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December 10th



  • Don’t forget about the opportunity to win a ticket to That Girl Lay Lay in concert at the BOS center on December 13. The contest started Monday—students making it to class on time, have 0 tardies, no suspensions, or referrals from Dec 2 until the 11th will be eligible to participate in a drawing for a  ticket to see that girl lay lay. Winners will be announced on the morning announcements. 




  • Battle of the Grade Levels- Tardy Edition update.  Currently 6th grade is in the lead with 1 pt while 7th and 8th grade have zero.  Remember for the next two weeks, at the end of each day the grade level will LEAST amount of tardies will receive a point for their grade level. On Thursday, Dec 19th, the grade level with the most points will receive an additional 15 minutes of lunch!!  Make sure you are HUSTLING TO CLASS!!




  • The Glow Dance is this Friday December 13th. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for students with no referrals or suspensions starting November 12th.  Make sure to bring your dollar bills to buy GLOW GEAR during the dance!




  • Read and Run will meet today after school in Rm. 105b. Bring a book and shoes to walk/run in. You must show up by 2:40 in order to participate.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can learn my growth goals and RIT scores to prepare for the MAP test in January.



December 9th



  • Don’t forget about the opportunity to win a ticket to That Girl Lay Lay in concert at the BOS center on December 13. The contest started Monday—students making it to class on time, have 0 tardies, no suspensions, or referrals from Dec 2 until the 11th will be eligible to participate in a drawing for a  ticket to see that girl lay lay. Winners will be announced on the morning announcements. 




  • Reminder for 8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. Tryouts are today after school till 5. Be dressed out and in the gym by 2:40.




  • Attention Warriors!  Starting today, Battle of the Grade Levels- Tardy Edition. For the next two weeks, at the end of each day the grade level will least amount of tardies will receive a point for their grade level. On Thursday, Dec 19th, the grade level with the most points will receive an additional 15 minutes of lunch!!




  • The Glow Dance is this Friday. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the dance. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can learn my growth goals and RIT scores to prepare for the MAP test in January.



December 6th



  • Don’t forget about the opportunity to win a ticket to That Girl Lay Lay in concert at the BOS center on December 13. The contest started Monday—students making it to class on time, have 0 tardies, no suspensions, or referrals from Dec 2 until the 11th will be eligible to participate in a drawing for a  ticket to see that girl lay lay. Winners will be announced on the morning announcements. 




  • Holiday reads are now available in the WMS Library.  Stop by and check out the collection! Take one home with you today and help meet your AR goal for the quarter.  Drink a cup of hot cocoa while you enjoy a book tonight!




  • A reminder the this year’s Glow Dance will be held on December 13. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the dance. Attendees to this dance will have received no referrals or suspension.




  • Students who applied for the Future Healthcare Warriors Club, please make sure to look at the final member list today if you have not already. It is posted in the lobby between the front doors and outside of the cafeteria. These lists will be taken down at the end of the day today.




  • Today is a two dollar jeans day for students. Students should have paid for jeans will have a blue wristband. If a student is wearing jeans and does not have a blue wristband, please send them to the front lobby. 




  • Popcorn fundraiser forms are due today. Please make sure all forms are turned into the front office by the end of the day. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can transition effectively and appropriately throughout the school day from class to class, during lunch, and during dismissal.




  • Attention 8th grade girls who are interested in playing volleyball. The 8th grade tryouts will be Monday, December 9th from 2:30-5. Please be dressed out and in the gym by no later than 2:40. There will be an activity bus at 5.



December 5th
  • On Tonight from 5:30 – 7:00 –  we will have our High School 101 Night.  There will be a High School Presentation in WMS Cafeteria with  Representatives from Southeast, Springfield & Lanphier. There will be opportunities for questions after the presentation. 
    Some topics that will be covered include:

    • Come and learn about high school credits and how they work 
    • Driver’s Education - 8th Grade Requirements • 9th Grade requirements & electives
    • Athletic eligibility & NCAA requirements
    • Graduation requirements 
    • How your grades during middle school affect classes that you are able to access in college.
  • We will have sixth-grade tutoring on Thursday December 5th. Please bring all your work and a book to read. You should be in room 106 no later than 2:45. 

  • Holiday reads are now available in the WMS Library.  Stop by and check out the collection! Take one home with you today and help meet your AR goal for the quarter.  Drink a cup of hot cocoa while you enjoy a book tonight!

  • 7th grade students, look around your classroom. If you see a 7th grade classmate wearing a wristband and dressed out of uniform, it’s because they earned a free “OUT OF UNIFORM DAY” for their current grades. Keep your grades up for future rewards!

  • Students, we have seen an increase of candy and snacks being brought from home. Please refrain from doing this unless directed by a teacher.

  • The 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball game will be played at home. The game begins at 4. Please come out and support WMS. You must go home after school and return for the game at 4.

  • Don’t forget about the opportunity to win a ticket to That Girl Lay Lay in concert at the BOS center on December 13. The contest started Monday—students making it to class on time, have 0 tardies, no suspensions, or referrals from Dec 2 until the 11th will be eligible to participate in a drawing for a  ticket to see that girl lay lay. Winners will be announced on the morning announcements. 

  • A reminder the this year’s Glow Dance will be held on December 13. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the dance. Attendees to this dance will have received no referrals or suspension.

  • This week’s Social Goal: I can transition effectively and appropriately throughout the school day from class to class, during lunch, and during dismissal.

December 4th
  • On Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00 –  we will have our High School 101 Night. There will be a High School Presentation in WMS Gym with  Representatives from Southeast, Springfield & Lanphier. There will be opportunities for questions after the presentation. 
    Some topics that will be covered include:

    • Come and learn about high school credits and how they work 
    • Driver’s Education - 8th Grade Requirements • 9th Grade requirements & electives
    • Athletic eligibility & NCAA requirements
    • Graduation requirements 
    • How grades of your 6th/7th/8th grade affect classes that you are able to access in college 
  • Need something to get you into the Christmas spirit?  Come to the WMS Library and check out a holiday book. We have a variety of good reads and even have some picture books for you to check out and read to little brothers/sisters or cousins/friends. Practice your fluency; read out-loud to a little one this holiday season.  

  • A reminder the this year’s Glow Dance will be held on December 13. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the dance. Attendees to this dance will have received no referrals or suspension.

  • And don’t forget about the opportunity to win tickets to That Girl Lay Lay in concert at the BOS center on December 13. The contest started Monday—students making it to class on time, no tardys, no suspensions, or referrals from Dec 2 until the 11th will be eligible to participate in a drawing for two tickets to see that girl lay lay. Winners will be announced on the morning announcements. 

  • This Friday will be a two dollar jeans day for students. Students proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to assist in funding for the 50 smiles program coming up later this month. 

  • This week’s Social Goal: I can transition effectively and appropriately throughout the school day from class to class, during lunch, and during dismissal.

December 3rd
  • On Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00 –  we will have our High School 101 Night. There will be a High School Presentation in WMS Gym with  Representatives from Southeast, Springfield & Lanphier. There will be opportunities for questions after the presentation. 
    Some topics that will be covered include:

    • Come and learn about high school credits and how they work 

    • Driver’s Education - 8th Grade Requirements • 9th Grade requirements & electives

    • Athletic eligibility & NCAA requirements

    • Graduation requirements 

    • How grades of your 6th/7th/8th grade affect classes that you are able to access in college 

  • There will not be sixth-grade tutoring after school today. We will have tutoring on Thursday December 5th. Please bring all your work and a book to read. You should be in room 106 no later than 2:45. 

  • 8th grade tutoring will be today in rm 104, make sure to bring work and a book.

  • Getting ready for the holidays?  Need a good read to get you in the spirit?  Come to the WMS Library. We have a collection of holiday books ready for check out.  Christmas books are limited to one book per patron, but you can bring them back for exchange any time.  Set your head for holiday pleasure, read a good book.

  • Warriors, The monthly grade level attendance percentages for November  were as follows 6th grade__________ 7th grade_________ 8th grade______. Currently ______ is in the lead. So for the month of December we are doubling the incentive. You will have the opportunity to earn 2 jeans days for your grade level and teachers. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn 2  out of uniform dress down days. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 

  • A reminder the Glow Dance is next Friday, December 13. 

  • This week’s Social Goal: I can transition effectively and appropriately throughout the school day from class to class, during lunch, and during dismissal.

December 2nd

Warriors, Unfortunately there wasn’t a grade level above the 93% goal for our November attendance challenge. The monthly grade level attendance percentages for November  were as follows 6th grade 90.48%, 7th grade 86.78%, 8th grade 86.80%. Currently _6th_____ is in the lead. Keep up the good work, 6th grade! For the month of December we are doubling the incentive. You will have the opportunity to earn 2 out of uniform days for your grade level and teachers. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn 2 out of uniform dress down days. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 

 

On Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00 –  we will have our High School 101 Night. There will be a High School Presentation in WMS Gym with  Representatives from Southeast, Springfield & Lanphier. There will be opportunities for questions after the presentation. 

Some topics that will be covered include:

  • Come and learn about high school credits and how they work 
  • Driver’s Education - 8th Grade Requirements • 9th Grade requirements & electives
  • Athletic eligibility & NCAA requirements
  • Graduation requirements 
  • How grades of your 6th/7th/8th grade affect classes that you are able to access in college 

 

Would you like to win a chance to attend the All the way lit up Tour That Girl Lay Lay  & special guests in concert? Then here is an opportunity for you. For any student that is present, doesn’t have any office referrals and or tardies/late arrivals will have a daily opportunity to earn a ticket for a chance to win one front row seat to the That Girl Lay Lay concert on December 13that 6 p.m. at Bank of Springfield.
Parents will have to transport the winning students to and from the concert. 
The contest will begin Monday, December 2ndand end Wednesday December 11th. We will announce the winners on Thursday, December 12thon the  Morning Announcements.

 

The Future Healthcare Warriors will be meeting today. Members of the club, please report to the cafeteria directly after school. The final list of students accepted to the club is still hanging in the lobby and outside the cafeteria.

 

8th grade tutoring will be tomorrow in rm 104, make sure to bring work and a book.

6th grade tutoring will be Thursday only this week. Bring all assignments and a reading book to 106 no later than 2:45 on Thursday, December 5th. 

This week’s Social Goal: I can transition effectively and appropriately throughout the school day from class to class, during lunch, and during dismissal.

Reminder to 7th grade girls who are interested in playing volleyball. Tryouts are today after school till 5. Be dressed out and in the gym by no later than 2:40. There will be an activity bus at 5.

