April 21st



  1. Warriors!  You are the Word Generation!  Your WordGen word for the week is Minimum.  Find the word Minimum posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, Minimum  in a sentence and you will win a prize.  Each lunch shift will have winners.  See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.




  2. Teachers, please do a dress code check to make sure students who are wearing jeans have a jeans pass, if they do not have a pass please send them to Ms. Upperman in room 112.




  3. 8th graders, if you would like to run for a chance to be crowned WMS 8th grade King or Queen, please pick up your petition in Ms. Smith’s room (116) before or after school or during your passing period.  In order to be considered for court you need 25 peer signatures. Petitions should be turned into Ms. Smith by April 28th.




  4. Attention 8th grade students! Please don’t forget to stop by the guidance office to pick up your LLCC Scholarship Applications. The due date for these applications is April 28th, 2017 by the end of the school day. No late applications will be reviewed. The applications should be returned to the guidance office. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity.



  5. Attention New Lions! April 25th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Lober-Nika Gym for LHS Freshmen is “Proud To Be A Lion Night”!  Bring your family for a meet and greet, building tour, clubs & activities fair, student performances, food and fun!

April 20th



  1. My Brother’s Keeper is canceled for today. The next meeting will be Next Thursday April 27, 2017.




  2. 8th graders, if you would like to run for a chance to be crowned WMS 8th grade King or Queen, please pick up your petition in Ms. Smith’s room (116) before or after school or during your passing period.  In order to be considered for court you need 25 peer signatures. Petitions should be turned into Ms. Smith by April 28th.




  3. Washington Middle School archers, please pick up your photos from the State Archery Tournament from Mrs. Daniels today.




  4. There will be an Ambassador meeting in the library at lunch.  Remember that today is a speaker day. . . please bring a friend and be ready to discuss the character traits of trustworthiness and responsibility.  Treats will be served.




  5. Student Advisory Council members that have been selected to come to the Family and Community Engagement meeting tomorrow from 11:30-12:30.  Remember to invite your parents to attend.  Lunch will be served.




  6. Will the following Million Word Club members please come to the library after announcements:  Hirea Smith, Caydence Lomprez-Ervin and Amber Arthur.




  7. Mrs. Neely’s 8th graders please bring headphones to class today and tomorrow




  8. Tomorrow will be a $2 jeans day! You MUST be wearing jeans, no sweatpants, leggings, etc will be accepted!!!



April 19th



  1. Will the following Million Word Club members please come to the library directly after announcements: Amber Arthur, Cale Cook, Shauntyara Watson, Alyssa Wheeler, Cheyenne Leon, Destiny Tevis, Shatavia Kidd, Chandler Marquardt, Brooke Davis, Toby Saulsbury, Evan Hansen, Caydence Lomprez-Ervin, Rebekah House, Marley Goller, Hirea Smith, Gwen Person, Starr Zike, Ronald McCauley and Alan Schafer.   




  2. Congratulations to the All City Music Festival participants on an outstanding concert last night.  Well done!



  3. Jazz band, remember to stay after school tomorrow for rehearsal.

April 18th

1. The 8th grade Dance “A Red Carpet event” will be May 17th from 6:00-7:30pm for WMS 8th grade students. The criteria for attendance at this event is specific:

This will start after Today April 17th until May 15th.

Any questions please ask Ms. McPike or Mrs. Goss

 2.  Student Ambassadors please come to the library directly after announcements:  8th grade: Dequan Stamps, Hannah Roth and Hannah Hudspeth; 7th grade: Gabrielle Owusu, Sara Lira and Emmanuel Jones; 6th grade:  Richard Jackson, Camryn Davis and Karlie Gleeson.  Thank you.

3.  All City choir participants, meet Ms. Rauch in the front lobby at 9:30.  Pay attention to the time.  There won’t be a call for you to come down.  We will return during the lunch shifts.  All City band participants, meet Mrs. Braswell in the band room with your instrument and music at 10:50.  Watch your time; there will be no announcement for you to come down.

April 17th
  1. All City choir and band students, ask your teachers for your assignments today for your absence tomorrow.  Choir, you will be gone second-fifth period; band, fifth-eighth.

  2. All City choir members, we will rehearse after school today.  If you need to call home, come to the band room during your lunch.  Jazz band, we will meet Thursday instead of today.

  3. No girls track practice today. Practice Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week.

  4. The 8th grade Dance “A Red Carpet event” will be May 17th from 6:00-7:30pm for WMS 8th grade students that meet the following criteria:
    This will start after Today April 17th until May 15th.
    Any questions please ask Ms. McPike or Mrs. Goss

April 7th



  1. Warriors!  You are the Word Generation!  Your WordGen word for the week is INTERFERE.  Find the word INTERFERE posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, INTERFERE  in a sentence and you will win a prize.  Each lunch shift will have winners.  See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.




  2. 8th Graders don’t forget to come pick up your LLCC Scholarship Applications for the Guidance Office.The deadline for returning the completed application is April 28 by the end of the school day. NO late applications will be reviewed.




  3. Attention 8th Grader Students who plan to attend Lanphier High School as FRESHMEN for the 2017-18 school year, are invited to attend the “Proud to be a Lion Night”. This event will be held on April 25 in the Lober-NIka Gym at LHS @ 6pm. Please take your family and enjoy this event.



  4. Attention track girls check the list by the gym to see if you are going to todays track meet.  We only have 1 bus so we cannot take everyone.

April 6th



  1. We are running a 1:30 schedule today for Hoop Fest.  You will need $2 to get in.




  2. My Brother’s Keeper will NOT meet today due to the early schedule. The next meeting will be April 27th.




  3. Come to Chick-fil-a tonight for dinner, and help support our school’s music program!  See a band student or Mrs. Braswell for a flyer.




  4. 8th Graders don’t forget to come pick up your LLCC Scholarship Applications for the Guidance Office.The deadline for returning the completed application is April 28 by the end of the school day. NO late applications will be reviewed.



  5. Attention 8th Grader Students who plan to attend Lanphier High School as FRESHMEN for the 2017-18 school year, are invited to attend the “Proud to be a Lion Night”. This event will be held on April 25 in the Lober-NIka Gym at LHS @ 6pm. Please take your family and enjoy this event.

April 5th Announcements



  1. Hoop Fest is TOMORROW which means you need $2 to get in.




  2. Today is a $2 JEANS DAY.  If you haven’t paid for your jeans see Mrs. Nicholas in room 217 to get your wristband.  Teachers:  Please check that students have on their wristband if they have jeans on.  If they haven’t paid for their jeans, send them to Room 217 to pay and pick up their wristband.  If they don’t have money to pay then they are out of dress code.



  3. Students and faculty, come to Chick-fil-a tomorrow for dinner and help support our school’s music program!  See a band student or Mrs. Braswell for a flyer.

April 4th



  1. CHANGE OF PLANS!!!  Hoop Fest is THURSDAY now, instead of tomorrow.   



  2. Tomorrow will still be a $2 JEANS DAY.  You will need to pay for your jeans before 7:50 in cafeteria.

April 3rd

1. There will be a $2 JEANS Day Wednesday this week.

2. CHANGE OF PLANS!!!  Hoop Fest is THURSDAY now, instead of Wednesday.  Bring your money attend Hoop Fest for $2.

March 31st



  1. Warriors!  You are the Word Generation!  Your WordGen word for the week is EXCEED.  Find the word EXCEED posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, EXCEED  in a sentence and you will win a prize.  Each lunch shift will have winners.  See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.



  2. Get your Brag Tags into the correct grade level bin TODAY at lunch for a chance to win a free jeans pass.  Be sure to put your first and last name on your Brag Tag.  Names will be drawn DURING your lunch period today.

March 30th



  1. Get your Brag Tags in by Friday this week for a chance to win a free jeans pass.  Be sure to put your first and last name on your Brag Tag and put it in the correct grade level bucket in order to win.  Names will be drawn DURING your lunch period.  




  2. My Brother’s Keeper is TODAY in Room 105A. Get your lunch first,  then come down to 105A.




  3. There will be an Ambassador meeting at lunch today.  Please come with your lunch, ready to get our materials wrapped for the Mini O’briern Crisis Nursery.



  4. The WMS Archery team will have their last meeting today after school in the library.

March 28th
  1. All City Music Festival band members, meet Mrs. Braswell in the band after first period.  Go to your lockers to store your binders, retrieve your music and jackets before coming.  We will return during the second lunch shift.

 

    2.  All City choir participants, we have rehearsal after school today.  Be here!


 

    3. Attention 7th and 8th grade volleyball players! You need to wash your volleyball jerseys and bags and return them to Ms. Barnes in Room 106 by Friday!

 

    4. Could the following student please come to the library and meet with Ms. Randle: Bryson Thomas, Richard Jackson, Karli Gleeson, Nadya Klekamp, Sarah Lira, Gabby Owusu, Dequan Stamps, Hannah Hudspeth and Jas’min Bivens.



    5.  Students, you may not gather and chat by your friends’ lockers.  8th graders, if     your locker or next class isn’t in the short hallway upstairs, you may not enter that hallway.  Once you are done at your locker, please walk with a purpose to your next classroom.

March 27th



  1. Spring Pictures are today. Order forms and money are due to the photographer at time of pictures. Students may be out of uniform, but MUST follow the district dress code. There will be no retake day for Spring pictures.




  2. Lincoln Land Community College Scholarship Applications for current 8th grade students are now available in the Guidance Office. The due date for these completed applications is April 28 by 2:30 pm.




  3. Congratulations to the Washington Warrior Archery Team members who met for 2017 Illinois State NASP Tournament at the Orr Building this Saturday.  There were 536 competitors at this competition.  Ruben Williams scored 258/300 to rank 48th out of 190 in the boys middle school division and 15th out of 60 in the 7th grade division.  Katilyn Knuth scored 245/300 to rank as 22nd out of 61 girls in the 6th grade division.  Aiden Hubbard was third scorer at WMS with 240/300.  Our school moved up two ranks this year to be overall 13th out of 18 middle schools competing.  It has been a great year in WMS archery!  Our final meeting for the team will be this Thursday.  All 2017 WMS archers should attend.




  4. Congratulations to the WMS band students who participated in solo and ensemble contest Friday evening at Springfield High.  Keep up the good work!



  5. All City Music Festival choir members, meet Mrs. Braswell by the gym after first period.  Go to your lockers to store your binders, retrieve your music and jackets before coming.  We will return during the second lunch shift.

March 24th



  1. Spring Pictures will be Monday, March 27th. Students should have received an order form from their history teacher. Extra order forms are available in room 208 or the guidance office. Order forms and money are due to the photographer at time of pictures. Students may be out of uniform, but MUST follow the district dress code. There will be no retake day for Spring pictures.




  2. The PBIS Reward Day is today for perfect attendance and good behavior throughout PARCC testing.  We are running a 1:30 schedule today.  You will receive your wristband during math class today that says which activity you are going to at 1:30.




  3. Lincoln Land Community College Scholarship Applications for current 8th grade students are now available in the Guidance Office. The due date for these completed applications is April 28 by 2:30 pm.



  4. This weekend, Saturday, is the NASP State Tournament for Archery at the State Fairgrounds Orr Building. WMS has 14 archers competing in this contest. Flight time for the event is 8:00 am. Congratulations to those competing this weekend.

March 23rd



  1. Spring Pictures will be Monday, March 27th. Students should have received an order form from their history teacher. Extra order forms are available in room 208 or the guidance office. Order forms and money are due to the photographer at time of pictures. Students may be out of uniform, but MUST follow the district dress code. There will be no retake day for Spring pictures.




  2. My Brother’s Keeper WILL meet TODAY in Room 105A. Get your lunch first,  then come down to 105A.




  3. Lincoln Land Community College Scholarship Applications for current 8th grade students are now available in the Guidance Office. The due date for these completed applications is April 28 by 2:30 pm.



March 22nd



  1. Spring Pictures will be Monday, March 27th. Students should have received an order form from their history teacher. Extra order forms are available in room 208 or the guidance office. Order forms and money are due to the photographer at time of pictures. Students may be out of uniform, but MUST follow the district dress code. There will be no retake day for Spring pictures.



  2. Lincoln Land Community College Scholarship Applications for current 8th grade students are now available in the Guidance Office. The due date for these completed applications is April 28 by 2:30 pm.

March 21st



  1. Spring Pictures will be Monday, March 27th. Students should have received an order form from their history teacher yesterday or will receive one today. Extra order forms are available in room 208 or the guidance office. Order forms and money are due to the photographer at time of pictures. Students may be out of uniform, but MUST follow the district dress code. There will be no retake day for Spring pictures.




  2. PARCC testing continues today. Students are asked to get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast during PARCC to help you do your best on the test. Students are also asked to arrive to testing sessions on time as not to delay test start times. Students that have perfect attendance, no tardies, or behavioral referrals throughout the testing time frame, will be invited to attend the PBIS reward activity this Friday. You won’t want to miss out so be sure to do your best on all PARCC tests.




  3. Art Club will meet Today, after school.




  4. Wednesday will the first meet for Track and Field. The meet will be held at Southeast High School starting at 3:30 pm. Good luck to all participants.



  5. This weekend, Saturday, is the NASP State Tournament for Archery at the State Fairgrounds Orr Building. WMS has 14 archers competing in this contest. Flight time for the event is 8:00 am. Congratulations to those competing this weekend.

March 20th



  1. PARCC testing continues today. Students are asked to get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast during PARCC to help you do your best on the test. Students are also asked to arrive to testing sessions on time as not to delay test start times. Students that have perfect attendance, no tardies, or behavioral referrals throughout the testing time frame, will be invited to attend the PBIS reward activity this Friday. You won’t want to miss out so be sure to do your best on all PARCC tests.




  2. Art Club will meet Tuesday, March 21st, after school.




  3. Wednesday will the first meet for Track and Field. The meet will be held at Southeast High School starting at 3:30 pm. Good luck to all participants.



  4. This weekend, Saturday, is the NASP State Tournament for Archery at the State Fairgrounds Orr Building. WMS has 14 archers competing in this contest. Flight time for the event is 8:00 am. Congratulations to those competing this weekend.

March 17th



  1. Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast and get plenty of rest every day of PARCC testing to help you do your best on the test!  Students that have perfect attendance, no tardies, and no behavior problems throughout the testing time frame will be invited to attend the PBIS reward activity next Friday, March 24th.  You won’t want to miss out so be sure to try your hardest on all PARCC tests!




  2. PARCC testing continues today. Students should remember to talk quietly in the halls during testing sessions. Thank you in advance for your support.



  3. Art Club will meet next Tuesday, March 21, after school.

March 16th

 



  1. There will be no archery practice after school today.  The library is set-up for PARCC testing.




  2. There will be no My Brother’s Keeper today due to PARCC testing. We will meet next Thursday.



  3. Art Club will meet next Tuesday, March 21, after school

March 15th



  1. Congratulations to our A.R. 3rd quarter achievers!  Make plans to achieve your 4th quarter A.R. goal today.  Speak to your Language Arts teacher about the number of points that you need and be a goal achiever in May!



