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WMS SWIM & DIVE TEAM

There will be an informational meeting for parents of 7th and 8th grade students interested in joining the swim/dive team on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM in the middle school room 208. Please contact Beth Toerner (toernere@wyomingcityschools.org) with any questions.

WMS CAFE

Hello Wyoming! I am Elise Blanco, the Central Kitchen Manager for Nutritional Services for the Wyoming District. I hope the new school year has started off great! I just wanted to go over some highlights of the program. We strive to make our meals balanced, nutritious, and flavorful. Students are offered all 5 components (Meat/Meat Alternative, Grains, Fruits, Veggies, and Milk). Students are allowed to decline 2 of the 5 components. 1 of the 3 required components must included 1/2 cup of fruit, 1/2 of veggies or 1/4 cup of fruit and 1/4 cup of veggies. We are beginning to introduce some cook from scratch foods to give the kids some good home cooked items. I am very excited to see what we have coming up this year and can’t wait to see how the kids enjoy it. Some background about myself, I have two kids that are in elementary grades, so I use their little minds on what they like as well. I have been in the food industry for 20 years and am excited to bring my knowledge here. If there are any questions or anything in particular, please feel free to email me directly at blanco_e@milfordschools.org. Thank you!”

WMS LEARNING CENTER

From the Learning Commons:
Are you having trouble keeping up with tween and teen technology/social media? If you have not subscribed to Common Sense Media—please sign up today for their newsletter—it has a wealth of information for parents as well as educators! The newsletter is free and it reviews: books, apps, movies, websites, video games and much more! Here are three great articles. The first one has some great apps that I think are worthy to share with your children, the second one helps us to keep up-to-date with some apps that might raise the red flag both at home and at school and finally, if you are purchasing an iphone the last article has great tips for setting up your child’s iPhone.
10 Great Free Apps for Middle School
Apps Stirring Up Trouble in Schools
Step-by-Step Tips to Set Up Your Kid’s iPhone
Coming soon grand-opening on the Makers Spot and Makers Hallway! Ask your kids what’s happening in the Learning Commons.
1st Quarter
Both 5th and 6th graders had an opportunity to hear author, Soman Chainani on Monday as he shared why he chooses to write both good and evil perspectives in his fairy tale like books, The School for Good and Evil. The first Monday of each month the Learning Commons hosts Literary Lunch Bunch during all recess/lunches, where Terry Barnum, the Wyoming Public Library’s teen librarian along with me talk new fiction and non-fiction with all who join in. Tech Club is in full swing—check out our Friday Video Announcements.
5th Graders: have been getting familiar with the WMS Learning Commons this quarter. They have used the Online Library Catalog several times—they know how to find books, renew their books from home () and have looked at our Light Box Books that are interactive (contains google maps, audio, videos—they are fabulous) and introduced them to databases within the catalog. The last two weeks we have been using hour of code and we have learned some basic coding terminology. This last week of the quarter students will be learning how to use Glogster, a multimedia online poster. Exposing students to great books is always a focus—book talks on dogs, 9/11, hurricanes and spooky stories.
6th Graders: have been working hard to get ready for second quarter research. Heavy emphasis on digital information literacy. We reviewed how to find to find books at the beginning of the year and have spent a lot of time on how to find credible and reliable information in this age of “fake news”. We are very fortunate to have an outstanding Online Library Catalog (Destiny Discover), a PSA that supported our paid databases this year, which are found in the catalog along with some excellent eBooks. The last two weeks have been spent in Website Evaluation—there are about 5 billion webpages on the searchable web so there is a lot to discuss! LOL! Ask your students how much bigger the deep web, the part of the web where libraries, universities and databases exist, than the searchable web! Not all work—we did log back into Symbaloo—a curating website for WMS students to use and created a collaborative PowerPoint packing only a book bag with essentials one might need if they were going to survive without electricity, minimal food and water for a couple of weeks—emphasis on the collaborative office 365 PowerPoint. This week your student will pick their topic for research project for second quarter!
Thanks for lending me your children and look forward to the rest of the school year!

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WMS FRIDAY VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT

http://onmedia.wyomingcityschools.org/videos.php?watch=3476

SHREK JR

SHREK JR CAST AND CREW:
Next week is Tech Week! Please make sure you are signed up to receive automatic updates from the blog. Here is the latest post re: TECH WEEK: https://wyomingmsdrama.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/tech-week/ Thank you!

LOCAL EVENT

VALLEY

SAVE THE DATE AND HOP INTO SPRING!

Valley Interfaith is hosting its Annual DeFeet Hunger 5K on April 7th, 2018 beginning at 9:00 AM. Held at the beautiful Glenwood Gardens, we will be celebrate the change of seasons while working with neighboring communities to battle against poverty. Enjoy the end of winter while making a positive difference in someone’s life.

Mark your calendars now and look our for our registration link in February!
To learn more about Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center, please visit: http://www.vicrc.org/ or contact us at (513) 821-3233

Located in the Upper Millcreek Valley, at risk community members can find resources crucial for survival while pursuing opportunities to build lifelong stability.

