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December 8th



  • Attention 6th grade volleyball team! Your first practice will be today from 2:30-4. Be dressed out, in the gym, and ready to begin by 2:40.




  • 8th grade students mark your calendar for next Tuesday! Next Tuesday night from 5:30—7:30 pm WMS will be presenting Navigating High School 101 in conjunction with Lanphier High School. Dinner will be served as well information shared concerning Driver’s Education, high school credits, freshman year requirements, graduation requirements, and IHSA/NCAA Clearinghouse information. Interested 8th grade students should attend.




  • The much anticipated GLOW DANCE will be Friday, December 15 from 1:30-2:20. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses and necklaces for $1 a piece) The criteria for this dance is ONE or Zero office referrals to participate.




  • Interested in Science?  Come check out the WMS Science Club! In the December session we will be exploring the science behind crystal formation by growing our own “Crystal Christmas Tree”!  We will meet on Tuesday December 12 at 2:40 in room 218.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!!!




  • Today is a Jeans day make sure you have a pass!




  • Blue and Gold Choir please be reminded that we will have rehearsal today immediately after school.




  • The Winter Musical will take place Tuesday, Dec. 12th in the gym. Please come out and support the Washington music program.



December 7th



  • There is 7th grade tutoring today after school in room 208.




  • Attention 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams! The first practice will be today from 4-6. You must go home and be back by 4, ready for practice.




  • Attention 6th grade volleyball team! Your first practice will be tomorrow from 2:30-4. Be dressed out, in the gym, and ready to begin by 2:40.




  • 8th grade students mark your calendar for next Tuesday! Next Tuesday night from 5:30—7:30 pm WMS will be presenting Navigating High School 101 in conjunction with Lanphier High School. Dinner will be served as well information shared concerning Driver’s Education, high school credits, freshman year requirements, graduation requirements, and IHSA/NCAA Clearinghouse information. Interested 8th grade students should attend.




  • The much anticipated GLOW DANCE will be Friday, December 15 from 1:30-2:20. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses and necklaces for $1 a piece) The criteria for this dance is ONE or Zero office referrals to participate.




  • Interested in Science?  Come check out the WMS Science Club! In the December session we will be exploring the science behind crystal formation by growing our own “Crystal Christmas Tree”!  We will meet on Tuesday December 12 at 2:40 in room 218.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!!!




  • Congratulations to the following WMS students Jeremiah Turner, Apiphany Patterson, and Aniah Richards for being recognized by the Springfield Urban League for being Outstanding Students! We are proud of you and keep up the good work.




  • Congrats to the boys basketball team on their victories last night against quincy




  • Boys Basketball we will be practicing right after school be dressed and ready to go.




  • Tomorrow is a $2 Jeans day.




  • Blue and Gold Choir will have rehearsal tomorrow immediately after school. Please come to the choir room after dismissal.




  • The Winter Musical will be next Tuesday Dec. 12th @ 6:30pm. Please come and support the Washington music groups if you can.



December 6th



  • 8th grade students mark your calendar for next Tuesday! Next Tuesday night from 5:30—7:30 pm WMS will be presenting Navigating High School 101 in conjunction with Lanphier High School. Dinner will be served as well information shared concerning Driver’s Education, high school credits, freshman year requirements, graduation requirements, and IHSA/NCAA Clearinghouse information. Interested 8th grade students should attend.




  • The much anticipated GLOW DANCE will be Friday, December 15 from 1:30-2:20. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses and necklaces for $1 a piece) The criteria for this dance is ONE or Zero office referrals to participate.




  • 7th graders, don’t forget there is tutoring tomorrow after school




  • Attention 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams! The first practice will be tomorrow from 4-6. You must go home and be back by 4, ready for practice.




  • Attention 6th grade volleyball team! Your first practice will be Friday from 2:30-4. Be dressed out, in the gym, and ready to begin by 2:40.




  • Interested in Science?  Come check out the WMS Science Club! In the December session we will be exploring the science behind crystal formation by growing our own “Crystal Christmas Tree”!  We will meet on Tuesday December 12 at 2:40 in room 218.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!!!




  • Students interested in Chess. Please plan to attend a meeting on today during your lunch hour. Interested students should meet the Chess sponsor in the library during their specific lunch hour.




  • This Friday will be a $2 jeans day. Funds for this Friday will be used used for the annual 50 Smiles program sponsored by Mr. Williams.




  • Blue and Gold Choir will be rehearsing immediately after school this Friday in the band room.



December 5th



  • This Friday will be a $2 jeans day. Funds for this Friday will be used used for the annual 50 Smiles program sponsored by Mr. Williams.




  • 8th grade students mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 12th.Next Tuesday night from 5:30—7:30 pm WMS will be presenting Navigating High School 101 in conjunction with Lanphier High School. Dinner will be served as well information shared concerning Driver’s Education, high school credits, freshman year requirements, graduation requirements, and IHSA/NCAA Clearinghouse information. All high school bound 8th grade students should attend.




  • There will be no archery practice after school today.  All archers are to report to Thursday practice after school in the library.  This gives you two days to clean up any problems with eligibility.  Make it happen and come to the library ready for practice on Thursday.  




  • Students interested in Chess. Please plan to attend a meeting on Wednesday during your lunch hour. Interested students should meet the Chess sponsor in the library during their specific lunch hour.




  • Congratulations to Mrs. House’s first period class for being the 1st class to earn a jeans pass for collecting 75 box tops.  Keep collecting your box tops to earn an out of uniform pass for 150 box tops and a pizza party for the first class to collect 250 box tops.




  • The much anticipated GLOW DANCE will be Friday, December 15 from 1:30-2:20. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses and necklaces for $1 a piece) The criteria for this dance is ONE or Zero office referrals to participate.



December 4th



  • My Brother’s Keeper will meet today in room 105A. Don’t go outside. Get your food first and then come down to 105A.




  • The much anticipated GLOW DANCE will be Friday, December 15 from 1:30-2:20. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses and necklaces for $1 a piece) The criteria for this dance is ONE or Zero office referrals to participate.




  • The next Jeans day is December 8th.  This Friday, December 8th will be a Jeans day!




  • Reminder 7th grade girls there are tryouts today after school from 2:30-5. You must be in the gym, dressed out and ready to begin no later than 2:40.




  • GSA members, the GSA meeting has been cancelled for this week.  




  • 8th grade students mark your calendar for next Tuesday! Next Tuesday night from 5:30—7:30 pm WMS will be presenting Navigating High School 101 in conjunction with Lanphier High School. Dinner will be served as well information shared concerning Driver’s Education, high school credits, freshman year requirements, graduation requirements, and IHSA/NCAA Clearinghouse information. Interested 8th grade students should attend.



December 1st Announcements


  • *Attention 6th and 7th girls who are interested in playing volleyball!!


    • You must be in the gym dressed out and ready to begin tryouts on your scheduled day by no later than 2:40.




    • *7th grade tryouts will be Monday, December 4, from 2:30 - 5.




    • *6th grade tryouts will be today after school from 2:30 - 5.






  • The much anticipated GLOW DANCE will be Friday, December 15 from 1:30-2:20. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses and necklaces for $1 a piece) The criteria for this dance is ONE or Zero office referrals to participate.




  • Today is a $2 jeans day Please make sure you have your jeans pass.



November 30th



  • *Attention 6th and 7th girls who are interested in playing volleyball!!



    • *6th grade tryouts will be Friday after school from 2:30 - 5.




    • *7th grade tryouts will be Monday, December 4, from 2:30 - 5.




    • You must be in the gym dressed out and ready to begin tryouts on your scheduled day by no later than 2:40.






  • The much anticipated GLOW DANCE will be Friday, December 15 from 1:30-2:20. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses and necklaces for $1 a piece) The criteria for this dance is ONE or Zero office referrals to participate.




  • There is 7th grade tutoring today after school in room 208.




  • Tomorrow will be a $2 jeans day for students.



November 29th
  • The much anticipated GLOW DANCE will be Friday, December 15 from 1:30-2:20. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses and necklaces for $1 a piece) The criteria for this dance is ONE or Zero office referrals to participate.

  • Attention 6th and 7th girls who are interested in playing volleyball!!
    *6th grade tryouts will be Friday after school from 2:30 - 5.
    *7th grade tryouts will be Monday, December 4, from 2:30 - 5.
    You must be in the gym dressed out and ready to begin tryouts on your scheduled day by no later than 2:40.

  • Attention students! Interested in earning a jeans pass or out of uniform pass? Starting today our 8th Grade Ambassadors are sponsoring a toy drive for kids this Christmas.  Bring in a new or gently used toy to the library before school.  Rewards will be given.  See the flyer an 8th grade ambassador or flyers around the building for more details!  

  • Teachers please do a dress code check

November 28th
  • The much anticipated GLOW DANCE will be Friday, December 15 from 1:30-2:20. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses and necklaces for $1 a piece) The criteria for this dance is ONE or Zero office referrals to participate.

  • Student council meets today after school room 104 all students are welcome.

  • Attention all girls who are interested in playing volleyball!!
    *8th grade tryouts will be after school today from 2:30-4:00.
    *6th grade tryouts will be Friday after school from 2:30 - 5.
    *7th grade tryouts will be Monday, December 4, from 2:30 - 5.
    You must be in the gym dressed out and ready to begin tryouts on your scheduled day by no later than 2:40.

  • GSA meets tonight after school in room

  • The WMS Archery Team will meet in the library after school for practice.  Bring your string bows to practice form.

  • Ambassadors will meet at lunch in the library.  Bring your book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and be ready to discuss the impact of the third habit.

  • Washington Middle School Ambassador Leadership is sponsoring a toy drive for kids at Christmas.  The drive starts tomorrow!  Look around the school for the toy drive flyers and bring a new or gently used toy to help put a smile on a little person’s face this holiday season.

November 27th
  • My Brother’s Keeper will meet today in room 105A during all lunch shifts. Get your lunch and come down to 105A.

  • The much anticipated GLOW DANCE will be Friday, December 15 from 1:30-2:20. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses and necklaces for $1 a piece) The criteria for this dance is ONE or Zero office referrals to participate.

  • Yoga Club will meet today in the library after school

  • Reminder Student council will meet tomorrow, Tuesday afterschool in room 104 all students are welcome to come

  • GSA will meet tomorrow night in room 114.  

  • Attention all girls who are interested in playing volleyball!!
    *8th grade tryouts will be after school tomorrow November 28 from 2:30-4:00.
    *6th grade tryouts will be Friday after school from 2:30 - 5.
    *7th grade tryouts will be Monday, December 4, from 2:30 - 5.
    You must be in the gym dressed out and ready to begin tryouts on your scheduled day by no later than 2:40.

