Middle School UpdatesTop of Page

May 31, 2019


Middle School Electives
All students were given a Middle School Electives Form to complete and return to the school office no later than Thursday, June 6.  Please be aware that electives are subject to change based upon teacher schedules, availability, etc.  In addition, all 7th and 8th grade students have the option to take guitar (7th grade) or percussion (8th grade) OR five days a week of physical education.  Please turn in the Music/Physical Education Form to the office as well.  

Middle School Student Supplies

6th, 7th, and 8th grade supply lists were handed out to all students.  On the form, we are asking that you list your child's name, grade, and if you or the school will purchase the school supplies.  Please return the supply list form to the school office no later than Thursday, June 6.  
Woodside High School Calendar Information
Please look over these important events/days/times for Woodside High School so that you can plan accordingly:
  • Back to School Night - Thursday, Aug 29th at 6:30 pm; begins in the Center Quad
  • 7th/8th grade Information Night - Wed, October 2nd at 7 pm in PAC
  • Saturday Open House for prospective students and families - Saturday, Jan 25th from 9 am - 12 noon; begins in PAC
  • Spring Open House for current families - Thursday, Mar 5th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Advanced Placement and Advanced Standing Information Night for students and families including incoming 9th grade students - Thursday, April 16th at 7 pm; begins in PAC
  • Awards Night - Wednesday, June 3rd at 7 pm in PAC
  • Graduation - Friday, June 5th at 10 am; Bradley Field

Student Council Officers
Congratulations to all of the newly elected student officers!  The following students were elected to represent the student body by serving as officers in the Student Council for the first half of the 2019-2020 school year:

Presidents -
Vice-Presidents -
Treasurers -
Secretaries -
Spirit Leaders -

National STEM Fair Winner!
Congratulations to Georgia H. (8th grade) for winning the top over prize at the National Broadcom Masters Competition in Washington, D.C., the preeminent national Middle School science & engineering competition in the U.S. and the world!  

Georgia's project on creating a more efficient and cost-effective solar power system that relies on data from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to determine where the sun will be at any given date and time earned her the Samueli Foundation Prize of $25,000, the top award in the national competition.  What an amazing project!

Georgia's project has been over a year-long journey, as it was entered in our local competition, as well as the county and state competitions last year when Georgia was in 7th grade.  Georgia's project involved a tremendous amount of local and school support.  Georgia was able to take advantage of the Design lab, spending countless hours using the laser cutter, soldering, computer programming, etc.  Several people were instrumental in their support of Georgia's 7th grade project, including Jenn Parker who taught Georgia science in 5th-7th grade and worked closely with her to develop the project and encourage her to continue on in the national competition, Melissa Bowdoin, who as her 8th grade science teacher, provided support, Harlin and Sandeep for all of their help with the design lab work and computer programming support, and Parnell Pollioni for the countless hours he spent in the design lab helping Georgia with the machinery and equipment for prototyping. 

What a fantastic accomplishment Georgia!  The entire Woodside School Community congratulates you in your incredible journey!

For more detailed information, please read the press release on the competition.  

Middle School Instagram
The Middle School will update its Instagram page throughout the school year.  Please follow us @woodside_middleschool.  All parents and students must request to follow the account in order to view all Middle School events, including the Marin, Yosemite, and Washington, D.C. overnight field trips.  This is a great way to stay connected to your child's educational experience.  

Recess/Lunch Activities
Please take a moment to take a look at the various activities that are available to both the Middle and Elementary students during morning and lunch recess.  Sometimes it can be hard to spend your free time productively.  Our goal is to offer a wide array of activities for kids to participate in, and it is good to know that they have options to put themselves in the most productive environment possible.  Please refer to the Recess and Lunch Activities Listings for more information regarding specific opportunities open to students.

7th Grade Tdap
All students entering 7th grade must show proof of Tdap vaccination before the start of the 2018-2019 school year.  Tdap is a booster shot to protect adolescents and adults against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.   A copy of an updated immunization record must be brought to the school office or emailed to Elvira Martinez (school office). Please see the Tdap letter for more information.  

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.