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Yearbooks Are On Sale!

Yearbooks are available to purchase from Walsworth for $30.

(You may have received emails from Walsworth, the WMS yearbook company.)

Please go to https://yearbookforever.com

We only use online ordering.

Type in Wyoming Middle School and make your selection by January 29, 2021.

*****Please make sure that you enter the homeroom teacher’s name correctly and enter your child’s LEGAL name not their nickname.  Omitting or misspelling a teacher’s name or entering a nickname will result in receiving books later than others. *****

Sale ends 1/29/21

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Yearbooks Are On Sale!

Yearbooks are available to purchase from Walsworth for $30.

(You may have received emails from Walsworth, the WMS yearbook company.)

Please go to https://yearbookforever.com

We only use online ordering.

Type in Wyoming Middle School and make your selection by January 29, 2021.

*****Please make sure that you enter the homeroom teacher’s name correctly and enter your child’s LEGAL name not their nickname.  Omitting or misspelling a teacher’s name or entering a nickname will result in receiving books later than others. *****

Sale ends 1/29/21

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WMS NEWS

Yearbooks Are On Sale!

Yearbooks are available to purchase from Walsworth for $30.

(You may have received emails from Walsworth, the WMS yearbook company.)

Please go to https://yearbookforever.com

We only use online ordering.

Type in Wyoming Middle School and make your selection by January 29, 2021.

*****Please make sure that you enter the homeroom teacher’s name correctly and enter your child’s LEGAL name not their nickname.  Omitting or misspelling a teacher’s name or entering a nickname will result in receiving books later than others. *****

Sale ends 1/29/21

Snack Bar Donations for WMS Teachers & Staff!

January is off to a roaring start, and it’s a great time to restock the middle school’s PSA Snack Bar for teachers and staff. This is an easy way to continue showing how much we families appreciate the teachers’ and staff’s hard work! Below is a new SignUpGenius if you wish to contribute. Drop-offs to the school office can be done whenever it is convenient, or you may send items in with your student. Thank you again — this has been a great addition to the staff’s day!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A45AAAF2DA1FE3-psasnack2

Blue, White & Drive-Thru is a TWIST on Blue White & Brew

This year’s fundraising event on Saturday, January 30 will look a little different.  Instead of our usual in-person event at a local brewery, we will host Blue, White & Drive Thru featuring an online silent auction and carry out dinners from TELA. Auction winnings and dinners for the whole family will be available for DRIVE THRU pick up on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

Raffle tickets and TELA Dinner Orders* can be purchased NOW using the link below.

SILENT AUCTION will open on JANUARY 22. STAY TUNED!

*Deadline for placing dinner orders is January 25

THANKS!

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Snack Bar Donations for WMS Teachers & Staff!

January is off to a roaring start, and it’s a great time to restock the middle school’s PSA Snack Bar for teachers and staff. This is an easy way to continue showing how much we families appreciate the teachers’ and staff’s hard work! Below is a new SignUpGenius if you wish to contribute. Drop-offs to the school office can be done whenever it is convenient, or you may send items in with your student. Thank you again — this has been a great addition to the staff’s day!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A45AAAF2DA1FE3-psasnack2

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GREEN TEAM

Green Team will be starting back up! To enroll, go to the Counseling Homepage and click on the Green Team logo. Please take the quick survey.

WMS Model UN Club – Meeting soon!

Attention 7th and 8th grade students: Looking for a club to join where you can work with friends to explore the world? Then join our Model UN club, where you can tackle global issues and create your own solutions. We will also explore the fascinating cultures from around the world and produce entertaining performances.  Our club will work together to establish our own middle school conference in the spring. To join the Model UN Club, you must complete the online application. Use the link below to find out more about the club and to apply. If you have already joined the club, then be sure to check your Canvas Inbox for important news and information. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu1qbDOZOpK5E4Rh5XVGisdn2Tf5GttkAC1a3UrBt7FL_jLg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Blue, White & Drive-Thru is a TWIST on Blue White & Brew

This year’s fundraising event on Saturday, January 30 will look a little different.  Instead of our usual in-person event at a local brewery, we will host Blue, White & Drive Thru featuring an online silent auction and carry out dinners from TELA. Auction winnings and dinners for the whole family will be available for DRIVE THRU pick up on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

Raffle tickets and TELA Dinner Orders* can be purchased NOW using the link below.