  • Boys Basketball we will practice today at 2:30-4:00 and Tomorrow from 4:00-6:00.  Be dressed and ready to go.

November 21st



  • Attention Science Club!  The November session of the WMS Science Club will be exploring the physics of racing!  You will be able to create and race your OWN balloon car! We will meet TONIGHT in room 227.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!




  • Attention Student Council Is Cancelled for today. We will meet again November 28th after school.




  • There will be no archery practice after school today.  Mrs. Daniels is out.  Reminder to practice with string bows for form over the holiday.  We WILL meet next Tuesday after school in the library.




  • The much anticipated GLOW DANCE will be Friday, December 15 from 1:30-2:20. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses and necklaces for $1 a piece) The criteria for this dance is ONE or Zero office referrals are allowed to participate.




  • You must have a teacher with you today and tomorrow to visit or check out a book in the library, Mrs. Daniels is not present.  Place all returned books in the blue basket on the check-in desk or in the blue bin at the library door.




  • Ambassador meeting will be held today at lunch in the library.  All WMS Ambassadors should be present.  Mr. Rich Johnson from Sangamon CEO will be here as our speaker.



November 20th



  • My Brother’s Keeper will meet today in 105A. Please get your lunch first and then come down to 105A. DO NOT Go outside!




  • The MUCH ANTICIPATED Glow Dance will be Friday, December 15th from 1:30 to 2:30. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as you want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses, necklaces for $1 a piece) The Criteria: ONE or zero office referrals are allowed into the FREE dance




  • Attention Science Club!  The November session of the WMS Science Club will be exploring the physics of racing!  You will be able to create and race your OWN balloon car! We will meet tomorrow November 21st in room 227.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!




  • There is 7th grade tutoring tonight in room 208.



November 17th



  • The MUCH ANTICIPATED Glow Dance will be Friday, December 15th from 1:30 to 2:30. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as you want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses, necklaces for $1 a piece) The Criteria: ONE or zero office referrals are allowed into the FREE dance




  • Attention Science Club!  The November session of the WMS Science Club will be exploring the physics of racing!  You will be able to create and race your OWN balloon car! We will meet on Tuesday November 21 in room 227.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!




  • Since there is no school next Thursday for Thanksgiving, 7th grade tutoring next week will be on Monday.




  • Teachers, please do a quick dress code check



November 16th



  • The MUCH ANTICIPATED Glow Dance will be Friday, December 15th from 1:30 to 2:30. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as you want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses, necklaces for $1 a piece) The Criteria: ONE or zero office referrals are allowed into the FREE dance




  • Attention Science Club!  The November session of the WMS Science Club will be exploring the physics of racing!  You will be able to create and race your OWN balloon car! We will meet on Tuesday November 21st in room 227.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!




  • 7th grade after school tutoring is today in room 208.




  • Teachers please do a quick dress code check.



November 15th



  • Attention 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in playing volleyball. There will be an open gym after school today from 1:30-4:00. Make sure you have comfortable clothes and gym shoes and be changed and in the gym ready to begin no later than 1:40.




  • Attention 6th grade girls who are interested in playing volleyball. There will be an open gym for 6th grade only on Monday, November 20 from 2:30 - 5:00.




  • The MUCH ANTICIPATED Glow Dance will be Friday, December 15th from 1:30 to 2:30. Students should bring money to buy as much Glow Gear as you want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses, necklaces for $1 a piece) The Criteria: ONE or zero office referrals are allowed into the FREE dance




  • Today is a $2 jeans day for students. Students should have a blue wristband indicating they have paid for jeans. This is our final push for the United Way Campaign. Thanks to all the students that have participated in some during this past week. A reminder: 7th grade out of uniform day will be Wednesday, November 22.



November 14th



  • GSA will meet tonight in room 114.  We will be discussing ways to give back to our building in a positive way.  Hope to see you there.  




  • Archery practice will be held in the library after school today.  




  • Students, tomorrow will be a $2 jeans day.  Please bring your money and get a wristband on Wednesday morning to support our United Way campaign one last time.  




  • Attention 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in playing volleyball. There will be an open gym after school tomorrow from 1:30-4:00. Make sure you bring comfortable clothes and gym shoes with you to school. You need to be changed and in the gym no later than 1:40.




  • Attention 6th grade girls who are interested in playing volleyball. There will be an open gym for 6th grade only on Monday, November 20 from 2:30 - 5:00.




  • The MUCH ANTICIPATED Glow Dance will be Friday, December 15th from 1:30 to 2:30. Students should bring $$$ to buy as much Glow Gear as they want (Finger Flashlights, rings, bracelets, glasses, necklaces for $1 a piece) The Criteria: ONE or zero office referrals are allowed into the FREE dance



November 13th



  • GSA will meet tomorrow night in room 114, just across the hall from our old room.  We will be discussing ways to give back to our building.  Hope to see you there.




  • My Brother’s Keeper is canceled for today. We will have it next Monday!




  • Washington Middle School archers.  Don’t forget to turn in your permission to participate slips for practice tomorrow.  All archers are to be present for practice tomorrow after school and in the library.




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  • Picture Day retakes are tomorrow, November 14. Order forms for picture day can be picked up in the front office or in room 208.




  • Students with the weather changing, please remember to bring cold weather gear to school. We will be going outside most days if it is not raining.




  • Reminder that Blue and Gold choir will have rehearsal this Tuesday immediately after.




  • Reminder that 6th Grade Band Members have rehearsal immediately after school this Thursday, Nov. 16th.



November 9th



  • After the morning announcements,  All the students that are going on the Field trip with Ms. Neely please meet Ms. Rauch in the Library.




  • Today is the big day for the United Way Dance and Pie-In-The-Face Assembly.  We will be running the 1:30 schedule and dismissing you to the gym towards the end of 8th period.  Today is the last day to add money to the teachers’ Pie-In-The-Face containers.  Please listen for announcements at the end of 8th period for instructions on today’s Assembly.




  • Students in Blue and Gold choir should make their way to the band room @ 8:10 to prepare for the Honor Roll breakfast.




  • Congrats to the 7th grade boys basketball team for advancing to the finals of the Pleasant Plains basketball tournament.



November 8th



  • Were you absent on picture day? Are you new to WMS? Did you forget to order pictures on picture day? Tuesday, Nov 14th, is picture day. Order forms can be picked up in the front office or room 208.




  • Students and staff here are the current numbers for the United Way change-collecting competition:  6th Grade:  $6.25, 7th Grade:  $42.70, 8th Grade:  $5.92.  The competition is not over, so please continue to fill those containers to win your “Out of Uniform” day.




  • The current leaders for getting a “Pie in the Face” are: Mr. Humphrey, Mr. Mahone, Mrs. House, and Miss McCarthy.




  • Students, if you want to see someone else get pied, put some change in their containers!




  • Students, tomorrow is the big day.  Be sure to bring your $2 to get into the dance and the Pie-In-The-Face Assembly.  Students without their $2 will be returning to their 6th period classes.




  • Students with the weather changing, please remember to bring cold weather gear to school. We will be going outside most days if it is not raining.



November 7th



  • Washington Middle School Ambassador Leaders will meet in the library during 8th grade lunch.  Bring your lunch and be ready to discuss “The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” chapter 2.




  • Were you absent on picture day? Are you new to WMS? Did you forget to order pictures on picture day? Tuesday, Nov 14th, is picture day. Order forms can be picked up in the front office.




  • 7th grade boys basketball plays tonight at 7:20 at Pleasant plains.  Boys go home after school and be back at school by 5:30.  The bus will leave at 6:00




  • The WMS archery team will meet for practice after school in the library.  




  • Students and staff here are the current numbers for the United Way change-collecting competition:  6th grade has raised $2, 8th grade has raised $4.54, and 7th grade has raised $7.73.  The competition is not over, so please continue to fill those containers to win your “Out of Uniform” day.




  • The current leaders for getting a “Pie in the Face” are:  Mr. Sevener, Mr. Mahone, and Ms. Jackson.  Students, if you want to see someone else get pied, put some change in their containers!




  • The Dance will take place on Thursday of this week at 1:30.  The Pie-In-The-Face Assembly will also be in the gym, immediately following the dance.  Students, to earn your way into the dance and the Pie-In-The Face Assembly, bring $2 on Thursday.  




  • Again, thank you to teachers and staff for your flexibility and help this week!




  • Students don't forget Student council will meet after school today on room 104 after school




  • If you are trying out for Scholastic Bowl over at Iles today please stop be sure to make arrangements with parents for drop off and pick up for try-outs.




  • Students with the weather changing, please remember to bring cold weather gear to school. We will be going outside most days if it is not raining.




  • Reminder, Blue and Gold choir rehearsal is today after school. Please come to the choir room as soon as possible after dismissal so we can start on time.



November 6th
  • My Brother’s Keeper will meet today in room 105A. Please get your lunch first and then come down to 105A.

  • Our 2017 United Way Campaign has officially started. Students, start bringing your spare change to school, because you are officially involved in a grade-level-competition to see which grade, 6th, 7th, or 8th, can collect the most change for United Way.  The winning grade will earn an “Out of Uniform” day, so bring your change and put it in the appropriate container at lunchtime!  
    Also, would you guys like to see your favorite (or not so favorite) teachers and staff members get a pie thrown in their face?  At lunchtime, donate money to the jars with their picture, and you will get the chance to see them get a pie in the face! 

  • And last but not least, we will conclude our United Way Giving Campaign to our FIRST. DANCE. OF. THE. YEAR.  The dance will cost $2, be open to all students, and will take place during school on November 9 we will be running the 1:30 schedule on Thursday.  Teacher’s, thank you for your flexibility and help this week.  And everyone, THANK YOU for making this the best United Way Campaign ever.  

  • A reminder: Students with the weather changing, you are asked to start dressing appropriately for the weather. Please remember we will be going out most days if it is not raining. It is recommended to get fresh air to revitalize and refresh your mind. The district recommendation for appropriate outside goes to 20 degrees. Students please bring coats and other cold weather gear as we anticipate the temperatures to fluctuate over the coming weeks.

  • Reminder Students trying out for Scholastic Bowl tomorrow Nov 7th at Iles need to have picked up a packet and permission slip from Ms. Randle. Again tryouts are tomorrow at Iles.

  • Student Council will meet this Tuesday Nov 7 directly afterschool in room 104 all executive board members need to be in attendance.

