Athletic Booster Meeting
West Clermont Middle School Athletic Boosters will meet Tuesday September 11th at 6:30pm in the Media Center. Meetings will be held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Please consider joining us as we support our Wolves be successful on and off of the field.
Looking for Parent Volunteers for the PAWS Store – Any adult interested in helping out with the WCMS PAWS Store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursdays from 10:15-12:15, please email Holly Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you have been fingerprinted with the WC Main Office on Aicholtz Road.
Cincy Kids 4 kids Carnival
The Cincy Kids 4 kids carnival is Sept. 8th. This carnival is their BIGGEST fundraiser and our main means to keep our programs going in WC and beyond. This event really stretches the ages from the littlest duck pond kids to the biggest Bid and Buy (amazing this year) adults and everyone in between with our Pick a Prize!! Family friendly game prices and concessions. If you have anyone that would also like to volunteer we can always use help and love to allow community members to help their neighbors in need. https://signup.com/Activities#/2411354/jobs/edit
The School participates in the National School Lunch Program and makes lunches AND breakfast available to students. Ala carte items are available. Students may also bring their own lunch to school to be eaten in the School's cafeteria. No student shall be allowed to leave school premises during the lunch period without specific written permission granted by the Principal. Outside commercial delivery is not permitted during the school day. No parents or guardians are permitted to eat in the cafeteria with their student. No food or drink purchased from outside commercial vendors (Fast Food Restaurants) or baked goods such as cupcakes, cookies, etc. is permitted during the school day. Students are permitted to bring water bottles during the school day. Parents may bring food after school for after school events i.e. sports and clubs. Applications for the School's Free and Reduced-Priced Meal program are distributed to all students. If a student does not receive one and believes that she/he is eligible, contact the middle school office.
DISMISSAL and AFTER SCHOOL EVENTS
Students who are not participating in a sport, or club are NOT allowed to remain in the Middle School building or on the school grounds. We have noticed an increased number of students are staying at the school to attend athletic events that are hours after the school day ends. This is not permitted due to lack of supervision. If your student would like to attend an event after school, they will have to leave school grounds and return at the time of the event. Students who are found to be at the school property during these times will be instructed to call a parent for a ride.
The PTO is kicking off it’s fall alternative fundraiser. They are pleased to offer you the opportunity to not be hated by your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. No selling, begging and being shunned by all who know you. Simply send in your donation - that is all there is to it. Every dollar received from this fundraiser will be used to benefit the WCMS students and faculty. To meet our goal, we are asking that every family give at one of the levels listed below. Turn in this form and donation to the front offices or your child’s advisory teacher to be entered into weekly drawings each Friday starting September 7th and running through September 28th for a $25 Amazon gift card. All proceeds will be used to make this year amazing for our students and faculty at WCMS!
West Clermont Middle School is partnering with Child Focus, Inc., with funding from the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board Levy, to bring a mental health education and screening program to our students. The purpose of the program is to try to find the best way to help the students in this school who may be experiencing symptoms of depression or even having suicidal thoughts. Often, young people don’t like to ask for help because they are embarrassed or don’t know whom to ask. This prevention program is designed to make it easier for young people to find help for any emotional or behavioral health concerns that trouble them. Identifying these issues early will allow us to provide the appropriate support in the most efficient and beneficial manner possible. To proactively address this issue, we are offering depression screening and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS: Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. This program has been used by thousands of schools over the past ten years. It has proven successful at increasing help seeking by students concerned about themselves or a friend and is the only school-based suicide prevention program to show a reduction in suicide attempts in a randomized, controlled study (American Journal of Public Health, March, 2004). Our 8th grade students will be participating in this program on September 12, 13, 18, and 20.
Our goals in participating in this program are straightforward:
·To help our students understand that depression is a treatable illness, and help them assess whether or not they may have symptoms consistent with depression,
·To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression,
·To provide students training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in a friend, and,
·To impress upon students that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns.
If you do not want your child to participate please complete the form that was sent home on Monday, August 27th and turn it into your child’s advisory teacher by Friday, August 7th.
8th Grade Washington DC Trip Information
If your 8th grade child is interested in attending the Washington DC field trip ere is a link for more information: S43417 West Clermont Middle DC PF.pdf The first deposit for students going on the trip is $100 by September 19th. Reservations will be taken based on availability. Students will NOT be eligible to attend the 8th grade Washington DC trip if they:
•Received OSS (Out of school suspension) as a consequence beginning Jan 3
•Are failing 2 or more classes (includes core & encore) for 2nd quarter (December 21 is the last day of 2nd quarter)
•Are habitually truant (unexcused absences of 30 consecutive hours or 42 hours in one month or 72 hours for the school year)
Insurance is built into the trip so if a student cannot attend for any reason after paying they will receive their money back however All cancellations will result in a $55.00 penalty.
