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Wea Ridge

Middle

April 2019 

NEWSLETTER

Message from the Principal

Fred Roop

It is hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the end of the school year.  With the warm weather comes a busy time of the year with track meets, baseball and softball games, as well as the many end of the year activities at school.  During this hectic time of the year, it is important that we keep students focused on school and all of the learning that is going on in our classes. Below I have highlighted a few of the many events that are going on as we conclude the year.  There is more information on many of these activities in this newsletter.


April 30 - Start of the ILearn testing dates for WRM

May 24- School Awards Program 8:15am

May 28 - Last student day


As always, thank you for your help in making this a successful school year.  I appreciate the wonderful ways our parents help Wea Ridge Middle School and support our students every day.  It is this partnership that makes our school great!

 

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ILearn Testing

 

April is the start of the Indiana standardized testing known as ILearn.  Students in grades 6-8 have tests in Math, Language Arts, and Science (grade 6 only).  While this year will be a new experience with ILearn, our teachers have spent time familiarizing themselves and students with the types of questions students will see as well as learning about this new testing format.  The testing window for ILearn is April 22 to May 17.  Wea Ridge Middle School's first day of testing is April 30.   As is true throughout the year, it is important for our students to be present every day.  During this testing window, it is essential not only for instruction but to complete this required testing in an optimal setting.  We appreciate all efforts to schedule appointments for students outside of the school day.  We are planning an attendance incentive for all students who are present every day and period during this testing window.  Students with perfect attendance from April 22 to May 17 will receive a reward as a token of our appreciation for their attendance during our testing time.  

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Golden Apple Nominations

 

 

Greater Lafayette Commerce sponsors the Golden Apple awards for local educators.  All K-12 teachers are eligible for this award each year.  Nominations may be submitted by parents, faculty or administrators as well as by present or past students.  This award was initiated in 1987 to recognize the most outstanding teachers in the area. To be considered for the 2018-2019 award the nomination needs to be submitted by Monday, April 15, 2019.   You can use the online nomination form using the following link: Nominations for 2019-20 Golden Apple  For more information see the Greater Lafayette Commerce website.

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3rd Quarter Honor Roll

 

6th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll

 

Jaxon Akridge, Kierstin Asay, Emma Baker, Devyn Burke, Vanessa Carrico, Brianna Chrust,  Christopher Cleveland, Faith Coons, Kylee Cotterman, Erin Curley, Riley Evans, Braxton Ferney, Jovi Flora, Aidan Glover, Monica Gonzalez, Jacob Graham, Caitlyn Hatke, Chance Henderson, Aiden Heyde, Calliope Horn, Aiden Jacobs-Hicks, Paul Jacobson, Reese Jenkinson, Lauren Johnson, Victoria Kendall, Kylee Ledman, Sarah Luban, Joshua Madsen, Jadelynn Marchel, Devyn Marlin. Julia Mazur, Jenah Moffatt, Leniere Moore, Aaron Nava-Salas, Emily Nguyen, Galathea Nodalo, Sydney Osborn, Khelan Patel, Nyah Patel, Madalyn Pitts, Heidi Queen, Juliana Rojas, Jesse Sierra,, Makayla Tomlinson, Owen Toro, Nayeli Valdez, Betzy Vasquez-Casas, Mackenna Wallace, Morgan Zubay

 

 

6th Grade A-B Honor Roll

 

Dylan Adams, Abygail Alarcon-Guerrero, Ian Baker, Miguel Barradas, Koriun Bogosian, Luke Bond, Kaya Brooks, Ryker Bruck, Hudson Burnette, Ethan Carlson, Christian Castro, Paxson Crater, Ethan Davis, Lyndsea DeVries, Makenna Druhan, Jovani Easterly-Velazquez, Jamie Edmondson, Connor Felty, Jordan Frank, Abigail Fruits,Trinity Gilbert, Alejandro Gutierrez-Deloya, Madeline Hines, Wyatt Houston, Stephanie Huang, Andrew Johnson, Emily Johnson, Natalie Kenner, Ava Lacey, Joseph Lopez-Reyna, Morgan Maule, Brooklynn McGreevy, Bryce Mitchell, Madelyn Moore, Alexa Nicanor-Diaz, Katia Ortiz-Moran, Amelia Plumb, Kasson Quintana, Cameron Reece, Araceli Rosas-Yirene, Edwin Ruby, Cage Rush, Gavin Russell,Trevor Shoff, D'Marion Simes, Austin Standerfer, Lucas Thielen, Liliana Valdez, Alondra Vasquez, Getsemani Vela-Diaz. Johnna Rae Whitlock