March 14th



  1. Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast and get plenty of rest every day of PARCC testing to help you do your best on the test!  Students that have perfect attendance, no tardies, and no behavior problems throughout the testing time frame will be invited to attend the PBIS reward activity next Friday, March 24th.  You won’t want to miss out so be sure to try your hardest on all PARCC tests!




  2. All City Choir participants, as scheduled, we have rehearsal today after school.  Bring your music.  




  3. A.R. reward day is tomorrow!  Every student who has made their 3rd Quarter A.R. goal should have a green ticket. Your green ticket allows you to wear a green shirt tomorrow and jeans.  You will also get an ice cream sundae with toppings of your choice.  Congratulations reading goal achievers.




  4. If you do not have a green ticket, because you did not achieve your A.R. reading goal, you should be in full uniform tomorrow.




  5. Archery practice will be held tonight in the library.



  6. Will the following Ambassador members please come to the library directly after announcements: Jasmin Bivens, Ja’Miyah Jackson, Hannah Roth, Keylee Logan.

March 13th

Today is the start of PARCC testing.  Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast and get plenty of rest every day to help you do your best on the test!  Students that have perfect attendance, no tardies, and no behavior problems throughout the testing time frame will be invited to attend the PBIS reward activity Friday, March 24th.  You won’t want to miss out so be sure to try your hardest on all PARCC tests!

March 10th



  1. On Monday we will start PARCC testing.  Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast and get plenty of rest every day to help you do your best on the test!  Students that have perfect attendance, no tardies, and no behavior problems throughout the testing time frame will be invited to attend the PBIS reward activity Friday, March 24th.  You won’t want to miss out so be sure to try your hardest on all PARCC tests!




  2. Good luck to Aundre Williams (Ms. Coleman’s nephew) and the Lanphier Lions basketball game tonight as they play for the sectional title in Effingham.  Keep making us proud!  



  3. Springfield High School Cheerleading tryouts are right around the corner! The 2017-2018 tryout process will begin  with a mandatory tryout meeting held Wednesday March 29th, from 6:00-7:00pm, in the Springfield High School commons. This meeting should be attended by both the candidate and a parent or guardian. Tryout clinics will be held from April 17th-April 20th, with tryouts taking place on April 21st. Anyone interested in trying out for the 2017-2018 squads MUST attend tryouts.

March 9th

My Brother’s Keeper Group will meet today in room 105 A during each lunch shift. Please get your lunch first, Do NOT go outside.

March 7th



  1. Track tryouts for 8th grade girls and 6th grade volleyball team girls  will be today Tuesday March 7th.  Bring clothes to run outside- We will be outside unless it is raining.  All tryouts will last from 2:30 -4:00 All runners need a current physical- If you do not have one get an appointment before tryouts.




  2. Will the following Student Advisory Council members please come to the library immediately following announcements:  Dequan Stamps, Gabrielle Owusu and Richard Jackson.



  3. There is Boys Track Practice today from 2:30 to 4pm meet in the boys locker room.

March 3rd



  1. No school Monday - Casmir Palaski Day.




  2. Girls 6th and 7th grade track team tryouts will be today Friday March 3rd.   8th grade girls and 6th grade volleyball team girls will be on Tuesday March 7th.  Bring clothes to run outside- We will be outside unless it is raining.  All tryouts will last from 2:30 -4:00 All runners need a current physical- If you do not have one get an appointment before tryouts.



  3. Will the following Million Word Club members please come to the library immediately following announcements:  Alexandra Ruzic, Charles Correll, Brandi Burnett, Blake Charles, Mary Jane Stutsman, Cale Cook, Isabelle Rowe, Sarah Lira, Amber Arthur, Breyanna Lash, Tamaria Collins, Caden Fitzsimmons, Diamond Wheatley, Thomas Bowman, and Tayler Hundley.

March 2nd



  1. Did you know:  African American women were an influential part of the Harlem Renaissance like Zora Neale Hurston, Lois Mailou Jones, Florence Mills, Marian Anderson, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Josephine Baker. Many of these women addressed not only race issues, but gender issues, too. They brought to light what it was like to live as a black woman in America. Some addressed cultural issues of "passing", expressed the fear of violence, and the barriers to full economic and social participation in American society.




  2. Today, March 2, 2017 the READ 180 Classes will host a Harlem Renaissance Dance after school from 2:30-4:00pm in the cafeteria. This activity is for WMS students with no suspensions and less than 3 referrals for the month of February to attend. We encourage all students to dress up from the 1920’s and 30’s for the dance so your admission to the dance will be free! If you don’t want to dress the part you will have to wear your uniform and the cost is $2. If you are dressing up for the dance you will need to change your clothes after school in the bathrooms by the cafeteria ONLY. DO NOT use the restrooms upstairs or by the gym.




  3. My Brother’s Keeper will NOT Meet today we will meet next week.




  4. POPCORN sales have been temporarily discontinued.There will be a la carte items for sale AFTER SCHOOL ONLY. Students, you must make your purchases between 2:30 and 2:40. All proceeds go towards the 8th grade field trip.




  5. 6th and 7th grade girls track team tryouts will be on Friday March 3rd and 8th grade girls on Tuesday March 7th. 6th grade volleyball team girls will come on Tuesday  Bring clothes to run outside- We will be outside unless it is raining.  All tryouts will last from 2:30 -4:00 All runners need a current physical- If you do not have one get an appointment before tryouts.




  6. If you plan on attending Southeast next year. Thursday March 2, 2017 is activities night at Southeast. All students/parent(s) are welcome to attend in our commons 6pm -7:30pm.




  7. Tonight is the last night to qualify for the State meet in archery.  If you are on the Archery Team plan to be present at practice tonight.



  8. A reminder to Ambassadors that Thursday lunch meeting will take place in the library.  We will make final plans for our Kindness Campaign expenditure and begin to focus on the character trait of diligence in our lives.  Come be a part of your school leadership.

March 1st



  1. Did you know: The men's Zoot Suit became fashionable during the Harlem Renaissance. This included wearing baggy pants and trousers. They also wore fedora hats, bow ties, and handkerchiefs.Women's fashion during the Harlem Renaissance included flapper style dresses, long gloves, long beaded necklaces, and feather headbands and boas. During the day they wore more conservative day dresses and hats.




  2. Girls 6th and 7th grade track team try-outs will be on Friday March 3rd and 8th grade on Tuesday March 7th.  Bring clothes to run outside- We will be outside unless it is raining.  All tryouts will last from 2:30 -4:00 All runners need a current physical- If you do not have one get an appointment before tryouts




  3. Congratulations to those students who have read a Rebecca Caudill nominee book during this quarter!  Washington Middle School is now a part of this Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Reader Book Award for 2017.  The winner of the basket in the library is Octavia Smith.  Please come to the library to pick-up your prize.




  4. Tomorrow March 2, 2017 the READ 180 Classes will host a Harlem Renaissance Dance after school from 2:30-4:00pm in the cafeteria. This activity is for WMS students with no suspensions and less than 3 referrals for the month of February to attend. We encourage all students to dress up from the 1920’s and 30’s for the dance so your admission to the dance will be free! If you don’t want to dress the part you will have to wear your uniform and the cost is $2. You will need to change your clothes after school.



February 28th



  1. DID YOU KNOW:The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York City was a popular dance venue in the 1920’s through 1950’s and played a pivotal role in the development of swing dancing and music. Simply put, it’s where Lindy Hop became famous. Located between 140th and 141st Streets on Lenox Avenue, the two story building housed an enormous ballroom on its 2nd floor that spanned an entire city block. The Savoy Ballroom was one of the first integrated entertainment venues.




  2. Thursday on March 2, 2017 the READ 180 Classes will host a Harlem Renaissance Dance after school from 2:30-4:00pm in the cafeteria. This activity is for WMS students with no suspensions and less than 3 referrals for the month of February to attend. We encourage all students to dress up from the 1920’s and 30’s for the dance so your admission to the dance will be free! If you don’t want to dress the part you will have to wear your uniform and the cost is $2.




  3. Art Club will meet TODAY after school instead of Thursday due to the dance. Please come if you can!



February 27th
  1. Track tryouts will be starting next week. 8th Boys tryouts will be on Monday Feb 27 , 7th grade boys on Tuesday, Feb 28.  and 6th grade boys on Thursday, March 2nd.
    Girls 6th and 7th grade try-outs will be on Friday March 3rd and 8th grade on Tuesday March 7th.
    All tryouts will last from 2:30 -4:00 All runners need a current physical- If you do not have one get an appointment before tryouts

  2. DID YOU KNOW:Jazz music became popular during the Harlem Renaissance. It is often referred to as the Jazz Age. Popular jazz musicians included Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, and Fats Waller.

  3. Thursday on March 2, 2017 the READ 180 Classes will host a Harlem Renaissance Dance after school from 2:30-4:00pm in the cafeteria. This activity is for WMS students with no suspensions and less than 3 referrals for the month of February to attend. We encourage all students to dress up from the 1920’s and 30’s for the dance so your admission to the dance will be free! If you don’t want to dress the part you will have to wear your uniform and the cost is $2.

  4. Tomorrow, February 28th is the last day for votes for the 2017 Rebecca Caudill Award.  Get your votes to the library!

  5. Congratulations to all of the classes that answered Friday’s trivia question correctly: This landmark supreme court case declared that laws that prohibited interracial marriage were unconstitutional in 1967. A movie about this case was in theatres this year.The answer is Loving vs. Virginia. Winners and prizes will be announced later today.

  6. Today’s trivia question is: The PGA was considered “Caucasian Only” until which golfer joined? Turn your answers into Ms. Baker in 117.
February 24th



  1. Track tryouts will be starting next week. 8th Boys tryouts will be on Monday Feb 27, 7th grade boys on Tuesday, Feb 28 and 6th grade boys on Thursday, March 2nd.



Girls 6th and 7th grade try-outs will be on Friday March 3rd and 8th grade on Tuesday March 7th.        All tryouts will last from 2:30 -4:00 All runners need a current physical- If you do not have one get an appointment before tryouts.

 

2.  The student vs. staff basketball game is TODAY!   We are running a 1:30 schedule.  All students will return to their 4th period class at the 1:30 bell.  You will NOT go to your locker.  Any student that had perfect attendance through January and the beginning of February will be invited to attend.  This is an exciting event so come and cheer on your fellow classmates… or the amazing and talented WMS staff!

3. DID YOU KNOW: In 1914 only about 50,000 African Americans called Harlem their home. By 1930 Harlem had grown to a population of 200,000 African Americans. This migration is referred to as the 'Great Migration' and began during World War I. African American sports became popular during the Harlem Renaissance. Leagues were founded because of the fact that whites did not allow African Americans to play in their leagues. The famous New York Harlem Globe Trotters (basketball team) was founded in 1927.

 

4. Next Thursday on March 2, 2017 the READ 180 Classes will host a Harlem Renaissance Dance after school from 2:30-4:00pm in the cafeteria. This activity is for WMS students with no suspensions and less than 3 referrals for the month of February to attend. We encourage all students to dress up from the 1920’s and 30’s for the dance so your admission to the dance will be free! If you don’t want to dress the part you will have to wear your uniform and the cost is $2.

5. POPCORN sales have been temporarily discontinued.There will be a la carte items for sale AFTER SCHOOL ONLY. Students, you must make your purchases between 2:30 and 2:40. All proceeds go towards the 8th grade field trip.

6. Congratulations to Carmesha Johnson, Jesi Davis and Hirea Smith for getting yesterday’s trivia question correct: This popular group was formally desegregated in 1948 after the efforts of Sarah Randolph Bailey.

The answer is the Girl Scouts. Please meet Ms. Baker in 124 to claim your prize.

7. Today is a whole class trivia day. Please have your first hour teacher email Ms. Baker the answer to today’s question: This landmark Supreme Court case declared that laws that prohibited interracial marriage were unconstitutional in 1967. A movie about this case was in theatres this year.

8.  All Million Word Club members who have not had their picture taken for membership, please come to the library directly after announcements.

February 23rd
  1. Track tryouts will be starting next week. 8th Boys tryouts will be on Monday Feb 27, 7th grade boys on Tuesday, Feb 28 and 6th grade boys on Thursday, March 2nd.
    Girls 6th and 7th grade try-outs will be on Friday March 3rd and 8th grade on Tuesday March 7th.
    All tryouts will last from 2:30 -4:00 All runners need a current physical- If you do not have one get an appointment before tryouts.

2.  The student vs. staff basketball game will be TOMORROW  We will be running a 1:30 schedule.  All students will return to their 4th period class at the 1:30 bell.  You will NOT go to your locker.  Any student that had perfect attendance through January and the beginning of February will be invited to attend.  This is an exciting event so come and cheer on your fellow classmates… or the amazing and talented WMS staff!

3. Did you know: Renaissance means: rebirth of music, arts, poetry, and creativity? The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s. During the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement," named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke.

4. Million Word Club members are reminded that they should wear their t-shirts tomorrow.  Mrs. Daniels will be calling members who have not had their photo taken to the library in the morning.

5. The Rebecca Caudill nominations are coming to a close.  All votes are due for the award by next Tuesday.  Keep the red tickets coming to the library as you finish reading these fantastic books.  Remember for every three that you read, you can then vote for the 2017 award.  We will draw for the basket on the 28th.

6. Ambassadors will meet in the library at lunch.  We will be deciding what to do with our proceeds from the Kindness Campaign.  6th and 7th grade Student Advisory Council members are welcome to attend today from 11:15-11:30 in the library.

7. My Brother’s Keeper will be today! Bring your lunch and come down to 105A.

8. Congratulations to Savannah Miller, Myshay Sims, Bristol Wessing and D’Angelo Standley for getting yesterday’s trivia question correct: With the ratification of the 15th Amendment in 1870, what did African Americans gain. The answer is voting rights. Please see Ms. Baker in room 117 to claim your prize.

9. Today’s question is: This popular group was formally desegregated in 1948 after the efforts of Sarah Randolph Bailey.

February 22nd


  1. Track try out will be starting next week. 8th Boys tryouts will be on Monday Feb 27, 7th grade boys on Tuesday, Feb 28  and 6th grade boys on Thursday, March 2nd. Girls 6th and 7th grade try-outs will be on Friday March 3rd and 8th grade on Tuesday March 7th.   All try outs will last from 2:30 -4:00 All runners need a current physical- If you do not have one get an appointment before tryouts.

  2. Students interested in playing summer baseball with Fairview Youth Association Baseball please see the flyer in the front lobby. Sign ups for summer baseball begins this Saturday, February 25th at St. Aloysius School Gym from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

  3. The student vs. staff basketball game will be THIS FRIDAY.  We will be running a 1:30 schedule.  Any student that had perfect attendance through January and the beginning of February will be invited to attend.  This is an exciting event so come and cheer on your fellow classmates… or the amazing and talented WMS staff!

  4. The Harlem Renaissance was an African-American cultural movement of the 1920s and 1930s, centered in Harlem, New York, that celebrated black traditions, the black voice, and black ways of life. Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and James Weldon Johnson were some of the writers associated with the movement.

  5. Congratulations to Madilyn Ballweg, Takwon Goodson, James Sowell, and Bernedette Mitchell for answering yesterday’s trivia question coreectly. An all white jury  acquitted J.W. MIlan and Roy Bryant for the murder of whom? The answer is Emmitt Till.

