After School Programs
Fun after-school activities in mathematics and science for bright and motivated late elementary and middle school kids!
Our first unit is Understanding Scale and Proportion: Earth's Place in the Solar System.
Activities in this unit are designed to develop and/or improve students' abilities to engage in scientific inquiry and mathematical investigations both as individuals and as productive team members. Throughout the unit the students will:
Use direct and indirect measuring techniques to develop an awareness of the vastness of space as it relates to measures encountered in daily life.
Develop an historical perspective of humankind's understanding of Earth's place in the Solar System.
Gain a deeper understanding of the power of scientific notation and the relationships among gravity, weight and mass.
Western Illinois University graduate students are at WMS this year. These graduate students (certified teachers) are in a class called Reading 589. This is a practicum in Reading for grades 7-12. It's an advanced course where knowledge of diagnosis and instruction is refined, applied, and extended as students work individually with a student in a closely supervised instructional setting. Twelve students were chosen for Tuesdays evening and fifteen students were chosen for Thursday evenings. Students stay for 21st Century until 4 pm. Their WIU grad student/tutor picks them up and works with the until 5:10 pm. The students are assessed in reading and are tutored for the entire semester to help boost their reading progress.
Program Goals for 21st Century 2008-2009 School Year:
- Articulate the goals of the after school program...To improve ACADEMIC Skills according to academic program at WMS
- Connect the program goals to those of the school/district
- Work so that 21st Century will increase student achievement and test scores
Go beyond simple skills training/practice, and make the learning real world, exciting and relevant to students.
The after school program operates from approximately 2:30 - 5:30 PM and follows the schedule for the school. The program is not held on half days, when school is closed, or on holidays.
All parents need to supply the coordinator/site supervisor with telephone numbers where they can be reached in case of need.
The program operates with a Discipline Code:
1. First Offense - Verbal warning to child and parent will be notified.
2. Written documentation will be kept on file.
3. Second Offense - A conference with child, site coordinator and parent and a suspension from the program time decided upon by coordinator.
4. Third Offense - Release of the child from the program.
* This Discipline Code may be altered at the discretion of the Administration.
Girls on the Run is a fun after-school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls. Girls meet twice a week during the 8-week fall and spring sessions, which are coached by WMS teachers and local women's collegiate athletes. Emphasis is placed on learning how to live a positve, healthy lifestyle while achieving personal running goals and having fun!
Illinois Elementary School Association activities are available for Washington Middle School students. Seasons follow the IESA calender.
6th Grade Intra-murals include: Girl's/Boy's Basketball and Girl's Volleyball.
6th Grader's are permitted to try-out for Cross Country and Track pending team vacancies.
All students must have a valid sports physical to attend participate in Athletics, as well as meet District and IESA grade point average standards.
See Student Agendas that are distributed at the beginning of the year for all try-out dates and information.
For more information about Athletics click above.
Clubs and Activities
The yearbook for 2011-2012 will be all color.
Click the link below to order your yearbook online.
Yearbook and Happy Ad order forms are below.
For more information please contact Ms. Schaefer at email@example.com.
Advancement Via Individual Determination is a program dedicated to helping students achieve thier goals of going to college. The AVID class, held within the regular school day, provides support, academic monitoring and tutoring. The writing process, socratic questioning, collaborative learning and reading are the core strategies of the program. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap.
Call Ms. Harbour for more information.