Homeroom group photos will be taken on Wednesday, October 5th. Individual student photos will be taken on Wednesday, October 12th.
Washington DC Trip Donation
Use the attached flyer at Granite City on October 15 or 16 to have 20% of your total donated to support the WMS Washington DC trip.
Outdoors in the Morning
A reminder that students should wait outside on the blacktop behind the middle school in the mornings before school. Please do not cut through the building to get to the back; instead, please go around the building. You should only be in the building before 8:07 if you have a pass or have made other arrangements ahead of time.
If it is rainy when you arrive at school, students will be invited to wait in the cafe as we do during the winter months.
Need a Reading Suggestion?
Looking for a good book? Check out some recent book reviews from Mr. Noah by clicking through the slides below.
Audiobooks & Ebooks From the LMTC
If you have a device that can download apps, you should be sure to grab the Destiny Discover app for listening to audiobooks and reading ebooks from the WMS LMTC collection.
To use this app, you select Waunakee Middle School and enter your Destiny username (student ID number) & network password. View the video below for an overview of how it works.
The mobile app is not the only way to read or listen to these books. On any web browser, visit http://wbb15427.follettshelf.com/ and enter your Destiny username (student ID number) & network password to check out and read/listen to these books.
Be a Good Digital Citizen
Technology connects us to friends and family, information and media. But it can also be used in inappropriate and harmful ways. It's important to be a good Digital Citizen to keep yourself safe and use these tools in an effective and responsible manner. Here are the five themes of Digital Citizenship:
Balanced students use screen time wisely and do not let the cyber world take over the real world.
Literate studentslook at digital resources critically considering the bias, authority and currency of sources. Be picky about which sources you use, and learn to use specialized information tools provided by the LMTC.
Responsible students know how to protect themselves online and use borrowed equipment appropriately. Avoid sharing personal information and think before sending messages. When you use school devices, don't use them to create problems for others.
Ethical students give credit where credit is due. Take notes from information sources without plagiarizing, and avoid violating laws about copyright.
Positive studentsuse technology to learn, communicate and create. Do not use it to the detriment of others by spreading rumors, harassing or teasing classmates, taking pictures of people when they are not aware of it, or sending inappropriate messages.
Waunakee Public Library offers free academic resources and tutoring from Tutor.com. All students in grades K-12 with a library card can use the service to get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in core subjects. Students can work with an online tutor from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day by going to http://www.waunakeepubliclibrary.org/services - scroll about halfway down the page for links and information.
The SkillsCenter Resource Library is available 24/7, and students can search by keyword and subject for worksheets, lessons, videos and more. Students can find resources for specific subjects, standardized tests and college entrance exams.