November 27th

Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade __________ 7th grade_________ 8th grade______. Currently ______ is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 

 

Would you like to win a chance to attend the All the way lit up Tour That Girl Lay Lay  & special guests in concert? Then here is an opportunity for you. For any student that is present, doesn’t have any office referrals and or tardies/late arrivals will have a daily opportunity to earn a ticket for a chance to win one front row seat to the That Girl Lay Lay concert on December 13that 6 p.m. at Bank of Springfield.


  • Parents will have to transport the winning students to and from the concert. 

  • The contest will begin Monday, December 2ndand end Wednesday December 11th. We will announce the winners on Thursday, December 12thon the  Morning Announcements.

 

On Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00 –  we will have our High School 101 Night. There will be a High School Presentation in WMS Gym with  Representatives from Southeast, Springfield & Lanphier. There will be opportunities for questions after the presentation. 


  • Some topics that will be covered include:


    • Come and learn about high school credits and how they work 

    • Driver’s Education - 8th Grade Requirements • 9th Grade requirements & electives

    • Athletic eligibility & NCAA requirements

    • Graduation requirements 

    • How grades of your 6th/7th/8th grade affect classes that you are able to access in college



There will not be any activity buses tonight. Please make sure that you have a ride arranged prior to the end of the day. 21st century has been cancelled for tonight as well.

November 26th
  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade 90.11%, 7th grade 86.65%,8th grade 86.2%. Currently 6th grade is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 

  • This year’s Glow Dance will be Dec. 13th.  Students that don’t have ANY office referrals or suspensions will be allowed to attend.  All Glow Gear is $1.00 each. Hope you can make it!

  • Students who applied for the Future Healthcare Warriors club- There were so many strong and passionate applications that the choice was extremely difficult, but the final list of students who have been accepted into the club is available today and is posted in the lobby and outside the cafeteria. The club’s next meeting will be directly after school this coming Monday in room 109.

  • Would you like to win a chance to attend the All the way lit up Tour That Girl Lay Lay  & special guests in concert? Then here is an opportunity for you. For any student that is present, doesn’t have any office referrals and or tardies/late arrivals will have a daily opportunity to earn a ticket for a chance to win one front row seat to the That Girl Lay Lay concert on December 13that 6 p.m. at Bank of Springfield.  
    Parents will have to transport the winning students to and from the concert. 
    The contest will begin Monday, December 2nd and end Wednesday December 11th. We will announce the winners on Thursday, December 12th on the  Morning Announcements. 

  • On Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00 –  we will have our High School 101 Night. There will be a High School Presentation in WMS Gym with  Representatives from Southeast, Springfield & Lanphier. There will be opportunities for questions after the presentation. 
    Some topics that will be covered include:

    • Come and learn about high school credits and how they work 
    • Driver’s Education - 8th Grade Requirements • 9th Grade requirements & electives
    • Athletic eligibility & NCAA requirements
    • Graduation requirements 
    • How grades of your 6th/7th/8th grade affect classes that you are able to access in college 

• 6th Grade Boys Basketball practice is cancelled for tonight 11/26 due to the 7/8 Boys Basketball Game.

November 25th
  • This year’s Glow Dance will be Dec. 13th.  Students that don’t have ANY office referrals or suspensions will be allowed to attend.  All Glow Gear is $1.00 each. Hope you can make it!

  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade__________ 7th grade_________ 8th grade______. Currently ______ is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 

  • This week’s Social Goal is a prompt. As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday, think of the many things you are grateful for. Share if you would like. 

  • Attention 6th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. This is a reminder that tryouts are after school today from 2:30-5. You must be dressed out, wearing gym shoes, and in the gym by no later than 2:40.

  • Attention art club members! No after school meeting today. If you would like to use your lunch/recess to do art club work, please get to 109 and get a pass from Mrs. Langer. All three lunch shifts are open. There will be art club after school tomorrow, as usual.

  • All the way lit up tour That Girl Lay-Lay 
    Would you like to win a chance to attend the All the way lit up Tour That Girl Lay Lay  & special guests in concert? Then here is an opportunity for you. For any student that is present, doesn’t have any office referrals and or tardies/late arrivals will have a daily opportunity to earn a ticket for a chance to win one front row seat to the That Girl Lay Lay concert on December 13that 6 p.m. at Bank of Springfield.
    Parents will have to transport the winning students to and from the concert. 
    The contest will begin Monday, December 2nd and end Wednesday December 11th. We will announce the winners on Thursday, December 12th on the  Morning Announcements.

November 22nd



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade 96.41%, 7th grade 88.92%, 8th grade 85.31%. Currently  6th is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters. Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • This year’s Glow Dance will be Dec. 13th.  Students that don’t have ANY office referrals or suspensions will be allowed to attend.  All Glow Gear is $1.00 each. Hope you can make it!




  • Attention 6th grade girls interested in trying out for volleyball! Sixth grade only tryouts will be on Monday, November 25th from 2:30 - 5. There will be an activity bus at 5. You must be dressed out and in the gym by no later than 2:40. You must be wearing gym shoes.



November 21st



  • Read and run club will meet today after school in 105b. Please dress appropriately to run outside.




  • Students applying for the Future Healthcare Warrior club- applications are due today and can be turned into the guidance office or Dr. Mesbah




  • Tomorrow, Friday, November 22 will be a $2 jeans day. Please make sure your jeans are in compliance with district 186 guidelines.




  • New books have arrived in your WMS library.  Come check out a book and meeting your reading goals.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can show responsibility during unstructured periods in the building. I know the building expectations.



November 20th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade 93.65%, 7th grade 86.48%, 8th grade 84.69%. Currently 6th grade is in the lead. Keep up the good work 6th grade. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Attention 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball. There will be an open gym this evening for both grade levels. The 7th grade only open gym will be from 4-5:30 and the 8th grade only open gym will be from 5:30-7. Please be on time to the open gym and make sure you have a ride when it is over.




  •  Students applying for the Future Healthcare Warriors Club, applications are due by the end of the day tomorrow and can be turned into the guidance office or Dr. Mesbah. If you would like to apply and still have not gotten an application, today is the last day to pick one up from the guidance office. 




  • Friday, November 22 will be a $2 jeans day. Please make sure your jeans are in compliance with district 186 guidelines. 




  • New books have arrived in your WMS library.  Come check out a book and meeting your reading goals.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can show responsibility during unstructured periods in the building. I know the building expectations.



November 19th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 18th are as follows 6th grade 89.7%, 7th grade 89.8%, 8th grade 86.99%. Currently 7th grade is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Read and run club will meet today after school in 105b. Please dress appropriately to run outside.




  • New books have arrived in your WMS library.  Come check out a book and meeting your reading goals.




  • If you missed yesterday’s meeting of the Future Healthcare Warriors Club but would still like to apply, you can pick up an application today or tomorrow from the guidance office or Dr. Mesbah. Applications are due by this Thursday




  • Tonight’s 6th Grade Boys Basketball practice has been cancelled.




  • In November we remind ourselves to be grateful. In your WMS Library we are grateful for new books!  Come take a look at the new acquisitions that have just arrived. Come check out a book and meet your reading goals.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can show responsibility during unstructured periods in the building. I know the building expectations.



November 18th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 15th are as follows 6th grade 90.83%, 7th grade 86.8%, 8th grade 86.73%. Currently 6th grade is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • This year’s Glow Dance will be Dec. 13th.  Students that don’t have ANY office referrals or suspensions will be allowed to attend.  All Glow Gear is $1.00 each. Hope you can make it!




  • Those students interested in the Future Healthcare Warriors club, the first meeting is today directly after school in the cafeteria. Today’s meeting will provide an introduction to club activities, information on how to apply and a fun hands-on activity. Please gather your things and report to the cafeteria as soon as possible once school is dismissed. If you are not able to make it to today’s meeting but would still like to apply, applications can be picked up in the guidance office and are due by this Thursday, Nov. 21st.




  • Read and run club will meet tomorrow after school in 105b. Please dress appropriately to run outside.




  • In November we remind ourselves to be grateful. In your WMS Library we are grateful for new books!  Come take a look at the new acquisitions that have just arrived. Come check out a book and meet your reading goals.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can show responsibility during unstructured periods in the building. I know the building expectations. 




  • Code Club is tonight in room 212. Code Club is still open to new members If you have any questions please see Mr. Murr or Ms. McCarthy.



November 15th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade__________ 7th grade_________ 8th grade______. Currently ______ is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • This year’s Glow Dance will be Dec. 13th.  Students that don’t have ANY office referrals or suspensions will be allowed to attend.  All Glow Gear is $1.00 each. Hope you can make it!




  • We are very excited to see so many students interested in the Future Healthcare Warriors club- we had 125 students sign up, many more than we were expecting. Due to the large number of students interested, students will now have to turn in an application to be considered for the club. The first meeting of the club will still be held this coming Monday, Nov 18, and will be open to all who are interested in joining. There, students will learn more about the club activities, end of the year field trip, and the application process. Dr. Mesbah will be in the cafeteria during all lunch shifts today with a handout about the club and to answer any questions.




  • Attention 6th grade girls who are interested in playing volleyball. There will be an open gym after school today from 2:30-4:00. Please be dressed out and in the gym, ready to begin, by no later than 2:40. 




  • There will be a Million Word Club meeting today during 7th period for all members. Members should have a pass from your Language Arts teacher.  




  • In November we remind ourselves to be grateful. In your WMS Library we are grateful for new books!  Come take a look at the new acquisitions that have just arrived. Come check out a book and meet your reading goals.



November 14th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 12th are as follows 6th grade__75% 44 absent students_ 7th grade_66% 66 absent students________ 8th grade_____71% 56 absent students_. As a whole we had 70% of our students in attendance. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • There will be after-school homework help for sixth graders in room 106 today. All students wishing to attend need to bring their silent reading book. No students will be allowed to go to the library or borrow a book. Please bring all assignments and a silent reading book. 




  • It’s GLOW DANCE TIME!  This month’s PBIS incentive is for students to have ZERO office referrals or suspensions starting TODAY until Friday, December 13th.  Students with good behavior will be invited to attend the annual GLOW DANCE. Lights will be off in the gym and only your “glow gear” will brighten up the room.  All glow gear is $1 each and you can buy as much as you want! Again… NO referrals until Friday, Dec. 13th in order to attend this much anticipated event.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I am aware of the time I need to prepare and get to class. I can be on time. 