November 3rd
  • ATTENTION STUDENTS AND STAFF!  
    Our 2017 United Way Campaign has officially started. Students, start bringing your spare change to school, because you are officially involved in a grade-level-competition to see which grade, 6th, 7th, or 8th, can collect the most change for United Way.  The winning grade will earn an “Out of Uniform” day, so bring your change and put it in the appropriate container at lunchtime!  
    Also, would you guys like to see your favorite (or not so favorite) teachers and staff members get a pie thrown in their face?  At lunchtime, donate money to the jars with their picture, and you will get the chance to see them get a pie in the face!  
    And last but not least, we will conclude our United Way Giving Campaign to our FIRST. DANCE. OF. THE. YEAR.  The dance will cost $2, be open to all students, and will take place after school on November 9.  THANK YOU for making this the best United Way Campaign ever.  

  • Today will be the PBIS reward. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for Staff V Student Dodgeball Game. Students unable to attend will participate in an alternative activity. Specific directions for these activities will be given today.

  • Thanks to all of  the 6th graders who went on the field trip yesterday to Cahokia Mounds and St. Louis Science Center.  Your behavior was phenomenal.  We received many compliments on what a well-behaved group you were.  We are looking forward to our next field trip in March to the Planetarium and Spurlock Museum in Champaign.  Make sure you keep your grades up and don’t get any referrals.  More information to follow about that field trip.

  • A reminder: Students with the weather changing, you are asked to start dressing appropriately for the weather. Please remember we will be going out most days if it is not raining. It is recommended to get fresh air to revitalize and refresh your mind. The district recommendation for appropriate outside goes to 20 degrees. Students please bring coats and other cold weather gear as we anticipate the temperatures to fluctuate over the coming weeks.

November 2nd



  • A reminder: Students with the weather changing, you are asked to start dressing appropriately for the weather. Please remember we will be going out most days if it is not raining. It is recommended to get fresh air to revitalize and refresh your mind. The district recommendation for appropriate outside goes to 20 degrees. Students please bring coats and other cold weather gear as we anticipate the temperatures to fluctuate over the coming weeks.




  • This Friday, November 3rd will be the PBIS Universal Reward. Students that received one referral and no suspensions will participate in the Staff V Student Dodgeball Game. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the game.




  • Attention boys on the 7th and 8th grade basketball team.  The team store is still open.  If you have questions on how to order see Mr Crawford or Mr Miiller.




  • ATTENTION STUDENTS AND STAFF!  




  • Today, we are officially kicking off our 2017 United Way Campaign.




  • Students, start bringing your spare change to school, because you are officially involved in a grade-level-competition to see which grade, 6th, 7th, or 8th, can collect the most change for United Way.  The winning grade will earn an “Out of Uniform” day, so bring your change and put it in the appropriate container at lunchtime!  




  • Also, would you guys like to see your favorite (or not so favorite) teachers and staff members get a pie thrown in their face?  At lunchtime, donate money to the jars with their picture, and you will get the chance to see them get a pie in the face!  




  • And last but not least, we will conclude our United Way Giving Campaign to our FIRST. DANCE. OF. THE. YEAR.  The dance will cost $2, be open to all students, and will take place after school on November 9.  THANK YOU for making this the best United Way Campaign ever.  




  • Blue and Gold Choir will meet immediately after school today. Please be on time.



November 1st



  • A reminder: Students with the weather changing, you are asked to start dressing appropriately for the weather. Please remember we will be going out most days if it is not raining. It is recommended to get fresh air to revitalize and refresh your mind. The district recommendation for appropriate outside goes to 20 degrees. Students please bring coats and other cold weather gear as we anticipate the temperatures to fluctuate over the coming weeks.




  • This Friday, November 3rd will be the PBIS Universal Reward. Students that received one referral and no suspensions will participate in the Staff V Student Dodgeball Game. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the game.




  • WMS will be kicking off its United Way campaign for the year. Please stay tuned to the announcement for special events associated with United Way.




  • Blue and Gold Choir rehearsal has been moved to Thursday this week.




  • A Reminder students if you are interested in Scholastic Bowl Please come down to the library during lunch to pick up information from Ms. Randle again you can pick up information during your lunch hour for Scholastic Bowl in the Library from Ms. Randle.




  • Attention boys on the 7th and 8th grade basketball team.  The team store is still open.  If you have questions on how to order see Mr Crawford or Mr Miiller.




  • ATTENTION STUDENTS AND STAFF!  Today, we are officially kicking off our 2017 United Way Campaign.  Students, start bringing your spare change to school, because you are officially involved in a grade-level-competition to see which grade, 6th, 7th, or 8th, can collect the most change for United Way.  The winning grade will earn an “Out of Uniform” day, so bring your change and put it in the jars at lunchtime!   Also, would you guys like to see your favorite (or not so favorite) teachers and staff members get a pie thrown in their face?  At lunchtime, donate money to the jars with their picture, and you will get the chance to see them get a pie in the face!  And last but not least, we will conclude our United Way Giving Campaign to our FIRST. DANCE. OF. THE. YEAR.  The dance will cost $2, be open to all students, and will take place after school on November 9.  THANK YOU for making this the best United Way Campaign ever.



October 31st



  • There is no WMS Archery practice after school today.  Bring your archery permission slips to the library today please, and don’t forget to practice with string bows at home.  




  • GSA Club will meet tonight in room 113.




  • Congratulations to Caleb Davis for winning the October Read a Scary Book contest.  Please come to the library to pick up your basket of fabulous goodies.  Read to succeed!




  • Blue and Gold choir rehearsal has been moved to Thursday this week. Please do not stay after school today.



October 30th



  • Yoga Club after school today in the library!  Come and join us :)




  • My Brother’s Keeper will meet in room 105A today during all 3 lunch shifts! Please get your lunch first then come down to 105A!




  • Attention all 6th grade students.  If you recieved a field trip permission slip and have not yet returned it, YOU MUST return it by tomorrow.  If it is not turned into your history teacher by tomorrow, you will NOT be allowed to attend our field trip on Thursday.




  • Have you read a scary book for the Halloween season?  Be sure to bring in your ticket from your Language Arts teacher and place it in the bag if you have taken the AR test and passed it.  The drawing for the Halloween basket will take place at the end of the day today!  



October 26th



  • Teachers please do a dress code check, students wearing jeans and a red shirt should have a wrist band, also if a student just has a red shirt on that is out of uniform they must also have a wristband.




  • Ambassadors please make sure you turn in your permission slip for Mix it up day to Mrs. Daniels or Ms. Rauch this week.




  • Attention 6th grade students.  If you received a field trip permission slip yesterday, remember that those are due back to your history teacher by Monday.




  • 7th grade after school tutoring does not start until next Thursday.




  • The PBIS universal reward for October will be a staff/student dodgeball game. The game will be held on November 3.




  • Chess Club sign ups are located on the security desk in the front lobby. If you are interested in increasing your reading comprehension skills. Sign up for Chess Club today. Chess Club meetings will start in November.




  • Students we are accumulating a lot of coats and other items left after school. These items are located by the trophy case by the gym. Please check whether or not you have any items in this area. These items will be moved every Friday.




  • Parent/Teacher Conferences are tonight starting at 5 pm. Parent/Teacher Conferences continue tomorrow. There is no school for students on Friday. PT conferences on Friday are from 8 until 2:30.



October 25th



  • Thursday and Friday is Parent Teacher Conferences, students please be sure to return your parent teacher conference letter to your teachers.




  • Teachers, please do a dress code check.  Students should have a team jersey or shirt on with uniform pants.




  • Our final theme for Red Ribbon week is “I’m a Jean’ius, I’m Drug Free”  Students may wear a district approved red shirt or their red ribbon t shirt and jeans for a $1 on Thursday.




  • Ambassadors please make sure you turn in your permission slip for Mix it up day to Mrs. Daniels or Ms. Rauch this week.




  • Congratulations to the 8th grade Lady Warriors on their victory over Blessed Sacrament on Monday night.




  • 7th grade after school tutoring does not start until next Thursday.




  • The PBIS universal reward for October will be a staff/student dodgeball game. The game will be held on November 3.




  • Students we are accumulating a lot of coats and other items left after school. These items are located by the trophy case by the gym. Please check whether or not you have any items in this area. These items will be moved every Friday.



October 24th



  • Attention all Mad Scientists...The October session of the WMS Science Club will be exploring Spooky Chemistry.  We will meet TONIGHT at 2:45 in room 221.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!!!




  • Teachers, please do a dress code check, students who are out of dress code MUST be mix matched.




  • Tomorrow’s Red Ribbon theme is “Team Up Against Drugs”, wear your favorite team jersey/shirt, you must wear your uniform pants.




  • Thursday and Friday is Parent Teacher Conferences, students please be sure to return your parent teacher conference letter to your teachers.




  • After school tutoring begins TODAY for 8th grade!  If you are in 8th grade and have signed up for to ensure your grade comes up, come to Ms. Webster’s classroom, room 110,  after school today.  If you are in 8th grade and interested in after school tutoring, see any one of your teachers, we will help.




  • WMS archery takes place today after school in the library.  We will work with string bows for muscle memory and get competition bow assignments for the year.




  • Ambassadors please make sure you turn in your permission slip for Mix it up day to Mrs. Daniels or Ms. Rauch this week.




  • Sign ups for Chess Club are located in the front lobby on the desk. If you are interested in increasing your critical thinking skills, sign up for Chess Club today.



October 23rd



  • Attention all Mad Scientists...The October session of the WMS Science Club will be exploring Spooky Chemistry.  We will meet TOMORROW October 24 at 2:45 in room 221.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!!!




  • Yoga Club today in the library!!!!  Come and join us




  • My Brother’s Keeper will meet today during all lunch shifts in room 105A! Grab your lunch first and then come down to 105A!




  • Teachers, please do a dress code check, ALL students should be in uniform today.  




  • To continue our Drug Free Red Ribbon Week, tomorrow’s theme will be “Don’t get mixed up in drugs”  Mix Match Your clothes, students must abide District 186 Dress code policy




  • Students sign up sheets for Chess Club will be located in the front lobby after school. If you are interested in playing or learning chess, please sign up by grade level. Chess Club will begin in November.




  • The PBIS Universal event for October will be a Staff/Student Dodgeball the game will be held on November 3.



October 20th



  • A reminder: the PBIS Universal student reward for October will be a Staff/Student Dodgeball game. Students eligible to participate will have 1 or no referrals and no suspensions from Oct. 2 thru Oct 31.




