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Weekly Announcements - March 5th, 2018




Today is the last year to order a yearbook!  Please visit www.YBPay.lifetouch.com.   The School ID code for WCMS is: 13239718


Be the Difference Day – 7th Graders

On March 7-9, 7th graders will have the opportunity to take part in ‘Be the Difference Day’.  Students will discuss real life issues and participate in numerous activities that promote integrity, compassion, empathy and acceptance by learning more about themselves and their peers.  The purpose of ‘Be The Difference’ day is to promote a positive school climate for our students by building on our strengths.  This day is meant to be a positive experience for all!  If you have any questions or do NOT wish for your child to participate, please contact Robin Hater at hater_r@westcler.org.  


7th / 8th Grade Boy’s Tennis & 7th / 8th Grade Girl’s & Boy’s Track & Field at WCMS

Tennis and Track will both start on March 5th . All students must have a current physical and all papers completed on Final Forms. Final forms located: https://westcler-oh.finalforms.com/


PTSO Meeting

There will be a PTSO meeting on Thursday, March 8th at 6:30 in the media center at WCMS.   Please come and join in the conversation as our PTSO works hard to make WCMS the best that it can be. 


Important Lunch Information

The cafeteria can only put a block on a student’s lunch account with the parent’s permission. If you’d like to put a block or limit on extra lunch spending, please call  513-947-7406 and speak to the cafeteria manager to place these blocks appropriately.  It is never our policy at WCMS to deny a student lunch if they have gone negative in their account.  When the students come through our lines, we remind them to bring money tomorrow and that their accounts are negative.  They will not be allowed order extra items if they are negative in their lunch account.  Please sign up for EZ Pay to help keep track and add money to your students lunch account as needed.   The website is: https://www.spsezpay.com/WestClermont/ezpay/Login.aspx   You will need your student’s ID number. Please call 513-947-7400 if you need that information to sign up for EZ Pay.


Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures are scheduled for Monday, March 5th.  Only students who return a form filled out by their parents will have their photos taken on that day.  Forms went home this week. We will also have forms in each main office for students and parents who are interested in purchasing spring photos from Lifetouch.


Cheerleading Tryouts – Open Gym

Cheerleading tryouts are happening in the month of March. We will have open gym which is optional for current 6th and 7th graders interested in trying out for Cheerleading for the 2018-19 school year.  The dates for open gym are March 7th and March 14th from 2:30 to 4:30. Tryouts begin March 20.   Please see the attached information about trying out for Cheerleading. Tryout Letter, Final Forms and Information


Talent Show Practice

We will be having a talent show practice in the PAC on Tuesday, March 6th for all performers. Students need to be picked up promptly at 4:15. Dress Rehearsal for Act I is March 12th from 2:15 to 3:45. Dress Rehearsal for Act II is March 13th from 2:15 to 3:45.  Dress Rehearsal requires full gear and equipment as well as costume.  Dress rehearsals will take place in the PAC. 

Wolves Wellness Center

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the District and HealthSource of Ohio to launch a School Based Health Center at West Clermont Middle School. The Wolves Wellness School Based Health Center will be available to students and staff across the district, as well as our community. It will provide medical, vision and behavioral health services during the school day.  Please check out the flyers attached for more information including the opportunity to win some great prizes!


Talent Show

The WCMS Talent Show is happening March 15th at 6:30 PM at the WCHS Auditorium.  Tickets will be available to purchase the week of March 12th in the cafeterias during lunch or with Mrs. Basler.  Only a limited number of tickets are for sale and are available on first come, first serve basis.  NO tickets will be sold at the door!!  If you have questions, please email basler_a@westcler.org.


Immunization Requirements! Attention All Current 6th Grade Parents/Guardians

All students entering 7th grade in the Fall of 2018 are now required by Ohio school law to show proof of the TDap booster vaccine (to protect against Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis), and the Meningicoccal (MCV4) vaccine (to protect against Meningitis) BEFORE starting school in August 2018. Any student who has not had these immunizations prior to entering 7th grade may not be permitted to attend school until proof of these immunizations has been received by the school, so do not delay. Many students have already had these and documentation just needs to be sent to school to complete your child’s health record. If they have not received, don’t wait! Make your appointments now as clinics tend to fill up towards the end of summer and cause exclusion from school. Documentation may be sent in to school or faxed to 753-1070, Attention Health Clinic.


Thank you Mr. Saucedo

This week, the WCMS 7th Grade Band students had the honor and privilege of working with world renowned music educator and composer Richard Saucedo. In the hour we spent with Mr. Saucedo, the gain was tremendous. The kids learned an immense amount about rehearsal culture, teamwork, listening across the ensemble, and working together to create the highest quality musical experiences. Mr. Saucedo is currently Director of Bands, Emeritus after retiring from the William H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. During his 31-year tenure, Carmel bands received numerous state and national honors in the areas of concert band, jazz and marching band. Mr. Saucedo is a freelance arranger and composer, having released numerous marching band arrangements, concert band and orchestral works, as well as many choral compositions. His concert band works have been performed all over the world by middle school and high school bands, as well as by college and university groups. He is the author of two DVDs entitiled "Dynamic Music," on the subject of rehearsing the marching band wind section. He is also featured in two DVDs on concert band rehearsal techniques, available from Dynamic Music/Marching. Mr. Saucedo currently travels throughout the country as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor.  Please see our facebook page with photos of this event.


Traffic Reminder!

Parents who do pick up and drop off – Please take a look at the attached traffic pattern for WCMS.  The only way INTO WCMS for a parent to drop off is via Amelia-Olivebranch entrance toward Clough Pike.  You MUST circle through and go out through the back exit by the baseball fields. Please do not swing around and attempt to go ‘out’ through the entrance.  This is dangerous for all involved.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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