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					                                                                                                      Cindy Washinowski, Principal
                        Mission Statement: West Middle School educates the whole child
                                                                                                      Joni Swenson, Assistant Principal
                        with the belief that all children can learn. WMS exists to meet the social,
                        physical, emotional, and academic needs of all students.
                                                                                                      James Cline, Assistant Principal


WMS—3301 W. 19th St.—Sioux City, IA 51103          Phone 712-279-6813             FAX 712-277-6138         www.wms.sioux-city.k12.ia.us



         May 2010                                                   8th Grade Honors Assembly
       May 4—Career Day—8th gr.                       The 8th grade honors assembly will be held on Thursday, May 27th, at
                                                      1:00 P.M. An 8th grade social gathering will follow from 2:00 to 3:30.
                                                      Parents are welcome to attend the assembly but please be reminded of the
  May 4—Gold Honor Roll Luncheon                      following items:

                                                        * This is NOT a graduation and no diplomas will be handed out.
May 6—Incoming 6th graders visit WMS                   * Students should dress nicely but NO formal wear is allowed. All clothing
         from feeder schools                          should conform to the school dress code.

                                                        * Students are expected to attend the full day of school.
        May 7—Jazz Band Tour                            * All students will be collectively recognized for their achievements & se-
                                                      lected students will be presented with awards for outstanding achievement.

                                                        * Any student with an out-of-school suspension, a visit to the Sanford Cen-
May 11—Orchestra Concert 6:00 P.M. @                  ter, or two or more days of in-school suspension during the 4th quarter will
               WHS                                    not be allowed to participate in the assembly.

                                                        * All students are responsible for taking care of business prior to the as-
                                                      sembly, such as: school fees ($37), outstanding library fines, fundraiser
  May 13 & 14—IBA Band in Des Moines
                                                      money, lost books, etc.


   May 18—Dodge Ball Tournament
    6:30-8:30 P.M. WMS Gymnasium                                     Tech Club Winners
                                                      The 8th and 9th grade Technology Club was a smash-
     May 25—Cultural Fair—6th Gr.                     ing success at the April 12th competition in Denison,
                                                      IA. Four teams went to the contest, so if you see
                                                      any of them, make sure you shake the hand of a
                                                      winner. The students involved and their projects
 May 26—Adventureland Trip for Music                  are as follows: Gunnar Hollingshead, Justin Chilton, and Jeremy
              Dept.                                   McManigal-animation; Aliee Moritz, Sadie Martin, and Jessica
                                                      Martin-Graphics and Publishing; David Young and Jon Loggins-
                                                      Pivot animation; and Henry Dethlefs and Chris Hendrickson-
  May 27—8th Gr. Honors Assembly                      Pivot animation. All of the projects won either a first place or a second
     1:00 P.M. WMS Gymnasium                          place ribbon. They represented themselves with true Wildcat innova-
                                                      tion, creativity, and spunk. Ms. Anderson, Mrs. Brewster, and all of
                                                      West Middle are so proud of them. TECHNOLOGY ROCKS!
May 27—West High Graduation 7:00 P.M.
                                                                                Job Shadow Update
May 28—Last Day of School / 1:45 Early             WMS Staff and 8th grade students wish to express our deep gratitude to the following
Dismissal / Report cards sent home with            persons and businesses, which graciously allowed us to job shadow so far this year:
               students                            Perry Creek Animal Hospital, Minerva’s, Cannon Moss Brygger Architects, Studio 427
                                                   Interior Design, Bill Gillaspie landscape photographer, Genelli Studios, Prince Manu-
                                                   facturing, Shear Beauty Salon, Iowa School of Beauty, Dress Forms Design Studio,
             Happy Summer!                         SCCSC Central Campus auto mechanic and auto body staff, FBI’s Mr. Kratz, Geo-
                                                   sphere Design Studio for graphic and web design, 185th Air Guard, Mr. Kelly
                                                   Witherspoon of NASA, Mr. Luebke of Rockestra, and attorney Mr. Brewster.
                                                        WM S WILD C AT N E WSLE T T E R , M AY 20 10