  • Attention all Mad Scientists...The October session of the WMS Science Club will be exploring Spooky Chemistry.  We will meet on Tuesday October 24 at 2:45 in room 221.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!!!




  • The Jack O Lantern Spectacular votes have been counted.  Madeline Ballwig please come to the library after announcements.  Your pumpkin carving received the most votes - we have a master carver as a WMS student!  Congratulate Madeline today!




  • TEACHERS, PLEASE DO A DRESS CODE CHECK. IF STUDENTS WITH JEANS DON’T HAVE A BLUE WRIST BAND, PLEASE SEND THEM TO MRS. WILLIAMS IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.




  • My Brother’s Keeper will meet Monday at lunch.




  • Do you have plans for tomorrow afternoon?  Come to the WMS Fall Festival!  We are hosting a fun family event right at your own school.  There will be games, vendors with things for sale, free haircuts, the health mobile, a BMX race bike demonstration, yoga and more!  There will also be free hotdogs and chips until they run out, so come early.  Fall Festival at WMS is from 1-3p this Saturday.  Don’t miss out!



October 19th



  • Attention all Mad Scientists...The October session of the WMS Science Club will be exploring Spooky Chemistry.  We will meet on Tuesday October 24 at 2:45 in room 221.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!!!




  • WMS will start a chess club in November. Participating in and learning chess helps improve critical thinking and reading skills. If you are interested in joining the chess club, further information will come next week. There will be grade level sign ups for Chess Club...stay tuned.




  • Washington Middle School is involved in our community.  Come to the library and vote for your favorite carved pumpkin before they are transported to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Rees Carillon in Washington Park.  These pumpkins, carved by WMS students, will be a part of over 2,000 lighted pumpkins on display this Friday and Saturday night at Washington Park- wait until it’s dark, and bring your family.




  • Do you have plans for Saturday afternoon?  Come to the WMS Fall Festival!  We will be hosting a fun event right at your own school.  There will be games, vendors with fun things for sale, free haircuts, the health mobile, a BMX race bike demonstration, yoga yoga and more!  There will be free hotdogs and chips until they run out, so come early.  Fall Festival at WMS is from 1-3p this Saturday.  Don’t miss out!



October 18th



  • Attention all Mad Scientists...The October session of the WMS Science Club will be exploring Spooky Chemistry.  We will meet on Tuesday October 24 at 2:45 in room 221.  Remember you MUST sign up with Mrs. Reinders in room 218 prior to the meeting.  Hope to see you there!!!




  • WMS will start a chess club in November. Participating in and learning chess helps improve critical thinking and reading skills. If you are interested in joining the chess club, further information will come next week. There will be grade level sign ups for Chess Club...stay tuned.




  • Please make this the LAST ANNOUNCEMENT:



Congratulations to the following 8th graders for having your name selected for today’s Out of the Blue Day!  Students will be called to the library during their elective to carve a pumpkin.

October 17th



  • Today will be tryouts for 7th and 8th grade boys basketball. 8th grade boys will tryout from 2:30 to 4:00 and 7th grade will tryout from 4:00-5:30. 7th grade students you will need to go home and come back for tryouts on Tuesday.




  • Today is the last day to turn in your money and order form for your Red Ribbon t-shirts.




  • Archery testing will take place today for new WMS Archery Team candidates.  Come to the library directly after school.  We will practice first and then test.




  • 8th grade Ambassador leaders we will have a meeting with Mr. Johnson today at lunch.  Please make sure you get your lunch promptly and come to the library!




  • Students, if you are in check in check out please remember to get your sheets before school. Teachers, there is a box of sheets in the PD room so you can have them for your first hour students or they can get them from the folder outside of room 117.




  • Students WMS will start a chess club in November. If you are interested in joining the chess club, further information will come in the next week. There will be grade level sign ups for Chess Club..stay tuned.




  • Student's don't forget student council will be today after school in room 104. Bring your creativity and communication.




  • Today will be auditions for the WMS Blue and Gold Choir. If any student is interested in being in choir please come to the Band room (107) immediately after school for auditions. If you are already in a club or group today, please ask the adult in charge if you can take a few minutes to come in and audition. Be prepared to sing a short selection.



October 16th



  • This Tuesday will be tryouts for 7th and 8th grade boys basketball. 8th grade boys will tryout from 2:30 to 4:00 and 7th grade will tryout from 4:00-5:30. 7th grade students you will need to go home and come back for tryouts on Tuesday.




  • Yoga Club today after school the library!!!  Come join us!




  • My Brother’s Keeper will meet today during each lunch shift! Any young man interested in participating in this mentoring lunch group needs to grab their lunch first and come straight down to Room 105A. If you are interested in participating please ask your teacher for a pass to 105A for lunch.




  • Student Council will meet Tuesday 10/16/17 afterschool in room 104 all students with a voice are welcome.




  • This Tuesday will be auditions for the WMS Blue and Gold Choir. They will begin immediately after school and continue until 4:00. If any student is interested, please prepare a short selection for your audition.



October 13th



  • Next Tuesday will be tryouts for 7th and 8th grade boys basketball. 8th grade boys will tryout from 2:30 to 4:00 and 7th grade will tryout from 4:00-5:30. 7th grade students you will need to go home and come back for tryouts on Tuesday.




  • Congratulations to the newly elected members of the 7th grade Executive Student Council:  Amarrion Bacon and Richard Jackson.  Alternate for 7th grade will be Nita Sims.  AND. . .




  • Congratulations to the newly elected member of the 6th grade Executive Student Council:  Sierra Johnson and Caitlin Rainey Alternate for 6th grade will be Caleb Davis.




  • Listen to announcements for the next scheduled Student Council meeting..




  • Reminder that Blue and Gold Choir auditions will be on Tuesday, October 17th immediately after school (2:30 - 4:00).  Please see Mr. Orr if you have questions.  




  • TEACHERS, PLEASE DO A DRESS CODE CHECK. IF STUDENTS WITH JEANS DONT HAVE A BLUE WRIST BAND, PLEASE SEND THEM TO MRS. WILLIAMS IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.



October 12th



  • The PBIS Reward for October is a Staff/Student Dodgeball game. The criteria for participation began on October 2. Students should have no suspensions and only one major office referral for the month to be eligible for participation.




  • This Friday—tomorrow will be a $2 jeans day. Funds will go Cancer Awareness.




  • Your Future is key, so stay drug free. October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon shirts are being sold for $5, please see your math teacher for an order form. Forms and money are due to your math teacher by October 17.




  • Next Tuesday will be tryouts for 7th and 8th grade boys basketball. 8th grade boys will tryout from 2:30 to 4:00 and 7th grade will tryout from 4:00-5:30. 7th grade students you will need to go home and come back for tryouts on Tuesday.




  • Lunch Meeting REMINDER:  6th and 7th grade executive student council nominees have received a pass to come to the library for a lunch meeting today.  You will be voting on your representative today, so don’t be late.  Both boys and girls should get their lunch immediately and report to the library for the meeting.




  • Attention all students who would like to sing in the WMS Blue and Gold Choir. Auditions will be held in the Band Room (107) next Tuesday, October 17th immediately following school. If you are interested in auditioning please prepare a solo to demonstrate your singing voice. Students MUST audition in order to participate in the group. See Mr. Orr if you have any questions.



October 11th



  • The PBIS Reward for October is a Staff/Student Dodge Ball game. The criteria for participation started on October 2. Students should have no suspensions and only one major office referral for the month of October to participate.




  • This Friday will also be a $2 jeans day. Funds from Friday’s jeans day will go to Cancer Awareness.




  • Attentions students:  Your future is key, so stay drug free. October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon shirts are being sold for $5, please see your math teacher for an order form.  Forms and money are due to your math teacher by October 17th.  





  • Boys interested in trying out for the basketball team.  Next Tuesday will be tryouts.  8th grade tryouts will be from 2:30-4:00.  7th grade tryouts will be from 4:00-5:30.  7th grade you will need to go home and come back for tryouts.



October 10th



  • The PBIS Reward for October is a Staff/Student Dodge Ball game. The criteria for participation started on October 2. Students should have no suspensions and only one major office referral for the month of October to participate.




  • Tomorrow is $2 jeans day. Wednesday jeans days are being used to raise funds for Fall Festival coming on October 21. Students jeans should not contain any rips or tears that expose skin.




  • This Friday will also be a $2 jeans day. Funds from Friday’s jeans day will go to Cancer Awareness.




  • Those students interested in Blue or Gold Choir there will be an informational meeting tonight in the band room right after school. See Mr. Orr if you have any questions.




  • Attentions students:  Your future is key, so stay drug free. October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon shirts are being sold for $5, please see your math teacher for an order form.  Forms and money are due to your math teacher by October 17th.  




  • Ambassadors will meet in the library today at lunch, you will not need your book.




  • Congratulations to the 6th Grade Lady Warriors on their victory over Lincoln/Ball Charter on Saturday morning. Keep it up ladies!




  • Archery will take place in the library tonight, from 2:30-4p, for new candidates.  Returning archers may come to help with class if you are interested.



October 6th



  • October’s PBIS Reward: Staff/Students Dodge Ball game: Criteria Starting  on Monday, October 2nd - October 31st. The game will be November 3rd, so we will run a 1:30 schedule. The criteria is for ALL students with No more than 1 Office referral (Major) and no suspensions can participate.




  • Want to have a frightfully fabulous long weekend?  Come check out the haunted collection in your WMS library today. We have books that are dreadfully delicious to read!




  • Attentions students:  Your future is key, so stay drug free. October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon shirts are being sold for $5, please see your math teacher for an order form.  Forms and money are due to your math teacher by October 17th.  




  • Attention Students! If you enjoy singing and would like to be in the Washington Middle School Blue and Gold Choir, please note that on Tuesday, October 10th, there will be an informational meeting in the Band Room (107) after school. Come prepared with listening ears and your singing voice. See Mr. Orr for any other questions.




  • F.A.C.E Meeting Today 11:30-12:30 In the Library please feel free to join in on the discussion.




  • Washington Middle School is pleased to announce 8th Grade Executive Student Council for the 2017-18 school term.  Please congratulate Aniah Richards and *Clayton Ray as the elected 8th grade voting members and Kiylee Craig*  as the elected alternate. Please come to the library after announcements and see Ms. Randle or Mrs. Daniels.




  • Congratulations to the 8th Grade Lady Warriors on their victory over Jefferson Middle School last night. Keep up the hard work.



