WMS Daily Announcements 2/19/15

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL                  ANNOUNCEMENTS                     2/19/2015


Today is a BLUE Day!


Upcoming events and dates to remember:

Feb. 24 – Orchestra concert 6:00pm Lg. Gym

Feb. 25 – 2 hour early dismissal

Feb. 26 – Choir concert 6:00pm Lg. Gym


Tuesday, February 24th is the WMS Orchestra Concert at 6pm in the WMS Large Gym.  Students should report at 5:30pm to the gym with their own instrument and music.  Students need to wear black on bottom and white on top.  Please see Ms. Blanchard with questions.


The West Middle School Choir concert will be Thursday, February 26th at 6:00pm in the large gym. Students need to arrive by 5:45pm.


Muskie Baseball Under Armour apparel is now available for purchase at the following link:


Attention 8th grade Parents: It’s that time of year in which we begin our transition process for your student to MHS. Mr. Welsch, a high school counselor will be making classroom visits on February 19th to go over the course selection process. Students will be given a curriculum book to help guide them in selecting their courses. All high school counselors will then be back on February 25th from 7:45am to 1:30pm, February 26th and 27th from 7:45am to 5:45pm to meet with each student and parent/guardian to assist in selecting high school courses. Please call the West Middle School Counseling Dept. to schedule a time for your individual meeting. Each meeting will last approx.. 15 minutes. All times will be scheduled on a first call basis.


It’s that time of year again to nominate a student or teacher/staff member for an Excellence in Education Award. Student and teacher/staff nomination forms, as well as a list of 8th grade students and Seniors will be in the main office for your reference. Please note that the following deadline for nominations: Closing date is February 24, 2015. For the nomination to be considered it must be received by: email – must be sent no later than 4:30 p.m., February 24, 2015, US Mail – must be postmarked no later than February 24, 2015,hand delivered to the Board Office no later than 4:30 p.m. February 24, 2015.
These forms are also available on-line at:


Attention 6th graders: Time to register for the Youth Sports Foundation Spring Co-Ed Track & Field. You can register anytime at the YSF office Monday, March 9th thru Friday, March 20th (deadline). Office hours are 9:00am to 4:30pm and is located at 2923 Cedar St. Suite #3. Cost is $35.00 and includes a team t-shirt. Call Joni Kerr at the YSF office (563-288-2541 for more information.


It’s that time again to sign up for City League Softball! This league is open to all girls age 7 to 18 (no older than 18 on May1. 2015). Sign ups are at the Muscatine Mall by Berlins Pro Shop and dates are as follows:

Feb. 21st 9:00am to 1:00pm

Feb. 25th 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Feb. 28th 9:00am to 1:00pm

Mar. 1st 1:00pm to 4:00pm

These are the only dates for sign up! If you miss these dates, you will NOT be able to play on a team this year. Call Angie at 563-506-3162 for more information.


Are you an 8th grade girl and interested in learning more about S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and math)?? This is your opportunity to practice using S.T.E.A.M. in relevant, real world situations. Mrs. Burback is starting an after school 8th grade girls S.T.E.A.M club. It will meet every other Monday afternoon from 3:30-5:00. We will come up with our name, design our own logo and explore and apply different S.T.E.A.M. concepts in a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. This club is for 8th grade girls only. It will begin meeting on February 23rd. You will need to sign up outside of Mrs. Burback’s classroom by February 20th if you want to participate! Come talk to Mrs. Burback if you have any questions.


Lifetouch Spring pictures will be Tuesday, February 24 starting at 8:30am.


Stop by the main office for “2015 Summer Volleyball” registration forms. Deadline to register is May 1st.


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: Cavatini w/ Breadstick or Breaded Chicken Sandwich

2/20/15: PB&J or Cheese Pizza


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