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2300 East Jackson Street
Springfield, IL 62703
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2021 - 2022

1/21/2022

Good morning and welcome to WMS.  I hope that you are excited about being here and are excited about learning today. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Students as we start this second semester, it is important to keep in mind the importance of wearing your mask at school correctly at all times. 

 

Students you may have heard of increasing cases over the last few weeks. We know the one sure way to assist in minimizing infection is by wearing masks. 

 

Mask wearing not only for your safety, but for everyone around you. 

 

After the morning announcements the following these students are to report to the Library:  Tanise Hogan-Bass, Seanise Hogan-Bass, Kyllene Bryant, Remington Becker, Darius Greyer, Landon Pokora, Landon Staber and Bradley Pasquale

 

High School Guidance Counselors will be at WMS today to meet with 8th grade students about course selections. 

 

Students attending Lanphier High School last name A-L will meet in the gym.

Students attending Lanphier High School last name M-Z will be in the library.

Students attending SouthEast HS will go to room 212

Springfield HS students will meet in the teacher conference room. 

 

An art exhibit featuring Springfield Public Schools District 186 students is being held at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum. The art will be displayed at the museum when open from noon to 4 Tuesday through Saturday.

 

We will still be utilizing our attendance incentive program for this second semester. Students with 90 % attendance or above over the next couple of weeks, will receive a free bag of chips at lunch. Students will receive their chips today.

 

And, the grade level with the highest attendance rate at the end of this month will win an out of uniform day for the entire grade level. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

1/20/2022

Good morning and welcome to WMS.  I hope that you are excited about being here and are excited about learning today. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Students as we start this second semester, it is important to keep in mind the importance of wearing your mask at school correctly at all times. 

 

Students you may have heard of increasing cases over the last few weeks. We know the one sure way to assist in minimizing infection is by wearing masks. 

 

Mask wearing not only for your safety, but for everyone around you. 


 

Kindle Club meets today during your lunch in the library.  Get your lunch and bring your Kindle along with the name of two books you want to be added.  We will talk about books, share what is new, and have a dessert.  

 

High School Guidance Counselors will be at WMS tomorrow to meet with 8th grade students about course selections. 

Students attending Lanphier High School last name A-L will meet in the gym.

Students attending Lanphier High School last name M-Z will be in the library.

Students attending SouthEast HS will go to room 212

Springfield HS students will meet in the teacher conference room. 

 

An art exhibit featuring Springfield Public Schools District 186 students is being held at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum. The art will be displayed at the museum when open from noon to 4 Tuesday through Saturday.

 

We will still be utilizing our attendance incentive program for this second semester. Students with 90 % attendance or above over the next couple of weeks, will receive a free bag of chips at lunch. Students will receive their chips this Friday, January 21.

 

And, the grade level with the highest attendance rate at the end of this month will win an out of uniform day for the entire grade level. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

1/19/2022

Good morning and welcome to WMS.  I hope that you are excited about being here and are excited about learning today. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Congratulations to those students that were celebrated for making the Honor Roll last Friday. We appreciate all of the hard work you have put in over the semester. 

An art exhibit featuring Springfield Public Schools District 186 students is being held at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum. The art will be displayed at the museum when open from noon to 4 Tuesday through Saturday.

Kindle Club will meet this Thursday in the Library at lunch.  All Kindle Club members please bring your Kindle and two book titles that you would like to read.  On Thursday, get your lunch and come to the Library!

Students as we start this second semester, it is important to keep in mind the importance of wearing your mask at school correctly at all times. 

Students you may have heard of increasing cases over the last few weeks. We know the one sure way to assist in minimizing infection is by wearing masks. 

Mask wearing not only for your safety, but for everyone around you. 

We will still be utilizing our attendance incentive program for this second semester. Students with 90 % attendance or above over the next couple of weeks, will receive a free bag of chips at lunch. Students will receive their chips this Friday, January 21.

And, the grade level with the highest attendance rate at the end of this month will win an out of uniform day for the entire grade level. 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

1/18/2022

Good morning and welcome back after the long weekend. I hope that you are excited about being here and are excited about learning today. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Congratulations to those students that were celebrated for making the Honor Roll last Friday. We appreciate all of the hard work you have put in over the semester. 

Students as we start this second semester, it is important to keep in mind the importance of wearing your mask at school correctly at all times. 

Students you may have heard of increasing cases over the last few weeks. We know the one sure way to assist in minimizing infection is by wearing masks. 

Mask wearing not only for your safety, but for everyone around you. 

Students please make sure your devices are in good working order. If you are having any issues with your device, please have it checked in 115. 

We will still be utilizing our attendance incentive program for this second semester. Students with 90 % attendance or above over the next couple of weeks, will receive a free bag of chips at lunch. Students will receive their chips this Friday, January 21.

And, the grade level with the highest attendance rate at the end of this month will win an out of uniform day for the entire grade level. 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

1/14/2022

Good morning and welcome to Friday January 14, 2022. I hope that you are excited about being here and are excited about learning today. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Students as we start this second semester, it is important to keep in mind the importance of wearing your mask at school correctly at all times. 

 

Students you may have heard of increasing cases over the last few weeks. We know the one sure way to assist in minimizing infection is by wearing masks. 

 

Mask wearing not only for your safety, but for everyone around you. 

 

Students please make sure your devices are in good working order. If you are having any issues with your device, please have it checked in 115. 

 

We will still be utilizing our attendance incentive program for this second semester. Students with 90 % attendance or above over the next couple of weeks, will receive a free bag of chips at lunch. We will announce the date in the next coming days. 

 

This Friday students with 1 or fewer tardies for the 1st semester will receive a pass for an out of uniform day–again on Friday. 

 

And, the grade level with the highest attendance rate at the end of this month will win an out of uniform day for the entire grade level. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

1/13/2022

Welcome to the second semester and the beginning of the third quarter.

 

I hope that you are excited to be back and excited about learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Students as we start this second semester, it is important to keep in mind the importance of wearing your mask at school correctly at all times. 

 

Students you may have heard of increasing cases over the last few weeks. We know the one sure way to assist in minimizing infection is by wearing masks. 

 

Mask wearing not only for your safety, but for everyone around you. 

 

Students please make sure your devices are in good working order. If you are having any issues with your device, please have it checked in 115. 

 

8th grade students Preview Night for all district high schools will be held this tonight at 6:00 pm. All 8th grade students should plan to attended Preview Night at their respective schools. Students will receive information on Driver’s ed, High school credits, and other relevant information. 

 

We will still be utilizing our attendance incentive program for this second semester. Students with 90 % attendance or above over the next couple of weeks, will receive a free bag of chips at lunch. We will announce the date in the next coming days. 

 

This Friday students with 1 or fewer tardies for the 1st semester will receive a pass for an out of uniform day–again on Friday. 

 

And, the grade level with the highest attendance rate at the end of this month will qwin an out of uniform day for the entire grade level. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

1/12/22

Good morning and Happy New Year!

 

Welcome to the second semester and the beginning of the third quarter.

 

I hope that you are excited to be back and excited about learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Students as we start this second semester, it is important to keep in mind the importance of wearing your mask at school correctly at all times. 

 

Students you may have heard of increasing cases over the last few weeks. We know the one sure way to assist in minimizing infection is by wearing masks. 

 

Mask wearing not only for your safety, but for everyone around you. 

 

Students please make sure your devices are in good working order. If you are having any issues with your device, please have it checked in 115. 

 

8th grade students Preview Night for all district high schools will be held this Thursday January 13 at 6:00 pm. All 8th grade students should plan to attended Preview Night at their respective schools. Students will receive information on Driver’s ed, High school credits, and other relevant information. 

 

We will still be utilizing our attendance incentive program for this second semester. Students with 90 % attendance or above over the next couple of weeks, will receive a free bag of chips at lunch. We will announce the date in the next coming days. 

 

And, the grade level with the highest attendance rate at the end of this month will qwin an out of uniform day for the entire grade level. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

1/11/2022

Good morning and Happy New Year!

 

Welcome to the second semester and the beginning of the third quarter.

 

I hope that you are excited to be back and excited about learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Students as we start this second semester, it is important to keep in mind the importance of wearing your mask at school correctly at all times. 

 

Students you may have heard of increasing cases over the last few weeks. We know the one sure way to assist in minimizing infection is by wearing masks. 

 

Mask wearing not only for your safety, but for everyone around you. 

 

Students please make sure your devices are in good working order. If you are having any issues with your device, please have it checked in 115. 

 

8th grade students Preview Night for all district high schools will be held this Thursday January 13 at 6:00 pm. All 8th grade students should plan to attended Preview Night at their respective schools. Students will receive information on Driver’s ed, High school credits, and other relevant information. 

 

We will still be utilizing our attendance incentive program for this second semester. Students with 90 % attendance or above over the next couple of weeks, will receive a free bag of chips at lunch. We will announce the date in the next coming days. 

 

And, the grade level with the highest attendance rate at the end of this month will qwin an out of uniform day for the entire grade level. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school. 

1/10/2022

Good morning and Happy New Year!

Welcome to the second semester and the beginning of the third quarter.

I hope that you are excited to be back and excited about learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students as we start this second semester, it is important to keep in mind the importance of wearing your mask at school correctly at all times. 

Students you may have heard of increasing cases over the last few weeks. We know the one sure way to assist in minimizing infection is by wearing masks. 

Mask wearing not only for your safety, but for everyone around you. 

Students please make sure your devices are in good working order. If you are having any issues with your device, please have it checked in 115. 

8th grade students Preview Night for all district high schools will be held this Thursday January 13 at 6:00 pm. All 8th grade students should plan to attended Preview Night at their respective schools. Students will receive information on Driver’s ed, High school credits, and other relevant information. 

We will still be utilizing our attendance incentive program for this second semester. Students with 90% attendance or above over the next couple of weeks, will receive a free bag of chips at lunch. We will announce the date in the next coming days. 

And, the grade level with the highest attendance rate at the end of this month will win an out of uniform day for the entire grade level. 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/22/2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students make sure you are not placing any stickers or other items on your computer devices. Remember, you are responsible for any damage to your computer. Items that cannot be removed easily, may result in issues. 

 

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 7th grade has won the out of uniform day on Tuesday. 

 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance today. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. Students can buy glow gear at the dance. 

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/21/2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students make sure you are not placing any stickers or other items on your computer devices. Remember, you are responsible for any damage to your computer. Items that cannot be removed easily, may result in issues. 

 

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 7th grade has won the out of uniform day on Tuesday. 

 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance on Dec 22. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. Students can buy glow gear at the dance. 

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/20/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students make sure you are not placing any stickers or other items on your computer devices. Remember, you are responsible for any damage to your computer. Items that cannot be removed easily, may result in issues. 