October 5th



  • October’s PBIS Reward: Staff/Students Dodge Ball game: Criteria Starting  on Monday, October 2nd - October 31st. The game will be November 3rd, so we will run a 1:30 schedule. The criteria is for ALL students with No more than 1 Office referral (Major) and no suspensions can participate.




  • Need a scary book to get ready for the Halloween festivities?  Come in to your WMS library and consider the scary book collection, but be prepared to leave your light ON!




  • Attentions students:  Your future is key, so stay drug free. October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon shirts are being sold for $5, please see your math teacher for an order form.  Forms and money are due by October 17th.  




  • Attention Students! If you enjoy singing and would like to be in the Washington Middle School Blue and Gold Choir, please note that on Tuesday, October 10th, there will be an informational meeting in the Band Room (107) after school. Come prepared with listening ears and your singing voice. See Mr. Orr for any other questions.




  • Attention Students 21st Century WILL start next Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30 pm-5:00 pm. You MUST get registered by getting an application from Ms. Jackson in the guidance office completed and returned before you can start the program.



October 4th



  • October’s PBIS Reward: Staff/Students Dodge Ball game: Criteria Starting  on Monday, October 2nd - October 31st. The game will be November 3rd, so we will run a 1:30 schedule. The criteria is for ALL students with No more than 1 Office referral (Major) and no suspensions can participate.




  • Need a scary book to start October out right?  Your WMS library is ready - come in and check out the scary book collection!  Reading a scary book is FUN, but I would suggest you leave your light ON!




  • Attentions students:  Your future is key, so stay drug free. October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon shirts are being sold for $5, please see your math teacher for an order form.  Forms and money are due to your math teacher by October 17th.



October 3rd



  • October’s PBIS Reward: Staff/Students Dodge Ball game: Criteria Starting  on Monday, October 2nd - October 31st. The game will be November 3rd, so we will run a 1:30 schedule. The criteria is for ALL students with No more than 1 Office referral (Major) and no suspensions can participate.




  • Student Ambassador Leaders will be meeting today at lunch. Please have Habit 1 read and be ready to discuss.




  • If you are in 7th or 8th grade and interested in joining the WMS Archery Team, please come to the library after school today for introduction to the National Archery in Schools program.  We will meet from 2:30-4p.  You will take the activity bus home.




  • New 6th grade archers will go through the NASP program through gym class.  Coach Ruble will talk about this to 6th graders during gym this week.




  • Student Council will be meeting Starting Next Tuesday 10/09/2017 After school in room 104. Elections will take place this Friday 10/06/2017….Be sure to vote!!!




  • Wednesday is a $2 jeans day. Students can purchase a blue wristband in the morning in the cafeteria for $2 to wear jeans. Jeans should not contain any rips or tears that expose skin.




  • Congrats to the boys Cross Country team for finishing 2nd in the City Championships. Also Congrats to the girls team on their 3rd place finish.  MEdal winners were Austin Robinson, Terry Archer, Jeryon Nunn, Elijah Alford, Charles White, Lejon Holmes and Zakayla Rogers.  Practice Thursday and Friday.  The sectional will be posted by the gym today.



October 2nd



  • October’s PBIS Reward: Staff/Students Dodge Ball game: Criteria Starting  on Monday, October 2nd - October 31st. The game will be November 3rd, so we will run a 1:30 schedule. The criteria is for ALL students with NO more than 1 Office referral (Major) and NO suspensions can participate.




  • This is the archery announcement you have been waiting for.  If you are in 7th or 8th grade and interested in joining the WMS Archery Team, mark your agenda for tomorrow after school in the library.  This meeting is for new 7th and 8th grade archers only.




  • New 6th grade archers will go through the National Association for Archery in School program through gym class.  Coach Ruble will talk about this to 6th graders during gym this week.




  • Returning archer teams members please see Mrs. Daniels in the library about your return to practice schedule.




  • Student Ambassador Leaders tomorrow at lunch we will be meeting with Mr. Johnson. Please have Habit 1 read and be ready to discuss.



September 29th



  • Students...Be sure to turn in your Brag Tags to your grade level containers in the cafeteria at lunch! There will be a drawing for something special? Keep doing the right thing at WMS to earn those Brag Tags!




  • MAP make up testing will continue today during 2nd block. Please check your email and listen to announcements to be certain students are coming in for testing.



September 28th



  • Interested in Science?  Come check out the WMS Science Club!  We will have an informational meeting TONIGHT in room 218 from 2:45-4:00.  See any science teacher for more information.




  • Cross country Practice today- Do not miss - If you miss without being excused by Mr Hulett you will not go to the next meet!  Check the list by the gym  to see if you have qualified for Saturdays meet in Jacksonville -otherwise, the next meet is on Monday for all cross country runners still on the team.




  • STUDENTS….Be sure to turn in your BRAG TAGS to your grade level containers in the cafeteria at lunch! By the end of the week we will have a drawing for something special! Keep doing the RIGHT thing to earn those BRAG TAGS!




  • Teachers:  Please check your email and send students on the list to FIRST get their picture taken in the gym  and then report to the library for MAP testing.  Thank you.



September 27th



  • Interested in Science?  Come check out the WMS Science Club!  We will have an informational meeting TOMORROW Thursday Sept. 28 in room 218 from 2:45-4:00.  See any science teacher for more information.




  • Picture day is Thursday September 28th. Picture forms were passed out in math classes, if you did not receive one you can pick one up in room 208 or the main office. If you are ordering pictures, your form and money should be given to the photographer on Thursday. All students are to be in uniform for picture day.




  • Today is a $2 Jeans day. Students can purchase a blue wristband in the cafeteria to wear jeans today. Jeans should not contain any rips or holes exposing skin.




  • STUDENTS….Be sure to turn in your BRAG TAGS to your grade level containers in the cafeteria at lunch! By the end of the week we will have a drawing for something special! Keep doing the RIGHT thing to earn those BRAG TAGS!



September 26th



  • Interested in Science?  Come check out the WMS Science Club!  Each month we will explore a new science topic with great lab activities and experiments! We will have an informational meeting on Thursday Sept. 28 in room 218 from 2:45-4:00.  See any science teacher for more information.




  • Picture day is Thursday September 28th. Picture forms were passed out in math classes, if you did not receive one you can pick one up in room 208 or the main office. If you are ordering pictures, your form and money should be given to the photographer on Thursday. All students are to be in uniform for picture day.




  • Warrior Student Leaders please meet in the library at lunch today!




  • SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 27. All around the globe, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. see YOU at the pole tomorrow at 7:30-7:45. The flagpole is located near the front doors of our school building.



September 25th



  • Interested in Science?  Come check out the WMS Science Club!  Each month we will explore a new science topic with great lab activities and experiments! We will have an informational meeting on Thursday Sept. 28 in room 218 from 2:45-4:00.  See any science teacher for more information.




  • Picture day is Thursday September 28th. Picture forms were passed out in math classes, if you did not receive one you can pick one up in room 208 or the main office. If you are ordering pictures, your form and money should be given to the photographer on Thursday. All students are to be in uniform for picture day.




  • Yoga Club is today after school in the library.  Come check out the cool ways that yoga and mindfulness can help you be more successful in life and school!  Snacks will be provided.  You don’t need anything special to wear or bring or previous experience- just bring yourself and an open mind.  We will start at 2:45 in the library and you can ride the activity bus home!




  • Yoga for teachers will start Wednesday 9/27 at 3:15 in the library - no experience necessary!



September 21st



  • Interested in Science?  Come check out the WMS Science Club!  Each month we will explore a new science topic with great lab activities and experiments! We will have an informational meeting on Thursday Sept. 28 in room 218 from 2:45-4:00.  See any science teacher for more information.




  • The students at Raymond Academy in Houston, TX send their thanks and appreciation to the students and staff at WMS. The money sent will be used to hep rpace clothing, school supplies,, and books that were lost during Hurricane Harvey. Way to go Warriors!




  • Picture day will be September 28. Students must be in uniform for Fall Pictures.




  • Next Wednesday will be a student jeans day. Students may purchase a blue wristband to wear jeans on Wednesday. Funds from the jeans day will be used towards the upcoming Fall Festival on October 21.




  • The cross country meet for today has be cancelled do the expected high heat for today.  The next meet is on Monday.




  • No school tomorrow.



September 20th



  1. The students and staff of Raymond Academy in Houston, Tx send their thanks and appreciation to the students and staff at WMS.  All of the money will be used for the students to help replace  clothing, school supplies, and books that were lost in the hurricane.  Way to be generous towards others Warriors!  




  2. Cheer clinics continue tonight after school. Tonight, students will meet in the gym at 1:30.




  3. Students today is a student jeans day. Students may wear jeans for $2. Students must have a blue wristband to indicate they have paid for jeans. Students the next four Wednesdays will be student jeans days as we prepare for the Fall Festival on Oct. 21.




  4. Picture day will September 28. Students must be in uniform for Fall Pictures



September 19th

Ambassador Leaders please join us in the library to discuss our book and make further plans

September 18th



  1. There will be a parent meeting for the 6th grade boys basketball team tonight from 6-6:30. Practice will follow from 6:30-8:30.




  2. The seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams will begin their season tonight against GMS. The game begins at 3:30 @ GMS.




  3. Yoga Club right after school today!!  2:40 in the Library with Ms. Neely and Miss Ashley - come and get flexible with us.  Snacks will be provided along with some great fun activities.  Come and check it out - no special clothes or anything needed.  See you at 2:40 in the library.




  4. Cheer clinics start tonight right after school in the cafeteria. Students please wear clothing appropriate for practice. All forms must be turned in before you can participate. Clinics continue tomorrow and Wednesday. You must attend all three clinics for consideration.




  5. The next meeting of GSA is Tuesday, September 19th.  We will be voting for our board so come prepared with your speeches.  Club will meet on Tuesday and Thursday this week.  




  6. If you were a part of the PBIS reward and are interested in viewing the last 25 min. of Boss Baby from Friday, bring your lunch to the library.  (All lunch shifts)



September 15th



  1. Breast Cancer Spirit shirts are now on sale.  This is a great way to honor someone you know who is battling cancer or who lost their fight.  Order forms can are located in a folder outside of room 113 or in the hallway outside the main office.  Money is due the 27th of September and can be turned into room 113 or to Ms. Coleman in room 117.




  2. Please come and support the 6th grade girls basketball team tomorrow 9/16 here at WMS. The 6th grade girls will be playing GMS @ 8am.




  3. Today will be PBIS Universal Kickoff. We will be running a 1;30 dismissal schedule today. Congratulations to all students qualifying for this event.