  6. Today’s trivia question is With the ratification of the 15th Amendment in 1870, what did African Americans gain in the United States?

  7. The following Student Advisory Council members please report to the library after announcements:  Dequan Stamps, Gabrielle Awusu and Richard Jackson

February 21st



  1. Today’s black history trivia question: An all white jury  acquitted J.W. MIlan and Roy Bryant for the murder of whom?



  2. All City Choir members, rehearsal today.  Be here by 2:40.

February 17th



  1. Warriors!  You are the Word Generation!  Your WordGen word for the week is efficient.  Find the word efficient posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, efficient  in a sentence and you will win a prize.  Each lunch shift will have winners.  See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.




  2. Today is All City Band rehearsal.  Students, meet in the band room after first period.  We will return during lunch.




  3. National Kindness Week was a huge success!  Turn your completed Kindness Boards into the library today.  There will be a drawing at the end of the school day.  Be kind today and everyday!



  4. First hour teachers please check for jeans passes.  They will be a white ticket or a white pass.

February 16th

Students: This is a reminder about lunchtime procedure. You are to use the Restroom BEFORE lunch. Please go to your locker first, put your things away, and get a coat if it is an outside day. You will not be allowed from the playground or cafeteria to use the RR or to get a coat. Halls will be emptied so that each grade level is in the lunchroom or outside within a few minutes.
National Kindness Week continues! Some Kindness boards are completely full! Once you have filled in your Kindness Board, turn it over and write-in the kind acts that you complete between now and Friday. Wearing yellow today is meant as a sign that you are willing to brighten someone’s day. Smile, say a kind word, help someone. . . be kind today and everyday.
Ambassadors meet today at lunch in the library. A speaker, Ms. Boonie Luparell will join us with treats so bring a friend. We will report out on the Kindness Campaign with today’s topic being determination.
My Brother’s Keeper is today at lunch. Grab your lunch and come down to 105A.

February 15th

National Kindness Week continues! Some Kindness boards are completely full! Start your write-ins now. Once you have filled in your Kindness Board, turn your board over and write-in the kindness acts that you complete between now and Friday. Mrs. Daniels will collect boards on Friday for a Kindness returned.
The Rebecca Caudill award basket, in the library, will be carried on through February 28th, which will be the last day for submission of voting. Remember to select from this special collection as you walk into the library. Get your red ticket, from your Language Arts teacher, after you have passed the A.R. test. After you have read three you get to vote for the Illinois Rebecca Caudill Award for 2017.
Congratulations to Hayden Hughes, Devon Ruebling, and Janieca Zackery for correctly answering yesterday’s trivia question: May 19th has been proposed as a holiday to honor which civil rights leader? The answer is Malcolm X. Please see Ms. Baker in room 124 to claim your prize.
Today’s trivia question is: This baseball player was the first player to go directly to the major leagues from the negro leagues and broke the color barrier in the American League.
A special thank you to all who purchased a valentine candy or soda gram. All proceeds will be donated to the 8th grade field trip fund.

February 14th

All City Choir participants, rehearsal is back to its regular day, today, after school. Check with your teachers today and tomorrow for your Thursday morning work while we’re at the district rehearsal.
Happy Valentine’s Day. In celebration of National Random Acts of Kindness week here at WMS, don’t forget to give someone the valentine that you received at breakfast. If you didn’t get one, the Student Advisory Council and several grade level volunteers will be passing them out again at lunch. When you see the chance today, be kind. . . pass it on!
Congratulations to Dante Foster, Abby Sokolis, and My’Angel Broadway for correctly answering yesterday’s trivia question: who is considered the father of Black History. The answer is Dr. Carter G. Woodson. He is credited with the creation of Negro History Week which eventually evolved into Black History Month. Please meet Ms. Baker in 124 to claim your prize.
Today’s Trivia Question: May 19th has been proposed as a holiday to honor which civil rights leader?

February 13th

There will be NO 21st Century Today after school. There will be program tomorrow!
This week is National Random Acts of Kindness week at WMS ! All students will receive a Random Acts of Kindness Board from your first hour teacher and they will go over the week’s activities. Place each day in your agenda. Look around the halls for postings. Mark your board every time you practice a kindness! You can make a difference in someone’s life this week.
Student Advisory Council members are asked to come to the library immediately following announcements. Thank you.
Congratulations to all of the classes that answered Friday’s trivia question correctly: Before Black History Month, what was the observance of Black History Called? The answer is Negro History Week and it was celebrated the second week of February. You will get an out of uniform pass for tomorrow from your first hour teachers.
Today’s trivia question is: Who is considered the “father” of black history? Turn your answers in outside of 115.
Valentine’s Day and soda grams will be passed out tomorrow during 8th period classes.

February 10th

Warriors! You are the Word Generation! Your WordGen word for the week is voluntary. Find the word voluntary posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, voluntary in a sentence and you will win a prize. Each lunch shift will have winners. See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.
WMS joins the National Random Acts of Kindness week on Monday! Be sure to wear a WMS Spirit shirt or a blue uniform shirt on Monday. Be ready to receive your Random Acts of Kindness Board from your first hour teacher. Look around the school for the week activities. Something is planned every day next week. Practice kindness! Pay it forward!
There will be no 21st Century on Monday February 13, 2017. The program will resume on Tuesday February 14, 2017.
Congratulations to the students who correctly answered yesterday’s trivia question: Who was the first African American Nobel Peace Prize Winner? Answer: Ralph Bunche. Ciarra Kapshandy, Ruby Koehler, Janieca Zackery, and Grace Brennan please see Ms. Baker in 124 to claim your prizes.
Today’s trivia question is for your entire first hour class. Before Black History Month, what was the observance of Black History Called? Have your teachers email Ms. Baker the answer and winners will be announced by the end of the day.
Last Announcement: Student Advisory Council members are asked to come to the library immediately following announcements. Thank you.
Last Chance to own your very own Quest for 25 T-shirt. Order forms and money are due today.
If you are wearing jeans, please take your money to Mrs. Reinders in 221 and obtain your pass. Teachers, please be sure to check your student’s uniforms. Students, listen to the announcements for the next upcoming jeans day. Thank you!
All students and faculty who purchased a candy or soda gram, you receive your treats next Tuesday during your 8th period class. Thanks for all of the support!!

February 9th

Ambassadors meet in the library at lunch. All Ambassadors are required to attend today. Tonight is Preview Night and job duties will be assigned.
Next week is National Random Acts of Kindness week. Washington Middle School will participate. Signs will be up around school to remind you of the focus for the day.
Monday - Kick-off day - School Spirit shirts worn with the uniform. Random Acts of Kindness Boards distributed to students during first block
All-City choir members, rehearsal has been moved from today to Thursday. Please make arrangements to be here Thursday and have your music with you. Any questions, see Mrs. Braswell
6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls interested in interested in enrolling in academically challenging courses in math, science, technology and engineering see the orange flyer located in the shelf in the front lobby. Information about academic workshops through Lincoln Land Community College is available. The event will be held on March 18th.
Black History Trivia—Yesterday’s question: Where was the first sit in held during the Civil Rights Movement. The answer was: Greensboro, North Carolina. Congratulations to 7th Marcus Berry See Ms. Baker to claim your prize.
Today’s question: Who was the first African American Nobel Peace Prize Winner? Answer: Ralph Bunche
Make sure you turn your order forms into Mr. Ruble in the gym before Tomorrow to get your T-shirts. Also there is still time if you want to order a T-shirt, just bring your money in by Tomorrow and fill out an order form. Orders will be sent out at the end of the day Friday. Be apart of our Quest for 25!
Popcorn will be sold for 50 cents today in the front lobby!
Today is the last day for candy grams:-)

February 8th

Candy grams will be on sale all this week during each lunch shift! They will be selling for 50 cents each. Please know the person’s 8th period teacher with room number, and know the correct spelling of the individual who’s receiving the treat! Thank you for the continued support!
8th graders who are interested in the Washington DC trip, there is still time left to sign up! If you are interested in attending, please stop by room 124 to see Ms. Stanley and reserve your spot!
Make sure you turn your order forms into Mr. Ruble in the gym before Friday to get your T-shirts. Also there is still time if you want to order a T-shirt, just bring your money in by this Friday and fill out an order form. Orders will be sent out at the end of the day Friday. Be apart of our Quest for 25!
All-City choir members, rehearsal has been moved from today to Thursday. Please make arrangements to be here Thursday and have your music with you. Any questions, see Mrs. Braswell
6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls interested in interested in enrolling in academically challenging courses in math, science, technology and engineering see the orange flyer located in the shelf in the front lobby. Information about academic workshops through Lincoln Land Community College is available. The event will be held on March 18th.
8th grade Basketball turn in your gear by Friday.
Black History Trivia—Sit ins were used during the Civil Rights movement as a peaceful means of demonstrating the injustices of the times. Where was the first sit held during the Civil Rights Movement? Answer: Greensboro, North Carolina.

February 7th

Congratulations to Mr. Miller’s 4th hour, Ms. Neely’s 1st hour and Ms. Smith’s history classes. They won a jean’s pass for tomorrow for correctly answering the trivia questions from Friday. Yesterday’s trivia question was: The first Academy Award given to an African American was in 1939 for the movie “Gone with the Wind”. What is the actresses name? The Answer is Hattie McDaniel
Candy grams will be on sale all this week during each lunch shift! They will be selling for 50 cents each. Please know the person’s 8th period teacher with room number, and know the correct spelling of the individual who’s receiving the treat! Thank you for the continued support!
8th graders who are interested in the Washington DC trip, there is still time left to sign up! If you are interested in attending, please stop by room 124 to see Ms. Stanley and reserve your spot!
Make sure you turn your order forms into Mr. Ruble in the gym before Friday to get your T-shirts. Also there is still time if you want to order a T-shirt, just bring your money in by this Friday and fill out an order form. Orders will be sent out at the end of the day Friday. Be apart of our Quest for 25!
All-City choir members, rehearsal has been moved from today to Thursday. Please make arrangements to be here Thursday and have your music with you. Any questions, see Mrs. Braswell

February 6th

All-City choir members, rehearsal has been moved from tomorrow to Thursday. Please make arrangements to be here Thursday and have your music with you. Any questions, see Mrs. Braswell
8th grade ambassadors, please stop by rm 112 to see Ms. Upperman before you go to lunch.
Congratulations to all the classes who correctly answered Friday’s black history trivia question: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or the NAACP, was founded in 1909; one year after a race riot in this Illinois city. The answer is Springfield, IL. Class winners will be announced by the end of the day. If you are interested in learning more about the race riot there is a walking tour of the major landmarks. Today’s question is: The first Academy Award given to an African American was in 1939 for the movie “Gone with the Wind”. What is the actresses name?
All of Mrs. Sangsters AVID students, please come down to her room at the beginning of second period with your coat and a pencil. Check in with your 2nd period teacher first before coming down.

February 3rd

Warriors! You are the Word Generation! Your WordGen word for the week is estimate. Find the word estimate posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, estimate in a sentence and you will win a prize. Each lunch shift will have winners. See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.
Congratulations to the student’s who correctly answered yesterday’s black history trivia question: The first African American owned and operated newspaper began in New York City in 1827, 38 years before the abolition of slavery. What was the name of the newspaper? The answer is Freedom’s Journal. The winners are Katelynn Seagle, Marcus Berry, and Zachary Baal. Can you please meet Ms. Baker in room 124 along with yesterday’s winners (Hannah Roth, Ethan Edwards, and Sara Lira) to claim your prize.
Today’s black history trivia question is for your entire history class. One history class per grade level will win a prize for Monday. The question is: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or the NAACP, was founded in 1909; one year after a race riot in this Illinois city. Decide as a class and have your teacher email the answer along with the class period and grade to Ms. Baker. The winners will be announced Monday morning.
Good News we are extending the Quest for 25 T-shirt sales to next Friday, Feb 10th. So make sure you get an order form from Mr. Ruble in the gym and bring your money and order form back to him by next Friday. Don’t be the only one without this awesome shirt.
All-City choir members, rehearsal next week has been moved to Thursday. Please make arrangements to be here Thursday and have your music with you Thursday. Any questions, see Mrs. Braswell

February 2nd

Candy grams will be on sale all this week during each lunch shift! They will be selling for 50 cents each. Please know the person’s 8th period teacher with room number, and know the correct spelling of the individual who’s receiving the treat! Thank you for the continued support!
8th graders who are interested in the Washington DC trip, there is still time left to sign up! If you are interested in attending, please stop by room 124 to see Ms. Stanley and reserve your spot!
All Students remember to pick up your order forms for the Quest for 25 t-shirts from Mr. Ruble in the gym and turn in your order form and money by this Friday to get your shirt. Don’t get left out of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Congratulations to Hannah Roth, Sarah Lira and Ethan Edwards for correctly answering yesterday’s black history trivia question: What Springfield school is named for an original executive for the NAACP?. The answer is DuBois Elementary. Please meet Ms. Baker in room 124 to claim your prize. Today’s question is: The first African American owned and operated newspaper began in New York City in 1827, 38 years before the abolition of slavery. What was the name of the newspaper? Talk to your teachers and friends and be sure to submit your answer before the end of the day.
My Brother’s Keeper will meet today in 105 A!

February 1st

Candy grams will be on sale all this week during each lunch shift! They will be selling for 50 cents each. Please know the person’s 8th period teacher with room number, and know the correct spelling of the individual who’s receiving the treat! Thank you for the continued support!
8th graders who are interested in the Washington DC trip, there is still time left to sign up! If you are interested in attending, please stop by room 124 to see Ms. Stanley and reserve your spot!
Please read last!
Students, today is the first day of trivia for black history month. Today’s question is: What Springfield school is named for an original executive for the NAACP?
Talk to your friends and teachers and submit your answer in the bucket outside 117. Please make sure you include your full name and grade with the answer. One will per grade level will be announced tomorrow.
All Students remember to pick up your order forms for the Quest for 25 t-shirts from Mr. Ruble in the gym and turn in your order form and money by this Friday to get your shirt. Don’t get left out of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

January 31st

Candy grams will be on sale all this week during each lunch shift! They will be selling for 50 cents each. Please know the person’s 8th period teacher with room number, and know the correct spelling of the individual who’s receiving the treat! Thank you for the continued support!
8th graders who are interested in the Washington DC trip, there is still time left to sign up! If you are interested in attending, please stop by room 124 to see Ms. Stanley and reserve your spot!
All Students remember to pick up your order forms for the Quest for 25 t-shirts from Mr. Ruble in the gym and turn in your order form and money by this Friday to get your shirt. Don’t get left out of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

January 30th

Reminder to 7th and 8th grade volleyball players! You must go home after school and be back by 5 to catch the bus to the game.

January 27th

Warriors! You are the Word Generation! Your WordGen word for the week is suspicious. Find the word suspicious posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, suspicious in a sentence and you will win a prize. Each lunch shift will have winners. See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.
Starting Wednesday there will be trivia on the morning announcements for Black History Month. Be sure to listen to the announcements daily for a chance to answer the trivia questions and earn a prize. Prizes will be given to one student from each grade level Monday-Thursday and your whole first hour class will have a chance to win on Fridays.