Clubs for Wolves:
Students were given an opportunity this week to explore the many clubs that are available at WCMS. Below is the meeting information for each club offered:
WCMS Show Choir
Show choir auditions will take place after school on September 19th and 20th until 4:00pm. Students must attend both days of the audition in order to be considered for the group. Students can pick up an audition permission slip outside of room 133. The slip must be signed by a parent and returned to Mrs. Steuver no later than September 19th. There is no preparation necessary for auditions - students will learn a song and dance combo on the 19th and demonstrate it on the 20th. Showchoir is a year-long commitment and will meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 4pm; students must have reliable transportation home after every rehearsal. ? Email Mrs. Steuver with questions at email@example.com
Student Ambassador program
This is for our new 6th grade members only Meetings will be once a month during the advisory period on the first Thursday of the every month in room 149.
Defend a Friend
Every Tuesday 2:15-3:15 in the library starting September 4th
Every other Thursday 2:30-3:20 in room 210 September 27th
Every Thursday from 2:20-3:15 in the Learning Lab September 6th
First and Third Tuesday of Every month from 2:20-3:15 in room 211 October 2nd
International Community Club
Every other Tuesday 2:30-3:30 in room 207. September 4th
West Clermont Middle School Robotics OPEN BUILD time will continue September 4 and 6 in room 143 2:15-3:00. Applications and references for the 2018-2019 VEX Robotics Team are due to Mrs. Edler no later than September 7.
Wolves in the Wild
Interested in wildlife and nature? Check out Wolves in Wild Club! First meeting will be September 6th in room 302.
Board Game/Chess Club
Every Friday 2:15-4:00 in room 324. The starting date for the board game club is September 7. Please email Mr. Sedam at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Every Thursday 2:20-3:20 in the North Cafe starting October 4th (tentatively)
American Sign Language Club
Meets in room 148 with Ms. Brown beginning October 2nd. Email email@example.com with questions!
Meets in room 226 with Ms. Silverman beginning October 1st. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!
Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Club will once again be at WCMS this year from after school until 6pm. Attached is the application which can be completed and emailed to email@example.com or brought in to one of the main offices at WCMS. This is a club and students MUST participate in all club activities to be a part of the club. Students must report to room 163 and check in with the club sponsors by 2:20pm each day that they stay for the club. Students do not have to stay until 6pm but can be picked up at any time in front of the 6th grade entrance. BGCGC Membership Application 2018pdf.pdf
West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K
It’s Fun Run time! The West Clermont Education Foundation’s 4th Annual Fun Run is set for Saturday, September 29th. The event is for all students in West Clermont in Grades K-8. It will be held at West Clermont High School. Back again this year, there will medals for top 10 runners in each heat and a trophy for the school with the most runners. The event starts at 9:00 am after the inaugural West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K Run/Walk. To register for the Race to the Future 5K Run/Walk visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Cincinnati/WestClermontEducationFoundation5K.
WC Connects Parent Education Series
In partnership with local community partners, the West Clermont School District is launching the West Clermont Connects Parent Education Series. These monthly sessions will focus on different topics ranging from: Mental Health, Teen Substance Abuse, Physical Wellness/Nutrition, Technology Safety, and Teen Driving. Our next session called, “Current Mental Health Issues and Trends” will be held on Thursday September 20th during Parent/Teacher Conferences at West Clermont High School. There will be two sessions: 4:30pm-5:30pm and 6:00pm-7:00pm. All sessions will be held in Community Room A. The sessions are free and the entire community is welcome to attend. Click here to get a full schedule of sessions being offered.
Homework help sessions are available for your student after school:
Monday: Room 112 with Jennifer Lyons
Tuesday: Room 305 with Kaylin Henninger
Wednesday: Room 302 with Kimberly Perry
Thursday: Room 324 with Faith Manker
Advisory TLC (Thriving Learning Communities)
West Clermont Middle School is Building Strong Character to Build Strong Learners! Each Tuesday & Wednesday during advisory, 6th , 7th and 8th graders take part in a character building lesson taught by their teacher. The lesson is part of a program called Thriving Learning Communities. This character education program is designed to improve students’ social and emotional well-being by focusing on 24 character strengths. Students will soon be taking an individual online assessment to determine their top 5 strengths. Many parent have enjoyed talking this assessment as well and comparing strengths with their child(ren). Here is the link: https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register You could discuss with them how they think their own strengths help them at home and at school. We are excited about taking a strengths-based approach with your child this school year. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Golf vs St. Mary at Little Miami Regulation
Gray 7th VBall @ Milford – 4:30
Navy VBall @ Walnut – 4:30/5:30
Gray VBall home vs New Richmond – 4:30/5:30
Golf vs St. Thomas Moore at Little Miami Par 3
Football home vs Walnut 4:30/5:30
Golf vs Loveland at Deer Track
Gray Vball home vs Nagel 4:30/5:30 (Main Gym) – Enter the 7th/8th grade entrance
Navy VBall home vs New Richmond 4:30/5:30 (Aux Gym – North) – Enter the 6th grade entrance
Golf vs Nagel at Little Miami Par 3
XC @ Bethel-Tate – 9:00
Golf – Girls Open
Navy Vball @ Miamisburg – 10:00am
Gray Vball @ Miamisburg – 10:00am