Middle School UpdatesTop of Page

September 20, 2017

 
8th and 5th Grade Parent Meetings
All 8th and 5th grade parents are invited to sign up using My Conference Time for an individual conference with Mr. Frank regarding High School and Middle School options.  Please sign up for one conference time slot per family.  

Because of the popularity of our High School Fair and the demand of other local Middle Schools in hosting similar events, the local independent High Schools have decided to form a consortium to host their own High School Fair. It will be on Sunday, October 1 at Canada College.  Please see the Peninsula Independent High School Information Fair flyer for details.  For more information about the High School process, please visit the High School and Middle School information pages.  
 
Meet the Middle School
All 4th and 5th grade parents are encouraged to attend the annual Meet the Middle School on Wednesday, October 11 from 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. in Wildcats.  Please RSVP to the school office.  

4th/5th Grade Shadowing 
All 4th and 5th grade students who would like to shadow the Middle School for a day are invited to sign up in the school office.  Two shadow dates will be available during conference week (October 26 and 27), and students will be assigned to particular days.  If your child wants to shadow, he or she must be signed up in advance.  
 
7th & 8th Grade Travel Opportunity - Cuba!
This summer, Sr. Wickstrom and Ms. Mull will be taking current 7th and 8th grade students an an eight-day tour through Cuba, where students will experience Cuban history, lifestyle, and culture.  Key destinations include Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Santa Clara.  For more information, please refer to the Cuba trip flyer.  
 
Young Dreamers Network -- 7th & 8th Grade Students
Students interested in community service, leadership, and the world around us are invited to come learn more about the Young Dreamers Network, a chapter-based global youth program. Young Dreamers from all over the world connect and collaborate, while doing local community service, team-building, and leadership workshops and have the opportunity to do international service trips during the summer. Parent info session Sunday, September 17th, 5pm. Questions? Contact lisa@dreamvolunteers.org.
 
Soft Serve Ice Cream
The Student Council will sell organic soft serve ice cream immediately after school each Friday beginning this Friday, September 22.  The cost per serving is $3, and it will be sold out of the kitchen in Sellman each week.    
 
PowerSchool Portal
A letter with both the parent and student usernames and passwords for PowerSchool was sent home with students. Please refer to it to access PowerSchool. If you have questions, please contact Monique Hunt at mhunt@woodsideschool.us.
 
7th Grade Tdap Vaccine Requirement
All students entering 7th grade in the fall MUST have proof of the Tdap vaccine in their school health file before school starts. For more information, please read Nurse Abbe's letter HERE

Follow the Middle School on InstagramTop of Page

You can now follow our Middle School events (e.g., dances, spirit days, field trips, etc.) @woodsidemiddleschool on Instagram for updates and live action.

Please know that this is a private account that you will need to request to follow if you would like to view the pictures.  The Middle School staff will verify all requests before they are accepted.  We will have complete control over the posting of photos, and the intent is to spread information quickly to parents.     

MS Barbecues and DancesTop of Page

The dates for the Middle School barbeque lunches this year are as follows:
  • Friday, October 6, 2017
  • Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to the barbecue lunches, so please plan accordingly for those days.  Also, the 5th grade students are invited to the May barbecue as a welcome to Middle School. Thank you in advance to the PTA and all of the parent volunteers who help make these lunches so special for the kids!
 
The dates for the Middle School dances this year are as follows:
  • Friday, December 1, 2017 (7th and 8th grade only) - "50's" Dance
  • Friday, February 9, 2018 - "Valentine's" Dance
  • Friday, May 11, 2018 - "Under the Sea" Dance
The cost for each student is $10 and it will be collected at the door.  The dances begin in Sellman at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.