 

Our attendance incentive continues. Starting today—we will be monitoring student attendance through December 17 for rewards—

 

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 7th grade has won the out of uniform day on Tuesday. 

 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance on Dec 22. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. Students can buy glow gear at the dance. 

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/17/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning.

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

Students make sure you are not placing any stickers or other items on your computer devices. Remember, you are responsible for any damage to your computer. Items that cannot be removed easily, may result in issues. 

Our attendance incentive continues. Starting today—we will be monitoring student attendance through December 17 for rewards—

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance this month. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. More details to follow. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school. 

Would the following students please come to the Library following announcements:  Miranda Risen,Bradlee Pasquale, Akira Wright, Remington Becker and Darius Greyer.

12/16/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students make sure you are not placing any stickers or other items on your computer devices. Remember, you are responsible for any damage to your computer. Items that cannot be removed easily, may result in issues. 

 

Just a reminder that Kindle Club will meet today for our Christmas celebration, at lunch in the Library!  Come to the library for a pass, get your lunch and be sure to bring your Kindle. Be ready to discuss your Christmas read.  We will be making Christmas cookies for dessert!

 

Are you interested in joining the Kindle Reading Club?  Come to the Library today to find out how you can join!  

 

Our attendance incentive continues. Starting today—we will be monitoring student attendance through December 17 for rewards—

 

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 

 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance this month. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. More details to follow. 


 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/15/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

Students make sure you are not placing any stickers or other items on your computer devices. Remember, you are responsible for any damage to your computer. Items that cannot be removed easily, may result in issues. 

If you are getting an error on your chromebook when you check or send email with Gmail, try removing yourself (and all other users) from the Chromebook and then adding yourself back as a user.

Those students taking advantage of lunch time tutoring opportunities please make sure that you are going directly to your area for tutoring during the lunch hour. Students should not be lingering in the halls or in other areas. Students should be in a specific area during lunch. Students not in an area in a timely manner will be asked to go outside. 

Just a reminder that Kindle Club will meet for our Christmas party, at lunch on Thursday, in the Library!  Be sure to bring your Kindle and be ready to discuss your Christmas read.

Our attendance incentive continues. Starting today—we will be monitoring student attendance through December 17 for rewards—

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance this month. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. More details to follow. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/14/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

Students make sure you are not placing any stickers or other items on your computer devices. Remember, you are responsible for any damage to your computer. Items that cannot be removed easily, may result in issues.

If you are getting an error on your chromebook when you check or send email with Gmail, try removing yourself (and all other users) from the Chromebook and then adding yourself back as a user.

Those students taking advantage of lunch time tutoring opportunities please make sure that you are going directly to your area for tutoring during the lunch hour. Students should not be lingering in the halls or in other areas. Students should be in a specific area during lunch. Students not in an area in a timely manner will be asked to go outside. 

Just a reminder that Kindle Club will meet for our Christmas party, at lunch on Thursday, in the Library!  Be sure to bring your Kindle and be ready to discuss your Christmas read.

Our attendance incentive continues. Starting today—we will be monitoring student attendance through December 17 for rewards—

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance this month. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. More details to follow. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/13/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students make sure you are not placing any stickers or other items on your computer devices. Remember, you are responsible for any damage to your computer. Items that cannot be removed easily, may result in issues. 

 

If you are getting an error on your chromebook when you check or send email with Gmail, try removing yourself (and all other users) from the Chromebook and then adding yourself back as a user.


 

Those students taking advantage of lunch time tutoring opportunities please make sure that you are going directly to your area for tutoring during the lunch hour. Students should not be lingering in the halls or in other areas. Students should be in a specific area during lunch. Students not in an area in a timely manner will be asked to go outside. 

 

Your SORA account now includes a Holiday Collection when you open it up!  Take a look at digital books that are available to you on your Chromebook, your phone or a Kindle.  There have been quite a few added for your reading pleasure.    

If you’d like a book added to your SORA account, stop by the Library and put it on the list.  We will be purchasing additional SORA books next week for reading during the Holiday break!

 

Our attendance incentive continues. Starting today—we will be monitoring student attendance through December 17 for rewards—

 

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 

 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance this month. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. More details to follow. 


 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/10/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students make sure you are not placing any stickers or other items on your computer devices. Remember, you are responsible for any damage to your computer. Items that cannot be removed easily, may result in issues. 

 

If you are getting an error on your chromebook when you check or send email with Gmail, try removing yourself (and all other users) from the Chromebook and then adding yourself back as a user.


 

Those students taking advantage of lunch time tutoring opportunities please make sure that you are going directly to your area for tutoring during the lunch hour. Students should not be lingering in the halls or in other areas. Students should be in a specific area during lunch. Students not in an area in a timely manner will be asked to go outside. 

 

Your SORA account now includes a Holiday Collection when you open it up!  Take a look at digital books that are available to you on your Chromebook, your phone or a Kindle.  There have been quite a few added for your reading pleasure.    

If you’d like a book added to your SORA account, stop by the Library and put it on the list.  We will be purchasing additional SORA books next week for reading during the Holiday break!

 

Students interested in participating in this year’s Scarlet Line Dance Youth Camp can pick up a registration form in the front office. The cost is $25 and all participants receive a free t-shirt for being a part of the camp. Camp attendees will also showcase their talents during the Springfield High Basketball game on December 8. 

 

Our attendance incentive continues. Starting today—we will be monitoring student attendance through December 17 for rewards—

 

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 

 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance this month. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. More details to follow. 

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/9/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health.

 

Students make sure you are not placing any stickers or other items on your computer devices. Remember, you are responsible for any damage to your computer. Items that cannot be removed easily, may result in issues. 

 

If you are getting an error on your chromebook when you check or send email with Gmail, try removing yourself (and all other users) from the Chromebook and then adding yourself back as a user.


 

Those students taking advantage of lunch time tutoring opportunities please make sure that you are going directly to your area for tutoring during the lunch hour. Students should not be lingering in the halls or in other areas. Students should be in a specific area during lunch. Students not in an area in a timely manner will be asked to go outside. 

 

Your SORA account now includes a Holiday Collection when you open it up!  Take a look at digital books that are available to you on your Chromebook, your phone or a Kindle.  There have been quite a few added for your reading pleasure.    

If you’d like a book added to your SORA account, stop by the Library and put it on the list.  We will be purchasing additional SORA books next week for reading during the Holiday break!

 

Today is an SSR day—I hope you have a book you are reading that you enjoy. Remember you can ask your classmates for book recommendations or ask in the library for a good read—either way—you should be enjoying your reading. 

 

Students interested in participating in this year’s Scarlet Line Dance Youth Camp can pick up a registration form in the front office. The cost is $25 and all participants receive a free t-shirt for being a part of the camp. Camp attendees will also showcase their talents during the Springfield High Basketball game on December 8. 

 

Our attendance incentive continues. Starting today—we will be monitoring student attendance through December 17 for rewards—

 

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 

 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance this month. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. More details to follow. 


 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school. 

12/8/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health. 

Tomorrow during SSR you will have the opportunity to compete against other classes. The first class to be in your seat, and reading after the 8:00 bell rings will earn a guest reader of their choice. Your teacher will be ready to buzz down to the office tomorrow morning as soon as their class is ready to go! If your class is first, your class will get to choose a guest reader for Friday! 

Students interested in participating in this year’s Scarlet Line Dance Youth Camp can pick up a registration form in the front office. The cost is $25 and all participants receive a free t-shirt for being a part of the camp. Camp attendees will also showcase their talents during the Springfield High Basketball game on December 8. 

Our attendance incentive continues. Starting today—we will be monitoring student attendance through December 17 for rewards—

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance this month. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. More details to follow. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/7/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health. 

Today will be the third meeting of the WMS Code Club. It is not too late to join. If you would like to participate, please join Ms. McCarthy in the library after school. Be ready to take the activity bus home or have a ride ready at 4:00.

Our attendance incentive continues. Starting today—we will be monitoring student attendance through December 17 for rewards—

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance this month. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have 0 referrals. More details to follow. 
 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/6/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Springfield 186 school district is now a part of the Safe to Help program in Illinois. This program provides a safe space for students to talk about teen issues and problems that may be affecting their mental health. 

The holiday season is now upon us.  Come visit the library and check out a book from the holiday collection!  We also have additional holiday books now ready for your reading pleasure in SORA.  These books can be read on your Chromebook, your phone or on your Kindle.  Log into SORA or come by the library to get yourself in the holiday spirit!  READ!

Our attendance incentive continues. Starting today—we will be monitoring student attendance through December 17 for rewards—

Our CHIPS incentive will be Monday December 20 and the grade level contest reward for out of uniform will be December 21. 

WMS will be hosting a Glow Dance this month. Students participating in the Glow Dance will have O referrals. More details to follow. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

12/3/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Students make sure you are bringing your reading book to class. We not only have SSR on Thursday and Friday but remember to bring your book with you to other classes. 

 

The holiday season is now upon us.  Come visit the library and check out a book from the holiday collection!  We also have additional holiday books now ready for your reading pleasure in SORA.  These books can be read on your Chromebook, your phone or on your Kindle.  Log into SORA or come by the library to get yourself in the holiday spirit!  READ!

 

Our attendance incentive continues. 7th grade had the highest attendance rate for the month of November and will have an out of uniform day today. Congratulations 7th grade. Keep up the good work. 

 

Our attendance incentive will continue this month. 

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school. 

 

Volleyball practice


  • The first practice for 6th grade will be on Friday, December 4th from 2:40 - 4.

  • The first practice for 7th and 8th grade will be on Monday, December 5 from 2:40 - 5.

12/2/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

The district is hosting a FACE to face event for families of district 186 students. This is a virtual event and sign ups are requested. If you would like to no more about this FACE to face opportunity, please see Mr. Moore. 

Students make sure you are bringing your reading book to class. We not only have SSR on Thursday and Friday but remember to bring your book with you to other classes. 

The holiday season is now upon us.  Come visit the library and check out a book from the holiday collection!  We also have additional holiday books now ready for your reading pleasure in SORA.  These books can be read on your Chromebook, your phone or on your Kindle.  Log into SORA or come by the library to get yourself in the holiday spirit!  READ!

Remember, we are in the middle of the second quarter. You still have a chance to raise your grade before the end of the quarter. 

Our attendance incentive continues. 7th grade had the highest attendance rate for the month of November and will have an out of uniform day this Friday, December 3. Congratulations 7th grade. Keep up the good work. 

Our attendance incentive will continue this month. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school. 

Volleyball practice


  • The first practice for 6th grade will be on Friday, December 4th from 2:40 - 4.

  • The first practice for 7th and 8th grade will be on Monday, December 5 from 2:40 - 5.

