Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you and your family are healthy and staying safe during this time. The WMDS staff really misses our students and can’t wait for everyone to be back in the building. Below is the schedule teachers will follow for daily Google Meets or Zoom meetings. Teachers have the links posted for students in Canvas or Google Classroom. It is very important that your child attends these virtual meetings for live teaching or question and answer opportunities. If there are any changes to a teacher’s schedule, they will let students know in advance. They will also post additional times they are available in the afternoon or after school hours. Thank you for the continued partnership in your child’s education during this tough time in all our lives.
Below is a link to a form to recognize WMDS staff that go above and beyond! Please take a moment to share why they shine and I will be sure to recognize their efforts.
It’s not too late to purchase Chromebook insurance for the 2019-2020 school year. The fee is $20.00 if you pay for full lunch or $10.00 if you pay for free and reduced lunch. Visit www.one2onerisk.com to enroll. You must purchase Chromebook insurace for each school year in order to have coverage for damages that could occur. If you are uncertain that your insurance is in effect, please contact me at 573-842-2567. Thanks!
Mr. Niewald, Technology Integration Specialist
Here’s a list of some repair costs you will be billed without insurance if damaged:
Deductible Schedule Free/Reduced Full Pay
Accidental Damage Claim 1: $0 $0
Accidental Damage Claim 2: $10 $20
Accidental Damage Claim 3: $15 $30
Lost or Stolen Claim: $50 $100
EmiliaVega Named WMDS Student of the Month
Emilia Vega, an eighth grader at Waynesville Middle School, has been named the Waynesville Middle School Rotary Student of the Month and was honored Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at the monthly Rotary Club Meeting.
Vega is the daughter of Pete and Monica Vega and is an outstanding student at WMDS. Vega holds a 4.0 GPA and is the first vice president of the National Junior Honor Society and plays a vital role for the school’s Tiger News Network. She is also taking two high school credit courses in Algebra 1and Spanish 2. Vega’s teachers highlight her leadership in and out of the classroom. Vega is an “Xcel Platinum” gymnast at River Bend Gymnastics and has won several state medals/trophies in all competitive categories. She plans to attend UCLA for gymnastics while pursuing a career in elementary teaching.
Phillip Beal, an eighth grader at Waynesville Middle School, has been named the Waynesville Middle School Rotary Student of the Month and was honored Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at the monthly Rotary Club Meeting. He is the son of Bradley and Rebecca Beal.
Beal is an outstanding student at WMDS who transitioned to WMDS from Fort Riley, Kan., in February 2019. He currently holds a 4.0 GPA, is a member of Student Council and is also taking two high school credit courses in Algebra 1 and German 1. Beal’s teachers commend his 99% attendance rate and positive attitude toward school and others. Outside of school, he enjoys teaching and leading younger children in his local church. Following graduation, Beal plans to attend MIT and pursue a career in computer programming.
Reprint from Tiger Tails
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David Bennett, an eighth grader at Waynesville Middle School, has been named the Waynesville Middle School Rotary Student of the Month and was honored Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at the monthly Rotary Club meeting. He is the son of Michael and Keala Bennett. Bennett is an outstanding student at WMDS. He transitioned to WMDS from Fort Knox, Ky., and currently holds a 3.5 GPA and plays tenor sax for the WMDS Band. He is also taking two high school credit courses in Algebra 1and German 1. His teachers commend his love of reading and describe him as prompt, responsible and very kind. Bennett is a member of the Civil Air Patrol – FLW Squadron and plans to study aviation in the Air Force.
Reprinted from Tiger Tails, Dec. 13th edition
Isaac Russell, an eighth grader at Waynesville Middle School, has been named the Waynesville Middle School Rotary Student of the Month and was honored Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at the monthly Rotary Club Meeting.
Russell is the son of Jerrica and Thomas Russell and is an outstanding student at WMDS. Russell transitioned to WMDS this school year and currently holds a 4.0 GPA and has perfect attendance. Russell is also taking a high school credit course in Algebra 1. His teachers describe him as a leader who is self-motivated, diligent and courteous to all. Russell enjoys school and hopes to serve in the Army branch of the United States Military.
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Waynesville R-VI School District
Harriet Chan, an eighth grader at Waynesville Middle School, has been named the Waynesville Middle School Rotary Student of the Month and was honored Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 2019, at the monthly Rotary Club of Pulaski County meeting.
Chan, the daughter of Chun Yu Chan and Kitling Wong, is an outstanding student at WMDS. She received “A” Honor Roll her entire 7th grade year and was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. Chan currently holds a 4.0 GPA and has perfect attendance. She plays the clarinet for WMDS Advanced Band and is also taking high school credit courses in Algebra 1 and French 1. Chan enjoys school and hopes to one day contribute to others in the medical field.
Reprinted from article by Marianne Ward
7th Grade Student of the Month: Mia Verry, nominated by Mr. Sneed
8th Grade Student of the Month: Mason Perez, nominated by Mrs. Rickert
Athlete of the Month: Yisel Perez, nominated by Coach Pollreisz
ROARing Student: Jewitt Hill
Sunshine Student: Juliann Vega
Students in Ms. Siebert, Mrs. Cartagena and Mrs. Cottrell's classes put their knowledge of Engineering Design Processes into action with the Catapult Challenge. Each student group designed and built a catapult designed to launch supplies or people over a 2 meter shark infested canal. Each group showed their Tiger pride throughout the challenge. Game On Tigers!
Click on the link below to view pictures of the activity that are posted on our WMDS Facebook site:
Friday is a district wide Love of Reading day. If you have a Waynesville Love of Reading Shirt please wear it on Friday.
Students are working for a company called MAD inc to redesign the fidget spinner to help the company increase profits. The company proposed spin time increase as the design component that needed to increase. So using the Engineer Design process students have researched, planned, built, and tested their prototype spinners. We will find out if any of them where able to beat the company’s current models and will be able to patent the product or if they are back to the drawing board for a redesign. (See pictures above in the slide show.) Here is our Facebook photo album link with the pictures:
Torrey McCall, an eighth grader at Waynesville Middle School, has been named the Waynesville Middle School Rotary Student of the Month and was honored Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at the monthly Rotary Club Meeting.
McCall is the daughter of James and Kymberly McCall and is an outstanding student at WMDS. She received “A/B” Honor Roll her 7th grade year and was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. McCall serves as secretary for National Junior Honor Society and holds a 3.8 GPA. She plays clarinet for WMDS Advanced Band and is also playing her second year of volleyball for WMDS. She also serves as historian for WMDS Student Government Association. McCall plans to attend the University of Missouri as she pursues a career in optometry. Reprint of article by Marianne Ward, Office of Communicationa and Marketing.
Day of Remembrance Flag Activity, 9/11/2019
Students at Waynesville Middle School participated in pocket flag folding activity to honor individuals lost on 9/11. The students learned how to fold a flag properly and the meaning of the folds. The small folded flags were then put in a plastic cover and will be presented to our Fort Leonard Wood PIE partners to distribute to our soldiers. See slide show above. Here are two links to our WMDS Facebook photo albums of the activity as well:
Team news pages and announcements from your child's team are now posted on the Middle School website. To access your child's team page click on About Us on the top menu bar and select 7th or 8th Grade Teams. In the next window click on the link to your child's team new's page in the left panel on the screen.
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