WMS Daily Announcements 2/17/17

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL                ANNOUNCEMENTS                     2/17/2017


Today is a GOLD Day!


Upcoming events and dates to remember:

Feb. 20 – NO SCHOOL – Presidents Day

Feb. 28 – Choir concert – 6:30pm Lg Gym

Mar. 2. – Orchestra concert – 6:30pm Lg Gym




The Muscatine Community YMCA will be hosting a Middle School Dance on Saturday, Feb. 25th 7:30-10:30pm.  There will be a DJ with dancing, open gym, dodgeball, walleyball and contests 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.


Muscatine Youth Baseball is a non-profit organization that helps put baseball in the lives of our youth from ages 6 to 18. We want our kids to have fun and learn about the great sport of baseball. First year players need to provide a birth certificate upon signing up. Cost is $50 per player for the 2017 season. Below are the dates for our 2017 sign ups:


Sat, Feb 18     9am – 3pm                Muscatine Mall


Mon, Feb 20   5:30pm – 7:30pm     Muscatine Mall


Wed, Feb 22  5:30pm – 7:30 pm    Muscatine Mall


Sat, Feb 25     9am – 3pm                Muscatine Mall


We want every player to be eligible to play, so NO PLAYER WILL BE TURNED AWAY. Payment arrangements can be made.




Excellence in Education

The following scholarships and awards are available:

Twenty senior scholarships ($3000 each)

Ten Eighth grade student scholarships ($1000 each)

Four professional awards ($1000 each)

One support staff award ($500)


Nomination forms are available

online at



Electronic nomination forms will be accepted until

11:59 p.m. on February 22, 2017


The Excellence in Education Program will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017


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 their homeroom teacher, and 7th and 8th graders can bring their Box Tops to the main office. The last day to turn in Box Tops is February 24.


Thank you all of you who have shown interest in the Muscatine-Japan Youth Exchange program.  There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 21 at 7pm.  The meeting will be held at West Middle School in the Art Room (room 28).

The meeting will be approximately 45 minutes.  We will go over specifics regarding hosting an exchange student and your eligibility to go to Japan during the summer of 2018.  Fundraising will also be discussed.


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.


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.


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: PB&J Sandwich or Sausage Pizza

2/21/17: Popcorn Chicken w/ Buttered Bread or Pork Tender Sandwich


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