12/1/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

The holiday season is now upon us.  Come visit the library and check out a book from the holiday collection!  We also have additional holiday books now ready for your reading pleasure in SORA.  These books can be read on your Chromebook, your phone or on your Kindle.  Log into SORA or come by the library to get yourself in the holiday spirit!  READ!

Remember, we are in the middle of the second quarter. You still have a chance to raise your grade before the end of the quarter. 

Students our attendance incentive continues. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage during the weeks of November 15 through November 30 will win an out of uniform day. 

We are also continuing our CHIPS incentive reward for attendance. Individual students with an attendance rate of 90 percent or above will receive a bag of CHIPS at lunch. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own water containers for use at school. Students should not be attempting to drink directly from the fountain—This is a Health Hazard. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel to school.

11/30/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

There will be a FACE meeting tonight starting at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom. If you would like to attend this meeting please contact Mr. Moore for the Zoom invite. 

 

Remember, we are in the middle of the second quarter. You still have a chance to raise your grade before the end of the quarter. 

 

Students our attendance incentive continues. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage during the weeks of November 15 through November 30 will win an out of uniform day. 

 

We are also continuing our CHIPS incentive reward for attendance. Individual students with an attendance rate of 90 percent or above will receive a bag of CHIPS at lunch. 

 

The holiday season is now upon us.  Come visit the library and check out a book from the holiday collection!  We also have additional holiday books now ready for your reading pleasure in SORA.  These books can be read on your Chromebook, your phone or on your Kindle.  Log into SORA or come by the the library to get yourself in the holiday spirit!  READ!

11/29/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Welcome back after the Thanksgiving break. I hope you had a chance to rest, relax and reset during your time off. 

 

Progress reports went home last Wednesday. I hope you were able to provide a good report of your progress this far in the school year. 

 

Remember, we are in the middle of the second quarter. You still have a chance to raise your grade before the end of the quarter. 

 

Students our attendance incentive continues. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage during the weeks of November 15 through November 30 will win an out of uniform day. 

 

We are also continuing our CHIPS incentive reward for attendance. Individual students with an attendance rate of 90 percent or above will receive a bag of CHIPS at lunch. 

 

The holiday season is now upon us.  Come visit the library and check out a book from the holiday collection!  We also have additional holiday books now ready for your reading pleasure in SORA.  These books can be read on your Chromebook, your phone or on your Kindle.  Log into SORA or come by the the library to get yourself in the holiday spirit!  READ!

11/24/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Locker Clean Out will be tomorrow for all students. Students should plan to take items home before the break. We will call grade levels over the intercom for clean out about 1:00 pm.

Students our attendance incentive continues. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage during the weeks of November 15 through November 30 will win an out of uniform day. 

We are also continuing our CHIPS incentive reward for attendance. Individual students with an attendance rate of 90 percent or above will receive a bag of CHIPS at lunch.

11/23/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Locker Clean Out will be tomorrow for all students. Students should plan to take items home before the break. We will call grade levels over the intercom for clean out about 1:00 pm.

Students our attendance incentive continues. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage during the weeks of November 15 through November 30 will win an out of uniform day. 

We are also continuing our CHIPS incentive reward for attendance. Individual students with an attendance rate of 90 percent or above will receive a bag of CHIPS at lunch. 

Code Club members, Ms. McCarthy will see you after school in the library. Remember, it is not too late to join. If you would like to be a part of Cod Club, join us today!

11/22/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. Welcome back after the weekend.

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity.

 

Progress reports will be available on Wednesday, November 24, 2021


 

Tomorrow will be the second meeting of the WMS Code Club. It is not too late to join. If you would like to participate, please join Ms. McCarthy in the library after school tomorrow. Be ready to take the activity bus home or have a ride ready at 4:00.

 

Students the attendance incentive continues. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage during the weeks of November 15 through November 30 will win an out of uniform day. 

 

We are also continuing our CHIPS incentive reward for attendance. Individual students with an attendance rate of 90 percent or above will receive a bag of CHIPS at lunch.

11/18/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are getting settled in and you are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity.

The last day to make up or turn in work for the midterm is November 19th. Students make sure you have checked for any missing assignments and know what you need to do to improve your grade.

Progress reports will be inputted at the end of the week. 

Students will receive progress reports on Wednesday. 

Members of the Kindle Club will meet in the Library today during your lunch.  Be sure to bring your Kindle and grab your lunch before you come.  See you in the Library!

Students the attendance incentive continues. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage during the weeks of November 15 through November 30 will win an out of uniform day. 

We are also continuing our CHIPS incentive reward for attendance. Individual students with an attendance rate of 90 percent or above will receive a bag of CHIPS at lunch.

11/17/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are getting settled in and you are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity.

The last day to make up or turn in work for the midterm is November 19th. Students make sure you have checked for any missing assignments and know what you need to do to improve your grade.

Progress reports will be inputted at the end of the week. 

Students will receive progress reports on Wednesday. 

Tomorrow during SSR you will have the opportunity to compete against other classes. The first class to be in your seat, and reading after the 8:00 bell rings will earn a guest reader of their choice. Your teacher will be ready to buzz down to the office tomorrow morning as soon as their class is ready to go! If your class is first, your class will get to choose a guest reader for Friday! 

Students the attendance incentive continues. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage during the weeks of November 15 through November 30 will win an out of uniform day. 

We are also continuing our CHIPS incentive reward for attendance. Individual students with an attendance rate of 90 percent or above will receive a bag of CHIPS at lunch.

11/16/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are getting settled in and you are ready to learn. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity.

 

The last day to make up or turn in work for the midterm is November 19th. Students make sure you have checked for any missing assignments and know what you need to do to improve your grade.

 

Progress reports will be inputted at the end of the week. 

 

Students will receive progress reports on Wednesday. 

 

Students the attendance incentive continues. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage during the weeks of November 15 through November 30 will win an out of uniform day. 

 

We are also continuing our CHIPS incentive reward for attendance. Individual students with an attendance rate of 90 percent or above will receive a bag of CHIPS at lunch.

11/12/21--Friday

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are getting settled in and you are ready to learn. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity.

 

Picture retakes will be on Monday November 15. Those students getting their picture today please remember you must be in uniform and keep your mask on until you step up to the camera for your picture. Students will be pulled from classes for retakes. Please wait until your room is visited. 

 

Open gym for 7th grade girls interested in volleyball will be November 15th at the same time.

11/10/21-Wednesday

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are getting settled in and you are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity.

Picture retakes will be on Monday November 15. Those students getting their picture today please remember you must be in uniform and keep your mask on until you step up to the camera for your picture. Students will be pulled from classes for retakes. Please wait until your room is visited. 

Students, we are in the midst of our attendance incentive. Seventh grade had the highest attendance percentage and will  win an out of uniform day for this Friday. The whole grade level. Congratulations, will send a reminder this afternoon. 

Students interested in participating in Scholastic Bowl please see the flyer in the halls or Ms. Agans.  Scholastic Bowl is a collaboration between WMS and Iles Middle School 

Girls if you are interested in Cheerleading this year tryouts are tonight. Tryouts will be from 2:45 until 4:00 pm. 

Open gym for 7th grade girls interested in volleyball will be November 15th at the same time. 

There will be no school this Thursday, November 11, for the Veterans Day Holiday. So remember to thank a Veteran for their service.

11/9/21-Tuesday

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are getting settled in and you are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity.

Picture retakes will be on Monday November 15. Those students getting their picture today please remember you must be in uniform and keep your mask on until you step up to the camera for your picture. Students will be pulled from classes for retakes. Please wait until your room is visited. 

Students, WMS Code Club will begin next Tomorrow, November 9th. If you are interested in attending Code Club, please add your name to the sign up sheet in the library. 

Students, we are in the midst of our attendance incentive. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage by the end of today will win an out of uniform day for this Friday. The whole grade level. We will announce the grade level at the end of today.

Students interested in participating in Scholastic Bowl please see the flyer in the halls or Ms. Agans.  Scholastic Bowl is a collaboration between WMS and Iles Middle School 

Girls if you are interested in Cheerleading this year tryouts will be Wednesday, November 10 from 2:45 until 4:00 pm. Prior to tryouts interested students must participate in the two cheer clinics on November 8 and 9 being held after school. 

Also, those girls interested in playing Volleyball this year there will be an open gym for 6th grade students coming up on Monday, November 8th right after school in the gym. 

Open gym for 7th grade girls interested in volleyball will be November 15th at the same time. 

There will be no school this Thursday, November 11, for the Veterans Day Holiday. So remember to thank a Veteran for their service.

11/8/21-Monday

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are getting settled in and you are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity.

Picture retakes will be on Monday November 15. Those students getting their picture today please remember you must be in uniform and keep your mask on until you step up to the camera for your picture. Students will be pulled from classes for retakes. Please wait until your room is visited. 

Students, WMS Code Club will begin next Tomorrow, November 9th. If you are interested in attending Code Club, please add your name to the sign up sheet in the library. 

Students, we are in the midst of our attendance incentive. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage by the end of today will win an out of uniform day for this Friday. The whole grade level. We will announce the grade level at the end of today.

Students interested in participating in Scholastic Bowl please see the flyer in the halls or Ms. Agans.  Scholastic Bowl is a collaboration between WMS and Iles Middle School 

Girls if you are interested in Cheerleading this year tryouts will be Wednesday, November 10 from 2:45 until 4:00 pm. Prior to tryouts interested students must participate in the two cheer clinics on November 8 and 9 being held after school. 

Also, those girls interested in playing Volleyball this year there will be an open gym for 6th grade students coming up on Monday, November 8th right after school in the gym. 

Open gym for 7th grade girls interested in volleyball will be November 15th at the same time. 

There will be no school this Thursday, November 11, for the Veterans Day Holiday. So remember to thank a Veteran for their service.

11/5/21

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are getting settled in and you are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity.

Picture retakes are today. Those students getting their picture today please remember you must be in uniform and keep your mask on until you step up to the camera for your picture. Students will be pulled from classes for retakes. Please wait until your room is visited. 

Students, WMS Code Club will begin next Tuesday, November 9th. If you are interested in attending Code Club, please add your name to the sign up sheet in the library. 

Students, we are in the midst of our attendance incentive. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage by the end of today will win an out of uniform day for Monday. The whole grade level. We will announce the grade level at the end of today.

Students interested in participating in Scholastic Bowl please see the flyer in the halls or Ms. Agans.  Scholastic Bowl is a collaboration between WMS and Iles Middle School 

Girls if you are interested in Cheerleading this year tryouts will be Wednesday, November 10 from 2:45 until 4:00 pm. Prior to tryouts interested students must participate in the two cheer clinics on November 8 and 9 being held after school. 

Also, those girls interested in playing Volleyball this year there will be an open gym for 6th grade students coming up on Monday, November 8th right after school in the gym. 

Open gym for 7th grade girls interested in volleyball will be November 15th at the same time.