WYOMING THEATRE ARTS

Wyoming Theatre Arts will present The Miracle Worker on Friday and Saturday October 20th and 21st at 7:30 PM. It is an award-winning classic which chronicles the struggle and ensuing friendship that develops between the deaf, blind Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. These women helped to raise the conscience of society and championed the belief that “Everybody Counts.” The play is family friendly. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and staff, and $5 for students. Please call the box office at 513-206-7049 to reserve tickets or purchase them at the box office at the time of performance.

WSMA

WSMA: Wyoming School Music Association (a/ka/a music boosters):
It’s not too late to join Wyoming’s music boosters! WSMA supports the Wyoming City Schools music program in the enrichment of every student’s musical experience by providing funding, manpower, and publicity from grades K-12. You can hear from our kids, parents, and teachers about the importance of music in their school day in this video: WSMA_video.mp4 Please join us in demonstrating our commitment to music education by joining WSMA and/or volunteering your time, talent, and enthusiasm. You can find volunteer opportunities and join WSMA through our website: http://wyomingmusic.org

WMS SWIM TEAM INFO

There will be an informational meeting for parents of 7th and 8th grade students interested in joining the swim team on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM in the middle school room 208. Please contact Beth Toerner (toernere@wyomingcityschools.org) with any questions.

TICKETS FOR SHREK JR

SHREK PIC

Wyoming Middle School Drama Dept is proud to present Shrek Jr., The Musical at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12; 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., in WMS’s Fay Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 and will be on sale before school and during lunch @ WMS from Oct 10-13th. Any remaining tickets will be available at the box office prior to show times.

You don’t want to miss it!

SKI FRIENDS…JOIN THE CLUB

We are getting ready for the 2017-2018 Ski, Board and Tubing Season
It’s TIME to buy your PNS Season PASSES
YOU, your FRIENDS and your FAMILY can get our 30% DISCOUNT on their PNS Season Passes ONLY until Nov. 15th, 2017.
Go to https://www.perfectnorth.com/season-passes
Go to the bottom right of the page.
Click on Club Log-In
then click on W
then click on Wyoming Ski Club
Password: ski4ever

WMS MODEL UN

WMS Model UN – First conference registration

Our first conference, WYOMUN, is coming up on November 4! Please follow the directions on the link below to register. This is a one day conference held right here in Wyoming, at the high school. Also, please send an email to Mr. Allen (allenn@wyomingcityschools.org) and Mrs. Nocks (nocksl@wyomingcityschools.org) to inform them that you have registered.

http://www.wyomun.com/

 

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WMS STUDENT FEES

An annual student fee is established each year. This fee is used to help defray the cost of consumable material and supplies used in the instructional program.  The amount is established each year by action of the Board of Education.  The amount for the 2017-2018 school year is:

Grade 5           $35.00

Grade 6          $ 40.00

Grades 7-8     $ 50.00

If you have not yet done so, please turn in the fees to your homeroom teacher or the Middle School Office.  Checks may be made payable to Wyoming Board of Education.  Fees can also be paid online by going to https://www.spsezpay.com/Wyoming/ezpay/Login.aspx.

If you have questions, please contact Sandy Strom at 206-7179.

 

VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENTS

http://onmedia.wyomingcityschools.org/videos.php?watch=3471

WSMA

WSMA

WSMA: Wyoming School Music Association (a/ka/a music boosters):

It’s not too late to join Wyoming’s music boosters! WSMA supports the Wyoming City Schools music program in the enrichment of every student’s musical experience by providing funding, manpower, and publicity from grades K-12. You can hear from our kids, parents, and teachers about the importance of music in their school day in this video: WSMA_video.mp4 Please join us in demonstrating our commitment to music education by joining WSMA and/or volunteering your time, talent, and enthusiasm. You can find volunteer opportunities and join WSMA through our website: http://wyomingmusic.org

PSA

PSA is once again hosting Trivia Night, the fun way to show your smarts! The game night will be held on Saturday, January 6 at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center. The event will be held in 3 Rounds. Rounds 1 and 2 will feature teams of six answering trivia questions from a variety of categories. The winning teams from each round will advance to the Championship round. Prizes and bragging rights will be bestowed on the winners. People can register as a team of six, as a couple or as individuals to be grouped with others to form a team of six. Space at the Fine Arts Center is limited, so register early to make sure you get a spot for this challenging event!  Questions? Contact Alea Brown @ aleambrown@hotmail.com or Diana Heyd @dsheyd@gmail.com.

WYOMING THEATRE ARTS

workerWyoming Theatre Arts will present The Miracle Worker on Friday and Saturday October 20th and 21st at 7:30 PM. It is an award-winning classic which chronicles the struggle and ensuing friendship that develops between the deaf, blind Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. These women helped to raise the conscience of society and championed the belief that “Everybody Counts.” The play is family friendly. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and staff, and $5 for students. Please call the box office at 513-206-7049 to reserve tickets or purchase them at the box office at the time of performance.

