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Wea Ridge

Middle

August 2018 

NEWSLETTER

Message from the Principal

Fred Roop

 
Treat People Right, Do The Right Thing
 

Greetings from Wea Ridge Middle School.  We are making final preparations for the start of the 2018-19 school year in anticipation of an excellent year.  Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 14th.  We look forward to having our hallways filled with the energy and excitement that our students bring to the start of the semester.  This is a busy time of year as families prepare for the start of the school year.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.  This newsletter contains information on many items for the start of the school year.  I would additionally direct you to our website for calendar information; while you are there, sign-up for our alert system and check out our school registration information. I hope that our new-look newsletter will make it easier for you to read our newsletter on your ipad or other mobile device.  I look forward to a great year at Wea Ridge Middle School.  Our students and staff will continue to strive for excellence each day.  I hope to see you at our Open House on August 10th from 2:30-4:30pm.  Thanks for being a part of the Husky  family.

 

 

Husky

Welcome New Staff


We have a few new faces at Wea Ridge Middle School this year.  These staff members are excited to join the Husky family for the start of the 2018-19 school year.  Please welcome:

Leah Beauchamp:  Ms. Beauchamp will be teaching 6th and 7th grade English.  She is joining us from Crawfordsville High School.

Justin Resler:  Mr. Resler will be teaching Technology at Wea Ridge Middle and McCutcheon High School.  Mr. Resler was previously at McCutcheon.

Amy Courtney:  Ms. Courtney will be joining the main office staff as a secretary and bookkeeper.  Ms. Courtney has recently returned to Lafayette from Michigan.

Open House

Open House

 

Wea Ridge Middle will host an Open House for students and parents on Friday, August 10th from 2:30-4:30pm.  You can practice your locker combination, walk your schedule and meet your teachers.  Students can also put items in their lockers to prepare for the start of the school year. Teachers will be available in their classrooms to speak with students and parents.  If you are not available to join us on August 10th, the building will be open August 6-9 from 8am to 2pm for students to find classrooms and their lockers.  We look forward to seeing you at the Open House.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendars for the Wea Ridge Middle Parent-          Teacher Conferences.

  • September 11 from 5-7:30pm
  • September 17 from 3-5pm
  • January 28 from 4-6pm

This is an open conference time for all parents.  Teachers will be in the gym and available to meet with parents.

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Husky Parent Association

 

The Husky Parent Association (HPA) is a group of parents that meet quarterly to support Wea Ridge Middle School students and staff.  They organize a few fundraisers throughout the school year and use that money to support student activities and staff needs.  Please watch for more information on our upcoming meetings.  The first HPA meeting will be Tuesday, August 28 at 6pm in the WRM Library.  Everyone is welcome to come.

PE Uniform Shirt

PE Uniforms

 

All students will need to have a uniform for PE.  If you need to purchase a uniform for the upcoming school year you can order online with the link below.  Uniforms will be delivered to school for the students.  We hope this will simplify the ordering process.  If you cannot order online, please have your student talk to their PE teacher.

 

Mobile Alerts

Text and Email Alerts

The Tippecanoe School Corporation has a text and email alert system for weather delays, early dismissals, or other important information.  In order to recieve these alerts from the TSC and Wea Ridge you need to sign for this communication service.  If you haven't done so in the past or need to add WRM alerts, please go to the TSC website.   Under the "Parents" tab you will find the instructions under the  "TSC Alerts and Notifications" button.   In order to sign-up you use your same username and password for the Parent Portal.  Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance.  

Husky Head

Dress Code and Student Handbook

 

As you do your back to school shopping, please take a minute to review our dress code.  It can be found in the student handbook starting on page 14.  

School Supply Lists

How to Work the Car Rider Line

Student Drop-off and Pick-up


Our car rider drop off and pick up procedures are designed to increase the safety of our students (and adults) in our south parking lot.  Our car rider line weaves through the parking lot.  It is essential  that students be dropped off at the sidewalk alongside the building in the designated area when your car makes it to that point in the line.  Students will enter and exit via Door 17.  Please do not allow your student(s) to exit the vehicle and walk across traffic in the morning, and please have your student wait on the sidewalk to enter your vehicle in the afternoons.  Although we would all like to believe that middle school students (and the drivers of the vehicles) pay attention to their surroundings at all times, this is simply not the case.  It is critical that we follow these guidelines to prevent accidents before they occur.