11/4/21-Thursday

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are getting settled in and you are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Were you absent on picture day? Did you forget to bring your money to order a picture package on picture day? Are you new to WMS and need your picture taken? Picture retake day will be this Friday (11/5/21). Order forms can be found in the main office and room 208. 

Students, WMS Code Club will begin next Tuesday, November 9th. If you are interested in coding or learning how coding works, please join us in the library to see if Code Club is for you. Please remember to talk to your parents about a ride home or be ready to take the activity bus. If you are interested in attending Code Club, please add your name to the sign up sheet in the library. 

Students, we are in the midst of our attendance incentive. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage by the end of this week will win an out of uniform day. The whole grade level. 

Attention, middle schoolers!  Are you a sports nut? A musician? A science enthusiast? A devotee of Broadway? A fanatical reader? One of those people who keeps lots of random facts tucked away to impress your friends?  Or just someone who loves to learn? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we need YOU for the IMS/WMS Scholastic Bowl team!  

Also, girls if you are interested in Cheerleading this year tryouts will be Wednesday, November 10 from 2:45 until 4:00 pm. Prior to tryouts interested students must participate in the two cheer clinics on November 8 and 9 being held after school. 

Also, those girls interested in playing Volleyball this year there will be an open gym for 6th grade students coming up on Monday, November 8th right after school in the gym. 

Enjoy your reading today.

11/3/21 - Wednesday

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are getting settled in and you are ready to learn today. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Today we will attend all classes on an abbreviated schedule—That makes two days in a row. Students be mindful of the shorter schedule and make sure are planning accordingly to get to class on time. 

Were you absent on picture day? Did you forget to bring your money to order a picture package on picture day? Are you new to WMS and need your picture taken? Picture retake day will be next Friday (11/5/21). Order forms can be found in the main office and room 208. 

Students, WMS Code Club will begin next Tuesday, November 9th. If you are interested in coding or learning how coding works, please join us in the library to see if Code Club is for you. Please remember to talk to your parents about a ride home or be ready to take the activity bus. If you are interested in attending Code Club, please add your name to the sign up sheet in the library. 

Tomorrow during SSR you will have the opportunity to compete against other classes. The first class to be in your seat, and reading after the 8:00 bell rings will earn a guest reader of their choice. Your teacher will be ready to buzz down to the office tomorrow morning as soon as their class is ready to go! If your class is first, your class will get to choose a guest reader for Friday! 

Students, we are in the midst of our attendance incentive. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage by the end of this week will win an out of uniform day. The whole grade level. 

Attention, middle schoolers!  Are you a sports nut? A musician? A science enthusiast? A devotee of Broadway? A fanatical reader? One of those people who keeps lots of random facts tucked away to impress your friends?  Or just someone who loves to learn? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we need YOU for the IMS/WMS Scholastic Bowl team!

11/2/21 - Tuesday

Good morning and welcome to WMS. Welcome back after the long weekend. We hope you are here and ready to learn. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Were you absent on picture day? Did you forget to bring your money to order a picture package on picture day? Are you new to WMS and need your picture taken? Picture retake day will be next Friday (11/5/21). Order forms can be found in the main office and room 208.

Students we are in the midst of our attendance incentive. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage by the end of next week will win an out of uniform day. The whole grade level. 

 

Attention, middle schoolers!  Are you a sports nut? A musician? A science enthusiast? A devotee of Broadway? A fanatical reader? One of those people who keeps lots of random facts tucked away to impress your friends?  Or just someone who loves to learn? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we need YOU for the IMS/WMS Scholastic Bowl team!  

 

Students, WMS Code Club will begin on Tuesday, November 9th. If you are interested in coding or learning how coding works, please join us in the library to see if Code Club is for you. Please remember to talk to your parents about a ride home or be ready to take the activity bus. If you have any questions please see Ms. McCarthy in the Library. 

 

Students a couple of reminders—we will be going outside most days for lunch. Students should remember to bring a coat or jacket to wear outside. Students please make sure you get your coat or jacket prior to coming outside. You will not have the opportunity to come back to the building after being in the lunch area.

10/29/2021 - Friday

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We are glad you are here and hope you are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students we are in the midst of our attendance incentive. The grade level with the highest attendance percentage by the end of next week will win an out of uniform day. The whole grade level. 

Attention, middle schoolers!  Are you a sports nut? A musician? A science enthusiast? A devotee of Broadway? A fanatical reader? One of those people who keeps lots of random facts tucked away to impress your friends?  Or just someone who loves to learn? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we need YOU for the IMS/WMS Scholastic Bowl team!  

Students, WMS Code Club will begin on Tuesday, November 9th. If you are interested in coding or learning how coding works, please join us in the library to see if Code Club is for you. Please remember to talk to your parents about a ride home or be ready to take the activity bus. If you have any questions please see Ms. McCarthy in the Library. 

Were you absent on picture day? Did you forget to bring your money to order a picture package on picture day? Are you new to WMS and need your picture taken? Picture retake day will be next Friday (11/5/21). Order forms can be found in the main office and room 208. 

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held this Monday and Tuesday. Students on Monday, there is no school.

Students a couple of reminders—we will be going outside most days for lunch. Students should remember to bring a coat or jacket to wear outside. Students please make sure you get your coat or jacket prior to coming outside. You will not have the opportunity to come back to the building after being in the lunch area.

10/28/2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We are glad you are here and hope you are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Grade reports have been sent home. Many of you shared your progress yesterday with me and showed your report cards. I can see you were proud of yourselves.  Congratulations to many of you for having a successful first quarter. 

So, moving forward, we would expect students to continue to progress and those of you that maybe were not so proud, take advantage to the opportunities to improve. 

Again, if you need assistance with homework or learning something that is difficult, there is an opportunity for tutoring after school and during lunch. It is up to you to take advantage. 

Students, WMS Code Club will begin on Tuesday, November 9th. If you are interested in coding or learning how coding works, please join us in the library to see if Code Club is for you. Please remember to talk to your parents about a ride home or be ready to take the activity bus. If you have any questions please see Ms. McCarthy in the Library. 

Tomorrow during SSR you will have the opportunity to compete against other classes. The first class to be present, in your seat, and reading after the 8:00 bell rings will earn a guest reader of their choice. Your teacher will be ready to buzz down to the office tomorrow morning as soon as their class is ready to go! If your class is first, your class will get to choose a guest reader for Friday! 

Students a couple of reminders—we will be going outside most days for lunch. Students should remember to bring a coat or jacket to wear outside. Students please make sure you get your coat or jacket prior to coming outside. You will not have the opportunity to come back to the building after being in the lunch area.

10/27/2021 - Wednesday

Good morning and welcome to WMS for the second quarter. 

Grade reports for the quarter will  actually go home with students at the end of the day.  

Students make sure you take the grade report home to your people to show them how you did. 

Now, here is the thing. You should have an idea of what your grades are for the first quarter—but that is not the end all be all—because with the start of the second quarter, you have an opportunity to improve. 

You should be using this marking period as a gauge of your progress. You can now set goals for yourself of where you want to be at the end of this quarter. 

Again, if you need assistance with homework or learning something that is difficult, there is an opportunity for tutoring after school and during lunch. It is up to you to take advantage. 

This week, our attendance incentive is in full effect. The grade level with the highest percentage in attendance will earn an out of uniform day for Monday, November 7. 

We are going to have one final push this week for United Way—students thank you for your support up to this point. 

So today, Thursday, and Friday of this week students bring in your spare change and place it in the appropriate grade level bucket. The grade level that brings in the most spare change by Friday will win a free out of uniform day for that grade level. 

Students a couple of reminders—we will be going outside most days for lunch. Students should remember to bring a coat or jacket to wear outside. Students please make sure you get your coat or jacket prior to coming outside. You will not have the opportunity to come back to the building after being in the lunch area.

Students, WMS Code Club will begin on Tuesday, November 9th. If you are interested in coding or learning how coding works, please join us in the library to see if Code Club is for you. Please remember to talk to your parents about a ride home or be ready to take the activity bus. If you have any questions please see Ms. McCarthy in the Library. 

Tomorrow during SSR you will have the opportunity to compete against other classes. The first class to be present, in your seat, and reading after the 8:00 bell rings will earn a guest reader of their choice. Your teacher will be ready to buzz down to the office tomorrow morning as soon as their class is ready to go! If your class is first, your class will get to choose a guest reader for Friday

10/26/2021-Tuesday

Good morning and welcome to WMS for the second quarter. That’s right we have started the second quarter. 

 

Grades are actually being calculated and report cards will be ready to go out tomorrow. 

 

So all first quarter I stated we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Well we will soon find out how many students are taking advantage of that opportunity with the grade reports. 

 

Now, here is the thing. You should have an idea of what your grades are for the first quarter—but that is not the end all be all—because with the start of the second quarter, you have an opportunity to improve. 

 

You should be using this marking period as a gauge of your progress. You can now set goals for yourself of where you want to be at the end of this quarter. 

 

Again, if you need assistance with homework of learning something that is difficult, there is an opportunity for tutoring after school and during lunch. It is up to you to take advantage. 

 

This week, our attendance incentive is in full effect. The grade level with the highest percentage in attendance will earn an out of uniform day for Monday, November 7. 

 

We are going to have one final push this week for United Way—students thank you for your support up to this point. 

 

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week students bring in your spare change and place it in the appropriate grade level bucket. The grade level that brings in the most spare change by Friday will win a free out of uniform day for that grade level. 

 

Students a couple of reminders—we will be going outside most days for lunch. Students should remember to bring a coat or jacket to wear outside. Students please make sure you get your coat or jacket prior to coming outside. You will not have the opportunity to come back to the building after being in the lunch area.

10/25/2021-Monday

Good morning and welcome back to WMS after the weekend. We hope you are rested and excited about being here today and are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Our attendance incentive kicks off today for the 2nd quarter. Remember the grade level with the highest percentage in attendance this week will earn an out of uniform day for Monday, November 7th.

 In addition: We will also be starting our CHIPS incentive program—each Friday students who have met the CHIPS criteria will receive a bag of chips. 

What is the CHIPS? C—come to school on time, H—Hallways are cleared before the tardy—I--In the classroom and ready to learn, P—Prepared for school, —S--Showing positive behavior—

Your opportunity to assist with the United Way campaign at WMS continues today. Students can wear their favorite sports team jersey or shirt today with uniform pants by paying a dollar. Students should have a pass for participation. 

We will be looking to have some more activities in which you can help coming up next week. 

Students a couple of reminders—we will be going outside most days for lunch. Students should remember to bring a coat or jacket to wear outside. Students please make sure you get your coat or jacket prior to coming outside. You will not have the opportunity to come back to the building after being in the lunch area.