  • Students interested in healthcare careers, sign-ups for the Future Healthcare Warriors club will be outside the cafeteria during lunch today and tomorrow. The club will meet after school twice a month starting this coming monday for hands-on activities related to healthcare as well as guest visits by healthcare professionals from our community. Stop by the table outside the cafeteria or see Dr. Mesbah to get more information and sign up today.




  • Attention 6th grade girls who are interested in playing volleyball. There will be an open gym after school tomorrow, Friday, November 15th from 2:30-4:00. Please be dressed out and in the gym, ready to begin, by no later than 2:40.



November 13th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade__________ 7th grade_________ 8th grade______. Currently ______ is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • It’s GLOW DANCE TIME!  This month’s PBIS incentive is for students to have ZERO office referrals starting tomorrow until Friday, December 13th.  If you keep up your good behavior, you can attend the annual GLOW DANCE. Lights will be off in the gym and only your “glow gear” will brighten up the room.  All glow gear is $1 each and you can buy as much as you want. Again… NO referrals until Friday, Dec. 13th in order to attend.




  • Students interested in healthcare careers, sign-ups for the Future Healthcare Warriors club will be outside the cafeteria during lunch tomorrow and Friday. The club will meet after school twice a month starting this coming monday, November 18 for hands-on activities related to healthcare like measuring blood pressure and testing vision as well as guest visits by healthcare professionals like nurses, veterinarians, optometrists and more!




  • Today’s Social Goal: I am aware of the time I need to prepare and get to class. I can be on time.



November 12th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade__________ 7th grade_________ 8th grade______. Currently ______ is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • There will NOT be after-school homework help for sixth graders today. All students wishing to attend after-school tutoring on Thursday need to bring their silent reading books. No students will be allowed to go to the library. Please bring all assignments and a silent reading book. 




  • Today’s Social Goal: I am aware of the time I need to prepare and get to class. I can be on time.



November 8th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade 86%, 7th grade 83%, 8th grade 86% . Currently we have a tie between 6th & 8th is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Teachers if you haven’t done so already, please have your advisory students set an attendance goal for the month of November and update it in the google document. Every student who makes their goal will be rewarded. 




  • Students every Monday we have Tutoring from 2:40-4 in room 124 provided by Gear Up. If you are interested in staying, please see Mrs. Nosa. 




  • The 6th Grade Boys Basketball Team will practice tonight from 3:30 to 5:30




  • The 7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball teams will practice tonight from 2:30-4.




  • Are you interested in becoming a doctor, nurse, veterinarian, dentist, optometrist, psychologist, physical therapist or any other type of healthcare worker when you grow up? If so, then you should consider joining the Future Healthcare Warriors club. The club will meet twice a month after school starting November 18th for hands-on activities related to healthcare, such as how to wash and dress a wound, using a stethoscope to listen to the heart and lungs, and checking reflexes. There will also be healthcare professionals from our community joining the group to share their experiences and help students get a better idea of the type of work they do. Sign-ups for the club will be next week, stay tuned for more information to come.




  • Picture retake day is today. Student to take retakes will be called down to the library this morning. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know where my learning is going and what is expected of me for high achievement.




  • Band Students please report to the band room at the conclusion of announcements. Thank you



November 7th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade__________ 7th grade_________ 8th grade______. Currently ______ is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Teachers if you haven’t done so already, please have your advisory students set an attendance goal for the month of November and update it in the google document. Every student who makes their goal will be rewarded. 




  • Students every Monday we have Tutoring from 2:40-4 in room 124 provided by Gear Up. If you are interested in staying, please see Mrs. Nosa. 




  • Were you absent on picture day? Are you new to WMS? Did you forget to order pictures on picture day? If you answered yes to any of those, tomorrow is picture retake day. Order forms can be picked up in room 208. If you had your picture taken and have not received your proof or picture package, please ask your math teacher.




  • Tomorrow we will be on a 1:30 dismissal for PBIS movie day. Students attending will have 3 or fewer tardy referrals. 




  • Tonight’s Girls Basketball game will be an intersquad scrimmage. There will be one game beginning at 4pm. Please come and support the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know where my learning is going and what is expected of me for high achievement.




  • Read and Run club will meet today after school in 105b. Please dress appropriately to go outside and bring your AR book or something to read. Be present by 2:40 to participate.



November 6th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 5th are as follows 6th grade 90%, 7th grade 91%, 8th grade 87%. Currently 7th grade is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Teachers if you haven’t done so already, please have your advisory students set an attendance goal for the month of November and update it in the google document. Every student who makes their goal will be rewarded. 




  • Students every Monday we have Tutoring from 2:40-4 in room 124 provided by Gear Up. If you are interested in staying, please see Mrs. Nosa. 




  • Were you absent on picture day? Are you new to WMS? Did you forget to order pictures on picture day? If you answered yes to any of those, this Friday is picture retake day. Order forms can be picked up in room 208. If you had your picture taken and have not received your proof or picture package, please ask your math teacher.




  • This week’s social goal: I can respond to teacher and other adult directions appropriately.



November 5th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade__________ 7th grade_________ 8th grade______. Currently ______ is in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Teachers if you haven’t done so already, please have your advisory students set an attendance goal for the month of November and update it in the google document. Every student who makes their goal will be rewarded. 




  • Students every Monday we have Tutoring from 2:40-4 in room 124 provided by Gear Up. If you are interested in staying, please see Mrs. Nosa. 




  • Were you absent on picture day? Are you new to WMS? Did you forget to order pictures on picture day? If you answered yes to any of those, this Friday is picture retake day. Order forms can be picked up in room 208. If you had your picture taken and have not received your proof or picture package, please ask your math teacher.




  • Read and Run club will meet today after school in 105b. Please dress appropriately to go outside and bring your AR book or something to read. Be present by 2:40 to participate.




  • Blue and Gold Choir will be cancelled today after school. The next meeting will be next tuesday 10/12.



November 4th



  • Warriors, Your grade level attendance percentages for November 1st are as follows 6th grade 88%, 7th grade 83%, and 8th grade80%. Currently 6th gradeis in the lead. Keep in mind your attendance matters.   Remember the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Teachers if you haven’t done so already, please have your advisory students set an attendance goal for the month of November and update it in the google document. Every student who makes their goal will be rewarded. 




  • Students every Monday we have Tutoring from 2:40-4 in room 124 provided by Gear Up. If you are interested in staying, please see Mrs. Nosa. 




  • This Friday we will have the PBIS movie day. Students qualifying for this event will have 3 or less tardy referrals from October 15—thru this week. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I am able to appropriately respond to teachers and other adults when given a direction.




  • Were you absent on picture day? Are you new to WMS? Did you forget to order pictures on picture day? If you answered yes to any of those, this Friday is picture retake day. Order forms can be picked up in room 208. If you had your picture taken and have not received your proof or picture package, please ask your math teacher.




  • Teachers, the United Way Auction is still up and running, but it will close Tuesday at noon. All forms and auction money is due Wednesday by 2:30.



November 1st



  • Warriors, It’s a new month. Your attendance matters. Did you know that missing  10 minutes per day equals 50 minutes a week which equals nearly 1 ½ weeks per year? Your attendance affects your success and we want you to be successful.  We will be starting our November grade level attendance competition today. For the month of November, the grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93% will earn an out of uniform dress down day. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Students every Monday we have Tutoring from 2:40-4 in room 124 provided by Gear Up. If you are interested in staying, please see Mrs. Nosa. 




  • If you have Kindness shirt order forms to turn in, please send them to room 120 NOW.  We are ordering shirts during Advisory time today.




  • Today we will hold our first dance of the year, with proceeds benefiting United Way. Students may attend the dance for $2. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the dance with the dance starting at 1:30 for students. Students in In House or receiving referrals on Friday will not be allowed to attend the dance.




  • Students, today is our last United Way “Out-Of-Uniform” Day for $2. So if you plan on attending the dance and dressing out of uniform, you will need at least $4 tomorrow. If you want to buy snacks at the dance, you will need more than $4. Students will have a pink wristband if they have paid for out of uniform. Please check—if a student does not have a wristband, please send them to the front lobby- NO COATS NO HOODIES




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know where my learning is going and what is expected of me for high achievement.



October 31st



  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Kindness shirt orders are due TOMORROW!.  If you need a form, stop by room 120 on the way to lunch and grab one.  




  • There will not be homework help for sixth graders after school today. Join us for homework help on Tuesday in room 106.  




  • This Friday we will hold our first dance of the year, with proceeds benefiting United Way. Students may attend the dance for $2. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the dance with the dance starting at 1:30 for students. Students in In House or receiving referrals on Friday will not be allowed to attend the dance.




  • Students, tomorrow is our last United Way “Out-Of-Uniform” Day for $2. So if you plan on attending the dance and dressing out of uniform, you will need at least $4 tomorrow. If you want to buy snacks at the dance, you will need more than $4. 




  • Read and Run club will resume beginning next Tuesday Nov. 5. We will meet in room 105b promptly at 2:40. Please bring a book to read and dress appropriately for running/walking outside i.e. tennis shoes and a warm sweatshirt/jacket, etc. 




  • No art club tonight! Please plan on attending both Tuesday and Thursday next week as the Festival of Trees deadline is getting closer.




  • There will not be homework help for sixth graders on Thursday, October 31st. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know where my learning is going and what is expected of me for high achievement.



October 30th



  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • 7th Graders we have a change in the format for Tutoring. In order to attend tutoring you will need to have signed up on the sign up sheet outside of Room 219 before Tutoring. Tutoring will be Today in room 219. Please make sure you come with work and a book to read. 




  • Kindness shirt orders are due Friday.  If you need a form, stop by room 120 on the way to lunch and grab one.  Shirts are only $7! You will also receive a free jeans pass with your order.




  • There will not be homework help for sixth graders on Thursday, October 31st. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know where my learning is going and what is expected of me for high achievement.



October 29th



  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • This Friday we will hold our first dance of the year, with proceeds benefiting United Way. Students may attend the dance for $2. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the dance with the dance starting at 1:30 for students. Students in In House or receiving referrals on Friday will not be allowed to attend the dance.




  • 7th Graders we have a change in the format for Tutoring. In order to attend tutoring you will need to sign up on the sign up sheet outside of Room 219 before Tutoring. For this week, Tutoring will be on October 29th, therefore you need to sign up by October 28th to attend. If you have questions, please speak to one of your teachers. 




  • Kindness shirt orders are due Friday.  If you need a form, stop by room 120 on the way to lunch and grab one.  Shirts are only $7!




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know where my learning is going and what is expected of me for high achievement.



