WMS Daily Announcements 4/22/15

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL                 ANNOUNCEMENTS                     4/22/2015


Today is a Blue Day!


Upcoming events and dates to remember:

Apr. 29 – 2 hour early dismissal


Over the weekend there was a house fire here in Muscatine where the family lost everything.  Brian Mathis and Trina Hepker will be collecting anything that you would be willing to donate to the family.  We would accept anything from toiletries, to clothing, to cleaning supplies, to food, to a monetary donation. There are 4 family members: Amy (adult), Greg (adult), Dakota (senior), and Jake (freshman). If you have any questions or need more information you can email Trina Hepker at:


Stop by the main office for info on the 2015 Muskie Football Camp. Camp dates are August 4, 5, 6 2015. Cost is $35.00 for grades 5th – 8th.


The Muscatine Community YMCA will be hosting the last Middle School Dance of the School Year Sat., April 25th 7:30-10:30pm.  Tickets are just $4 and are on sale now at the Y. Don’t wait till the night of the dance, they may be sold out and the cost goes up to $5. There will be a DJ, open gym, dodgeball, wallyball and contest throughout the night. Chaperones are always needed, contact Amy Hessel at the Y to chaperone or for more information.


Jamie Young, an assistant coach for the 17 time NBA Champion Boston Celtics, will host his 2nd annual Youth Basketball Academy to support the Erika Kate Hope Alliance.

Registration is now available so stop by the main office for more information.


Any 8th grade girl interested in playing high school softball can attend open field practices on Wednesdays at Kent Stein park from 5-6:30 on diamond 11. Please contact Coach Golien or Coach Davis with any questions.


Muscatine High School Student Council is excited to announce that it is holding its first ever Middle School Semi-Formal Dance on Friday, May 8 at Muscatine High School from 7-9pmIt is open to 6th-8th graders. It will cost $5 at the door.

We are also in need of chaperones! It would be from 6:50-9:10pm. If you are interested or have any questions please email Macy Morrow at


Thursday, April 23rd 7th grade students A-L will be attending the University of Iowa for a field trip. Then on Friday, April 24th the 7th graders M-Z will attend. The bus will leave around 8:30 and return by 2:30.


Parents, plan to support the Muskies by becoming a Muskie Booster Board member. Meet new people, have fun and show your Muskie spirit! Visit to learn more, see pictures of past events, and see the MHS activities supported by the Muskie Booster’s. Let us know you would like to be part of the Muskie Booster’s as a Board Member.  Contact Dena Bates at ph# 563-299-1235 or Aaron Eversmeyer at ph# 563-299-7349.   Your help makes a huge difference! Thank you!”


ROCK OUT WMS!!!! Talent Show Tryouts are April 27th, 28th and 30th in the small gym.

Sign up for a try out time on the Choir room door.


Come join Susan Orvis & the MHS girls Basketball staff & team for the 2015 “Girls Basketball Fundamentals Camp”. This camp is designed for young players, (those entering grades 4 – 8; age groups divided) and will teach the fundamentals and team concept through competitive play and contests. We expect a lot teaching, learning and FUN! A purple and white basketball will be provided to each camper. Cost of the camp is $50.00. Stop by the main office for a registration form.



Tryouts are Sunday, April 26th, in the afternoon, in the high school gym. There will be tryout practices on April 20th, 23rd, and 24th. Tryout packets will be available the second week of April in (PLEASE ENTER LOCATION OF TRYOUT PACKETS). For any more information or questions, please contact Coach Sink at


Stop by the main office for information on the Salvation Army’s Kid Zone Day Camp taking place over the summer.


Any 8th grade boy interested in trying out for the MHS high school baseball team will have the opportunity to do so on May 5 at Tom Bruner Field. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Colón at West Middle School (563) 263-0411 or


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: Mozzarella Pizza Sticks or Breaded Chicken Sandwich

4/23/15: Beef & Noodles


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