Announcements 2/24/16

PARENTS

Attention Parents of Rising 7th grade students.  The Rising Grade 7 Course Information Meeting scheduled for this evening, February 24 at 7 p.m. has been cancelled.  In place of this meeting, parents can attend any of the following Registration Meetings that are scheduled. These meetings will cover experienceships, math placement, foreign language, academic assistance, art elective and music.  Please see the information below.

Dear Families of Current Students in Grades 5, 6, and 7,

It’s hard to believe, but we are already gearing up for the 2016-2017 school year.  After many months of engaging students, parents, and staff in a discussion about what learning in the future can and should look like for our students, we are excited to be offering a new educational opportunity next year.  This opportunity will take place in the form of Experienceships, a hands-on, authentic, and ungraded learning experience for students that will be based upon their interests.  Experienceships will be offered to all 6th through 8th grade students as part of their weekly schedule.

Want to learn more??  Join us for one of our Learning for the Future Registration Information Sessions.  We will offer several sessions to accommodate busy schedules.  Can’t attend?  Don’t worry, we’ll post information on the blog as well.  Student meetings will be held in March and students will complete their registration cards beginning March 14.  Registration cards will be due March 21.

Information Sessions:

  • March 2 @ 9 a.m. in the WMS Cafeteria
  • March 3 @ 7:30 a.m. in the WMS Cafeteria
  • March 8 @ 6:15 p.m. at the High School (before the band concert)
  • March 9 @ 7 p.m. in the WMS Cafeteria
  • March 10 @ 7:15 p.m. at the High School (between the strings concerts)

An Incoming 5th Grade Parent Meeting will be held on April 26 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Both of these sessions will be held at WMS.

Have questions?  Let us know – we’re happy to answer any concerns or questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Brennan

Principal

 

 

Box Tops 4 Education

It’s Box Tops submission time again!  Get them off of your counters and out of your junk drawers. Each of the primary buildings has a drawer labeled Box Tops near the office. There are also collection boxes in the office at the Middle School and at the Board of Education office.

In December Wyoming PSA received a check for $952.10 – thanks to you! Each of those Box Tops is worth a dime, and as you can see they really add up. Go to www.btfe.com to see if you regularly purchase a brand name product that carries a Box Top, or to download weekly coupons.

Turn in your Box Tops before Friday February 26th so they can be included in our school’s April check – it’s our last chance this school year to earn cash for our schools. All Box Tops turned in after this date will go toward next fall’s check.

Thanks for your help!

 

 

 

WSMA presents the Wyoming Winter Music Festival on Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m. Don’t miss the Wyoming Winter Music Festival on Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m. at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center.  This is the Wyoming School Music Association’s largest single fundraiser and features over 50 Wyoming High School students performing in large and small group ensembles in this casual, and truly unique, adult-only event. The Festival will take place in four different rooms at the Fine Arts Center. Guests will gather at the beginning for beverages, snacks, and fabulous music from our Cello Quintet and “My Fair Lady” cast before following their “backstage passes” and rotating for small group performances.  In the small group performances, guests will enjoy musically inspired hors d’oeuvres while enjoying venues such as Classical, Broadway, British Invasion, and Singer-Songwriter. At the end, guests will join back together for a rousing musical finale from the Corral Pit Band in the ballroom – with dessert! It is truly a celebration of the music and arts in our community! Tickets are only $30 per person and include beverages, and musically inspired food – in addition to the wonderful music provided by our student musicians! Tickets are limited due to space, and they are selling very fast.  Please visit wyomingmusic.org to buy your tickets today!

 

 

Philippine Heritage Through Dance & Music – 2016 Macy’s Arts Sampler

  • February 27, 2016, Two Repeat Performances (3PM -4PM, 4PM -5PM)
  • Wyoming Fine Arts Center, 322 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming, OH 45215

Filipino-Americans are one of the largest Asian communities in the country and bring a unique culture to the diversity of our American society. Families are invited to learn about the Philippine culture through the country’s dance, music and style of martial arts. The audience will have an opportunity to participate after each of the two 1-hour performances (3PM-4PM, then repeated, at 4-5PM) and to partake of free sampling of Filipino street food. Please see the following flyer Flyer-Phil-Heritage-Through-Dance–Music_27Feb2016

Everyone is invited!