  Looking Ahead to the 2010/2011 School Year                                                                Artworks 2010
August 19—1st day of school for students
                                                                                               The Sioux City Community Schools’ Art
September 6—No school (Labor Day)                                                              Instructors will proudly present Art-
October 4 —No School */ Middle School Conferences                                              works 2010 in the JoAnn’s Fabrics
                                                                                               Building located at 4501 Southern
October 5—Middle School Conferences                                                            Hills Dr.
October 8—No School (Professional Development Day for Staff)                                     Artwork may be viewed:
                                                                                                 Friday, April 30th from 6-9 P.M.
November 5—No School (Conference exchange day)
                                                                                                 Saturday, May 1st from 10 A.M.-6 P.M.
November 25 & 26—No School (Thanksgiving)                                                        Sunday, May 2nd from 12-5 P.M.
December 23—End of 1st Semester
                                                                                               Congratulations to the following stu-
December 24- January 4—No School (Winter Break)                                                dents who will represent WMS with their
February 7—No School (Teacher Workshop day)                                                    artwork:
                                                                                               Quentin Allen, Donte Anderson, Emily Bar-
February 8 —No School * / Middle School Conferences                                            rett, Seila Bautista, Matt Benson, Logan
                                                                                               Callender, Yofilin Campos-Ventura, Tanner
February 9—Middle School Conferences
                                                                                               Christiansen, Amanda Crowe, Osvaldo Cruz,
February 25—Snow Make-up Day or Possible Day Off                                               Matt Davis, Gabriella Deriso, Shelby Ehlers,
                                                                                               Konnor Gill, Amy Gonzales, Chris Hendrick-
March 25—No School (Conference exchange day)                                                   son, Rainell Hobson, Winnie Kuehl, Marisol
                                                                                               Leon, Anjelica Lopez, Daisy Luu, Noah
April 21—Snow Make-up Day or Possible Day Off                                                  McWell, Nate Nelson, Sang Nguyen, Tania
                                                                                               Nuno, Maggie Oberg, Madison Plantenberg,
April 22-26—No School (Spring Break)                                                           Sebastian Robles, Kody Saltzgiver, Jordan
                                                                                               Schultz, Serenity Sibley, Nick Swanson, Anh
May 25—Last Day of School / End of 2nd Semester                                                Tran, Leslie Vera, Autumn Verschoor, Tanner
                                                                                               Wauhob
*Middle school & high school conferences will be conducted this year in a way that is
similar to elementary school conferences. Conferences will be held by scheduled ap-            WMS TAG Art: 6—Moises Caloca, Ashtin Es-
pointment, and one whole day plus another evening will be designated for these con-            lick, Rylee Fairbanks, Connor Foster, Saul
ferences. There will be No School for middle school & high school students                     Gomez, Rachel Knutson Kobold, Luis Mon-
on the day when conferences are scheduled to occur during the day.
                                                                                               tes De Oca, Marco Moreno, Mayra Munoz,
                                                                                               Armando Reyes, Phuong Vo; 7— Matt Benson,
        Teacher’s Professional Development                   Rice Krispie Bars & Math ?!?!?    Jake Rager;      8—Haley Carr,     Tanner
 May 3—Daily DI (Differentiated Instruction) Lesson &                                          Christiansen, Taylor Cline, Michael Du-
 KUD Presentation and Reflection                        Normally you might not think           quette, Austin Eslick, Mai Nguyen, Hannah
                                                        that Rice Krispie bars and Math
                                                                                               Renshaw, Rachael Sims
 May 10—IPDP (Individual Professional Development       have very much in common, but
 Plan)                                                  the 6th gr. GOLD team is making
                                                        Rice Krispie bars to study frac-
 May 17—IPDP (Individual Professional Development       tions. It’s hard to think of a more             West High / West Middle
 Plan)
                                                        delicious way to learn about di-                  Bus Applications
 May 24—End of Year Information & Goal Setting for      viding things into smaller parts!
 2010/2011                                              YUM!!!                                  All students (both middle school and future high school
                                                                                                students) with paid bussing need to reapply for the
                                                                                                2010/2011 school year. All future high school students
            Home to School Communication Tool                           Fundraiser              with free bussing need to reapply. All middle school
                                                                                                students with free bussing need to reapply ONLY if
                                                                        Thank You               they have moved to a new address. Please fill out the
  If you have questions about your child’s progress in
  school, please feel free to contact your child’s team of                                      bus application in plenty of time to ensure a seat on the
                                                                   Thank you to every-          bus next fall (applications are on-line or in the office).
  teachers or their counselor at 279-6813.
                                                                     one that partici-
  6th grade team time: 9:39-10:25 A.M.                             pated in the TRUMP           Please remember that high school stu-
  Ms. Galloway (counselor)                                            Discount Card             dents need to live 3 or more miles
  7th grade team time: 8:01-8:47 A.M.                              Fundraiser. We ap-           away to qualify. A list of all students
  Ms. Lichty (counselor)                                            preciate your sup-          that will be in the WALK ZONE for next
                                                                     port. Because of           year can be found in the WMS office. We
  8th grade team time: 8:50-9:36 A.M.
                                                                    YOU, it was a big           encourage students to stop in and look for
  Ms. Petersen (counselor)
                                                                         success!               their name.

