WMS Daily Announcements 3/5/15

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL                 ANNOUNCEMENTS                     3/5/2015


Today is a GOLD Day!


Upcoming events and dates to remember:

Mar. 9 – Parent/Teacher conference 4:00pm to 7:30pm

Mar. 10 – Parent/Teacher conference 4:00pm to 7:30pm

Mar. 12 – 2 hour early dismissal

Mar. 12 – Parent/Teacher conference 1:45pm to 3:45pm

Mar. 13 – NO SCHOOL



Parent Teacher Conferences: West Middle School will have conferences on Monday, March 9 and Tuesday March 10 from 4:00 to 7:30.   Parents can pick up their students report card as they enter the building and then visit teachers as needed. Teachers will be in their classrooms.


In conjunction with conferences next week, we would like to ask each student to bring in a non-perishable food item. You may bring it to school at conferences or bring it in anytime during the school day. There will be an Easter basket in the office to collect the items. All items will be donated to our local food pantry.


United Way of Muscatine invites you to participate in our 8th Annual Day of Caring on Thursday, April 10, 2015! This is a unique opportunity for students to complete a meaningful service project for a local nonprofit agency or an area resident who needs a hand.  If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up in front of the guidance office by March 10th.


If you are interested in being part of the Muscatine-Japan Youth Exchange Program and would like to know more about possibly hosting a middle school Japanese student for a week this summer, please plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, March 26th at 6pm at West Middle School.  This opportunity is open to any student from WMS or CMS.  See Ms. Blanchard for more info.


Information Session for Prospective College Athletes

– Monday night, March 9th in conjunction with Parent/Teacher Conferences

– 6pm-7:30pm MHS Commons

– Topics covered will include information on:

athletic scholarships, different levels of competition, recruiting, NCAA Clearinghouse, college

selection, and many other related topics

-The MHS Counseling staff will be presenting the information

-Any coaches, parents, or students interested in these topics are encouraged to attend


Muscatine Youth Baseball signups are just around the corner! MYB is a non-profit organization that helps put baseball in the lives of our youth from ages 7 to 17. 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 $50.00 per player for the 2015 season. Sign ups will be at the Muscatine Mall on the dates below:

Saturday, March 7th              10:00am to 3:00pm

Monday, March 9th                5:30pm to 7:30pm

Wednesday, March 11th       5:30pm to 7:30pm

Saturday, March 14th            10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday, March 21st            10:00am to 3:00pm

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


Any 8th grade boy interested in trying out for the MHS high school baseball team will have the opportunity to do so on May 4th. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Colón at West Middle School (563) 263-0411 or


The Muscatine Community Y is having a sports camp over spring break! Join the Y staff for some fun and games, team building and fitness. $60.00 for members, $90.00 for non-members. Check the main office or call the Y for more info.


There seemed to be technical issues when placing orders on the Muskie Baseball on-line store. It seems to have been resolved and you can now place orders at the following link:  If you still have difficulties please email or contact Coach Colón 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.


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: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce or Breaded Chicken Sandwich

3/6/15: PB&J or Cheese Pizza


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