 

 

Calling all Euchre Players!   If you missed the opportunity to compete in the PSA Trivia Night, you can still compete in the annual JWC Euchre Tournament on February 27th.  There are two brackets:  competitive and social.  CASH prizes, raffles, free food, fun and games for spectators.  For more information go to www.jwc-wyoming.org.   Spectators are encouraged at both of these fun events.  So beat the winter blues and come on out to support Wyoming City Schools through PSA or JWC.

 

Boys Tennis Meeting – There will be an informational meeting for parents of 7th and 8th grade boys interested in competing on the Boys Tennis team on Monday, February 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the middle school Cafeteria.

 

 

Wyoming 5K Fun Run!  MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Saturday, March 12th at 9 AM!

The Wyoming School Foundation invites you to join the excitement of the 5th Annual 5K Fun Run!  The course is in a flat residential area in the Village of Wyoming (Start/Finish: Worthington & Beech).  The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages (grades K-4 run 2.5K).

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this year’s race Grand Marshalls – 2008 Olympic Medalists David Payne (WHS ’00) and Mary Wineberg (UC ’02).

Click here to see a personal message from David Payne: https://youtu.be/Ml9x-ZhnvaU

Registration is available on-line at: www.wyomingschoolfoundation.org, contact WSF at 821-6909 for additional information.  Proceeds will benefit the students and teachers of Wyoming City Schools.

 

 

The High School Prom Planning committee has organized a fundraiser at Chipotle.  Chipotle will donate 50% of their proceeds from everyone who brings in or mentions the attached flyer from 5-9pm hours on March 13th.  See following attachment Chipotle Flyer

 

 

Attention Parents of Model UN Students

Our trip to Columbus for Ohio Model United Nations is fast approaching! We wanted to take this opportunity to relay some important information.

Between 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, we have 140 students and 20 parent chaperones attending this year.

  • We are leaving for Columbus on Sunday, March 13 at noon. Students will need to be at the middle school by no later than 11:30am.
  • We will be returning to the middle school by about 2:30pm on Tuesday, March 17, at which time students will be dismissed to go home.
  • We will be traveling to and from Columbus on 4 school buses.
  • If your child is bringing medicine of any kind to Columbus, they need to provide the appropriate documentation and medicine to the school nurse by Wednesday, March 4. (The form is posted in the latest announcement on the Model UN Blackboard announcement)
  • There is important information for our 7th and 8th grade students on the Model UN Blackboard page.
  • Please stay tuned to the Model UN Blackboard page for further details.

If you have any questions, please contact us at allenn@wyomingcityschools.org or nocksl@wyomingcityschools.org

Thank you for your continued support.

Nick Allen and Lisa Nocks

 

 

 

Book Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Fair will open March 19th and then March 21-25. It will be open daily from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Family Night will be Tuesday the 22nd open 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCH MENU – February 22-26

Monday – Chicken Nuggets with Dipping Sauce
Tuesday – Burrito Bowls
Wednesday – Pasta and Meat Sauce with Garlic Bread
Thursday – Cincinnati Chili Cheese Coney
Friday – Pizza or BBQ Pulled Pork on a Bun
STUDENTS

Attention: 7-12 GRADERS Only a few weeks left…to SKI, BOARD or TUBE!!! – Need a RIDE to Perfect North Slopes to SKI, BOARD or TUBE?  Please join us on the Wyoming Ski Bus this Friday, Feb. 26th.  Respond by Thursday 9 am to reserve a spot. Click on the Sign Up Genius link :  Wyoming Ski Bus Invite

 

 

Track and Field season starts March 7 – All 7th and 8th graders are eligible for joining the track and field team.  The first day of practice is March 7. If you are interested please register through Final Forms. Registering does not commit you to be on the team but will allow the coaches to email information about the upcoming season.

