Wilson Ram Record

December 2015

Happy Holidays

From all of us at Wilson to all of you, we wish you all a very Happy Holidays and a healthy and prosperous New Year!


The Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) team challenged all homerooms to a door decorating contest. Each homeroom had to incorporate one or more of the tenets of our PARRT expectations - Personal Best, Active Listening, Respect, Responsibility, and Trustworthiness. The winning homeroom will have a pizza party in January. Check out the pictures below of some of the great work our students have done!!!

Transition to High School Planning - Jan. 26

It's hard to think about planning for the 2016-17 school year already, but current 8th graders should have just that on their minds now! Registration for 9th grade classes will occur in early February.

Wilson will host a high school registration planning open house on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6pm in the Wilson Auditorium. Counselors and staff from Jefferson have been invited to attend to answer any questions. In addition, former Wilson students and current JHS students have been invited to serve on a panel for current 8th graders to ask questions about the high school experience. We hope to see all 8th grade parents and students on Jan. 26.


Our second season sports - boy's basketball and girl's swimming - had tremendous success this year.

Girl's swimming saw all student athletes working hard - and that hard work paying off in two meet victories and ALL individuals seeing significant time drops in their events.

8th grade boy's basketball made huge improvements each game. Victories were tough to come by, but not a single boy quit on the season, and games were competitive against every school.

7th grade boy's basketball brought home a winning 5-4 record for the first time in 15 years. This scrappy group of young men never gave up, played tenacious defense, and shook up the standings in the CRANDIC conference.



Several 8th grade students were afforded the chance - through GEAR UP - to visit the campus of Iowa State University on Dec. 8th. There was a lot of excitement and interest about going to college that came out of this visit - maybe some future Cyclones in this picture!?!? Thanks to Ms. Brokovich for organizing this great trip.

Additional trips are scheduled later this year to the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa. Stay tuned for more details.

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Dressing for the weather and cold weather policy

We have been spoiled with warm weather early this winter season. However, it is only a matter of time before the snow flies and the temps drop. Please be mindful of what students are wearing to school, particularly those who walk to and from school.

On this same note, our policy for bringing students inside to wait for classes to start is generally if the temperature drops below 30 degrees, or if the wind chill significantly changes the outside conditions.

As a reminder, breakfast starts at 7:20, so for those who arrive to school early be dressed to wait outside until the building opens. Office staff generally arrive by 7am, at which time we allow early arrivers to wait inside the building on cold mornings.


Congrats and "BRAVO" to our music students for kicking off their first concerts of the year with rave reviews. Bands, orchestras, and choirs all made a strong first impression, and their hard work in rehearsals is paying off in the early going. Particular kudos to Mrs. Bunn (band), Ms. Dunn (orchestra), and Mr. Henning (vocal) for leading our music students to new heights!