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Weekly Announcements- Week of October 30th

Advisory Strengths Survey

Students have taken their strengths survey on the chrome books in advisory class.  Please ask them to talk to you about their top 5 strengths!  Any adults who would like to take the strengths survey as well can do so at this link: http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey This is a great opportunity to talk with your child and compare strengths with them – maybe you share a strength or two with them!

Book Fair

Did you know that children who grow up with as few as 20 books in their home reach a higher level of education than those who don’t?  The Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place from November 13-17.  Students are encouraged to visit the book fair and find books they will enjoy from a wide array of genres available to them.

Candy Drive for Active Military

Starting next week, Team Nymeria will begin collecting candy for the Yellow Ribbon Support Center.   The candy is used in care packages sent to our military men and women stationed overseas.  Students should turn in candy to their advisory teacher.  Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to help our community. /userfiles/922/my files/candy drive flyer.pdf?id=10894

WCMS Winter Cheerleading Tryouts

On Wednesday, November 1st we will hold cheerleading tryouts for basketball.  Tryouts will be from 6-8pm in the MPR in the South building. Students who were cheerleaders during football season do not have to re-audition.  Interested students should be prepared to learn and perform a short routine.

West Clermont Ski Club

Middle school students are invited to join the West Clermont Ski Club.  There will be an informational meeting held at West Clermont High School on Thursday, November 2nd, at 7:30 pm for those who are interested.  A flyer is attached with preliminary pass information.  If you have any questions, please contact Jon Souders at souders_j@westcler.org. /userfiles/922/my files/ski club 2017 18.pdf?id=10895

WCMS Yearbook

Anyone can upload photos for the YEARBOOK! Please go to https://community.lifetouch.com/  Enter School Code: VRJVPJ Photo Contest – Spirit Week - The 5 students who upload the most USABLE photos to the yearbook website will win a $20.00 gift card to VIEW and BREW.

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!  No masks or props will be permitted – thank you!)

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 PTSO will be hosting the WCMS Glow Dance on Friday, Nov. 3, 6th grade dance will be 2:15-4:15 and then the 7th/8th grade dance will be 6:00-8:00.  Dance tickets will be on sale for $5 during all lunches on 10/31-11/3. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! Ticket price includes the student to visit the snack table twice during the dance. There will also be a photo booth set up for students to take their own pictures. Students that purchase tickets during lunch will be given the actual ticket (bracelet) on Friday. Dress for the dance is casual with your best glow attire but school appropriate! Parents/guardians will pick students up from the dance by entering off of Clough Pike and parking 2 by 2 in the circle.  Volunteers will come to the vehicles and call out to get students to the correct vehicle.  All parents/guardians will exit using the Amelia Olive Branch exit. Please consider donating to the dance. Sign up below to help out https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/904094eadaf2ea57-west/7185447

PTSO Meeting

There will be a PTSO meeting on Thursday, November 2nd at 6:30 in the Media Center

Picture Retakes!

There were just a few students who were unable to make our last retakes so we are going to open this opportunity up with Lifetouch again for one day only. From 9:30am to 10am on November 2. Students who want retakes will need to bring in their old pictures to get retakes. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 513-947-7400. Thanks!

Veteran’s Day Breakfast – November 10

Thank you for all who have RSVP’d for the Veterans Day Breakfast.  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.

2017-2018 7th and 8th Boys Basketball Information:

Open Gym Dates:

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 kirk_m@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: sedam_c@westcler.org

Bus Safety

Safety is a primary concern at WCMS and in the West Clermont School District.  It is important that your child is safe on the bus both to and from school.  We are concerned with the increase in misbehavior on the bus.  Actions like standing when the bus is moving, failure to stay in assigned seat, throwing items such as paper wads and pens, screaming, messing with other student’s property, putting things out the window, and physical contact with another student are all examples of misbehavior. These behaviors not only can cause harm to each other but may also distract the driver, putting the entire bus at risk. If the bus driver witnesses inappropriate behavior and submits a bus referral to me, your child will receive an after school detention or bus suspensionA first referral minor referral will result in an after school detention.  A second referral will result in suspension from the bus for 1-3 days.  A third referral will result in suspension from the bus for 3-5 days.  Additional referrals may result in suspension from the bus for the remainder of the semester or school year. It will be the parent’s responsibility to get their child to and from school if they lose bus privileges.

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