WMS Daily Announcements 12/2/16

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL                ANNOUNCEMENTS                     12/2/2016


Today is a GOLD Day!


Upcoming events and dates to remember:

Dec. 13 – Holiday Choir concert 6:30pm Lg. gym

Dec. 15 – Holiday Orchestra concert 6:30pm Lg. gym

Dec. 20 – Holiday Band concert 6:30pm Lg. gym

Dec. 21 – 2 hour Early Dismissal

Dec. 22 – Jan. 2 – Winter Break

Jan. 3 – Classes resume


During the Holiday Stroll tonight, we have 30 WMS orchestra students playing at the Carver Trust building (corner of Iowa and 2nd Street) from 5:30-6:00.

Come support our awesome orchestra students as they spread holiday cheer!


Attention Wrestlers: On behalf of the coaching staff we would like to say Congratulations and Thank You for a great season. For those of you who have not turned in your uniforms, please do so to the attendance office no later than Tuesday, December 6th.


Student Leadership is excited to begin selling t-shirts designed by Brooke Horton and chosen by WMS students.  T-shirt sales will begin Tuesday, November 29 before school in the cafeteria or students can bring money anytime to Mrs. Curtis room 16.  Money profited will be split evenly to assist field trips among all grade levels.  Thanks for your support!  Prices are as follows:

T-shirts: $12

Long sleeve: $15

Crew Sweatshirt: $20

Hooded Sweatshirt: $26


Dear West Families,

As many of you know, morning traffic at West has been a bit of a challenge some days! Thanks to the cooperation of Transportation, Maintenance and Central Office staff we have a positive solution. Beginning Monday, November 28, the day we return from Thanksgiving Break, the following changes will be in effect:


  1. Busses will drop students off at the back of the parking lot by the large gym.
  2. Cars will drop students off in the front of the building. Cars will enter the current bus lane from the north (from Fulliam Ave past McKinley School). After dropping off students, drivers will proceed south on Kindler toward Newell Ave.
    1. It will not be possible to turn left toward Fulliam between 7:30 and 7:45.
    2. Those who must come from the south OR have students at McKinley are encouraged to drop all students off at McKinley. West students can cross Kindler using the light. Please do not drop students off and have them walk across the traffic.
  • Doors open at 7:50, students are allowed in the halls at 8:17 and the tardy bell rings at 8:25.

After School – No change to current procedures

  1. Busses will pick students up in the front of the building.
  2. Cars will pick students up from the large gym. Please park when you arrive to avoid traffic spilling onto Kindler.
    1. Students are dismissed at 3:21 to go their lockers. Dismissal is at 3:25.


The Sheriff’s Department will help direct traffic as we all develop new habits! I apologize for changing things so late in the year, and greatly appreciate your support as we create a safer environment for our students and families at West. Please call (563-263-0411) or email (jan.collinson@mcsdonline) if you have any questions or comments.


The Muscatine Orchestra Boosters are once again selling Flower Cards through the Flower Gallery in Muscatine.  For $30, you will receive a card that entitles you to 1 bouquet of flowers from The Flower Gallery each month in 2017.  Yes, that means you are getting 12 bouquets for only $30!  Talk to any 7th & 8th grade orchestra student or Ms. Blanchard to get yours!  We will be selling them until we run out.


Instructional Time is very important to us at West. We don’t interrupt class time to deliver messages. Our last class of the day begins at 2:42 and ends at 3:21. Beginning October 3rd, messages must be received before 2:30 to assure they will be announced at2:42.


The sixth grade teachers and students would appreciate if everyone could turn in any Box Tops they have been collecting at home: 6th graders can bring their Box Tops to Mrs. Soy or Mrs. Stutzel, and 7th and 8th graders can bring their Box Tops to the main office. Every Box Top counts!


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: Turkey & Cheese Sandwich or Cheese Pizza


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