 

  

7th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll

 

Jordana Caraza, Jasmine Carrillo, Cole Chicoine, Kelsey Cline, Sophia Crowder, Ailani Del Real,  Diana Diaz, Alleigh Dutton, Makenna Ford, Marie Fultz, Caleb Graham, Anna Hall, William Holden, Sophia Horn, Isabella Humphrey, Megan Koellisch, Lillian Loy, Janessa Martinez, Cameron McPherson, Ygnacio Munoz, Maya Nichols, Alma Olascoaga Macedo, Abigail Payne, Jackson Pettiner, Caden Polmateer, Ava Rehwinkel, Ava Hope Robinson, Ava Nichole Robinson, Calen Rose, Garrett Shidler, Allie Shondell, Gracelyn Sietsma, Cody Sliger, Cruz Tirado, Rachel Townsend, Shannia Vasquez, Allison Welch, Owen Wright, Noah Yenerich

 

 

7th Grade A-B Honor Roll

 

Saul Banuelos-Gonzales, Erica Blanchard, Alexandra Blankenship, Mason Blann, Cayla Blevins, Isaac Branz, Brooks Burnette, Nevaeh Cole, Michael Demko, Torsten Forlandsaas, Alaina Fox, Abigail Frerichs, Colin Frier, Nataly Gutierrez- Murrieta, Katie Harrison, Kalissa Jewett, Jillian Kender, Jasper Lau, Dalanie Lee, Averi Loft, Jayla Martinez, Nicholas McGlothlin, Makayla Mikels, Ian Mueller, Parker Nangle, Aiden Nellis, Odalis Nicanor-Diaz, Alexis Ortiz, Vanessa Pumarino, Riley Sands, Mackenzie Shoaf, Jaquan Simes, Marialis Sosa, Aaron Stack, Mirenna Taylor, Galilea Villegas, Damareon Williams, Brielle Young

 

 

8th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll

 

Madison Akridge, Ethan Aviles, Ana Baids, Joslyn Bishop, Bryan Blanchard, Olivia Blankenship, Raegan Burns, McKenzie Butler, Alondra Cervantes, Chloe Chicoine, Alyssa Chrust, Lyndsey Clark, Justin Cree, Alexander Focosi, Mariana French, Riley Fritchley, Lauren Graham, Abbie Grindstaff, Sheree Grindstaff, Jury Grubb, Emme Hamilton, Adam Hobbs, Drew Holdman, Christy Huang, Eden Jones, Keidra Landis, Edwin Lopez, Olivia Luban, Clara McCain, Ethan Moffatt, Kalin Moore, Daphne Nava-Salas, Ethan Pastore, Samuel Queen, Ethan Ray, Madison Reese, Makenna Sands, Daniel Sanson, Kaysen Schloemer, John Sherlow, Aubrey Sims,  Mackenzie Standerfer, Ty Trapp, Cailynn Trombley, Lewis Urschel, Madison Whited, Samantha Wood, Ty Woodward, Megan Wyrick, Amy Zaldivar, Konrad Zieminski

 

  

8th Grade A-B Honor Roll

 

Evan Anders, Alicia Arzate-Albarran, Erik Boener, Grace Brooks, Owen Brown, Alannah Druhan,  Shawn Fisher, Alyssa Gray, James Grove, Atrayue Hadley, Caleb Hamelman, Michael Hammonds, Sarah Henady, Timothy Ho, Coleten Kennedy, Thomas Le,  Anna Marsell, Jacob Maslanka, Kevin Medrano Perez, Tyler Merrell, Abigayle Miller, Bradley Moore, Evan Pastore, Nayeli Pedroza, Frankie Pettingill, Carolina Porras-Hernandez, Grant Royer, Lauren Salazar, Alexus Shoff, Tre Siefers, Achyle Smith, Kara Smith, Jaylon Steiner, Alexis Troxel, Areli Viveros-Hernandez, LeeAnn Wainscott

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3rd Quarter Perfect Attendance

 

 

 

6th GRADE

 