  4. Cheer clinics start next week. Clinics will be held next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.




  5. There will be open gym for 7th and 8th grade boys on Monday, September 18. Open gym will be from 4 to 5:30.



September 14th



  1. Next Tuesday, September 19th is the 3rd meeting of the Gay, Straight, Alliance Club.  This club meets in room 113 and is open to all students.   You must be in the room by 2:35 to be included in the meeting.  We will be holding elections on Tuesday so please have your speeches ready to go.




  2. The 7/8 grade girls basketball teams will have practice tonight from 2-30-4.




  3. Breast Cancer Spirit shirts are now on sale.  This is a great way to honor someone you know who is battling cancer or who lost their fight.  Order forms can are located in a folder outside of room 113 or in the hallway outside the main office.  Money is due the 27th of September and can be turned into room 113 or to Ms. Coleman in room 117.  




  4. Interested in Science?  Come check out the WMS Science Club! More information to come!




  5. This Friday will the PBIS Universal Kickoff. We will be running a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the activities. Students receiving a referral or suspension this week will be excluded from this event.




  6. Cheer clinics start next Monday, Tuesday, Weds. Students must have all forms in and attend all three clinics for consideration.



September 13th



  1. Breast Cancer Spirit shirts are now on sale.  This is a great way to honor someone you know who is battling cancer or who lost their fight.  Order forms can are located in a folder outside of room 113 or in the hallway outside the main office.  Money is due the 27th of September and can be turned into room 113 or to Ms. Coleman in room 117.  




  2. Congratulations to the WMS Baseball team for completing their first season.




  3. 7/8 Grade boys basketball will have an open gym from 4-6 tonight. Please go home and come back.




  4. Cheer clinics start next week. Clinics will be held on Monday and Tuesday in the cafeteria from 2:30 until 4 and Wednesday in the gym starting at 1:30. Interested students should turn permission slips to participate. Permission slips are available on the small table outside the office.




  5. This Friday will be the PBIS Universal Kickoff. Sign ups are going on all this week. Students receiving referrals or suspension will be excluded from this event.




  6. Today is a district wide jeans day for teachers and staff. All donations go  to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Teachers please pay Sharon in the front office.



September 12th



  • Today, 8th grade Ambassadors Meet in the library at lunch today with your lunch.  Don’t forget to bring a friend who might be interested in being a WMS leader.  




  • Attention 6th grade boys interested in playing basketball. There will be tryouts tonight from 6:30-8:30.




  • 7th and 8th Grade Girls basketball will have practice tonight from 2:30-4.




  • The WMS Baseball team will be playing Riverton tonight at 4:30 in Riverton for the first game of regionals.




  • This Friday, September 15 will be the WMS PBIS Universal Kickoff. All student will have the opportunity to participate in an activity (including a movie, dodgeball, and other fun activities). Sign up for activities is going on this week. Any student receiving a referral or suspension this week will be excluded from this event.




  • Students interested in cheer this year need to be aware of cheer clinics happening next week. Clinics will be held on Monday and Tuesday from 2:30 to 4 in cafeteria and on Wednesday starting at 1:30 in the gym. Student will need a permission slip to participate. Permission slips are located on the small table outside of the office.




  • There will be open gym for 7th and 8th grade boys tomorrow from 4 to 6 pm.




  • 6th grade boys basketball tryouts continue tonight from 6:30 to 8:30.



September 11th



  • Tuesday, September 12th 8th grade Ambassadors Please meet in the library at lunch with your lunch and bring a friend who might be interested in being a WMS leader.  




  • Calling all Yogis!  Yoga Club starts today after school.  All interested students and staff are invited to participate.  We will meet in the library around 2:40 and begin by 3! Yoga is a great way to improve your self-esteem, have more energy and less stress, plus it will increase your brain power and flexibility.   There are no dues or fees, everything you need will be provided for you!.  Can’t wait to see all of you on Monday in the library.  See Ms. Neely if you would like more information




  • Next Friday, September 15, will be the WMS PBIS Universal Activity Kickoff. All students will have the opportunity to participate in an activity of their choice (including a movie, dodgeball, and other fun outdoor activities.) Students will sign up for activities starting this week in their Math class. Any student receiving a suspension or referral this week will be excluded from this event.




  • Those students interested in trying out for the cheerleading squad this year there will be cheer clinics held on September 18 and 19 from 2:30-4 in the cafeteria. There will also be a clinic on Wednesday September 20 in the gym from 1:30 to 4. Students will need a permission slip and should wear proper attire for the clinics. Permission forms are located in the front lobby on the table next to the office. Students are reminded you must meet all eligibility requirements and attend all clinics to be considered for the squad.




  • Attention 6th Grade Boys interested in playing basketball. There will be tryouts 9/11 and 9/12 from 6:30 - 8:30.




  • There will be an open gym for any 7th and 8th grade boy interested in playing basketball.




  • The boys baseball team will take on Riverton in there first regional game tomorrow 9/12 at 4:30 in Riverton.



September 8th



  • Next Friday, September 15, will be the WMS PBIS Universal Activity Kickoff. All students will have the opportunity to participate in an activity of their choice (including a movie, dodgeball, and other fun outdoor activities.) Students will sign up for activities starting next week in their Math class. Any student receiving a suspension or referral next week will be excluded from this event.




  • Tuesday, September 12th Ambassadors Please meet in the library at lunch with your lunch and bring a friend who might be interested in being a WMS leader.  




  • Monday, September 11 is Yoga Club!  All interested students and staff are invited to participate.  We will meet in the library around 2:40 and begin by 3! Yoga is a great way to improve your self-esteem, have more energy and less stress, plus it will increase your brain power and flexibility.   There are no dues or fees, everything you need will be provided for you!.  Can’t wait to see all of you on Monday in the library.  See Ms. Neely if you would like more information



September 7th

Next Friday, September 15, will be the WMS PBIS Universal Activity Kickoff. All students will have the opportunity to participate in an activity of their choice (including a movie, dodgeball, and other fun outdoor activities.) Students will sign up for activities starting next week. Any student receiving a suspension or referral next week will be excluded from this event.
    
To all 8th grade students: Do you like to travel or ever dreamed of traveling? This year, the 8th grade class has a chance to go to Washington DC. If you are interested in going to Washington DC for an 8th grade class trip at the end of the school year, please attend the informational parent meeting on Sept 12th from 6:00-7:00pm in the Library.

   
Friday, September 8 will be a jeans day for students. Students will pay $2 dollars to wear jeans on Friday. All proceeds will be collected and donated to students attending Raymond Academy in Houston, TX. These students, as you are aware were affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey and lost many school supplies.  WMS will assist students in purchasing supplies for the classroom. Thanks for your support. Jeans can not contain any holes, rips, or tears.
    
Teachers and Students the WMS Yoga Club starts Monday, September 11, at 2:45 in the library.  This will be a great new opportunity here at WMS.  All the things you will need will be provided, just come and learn something new! There may be tshirts :)


Tomorrow will be a $2.00 jeans.  All proceeds will be sent to Raymond Academy in Houston, Tx.  The money will go directly to students.  
 

 

September 6th

To all 8th grade students: Do you like to travel or ever dreamed of traveling? This year, the 8th grade class has a chance to go to Washington DC. If you are interested in going to Washington DC for an 8th grade class trip at the end of the school year, please attend the informational parent meeting on Sept 12th from 6:00-7:00pm in the Library. 

Friday, September 8 will be a jeans day for students. Students will pay $2 dollars to wear jeans on Friday. All proceeds will be collected and donated to students attending Raymond Academy in Houston, TX. These students, as you are aware were affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey and lost many school supplies.  WMS will assist students in purchasing supplies for the classroom. Thanks for your support. Jeans can not contain any holes, rips, or tears.

September 1st

Attention 7th and 8th grade girls there will be basketball tryouts tonight from 2:30 - 3:50.

August 31st

7th and 8th grade girls basketball tryouts will be held Thursday and Friday from 2:45 - 3:50.

August 30th

Attention 7th and 8th Grade Girls. There will be an open gym tonight from 1:45-3:50. Tryouts will be held Thursday and Friday from 2:45 - 3:50.

August 29th



  • Attention 6th Grade Girls interested in playing basketball there will be tryouts tonight from 2:45 - 3:50. Please attend if you are interested. If you need to make arrangements to have someone bring you shoes and clothes please do so before lunch or during lunch.




  • There will be an informational meeting after school today for all boys who are interested in trying out for the boys basketball team.  Meeting will take place in 124 Mr. Miller’s room.




  • Attention 7th and 8th Grade Girls. There will be an open gym Wednesday from 1:45-3:50. Tryouts will be held Thursday and Friday from 2:45 - 3:50.



August 28th



  • Tuesday, August 29th will be the first meeting of the Gay, Straight, Alliance club (GSA).  Do you have to be gay, straight, or transgender to come to this club?  The answer is NO.  You just need to accept others who are.  The meeting will start at 2:30 in room 113.  Hope to see you there.  




  • There will be an informational meeting after school on Tuesday August 29th for all boys who are interested in trying out for the boys basketball team.  Meeting will take place in 124 Mr. Miller’s room.



August 25th



  • Attention 6th, 7th and 8th grade students interestested in running cross country. There will be practice today  from 2:30 - 4.  Meet in the lobby by the gym.




  • Teachers please complete a dress code check at this time.  Uniform pants now include blue, black or khaki with a solid colored polo shirt.  Any student not in uniform should be sent to Ms. Randles office, in the library, before the end of Classroom Advisory.




  • There will be an informational meeting after school on Tuesday August 29th for all boys who are interested in trying out for the boys basketball team.  Meeting will take place in 124 Mr. Miller’s room.



August 24th



  • Attention 6th, 7th and 8th grade students interestested in running cross country. There will be practice today  from 2:30 - 4.  Meet in the lobby by the gym.




  • Teachers please complete a dress code check at this time.  Uniform pants now include blue, black or khaki with a solid colored polo shirt.  Any student not in uniform should be sent to Ms. Randles office, in the library, before the end of Classroom Advisory.




  • 7th Grade Boot Camp is today.  7th Grade teachers please bring your students to the Gym after you take attendance.  Students will only need their agenda and pen/pencil for Boot Camp.  Binders can stay in lockers for the day.




  • There will be an informational meeting after school on Tuesday August 29th for all boys who are interested in trying out for the boys basketball team.  Meeting will take place in 124 Mr. Miller’s room.




