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Weekly Announcements- Week of October 2nd

Here are the announcements for the week of October 2nd:

New Drop-off / Pick-up Traffic Pattern for WCMS

The West Clermont School District, after consulting with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office and The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit, has evaluated the traffic flow pattern for parent drop off and pick up at West Clermont Middle School.  It has been determined that there will be a change in the traffic pattern effective Monday, October 2, 2017.  There will be one entrance and one exit during parent drop off and pick up.  The maps on the email and website highlight the new routes.  The yellow arrows indicate the current parent entrance, drop off and pick up.  This entrance, drop off and pick up will remain the same.  The blue arrows indicate the new exit behind the football field.  The district is working hard to clear the exit in preparation of the new traffic pattern.  In cooperation with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office and Batavia Township, additional signage and lights are going to be placed on Amelia Olive Branch to increase awareness of the school zone and slow traffic during student drop off and pick up.  The main entrance on Clough Pike to West Clermont Middle School will only be open from 7:00am – 1:00pm.  The district must rely on prompt bus service at the middle school to accommodate the elementary schools in the district.  In order to avoid a disruption in the bus service there is no viable option to use the Clough Pike entrance while the buses are there.  The district appreciates your patience during the transition to your new middle school.  The safety of our students, parents and staff is always are primary concern. /userfiles/922/my files/wcms detailed pick up drop off view.png?id=10768

Parent Teacher Conferences – October 5th

Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 5th at WCMS.  If you would like to schedule a conference, please contact your student’s ‘Team Facilitator’ to schedule.  Conferences are done with teams, so that you can get as much information and perspective as possible to support your child’s academic needs. Please see the organization charts on the email and website per grade 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! /userfiles/922/my files/team facilitators - west clermont middle school.pdf?id=10769

Parent Teacher Conferences – PTO Dinner for Teachers

Conference Day is a long day for teachers at WCMS.  Not only do they work their regular schedule with students but they spend the afternoon and evening meeting with parents in 15 minute intervals.  Providing meals for the teachers is a great way to show how much we appreciate them.  WCMS PTSO is asking for donations toward the meal of baked potato bar, salad and dessert.  Items must be delivered by 1:30 pm on Thursday October 5th.

Sign up below and Thank you! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/904094eadaf2ea57-conference3/7185447

Professional Day – Next Friday October 6th  No School for Students!

Students enjoy your day off!

PAWS Store

All students at WCMS are learning the PAWS way of life.  This includes:

Personal Responsibility

Academic Focus

Wise Choices

Show Respect (For yourself and others!)

When a teacher finds a student exhibiting excellent PAWS behavior, the student is rewarded with a PAWS Point ticket.  After collecting these, they can be used in our school store to purchase items.  The PAWS Point store will be opening next week for students and we are very excited about it!

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes are scheduled with Lifetouch on October 20th in the WCMS Gym for new students, those who were absent on picture day, or those who would like new pictures.  Picture forms for retakes are available in both the 6th grade office and the 7/8th grade office.

Swim Club Meeting

WCMS will be having an informational swimming meeting for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and their parents on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:00 in the WCMS PAC for those interested in joining the WCMS Swim Team. If you have questions about swim team, please contact Mrs. Bowling at bowling_m@westcler.org


We would like to update you regarding a procedure change we have put into place regarding attendance and the automated all call that occurs when there is an absence. When your student is absent, we ask that you notify the school via a phone call or email  with the details of their absence and send in any doctor's notes when they return to school. In the past, if you notified the school, you did not get an automated call about their absence. From now on, you will receive a call stating that our records indicate your student is absent even if you have already notified the school. There is no need to call or email again. The attendance line is 947-7404 or you may email the absence information to WCMS_attend@westcler.org  If you receive the automated call/email and your student is NOT absent, please call the office at 947-7413 right away.

PTSO Alternative Fundraiser

The WCMS PTO had a fantastic result for fundraising this year with the Alternative fundraiser. We were able to raise over $7,000!   This money will be used toward helping students and teachers throughout the year.  Thank you so much parents and students who supported the PTSO.  The prize period is over but if you would still like to give the PTO a donation feel free to send it in with your student or turn in to one of the main offices (checks made out to WCMS PTO).

This week’s winners of the $25 gift card are:

  1. Barrett Reith (8th grade)
  2. Adam Knorr (6th grade)
  3. Logan Howard (6th grade)
  4. Kellie Spatz (8th grade)
  5. Noah Evans (8th grade)

Girls Basketball Information

Tentative Try-out date for Girls Basketball is Friday, October 27th.  During the month of October, there are open gyms and conditioning dates available to prepare for try-outs. Please see the attached flyer for information and a calendar about these dates.  If you need additional information, please email Mike Kirk, AD at kirk_m@westcler.org.

/userfiles/922/my files/girls basketball info 17-18.pdf?id=10782

Boys Basketball information to come next week.