January 26th

Ambassador meeting will be held in the library at lunch today. We finish our research on the Kindness Campaign today and determine next actions.
There IS archery practice in the library after school at 2:45p.
Are you interested in voting for the Rebecca Caudill Award winning book, for the 2016-17 school year? The Illinois Rebecca Caudill Award is given to book voted most outstanding by middle grade students in participating Illinois schools. See your Language Arts teacher for your list of books and read three off of the list to allow you to vote! Your WMS library has multiple copies of these great reads. Check out the Rebecca Caudill nominees in the reserved section.
There will be popcorn for sale in the front lobby for 50 cents.
My Brother’s Keeper will meet today in Room 105A for lunch. Get your lunch first and then come down to Room 105A
Tomorrow will be a $2 jeans day.

January 25th

The quest for 25 T shirt order forms are available from Mr Ruble in the gym. The T-shirts are a track team fund raiser that commemorate our 24 State Track team Championships and our quest for #25.
Any girls interested in playing middle school softball next season, please sign up in the main office.

January 24th

The quest for 25 T shirt order forms are available from Mr Ruble in the gym. The T-shirts are a track team fund raiser that commemorate our 24 State Track team Championships and our quest for #25.
Blue and Gold Choir rehearsal is today. Last semester’s members plus those listed on the choir room door should attend.

January 23rd

Valentine’s candy grams will go on sale beginning Monday, January 30th for 50 cents. They will be sold during all 3 lunch shifts!
Blue and Gold Choir rehearsals begin tomorrow, 1/24.

January 20th

Remember to have PERFECT ATTENDANCE this month so you can attend the STUDENT vs. STAFF BASKETBALL GAME!
Today is a $2 jeans day! Teachers, at this time, please check students for their jeans passes. All students who do not have a pass and are in need of one, please send them to room 124 to see Ms. Stanley for a jeans pass. Thank you all for the support!
Valentine’s candy grams will go on sale beginning Friday, January 27 for 50 cents. They will be sold during all 3 lunch shifts!
From the 8th grade Washington DC students and Miss Stanley: Thank you for all of your continued support!

January 19th

Blue and Gold Choir auditions will be held today after school in Room 107. Bring your signed permission slip with you to the audition. First semester members, check in with Mrs. Braswell. Our first rehearsal is next Tuesday, 1/24.
There will be archery practice after school tonight in the library.
Ambassador meeting will be held in Room 123 at lunch today. Be sure to bring a friend! Today is our speaker through Character First! A lunch dessert treat will be served.
Remember to have PERFECT ATTENDANCE this month so you can attend the STUDENT vs. STAFF BASKETBALL GAME!
Students, please remember that the Boy’s Basketball City Tournament starts tonight, also happening Friday, and Saturday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center is a school function and all behavior guidelines will be enforced at all times during the City Tournament. Any inappropriate behavior displayed at the City Tournament will result in consequences that will be enforced by the administration of WMS. This includes behavior inside the Convention Center, as well as adjacent to the facility.
In addition, we want to remind everyone that students are expected to wear clothing that does not include lewd, obscene, or vulgar language or representation of anything illegal. Large chains or wallet chains are not allowed. Caps may be worn, but the bill must remain facing forward.
Popcorn sales will resume today! For just 50 cents, you can purchase a bag of popcorn from 2:30-2:40. Thanks for all of your support!
My Brothers’ Keeper will meet today in 105A. Please get your lunch first and come down to 105A right away.

January 18th

Remember to have PERFECT ATTENDANCE this month so you can attend the STUDENT vs. STAFF BASKETBALL GAME!
Are you interested in voting for the Rebecca Caudill Award winning book, for the 2016-17 school year? The Illinois Rebecca Caudill Award is given to book voted most outstanding by middle grade students in participating Illinois schools. See your Language Arts teacher for your list of books and read three off of the list to allow you to vote! Your WMS library has multiple copies of these great reads. Check out the Rebecca Caudill nominees in the reserved section..
Blue and Gold Choir auditions will be held tomorrow after school in Room 107. Make sure to pick up the information form today, and have the signed permission slip with you at the audition. First semester members, check in with Mrs. Braswell this week. Our first rehearsal is next Tuesday, 1/24.

January 17th

Blue and Gold Choir auditions have been moved to this Thursday after school in Room 107. Make sure to pick up the information form today, and have the signed permission slip with you at the audition. First semester members, check in with Mrs. Braswell this week. Our first rehearsal is next Tuesday, 1/24.
Students, please remember that the Boy’s Basketball City Tournament this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center is a school function and all behavior guidelines will be enforced at all times during the City Tournament. Any inappropriate behavior displayed at the City Tournament will result in consequences that will be enforced by the administration of (Name of School). This includes behavior inside the Convention Center, as well as adjacent to the facility.
In addition, we want to remind everyone that students are expected to wear clothing that does not include lewd, obscene, or vulgar language or representation of anything illegal. Large chains or wallet chains are not allowed. Caps may be worn, but the bill must remain facing forward.
No seating will be allowed in the balcony. Therefore, no spectators are allowed in the balcony area.
Please remember that the Springfield Police Department will be wanding all spectators as they enter the Convention Center.
Students are prohibited from standing on the seats at any and all times. Students may be asked to leave the premises if they indicate an unwillingness to cooperate with security personnel. Anyone asked to leave may not return to any future games this weekend.
Anyone leaving the main court floor with approximately five or fewer minutes remaining in the second game will be required to exit the building. Also at this time, all individuals in the lobby area will be asked to leave the building. No one will be allowed to return to the main court or inside the building at this time.
All spectators are expected to remain seated during all games. Anyone standing or roaming about will be asked to sit in the stands.
All side doors must remain closed. Anyone allowing entry through a side door will be instructed to leave.
The second game will conclude at approximately 9:15 p.m. Please make sure your ride, if needed, is available to pick you up at that time.
Most importantly, we hope you and your friends have fun and enjoy the City Tournament this weekend. The Tournament should prove to be very exciting, safe, and enjoyable for fans of all ages!

January 13th

Starting this past Monday, students that have PERFECT ATTENDANCE for a month will get to attend the STUDENT vs. STAFF BASKETBALL GAME!
Be sure to get to school ON TIME so you can be eligible to cheer on your friends!
Boys and girls on the basketball team MUST have perfect attendance to PLAY IN THE GAME.
Did you miss auditions for Blue and Gold Choir in August? Mark your calendar for January 17 then. Come to the choir room, Room 107, to pick up the information. You will turn in this form at the audition. If you were in Blue and Gold or seventh- or eighth-grade choir, during fall semester, you will not re-audition, but stop by the choir room to see Mrs. Braswell this week.
Are you interested in voting for the Rebecca Caudill Award winning book, for the 2016-17 school year? The Illinois Rebecca Caudill Award is given to book voted most outstanding by middle grade students in participating Illinois schools. See your Language Arts teacher for your list of books and read three off of the list to allow you to vote! Your WMS library has multiple copies of these great reads. Check out the Rebecca Caudill nominees in the reserved section..
Warriors! You are the Word Generation! Your WordGen word for the week is consent. Find the word consent posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, consent in a sentence and you will win a prize. Each lunch shift will have winners. See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.
Large group pictures for the yearbook will be on Tuesday. If you participate in sports or activities be sure to come to school on Tuesday, there will be no retakes.

January 12th

Did you miss auditions for Blue and Gold Choir in August? Mark your calendar for January 17 then. Come to the choir room, Room 107, to pick up the information. You will turn in this form at the audition. If you were in Blue and Gold or seventh- or eighth-grade choir, during fall semester, you will not re-audition, but stop by the choir room to see Mrs. Braswell this week.
Are you interested in checking out an e-reader from the WMS Library? Nooks are now available for check-out. You must have a signed permission slip to enable you to take them home. Come to the library today for more details and to get your permission slip! Read on an e-reader! It’s fun!
Ambassadors meet in the library today at lunch. Get your lunch and come to the library. We will research the idea of a Kindness Campaign at WMS!
My Brother’s Keeper will meet all lunch shifts TODAY! Get your lunch and come straight to Room 105 A.
There will be a jeans day tomorrow for $2.
Any 8th grade student who’s interested in attending the Washington D.C. trip there is late registration that is taking place from now until February 2. See Ms. Stanley in room 124 for details!
Archery is cancelling today. There will be NO archery after school in the library.
Boys basketball you will need to go home or make arrangements to stay with another teacher there will be no study hall. Practice will start at 4:00. You should be dressed and ready to go at 4:00

January 11th

Did you miss auditions for Blue and Gold Choir in August? Mark your calendar for January 17 then. Come to the choir room, Room 107, to pick up the information. If you were in Blue and Gold or seventh- or eighth-grade choir, during fall semester, you will not re-audition, but stop by the choir room to see Mrs. Braswell this week.
Are you interested in voting for the Rebecca Caudill Award winning book, for the 2016-17 school year? The Illinois Rebecca Caudill Award is given to book voted most outstanding by middle grade students in participating Illinois schools. See your Language Arts teacher for your list of books and read three off of the list to allow you to vote! Your WMS library has multiple copies of these great reads. Check out the Rebecca Caudill nominees in the reserved section..
ART CLUB- our meetings will resume in February. See you Thursday February 2 after school for our first meeting of the new year!
Would the following Student Advisory Council members please come to the library after announcements:
8th grade: Dequan Stamps, Hannah Roth and Hannah Hudspeth
7th grade: Gabrielle Owusu, Sara Lira and Emmanuel Jones
6th grade: Richard Jackson, Camryn Davis and Karlie Gleeson
Congrats to both the 7th and 8th grade boys basketball team. The 8th grade was able to hold off a tough Rochester team and the 7th grade team came back from 1 point down with 7 seconds to go!!! Due to the cancellation of the Riverton game we will practice Thursday from 4-5:30

January 10th

Starting yesterday, students who have PERFECT ATTENDANCE for a month will get to attend the STUDENT vs. STAFF BASKETBALL GAME!
Be sure to get to school ON TIME so you can be eligible to cheer on your friends!
Boys and girls on the basketball team MUST have perfect attendance to PLAY IN THE GAME.
Students going with Mrs. Braswell this morning, go to the band room at 8:30. There will be no announcement, so be cognizant of your time.
Are you interested in checking out an e-reader from the WMS Library? Nooks are now available for check-out. You must have a signed permission slip to enable you to take them home. Come to the library today for more details and to get your permission slip! Read on an e-reader! It’s fun!
Blue and Gold Choir members who still haven’t turned in their choir polos, turn them in tomorrow. Consequences begin after that.
Your library has NEW books. Come check out the new book selection today.

January 9th

Starting TODAY, students that have PERFECT ATTENDANCE for a month will get to attend the STUDENT vs. STAFF BASKETBALL GAME!
Be sure to get to school ON TIME so you can be eligible to cheer on your friends!
Boys and girls on the basketball team MUST have perfect attendance to PLAY IN THE GAME.
Boys basketball there will not be study hall tonight. Be back for practice by 4 ready to practice

January 6th

Attention 6th grade volleyball players. There will be practice after school today! Please be dressed out and in the gym by 2:40.

January 5th

There will be archery practice after school today in the library. All archery team members are encouraged to attend practice on Tues and Thursday of each week.
Attention Ambassadors! There will be a lunch meeting today in the library. Get your lunch and meet to reconcile our Holiday giving and set our sites on the New Year!
All member of Student Advisory Council are asked to see Mrs. Daniels or Ms. Randle, in the library, today concerning an upcoming meeting.
Starting Monday, students that have PERFECT ATTENDANCE for a month will get to attend the STUDENT vs. STAFF BASKETBALL GAME!
Be sure to get to school ON TIME so you can be eligible to cheer on your friends!
Boys and girls on the basketball team MUST have perfect attendance to PLAY IN THE GAME. No exceptions.
There will be NO My Brother’s Keeper Lunch Group today. It will be next Thursday.
There will be no popcorn today. Sales will resume next Thursday.
Tomorrow will be a $2 Jeans day. Remember, any jeans with rips, tears, or holes, can not be worn.

December 20th

The Public Information Sessions for Springfield Area high school students interested in applying for the 2017 Sister Cities Association of Springfield (SCAS) student exchange in Ashikaga, Japan will be held on Monday, January 9, Thursday, January 19 and Monday, February 13. Each session will be at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Springfield District 186 Administrative Center, 1900 West Monroe Street, Springfield, IL 62704 (next to Grant Middle School, across from Fairhills Mall).
Interested students and their parents are encouraged to attend one of the sessions, if possible. Applications for the June 16-26, 2017 delegation will be available at the sessions.
Applications are open to all Springfield-area high school students (current 8th graders thru current high school seniors). February 28, 2017 is the application deadline.
Springfield has been a Sister City to Ashikaga, Japan since 1990 and has been sponsoring student exchanges for 27 years. The 11-day exchange is a total immersion experience, including living with a Japanese family and attending school.
Families unable to attend the information sessions may contact SCAS Ashikaga Committee Co-Chairs Janet Kenney (217-414-6606) and Carol Zerkle (217-622-4622) or by email at SCASILINC@aol.com for information and an application packet.
2. 8th grade volleyball tryouts will be tonight from 4 to 6. Girls be ready and in the gym by four.
3. Lost and found items are located right outside the gym. These items will be donated to Salvation Army and Goodwill over the break. If you have items you are missing, please be certain to check before break.
4. Locker clean out will be tomorrow starting shortly after 9:00. Locker clean out will be by grade level starting with 6th grade. Announcements will be made for clean out. Students, please check your locker after school. If there are items that need to be removed to go home, please do so tonight.
5. Attention 6th grade volleyball players! There will be a practice after school tomorrow from 1:30-4:00. This is a very important practice that you will receive lots of necessary information to take home to your parents. Please be dressed out and in the gym no later than 1:40. Again 6th grade girls there will be volleyball practice after school tomorrow from 1:30-4!
6. Ambassador’s will have a very brief meeting before lunch today, due to the 1:30 dismissal schedule. All Ambassadors please report to the library BEFORE you get your lunch. You will be eating in the cafeteria today.
7. Thank you for all of our support from Ms. Stanley and the 8th graders attending the 8th grade field trip. Christmas grams will be delivered tomorrow during your 1st period!

December 16th

Warriors! You are the Word Generation! Your WordGen word for the week is crucial. Find the word crucial posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, crucial in a sentence and you will win a prize. Each lunch shift will have winners. See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.
Congratulations to the members of WMS bands on a fantastic concert last night. Keep it up!
Blue and Gold Choir members: your polos are due today. Bring them to the choir room during your lunch, if you haven’t already done so.
8th grade girls volleyball tryouts will be Monday 12/19 from 4-6.
Today is the last day to purchase a Christmas gram for a special friend, teacher, or both! They will be sold for 50 cents during each lunch shift. Thanks for the support!