SILENT AUCTION will open on JANUARY 22. STAY TUNED!

*Deadline for placing dinner orders is January 25

THANKS!

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021 – INDEPENDENT LEARNING DAY

K-12 Independent Learning Day Starts1/15/2021 Ends1/15/2021

K-12 Independent Learning Day: No in-person instruction will take place. All students will be provided with instructional material for independent learning and will learn remotely. Teachers will be available to provide direct assistance to students via Zoom 1:30-2:30 p.m. for office hours.

2nd QUARTER REPORT CARDS

Report cards were mailed January 12, 2021.

8th GRADE PARENTS ONLY

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN MONEY AND PICTURE FOR YEARBOOK AD

WMS Model UN Club – Meeting soon!

Attention 7th and 8th grade students: Looking for a club to join where you can work with friends to explore the world? Then join our Model UN club, where you can tackle global issues and create your own solutions. We will also explore the fascinating cultures from around the world and produce entertaining performances.  Our club will work together to establish our own middle school conference in the spring. To join the Model UN Club, you must complete the online application. Use the link below to find out more about the club and to apply. If you have already joined the club, then be sure to check your Canvas Inbox for important news and information. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu1qbDOZOpK5E4Rh5XVGisdn2Tf5GttkAC1a3UrBt7FL_jLg/viewform?usp=sf_link

CCP PARENT NOTIFICATION

January 7, 2021

Dear Wyoming Parents/Guardians:

Wyoming High School students have participated in College Credit Plus (CCP) for the past several years.  CCP was designed to provide another advanced standing option for students enrolled in Ohio public schools.  We would like to take this opportunity to explain College Credit Plus and the scheduling options it could provide for your child next school year.  As always, we will continue to offer the academically rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) course options, which give high school students the chance to earn college credit by achieving a qualifying score on the AP exams.

College Credit Plus creates a pathway to potentially earn high school and college credit simultaneously by completing college courses.  Students must be in grades 7-12 and considered college ready by their desired universities’ standards.  Students are permitted to take up to 30 college credit hours per school year, but not more than 120 credits throughout their high school career.  The 30 credit calculation also includes high school credits taken during the planned CCP school year.  Any student admitted to a course by an institution of higher education will be required to perform at the same level as the institution’s regular students. No special courses will be designed for high school or middle school students.  Students can participate in CCP only if they have been accepted by a college or university in accordance with guidelines set up by the individual colleges and universities.  

If the student takes courses through a public college or university, there is no charge to the family; the cost of tuition, fees, and textbooks are covered by the school district and the college/university.  With careful selection of courses and academic advice, students may earn college credits that may count toward a degree.  With tuition at Ohio public colleges increasing, College Credit Plus can save time and money.

Taking college courses before high school graduation offers benefits, but there are cautions to consider when deciding whether College Credit Plus is right for your child. This is an especially important decision as any courses taken via CCP will permanently be on a student’s high school AND college transcript.  

Due to COVID-19, the parent information session will be virtual this year. On January 14, 2021, colleges in the area will be available to answer questions from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  Additionally, Nikeisha Brooks, high school counselor, will be available from 7:00pm-8:00pm live on Zoom to answer questions. Please review the flyer to learn more about a few CCP participating colleges/universities in the area.  You are advised  to view the universities’ CCP videos in advance of attending the virtual meeting.  Colleges/universities will not provide an overview on January 14th. Registration is required to receive the event link.  To register, visit https://bit.ly/34pUrmz.  If you have additional questions please contact the college/university of interest and/or Nikeisha Brooks at (513) 206-7058.

If you would like your child to participate in CCP, you must complete the Intent to Participate Form  The form must be submitted by April 1, 2021.  If you are not 100% sure your student will participate but think CCP is a possibility, submit the Intent form by the deadline to preserve your student’s eligibility to participate.  Please be aware the April 1st deadline applies to the intent form only.  Colleges may have deadlines for summer term starting in February.  Contact the specific college of interest if there are questions about CCP deadlines.

Please refer to http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Quality-School-Choice/College-Credit-Plus to learn more about College Credit Plus.  Make a list of your questions and bring them to the virtual meeting on January 14, 2021.  

