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Weekly Announcements- Week of November 13th

PreventionFIRST! Student Drug Use Survey

As we continue our drug prevention efforts at West Clermont Middle School, we ask for your support as we administer the PreventionFIRST! student drug use survey to our 7th and 8th grade students only. This is an anonymous student survey about alcohol use, drug use, and other health behaviors.  The survey information will assist us in assessing our successes or failures in educating students of the health and safety value of not using alcohol and drugs.  The PreventionFIRST! student drug use survey is a thoroughly researched group of questions that can give us valuable insight into many positive and negative student behaviors. The survey is an anonymous survey and students are not required to participate, it is voluntary on the part of each student. If you prefer that your child not participate please inform our office, by emailing basler_a@westcler.org  before Monday, November 13, 2017 as the survey will be administered on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Thank you for supporting our efforts to help students understand that alcohol and drug use can be harmful to their health and safety.


Celebration of Life

Patrick Owen Barkey “Patchy” Life Celebration gathering will be held Saturday November 11, at 9:00 AM at the Mt Carmel Christian Church 4110 Bach Buxton Rd, Batavia, OH 45103. In lieu of flowers the family asks for new or gently used shoes to donate to children in need.  Everyone in the community- especially his friends are encouraged to join us as we celebrate his short 13 year life.  SHOES- We ask that you bring a pair of gently used or new shoes (if you knew Patchy you knew he loved shoes) in lieu of flowers.  The service will be begin at 9:00 AM. This is a celebration of Patrick - we invite the community per that is what Patchy would want. Please join us.


Band Concert

The 7th and 8th Grade Band Concert is next Wednesday, November 15th. The 7th grade concert starts at 6:30PM and the 8th grade concert starts at 7:30PM. All concerts are free and open to the public. Please come out and support the WCMS Bands!?


Be in the Know! Newsletter

Talking regularly with youth about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs reduces their risk of using in the first place. Be in the Know! encourages you to share this Parent Tip with friends and family. Learn more at preventionactionalliance.org Here is their most current newsletter:  /userfiles/922/my files/know-pt-nov1.pdf?id=10946


Conferences – November 16, 2017

Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 16th 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/6th grade communication.pdf?id=10911 

/userfiles/922/my files/7th grade communication.pdf?id=10912     


Chess Club

Chess Club is beginning Monday, November 13! We will meet in room 406, Mr. Kilbarger’s room, from 2:15 to 3:30pm. Club will meet then and there every Monday for the rest of the school year. If you're interested, see Mr. K and pick up a flier on his door


Board Game Club

Permission slips and flyers were handed out at the meeting on Friday but will be available in the office next week. The date for the Club is being changed to Fridays and will begin on Friday November 17th. Please see Mr. Sedam with any questions. Sedam_c@westcler.org


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.  The book fair will also be open on the conference night: November 16th for families to visit with their students.


7th/8th Grade Wrestling

Pre-Season Conditioning is happening now on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the season starts from 2:30-3:30 after school.  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

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