10/22/2021-FRIDAY

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are excited about being here today and are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Great news. We had two classes ready to go yesterday for the bell and those two classes will receive a treat today and also have a guest reader to either read a portion of a book or discuss a book with the class. So, congratulations to those students and classes. We will be doing this again next week so make sure you get your book to read and get ready for next Friday.

Also we will be starting an attendance incentive for the 2nd quarter. The grade level with the highest in attendance next week will earn an out of uniform day for Monday, November 7th. In addition: We will also be starting our CHIPS incentive program—each Friday students who have met the CHIPS criteria will receive a bag of chips. 

What is the CHIPS? C—come to school on time, H—Hallways are cleared before the tardy—I--In the classroom and ready to learn, P—Prepared for school, —S--Showing positive behavior—

Today is a $2 jeans day for students. Students should be wearing a uniform shirt with jeans today. Again, I would like to thank all you for helping our United Way campaign this week. 

We will be looking to have some more activities in which you can help coming up next week. 

Students a couple of reminders—we will be going outside most days for lunch. Students should remember to bring a coat or jacket to wear outside. Students please make sure you get your coat or jacket prior to coming outside. You will not have the opportunity to come back in the building after being in the lunch area.

10/21/2021- THURSDAY

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are excited about being here today and are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

So remember today the first class that was ready to go after the bell in their seat and reading before the bell today will get a guest reader tomorrow. Who will it be? We shall see. 

The Kindle Club will meet today during all lunch shifts.  Kindle Club members please get your lunch and then come to the library with your Kindle.  Bring your list of books for purchase.  

Also we will be starting an attendance incentive for the 2nd quarter. The grade level with the highest in attendance next week will earn an out of uniform day for Monday, November 7th. In addition: We will also be starting our CHIPS incentive program—each Friday students who have met the CHIPS criteria will receive a bag of chips. 

What is the CHIPS? C—come to school on time, H—Hallways are cleared before the tardy—I--In the classroom and ready to learn, P—Prepared for school, —S--Showing positive behavior—

Today for United Way it is class color day. You can wear your class color shirt with your uniform pants for $1

The class colors are as follows:


  • 6th grade is Red

  • 7th grade is Blue

  • 8th grade is Green 

And tomorrow, Friday for United Way we will have a $2 jeans day. Students you still have to wear an appropriate shirt/dress code approved for jeans day. 

Again, like that all of you students that have contributed this week to the United Way Campaign.

10/20/2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. We hope you are excited about being here today and are ready to learn.

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students Listen up: Tomorrow during SSR you will have the opportunity to compete against other classes. The first class to be present, in your seat, and reading before the 8:00 bell rings will earn a guest reader of their choice. Your teacher will be ready to buzz down to the office tomorrow morning as soon as their class is ready to go! If your class is first, your class will get to choose a guest reader for Friday! 

Also we will be starting an attendance incentive for the 2nd quarter. The grade level with the highest in attendance from October 24 through November 5 will earn an out of uniform for Monday, November 7th. In addition: We will also be starting our CHIPS incentive program—each Friday student who have met the CHIPS criteria will receive a bag of chips. 

What is the CHIPS? C—come to school on time, H—Hallways are cleared before the tardy, I—In the classroom and ready to learn, P—Prepared for school, —S--Showing positive behavior—

Today for the United Way—it is out of uniform day—students you should have paid two dollars this morning received a pass for today.

Tomorrow it will be class color day—What is that? Well—You can wear any shirt with your uniform pants for $1

The class colors are as follows:


  • 6th grade is Red

  • 7th grade is Blue

  • 8th grade is Green 

And finally, Friday is a $2 dollar jeans day for all students. You still have to have a uniform shirt on Friday, but you can wear jeans for $2.

Thank you for donating to the United Way.

10/19/2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. Again, as always, we hope you are excited about being here today and are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you are taking advantage of that opportunity. 

We have officially kicked off our United Way campaign for this school year. 

Remember students you can assist with helping us to raise funds for the United Way. Today is crazy socks day. Students you should have paid $1 today and received an orange pass for Crazy Socks today.

Tomorrow for Hump Day—It is out of uniform day. Students for $2 you can be out of uniform tomorrow, but please dress appropriately. 

On Thursday it will be class color day—What is that? Well—You can wear any shirt with your uniform pants for $1

The class colors are as follows:


  • 6th grade is Red

  • 7th grade is Blue

  • 8th grade is Green 

And finally, Friday is a $2 dollar jeans day for all students. You still have to have a uniform shirt on Friday, but you can wear jeans for $2.

We will have more opportunities for you to contribute to the United Way campaign the following week. So remember, it all goes to a good cause and it is your way of giving back to your community. 

The United Way depends on donations from students like you—Everyday heroes—lifting up the community. 

good stuff, the United Way.

10/18/2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. Hope you are excited about being here today and you are ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you are taking advantage of that opportunity. 

This week will be kicking off our United Way Campaign. Each year schools in district 186 hold different fundraising events to assist in raising money for the United Way. WMS is very excited to be a part of this year’s campaign and here is how you can help. 

We are holding different events throughout this week where you can participate and help us raise money for the United Way. 

So, starting this Tuesday—it Crazy Socks—You can bring a dollar for United Way and wear some Crazy Socks to show your support—

And, then, on Wednesday—It is an Out of Uniform Day—if you bring two dollars in the AM—You can dress out of uniform. But you must pay in the morning. 

On Thursday it will be class color day—What is that? Well—You can wear any shirt with your uniform pants for $1

The class colors are as follows:


  • 6th grade is Red

  • 7th grade is Blue

  • 8th grade is Green 

And finally, Friday is a $2 dollar jeans day for all students. You still have to have a uniform shirt on Friday, but you can wear jeans for $2.

We will have more opportunities for you to contribute to the United Way campaign the following week. So remember, it all goes to a good cause and it is your way of giving back to your community. 

good stuff, the United Way.

October 15, 2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. Hope you are excited about being here today and ready to learn. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you are taking advantage of that opportunity. 

Students, MAP scores are in and we will be reviewing performance over the next couple of weeks. With the scores being in, you also have a learning path set in Exact Path. 

I know many of you have used Exact Path before, but did you know that the lessons designed for you in Exact Path are based on your MAP scores?

That’s right—using Exact Path should assist you in improving your reading and math skills on the MAP assessment and in general in the classroom. 

So students bring in your phones over the next couple of weeks to use when you learn on Exact Path.

If you do not have headphones, please let your teacher know and we will see what we can find. 

Enjoy your work on Exact Path. 

I will say we showed a lot of progress yesterday with not sharing food and possibly spreading COVID. Make sure we keep up the good work. 

Students, as always, please walk on the right side of the hall keeping your hands and feet to yourself.

Students should to the greatest extent possible, try to social distance and be aware of the proper way to wear a mask—covering your nose and mouth. 

Please congratulate the following 8th graders for being this week’s Students of the Week and demonstrating the Warrior Way. You will see these students wearing jeans today, Carter Nein,Maylin Rodriguez,Brooke Gibbons, and Bradley Miller.

October 14, 2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. Hope you are excited about being here today and ready to learn. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

So far we have 10 members of the WMS Million Word Club. That means these are students who have already achieved or soon will achieve reading a million words. 

 

These students have taken an interest in reading and also being able to show how well they have read through AR test. 

 

We had a great discussion with this group yesterday. They have read some interesting books and shared some great recommendations. 

 

Really proud of this year’s members of the million word club. Hope to see many more of you join the group this year. 

 

Students, as always, please walk on the right side of the hall keeping your hands and feet to yourself.

 

Students should to the greatest extent possible, try to social distance and be aware of the proper way to wear a mask—covering your nose and mouth.

October 13, 2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. Hope you are ready to learn and excited about the day. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

It appears that that long weekend has caused some of us to forget some basic procedures at WMS—

So here are a couple of reminders. 

Students we just mentioned that students should not be sharing food items during the lunch period due to possible COVID spread. 

This means you should not be sticking your hands towards another student in a gesture for them to give you food. Again, with this situation, if we continue to see this practice, we will not allow these items to be brought to school. 

Parents have been notified and I have also talked to specific parents in person. Please help us minimize the possibility of transmitting this disease. 

Also students you mask must cover your nose and mouth. This is not a should—this is a must. At this stage of the year you should be used to wearing the mask the correct way. 

As always students please walk on the right side of the hall. Keeping your hands and feet to yourselves. AND students should strive to get to class on time. 

Would the following students please go to the Library after announcements today:  Landon Pokora, Bradley Pasquale, Akira Wright and Faith Brown.

Our first Million Word Club meeting takes place today!  Talk to your Language Arts teacher about how to become a part of this fun club at WMS.

October 12, 2021

Good morning and welcome back after the long weekend. Hope you are energized and ready for a great week of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity.

Students moving forward, I hope you have a better understanding of how to submit, complete, and otherwise do your work. 

You should be able to check your grades and understand what you need to do to improve. As we near the end of the first quarter, you should be determining what you need to do to finish strong.

Remember if your grades are less than a C you might want to consider trying a different learning strategy or getting some assistance. 

There are plenty of opportunities to improve your grades—with lunch and after school tutoring. 

Also students, keep reading. Make sure you are choosing the right book for you. Remember the library has many great choices for you to read and you can also go on line with the online library Sora. 

So however you choose, make sure you enjoy your reading. 

Alright—Have a great day.

October 8, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Friday, October 8,  2021. It is a great day and we are glad you are here. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students if you are arriving before the 7:50 bell and planning on eating breakfast, please make sure you go to the eating area right away. We ask that your not hang out and wait until the bell rings but eat before the bell. 

The custodians will start to pick up tables after the bell to prepare for the first period class. 

Students I can not stress enough how we are living in changing times. Rules and regulations change daily. The disease has modified and adjusted the way we do things on a daily basis. 

This also goes to things that we normally would not think of as causing harm, but I have to mention this: Students the practice of sharing chips or food items is greatly discouraged at WMS. 

In consultation with the nurse it has been determined that this practice could contribute to COVID spread. 

Students I am asking that you not share chips or other food items with students to minimize this spread and lower your risk.

Students are asked to bring individually portioned containers or packages of chips and not to share. 

If this is something that becomes an issue, we will have to limit the food items which students can bring to school. 

Please congratulate the following 8th graders for being this week’s Students of the Week and demonstrating the Warrior Way, you will see these students wearing jeans today, Sean Johnson, Brooklyn Joiner, Autumn Smith, Landen Blakeman, and Frankie Rodriguez.

October 7, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Thursday, October 7, 2021. It is a great day and we are glad you are here. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students if you are arriving before 7:50 and would like to eat breakfast, we ask that you come to breakfast area right for eating. 

Students should not be waiting until after the bell to come to the gym for breakfast. 

Cafeteria tables will start being removed once the 7:50 bell rings.  A few tables will remain for late busses but not for students standing outside talking.  Class begins in the gym at 8 AM and students eating breakfast should be clear from the gym by the start of class.