  • 6th grade girls basketball open gym will be held Friday @ 2:45-3:50



August 23rd



  • Attention 6th, 7th and 8th grade students interestested in running cross country. There will be practice tomorrow 8/24 from 2:30 - 4. Please bring clothes and shoes that you can run in to school with you tomorrow and be ready to run! Meet in the lobby by the gym.




  • Attention 8th grade ambassadors, please stop by Ms Upperman’s room today on your way to lunch.




  • Teachers please complete a dress code check at this time.  Uniform pants now include blue, black or khaki with a solid colored polo shirt.  Any student not in uniform should be sent to Ms. Randles office, in the library, before the end of Classroom Advisory.



August 22, 2017

Attention 6th, 7th and 8th grade students interestested in running cross country. There will be practice Thursday 8/24 from 2:30 - 4. Please bring clothes and shoes that you can run in to school with you THURSDAY  and be ready to run! Meet in the lobby by the gym.

Announcements August 21, 2017



  • Attention 6th, 7th and 8th grade students interestested in running cross country. There will be practice tomorrow 8/22 from 2:30 - 4. Please bring clothes and shoes that you can run in to school with you tomorrow and be ready to run! Meet in the lobby by the gym.




  • 8th graders: When you go to 1st period tomorrow (Tuesday) only take with you your agenda and a pen or pencil. 8th grade teachers try to remind the 8th graders at the end of the day about this, please.



May 25th



  1. Today we will have the final locker clean out of the school year. Students are encouraged to take all non-school items home at the end of the school day. Any school item should be turned into your classroom teacher. There should be minimal locker use tomorrow. Students will be called for clean via intercom by grade level.




  2. There are a number of field trips today. As per grade level teacher, these students are out of dress code for the field trip. Students attending field trips today are expected to be excellent representatives of WMS.




  3. Tomorrow students are expected to follow all school dress code requirements. Tomorrow is not an out of uniform day.




  4. Springfield High School is sponsoring a lifting camp for incoming freshman starting June 5. Students attending SHS and interested in playing football should attend the freshman football meeting on June 3 at 6:30 in the SHS Commons.




  5. Springfield Southeast will be conducting a Football camp for interested 4th through 8th graders starting June 5. Interested participants should see the flyer in the front lobby.




  6. Franklin Middle School will host a Volleyball camp this summer on August 7th. Interested participants should see the flyer located in the front lobby.



May 23rd



  1. Last day to turn in your track uniform.  If Coach Ruble doesn’t have it by the end of the day, your parents will be billed the cost of the uniform.




  2. Attention 6th and 7th grade boys who are interested in playing baseball for WMS next year. There will be an open gym tonight from 2:30-4. Please report to outside doors by the gym. Please bring a baseball glove if possible.




  3. Tomorrow will be out last $2 jeans day for the year!!  Students you should only be in jeans, no leggings, sweatpants, etc.  Also, your jeans should NOT have holes in them!




  4. Students your yearbook is your responsibility, do not leave it unattended. Unless you have permission from your teacher, yearbooks should not be out during class. Yearbooks will be sold for $25 before and after school in room 208.




  5. 6th graders please return your permission slips for the field trip to Sky Zone to one of your elective teachers. Remember there are two forms that need a parent signature; the Sky Zone form and the regular permission slip. In order to attend 6th graders had to have;




  • 5 or less absences

  • 5 or less tardies

  • Grades must be “C” or above in all classes

  • No office referrals and No suspensions

  • If you have any questions please see Ms. McPike or Ms. Barnes.

May 22nd



  1. Beginning Band members going on tour today, report to the band room at 8:45.  Percussionists, report at 8:30.  Put your binders in your locker and use the restroom before coming.



  2. A reminder that all Track Uniforms need to be turned into Coach Ruble by tomorrow.  Or your parents will be charged $50. And a special shout out to all the State Competitors from this weekend’s State Track Meet and congratulations to our defending State Champ in the Shot Put Devin Hale winning the shot put in both his 7th Grade year and his 8th Grade year.  

May 19th



  1. Attention All 7th grade students!  If you are interested in becoming an 8th grade ambassador next year please pick up a form outside Rm 112.  These application must be completed and turned into Ms. Upperman TODAY!.  




  2. Students your yearbook is your responsibility, do not leave it unattended. Unless you have permission from your teacher, yearbooks should not be out during class. Yearbooks will be sold for $25 before and after school in room 208.




  3. Attention 6th and 7th grade boys who are interested in playing baseball for Washington next school year. There will be an open gym next Tuesday 5/23 from 2:30-4. Please bring a glove and report to the doors outside of the gym by Jaycee park immediately after school.




  4. Advanced Band members going on tour today, report to the band room at 8:45.  Put your binders in your locker and use the restroom before coming.




  5. Make sure all Track uniforms are turned into Coach Ruble no later than Tuesday of next week, or your parents will be charged $50 to replace it.  




  6. Beginning Band members going on tour Monday, wear your performance uniform to school Monday and bring a uniform shirt to change into.  Make sure your music and instrument are at school.




  7. Congratulations to our Million Word Club members!  Remember to wear your Million Word Club shirt on Monday for the field trip. You should bring a swim suit, a towel and a hair brush if you want one for after swimming.  We will have a picnic lunch.



May 18th



  1. Attention All 7th grade students!  If you are interested in becoming an 8th grade ambassador next year please pick up a form outside Rm 112.  These application must be completed and turned into Ms. Upperman by TOMORROW.  




  2. Students your yearbook is your responsibility, do not leave it unattended. Unless you have permission from your teacher, yearbooks should not be out during class. Yearbooks will be sold for $25 before and after school in room 208.




  3. Attention eighth grade volleyball players who plan on attending Southeast next year. There are calendars with open gym dates located in 115. Please pick one up if you are interested.




  4. Congratulations to our 2017 WMS Queens Ka’Shaunna Lee & Hannah Roth & WMS King Isaiah Miller. Thank to the 8th grade court for participating, you all represent Washington in a great Warrior Way! Also, thank you to the dance committee & administration for dedicating your time to make the dance a success. You all are very much appreciated.  




  5. My Brother’s Keeper will meet today on ALL lunch shifts. Today is the last meeting and the pizza party will be TODAY. You will not need to get lunch. Come straight to 105A.




  6. Students a reminder: In most cases, water bottles in the classrooms would be acceptable as long as students are drinking the water and not flipping the bottles. Students should not be having Gatorade or other colored liquids in the classroom.



May 17th



  1. Attention All 7th grade students!  If you are interested in becoming an 8th grade ambassador next year please pick up a form outside Rm 112.  These application must be completed and turned into Ms. Upperman by this Friday!  




  2. Eighth graders, if you’re heading to Southeast High School next year and interested in auditioning for the Southeast Sensations show choir, auditions will be held there Saturday, May 20 from noon-three o’clock.  Information forms are available in Room 107.




  3. Students your yearbook is your responsibility, do not leave it unattended. Unless you have permission from your teacher, yearbooks should not be out during class. Yearbooks will be sold for $25 before and after school in room 208.




  4. 8th graders tonight is the night! The 8th grade red carpet dance will be today at WMS from 6-7:30.We will crown a WMS King & Queen so come out and celebrate with your friends one last time as a 8th grader of WMS. The criteria to attend is as follows;



No suspensions,

5 or less office referrals

5 or less class tardies.

No F’s

No Library fines



  1. Any 7th grade student that has a permission slip for the field trip please give it to your teachers.  Teachers please send these to 210.



  2. Teachers, please do a dress code check.  Students should have a wrist band if they are wearing jeans.  Students should not have on leggings, sweatpants, etc.  Please send students without wristbands to Ms. Upperman in Rm 112 or Mrs. House in 210 to purchase them.

May 16th



  1. Attention All 7th grade students!  If you are interested in becoming an 8th grade ambassador next year please pick up a form outside Rm 112.  These application must be completed and turned into Ms. Upperman by Friday, May 19th.  




  2. Eighth graders:  if you’re heading to Southeast High School next year and interested in auditioning for the Southeast Sensations show choir, auditions will be held there Saturday, May 20 from noon-three o’clock.  Information forms are available in Room 107.




  3. “ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN PLAYING FOOTBALL AT LANPHIER HIGH SCHOOL THIS UPCOMING SEASON.  THERE IS A VERY IMPORTANT MEETING FOR PARENTS AND PLAYERS THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 17TH AT 6:30 IN THE LOBER/NIKA GYM.  PICK UP A FLYER IN THE MAIN OFFICE TO TAKE HOME.  THE COACHING STAFF LOOKS FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AND YOUR PARENTS.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!”




  4. Students your yearbook is your responsibility, do not leave it unattended. Unless you have permission from your teacher, yearbooks should not be out during class. Yearbooks will be sold for $25 before and after school in room 208.




  5. Congratulations to the band students on their tremendous performance last night.  Well done!  Special congratulations to Jacob Cartwright, Kassidy Craig, Amarrion Bacon, Cody Szafranski, Makenzie Marshall, Nattaliey Murphy, and Daniel Laager who received commendations last night.




  6. The 8th grade Dance is tomorrow here at WMS from 6-7:30pm. All eligible 8th graders come dressed up, spend a night with your friends and see who will be crowned the 8th grade king & queen!



  7. Attention all track girls you need to wash and turn in your uniform by this Friday.

May 15th



  1. Attention All 7th grade students!  If you are interested in becoming an 8th grade ambassador next year please pick up a form outside Rm 112.  These application must be completed and turned into Ms. Upperman by Friday, May 19th.  




  2. Today is the spring band concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Southeast High School auditorium.  Come support your classmates!




  3. Eighth graders, if you’re heading to Southeast High School next year and interested in auditioning for the Southeast Sensations show choir, auditions will be held there Saturday, May 20 from noon-three o’clock.  Information forms are available in Room 107.




  4. “ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN PLAYING FOOTBALL AT LANPHIER HIGH SCHOOL THIS UPCOMING SEASON.  THERE IS A VERY IMPORTANT MEETING FOR PARENTS AND PLAYERS THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 17TH AT 6:30 IN THE LOBER/NIKA GYM.  PICK UP A FLYER IN THE MAIN OFFICE TO TAKE HOME.  THE COACHING STAFF LOOKS FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AND YOUR PARENTS.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!”




  5. Students your yearbook is your responsibility, do not leave it unattended. Unless you have permission from your teacher, yearbooks should not be out during class. Remaining yearbooks will be sold for $25 before and after school in room 208.




  6. 8th graders cast your vote for 8th grade King and Queen. Please submit your vote outside of the cafeteria during 8th grade lunch.