October 28th



  • We will have a spirit night tonight from 4:30 to 7:30 at Chick-fil-A. A portion of proceeds will be donated back to WMS. Everyone who supports will receive a prize.




  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • This Friday we will hold our first dance of the year, with proceeds benefiting United Way. Students may attend the dance for $2. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the dance with the dance starting at 1:30 for students. Students in In House or receiving referrals on Friday will not be allowed to attend the dance.




  • Teachers and staff, there are donuts for sale in Mrs. Bennett’s room, room 110. Proceeds benefit United Way. Please go down to room 110 and buy a donut for only $1. 




  • Teachers, if you haven’t returned your United Way form, you have all this week to do so. Please put them in Mr. Sevener’s mailbox or bring them to room 223. Your community thanks you. 





  • 7th Graders we have a change in the format for Tutoring. In order to attend tutoring you will need to sign up on the sign up sheet outside of Room 219 before Tutoring. For this week, Tutoring will be on October 29th, therefore you need to sign up by October 28th to attend. If you have questions, please speak to one of your teachers. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know where my learning is going and what is expected of me for high achievement.



October 24th



  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 



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  • We will have a spirit night on October 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 at Chick-fil-A. A portion of proceeds will be donated back to WMS. Everyone who supports will receive a prize.




  • There will NOT be 7th grade homework help today. 7th Graders we have a change in the format for Tutoring. In order to attend tutoring you will need to sign up on the sign up sheet outside of Room 219 before Tutoring. For next week, Tutoring will be on October 29th, therefore you need to sign up by October 28th to attend. If you have questions, please speak to one of your teachers. 




  • There will not be 6th grade tutoring today. Tutoring for next week will be on Tuesday only. Please bring all assignments and a silent reading book.



October 23rd



  • Students we will be having Parent/Teacher conferences this Thursday and Friday. Please encourage your parents to attend to discuss your performance here at WMS. We are looking forward to seeing them this week. There will be no school Friday due to conferences. 




  • Students we are kicking off our United Way campaign this week. United Way is a big deal in our building and you have an opportunity to contribute. Starting Today, we will have an out of uniform dress day for $2 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. Each day will cost $2 and your contribution will go directly to our United Way campaign. Please purchase your out-of-uniform bracelet by the cafeteria when you arrive to school.




  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 





  • We will have a spirit night on October 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 at Chick-fil-A. A portion of proceeds will be donated back to WMS. Everyone who supports will receive a prize.




  • There will NOT be 7th grade homework help on this week. 7th Graders we have a change in the format for Tutoring. In order to attend tutoring you will need to sign up on the sign up sheet outside of Room 219 before Tutoring. For next week, Tutoring will be on October 29th, therefore you need to sign up by October 28th to attend. If you have questions, please speak to one of your teachers. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can set goals for improvement after comparing my first quarter performance.



October 22nd



  • Students we are kicking off our United Way campaign this week. United Way is a big deal in our building and you have an opportunity to contribute. Starting Today, we will have an out of uniform dress day for $2 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. Each day will cost $2 and your contribution will go directly to our United Way campaign. Please purchase your out-of-uniform bracelet by the cafeteria when you arrive to school.




  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • We will have a spirit night on October 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 at Chick-fil-A. A portion of proceeds will be donated back to WMS. Everyone who supports will receive a prize.




  • 7th Graders we have a change in the format for Tutoring. In order to attend tutoring you will need to sign up on the sign up sheet outside of Room 219 before Tutoring. For next week, Tutoring will be on October 29th, therefore you need to sign up by October 28th to attend. If you have questions, please speak to one of your teachers. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can set goals for improvement after comparing my first quarter performance.



October 21st



  • Students we are kicking off our United Way campaign this week. United Way is a big deal in our building and you have an opportunity to contribute. Starting TOMORROW, we will have an out of uniform dress day for $2 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. Each day will cost $2 and your contribution will go directly to our United Way campaign. Please purchase your out-of-uniform bracelet by the cafeteria when you arrive to school.




  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • First quarter tardy totals 6th grade-390, 7th grade-518, 8th grade-674.Students we are looking for these numbers to improve as we start the 2nd quarter. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can set goals for improvement after comparing my first quarter performance.  




  • We will have a spirit night on October 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 at Chick-fil-A. A portion of proceeds will be donated back to WMS. Everyone who supports will receive a prize.




  • 8th grade ambassadors, meet in mobile 2 at lunch for a VERY quick meeting.




  • Code Club will meet tonight in room 212.



October 18th



  • 8th grade students will be randomly selected daily to participate in the roundtable with the LHS Service Learners. If you are selected, please get your lunch and report to room 120 for the roundtable. You will learn about High School expectations and what’s needed to be successful. 




  • Please plan on joining us for our upcoming Fall Connection on October 19th from 1 to 3 p.m. We will have a free meal, games, activities, raffle baskets, bounce houses, free haircuts and much more.  Concessions will be available for purchase. 




  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • We will have a spirit night on October 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 at Chick-fil-A. A portion of proceeds will be donated back to WMS. Everyone who supports will receive a prize.




  • 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball tryouts will be on 10/21 from 6:30-8:30 in the WMS Gym. Please come dressed for activity and make arrangements for your own transportation.



October 17th



  • Please plan on joining us for our upcoming Fall Connection on October 19th from 1 to 3 p.m. We will have a free meal, games, activities, raffle baskets, bounce houses, free haircuts and much more.  Concessions will be available for purchase. 




  • 8th grade students will be randomly selected daily to participate in the roundtable with the LHS Service Learners. If you are selected, please get your lunch and report to room 120 for the roundtable. You will learn about High School expectations and what’s needed to be successful. 




  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Tuesday we started counting your tardies for the next PBIS reward.  In order to attend the Spooky Movie Film Fest on November 8th, you cannot have more than 3 tardies from now until then.  We have more than a dozen movies for you to pick from so be sure to get to class on time so you can attend.




  • 7th grade Homework Help is today after school. Talk to your teacher to see what missing work you can make up. Bring your work AND a book to read and be in room 208 by 2:40. If you do not have an SSR book with you, you will not be allowed to stay. Please make sure you know how you will get home.




  • We will have a spirit night on October 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 at Chick-fil-A. A portion of proceeds will be donated back to WMS. Everyone who supports will receive a prize.




  • The Girls Basketball Game scheduled for tonight at Ball Charter will start at 4:30 instead of 3:30. There will be a team meeting and pre-game warm up at WMS after school in the gym. The bus will leave for Ball Charter 3:30. Please inform your parents you may come to the office to call during lunch if needed.




  • 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball tryouts will be on 10/21 from 6:30-8:30 in the WMS Gym. Please come dressed for activity and make arrangements for your own transportation.




  • This week’s social goal: I can prepare to end the quarter strong. I know where my grades are and how to correct any failing classes.



October 16th



  • Congratulations to 7th grade student Wyatt Watson. Wyatt qualified for the state cross country meet coming up on Saturday in Normal, IL. If you see Wyatt today, be sure to say way to go!




  • 8th grade students will be randomly selected daily to participate in the roundtable with the LHS Service Learners. If you are selected, please get your lunch and report to room 120 for the roundtable. You will learn about High School expectations and what’s needed to be successful. 




  • Please plan on joining us for our upcoming Fall Connection on October 19th from 1 to 3 p.m. We will have a free meal, games, activities, raffle baskets, bounce houses, free haircuts and much more.  Concessions will be available for purchase. 




  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Yesterday we started counting your tardies for the next PBIS reward.  In order to attend the Spooky Movie Film Fest on November 11th, you cannot have more than 3 tardies from now until then.  Be sure to get to class on time every period in order to attend your favorite Halloween movie. 




  • 7th grade Homework Help will be tomorrow after school. Talk to your teacher to see what missing work you can make up. Bring your work AND a book to read and be in room 208 by 2:40. If you do not have an SSR book with you, you will not be allowed to stay. Please make sure you know how you will get home.




  • We will have a spirit night on October 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 at Chick-fil-A. A portion of proceeds will be donated back to WMS. Everyone who supports will receive a prize. 




  • This week’s social goal: I can prepare to end the quarter strong. I know where my grades are and how to correct any failing classes.



October 15th



  • Congratulations to 7th grade student Wyatt Watson. Wyatt qualified for the state cross country meet coming up on Saturday in Normal, IL. If you see Wyatt today, be sure to say way to go!




  • 8th grade students will be randomly selected daily to participate in the roundtable with the LHS Service Learners. If you are selected, please get your lunch and report to room 120 for the roundtable. You will learn about High School expectations and what’s needed to be successful. 




  • Please plan on joining us for our upcoming Fall Connection on October 19th from 1 to 3 p.m. We will have a free meal, games, activities, raffle baskets, bounce houses, free haircuts and much more.  Concessions will be available for purchase. 




  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Art club will only be meeting on THURSDAY this week. Do not come to art club today.




  • TODAY we are starting to count your tardies for the next PBIS reward.  In order to attend the Spooky Movie Film Fest on November 11th, you cannot have more than 3 tardies from now until then.  Be sure to get to class on time every period in order to attend your favorite Halloween movie. 




  • This week’s social goal: I can prepare to end the quarter strong. I know where my grades are and how to correct any failing classes.



October 11th



  • Dodgeball Day!!!  Are you grades up to par?  Those who don’t have any Fs can attend today.  We will be running the 1:30 schedule today.




  • Come out and support the WMS cheer squad with their Car Wash fundraiser for breast cancer. The car wash will be tomorrow on October 12, 2019 at Noonans on North grand from 11am-2pm. Tickets can be purchased by any cheerleader or the coach for $5 or you can pay when you come, donations are being accepted as well. All of the money will be donated to help support breast cancer.




  • Celebrate your reading by indulging in a fright night book.  Come take a look at the October “scary” collection in your WMS library.  Read to succeed!




  • 8th grade students will be randomly selected daily to participate in the roundtable with the LHS Service Learners. If you are selected, please get your lunch and report to room 120 for the roundtable. You will learn about High School expectations and what’s needed to be successful. 




  • Please plan on joining us for our upcoming Fall Connection on October 19th from 1 to 3 p.m. We will have a free meal, games, activities, raffle baskets, bounce houses, Free Hair cuts and much more.  Concessions will be available for purchase. 




  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too. 




  • Million Word Club will have their first meeting today during 7th period.  Million Word Club passes for meeting are with Language Arts teachers. Mrs. Daniels will make an announcement when it is time to come to the library.



