Here are the announcements for the week of October 16th:
Stuff the Bus
Stuff The Bus challenge benefiting Inter Parish Ministry will be held this week (October 16th - October 20th.) Please consider sending in non-perishables and toiletry items. The advisory with the most donated items will win a special prize so let’s break all the records this year, Wolfpack! Turn your items in to your advisory teacher!!
The Anime Club with Ms. Herrick starts this week! It will meet on Wednesdays in room 151 from 2:30 to 4:00 starting October 18th! Please remember to turn in a permission slip to join this club. Permission slips on in the front offices. /userfiles/922/my files/anime club flyer.pdf?id=10799
West Clermont Middle School’s new Digital Newspaper, The Howler, is Now accepting applications for new writers and journalists! Please submit an essay, no longer than 1 page, typed for consideration. Please pay attention to grammar, spelling, and content. You can email these submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or take them to Mrs. Crowe’s office. Your essay should be titled: ‘Journalism: Past, Present, and Future’ Top essays will earn a spot on the staff. The Howler club meets Mondays and Fridays from 2:15 to 3:30pm Submissions are due by Wednesday October 18th. The first meeting will be held October 23rd.
WCMS Spirit Week – October 30 through November 3
The votes are in and the following are the theme days for spirit week:
Monday, October 30 – wear pink for breast cancer support
Tuesday, October 31 – Disney Day (includes Star Wars but leave your light sabers at home!)
Wednesday, November 1 – decades day (dress in your favorites time period – 50s poodle skirt or greaser to 70s hippie to 80s fashion!)
Thursday, November 2 – WCMS spirit day – wear Navy and Gray!
Friday, November 3 – “Glow-in-the-dark” Day – wear neon colors and be ready for the dance!
Glow Dance! November 3
The WCMS Glow Dance will be held on Friday, November 3rd! 6th grade dances from 2:30 – 4:30 and 7th/8th grade dances from 6-8pm. Students can also purchase a Glow Dance T-shirt to wear at the dance if they wish. Shirts will be only sold from October 16th-20th and are available in a variety of neon colors! Cost is $5 for each t-shirt. Starting next week, order forms will be available in each office. Students do not have to be wearing the t-shirt to come to the dance – they just need to purchase a ticket at lunch for $5! T-shirts are extra. /userfiles/922/my files/glow dance shirt order form.pdf?id=10798
PAWS Points School Store
The PAWS Points school store is now open! We are always looking for donations if you have things that you think the students would be interested in purchasing. Please send items in to the front office. We also need parent volunteers to run the PAWS Points Store between 10:15am and 12:15pm. Please email email@example.com if you are able to help! Thank you for your support! The P.A.W.S store is open during school lunch times for students to buy items with the PAW points they earned for positive behavior. We are looking for NEW donations to stock our store. Here are examples of items that can be donated:
- Assorted candy, including jolly ranchers, small tootsies rolls and mints
- Individually packaged chips or snacks
- School supplies, including mechanical pencils and colored pens
- Items from Five Below, including locker magnets, posters, small footballs and headphones.
Thank you in advance for supporting our P.A.W.S store.
Fall Sports Awards
Middle School Fall Sports Award Ceremony is on Thursday, October 19th at 6:30 in the Performance Arts Center at WCMS. If your child participated in football, volleyball, cheerleading or ran cross country, please plan to attend this celebration honoring their hard work for the season.
WCMS Technology Use Policy
Please talk with your child(ren) and remind them of the technology use policy of the One to Wolf program. The chrome books have been provided to the students for educational use only. They should be using the chrome books both at school and at home for school work, research projects, assignments and/or to practice educational skills such as mathematics, informational text reading, vocabulary, etc. They should not be using the chrome books for entertainment purposes such as listening to music on Spotify, watching videos on Youtube, communicating in online chat rooms, etc. The UA (User Agreement) of the WCLSD states “Use of the Internet is to be related to one or more courses of study and is not to be used by staff or students for discriminatory or unlawful purposes. Because of the vast amount of information that can be retrieved from the Internet teachers are responsible for training students to use proper research skills when retrieving information.” Please consider having your child charge and use their chrome book in a common area such as the kitchen or dining room (not in their room). /userfiles/922/my files/one-to-wolf_parent-student_agreement_v2.pdf?id=10800
Popcorn with the Principal
Teachers from each grade level will nominate students to attend and enjoy Popcorn with the Principal. It’s an excellent opportunity for Mrs. Crowe and others to get student feedback from students about their day at school. We would love parents to come in and volunteer to help serve the students popcorn. If you’d like to volunteer to help out with Popcorn with the Principal on Friday, October 20th from 8am to 11am, please contact WCMS_Pto@westcler.org.
Veteran’s Day Breakfast – November 10
West Clermont Middle School would like to recognize our family veterans. If your child would like to invite a family member or close friend that has served in the US military to be their guest at breakfast in honor of Veterans Day, please return the attached form to their advisory teacher. The breakfast would take place Friday, November 10th, 2017 in the Main Cafeteria. Your child will meet their guest in the front lobby beginning at 7:15. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 and end by 8:15. Your child will be excused from classes but will still be responsible for making up any work that is missed. Please complete the attached form and have your child return this form to their Advisory teacher no later than Friday, October 27, 2017. We need to know the total number of who will be attending so that we can plan for space and food. /userfiles/922/my files/veteran's day breakfast letter.pdf?id=10801
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.
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
2017-2018 7th and 8th
Boys Basketball Information:
Open Gym Dates: (6)
October 17th,19th,24th,26th will be after school. 8th Grade in the main gym and 7th Grade lower gym. 2:30-4:00pm November 1st and 2nd 6:00-7:30pm. Tryouts will start on November 6th Time will be TBA. All players will need to have information complete in Final Forms. More information: 513-947-7410 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2017-2018 7th and 8th
Girls Basketball Information:
Open Gym Dates: (4)
October 9th,16th,23rd 26th 8th Grade 2:30-4:00 and 7th 4:30-6:00 pm both in Main Gym; October 11th , 12th , 18th , 19th ,- Conditioning on the track from 2:30-4:00pm. Tryouts will start on October 27th - 8th 2:30-4:30 pm and 7th 4:30-6:30pm in the main gym. All players will need to have information complete in Final Forms. More information: Jason Jacobs Jacobs_j2@westcler.org
7th/8th Grade Wrestling
Pre-Season Conditioning: Starts 1 week after the conclusion of football season and is every Tuesday and Thursday until the season starts from 2:30-3:30 after school. Listen to announcements to get an exact start date. First Day of Practice: November 13, 2017. Practice Times: Monday-Friday 2:30- 4:30. Please see the attached information about how to sign up. If you have questions about wrestling, please contact: email@example.com
WCMS Sporting Events
October 14, 2017 - Both Navy and Gray Volleyball teams will be participating in the post season games on Saturday. Navy will participate at home and Gray will be at Milford.
October 19, 2017 – Fall Sports Awards Ceremony