Steps to take today…

  1. View the flyer.
  2. Register for the January 14th Event.
  3. Watch the CCP Parent Information Session Video
  4. Watch the  Videos from the 4 participating Colleges
  5. Attend the question and answer sessions on January 14, 2021

Sincerely, 

Nikeisha Brooks

Wyoming High School Counselor

Blue, White & Drive-Thru is a TWIST on Blue White & Brew

This year’s fundraising event on Saturday, January 30 will look a little different.  Instead of our usual in-person event at a local brewery, we will host Blue, White & Drive Thru featuring an online silent auction and carry out dinners from TELA. Auction winnings and dinners for the whole family will be available for DRIVE THRU pick up on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

Raffle tickets and TELA Dinner Orders* can be purchased NOW using the link below.

SILENT AUCTION will open on JANUARY 22. STAY TUNED!

*Deadline for placing dinner orders is January 25

THANKS!

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A MESSAGE FROM MRS. KLEIN AND MR. ANDERSON

Dear Wyoming Middle School Families,

I hope you had a healthy, safe, and relaxing winter break. We look forward to welcoming a greater number of our students back into the building on Monday, January 11. I want to take this opportunity to assure you that the middle school is committed to the safety, education, and health of all students. On Monday, staff will be reviewing the safety protocols with our in-person students. They will again discuss proper mask wearing, the use of safety shields in classrooms and the cafe, social distancing in hallways and stairwells, and bringing completed health screening forms at the start of each day. In preparing your child to return to the building, please review the importance of the above topics with them.

As a reminder, students who choose to learn remotely will have the opportunity to return to in-person learning at the end of each month. I will send a reminder email for families to express their desire to return to in-person learning on the following days: Friday, Jan. 29; Friday, Feb. 26; Friday, March 19; and Friday, April 30. Students who choose in-person learning can opt to learn remotely at any point by emailing me.

I encourage our all-online learners to join our Remote Learning Club supervised by Mrs. Bolton. Likewise, our counselors are also available for remote lunches among groups of friends.  

Whatever mode of learning you have chosen, we are excited and hopefully as we welcome everyone to 2021! 

Sincerely,

Jennifer Klein                                                       Mike Anderson 

Principal Wyoming Middle School                         Assistant Principal Wyoming Middle School    

CCP PARENT NOTIFICATION

January 7, 2021

Dear Wyoming Parents/Guardians:

Wyoming High School students have participated in College Credit Plus (CCP) for the past several years.  CCP was designed to provide another advanced standing option for students enrolled in Ohio public schools.  We would like to take this opportunity to explain College Credit Plus and the scheduling options it could provide for your child next school year.  As always, we will continue to offer the academically rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) course options, which give high school students the chance to earn college credit by achieving a qualifying score on the AP exams.

College Credit Plus creates a pathway to potentially earn high school and college credit simultaneously by completing college courses.  Students must be in grades 7-12 and considered college ready by their desired universities’ standards.  Students are permitted to take up to 30 college credit hours per school year, but not more than 120 credits throughout their high school career.  The 30 credit calculation also includes high school credits taken during the planned CCP school year.  Any student admitted to a course by an institution of higher education will be required to perform at the same level as the institution’s regular students. No special courses will be designed for high school or middle school students.  Students can participate in CCP only if they have been accepted by a college or university in accordance with guidelines set up by the individual colleges and universities.  

If the student takes courses through a public college or university, there is no charge to the family; the cost of tuition, fees, and textbooks are covered by the school district and the college/university.  With careful selection of courses and academic advice, students may earn college credits that may count toward a degree.  With tuition at Ohio public colleges increasing, College Credit Plus can save time and money.

Taking college courses before high school graduation offers benefits, but there are cautions to consider when deciding whether College Credit Plus is right for your child. This is an especially important decision as any courses taken via CCP will permanently be on a student’s high school AND college transcript.  

Due to COVID-19, the parent information session will be virtual this year. On January 14, 2021, colleges in the area will be available to answer questions from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  Additionally, Nikeisha Brooks, high school counselor, will be available from 7:00pm-8:00pm live on Zoom to answer questions. Please review the flyer to learn more about a few CCP participating colleges/universities in the area.  You are advised  to view the universities’ CCP videos in advance of attending the virtual meeting.  Colleges/universities will not provide an overview on January 14th. Registration is required to receive the event link.  To register, visit https://bit.ly/34pUrmz.  If you have additional questions please contact the college/university of interest and/or Nikeisha Brooks at (513) 206-7058.