December 15th

Today is the band winter concert featuring Beginning Band, Advanced Band, and the Iles-Washington jazz band. The performance will be held in Southeast High School’s auditorium at 6:30. Admission is free, so bring your parents with you to support your friends!
Today is the day! Washington Warrior supports kids and their families at Christmas with happy Holidays! Come to the library today with your lunch and bring $1. to watch “The Polar Express”. Show your $1. To the Guidance Deans to exit the lunch room. Bring extra cash to purchase treats if you’d like! Join the holiday fun and support “Toys for Tots” at the same time.
In preparation for today’s performance, there will be a combined rehearsal during third period.
Do you want a free hotdog, nachos or hot cocoa? These are just a few rewards coming your way! Be on your best behavior because we have Brag Tag rewards and Out of the Blue Days coming EVERY DAY next week! Turn your Brag Tags into the correct bin during your lunch shift!
Blue and Gold Choir members: your polos are due tomorrow. Bring them to the choir room before first period or during your lunch.
Tomorrow, Friday, will be a two dollar jeans day for Miles of Smiles. Students may bring two dollars to wear jeans on Friday. Jeans must be paid for in the cafeteria Friday morning.
Christmas grams will be on sale today and tomorrow for 50 cents during all lunch shifts!
My Brother’s Keeper is today!

December 14th

1 . Want to give a treat to your favorite teacher? Your best friends? Well you can! Beginning December 9th through December 15th, students may purchase a candy gram, for 50 cents, during their lunch period. Candy grams will only be sold the first 15 minutes of your lunch period, so get there quickly! On behalf of Ms. Stanley, thank-you for your support in advance!
2. Tomorrow is the band winter concert featuring Beginning Band, Advanced Band, and the Iles-Washington jazz band. The performance will be held in Southeast High School’s auditorium at 6:30. Admission is free, so bring your parents with you to support your friends!
3. Band students will have combined rehearsals tomorrow in preparation for the concert. Advanced Band students, talk with your third period teacher and Beginning Band students, talk with your eighth period teacher today to ask for your assignment.
4. Attention 7th grade volleyball players. We will have practice tomorrow after school from 2:30-4.
5. Washington Warrior supports kids and their families at Christmas! Come to the library tomorrow with your lunch and bring $1. to watch “The Polar Express”. Bring extra cash to purchase treats if you’d like! Join the holiday fun and support “Toys for Tots” at the same time. All proceeds will go towards toys for little ones at Christmas!
6. Glow Dance THIS Friday! Bring money to buy your “glow gear” so you can stand out in the crowd!
7. Do you want a free hotdog, nachos or hot cocoa? These are just a few rewards coming your way! Be on your best behavior because we have Brag Tag rewards and Out of the Blue Days coming EVERY DAY next week! Be sure to turn your Brag Tags into the correct bin during lunch!
8. Eighth Grade Girls Volleyball Tryouts will be tonight from 4-6.
9. Blue and Gold Choir members: your polos are due Friday. Bring them to the choir room before first period or during your lunch.

December 13th

Want to give a treat to your favorite teacher? Your best friends? Well you can! Beginning December 9th through December 15th, students may purchase a candy gram, for 50 cents, during their lunch period. Candy grams will only be sold the first 15 minutes of your lunch period, so get there quickly! On behalf of Ms. Stanley, thank-you for your support in advance!
This Thursday is the band winter concert featuring Beginning Band, Advanced Band, and the Iles-Washington jazz band. The performance will be held in Southeast High School’s auditorium at 6:30. Admission is free, so bring your parents with you to support your friends!
Attention eighth grade girls. Eighth Grade Girls Volleyball tryouts will be tomorrow 12/14 from 4-6.
Attention 7th grade volleyball players. We will have practice on Thursday after school from 2:30-4.

December 9th

Congratulations Washington Middle School! You have exceeded expectations for the Food Drive for Kids! Way to take care of those little kids who would have been looking for something for lunch and now, because of you, they will find something in their cabinets that they WANT to eat. Enjoy jeans day. Show your first hour teacher your red ticket with your name on it.
WMS students. . . listen up for another great event for an opportunity to help little kids. The announcement will take place next week!
Warriors! You are the Word Generation! Your WordGen word for the week is strategy. Find the word strategy posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, strategy in a sentence and you will win a prize. Each lunch shift will have winners. See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.
Want to give a treat to your favorite teacher? Your best friends? Or a secret admirer? Well you can! Beginning December 9th through December 15th, students may purchase a candy gram, for 50 cents, during their lunch period. Candy grams will only be sold the first 15 minutes of your lunch period, so get there quickly! On behalf of Ms. Stanley, thank-you for your support in advance!

December 8th

1) Today is the last day for the Food Drive for Kids! Any student who brings in a can or box of kid food will get a ticket for a jeans pass good for tomorrow. Jeans passes can NOT be purchased. If you want to wear jeans tomorrow, bring something that you think children would enjoy eating when they are out on holiday.
2) Just a reminder the Library is closed for Fluency testing Block 1 today for Fluency testing. If you are in need of books please come to the Library during your lunch shift or during block 4. Library will be open regular hours beginning tomorrow Friday, December 9th
3) Love the delicious smell and taste of fluffy, freshly popped popcorn? Then enjoy a bag TODAY for fifty cents! Pop corn can be purchased in the front lobby of the school from (2:30-2:40). Popcorn must immediately be taken outside after purchase. All proceeds go towards the 8th grade D.C. trip! There are a few more slots open for students who are interested in attending the trip—please see Ms. Stanley in room 124 for more information!
4. Next Thursday is the band winter concert featuring Beginning Band, Advanced Band, and the Iles-Washington jazz band. The performance will be held in Southeast High School’s auditorium at 6:30. Admission is free, so bring your parents with you to support your friends!
5. Join AVID next semester! Apply for AVID by getting an application in the guidance office or from Mrs. Sangster or Ms. Wallner. All applications are due no later than December 16th.
6. Attention 6th grade volleyball players there will be a practice after school tomorrow from 2:30-4:00. If you made the team you must be at practice. Be dressed out and in the gym by 2:40.
7. We WILL have archery today after school in the library :)
8. There will be NO My Brother’s Keeper today! Go outside!

December 7th

Congratulations to the members of the WMS Choir. The Middle school performed their winter concert last and provided the audience with a great show. Great to the WMS choir.
Provide for a little kid in need of food! The Kid Food Drive to respect children in our community in need of food for the holiday is in progress. We want food items that young children really LIKE! Our WMS food drive will be all this week. Any student who brings in a can or box of kid food- think mac n cheese-, will get a ticket for a Friday jeans pass. Jeans passes can NOT be purchased. If you want to wear jeans this Friday, bring something that you think kids would like to eat when they are hungry.
Students also—this Friday is a two dollar jeans day for all students. Bring two dollars for jeans on Friday. Jeans must be solid color with no holes.
Just a reminder the Library is closed for Fluency testing Block 1 on Thursday for fluency testing. If you are in need of books please come to the Library during your lunch shift or during block 4.
Love the delicious smell and taste of fluffy, freshly popped popcorn? Then enjoy a bag EVERY THURSDAY for fifty cents! Pop corn can be purchased in the front lobby of the school from (2:30-2:40). Popcorn must immediately be taken outside after purchase. All proceeds go towards the 8th grade D.C. trip! There are a few more slots open for students who are interested in attending the trip—please see Ms. Stanley in room 124 for more information!
Want to go to college? Get a head start with AVID! Apply for AVID by getting an application in the guidance office or from Mrs. Sangster or Ms. Wallner. All applications are due no later than December 16th.
Attention 6th grade volleyball players there will be a practice after school this Friday from 2:30-4:00. If you made the team you must be at practice. Be dressed out and in the gym by 2:40.

December 6th

1) WMS respects people who are in need. The Kid’s Food Drive to respect those children in our community in need of food for the holiday continues. We want food items that young children really LIKE! Our WMS food drive will be all this week. Any student who brings in kid food, will get a ticket for a Friday jeans pass. Jeans passes can NOT be purchased. If you want to wear jeans this Friday, bring something that you think kids would like to eat when they are out on holiday.
2) Just a reminder the Library is closed for Fluency testing Block 1 on Tuesday and Thursday this week. If you are in need of books please come to the Library during your lunch shift or during block 3. The choir will present their winter concert tonight in the Southeast High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, so bring your parents, and come support our students! In preparation for this, fourth-period choir students, please come to the choir room at the conclusion of announcements for our combined rehearsal.
4) Love the delicious smell and taste of fluffy, freshly popped popcorn? Then enjoy a bag EVERY THURSDAY for fifty cents! Pop corn can be purchased in the front lobby of the school from (2:30-2:40). Popcorn must immediately be taken outside after purchase. All proceeds go towards the 8th grade D.C. trip! There are a few more slots open for students who are interested in attending the trip—please see Ms. Stanley in room 124 for more information!
5) Members of the student advisory council please see Mrs. House in room 210 during your lunch today!
6) Any student who receives one referral or less will be invited to attend a glow dance next Friday. The dance is free but you can purchase glow necklaces, bracelets and glasses for $1 each.
7. No boys basketball practice today

December 5th

1) WMS makes a difference! The Kid’s Food Drive to respect children in our community in need of food for the holiday began today. We want food items that young children really LIKE! Think macaroni and cheese, Spaghettios, or something that an elementary school kid might like when they are off for Christmas and need lunch. Our WMS Kid’s Food Drive will be all this week. Any student who brings in kid food beginning today, will get a ticket for a Friday jeans pass. Jeans passes can NOT be purchased. If you want to wear jeans this Friday, bring something that you think kids would like to eat when they are out on holiday.
2) Attention Student Advisory Council members. There is a meeting tomorrow after school in Mrs. House’s room, Room 210, directly after school. You will take the activity bus home. Talk to Mrs. House or Mrs. Nicholas if you have any questions.
3) Just a reminder the Library is closed for Fluency testing Block 1 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week. If you are in need of books please come to the Library during your lunch shift or during block 4.
4. The choir will present their winter concert tomorrow evening in the Southeast High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, so bring your parents, and come support our students!
5) Love the delicious smell and taste of fluffy, freshly popped popcorn? Then enjoy a bag EVERY THURSDAY for fifty cents! ENJOY AN ENCORE OF POPCORN TODAY, IN THE FRONT LOBBY AFTER SCHOOL FROM 2:30-2:40. Thank-you for the support!!
6) Boys Basketball practice 2:30-4:00

December 2nd

Washington Middle School takes care of people within our community. We will have a Kid’s Food Drive to benefit families with young children this holiday season. We want food items that young children really LIKE! Think cereal, canned peaches, or pudding packs, something that an elementary school kid might like when they are off for Christmas and they are hungry. Our WMS Kid Food Drive will be next week. Any student who brings in a can or box of food beginning on Monday, will get a ticket for a Friday jeans pass. Jeans passes can NOT be purchased. If you want to wear jeans next Friday, bring something that you think kids would like to eat when they are out on holiday.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday next week the Library will be closed First Period for Fluency Testing. If you are in need of books on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday make sure you go at your lunch time or 3rd or 4th block.
There are a few more slots left for 8th grade students who are interested in attending the trip to Washington----please see Ms. Stanley in room 124 for more information!
Warriors! You are the Word Generation! Your WordGen word for the week is perspective. Find the word perspective posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, perspective in a sentence and you will win a prize. Each lunch shift will have winners. See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.
Congratulations to the 7th Grade boys basketball team on their victory against Lincoln last night.

December 1st

Washington Middle School will have a food drive to benefit families with young children this holiday season. We want food items that young children really LIKE! Think macaroni and cheese, Spaghettios, or something that an elementary school kid might like when they are off for Christmas and need lunch. Our WMS food drive will be next week. Any student who brings in a can or box of food beginning on Monday, December 5th, will get a ticket for a Friday jeans pass. Jeans passes can NOT be purchased. If you want to wear jeans next Friday, bring something that you think kids would like to eat when they are out on holiday.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 6—that’s next week! The choirs will present their winter concert in the Southeast High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, so bring your parents, and come support our students!
Love the delicious smell and taste of fluffy, freshly popped popcorn? Then enjoy a bag TODAY for fifty cents! Pop corn can be purchased in the front lobby of the school from (2:30-2:40). Popcorn must immediately be taken outside after purchase. All proceeds go towards the 8th grade D.C. trip! There are a few more slots open for students who are interested in attending the trip—please see Ms. Stanley in room 124 for more information!
My Brother’s Keeper will meet today at lunch in room 105A. Do NOT go outside first get your lunch first and come down to 105A.
The Boys and Girls Club of Central illinois will be hosting The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest on January 7 at the Boys and Girls Club in Springfield. For more information about this event, contact Bobby Edwards at 299-2404 or pick up a registration form from the shelf in the front lobby. The flyer is posted in the lobby.
7th grade girls interested in playing volleyball the first day of tryouts for 7th grade only is today December 1 from 2:30-4. Please be dressed out and in the gym no later than 2:40
On December 16th you can juju on that beat into our Glow Dance. Entry is free if you meet the criteria of one or fewer referrals. Don’t forget to bring them ones for our glow in the dark bling for $1 each. Also there will be a photo booth. For $1 you can get a copy of the photos you took. You can take picture with your BFF’s or your BOO!
Art Club members- today’s meeting after school has been cancelled. We will try to make up this cancelled meeting on a Tuesday before winter break.
Reminder to students to get to class on time. Your readiness for class is important. Getting to class on time shows that you are ready and willing to learn and be your best in the classroom. WMS school wide expectation is that all students thrive to be on time.

November 30th

1.Washington Middle School will have a Kid’s Food Drive to benefit families with young children this holiday season. We want food items that young children really LIKE! Think macaroni and cheese, Spaghettios, Pop tarts or something that an elementary school kid might like when they are off for Christmas break. Our WMS food drive will be next week. Any student who brings in a can or box of Kid Food beginning on Monday, December 5th, will get a ticket for a Friday jeans pass. Jeans passes can NOT be purchased. If you want to wear jeans next Friday, bring something that you think kids would like to eat when they are out on holiday.
2. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 6—that’s next week! The choir will present their winter concert in the Southeast High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, so bring your parents, and come support our students!
3. Attention all 7th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. The first day of tryouts for 7th grade only will be tomorrow December 1 from 2:30-4. Please be dressed out and in the gym no later than 2:40
4. Love the delicious smell and taste of fluffy, freshly popped popcorn? Then enjoy a bag EVERY THURSDAY for fifty cents! Pop corn can be purchased in the front lobby of the school from (2:30-2:40). Popcorn must immediately be taken outside after purchase. All proceeds go towards the 8th grade D.C. trip! There are a few more slots open for students who are interested in attending the trip—please see Ms. Stanley in room 124 for more information!

November 29th

Attention all 6th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. The first day of tryouts for 6th grade only will be today November 29 from 2:30-4. Please be dressed out and in the gym no later than 2:40
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 6—that’s next week! The choir will present their winter concert in the Southeast High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, so bring your parents, and come support our students!
Reminder to students to get to class on time. Your readiness for class is important. Getting to class on time shows that you are ready and willing to learn and be your best in the classroom. WMS school wide expectation is that all students thrive to be on time.
From Monday November 21st through December 14th have one or no referrals. On December 16th you can juju on that beat into our Glow Dance. Entry is free if you meet the criteria of one or fewer referrals. Don’t forget to bring them ones for our glow in the dark bling for $1 each. Also there will be a photo booth. For $1 you can get a copy of the photos you took. You can take picture with your BFF’s or your BOO!
Attention all 7th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. The first day of tryouts for 7th grade only will be Thursday, December 1 from 2:30-4. Please be dressed out and in the gym no later than 2:40
Love the delicious smell and taste of fluffy, freshly popped popcorn? Then enjoy a bag EVERY THURSDAY for fifty cents! Pop corn can be purchased in the front lobby of the school from (2:30-2:40). Popcorn must immediately be taken outside after purchase. All proceeds go towards the 8th grade D.C. trip! Thank you in advance!
Attention Boys basketball there is practice tonight from 4:00-6:00. You need to go home and be back by 4:00

November 28th

Attention all 6th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. The first day of tryouts for 6th grade only will be tomorrow November 29 from 2:30-4. Please be dressed out and in the gym no later than 2:40.

