WMS Daily Announcements 10/2/14

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL          ANNOUNCEMENTS                       10/2/14


Today is a BLUE Day!


The 8th grade football game TODAY (Muscatine Purple vs. PV White) will now be played at WMS, and NOT the Muscatine High School football field.  Please make a note of the location change.


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


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


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:

Star Wars Read Week:  It will be held September 29-Oct.3.  Participants will be giving activity packets and can do a daily scavenger hunt within the building.  Students are ONLY to work on activity packets at home or during the day with staff approval.  This is an independent program that should not interfere with class assignments!

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: Baked Potato & Toppings w/ Dinner Roll or Cheeseburger

10/2/14: (Homecoming) Football Hero Sandwich or Cheese Pizza


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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