Wildcat Newsletter

Wildcat Update

2-5-17

 

Parents,

We are now at the midpoint of the 3rd 9 weeks, and Progress Reports are available on Skyward. We ask that you check the progress of your student(s) and reach out to teachers with any questions you may have. The 3rd quarter ends on Friday, March 10th.

Please mark your calendars for the following WWMS events:

Wednesday, Feb. 8th:

  • The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment will be given to a sampling of 8th grade students. The NAEP assessment will cover civics, geography, mathematics, reading, U.S. history, and writing. Students selected to take the NAEP received a letter the week of Jan. 23-27 notifying them of this.

Thursday, Feb. 9th:

  • 1st Period Assembly with Mr. Mayfield and counselors from WCHS to prepare for high school scheduling for the 2017-18 school year. Assembly will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 10th:

  • PJ Day for those who have paid $1.00. Students can pay $1.00 for tickets Wed., 2/8 and Thurs., 2/9 in the gym before school.
  • School Dance from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria – Sponsored by the Softball Team. Tickets will be $5.00.

Tuesday, Feb. 14th:

  • Happy Valentine’s Day! We at WWMS sure love our great students and parents!
  • Wilson County Bank & Trust School Bank Day at 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Wednesday, Feb. 15th:

  • WWMS Junior Beta Club Meeting  at 3:30 in the Library

Spring Break will be the week of March 13th to March 17th.

 

Other Announcements:

From the Front Office:

Please make sure you have emergency contacts added in Skyward. To do this, please go to Skyward Family Access > Student Information (on left side) > Add emergency contact (on right side)

Note: This usually has to be done on a computer. The phone app will not always allow editing.

Afternoon Traffic:

Please make sure you are using the ring road for all afternoon pick-ups. The other front entrance is ONLY for those who are planning to park and go into the building.

From Mrs. Wilson, 6th Grade Assistant Principal:

Recently some 6th students have been bringing homemade “slime” to school. Because it makes a mess and distracts from learning, this is not permitted in the classroom. Parents, please help make sure the slime stays at home! 

Pay to Wear PJs This Friday!:

The 6th grade staff is sponsoring a PJ Day on Friday, Feb. 10th. Students who pay a dollar can participate. Money will be collected Wednesday and Thursday morning in the gym before school. All students (6th-8th) can participate. The money raised will go to the 6th grade activity fund. PJ-Day-20171-2.pdf 

From the Cafeteria:

We are seeing an increased amount of charge balances in the cafeteria. Please make sure all of your contact information is in Skyward so you don't miss any important calls from the nutrition department. You may also sign up on schoolcafe.com to check your child's balance and make payments online. For questions call 615-758-0021. Attached are February's breakfast and lunch menus. February%20Breakfast%20K-8%202017.doc  February%20Lunch%206-8%202017.doc 

From Wendi Slone, Cheerleading Coach:

The West Wilson Cheerleaders will be attending the NHSCC Nationals and World's Championships Feb. 8-12.  We wish them the best of luck!

Spring Testing Dates:

The spring testing window will take place from April 18th until May 5th. Please do all you can not to schedule doctor’s appointments during this time!

From Ms. Cockman, Yearbook Sponsor:

Yearbooks are still on sale until spring break! Only about 100 are left. Go online to yearbookforever.com and put in our school name to purchase one.

From the Art Department:

Congratulations to the following WWMS students who had their artwork selected for the Wilson County Superintendent’s Art Exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and were honored by Dr. Wright in a reception on Saturday, Feb. 4th. See attached pictures to get a glimpse of the amazing talent of our students! We are so proud of them. The exhibit will be on display from Saturday, January 28 – Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Frist Center. IMG_0759.JPG  IMG_0757.JPG  IMG_0758.JPG 

8th Grade

Libbi Booker

Savannah Daly

Abby Thomas

Angelina Uss

7th Grade

Kylie Brasel

Olivia Gessford

Hayleigh Holcomb

Madeline Knee

Taylor Niggl

Lakyn Williams

6th Grade

Autumn Bragg

Monserrat Espinoza

Samantha Kolanda

Autumn Ray

We have some great artists here at WWMS. Follow WWMS's art-making on Instagram (@wwmsart).

From Ms. Schwarz and the 8th Grade Teachers:

Please see the attached information about the Wilson County Kids' Marathon that will take place on Saturday, May 6th. Before Feb. 10th, the registration fee is $20.00 per child. After Feb. 10th, the fee will be $25.00 per child. All runners must be registered by Thursday, March 30th.  Kids%27%20Marathon%20Letter.docx 

 

From Mrs. Shelton and Mrs. Lasko, Medal of Honor Teacher Sponsors:

 

West Wilson Middle School Adopts New Character Development Program

 

For the 2016-2017 school year, West Wilson Middle School began a new character development program for all students in grades 6-8.  Created by the Medal of Honor Organization, the goal of this program is to provide students the knowledge and the opportunity to incorporate and to explore the core values of the Medal of Honor.  These values include courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity, and citizenship. 

                Each week students explore, research, and discuss topics presented from the personal accounts of Medal of Honor recipients.  These recipients do not glorify war or the fact that they are Medal of Honor Recipients; however, they do demonstrate many of the principles upon which America was founded in a way that students can understand and relate to their own lives.  Additionally, students are challenged each week to put Medal of Honor core values into practice.  For example, students may be challenged to show courage by sitting next to a new student at lunch, or students may show patriotism by writing a thank you note to a police officer, fireman, or military personnel.  

                Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Jack H. Jacobs states, “The Medal of Honor Character Development Program demonstrates with crystal clarity that our young citizens, those who will carry our democracy into the future, can be taught the importance of service to the community and the core values that made this nation great.”  The faculty of West Wilson Middle School has embraced this worthwhile program to do just that—to teach our students the value and importance of being good citizens and individuals who make valuable contributions to our school and community.

 

Please see the attached order form to purchase a Medal of Honor t-shirt: Medal%20of%20Honor%20tshirt%20form.docx 

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