WMS staff and students are working diligently in this busy fourth quarter of 2015-16! The following topics are explained in more detail below:
Beginning the week of May 9, 2016, we will be starting state assessments for each Woodland Middle School student. We have been working with students and families on the importance that students take the assessments with as little stress as possible. We have seen that students perform better when they have had nutrition and they are well-rested. We are encouraging our families to make sure each student has plenty of sleep at night and proper nutrition. We continue to work with all families to make sure every student in need is provided a school breakfast and lunch.
Record-Setting After School Activity -- Track and Field
Thanks to an excellent effort by Coach Jeff Flanagan, we have over 100 students out for WMS Track and Field! We have seen students who are involved in after school activities perform better in school academics. It is wonderful to witness Woodland Middle School Trojans as they take the track at meets with other schools. They look sharp, they compete with awesome attitudes and they are great in number. I am so proud of our student athletes and coaches for their tremendous work and dedication.
Planning for End of Year Activities
The WMS Building Leadership Team and Leadership classes have been finalizing plans for fun end of the year activities. We have a number of great Field Trips including visits to WHS for Horticulture and for Art Fest and a trip for 5th grade to OMSI.
We have decided to have an all school “Field Day” during 5th and 6th period on June 17, 2016. This should be a fun time of dunking staff in the dunk tank, jumping in bounce houses, and more fun activities. Mr. Jeff Flanagan and Mrs. Sutton are setting it up and working with WSD Facilities to make sure we are covered in terms of insurance and guidelines.
This year’s WMS 8th grade trip will be taking place on June 16. Students will be traveling to Oaks Amusement Park in Portland for a fun-filled day with their peers. The cost of the trip is $35 per student. We have encouraged families with financial hardship to call the WMS office if they wish for their child to attend the 8th grade trip.