Kennedy Alkire, Emma Baker, Dynasty Battle, Kaya Brooks, Hayden Brown, Devyn Burke, Hudson Burnette, Colton Burton, Johnathan Byrd, Vanessa Carrico, Tyler Clendenen, Christopher Cleveland, Aarrion Cramer, Oscar Duran-Ramirez, Connor Felty, Braxton Ferney, Jovi Flora, Abigail Fruits, Alexander Garduno-Soza, Maria Gonzalez-Galvan, Alejandro Gutierrez-Deloya, Caitlyn Hatke, Chance Henderson, Stephanie Huang, Lauren Johnson, Devyn Marlin, Mary Martin, Bryce Mitchell, Jenah Moffatt, Jazmin Munoz-Macias, Tanner Partin, Nyah Patel, Adrian Pemberton, Madalyn Pitts, Juan Puentes-Ibarra, Heidi Queen, Gavin Russell, Zachery Schwendener, Lisa Scott, Seann Stone, Owen Toro, Liliana Valdez, Nayeli Valdez, Alondra Vasquez, Mackenna Wallace, Kimberly Welman, Morgan Zubay

 

7th GRADE

 

Zane Anderson, Jennifer Arzate-Albarran, Pedro Baptista, Sawyer Baumgardt, Brooks Burnette, Blaine Bush, Mason Cadwallader,Jasmine Carrillo, Cole Chicoine, Alivia Davis, Ailani Del Real, Alvaro Duran-Ramirez,Chelsey Flores,Torsten Forlandsaas, Abigail Frerirchs, Colin Frier, Emmanuel Gaeta, Juan Gonzalez-Laguan, Nataly Gutierrez Murrieta, Joel Gutierrez, Katie Harrison, Paul Kauffman, Megan Koellisch, Kassidy Ladd, Jasper Lau, Dawson Lee, Robert Love, Logan Marsell, Jayla Martinez, Courtney McCracken, Nicholas McGlothlin, Nicole McGlothlin, Cameron McPherson, Odalis Nicanor-Diaz, Alma Olascoaga Macedo, Alexis Ortiz, Abigail Payne, Jackson Pettiner, Nicholas Ridgley, Ava N. Robinson, Ileiana Sanchez, Alex Sayers, Mitchell Selzer, Samuel Serrano-Puentes, Mackenzie Shoaf, Cody Sliger, Faith Stingley, Cruz Tirado

 

8th GRADE

 

Madison Akridge, Alexandra Alvarado Saucedo, Cassandra Alvarado Saucedo, Tanner Ayers, Alicia Azate-Albarran,  Zachary Barbour, Servando Bustos Deloya, McKenzie Butler, Christopher Clark, Cadence Ferney, Bailey Floyd, Lauren Graham, Abbie Grindstaff, Sheree Grindstaff, Caleb Hamelman, Emme Hamilton, Sarah Henady, Christy Huang, Anna Marsell, Ethan Moffatt, Kalin Moore, Ethan Pastore, Evan Pastore, Madison Reese, Maggie Robbins, Achyle Smith, Emma Tarrh, Cameron Trawick, Alexis Troxel, Elizabeth Vela-Aca, LeeAnn Wainscott, Brenton Woodrow, Ty Woodward, Konrad Zieminski 

Intramural Sports

Student Council News

 

Dance Time! 

The last dance of the year will be held on Friday, April 19th, after school until 4:30pm.  Tickets will be on sale at lunch on Thursday (the 18th) and Friday (the 19th).  The cost is $3 and only Wea Ridge Middle School students may attend.  There will be pizza, pop, and candy available to purchase during the dance.  For the students' safety, they will only be allowed to be picked up at Door 17 by the cafeteria.  Please have rides here by 4:30pm.  

 

Gotcha Winners
The 3rd Nine Weeks Gotcha Winners were Maria Gonzalez, Jennae Smith, and TJ Brown!   Congratulations!  Each winner chose two items worth up to $80 to spend on amazon.com.

 

Honor Roll Students

The 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll Students will be recognized with a special treat at lunch the first week of April!  Congratulations to all of our qualifying students!  We are proud of you!   

Text Alerts

Battle of the Books

 

Wea Ridge Middle School held its first ever Battle of the Books competition on the evening of March 20th.  Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program that encourages high level reading comprehension through books chosen for their thought-provoking nature.  Participants demonstrated their knowledge of the chosen books in a battle, team-based, game show style competition. For our first year, six teams participated in the battle.  The winning team, Team Green, was made up of Brianna Chrust, Trinity Gilbert, Natalie Kenner, and Faith Coons.  A big thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success, especially the Husky Parent Association for their donation of Barnes & Noble gift cards for our winners.  We are already planning and looking forward to next year's battle!

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Counselor Connection

 

As we reach the home stretch of the school year, I wanted to make you aware of some important notes for scheduling for the 2019-20 school year.

 

Students who are currently in Band, Choir, or General Music and would like to switch to a different music option for next year must complete a music change form. They can pick up these green forms in the office or get them from Mr. Burnette, Mrs. Green or Ms. Woodard. These forms must be turned in by April 29th. Music elective changes after the start of the semester will not be allowed.

