Here are the announcements for the week of February 5th, 2018
We continue to have a great time in our advisory learning about how to use character strengths in new and different ways, promoting social and emotional learning skills. In our current unit, we are will be focusing on developing a deeper social awareness. Through activities in this unit, your child will become more mindful of others’ emotions and perspectives. Students will practice being more considerate while learning to read social cues. And, most importantly for their ongoing success in life, they will deepen their understanding of cultural similarities and differences, gradually developing a desire to contribute in positive ways to the community. How many times a day do you see your child engaged in genuine connection? What do you think your child is learning about others? Learning new ways to develop and maintain strong connections will serve your child throughout their lives. Feel free to touch base with us if you’d like additional ideas for focusing your child’s individual strengths as identified in the first quarter of school. We love watching our West Clermont Middle School students embrace their place in the world as they come to understand what it means for them to be “at their best.”
Winter Sports Awards
Winter sports awards will take place over 2 different days in February. We are looking forward to honoring the success of our winter Athletes. The dates and times for each sport are below:
Thursday, February 8th - Girls Basketball , Wrestling, Swim, Dive in the Performing Arts Center 6pm
Monday, February 12th - Boys Basketball, Cheer in the Performing Arts Center 6pm
The next PTSO meeting will be held on Wednesday February 7th, 2018 at 6:30 in the media center of WCMS.
Yearbook ordering is now available for students at WCMS. Please visit www.YBPay.lifetouch.com. The School ID code for WCMS is: 13239718
Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 15, at WCMS. If you would like to schedule a conference, please contact your student’s team to schedule. Conferences are done within teams, so that you can get as much information and perspective as possible to support your child’s academic needs. Please see the Conference contact (click here) to find your child’s team facilitator email. If you would like to schedule a conference with an encore teacher please email the individual teachers!
8th Grade Farewell Dance – An Evening In Paris
On Friday, 4th, the WCMS PTO will host 8th graders for their farewell middle school dance. The theme is ‘An Evening In Paris.’ More details to come in the future.
The important thing to remember is that eligibility guidelines for attendance to this dance will begin next Monday, January 29th.
Students will NOT be eligible to attend the 8th grade dance on May 4th from 6-8pm if they:
• Received ISI (In-school-instruction) as a consequence beginning Jan 29
• Received OSS (Out of school suspension) as a consequence beginning Jan 29
• Are failing 2 or more classes (includes core & encore) for 3rd quarter (March 23 is the last day of 3rd quarter)
• Are habitually truant (unexcused absences of 30 consecutive hours or 42 hours in one month or 72 hours for the school year)
Talent Show Auditions
WCMS students signed up over 10 days in January to audition for the WCMS talent show. Audition lists and schedules are now posted by each main office and will take place on Monday (2/5), Tuesday (2/6), and Wednesday (2/7) after school from 2:30 to 4:30. Students should bring any music or props they might need for the auditions. Over 100 students signed up to Audition for this year’s talent show which will take place in Mid-March. The talent show audition rubric is here If you have questions about the talent show, please email Mrs. Basler at email@example.com.
Congratulations to students who are on the 2nd Q Honor Roll at WCMS. Please see attached lists for more information.
6th Grade Honor Roll
7th Grade Honor Roll
8th Grade Honor Roll
A note for 8th graders interested in playing high school football
Dear parents and players, my name is Coach Kennedy I am the freshman football head coach. We will be having a meeting February 11th at 2PM to discuss offseason workouts in the cafeteria at West Clermont High School. This will also be an informational meeting for parents and so we can collect some information about the players. Also at 3PM, we'll start our first Sunday workout until 5PM on February 11th. So any players or parents interested in freshman football, please make plans to attend. – Coach Kennedy
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Football Workouts
West Clermont Football with have workouts for current 6th, 7th and 8th graders on Tuesday and Thursdays in February. Workouts will be 2:30-4pm after school each day. Contact High School Coach Nick Ayers for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolves Wellness Center
We are excited to announce a new partnership with the District and HealthSource of Ohio to launch a School Based Health Center at West Clermont Middle School. The Wolves Wellness School Based Health Center will be available to students and staff across the district, as well as our community. It will provide medical, vision and behavioral health services during the school day. The program does not take the place of your current physician. More information was made available this week as students have been sent home with packets, including consent forms this week. We’ve also attached the 2 consent forms for ages 0-11 and 12-17.
Immunization Requirements! Attention All Current 6th Grade Parents/Guardians
All students entering 7th grade in the Fall of 2018 are now required by Ohio school law to show proof of the TDap booster vaccine (to protect against Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis), and the Meningicoccal (MCV4) vaccine (to protect against Meningitis) BEFORE starting school in August 2018. Any student who has not had these immunizations prior to entering 7th grade may not be permitted to attend school until proof of these immunizations has been received by the school, so do not delay. Many students have already had these and documentation just needs to be sent to school to complete your child’s health record. If they have not received, don’t wait! Make your appointments now as clinics tend to fill up towards the end of summer and cause exclusion from school. Documentation may be sent in to school or faxed to 753-1070, Attention Health Clinic. For more information, click here.
The 7th grade boys ECC Tournament will be taking place at WCMS on Saturday February 3 from 9am to 2pm. The semi-finals will take place on February 6th at 5 and 6:15PM. The Finals will take place on Wednesday, February 7th at 6PM.
Good luck to ALL WCMS teams participating in the ECC basketball tournaments on Saturday, February 3rd including:
7th grade Navy Boys at WCMS 9AM
7th Grade Navy Girls at Withrow 9AM
8th Grade Navy Boys at Nagel 9AM
8th Grade Gray Girls at Kings 11:30AM
Wednesday, February 07 6:00 PM Coed Middle School Wrestling Wilmington Middle School at WCHS Home