MODEL UN

WMS Model UN – First conference registration

Our first conference, WYOMUN, is coming up on November 4! Please follow the directions on the link below to register. This is a one day conference held right here in Wyoming, at the high school. Also, please send an email to Mr. Allen (allenn@wyomingcityschools.org) and Mrs. Nocks (nocksl@wyomingcityschools.org) to inform them that you have registered.

http://www.wyomun.com/

WYOMUN is a conference that seeks to provide the Model United Nations experience to delegates in the Greater Cincinnati and tri-state area.

A NOTE FROM MRS. BROCKMAN

Dear Parents,
My name is Kianie Brockman, and I am the 6th grade science teacher here at Wyoming Middle School. I am in search of volunteers who would be willing to share their knowledge or expertise as it relates to topics listed below. My goal as a teacher is to make my students’ learning as applicable to real-life as possible. I could use your help to inspire and help make those connections. I am looking for professionals to come as guest speakers to share how these concepts are used in their careers. Or if you have any interactive ideas to bring to the classroom related to the below topics, I would be happy to collaborate with you. You can reach me at brockmank@wyomingcityschools.org. Thank you for your time and support!

Sincerely,
Kianie Brockman
6th Grade Science
Wyoming Middle School

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VOLUNTEER TO HELP SORT BOOKS 

Volunteer to Help Sort Books at Middle School
http://www.signupgenius.com

Looking for volunteers to help on October 4 – 6 to sort donated books at the middle school.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ea4a822abfb6-volunteer

 

 

 

 

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PSA MAGAZINE SALE

Many thanks to all who sold magazines!!! We did not reach our goal of $60,000, but we’re very close to getting $45,000 which would mean Mr. Allred and Mr. King would be camping in the roof! If you have any orders remaining, please bring them to the office. If you’d like to sell more, just stop in the office for more order forms or continue to sell online! Students will be contacted soon if they qualified for the limo lunch or the Dave and Buster’s trip.

WYOMING FALL FESTIVAL

Middle School Book Booth at Fall Festival on October 7th

We need parent volunteers to help man the middle school book booth at Fall Festival.
If you can help, please go to SignUp Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848a4a62ca3f58-fall to sign up.
You would be committing to working a two hour shift in which you would greet customers and organize and sell books.

 

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FALL FESTIVAL

Middle School Book Booth at Fall Festival on October 7th

We need parent volunteers to help man the middle school book booth at Fall Festival.
If you can help, please go to SignUp Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848a4a62ca3f58-fall to sign up.
You would be committing to working a two hour shift in which you would greet customers and organize and sell books.

 

Fall Festival Book Booth Volunteers

 

www.signupgenius.com

Volunteers will assist at the WMS book booth at Wyoming’s Fall Festival, Saturday, October 7.

LEGOS

Do you want to be part of something Epic?!

We will be putting final touches on WMS Epic Lego Wall this week and we are now in need of LEGOS.

Are your kids done playing with Legos? Can you spare some?  Please send them with your child or drop them off to the Learning Commons!  Questions contact Karen Reiber: reiberk@wyomingcityschools.org

DISPLAY MY ART

Primary students are currently creating an artwork in their art classes that will be digitized at Display My Art next month for purchase on keepsake items such as aprons, tote bags, ornaments, cards, notebooks desk organizers, mugs and much more! This fundraiser is replacing Yankee candle for this year.

Each child will bring home a custom brochure, magnet and online order code around November 2. All purchases support our schools. FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the continental US for orders placed by November 17th, with arrival in time for the December holidays.

Families and community members are also invited to participate! Preschoolers, middle and high school students, staff families and parents can also submit an artwork. Deadline for family submissions is 9/29. See the three attachments for more details and the printable template or go to displaymyart.com. One submission per person please. Questions? Contact Randi Kaplan at randibeth@hotmail.com.

 

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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MEETING TONIGHT – 9/19 @ 7:00 PM

Interested in Science Olympiad? The Wyoming Middle School has a Science Olympiad Club for 5th graders and a Science Olympiad Team for 6th to 9th graders. This is an academic team where members can compete in 23 different events such as building a Rollercoaster, studying different human diseases in Disease Detectives, building and racing a Hovercraft or testing forensic evidence to solve Crime Busters. Students can work on build events, lab events and test events. There will be a meeting for parents of interested Middle schoolers and High Schoolers Tuesday the 19th of September at 7 pm in the Professional Development room (in Learning Center) at Wyoming Middle School. Sci Oly Team and Club meet on Tuesday afternoons from after school to 5 pm. Team practices (for 6th to 9th graders) will start on Tuesday October 3rd, in Mr. Rensberger’s classroom (Rm 224). The 5th grade club runs for approximately 6 weeks and will begin on Tuesday October 17th in Mr. Kassner’s class room. The Sci Oly Club also begins after school and ends at 5 pm. Please join us there for more information on our plans for this upcoming year.

PSA – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SELL MAGAZINES – FINAL TURN IN DAY IS 9/20

THIS WEDNESDAY is the LAST turn-in day for the MAGAZINE SALE!!! Please come to the cafeteria before school to turn-in orders and collect your prizes! If you have online orders that you haven’t collected prizes for, please stop by the table Wednesday morning to collect. Thanks for selling and purchasing!

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