October 10th



  • Dodgeball is tomorrow!!!  Are you grades up to par? Those who don’t have any Fs can attend today.  We will be running the 1:30 schedule today.  




  • Come out and support the WMS cheer squad with their Car Wash fundraiser for breast cancer. The car wash will be on October 12, 2019 at Noonans on North grand from 11am-2pm. Tickets can be purchased by any cheerleader or the coach for $5 or you can pay when you come, donations are being accepted as well. All of the money will be donated to help support breast cancer.




  • The first Million Word Club meeting will be held tomorrow during 8th period in the library.  Members and those that are getting close will be invited by their Language Arts teacher to attend.  




  • 7th grade Homework Help is today after school. Talk to your teacher to see what missing work you can make up. Bring your work and a book to read and be in room 208 by 2:40. If you do not have an SSR book with you, you will not be allowed to stay. Please make sure you know how you will get home.




  • 8th grade students will be randomly selected daily to participate in the roundtable with the LHS Service Learners. If you are selected, please get your lunch and report to room 120 for the roundtable. You will learn about High School expectations and what’s needed to be successful. 




  • $2.00 Pink out Jean Day!! This Friday October 11, 2019



If you purchased a Breast Cancer awareness shirt please wear it Friday.  If you did not purchase a Cancer shirt please wear pink with your jeans for $2.00.

Donations will go towards Breast Cancer awareness.  



  • Please plan on joining us for our upcoming Fall Connection on October 19th from 1 to 3 p.m. We will have a free meal, games, activities, raffle baskets, bounce houses, Free Hair cuts and much more.  Concessions will be available for purchase. 




  • Warriors, your attendance matters. We will be having a grade level attendance competition for October starting October 14th through October 31. The grade level that has the highest percentage of students in attendance above 93 % will earn a treat during lunch time. Please make sure you are present and encourage your friends to be in attendance too.



October 9th



  • Dodgeball is Friday! Mr. Midiri is getting extra antsy to Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge your weak attempts at hitting him.  Show him what you’re made of! Be sure to get your grades up by Friday. No Fs allowed in your gradebook if you’re wanting to attend this insane competition between students and staff.




  • Come out and support the WMS cheer squad with their Car Wash fundraiser for breast cancer. The car wash will be on October 12, 2019 at Noonans on North grand from 11am-2pm. Tickets can be purchased by any cheerleader or the coach for $5 or you can pay when you come, donations are being accepted as well. All of the money will be donated to help support breast cancer.




  • Want to read a book that is scary to help you celebrate October?  Come check out the “scary” collection in the library today! 




  • 7th grade Homework Help is tomorrow after school. Talk to your teacher to see what missing work you can make up. Bring your work and a book to read and be in room 208 by 2:40. If you do not have an SSR book with you, you will not be allowed to stay. Please make sure you know how you will get home. 




  • 8th grade students will be randomly selected daily to participate in the roundtable with the LHS Service Learners. If you are selected, please get your lunch and report to room 120 for the roundtable. You will learn about High School expectations and what’s needed to be successful. 




  • Please plan on joining us for our upcoming Fall Connection on October 19th from 1 to 3 p.m. We will have a free meal, games, activities, raffle baskets, bounce houses, Free Haircuts and much more.  Concessions will be available for purchase.



October 8th



  • Come out and support the WMS cheer squad with their Car Wash fundraiser for breast cancer. The car wash will be on October 12, 2019 at Noonans on North grand from 11am-2pm. Tickets can be purchased by any cheerleader or the coach for $5 or you can pay when you come, donations are being accepted as well. All of the money will be donated to help support breast cancer.




  • Blue and Gold Choir practice after school will be cancelled this week. They will be meeting next week on October 15th.




  • 8th grade students will be randomly selected daily to participate in the roundtable with the LHS Service Learners. If you are selected, please get your lunch and report to room 120 for the roundtable. You will learn about High School expectations and what’s needed to be successful. 




  • The Library is closed for book check-out today unless a teacher accompanies you.  Mrs. Daniels will return on Wednesday with regular book check-out times.



October 7th



  • Prize Patrol is on the move. Will Prize Patrol visit you, today? In order to receive a reward from prize patrol you must have perfect attendance and 0 tardies. Prize Patrol is looking forward to visiting you this week. 




  • October 11th will be the PBIS Ultimate Dodgeball Competition between students and teachers.  In order to attend, you cannot have any failing grades for the quarter. I plan on knocking out at least 1 kid this year from the game.  Will you be that student??? May the force be with you.




  • 8th Grade student who participated in the Lunch and Lounge event on Monday—the next meeting will be Tuesday during the lunch period instead of Monday. Please make sure you obtain a pass for attendance from Mr. Turner prior to the meeting on Tuesday.




  • Come out and support the WMS cheer squad with their Car Wash fundraiser for breast cancer. The car wash will be on October 12, 2019 at Noonans on North grand from 11am-2pm. Tickets can be purchased by any cheerleader or the coach for $5 or you can pay when you come, donations are being accepted as well. All of the money will be donated to help support breast cancer. Also, if you are still wanting to purchase popcorn, the money is due today. Thanks in advance for all of your support.




  • Congratulations to Jasmyne Pauley, our first Million Word Club member for the 2019-20 school year.  The Million Word Club is made up of students who have read 1,000,000 words during a school term. These club members meet monthly in the library, get a Million Word Club shirt to wear on Friday with jeans each week for no cost, and take special field trips during the school year.  Want to be a member? Ask Jasmyne or your Language Arts teacher about a great book to read and add to your AR word count.  



  • Come to the library and check out the October “scary” collection.  Become a Million Word Club member!


  • This week’s social goal: I know and can state what I am learning in the classroom at any given time during the day.




  • Blue and Gold Choir practice tomorrow will be cancelled this week. They will be meeting next week on October 15th.




  • Code Club will meet tonight in room 212, make sure you know how you are getting home and bring a friend!



October 4th



  • Teachers:  Please ask your students if they have a PBIS Spirit Shirt order form and money.  If they do, please send them immediately to room 210 (Mrs. House) to turn in their order.  It is due by 8:15 this morning. 




  • Prize Patrol is on the move. Will Prize Patrol visit you, this Thursday? In order to receive a reward from prize patrol you must have perfect attendance and 0 tardies. Prize Patrol is looking forward to visiting you this week. 




  • October 11th will be the PBIS Ultimate Dodgeball Competition between students and teachers.  In order to attend, you cannot have any failing grades for the quarter. Mrs. Nicholas recently declared, “Nobody makes me bleed my own blood” … so just remember the 5 D’s of Dodgeball:  Dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge!




  • 8th Grade student who participated in the Lunch and Lounge event on Monday—the next meeting will be Tuesday during the lunch period instead of Monday. Please make sure you obtain a pass for attendance from Mr. Turner prior to the meeting on Tuesday.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know how to respond to adults or others in a respectful manner. 




  • Come out and support the WMS cheer squad with their Car Wash fundraiser for breast cancer. The car wash will be on October 12, 2019 at Noonans on North grand from 11am-2pm. Tickets can be purchased by any cheerleader or the coach for $5 or you can pay when you come, donations are being accepted as well. All of the money will be donated to help support breast cancer. Also, if you are still wanting to purchase popcorn, the money is due Monday the 7th. Thanks in advance for all of your support.



October 3rd



  • Today is the last day for PBIS Spirit Shirt orders, however, if you forgot yours today and still want to order, we will accept them tomorrow morning as well.  Again, last call for PBIS Spirit Shirts! They are only $10 and you should turn it into your math teacher first thing tomorrow morning. Remember, for those who buy a PBIS Spirit Shirt, you will also receive a free jeans pass to go along with it!




  • Prize Patrol is on the move. Will Prize Patrol visit you, this Friday? In order to receive a reward from prize patrol you must have perfect attendance and 0 tardies. Prize Patrol is looking forward to visiting you this week. 




  • 7th grade Homework Help is today after school. Talk to your teacher to see what missing work you can make up. Bring your work and a book to read and be in room 208 by 2:40. If you do not have an SSR book with you, you will not be allowed to stay. Please make sure you know how you will get home.




  • October 11th will be the PBIS Ultimate Dodgeball Competition between students and teachers.  In order to attend, you cannot have any failing grades for the quarter. Mrs. Nicholas says she plans on knocking out at least 1 kid this year.  Will you be that student??? May the force be with you.




  • 8th Grade student who participated in the Lunch and Lounge event on Monday—the next meeting will be Tuesday during the lunch period instead of Monday. Please make sure you obtain a pass for attendance from Mr. Turner prior to the meeting on Tuesday.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know how to respond to adults or others in a respectful manner. 




  • Tutoring for 6th grade has been canceled for today. We will have tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday of next week.



October 2nd



  • PBIS Spirit Shirts are only $10.  Tomorrow is the last day to turn in money and t-shirt order forms to your math teacher.  If you need an extra copy, ask your math teacher today. Remember, for those who buy a PBIS Spirit Shirt, you will also receive a free jeans pass to go along with it!




  • Prize Patrol is on the move. Will Prize Patrol visit you, this Friday? In order to receive a reward from prize patrol you must have perfect attendance and 0 tardies. Prize Patrol is looking forward to visiting you this week. 




  • 7th grade Homework Help is tomorrow after school. Talk to your teacher to see what missing work you can make up. Bring your work and a book to read and be in room 208 by 2:40. If you do not have an SSR book with you, you will not be allowed to stay. Please make sure you know how you will get home.




  • Bring it on, Dodgeball Participants.  Want to compete against your very own teachers?  “Ouchtown, Population: YOU, bro!” “We are the Washington Warrior Faculty and We Will, We Will Rock You!”  So make sure you have all passing grades by October 11th. 




  • If you see Mrs. Nicholas today, make sure to wish her a Happy 40th Birthday! Enjoy your day Mrs. Nicholas!




  • Students don’t spray perfumes, deodorants or other sprays in the hallways.  These scents may trigger asthma and/or allergies. 




  • 8th Grade student who participated in the Lunch and Lounge event on Monday—the next meeting will be Tuesday during the lunch period instead of Monday. Please make sure you obtain a pass for attendance from Mr. Turner prior to the meeting on Tuesday.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know how to respond to adults or others in a respectful manner.



October 1st



  • PBIS Spirit Shirts are only available for purchase until Thursday, October 3rd.  Be sure to get your order form from your math teacher today. For any student who buys a PBIS Spirit Shirt,  you will also receive a FREE JEANS PASS to wear with your shirt! Be sure to turn your money and order form in this Thursday.




