Announcements 3/7/16

PARENTS

We are pleased to announce that both the Wyoming High School and Middle School Science Olympiad teams successful advanced to State level competition by virtue of their outstanding performance at Cincinnati Regionals.  The high school placed 5th place and the middle school placed 3rd. The state competition will be at The Ohio State University on April 9, 2016. Science Olympiad is a STEM program, in which a team of 15 students tackles 23 scientific endeavors.

 

 

The Math Counts team had all three teams place in the Superior level (or highest level) this weekend at the UC Math Bowl. This not only showed their great logical math skills, but also their superior writing skills, because this competition unlike others required essay explanations of their solutions. The sixth grade team consisted of: Michael C., Paul R., Janik S., Walter S., and Clay V. The seventh grade team consisted of Ethan J., Seth K. and Peggy M. The eighth grade team consisted of Ken C., Tiffany C., Lily R., and Lucy S. Congrats Cowboys!

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Parents of Model UN Students: We are so excited to be taking 20 nations to the Ohio Model United Nations this year! Following are a few details that you need to know.

Depart and Return: Sunday March 13, please drop your students off at 11:30 am at the Middle School Cafeteria. We will eat dinner at about 3:00, but that will be only meal of the day, so please eat lunch prior to arrival.

We will leave for Columbus at about 12:00.and return Tuesday at about 2:30 pm

Meals: Your student will need money for dinner on Sunday at North Market (about $10-$15), and for lunch at a fast food place on the way home on Tuesday (about $10). Monday night we will have dinner at Buca Di Bepo, and your student will need $23 for that. They should bring cash to cover those expenses. Their parent guide will collect the $23 for dinner and we will have a set menu there.

For breakfast, the students will eat in their rooms. They should bring their own food, or coordinate with their roommates to plan.

Pictures: We are encouraging the parent guides who are with us to take pictures and upload them to a smugmug site. Use this link to check out pictures. The password is Cowboys

Medication: Remember if your child takes ANY medication, you need to complete a medical form for the trip. This includes any medication that they take at school or at home.

Contact Information

We will have our cell phones with us and can be reached at

Lisa Nocks 513-706-0844

Nick Allen 513-478-6450

What to pack and not pack: Below are some basic guidelines for packing.

  • Regarding the traditional attire many teams make the choice to wear something light under their traditional attire. They will be wearing the attire for two days in a row, so it it nice to have something clean to put on underneath.
  • Tuesday for the closing ceremony, they will have an OMUN t shirt provided and can wear jeans or pants. (not sweatpants)
  • The dance Monday night is not a formal dance, they should however, plan to dress in clothing that would pass our school dress code. Essentially, what they would wear to school dance here, is fine.
  • We will be walking to dinner on Sunday and dinner on Monday. It is a several block walk to both locations so students should make sure they have comfortable walking shoes and outerwear appropriate for the weather.

Be aware, that the hotel rooms have two Queen size beds and we anticipate four students per room.

Students should follow all school rules regarding what is acceptable to have with them and what is not, students are not to bring medications, (the nurse will have all required medications if the proper forms have been submitted.) game systems, Kool Aid, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and weapons. They may bring cell phones and laptops but they need to be aware that they are responsible for the security of their own items.

 

 

 

Medications for Model UN Trip

If your child will be requiring medications of any kind during the Model UN trip, a medication form signed by your child’s physician and parent/guardian must be turned into the nurse. This includes all prescription and over-the-counter medications. Medications cannot be dispensed by the nurse without a signed medication form. The medication form can be found here. All medications must be dropped off to the school nurse no later than Friday, March 11th.

Angela Judge, WMS Nurse

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Come One, Come All, to the Greatest Pancake Breakfast on Earth!!

Can you believe it?  There is only one week left to the Pancake Breakfast!  We are hard at work finalizing all the last details and it is really shaping up to be a great day. See you March 12th between 8-11 a.m. at the Civic Center!

Fantastic Auction & Raffle Items

You could win great things like, one week at Camp Ernst, Cincinnati Zoo tickets, a Kids First gift certificate, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company tickets, roller skating passes, and much more.  Also, if you pre-purchase tickets here, you get a free raffle ticket!  Tickets will also be available at the door, $10 for adults, $5.00 for kids and children three years and younger are free.

There are a few volunteer slots left!  Click here to volunteer at the WYS Pancake Breakfast!

 

 

 

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

DEADLINES APPROACHING!

  • DEADLINE FOR T-SHIRTS IS MON., MARCH 7TH!
  • DEADLINE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION IS WED., MARCH 9TH!

(You may still register in person from 3-7 on Fri., Mar. 11th at the Board of Education office, or on Sat., Mar. 12th at 8:00 a.m. at the Fun Run.  There will be a $5.00 additional charge per participant for Saturday registrations.)

Register on-line at: www.wyomingschoolfoundation.org, or 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 5-9 p.m. hours on March 13th.  See following attachment Chipotle Flyer

 

 

Join the Wyoming Alcohol Task Force for an Important Conversation!

  • Date:  Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
  • Time:  7:00pm
  • Location:  Wyoming Middle School Cafeteria

Join the Wyoming Alcohol Task Force as we explore steps to reduce the current opioid epidemic impacting the Tri-State area and posing a risk to our children.  A panel of experts, led by Emcee Mary Haag, President/CEO of PreventionFIRST!, will discuss four key strategies to reducing the impact of the opioid epidemic, including 1) Prevention, 2) Treatment, 3) Harm Reduction, and 4) Supply Reduction.  Panelists will include Nicole Schiesler, Director of Coalition Strategies, PreventionFIRST!, Steve Walkenhorst, President, The Health Experiences, Libby Harrison, Program Manager, Cincinnati Exchange Project, as well as local law enforcement.  The presentation will include information sharing and opportunities for Questions & Answers, with a focus on how we can help protect our families.

For more information, contact Kimberly Hauser at kimberly@wyomingyouthservices.com.

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

We have two exciting events coming to the WMS in March, and we are looking for parent volunteers to help make them both a success!

  1. On Saturday, March 19, WMS will be hosting over 240 seventh and eighth grade creative writers from 40 schools at the Power of the Pen Regional Tournament. We are looking for volunteers to donate supplies as well as to help out at lunch and in the “behind-the-scenes” tab room. If you are interested in being a part of this event, please click on the link below: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084cafab2fa0ff2-power
  2. WMS will be holding its annual Scholastic Book Fair from March 21-24–just in time for students to find a new book to read over Spring Break! The book fair would not be possible without our fantastic parent volunteers! If you are interested in helping out at this year’s book fair, please click on the link below:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084cafab2fa0ff2-wyoming 

 

 

 

LUNCH MENU – March 7-11

Monday – Popcorn Chicken
Tuesday – Soft Taco
Wednesday – Macaroni and Cheese
Thursday – Cincinnati Chili
Friday – Pizza or Sloppy Joe on a Bun

 

 

 

 

STUDENTS

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 is http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0849adae2dab9-auditions.  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.”

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