November 23rd

Want to go to college? Want go on field trips to visit colleges? If you’re interested in joining AVID next semester, get an application from the guidance office, Mrs. Sangster or Ms. Wallner. All applications are due in soon!
Attention all 6th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. The first day of tryouts for 6th grade only will be on Tuesday, November 29 from 2:30-4. Please be dressed out and in the gym no later than 2:40.

November 22nd

Blue and Gold Choir members, it’s Tuesday, which means we have rehearsal. Make sure you’re there.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 6—that’s two weeks from today. The choirs will present their winter concert in the Southeast High School auditorium. Come support our students!
Attention 6th Grade Girls interested in playing Volleyball. There will be an open gym tonight from 2:30-4.
The seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams will be playing Lincoln/Ball Charter tonight at 4:30. The game will be held at Springfield Ball Charter.
From Monday November 21st through December 14th have one or no referrals. On December 16th you can juju on that beat into our Glow Dance. Entry is free if you meet the criteria of one or fewer referrals. Don’t forget to bring them ones for our glow in the dark bling for $1 each. Also there will be a photo booth. For $1 you can get a copy of the photos you took. You can take picture with your BFF’s or your BOO!
Today is the Staff vs. Student Dodgeball game. Those students with 3 or less tardy infractions over the last month will be allowed to attend. We are running a 1:30 schedule today.

November 21st

From Monday November 21st through December 14th have one or no referrals. On December 16th you can juju on that beat into our Glow Dance. Entry is free if you meet the criteria of one or fewer referrals. Don’t forget to bring them ones for our glow in the dark bling for $1 each. Also there will be a photo booth. For $1 you can get a copy of the photos you took. You can take picture with your BFF’s or your BOO!
Tomorrow is the Staff vs. Student Dodgeball game. Don’t forget to wear your grade level t-shirts tomorrow!!! We will be running a 1:30 schedule.
Attention 6th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. There will be an open gym Tuesday after school from 2:30-4:00. Please be dressed and in the gym no later than 2:40.
Festival of Trees performers and art club members attending: remember to eat lunch during the first lunch shift then report to the band room. Blue and Gold Choir members, meet in the band room at 11:20.

November 18th

Next Tuesday is our Staff vs. Student Dodgeball game. In order to be invited to go, you must have 3 or fewer tardies over the last month. Be sure to get to classes on time!
Would you like to wear jeans EVERY Friday? So you have the drive to become a Million Word Club reader? One of the benefits of being in the WMS Million Word Club is that you get a fabulous t-shirt and you get to wear jeans with your t-shirt EVERY Friday through the end of the year. Our first 10 members we inducted into the Club on Wednesday of this week. Talk to them today to find out how to become a member or to get a book recommendation. They are our resident expert readers!
Are you interested in finding out what the additional benefits are to becoming a Million Word Club member? Talk to your Language Arts teacher or Mrs. Daniels in the library for more information on why being a Million Word Club member can allow you to gain the advantage!

Warriors! You are the Word Generation! Your WordGen word for the week is policy. Find the word policy posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, policy in a sentence and you will win a prize. Each lunch shift will have winners. See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.
If you ordered or still would like to support the WMS cheer squad by ordering popcorn from Popcorn palace. The orders are due the 18th at the latest. Please see Mrs.Castro if you have any questions or any cheerleader if you'd like to place an order. Also, don't forget this popcorn is delivered fresh on the day of delivery. Yum,Yum!
Attention 6th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. There will be an open gym Tuesday after school from 2:30-4:00. Please be dressed and in the gym no later than 2:40.
We will be selling popcorn every Thursday after school in the front lobby. Thank you to all who supported the 8th graders who will be traveling to Washington!
Art Club members, please turn in your permission slips for Monday’s field trip to Mrs. Langer ASAP!
Fom Monday November 21st through December 14th have one or no referrals. On December 16th you can juju on that beat into our Glow Dance. Entry is free if you meet the criteria of one or fewer referrals. Don’t forget to bring them ones for our glow in the dark bling for $1 each. Also there will be a photo booth. For $1 you can get a copy of the photos you took. You can take picture with your BFF’s or your BOO!

November 17th

Next Tuesday is our Staff vs. Student Dodgeball game. In order to be invited to go, you must have 3 or fewer tardies over the last month. Be sure to get to classes on time!
Blue and Gold Choir members: make sure you are at today’s extra rehearsal. If you are absent, you will be ineligible for Monday’s performance.
Friday will be a $2 jeans day. Students must bring two dollars on Friday to wear jeans. Students will pay for jeans in the morning in the cafeteria. Jeans should not contain rips, holes, or tears, and be of a solid color.
Attention 7th and 8th grade volleyball players. There will be an open gym tonight from 2:30-4 for 7th and 8th graders who are interested in playing this year.
The seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams will be playing Grant tonight at 3:30. The game will be played at GMS.
There will be My Brother’s Keeper today at lunch in Room 105 A. Get your lunch first and then head down do not go outside.

November 16th

Attention 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. There will be an open gym Thursday after school from 2:30-4:00. Please be dressed and in the gym no later than 2:40.
Blue and Gold Choir members: make sure you are at tomorrow’s extra rehearsal. If you are absent, you will be ineligible for Monday’s performance.
Friday will be a $2 jeans day. Students must bring two dollars on Friday to wear jeans. Students will pay for jeans in the morning in the cafeteria. Jeans should not contain rips, holes, or tears, and be of a solid color.
The discount card fundraiser is over. Student should turn in any extra cards or money to the principal’s office in 117. Please turn these cards in ASAP.

November 15th

Attention 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. There will be an open gym Thursday after school from 2:30-4:00. Please be dressed and in the gym no later than 2:40.
Ambassadors will meet in the Library at lunch today. We will have a community leader speak today and dessert will be served. Remember to invite a friend!
The seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams will practice tonight from 2:30-3:30.
The seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams will be playing against Lincoln/Ball Charter tonight at 4:30. The game is at Ball Charter and the bus leaves at 3:45.
The seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams will practice tonight from 4-6.

November 14th

The seventh grade boys basketball team will have practice tonight from 2:30-4.

November 10th

Please come out and support the 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams tonight as the take on Decatur Jefferson. The game begins at 4 and is here at home.
The sixth grade boys basketball team will practice tonight from 6:30-8:30.
My Brother’s Keeper is canceled for today week and will be next Thursday. Go straight outside.
Archery team has full practice tonight after school. Both returning and new archers practice together. Please come to the library after school and plan on taking the 4:00p bus home. Hit your target - Practice!

November 9th

Were you absent on picture day? Are you new to WMS? Did you forget to bring your money to buy pictures? If so, picture retake day is tomorrow, Nov 10th. Order forms are available in room 208 and the guidance office.
Congratulations to Mrs. Nicholas’s first hour class. They were the only class to report 100% attendance of students taking the MOSAIC screening Monday morning. Ms. Baker will be delivering donuts during SSR Thursday morning.
Please come out and support the eighth grade girls basketball team as they take on Franklin Middle School tonight at home. The game begins at 4.
My Brother’s Keeper Mentoring Lunch Groups will meet tomorrow November 10th in Room 105 A.

November 8th

All students who have registered for the 8th grade Washington D.C. Trip, there will be a meeting this Thursday in room 124 with Miss Stanley, immediately after school. If you are still interested in attending the trip, please see Miss Stanley or Mrs. Daniels in the library—we hope to see you here!
The basketball teams will have practice tonight from 2:30-4.
Cheerleading will practice tonight from 2:30-4.
The seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams will practice tonight from 4-6.
Blue and Gold choir members: Bring your folder and Festival of Trees permission slip to today’s rehearsal.

November 7th

MOSAIC screening is this morning. Teachers, all of the materials should be in your classrooms. Don’t forget to email Ms. Baker if you had 100% attendance at 8:00 am.
If a student shows up with a mosaic consent form, please collect it and allow them to participate. Send student to the guidance office if you need more supplies.
The seventh grade boys basketball team will practice from 2:30-4.
Were you absent on picture day? Are you new to WMS? Did you forget to bring your money to buy pictures? If so, picture retake day is Thursday, Nov 10th. Order forms are available in room 208 and the guidance office.

November 4th

Warriors! You are the Word Generation! Your WordGen word for the week is acquire. Find the word acquire posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, acquire in a sentence and you will win a prize. Each lunch shift will have winners. See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.
MOSAIC screening is Monday. Any first hour class that has 100% attendance at 8:00 will be entered for a reward from Ms. Baker. One class from each grade will win. Don’t be the reason your class is disqualified.
Come join us at the GOTR 5K tomorrow at LLCC, race starts at 10am! GOTR girls participating in the 5k be there at 9am sharp!
Attention 8th grade Girls! If you are interested in joining the Dr. Betty Shabazz: LaPetite Delta Academy, the first meeting will be held this Saturday (tomorrow) at St. John’s A.M.E. Church located 1529 E. Capitol (next door to the Boys and Girls club). The meeting will begin at 10am. For more details please see Ms Lott or Ms Boozer.
Were you absent on picture day? Are you new to WMS? If so, picture retake day is Thursday, Nov 10th. Order forms are available in room 208 and the guidance office.
The sixth grade boys basketball team will practice tonight from 2:30-4.
The seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams will be going to Jacksonville tonight to play in the J-ville Shoot Out. The bus leaves at 4:30.
CONGRATULATIONS to the LADY WARRIORS on their 43-12 victory over Decatur Jefferson yesterday on the road. Keep up the great work Ladies!

November 3rd

Students who did not turn in a mosaic form had another one attached to their report cards. These purple sheets need to be turned in by Friday. They can be turned in to your teacher or the guidance office.
MOSAIC screening is Monday. Any first hour class that has 100% attendance at 8:00 will be entered for a reward from Ms. Baker. One class from each grade will win. Don’t be the reason your class is disqualified.
Cheerleading practice tonight from 2:30-4.
The sixth grade boys basketball team will practice tonight from 4-6.
There will be NO My Brother’s Keeper Lunch group today. We will have it next Thursday November 10, 2016.
Junior archers WILL meet in the library after school today for practice. We are back to our regular schedule.

November 2nd

All students who have registered for the 8th grade Washington D.C. Trip, there will be a meeting this Thursday in room 124 with Miss Stanley, immediately after school. If you are still interested in attending the trip, please see Miss Stanley or Mrs. Daniels in the library—it’s not too late!
Students who did had not turned in a mosaic form has another one attached to their report cards. These purple sheets need to be turned in by Friday. They can be turned in to your teacher or the guidance office.
MOSAIC screening is Monday. Any first hour class that has 100% attendance at 8:00 will be entered for a reward from Ms. Baker. Once class from each grade will win. Don’t be the reason your class is disqualified.
Please come out and support the seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams in their home opener tonight at 4.

November 1st

The seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams will have practice tonight from 4-6.
The sixth grade boys basketball team will practice tonight from 5:30-8.
Are you competitive? Do you like learning random facts about Math, Pop Culture, Art, History, Science, Sports, Geography and Literature? Do you want to increase your study skills? Do you want another opportunity to hang out with your friends? Well….. Join the WMS/Iles Scholastic Bowl Team. Try-Outs will Be Monday November 7th at 2:45. For more information, stop by and see Ms. Neely in Room 213 by Friday!
7th Grade Boys Basketball Please check in with Mr Miller before your lunch shift today to see if you need a physical to play this season
GOTR field trip is today, get your permission slip into Mrs. Hughes or Mrs. Gade.
Attention art club members: Art Club will be held twice this week. Tomorrow Wednesday after school from 1:30-3 and the regular time on Thursday. Report to the art room ASAP both days.
All students who have registered for the 8th grade Washington D.C. Trip, there will be a meeting this Thursday in room 124 with Miss Stanley, immediately after school. If you are still interested in attending the trip, please see Miss Stanley or Mrs. Daniels in the library—we hope to see you here!
Blue and Gold Choir, we have rehearsal today.

October 31st

Please come and support the seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams at their games tonight against Blessed Sacrament. The game is at home and begins at 4.
Girls on the run girls please turn in your permission slips for the field trip today or tomorrow!

October 27th

Want to cheer on your fellow classmates as they attempt to beat the teachers at dodgeball??? Remember to be on time to all classes so that you are invited to attend.
There will NOT be My Brother’s Keeper this week or next week. The next meeting will be November 10, 2016.
Attention Ambassadors! Please stop by the library today before you get your lunch to sign-up to assist parents in finding classrooms during Parent/Teacher Conferences. You will sign-up for Thursday evening 5-8p, or Friday morning 8a-11a or Friday afternoon 12p-3p. As a WMS Ambassador your official shirt must be worn when you volunteer at this school event.
Due to Parent/Teacher Conference schedule archery is cancelled for this afternoon. We will return to our regular schedule of practice next Thursday.
The Springfield Midtown Rotary sponsored Inspire Readers Project in your WMS Library has Quarter 1 winners. The following students have won the candy filled pumpkins in the library: Zane Letz and Daemon Campbell. Please come to the library and get your prize before you leave school today! Remember WMS students: Read to Succeed!
Watch for Quarter 2 inspiration in the library and come and check out the New Book section! We have titles you want in the WMS library.

October 26th

Want to cheer on your fellow classmates as they attempt to beat the teachers at dodgeball??? Starting this Monday, we are keeping track of your tardies every day through November 18th. If you have 3 or fewer tardies, you will be invited to attend the Staff vs. Student Dodgeball tournament.
Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade girls will have practice tonight from 1:30-4.
Cheerleaders will practice tonight from 1:30-4.
The sixth grade boys basketball team will practice tonight from 4-5:30.

October 25th

Want to cheer on your fellow classmates as they attempt to beat the teachers at dodgeball??? Starting this Monday, we are keeping track of your tardies every day through November 18th. If you have 3 or fewer tardies, you will be invited to attend the Staff vs. Student Dodgeball tournament.
The girls basketball teams will have practice tonight from 2:30 to 4.
Cheerleading will have practice tonight from 2:30-4.
Seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams will have practice tonight from 4-6.

October 24th

Washington Middle School now has a Student Advisory Council. Each grade level will be represented at the Council meetings by the following students:
6th grade elected representatives: Richard Jackson and Cameryn Davis
Karlie Gleeson will serve as an alternate
7th grade representatives: Sara Lira and Gabrielle Owusu
Emmanuel Jones will serve as the alternate
8th grade representatives: Dequan Stamps and Hannah Roth
Hannah Hudspeth will serve as the alternate
Elected representatives and alternates are to report to Mrs. Daniels in the library today before you get your lunch. Congratulations!!!