  • Go to www.wyomingcityschools.org – Click on the Athletics tab and select the Student Athlete Forms link.
  • Sports Physical forms can be found on Final Forms site.
  • All tabs need to be completed and when completed will appear Green.  Some tabs require parent and athlete signatures

Contact Coach Nocks with questions (rnocks@gmail.com)

 

 

 

VARIETY SHOW AUDITIONS!  The Variety Show is April 15 and 16 – you must be available for both shows.  The theme this year is USA.

The auditions will be on Wednesday, March 9.  From 4:15 -4:45 p.m. we will audition 8th graders who wish to be considered as emcees.  From 5:00 – 6:45 p.m. we will audition individual/group acts.

Rehearsals will be March 17, March 23, April 6, April 7, April 12, April 14 – if your child is cast, they will be called for half of the rehearsals (depending which act they are in).   Spring break falls in the middle of this schedule so it is very important they are available when they are called.

The Sign-UP Genius link for auditions will be created and go live on March 1. You can also check the blog at www.wyomingms.blogspot.com for details.
When you sign up, you will HAVE TO LIST YOUR ACT with title of act, song title, and a description of what you are performing. You will also have to list everyone that is in your group.  Those who fail to do this, will NOT be permitted to audition.

Students may only audition for ONE thing (except 8th graders who may also audition to be an emcee).  There will also be an 8th grade closing number that will be approved…. details will be communicated to 8th grade families – this is in addition to anything else for which your child will audition.

ALL Acts are limited to 3 minutes.

ONLY REALLY WELL- PREPARED and WELL-DONE ACTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.  They MUST be polished and perfect at the audition to be considered for the show.  The rehearsal schedule is just waaaayyyyy too short to consider acts that need work.

It is a VARIETY SHOW – think outside the box and come up with something creative!   There is safety in numbers, especially for younger students. If only 20 acts are selected, solo performances from younger students are not as likely to be cast. They won’t take 20 singer-songwriter acts– so dance, juggle, do something different!  This is just parent to parent advice for when you are helping your child find something to audition as I like everyone to be cast, but they really can’t take everyone. Make sure your child is well-prepared!

From Spring:    “If people do not know their song, or they choose the same song as someone else, they need to know that someone else may be chosen over them. They need to look at the sign up and list the song they are singing or playing or skit they are doing on the Sign Up Genius link or they will not be allowed to audition.”

 

 

 

Breathe, Love, Chill Middle School Yoga Grades 5-8 Date/Time:  March 1 – 22, 3:30-4:30 pm Location:  Civic Center Cost: $45M/$50R/$55NR

Does your child need to stretch and strengthen their growing body? Students learn to breathe and de-stress through the cold winter months. Discover your strength as you stretch deeper and hold poses a little longer. Yoga mats will be provided. Instructor: Cezarina Trone.

 

Beyond the Knit Stitch at Civic Center Grades 3-8 Date/Time: Feb 25-March 24, 3:30-4:30 pm Location:  Civic Center Cost: $55M/$60R/$65NR   Deadline to register: Wednesday, February 24

Learn the basics beyond knitting. Learn to purl, cast on and bind off and follow a basic pattern. Sign up with a friend and have a great time learning a new hobby. Materials will be supplied during class. Instructor: Laura Glassman.

 

JKO Karate Grades 5-8 Date/Time: Feb 25-March 24, 3:30-4:30 pm (or 4:30-5:15 pm for Grades K-4) Location:  Civic Center Cost: $55M/$60R/$65NR   Deadline to register: Wednesday, February 24

Students will discover a fun, new way to stay fit and healthy while learning to focus energy for discipline and strength. These karate classes will renew energy levels, build confidence and learn life-long skills. Gi’s (white uniform) are available through JKO Cincinnati and are optional for this program. Instructor: Sensei Alex Dell.

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