WMS Daily Announcements 10/17/14

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL          ANNOUNCEMENTS                       10/17/14


Today is a Gold Day!


Those interested in wrestling should report to the wrestling room after school tonight.

You must have a physical, waiver and concussion form on file to participate.


Join the Y this month for some fun…there is truly something for everyone! All events are free (*unless noted) and open to members and non-members!

Thursday, October 23 – Gaga Ball Tourney 2-4pm (early dismissal)

Friday, October 24 – Flag Football Challenge 1-4pm

Saturday, October 25 – Middle School Fun Night Dance 7:30 – 10:30 * tickets are $4.00 in advance

Monday, October 27th Kickball Tourney, lunch and snacks 10am-3pm

Tuesday, October 28th Project Runway Event 4-6:30pm.  Girls 5th-8th grades are invited to join the Y for Fashion by Your Design…create a master piece, be part of a fashion show and photo shoot and of course some dinner.

Please RSVP to any and all events with Amy Hessel at the Y!


Stop by the main office for information for the Muscatine Parks and Rec 2014 Girl’s Basketball Clinic featuring the MHS Girl’s Basketball Team. All girls in grades 1st through 6th are invited to participate. Cost is $25.00 for residents and $30.00 for non-residents. Deadline to register is November 7th.


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.


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: Pancakes w/ Sausage or Cheese Pizza

10/20/14: Mozzarella Pizza Sticks or Cheeseburger


Upcoming events and dates to remember:

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

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

Oct. 21 – Band Concert 7:00pm

Oct. 23 – 2 hour Early Dismissal – Parent / Teacher conference 1:30 to 3:45

Oct. 24 – NO SCHOOL

Oct. 27 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher – Inservice

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