October 21st

The Fall Festival is this Saturday from 1-3. Every student that attends will receive a free jean pass on October 24th if you come with your family.
Today is the DAY! Today your WMS library will have a TWEEN book fair. Come during Language Arts, or any other class, by showing your teacher that you have money to purchase a book!. Look at new books and bring money to buy a favorite today and tomorrow only. The book fair will also be held during the Fall Festival!
Grade level t-shirt orders are due TODAY. Take it to your math teacher asap.
Starting on Monday we will be counting your tardies every day through November 18th. If you have 3 or fewer tardies, you will be invited to cheer on your fellow classmates in a Staff vs. Student Dodgeball tournament.
8th grade. . . today you vote for Student Advisory Council during History class. Your candidates are: Hannah Hudspeth, Jason Bankhead, Hannah Roth, Dequan Stamps and Isabelle Rowe. Listen for voting results for ALL grade levels during Monday’s announcements.
Ambassadors, please turn in your field trip forms to Ms. Upperman, they are due TODAY!
Warriors! You are the Word Generation! Your WordGen word for the week is previous. Find the word previous posted in the building, be able to tell a guidance dean where it is located, be able to give a definition and apply the word, previous in a sentence and you will win a prize. Each lunch shift will have winners. See a Guidance Dean, or Mr. Turner, at lunch to show off what you know about the WordGen focus word for THIS week.
MOSAIC screening is Monday morning during SSR. The whole school is participating so the library will be closed. It is important that everyone is in class and on time that day. Any first hour class that has 100% attendance at 8:00 will be entered to win a prize from Ms. Baker. Don’t be the reason your class is disqualified.
Anyone who has a signed mosaic sheet please give them to your first hour teacher today!
The sixth grade boys basketball team will have practice tonight from 4-6.
Please come out and support the Sixth grade boys basketball team in their game against Lincoln/Ball Charter tomorrow at 8:00. The game will be held here at WMS.
The sixth grade girls basketball game for tomorrow is canceled.

October 20th

The Fall Festival is this Saturday from 1-3. Every student that attends will receive a free jean pass on October 24th if you come with your family.
Today is the DAY! Today your WMS library will have a TWEEN book fair. Come during Language Arts, or any other class, by showing your teacher that you have money to purchase a book!. Look at new books and bring money to buy a favorite today and tomorrow only. The book fair will also be held during the Fall Festival!
8th grade will vote this Friday for Student Advisory Council for TWO candidates and ONE alternate during history class. Be ready to vote for YOUR candidates tomorrow.
My Brother’s Keeper Mentoring Lunch groups will meet today in Room 105 A. Please get your lunch first (do not go outside).
Grade level t-shirt orders are due TODAY, however, if you forgot your money we will still take them first thing tomorrow morning. Turn in your order form to your math teacher.
Starting on Monday we will be counting your tardies every day through November 18th. If you have 3 or fewer tardies, you will be invited to cheer on your fellow classmates in a Staff vs. Student Dodgeball tournament.
Attention archers! There will be NO archery practice tonight after school in the library due to the Book Fair. Archery practice is cancelled for today.
Please listen while Hannah Hudspeth speaks to you about her candidacy for Student Advisory Council.

October 18th Announcements

Today is the fall choir concert. Please come support our students as they perform at 6:30 in the Feitshans auditorium. Dress rehearsal is this morning following announcements.
Choir and art club members going on tomorrow’s field trip: We will meet tomorrow morning in the front lobby at 9:00. You are to be dressed in school uniform. Make sure to bring your lunch if you indicated that was your plan.
2. Remember to attend the Fall Festival with your family this Saturday from 1-3. Every student that attends will receive a free jean pass on October 24th if you come with your family. Teachers please hand out the Fall Festival flyers to you students during 8th period.
3. On Thursday and Friday of this week WMS will have a TWEEN book fair in the library. Come look at new books and bring money to buy a favorite. The book fair will also be held during the Fall Festival!
3. Washington Middle School will now have a Student Advisory Council. This Council will be comprised of two representatives and one alternate representative from each grade level. 6th & 7th grade representatives will be announced along with 8th grade voting results on Monday. 8th grade candidates for the Council are: Hannah Hudspeth, Jason Bankhead, Hannah Roth, Dequan Stamps and Isabelle Rowe. 8th grade will vote this Friday for TWO candidates and ONE alternate during history class.
4. Attentions Seventh and Eighth Grade boys who are interested in playing basketball. Seventh grade tryouts will be tonight from 2:30-4. Eighth Grade Tryouts will be tonight from 6-8.
5. MOSAIC screening is Monday morning. It is very important that all students are in class and on time for this event. Any class that has 100% attendance at 8:00 Monday will be entered to win a surprise from Ms. Baker. Three classes will win. Don’t be the reason your class doesn’t qualify.
6. There are still some students that have not turned in their MOSAIC screening forms. You will be getting another copy during your 4th block class. These forms need to be returned to the guidance office by Thursday.
7. Ambassador Leadership will meet at lunch in the library. Rich Johnson from the High School Sangamon CEO project will be here today to speak with us on leadership. Be on time and bring your lunch.
8. Please listen while Hannah Roth speaks to you about her candidacy for Student Advisory Council. . .

October 17th

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18 is the fall choir concert. Please come support our students as they perform at 6:30 in the Feitshans auditorium.
Don’t forget about the Fall Festival this Saturday from 1-3. Every student that attends will receive a free jean pass on October 17th if you come with your family.
On Thursday and Friday of this week we will have a TWEEN book fair in the library. Come look at new books and bring cash to buy a favorite. The book fair will also be held during the Fall Festival!
Washington Middle School will now have a Student Advisory Council. This Council will be comprised of two representatives and one alternate representative from each grade level. 8th grade candidates for the Council are: Hannah Hudspeth, Jason Bankhead, Hannah Roth, Dequan Stamps and Isabelle Rowe. 8th grade will vote this Friday for TWO candidates.
6th and 7th grade recommended Student Advisory Council students will be called down to the library at lunch today. Listen for your name before your lunch shift.
Please listen while Jason Bankhead speaks to you about his candidacy. . .
Attentions Seventh and Eighth Grade boys who are interested in playing basketball. Seventh grade tryouts will be tomorrow from 2:30-4. Eighth Grade Tryouts will be tomorrow from 6-8.
Sixth grade boys basketball will have practice tonight from 4-6:30.
Please come and support the seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams in their game tonight at Grant. The game begins at 3:30.

October 11th

8th grade Ambassadors. Today is Tuesday lunch meeting. Bring your lunch to the library for today’s meeting.
Money for the POMS clinic is due tomorrow, Wednesday to Mrs. Kahl in room 113.
Cheerleading will practice from 2:30-4.
Please come out and support the girls basketball teams in their game tonight against Calvary. The game begins at 4 here at WMS.
The sixth grade boys basketball team will have practice tonight from 6:30-8.
No Blue and Gold Choir rehearsal today; we will meet Thursday

October 7th

This week and next week we are focusing on hallway expectations. If you are doing the right thing in the hallway throughout the day, a teacher may give you a “Brag Tag.” Be sure to fill it out and place it in your grade level bin during lunch.
Don’t forget to VOTE for to see your favorite teacher hit with a pie! Bring your spare change or dollars to the cafeteria at lunchtime to support United Way and choose the teacher you want to see pie’d! Mark your calendar for the pie assembly on October 14! You won’t want to miss it! The teachers in the lead after the first week are:

Grade level t-shirt orders are here!!!! Ask your MATH teacher for an order form. Shirts are $9 and have a superhero logo. We want as many students as possible to have grade level t-shirts for our next PBIS Assembly, so order yours soon. All orders are due back to your MATH teacher on Thursday, Oct. 20th.
Anyone wearing jeans and needs to buy a jeans day pass, send them to 120.
Washington Middle School will now have a Student Advisory Council. This Council will be comprised of two representatives and one alternate representative from each grade level. 8th grade candidates for the Council are: Hannah Hudspeth, Jason Bankhead, Hannah Roth, Dequon Stamps and Isabelle Rowe. You will vote next Friday for ONE candidate. Beginning on Tuesday each candidate will provide you with information about why you should vote for them to represent YOU.
FIrst hour teachers, please make sure that any student in jeans has a jeans pass. If they do not, please send them to room 120 to purchase one.
Girls who participate in girls on the run, please see Ms. Koerwitz in her office in the guidance office during your lunch shift.

October 5th Announcements

This week we are focusing on hallway expectations. If you are doing the right thing in the hallway throughout the day, a teacher may give you a “Brag Tag.” Fill out your first and last name and your grade level then place it in the correct bin in the cafeteria during your lunch. Once a week we will draw names and reward you for your awesomeness! When your grade level bin reaches the top, your entire class will earn an extra recess!!!
This Thursday, October 6th will be the school-wide Activity Day for our PBIS kick-off! We will run a 1:30 schedule that day so all students can participate. Students will get to choose 1 activity to attend. Your choices include: a movie, kickball, basketball, an art project, a game room, reading, and chalk on the blacktop.
8th GRADERS: The Washington, D.C.trip, is the trip of your lifetime. If you are interested in getting your spot reserved, please see Ms. Stanley or Mrs. Daniels in the library. It is NOT too late to get your seat reserved.
Don’t forget about the United Way dance today after school! It is from 2:30 to 4 pm, and it costs $2 to attend!
8th grade Ambassadors and invitees. Today is Tuesday lunch meeting. Bring your lunch to the library for final nominations and voting.
We need your help to support the United Way! VOTE with your coins or dollars in the cafeteria at lunchtime to see your favorite teachers hit with a pie! After the first day, the top teachers are:
Mark your calendars! The fall choir concert is in two weeks, October 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Feitshans’ auditorium. Come support our students!
Blue and Gold Choir, we have rehearsal from 2:30-3:00 today. If you are going to the dance, you’ll be dismissed from rehearsal.
Congrats to Kiylee Craig who won the 12th place Medal in the girls City XC Championship race. In the boys race medal winners were Jeremy Watson 20th place, Elijah Alford 18th, Lejon Holmes 13th, Michael Ousley 4th and Peyton Smith 2nd place.
XC practice today!

October 4th

his week we are focusing on hallway expectations. If you are doing the right thing in the hallway throughout the day, a teacher may give you a “Brag Tag.” Fill out your first and last name and your grade level then place it in the correct bin in the cafeteria during your lunch. Once a week we will draw names and reward you for your awesomeness! When your grade level bin reaches the top, your entire class will earn an extra recess!!!
This Thursday, October 6th will be the school-wide Activity Day for our PBIS kick-off! We will run a 1:30 schedule that day so all students can participate. Students will get to choose 1 activity to attend. Your choices include: a movie, kickball, basketball, an art project, a game room, reading, and chalk on the blacktop.
8th GRADERS: The Washington, D.C.trip, is the trip of your lifetime. If you are interested in getting your spot reserved, please see Ms. Stanley or Mrs. Daniels in the library. It is NOT too late to get your seat reserved.
Don’t forget about the United Way dance today after school! It is from 2:30 to 4 pm, and it costs $2 to attend!
8th grade Ambassadors and invitees. Today is Tuesday lunch meeting. Bring your lunch to the library for final nominations and voting.
We need your help to support the United Way! VOTE with your coins or dollars in the cafeteria at lunchtime to see your favorite teachers hit with a pie! After the first day, the top teachers are:
Mark your calendars! The fall choir concert is in two weeks, October 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Feitshans’ auditorium. Come support our students!
Blue and Gold Choir, we have rehearsal from 2:30-3:00 today. If you are going to the dance, you’ll be dismissed from rehearsal.
Congrats to Kiylee Craig who won the 12th place Medal in the girls City XC Championship race. In the boys race medal winners were Jeremy Watson 20th place, Elijah Alford 18th, Lejon Holmes 13th, Michael Ousley 4th and Peyton Smith 2nd place.
XC practice today!

October 3rd

This week we are focusing on hallway expectations. If you are doing the right thing in the hallway throughout the day, a teacher may give you a “Brag Tag.” Fill out your first and last name and your grade level then place it in the correct bin in the cafeteria during your lunch. Once a week we will draw names and reward you for your awesomeness! When your grade level bin reaches the top, your entire class will earn an extra recess!!!
This Thursday, October 6th will be the school-wide Activity Day for our PBIS kick-off! We will run a 1:30 schedule that day so all students can participate. Students will get to choose 1 activity to attend. Your choices include: a movie, kickball, basketball, an art project, a game room, reading, and chalk on the blacktop.
8th GRADERS: The Washington, D.C.trip, is the trip of your lifetime. If you are interested in getting your spot reserved, please see Ms. Stanley or Mrs. Daniels in the library. It is NOT too late to get your seat reserved.
Our United Way Campaign begins today! Did you know that by donating to United Way, you are helping fund programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Urban League/21st Century? If you see teachers wearing jeans this week and next, that means that they donated to the United Way! Do you want to donate too? YOU can support United Way by coming to the dance tomorrow from 2:30 to 4 pm. It will cost $2 to attend.
Don’t forget to VOTE for to see your favorite teacher hit with a pie! Bring your spare change or dollars to the cafeteria at lunchtime to support United Way and choose the teacher you want to see pie’d! Mark your calendar for the pie assembly on October 14! You won’t want to miss it!
All Girls On the Run girls PLEASE see Mrs. Hughes in Room 220 TODAY during SSR. It will be quick! Thanks
8th Grade Ambassadors and invitees. Mark your calendar for our Tuesday lunch meeting. Bring your lunch to the library for final nominations and voting.
Cross Country will have practice tonight from 2:30-4.
Sixth and Eighth grade girls basketball will be practicing tonight from 2:30-4.
The cheerleading team will have practice tonight from 2:30-4.
The sixth grade boys basketball team will have practice tonight from 5-8:30.
Blue and Gold Choir, we have rehearsal from 2:30-3:00 tomorrow. If you are going to the dance, you’ll be dismissed from rehearsal.

September 30th Announcements

8th GRADERS: The Washington, D.C.trip is the trip of your lifetime! If you are interested in getting your spot reserved, please see Ms. Stanley in room 124, or Mrs. Daniels in the library. It is NOT too late to get your seat reserved.
BIST skill: I can let all adults be in charge.
Next week kicks off our WMS United Way campaign! We have a variety of activities planned to help raise money for our United Way. Our first activity will be our first DANCE of the year on Tuesday, October 4 after school from 2:30 to 4 pm. It will cost $2 to enter the dance, and all the money will go to support our United Way.
Starting Monday on all lunch shifts we will have containers for you to vote on which teachers or administrators you would like to see hit with a pie. You can vote by placing your change or dollars into the container. Each morning we will list the teachers who are in the top 4. On Friday, October 14, there will be an assembly where you will could have a chance to win the opportunity to hit a teacher with pie or other fabulous prizes. It will cost $1 to attend, and all proceeds will go to our United Way Campaign.
The WMS Cross Country team will have practice tonight from 2:30-4.
The sixth grade boys basketball team will have practice tonight from 2:30-5:30.
Warriors you are a part of the Word Generation. Notice your Word Gen words posted within your building each week. Find them, know what they mean. Today and everyday use academic vocabulary when you speak and when you write. Your Word Gen focus word for this week is interact. Be the first two people at your lunch shift to let Ms. Boozer, Mrs. Kerstein or Mr. Turner know where this word is posted in our building, what the word means and give a sentence using the word correctly. You will win a prize!

