Here are the announcements for the week of March 11th:
Spring forward on March 10th (set clocks ahead one hour)
No School on March 15th
Spring Break No school March 18th - 22nd
School resumes Monday, March 25th
West Clermont Has Talent Show
We are excited to showcase the talent of our students again this year. We have 14 amazing acts working hard to give a great show! Please join us Thursday March 14th at 6:30 at the West Clermont High School Auditorium to enjoy talented singers, dancers and much more! We will be selling tickets for tickets $5 each during each lunch period on Tuesday, March 12 through Thursday, March 14. We will only sell tickets at the door on March 14 if the show does not sell out during lunches. Each performer will receive 4 complimentary tickets.
We still have several outstanding fees in students accounts. Please make plans to pay any outstanding fees by the last day of school (May 21). All 8th grade fees must be paid before students begin high school.
Petermann Bus Tracker App
Beginning on March 4th, parents will be able to download the Petermann Bus Tracker app and get real time tracking and notification information directly from Petermann on their child’s bus. To learn more about the app you can view this video at https://youtu.be/8cobNMnNbVo.
Yearbook sales have been extended. If you haven't ordered yours yet don't delay! Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and use our school code of 13239719. The absolutely last day to order is March 29th. Make sure you don’t miss out on this last round of yearbook orders! You really don’t want to miss out on this wonderful Yearbook that we are creating!!!
Clermont County Veterans Service Commission
The Clermont County Veterans Service Office is looking to identify and assist school age children of our county’s veterans. These services only require that the parent or guardian of the child be an honorably discharged veteran and submit a DD-214 for proof. Some of the services we can assist with are lunch funds, weekend “go bags”, and some specialized items on a case by case basis. Please click and submit this google form if you are a parent/guardian of a WCMS student and a veteran - thank you for your service! https://goo.gl/forms/Dd96DpkCjLHdvH9J3
Athletes in Yearbook
We want to include as many action photos of our student athletes as possible in this year's yearbook but we need your help! If you have any pictures of games or practices from any WCMS teams, please email them to WCMS_TV@my.westcler.org.
You may have seen the news stories about the resurgence of an online challenge that is impacting children worldwide. The Momo Challenge inserts disturbing images in videos, video games, or messaging apps that urge children to inflict harm on themselves or others.
Some have questioned the validity of this challenge, writing it off as a hoax. Since we can never be too careful when it comes to the safety and well-being of our children, this serves as an important reminder to talk to them about Internet safety and appropriate use of technology.
The best way to keep your children safe online while using personal devices is to be aware of what sites they are visiting, and who they are communicating with. Let them know that it is not okay to communicate with strangers, which is the essence of the Momo Challenge.
For information on how to talk with your child about this and other online concerns, we recommend the following article posted on the Ohio Department of Education website: https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/News/Know-Momo-and-her-Deadly-Challenge-to-our-Youth
Here is another useful link: https://www.wlwt.com/article/the-momo-problem-when-unconfirmed-stories-about-scary-challenges-go-viral-create-panic/26567359
No Small Matter
Success By 6 is hosting a screening of a documentary entitled, “No Small Matter”. This is a is a feature-length documentary film and national engagement campaign that brings public attention to the lack of affordable child care in our country. The documentary is a must-see for anyone concerned about early childhood education. The screening will take place on Tuesday April 9th in the Auditorium at West Clermont High School at 5:15pm. To attend you must RSVP at http://bit.ly/2SC6dBE.
Current 6th grade Parents/Guardians - Required Immunizations
All students entering the 7th grade are required by Ohio law to provide proof of the following vaccinations BEFORE the start of the 2019/2020 school year. TDap Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination If your student does not receive the TDap and Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccinations by the beginning of the 2019/2020 school year, he/she may be excluded from school beginning September 18th, 2019 in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3313.671. Here is a link to all of the immunizations required by the Ohio Department of Health for students to attend school: Immunization Summary. We encourage you to contact your primary care physician to schedule an appointment for the vaccinations as soon as possible. You can also contact the Wolves Wellness Center at West Clermont Middle School at 513-732-5082 to schedule an appointment. You may use your current health insurance at the Wolves Wellness Center. However, if you do not have health insurance the vaccinations will be provided by the Wolves Wellness Center at no cost to you. In order to use the Wolves Wellness Center, go online to http://bit.ly/HSOWWC. Find “School Based Health Center Forms and Documents” to complete the consent form needed for an appointment. Vaccinations are also available at many local pharmacies. Please return the following to the WCMS Health Clinic when completed. http://bit.ly/7th_Immunization
8th Grade “An Evening in Paris” reward dance
8th Grade “An Evening in Paris” reward dance is on Friday, May 3rd from 6 - 8 pm in the WCMS Main gym. Students must be eligible to attend the dance. Eligibility consists of: No more than 1 failed course for 3rd Quarter; Not habitually truant; No office referrals resulting in ISI or out of school suspension from February 11 - May 3. If you have questions about the list of students eligible to go, please see Mr. Bohannon in his office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meal Charge Cut-off Date
This is to communicate to you regarding the meal charge cut-off date for the 2018-2019 School Year. As per the West Clermont Charge Procedure, the cut-off will be effective beginning April 24, 2019. We permit our students to charge meals because good nutrition is essential to learning, and we understand that sometimes children forget or lose their money. As we are a non-profit agency, we rely on all participants of the program to pay their charges in an effort to ensure we are consistently able to offer quality meals at a low price. Please remit payment for any outstanding debt to your Child’s School Café or EZ pay account. You will find a copy of the Charge Procedure on the West Clermont District Website under the Child Nutrition Department or at your Child’s School. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Rebecca Wulfeck email@example.com Cafeteria Manager West Clermont Middle School
Cheerleading Tryouts 2019
Become a WCMS Cheerleader for the 2019 fall season! Tryout information meeting Thursday February 21st 6-7pm WCMS South MPR Information about our Football sideline and Competition programs will be available at the meeting. Meet the Coaches and learn more about the tryout process. Tryout Dates Clinics: Monday 3/11 5:30-7:30pm; Tuesday 3/12 5:30-7:30pm; Thursday 3/13 5:30-7:30pm. Final Tryouts: Thursday 3/14 beginning at 3pm Clinics and Final Tryout will take place in the WCMS North Gym; All candidates must have a current sports physical on file to participate in clinics and final tryouts. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
2019/2020 Fall Freshman Cheerleading Clinic and Tryouts
Any 8th grade girls interested in High School Fall Cheer: Please see the attached flyer for all of the information regarding clinics and tryouts for the Fall cheer season. If you have questions, email coach Samson email@example.com
Parent Education Series
Our next #WCconnects Parent Education Series session “Your Child’s Digital Tattoo” is
scheduled for Monday, April 1st from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at West Clermont Middle School. Please join Stephen Smith from A Wired Family to learn more about the online habits of today’s youth. The session is free and open to the public. Please click the link for more information: Your Child’s Digital Tattoo
West Clermont Athletic Boosters Howl at The Moon Dinner/Dance
March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm - West Clermont Athletic Boosters Dinner Dance Fundraiser & Hall of Fame Induction Friday, March 29, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm at Norlyn Manor Ticket price includes: Snacks, Buffet Dinner, Dessert, Beverages (7pm-11pm), DJ, Dancing, Auctions and Raffles $60/person, $25 extra for a reserved table (seats 8). Note: After March 15th cost is $70/person. For questions, please contact Tara Kaiser at firstname.lastname@example.org. or go to http://wcwolfpackboosters.com/calendar/2019-howl-moon-dinner-dance