Because of the unexpected recent day off, the last day of 1st semester for the MS will now be Tuesday, January 24th (an A3 day). Second semester will start on Wednesday, January 25th (a B4 day).
8th Grade Student/Parent Meeting for 9th Grade Elective Registration Postponed
Due to the weather, the High School has postponed the 8th grade student/parent elective meeting for 9th grade that was scheduled for January 17th. It will now be next Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 6:30pm in the HS PAC. This also changes the due date for the corresponding forms. Please see the updated 2017-18 Electives Registration Timeline for details.
Need a Reading Suggestion?
Looking for a good book? Check out some recent book reviews from Mr. Noah by clicking through the slides below.
DC Trip Meetings
Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:00
2018 Washington DC Trip Informational Meeting for interested current 7th graders and their parents. Meeting will be held in the MS cafeteria.
Wednesday, March 8 at 6:00
2017 Washington DC Trip meeting for participating 8th graders and their parents. Meeting will be held in the MS cafeteria.
Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00
2017 Washington DC Trip MANDATORY meeting for participating 8th graders and their parents. Meeting will be held in the MS cafeteria.
Events for Teens @ Waunakee Public Library
See the attached flyer and below for upcoming events for teens at the Waunakee Public Library.
Teen Book Club, Feb 10 @ 3:45
Creative Writing Lab, Feb 14 @ 6:30
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.