September 29th

New archers meet today in the library after school. The activity bus will be available to transport you home.
8th GRADERS: The Washington, D.C.trip, after you finish middle school, is the trip of your lifetime. If you are interested in getting your spot reserved, please see Ms. Stanley or Mrs. Daniels in the library. It is NOT too late to get your seat reserved.
TOMORROW is another jeans day. Only one more after this one for awhile. Bring $2 to wear JEANS. No leggings, camo pants, sweatpants, etc.
Cheerleading will have practice tonight from 2:30 - 4.
The sixth Grade boys basketball team will have practice tonight at 5:30 - 8:00.
BIST skill: I can follow directions even when I don’t want to from any adult in the building.

September 28th

Picture day tomorrow, Sept 29th. Extra order forms are available in room 208 or the guidance office. If you plan on purchasing pictures, bring your order form and money tomorrow. All students are to be in uniform for picture day.
8th GRADERS: The Washington, D.C. video will play in the library today at lunch. If you are interested in viewing the video, need to get signed up, or just have questions about getting your seat reserved come with your lunch. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime.
There’s still time to sign up for the Lanphier Poms Clinic that will be held on Saturday October 15th from 8 to noon. Cost is $25.00. If you are interested in attending please see Mrs. Kahl in room 113 for the forms.
The cheerleading team will have practice tonight from 1:30-4 in the gym.
The sixth grade boys basketball team will practice tonight from 4 - 5:30.
Today’s BIST skill is: I can follow directions that any adult gives me even if I don’t want to.

September 27

Picture day is Thursday, Sept 29th. Extra order forms are available in room 208 or the guidance office. If you plan on purchasing pictures, bring your order form and money on Thursday. All students are to be in uniform for picture day.
8th GRADERS: The Washington, D.C.trip after you finish middle school is a trip of your lifetime. If you are interested in getting your spot reserved, please see Ms. Stanley or Mrs. Daniels in the library. It is NOT too late to get your seat reserved.
WMS Ambassadors please report to the library at lunch today for a leadership meeting. Get your lunch first and bring it with you.
New archers for the Washington Middle School Archery Team have been posted in the front hall. New archers will meet on Thursday, after school in the library.
Do you want to learn a dance routine with the Lanphier High School poms Squad and perform at the Lanphier vs. Douglas MacArthur Football game Friday October 21. Clinic will be held on Saturday October 15th from 8 to noon. Cost is $25.00. If you are interested in attending please see Mrs. Kahl in room 113 for the forms.
The WMS Cross Country team will be running tonight in a meet at Lincoln Park. Please come out and support the Warriors. The meet begins at 3:30.
The seventh and eighth grade girls basketball team will be playing a home game against Lincoln Middle School from Lincoln, Il tonight at 4. Please come out and cheer for the Warriors.
Cheerleading will have practice tonight from 2:30 - 4.
The sixth Grade boys basketball team will have practice tonight at 6:30 - 8:30.

September 26th

1)Picture day is Thursday, Sept 29th. You should have received an order form in math class. Extra order forms are available in room 208 or the guidance office. All students are to be in uniform for picture day.
2) 8th GRADERS: Are you interested in travel? Have you signed up for the Washington, D.C.trip of a lifetime? If you are interested in coming on the trip, please see Ms. Stanley in room 124 or Mrs. Daniels in the library. It is NOT too late to get your seat reserved.
3) WMS Ambassadors please mark your calendar for a lunch date in the library tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27th. Get your lunch and report directly to the library for some exciting news about your WMS leadership.
4) Warrior Word Generation! Today kicks off our WMS focus on academic vocabulary! You will complete a close read of your weekly article during SSR this morning along with the focus words. Look around the building for the focus words! They will be posted. Each class that you visit will talk about these words and integration of them into your studies during the week. There will be a contest on Friday at your lunch shift. You will need to know the meaning of a focus word, be able to use it correctly in a sentence and identify where the word is posted in our WMS hallways. You can win!
Remember:“Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.”
• Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

5. Congratulations to Peyton Smith for leading the Warrior Cross Country team to victory over Illini Central and West Lincoln. Peyton finished 1st, Michael Ousley 2nd, Lejon Holmes 4th, Brandon Spann 8th and Jeremy watson 9th.
6. 6/7/8 Grade Girls Basketball will have practice tonight from 2:30 - 4.
7. The sixth Grade Boys Basketball Team will have practice from 5 - 7:30.
8. Cheerleading will have practice tonight from 2:30 - 4 in the Cafeteria.
9. The WMS Cross Country team will be running in a meet at Parkside in Normal IL tonight at 4:30. The bus will leave at 2:30.
10. Do you want to learn a dance routine with the Lanphier High School poms Squad and perform at the Lanphier vs. Douglas MacArthur Football game Friday October 21. Clinic will be held on Saturday October 15th from 8 to noon. Cost is $25.00. If you are interested in attending please see Mrs. Kahl in room 113 for the forms.

September 22

Picture day is next Thursday, Sept 29th. You will receive an order form in math class today or early next week. Extra order forms are available in room 208 or the guidance office. All students are to be in uniform for picture day.
Introduction to archery for interested new members has final meeting and testing in the library tonight after school. Come with your Cornell Notes and be ready to try your aim at an archery target. The 4:00p bus will provide transportation home.
8th GRADERS: Are you interested in travel? Do you want to go to Washington, D.C.and experience a trip of a lifetime? The parent meeting to get information and reserve your spot on the trip, to Washington, D.C. in June, takes place in the library at 6p tonight. Come with your parents ready to sign up.
There will be cheerleading practice today from 2:30-4.
Please come out and support the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams tonight in their home game against Springfield Christian School. The game begins at four.
The WMS Cross Country team will be running in a meet today against Illini Central. The bus will be leaving at 2:15.
The library is totally closed during lunch shifts, due to Student of The Month Celebration.
The sixth grade boys basketball team will have conditioning tonight starting at 6:30 followed by a study session in the cafeteria until 8:30.

September 21

A reminder students: we should not be running in the hallways at any time during the school day. For your safety and the safety of others, please walk quietly on the right side of the hallway.
Cheerleading will have practice tonight from 1:30-4.
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball will have practice tonight from 1:30-4.
th Grade boys will practice tonight from 4-5:30.
Art Club tomorrow September 22 is cancelled. We will resume again next Thursday.

September 20th

Students, we’ve seen a major increase in running through the hallways. This creates a major safety concern and can not be tolerated. For your own safety, and the safety of others, please walk on the right side of the hallway.
Cheerleading will have practice tonight from 2:30-4.
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball will have practice tonight from 2:30-4.
Please come out and support the WMS Cross Country team tonight at their meet. The meet begins at 4:15 and will be held at Springfield Christian School.
There will be an open gym for any 8th grade boys who are interested in playing basketball tonight from 4-5:30. You must go home after school and come back.
6th Grade boys will practice tonight from 5:30-8.

September 19th

Please come out and support the 7th and 8th grade basketball teams tonight in their games against Grant Middle School. The 7th grade game begins at 3:30 here at home.
Cross Country will practice tonight from 2:30-4.
Cheerleading practice after school today in the cafeteria.

September 16

Would you like a say in the yearbook cover? Bring spare change to the cafeteria this week at lunch and vote for your favorite cover. Today is the last day to vote.
Attention 8th grade! The library will be showing the remainder of the film “World Trade Center”. Please come to the library with your lunch today to finish viewing this impactful film. 8th grade only.
The 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams will have practice tonight from 2:30-4.
The 6th grade boys basketball team will have practice tonight from 5:30-7:30.
Please come out and support the sixth grade girls basketball team tomorrow at Ball Charter. They will be playing against Jefferson Middle School and the game begins 9:30.

September 15

Would you like a say in the yearbook cover? Bring spare change to the cafeteria this week at lunch and vote for your favorite cover. Voting will take place Mon-Fri this week during all lunch shifts.
Attention students who are INTERESTED in the WMS Archery Team. There will be an introduction to archery meeting in the library after school today. This meeting will be for new archers only. The 4:00p activity bus will be available to take you home after this meeting. Returning team members are not required to attend.
Tomorrow is a $2 jeans day. You CAN wear: regular uniform top, WMS hoodie, jeans, jean shorts or the Washington basketball warm-up pants that you bought from your coach last year. You can NOT wear leggings. You can NOT wear camo pants. You can NOT wear any shirt you want. If you choose to not follow the directions, you will serve and after school detention. You can buy jeans day tickets for $2 in the cafeteria in the morning or the lobby. You MUST have your money in the morning. You cannot come to school in jeans and have your parents bring your money at lunch. This will get you a consequence. If you lose your jeans day pass, you will have a consequence as well. You will not get another unless you pay for one.
Attention 8th grade! The library will be showing the remainder of the film “World Trade Center”. Please come to the library with your lunch today and tomorrow to finish viewing this impactful film. 8th grade only.
Blue and Gold Choir members who were absent from Tuesday’s rehearsal, please report to the choir room at the conclusion of today’s announcements. Teachers, this will only take a few minutes. All other Blue and Gold members plus art club, permission slips are due tomorrow to Mrs. Langer and Mrs. Braswell.
Please come out and support the WMS cross country team tonight at Lincoln Park. The meet begins at 4.
The 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams will have practice tonight from 2:30-4.
There will be an open gym for seventh grade boys who are interested in playing basketball tonight from 4-5:30.
The 6th grade boys basketball team will have practice tonight from 5:30-7:30.

September 14th

Would you like a say in the yearbook cover? Bring spare change to the cafeteria this week at lunch and vote for your favorite cover. Voting will take place Mon-Fri this week during all lunch shifts.
Attention students who are INTERESTED in the WMS Archery Team. There will be an introduction to archery meeting in the library after school tomorrow: Thursday, September 15th. This meeting will be for new archers only. The 4:00p activity bus will be available to take you home after this meeting. Returning team members are not required to attend.
FRIDAY is a $2 jeans day. Here’s a reminder of what you CAN wear: regular uniform top, WMS hoodies, jeans, jean shorts or the Washington basketball warm-up pants that you bought from your coach last year. You can NOT wear leggings. You can NOT wear camo pants. You can NOT wear any shirt you want. If you choose to not follow the directions, you will have a consequence.
There will be cheerleading practice tonight in the gym from 1:30 - 4:00.
Sixth grade boys basketball will have practice tonight from 4:00 - 5:30.

September 13th

Would you like a say in the yearbook cover? Bring spare change to the cafeteria this week at lunch and vote for your favorite cover. Voting will take place Mon-Fri this week during all lunch shifts.
Washington Middle School Archery team will practice in the library after school today.
Attention students who are INTERESTED in the WMS Archery Team. There will be an introduction to archery meeting in the library after school next Thursday, September 15th. This meeting will be for new archers only. The 4:00p activity bus will be available to take you home after this meeting. Returning team members are not required to attend.
Cross Country will have practice tonight from 2:30 - 4.
The sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls basketball team will practice tonight from 2:30-4.
Anyone who is interested in cheerleading there will be practice tonight in the cafeteria from 2:30 - 4.
There will be open gym Tuesday for 8th grade boys from 4:30 to 5:30. You must go home first.
The sixth grade boys basketball will practice tonight from 5:30 - 8:00.
This FRIDAY is another $2 jeans day. Here’ what you CAN wear: regular uniform top, WMS hoodies, jeans, jean shorts or the Washington basketball warmup pants that you bought from your coach last year. You can NOT wear leggings. You can NOT wear camo pants. You can NOT wear any shirt you want. If you choose to not follow the directions, you will serve and after school detention. You can buy jeans day tickets for $2 in the cafeteria in the morning or the lobby. You MUST have your money in the morning. You cannot come to school in jeans and have your parents bring your money at lunch. This will get you a consequence. If you lose your jeans day pass, you will have a consequence as well. You will not get another unless you pay for one.

Announcements September 12th

Girls on the Run starts today after school. Meet in Mrs. Gades room 105 at 2:35pm.
Teachers, please review the dress code with our students! It is on the WMS website and in the agenda.
Attention 8th grade ambassadors, please see Ms. Upperman in Rm 112 before you go to lunch today.
Come support the WMS cross country team in their first meet tonight. The meet begins at 3:30 and will be held at Lincoln Park.
There will be sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls basketball practice tonight from 2:30 - 4.
Attention eighth grade boys who are interested in playing basketball. There will be an open gym tonight from 4 - 5:30.
Congratulations to the sixth grade boys who made the basketball team. There will be a mandatory parent meeting tonight from 5:30 - 6. Practice will be immediately following from 6 - 8.

Announcements Sept. 2nd - September 9th

The announcements from the above dates are on the WMS Website under "News". They are not cross posting, so we will manually post them both places.

September 1st Announcements

Sixth grade boys basketball tryouts will be held today from 6 - 7:30.
There will be sixth grade girls basketball practice today and tomorrow from 2:30 - 4.
Attention seventh and eighth grade girls who are interested in playing basketball there will be open gym tonight and tomorrow from 2:30 - 4. Please bring your shoes and clothes with you to school.
Cross Country will practice from 2:30 - 4 on Thursday and Friday.
Returning archers meeting today after school in the Library.

August 31st Announcements

Attention returning archers. Our first meeting will be this Thursday after school in the library.
Sixth grade boys basketball tryouts will be held today from 1:30 - 4 and Thursday from 6 - 7:30.
There will be sixth grade girls basketball practice Thursday and Friday from 2:30 - 4.
Attention seventh and eighth grade girls who are interested in playing basketball there will be open gyms on Thursday and Friday from 2:30 - 4. Please bring your shoes and clothes with you to school.
Cross Country will practice from 2:30 - 4 on Thursday and Friday.
Cheerleading clinics will be held September 12 and 13 in the cafeteria. The clinics will be from 2$0-4. Tryouts for cheerleading will be on September 14 in the gym from 1:40-4.

August 30th Announcements

Any student interested in joining the WMS art club please come to the art room directly after school TODAY, Tuesday August 30. The meeting will last about 15 minutes and will be informational. If you cannot make the meeting, please see Mrs. Langer during the day for information. Any student in the school can join art club- you do not have to be enrolled in art class.
Blue and Gold Choir auditions are today in the choir room. Go to your lockers first before heading to 107. Bring your yellow form with you. Be there by 2:40.
Sixth graders! If you’re interested in joining band, this week is the last week to change your schedule. Have your parents contact the school to get you registered. Remember, you must sign up now to be in band in middle school. Don’t delay!
There will be open gym for seventh and eighth grade girls Tonight from 2:30-4.
Cross country will practice Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:30-4.
Sixth grade girls basketball tryouts will be Tonight from 2:30-4.
Attention sixth grade boys who are interested in playing basketball. There will be an open gym tonight from 6 - 7:30. You must go home after school and make arrangements for your own transportation.
Sixth grade boys basketball tryouts will be held Wednesday from 1:30 - 4 and Thursday from 6 - 7:30.
Attention returning archers. Our first meeting will be this Thursday after school in the library.