WMS Daily Announcements 1/19/17

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL               ANNOUNCEMENTS                     1/19/2017


Today is a BLUE Day!


Upcoming events and dates to remember:


The main office has information on the Iowa Middle Schools State Bowling Championship to be held at Perfect Games in Ames, IA on March 4, 2017 at 1:00pm. This is open to students 5th – 8th grades. Entry deadline is February 27th.


The Muscatine Community YMCA will be hosting a Middle School Dance on Saturday, Jan. 21st 7:30-10:30pm.  There will be a DJ with dancing, open gym, dodgeball, walleyball and contest throughout the night.  Food will be sold for a nominal fee.  Tickets are on sale now at the Muscatine Community YMCA for just $4.00.  Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.00.  We are always looking for parent volunteers to chaperone.  If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Amy Hessel at the Y, 263.9996.


As we begin the process of transitioning 8th grade students to MHS all parent/guardians and their student are requested to attend a one on one meeting for the MHS Course Selection Process. At this meeting, you will be meeting with an MHS Counselor to select courses for the following school year. Meetings will be scheduled through the middle school guidance office for the following dates: Wednesday, March 1st; Thursday, March 2nd, and Friday, March 3rd. Please call to reserve your time slot now.


The district is updating their Wellness Policy and needs two middle school student representatives and one middle school parent representative on it. We are hoping to get one from Central and one from West.

There will be two or three meetings of one hour each for this year. If you are a sixth or seventh grader, you would have the option to stay on the committee next year, but it will probably only meet once. This is a great opportunity for those who are looking to volunteer their time on a short term basis. It is also a great leadership opportunity for someone in Scouts, 4H, or a church group. 

If you are interested, please come to or call the office and give your name to Mrs. Soenksen. 


Stop by the main office for information on Muscatine Parks and Rec Dept. Softball Skills Clinic and Baseball Fundamentals Clinic. Registration deadline is January 30th for both clinics.


WQAD is once again having their “My Favorite Teacher” contest open to all students K-12. Contest entry forms are available in the main office. Deadline to enter in February 6, 2017.

5 winning teachers will be featured on Good Morning Quad Cities (4:30am – 7:00am).


For those who are interested in swimming, practice will begin Monday, January 30th. Practice will be at the MHS pool, doors open at 6:00am and practice will begin promptly at 6:15am and will conclude at 7:15. Buses will bring you back to West at 8:00am. There will be a parent meeting at the MHS pool on Monday, January 23rd at 5:30pm. Parents and swimmers are encouraged to attend.


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: Beefy Nachos w/ Tortilla Chips or Chicken Filet Sandwich

1/20/17: PB&J Sandwich or Sausage Pizza


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