  • Prize Patrol is on the move. Will Prize Patrol visit you, this Thursday? In order to receive a reward from prize patrol you must have perfect attendance and 0 tardies. Prize Patrol is looking forward to visiting you this week. 




  • Students don’t spray perfumes, deodorants or other sprays in the hallways.  These scents may trigger asthma and/or allergies.




  • Bring it on, Dodgeball Participants.  Want to compete against your very own teachers?  “Ouchtown, Population: YOU, bro!” “We are the Washington Warrior Faculty and We Will, We Will Rock You!”  So make sure you have all passing grades by October 11th.  




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know how to respond to any adult in a positive manner.



September 30th



  • PBIS Spirit Shirts are only available for purchase until Thursday, October 3rd.  Be sure to get your order form from your math teacher today. For any student who buys a PBIS Spirit Shirt,  you will also receive a FREE JEANS PASS to wear with your shirt! Be sure to turn your money and order form in this Thursday.




  • Prize Patrol is on the move. Will Prize Patrol visit you, this Thursday? In order to receive a reward from prize patrol you must have perfect attendance and 0 tardies. Prize Patrol is looking forward to visiting you this week. 




  • Students don’t spray perfumes, deodorants or other sprays in the hallways.  These scents may trigger asthma and/or allergies. 




  • 8th grade students who signed up for the Lunch and Lounge meetings last Monday you will meet today during the lunch hour today in room 120. Please get your lunch before you come to the room. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I know how to respond to any adult in a positive manner.



September 26th



  • PBIS Spirit Shirts are only available for purchase until Thursday, October 3rd.  Be sure to get your order form from your math teacher today. You have 2 shirt choices and they are only $10 a piece.  Return money and forms to your math teacher soon.




  • Today is picture day. Students if you wish to purchase pictures be sure to have your money and order form ready when your class is called for pictures. Students must have a uniform appropriate top for pictures today. 




  • Today is a $2 jeans day. Students should have purchased a wristband this morning in the cafeteria. Student jeans should not exposed any skin.




  • 6th grade boys basketball will practice today after school starting from 3:30 to 5:30. Students please make sure you have made arrangements for a ride after practice today. There is also a parent meeting for the 6th grade boys team after practice today. 




  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Prize Patrol is on the move. Will Prize Patrol visit you, this Thursday? In order to receive a reward from prize patrol you must have perfect attendance and 0 tardies. Prize Patrol is looking forward to visiting you this week. 




  • 7th grade Homework Help is today after school. Bring your work and a book to read and be in room 208 by 2:40. Please make sure you know how you will get home.




  • The 8th grade students who signed up for Lunch and Lounge during yesterday’s lunch period—please see the sign up sheet in the front lobby. You will meet next Monday during lunch. Details on where will be out by the end of the week. 




  • How are your grades so far this quarter?  Students who do not have any failing grades will be able to attend the next monthly PBIS Event.  On October 11th, the teachers will be competing against the students in the Ultimate Dodgeball Competition.  Mr. Midiri has every intention of knocking down Mrs. Nicholas’s students from last year. Let’s show him how awesome you are!  Keep your grades up so you can set him straight.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can recognize and return a friendly greeting from my peers or others in an appropriate manner. 




  • Students don’t spray perfumes, deodorants or other sprays in the hallways.  These scents may trigger asthma and/or allergies. 




  • No art club meeting today. We will meet again next Tuesday after school.



September 25th



  • Big Shout out to the WMS X Country team for their participation in the meet with Springfield Christian yesterday. The team showed great participation, sportsmanship, and competitiveness in their meet. Congrats to Wyatt Watson for winning the boys competition. If you see Wyatt today, make sure you congratulate him.




  • PBIS Spirit Shirts are only available for purchase until Thursday, October 3rd.  Be sure to get your order form from your math teacher today. You have 2 shirt choices and they are only $10 a piece.  Return money and forms to your math teacher soon.




  • Fall picture day is Thursday September 26th. Picture order forms were passed out in math classes last week, if you did not receive one and would like to order pictures, ask your math teacher or pick one up in room 208. If you are purchasing pictures, you will need to give the money and your order form to the photographer on Thursday. Students will be in uniform for fall pictures.




  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Prize Patrol is on the move. Will Prize Patrol visit you, this Thursday? In order to receive a reward from prize patrol you must have perfect attendance and 0 tardies. Prize Patrol is looking forward to visiting you this week. 




  • Also, this Thursday will be a $2 student jeans day. Students you still have to have a proper uniform shirt for picture and day and jeans. 




  • It’s Popcorn Time! Please help support the cheer team by purchasing popcorn from Double Goods. This fundraiser will last until Oct. 7, 2019. Please see any cheerleader/ or coach to make a purchase. The money is due the same day that you make an order. Thanks in advance for your support.




  • 7th grade Homework Help is tomorrow after school. Bring your work and a book to read and be in room 208 by 2:40. Please make sure you know how you will get home.




  • There will be 6th Grade boys basketball practice on Thursday from 3:30-5:30. Please make arrangements for you own transportation. There will also be a parent meeting Thursday 9/26 at 5:30 after practice.




  • The 8th grade students who signed up for Lunch and Lounge during yesterday’s lunch period—please see the sign up sheet in the front lobby. You will meet next Monday during lunch. Details on where will be out by the end of the week. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can recognize and return a friendly greeting from my peers or others in an appropriate manner.



September 24th



  • PBIS Spirit Shirts are now available for purchase!  There are two t-shirt options. Be sure to ask your math teacher for an order form.  Shirts are only $10 a piece and can be worn at school any day of the week. We will definitely be wearing them for our monthly PBIS events to show our Warrior pride... so buy a PBIS Spirit Shirt today!  Order forms and money are due by Thursday, October 3rd to your math teacher.




  • Fall picture day is Thursday September 26th. Picture order forms were passed out in math classes last week, if you did not receive one and would like to order pictures, ask your math teacher or pick one up in room 208. If you are purchasing pictures, you will need to give the money and your order form to the photographer on Thursday. Students will be in uniform for fall pictures.




  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Prize Patrol is on the move. Will Prize Patrol visit you, this Thursday? In order to receive a reward from prize patrol you must have perfect attendance and 0 tardies. Prize Patrol is looking forward to visiting you this week.




  • Also, this Thursday will be a $2 student jeans day. Students you still have to have a proper uniform shirt for picture and day and jeans. 




  • It’s Popcorn Time! Please help support the cheer team by purchasing popcorn from Double Goods. This fundraiser will last until Oct. 7, 2019. Please see any cheerleader/ or coach to make a purchase. The money is due the same day that you make an order. Thanks in advance for your support.




  • There will be 6th Grade boys basketball practice tonight and Thursday from 3:30-5:30. Please make arrangements for you own transportation. There will be a parent meeting Thursday 9/26 at 5:30 after practice.




  • The 8th grade students who signed up for Lunch and Lounge during yesterday’s lunch period—please see the sign up sheet in the front lobby. You will meet next Monday during lunch. Details on where will be out by the end of the week. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can recognize and return a friendly greeting from my peers or others in an appropriate manner.



September 23rd



  • PBIS Spirit Shirts are now available for purchase!  There are two t-shirt options. Be sure to ask your math teacher for an order form.  Shirts are only $10 a piece and can be worn at school any day of the week. We will definitely be wearing them for our monthly PBIS events to show our Warrior pride... so buy a PBIS Spirit Shirt today!  Order forms and money are due by Thursday, October 3rd to your math teacher.




  • Code Club’s first meeting will be Today after school in room 212 and  will run every other Monday.The club is open to 6th to 8th grade students. If you have any questions, see Mr. Murr or Ms. McCarthy. Please make sure you know how you will get home today after Code Club.




  • Fall picture day is Thursday September 26th. Picture order forms were passed out in math classes last week, if you did not receive one and would like to order pictures, ask your math teacher or pick one up in room 208. If you are purchasing pictures, you will need to give the money and your order form to the photographer on Thursday. Students will be in uniform for fall pictures.




  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Also, this afternoon during the 8th grade lunch period, a representative from the UIS Adopt a school program will be here to discuss a great opportunity for eighth grade students. Students please stop by the table by the lunchroom to learn more. 




  • Prize Patrol is on the move. Will Prize Patrol visit you, this Thursday? In order to receive a reward from prize patrol you must have perfect attendance and 0 tardies. Prize Patrol is looking forward to visiting you this week. 




  • Also, this Thursday will be a $2 student jeans day. Students you still have to have a proper uniform shirt for picture and day and jeans. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can recognize and return a friendly greeting from my peers or others in an appropriate manner. 




  • Please come out and support the 7/8th grade girls basketball teams tonight at Grant. This is their first game of the season. The game begins at 3:30. Please enter the building from the doors off Stage. The west doors by 1900 will be locked.



September 20th



  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Are computers your thing? Did you try Hour of Code in elementary school and love it? Are you interested in learning to code? Code Club’s first meeting will be next Monday, September 23rd and run every other Monday. Sign-up sheets are located outside of Room 212 and in the cafeteria. The club is open to 6th to 8th grade students. If you have any questions, see Mr. Murr or Ms. McCarthy. 




  • Fall picture day is Thursday September 26th. Picture order forms were passed out in math classes this week, if you did not receive one and would like to order pictures, ask your math teacher or pick one up in room 208. Students will be in uniform for fall pictures.




  • PBIS Spirit Shirts are now available for purchase!  There are two t-shirt options. Be sure to ask your math teacher for an order form.  Shirts are only $10 a piece and can be worn at school any day of the week. We will definitely be wearing them for our monthly PBIS events to show our Warrior pride... so buy a PBIS Spirit Shirt today!  Order forms and money are due by Thursday, October 3rd to your math teacher.




  • We are selling a la carte items in the cafeteria. Students please remain aware of the expectations for purchasing a la carte items. Students are limited to sales of $1 which is usually two items. Also,students should not be bringing these items out of the cafeteria. 




  • This week’s social goal: I can manage difficult situations in class and with my peers by adopting a positive attitude and setting goals for success.



September 19th Announcements



  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Are computers your thing? Did you try Hour of Code in elementary school and love it? Are you interested in learning to code? Code Club’s first meeting will be next Monday, September 23rd and run every other Monday. Sign-up sheets are located outside of Room 212 and in the cafeteria. The club is open to 6th to 8th grade students. If you have any questions, see Mr. Murr or Ms. McCarthy. 




  • Attention 6th Grade Boys who are interested in playing basketball for WMS. There will be tryouts today from 4-6 in the gym. Please make arrangements for your own transportation and return to school dressed for activity at 4 on Thursday.