Waiting in the line does take a little longer, but your patience is necessary for the safety of our students.  Parents are encouraged to say those last good byes and give those last reminders in the mornings as the line is moving through the parking lot so that when you arrive alongside the curb next to the building your student can exit quickly to speed the line along.  Also, please pull forward as far as possible  and allow students to exit when your car is alongside the sidewalk and reasonably close to Door 17.  A sign indicates the designated drop-off area.  Students will be able to walk safely on the sidewalk to Door 17.

The doors to the school are unlocked each morning at 7:45 AM, so the line will begin moving at that time.  Students will have plenty of time to get to class as it begins at 7:55 AM.

The link below contains a map which shows the traffic flow for the mornings and afternoons.  Please note that cars may  exit to the north using the drive behind our school and the elementary (to 430 South) or to the south using our drive to 18th Street.  All cars should be entering the line using our 18th Street (south) entrance.

Thank you for your patience and adherence to our car rider procedures as we implement these for the continued safety of our students.  

Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash

 

Come celebrate the start of the 2018-19 school on Friday, August 17 at the annual Back to School Bash.  There will be music, food, games, inflatables and more.  Join your friends from 2:30-4:30pm at the football field for all the fun.  Admission is $5 and concessions are $1.  

Bus Information

Bus Information

 

To find information about your child's bus stop location, pickup and drop-off times, visit the TSC Transportation Department webpage.   Bus drivers will be contacting parents prior to the start of school to confirm the bus information. 

 

Here Comes the Bus in available in the Tippecanoe School Corporation

· View the real-time location of your child's bus

· Access the app from your smartphone, tablet or computer

· Receive push notifications or email alerts

· Send your child to the bus stop at the just right time, every time

 

How to get started:

1. From a computer, visit herecomesthebus.com

2. Click the "Sign Up Today" button

3. Enter school code 75598 and click "Next" followed by "Confirm"

4. Complete the "User Profile" box

5. Under "My Students," click "Add." Enter your child's last name and student ID number. You can find your child's ID number when you log on to the Parent Portal.

6. Once you confirm your information, you're ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!

 

 

Homework Help

Husky Homework Help

 

Husky Homework Help is every day after school. Students are expected to collect their belongings and come straight to room 209. If you don't have homework, you are asked to go home. This eliminates distractions for students working. We study from 2:30-3:15. Parents need to make sure there is a ride at school by 3:15. While here, students are expected to work quietly.  Mrs. Kellogg will be available for help with assignments.   

Intramural Sports

Intramurals

 

Intramural Sports are available for all students grades 6-8.  We offer a wide variety of activities.  Students are welcome to participate as their schdule allows.  To participate please complete the permission form.  For questions contact Mrs. Sanson or Mrs. Raeke.

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TSC E-Flyers


TSC supports 'green' efforts and as such to help ensure students receive information about community services or events, flyers from non-profit outside organizations are posted online in a section called E-Flyers. All E-Flyers can be accessed from any TSC School Website: www.tscschools.com by clicking the 'students' or 'parents' link in the upper right hand corner of the webpage. E-Flyers will be posted on the 15th and 30th of the month so be sure to check regularly for newly posted information. If your qualifying organization is interested in posting an E-Flyer, go to www.tscschools.com E-Flyers section to submit the information.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

August 2  New Student Registration 12 - 7pm

August 3  New Student Registration 8am-1pm

August 6-9 Building open to students 8am-2pm             

August 10 Open House 2:30-4:30pm              

August 14  First Student Day

August 17 Back to School Bash  2:30-4:30pm

August 28 NWEA testing 8-10am

August 29 NWEA testing 8-10am

August 30 NWEA testing 8-9am

 

September 3  Labor Day - No School

September 5  All School Fundraiser Kick-off

September 6  School Pictures  8-10am

September 6  Band Instrument Rental Night 4-7pm

September 8  Speech Meet @KMS  8am

September 11 Parent-Teacher Conferences 5-7:30pm

September 17 Parent-Teacher Conferences 3-5pm

September 22 Speech Meet @BGM  8am

 
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WEA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

4410 South 150 East • Lafayette, IN 47909 • (765) 471-2164

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