  7. Congratulations to your 8th Grade boys Track Team for placing 2nd at Sectionals and the 7th Grade boys Team for placing 4th.  A special congratulations going to all our state qualifiers going to state this weekend.  All uniforms for any track runner not making the state competition need to have it in by Wednesday of this week.  




  8. You’re invited to the spring band concert this evening at 6:30 in the Southeast High School auditorium.  You won’t want to miss it!




  9. Third period Advanced Band, remember to come to the band room for combined rehearsal during second period today.



May 12th



  1. Warriors!  You are the Word Generation!  Your WordGen word for the week is resilient.  Find the word resilient 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, resilient 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. 7th graders wanting to go on the field trip, today is the last day to improve your grades to go.  Remember in order to attend you must have no referrals/suspensions, no D/Fs and 3 or fewer tardies.




  3. Your WMS library books are due today.  No additional books will be lent from our library after today and lunch detentions will begin next week for overdue books.  Get your books back to the library today!




  4. Wednesdays will be jeans day for the remainder of the school year. Students may purchase a jeans day wristband in the morning on Wednesdays for $2 to wear jeans. No leggings or sweatpants are permitted.




  5. Attention All 7th grade students!  If you are interested in becoming an 8th grade ambassador next year please pick up a form outside Rm 112.  These application must be completed and turned into Ms. Upperman by Friday, May 19th.  




  6. 8th graders it is now time to cast your vote for 8th grade King and Queen. Please submit your vote outside of the cafeteria during 8th grade lunch shift. You may only vote once!!




  7. Also for eighth graders:  If you’re heading to Southeast High School next year and interested in auditioning for the Southeast Sensations show choir, auditions will be held there Saturday, May 20 from noon-three o’clock.  Information forms are available in Room 107.




  8. Next Monday, May 15 is the spring band concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Southeast High School auditorium.  Come support your classmates!




  9. Students who purchased yearbooks will receive them in math class today. Students your yearbook is your responsibility, do not leave it unattended. Unless you have permission from your teacher, yearbooks should not be out during class. Remaining yearbooks will be sold for $25 before and after school in room 208.



  10. Today, shortly we will be conducting locker clean out. Students please be certain to check for library books. They are due today. Also, please arrange to take items home this afternoon after school.

May 11th



  1. Yearbooks will be distributed tomorrow, May 12th, to students who have pre-ordered them. Supplies are limited, you may pre-order yours for $25 before or after school in room 208.




  2. 7th graders wanting to go on the field trip, Friday will be the last day to improve your grades to go.  Remember in order to attend you must have no referrals/suspensions, no D/Fs and 3 or fewer tardies.




  3. Your WMS library books are due tomorrow.  No additional books will be lent from our library after Friday, May 12th and lunch detentions will begin next week for overdue books.  Get your books back to the library today!




  4. My Brother’s Keeper is canceled for today. Come to 105 A before you go to lunch   to sign a thank you card!




  5. Wednesday will be jeans day for the remainder of the school year. Students may purchase a jeans day wristband in the morning on Wednesdays for $2 to wear jeans. No leggings or sweatpants are permitted.




  6. Attention All 7th grade students!  If you are interested in becoming an 8th grade ambassador next year please pick up a form outside Rm 112.  These application must be completed and turned into Ms. Upperman by Friday, May 19th.



  7. 8th graders it is now time to cast your vote for 8th grade King and Queen. Please submit your vote outside of the cafeteria during 8th grade lunch. You may only vote once!!

May 10th



  1. Yearbooks will be distributed Friday, May 12th, to students who have pre-ordered them. Supplies are limited, you may pre-order yours for $25 before or after school in room 208.  




  2. 7th graders wanting to go on the field trip, Friday will be the last day to improve your grades to go.  Remember in order to attend you must have no referrals/suspensions, no D/Fs and 3 or fewer tardies.




  3. Your WMS library books are due this Friday.  No additional books will be lent from our library after Friday, May 12th and lunch detentions will begin next week for overdue books.  Get your books back to the library today!




  4. Teachers check for jeans passes.  Students should have a yellow smiley face wristband today.  If a student has money and needs a pass please send them to Ms. Upperman in 112 or Mrs. Nicholas in room 217.  If they have on jeans but have no money or pass then they need to report to the office.



  5. Wednesday will be jeans day for the remainder of the school year. Students may purchase a jeans day wristband in the morning on Wednesdays for $2 to wear jeans. No leggings or sweatpants are permitted.

May 9th



  1. Yearbooks will be distributed Friday, May 12th, to students who have pre-ordered them. Supplies are limited, you may pre-order yours for $25 before or after school in room 208.  




  2. 7th graders wanting to go on the field trip, Friday will be the last day to improve your grades to go.  Remember in order to attend you must have no referrals/suspensions, no D/Fs and 3 or fewer tardies.




  3. Congratulations to the sixth-grade choir members on their tremendous performance last night at Lincoln Library!  Well done!



  4. If you missed the choir concert, mark your calendar for next Monday, 5/15, to come see Beginning and Advanced Bands present their spring concert in Southeast High School’s auditorium at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  You won’t want to miss it!

May 8th



  1. Yearbooks will be distributed Friday, May 12th, to students who have pre-ordered them. Supplies are limited, you may pre-order yours for $25 before or after school in room 208.  




  2. Tonight is the sixth-grade choir’s spring concert at the public library at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  You won’t want to miss it!




  3. Wednesday will be jeans day for the remainder of the school year. Students may purchase a jeans day wristband in the morning on Wednesdays for $2 to wear jeans. No leggings or sweatpants are permitted.



  4. Next Monday is the band spring concert, featuring Beginning and Advanced Bands, in Southeast High School’s auditorium at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  You won’t want to miss it!

May 5th



  1. Next Monday, May 8 is the sixth-grade choir’s spring concert at the public library at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  You won’t want to miss it!




  2. Warriors!  You are the Word Generation!  Your WordGen word for the week is INFER.  Find the word INFER 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, INFER  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.




  3. ATTENTION GIRLS TRACK TEAM - Girls track practice today  DO NOT MISS!  Girls track practice today DO NOT MISS!



  4. The LHS Flags will be here today at 2:00.  Any 8th grade student that is interested in joining the LHS Flags should go to the cafeteria at 2:00 PM.

May 4th

1.Next Monday, May 8 is the sixth-grade choir’s spring concert at the public library at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  You won’t want to miss it!

2. My Brother’s Keeper will meet today at lunch. Get your lunch and come down to 105A.

3.  The last Ambassador Leadership meeting for 2017 will be today at lunch in Room 111. Do not bring your lunch, lunch will be provided.

May 3rd

1.Next Monday, May 8 is the sixth-grade choir’s spring concert at the public library at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  You won’t want to miss it!

2. Teachers please do a wrist band check for students that are wearing jeans. If a student needs to pay for jeans, please send them to Ms. Upperman  in room 112 or Mrs. Nicholas in room 217.

May 2nd

1. Next Monday, May 8 is the sixth-grade choir’s spring concert at the public library at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  You won’t want to miss it!

2. 8th graders, turn in your petitions TODAY  if you would like to run for a chance to be crowned WMS 8th grade King or Queen.  In order to be considered for court you need 25 peer signatures. Petitions should be turned into Ms. Smith by the end of the day.

3. Wednesdays will be jeans days for the rest of the school year.  Teachers and students are welcome to wear jeans on Wednesdays for $2! You may only wear jeans. No sweatpants or leggings allowed

4.  Girls track members check the list by the gym to see if you are going to the meet today. If you skipped practice yesterday you are not going.

May 1st



  1. 8th graders, time has been extended, 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 Tuesday May 2nd.




  2. Wednesdays will be jeans days for the rest of the school year.  Teachers and students are welcome to wear jeans on Wednesdays for $2! You may only wear jeans. No sweatpants or leggings allowed.



April 28th



  1. Attention 8th grade students! Please don’t forget to stop by the guidance office to return your LLCC Scholarship Applications. The due date for these applications is TODAY at 2:30 p.m. No late applications will be reviewed. The applications should be returned to the guidance office. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity.




  2. Wednesdays will be jeans days for the rest of the school year.  Teachers and students are welcome to wear jeans on Wednesdays for $2! You may only wear jeans. No sweatpants or leggings allowed.




  3. Warriors!  You are the Word Generation!  Your WordGen word for the week is incident.  Find the word incident 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, incident  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.




  4. Students, if you are interested in supporting students attending the 8th grade trip to D.C., you may purchase snacks from Ms. Stanley in room 124 after school. Thanks for the continued support!




  5. Congratulations to the 8th Grade boys track team for becoming City Champs last night at Lanphier.  




  6. 8th graders, time has been exteneded, 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 Tuesday May 2nd.



  7. Million Word Club members:  Today is Library Lunch and Dessert with a friend.  Your Million Word Club shirt is your pass, get your lunch and come to the library with a friend. Dessert will follow lunchtime fellowship around books and the great books you have read.  Inspire other readers with Dessert in the Library today.

April 27th



  1. 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.




  2. Wednesdays will be jeans days for the rest of the school year.  Teachers and students are welcome to wear jeans on Wednesdays for $2! You may only wear jeans. No sweatpants or leggings allowed.




  3. There will be NO My Brother’s Keeper today. We will meet next Thursday.




  4. 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.




  5. We will have an Ambassador Leadership meeting today at lunch in the Library.




  6. Million Word Club members:  Tomorrow is Library Lunch and Dessert with a friend.  Wear your Million Word Club shirt tomorrow, get your lunch and come to the library with a friend.  Dessert will follow lunchtime fellowship around books and the great books you have read.  Inspire other readers with Dessert in the Library tomorrow.



April 26th



  1. 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.




  2. If you need jeans passes you can see Mrs. House in room 210 or Ms. Upperman in room 112.




  3. Wednesdays will be jeans days for the rest of the school year.  Teachers and students are welcome to wear jeans on Wednesdays for $2! You may only wear jeans. No sweatpants or leggings allowed.



  4. 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.

April 25th



  1. Attention New Lions! This evening 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!




  2. 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.




  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. Wednesdays will be jeans days for the rest of the school year.  Teachers and students are welcome to wear jeans on Wednesdays for $2! You may only wear jeans. No sweatpants or leggings allowed.

April 24th



  1. All Million Word Club members please report to the library directly after announcements. Teachers, these students will return to the classroom in 7 minutes.




  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. 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.




  4. 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!



  5. Wednesdays will be jeans days for the rest of the school year.  Teachers and students are welcome to wear jeans on Wednesdays for $2! You may only wear jeans. No sweatpants or leggings allowed.

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.