WMS Daily Announcements 10/13/14

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL          ANNOUNCEMENTS                       10/13/14


Today is a GOLD Day!




Monday, October 13th @ 6-6:30 pm in the West MS Library:
Parent informational meeting for 8th grade students interested in finding out more about the 8th grade Close Up trip to Washington D.C./Philadelphia scheduled for April12-16, 2015.  Cost is $1700. For questions


The WMS Orchestra Concert will be Tuesday, October 14th in the WMS Large Gym.  The concert will start at 6:00pm.  Students should report to the gym by 5:30pm.  Students may dress up in a school appropriate Halloween costume, or just wear something nice. If you have questions/concerns please contact Ms. Blanchard


The Muskie Band’s annual nut fundraiser is underway!

The Koeze nuts – cashews, mixed nuts, puddles (turtles), chocolate dipped cherries and blueberries – make great holiday gifts for family and friends, grab bags, and wonderful treats for yourself!

If you’d like to place an order, call 299-0019 or talk to any of the Muscatine High School band students.  The band’s “nut house” is open on Tuesday evenings (6-7:30 pm) and Saturdays (10 am-noon) for walk-in purchases.  The nut house is located at 1700 Park Ave (southwest corner of the Vision Center PC building). Nuts are also available, starting Oct. 14, at O’Donnell Ace Hardware, 1420 Park Ave., during their regular store hours. Our last day is Dec. 20; don’t delay – we’ll have a very limited selection the last two weeks. Order nuts now for Thanksgiving weekend or just to munch on yourself. If you need a gift for a co-worker, boss, pastor,  friend, client, or Aunt Matilda, Koeze nuts make great presents! Funds raised go toward music, instrument purchases and repairs, uniforms, band camp section instructors, marching show-related expenses (props, transportation), honor band registrations, summer music camps, etc. Thank you for your consideration.


For those interested in the “Little Muskie Wrestling Club”: Registration for the 2014-2015 Season will be held at West Middle School Front Entryway Tuesday October 14th & Thursday October 16th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.


The West MIddle School Fall Choir Concert will be Thursday, October 16th at the West Middle School Large Gym. The Concert will start at 6:00 p.m. Students should be there by 5:45 p.m. Students may dress up in school appropriate Halloween costumes if they choose. If not in a costume, students please dress up and look your best! If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Mr. Tolle


Lifetouch Picture retakes will be October 14 at 1:00pm in the small gym.


Stop by the main office for information on the Muscatine Community Y Swim Club.

Deadline to register for this season is October 10th. First practice for all swimmers is Monday, October 27.


Library News:

Scholastic Book Fair:  The Library will be hosting the fall book fair from October 13-28.  It will be open during from 7:40-4:00 daily and during parent/teacher conferences. Parents and guardians are welcome to shop during the school day after you sign in at the attendance office.

* Online Book Fair is a great way to shop also!  The url is:

* Gift Certificates are available to purchase in any amount you choose.

* Book Fair App can be downloaded.  Show us it’s on your cell and put

your name in for a drawing!  The following url has more info:

Teen Read Challenge:  WMS Library supports Musser Public Library’s “Teen Read Challenge: Turn Dreams Into Reality”.  Students can pick up reading logs in the Library.  Prizes are given to participants who submit reading logs with minutes read.  The levels for prizes are 250 minutes, 500 minutes, 750 minutes, and 1,000 minutes. Reading logs are due on October 22 to Musser Library OR WMS Library.  Anyone with 250 minutes or more may attend the “Greater Quad Cities TRC Party” on Friday, October 24th.  Musser Library provides bus transportation to the Davenport Library for the party. Muscatine has had the highest attendance at this party for the last 2 years!  


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: Mini Meatball Sub or Breaded Chicken Sandwich

10/14/14: Taco Meat & Cheese w/ Tortilla Chips


Upcoming events and dates to remember:

Oct. 14 – Lifetouch Picture Retakes 1:00pm

Oct. 14 – Orchestra Concert 6:00pm

Oct. 16 – Chorus Concert 7:00pm

Oct. 20 – Parent / Teacher Conferences 4:00pm to 7:30pm

Oct. 21 – Parent / Teacher Conferences 4:00pm to 7:30pm

Oct. 21 – Band Concert 7:00pm

Oct. 23 – 2 hour Early Dismissal

Oct. 24 – NO SCHOOL

Oct. 27 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher – Inservice






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