 

Students who are placed in a Learning Lab or Study Hall may choose which elective to opt out of (Music, Art/Tech/FACS, or Wellness). If you would like to make a selection for this, please see Mrs. Gilbert.

 

The deadline to enroll in Twenty-First Century Scholars will be approaching quickly. This is a wonderful program that can help pay for college. Students must enroll in this program during 7th or 8th grade. You can find more information and enroll in the program at scholars.in.gov If you need help or additional information, please contact me. I also have paper copies of the application available or can provide assistance with completing the enrollment.

 

The end of a school year can provide stress and anxiety for some. It is helpful to encourage students to practice coping strategies to deal with some of the challenges. Sometimes just simply taking a walk outside, or deep breathing can help, but if that doesn't work, here is a list of 100 options students can choose from! By helping them select a few go-to options during times of stress, children can learn how to self-regulate and cope with negative or overwhelming situations.

 

To make a request for me to talk with your student, please complete the Counselor referral form, or you may email me directly.  Counselor Referral Form

 

Ebony Gilbert - ecgilbert@tsc.k12.in.us

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Kings Island Trip

 

The annual school incentive trip to Kings Island is scheduled for Thursday, May 30.  On the 30th, the buses will leave Wea Ridge at 6:30 AM, and we should return at approximately 8:00 PM that evening.


Early in May, we will begin selling tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis by grade level at Wea Ridge.  The exact date we will begin selling tickets will be announced at a later time. The cost per student for the trip will be $80.00.  This covers the price of admission to the park, a food voucher for lunch, and the school's cost for the charter transportation.


Kings Island Trip Criteria

To be eligible for the Kings Island incentive trip at the conclusion of the school year, a student must meet each of the following criteria:

  • The student must have been enrolled at Wea Ridge for two of the first three 9 week grading periods.
  • The student must have no more than 10 unexcused absences from school.
  • The student must have not been suspended from school at any point during the school year.  This includes in-school suspensions and out-of-school suspensions.
  • The student must not have had bus riding privileges suspended at any point during the school year.
  • Student must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • All school fees, including textbook rental, individual class fees, and the student's cafeteria account, must be paid in full.

The school administration reserves the right to disqualify any student for this incentive for excessive referrals to the office at any point during the school year.  

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Husky Travel Club

 

 

European Capitals Trip
Spring Break 2019


The Husky Paws Travel Club just came back from a wonderful and intense Spring Break trip where we were able to visit 4 European Capitals in just 9 days! We visited the cities of Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London with 51 people in our group. Too see more of our pictures follow this link or go to the Husky Paws Travel Club facebook page.

 

If you would like more information about this trip and details on how to sign up for our next trip to Greece, we will have an informational meeting on Thursday, April 4 at 5:00 in the library. If you would like to be part of the Husky Paws Travel Club plan on attending.

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Health Office

 

Please take a few minutes to review the TSC Wellness Policy.  Outlined in the policy are goals set by the TSC board in an effort to enable students to establish good health and nutrition habits. 

1. Click this link: TSC Guidelines and Bylaws  

2. Click on "8000" beside "operations"

3. Click on "8510" beside "wellness"

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High Ability Ed Camp for Parents

 

Date: April 23, 2019

Location: Wyandotte Elementary Cafeteria

Time: 6-7:30p.m.

Guest Speaker: Anne Marshall TSC Neuroscience Educator

Topic: High Ability Students and Anxiety

Our first 50  parents will receive a free book.

 

For more information contact the Student Services Office at 765-474-2481

 

 

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McCutcheon High School Information

 

Click the following links for more information

 

FFA Night April 10

 

MHS April  Wrestling Camp 

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.   

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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

 

April 10  8th grade panoramic photo

April 18  5th grade parent meeting for 2019-20

April 19  School Dance 2:30-4:30

April 30  ILEARN Testing  7:55-9:55 am

 

May 1  ILEARN Testing 7:55- 9:55 am

May 2  ILEARN Testing 7:55- 9:55 am

May 7  ILEARN Testing 7:55- 9:55 am

May 8  ILEARN Testing 7:55- 9:55 am

May 8  Band Concert 6:00 pm

May 9  ILEARN Testing 7:55- 9:55 am (6th grade only)

May 11 Husky Travel Club Parking Lot Sale  7:00- 11:00 am

May 16  Choir Concert  6:00 pm

May 24  WRM Awards Program 8:15 am

May 28  Last Student Day

 

 

 

WEA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

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