Students I can not stress enough how we are living in changing times. Rules and regulations change daily. The disease has modified and adjusted the way we do things on a daily basis. 

This also goes to things that we normally would not think of as causing harm, but I have to mention this: Students the practice of sharing chips or food items is greatly discouraged at WMS. 

In consultation with the nurse it has been determined that this practice could contribute to COVID spread. 

Students I am asking that you not share chips or other food items with students to minimize this spread and lower your risk.

Students are asked to bring individually portioned containers or packages of chips and not to share. 

If this is something that becomes an issue, we will have to limit the food items which students can bring to school. 

 We will also be sending this message out to parents to discourage this practice during the pandemic. 

Again, enacting Tic Toc challenges here at school could have serious consequences for students. 

Students please make sure your mask covers your nose and mouth and also walk quietly on the right side of the hall. MAke sure you are getting to class on time.

October 6, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday, October 6, 2021. It is a great day and we are glad you are here. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students I can not stress enough how we are living in changing times. Rules and regulations change daily. The disease has modified and adjusted the way we do things on a daily basis. 

This also goes to things that we normally would not think of as causing harm, but I have to mention this: Students the practice of sharing chips or food items is greatly discouraged at WMS. 

In consultation with the nurse it has been determined that this practice could contribute to COVID spread. 

Students I am asking that you not share chips or other food items with students to minimize this spread and lower your risk.

Students are asked to bring individually portioned containers or packages of chips and not to share. 

If this is something that becomes an issue, we will have to limit the food items which students can bring to school. 

 We will also be sending this message out to parents to discourage this practice during the pandemic. 

Again, enacting Tic Toc challenges here at school could have serious consequences for students. 

Students please make sure your mask covers your nose and mouth and also walk quietly on the right side of the hall. MAke sure you are getting to class on time.

October 5, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday, October 5, 2021. It is a great day and we are glad you are here. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students I have to mention. This weekend a message was sent to your parents about any damage that may occur to the school or others as a result of students reenacting Tic Toc challenges. 

Do know there have been some serious issues occurring around the district and students participating and or filming these incidents could face serious school discipline as well as intervention from law enforcement. 

You have to keep in mind this is damage to state property which could be considered against the law. 

And students—all of the bathrooms here at WMS have been renovated. I would hope that you have enough respect to appreciate nice things. 

I know those of us that have seen the last set of restrooms appreciate seeing the new ones. 

So, show some common sense and appreciation that we are improving things and do not fall victim to social media stunts. 

It could have some serious consequences for you. 

Students please remember to wear your mask covering your nose and mouth and walk on the right side of the hallway.

We also ask that students adhere to the dress code. We are not doing too much when we ask you to dress appropriately for school. 

Specifics and requirements for the dress code are contained on the WMS website.

October 4, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Monday, October 4, 2021. Hope you had some time to relax over the weekend and are back and ready for a great day of learning. We are excited to see you. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students I have to mention. This weekend a message was sent to your parents about any damage that may occur to the school or others as a result of students reenacting Tic Toc challenges. 

Do know there have been some serious issues occurring around the district and students participating and or filming these incidents could face serious school discipline as well as intervention from law enforcement. 

You have to keep in mind this is damage to state property which could be considered against the law. 

And students—all of the bathrooms here at WMS have been renovated. I would hope that you have enough respect to appreciate nice things. 

I know those of us that have seen the last set of restrooms appreciate seeing the new ones. 

So, show some common sense and appreciation that we are improving things and do not fall victim to social media stunts. 

It could have some tough consequences for you. 

Students, remember we do have a specific dress code. We are expecting students to be aware and follow the dress code. 

Information on the dress code is available on the school website. 

Please remember to walk on the right side of the hall. Your mask should always cover your nose and mouth. 

And, let's get to class on time.

October 1, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Friday, October 1,  2021. It is a great day and we hope you are ready for a great day of learning.

Remember at WMS we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students, remember we do have a specific dress code. We are expecting students to be aware and follow the dress code. 

Information on the dress code is available on the school website. 

Please remember to walk on the right side of the hall. Your mask should always cover your nose and mouth. 

And, let's get to class on time. Coming up we will be looking at individual classes that have the least tardies for some type of recognition. That is coming up. 

Guidelines for Appropriate Behavior Memorial Stadium and Spartan Field Fall 2021 Season

Students, please remember that the football games at Memorial Stadium and Spartan Field are school functions and all behavior guidelines will be enforced at all times during these games. Any inappropriate behavior displayed at these games will result in consequences that will be

enforced by the administration of (Name of School). This includes behavior inside the stadium, as well as adjacent to the facility.

All spectators are expected to remain seated during all games. Anyone standing or roaming about will be asked to sit in the stands, failure to comply will result in you being removed from the stadium.

Failing to abide by the football stadium expectations may result in you being escorted from the stadium. If you are escorted from the stadium you will not be allowed to return to future games. Football games will conclude at approximately 9:15 p.m. Please make sure your ride, if needed,

is at the stadium to pick you up at that time. Most importantly, we hope you and your friends have fun and enjoy the football games in

District #186.

September 30, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Thursday, September 30, 2021. It is a great day and we hope you are ready for a great day of learning. It is that last day of the month. We are fully into fall. 

Remember at WMS we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students remember to be careful with your devices. Please make sure you are carrying it in the bag provided. If you do not have a carrying case, please let us know. 

With the weather changing, I wanted to remind you to start dressing appropriately for the weather—we will be going outside most days for the lunch period and students are expected to get their outerwear from their locker prior to coming outside. 

Students, remember we do have a specific dress code. We are expecting students to be aware and follow the dress code. 

Information on the dress code is available on the school website. 

Please remember to walk on the right side of the hall. Your mask should always cover your nose and mouth. 

And, let's get to class on time. Coming up we will be looking at individual classes that have the least tardies for some type of recognition. That is coming up.

 

September 29, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday, September 29, 2021. It is a great day and we hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students remember to be careful with your devices. Please make sure you are carrying it in the bag provided. If you do not have a carrying case, please let us know. 

Be careful with the device with food. Crumbs and other debris can damage the device. Also be careful with water or other liquids. 

With the weather changing, I wanted to remind you to start dressing appropriately for the weather—we will be going outside most days for the lunch period and students are expected to get their outerwear from their locker prior to coming outside. 

Students, remember we do have a specific dress code. We are expecting students to be aware and follow the dress code. 

Information on the dress code is available on the school website. 

We also have spirit wear available in the front office. T-shirts are $10 and Sweatshirts are $20.

September 28, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday, September 28, 2021. It is a great day and we hope you are ready for a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students remember to be careful with your devices. Please make sure you are carrying it in the bag provided. If you do not have a carrying case, please let us know. 

Be careful with the device with food. Crumbs and other debris can damage the device. Also be careful with water or other liquids. 

MAP testing continues this week with the math portion of the test. Again, students we ask that you do your very best on this assessment. We will start to examine scores from these assessments when everyone is finished. 

With the weather changing, I wanted to remind you to start dressing appropriately for the weather—we will be going outside most days for the lunch period and students are expected to get their outerwear from their locker prior to coming outside. 

Students, remember we do have a specific dress code. We are expecting students to be aware and follow the dress code. 

Information on the dress code is available on the school website. 

We also have spirit wear available in the front office. T-shirts are $10 and Sweatshirts are $20. 

Tomorrow we will have our first FACE meeting of the school year. FACE is an opportunity for parents and students to hear about the exciting things going on at WMS—This meeting will be virtual. Starting at 5:30 pm. The link is available on the WMS website.

September 27, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Monday, September 27, 2021. It’s a great day and we hope you are ready to have great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

MAP testing continues this week with students taking the assessment in MATH. Again, students we ask that you do your very best on this assessment. You should have set goals for this fall session. Hopefully you are committed to reaching your goals this session. 

Students also wanted to mention: we have run out of water bottles in the front office at this time. We encourage you to bring your own water bottles to school to satisfy your thirst. 

If we get some more, we will let you know. 

And, with the weather changing, I wanted to remind you to start dressing appropriately for the weather—we will be going outside most days for the lunch period and students are expected to get their outerwear from their locker prior to coming outside. 

Students, remember we do have a specific dress code. We are expecting students to be aware and follow the dress code. 

Information on the dress code is available on the school website. 

We also have spirit wear available in the front office. T-shirts are $10 and Sweatshirts are $20. 

Tomorrow we will have our first FACE meeting of the school year. FACE is an opportunity for parents and students to hear about the exciting things going on at WMS—This meeting will be virtual. Starting at 5:30 pm. The link is available on the WMS website.

September 23, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Thursday, September 23, 2021. It’s a great day and we hope you are ready to have a great day of learning. 

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

Two big things are going on today. We have picture day today. Hope you all smile big for the camera. 

 

And, we will also be SHIELD testing students throughout the day. So, we have a busy Thursday coming up. 

 

MAP testing is continuing in Language Arts classes and next week we will be assessing Math with the MAP tests.

 

Reminder students—please walk on the right side of the hall. Your mask should be covering your mouth and nose, and all students should be working to get to class on time. 

 

Spirit Wear is available for sale in the front office. We have sweatshirts and t-shirts. Sweatshirts are $20 and t’s are $10.

 

There is no school tomorrow for students. So, students, you have an extra day off this week. 

 

On Monday, tell your parents to attend our first FACE meeting of the year. This will be a virtual meeting that starts at 5:30.

 

Today is SSR Day.

September 22, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021. It’s a great day and we hope you are ready to have a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students a couple of new announcements for you—coming up tomorrow, students whose parents have given consent for testing. Will be called to a specific location for SHIELD testing throughout the day. 

We will also have picture day tomorrow. Students must be in uniform for fall picture day. 

Students attending home basketball games—please remember to follow all school policies when attending games. Students removed from games will not be able to attend these events for the remainder of the season. 

MAP testing is continuing in Language Arts classes and next week we will be assessing Math with the MAP tests.

Reminder students—please walk on the right side of the hall. Your mask should be covering your mouth and nose, and all students should be working to get to class on time. 

Spirit Wear is available for sale in the front office. We have sweatshirts and t-shirts. Sweatshirts are $20 and t’s are $10.

September 21, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday, September 21, 2021. It’s a great day and we hope you are ready to have a great day of learning. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Language Arts  is continuing with MAP testing this week. Students we ask that you do your best on this fall assessment. 

We will be taking MAP again in the winter and spring. We are hoping that each time your RIT score improves. 

Math will be doing the MAP assessment starting next week. 

Reminder students—please walk on the right side of the hall. Your mask should be covering your mouth and nose, and all students should be working to get to class on time. 

Picture day is this Thursday. You must be in uniform for a picture this fall. 

