WMS Daily Announcements 12/22/15

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL                  ANNOUNCEMENTS                     12/22/2015


Today is a GOLD Day!


Upcoming events and dates to remember:

Dec. 23-Jan. 3 – Winter Break

Jan. 4 – Classes Resume


Have a wonderful winter break and we will see you back here on January 4, 2016


Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in participating in boy’s basketball there is a sign-up sheet located in the attendance office.  Practice will begin on Wednesday, January 6th


Any 7th or 8th grade boy or girl interested in swimming this year, there is a sign-up sheet in the attendance office.  Swimming practice will begin on Monday, February 1st with more information to come in the next month.


Muscatine Preschool Alliance Registration for the 2016-2017 will open January 11, 2016 at 12:00pm and be conducted online with a link accessible on the Muscatine Community School District homepage ( To be eligible, your child must be 4 yrs old by September 15, 2016 and live in the state of Iowa. Spots are limited. Priority is given to students currently enrolled in a district 3 year – old program at Grant / McKinley and income eligible at Jefferson / Franklin. Families will be notified at the end of March on placement decisions. Contact the MCSD Early Childhood Department with questions:; 563-263-7223; 2900 Mulberry Ave.


Any 8th grader interested in playing baseball will have the opportunity to participate on a Muskie 14U baseball team. This team will play in various tournaments throughout the Spring/Summer and will be coached by Randy Rosa. There will be a fee of $125 to participate that will cover jersey, hat, and tournament entrance fees. There will be scholarships available for players upon request. Players will learn the skills and fundamentals that will prepare them to be a part of the Muscatine High School Baseball program. Players can sign-up at the same time and location that Muscatine Youth Baseball (city league) will be. If you have any questions, please contact Edwin Colón at 563-263-0411 or by email at for more information.


Middle School students are you looking for something to do over winter break?? Join our Ricochet Camp!
Ricochet is an exciting leadership program sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach. The name Ricochet simply means that leadership opportunities present themselves in different ways.
• Explore leadership opportunities.
• Have fun with friends. Make new friends!
• Get actively involved in your community
Join us December 28, 29 and 30 from 1 – 5 pm at the ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine. Register by December 23rd by email at or call 563-263-5701. Cost: $30.



Muscatine County Girl Scout 2016 Cookie Rally
Saturday January 23, 2016
10a.m. until 12 p.m.
Ss Mary and Mathias School Gym. Snack Provided. Registration Fee $5 per registered scout, grant forms are available upon request in advance. Registration fee will cover, food, patch, cookie pin, and craft. Registration Due By January 15. Check the flyer on Virtual Backpack for more information.                                                                                     


For your convenience all athletic and activity events can now be found on the WMS calendar.  This one stop convenient calendar will make it easy for staff, students and parents to access dates and times for all activities. Just click on the “School Calendar” tab at the top right.


The Attendance Office has purple NIKE athletic bags for sale for $30.00. Stop by to take a look.


If you have any questions or if your child will not be at school for any reason, you can e-mail me at or you can call 563-263-0411 anytime after 7:30 a.m.


LUNCH TODAY: Chili Soup w/ Crackers or Cheese Pizza

1/4/16: French Toast Sticks w/Sausage or Cheese Pizza



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