CONGRATULATIONS to Lexi Foland, a fifth-grade student at Wheatridge Middle School, for being nominated AND selected as this week's Gardner Edgerton Student of Distinction award winner! Lexi is being recognized as a result of outstanding achievement and demonstrating exemplary attitude, effort and participation in a school or community-based service. Based on the nomination description above, it is obvious that Lexi exemplifies outstanding character traits and serves as a positive influence on peers and the community-at-large.
Due to the potential for severe weather we will have to cancel the WMS Wrestling Awards tonight. We apologize for the short notice but we want to keep Mustang families safe! Look for it to be rescheduled in January.
It is SPELLING BEE DAY at WMS! The Spelling Bee will begin around 1:50. Here is the live-stream link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXW-jm8fLsYH3aA1eS6r7_Q A big congratulations to all of the students who are participating!
The Great Employees Serving the District award recognizes certified and classified employees who consistently demonstrate the ability to connect with students, have a unique teaching style or are always available to serve their school, students, fellow employees, or the community at large. ICYMI, here is a review of our November group - https://www.smore.com/p7qvc Congratulations!
Read our student and employee's most recent accomplishments by clicking here - https://www.smore.com/my4sr.
Pittsburg State University recently named Superintendent Pam Stranathan the College of Education Distinguished Service Administrator (2021) award winner! To read more about this significant accomplishment, click here - https://usd231.com/article/587430
Read more about this week's Great Employee Serving the District winner, Sarah VanDeBerghe, by clicking here - https://www.usd231.com/article/579060 To nominate a deserving employee, click here - https://forms.gle/8puqQ4tJWMD6wqMD6
ICYMI, here is a review of our September Great Employees Serving the District - https://smore.com/c6fge Congratulations!
ICYMI, here is a review of our September Students of Distinction - https://smore.com/q6j7u
Read our student and employee's most recent accomplishments by clicking here - https://smore.com/0exvh.
USD 231 Names Horizon Award Nominees! Read more here: https://www.usd231.com/article/544034
MEETING POSTPONED! The Mustang Leadership Club meeting set for Tues 9/21 has been postponed. Stay tuned for details regarding the rescheduling of this meeting!
Read more about this week's Gardner Edgerton Student of Distinction winner, Kailyn Mitchell, here - https://www.usd231.com/article/532048 To nominate a deserving student, click here - https://forms.gle/AVVpRuebYsTd35Y38
Sept. 9: Tonight's 7th and 8th grade football games vs. Woodland Spring have been canceled. Check the team Remind app for details regarding practice.
Read more about these 11 incredible educators by clicking here - https://usd231.com/article/531027
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is PICTURE DAY at WMS! Online ordering is available - see the WMS website for more information.
We are pleased - and excited - to announce the launch of our student recognition program, GESD - Gardner Edgerton Students of Distinction! Full program details can be found here - https://www.usd231.com/article/514490 To nominate a deserving student, click here - https://bit.ly/3yXO0UY
We are so proud of our students and employees for ensuring the first three days of the 2021-22 school year were amazing! It is going to be a great year! #WeAreUSD231
Happy 1st Day of School Mustangs! Thank you for your patience as we navigated through drop off this morning. Below you will find a few reminders that I hope you find helpful: WMS doors will open for students each day @ 7:50 am 5th & 6th Gr. enter WMS at the back entrance (near the playground) 5th & 6th grade parents if you drop off and pick up, I would suggest doing so in the back of WMS. 7th & 8th Gr. Will enter at the Gym doors each morning. I would suggest dropping off and picking up in the front of WMS. If you have students in multiple grade level's, of course pick the drop off/pick up location that works best for you. Please help us with the following: 1) Do not drop off your child in the parking lot for their safety, only along the sidewalk. 2) During drop off and pick up, please pull forward as far as you can along the sidewalk to allow more parents to drop off and pick up at one time and speed up our drop off/pick up times. Lastly, today is a 1/2 day and students will be dismissed at 11:15 today. Thank you!
Mustangs, We are so excited that the 2021-22 school year is almost here! WMS Doors will be unlocked at 7:50 each morning for students that arrive early. At 8:00, students will report to their 1st hour class and the school day begins at 8:10. 7th & 8th Grade students will enter through the Gym Doors each morning. *7th & 8th Grade parents, I would suggest dropping off & picking up your child each day in front of WMS. 5th & 6th Grade students will enter through the back entrance of WMS. This is near the playground. *5th & 6th Grade parents, I would suggest dropping off and picking your child each day in the back of WMS. We will have staff outside to assist students and make sure they enter through the correct doors and help out as needed. Please pull forward along the sidewalk as far as you can in the front and back of WMS to help us load and unload as many cars at one time as possible. *5th & 6th Gr. students will need to be masked while inside WMS. *It is recommended that 7th & 8th Gr. students have a mask in their possession in case it is needed. Examples of when a mask may be needed for 7th & 8th Gr. Students: 1) If they need to see the nurse. 2) If they go to the school office or counselor's office. 3) If they have an advanced class where 6th gr. students are attending. Remember that Thursday is a half day for students and school will end at 11:15. A grab and go lunch will be provided for any student that would like to take one home. The last opportunity to drop off items prior to the fist day of school in your locker and walk your schedule will be tomorrow- Wednesday Aug. 11th- Noon to 3.