If you would like your child to participate in CCP, you must complete the Intent to Participate Form  The form must be submitted by April 1, 2021.  If you are not 100% sure your student will participate but think CCP is a possibility, submit the Intent form by the deadline to preserve your student’s eligibility to participate.  Please be aware the April 1st deadline applies to the intent form only.  Colleges may have deadlines for summer term starting in February.  Contact the specific college of interest if there are questions about CCP deadlines.

Please refer to http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Quality-School-Choice/College-Credit-Plus to learn more about College Credit Plus.  Make a list of your questions and bring them to the virtual meeting on January 14, 2021.  

Steps to take today…

  1. View the flyer.
  2. Register for the January 14th Event.
  3. Watch the CCP Parent Information Session Video
  4. Watch the  Videos from the 4 participating Colleges
  5. Attend the question and answer sessions on January 14, 2021

Sincerely, 

Nikeisha Brooks

Wyoming High School Counselor

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021 – INDEPENDENT LEARNING DAY

K-12 Independent Learning Day Starts1/8/2021 Ends1/8/2021

K-12 Independent Learning Day: No in-person instruction will take place. All students will be provided with instructional material for independent learning and will learn remotely. Teachers will be available to provide direct assistance to students via Zoom 1:30-2:30 p.m. for office hours.

Blue, White & Drive-Thru is a TWIST on Blue White & Brew

This year’s fundraising event on Saturday, January 30 will look a little different.  Instead of our usual in-person event at a local brewery, we will host Blue, White & Drive Thru featuring an online silent auction and carry out dinners from TELA. Auction winnings and dinners for the whole family will be available for DRIVE THRU pick up on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

Raffle tickets and TELA Dinner Orders* can be purchased NOW using the link below.

SILENT AUCTION will open on JANUARY 22. STAY TUNED!

*Deadline for placing dinner orders is January 25

THANKS!

6TH GRADE COLLECTS BOOKS FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS AND LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES

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Sixth grade Cowboy Bell classes have been learning about literacy to understand the benefits and impact it has on themselves, their community and society.

Students had the opportunity to deepen their awareness on the importance of having access to books and reflected on ways that they can be champions in the development of literacy. This literacy unit included a service component and classes held a book drive collecting over 1,200 books! In addition to collecting books, students thoughtfully designed custom bookmarks to help inspire and motivate adults and children to continue turning the pages of books. Cowboy Bell and Spanish classes collaborated and students created custom bookmarks in Spanish and learned about Biblioburros.

These books will be delivered to Boys and Girls Clubs, Schools and Little Free Libraries in Cincinnati neighborhoods. We hope these books fill the hands and hearts of all those who read them!

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A MESSAGE FOR FROM OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALMRS. KLEIN

In the 1926 classic, “Winnie the Pooh,” A. A. Milne wrote, “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” Piglet was grateful for the abundance he had in his life; great friends, a warm place to sleep and a few tasty “haycorns” to eat.

 As we conclude 2020, and break for the winter holiday, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to all who help make Wyoming Middle School an amazing place to be. We are a community with many gifts and talents, which we share daily with one another and most importantly, our students. Thank you parents for entrusting us with your most precious gift. 

I am grateful to our wonderful, talented, creative, optimistic, and resilient students. Often, they make us laugh, sometimes they make us cry, but always they make us think. Most of all, they make us better. In the spirit of this holiday season, I want to extend my thanks to all of you for everything that you do for our school and community. 

Have a safe and healthy holiday break,

Jennifer Klein

WINTER BREAK ACTIVITIES FROM OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELORS MR. ALLRED AND MS. HILGENBERG

Please click on the link below:

A MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR – MS. HILGENBERG

Dear Wyoming Community,

As a new employee to Wyoming I am impressed everyday by my experiences. Being new to the district allows me to approach everyday situations with “fresh eyes” and perspectives that I can share with my team. My experiences with students at the Middle School has surpassed every expectation. I have been a part of the Cowboy Community for only a few short months but have developed amazing relationships with our students already and for that, I am grateful.  I see students who actively seek help, not to be better than their peers; but instead to be better than their previous selves. I see kindness and courage in their interactions with each other. They are reflective and bright. My job in the building is to be an advocate for students. Time and time again I witness students being advocates for themselves and others. These are the qualities we want to instill in our future leaders. 