Washington DC Trip for 8th Graders

Meetings about the Washington DC trip for 8th graders were held this week. The $100 deposit is due by October 16 - contact Croswell bussing and reserve today.  The number is (513) 724-2206. See the information on the email and website for detailed information about the trip! /userfiles/922/my files/washington dc 2017-18 .pdf?id=10771

WCMS Student Council Mrs. Wendel wendel_e@westcler.org

WCMS Student Council elections will soon be taking place!  Student council is composed of students with school spirit who are willing to help with school activities and service projects. Student council builds character and helps develop leadership, confidence, responsibility, organization and teamwork. All of this takes time and energy. There will be times when students need to stay after school. This includes, but is not limited to, meeting the first and third Tuesday of every month from 2:20 to 3:15pm.  The first student council meeting will be Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Room #211.  This permission slip gives your approval for your child to run for student council, serve if elected, and attend meetings after school.  Questions?  Please contact student council faculty sponsor Elizabeth Wendel at wendel_e@westcler.org

Homework Help Club

Homework Help Club is also starting September 25th as well on Monday through Thursday each week after school until 3:15. This club is for students who need help with homework assignments. 

The following teachers will be advising Homework Help and their classrooms will be meeting places for each day:

Mrs. Lyons (Room 112) - Mondays

Mr. Kilbarger (Room 406) – Tuesdays

Miss Ehrman (Room 117) - Wednesdays

Mrs. Manker (Room 324) – Thursdays

Chromebook Charger (Power Cord)

We have a few reports already of students losing their chargers and requesting new ones. The replacement cost for a new charger is $30. Students must return their Chrome book with its associated charger, each with matching, district-issued barcodes. Failure to do so with result in a $30 charge, even if they return a charger with a different (or no) barcode.  A fully charged Chrome book should last an entire day, so students should take their chargers home and use them there.  The expectation is that a fully charged Chrome book should come to school each morning.

Defend A Friend Mrs. Bolig bolig_v@westcler.org

The Defend a Friend (DaF) Club is a student-led group focusing on engaging students to become UPstanders at West Clermont Middle School and in their community. DaF members work to create a positive school environment. Weekly meetings focus on developing different activities to promote positivity such as UPstanders Rally, bullying prevention activities, positive post-it notes on each locker, No Name-Calling Week and Random Acts of Kindness Week. Each meeting students are given a chance to discuss how school is going, their struggles and their triumphs, from the week. All members are supportive of each other, work together and develop leadership skills. Defend a Friend will meet Tuesdays after school from 2:15-3:15.Meetings will be held in the Learning Lab.

Student Ambassadors Mrs. Hater hater_r@westcler.org

Current 7th and 8th grade Students applied and were chosen to be student ambassadors last Spring.  6th graders may NOW! A Student Ambassador at West Clermont Middle School is someone that will represent our school positively and help build community within our school. Student Ambassadors are asked to provide new students with an introduction to West Clermont by giving them a tour of the school, helping them with their locker, introducing them to their teachers and providing them with a familiar face on their team. 6th graders should pick up an application packet from Student Services and have it completed and returned by Friday October 5th. ? New 6th grade Ambassadors will be announced on October 20th. .

Girl’s Running Club Mrs. Pierce pierce-stricker_s@westcler.org

Every Monday from 2:05-3:10; Participants will learn about creating positive relationships, building self-esteem, and becoming a positive role model through physical activity. Participants can walk or run and enjoy making new friends along the way. Girls Running Club will be held every Monday from 2:15-3:10 in the Auxiliary Gym *North Campus.  The first meeting will be held September 25th.

Bowling Club Mr. Bultman bultman_j@westcler.org

This year, Cherry Grove Lanes will be hosting Bowling Club again.  It’s a great way for students to have fun and learn an activity in a safe and supervised area.  The league will run every Thursday for 10 weeks. Transportation will be provided from school to the bowling alley. The cost is $95.00.  Please see the attached flyer for more information on the Bowling Club at Cherry Grove Lanes. /userfiles/922/my files/bowling club.pdf?id=8677

WCMS Athletic Events for the week of September 30 – October 6th

Saturday, September 30

9:00 AM Coed Middle School Cross Country Williamsburg High School Away

Monday, October 02

4:00 PM Coed Middle School Cross Country Goshen Middle School Away

4:30 PM Girls 7N Volleyball Milford Junior High School Away

5:30 PM Girls 8N Volleyball Milford Junior High School Away

Tuesday, October 03

4:30 PM Girls 7G Volleyball Nagel Middle School Nagel Silver at WCHS Home

5:00 PM Boys 7th Football Nagel Middle School at Turpin High School Stadium Away

5:30 PM Girls 8G Volleyball Nagel Middle School Nagel Silver at WCHS Home

6:00 PM Boys 8th Football Nagel Middle School at Turpin High School Stadium Away

Wednesday, October 04

4:30 PM Girls 7N Volleyball Williamsburg High School Home

5:30 PM Girls 8N Volleyball Williamsburg High School Home

6:00 PM MS Swimming Meeting (School)

Thursday, October 05

2:00 PM Conference Day (School) 6:30 PM Girls 8G Volleyball Little Miami Junior High School Away

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