Spirit Wear is available for sale in the front office. We have sweatshirts and t-shirts. Sweatshirts are $20 and t’s are $10.

September 20, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Monday, September 20, 2021. We are back after the weekend and I hope you had a good one. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

We have a lot going on so I hope you can  get focused this week to do your best to get done. 

Language arts classes will start MAP testing this week. 

Remember, this is the FALL assessment. We will take MAP two more times after this assessment. 

We will take the test FAll, Winter, and finally in the Spring. 

At each stage of the assessment, there is an expectation that you improve your RIT score and therefore show growth on this assessment. 

Please do your best on this FALL assessment—There is a belief out there that the scores for this assessment will be low because of the time we were out for the pandemic.

I don’t know. But I do know that if you do your best—we are going to see some great scores and have something that we can be proud of. 

So take you time—answer to the best of your ability and do your best. 

Good luck. 

Remember Fall Pictures are this Thursday—You must be in uniform for Fall pictures. 

Spirit wear is on sale in the front office—we have T-shirts and Sweatshirts for sale. 

Keep earning those brag tags—Keep up the good work Warriors.

September 17, 2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. It is Friday, September 17, 2021. It is a great day and we are glad you are here. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Today is SSR day. 

Spirit wear is in—we have a variety of options—including t-shirts and sweatshirts.

T-shirts are $10—Sweatshirts are $20

Remember MAP testing is coming up. Your teachers will share more information with you about MAP testing—but one thing to think about with MAP is committing to get a good night's sleep before the test—eating a good breakfast—and most importantly taking your time to read through the test so you can do your very best. 

If you are getting Brag Tags, make sure you are turning them into the proper grade level bucket in the gym. We will be drawing for prizes soon. 

Picture day is coming. Picture day will be Thursday, September 23rd. For fall pictures, students are expected to be in dress code. 

Congratulations to the 8th grade students of the week, Braelyn Smith, Alicia Adkins, Isaiah Simons, and Elijah Whalen.  These students will be wearing jeans on Today, please congratulate them on being excellent students in and outside of the classroom and demonstrating the warrior way!

September 16, 2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. It is Thursday, September 16, 2021. It is a great day and we are glad you are here. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Today is SSR day. 

Students please continue to get to class on time. Tardies are in effect and the consequences you should know at this time. 

Remember MAP testing is coming up. Your teachers will share more information with you about MAP testing—but one thing to think about with MAP is committing to get a good night's sleep before the test—eating a good breakfast—and most importantly taking your time to read through the test so you can do your very best. 

If you are getting Brag Tags, make sure you are turning them into the proper grade level bucket in the gym. We will be drawing for prizes soon. 

Congratulations to the 8th grade students of the week, Braelyn Smith, Alicia Adkins, Isaiah Simons, and Elijah Whalen.  These students will be wearing jeans on Friday, please congratulate them on being excellent students in and outside of the classroom and demonstrating the warrior way!

September 15, 2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. It is Wednesday, September 15, 2021. It is a great day and we are glad you are here. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Tardies in full effect. Some of you may be experiencing the problems associated with coming to class late already at this time. 

Do know that if you continue to come to class late you will serve a noon detention, after school detention, and possibly have to be placed with a teacher for a day or two. 

Students as you check your grades this week, think about work you may have missed or did not complete. Progress report grades will be entered this Friday. 

So check your grades so you know where you are. 

Remember there are opportunities available to work at lunch and after school to get assistance with assignments. Talk to your grade level teacher to find out how you can be a part. 

MAP testing will begin later this month. Students you will be receiving more information on MAP testing for this school year and how you can set specific goals for success. The Fall session of MAP is coming up. 

Remember to turn in your Brag Tags to the grade level buckets on the stage in the gym.  We are drawing for prizes and rewards regularly so don’t hold off any longer getting those turned in. 

Picture day is coming. Fall pictures will be September 23 this year.

September 14, 2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. It is Tuesday, September 14, 2021. It is a great day and we are glad you are here. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Tardies are in full effect—remember students you should strive to get to class on time. 

Here is a quick review of the consequences for being late to class. 

The first tardy is a warning—after that you will receive a grade level detention. When you receive the detention, you will be expected to contact a parent to let them know the reason you were tardy. 

You will also be required to think of ways not to be tardy—and create a plan. 

If you continue to be late to class and accumulate 4 to 6 tardies in a quarter—You will receive an administrative detention where again, your parents will be notified, and you will be expected to come up with reasons not to be tardy. 

If you continue to be tardy after this—you will have to serve an after school detention—and your parents will be notified. 

Yesterday, 6th grade had 10 tardies, 7th grade had 26 tardies and 8th grade had 5 tardies. 

Students as you check your grades this week, think about work you may have missed or did not complete. Progress report grades will be entered this Friday. 

So check your grades so you know where you are. 

Remember there are opportunities available to work at lunch and after school to get assistance with assignments. Talk to your grade level teacher to find out how you can be a part. 

MAP testing will begin later this month. Students you will be receiving more information on MAP testing for this school year and how you can set specific goals for success. The Fall session of MAP is coming up. 

Remember to turn in your Brag Tags to the grade level buckets on the stage in the gym.  We are drawing for prizes and rewards regularly so don’t hold off any longer getting those turned in. 

Picture day is coming. Fall pictures will be September 23 this year. 

September 13, 2021

Good morning WMS and welcome to Monday, Sep 13, 2021. It is a great day and we are glad you are back after the weekend. 

Today, Monday—we are starting to count tardies for all students. Students again, remember you are supposed to be in class on time. 

We have given you a couple of weeks to get used to your locker, your schedule, and where your classes are, and how to get there. 

Now is the time to show what you have learned. 

So there are consequences for being late to class. 

The first tardy is a warning—after that you will receive a grade level detention. When you receive the detention, you will be expected to contact a parent to let them know the reason you were tardy. 

You will also be required to think of ways not to be tardy—and create a plan. 

If you continue to be late to class and accumulate 4 to 6 tardies in a quarter—You will receive an administrative detention where again, your parents will be notified, and you will be expected to come up with reasons not to be tardy. 

If you continue to be tardy after this—you will have to serve an after school detention—and your parents will be notified. 

If you happen to accrue up to 10 tardies in a quarter, you will have be placed in a placement with one of your teachers. 

Your teachers will review this policy with you this week. We hope to see everyone getting to class on time and focusing on your learning. 

6th Grade boys basketball tryouts will be on Monday 9/13 from 2:30 - 4:00 at WMS. Please bring your shoes, clothes and water bottle to school with you. There will be an activity bus after practice to take you home. 

Students as you check your grades this week, think about work you may have missed or did not complete. Progress report grades will be entered this Friday. 

So check your grades so you know where you are. 

Remember there are opportunities available to work at lunch and after school to get assistance with assignments. Talk to your grade level teacher to find out how you can be a part.

September 10, 2021

Today is an SSR day, so I will be brief with the announcements. 

6th Grade boys basketball tryouts will be on Monday 9/13 from 2:30 - 4:00 at WMS. Please bring your shoes, clothes and water bottle to school with you. There will be an activity bus after practice to take you home. 

Students as you check your grades this week, think about work you may have missed or did not complete. 

Remember there are opportunities available to work at lunch and after school to get assistance with assignments. Talk to your grade level teacher to find out how you can be a part. 

Also, students you should be familiar with the building, lockers, and how to find your classes at this time. We expect students to get to classes on time. Tardies will start next week. Please manage your time to avoid being late to class. 

Congratulations to the 7th grade students of the week: Ryliegh Gibson, Anthony Welch, Michael Keller Jr., Kyndell Johnson, Rahkaem Nelms, Jaxson Comptson, Bryce Ceperich, Noah Woodson ,Kris Britts-Masters, Jasmyne Douglas, Remi Babington, Navehau Collier, Kaimen Smith

Congratulations to the 8th grade students of the week:  Marisol Rodriguez, Devontae Jordan, Kalora Lewis, and Maddysen Richno.  These students have demonstrated great student qualities in and outside of the classroom.  They will be wearing jeans tomorrow, make sure to congratulate them on being an outstanding Washington Warrior!

September 9, 2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. Today is Thursday, September 9, 2021.

Today is an SSR day, so I will be brief with the announcements. 

Students as you check your grades this week, think about work you may have missed or did not complete. 

Remember there are opportunities available to work at lunch and after school to get assistance with assignments. Talk to your grade level teacher to find out how you can be a part. 

Also, students you should be familiar with the building, lockers, and how to find your classes at this time. We expect students to get to classes on time. Tardies will start next week. Please manage your time to avoid being late to class. 

Congratulations to the 8th grade students of the week:  Marisol Rodriguez, Devontae Jordan, Kalora Lewis, and Maddysen Richno.  These students have demonstrated great student qualities in and outside of the classroom.  They will be wearing jeans tomorrow, make sure to congratulate them on being an outstanding Washington Warrior!

September 8, 2021

Good morning and welcome to WMS. Today is Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021. And it is Hump Dayy!!

 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

 

As mentioned before—students we have an opportunity for you to improve your academic performance and grow as a student. 

 

We have two options for you to get some more assistance—during your lunch time and now after school. 

 

Your teachers will be sharing information about opportunities for grade level after school tutoring soon. So listen up and monitor your grades. 

 

Students if you have a grade lower than C at this time, you might need to discuss options for improving. This part is up to you. 

 

Remember Progress Reports are coming up later this month. It will be your first time to determine you next steps to improve your grades. 

 

Also, students you should be familiar with routine and expectations at school at this time. If you are still having issues with your locker or other problems, please let your teacher or an administrator know. 

 

You will be expected to be in class on time. So, please manage your time to avoid being late for class. 

 

Getting to class on time is important. It shows that you are ready and willing to learn. So get to class on time. 

 

Please remember to wear your mask—covering your face and nose and do walk on the right side of the hallway socially distanced. 

 

Students please use caution when thinking of touching or hugging another student.

September 7, 2021

Welcome back to WMS after the long Labor Day weekend. Today is September 7, 2021. 

I hope you are rested and relaxed and ready to have a great day of learning at WMS.

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students we will be looking to assist you making that opportunity a reality with lunchtime tutoring. If you need some educational assistance with completing assignments or would just like a quiet place to read. 

Check with your teachers to find out which room you can go to during lunch for assistance. Again, students this is an opportunity for you to find success with you academics.

So again, check with your teachers for that opportunity. 

Students remember the expectations for the hallways. Walk on the right side and get to class on time. Getting to class on time is important. It shows that we are ready to learn. 

Students are allowed to bring their own water bottle to school. You can fill up your water bottle at the fountain. Remember students,  your water bottles should contain only clear liquids.

Seventh grade girls basketball tryouts will be next Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm and 8th grade girls tryouts will be on Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.