My experience with families has been overwhelmingly positive. I have been taken in with open arms by the community and our families. Our families keep the line of communication open with me. Open dialogue and mutual support has been more than effective in helping our students during these challenging times. Teachers and staff at Wyoming have also kept the lines of communication open with me in regards to supporting students. I feel as though we are one large team surrounding students with support. They are adapting every day to new situations and constantly reflecting on how to make the experience for students better. I am thankful to be a part of this team. Every day we see the impact that this school setting has on students. Below are some points that I share with students and that I employ myself that have had positive outcomes. 

  1. Creating attainable goals – I have found that many students (and adults) are maintaining their goals from last year or what they would have been, if this was a typical school year (Example: I’ve always been a straight A student and this year I’m struggling and have C’s and B’s). By no means do I suggest lowering expectations, but instead shifting and adjusting them. During a recent meeting, I gave an example of running. I’ve always been a runner. When looking at my running times, I don’t expect myself to have the same times when I run on a flat surface as compared to my times on a windy day, running uphill. This year is an uphill, windy run. We cannot expect the same outcomes in a difficult situation than we can in an average year. Every day we are adapting, and persevering but our outcomes may not be what we are used to in a typical year. It is beneficial to adjust our goals to be attainable. What was attainable last year may be out of reach this year. I talk to students about what is attainable this year, in this setting and we make goals from there. I’m working on helping students, as well as myself removing “well last year” from my vocabulary. When we make realistic goals that are actually attainable, it is helpful for our overall well being. Meeting those goals can improve our self-esteem. 
  2. Finding support– I would not be able to do half of what I do without the support of my amazing team. Everyone needs to find their team. I frequently have conversations with students about their support system at home and school. I know that in person interactions are limited. I encourage students to find support, even if that means zooming with friends. I know this is a stressful time for families, but the more time you can spend together and allow time for conversation the more that bond will grow. I have always had a difficult time asking for help and relying on others. I’d rather be the one who helps someone else. This year I have had to take Mr. Allred’s advice in his letter of “letting go of control”. I can only control certain aspects of my day and it is okay to ask others for help. This allows me to take in new perspectives from other people which help me grow. I am thankful for a team that supports me and makes me laugh. Find the people in your life who help you and make you feel good and make you laugh! 
  3. Know what you need– Have honest conversations with yourself about what you need. For me, I need positive affirmations in times of stress. It can be uncomfortable to ask a co-worker when I’m overwhelmed for affirmation but if it is what I need to succeed, I do so. I also need time for myself. Instead of feeling as though I’m being selfish, I’m working on shifting my thinking. I need to, for lack of a better phrase, “put my life mask on first, so that I may better be able to assist others”. I have conversations with students about what they need to be successful. Sometimes they may not even know right away. We explore different options. When students figure out what they need and become empowered to ask for it, it can be powerful. 

Whether, if I have had the pleasure of meeting you this year or not, we are a part of the same community. I am here to support your family and your children. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or Mr. Allred. We have a virtual office with resources. I’ve attached the link below. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qT8OOqLeWuQfUKRL-nJ6u1Gi-ByvePtyvmAoJqNoGOs/edit?usp=sharing

I appreciate what each of you brings to the Wyoming community. 

-Hayley  

Contact Information: 

Hayley Hilgenberg (6th-7th grade) counselor

email: hilgenbergh@wyomingcityschools.org 

phone: (513) 206-7225

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New SignUpGenius: Staff Snack Bar Donations!
Winter is here, and so is a new SignUpGenius for the middle school’s PSA snack bar for our teachers and staff. They have so LOVED having the snack bar to help brighten their days. This school year, the snack bar has taken the place of staff appreciation lunches of the past. Please take a moment to see if there’s something you’d like to donate. Drop off at the school office any time. Thank you so much!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A45AAAF2DA1FE3-psasnack1 

2020 WMS Personal Care Drive!

The Wyoming Middle School Student Council will host the third annual personal care drive December 7-18, 2020.  

In order to best meet the needs of our community, we’ve divided donations up by grade level.  Students are asked to bring in the following products.  

  • Fifth Grade: toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste 
  • Sixth Grade: soap, bodywash, deodorant 
  • Seventh Grade: shampoo, conditioner, hair brushes 
  • Eighth Grade: hats, gloves, scarves, socks

Anyone can also donate: laundry detergent, femine hygiene products

Donations will be collected in the lobby and front office.

Thank you for helping our neighbors in need, especially during this holiday season!

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