  • We are selling a la carte items in the cafeteria. Students please remain aware of the expectations for purchasing a la carte items. Students are limited to sales of $1 which is usually two items. Also,students should not be bringing these items out of the cafeteria. 




  • This week MAP testing begins. MAP is a benchmark assessment of your academic performance. Students should be aware of their current score and strive to improve their growth throughout the year. Please take the assessment seriously and do your best to beat your last growth or RIT score. 




  • This week’s social goal: I can manage difficult situations in class and with my peers by adopting a positive attitude and setting goals for success.



September 18th



  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Attention 6th Grade Boys who are interested in playing basketball for WMS. There will be tryouts 9/19 from 4-6 in the gym. Please make arrangements for your own transportation and return to school dressed for activity at 4 on Thursday.




  • We are selling a la carte items in the cafeteria. Students please remain aware of the expectations for purchasing a la carte items. Students are limited to sales of $1 which is usually two items. Also,students should not be bringing these items out of the cafeteria. 




  • Progress Reports will be out this week. Students please be aware of your current grades and academic progress. Also, please be aware of opportunities to get assistance with academic work and take advantage to bring your grades back to passing. 




  • This week MAP testing begins. MAP is a benchmark assessment of your academic performance. Students should be aware of their current score and strive to improve their growth throughout the year. Please take the assessment seriously and do your best to beat your last growth or RIT score. 




  • This week’s social goal: I can manage difficult situations in class and with my peers by adopting a positive attitude and setting goals for success. 



 

September 17th



  • 7th grade Homework Help will be today after school in room 208. Bring work with you and be in room 208 by 2:40. 




  • Blue and Gold Choir will be meeting after school today. Those interested in joining should meet after school in room 105. Choir will start after school and end at 4:00




  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Attention 6th Grade Boys who are interested in playing basketball for WMS. There will be tryouts 9/19 from 4-6 in the gym. Please make arrangements for your own transportation and return to school dressed for activity at 4 on Thursday.




  • We are selling a la carte items in the cafeteria. Students please remain aware of the expectations for purchasing a la carte items. Students are limited to sales of $1 which is usually two items. Also,students should not be bringing these items out of the cafeteria. 




  • Progress Reports will be out this week. Students please be aware of your current grades and academic progress. Also, please be aware of opportunities to get assistance with academic work and take advantage to bring your grades back to passing. 




  • This week MAP testing begins. MAP is a benchmark assessment of your academic performance. Students should be aware of their current score and strive to improve their growth throughout the year. Please take the assessment seriously and do your best to beat your last growth or RIT score. 




  • Art club will NOT meet after school today. Our next meeting will be this Thursday. Please bring any glitter or sequins you might have in your craft drawer from home.



September 16th



  • 7th grade Homework Help will be tomorrow after school in room 208. Bring work with you and be in room 208 by 2:40. 




  • Prize Patrol will be out today. In order to get your treat you will need to be present all week and have 0 tardies. We are looking forward to celebrating your perfect attendance on Friday. 




  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Progress Reports will be out this week. Students please be aware of your current grades and academic progress. Also, please be aware of opportunities to get assistance with academic work and take advantage to bring your grades back to passing. 




  • This week MAP testing begins. MAP is a benchmark assessment of your academic performance. Students should be aware of their current score and strive to improve their growth throughout the year. Please take the assessment seriously and do your best to beat your last growth or RIT score. 




  • We are selling a la carte items in the cafeteria. Students please remain aware of the expectations for purchasing a la carte items. Students are limited to sales of $1 which is usually two items. Also,students should not be bringing these items out of the cafeteria.



September 13th



  • Today is a jeans day. Students who have paid their 2 dollar will have a wristband on. If students do not have a wristband on, please send them to the guidance office.




  • Prize Patrol will be out today. In order to get your treat you will need to be present all week and have 0 tardies. We are looking forward to celebrating your perfect attendance on Friday. 




  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Also, today is our first PBIS kickoff event. Students participating in this event will sign up for their activity in their math classes. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the kickoff. Students will be called to activity areas starting about 1:15.




  • Students progress reports will be out next week. Make sure you are monitoring you academic progress. All missed work and assignments are due today.




  • We are selling a la carte items in the cafeteria. Students please remain aware of the expectations for purchasing a la carte items. Students are limited to sales of $1 which is usually two items. Also,students should not be bringing these items out of the cafeteria. Today, a la carte sales will be suspended for 8th grade girls—for having items outside and 6th grade boys for coming to the line more than once to purchase items. Please know that there are no exceptions for a la carte sales.



September 12th



  • On Friday, September 13 we will have our first jeans day. Students will be permitted to wear jeans for $2. 




  • Prize Patrol will be starting this week. In order to get your treat you will need to be present all week and have 0 tardies. We are looking forward to celebrating your perfect attendance on Friday. 




  • Also, tomorrow will be our first PBIS kickoff event. Students participating in this event will sign up for their activity in their math classes. We will be on a 1:30 dismissal schedule for the kickoff. Students will be called to activity areas starting about 1:15.




  • Students progress reports will be out next week. Make sure you are monitoring you academic progress. All missed work and assignments are due tomorrow.




  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Students remember a la carte items are not to be taken to the playground or eaten in the hallway.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can show responsibility for my academic performance by focusing and completing all assigned work.



September 11th



  • Students and teachers today we conduct our moment of silence in remembrance of the brave men and women who lost their lives 18 years ago when the Twin Towers fell in New York on September 11th, 2001. 




  • On Friday, September 13 we will have our first jeans day. Students will be permitted to wear jeans for $2. Students must have a uniform appropriate top with jeans. 




  • Prize Patrol will be starting this week. In order to get your treat you will need to be present all week and have 0 tardies. We are looking forward to celebrating your perfect attendance on Friday. 




  • Are you a good leader? Do you want to work well in groups and develop strong working partnerships? We have a program to help you develop your leadership skills. Step up to Leadership Group will Start October 1st through November 19. All students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please see Ms. Nosa in the guidance office to sign up.




  • Reminders:




  • Students remember to follow school and classroom expectations.




  • Students should be respectful of guest or substitute teachers in the classroom and around the building.




  • Students should also walk quietly in the halls. Walking on the right side of the hall. 




  • Students remember a la carte items are not to be taken to the playground or eaten in the hallway.




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can show responsibility for my academic performance by focusing and completing all assigned work.



September 10th



  • On Friday, September 13 we will have our first jeans day. Students will be permitted to wear jeans for $2. 




  • Also, on Friday, we will be having our first PBIS kickoff of the year. Multiple activities will be planned for student participation including dodgeball, movies, etc. Students will sign up for their activity in the math classes this week. 




  • Prize Patrol will be starting this week. In order to get your treat you will need to be present all week and have 0 tardies. We are looking forward to celebrating your perfect attendance on Friday.



September 9th



  • 6th Grade tutoring will begin Tuesday the 10th in room 106. Tutoring will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. If you need help with any homework or a quiet place to read, come to room 106 on Tuesdays and Thursday. 




  • On Friday, September 13 we will have our first jeans day. Students will be permitted to wear jeans for $2. 




  • Prize Patrol will be starting this week. In order to get your treat you will need to be present all week and have 0 tardies. We are looking forward to celebrating your perfect attendance on Friday. 




  • Students interested in trying out for Scholastic bowl get ready for open practices starting on Tuesday, September 24. Open practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Iles from 3 until 4:15 pm. Tryouts for Scholastic Bowl will be held on October 29. Students interested should see me for an information packet. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can show responsibility for my academic performance by focusing and completing all assigned work.



September 6th



  • 6th Grade tutoring will begin Tuesday the 10th in room 106. Tutoring will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. If you need help with any homework or a quiet place to read, come to room 106 on Tuesdays and Thursday. 




  • Students today the cafeteria will be selling a la cart items during the lunch periods. Individual student purchases of a la carte items should not exceed $1. All items must be consumed in the cafeteria. 




  • Students please be respectful of guest teachers or substitutes in the building. Students are expected to follow school and classroom expectations at all times. 




  • Teachers continue to hand out those Brag Tags for students following school-wide and building expectations. 




  • Students interested in trying out for Scholastic bowl get ready for open practices starting on Tuesday, September 24. Open practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Iles from 3 until 4:15 pm. Tryouts for Scholastic Bowl will be held on October 29. Students interested should see me for an information packet. 




  • This week’s social goal: I know how to show respect in all areas. I am respectful to myself, others, and property in the classroom and all areas.




  • Cheerleading tryouts will begin today after school. Tryouts tonight will be until five. Students should make prior arrangements for pick up as their will be no activity bus at that time. Please be on time for tryouts. All girls trying out must have signed permission slip in order to participate.



September 5th



  • 6th Grade tutoring will begin Tuesday the 10th in room 106. Tutoring will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. If you need help with any homework or a quiet place to read, come to room 106 on Tuesdays and Thursday. 




  • Students today the cafeteria will be selling a la cart items during the lunch periods. Individual student purchases of a la carte items should not exceed $1. All items must be consumed in the cafeteria. 




  • Students please be respectful of guest teachers or substitutes in the building. Students are expected to follow school and classroom expectations at all times. 




  • Teachers continue to hand out those Brag Tags for students following school-wide and building expectations. 




  • Students interested in trying out for Scholastic bowl get ready for open practices starting on Tuesday, September 24. Open practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Iles from 3 until 4:15 pm. Tryouts for Scholastic Bowl will be held on October 29. Students interested should see me for an information packet. 




  • This week’s social goal: I know how to show respect in all areas. I am respectful to myself, others, and property in the classroom and all areas.




  • Cheerleading tryouts will begin today after school. Tryouts will be in the cafeteria starting at 2:40 pm until 4. Please be on time for tryouts. All girls trying out must have signed permission slip in order to participate. Tryouts continue on Thursday.



September 4th



  • 6th Grade tutoring will begin Tuesday the 10th in room 106. Tutoring will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. If you need help with any homework or a quiet place to read, come to room 106 on Tuesdays and Thursday. 




  • Students today the cafeteria will be selling a la cart items during the lunch periods. Individual student purchases of a la carte items should not exceed $1. All items must be consumed in the cafeteria. 




  • Students please be respectful of guest teachers or substitutes in the building. Students are expected to follow school and classroom expectations at all times. 




  • Teachers continue to hand out those Brag Tags for students following school-wide and building expectations. 




  • Students interested in trying out for Scholastic bowl get ready for open practices starting on Tuesday, September 24. Open practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Iles from 3 until 4:15 pm. Tryouts for Scholastic Bowl will be held on October 29. Students interested should see me for an information packet. 