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                                                                            A note from the Principal…
       Special Olympics
The Special Olympic Summer Games will                                                                 Encourage Healthy Habits
be held in Ames, IA, May 20-22. We
have 13 athletes from WMS that qualified                                             With spring upon us and summer approaching, now is the time to encourage
to participate in Bocce Ball, Track &                                       a healthy lifestyle in your children. When school is out, schedules and routines seems
Field, & Relays. For the second year in a                                   to become more lax, but children still need plenty of rest, healthy foods, & exercise.
row, Bocce Ball will be included in the
                                                                            Plenty of Sleep
Summer Games at the state level. This
year, we also have 2 teams that are com-                                     Children between the ages of 5 & 12 need about 10 hours of sleep per night.
prised of 2 staff members and 2 students
competing together on a unified team for                                     Teenagers need about 9 hours.
the Gold Medal. We wish them the best!
                                                                             Set a bedtime routine and then stick to it. Encourage your child to do something
  WEST HIGH VISITATION REMINDER                                                  relaxing before bed, such as reading.

 Please be reminded that NO WMS                                             A Healthy, Well-Balanced Diet
 students should be on WHS property
 before or after school unless they                                          Make sure your child gets 3 healthy meals a day.
 are attending an event there.
                                                                             Check the Nutrition Facts label on foods. Look for foods high in fiber and low in
                                                                                 fat & sugar.
              First Tee of Woodbury County                                   Make sure your child has healthy snacks. Rather than chips & soda, provide
                                                                                 fruits, nuts, low-fat cheese & crackers, water or milk.
          THE FIRST TEE MISSION: To
impact the lives of young people by providing                               Exercise
learning facilities and educational programs
that promote character development and life
enhancing values through the game of golf.
                                                                             Children aged 6 and older should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous
                                                                                 physical activity every day.
We provide the facilities and experiences that
enable kids from every walk of life ages 7 –                                 Make physical activity a family affair by walking, hiking, biking, dancing, or play-
17, to partake in the game of golf that teaches                                  ing soccer, basketball and softball together.
values for life and which can be played for a
lifetime.                                                                                                                                   Cynthia Washinowski—279-6813
REGISTRATION: The program fee is $50
per youth which will include The First Tee                                  Adapted from A Parent’s Handbook—Helping Your Child With Homework
shirt, golf bag tag, and award ceremony and
pizza party. Golf equipment will be provided
if needed. Registration forms and informa-                                                             WM’s Test Scores are on the Rise!
tion can be found through our website at:
www.firstee.woodburyiowa.com                                                         WM is proud of the fact that student achievement is on the rise. Our ITBS
                                                                            scores have risen dramatically over the past 6 years. Math scores are up 19%, Reading
Classes begin the week of June     through        1st
August 6th and will be limited to the first
                                                                            Comprehension scores are up 21%, and Science scores are up 29%. WAY-TO-GO!
130 registered and paid participants. Classes
will be held at Floyd and Green Valley                                       Soccer
golf courses.                                                                                                                  3rd Quarter Honor Roll
                                                                            East Middle, North
For more information contact:                                                                                             6th grade: Gold Honor Roll 51
                                                                            Middle, West Middle &
Steve McGrory                                                                                                                               Silver Honor Roll 9
                                                                            South Sioux City par-
The First Tee of Woodbury County                                                                                                                  Bronze Honor Roll 61
                                                                            ticipate / Games start
822 Douglas St. /Suite 401                                                                                                                                      TOTAL 121
Sioux City, IA 51101                                                        @ 4:00 P.M.
712-233-8964         smcgrory@sioux-city.org                                                                              7th grade: Gold Honor Roll 59
                                                                            May 3 East @ West
                                                                                                                                           Silver Honor Roll 12
                                                                            May 4 East @ SSC, West @ North                                        Bronze Honor Roll 50
                                                                                                                                                                TOTAL 121

                                                                              Fiesta Luncheon                             8th grade: Gold Honor Roll 53
                                                                                                                                            Silver Honor Roll 13
The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/           A fiesta themed luncheon will be held                                 Bronze Honor Roll 54
affirmative action employer. It is an unfair or discriminatory practice
for any educational institution to discriminate on the basis of race,       on the WMS patio on May 4th. The                                                     TOTAL 120
creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,    luncheon is to honor all the students
religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, or veteran status in                                                     GOLD Honor Roll—All A’s & B’s w/more A’s
any program or activity. Inquiries or grievances regarding compli-          at WM that have stayed on the Gold
ance of Title VI, Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, Section   Honor Roll ALL YEAR. Congratula-              SILVER Honor Roll—All A’s & B’s w/more B’s
504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA), Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 19B.11 may be directed to
                                                                            tions to the 104 students that are
Marilyn Charging, Director of Educational Equity and Student                invited to attend. We are proud of            BRONZE Honor Roll- A’s, B’s & C’s w/an A to offset every C
Activities at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075.         you—AWESOME JOB, KIDS!

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