recognize our Wangenheim family members who have served in the military. Hats off to you and thank you for your commitment and love for our country.


Please make plans to attend the special Principal's Coffee on Thursday, November 18, from 8:30 am-10:30 am via zoom. There will be a special presentation for "Check Your Mood Week” filled with discussions about emotions, warning signs of depression and suicide as well as ways for students to help their friends. This program proactively addresses the rise in mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety, and is compliant with California Law 2246 which requires all schools to have a suicide prevention policies in place. This program consists of a staff training and classroom presentations beginning the week of Dec. 6th for students in all the History classes.

Here is the zoom link:


All students will be dismissed at 12:18 pm.

Fall Break

November 22-November 26, Fall Break, no student attendance

ASB Food Drive

During the month of November, as we give thanks for all we have, we must also think about those who do not have all that we do. The past couple of years have been extra difficult for so many. Wangenheim ASB is holding a food drive for those in need in the Mira Mesa community. We will be collecting food items through advisory classes from Wed Nov 3- Thurs Nov 18th. Items to consider, cereal, bread, peanut butter, jelly, pasta and sauce, soups, crackers, etc. We will accept fruits/vegetables and other perishable items but only on the morning of Thurs the 18th - the day the food will be picked up or delivered. We can also accept grocery store gift cards. If you know of a family in need, please let your advisory teacher know in private so we can assist them. Thank you ahead of time for your generosity. Please contact Julie Chambless, ASB advisor, with any questions.

HOLIDAY Wish 2021

The holiday wishes are in. We ended up with over 400 requests! As you know, this has been a tough year for so many of our students and their families. This is not always an easy time of year for all families so if there is anything we can do to help brighten someone's holiday, we hope we can.

If you would like to help make wishes come true, please go to the link below or scan the QR codes. This year donations will be managed through the PTSA. Go to the PayPal account for , checks payable to WMS PTSA, or cash. Please specify Wish List.

If you have any questions, please contact Karena Doan, head counselor. Thank you for your help. YOU are what makes Wangenheim such a special school.

Anonymous Wish List

If you are looking for a specific item to sponsor, please check out the list below. If you find something that you would like to provide, please email Karena Doan, head counselor, with the number of the item. Thank you for your support as, with your help, we try to grant as many wishes as possible.

We have some markings and highlights in various colors (mostly as an organizational tool):

  • If there is a line drawn through, the wish has been taken of.
  • Light green are on the Amazon Counseling/Holiday Wish List.
  • Orange-ish-yellow are some gifts that are just very pricey. If you have something to donate, we would gladly accept.


So many requests, so few resources. Please consider choosing something from our AMAZON Counseling/Holiday Wish List. Don't forget to shop SMILE.AMAZON to support our PTSA.

Please share with families as friends so that we can grant as many wishes as possible.


We have several students that have requested bikes this year. There is a non-profit that refurbishes used bikes to give to needy individuals. Problem is, they are in need of volunteers. If you are able to help or know of someone who can, please contact Karena Doan.
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The 2022-2023 Choice Priority Application will begin on Monday, October 4 through Monday, November 15, 2021.

Choice priorities do not apply to late applications, received after November 15, 2021.

No outside food delivery

Please do not drop off or have food delivered for your student. It is a disruption to class time and impacts the office staff workload.

Thank you for your cooperation.

What your kid might not be telling you about being back in school

Club News

Check out the STUDENTS/CLUBS page on our website. Club meetings are also on the HOME PAGE/IMPORTANT DATES as well as the CALENDAR.
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Esperanza group doing community service, campus clean up.

Follow Wangenheim ASB


Calculators for checkout

We have a limited number of calculators for student checkout. Some students might prefer to check out a calculator, as they do textbooks, for their personal use for the year. If you are interested, checkout one from the library.

Support Wangenheim PTSA

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Mira Mesa Branch Library Happenings

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Dates to Remember

November 11-Veteran's Day observance, no student attendance

November 19-minimum day, 12:18pm dismissal

November 22-26-Thanksgiving break, no student attendance

December 17-minimum day, 12:18pm dismissal

December 20-31-Winter break, no student attendance