  • This week’s social goal: I know how to show respect in all areas. I am respectful to myself, others, and property in the classroom and all areas.



September 3rd



  • Warriors your first set of challenges from the Wellness Team start today.



         The Nutrition Challenge:  The first is to drink more water throughout the day.     

         You need to try and drink more water all day. Try to drink at least two water 

          bottles full along with everything else you drink throughout the day.  

         The Fitness Challenge:  We will start with the 10 second Plank Rotation  

         Challenge and we will increase the time to hold each position by 5 seconds 

         reach week.  

         Who of you is strong enough for the Warrior Challenge?

         Wellness Class will meet in the Art Room after school today from 2:30 to 4.  



  • Cheerleading tryouts will begin today after school. Tryouts will be in the cafeteria starting at 2:40 pm until 4. Please be on time for tryouts. All girls trying out must have signed permission slip in order to participate. Tryouts continue on Thursday. 




  • Students today the cafeteria will be selling a la cart items during the lunch periods. Individual student purchases of a la carte items should not exceed $1. All items must be consumed in the cafeteria. 




  • Students please be respectful of guest teachers or substitutes in the building. Students are expected to follow school and classroom expectations at all times. 




  • Teachers continue to hand out those Brag Tags for students following school-wide and building expectations. 




  • This week’s social goal: I know how to show respect in all areas. I am respectful to myself, others, and property in the classroom and all areas.



August 30th


  • PBIS is a positive behavioral intervention put into place here at WMS. Prizes are awarded to those students who have earned Brag Tags for “doing the right thing.” Be sure to turn your Brag Tags in to the appropriate grade level bin in the front lobby in order to earn special prizes throughout the year.

  • 7th and 8th grade girls basketball tryouts will be held next week on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 - 4. Please bring your shoes and clothes to school with you.

  • Cheerleading tryouts will begin next Tuesday, Sept 3rd. Tryouts will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 until 4. Tryouts on Friday will be until 5. Students should make arrangements for pick up on Friday. Permission slips for cheerleading can be picked up in the front lobby. If you have further questions, please see Ms. Castro. Cheerleading tryouts will be held in the cafeteria.

  • Also on Tuesday, there will be a Wellness Class starting after school with Mr. Ruble. If you are interested in being a part of the Wellness class, please let Mr. Ruble know. There only room for 15 boys and 15 girls.

  • Please come and support the WMS Baseball team tonight in their game against Lincoln Junior High in Lincoln IL at 4:30. The school’s address is 208 Broadway St, Lincoln, IL. The bus for the players will be leaving WMS at 3:15.

  • Students and teachers there will be no school on Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day Holiday.

  • Don’t forget to turn in the agenda, binder, and grade checks from today’s lesson first thing when you get to school next week. They go in the blue bins in the front lobby.

  • Reminder to students: Please be respectful of guest teachers or substitutes in the building. Students are expected to follow school-wide and classroom expectations at all times.

  • This week’s Social Goal: I can incorporate learned school-wide and classroom expectations to have a productive school year.

August 29th



  • PBIS is a positive behavioral intervention put into place here at WMS.  Prizes are awarded to those students who have earned Brag Tags for “doing the right thing.”  Be sure to turn your Brag Tags in to the appropriate grade level bin in the front lobby in order to earn special prizes throughout the year.




  • There will be Baseball practice tonight at Fairview Park from 4-6.




  • Cheerleading tryouts will begin next Tuesday, Sept 3rd. Tryouts will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 until 4. Tryouts on Friday will be until 5. Students should make arrangements for pick up on Friday. Permission slips for cheerleading can be picked up in the front lobby. If you have further questions, please see Ms. Castro. Cheerleading tryouts will be held in the cafeteria. 




  • Also on Tuesday, there will be a Wellness Class starting after school with Mr. Ruble. If you are interested in being a part of the Wellness class, please let Mr. Ruble know. There only room for 15 boys and 15 girls. 




  • Students and teachers there will be no school on Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day Holiday.




  • Reminder to students: Please be respectful of guest teachers or substitutes in the building. Students are expected to follow school-wide and classroom expectations at all times. 




  • This week’s Social Goal: I can incorporate learned school-wide and classroom expectations to have a productive school year.



August 28th


  • Teachers will be passing out Brag Tags throughout the year for students who are caught “doing the right thing” around school. If you earn a Brag Tag, put your first and last name on it as well as your grade level. Turn your Brag Tag in to the appropriate grade level bin in the front lobby. Prizes will be drawn regularly. An Out of the Blue Day is coming up very soon so be sure to turn in yours today!

  • It’s cheerleading time! Try-outs will be next Tuesday September 3rd through 6th in the Cafeteria.Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday try-out last until 4pm and Friday until 5. Transportation will need to be arranged each day, on Friday their will not be an activity bus. Come prepared and ready to learn. Permission slips are in the lobby, they need to be turned in on the 1st day of try-outs or in the envelope outside of room 104. Any questions please see Mrs. Castro

  • Next Tuesday the 3rd of Sept. there will be an after school Wellness class for the students of WMS. There is only room for 15 boys and 15 girls. Mr. Ruble will be around to the different lunch shifts today getting students to sign up for the spots.

  • Reminder to students—please be respectful with guest teachers or substitutes in the building. Students are expected to follow school wide and classroom expectations at all time.

  • This week’s social goal: I can incorporate learned school-wide and classroom expectations to have a productive school year.

August 27th


  • 6th grade girls basketball tryouts

  • It’s cheerleading time! Try-outs will be next Tuesday September 3rd through 6th in the Cafeteria.Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday try-out last until 4pm and Friday until 5. Transportation will need to be arranged each day, on Friday their will not be an activity bus. Come prepared and ready to learn. Permission slips are in the lobby, they need to be turned in on the 1st day of try-outs or in the envelope outside of room 104. Any questions please see Mrs. Castro

  • Next Tuesday the 3rd of Sept. there will be an after school Wellness class for the students of WMS. There is only room for 15 boys and 15 girls. Mr. Ruble will be around to the different lunch shifts today getting students to sign up for the spots.

  • Teachers will be passing out Brag Tags throughout the year for students who are caught “doing the right thing” around school. If you earn a Brag Tag, put your first and last name on it as well as your grade level. Turn your Brag Tag in to the appropriate grade level bin in the front lobby. Prizes will be drawn regularly. An Out of the Blue Day is coming up very soon so be sure to turn in yours today!

  • There will be Baseball practice tonight at Fairview Park from 4-6.

August 26th Announcements


  • 6th grade girls basketball tryouts will be today and tomorrow after school.

  • Cross country practice will be also after school today.

  • This week’s social goal: I can incorporate my learning to become a productive student at WMS.

August 23rd Announcements



  • Thanks to all the students and parents that attended last night’s Family Cookout and Open House. It was great to talk to all of your parents and family. We hope you enjoyed the event. Big shout out to all the staff that helped plan and prepare for the event. Also, a big shout out to Ms. Swaggerty in the cafeteria for her hard work. If you see her today in the cafeteria give her a big thank you. 




  • Students continue to listen and learn classroom and school wide expectations as we move into academics and learning in the classroom. We expect students will be able to complete assignments in a timely manner to prepare for the next level. Students continue to communicate with your teachers if you find you are having difficulty with assignments to plan for interventions. 




  • Cross country try-outs today and Monday.




  • You are invited to the Bridging the GAP BBQ on Saturday August 24th from 12pm-3pm. There will be food, music, games and loads of fun. Free Entry!



August 22nd



  • Cross country try-outs today and Friday this week.




  • 8th grade Ambassadors, please make sure to be back at school at 4:55 tonight to help with cookout and open house.




  • You are invited to the Bridging the GAP BBQ on Saturday August 24th from 12pm-3pm. There will be food, music, games and loads of fun. Free Entry!



August 21st



  • Reminders: Today, students, teachers will review classroom and school-wide expectations. Students are reminded to learn and follow expectations throughout the school day for a productive school year.




  • Students should be walking quietly in the hallway with voices at a level one. We are quiet to not disturb other classes that may be learning. 




  • Students should walk orderly in the hall on the right side of the hall.




  • Students should not crowd at lockers. 




  • Cellphones, earbuds, headphones should not be visible during the school day. If you are asked to put these items away, please do so politely. 




  • No running in the halls and students please keep your hands, feet and hurtful words to yourself




  • Cross country try-outs start on Thursday and Friday this week.




  • 8th grade Ambassadors, please meet in room 123 today at lunch for a very short meeting about open house tomorrow night.




  • Students a reminder tomorrow night we will host our Open House from 6 to 7 pm. Before the Open House we will be hosting a staff cookout from 5 to 6. Please inform your parents of the event and plan to attend tomorrow night. 




  • You are invited to the Bridging the GAP BBQ on Saturday August 24th from 12pm-3pm. There will be food, music, games and loads of fun. Free Entry! 




  • This week’s social goal: I can learn school-wide and classroom expectations in order to have a productive school year.



August 20th


  • Reminders: Today, students, teachers will review classroom and school-wide expectations. Students are reminded to learn and follow expectations throughout the school day for a productive school year.

  • Students should be walking quietly in the hallway with voices at a level one. We are quiet to not disturb other classes that may be learning.

  • Students should walk orderly in the hall on the right side of the hall.

  • Students should not crowd at lockers.

  • Cellphones, earbuds, headphones should not be visible during the school day. If you are asked to put these items away, please do so politely.

  • No running in the halls and students please keep your hands, feet and hurtful words to yourself

  • This week’s social goal: I can learn school-wide and classroom expectations in order to have a productive school year.

  • Cross country try-outs start on Thursday and Friday this week.

  • You are invited to the Bridging the GAP BBQ on Saturday August 24th from 12pm-3pm. There will be food, music, games and loads of fun. Free Entry!

August 19th

Reminders: Today, students, teachers will review classroom and school-wide expectations. Students are reminded to learn and follow expectations throughout the school day for a productive school year.

Students should be walking quietly in the hallway with voices at a level one. We are quiet to not disturb other classes that may be learning. 

Students should walk orderly in the hall on the right side of the hall. 

Students should not crowd at lockers. 

Cellphones, earbuds, headphones should not be visible during the school day. If you are asked to put these items away, please do so politely. 

No running in the halls and students please keep your hands, feet and hurtful words to yourself

This week’s social goal: I can learn school-wide and classroom expectations in order to have a productive school year. 

Cross country try-outs start this Thursday and Friday after school this week.

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