September 3, 2021

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Today, you will see six 8th grade students wearing jeans for Student of the Week. Congratulations to the following students: Bailey Standridge, Alphonz Hamilton, Latrelle Givan, Michelle Lin, and Zakayla Collins.

Students remember the expectations for the hallways. Walk on the right side and get to class on time. Getting to class on time is important. It shows that we are ready to learn. 

Students are allowed to bring their own water bottle to school. You can fill up your water bottle at the fountain. Remember students,  your water bottles should contain only clear liquids.

Seventh grade girls basketball tryouts will be next Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm and 8th grade girls tryouts will be on Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.

Today is an SSR day. Everyone should be reading during this time. Reading is the foundation of learning so make sure you are focusing on improving your reading.

September 2, 2021

Good morning WMS and welcome to Thursday, September 2, 2021. 

Remember at WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn and we hope you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students remember the expectations for the hallways. Walk on the right side and get to class on time. Getting to class on time is important. It shows that we are ready to learn. 

Seventh grade girls basketball tryouts will be next Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm and 8th grade girls tryouts will be on Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm

On Friday, you will see six 8th grade students wearing jeans for Student of the Week. Congratulations to the following students: Bailey Standridge, Alphonz Hamilton, Latrelle Givan, Michelle Lin, and Zakayla Collins.

Remember today is an SSR day. Everyone should be reading. Reading is the foundation of learning so make sure you are focusing on improving your reading.

September 1, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday, September 1, 2021. It is the first day of the month. 

At WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn—and we hope that you take advantage of that opportunity. 

And as we head into the second week of school, we will be moving into a bigger focus on teaching and learning in the coming days and it is very important that you pay attention and listen in the classroom. 

Please become familiar with the features of your Chromebook and the expectations for accessing your learning through technology.

So, for this second week, remember: All students should strive to get to class on time. Getting to class on time shows that you are ready to learn. We will be counting students tardy in the coming days.

Please continue to walk on the right side of the hall. Students should try to social distance in the hallways as much as possible. We expect about only two tile spaces between you at any given time. 

6th grade students—and all students—if you arrive before 7:50 and want to eat breakfast, please head on down the sidewalk to the gym to get your breakfast. We ask that you not wait until the 7:50 bell or later to eat your breakfast. Please do this upon arrival. 

Attention 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in playing basketball this year for WMS. There will be an open gym Wednesday September 1st from 2:30 - 4:00. Please bring a mask and personal water bottle. 7th Grade Girls tryouts will be on 9/7 from 2:30 - 4 at WMS. 8th grade tryouts will be on 9/9 from 2:30 -4:00. 

August 31, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday, August 31st. It is the last day of the month. 

It is also the second week of school. We will be moving into a bigger focus on teaching and learning in the coming days and it is very important that you pay attention and listen in the classroom. 

At WMS, we believe every student has the opportunity to learn—and we hope that you take advantage of that opportunity. 

Students, as always at the beginning of the year, we like to go over important procedures that can help throughout the school year. 

One that I’d like to point out is right now at bus time. I know we have had some late buses—so let's do this—

All students should leave the building in an orderly fashion and board their bus right after school. 

If your bus has not arrived when the school bell rings, please wait under the canopy until your bus arrives. 

Students must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times while in the building.  There are no exceptions to this rule. Everyone must wear a facemask while indoors. 

Also sixth and seventh grade students should be using the front staircase to go upstairs . Eight grade students should be using the back stairway by the gym. 

So, for this second week, remember: All students should strive to get to class on time. Getting to class on time shows that you are ready to learn. We will be counting students tardy in the coming days.

Please continue to walk on the right side of the hall. Students should try to social distance in the hallways as much as possible. We expect about only two tile spaces between you at any given time. 

6th grade students—and all students—if you arrive before 7:50 and want to eat breakfast, please head on down the sidewalk to the gym to get your breakfast. We ask that you not wait until the 7:50 bell or later to eat your breakfast. Please do this upon arrival. 

Attention 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in playing basketball this year for WMS. There will be an open gym Wednesday September 1st from 2:30 - 4:00. Please bring a mask and personal water bottle. 7th Grade Girls tryouts will be on 9/7 from 2:30 - 4 at WMS. 8th grade tryouts will be on 9/9 from 2:30 -4:00.

August 30, 2021

Good morning. Welcome back from the weekend and welcome to Monday. Today is August 30th 2021. 

Hope you had a nice weekend and are well rested and ready for the start of the school week. 

We had a great week last week and we are looking forward to another great week this week. 

Now that most students have received their Chromebook, it is important that you know how to access particular sites to help you with the learning process. 

Please listen to your teachers this week as they assist you in learning about Canvas, where to submit assignments, and other features that will become part of the everyday. 

Please make sure to keep your device charged and carry it in the bag provided. If you need a bag for your device, please stop by room 115 to pick one up.

So, for this second week, remember: All students should strive to get to class on time. Getting to class on time shows that you are ready to learn. We will be counting students tardy in the coming days.

Please continue to walk on the right side of the hall. Students should try to social distance in the hallways as much as possible. We expect about only two tile spaces between you at any given time. 

Also sixth and seventh grade students should be using the front staircase to go upstairs . Eight grade students should be using the back stairway by the gym. 

Students must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times while in the building.  There are no exceptions to this rule. Everyone must wear a facemask while indoors. 

Tryouts for 6th girls basketball will be tonight  August 30th from 2:30—4:00 pm. An activity bus may be available Monday after tryouts.

Attention students: if you are interested in participating or being a part of the WMS cross country team please see Mr. Ruble.

August 27, 2021

Good morning WMS—today is Friday, August 27, 2021.

And it’s a happy day—It’s Friday. 

What a great returning week here at WMS. 

Students I hope you are getting comfortable being back and learning the routine of school. 

As we head into the second week of school, it is important to start focusing on a couple of expectations that we need to nail down. 

The first is getting to class on time. Students we will be counting tardiness coming up soon. All students should strive to get to class on time. 

Try to become familiar with your schedule, your locker, and the time it takes you to move about the building so you can be on time to class. 

We need to make sure that we are on time and ready to learn for every class. 

Also students please become familiar with the school dress code. The dress code is specific and students should not be wearing hoodies to class or in the building. 

Students as you come into the  gym/cafeteria please make sure you fill up the tables first prior to sitting on the bleachers. Also boys sit on the blue and girls sit on yellow.

More information on these items will come in future announcements. 

Remember in the hallway—students—please try to walk on the right of the hall and watch your distance from others. We are practicing social distancing in the halls. 

Also you must have a mask. The mask has to cover your mouth and nose at all times. 

This is from the state and local health department. 

This is part of their guidance. 

Now, we know next week this guidance could change, but for now this is what is expected. 

The more we practice, the better we will be. 

Today, —we will be participating in SSR—that is silent sustained reading—We are encouraging everyone—including your teacher — to read during this time. 

Please make sure are choosing an interesting book for you to read—your LA teachers have a variety of choices in their classroom

Also students you will be receiving your Chromebook devices over the next couple of days. 

Students you are expected to be responsible for your device. Any damage incurred to the device is your responsibility so please take care of it. 

7th and 8th graders if you have the black computer bag from last year, please bring that to school to keep your device in. If you are in need of a bag for your computer, please let your teacher know. 

Students, you should carry your Chromebook in the bag at all times to protect your device. 

Please report any damage done to the device to your teacher right away. 

Tryouts for 6th girls basketball will be Monday, August 30th from 2:30—4:00 pm. An activity bus may be available Monday after tryouts.

Attention students: if you are interested in participating or being a part of the WMS cross country team please see Mr. Ruble.

August 26, 2021

Good morning WMS—today is Thursday, August 26, 2021.

 

Remember in the hallway—students—please try to walk on the right of the hall and watch your distance from others. We are practicing social distancing in the halls. 

 

Also you must have a mask. The mask has to cover your mouth and nose at all times. 

 

I know this is difficult—but we are charged with following guidelines and recommendations from the State and local health department. 

 

This is part of their guidance. 

 

Now, we know next week this guidance could change, but for now this is what is expected. 

 

The more we practice, the better we will be. 

 

Today, Thursday and Friday during what is normally advisory—we will be participating in SSR—that is silent sustained reading—We are encouraging everyone—including your teacher — to read during this time. 

 

Please make sure are choosing an interesting book for you to read—your LA teachers have a variety of choices in their classroom

 

And the library, of course, has lots of interesting choices for your reading pleasure. 

 

Also students you will be receiving your Chromebook devices over the next couple of days. 

 

Students you are expected to be responsible for your device. Any damage incurred to the device is your responsibility so please take care of it. 

 

7th and 8th graders if you have the black computer bag from last year, please bring that to school to keep your device in. If you are in need of a bag for your computer, please let your teacher know. 

 

Students, you should carry your Chromebook in the bag at all times to protect your device. 

 

Please report any damage done to the device to your teacher right away. 

 

6th grade girls interested in playing basketball this year, there will be an open gym tonight from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Students attending open gym will have to make their own arrangements for getting home tonight after open gym. 

 

Tryouts for 6th girls basketball will be Monday, August 30th from 2:30—4:00 pm. An activity bus may be available Monday after tryouts.

 

Attention students: if you are interested in participating or being a part of the WMS cross country team please see Mr. Ruble and or attend practice tonight after school.

August 25, 2021

Today is Wednesday, August 25, 2021

 

Good morning and welcome to WMS. Welcome back for the new school year. We are already off to a great start and are looking forward to a fantastic school year for 21-22. 

 

I have a couple of quick reminders for students. 

 

Remember in the hallway—students—please try to walk on the right of the hall and watch your distance from others. We are practicing social distancing in the halls. 

 

Also you must have a mask. The mask has to cover your mouth and nose at all times. 

 

I know this is difficult—but we are charged with following guidelines and recommendations from the State and local health department. 

 

This is part of their guidance. 

 

Tonight—make sure you tell your parents about the WMS Open House which will be tonight from 5:00 until 7:15 pm. Open House will be by grade level this year in order to minimize crowding. 

 

6th grade open house will be from 5 until 5:45

7th grade open house will be from 5:45 until 6:30

And 8th grade open house will be from 6:30 until 7:15 pm

 

Tell you parents—and students you can attend also. Those students attending with their parent will receive a free jeans pass for Friday.

 

Moving forward this week—this Thursday and Friday during what is normally advisory—we will be participating in SSR—that is silent sustained reading—We are encouraging everyone—including you teacher to read during this time. 

 

Please make sure are choosing an interesting book for you to read—your LA teachers have a variety of choices in their classroom

 

And the library, of course, has lots of interesting choices for your reading pleasure. 

 

So please pick up a book for SSR on Thursday and Friday. 

 

Students, obviously because of construction, we have limited options for our outside entertainment. 

 

Please remember if congregating within three feet out side—you must wear a mask—

 

If you are distanced six feet or more you can take your mask off outside. 


 

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